I love this nail polish! For awhile I went through an Essie phase but decided to give this a try since it was cheap and had nice colors. I'm sooo glad I gave this a chance. Love how smoothly it goes on and it dries really fast. It's true to it's name, giving me nice glossy color. I also haven't had a problem with bad chipping. Definitely not bad for the price. Now, this is the only brand I use :)
Hair Color -Garnier - Nutrisse Permanent Creme Hair Color
rock_chica81 5/9/2008 6:34:00 PM
I decided to give this a try because of all the rave reviews and unfortunately Im not a big fan of this dye. I had dark brown hair and decided to dye it med golden brown. It came out dark reddish brown instead. I've used other brands to dye my hair med gldn brwn and have loved the results. It left my hair dry and I couldn't get the dye smell out of my hair for a couple weeks. Will stick with Feria & Revlon.
Lipstick -Clinique - Almost Lipstick - Black Honey
rock_chica81 5/9/2008 6:27:00 PM
This is a really pretty color. It gives my lips a nice berry tint. It also feels comfortable like a balm and gives a nice sheen. The only thing I don't like is it's lack of staying power. Other than that, I really like it.
The gloss really stung my lips! Even after withstanding the burn, my lips didn't look at all fuller. Definitely not worth the cost.
This is an okay mascara. Pros: Holds a curl well; gives nice length; doesn't smudge. Cons: Flakes like crazy; the black color still looks ashy on my lashes; expensive. Unfortunately, the flaking really irritated my eyes. Plus, I use mascara like crazy so the price is a bit too much for me to keep rebuying often.
Cleansers -Aveeno - Positively Radiant Cleansing Pads
rock_chica81 5/9/2008 6:17:00 PM
I love this product. It does a great job of cleansing and exfoliating. My skin always looks and feels so smooth after using this. No complaints.
This is a pretty, neutral blush for my NC35 skintone. Love the color and the soft shimmer. What I don't like is the tendency for my Chanel blush/eyeshadows to crack. I paid too much money for it not be able to withstand being carried around in my makeup bag. Other than that, this is a nice blush.
Eye Shadow -Avon - Triple Benefit Cream Eyeshadow in Iced Mocha
rock_chica81 5/9/2008 6:09:00 PM
I love this eyeshadow. I first tried it 5 yrs ago and it's become a staple in my makeup bag. I use it whenever I want to quickly emphasize my eyes without having to haul out my eyeshadows and brushes. It's creamy and easy to blend but doesn't make your eyelids feel dewy/oily. It doesn't settle in the creases and the color lasts all day without fading. The color itself is a really nice neutral. It's more of a shimmery taupe than a brown. This is an Avon product worth buying!
I have this gloss in Lure and I really like it. It's a sheer sparkly peachy pink. Pretty color but doesn't add much color to my very pigmented lips which is fine with me because I'm more of a nude/pink lip kind of gal. I don't find it to be too sticky or thick but I'm not a big fan of the smell. But I do like it enought to purchase it again.
Polishes -Rimmel - Lycra Wear 10 + Minerals - Pop Apricot
rock_chica81 5/7/2008 5:36:00 PM
This is such a pretty spring/summer color. Looks gorgeous against tan skin. It applies well and dries pretty quickly. However, it does chip easily and it goes on really sheer. But I love the color and the price so I'll probably end up repurchasing.
I've been using this stuff for years. I agree that it is really grainy and can be harsh on your skin. But this is something that I use about twice a week and with a light hand. Completely exfoliates and gives me a nice glow. Plus it's cheap.
After seeing the infomercials countless times, I was hoping that this would become my HG...Oh no...First off, I could never get a color to match my NC37 skin. I have strong yellow undertones and all of the foundations were too pink and ashy on me. It also made me look really shiny. But the worst part was that it made my face itch like crazy and it made me break out :( I have since started using EM and love it, especially for half the price of BE.
I'm not a big fan of this mascara. I don't like the brush at all. It does nothing but clump my lashes together. Doesn't really give me any length or volume. Gives me racoon eyes. I do love the blackest black color and it holds a curl pretty well. I also haven't had any problems with it flaking. This is the only mascara my mom has ever used and it looks great on her. But then again she has pretty long and full lashes and this just defines them and makes them dark. So, though it may work for some people, it definitely did not work on me.
Misc Beauty Tools -Clean & Clear - Oil Absorbing Sheets
rock_chica81 5/3/2008 6:17:00 PM
An absolute beauty staple! It does a great job of removing oil from your face without removing your makeup. It also doesn't leave behind any kind of powdery residue. It's a must have item in my purse!
This is my HG scent. I've been using it for about 8 yrs now and although I've purchase many more perfumes during this time, this is my signature everyday scent. I always get so many compliments especially from men ;) about how good I smell. It's simple and clean smelling. It's not overpowering, not too fruity, not too spicy. Just a pretty feminine scent. I hope that this is one perfume that never gets discontinued.