This had my name all over it. I'm always looking for a good blue liner, but most of them are just too dark, too navy. This one screams. It's a vivid metallic blue that lasts like crazy. The brush makes a great thick line, but it's hard to get a thin one. Overall though, I am in love with this. I'm afraid they will discontinue it.
At first I did not like the silver glitter, but it grew on me. I really love the medium-deep pink. Normally pink makes me look like a whore, but this one is neutral enough for my NC42 complexion. The glitter really makes it pop though. I love this. And I love the cool metallic tube too. I'm kind of sick of plastic tubes. I remember my first lipstick by Coty: it looked like a casing for a large calibur bullet. Now almost all lipsticks are in plastic tubes. Anyway, this one is metallic but girly at the same time.
Wow! This is a radioactive shade of lime green. Really vivid, and it lasts and lasts. Dries quickly, too. The one thing I do not love about it is the brush, which gives a good thick line, but it's very difficult to get a thin one since the brush is too soft. But overall, there is nothing else out there like this color. Excellent.
Lip Gloss -Sally Hansen - Diamond Lip Treatment - Diamond
ayngemac 7/3/2008 2:10:00 PM
This is a clear gloss with silver microglitter. It really gives a lot of shine without goopiness. No flavor but smells slightly like cocoa butter. It was around $3 at CVS.
Mascara -Avon - Longest Lashes Ever Mascara [DISCONTINUED]
ayngemac 7/1/2008 5:55:00 PM
Not much volume, but definite length. I've never seen my lashes this long. I got the Plum color which is okay. I wish it was darker, but it's nice. The primer dried pretty quickly, and the mascara went on without any clumping. I'd definitely repurchase this.
Fresh and clean and also sophisticated. My new favorite. Good lasting power as well. I wish they made a room freshener with this scent.
This doesn't smell awful, but it's awfully pedestrian. There is nothing unique about it at all. Sort of like dryer sheets, as if they were making a scent that would be unappealing to no one. There are cartoon flowers all over the box, and it doesn't smell like flowers. Or petals. It smells like...stems and leaves.
Bronzers -Jane - Be Pure Mineral Oil-Free Bronzer - Golden Dust
ayngemac 7/1/2008 12:45:00 PM
I'm a sucker for these mosaic motif products. It's so cool how they get all the colors in one pan without mixing them all up. Maybe one day they will show how they do it on How It's Made on the Discovery Channel. I have to admit that the only reason I got this was because I couldn't resist the BOGOF sale. But this is a very good bronzer. It's not too shimmery so it's wearable, and it's not too light, either. It's neutral enough for most complexions. Nice product.
This smells like suntan lotion that is going rancid: sort of synthetic coconut that has over-ripened. Not quite disgusting, but moving in that direction. Bummer. I really wanted to like this.
This reminds me of Cool Water (one of my faves), but a subdued version of it. Milder. It's fresh and feminine and heady. I spritzed some on my wrist before I went to bed, and I could still smell it in the morning. I will definitely repurchase this.
Eye Shadow -NYX - Trio TS06 Purple Deep Purple and Prune
ayngemac 6/30/2008 6:23:00 PM
This is a lovely trio of vivid purples that stay on all day with UDPP. It's so hard to find a decent violet eyeshadow. Usually they are frosty and or lavender or lilac: way too light for my NC42 complexion. But this one is just perfect, and there is just enough shimmer. I got this for $4.99 at a mom & pop beauty supply, but I've seen them for about $7 at Rite Aid.
This is a great mascara. No, it's not as good as CG's Lash Blast, but it's very very close. The tube is easier to hold, though. Yes, it has a scent, but I do not find it unpleasant or lingering. It gives excellent lush volume and it even curls my lashes. There was no clumping. And I dig the glossy deep black color. It's worlds better than Great Lash, and I will definitely buy it again. I got it at CVS for $4.99. After the Extra Bucks it's only $2.99. I would love this in a vivid blue color.
Skincare - Face -Unlisted Brand - Dickinson's Witch Hazel
ayngemac 6/30/2008 1:18:00 PM
This is nice but I have very oily skin and it's just not strong enough. What I've done is add rubbing alcohol and tea tree oil to it to increase its effectiveness. This recipe works great for me. Eliminates dirt and oil with one swipe of a cotton pad.
Wow! This stuff is amazing. It's definitely the best scrub I've ever used. It doesn't lather very much, but it has a great consistency grit-wise: enough to polish my skin to a dreamy smoothness and banish my oiliness like nothing else. My skin has never been this soft. The only drawback is its price: I got it for $19.99 at Rite Aid. But I will definitely buy it again.
This is a Day-Glo Barbie Pink that is completely opaque with two coats. It could probably burn out your retinas if you stare at it too long. Love it for summer pedicures. I got it for $1.99 online.