Lotions/ Creams -The Body Shop - Mango Body Butter
mwebba1 7/22/2012 3:21:00 PM
Omg. OMG!!!!!!! Count me in as one of the lovers of this product. I just had my 26th birthday. I've been lusting after this body butter since I was 15!!!! I simply could not bring myself to buy it at that time (nevermind how delicious it smelled) because I found it far too expensive. I moved on with my life and BAM!!!! Yesterday I pass a Body Shop on the way to see The Dark Knight Rises (in his pants Bahahahahahaha - I coudn't resist *clears throat*). THey were having a sale and I got the large tub for $19. My 26 year old self can afford that ;) I just used it this morning and my skin feels so damn smooth and well moisturized. And lightly scented (I used it sparingly). I also got the body mist so when I finally mosey on out the house I will be spritzing myself with this deliscious scent. Speaking of the scent, this mesmerizes me now just as much as it did to my 15 year old self. I love mangoes themselves and while I usually prefer to smell of flowers, this is the perfect summer scent. Well done The Body Shop. I will definitely be repurchasing. I'll even be wearing this during the winter months.
Wonderful long lasting bright pink matte lips. I love it ;)
Lipstick -Stila - Long Wear Liquid Lip Color in Fiery
mwebba1 6/21/2012 9:08:00 PM
I love this! Very long-wearing indeed. I never wear mine two days in a row so it doesn't get too drying as I usually wear gloss. Do not be fooled by how it looks in the tube, this is a pin-up red as the reviewer before me stated. It looks very becoming on my NW45 complexion. It lasts all day through eating, drinking and everything in between. You can get crisp edges by outlining your lips with concealer when done applying or by using a lip brush to apply. I just apply it with the doe-foot applicator and smudge with my finger. Great for the summer!
Treatments -Unlisted Brand - One n' Only - Argan Oil Treatment
mwebba1 6/21/2012 9:03:00 PM
I was using this product incorrectly the first two times I tried it. I used it only after blow drying and before flat ironing so I didn't think it was anything special. Well, this time I used it fresh out of the shower then blow dried my hair with a round brush, then flat ironed with a Chi. This is going to be my straightening routine from now on! I have 4b African hair that is not chemically relaxed. My hair looked so beautiful, bouncy, shiny and full of life after! It looked like I had relaxed hair because it ended up so straight. The straightness even stood up to Virginia summer heat and humidity, which is unheard of. Well done Sally's knockoff, well done. I will buy again and again.
Absolutely love this! Makes a VERY dark line and i just love eyeliner so that's what I go for. The applicator takes a bit of getting used to but it stays very hydrated to no dipping comstantly like the felt one. Goes on perfectly and doesn't budge all day. If Lancome's Artliner wasn't my HG it would have competition. Will definitely purchase this again.
Eyeliner -L'Oreal - Carbon Black Lineur Intense Felt Tip Liquid Eyeliner
mwebba1 6/9/2012 5:56:00 PM
This is NOT just like the Lancome liquid liner. Do not believe any reviewer who says so. It is ok for a drugstore product but I have an issue with havng to dip the tip back into the well so many times. If you do not, the line becomes sheer toward the end of your eye. Also, if you go back over the line it removes what you've already done. Again, it is ok and I will finish it up but I will not be repurchasing even though it lasts all day. Lancome Artliner is still my HG liquid liner, I just had a cheap moment...
Brows -Make Up For Ever - Make Up For Ever Eyebrow Pencil
mwebba1 5/28/2012 11:33:00 PM
I absolutely love this brow pencil. I've made it through an entire one and I just came back from Sephora with two new ones! I think there's powder in these (if that makes sense). The No. 5 pencil is the perfect brown/black for my NW44/45 skintone. Try it! One of the best MUFE products in my opinion.
This is my new go-to lipstick for work. I am a young WOC and have NW45 skin. Beautiful and understated is what this lipstick is. Just the right hint of red/brown/pink shows on my lips. Well done, NARS.
Treatments -Giovanni - Direct Leave in Conditioner
mwebba1 4/24/2012 8:36:00 PM
I love this!!!!!! I use it for braidouts and twistouts on my 4b hair. It moisturizes like you would not believe. The only problem (and reason why it gets 4 lippies and not 5) is because it flakes a bit. I think I can counter that by sealing with an oil while braiding and twisting. This is wonderful for a natural girl.
Conditioner -Giovanni - Smooth As Silk Conditioner
mwebba1 4/24/2012 8:33:00 PM
Mmmmmh... this really doesn't do it for me. It's not bad, but there is nothing 'wow' about it. It doesn't drench my hair in moisture and that is what I like. I also understand it has a light protein and I am kinda protein sensitive. The problem is I bought the large size from massagewarehouse.com. I won't be repurchasing but I will finish this.
This did not rescue a damn thing. It lasted for about 3 days on me (yes, I followed the directions to the letter). It cracked on both fingers I put it on and the nail I was trying to rescue went with it. Never again.
My new love! I chose this as my back-to-mac purchase. It is beautiful and striking on my NW45 complexion. At first when you put it on it is orange but calms down to a bright vintage-like red. Well, on me anyway. I would definitely purchase this again though I doubt I'll ever need to. Lasts for ages. Even through eating and drinking. I've been doing statement lips lately and I'm glad I added this to my arsenal.
This is the first Benefit mascara I have liked. I hated Bad Gal, I mean absolutely hated it. But this? It is divine! It seperates, lengthens and provide a bit of volume. I will be repurchasing this as it is a bit cheaper than my HG Diorshow Extase. Well done, Benefit.
I have had this on my nails and toes for 7 days now with no chipping. This is by far the blackest black nail polish I've used. One coat would have been enough but I used two. The coats were sandwiched between OPI natural base coat and top coat. This is my winning combo for manis and pedis that last and last. This polish is super pigmented and very high quality. I would most definitely buy again.
My new favorite lip gloss! I've had this for a couple of weeks and I've used this more than any other lip product in my arsenal. This reminds me of what NARS Chihuahua did on my lips. Definitely MLBB on my NW45 skintone. I like Deelight much better because it seems so much more moisturizing - and it is less expensive. I feel like I need a lippie under Chihuahua. Anywho, I will purchase this lipgloss again and again as it is very flattering, I can just toss it on and go without tweaking anything. LOVE!