Yikes-and to think I had this and two other shades in my shopping basket until I came to my good senses and decided to try just one first. It was half price, but even that was much too much for this overpriced "dust." Initially I thought my applicator was missing a part-then I realized no, it's just a crappy applicator in general. The thing doesn't shut all the way so forget about putting it in my bag and creating a disaster. Cannot be used on dry lips, must be used over gloss, and even then it seems to travel all over my face. Can look cute occasionally-I'd only wear this to a party, and even then, gotta keep checking the mirror to make sure it hasn't smudged everywhere. Bad stuff.
Treatments -Avon - Advance Techniques Dry Ends Serum
DaffodilFields 6/17/2008 5:52:00 PM
I like the price and the scent, but this didn't work for my straight hair. I normally use frizz-ease or Neutrogena, Kerastase when I have money. This, unfortunately, doesn't compare to any of the three serums I just mentioned. It left my hair coarse, yet oily feeling. Plus, my hair just doesn't seem to cooperate when I use this. Will use up the bottle, will not buy again.
Treatments -Nexxus - Emergencee Strengthening Polymeric Reconstructor
DaffodilFields 6/17/2008 5:41:00 PM
I thought it was just okay, but I may be a bit biased. First off, I have very long hair, so I only got a full four or so treatments out of the small bottle, which makes this pretty pricey. I left it in as stated for 1-2min, then re-shampooed and conditioned. I didn't notice that big of an improvement unfortunately. After seeing some of the reviews below, I'll try one more bottle and leave it on longer and possibly with a plastic cap and apply some heat and see how that goes. I will update soon.
Lip Treatments -Sally Hansen - Moisture Relief Lip Quad
DaffodilFields 6/17/2008 5:38:00 PM
I also got this for a dollar at the Dollar Tree. I think I grabbed the last "pinks." The nudes and mochas weren't doing it for me. They looked too muddy and brown. The formula is really nice-not sticky and moisturizing. Comes in the cutest little compact with a brush, but no mirror. The shades themselves are two very sheer nude pinks, one a bit darker, and one clear with microsparkles that hardly show up. It's fun to use, and I would have loved to pick up a few more to give to my girlfriends, but alas, no more were in stock.
At first, I didn't like this. I got a sample of the body lotion from Sephora then got hooked. It's a bit strong (I find myself sneezing a bit if I douse myself in it), but it's lovely for the summer. Very crisp, clean, and tart. I rarely buy new full size fragrances, but I did with this one.
I really like this, but I don't use the white primer. If anything, I think it leaves my lathes looking dull and slightly odd when I don't get the actual mascara covering the base all the way. To be honest, I use shiseido's base, and that is enough for me. This is great for length and volume. It's a new favorite, and right up there with other excellent drugstore mascara finds!
Who knew? Got it free, and initially was going to give it away since it was a bunch of purples in heart wells, not to mention two were full of glitter! Looked like something a 10 year old would like. I got tempted though, and opened it. The texture of the gloss is above average-not too sticky and actually moisturizing, and the purple color is just amazing! It's this holographic shade that shows up on my lips but doesn't look overwhelming. It actually makes my lips slightly plump in a sexy way. The two glittery shades are only for night's out, as they are just way too teeny-bopperish looking for during the day. I really love the purple color alone though-it's one of my favorites, and I wish I could find it as a single gloss somewhere.
This is the one! No joke I have tried at least 50 different mascaras until now-high and low end. Minus the fact that this isn't waterproof, I can't find one bad thing about it. It curls, lengthens, volumizes, and manages to leave my lashes soft without clumping or falling out. No more looking-I'm THRILLED!
Pretty much the same thing as the reviewers below. Great formula (the best in fact) I could hardly see any color though, and it's pretty much been the same with other light colors in this line. Perhaps darker shades may be better? For $25, would not repurchase again.
Lip Gloss -Clinique - Glosswear for lips - Intense Sparkle - Cosmic Pink
DaffodilFields 5/2/2008 12:17:00 PM
I had this lying around for a few months until I used it. When I got it in my gwp a few months back, I was certain no one beyond high school could pull off the color. It's a tiny step below hot pink with sparkles! Yikes! I tried it and boy, was I surprised. Bright pinks usually don't work on me, but this one brightens my face and moisturizes my lips. I love Clinique's glosswear formula in general, so no complaints there. The color shows up medium pink, slight shimmer, and not too sheer. I like that you can tell I'm wearing color, but it's not overboard. Love this for going to class, the mall, even nights out. Not something for a business meeting, obviously, but don't overlook it as long as I did. It's now a new fave of mine!
Lip Gloss -Cover Girl - WetSlicks Lip Gloss - Patently Pink
DaffodilFields 5/2/2008 12:13:00 PM
Very pretty color- isn't something I'd choose normally, and initially I dismissed it as an unworkable color. However, wore this out last night to a dark lounge, and it is a gorgeous color! I would describe it as a medium metallic pink with some purple undertones. Goes on mildly sheer and leaves a bit of color, but lots of shine. I added a bit of lip plumper and I gotta tell u-I looked good!
Lip Gloss -Cover Girl - Wet Slicks Crystals in Hottie
DaffodilFields 5/2/2008 11:46:00 AM
The wetslicks are my favorite drugstore lippie formula. Always so moisturizing and never sticky or greasy. I love them! I was happy to see a crystals formula. I purchased this one specifically for a night out since I realized that darker colors work best in dark atmospheres. I wouldn't wear this in daylight-a bit too shimmery and teeny bopper pinky-red. At night it's okay-didn't flatter me all too well, but for the price, it did what I wanted to do. Besides, in the chaos of a club, no one notices that much anyway. One tube is good enough for me to know this color isn't for me, but I will venture into the other colors since I love these lippies!
Top/Base Coats -Rimmel - Faster - 60 Seconds Top Coat
DaffodilFields 5/1/2008 11:40:00 PM
I was at the drugstore. Really wanted to buy seche-vite, but being a poor college student, I had no money. I went for this one for the sole reason that it was cheapest. It's actually quite nice! Not as shiny or quick as seche-vite, but for the money, I can't complain. I don't feel too guilty using it too since it's not expensive!
Lip Treatments -BeneFit Cosmetics - Smoooch [DISCONTINUED]
DaffodilFields 5/1/2008 11:28:00 PM
When I was in high school a few years back, I adored this. It sunk into my lips and left a matte but moisturized finish. I went through a few tubes. I recently purchased another, and they either definitely changed the formula, or I got a bad tube. It was nothing like I remember. It was wet and kind of a gross texture. Instead of moisturizing my lips, they dried them out. Once in a while, I noticed that the white seemed to not sink into my lips. Not a fan of this anymore.
I'm really not a fan. Never really seen why this is so popular. I got a little mini in my just-in case palette. I tried it on my lips, and the color was unnatural and dried my lips out, even with gloss over it. As a blush, it did not blend in well and did not match my skin tone very well. I think it smells nice, but this isn't for me.