This stuff is great! I use it over Benefit's Erase paste and it's super amazing at brightening my undereye area. It also does a decent job of hiding minor blemishes. I tend to layer on concealers and the creamy liquid texture of this one works very well as the top layer, since it doesn't cake up. I would say it can be pretty expensive at some stores, especially since you don't get very much product. The cheapest place I've found it is at Target.
Eyeliner -L'Oreal - Infallible Gel Lacquer Liner in Blackest Black
DoreaJ88 2/26/2013 11:15:00 AM
I have been using MAC fluidline as my go to gel liner, but wished it was a bit blacker, so decided to give this a try. I have to say I was disappointed. As someone with deep-set eyes, I have problems with eyeliners and mascaras smudging if they are not the right formula. While this liner did apply nice and creamy, it was only marginally blacker than fluidline and definitely did not have the staying power. I had raccoon eyes by the afternoon. This is not a problem I have at all with Fluidline, and considering the L'oreal is only 2.3g compared to Fluidline's 3g, the price is only marginally better. I may be trying Tarte's Amazonian Clay liner in black soon, I have it in Blackened Plum and have zero problems with smudging. Please keep in mind, if you do not frequently have smudging issues because of your eye shape/positioning, this product could very well work for you, but I would not recommend it for other girls like me.
Mascara -Cover Girl - Professional Waterproof Mascara
DoreaJ88 10/21/2012 12:26:00 AM
Love love love this mascara. I've tried Too Faced, Dior, Benefit, Stila, and some other higher-end brands, but always come back to this one. I have deep set eyes and almost all mascaras end up giving me raccoon eyes by the end of the day. This doesn't. <3
I'll never use another top coat ever again. Period. This dries so fast, no more screwing up your manicure within 10 minutes, no more bed sheet impressions on your nails, just beautiful shiny nails! Yes, it does tend to get goopy half way through the bottle, but I bought some Seche Restore (which you can also use on other polishes as a thinner) and that does the trick!
So, I heard all about this mascara and how wonderful it was from lots of YouTube beauty gurus, but I really HATE it. I don't hate a lot of products, so this was a shock to me. When I first started using it, it applied well, but gave me MAD raccoon eyes. So much rub off, my biggest mascara pet peeve. Now, to top it off, after only about a week of use, it's so clumpy I'm thinking about throwing it out. Yes, it's very black, thats about the only positive. I'll stick with Covergirl Professional, which I always end up coming back to!
BB Cream -Dr. Jart+ - Water Fuse Beauty Balm SPF 25 PA++
DoreaJ88 10/19/2012 3:40:00 PM
I love this BB cream. It's the perfect everyday coverage for me when topped with a mineral powder. I love that I can also amp it up with a heavier powdered foundation, or wear it alone for a more natural look. I have combination skin with an oily t-zone and I actually felt this helped mattify my problem areas. Definitely less breakouts than I was having before as well. Love the SPF 25!
Toners -Neutrogena - Blackhead Eliminating Astringent
DoreaJ88 7/23/2007 4:24:00 PM
I like this toner a lot. It has improved the quality of my skin a bit, but hasn't done much for my blackheads...like everything else I have tried they are still there even after using the product for over a month.
I love this stuff! It really smoothes out my hair and tames it while giving it extra softness! It smells great and if you use the proper amount it won't make your hair greasy. Good price also.
Conditioner -L'Oreal - VIVE PRO Nutri Gloss Med-Long hair DAMAGED
DoreaJ88 7/11/2007 1:37:00 PM
Love this stuff! Makes my hair so glossy and soft! Plus you can't beat the price.
Samples -Everyday Minerals - Free Sample Makeup Kit [DISCONTINUED/REPLACED]
DoreaJ88 7/11/2007 1:35:00 PM
I love this makeup! It is so natural looking and smooth, but does wonders for evening out the tone of your skin without looking or feeling heavy at all! Plus the price is great!
Skincare - Body -Unlisted Brand - Veet - Hair Removal Creame - Sensitive Formula
DoreaJ88 5/25/2007 1:53:00 PM
I love this stuff. I wax my lower legs and then follow up a day or two later with veet to get the thinner shorter hairs waxing didn't get and for my upper legs. It works really well plus it makes your legs super soft almost like a conditioner for your skin! I usually have trouble with irritation from shaving so I tried this waxing/veet combo and I love it! As a note I used the Parissa body sugar wax in combo with this product.
Sunscreen -Banana Boat - Sunblock Lotion SPF 15 Waterproof Moisturizing
DoreaJ88 5/4/2007 3:17:00 AM
This is the only sunblock I will use because it is the only one I've found that doesn't have the yucky sunblock smell. This smells good, a little tropically like coconut and banana. I also like that it is not greasy at all, it soaks right into the skin. It moisturizes nicely as well.
This conditioner is okay, but nothing special. I don't notice any added shine or softness, plus I really didn't like the companion shampoo. It does smell nice though.
This shampoo is not that great. It does smell nice but I've used better drug store shampoos that are cheaper than this. I didn't notice any shine benefit, in fact I think it made my hair a bit duller. I wouldn't purchase this shampoo again.
I love this product, it smells great and the scent lasts all day. It is super moisturizing and keeps your skin really soft. It also worked really well for shaving, which was great for me since I've had a nightmare finding a razor/shave cream that didn't cause razor burn. This is one of the only products I have been able to shave with without irritation. It is true that this product is oily, but for me the excess moisture soaked into my skin by the time I was ready to get dressed, but if you have naturally oily skin or skin prone to breakouts this might not be the product for you.