I don't understand the hype on this product. I was so excited to replace my old mascara with this one and you can imagine my UNexcitement after looking in the mirror during school and seeing DARK black under my eyes. I know this is not a waterproof product, but I've seriously never had black circles like this... not only did it smear, it also flaked. A few girls I talk to in my class even told me I had "some black specks" on my face - UGH! This was really, really hard to remove for a non-waterproof mascara; I've never had so much trouble with a regular mascara. It also made my lashes crunchy and some of them fell out when I tried to remove this... never had such an issue... The only pros with this are that 1) it's cheap and 2) it's VERY black. I simply won't repurchase or recommend.
Styling Products -Got 2 Be - Smooth Operator Smoothing Lustre Lotion
GrayRain 1/31/2012 10:43:00 PM
Been an HG of mine for almost a year. I fell in love with this product years ago, but after not having a job for awhile I was unable to purchase and forgot about this product. If you love the feel of cashmere, If your hair doesn't like protein, If you need a heat-protectant, if you need a uv protectant, If you have coarse hair, If you have thick hair, If you have dry hair, this is EXACTLY what you need and want in a hair product. Really love this product and will repurchase until I find something better (if I ever do).
Hair -Unlisted Brand - MACADAMIA NATURAL OIL Deep Repair Mask
GrayRain 1/29/2012 1:48:00 AM
Incredibly over-hyped. Moisturized my hair but just like leaving on my regular dish on longer. The packaging is unhygenic and impracticle for the shower also the sheer amount of product I had to use on my hair makes this already expensive product seem MORE expensive. The smell also gave me a migraine after a while. Basically glorified fragranced silicone. Won't repurchase.
Lotions/ Creams -Bath and Body Works - Rio Rumberry Body Lotion
GrayRain 1/28/2012 3:26:00 PM
A great smelling lotion. Smells a lot like fruit punch but then again so do a lot of other lotions. It delivers well, but i'm not really sold on what it delivers so I wouldn't repurchase.
I think this smells just like fresh lemon peels, in fact a lot like lemonade. I don't smell any chemical smell and the typical powder smell associated with "Love's" fragrances is BARELY there at the initial sniff. There's no lasting power to this whatsoever but I mean, it WAS like $4.00 at Walmart. I find the bottle sturdy enough to carry in my purse. If there was something with more lasting power that smelled the same, i'd buy that first, but 'til then I can spare $4.00 on this cheap feel good fragrance.
Lotions/ Creams -Bath and Body Works - Pink Chiffon Body Lotion
GrayRain 1/28/2012 3:12:00 PM
Smells like black licorice, sweet pea and the tiniest hint of vanilla. Simply wonderful and enticing. I'm really looking forward to buying the set next month. My favorite BBW scent so far. Very distinct.
Pros: Affordable Inoffensive smell Doesn't leak. ever. Brushes out easily Doesn't smell like Blush Cons: Slightly drying (you might have to clarify and moisturize) Easily the best dry shampoo i've used so far. If you're looking for a dry shampoo, this is the one to try first.
The smell of this product is so strong and horrifying it bothered my asthma and I had to take my albuterol multiple times after wearing it. Smells like a doctor's office and cheap perfume. BLECH. In the trash and back to the original.
Hair -Got 2 Be - Rockin' It Encore Fresh Dry Shampoo
GrayRain 1/27/2012 5:18:00 PM
Loved the price, but hated the product. Smells like froot loops and windex. The can also leaks and you're left with no product. This will also make you hair unusually stiff and dull. Blech. Back to Batiste.
Treatments -Estee Lauder - Idealist Pore Minimizing Skin Refinisher
GrayRain 1/22/2012 4:09:00 AM
Another overpriced product on the market. I really love EL, but this does little but give me pimples if used two days in a row. It does control oiliness but its easy to use too much which gives your makeup an unnaturally "stiff" finish. It minimizes pores a little but i'm just not super impressed at all. It was a sample, but I wouldn't purchase.
Great stuff. Keeps eyelids crease-free for about 6 hours in very humid weather. Odorless, cheap, color-correcting, and convenient packaging for travel. Biggest problems I have with this is that it doesn't last as long as I wish (10+ hours in tropical humid weather), doe-foot wand applicator doesn't reach the sides of the tube, and I still must resort to buying it online since no place around here (even ELF distributors) sells it in their store... Great product. Definitely worth purchasing again. I'd go as far to say that it would probably work just as good if not better than your high-end primer potion. I save all kinds of money with this little guy <3.
Lotions/ Creams -Bath and Body Works - Black Currant and Vanilla
GrayRain 7/25/2010 7:12:00 PM
Such a great and sophisticated scent. Definitely would say this is aromatherapeutic, but I wouldn't say it is in a "sensual" way but more of a comforting way. Love the packaging. Never had a problem with the pump, but i'm always afraid i'll drop the bottle (it's made of glass). The scent is very sophisticated but will make you wonder "Why didn't someone else think of this?" Other than the glass bottle, the other problem I have is that it's very expensive. Wait until it goes on sale to buy so you don't break the bank.
I only own the body wash and it's very strong just like the perfume testers. Has great lasting power, but also is very floral and powdery... VERY FLORAL. I'm no big fan of florals so this isn't my thing. Preferred for older women.
Fragrances -Elizabeth Arden - Fantasy Britney spears
GrayRain 7/25/2010 2:02:00 PM
Great perfume, like most of Britney's. Very sweet and innocent in a mysteriously attractive sort of way. Definitely lots of fine vanilla and carmel in this one so if you don't like sweet scents STAY AWAY! This perfume has a pretty great price too, it's relatively cheaper now the only downfall is you may go through a bottle quickly since the staying-power is very poor. Gorgeous bottle and a great scent, this one is a keeper that i'll continue to purchase.
Fragrances -Elizabeth Arden - Curious by Britney Spears
GrayRain 7/25/2010 1:54:00 PM
An absolute favorite of mine. Adorable bottle, and the scent is just so me - it's my absolute signature since 15. Very feminine, mysterious and sexy. I wouldn't describe this as sweet or innocent because it's very fresh and floral.