Styling Products -Living Proof - Prime Style Extender
HellsBelles 3/28/2013 2:31:00 PM
I received a sample of this while in Sephora. Since my hair is just above shoulder length, I got four uses out of the sample. I was hooked. I immediately went back and purchased the full size. I have oily roots with dry ends and this stuff keeps the oil out of my roots. I can extend my shampooing period an extra day to day and a half. It holds my style perfectly. I like to wear my hair curly and I only have to do a few touch ups between washes. I love this stuff. It is a miracle for my hair and a HG.
Hair -Unlisted Brand - Euronext Clip-in Hair Extensions
HellsBelles 3/18/2009 9:33:00 PM
I bought the 14 inch clip ins in the color Blonde Frost (pics in profile). I'm currently growing out the Victoria Beckham bob, and the back of my hair was in that awkward poofy, fliiping out stage, so I opted to get some clip in extensions. I was lucky that the color matched my hair and I did not need to color the extensions. The only problem is my hair is very, very thick, so I ended up having to buy a pack of the Vienna hair, and make about 4 other pieces to clip in the back. Not a problem though. I can't tell you how amazing these extensions are! People are shocked when I tell them it is not my real hair, and I have a bob. They look and feel completley natural. They hold a curl very well, I spray with a heat protector and then use Paul Mitchell's tight hold hairspray. I have washed the extensions one time with minimal shedding, and conditoned them. I plan to take very good care of them, so they will last a very long time. If you want "instant hair" you have to get these. They are a instant confidence booster!
Eye Shadow -NYX - Jumbo Eye Pencil - Pots and Pans
HellsBelles 1/12/2009 1:19:00 AM
I swapped for this pencil, and the first time I used it, I hated it. I wore it under MAC Electra, and it really didn't make Electra pop or anything. I was so disappointed. Then, Saturday night I thought I'd try it one more time under a different eye shadow. I primed my lids with UDPP and MAC Bare Canvas Paint, and then used Pots and Pans. I blended it out with my finger and applied MAC Smoke and Diamonds e/s (LE Starflash) and I was shocked! It made S&D look like a totally different color on me. It brought out the silver flecks in the shadow and made it look gorgeous. I used Smut in the crease, and just a bit of Milani Storm (MAC Black Tied dupe) and it made the sexiest smokey eye ever. Even my fiancee commented that my eye makeup looked hot (something he rarely does). I will defintley repurchase this pencil if I ever run out, and I look forward to trying more colors.
Lip Treatments -C.O. Bigelow - Soothing Lip Buffer-Gentle Formula
HellsBelles 1/12/2009 1:14:00 AM
I keep a case of horrible, painful, flaky, dry lips year round. I live in TN so the summers are fairly hot, and the winters can be rather cold. I think my lip issue comes from the fact that I have terrible sinus/allergy issues and breathe through my mouth when I sleep. Today, when I woke up my lips were horrible. They were flaking and bleeding in one spot. I smothered them with my trusted Blistex medicated lip balm, and got ready to go to BBW with my mom to get her friend a present. I stumbled upon this item while helping my mom pick out something for her friend. I figured I might as well pick up two lip balms and this and see if it helped my lips at all. I was not looking for a miracle. Tonight, when we arrived home, I immediatley went into the bathroom and began rubbing my lips down with this stuff! It tastes amazing (of course, I love anything minty) and started noticing a huge difference in my lips. Gone were the flakes, and I was left with wonderfully smooth, and flake free lips. I then rubbed my lips down with the 'My Favorite Lip Balm' and went to read a book. As I write this review, my lips are in the best shape they've been in years after one treatment! They feel incredibly soft and moisturized. I will definitley repurchase this! It beats using a toothbrush and vaseline (I tend to get a little rough, sometimes). I will update this review if it stops working, or if I have any adverse effects!
I have the color 709170 Bordeaux, a gorgeous deep burgundy that flashes gold. This color is perfect for fall and winter, because of its depth. I have had this polish on my toes (1 coat Orly Bonder, 2 coats polish, and 1 coat Seche Vite) for over 3 weeks now, with one chip on my big toe. It wears beautifully. I usually get about a week to a week and a half wear on my nails. I will definitley repurchase this brand in different shades. I'm going to try Maple Syrup next.
I swapped for this eyeshadow a few weeks back, and it just sat in my palette until last night. I was running late for a date with my fiancee and I needed to put together something fast. I applied Smut to my entire eyelid, and used Dazzlelight to blend it up into my brow bone, and I had the perfect smokey eye. I used Smut underneath my lower lashline added some black liner and mascara, and voila! I had the perfect, easy, fast smokey look. I can't believe that I had ignored this gorgeous eyeshadow with so much potential! It's such a pretty color and really makes my green-grey eyes stand out. The next combo I will try with this will be Seedy Pearl on the lid with Smut in the crease and Carbon in the outer V. I think the Seedy Pearl will help bring out the gorgeous purple tones in Smut. This is one of my favorite MAC shadows and I know that I will purchase it again when I run out.
Lipstick -Maybelline - Superstay Lip Color in Flame
HellsBelles 12/1/2008 11:39:00 PM
I own about 5 of the Superstay lipcolors and I'm very impressed! Flame is my favorite. It is the perfect red on me, and I can change the intensity of the color to my liking. I was always hesitant to wear red lipstick, because of the touch-ups it required, but now I can wear red (the color that makes me feel sexy) without worrying about fading, feathering and smudging. My lips were not dried out by this stuff. I do not like the top coat that comes with this stuff; however, I use the gloss coat that comes with the Superstay glosses and it works perfect. I have tried many drugstore longwear lipstick/glosses, and I always come back to Maybelline. They are the best out there IMO. I will continue to add to my collection of Superstay colors, they are amazing, high quality and affordable.
I bought this product specifically to use as a concealer, and it works wonders. As a college student, I suffer from terrible dark circles, and this stuff covers them to perfection. I love the convenience of a stick, I can thrown it in my purse with a sponge, and touch up during the day.
I have been using this product for two weeks now, and I must say I love it. I'm 22 years old, and never suffered from breakouts until last year. After trying many different products I settled into my regime that worked: using the Clean and Clear Advantage System for the daytime, and the Acne Free 3 Step System for the night. Needless to say, my skin did clear up, but I was left with terrible dryness and peeling. I tried the Garnier exfloliating systerm, and coated my face in Nivea cream, but nothing could keep the dryness and flakes away until I tried this product. I'll admit that I was so hesitant to try this product, because my skin had finally cleared up, but I decided to go for it, because my skin was in such bad shape. I can say that I no longer need the C&C Advantage or the Acne Free. My dryness is gone, and my skin is so much smoother. My best friend even commented that my skin was looking "better than ever," which honestly made my day, because for the last year my skin had embarassed me. I no longer cake MAC SFF on, and I can go with tinted moisturizer and a dusting of Bare Minerals. This stuff is amazing, and so cheap, and it changed my skin for the better. I will buy it for as long as they continue to make it.
I bought the trial size of this at Walgreens for about $2. I am always looking for something to add some thickness to my lashes. I really wanted to love this mascara, but it did not do a single thing for me, it clumped like crazy, and didn't add any thickness or volume. I was very disappointed. Maybe I just got a bad tube? I'll be sticking with my Lash Blast from now on.
The best brow pencil out there! I had a bright idea to shave the tail of my brows off (not for me!), and the brow powder I used, kept rubbing off. I had to find something, and soon, because my fiancee and I were heading to a water park this summer! I picked this pencil up at Rite Aid, because I liked Styli-Style's other eyeliners, and I was impressed. All day at the water park and my brows still looked perfect! I have been using this pencil since June and have only had to repurchase one time. I will keep on buying this, even though my brows have grown back.
When I first tried this mascara, I was in love! My lashes were long thick and gorgeous, but after about two weeks, the tube was drying out, and it was smudging like crazy underneath my eyes. I wear MAC SFF, and Moisturecover concealer, so I applied more powder under my eyes, and the smudging was barely noticeable (after I purchased a new tube). I really like this mascara, but it is just too much work to keep it from smudging. I might buy it again, and only wear it if I was going to be out of a night, not during the work/school day. It still can't compare to my Lash Blast though.
Lip Gloss -Victoria's Secret - Beauty Rush Lip Gloss - My Cherry Amour
HellsBelles 1/23/2008 3:03:00 PM
I'm addicted to the Beauty Rush glosses. I have about 15 of them. I'll probably never use them up, but they are fun to collect. I wanted a pretty sheerr red, and My Cherry Amour is exactly what I was looking for, gives my lips a sheer red tint, and lasts for a long time, and best of all, smells wonderful. I too first thought it smelled like Chocolate Covered Cherries, but after wearing it all day today, it reminds me of Tootsie Rolls (which I love!). I will buy these glosses over and over again. They are my favorites, and only $5 each when you buy 2!
Polishes -Sally Hansen - Salon Perfect Nail Polish - Pat On The Black
HellsBelles 1/10/2008 12:03:00 AM
Very pretty color. Looks almost black on me. I wore it for 6 days without any chipping. It's so pretty. They could do a better job on the brush though. I found that it didn't cover my entire nail, and when I tried to fix it, I ended up with polish all over my cuticle (this is probably my fault, as I'm not an expert on painting my non dominant hand). Still, I would repurchase if I run out.
Polishes -Sally Hansen - Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear in Bamboo Shoot
HellsBelles 1/10/2008 12:01:00 AM
I've used over half this bottle since the summer. It's a very pretty pinkish white color. It doesn't chip on me when used with Seche Clear and Seche Vite. I still wear it when I get tired of the dark colors that are so in this season. Very clean looking color, and work appropriate. Looks like I will have to buy another bottle soon.