I really love this stuff. It removes makeup really well, and it makes my skin feel very soft and refreshed. With other cleansers, they feel really good for a few days, and then my skin starts to develop a tolerance of them and the effects go away. That doesn't happen with Noxzema! My skin consistently feels great after washing with it. Definitely a staple product for me. Also, I've used the Equate brand of this. They have the same ingredients, as far as I can tell, but the original just feels creamier to me, and it leaves my skin feeling more refreshed.
This polish, though a really pretty classic color, is such a pain to work with. It takes quite a few coats to get it opaque, which I wouldn't mind if the formula wasn't so bad. It gets kind of streaky, and it can be thick too. I wouldn't mind this too much if the product was cheaper, but Essie polishes go for $8, and I think for that price the formula ought to be better. I'll continue to use it while I still have it, but when I run out I won't be repurchasing Fiji.
This is such a nice quality polish. In the bottle it's a bright medium blue with subtle blue shimmer; however on my nails the shimmer doesn't transfer. That's just as well because I prefer a creamy finish. The formula is pretty flawless too. It basically paints itself on the nails. Dried pretty quickly, too. Very nice!
I know most reviewers of this product don't really like it because it's a pretty thick formula. I agree that it's thick, but in my opinion it's better to have a thick yellow polish than a thin and streaky one. The latter formula is what drugstore yellows usually have. Lightening is a bright, slightly golden yellow that is opaque on me in two coats. I really prefer pastel yellows, but I do like this one pretty well. It does take a little bit of special attention to get a nice look with this polish--like I said, it's thick, and it also has a flat, wide brush. For the price, though, I think it's an okay polish. If it was more expensive, though, I wouldn't be able to overlook the less-than-perfect formula. If you want a golden-yellow for summer, maybe try this one out.
Blush -Wet 'n' Wild - Silk Finish Blush - Mellow Wine 833D
KellynElise 4/23/2013 8:39:00 PM
Before I bought it, I barely gave this blush a second glance at the store. However, now that I own it, I'm in love. Mellow Wine is a totally matte rose color with a hint of peach. I love to wear this when I don't want all the attention to be on my cheeks. Beautiful for a natural look. It's so soft and buttery, and like all Wet 'n' Wild blushes, very pigmented. I use a light hand when I apply it--literally just a tap into the pan--and it looks very natural and pretty on me. I'm really liking this blush!
Lip Treatments -Maybelline - Baby Lips in Cherry Me
KellynElise 4/18/2013 4:45:00 PM
I bought this mainly for the sheer red tint it gives, rather than for the moisture factor. It's the perfect Popsicle red stain; really nice for a natural look. It's pretty moisturizing, too, but nothing spectacular. If you're shy about a full-on red lip and want to edge your way into that look, try this. I paid about $3 for it and I plan to try more colors. Oh, and it smells yummy! EDIT: I've been wearing this a ton lately, and my gentleman friend commented that my lips feel really soft. I guess that's the ultimate test for "baby lips." ;)
Concealers -Neutrogena - 3-in-1 Concealer for Eyes
KellynElise 4/17/2013 7:56:00 AM
I've been using this for years, and I really like it. My skin is pretty oily and some products tend to fade. With this, I only need a small amount for both eyes, and if I set it with a powder, it won't crease or fade. It also covers pretty nicely. It also has SPF. Very nice product; will repurchase.
I never hear people talking about these, but I really like these pencils for filling in my brows! I use Soft Brown, and I've literally had both pencils for years and continue to use them. Apparently they're meant to be eyeliners too, but I wouldn't use it on my eyelids. They're really soft and waxy, and they're really quick for filling in my brows. I always go over my brows with a brow comb to blend in the color and it always looks really good! They're dirt cheap too; can't beat it! I took off a lippie because you have to sharpen them, and I prefer automatic pencils, but I still love these pencils!
I can't really say anything that hasn't already been said about this product. This is the most buildable mascara I've ever tried; I could layer this stuff all day long and it would look great. Beautiful volume, pretty good length. Don't notice any smudges/flaking with this, but it's easy to take off. Love love love!
Lip Gloss -Clinique - Long Last Glosswear SPF 15 in Goldspun 01
KellynElise 4/16/2013 7:24:00 AM
Sheer gold lipgloss. I really like the color; it would look good on the center of the lower lip for a little fullness and shine. However, like most other Clinique lip products, it tickles my throat when it's on my lips. The color's really pretty, but I could find it elsewhere for a cheaper price, and I hate wearing it because it makes me cough. :/
I got a mini version of Mega Melon in a gift-with-purchase kit. It's a warm peachy-rosy color in a cute little crayon-shape. It's decently moisturizing when it's freshly applied, but after the color wears off, my lips feel drier than before. Not a fan of that. The color's nice for when you wanna look fresh and natural, but I wouldn't pay $14 for a full-size once the sample runs out.
This is a really sexy deep fruity scent that I really do like--however, it breaks me out pretty badly on my body, so I will not be repurchasing. Stronger scents like this one tend to disagree with my skin. If you don't have a problem with body acne from strong scents, though, you might like this.
This is a beautiful shimmery cream color. Very pigmented for the price. The texture is VERY soft--soft enough that I generally just use my fingers to apply it. If I were to compare it to something more high-end, I'd say Cappuccino Please is a bit more warm-toned than, say, Urban Decay Virgin. I use it as a highlight color on my browbone and in the inner corner of my eye, and I also like to pat it on my cheekbones for a quick highlight. It's a very nice quality shadow for a very low price. Pick it up!
For the very low price, this mascara is amazing. Its wand is plastic with short, spiky bristles, and it has a rather wet formula. I could see the wetness of this mascara making short, sparse lashes droop, but on me, I really like the effect. I have decently long, full eyelashes already, and this mascara only helps them get longer! It also holds a curl very nicely. The curl actually stays all day on me! I like to top this with Covergirl Lash Blast for a little volume, since MegaLength lacks a little in that regard. However, it's marketed as a lengthening mascara, and I really like the length it gives me. If you have thin lashes, you may not like how wet the formula is. If you're like me, however, I'd give this a try!
The price is right on this product, and the color is pretty, but I absolutely cannot work with the formula. It's way too dry to be a cream product! I may have gotten a bad one, because a lot of people really like these and say they're super creamy...but mine is not creamy at all! I had to microwave it to get it even slightly malleable, but even that wasn't enough to make it work. It was hard to even get one layer on my eye because it was too, too dry! Shame because it's a really pretty color :(