I Love this Sampler! Im rather shocked that it has such a low rating on here, over on sephora.com it has a 4.6 out of 5! I personally loved the majority of the mascaras that came in the kit. One that i really did not like at all was the "Blinc Kiss Me" mascara. It was soooo liquidy that is just made a complete mess on my eyelids. None of my mascara tubes were dried out at all in this set, i dont know if people are confusing this set with there last LastStash collection that is discounted for $27 but it would make sense that that one would be rather dried out, its been sitting in the warehouse for a while now, to the point where they are offering it at a discounted price to get rid of them!! But like i said, not a single one in my set was dried out. I deffinatly found some new mascaras i plan on buying in full size sometime soon. OH! and the "TooFaced Lashlight" (you get in a fullsize) has a mirror on the back! That is hands-down the best idea i have ever seen :p Overall, Id 100% recommend this to a fellow mascara junkie.
Scrubs -L'Oreal - Go 360 Clean Deep Exfoliating Scrub
KristenWalter 10/10/2010 4:52:00 PM
Like similar reviews, this product completely broke-out my face. It was the worst breakout I've had in a long time. This product smells delicious, but unfortunately the scent is way too strong for my sensitive face to handle....
this is my current "go to" mascara!! I love it! Its separates my lashes wonderfully and also adds a great about of volume and length without looking overwhelmingly overdone. It is quite expensive (24 dollars a tube!) But its honestly a great mascara if you are looking for a mascara that offers great length and volume without looking spider-like.
Shampoo -Victoria's Secret - So Sexy Balancing Shampoo
KristenWalter 9/21/2010 10:25:00 PM
I Love this shampoo/ conditioner combo! It makes my hair feel amazing and left it feel sooooo light! Even with just a little bit of shampoo on my hair, it lathers up so much, but it did seem to get a little tangled for a bit, but the conditioner help it out! I also got the "Volume Big & Full Root-lift Spray" which does wonders! Honestly, i thought i was just buying this product for the hell of it, because it was a 3-for-24.99 deal but im impressed with the result!! Also, i did not notice the overwhelming scent everyone is complaining about.... Overall i gave this shampoo/ conditioner combination a 5 out of 5! Excellent products!
Eyeliner -Maybelline - Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner
KristenWalter 9/16/2010 11:30:00 PM
I do like this product! I was debating if i should get this one, or Revlon Colorstay Liquid liner. I went with this one because it said it lasts 24 hours on the packaging and plus the reviews for this one were quite good! It glides on well and makes a very nice line. & I did stay on alll throughout my work shift without having to touch up (9hours)! I only wish there was a lid for the Eyeliner brush that it comes with. Oh well! Overall, it is a good product at a good price! I defiantly will re-buy.
Lipstick -American Beauty - Luxury for Lips - Honey Delight
KristenWalter 9/16/2010 11:26:00 AM
I Got this lipstick in a gift bag i won at Kohls (i work there) I forgot about it until i went through my giftbag a little while ago and i tried it on and i love it! its the perfect nude shade for me. I apply a moisturizing lip balm on first and then top it off with the Honey Delight lipstick. It does need reapplied after a while, which any lipstick does. But overall i like this lipstick. Im not too fond of the 12.50 pricetag, but like i said i got this tube for free so im happy with it!
I bought this from Target because A. i never used a liquid liner before so i wanted to try it out and B. it was on clearance (that should have told me something!!!) anyways, to me, this liner is extremely runny and does not go on well. When i applied one layer, and then went to apply another layer, it completely wiped away the first layer leaving my eyelid with a streak in it (of no eyeliner). So i had to apply one layer, wait 5 minutes, apply another, wait again, and continue that until i was happy with the look. I would not recommend this product personally.
Mascara -Estee Lauder - Projectionist High Definition Volume Mascara
KristenWalter 9/11/2010 5:55:00 PM
This is currently my HG mascara!! I Love it! It goes on so well for me and separates my eyelashes wonderfully. It add as much volume and length as you want, just depending on how many coats you apply. It does not do that spider-lash effect which i think looks terrible, yet adds a good amount of length without going overboard. I think this mascara is wonderful and im not sure why the rating is so low :/
Concealers -American Beauty - Perfecting Concealer
KristenWalter 9/11/2010 5:51:00 PM
I finally purchased this item!! I work at Kohls so i put this concealer on everytime before i start work and i love it! it does an excellent job covering unwanted acne and other problem spots. It goes on smooth and blends in nicely. Id 100% suggest this concealer to anyone who is interested in it!
Misc Beauty Tools -Unlisted Brand - Trim eyelash curler
KristenWalter 9/10/2010 7:49:00 PM
Ive got to admit, this is the only eyelash curler i have ever used, but i think it does a wonderful job! I got it at target for 1.49 i believe and i guarantee you that it gives the same results as a 10 dollar curler! Its sleek, easy to use, and affordable, oh, and it works! What more can you ask for? The only thing is i wish it came with refills, but paying 1.49 for a whole new one is not going to break the bank.
i do not understand the big hype everyone has about this mascara, i keep it in my purse though, only for emergencies. The application is good, dont get me wrong, it gives good volume, but through out the day, it just seems .... sticky, for lack of a better word. It never seems to dry completely if you ask me, but i may have gotten a bad bottle :/
I got this mascara today from my local clinique booth. I went in intending to buy the Natural Gloss one, but the man suggested to me that that kind is too dainty for my eyes and that i should get a bolder one, so he suggested this one. I really really like it!! It does not give me spider lashes like most volumizing mascaras do! I will admit, the wand may take some getting used to (i prefer regular brushes, not curved) i did get some smudging the first few times i applied it, but thats not going to get me down! I got it in black-brown and the color is wonderful! i would suggest this product to anyone looking into it!!
I dont think this mascara was terrible, but it defiantly gave me spider-lashes! which, i personally, dont think is an attractive look. I was going to buy the voluminous mascara but then i saw the Extra Volume one so i thought it would be better; maybe not :/ ill probally go back and buy the Voluminous mascara and give that a go!
Mascara -Almay - Almay intense i-color brown topaz
KristenWalter 9/1/2010 10:30:00 PM
Well, im not sure if the name changed, but my colour is called "Chocolate" and its for green eyes. I Do not have green eyes, i have blue, but i always like brown mascara better than black so i bought this one instead! I Personally think this mascara is very good. It gets all the lashes evenly and does not clump for me at all. It adds a good amount of volume plus a good amount of length to leave a very elegant looking lash. I wear it all day long and do not notice too much of a "ive worn this mascara all day" look! ha! This mascara is currently my "go to" mascara. Try it out, i got it for 5.00 plus a bonus eyeliner from target!
So, im not sure if i did this wrong or what, but i did not see anything on the strip once i took it off! im going to try again tomorrow after a shower or something because i am well aware that i do have blackheads on my nose! haha better luck next time i guess! Update: I tried again, using it right after i got out of a hot shower, and again, nothing. I give up hah