Conditioner -L'Oreal - Advanced Haircare - Total Repair 5
LaBellaLisa 2/11/2013 1:10:00 AM
Holy Moly!!!! This is my HG drugstore conditioner (might just be my HG conditioner period!). My hair goes through a lot (bleached blonde, daily heat styling, etc...)...so my hair was feeling like straw, not to mention the breakage... I have used high end conditioners, with good to so-so results....not enough to justify the high end price in my opinion. I saw this on sale at Target... a giant family size bottle for $5.99... For that price point I bought the Total Repair 5 family size shampoo and deep conditioner to go with it. Under $20 for huge bottles of shampoo/conditioner/deep conditioner... I used to spend well over $20 for just one "higher" end shampoo alone... Well those days just might be over. This line has totally wowed me, performs just as well if not better than those fancy pants shampoos and conditioners! The conditioner leaves my hair like silk, and I love the scent as well. My hair has shine and vitality back. Please don't ever discontinue this line L'Oreal... I am in love!!!
5 star rating for these!!!! I have used many a facial wipes and in my opinion, these are the best that I used....period. They removed every trace of my studio fix, studio fix fluid, matchmaster, paint pots, udpp, mascara without irritating my skin. When I first opened up the package I didn't have high hopes for them, they felt dry to me, thin and slightly paper-y. As soon as I started swiping my face though, they immediately moistened and softened. These are my go to from now on, and I hope they never take them off the market.... Straight hoarding status whenever they go on sale!!!! I got mine for $4 bucks/25 wipes :)
I love this stuff, at 99 cents a pop you really can't beat it! It does what it says... I usually add this into my shampoo rotation once a week or so just to get my hair squeaky clean and de-gunked....lol. Also this works amazing as a makeup brush cleanser!!! It might just be my favorite shampoo for deep cleaning brushes since it literally gets alllllllll the yucky makeup residue out without damaging the bristles! Love!
I love this fragrance! I have been wearing it for a couple of years now and I always get compliments on it. It's a warm, sweet scent on me, but a grown up sweet not teenybopperish sweet... haha. The lasting power is pretty good, and the bottle is adorable.
Have heard a lot about the much hyped Orgasm blush, but this shade caught my eye and melted my heart with one light sweep on the apple of my cheek.... I told the sales associate I definitely wanted to pick up this beautiful pinky/coral shade.... She perkily replied back... "OHHH Deep Throat is my absolute favorite too!" ....ahhh, good ol' NARS product names... making innocent purchases slightly awkward and dirty...lol. NARS has hit it out of the park when it comes to their blush formula... highly pigmented, silky, with amazing staying power... I am officially hooked!
Pressed Powders -MAC - Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder (Pressed)
LaBellaLisa 10/10/2011 5:29:00 AM
Magical! I am obsessed with this powder right now. I have been using this to set my Matchmaster foundation (also from MAC) and it is perfection. My pores are instantly erased, my skin looks velvety smooth, and fine lines are blurred away from this powder. My skin can get oily and I find this is on par with Blot Powder in terms of oil control... Love love love this!
One of my all time favorite MAC lipsticks... Seriously...go out and get yourself a tube of this baby. It's my go to hot pink...perfect with neutral eyes and winged out black eyeliner. Beet or Magenta lip pencils work beautifully with this. I love the slight purple/blueish sheen this has to it.... stunning, and great lasting power too... if you pair this with Funtabulous Dazzleglass...it's just bananas! Not for the timid ;)
I love this shadestick! It is very creamy, no tugging on my eyelids like previous shadesticks! I don't have any sort of silvery cream eyeshadow, so this fits in with my makeup collection nicely. This did not crease on my oily lids either and pairs nicely as a base with silvery (Electra) or light frosty shadows (White Frost). I wore this as a base with both of those shadows and added a bit of sketch to my outer corners and it was instant glam.... I love this thing, considering a backup!
Eye Primer -Urban Decay - Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Sin
LaBellaLisa 8/27/2011 2:21:00 AM
I think I love this more than the original. I am in love with the color of this primer... it is beautiful... my go to when I don't want to fuss with multiple brushes and shadows. Perfect champagne/shimmery taupe color. As with the original formula, this wears like iron on my lids. Will repurchase for sure, and happy to see UD has wised up and ditched the old cute but crappy genie bottle tube!
*Love* I kept smelling this wonderfully spellbinding scent on my coworker... I had to run out and get a bottle for myself! It's my go to when I want to feel sexy and mysterious. I get compliments on it every time I wear it... I lightly mist myself with this because on me this is a pretty strong scent. A little bit goes a loooooong way! Lasting power is great too.
Misc Beauty Tools -Olay - Professional Pro-X Advanced Cleansing System
LaBellaLisa 7/21/2011 2:34:00 AM
Can't....stop...... exfoliating...... Man, this little doohickey is a gift from the drugstore skincare gods..... Now, I have never tried the Clarisonic... but have heard all the hype about that thingamajig...and I still haven't caved in to snatch one up.... largely in part to this wonderful gadget. Yes, Olay's version comes in at a frugal $30 at Tar-jay... but it packs a punch. Why on Earth was I walking around with all that dead flaky skin for so long???? After one use, my skin was glowing and smooth as a baby's you know what. My skin can be sensitive and the bristles on the brush felt gentle enough. The real test came when I applied my Pro Longwear Foundation the next morning. Prior to my exfoliating w/said gadget... my foundation was a patchy, flaky mess! After using it, my foundation went on buttery smooth and my skin looked absolutely flawless. Product of the year for me!
Looks like MAC is stepping up their mascara game.... for a MAC mascara this one is pretty darn near amazing. I am usually so so disappointed in their mascara offerings. This mascara gave me super black, thick (but not clumpy due to the rubbery comb like brush), long and curly (!!!!) lashes... love this formula. Hated the original studio fix lash (made me look like I had 3 eyelashes). Hope this is permanent. For super THICK lashes...try 2 coats of Haute and Naughty lash + 1 coat of studio fix boldblack lash...lashes for daaaays Yes I'm a big ol' mascara ho!
Might be my favorite eyeshadow blending brush. Great for creating those super dark smokey corners, super soft and no scratchy hairs poking your delicate eyelid skin :) This is also great for overall blending, I might even love this more than the 224.
Solar Riche, how I love thee... Most bronzers look ruddy and dirty on me (I'm lookin' at you Refined Golden!)... but Solar Riche... you are the bees knees... There is just enough pink in this to give me a nice bronze effect, brings warmth to my face without the splotchy factor other bronzers from MAC seem have on me... (I'm an NC20 btw). I purchased Solar Riche about 2 years ago, and they have since relaunched it several times...(currently with Surf Baby May 2011) I'm off to the MAC store to get a back up of this baby!
At first... I hated this powder!!!! I incorrectly accused it of causing horrid breakouts and itchy skin... I had started using this powder at the same time I had started using MAC wipes for the first time... Yes, those evil wipes were the culprit! Once I eliminated those from my routine..my skin cleared up... Anywho back to this powder, this will replace my MSF natural as my favorite MAC compact powder. It gives me a little more coverage, my skin looks velvety smooth...not cakey. I have used this to set my MAC Face and Body/Pro Longwear/Studio Fix Fluid/Mineralize Compact Foundations....works beautifully with each of em. Definite repurchase for me!