IT SMELLS LIKE CABBAGE PATCH DOLLS!!! Sorry for the caps, but that really excites me for some reason. It takes me back to childhood. That aside, I really like this! It feels really moisturizing, and stays put for a long time without needing to re apply. The packaging is also super adorable. I think I need to stockpile this. My only nit pik was that I wish it was in a tube so that I didn't have to use my fingers to apply, but I won't remove a lippy for that.
Royal shimmery blue shattered goodness. Cracks just as well as the black. Love it!
This nail polish went on perfectly. The formula on this one was really nice, not thick and gooey at all, but also not watery. Opaque in two coats, and there wasn't any streakiness. I love how it looks anywhere from pastel blue to lavender on me depending on the light. Also, it looks amazing under OPI Blue Shatter!
Moisturizers -Unlisted Brand - Haus of Gloi Pumpkin Butter
LowraLamb 5/11/2011 11:55:00 AM
For my first order, I had only gotten a sample size - which is HUGE for a sample size. I am totally in love with HoG pumpkin butters. Since that initial order, I've purchased two full sizes and will actually be placing another this weekend when the summer scents are released. The texture of these is just amazing - so light, and so quickly absorbed. For those that don't like scent, they offer the pumpkin butter in Aether, which is unscented.
The first time I tried these I wasn't too impressed, as they didnt seem to stick too well to clean nails. I came across a how-to video, and then I realized the part I missed. If you swipe your nail with remover immediately before you place the sticker on - they adhere perfectly! No wrinkles! No lifted areas on the edges! I'm currently on day two - and no chips or tip wear yet! I will update to let everyone know how long they lasted before chipping!
Treatments -Cutex - Quick and Gentle Non-acetone Polish Remover
LowraLamb 5/2/2011 3:52:00 PM
This remover is such crap. It took me a half an hour to remove polish from my nails - and it was JUST polish, no base or top coat. The worst part - the skin on my thumb, pointer and middle fingers (the ones holding the napkin I used to rub off the polish) was completely dried out and cracked. One of my thumbs PEELED and is now red, wrinkly and completely gross. NEVER AGAIN will I even look at this garbage.
Lip Treatments -E.L.F. - Therapeutic Conditioning Balm-Vanilla Creme
LowraLamb 4/28/2011 12:34:00 PM
Perhaps if this made my lips uniformly white, I would find a use for this. I'm not into the streaky whitish mess this creates. Oh and mine was not vanilla scented at all. It was more of a synthetic coconut.
What a waste of a dollar. First time I used this, the ferrule separated from the handle. Awesome! Also the bristles are scratchy. I'll hold onto the ferrule/bristles to use with my LUSH dusting powder, but ugh I'm annoyed that I bought this.
Although this mask isn't performing miracles, I still really like it. After using it, all of the redness is gone from my face! I also found that it did a really good job of eliminating smaller blemishes, but it didn't dry my face out. The smell is ok, I don't particularly care for it though. I think due to the redness relief and calming effect it has on my skin that this mask will be a go-to for me when getting ready to go out or have pictures taken. Will buy again :)
A super bright almost neon blue, with subtle aqua shimmer. I love this polish so much. Only needs two coats for complete opacity. Dries to a semi matte (which I actually like coupled with this bright blue). Comfortable to apply, not too thick nor too thin. Will buy again and again.
I burn easily, so this having SPF 30, I thought it would be perfect. Wrong. No matter how hard or how long I try to get it to absorb into my skin, I have a visible white cast. Granted, I'm pretty pale, but I don't need to look like I'm walking around with white makeup on. Also, I didn't find this moisturizing at all, although it did leave me feeling greasy. The quest for the perfect high SPF for my face continues.
Lip Gloss -E.L.F. - Luscious Liquid Lipstick in Baby Lips
LowraLamb 4/7/2011 3:14:00 PM
I love the e.l.f. liquid lipsticks. They are sheer, but they feel so nice on my lips and give a "my lips but better" look. They also smell like sweet mint. I agree they are more of a gloss than a lipstick, but for $1 I will not complain. Will buy again.
I have four colors - Fresh Melon, Sweet Strawberry, Berry Colada and Cotton Candy. I LOVE them! Each feels nice and hydrating on the lips, with a nice glossy color. Not super pigmented, but these are a gloss so I'm glad. They each have a scent to match their shade name and a slight flavor. Super affordable too. My only complaint is the packaging. It's terrible! The gloss sticks out farther than the tube, and you risk nicking it every time you remove/replace the cap. Also, there is no seal on them, so you MUST inspect each tube before purchasing to insure it hasn't been touched.
I will start by saying - I WANT my hair to be blue. Now that that's out of the way - My only problem with Starry Night is that when used over dark hair - the blue washes out in about 4 - 5 washings. On light hair - It comes out Navy to begin with, and stays that way. This makes me want to bleach my hair again specifically to dye over with this. Anyway, I've been using this for years and my hair is in great shape. Not dry or brittle. Again - my ONLY complaint with this is the staying power of the blue sheen. Will buy this monthly until I find a blue black that doesn't lose the blue.
I think this is my favorite pocketbac to date. I hope they bring the Marshmallow scent back. As all pocketbacs, it leaves my hands soft and germ free. Love love LOVE the marshmallow scent. Will buy again and HORDE if it ever comes back!