I saw the Two Faced version of this, mascara and cottonish stuff (exactly like this, just in a mascara tube)...totally thought there was something wrong with the "primer" since well...it's like ground up cotton, not the normal wet white primer. A coworker told me that's how it's suppose to be, and when I was browsing Essence (LOVE Essence)....found a giant tub of the same stuff for only 2.50, compared to 28 clams for Two Faced. My first mistake was to dip the brush into the white fluff...way too much product, so I would suggest just side swiping the brush....anyways, I tried it first with L'Oreal Voluminous Carbon black with meh results, which I'm not at all impressed with that mascara by itself. So I went to my go to for va va voom lashes, Lash Blast clump crusher multiple coats, then let dry and then apply multiple coats of Jordana Extreme Lashes...After the lash blast I put this stuff on...then let dry a smidge, then topped those puppies off with Jordana...and good lawdy, looked like fake lashes after a curl once everything was dry. For the last few years mascaras have been really disappointing me, but this, used with the right mascara works really fracken well. It says not for contact wearers (I had lasik), but this didn't irritate my eyes at all (well if you don't dip the brush and make it look like your lashes have 4inches of snow on them anyways). Fiber infused mascaras irritated my peeps like crazy, always felt like sand in my eyes, this doesn't feel like that...feels like soft boogies if anything, not scratchy. I will probably repurchase if I ever finish it, but seems like it might take a decade with that HUGE bottle. I'm going to try a different wand from maybe an old mascara with rubbery bristles to better coat lashes than the cheapy eyebrow grooming one it comes with.
Treatments -Clairol - Herbal Essences Honey, I'm Strong Silkening Spray
Popcornshrimp 6/1/2013 6:39:00 PM
I like this because it adds shine without being greasy and definitely has made my hair and scalp wayyy healthier (I use with the serum and conditioner). The spray part is is really wonky though, most of the time it's just a stream, rather than a spray so I just spray it in my hands then apply. This definitely adds more moisture than I've ever gotten from any other brand of leave in conditioners. I probably will repurchase just because the Honey, I'm Strong line really works well with my Frankie Sandford haircut.
I actually won this free from a blog, but It i would have purchased it...I would have taken it back. Gave me major raccoon eyes after an hour and looks way to natural for my taste. Maybe I'll wear it at night or something to see if it actually helps with making lashes grow.
Mascara -Cover Girl - Lash Blast Clump Crusher Water Resistant
Popcornshrimp 4/28/2013 4:53:00 PM
If you want a natural looking lash this is for you. I really don't get why this is so hyped up on Reddit. Pros- Doesn't smudge Doesn't flake Doesn't make lashes crispy or spikey Cons- Doesn't hold a curl Doesn't give you va va voom full lashes Length fades in less than an hour with the droop of the curl
Pros- Takes off makeup Does help with blemishes Doesn't dry out skin Doesn't sting eyes Doesn't turn face red Cons- Smells a bit like baby powder Towelette dries quickly Leaves a sheen on my face afterwards
Moisturizers -Yes To Carrots - Yes To Tomatoes Daily Balancing Moisturizer
Popcornshrimp 4/26/2013 7:39:00 AM
Pros- Doesn't break me out like EVERY other moisturizer I've tried Hydrating soften lines better than anti-age moisturizers Dries very quickly easily able to control how much product comes out Cons- Kinda smells like a light baby powder the first few times Makes me shiny under makeup little bit pricey, but worth it
Eyeliner -Wet 'n' Wild - H2O Proof Liquid Eyeliner
Popcornshrimp 4/26/2013 7:32:00 AM
Update-- This stuff sucks in warm weather. It transfers really bad to the top eyelid after an hour and doesn't come off! WARNING- if you use an eyelid primer good luck getting this off....which would be fine if it stayed just on the eyelash line--I'm still a raccoon after using 4 different proucts and even tried hand soap to strip this puppy---didn't budge from the crease. Pros- LOVE the applicator which is hard, not a brush I always get the bumpy, skippage marks like I'm standing on a vibrator while applying on my left eye for some reason, and this makes it less noticeable that other products rich black compared to a lot of products that say blackest black, but come out as a soft black Cons- Feels heavy Takes a bit to dry for the impatient people like me, who like to blink when it's still wet
Hair Color -L'Oreal - Feria Absolute Platinum Advanced Lightening System
Popcornshrimp 4/25/2013 4:26:00 AM
I'm naturally dirty blonde but usually use L'Oreal preference to dye it more of a Playboy blonde color. With Superior Preference, if it's left on too short=orange, too long=purple/grayish hue for a few days with usually no middle ground which I've come to accept. This stuff is BLEACH. I didn't know that when I purchased it, but where it's located, with the other bleach products....totally a derrrrrrp moment. Anyway, it colors (strips?) hair without leaving any weird hue or brass behind which is awesome. The conditioner is purple but not as strong as Clairol Shimmer lights or Ion's version, so if it does turn brassy---it's not going to do anything spectacular. Just have to remember, this is bleach! If you put it on your whole head for the max amount of time, don't complain that it fried your hair...common sense. I will definitely repurchase since this is the best drugstore brand I've found to get that bombshell blonde without having a grey hue for a few days.
Loose Powders -E.L.F. - Studio High Definition Powder
Popcornshrimp 4/13/2013 11:35:00 PM
Without fail, when something on here gets a high rating---it looks terrible on me. Pros- -Silky feeling -makes foundation last a smidge longer and helps with not transferring foundation onto clothes Cons- -I'm tan, no matter how little or a lot I use I get a HUGE white, chalky cast. (I use a brush not the puff it came with) -Looks terrible at night with a camera flash -the container/lid makes a MESS if you take it anywhere, so leave the plastic circle over the holes or don't move it from a flat area. -I have normal to dry skin and it makes me slicker than a seal after a little while -it doesn't really do anything...I don't have a problem with large pores so maybe that's why I haven't noticed anything?
Foundations -Cover Girl - Outlast Stay Fabulous 3 in 1 Foundation
Popcornshrimp 4/13/2013 10:59:00 PM
Pros- -Good coverage, reminds me of Maybelline's long discontinued 3 in 1 Cover Stick -great staying power Cons- -If you have normal to dry skin...it will dry you out like a desert after a week (I returned it because of this reason)
Cons- Higher dose made huge, blotchy, welt looking pimples.(I've never had a problem with acne...or pimples that look this scary) Pills are big and have an after taste (Spring Valley Hair, Skin and Nails) Pros- Lot's of good stuff comes with it like collagen (the brand I got) Made dry skin/ psoriasis look better Inexpensive I bought the Spring Valley Hair, Skin and Nails from Walmart for around 6 dollars. It has 1000mcg (3mg) of Biotin in 3 pills. I started taking 5 pills a day because I read an article on how higher doses are suppose to help with a whole bunch of other conditions. Luckily, I happened to see this page just browsing. I rarely ever get big red spider bite looking pimples...One popped up the other day, didn't think anything of it, thought I maybe got bit by something or my new towelettes were doing it...Couple days later, another one....today a huge one sprouted in a two hour span at a salon. Anyway, lots of reviewers are having the same problem so I'm 89% positive this may be the cause. It only started doing it when I upped the dosage (I hope/think). I've been taking it for about 2 weeks and the only difference I've noticed is that dry skin looks less crunchy around the elbows. I'm a nail biter and I just chopped off 3 inches of hair today so I can't really say if it works for nails or hair. I will probably buy it again because it's cheap and has other goodies in it, IF the giant red splotch pimples go away.
Cleansers -Equate - Refreshing Cleansing Towelelettes
Popcornshrimp 2/12/2013 8:21:00 PM
Cons- Smells very strong like green tea (smells exactly like Elizabeth Arden's Green Tea perfume) Scent lingers Nothing in it is a natural ingredient, except water Not wet enough to remove mascara 1/2 way through (make sure you hear a click when closing the package) Pros- 40 in a pack for around 4 dollars Nice thickness. (Not as thick as Yes to Carrots brand, but not thin either) Packaged like Yes To Carrots towelette products. (soft plastic shell, hard plastic cubby in the middle so they don't dry out) On the package it says, compared to Garnier Refreshing Remover Cleansing Towelette. I looked up the ingredients of the Garnier version, and they are completely different. Equate version is all chemical names that I can't pronounce, and the Garnier version has a few recognizable things like grapefruit extract, peppermint, ect. Reviews of the Garnier version say it's a fresh, light scent. This is far from that. I should have followed my gut and went with the original, because the scent is gross and lingers. I think I'm going to quit with equate products after this. A lot of the equate versions smell very elderly, and don't have the same ingredients as what it's "compared to". I will gladly shell out a few extra clams for the real thing at Walmart. (Target's store brand is usually pretty similar to the "compared to" product.)
Fragrances -Bodycology - Miami Mango Fragrance Mist
Popcornshrimp 2/11/2013 7:47:00 PM
I hate vanilla/ coca butter/ coconut scents with a passion, so it's hard finding a body mist that doesn't smell like a strip club. This stuff smells like candy, after the tartness of the mango dies down in a few minutes. It smells nothing like Bath and Body works Bali Mango and not as sour as Soft Soap's mango body wash.. It's very similar to the new Secret deodorant Mango scent ( not sure if it's like Secret's mango body spray that comes in a can, in the deodorant isle). I like that this is a sweet scent, rather than the tart/ sour aroma of most mango products. Definitely will buy again!
Pros- Cheap (got mine off Amazon for 5 clams free shipping) Mega volume and length WITH many coats Doesn't flake Cons- Takes a lot of coats to make it va va voom crunchy I saw a picture on a blog about this stuff, with amazing results so I had to have it. I've never ordered anything from Avon before because it's a pain in the rump roast. I prefer instant gratification...rather than have the mail person think I'm a creeper, waiting by the mailbox---hoping that today is the day. Anyway...first time I used it, I was not impressed because I did it really quick. 2nd time I actually put some time into it. With many coats, it does make lashes look amazing if you're into va va voom lashes. I haven't found a good mascara in years that can be layered and layered, that doesn't clump, and make one look like they have 3 giant lashes stuck together. It does start to look a little spidery after so many coats, which probably would be avoided by a lash comb...but how many people actually use those...I'm not that fickle. I put a picture up and you can kind of see that's the point when I went, whoa... probably time to stop, you're starting to look like a spidery mess. I use an eyelash curler afterwards to really make them pop, but.....it also clumps those puppies together with a cruddy, pinchy, eyelash curler. I will be repurchasing this, which is hugeeee, because I always want the newest thing...but, mascaras have really been lacking va va voom in the last few years...so it's been a big money waster pre-Super Drama.
Smells TERRIBLE. If you hate the smell of the Keratin Suave line, you will probably hate this too. It's offensively strong like old lady perfume, shoes that have been sitting in a basement for 40 years waterlogged,Nair, or Good Will clothes. If you love powder fresh scent of deodorant smothered in coca butter, you might like this. If I was stuck next to someone smelling like this, I would have to excuse myself...possibly throw up. The Organix one smells slightly like this, but not fry everyone's nose hair in a 5 mile radius, kind of strong.