I got a few samples and I love this. It feels like a professional grade microdermabrasion scrub that leaves my fair, sensitive skin super soft and extremely smooth.
I don't care what number a brush is, I just want a super soft, non-scratchy, durable face brush. This is it! If I could have found one in Eco Tools, I would have, but at $3.00, this is such a great deal.
I've used eye shadow primers at Sephora that didn't even make it a few hours before creasing. This little $1.00 primer at Target lasted me just about a whole entire day. That's amazing. I will totally buy this again. I am curious to try the mineral one. I've heard it works even better.
Eye Shadow -Maybelline - EyeStudio Color Explosion Eyeshadow in Caffeine Rush
Seashorechic 10/23/2011 9:55:00 PM
Best Drugstore eyeshadow! The colors are true, beautiful, and last. I use the sparkles for night time looks and the browns can be worn day or night. Great pallet and wonderful silky texture.
Everything that comes in contact with this concealer tube gets product all over it; from my brushes to things in my purse. The packaging is awful. I'm so angry. As for the formula, though it matches my skin and covers, it feels thick and icky on my skin. Its not worth it for me to ever own this again.
Lipstick -Maybelline - Color Sensational in Pearly Pink #720
Seashorechic 10/23/2011 9:36:00 PM
I have very fair skin, and was looking for a lipstick with a nice lightly frosted hue to it, so I tried this lipstick. Since this is the new line, I expected descent quality. I believe Pearly Pink #720 works better on women with a deeper skin tone. I had to layer and layer it on to make it show with my coloring. When I finally got the color to come out, I looked like I just ate a frosted cake. On top of that, it faded too quickly and dried my lips out. No more Maybelline lipstick for me.
Lotions/ Creams -Alba Botanica - Original Body Lotion
Seashorechic 10/1/2011 5:06:00 AM
The Fragrance-Free lotion is the one that I use b/c I am picky about scents. I love that this is like a basic body lotion, but instead of something bland like Curel or Jergens, its loaded with so many great antioxidants! Plus, its natural without any Parabens etc, so its a perfect lotion. Best part, my legs don't ever itch...anymore!
This is my go-to everyday mascara. I love that they make it in Black/Brown (so much better for a fair skin blonde). It's natural and not overly obtrusive, gives nice volume as it says, and it doesn't flake. Sometimes though it may smear a tiny bit, but not enough to irritate me. With most drugstore mascaras, I have found their formula feels very light, but thin, almost watery as it goes on. This has substance, but doesn't clump, and for that I love it.
This covers really well and is nice and creamy. It also looks natural. I use the lightest shade of the light/med concealer duo, so the med was a loss to me. My duo is almost gone now, but considering now I discontinued my Sheer Cover system experience a long time ago, I don't t know if I will repurchase it in the future.
I bought these cleansing cloths at Pharmaca and I am really pleased with them. They don't sting or dry out my skin. The smell is a tiny bit intense (probably the Patchouli), but I appreciate it, because its natural. Though in the future I may try another formula to get a different scent. I am tired of putting synthetic/semi-hazardous products on my body, so these give me what I need with peace of mind.
For a sulphate-free shampoo, it lathered extremely well. On the down side, it felt more like an average clarifying shampoo, which I had to follow with a good conditioner. I also thought I could handle the strong artificial-smelling grape scent, but I could not. However once my hair dried, it felt clean, smooth and in good shape. I was confused. After, I read the 5 star reviews on the coconut shampoo and I quickly exchanged the grape for the coconut. It makes sense the moisturizing coconut might work better, because it has better ingredients (coconut, jojoba and olive oil), and I trust the honesty of MUA reviewers. I had originally forgoed my first instinct for the coconut shampoo, so now I am excited to try it.
Clothes -Victoria's Secret - PINK Panty Collection
Seashorechic 7/16/2011 5:06:00 PM
I have a love/hate relationship with the PINK undies. I wear size small and I am blessed with a cute butt, so the boyshort styles give me a sexy coverage (unless a different material is used and they feel extra tight-I hate that). Style-wise, now that I am in my late 20's, I'm disappointed in PINK. I want to keep wearing their low-rise panties, but without with teenage drawings and ridiculously huge immature phrases. My boyfriend is even tired of seeing my butt with obscene words. I'm not a party girl anymore and it seems over the years the styles keep getting more over the top. My pet peeve is when I find a cute color or pattern and I turn it over to find something like "say hi to your boyfriend" or "wild in bed." VS is not making a very becoming statement for young women when they make these.
Treatments -Bumble & Bumble - Bumble and Bumble Creme de Coco Masque
Seashorechic 7/16/2011 4:32:00 PM
I got a sample of this at Sephora and I used the whole pack in one night. The smell is a wonderful cocoa scent. The consistency is med-thick, which means you need a decent blob to cover longer hair. I left it on for abt 8 mins in the shower. When I dried my hair, it felt thicker and moisturized more than other deep conditioners I have used. I would love to buy it, but their products are expensive (I believe close to $30). Soon in the future I will purchase it.
Shave Products -eos - Ultra Moisturizing Shave Cream in Vanilla Bliss
Seashorechic 7/16/2011 4:05:00 PM
It has a nice scent but the consistency is way too thin. You have to keep pumping more out, which is a waste. It settles on your skin to moisturize, which is nice, but that also means when you shave, it CLOGS the razor. I had to throw out a new razor b/c the blade was congested with EOS product. Although I will never buy the shave cream again, I loved that I could feel the moisturizing effects of the product, so I am tempted to try the regular lotion.
Fragrances -Victoria's Secret - Sexy Little Things Noir
Seashorechic 7/13/2011 3:57:00 AM
I always wanted to try a heavier, sexier scent for night time, but I was too scared because most heavier scents are too potent...until I found Noir! I feel like a woman when I spray this on and its very alluring. I would never wear during the day, but it is my go-to for nights out.