I love this lip balm! It smells great, tastes yummy, and is pretty moisturizing. It's also dirt cheap! My lips get dry very easily so I always have several of these and Vaseline's lip therapy stashed throughout my home, purses, jackets, car.... Will definitely continue to repurchase.
I really love the texture and coverage of this BB cream. It's thicker than most and gives a good medium-full coverage. It's honestly covers better than my Almay Skin Clearing foundation! I have the #2 color and it matches me pretty well (not sure what MAC color I am but sand beige in Almay and warm sand in Bobbi Brown Skin). I do wish it were a little more on the yellow side. If I wear it several days in a row, I will break out a little but nothing catastrophic. My skin honestly hates most liquid or cream foundations. I'd say the staying power is better than most BB creams or tinted moisturizers but not quite on par with an oil-controlling foundation. Overall, it's currently my favorite BB and I'll continue to purchase until I find something better.
Huge thanks to MUA for turning me onto this! I put about 5 tablets in my hand, add a couple of drops of water to each one and wait a few seconds for them to break down into a coarse powder, then add a couple squirts of honey and about a teaspoon of kaolin clay (to thicken and absorb oil), apply to face and leave on for about 30 minutes. I remove by adding a little water and scrubbing around, which exfoliates really well. Result is smooth, soft, glowing skin! Love it! I get uncoated aspirin at Walgreens. $3.99 for 500 tablets. Cheap, easy and effective. :)
For the first week that I owned this mascara, I thought it was a little purple tube of awesomeness. After that though, things started going downhill. This mascara dries out super fast. After 3 weeks, it still gives length and some volume but leaves my lashes looking kinda scraggly (imagine your eyelashes having really bad split ends). It also starts flaking pretty bad by the end of the day, and while it isn't really smudgy, if you get so much as one drop of water on your lashes, you will have one heck of a mess on your hands. I know it's not waterproof but since CG Lash Blast can survive a little rain or brief crying spell, I was hoping this one would too. Overall, it's not the worst mascara I've ever used but I definitely won't purchase again; there are much better mascaras out there for roughly the same price.
Beautiful color! This is a very warm, shimmery bronze. The texture is super smooth, blends beautifully. There are a million ways to wear this eyeshadow. One of my favorite quick, everyday looks is a wash of Naked Lunch or Stila Kitten with this in the outer V, brightens sleepy eyes right up. :)
Concealers -Almay - Clear Complexion Blemish Healing Spot Concealer
SoSleepy 6/23/2010 10:29:00 PM
This is my HG concealer and has been for years. It goes on smooth, blends easily and stays on all day. Plus, it has salicylic acid to help treat blemishes! One tube lasts forever and a day too. Great stuff, love it. :)
Lip Gloss -Cover Girl - Fruit Spritzers Gloss- all colors
SoSleepy 6/14/2010 10:23:00 PM
Awesome lip glosses! I currently own guava, watermelon, papaya and plum and love each and every one of them. Guava gives a very slight light pink tint, watermelon a pretty berry pink tint, papaya a slight coral tint and plum a very noticeable shimmery mauve-plum tint. They all smell delicious, have just a hint of sweet fruity taste and give a nice glossy finish. They're also by far the most moisturizing lip glosses I've ever used. Two thumbs up and will definitely repurchase. :)
Treatments (Eye) -Olay - Total Effects Eye Transforming Cream
SoSleepy 6/14/2010 10:14:00 PM
This eye cream was recommended to me by a friend and I have to say, I love it. It moisturizes my eyes better than anything else I've tried, never irritates them (and they are very sensitive) and has no scent. I'm on my third jar and can honestly say that my under eye circles are a little lighter and the fine lines around my eyes have diminished. Love love love this stuff and will definitely continue to repurchase.
Moisturizers -Clinique - Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel
SoSleepy 6/14/2010 10:07:00 PM
Not a fan. This stuff left a weird film on my skin and also broke me out. It had a very strong smell and wasn't even that moisturizing. Kind of a waste of money, honestly. The only nice things I really have to say about it are that it was fairly inexpensive (cheaper than my HG Newport Cosmeceuticals, which I will never stray from again) and the packaging was nice and simple (squeeze tube).
Lip Gloss -Cover Girl - Wetslicks Fruit Spritzers-Papaya
SoSleepy 6/13/2010 7:17:00 PM
I absolutely LOVE this gloss! It smells delicious, has a subtle sweet taste, moisturizes beautifully and gives just a tiny hint of coral color plus plenty of shine. I'm not a big fan of opaque lip glosses so these fruit spritzers are perfect for me. The staying power isn't fantastic but it's relatively cheap and easy to reapply so I'm not put off by that. :)
This is my "going out" foundation. I can't use it everyday or it breaks me out, plus it just feels too heavy for everyday usage but for 1-2 nights a week, it's great! I'd call it medium-heavy coverage. I usually don't need any concealer except under my eyes when I use this as it covers just about anything and everything. My biggest gripe is that it doesn't come in a pump bottle. I *hate* pouring foundation out. Overall though, good stuff.
Lip Gloss -Cover Girl - Wetslicks Fruit Spritzers - Guava Splash
SoSleepy 5/28/2010 10:41:00 PM
I really like this gloss. It gives a very sheer light pink tint to lips which is exactly what I was looking for. It feels really moisturizing and also smells and tastes really nice. Good price too. Will definitely buy again when I run out and plan to try the other flavors too. :)
Ok, I don't know if I got a bad tube or what but mine both smelled and tasted like cheap cough syrup. It also kind of burned my lips. Maybe it was just a bad batch but I'm not willing to try another one to find out. I'll stick to the original from now on.
Self Tanners -Banana Boat - Summer Color Self-Tanning Mist
SoSleepy 5/27/2010 10:37:00 PM
There are a few things I really liked about this tanner. It smells like oranges which is really nice. It blends easily and feels really moisturizing. It doesn't really work for me as a sunless tanner, however. It gives barely any color at all (making it more like a sunless glower) and what tiny bit of color I get washes right off as soon as I shower. The price is really great but for me, it's just not worth it to have to reapply every single day.
Treatments -Unlisted Brand - Bye-Bye Blemish - Drying Lotion
SoSleepy 5/27/2010 10:24:00 PM
I love this stuff! I had stopped using it for years because I couldn't find it (I now order it online) and oh man, I have no idea how I went this long without it. It's a life saver. It can shrink a zit overnight or completely eliminate one in 2-3 nights. LOVE it!