Hair -Avalon Organics Botanicals - Therapeutic Lavender Nourishing Shampoo
StellarBella 7/5/2009 11:14:00 PM
I bought this from Trader Joes in an attempt to soothe my head from an itchy scalp. I thought it might have been the chemicals in other shampoo that I was using, so I went for the organic kind without all the chemicals. The smell is great, but I don't think I'll repurchase because after about 7 uses everytime my hair feels the same--like it's just not clean enough. My roots feel oily and it is VERY hard to lather. Its frustrating really. I really like to have a good lather. My mom even told me that my hair looked like it wasn't clean and it had a residue on it. I didn't even mention the lathering problem. I guess I'll try something different next time.
Bronzers -New York Color - Sun 2 Sun Bronzing Powder
StellarBella 7/25/2008 3:45:00 PM
I bought this in Bronze Gold for 3.99 today at Target. I was looking for a bronzer to replace the last one that I must have lost. I really like it so far! I love that there are two shade right next to each other that you can have a high and a low light or mix together. It is really sheer looking, but gives a nice touch of color where you need it. The lid would be better if it didn't come all the way off, but that just means i'll have be careful with it. The texture is a nice consistency, too. It feels pretty smooth. Overall, I'm happy I made the purchase. I wasn't sure which shade to pick, so I just grabbed one. It seems to work for me. I have a light skin tone with yellow warm undertones.
I just bought this trio at Target today for 3.69. I have blue eyes and a light skin tone. I already have purples and golds for my eyes, but wanted a trio of browns. I really like the effects of this trio. I put the lightest color right below by brow, then cover the entire lid and above the lid with the next deepest shade and then the darkest shade i then again put on my lid until it hits the crease. The look is not dramatic or a night time look, but it is perfect for daytime, which I was looking for, since I can't really wear my deep purple shimmer during the day. It gives me kind of a daytime sultry look if that makes any sense. It is not pigmented as it looks, therefore it does not show up as bright, but again, it is perfect for daytime. In comparison to other trios at Target, it is on the cheaper side, but still works for me!
I reviewed this product a few years ago before trying too many other mascaras. I liked it then, but I even like it more now. I just bought my 2nd tube after going through 2 kinds--Define-a-Lash and L'Oreal Telescopic. I didn't like their brushes, they made my eyelashes clump constantly and they were hard. I used this again and my eyelashes were lengthened and separated and looking naturally better. They are not crispy, and although not a whole lot thicker looking, it might be because my lashes are clumped together looking like spiders. ew. Anyways, I really recommend it. It's a lot cheaper than anything else, too.
i got a recommendation to buy this, so i did. first of all, i don't like the brush. with my lashes, it makes them clump up and stick together. i don't know...maybe my eyelashes are on top of each other or really close together. it does a good job of making them darker, but i can't separate them once they are stuck. the mascara also makes my lashes crunchy and hard. i don't know what it is, but i just don't like it.
Styling Products -TiGi - Catwalk Curls Rock Curl Amplifier
StellarBella 5/25/2006 12:17:00 PM
My hair is thick and wavy and this was recommended by my hair stylist. It works pretty well to define my waves, but makes my hair stiff/crunchy. The price is around 14$. edit: i ended up buying it again because i saw a 2 for the price of one deal. it really does do a good job of making my hair curlier. you would think i curled my hair or waved it if you saw it compared to my hair without it. im still going to work with the product to see how much i actually need to use to avoid crunch because its hard to get this curl anywhere else
This is quite a red that can only be worn on fancy occasions. The cool thing about the packaging is that her signature is engraved on the tube when you take off the lid.
This is the "fire engine red". It was my mothers and she gave it to me. The color can only be worn for very fancy occasions. The lipstick is drying, too. If you want a red...this is it, though.
Lipstick -Estee Lauder - All Day Lipstick Frosted Apricot
StellarBella 6/7/2005 3:48:00 PM
This color is in the coral category which looks alright on my face but is more of a summer look than winter. The lipstick tends to be drying and will wipe off. The packaging is glitzy gold with ridges. This is not my fave, and I would not get it again.
This lip shimmer glides on silky smooth and is 100% natural which is nice to think about. It has a cooling affect on the lip which is also nice. It is a small tube .0975 oz but is good for carring in the purse or pocket. The color looks good on my fair skin eventhough it is not a pale color. In my opinion it isn't sheer. It does seem to bring some color to my face. I wouldn't say at all that this product is thick--it actually just feels like it sinks into your lips. I don't think it stays on all that long but if it did it would be drying. Hope this helps!
Lip Gloss -Christian Dior - DiorKiss "Lychee Rose 488"
StellarBella 6/6/2005 4:40:00 PM
I got a sample size of this and I love the color. I have fair skin and the purpely pink color really looked good on my lips. It makes lips really shiny with tiny shimmer. The package is a squeeze tube which I like--so you can bring it on the go and not have to have a brush or use your finger. The full size tube is US $20 and if you want to splurge for some of this Lychee Rose I would go to Sephora, try some on and then buy it. It may not look good on some skin tones but for me, it did. Hope this helped!!!
Makeup Brushes -Sonia Kashuk - Sonia Kashuk Limited Edition Brush Set with Case
StellarBella 12/27/2004 5:06:00 PM
These eight brushed are kept in a white case with latch closure. The brush heads are really soft and the handles are made nicely. Good distribution of powders and such. Contains blush brush, ;arge and medium eye shadow brush, nylon brush, angled eye shadow brush, small eyeshadow brush, lip brush and lash brow groomer. I think the whole thing is around 30 USD
It is a beautiful plum shadow that looks fantastic on my blue eyes and with black mascara it makes my eyes pop! Don't be afraid of what it looks like in the package. It is not that dark. Actually in a certain light it has an irridesence of pink with gold flecks. The packaging is pretty with a gold trim. You can get it at Walgreens for 2.99 USD
Eyeliner -Delux Beauty - Delux Beauty Eyeliner- Bootsy Brown [DISCONTINUED]
StellarBella 7/15/2004 5:46:00 PM
This was 15 bucks at Sephora. It works well and looks nice and is of course brown. Next time I would just get an eyeliner from a drugstore though. For people who think 15 is not bad I would recommend it. Afterall it does last a long time!
This lotion is in a tub and has a lovely scent like mangos and it really hydrates my skin. I recommend it!!! You'll love it. It is better than the more expensive Body shop Mango butter!!!!