Mascara -Maybelline - Volum' Express The Mega Plush
TaraAliceBuckT 3/7/2013 9:17:00 PM
This is nice for a natural look. The formula is very "wet" and it's got a bendy wand. It can be annoying when you really want to coat your lashes. I would go to press the wand against my lashes and it would kind of bend back, lol. I felt like I really couldn't "get in" there and coat them. The wet formula was also annoying at times because if I was applying it quickly, it would kind of splash black on my eyelids which is SO annoying if I've already done my eyeshadow. One thing I do LOVE about this mascara is that it leaves my lashes feeling soft and natural, almost like I'm not wearing any mascara. I really dislike when a mascara leaves my lashes rock hard. I find it so irritating. This gives a full and soft look. I wouldn't call this formula volumizing, but my lashes did look a little fuller and longer. I use this on natural, simple makeup days.
Moisturizers -Clinique - Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel
TaraAliceBuckT 3/7/2013 9:02:00 PM
This was just ok. I like that it was lightweight and absorbed quickly, it wasn't too heavy or greasy for my oily, acne-prone skin. But it's really nothing special in my book, it's just nice for a little moisture.
Eyeliner -L'Oreal - HIP Color Truth Cream Eyeliner in Black
TaraAliceBuckT 3/7/2013 8:57:00 PM
Sigh. I just really dislike this liner. I got excited about it because it's a pretty good sized jar. However, it smudges like crazy and never really sets or locks in. I constantly had raccoon eyes. It also dried up on me super fast! I closed the jar tight and everything. Even when I would try to use it as an eyeshadow base for a smokey eye, it completely clumped and creased on me. Not happy at all.
I love Chance. I wore it for years and it's so nostalgic to me. It's feminine, not too musky or heavy, but has a nice weight to it. The staying power is crazy, you only need a couple sprays.
This is the ONLY thing that really keeps my dandruff at bay. I also like that they changed the formula to smell better. Years ago it completely stunk! If you have dandruff that will not quit- try this out. My big complaint is that it's pretty pricey for the amount of product you get, but the up side is that a little goes a long way.
Styling Products -Organix - Renewing Moroccan Argan Penetrating Oil
TaraAliceBuckT 3/7/2013 8:47:00 PM
This helped make my hair soft but it didn't do much for my dry ends. I do like the fact that this doesn't feel greasy in your hair. I thought it absorbed quickly. And the smell is sooooo good. I just don't think it's anything special in terms of performance.
Liquid -L'Oreal - True Match Super-Blendable Makeup SPF 17
TaraAliceBuckT 3/7/2013 1:18:00 PM
Love the product, hate the packaging. The foundation is extremely liquidy and it comes out of the bottle easily, but it's completely impractical when you're trying to control how much product comes out. I often get way too much product out than I desired. The product itself is great! The coverage is medium. I really love how blendable it is. It seriously looks like I'm not wearing any makeup in the sense that it doesn't look cakey. It's a very natural finish.
Hair -Unlisted Brand - MACADAMIA NATURAL OIL Deep Repair Mask
TaraAliceBuckT 3/7/2013 11:36:00 AM
I had seen a lot of hype over this. I'll start by saying that it's way overpriced. I was lucky enough to snag two for the price of one at Target. And even then, I still felt like it was too pricey. It's a really deep conditioner and it really feels good on your hair when you're rinsing it out. It also helps your hair feel softer, but after the first day it really doesn't seem to make that much of a difference. I have damaged hair and even though the mask does help soften my hair, the damage is still evident. It's not a crazy miracle worker that completely repairs my damaged hair. Unless the price drops, I won't be spending $20 on another glorified deep conditioner.
I'm so glad that I managed to snag these when I did. Maybe it was a complete play on nostalgia, but Alice in Wonderland is one of my favorite Disney movies. I have also used and enjoyed many EOS balms before. The adorable Mickey on the sphere, the fun names and corresponding flavors, even the outer packaging was so adorable. If I ever was a sucker for packaging, this was it.
This is my favorite scent from B&BW right after Coconut Lime Breeze. I buy the triple moisture body creams because they do not contain parabens like the lotions do. I also feel like the TMBC's give a longer lasting softness. Bali Mango is divine. It's sweet, juicy, & fruity.
This is nice! It seriously lasted me over 12 hours. It's got a nice creamy texture and it blends extremely well. I didn't follow up with a powder because it gave me a nice dewy finish. My only complaint was that it kind of creased up in the corners of my nose and in the fine lines under my eyes, but then again I didn't use a primer beforehand. Overall it's nice and I love that Tarte uses such nice ingredients in their products.
This was the first high-end blush that I bought years ago. I was at a benefit counter and one of the girls put it on me. It completely changed the way my face looks. It brings out my cheeks bones and brightens up my face so much. I'm fairly pale and even though this looks a bit intimidating in the pan, it's definitely buildable. It has a shimmer to it, but it's not crazy sparkly. I love wearing this year-round. In the summer when I've got more of a tan, it adds a nice touch of warmth to my face. In the winter when I am my most pale, it adds such a beautiful dusty rose color to my cheeks. Dallas has been a favorite of mine for years
Such a beautiful blue-toned green color. Love using this on my lower lash line with neutral looks. It gives it a little something extra. This isn't the creamiest pencil but it's definitely not the driest I've ever used. I don't have to tug at my eyes, I just have to run it over the lash line a few times to get the pencil to warm up and spread. I'm not a huge fan of the true pencil liners, I prefer the twist up versions, but this is such a beautiful color that I'll continue to purchase it and sharpen it down
Eyeliner -Maybelline - Eye Studio Master Precise Ink Pen Liner
TaraAliceBuckT 2/23/2013 3:03:00 PM
I loved this when I first bought it. The liner was such a jet black color and the felt tip pen was nice for application. Now that I've been using this for a couple of months, I can't tell if it's running out or what. I guess maybe there's not as much product anymore and even though it's still giving me liner, it's not as opaque. Sometimes I apply this to the lash line and it starts looking kind of watery and almost grey. I find myself having to let it dry and then go over it again to try and get a more opaque black color. I've also noticed that over time the felt tip pen point has bent a little bit. For how much I paid, it was good for a little while. I don't think I'd be repurchasing again though.
I've been using this for years and I just keep coming back to it. I've tried off-brand versions and even pricier versions and this is hands down the best. I like that the scrub is nice and thick and doesn't have too much of a creamy filler. I don't find this to be too abrasive for my skin, but I might tell someone with sensitive skin to be weary of it. It does a great job of sloughing off all the dead skin on my face and really getting all the oil off, especially around the corners of my nose.