Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Meow EDP by Katy Perry
ToriBiohazard 2/2/2013 3:09:00 PM
I love Meow! It's so soft and sweet smelling. The fragrance lasts on me all day, but it's not crazy overpowering. It's just the perfect hint of something sweet and interesting. Warm, comfortable, and inviting. Plus the bottle is just insanely adorable. Especially for a crazy cat lady like me!
I don't really have oily skin, but I decided to pick up some blotting sheets just for my rouge skin days. Ever since I started using these, I can't stop! I'm always surprised at how much oil it draws from my skin, even though I typically have dry skin! Since I'm mostly dry, I only need to use them once or twice a day. But they don't mess up my makeup or smudge anything, and they don't leave a powdery residue or anything like that. They're super cheap, and totally worth it! Going to be buying NYX blotting sheets for life!
I love these polishes. They're pretty much the only drugstore alternative to a holographic polish! However, I find that the particles that make it holographic could be more dense with these. The holo is definitely there, but it's not as strong as some other holos I've seen!
Generally speaking, I'm extremely intimidated by lipsticks. However, if you put it in a pencil form, I seem to be able to handle it xD This pencil glides on so smoothly, and the pencil makes application fool-proof. This is what I keep in my purse for when I'm on the run and just need something. Love Child is a perfect soft pink thats universally flattering. It doesn't dry my lips out like crazy, and it doesn't need a lip liner because it stays put all by itself! I also like that this product doesn't have any noticeable smell or taste. The generic cheap lipstick smell and taste sickens me! But this is odor free, it's the perfect lip pencil for me!
I find that this product DOES help my nails get a little strong, and less bendable and prone to breaking. However, it can have a weird consistency, and doesn't help my nails over time. Only when I have it on. Polish on top of this can bubble for me, and I'm not sure if it's because of this or something else, but since I've been using this as a base coat, I find that my nail polish tends to peel off in full sheets! So weird!
I decided to give these a try, they were on sale at a local store. The pre-cut shapes just did not work for my nail shape and curves. I found that instead of just cutting off the end of my nail, it kind of stretches and doesn't break off. The texture of the finish on your nail is just odd. Somewhat, sticky? I don't know. And when used with a topcoat, it just bubbles. Plus once you open the package, you can't keep the strips you didn't use =[ I'd rather spend the time on my nails!
Lip Treatments -eos - Lip Balm Sphere - Summer Fruit
ToriBiohazard 2/2/2013 3:03:00 PM
A cool container is not enough to disguise a mediocre lip balm. These did nothing for me. I put it on, and it just sat ontop of my lips. And hour or two later, I felt the need to apply more lip balm because my lips were dried out again. Plus with the odd shape, once you get about halfway through it, the product just becomes awkward to use and apply. Cute idea, but you're better off purchasing something that actually works.
Yes, MAC is great. However, I don't think MAC is the BEST out there. I absolutely adore my sketch eyeshadow. The color is so gorgeous and unique! This one applies nicely, but some of the other colors can be a little chalky. Sometimes it can be difficult to get the color in the pan, onto your lids. I expect great pigmentation when I buy MAC shadows, but sometimes they do fall short of 'the best'.
I LOVE these glitter nail polishes. It's not your average glitter, it's massive chunky glitters, seriously like little gems in every bottle! As with any glitter polish, they can be a little difficult to work with and remove, but the outcome is just so gorgeous and eye-catching. I definitely want more of them. I can imagine layering different colors would just be so gorgeous!
I literally can't think of anything bad to say about this palette. Theres a great range of neutrals and darkened colors. It makes it easy to make a simple smokey eye, or play up a little bit of color without getting too intense and vibrant. The colors have great pigmentation to them, and apply like a dream. So velvety and smooth to apply and blend!
Eye Shadow -Wet 'n' Wild - Color Icon Single - Kitten 257A
ToriBiohazard 2/2/2013 2:58:00 PM
These went on sale at a local store, and the colors had been luring me closer and closer to buying them for a long time. So I finally gave in and bought a couple. I seriously don't know why I didnt' buy these SOONER! The colors are vibrant, the texture is to die for, and they apply and blend like a dream. So comparable to high end shadows. And at the $2 price range, there is no reason for you not to own them all. Whats even better, is that there are a fair amount of shimmery shades, some glittery shades, and even some matte shades. (Including a gorgeous matte black). Wet N Wild seriously hit the nail right on the head with these babies! I want to buy them all and stick them in a Z-Palette!
Shampoo -TRESemme - Hydrology Balancing Moisture Shampoo
ToriBiohazard 2/2/2013 2:57:00 PM
First of all, this review goes for any Tresemme shampoo I've tried, there's only two available to review on Beautylish, so I just picked this one. Tresemme shampoos have just never, ever been nice to my hair. They clean, and get the job done, but they leave my hair feeling extremely dry and brittle after I rinse. My hair just feels rough after using this. Conditioner helps relieve it a little bit, but if I use Tresemme conditioner, it's almost impossible to get it all the way out of my hair! I'm always left with conditioner in my hair once I get out of the shower. I never have that problem with any other conditioners! Tresemme is just a no-go for me all around.
I had been really, REALLY wanting this palette for a long time, I finally bit the bullet and purchased it on sale. However, the colors are just almost unusable. They are extremely pigmented (Which is a great thing!) but they're nearly impossible to blend. Even with the lightest touch, it's still a blotchy mess on me. =/ I'll probably keep it around just for using on other people, instead of hauling blushes around, but all in all, I'd never buy another one. Even for other people, I'd almost rather haul blushes around than try to work with this.
Lip Treatments -Fresh - Fresh Brown Sugar Lip Polish
ToriBiohazard 2/2/2013 2:55:00 PM
I got a sample of this, and I really REALLY wanted to try it. But after using it at least a dozen times now, I don't really think it does ENOUGH. It smells great, and gently exfoliates, but my lips still feel dry and peely after I've used it, and followed with a lip balm. The actually exfoliating granules seem very sparse in the product itself. And using more, doesn't mean it works better. I love Fresh, but unfortunately, this was a mediocre product for me. I would definitely not pay the price to buy the full size of this.
Okay, so I got a sample of this from sephora at once point in time, and decided to try it out, since I'm on the hunt for a new mascara. I love the brush, it eliminates any and all clumps, however, I feel that the formula actually weighs my lashes down. Which counteracts the curling effect this claims to have. However I've found a combo that works for me. I apply this mascara, then apply cover girl lash blast on over it (my current mascara I'm loving) This gives me more volume and helps 'lift' my lashes that the Stila had weighed down. As for wear, I have no problems with this flaking or smudging through the day. It stays pretty put, and I like that! Don't have any problems with removing it either, I don't have to assault my eyelashes to get it off. In the end, I wouldn't spend the money to buy a full size of this. I'll use my mini up, but wouldn't splurge on a mascara that needs help from another mascara. *For reference, I normally do NOT curl my lashes every day. Mine are naturally quite long, so I don't bother curling them*