Fragrances -Bath and Body Works - Orange Sapphire ] [DISCONTINUED]
ariannalynn 6/23/2011 7:32:00 PM
I love the scent of this. I got it half off because it's being discontinued, unfortunately. But I think this is a great, refreshing scent. I get compliments on it a lot.
This is absolutely horrible! I bought it for around $2 at CVS because the shade Lust was 75% off. The first time I tried it out, it was okay. The stain lasted pretty long. The color was way different than the tube (It was like brown. Not really wearable...) I figured I'd save it for days when I didn't want to reapply lip color. But now I can't do that...Because the marker end won't even work anymore! The marker is dried up and parts of it seem like they flaked off. I can't get any color off of it at all! I used it ONCE! I got this on clearance and I'm still really mad that it's completely useless. Honestly, if I had paid the full $10 for this stain, I would've returned it in a second. But even though it was on clearance, I'm still returning it. Please, do not waste any money on this product! It is CHEAP! Just a terrible product!
I love these eyeliners. I have three: Satin Blue, Black, and Black Brown. They're the eyeliners that I just instinctively will reach for. These pencils glide on so easily but aren't too creamy. The packaging is also great. My favorite part about these is that they only cost $3 and I barely ever have to sharpen them because they last so long. They don't smudge or run down my face (even in the heat!). They also last a pretty long time on the waterline. I think these are definitely my HG eyeliners! EDIT: I thought these were amazing before, but I got a little emotional today and started crying. This liner stayed completely in place! Didn't run down my face at all! I know they're not advertised as waterproof, but in my opinion they definitely are!
Lip Gloss -Cover Girl - Wetslicks Fruit Spritzers-Tangerine
ariannalynn 5/22/2011 6:24:00 PM
I already had one of these and had a coupon for $5 off at Ulta, so I figured I'd get this flavor for practically free. My other one was very sheer and shiny. This one is actually pretty pigmented. It gives my lips the prettiest coral sheen. The only con is that these glosses don't last long, but for the pretty color and great taste, I don't think it's something to be extremely worried about!
I love the NYX Jumbo pencils because they're so easy to apply as a base. This is my most used one because I wear neutrals almost every single day. it makes neutral colors pop. I also can wear this creamy shadow all by itself if I absolutely have to. This is a lot like the shimmery taupe color in the Revlon Not Just Nudes but you get a lot more product in this. I'd definitely recommend it.
Eye Shadow -Cover Girl - Eye Enhancers Trio - Shimmering Sands
ariannalynn 5/9/2011 6:52:00 PM
This is a no brainer trio for everyday. It would match pretty much any outfit. The colors are pigmented, but not so much that they can be overdone. It creates a nice subtle look for me. I like to use this trio with a little black eyeliner and mascara for school because it's so natural, but I also think it'd be good if you were going for neutral summer makeup. This is definitely a quad that I would call a great staple for any collection. The only complaints are the packaging (really, it's kind of sad. my lid feels like it's going to break off and I just got it not that long ago. It's also a bit boring) and the fact that I wish there was a bit more of a difference between the colors. It does make it easy to use, but I wish the crease color was a little darker so I could get a bit more definiton
Lip Gloss -Cover Girl - Fruit Spritzers-Watermelon Splash
ariannalynn 5/9/2011 6:47:00 PM
I love love love this gloss! It's a sheer, juicy red color on the lips. It doesn't last as long as others would, but it's not that difficult to reapply and I don't mind it that much. Especially since there are many things about this gloss that make it great. It's not sticky like most glosses can be and look very natural and shiny. The color is flattering. It also smells and tastes completely delicious. I think it's a great everyday gloss because of the light color. it can go with basically any look. This gloss is also one of the few ones that I don't feel the need to put a balm under. It's very moisturizing all on its own. It says they're supposed to improve the condition of your lips over time. I don't know if it's true or not, but it definitely doesn't dry them out. The only thing is that I didn't get this until it was on sale. I think $5 is a little pricey considering there's not a lot of color payoff and tube glosses like this go quickly. But if you catch a good sale definitely pick one up. I know I'll be getting the other flavors!
Eyeliner -NYX - Eye / Eyebrow Pencil 910 Satin Blue
ariannalynn 5/2/2011 6:00:00 PM
This is a great liner! I'd been wanting to try a blue eyeliner, and got this one because it was about $3 at my Ulta. I'm so glad I picked this up. It's a light blue, a little lighter than the bottom of the pencil looks when you pick it out. It doesn't show up as extremely bright either. It goes on as a nice soft blue. It makes my eyes look really big, and the blue on the waterline looks pretty if you're standing close to someone (although it doesn't go on super pigmented on the waterline, but that's a good thing because it keeps it subtle). I did reapply throughout the day, but just because I wanted a brighter pop of blue on my waterline. The best part about this liner is that it doesn't smudge! Almost every single eyeliner I use will smudge on me, or it will kind of gather in my inner corner. But this one stayed exactly where I put it. That's definitely great considering I have pretty watery eyes. I do have another in Black Brown, and I'm hoping that works just as well. I'd definitely recommend the NYX liners, and Satin Blue is a great color to try!
I was buying another Ulta shadow when they were BOGO so I figured I'd get this as a nice simple color I could use for just about anything. It's good for all over the lid if I'm in a rush. I also like to it to highlight the browbone/inner corner if I use a light hand. The Ulta shadows are really good quality and I really like this color!
I got this because I've tried Ulta shadows before and really liked them. I didn't have any color in my collection that quite looked like this and Ulta makeup was Buy One Get One so I figured I might as well try it. This is a really pretty peachy bronze color. It's great to just put all over the lid. I especially like pairing this with blue eyeliner for a great summer look! I've heard it's like a more pigmented version of All That Glitters by MAC, but I don't have that shadow, so I can't make the comparison. All I know is that I love this color! It's reasonably priced as well.
There is absolutely no need for eye makeup remover if you have baby oil in the house. Put some on a cotton ball, press it to your eye, then wipe it away. It's a great makeup remover because it removes almost every trace of makeup. It's cheaper than eye makeup remover as well. The bottle lasts a long time, too. A must-have!
Treatments -Unlisted Brand - Galderma - Epiduo (aka Tactuo in Canada)
ariannalynn 4/29/2011 8:24:00 PM
Epiduo saved my life. I used to have terrible acne, little bumps all over my face and some sore ones. I was prescribed this about two years ago, and I'm still using it today. (I have been given a new trial prescription, but just to see if my skin might react a little bit better to it). This cured my acne! I will warn you that when you start using this product, it is going to scare the hell out of you. In the beginning, it breaks you out like no other. The way it works is that it brings out all the bacteria in your pores to the surface and then heals those pimples. This only lasts a few weeks, then your skin will regulate a little bit more. After that initial start up, it starts healing pimples much quicker. I was left with a bit of scarring, but it hasn't seemed permanent. Most of it cleared up quickly. Over time my skin has been getting clearer and clearer. I have gotten compliments on how my skin is clear and even has a very nice tone to it since I've used this. It's great! It's definitely something to look into if you're suffering from acne. Check with your dermatologist if you have mild-moderate acne, because this could be a miracle worker for you!
Polishes -Sally Hansen - Xtreme Wear - Blue Me Away
ariannalynn 4/29/2011 8:10:00 PM
I love this polish! It's the most perfect blue color I've come across. It's one of those polishes that I keep going back to, because I love wearing it. It makes a great summer color, but I think you could easily wear it all year round. It also costs only $2. I know a lot of people say you have to put on a lot of coats of a polish for it to show up, but I only use one coat of this polish and it's perfectly opaque. Must buy!
Polishes -Sally Hansen - Xtreme Wear - Mint Sorbet
ariannalynn 4/29/2011 8:07:00 PM
I love this shade. I'd been wanting a minty green shade for a while, and when I saw this it really caught my eye. This polish only costs $2, which is a huge plus. It lasts me about a week on my nails. I get a lot of compliments on this color when I wear it. One of my favorite polishes!
Eye Shadow -NYX - Jumbo Eye Shadow Pencil - French Fries
ariannalynn 4/27/2011 7:09:00 PM
I love the NYX Jumbo Pencils. I like cream shadows, but I find that I always can run out of them quickly. So I needed a brown cream shadow for a base, and picked out this bronze-y gold color. It makes a great base for almost any neutral look if you put on a sheer wash. This would also be good to wear alone. Add a little mascara and then you're out the door! Definitely a great buy because it's so versatile