Eye Primer -Urban Decay - Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Original (UDPP)
ashunbaybee 11/28/2009 10:02:00 PM
I LOVE THIS PRODUCT! I was so skeptical about buying an eyeshadow primer because I don't really care about eye shadows/etc.. I'm an eyeliner, mascara type of girl. But this product changed my mind. I took it out, put it on my eyelid, and packed some cheap eyeshadow on my lid. WOW! The colors looked FANTASTIC (and they looked really dull before hand). Seriously, this product is great. It is a bit expensive, but definitely worth it because I think it will last a long time. My ONLY complaint is the packaging. Its Gross kind of because when I screw the lid back on, some primer oozes out and builds at the base of the lid.. It looks gross and its a waste of product. I would deifnitely change the way they package this.. Possibly, stick it in a pot like MAC's paintpots.. That would be nice.
Okay, I use to LOVE Bare Essentuals. Until I realized that it would fade within an hour of wear! Plus, the mineral veil is the worse (the one that comes with the starter kit). I use it to set my liquid foundation and it does not work (has no holding power). In addition, it leaves my face PINKISH. Yeah, I know, not cute. My friend wears it too and in the morning, she looks extremely flushed too.. which doens't look good when you are naturally darker.
I purchased this nail polish after I saw xteener wearing it (youtube), and I love it! THe color is a pastel purple and gorgeous! Easy to apply (though it does take two applications).. I am just really loving the color right now!
This is my FAVORITE lip gloss EVER. Its cheap and the color is gorgeous. I thought it might be pink colored but its actually very nude and looks good.. Not hyper shiny like some lip glosses can be. Admittedly, it does have a weird taste (but you shouldn't be licking it anyway) and I wish that it wasn't packaged the way it is (I'd rather have a tube where you can pull out a lip wand)... But I'll definitely be repurchasing when I buy from eyeslipsface.com again!
Eye Shadow -E.L.F. - Studio Line Single Eyeshadow in Amethyst
ashunbaybee 11/28/2009 9:54:00 PM
Used with my urban decay primer potion and this eye shadow does the trick for any smokey eye! Great cheap buy.
This product is durable and great for stippling on foundation/setting your face with powder/minerals. It is soft to touch and much better than my bare essentuals brushes. Would buy again if something ever happened to this one. Super cheap too!
H to the Ell No! This "no chip" top coat should be renamed to "Will chip instantly"! I tried it and a CHUNK of nail polish fell off within an hour. I tried it again, repainting the nail and again.. the nail would chip almost instantly.. if not on the same day, it will chip the next day. It does leave a shiny finish but WHO CARES when your nail color will be gone anyway. Awful. DO not buy
Skincare - Body -Unlisted Brand - Egyptian Magic Healing Cream
ashunbaybee 11/8/2009 3:38:00 AM
I have some acne scars, minor rosecea in my cheeks, and break outs once in a while on my t zone. I purchased this cream, hoping that this would improve my acne scars and the overall condition of my skin. I've been using this for over a month now and I would say that this does not create dramatic changes. I've been keeping watch of two of my largest acne scars and to be honest, they did actually somewhat disappear. But there are definitely other ones on my that face remain. The overall condition of my face has been left unchanged. Moreover, I don't think that this is good when you're breaking up.. I think it might just aggravate it, especially during that time of the month. It does however leave your skin soft. People also suggest that you use this cream for other things, such as lip blam, etc. But when I had extremely dry patches on my skin, this did not work. Even on my face, the dryness did not go away after application. Its surprising because the cream looks and feels extremely oily, almost like vaseline, when you use it. Overall, for the price, I would NOT purchase again. I have a lot left and I'm just "EH" about it.. I wish it was better and really was magic. Don't try it, save your money. You will not get any dramatic changes.
Okay I have to redo my initial review in which I gave this product 4 stars. I really wanted to believe that a cheaply priced drugstore foundation would work for me, but it DIDN'T. I used it for about 3 weeks and was not impressed. Yes, this foundation will stay on you, but the red spots on my cheeks eventually emerged. Moreover, when you put on the foundation, it just sticks on to your skin, it doesn't blend, and makes me feel somewhat like death. The way it smells is HORRIBLE. I really hate it and I hate the way it makes my brushes smell the same. The pros is that, yes it does stay and yes it is matte and leaves your face somewhat oil free. However, I will be sticking to my Prescriptives foundation because this just didn't do it for me.
So I went to Walgreens, looking for a cheap black nail polish. I was about to buy a Sally Hansen one, when I saw this Sinful nail polish for much cheaper ($1.99 +tax). I bought it, a little hesitant, but deciding that I might as well give it a try since its only 2 dollars. I used it, and it was great! One coat had enough color, but I did two anyways (as it is my routine). I did not use a base/top coat, and it lasted me a good 2.5 weeks (with a few chips starting at week 1). This is a REALLY good nail polish. I usually use Maybelline and Sally Hansen but I think I'm going to change now. The quality is definitely comparable and it has the lasting ability. However, it does not dry fast (it dries as a normal nail polish will), but I'm willing to wait 5 more minutes! Wonderful, go buy it! Definitely the only nail polish I will bother investing in. CHEAP AND DURABLE!
Powder -Bare Escentuals - bare Minerals Foundation #2/#3 & Mineral Veil
ashunbaybee 9/24/2009 8:17:00 PM
I used Bare Escentuals when I first started out with face/skin make up. However, as time progressed, I got really sick of having to touch up my face every two hours. Plus, my skin is combination, so it can get oily and dry, and on the dry days, the condition of my skin was very apparent. In addition, they have very few colors to choose from. The medium beige was too dark for my skin and the medium was wayyy to light. I would recommend this as a starter or for someone whose skin is not bad to begin with. Otherwise, I'd skip it.
I have used this foundation for over a year now. This was the first foundation that matched my skin so well, so I continued to use it. I like the matte look that it gives you when you first put it on. However, as the day goes on (maybe about 2-3 hours later), it starts to disappear. Note, I do have combination skin but even when my skin is drier, you begin to see my blemishes. I really like its beginning look but the fact that it doesn't stay too well is pushing me to try something new. Maybe its just my skin tone and it'll work better for others out there :)
Curling your lashes makes all the difference! My friend even asked if I was wearing fake eyelashes! Doesn't leave clumps and extends your lashes
Mascara -Unlisted Brand - Magic Lash Mascara Enhancer
ashunbaybee 2/9/2009 1:39:00 AM
THIS PRODUCT IS A MIRACLE!! I have tried a variety of mascaras (expensive Dior ones to cheaper Cover Girl ones) and even mascara primers that work like this... But not as effectively. Point is, this mascara enhancer is wonderful. It takes a bit of time since you have to apply it more, but it definitely works. It gives me baby doll eyes and I'm just in love. I've already worked my way through 2 tubes and am still going. The lady at www.overallbeauty.com is EXTREMELY nice too so make sure to buy it there! <3