I used to absolutely love this stuff... I've bought it since it came out in 2004. Now I'm not sure why. 1) Accentuates my dry patches. Looks gross and cakey, and when I apply it I end up picking at my face more! 2) Doesn't last. At all. 3) Doesn't cover dark circles whatsoever!! I think it's best if you need light, blendable coverage for smooth, flawless skin. Otherwise, pass this product up.
My favorite new mascara! It's unlike any mascara I've tried, and I've tried lots of them. The brush is great; it applies beautiful volume without many strokes, something that most mascaras fail at. Great separation and length too. Almost like a fake lash effect. I got this for $6 or $7... a fantastic deal for the money!!! Definitely try it!
Blush -Bare Escentuals - Warmth All Over Face Color
carrie829 7/27/2009 8:00:00 PM
This is the best bronzer I've ever tried. I'm very, very pale and cool-toned, but it's difficult to find a product that looks natural. Most bronzers are packed with shimmer and look tacky. Just be sure to use a tiny amount to start out with, and buff it in really well. Beautiful, natural, buildable coverage. The container lasts an insanely long time! I feel like I'll be using this container for a couple years. Great great GREAT product!!!!
Mascara -Maybelline - Define A Lash Volume Mascara
carrie829 7/4/2009 1:50:00 PM
I love this mascara! Great definition, zero clumps. It lengthens very well too. As for volumizing... not so much. Don't buy this if you're looking for volume, but it performs perfectly in every other category. I have the brownish black, which is a very rich color perfect for my very fair complexion. I also love the original Define-a-lash in the green tube.
Styling Products -John Frieda - Frizz-Ease - Dream Curls- Curl Perfecter
carrie829 7/1/2009 8:45:00 PM
I was very very disappointed in this. It did NOTHING to "revive" or enhance my waves and curls... spritzing plain water does it better! It made my hair even frizzier and I just plain hate this product. A poor product from a great brand!
I have to change my previous review... I absolutely HATE this mascara. It was pretty expensive, and clumps like a cheap mascara! It clumps upon first brushstroke. It's so thick and gross and the little "combs" on the wand do nothing. Don't try it!
I hate this stuff!!! I had such high hopes because I'd heard 100% positive reviews. I'd never buy it again. The wand is too fat to hold! It makes it really uncomfortable and bulky. I'm not impressed with the bristles, they're too stubby and like a previous reviewer said, it gets the mascara everywhere *but* my lashes! A big time waster. I'm not impressed with the volume or definition either. Very disappointing mascara.
I don't know why this is getting so many negative reviews. It didn't have ANY smell to me! It was a teeny bit clumpy and smudged a bit under my eyes, but other than that, I really liked it. It gave my lashes great volume, fast. Not the best mascara ever but at the price, worth a try!
Styling Products -John Frieda - Frizz-Ease - Take Charge Style Managing Mousse
carrie829 6/22/2009 8:48:00 AM
I absolutely LOVE this stuff for my thick, wavy hair. I love how mousse gives volume to waves, but every other product I'd tried didn't define the waves at all. This stuff is wonderful... it combats frizz and holds my waves really beautifully. There's a slight crunch factor, but honestly, it's probably just because I use too much of the stuff! Even after sleeping on my hair, it still looks great and ready to go the next morning! It has NO ALCOHOL in it, which is the secret to why it works so well. For $5~$6, you really can't beat it. You have to try this one!!
Styling Products -TRESemme - Curl Care Flawless Curls Curl Enhancing Mousse
carrie829 6/18/2009 4:58:00 PM
Don't buy it!! This mousse really dries my hair out due to the fact it has alcohol in it. It doesn't hold my waves, and I feel like I'm playing catch-up all day with extra products to define and de-frizz my wavy hair! It's very inexpensive but definitely not worth it. A much better buy is Frizz-Ease Take Charge mousse; no alcohol, holds curls/waves, controls frizz!
I was disappointed in this powder! I had such high hopes. The consistency is nice, but the brush included is useless. It barely provides any coverage.... and the sponge included doesn't help the powder blend well. I haven't tried it with a big brush like other reviewers have suggested. The $34 price is a little steep for the quality of the product.