Treatments -Unlisted Brand - Perfect Formula Pink Gel Coat
counting1234 10/2/2012 1:51:00 AM
My nails are reasonably healthy but a little bendy, so I bought this on QVC along with the crystal file and the clear version of this top coat. Like another reviewer mentioned, this is like a reinforcement for your nails while you are wearing it, though it won't do anything for them long term. I liked the look and feel of this, and also liked that if used as a base coat it helps color stick around much longer. I did not like that it became goopy with 1/3 of the product still there so for that reason I don't think I'll repurchase, it is impossible to apply. The price for that quality is just not right. My nails have not broken much, but I will give the credit to the crystal file. I keep using that and I love it.
Treatments -Unlisted Brand - Quimica Alemana nail hardener
counting1234 10/2/2012 1:39:00 AM
This stuff is amazing. I've only been using it for the past two weeks on and off, but my nails already feel stronger. It dries to a shiny, clear, natural look that lasts and sticks to the nail until you remove it. There's only thing that I'm not sure if it is good or bad, but it seemed to dry the tips of a few of my nails (only the tips) and little flakes of nail peeled off, however what remained is very hard and tough, not weak or breakable at all. I admit I was a little scared about feeling pain when applying this, but all I felt was a slight cool sensation on a few of my fingernails. My nails are reasonably healthy so that could be why I didn't have any issues with pain, though I would like to pint out that I have always been extremely careful not to let the product touch my cuticle/skin at all. I did notice that on one of my nails I somehow overapplied managing to touch a tiny area of skin, and that finger was sore for hours. Definitely use with caution.
Dries lightning fast, shiny, smooths out color but... Shrinks horribly, chips within hours, and dries out halfway though the bottle so it's not a good value at all. No thanks. I would not repurchase this and not even finish the goopy half bottle I have somewhere laying around.
Top/Base Coats -Essie - Good to Go! The Fastest Drying Top Coat
counting1234 8/9/2012 9:29:00 PM
I love this top coat. It dries quickly and to a smooth and super shiny finish. The strengthener I use as base coat sometimes makes my color bubble depending on the brand, but Essie Good To Go smooths everything out! It also makes my manicure last longer unlike Seche. My only gripe about this top coat is that I need to apply it while the polish is semi dry, otherwise I get a lot of shrinkage even if I wrap the tips. I will probably repurchase this when I run out.
Eyeliner -Mally Beauty - Evercolor Waterproof Automatic Eyeliner
counting1234 12/18/2011 6:24:00 PM
I don't normally use pencil eye liner because those I've used tend to scratch and smudge on me, so I stick to liquid eye liner. I tested the onyx on my mom who has the oiliest eye lids I have ever seen (eye liner smudges within moments!), but it held up pretty well. I also have a green and brown colors which are rather pretty.
Eye Shadow -Mally Beauty - long wearing shadow stick
counting1234 12/17/2011 2:28:00 PM
These are amazing to use when there isn't a lot of time to spare! So easy to use, the colors are beautiful, they don't crease, and last a long time on me. The only con I find on these is that they are a bit pricey. I received 3 of these in the recent Q's TSV and I love them all.
I bought into the hype for this mascara due to all of the amazing reviews it has, knowing that most products that are supposedly "amazing" don't usually work out for me (I'm looking at you, Wen). Anywho, I think this is an ok mascara. It doesn't clump or flake, and it does last however, it doesn't volumize as it claims. It is ok for me in terms of lenght and curl but I already have fairly long and curly eyelashes so this mascara is definitely not what I need. I received 3 of these in the Q's recent TSV, I gave one away and I'm keeping the other 2 to use as I wear mascara daily, but I seriously doubt I will repurchase.
This is the moisturizer in the blue "Moisture Balance" line. I have very dry skin that flakes and feels tight, it seems like the moment I turned 25 my skin changed completely for the worst. I'm pretty much always on the hunt for a moistuizer that will make my skin soft and comfortable because I feel my skin gets used to products somehow and returns horrible dry state. I really like this product, I've never had a bad experience with any Physicians Formula product I've tried so I'm glad I picked this up. It doesn't irritate me, break me out, and has done everything it says it does. My skin feels great and the flakes are gone! I have gone back to use my bare minerals foundation which I had stopped using because of the dryness of my skin. I hope this product continues to work well on me and if it does, I will definitely give the anti aging line a try.
Mascara -Maybelline - Volum Express The Falsies Flared
counting1234 12/10/2011 8:42:00 PM
I tried this in hopes it would perform better than the original falsies which I loved. It did not. It's pretty terrible in fact because it clumps and gives that horrible spider lashes look. It also irritated my eyes and I can't stand the horrible chemical roses scent.
Eyeliner -Maybelline - Line Stiletto liquid eyeliner
counting1234 12/10/2011 2:16:00 PM
I decided to buy this when I could not find the L'Oréal lineur intense in black and since I only use liquid eye liner, I chose this due to the similarity in applicator. I bought the blackest black color, it really is dark. This liner applies evenly and I like the slight shine it has. My only gripe is that in does flake a bit at the end of the day. I can see this being hard to use for someone without a lot of practice using liquid eye liner because it dries really fast.
Cleansers -L'Oreal - Go 360 Clean Deep Cream Cleanser
counting1234 9/3/2011 4:04:00 AM
I have dry skin and bought this thinking that it wouldn't dry out my face (I had previously used the green kind and thought it was ok). Boy was I terribly wrong. One use was enough to make my skin peel and crack, especially under my eyes. My skin was so dry it made me look 35 instead of 25. Will not buy again.
This is great stuff. Inexpensive, durable, and the colors are perfect. I use brunette and the color is the perfect brown, not too dark and not RED like many others. The powder is silky and goes on great with the brush the package includes. The twizers are useful as well, though I don't care much for the wax. My only complaint is that for whatever reason I can't find this locally anymore, at least not in the places I used to buy it so I have to buy it online. I thought for some time that it may have been discontinued but I'm thankful it has not. I take extremely good care of my eyebrows because if they are not perfect my whole face looks unfinished and this powder helps me achieve a great result. I get compliments on my eyebrows all the time.
Cleansers -Neutrogena - Make-up Remover Cleansing Towelettes
counting1234 6/25/2011 2:31:00 PM
I purchased these because I am extremely bad at taking off my makeup after a night out. I liked reading that they remove waterproof mascara and are soft. These do an ok job at getting the makeup off but I am not very impressed. They are greasy, not all that soft, and they make the skin around my eyes burn and my eyes themselves get extremely irritated if I am not careful enough and manage to get a bit of the cleanser in them. I'm not going to repurchase.
Moisturizers -Clinique - Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief
counting1234 6/22/2011 10:56:00 AM
The first time I used this cream I received it as a gift with purchase. The tiny little jar lasted me for almost a month, that is how little I needed for my skin to feel and look great. My skin glowed and my pores became smaller. I had been battling with my skin suddenly turning dry, I tried several drug store moisturizers prior to this and they did nothing. I have purchased the medium size jar and found the formula makes my T zone a bit oily... Could it be that my skin has adjusted to this moisturizer? I will probably continue to purchase as there is really nothing better than this for my skin right now.
I received this as a gift with purchase. I used this cream several times; the consistency feels rich and takes a while to absorb. As rich as this little cream feels it dried out my under eye area so much that my skin feels taut, uncomfortable, and to top it off it makes my fine lines even more visible. At first I thought it may be another new product I had tried that day, but I gave it another try yesterday and this is the culprit. It did nothing for the puffiness or darkness, maybe I just need to sleep more.