Moisturizers -Unlisted Brand - Extra Virgin Olive Oil
crystalnoir 4/18/2013 5:57:00 AM
I know, I know. Olive oil as a beauty product sounds ridiculous.Let me change your mind! I started dabbing olive oil onto my face five days ago and it has worked absolute wonders. I don't have problem skin--just run of the mill combination skin and a pimple every blue moon (usually due to academic stress)--but my dark spots and acne scars are fading and I've noticed that my face looks less red, too. I have oily skin and was very hesitant to try this because I'm, well, slathering fatty oil all over my face, but it's super absorbent and doesn't make you look more oily or anything. Quite the opposite. Another benefit: IT'S CHEAP AS HELL and you probably have olive oil in your kitchen pantry right now! Go try it!
I have the supercharged body scrub of this scent and it's amazing! I think it's discontinued, though.
Shampoo -Clairol - Herbal Essences- Hydralicious Self-Targeting shampoo
crystalnoir 2/24/2013 6:48:00 PM
Amazing!!!!!! Probably one of my favourite shampoo and conditioners, honestly. My hair is wavy, thick, and prone to oil, so I try to stay away from products that completely dry out my hair. This doesn't. It works great, smells incredible, and I will definitely rebuy. Holy Grail status.
Stay away, ladies. I've never used a product that made my hair feel so heavy and down-trodden. My hair is thick, wavy, and prone to oil, and this shampoo/conditioner made it even oilier...I don't know, I've only used it four times, but once the bottle's done, I'm never repurchasing. Seriously, all day I feel like I haven't washed out my conditioner--THAT is how your hair feels. The only reason why this has three stars is because it makes my hair look reaaaally good in photographs and smells lovely.
Doesn't do a damn thing for my blackheads (because they're just sooooo ingrained into my nose, I think, ughh), but works like a charm on my white heads! Sickly satisfying looking at them on the pore strip. Better on there than my nose. I use these maybe once a month.
I'm half Filipino and half Italian, so my skin colour is olive/wheatish and this lipstick looks very bright on me. Not a great bright, though, and definitely not suitable for day-time use. I guess if I were aiming for a whimsical night out, I'd wear it.
Surprisingly works really, really well. The price is great, too! It's a dollar, for chrissake. My eye-shadow doesn't need to be re-applied throughout the day, but there is a slight fade, so I took a star away. Maybe I'm not using enough of it. Regardless, I would definitely repurchase.
I don't even know, man. I never use this product consistently, but my stretch marks have faded...and I don't know if they naturally faded away, or if my sporadic application of this product helped...all I know is that I won't repurchase. This stuff is expensive, lord, and I'd rather just use cocoa butter.
Why the hate? For the money (I believe I payed $5.50), it works very well. My only complaint is that it takes a few strokes to create a defined opaque line, but at times I kinda like that because if I screw up, it's easy to correct. I like the brush, too, and it's a cute bottle. Don't ignore it if you don't have hazel eyes (what it's supposedly "made" for)--I have milk chocolate eyes and it still looks good. I'd definitely repurchase if it was on sale, haha.
I don't even know if I like this product. So on the fence. It works alright--gives me a bronzy shimmer, but I don't particularly love it so I wouldn't repurchase.
Foundations -Cover Girl - Natureluxe Liquid Silk Foundation
crystalnoir 2/23/2013 12:17:00 AM
Found this on sale at Target for around $4.50. I really love this satiny finish and how I can't even tell I'm wearing foundation. Sad to see this is being discontinued...I think I'll hit up my local drug marts to see if I can stock up. It's a "light" finish, yes, but I have fairly decent skin (with a few acne scars, mind you) and it covers everything very well.
Lotions/ Creams -Bath and Body Works - Pink Chiffon Body Lotion
crystalnoir 2/22/2013 10:09:00 PM
Wonderful!!!!! I'm a fan of floral scents and this is just lovely. One of my favourite BBW lotions and I highly suggest you buy it if you're a fan of smelling sweet and feminine.
Stunning! A very nice reddish plum that I would wear every day.
Palettes -Urban Decay - Mariposa Palette- Sephora Exclusive
crystalnoir 2/22/2013 9:59:00 PM
Holy Grail!!! In love with this palette. Found it on sale for $19 at Nordstrom Rack and it's great. I'm not one for rambunctious colours (I like neutrals) because I'm not a fan of outrageous night-time looks, but this palette is the best of both worlds. Wreckage, Infamous, and Skimp are my favourites.
one word: WOW! found this on sale for $5.99 at my local Shoppers so I decided to give it a spin. so glad I did. great wand, super easy to apply, and my lashes look so fab! highly suggest you buy! edit: I've found it to be super clumpy, so now it's a 3-star rating.