It's a lovely, neutral eyeshadow palette. I originally wanted the LORAC Pro palette but since I was on a budget and I only wanted matte shades, I was really stoked to try this. I have warm undertones so I thought this would be great for everyday. I got bored of this palette after a month. The colors tend to look the same on my eyelid. There really needs to be a matte burgundy color or something. I feel this palette is too bland, brown, ...orangey.
Shampoo -L'Oreal - EverPure Sulfate-free Color Care Shampoo
danger_kitty 4/14/2013 5:02:00 AM
I started dyeing my hair and was looking for a shampoo that was for color-treated hair when I found this. I loved that it was also sulfate-free and volumizing. I never tried sulfate-free shampoos. I really like it! It smells like rosemary. You only need a little bit of this gel-ly shampoo on your hand before your rub it together to get this big foam. My hair is heavy and long so I was surprised to see the volume this gave me. My only gripe was that it dries my hair. It could be due to hair dyeing or this shampoo but it's nothing a little conditioner can't solve! (Though, I haven't tried the accompanying conditioner).
Lipstick -Revlon - Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain - Honey
danger_kitty 4/14/2013 4:27:00 AM
I have Lovesick and Crush, two pretty bold colors. I liked the feel of the balms and the staying power so I thought I'd get Honey to wear everyday. It's a brownish pink - like my lips but better, however, after a few minutes it changes color which I wasn't expecting and was rather disappointed to see a bright pink shade on my lips. I'm bummed this wasn't the muted pink I was hoping for.
After reading all the glowing reviews about this top coat, I went out and bought two, hoping to replace my old top coat (Seche Vite). This smells much better than SV (in fact, it smells pretty awesome), doesn't cause shrinkage or change the color of my polish like SV did, you get more product for your money but the positives stop there. This top coat is just okay. It doesn't self-level. The coat is not glossy. It doesn't dry as quickly as SV...I mean, how could it? It's so oily!!! I've applied this on semi-wet polish and dry polish. It takes several hours for the polish to cure and I still woke up with bed sheet marks on my fingers and toes. My fingers faired much better than my toes. And there are bubbles. Lots of bubbles on my polish where there were none before. However disappointed I am with this coat, I won't go back to Seche Vite. I will continue searching for that perfect quick dry top coat.
Lips -Revlon - Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain - Lovesick
danger_kitty 8/1/2012 8:58:00 PM
This product is amazing! I was skeptical at first...who would think a balm could stain, moisturize, and last at the same time?! I picked up Lovesick, a super bright pink color...definitely not for the shy. I loved how it looked when it was first applied. It felt good on with a slight mint smell but when that goes away you have a nice stain. You would only need to freshen up once throughout the day.
The color is a pale peach. Applies streaky and Essie's thin brush does not help. Requires three coats to make it opaque. I got this at Marshalls recently so I'm happy with it but would not buy again, or at full price.
I'm new to the mascara world and this is only the second mascara I've ever used. The first was DiorShow mascara. That was pretty. My lashes are long, thick, not sparse, not too curled and not straight, either. I just wanted something to cover the excess eyeshadow that would inevitably fall on my lashes from applying shadow unto my lids. It lengthened my lashes, it did not add volume but it did define them a little bit and it did try to clump them together if I went over it twice. I applied a tiny bit on my lower lashes and it smudged after 4 hours. Boo!
I've been wanting the black version of this since I already have it in purple and blue (which I love). I can't say this product works as well as the others. First, it's goopy. I couldn't find one that wasn't. Second, it takes a while to dry (I knew that) but with the goo I was more prone to make the mistake of opening my eye too wide before it dries, thus getting it on eyeshadow or having bits of my eyelids stick together. It's a pain in the butt to use. The few good things about this product was it's price and the color is like patent leather black.
Lip Treatments -Eucerin - Aquaphor Healing Ointment for Lips
danger_kitty 3/7/2012 8:37:00 PM
Got this on the recommendation of my dermatologist who suggested it for my chapped, cracked lips. It's a clear gel with no smell. I use regular chapstick during the day but at night I use this. The trick is to lay it on thick not thin it out or press your lips together when you apply it. I know it looks gross with that goo on your mouth but your lips will look better and softer in the morning. I wish the packaging came in a slanted lip opening like Lancome Juicy tubes but with the big holes it comes with now. I highly recommend this.
Like the previous reviewers have said, it's a dusty rose with brown tones. You can see a hint of green but with one coat and in direct sunlight only! It gets lost in the shade. It's a nice transition color from winter to spring or you just want color on your fingers that doesn't scream.
Polishes -OPI - Texas Collection 2011 Guy Meets Gal-veston
danger_kitty 3/7/2012 5:36:00 AM
Hmmm...I don't think many people are aware that this is a jelly finish. It's not expected to be opaque. (Just like matte polishes are not going to be shiny no matter how many coats one puts on) But OPI didn't label this as jelly so I kind of understand the low ratings. On to the review... This makes my nails look like Jolly Rancher candies. Yum! Visible nail lines are to be expected. However, I didn't like the streakiness, so it took about 3 or 4 coats to cover that and the more coats the less it resembled candy...bummer :(
Lucerne-tainly look pretty but you were hard to work with! So runny and all over my skin. This is graphite with green, purple, blue foils. Easy two coats, thank goodness because that's all the mess I could stand to deal with.
Angelica Blush review. Bought this on sale for $2! It was the price that caught my eye first then the color. The color is a cream with a hint of yellow and orange. The polish went on sticky icky and smelled oddly nice. The brush was uneven and thick. I gave my nails 4 or 5 coats! Coverage was terrible and the stickiness did not help. It took a long time to dry between coats. I think I have to thin it out next time otherwise this product is a bust!
Treatments -Sally Hansen - Complete Care 4-in-1 Treatment
danger_kitty 3/7/2012 4:34:00 AM
As a drugstore product it's a little pricey for what it does. It's great as a base coat but not that good for a top coat - takes too long to dry (you will end up with dings if you're not careful! it seriously takes forever to cure) but at least there's no shrinkage or color change unlike Seche Vite. And there isn't that tight, dry feeling around your cuticles. I'm halfway done with mine but the brush is too short to reach the liquid at the halfway point so you gotta tip it. An accident waiting to happen.
Found this at Rite Aid looking for a base for my Essie Atlantis Pearl polish and saw this. It's a nice neutral color. Pale nudey pink. It required three coats for me but lasts for many days. The only problem I foresee is the lack of metal balls inside so I don't know how to mix this when this starts to settle.