Lip Treatments -eos - Lip Balm Sphere - Sweet Mint
dwducky 4/29/2013 12:07:00 AM
overall, I do not care for eos lip balms at all and find the cute packaging to be just a cute distraction from a horrible product. this one, however is the best of the ones I tried. The scent is super yummy and it its somewhat moisturizing. It's alright to use on days where my lips arent very dry, but if you have chapped lips like I do most of the time then this isnt the product for you. I would repurchase.
I have used and loved carmex my entire life. I really love the little jar, and I'm one of those people that love the scent. The only negative about this product is that for some reason I seem to have developed an allergy for it. it made my face red and splotchy and my lips puffed up. never before have I had this reaction, perhaps ill put it aside and try again some other time. as for now, I will not be repurchasing.
Lip Treatments -eos - Smooth Sphere Organic Lip Balm in Honeysuckle Honeydew
dwducky 4/28/2013 5:13:00 PM
This isnt the first eos lip balm I've used, and Ive been disappointed by them all. here are my thoughts on this particular one: packaging: while I find eos' packaging to be unique and at first cute, i eventually found it irksome. to be frank, the sphere shaped balm looks and feels like a toddler toy. Scent: I love the honeydew melon scent, its sweet and yummy and doesnt taste bad if you lick your lips. Quality: terrible. This doesnt moisturize, the round shaped balm itsnt easy to apply, and it is so firm that my lips have rubbed raw trying to get balm on my lips. a lip balm shouldnt require almost a whole minute to apply, one swipe, even ten, doesnt deposit the balm on my lips. I will be throwing this out. eos is an awful product, that relies on clever packaging to make sales. The only reason I even gave it one lippie is because of the scent.
Candles -Bath and Body Works - Pink Sangria Candle
dwducky 4/23/2013 3:23:00 PM
I love this candle. I've noticed with bath and body work's candles that they're great quality, nothing is more annoying to me than spending money on a candle and you cant smell it when you light it. This one is the opposite, dont light it in a small room, it'll give you a headache. the scent is lovely, very sweet and is perfect for spring. they last a long time, however I marked it down because i find $20 ridiculous for a candle. I always buy mine when BBW does their 2 for $20 deal.
This was my first ever eyeshadow pallet, its great because you can create many different looks. the eyeshadows are really pigmented and soft, however there are only four colors I actually use, so its kind of a waste on me. If you love to be adventurous with your makeup than this pallet is perfect for you.
At first I loved this brow-zing, it was my go to eyebrow product for years but lately I've been really disliking it. its difficult to work with and doesnt always give consistent results. Ive never actually used an eyebrow pencil but it may be time to move on from this product and try one.
I love this product! I dont really use highlighter too much, but this is really great to mix with foundation. to creat this look: mix one part liquid foundation (a thicker foundation works best) with one equal part high beam and apply as usual. It will give you a beautiful luminous glow. I have repurchased a couple times and will continue to do so.
This does exactly what it promises. after using my lips are perfectly plumped, and as an added bonus it makes my lips a really pretty natural red color. It does require some discomfort but if you can tough it out, you will see the reward. I marked it down one point because the packaging needs some work. I'm always very careful with my makeup products and treat them well but this one leaks out the top. the gloss gets into the screw top and when you close it, it oozes out.
This is a pretty decent mascara. It was dark, buildable, gave my eyelashes volume, and lengthened, it also holds curl very well. I love the fat mascara brush as well. the only downfall is that it flakes, so i knocked it down a point, however I would still repurchase
Lipstick -Revlon - Colorburst Lip Butter - Candy Apple
dwducky 4/17/2013 7:15:00 PM
This is the only lip butter that I own, but I really like it. The candy apple color is beautiful, and looks really good with my skin tone. I only marked it down a point because it isnt as moisturizing as I would like it to be and it accentuated flakes on your lips. I need to apply it over a lip balm in order to wear it, which kind of defeats the purpose of a lip butter to me. I would repurchase but I dont wear it very often so itll be a while before I'm out.
There are things I love and hate about this product, the easiest thing would be for me to split this review up into two sections. Love: It is near impossible for me to find foundations to match my skin but NW15 is an exact match. The squeeze tube it comes in is convenient, and I prefer it to a bottle a pump so I can control how much comes out. The lasting power is phenomenal, I never have to touch up. Hate: This foundation is so think and heavy that it makes my face look caked and chalky no matter how I apply it. to avoid this and to give my face a glow I mix it with equal parts of Benefit High beam highlighter, this leaves my face looking luminous. The formula is a little greasy for me, I find that it gives me blemishes every once in a while, and it makes my naturally dry skin feel oily. overall there is just too much I need to do to make this foundation wearable, it is not wearable as is so I probably would not repurchase.
Lotions/ Creams -Bath and Body Works - Summer Vanillas Lemon
dwducky 4/17/2013 5:22:00 PM
I just finished a bottle of this before I got on the computer and it is impossible to say enough nice things about this lotion. First off I should mention that this scent has been discontinued for over a year but it is possible to find it for a very low price (i got mine for $2.45) at their semi-annual sale, so when you do find it, stock up! The bottle is a bright yellow with a silver cap, which is absolutely adorable but I knocked the packaging down a point because it doesn't come with a pump so once you start applying lotion and it's all over your hands, it becomes impossible to grip the bottle to squeeze more out. This can be easily fixed though since BBW sells pumps for their lotions for a little over a dollar, which is what I did. The scent of this lotion is heavenly, a perfect sugary lemon scent. I always apply lotion right out of the shower and this lotion is perfect for it since it dries quickly, which minimizes waiting time till you can dress. Also, the lasting power of the scent is amazing, I can still smell it on my skin hours later. The lotion isnt sticky, and has the perfect amount of miniaturization. There isnt a single thing about this product that I'd change.
I own this gloss in the color barely legal, which is a very pretty light nude pink. The little tube in comes in is adorable, and the gloss itself is beautiful. Its a little this and sticky when you apply it, which I dont really care for but the color and plumping qualities make up for it. I'm not really a lip gloss person, since I have dry lips I prefer lip balm but I use this when I'm applying my makeup. I always up on my foundation then put this on my lips and finish getting ready, by the time im done my lips are perfectly plumped, and have a natural reddish tint that will last all day. It might seem like a waste that I put it on and then when its done plumping I wipe it off but it works for me and when I'm going out somewhere I want to look a little more done up I'll leave it on. Love this, I will repurchase over and over.
I literally just finished a tub of this body scrub and overall I like it. The packaging is cute, I prefer my scrubs in a tub rather than a squeeze tube. The scent doesnt smell anything like coconut lime, like at all, however its not an offensive smell. overall this product does exactly what it should and afterwards my skin always feels perfectly polished. afterwards you will need to apply a moisturizer as it is a little drying. I will repurchase, though I prefer the bath and body works aromatherapy ones that have oil in them, much more moisturizing.
This is one of my favorite scents from BBW. The packaging is adorable, all blue and pink and the scent is divine. BBW describes this scent to be designed "the smell the way falling in love feels" They could not have done a better job with the description as how that is exactly what it is like. its light, sweet, and fruity. absolute perfection, I only marked it down a lippie because it doesnt last very long. It is almost necessary to keep in your purse so you can reapply later. However, I would still repurchase over and over.