Shampoo -Suave - Professionals Keratin Infusion Color Care Shampoo
erijica 3/17/2012 1:45:00 PM
Would I buy this product again? Yes, yes, a million times yes!!! I am madly in love with this. It makes me hair feel amazing. I am trying to tame my overly bleached hair and I've been using Joico's K-Pak conditioner (I think that's what it's called), but it's nothing compared to this product, along with the conditioner. This makes my very fine hair feel amazingly soft and well... not overly bleached. Haha. It feels like I have normal hair again! I definitely suggest going to your nearest drugstore/Walmart/wherever and getting this. It's awesome. And if you don't like it, well, you are only out a couple of bucks since it's from Suave and that means it's cheap! If Suave ever discontinues this product, I don't know what I will do. Send them hate mail perhaps lol. Absolutely recommend!
Love/hate with this... It looks SO GOOD right when I put it on and am standing kinda far from the mirror. But up close, it emphasizes every single dry flaky spot I have. And I even exfoliate and moisturize before hand. UGH. And it fades away rather quickly (I do have super oily skin though). I'd recommend this for oily skin types without any flaky, dry areas, because it does look quite nice and it's very mattifying. I'll try it again when I get my skin under control.
Polishes -Wet 'n' Wild - FastDry - Hannah Pinktana
erijica 1/16/2012 2:20:00 PM
A two dollar holo nail polish? Okay, I'll try it. The name is absolutely ridiculous. (really Wet n Wild? That's the best you could come up with?) The color (pinky-purple... mauve??) is nice though, but it is SHEER. I needed about four coats to cover my VNL. I think I'll try this polish again, but as a layering polish... Hopefully the base color will give it more OOMPH lol
Do the previous reviewer and I have the same product? Because hers sounds very different than my polish. My Sparkling by Revlon is nothing like hers. Anyway, this polish is supposed to be similar to Revlon's Starry Pink, Facets of Fuschia, and Blue Mosaic... you know, with the fine glitter and the larger hexagonal glitter. I bought this because it looks quite pretty in the bottle. However, when I put it on my nails, I was not impressed. The glitter is very sparse. My bottle has a very pale pink base polish (practically clear) with the dusty rose glitter, so it's best used for layering... Which is not why I bought it. So obviously, it's very similar to the Blue Mosaic polish, just in pink. I personally didn't like it.
Lotions/ Creams -Bath and Body Works - Vanilla Bean Noel Body Lotion
erijica 12/1/2011 1:41:00 PM
This is my absolute favorite scent! I am a fan of vanilla in general, but this is the best of all vanilla scents, IMHO. It's a very sugary sweet vanilla, with touches of caramel in it. Yum, so delish. I like to use this with Pink Sugar perfume. It makes me sad that it is only released during the holidays, but I stock up. Anyway, this lotion is amazing. Very moisturizing and not sticky at all. And, my absolute favorite part, the scent lasts AGES. I can put it on in the morning and when I go to bed, I still get whiffs of it as I toss and turn. BUY IT!!! ...actually, don't buy it. Save it for me! :P
Styling Products -Schwarzkopf - Osis+ Dust it mattifying powder
erijica 12/1/2011 1:36:00 PM
Oh, how I love this miracle in a tiny red shaker. I bought it at Ulta for $22, I think, because my friend raved about it. However, I didn't know how to use it (for my hair specifically). The first time, I just kinda massaged it into my roots and that was it. It did add some volume, but nothing spectacular. Finally, I tried back combing my hair after applying the Dust It. AAAAAAMAZING. Works far better than any hair spray I've tried. I am totally in love with this stuff. It does make your hair feel kinda weird... Almost like it's sticky. And yes, it does make your shampoo not foam up, which drives me crazy, but I'll live. :) If you have fine, thin, limp hair, I 100% recommend this!
First things first... If you do not like sugary sweet perfumes, then THIS IS NOT FOR YOU. With that said, I absolutely looooooove sweet scents. This smells similar to Britney's Fantasy, but it's far more complex. It's an "adult" version of Fantasy, I think. When I first sprayed this on a piece of paper, I smelled lots of sugar and I was a bit turned off. It reminded me of cheap body sprays made for little girls during Christmas time... But on my skin, it's so much better. I smell hints of cotton candy, vanilla and caramel. Yum! And it lasts for ages, I can spray it on in the evening and smell it the next morning! :) Definite repurchase.
Fragrances -Elizabeth Arden - Fantasy Britney spears
erijica 6/28/2011 5:57:00 PM
One of my go-to scents. I bought a small size for my sister as a Christmas gift, but as I was wrapping it, I decided to give it a little spritz... (SHHHH.) I fell in love! The next day, I went and bought one for myself. It's very sweet and girlie, and it reminds me a lot of Pink Sugar... but a muskier version. And I absolutely adore the bottle too! I think it's very cute and feminine. :) One thing I don't like is the staying power... I think it fades rather quickly, after a couple of hours or so. Kind of disappointing. If you're unsure about whether or not to get it, they sell small bottles of it at Walmart, which is where I got mine. Next time, I plan on getting a full size bottle.
The color is awesome. A milky pink color with some sparkle that's not too in-your-face. It's quite sheer though. :/ I wish it were a bit more pigmented! It'd probably look awesome over a nude lipstick. Anyway, I hate the applicator and the smell. Oh, the smell! Soooo gross. It's a fake cherry scent that reminds me of medicine or cough drops. Yuck. It's almost enough to make me not want to wear it... Almost. Haha. I think I'll go back to Ulta and get some other colors.
A light mauve-y color. Very moisturizing. It feels more like a gloss than a lipstick, which I wasn't expecting. I wish it was a bit lighter in color though since I am so pale :) It's a bit darker than my natural lip color, but it doesn't look bad. I think I may actually wear this color... As of right now, I won't repurchase, but if it grows on me, I might.
I love NYX blushes. I originally wanted to buy Angel, but Ulta didn't have it, so I went with this instead. Glad I did! It's a pretty peachy-pink with gold shimmers. (I see no silver at all.) It's VERY pigmented, so a little goes a long way. It's also very powdery, more than any other brand of blush I've used. Other than that, love it!
Ughhhh, why do most blushes have to have shimmer?! I'm super oily, I don't need anymore shine to my face... Anyway, yes this blush is shimmery. It is a very beautiful, cool-toned pink though, so I'll let the shimmery part slide. On my skin, it doesn't have much staying power, so I have to pack it with me and reapply after a couple of hours :/
The packaging is cute. The product itself...? Mmmm, I don't know. I'm iffy on it. I love the way it looks in the box, but once it's on my skin, it just looks brown. Bummer. I had such high hopes. The bronzer is kinda orange on me and very shimmery (I hate shimmery bronzers) and the blush is very pink. Babydoll pink. Shimmery also, but not as much as the bronzer. Won't repurchase.
I'm disappointed with this color. I bought it because it looks amazing in the bottle and I was hoping to recreate that effect on my nails. No such luck. :( I then layered it over black nail polish and you could hardly even see the purple. Sigh. I haven't decided if I want to keep it or return it...
I bought this in Hi-Res (purple), went home and immediately painted my nails. STUNNING. I wasn't expecting much in the holographic department, but it completely blew me away. The purple is a beautiful dark lilac color that I just can't stop staring at. It's gorgeous in the sunlight. Can't say much about how long it lasts since I just put it on yesterday, but I have high hopes. Don't let me down, Milani! And since I have a 25% off coupon for CVS, I most definitely have to go back and get the rest of the colors. :)