I love how this moisturizer disappears quickly into my skin. That being said, it stings my skin and makes it red for about twenty minutes after applying. I don't have very sensitive skin, so I don't know what's in it that's causing the stinging. Oh well, I haven't suffered any adverse effects other than stinging.
Quite a good drugstore eyeliner! They were all fairly pigmented and smudge-proof. The brown is a really pretty brown, almost copper color. I could see pink glitters in the black gel eyeliner in the pot, but not on my eyes. It's still a nice basic black eyeliner though. I use the gold to highlight the inner corners of my eyes because I find that it's too light on my skin tone to use as eyeliner. I have a minor gripe with the packaging. At first, it's really difficult to snap them apart. After a while, the snaps loosen up, which makes them way easier to separate. The price was great, too. 10 bucks for three eyeliners is an affordable price. Overall a solid product, I would repurchase.
Eyeliner -Pupa - True Eyes Eye Liner Pencil - 01 black
franklin4life 2/18/2012 8:43:00 PM
I love it! Pupa's eyeliner is soft, easy to apply, and free of pesky glitter. I like how it doesn't make my eyes itchy. I only use it for tightlining, so I can't say how well it works on the waterline. HG for sure! Will repurchase.
Yum! Carried Away is such a sweet, fresh scent. I don't get the raspberry note everyone's talking about, but it kinda reminds me of BBW Sweet Pea without being overpowering. The only thing I don't like is that Carried Away only lasts about two hours on me.
UGH!! Awful! Angel just smells overwhelmingly musky and spicy to me; I can't even discern any chocolate/berry notes. It's so strong, concentrated, and long-lasting. This perfume is definitely not for those who like to smell good. *Side note* I like the packaging, though. An adorable bottle to have on your dresser.
Lip Treatments -eos - Lip Balm Sphere - Lemon Drop SPF 15
franklin4life 11/12/2011 5:12:00 PM
For some reason, this lip balm started on waxy, then after a week of use became creamy, then after that it became grainy. It might be because of the all-natural stuff in it, but I don't like how unstable this product is. I do like the smell and taste, but the packaging is pretty gimmicky. I always manage to scrape the lip balm in random spots cause of my teeth. Won't repurchase.
Eye Makeup Remover -Lancome - Effacil eye make-up remover
franklin4life 10/4/2011 8:27:00 PM
Eh, I've had better eye-makeup removers than this one. Even though it claims not to irritate your eyes it does. Also, it leaves me with a "makeup shadow" that no amount of product will get off. This product just seems to spread the makeup around more. Sometimes I feel like I get a thin plasticky film over my skin when I use it. It's good for if you use just eyeshadow and pencil liner, but, please, use something else if you use mascara and/or liquid eyeliner.
Packaging: The packaging of this gel isn't the best. There are air bubbles in the gel so it sometimes makes a farting sound when squeezing out. Plus, it requires diligent shaking when the bottle is half-full or less. Usage: I only use gel after I wash my hair to prevent frizz, so I can't say much about its staying power. However, the hair gel does leave my hair soft and shiny. The product buildup on my scalp is minimal. I love the smell of this product, though. Bottom Line: I recommend this product and would buy it again.
Gels/Soaps -Bliss Labs - Vanilla and Bergamot Bubbling Bath and Shower Gel
franklin4life 8/30/2011 3:43:00 PM
In general, I love Bliss products! This one is no different. The smell of vanilla and bergamot is a nice way to relax at the end of a long day. It leaves my legs silky-smooth and my body nicely scented. This product lathers quite nicely and makes me feel very clean. However, the price is a bit steep for a body wash. I would still repurchase, though, as I love a nice fragrance like this.
Eyeliner -Urban Decay - Flipside 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil
franklin4life 8/29/2011 5:13:00 PM
Pros: great color payoff, extremely creamy, pretty packaging, long-lasting Cons: price a bit steep, tube covering end sometimes takes a bit off Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Flipside is wonderful on my yellow-undertoned tan skin! Packaging: This eye pencil comes in an attractive light lavender box made out of what seems to be cardboard. The pencil has a thin, metal tube covering the tip. The entire pencil is the color of the eyeliner. I found the packaging to be cute yet edgy. The only complaint I have is that sometimes the tube encasing the tip will take off some of the eyeliner (like a deodorant cap takes off deodorant from the sides) but this is easily remedied by sharpening the pencil. Use I was pleasantly surprised by this eye pencil. It really does all that it claims to. It goes on smooth across my eyelids and the color payoff is great. No more painful tugging and skipping! The color itself is a great dark teal with minimal shimmer. It makes my eyes pop. I found this UD eye pencil to last all day with no smudging whatsoever. It even lasted through a dip in the pool! Value Since the color payoff is so great, only a tiny swipe is needed. I believe the $18 i paid for one eyeliner was really worth it. Bottom Line: I definitely recommend this product and will be repurchasing.