This is a good mascara. However, the name is misleading. I would not describe this mascara as "bad gal". I can obtain a nice full volumised look with this mascara, but not a full on false eyelash effect I would expect from the name. It's a dryer mascara, but a few seconds between coats really makes all the difference to get the best out of it. If it weren't so expensive I could see my self repurchasing again and again, but I have a hard time justifying $19 on a mascara.
I really like this polish. It's one of the best polishes I've tried from butter London. Some of my polishes from B.L. Don't quite meet the $14. expectation, but this one delivers amply in two coats. It's very similar to OPI's Cajun Shrimp. The only difference is that Macbeth leans a slight bit pink-coral whereas Cajun Shrimp is decidedly an orange coral. On the nails in good lighting, you can hardly tell the difference. I personally like macbeth better for the way It leans a bit more pink than Cajun Shrimp, but the formulation for Cajun shrimp is slightly better. Macbeth is a fantastic polish. The color amazing. However, if you don't care if your polish leans more orange, opi Cajun Shrimp is almost exactly the same and is a bit cheaper. At this point I'm torn between the two.
I am very impressed with this polish. All Hail the Queen is a beautiful light golden brown. It's essentially a goldish holographic version of Yummy Mummy. However, I prefer this to Yummy Mummy. I feel like it applies more smoothly and the fine holographic glitter makes it look interesting without being obnoxious. If you like neutrals, but still want to have fun, this might be the polish for you.
The 88 original pallet is an ok pallet. I think that it is great for a beginner due to the fact that there are a lot of colors with decent pigmentation. Making the pallet a good option for people without a lot of colors. However, I am not impressed with the finishes of the shadows it just doesn't compare to the higher end brands like urban decay. The matte colors aren't buttery they are somewhat dry. Also, I don't find the colors to have any nuances to them if you know what I mean. I like my shadows to have an underlying sheen to them or variations in the color and I just didn't find that to be true in this pallet. Bottom line. I won't repurchase since I am a bit of a makeup junkie and like to try new products and I don't tend to repurchase pallets unless they have a shade that I can't live without.
I am a really big fan of the covergirl lashblast mascaras. I find this volumizing version to be near perfect for me. It's very volumizing and it gives you a decent amount of length all without clumping, which is a must for me. The formula is on the dryer side which is what I prefer and I don't notice any flaking even though it's not water proof. Well worth your money!
Ziana has been great for my skin. I've used it for over a year now and my acne is almost completely gone! I hardly ever break out. The only downside is that over all, it has made my skin slightly dry. I find that if I use the cline moisture surge intense at night and exfoliate occasionally I'm alright.
I love this palette! Yes the packaging is bulky, but it is very pretty. The shadows are very pigmented and most have a very creamy feel. A few of the shadows do have the typical UD chunky glitter, but my little trick to use too faced glitter glue as my primer and then I have no problem whatsoever. The technology is kind of useless but for only $44. the 16 wonderful shadows and great eyeliner make this palette a great value. Also, there is a great mix of brights and neutrals leaving me with great choices for both day and nighttime wear.
Sweetie is my all time fave lip stick! It's perfect for my fair skin tone! It has great staying power and it's very buildable.
Palettes -Tarte - Soft & Smokey 5-piece Color Collection
goldenloverno1 9/8/2011 9:00:00 PM
I really love the idea of this set. I feel like it's a great value since everything is full sized. I have mixed feelings about some of the products though. But I think that for the price and the items i love that it's still a good buy. I wasn't crazy about the eyeshadow. I just don't think it's anything special. The color payoff on all the colors is o.k. except for the matte dark brown wasn't very pigmented. Maybe I'm just spoiled because the naked palette from U.D. is much better. The eyeshadow quality isn't even comparable between the two. The blush is super amazing as is the lipgloss and eyeliner. The gloss is sush a pretty color and the eyeliner is very pigmented. I wasn't impressed with the mascara though. I liked the feel of it once on the lashes and it didn't flake but it wasn't very lengthening or volumizing. Covergirl Lashblast is much better. The brush was fine. It is rather large on the shader side but that's O.K..