Fragrances -Bath and Body Works - Winter Candy Apple
habakuktwo 11/2/2012 5:57:00 PM
This smells like shampoo or some sort of cheap conditioner from the 80's. It smells nothing like candy or apples.
Like many of the other reviews said this stuff had my nails and nail polish peeing of in layers. I'm disappointed I wasted my money and my 5 dollar extra care coupon.
Fragrances -Elizabeth Arden - With Love by Hilary Duff
habakuktwo 4/19/2012 8:17:00 PM
I brought a sample vial from an etailer and I made the right choice. I was nervous because all the negative reviews on another review site. I was also worried about the spicy woodsy note. However this fragrance is beautiful. Unfortunately I don't have one of those bloodhound noses that can dissect a scent from start to finish. On me this scent is like a light powdery smell with a kick of spice to keep it from being boring. Whom ever was responsible for putting together Hilary's fragrance did a great job. I also give Hilary props for taking a risk and stepping out of the fruity, sweet, teeny star floral arena.
Cleansers -Nuance by Salma Hayek - Detoxifying Facial Cleansing Towelettes
habakuktwo 4/19/2012 8:10:00 AM
I didn't have much luck with these wipes. The wipes are small and not really moist to take off makeup. Also they caused me to break out with tiny red bumps much like her gentle cleanser did.
I used this once a week per the instructions for a month and a half and I did not see any difference in my skin. I have severely dry skin and this stung when I put it on but it did not cause any redness or irritation. If you are looking for exfoliation I would use good old alpha hydrox 10% and a heavy moisturizer after in the evening only as alpha hydrox doesn't go well with the sun.
The color been described adequately enough but the finish compared to what's in the bottle are different. I was expecting a darker finish and this one was way lighter it looked 80's frosty on me. I also had to use quiet a few coats as the color is not saturated and it took forever to dry, even with seche vite.
I brought this on a whim at MAC. It's a beautiful sheertone matte finish blush. The consistancy is not overly powdery and it blendable. I like this blush because it gives a hint of color without over doing it. The color comes off as a hint of rose. For reference I'm a match master 7.5/NW45/NC50/55.
I have this in the grape flavor. To me it reminds me of the Cover Girl lipslicks that I used to wear. The product itself is slick and applies with decent color despite being a lip gloss. My lips didn't feel moisturized while the product was on or when it wore off.
I have this quad in addictive and adventurous. Adventurous is the more pigmented of the two I own. Both quads do lack pigmentation despite being soft. I only brought these quads because of the 4 dollar extracare coupon you recieved with a Revlon eye purchase. The green in adventurous is ok. The quad contians mostly shimmer with is a shame because the quad had some potential. When the color in adventurous are blended together it's a shimmery muddy mess. The color are too close in tone to give any dimension. The other quad addictive is just too chalky on my skin tone. I didn't bother with the eggshell color. I went right to the bottom two colors the taupe and brown shade. If your lighter in skin color or like the look of very light colors on your eyes these quads might work for you. I never liked the old colorstay palettes either.
Eye Shadow -Wet 'n' Wild - Color Icon Trio - Silent Treatment
habakuktwo 3/9/2012 4:58:00 PM
The colors in this quad were ashy against my NC50/NW45 skintone. The taupey lavender color turned out to be white when applied even with a base. The peachy pink shade gave me the same result. However the dark plum brown was amazing and use it to deepen the crease when I wear purple looks and don't want to use a purple in the crease.
This color is apart of the limited edition collaboration that Jesse's Girl did with popular youtuber JulieG. This color stood out to me the most. Once I put it on I realized that I had many color like this. The color is a medium purple taupe with fine silver shimmer. The application was ok it was a little runny. I also needed 4 coats to make it even.
This is not a scent for teeny boppers. It's a very strong musky scent. I appreciate that the scent has a nice lasting power. I usually use the body lotion sparingly and the shower gel and the scent lingers for hours. When I use the body spray I usually spray it in the air and walk through the mist. I wouldn't spray this directly on because of how powerful the scent is. If you like stronger scents try this one. I think for the price; I brought it on sale 3 for 10, you get a solid fragrance.
Using this soap was a painful experience. I brought the soap that had the shea butter in it thinking that it would be gentler and milder. Noway. I washed my face with it and 30 minutes later the burning and stinging is still continuing. I will stick to basis. I'm still dealing with the aftermath of this soap days later. I have dry dark patches on my face where I put the ambi and I do mean dark. I have to periodically put Vaseline on my face to keep it moist as it is severely dry. My skin looks horrible this soap needs to be taken off the market or have a warning label. It's ironic they call it a complexion bar because this has marred my complexion instead of enhancing it. Update: I used alpha hydroxy lotion 10% to exfoliate my skin and rid myself of the dark patches. I then went and brought vitamin e oil, bio oil, and vitamin e cream. None of those items worked I now have to moisturize often as my skin won't stay moist with a heavy cream. I use L'oreals Golden Balm. I also use a night serum to rejuvinate my skin. During the day I use L'Oreals Golden Balm and at night I use CVS brand of ROC's nightime exfoliant which contains 2% gycolic acid.
Lipstick -Revlon - Colorburst Lip Butter in Creme Brulee
habakuktwo 3/5/2012 4:04:00 PM
Bottom line, these don't add moisture to my lips. They initially feel slick when they go on however as it wears off it leaves a film that literally dries on my lips leaving them feeling super dry. The staying power is not great, but I kind of expected that. The color pay off was also not that great but again this product is not supposed to be like "pow" lipstick. I think if I had to choose a drugstore lip butter type product, this one beats the L'Oreal Color Riche Balms.
This is a smokey taupe more than a brown. In the bottle it looks like a light chocolate mousse shade, however on it has more a grey taupe look. It applied smooth but thick. The drying time was quick with my seche vite top coat. This color is almost a dupe for the expensive Essie glamour purse from their fall 2011 collection.