Treatments -Garnier - Sleek and Shine Moroccan Sleek Oil Treatment
haleyhay 2/3/2013 10:36:00 PM
I am very impressed with this product. It provides multiple benefits for hair, when I apply it to my hair as the first product on my hair when it is wet it makes my hair very shiny. Upon completion of styling my hair (either curling or straightening) I can apply this without fear of the oil weighing down and ruining my style. For reference my hair is moderately long (middle of my chest), fine and very prone to appearing oily, and this never makes my hair look oily even when I apply a wee bit on top to try and smooth out my baby hairs. My mom has also recently taken a liking to it as well, though she has very thick and coarse hair that is prone to looking dry and frizzy. So this product definitely works on a variety of hair types. This is not a miracle product but a very solid product at a great price! :D
Styling Products -Garnier - Sleek & Shine Flat Iron Perfector Straightening Mist
haleyhay 2/3/2013 10:30:00 PM
I have used this entire bottle, and I probably won't repurchase it. Not because I hated it, but because it didn't wow me too much either, it was just kind of "meh". I have used a couple of other heat protectants and I felt that some of them protected my hair better than this one did. This spray just seemed to me to be very alcohol based, with not much of a barrier between the heat and the tools. For the function of "flat iron perfector" I feel the same way "meh". It kind of smoothed out my hair, but not so much that I saw a huge difference. If there was not a heat protector in it I most likely wouldn't have finished the bottle.
I LOVE mascaras, I'm obsessed with them. I want to try them all, I constantly have to control myself at the store to not buy more when I have some still to use up. So of course the night I bought this I wanted to try it on immediately. The result, I HATED it. I would apply one coat and that was not enough then I put on a second coat and it just clumped like crazy. I tried this three times with different methods, but I hated all the outcomes. I finally gave up for the night. The next morning I tried it out and it worked beautifully. I applied two coasts and it added both length and thickness to my lashes with a very dark pigment. I loved it. I think this particular mascara needs to dry out a bit, so if you hate it when you get it let it thicken up a bit. I thought mine was fine overnight, but you might like it even thicker than that. So that is why I would give this mascara a four and not a five because it just continues to get a bit better over time as opposed to being great out of the package.
I hate to bring this product down, but personally I am not a huge fan of this blusher. Perhaps I have high expectations since I have used Illamasqua blushers (which are awesome!) I find that this particular blush does not last a long time. I understand that it is supposed to be a "sheertone" which I am fine with. It never packs a huge punch when applied, just a light flush, and don't get me wrong it is gorgeous when its first applied, but I just find that it fades fast. By the end of the day I feel that there isn't a trace of it left on my skin. Which is such a shame because it is rather pretty on my skin. It is a yellower based pink than most other pink blushers that are blue-based, which do not work at all with my very warm skin. I will finish the product, but I won't buy it again. I just feel that the more MAC products I try the more overrated I feel that they are. :(
I really like this liquid eyeliner, to be honest I have been pleasantly surprised by Rimmel recently. This liner I bought in 01 and it is a very dark and inky black color. It lasts a long time without fading, smudging or smearing. The only real issue with it is that the 'brush" tip could be a bit more flexible, it is a felt tip. But aside from that it is perfect very cheap too, under $5.
I hate to say it, but I am really disappointed with this lipgloss. I bought this back in July (over 6 months ago) thinking this would be my favorite lippie. The first time I used it I was actually really disappointed, but I tried to not believe it and just think I wasn't applying it right, either I needed to wear it alone or on top of a lipstick, or on top of the "right" lipstick, but every time I get essentially the same effect. I have VERY pigmented lips, I always have a hard time getting lip glosses and even some lipsticks to show up or look "right". My disappointment could very well be attributed to my lips coloration. Every time I apply it I feel that it looks orangish on me. Almost how my skin would look if I used bad self-tanner. The formulation is alright, I'm not crazy about it. A bit thick for my taste and it can settle into lines but if it was a great color that I loved I would forgive it in a heart beat. This was my first MAC lip gloss, first high-end lippie purchase even. That being said, I think I will probably stick to drugstore lippies from now on, I don't see much being worth twice the price.
I received foxy with my Naked 2 pallet which I adore, but this shadow is just meh. The color is great and matches my skin perfectly, but the consistency is just very powdery. I find that it doesn't do the best job blending out my crease color. It does the job, but I won't go out and buy foxy when I hit pan in my pallet.
Eye Shadow -Cover Girl - Eye Enhancers - Brown Smolder #740
haleyhay 10/2/2012 1:11:00 AM
This is a great dark brown eyeshadow. In the pan it appears to have to sparkles in it, but it does not show up on the lid. This works fantastic as a crease color, it lasts all day without creasing. It is very pigmented and easy to blend. I will definitely buy this color when I run out.
BB Cream -Maybelline - Dream Fresh 8-in-1 BB Cream
haleyhay 10/2/2012 1:05:00 AM
I usually go for foundations with heavy coverage. But when the BB hype started up I couldn't not join in. So I decided to try this one by Maybelline. I have found that this one is essentially a tinted moisturizer with maybe a tad more coverage, but it's still pretty good. This is good for days when my skin is in decent shape and I don't want to fuss with an entire face of makeup. I also like to use this is medium, since my skin is actually pretty light and it warms up my face without making it look orange at all, so that's a plus. Overall a good light coverage base.
Pressed Powders -MAC - Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder (Pressed)
haleyhay 10/1/2012 7:29:00 PM
This was my first high end powder. Before I tried this I thought that it didn't matter what powder you bought, because none of them do much. That was until I tried this, it keeps you nice and matte, but it doesn't make you look dry or caky either. I think that it's almost impossible to look caky with this powder. The only thing is if you are tan or dark, be careful not to apply too much since the powder is white it might look ashy.
Let me start by saying, I didn't expect much from this, but I was surprised. This is one of my favorite mascaras, and no not because it is only one dollar. This mascara does not clump, at all. That is a rare find in mascaras, you can layer and layer this stuff and the lashes still look perfectly separated. This is definitely a lengthening mascara, not a voluminizing one. When you apply one coat your lashes look natural, but they do stand out. Usually when I hear natural with mascara, I yawn and say next, but this one is different. It makes you look like you were born with absolutely fabulous lashes. But you can apply layer after layer and the drama will build. I love it, and I am finicky when it comes to mascaras. The only con, is it can flake a tad, but I can forgive that. I will definitely buy this again.
I love half baked. I got this in my Naked 2 pallet and I love it. It is definitely one of my most used eyeshadows. I have olive green eyes and this makes them glow. It is just a really nice gold color that stands out, but not in a loud way. I love to wear this on the lid with tease in the crease.
I really love this. I love highlighters, I just really like the look of a good sculpted cheek bone, and Luna does the trick. I love it, because it doesn't look glittery, or even really shimmery, just very glowy. It lasts all day, and I don't feel like you have to use very much. I will definitely be buying this gem again.
I was actually really surprised at how much I hated this foundation. I started out with high hopes for this, and they fell so fast. When I first applied it, I liked that it had great coverage, it covered everything. Though, while trying to blend it in, I started to notice that it wouldn't blend in. I just sat on top of my skin. The texture just looked really off. So then I put my MAC Prep+Prime translucent powder on top, then it looked great. Well I started to notice about 30 minutes late that it still felt wet. At the end of the day, it still had that sticky wet feel, and you could see where the foundation had cracked from movement. I decided that I needed to try it again, because it had to have been a fluke. I tried it two other days, with the exact same results. It just did not agree with my skin. So after that, it went back to MAC.
Russian Roulette is a warm red with an excellent consistency, two coats and you're set. When I am not sure what color to paint my nails, I go with this.