This blush is my HG blush along with elf's candid coral. Coralista first of all has a delightful smell, fruity but not obnoxious. It is somewhat shimmery but not a lot that you can notice it right away. It gives me a glow because its not a blush that is un-natural it looks like i've been on vacation for 3 months. A little goes a long way and i've had it for about 2 months and love it. Some people may say its pricey but because it comes with so much and you don't need a lot it is worth the money. I wouldn't know how it looks on darker skin tones though, probably wouldn't be a perfect match.
This nail polish is really pretty, it gives a beautiful multi dimensional gold color but its kind of pricey. i got it in an introductory kit to julep but normally i believe the price for it is 14 dollars which is ridiculous, i would recommend everyone to try it out for once and then decide whether its worth the price!
Lip Treatments -eos - Lip Balm Sphere - Summer Fruit
ivankaranka 10/16/2012 3:01:00 AM
Does not live up to the hype, this balm claims to be moisturizing but its definitely not. i was extremely disappointed, it has an okay smell and the packaging is very cute as well but it probably the worst lip balm i've ever bought. I feel like this has actually caused my lips to get drier than they where before I started using this.
Primer/ Corrector -L'Oreal - Magic Lumi - Light Infusing Primer
ivankaranka 10/16/2012 2:58:00 AM
This is an average primer, it doesn't really do much. i bought it at ultra for 2 dollars and at first I hated but saw online that people who didn't like it as a primer LOVE it as a highlighter. I completely agree this makes such a beautiful highlight, it has a shimmer to it and definitely highlights the places where its put, I can't complete my facial routine without adding this, not the best primer but one of the best highlighters in a drugstore!
Amazing product! This deep conditioner shockingly lives up to all the claims it makes, turning dry hair to soft, silky hair and for the most part it does. By far my favorite deep conditioner/conditioner of all time have been using this for 2 years and its never weighted my hair down, does not leave the hair heavy or greasy/oily. Has a wonderful smell, a little goes a long way. I've tried different conditioners but ALWAYS find myself coming back to this one since it makes my hair realllllly soft, i would recommend this to anyone that is looking to try a new conditioner its really cheap (about $3- $4) and works better than most conditioners.
I don't have olily hair at all, i would say its mostly dry but once i used this shampoo with its conditioner as well my hair became greasy in a matter of hours. my hair looked disgusting and literally looked like a cow licked my head, would not recommend this shampoo or any of the sleek and shine products since they seem to make hair really oily and shiny and thats coming from a person with dry hair. try something else.
Hair -Mane 'n Tail - Deep Moisturizing Conditioner
ivankaranka 10/16/2012 2:39:00 AM
This was a very basic conditioner, if you are looking for a conditioner that will make your hair softer this is not the one. Although it claims to be a "deep" conditioner i feel like it only lies on the surface and throughout using it i noticed that my hair didn't feel soft at all. It wasn't a horrible conditioner but I was just disappointed that it didn't turn out to be a deep or moisturizing AT ALL.
I got a generous sample of this from sephora and for the price that a regular bottle goes for i definitely don't think its worth it. don't get me wrong its a decent foundation but nothing special, pretty sure that there are drugstore foundations that work better or the same as this one and don't have the hefty price tag that this one has ($40). i will admit that the color range is beautiful and it suits warm tones & pinky tones, light/medium coverage and hides redness. leaves skin with a dewy finish but not oily, i would say to at least try this once, i probably would repurchase just because it has a very natural beautiful finish but the price is what is holding me back.
obviously the idea behind this product is pretty cool but that still does not make up for the quality of it. if you're looking for a blush that is pigmented this is certainly not it. I bought one of the darker colors yet i still had to keep going back to get more product, its a hassle to apply it because you keep tugging on our skin to see any color. honestly for 7 dollars (the actual price i bought it for) you can buy other blushes way better than this one. definitely do not buy this product one of maybelline's duds
definitely one of the best bronzer's out there and worth every penny. i came here to read the review and motivated myself to buy it and don't regret it at all. i feel like this bronzer could work with every skin tone just because it depends on the amount that one puts on, i have light skin and have to have a light hand while applying because if i don't i end up over applying and looking like a fool, when done correctly this bronzer is PERFECT for contouring and to give a nice tan look to the cheekbones everyone should at least try this product once!
Benefit usually has products that are amazing and worth the money, this mascara however is not one of those products. it does not hold a curl to save its life, does not volumize or lengthen, quite frankly there are so many different mascaras even drugstore ones that can run laps around this one. it blew me away in the fact that its the worst mascara i've ever purchased. please listen, save your money and do not buy!
Liquid -L'Oreal - True Match Super-Blendable Makeup SPF 17
ivankaranka 7/15/2012 5:37:00 PM
Already have bought this 3 times, bottle after bottle. This is the first foundation that I've repurchased more than twice and makes my skin look extremely natural. At first i was not a fan but after i discovered that i had the wrong "match" i found the right one and was in heaven! You see there are many foundation colors to chose from but then there are 3 "Tones" to choose from also, Neutral, Warm and Cool. Finding the right Tone is key into making this foundation work at its highest potential! Its very dewy, medium/full coverage. Makes you look super refreshed and ready to take on the world! Would definitely recommend this to everyone!
Liquid -Neutrogena - Healthy Skin Liquid Makeup SPF 20
ivankaranka 7/15/2012 5:32:00 PM
no no no no no! i really wanted to be infatuated with this foundation, i wanted it to be my HG drugstore foundation but sadly i hated it. the consistency of this foundation is liquid which i thought would be great but its TOO "liquidy", it gives light coverage if any at all, does not cover up small discolorations in my skin and makes me look very very greasy! its not even dirt cheap either which sort of makes me wonder why i ever bought it, at least now i know that i tried it already and it just isn't for me!
Lotions/ Creams -Nivea - Nivea Soft Moisturizing Creme
ivankaranka 7/15/2012 5:27:00 PM
Bought this in the little travel size tube and its an amazing product, i grew up putting the thick nivea cream in the dark blue container and i absolutely hated it but this one is a lottttt better! it applies soft and creamy and absorbs VERY quickly, does not leave the face shiny at all but does make it feel hydrated and moisturized. its not expensive at all and it not only works for the face but also hands and the rest of your body! i use this lotion before i apply my primer and makeup and it lasts most of the day! I am most definitely going to go back and buy a bigger size of this lotion!
Got this on a whim for 2 bucks at walgreens so i decided to try it, it isn't the best foundation because it gives low coverage but i like it for the summertime as it gives a fresh and dewy finish to the face, the color range is kind of pathetic but Rimmel is infamously known for that i guess. The foundation is match perfection because it blends very easily with your skin, it doesn't last all day and by the end of it it kind of makes you look oily but nonetheless this is one of the best drugstore foundations I've tried because I've very prone to breakouts and this *shockingly* didn't break me out !