Eyeliner -Prestige - Total Intensity Eyeliner in Strong Slate
jaydensmama 4/24/2013 1:04:00 PM
I grabbed this on a whim on a recent trip to Ulta. I absolutely love the color. It's a nice shimmery grey. It wears fine on my upper lash line, but I have nothing but trouble with it on my waterline. Somehow it migrates and actually ends up on my contact lenses. I wear hard contacts, so this is a HUGE problem. I have never EVER had an eyeliner end up on my lens the way this one does. It's very strange. I'll just have to use it on my waterline when I wear my glasses. I think it's the shimmer because that is what is on my contacts. I will repurchase if I use it all and just use it on my upper lash line.
Why, oh why am I just discovering these????? I was going to Ulta and decided to get on here to look for the highest rated NYX products. Well, Butter Gloss, with your 100% recommendation, you caught my eye. I got to Ulta and I think due to the sale (these are like $2.99), they were pretty much all gone. There were like 7 left, I kid you not. I went out on a limb and purchased Cherry Cheese Cake, which for whatever reason is orange. When I hear cherry cheese cake, orange is not the color I think of, but whatever. It's a BEAUTIFUL coral color that looks oh so great with my olive skin. This gloss feels amazing. AMAZING. So smooth, the pigmentation is great and the smell is awesome. This one kind of reminds me of Skittles. I really can't speak on the lasting power because I reapply a lot...I love it that much! The Ulta saleswoman said they'd be getting a shipment in Monday (today), so guess where I will be after work? I love these glosses and highly recommend them!
I bought this bubble bar about 3 months ago on my first visit to Lush. I LOVE that it turns my bathwater pink. It has this nice, sweet smell and the bubbles last forever. I use this for soaking/relaxing after my shower and only use a small amount. I would definitely repurchase this and will be buying others.
I bought this for my husband for Valentine's Day a few years ago. I love it so much! When he wears it, it just makes me feel a certain way. I can't explain it. He has almost gone through the bottle so I may buy him another one or try another scent. It's so expensive though, that's its only downfall for me.
I love this stuff. I have problems sleeping and it really relaxes me and helps me sleep through the night without waking up a million times. I started a routine this week of taking my nightly shower, then soaking in the tub with really, really warm water and lavender epsom salt. I have slept sooo good this week, with the exception of last night because I didn't do it. I definitely recommend it for relaxing and de-stressing after a long day.
Oh my word. I love this. I purchased this after seeing a review on temptalia. I found it at Target and oh my gosh, it's so pretty! I wore it this weekend out to the mall with my husband. Now, I did not realize it was as bright as it was until I got in the car. Inside in the bathroom, it looks a bit darker, but outside in the light it looks more fuschia and more yummy. I love it!! My husband also loves it and asked me to wear it...later. I will definitely repurchase when I run out. Did I mention I love it?
Ahhh...carmex. I used to love you! Why have you done this to me? A few weeks ago, I woke to lips that felt like they were shriveling each time I breathed. You know what I mean! After a few days of trying to use the balms I already had, I decided I needed something else. I went to Walgreens and purchased 3 of these (they were on sale 3/$3) and some Lypsyl. I used this all that day and slathered it on before I went to bed. I woke up to the worst lips ever. EVER!!!! Not only were my lips drier, but the entire lip outline of both of my lips was extremely chapped and flaky. I was devastated! I mean, I don't think you understand! I *love* lipgloss and stuff on my lips and I couldn't wear ANYTHING because my lips looked horrible. I had to apply neosporin to my lips through the weekend to make them presentable. I ended up giving these to my husband and sons and they like them just fine.
Lip Treatments -Unlisted Brand - Lypsyl - Regular Lip Balm
jaydensmama 4/1/2013 12:27:00 PM
I love this lip balm! I purchased this 2 weeks ago because my lips became really, really, REALLY dry. What caught my eye was the packaging and the little cute bee slider. I like big, solid packaging because it's harder for me to misplace. This balm has a nice minty flavor and feels really good going on. It helped save my lips during the dry spell I originally purchased it for, and the disaster my lips became after applying carmex to those same dry lips. My husband tried it and loves it as well, so this, along with the original Fresh balm, will be my go-to! I highly recommend this!
Love love love these!! I have bought many pairs of these from my local grocery store for...get this... $2.67 a pair! Super cheap! These are my favorite, but I find them a little too much for work. Mine last a while because I do not put mascara on them. I apply all of my eye make up, including eyeliner and mascara. Then I put the lashes on. This way, I don't have to try to line over them, nor do I have to worry about my skin color poking through because I didn't apply them close enough. I apply one coat of mascara to my lashes so they will blend better with the lashes. I want my own lashes to look nice and separated, so one coat is perfect. I reuse them until they are basically falling apart. I use the clear glue (the band is clear), but after it aheres to my liner, it's brown or black or whatever color. I make sure to pull the glue off after each use. Do this carefully and you can re-use these DOZENS of times. I love these lashes and will buy them always.
I picked this up a couple of days ago in Medium on a trip to Target, so I have only been using it a few days, but so far I am impressed. I have very light blonde eyebrows and I have to fill them in every day. I was using a kit by tarte, but it has been discontinued. It was great! Powder, clear gel, clear mascara, tweezers, brush and a tiny brow pencil. But I digress. I decided to venture out and try new eyebrow stuff because I'm not liking the results I'm getting with the kit anymore. I think because I've had it sooooo long. I snatched up the last one at Target and went home to try it. I think it is a really good kit for three bucks. If you can find it and need something to toss in your bag, pick one of these up.
Polishes -Maybelline - Color Show - Impeccable Greys
jaydensmama 3/21/2013 3:42:00 PM
I bought this polish the other day at Target because I thought the color was rather unique (to me). It a purpley grey. It's sort of like cement mixed with grapes. The grapes you grow on a home vine, not the store ones. The application is smooth and opaque with 2 coats. It dries fairly quick - I painted my nails at lunch and by the time I went back they were dry and I only have half an hour. I uploaded a pic, please pardon the sloppy polish, that was done with my non-dominate hand :-) I would buy other colors of this line, but not this one again because I doubt I will ever use the entire bottle.
Toners -Unlisted Brand - Bragg's Apple Cider Vinegar
jaydensmama 3/19/2013 4:20:00 PM
I have sebhorric (sp?) dermatitis around my nose, eyebrows and the space in between my brows. I use this on a cotton ball and a little bit of water a few times a week and it really, REALLY keeps my flakies under control. The smell is horrible, nobody will come near me after I've put it on my face (good for 30 minutes of me time!), but it works for me and I'm so happy I don't have to deal with the flakes. I definitely recommend this if you suffer from the same condition I do.
I have this foundation in color number 34. The packaging is a black pump, but I transferred it into an empty Bobbi Brown moisturizer jar that I had. Silly? Perhaps. The reason I did this is so when I shake it up, I can use the amount that gets on the lid, tap my brush into it, and scrape the brush off on the side of the lid. This gives me the perfect amount for my entire face. It just makes me feel like I'm not being wasteful. It gives me good coverage, but I don't have a lot that needs to be covered. I have redness on my chin and around my nose and my jawline breaks out when I sleep under my husbands arm (I think from his deadorant getting on my face). This covers these issues well. It stays on for me all day with no problems. My skin is dry, so I can't speak on how it would perform on oily skin. For us dry folks, this is great, as it's water based. Now...on to the fragrance. It does have a fragrance and it is rather strong, but I really realllly like it. I don't know what it is, but I just love smelling it. I definitely recommend it and will buy it again when I run out.
I have this eyeliner in Black Ink and Caviar Ink. The black one dried out so quickly, it was unusable after a couple of months. The Caviar, on the other hand, is still going strong. It is a very wet eyeliner and is good for a nice dramatic line. I like it softer, so I put it on my brush and then let it sit for a few seconds to dry down. This way, I get the perfect look with little to no extra effort. If I run out, I will probably buy another one. I would like to try the other colors.
Polishes -Revlon - Scented Parfume Nail Enamel - Raspberry Rapture #350
jaydensmama 3/19/2013 12:14:00 PM
I got this at Ulta a few weeks ago and immediately went to get a pedicure. The color is lovely. I wouldn't call it raspberry though, it's too bright. I've only tried to smell it once, it is on my feet afterall. I could see myself going to take a whiff and my husband or kids walking in. Anyway, I did smell a faint raspberry scent, so it does deliver on that. I would not purchase this color again because I don't generally use up all of my polish (I use them once or twice max. I wish they made travel sizes!) I will purchase other colors though. Edit: 4/1/13 I polished my nails with this polish over the weekend and uploaded a pic. I really do like it, so it may get a few uses! The smell does not make it through the top coat, though.