Holy canoli. I am a self proclaimed chapstick addict. Ive tried everything from EOS, Chapstick, Aquaphor, Rosebud Salve, etc... and nothing has made my lips happier than this little tin of magic. I have all four of them, but I loooove the Macadamia Nut one. It literally makes my mouth water every time I put it on because it smells so delicious! They are all extremely smoothing and moisturizing. I use these as bases underneath lipsticks and it works like a charm. I also apply these before bed and wake up with smooth plump happy lips! :) I don't mind the pot packaging, and they can leave a slight white cast if you apply too much. But thats an easy fix. Definitely try it!!
To me, this foundation is like if you took Revlon Colorstay and combined it with Revlon PhotoReady. It has some of the coverage and consistency of color stay, but the dewiness and more natural finish as Photoready minus all the glitter. I really enjoy this foundation and I think its better than the Revlon whipped foundation which was my HG for some time now. It has a natural, pretty finish, medium buildable coverage, and lasts a really long time. Plus it dries really fast, so once it is set it doesn't take a long time to dry (which was my only complaint with the whipped foundation if not blended the proper way). I get compliments on my skin when I wear this, even from men. Which we all know they hardly notice things like how fresh your skin looks! :P My only complaint is that the color Shell from the PhotoReady was my perfect match, but the color Shell in Nearly Naked seems to be a little more yellowy. Maybe Im just going crazy. But def try this out! Its awesome!
Gels/Soaps -Philosophy - Have a Cherry Christmas 3 in 1
klskag02 1/23/2013 10:31:00 PM
The scent of this body wash is absolutely mouth watering. Its not like a fake cherry candy smell, but a real white cherry smell. It's delicious. However, the scent does not linger on your body or in your hair. Philosophy does tend to be extremely drying as is on my skin/hair. But then smell is just so fantastic! I wouldn't repurchase, but it was a nice christmas present to myself :)
I bought this foundation because it was on sale at my drugstore for like $3. Which I was pretty pumped about since most are around the $8-$12 range. I should've known that this foundation would be extremely cheap and break me out like CRAZY. I loved the spatula applicator and loved the feel of this foundation. It matched my skin tone when I applied it, but I noticed that it oxidized very quickly. Rimmel foundations tend to do that :( Not to mention the zits on my cheeks and forehead from this stuff. $3 in the trash for me.
BB Cream -Rimmel - BB Cream Beauty Balm 9 in 1 Skin Perfecting Super Makeup
klskag02 1/23/2013 10:31:00 AM
Dry skin people beware! This BB cream is not like all the other drugstore ones, it actually has a lot of coverage and is not moisturizing. I have fairly dry skin this winter and this caked up on me even when I buffed the crap out of it into my skin. This is more like a really thick foundation in my opinion. I don't know what other BB cream qualities it has besides SPF. I have found the best way to apply this is with a damp sponge. But even then Im not totally happy with the way my skin looks (this is common for me with all Rimmel foundations). This seems to emphasize the pores on my nose and cheeks. All together I don't think Ill be buying this again. Still trying to find that awesome American BB cream that lives up to the Asian brands :(
Thank God for Hard Candy! I absolutely love this highlighter to pieces. Theres not a day where I don't apply it. I was considering buying TheBalms Betty- Louminizer for the longest time, but couldn't justify paying for a $25 highlighter. So I heard this little guy is a dupe and it turned out being absolutely beautiful! I don't see how most people could use this as a bronzer, unless you just have extremely fair skin. But its a fantastic highlighter and a gem at the drugstore!
I always get a ton of compliments when I wear this on my eyes. I just do a tiny thin line on my upper lid and it seriously makes my brown eyes just POP! The wand is easy to use, it is cheap, and the color is actually pretty bold. I wasn't expecting that much pigmentation in a product thats really cheap. This is my go to eyeliner if I want some color! Try it out :)
Lip Treatments -Maybelline - Baby Lips in Cherry Me
klskag02 9/26/2012 4:58:00 PM
I love this lip balm :) The tint is just enough to make your lips look alive and hydrated, but not too pink or red. The color reminds me of if you had bitten your lips. It makes your lips extremely soft! the scent is light, however Im not a fan of the taste. It almost tastes like cheap kid smackers chapstick. But it doesn't bother me enough not to buy it again. I think the packaging is adorable! Definitely try this out!
Lip Treatments -Fresh - Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15
klskag02 7/13/2012 1:42:00 PM
I can't believe people are actually paying somewhere around $20 for these lip balms. To me it seems ridiculous that they're selling them at that price. Like a lot of people I got these from Sephora for my bday gift and Im not impressed at all. They're heavy, waxy, and don't really seep into your lips. The rose one isn't even that tinted! Id much rather prefer my Maybelline Baby Lips for a tinted lip balm. Seems to me like you could get a much better quality lip balm (eos, chapstick, hurts bees) for a better quality, feel, and price.
Bronzers -New York Color - Smooth Skin Bronzing Face Powder in Sunny 720
klskag02 7/7/2012 12:09:00 AM
Cant believe I haven't reviewed this yet! Ive repurchased this multiple times and have never ventured into any other bronzers simply because I love this one so much. Its perfect for contouring, or as an overall powder to give your face a little bit more color. Its dirt cheap, and can be found at almost any drugstore! Seriously, if you haven't given this a try do so right now! :)
I have found my HG Foundation. This stuff is awesome for me. It offers medium to full coverage for my acne scars, a satin finish, and it literally stays on all day! I was amazed. It doesn't emphasize dry patches or flakiness, and I feel like it could suit all skin types. I apply it with a buffer brush, which gives more of an even coverage and I feel like it dries a lot faster and doesn't feel as tacky like some other reviewers mentioned. I like the glass jar, although it is kind of bulky. And the price is a little much for a drugstore foundation, but Im willing to spend $13.00 for something I love! Try it! :)
Styling Products -Got 2 Be - Smooth Operator Smoothing Lustre Lotion
klskag02 5/9/2012 12:29:00 AM
Love this stuff so much! So glad I bought this. Ive never had a hair product that makes my hair feel this soft and smooth without making it somewhat greasy. A small pump of this onto wet hair, blow dry and awesome tresses. It smells good too :) Its cheap and available in most drugstores. My go to hair product!
This product is absolutely horrible. Theres a reason its gotten such low ratings and because literally it makes hair absolutely disgusting. So when you walk past it in Target and think " I read the bad reviews, but I think Ill buy it anyways!" DONT. You will regret it. For one this product is expensive for the fact that its so awful. Two, it makes your hair greasier than before and leaves this really strange white film over my dark hair. Its sticky, greasy and just plain awful. The smell is strong and chemically. Worst $12 Ive ever spent on a hair product.
I love this lip balm for summer! I have the color in Peach, which is not true to the swatch online but it was a prettier color than I expected! Its a nice light coral, perfect for warmer weather. The balm has a light minty taste and goes on smooth. The packaging is sleek and stays closed. Im a huge fan of elf and this is definitely a winner for me! :)
If you don't have either of the Naked palettes you definitely need to splurge and buy one! They are extremely versatile, velvety and pigmented shadows, and so worth the money. Im a college student and I usually don't splurge on things like this, but this palette is so worth it! I use mine everyday whether Im going out with friends or heading to work. Ive had mine for almost 2 years and haven't hit pan on any of the shadows! Its definitely a good buy and I recommend it to everyone I know :)