I bought this product thinking it might be worth a try. My friends have all raved about E.L.F products and with this being priced at $1, I figured there was nothing to lose. Unfortunately, this product didn't fare so well for me. The coverage is minimal at best and the formula seems way to watery. It reminds me more of a lip gloss than a concealer. I will say it does have a pleasant scent, but that's it's only redeeming quality. The range of shades is also minimal, thus making it even harder to match my skin tone. I saw someone had posted saying it could be used as an eye primer, I may try it that way and see if it works better in that sense, but overall, I'd say pass on this and spend your money on something higher quality.
Skincare - Face -Mary Kay - Extra Emollient Night Cream
lifeismusic 6/27/2011 2:51:00 AM
This stuff is the ONLY Mary Kay product that I can honestly say I would buy again and again. My mom used to buy this stuff when we were kids she'd use it on our lips after we had a fever and we had those super chapped and cracked lips. Within two days, my lips would be healed. At $13 a tube though...it's a bit pricey. If you can get it during a sale, that's the way to go. Aside from my lips, I've never really used it anywhere else, but I'm sure it works wonders. Overall, it's a good buy...I just wish there was a cheaper alternative or similar product that could mimic Mary Kay's results. Oh well...until then though, I'll continue buying this product.
A few years ago, I was at my local Amish store which sells goods that stores either don't sell or that have been replaced by the newer products and picked up a half-size bottle of Vaseline Total Moisture. I never really used it, as lotions to me don't ever seem to do much and I just kinda forgot about it. Then, about a month ago, I noticed my skin was starting to feel dry and needed some lotion to soothe it. I found this tucked away in the back of my "stash" and decided to give it a try. I was amazed at how quickly the formula seeped into my skin without making it feel greasy or gross feeling. I also noticed how smooth my skin was when I woke up. I couldn't believe it. A few weeks later my bottle ran out and I was worried that I wouldn't be able to find this God-send anymore (considering it had been a few years since I had found it and the fact that it was being sold at the Amish place...meaning it probably had been replaced long ago). So, instead I was going to buy a different brand of lotion (Dove) because I actually use most of their products and figured the lotion would be just as good. Wrong. A friend of mine actually had the lotion I was going to get and just using it on my hands, I knew that I hated it. It was greasy and had a very "warm" itchy feeling. While it did moisturize, it wasn't as nice as the Vaseline Total Moisture. Eventually I did end up going to a Wal-mart with full intent on buying something like a baby lotion or a different Vaseline Product, until I saw that the Total Moisture was still being sold. I snatched up the largest bottle I could find (Technically I bought the equate version from Wal-mart...much cheaper) and tried it out after my evening shower. It worked just as well as my old bottle. After rubbing it into each of my limbs, my skin is soft and supple and more smooth that it has ever been before. The smell is very light and summery without being overpowering. This lotion also does not fade quickly. While most lotions only moisturize for a short period of time, this lotion moisturizes for DAYS. After going camping and not being able to shower for close to 4 days (Trust me, I know...it was so gross), my skin was still as smooth as it had been an hour after I had applied it. I absolutely love this lotion. It is the best thing out there for anyone with dry skin that needs extra moisturizing! =)
I was actually surprised with this product. I had tried it out a few times before I bought it and was kinda disappointed. I actually got it on a whim and had a coupon for it. I'm actually surprised with how much I love it. It's my new favorite mascara. The wand is a little hard to use but I've gotten used to it so its fine now. I will continue to search for my perfect mascara...but until then, this is the best thing out there. I will say that it does flake quite a bit, and that can irritate my eyes, but I will just have to get the waterproof version.
I went to Wal-mart with a $2 off coupon for any 1 max factor product. I'd been wanting the newest mascara from Max Factor (Extreme 2000 calorie Lash Plumper), however I wasn't positive it would be sold anywhere besides Ulta (which wouldn't take my coupon). Walmart did have the other mascara, however I was torn between the two and decided to buy this one instead. The brush is a plasticy wand however, while it does separate my lashes, it also hurts. It tugs on my lashes and irritates my eyes. The results aren't too bad, my lashes were a little more volumised. but nothing special. I probably would buy this again but its not my favorite... ***Edit. After trying this mascara out a few more times, I did find that the results seemed to overpower the negatives. Yes, the brush does sometimes pull, but the results make up for that. However, I am now using a base which amplifies the effect even more. While it wouldn't be my number one choice for mascaras, I would say that this isn't a COMPLETE piece of crap.
I bought this because I had a coupon and also wanted to try it out. First of all, the packaging really does catch your eye. Because its Maybelline's attempt at being competitive with Cover Girl's Lash Blast, they had to come up with something just as flashy as the bright orange tube. Anyway, one thing I noticed was the fact that the lid doesn't screw on all the way...at least it doesnt look like it. Where the cap and the tube meet there is a purple strip that is still in between. Not that this tidbit matters much, just thought I should put it in there. When you open the tube, its true, an awful odor escapes. I'm guessing its the collagen thats supposedly going to make my eyelashes have 9x the volume. The brush is also odd. Its not a true "rubber bristle" brush, and its also not a true fiber bristle brush either. Its almost a mix. So far I haven't found any clumps on the brush other than on the tip, so thats a good thing as well. The results with this aren't that great, nothing special. Its more like a mascara I would use if i wanted a more business like look, yet not so much natural. Adding more coats can be tricky as this does create clumping. Basically, I wouldn't say that its awful, but don't expect too much. You DEFINITELY don't get 9x the volume. maybe more like 2x...if that.
Hair Styling Tools -Unlisted Brand - Solia Ceramic Ion Flat Iron
lifeismusic 1/2/2009 8:08:00 PM
I love this flat iron. It heats up quickly, it straightens my extremely thick and curly hair with ease and it doesn't fry my hair. I researched flat irons for 6 months before I made my purchase and this thing has done everything it said it would. I own the 1" flat iron and what usually took me at least an hour with my 2" Conair Flat iron (which usually heated up to 460 degrees) takes me only 4 minutes. Yes, thats right. FOUR minutes. I use a heat tamer spray and I don't even need to use hair spray. This thing is amazing. Trust me. This thing is the best thing EVER. For less than the more expensive brands, it gives you 5 (I think 5) different heat settings (most professional irons only have 1 preset one), heats up within seconds, and even does flips and curls. I would DEFINITELY recommend this to anyone who is looking for a new flat iron thats cheaper than a CHI and much more reliable.
Eyeliner -Unlisted Brand - NYC eyeliner- Deep Plum
lifeismusic 1/2/2009 7:56:00 PM
I actually hated this eyeliner. It is much too stiff to glide nicely on my lower lash line and it also is too light. I thought it was going to be much darker than it actually was. Its fine for the time being and I will use it up but I won't purchase it again.
I actually love this product. For me it was a definite upgrade from pencil liners that I use for my lower lash line. It went on smooth for me and doesn't cause my eyes to dry out like most other eyeliners. I have this in kohl black and I especially love that you can click it to raise more product up. It is easy to hold in my hand and glides right along my lower lash line. If anything I wish it would twist both backwards and forwards, rather than just forwards. All in all, I would certainly buy this again and for the money you can't really beat this product.
I actually really like this stuff. It goes on pretty well and covers up the sparse spots on my face. I like the coverage and how natural it looks. I've gotten many many MANY compliments on my face while wearing this makeup and would most certainly purchase it again. The only thing I don't like is the corresponding brushes. If I were you, I'd buy a different brush than the jane brushes. They are quite scratchy and don't exactly work the best with the foundation itself. I personally use the kabuki brush from the NYC mineral starter kit. It works better with the jane than I think it does with the NYC stuff itself.
As far as how well it applys...id say not very well. It is pretty scratchy against my face and only did a crappy job of covering the few flaws on my face. Another thing that I didn't really like about this product is that it doesn't fit within the corresponding foundation pallete. I had this same issue with the kabuki brush...but idk. My mom needed new makeup brushes and she just wanted some cheapie ones because she doesn't wear makeup too often. I gave her my brushes and she seems happy enough with them.
Eh...I wasn't too big of a fan of this. It is indeed quite scratchy...but I do like that it is made of metal instead of plastic like so many other cheap kabuki brushes. I actually bought this on a bogo sale with another jane foundation and found that using this kabuki brush with that specific foundation was quite difficult. The brush itself is too big for any of the other jane products and only really works for my mother's mary kay makeup. For a cheapo brush its fine...but make sure that if you are going to be using it with a corresponding jane product...that it will actually fit inside...otherwise it will give you an extreme headache trying to mash the brush into a much smaller space of which it was not meant to occupy.
I LOVE this stuff. It goes on like velvet, has irresistible color, the packaging is great, and its cheap. Its perfect for going from day-night and all you have to do is add a little lipgloss on top and your good to go. The only thing I wish it did is lasted a bit longer...but because it is a pure lip BALM and not really a lip stick...I don't really mind it.
I actually really liked this. I don't really need to use a whole lot of foundation on my skin...because my skin is already pretty clear. When I first tried it the smell was horrendous and I actually decided to spray the puff and the cap with my perfume. It worked pretty well to disguise the smell and has lasted ever since. The application is less than average...and when I accidentally screwed off the entire cap, I found out why. There is only 2 holes that allow for the foundation to be applied from the puff. So, like so many others here, you could ditch the whole puff or you could do what I did and take a drill and make some more holes. This seemed to allow more product onto the puff and helped to allow for more coverage. Overall, for the money I would definitely recommend this product and even buy it again. I actually was looking into the Rimmel/Revlon version of this product when this caught my eye for only 3 bucks with a bogo sale at walgreens. I was able to get this, another pckg of foundation, 2 brushes, an eyeliner, an eye crayon, a lip balm, and a sharpener. For the money I would say that Jane is a good brand and is perfect for those who want the experience of minerals at a cheap price. The colors are great and the consistency of the product as well as the coverage is unbeatable. The only setback for me would be the few minimal alterations I had to make to the packaging itself.
not bad as a brow gel. But odd as a mascara. If you want something thats a great brow gel and is really quite cheap, this is perfect. As a mascara, I find it doesn't really do much and that it is gloppy and wet. I can literally see the mascara on my lashes every time I blink. I can feel it too. If you plan on using it for your brows, its pretty good...mascara, I would look elsewhere.