Lipstick -Maybelline - Color Sensational in Nude Nuances 865
lovedrunk 6/20/2012 6:39:00 PM
IN LOVE with this nude shade and I am praying Maybelline makes this line permanent. I'm a sucker for nude shades and have quite a collection and I have to say this color is one of my favorites. It does not wash me out and it has some pink undertones to it that makes it very wearable. I love the formula of this lipstick even more so than one of my favorite Mac lipsticks (Creme De Nude).
I have found my HG foundation! I have been using Revlon Color Stay foundation for a few years now and I have been pretty pleased with it. The one con I have with the Color Stay formula is that it can sometimes feel SO heavy on my face. When I saw the Whipped Creme formula I was kind of hesitant as I have not strayed away from the Color Stay in years and I was a little skeptical. The packaging of this product scared me as you can't really tell what the actual color is in the glass jar; every color, their lightest to darkest shades looked exactly the same. I pretty much took a guess as to what color would suit me best as I figured I could always mix it with the Revlon Color Stay I already had. The formula is interesting to the touch as it feels a lot creamier than the Color Stay formula. I don't like how you have to stick your fingers in the actual foundation to get it out but this was just a minor set back. This formula is SO MUCH BETTER than the Revlon Color Stay. It is perfect for summer as it feels so much lighter on my face and doesn't even feel like I am wearing any foundation at all. It doesn't cake up - and a little bit of it goes a long way. I like full coverage as I have some dark acne marks and this foundation conceals them perfectly with such a small amount of product. I do believe it is a little pricey for a drug store foundation but I do believe it is so worth it. If you're looking for full coverage and a foundation that is going to feel very light on your face then I would definitely splurge on this product. The jar is also huge and will last a long time.
I'm kind of surprised that this product has such positive reviews and I wish I could say that this worked for me as it has for others but that's not the case. This was such a let down for me as the packaging is great and I love how this stuff smells. I have thinner hair and am constantly trying out different products to give my hair more body/texture. I have used this product countless times hoping that the result would be different but it has been the same whether my hair was dry or wet: THIS PRODUCT IS SO DRYING. It left my hair feeling brittle and damaged. My hair already has a natural wave to it and this product did not do much at all to make it look any different. Not only did it leave my hair feeling like sand paper, it made my hair overwhelmingly greasy. Bottom line, it's cheap and you get what you pay for.
On a Trip is the perfect color for spring/summer. It's a lilac purple that is opaque after two coats. I am really impressed with Wet 'n' Wild's nail polishes (I have 5 now). They are dirt cheap and I really do believe their lasting power is stronger than more expensive nail polishes. The squared brush is perfect as it makes painting your nails easier and faster. I will definitely continue to buy more of these nail polishes.
I was under the impression this was going to have a bronzing affect but that is not the case. The packaging is AWFUL. It looks cute but it's made out of cardboard and the top doesn't even close shut which can cause problems with breaking/cracking in the future. The brush is useless which isn't surprising as most drug store applicators are. I'm naturally fair skin but I currently have a little bit of tan and this product does not really show up on my face. When you swatch it on your finger tips it looks very pigmented but once you apply it directly to your face it is not really noticeable. If anything, it can probably be used as a highlighter as the other reviews have said. I've heard good things about their other fox in a box, spicy and sweet, which I may consider trying as this product in this shade was a let down.
Top/Base Coats -Sally Hansen - Hard as Nails - Clear
lovedrunk 4/25/2012 12:49:00 AM
My nails are brittle and break/peel frequently so I picked this up for $2.99 at a local grocery store. This product has definitely helped with the issues I have had and applies as a pretty thick clear coating. My nails feel stronger and have been growing at a faster pace than they normally would.
Hair Removal -eos - Shave Cream Ultra Moisturizing Pomegranate Raspberry
lovedrunk 4/25/2012 12:44:00 AM
I have been using this shaving cream for awhile now and I LOVE IT. It's extremely moisturizing and I have applied it in the shower as well as dry. I love the packaging - it has an easy pump and the product comes out smoothly. I like the fact that you can use it dry as there have been several occasions where I needed to shave really quick before going to class. No, it does not foam like other shaving creams; it's almost like a lotion. I took off a lippy because I'm not a fan of the smell but this is definitely not a deal breaker. It smells decent but just really artificial to me. For the price it does everything it says it does which is great!
Okay, so this is no MIRACLE skin product but for the price it's great. I've been using this mask 2-3 times a week for the last few months. I enjoy the smell of it although the consistency of the product is very gooey. I apply a thick layer (that's what works best for me) and leave it on for about 20 minutes or so. I love the cooling sensation it gives my face! I've never had a problem with it not drying as other reviewers have said. It actually dries pretty fast for me (maybe because my skin is dry.. idk?) I love peeling it off although watch out for your eyebrows/hair. It sticks to it like glue! It's not a big deal though. My face feels really smooth afterwards and I have noticed the next day after putting it on the night before my uneven complexion actually looks more even. Like I said, it is no miracle worker for skin but I think for how cheap it is you can't really go wrong!
Alpine snow is a milky white color that is opaque after 2-3 coats. I mean, in lament terms it's just a normal white nail polish. There's nothing special about it that sets it apart from the ordinary. The formula is mediocre at best - definitely not worth the eight bucks. I have a 99 cent white nail polish that works just as well.
Eyeliner -Milani - Liquif'eye Metallic eye liner pencil -black
lovedrunk 4/9/2012 12:24:00 AM
I'm pretty indifferent in regard to this product. The formula is great - it's super creamy and makes lining your lid a breeze. As far as putting it on the water line - what a COMPLETE mess. My eyes are not normally sensitive to eyeliner as I use it on a daily basis but for some reason this particular product made my eyes water and irritated. By the end of the day, I looked at myself in the mirror and cringed. Eyeliner was everywhere around my eye and and smudged all over my eyelid. I want to give this product another chance but seeing as other reviews have said the same thing - I think this is a miss.
So I have never bought any products for my brows as I was kind of hesitant since I did not know what I was doing. I picked this up for super cheap at a local drug store and I was kind of skeptical the first time I used it - I thought it was super dark and that it was completely obvious that I penciled my eyebrows in. After getting my eyebrows waxed a little too thin, I decided to try it out again. I went out that night and my best friend who sees me daily told me I looked so pretty and then noticed my eyebrows and said that they look great! I was shocked - I thought they were overdone but she said that eyebrows are the window to your face and can enhance your features! Since then, I've been using this daily and have gotten a lot of compliments! Definitely a great product - especially for the price! You can't beat it - it also works great as an eyeliner so that's a plus as well!
Good quality - two coats and it's opaque. As far as the color goes, it's okay. It's a powdery blue color that's pretty but nothing very special about it. I think it looks prettier in the packaging opposed to on. I like wearing colors that are a little more daring than the average shade of nail polish and this is just super ordinary to me.
AMAZING. Spend the 50 dollars on this, it is SO worth it. (It took me forever to convince myself to buy this due to the price, but it truly is worth every penny).This palette is unbelievably versatile. It can be used to make a simple/natural look during the day and a more dramatic look at night. There are matte colors along with shimmery colors that make the amount of looks you can create endless. I would consider myself a beginner when it comes to really branching out with make up and this palette makes it so easy to experiment. The colors are super blendable and the color pay off is great. Urban Decay never seems to fail in regards to the quality of their products!
This is the first OPI color that I've ever purchased that I was not impressed with. First of all, it takes three coats for this color to become opaque. The formula is poor as it is streaky which angers me since this is an expensive polish. The color is pretty for spring or St. Patricks day, but it's not a color I would wear on a normal basis. Save your money on this one!
I have just found my holy grail of shampoos. THANK YOU MAKE UP ALLEY! I was searching for a new shampoo after I realized the one I was using was making my hair incredibly greasy. I saw the amazing reviews on here and knew I had to buy it. I used it last night for the first time - the smell of it is glorious. It smells like coconuts but is a light scent that is not overpowering. I love how moisturizing this shampoo is - it is not TOO heavy for my thin hair. Well it's day two, and my hair still feels super soft even after a night of going out and putting a bunch of products in it. The most amazing part is my hair does not feel greasy in the slightest - I like to wash my hair every day because it is so thin and because of that my roots look super oily. Fortunately, this shampoo has made my hair still look clean! Love love love it.