I don't have much to add to the other review. However, know that the Simply Smashing! color DOES stain nails. I don't use a base coat because I feel it makes my nails too goopy with two coats of polish. Two months later, my nails are still half yellow. I had to actually buy a base coat for when I want to wear this polish, which I do because it's a really pretty color especially with the shatter on top.
What a mess!! The formula is way too wet which causes my lashes to clump like no other mascara has done. I have longish lashes that have a bit of curl and this mascara actually STRAIGHTENS my lashes. Even though it's called "Volum Express," I'm not seeing it. Clumping does not equal volume. The only positive is it does add a bit of length, most likely from the little fibers in the mascara. Speaking of the fibers, I feel like they along with the wet consistency are the causes of the black dots I get on my eyelid (annoying since my makeup is done) and under my eyes when putting the mascara on. The brush isn't really anything special. The shaft of it isn't sturdy which I think is a problem. Really disappointed in this and definitely would not purchase again.
Mascara -Bare Escentuals - Flawless Definition mascara
marchchic7 7/13/2009 4:02:00 PM
Chalk up another lover of this mascara. Got it as part of the QVC kit. I have used BE's waterproof mascara and did not like it so I was skeptical of this one. But wow! Not skeptical anymore. Although it doesn't give excessive volume (Leslie even said as much during the presentation), it lengthens my lashes like no other. Also agree with the others that it doesn't smudge or flake during the day. I love mascara and like to put a few coats of it on and notice with CG Lash Blast that my lashes start to clump together, but that doesn't happen with this one. I'm not sure when it will be released everywhere, but I do know it's exclusive to QVC until August 1, 2009. Definitely will repurchase when it's available.
I just received this today in the mail from Sephora. I had seen makeup tutorials using this and loved how it looked and also read some rave reviews. I had been using BE powder liner shadow but that just wasn't sticking and would collect in the outer corners of my eyes. I used this product today on my lashlines and waterlines and it has NOT budged ONE BIT. Every other eyeliner I have used (pencil, etc.) has disappeared from my waterline in about 1 hour or less. I have been wearing this for about 8 hours and it's still there. Very impressed. I use Sephora Brand Professionnel Pointed Eyeliner Brush (#17) to apply which makes it super easy. This should last months, so the price isn't that big of a deal. Will buy again.
Masks -St. Ives - Peel-Off Hydroxy Masque [DISCONTINUED]
marchchic7 7/8/2006 4:45:00 PM
I bought this yesterday because I was looking for a good mask at Wal-mart. Then I saw this, read the back and decided to buy it. I have oily skin with some dry patches. I used it last night and again today, and my skin is so luminous. I'm not sure if they changed the consistency or anything, but mine is a somewhat thick, clear gel. It dries very tightly. Not sure why others are having a hard time peeling it off, but mine peels off in one big piece. Definitely will rebuy.
I got this for free in an Allure magazine giveaway and was hoping I would like it. I LOVE it!!! I don't wear it often because I don't want to use it all up, because it is pretty expensive (compared to other perfumes I buy). There isn't much to say that hasn't been said already about the scent, but it's really powerful (not in a bad way) and it calms me also.
I got this mascara for free in a contest with Allure magazine. First time I used it, I didn't like it. Let it sit around for a while and went back to it. I LOVE it now. Mine is getting old and smelly now so I'm ordering another one and trying to live with other mascaras. I have naturally long eyelashes and this makes them even longer and curls them like no other. I've been asked if I have falsies on (I've never even worn false eyelashes!).
Bronzers -Maybelline - Dream Mousse Bronzer Sun Glow
marchchic7 4/7/2006 10:47:00 PM
I, too, have Glistening Sun and I love it. When I wear this I seem to get stares from people (or maybe I'm just crazy!). Also, the other week I wore this and my friend and I were walking into a coffee shop and she looked at me as she went to open the door and did a double take. She told me my skin looked healthy, first time I ever got that! Would definitely buy again.