This has taken the place of JS Fancy as my go-to fragrance now. The top layer smells a lot like Flowerbomb but this scent is actually a little sweeter on me which I could see some people not liking but I happen to love. I got the gift set and fyi the lotion is horrid. They overdid the iris in it and I can't even use it. So I'll be happy to swap if someone wants it.
Lipstick -MAC - Pro Longwear Lipcreme - Endless Drama
mdorese21 11/6/2012 12:35:00 PM
I dab this on and use as an everyday red. This isn't at all vampy with my darker complexion. I love how this wears but a balm underneath is absolutely necessary.
Eye Shadow -MAC - Pro Longwear Eye Shadow in Lie Low
mdorese21 10/3/2012 10:34:00 AM
Part of my quick go-to work look. This as a wash with Swiss Chocolate in the crease and I'm done. Love this shade!
So far my fav red from maybelline. I got red revival first and that showed up orange on my DDD skin so it's in the back of my makeup drawer now. :) Red haute is a true red on me. I can wear it alone or with a little Nightmoth lipiner to darken it just a tad. Beautiful!
I love this for doing a quick one eyeshadow look or wearing on top of Rubenesque paint pot. Awesome!
Styling Products -Unlisted Brand - CURLS Goddess Glaze
mdorese21 8/15/2011 12:10:00 PM
I am reviewing the one from target. I got it a few days ago for about $8 and probably am going back for another bottle. I really love this on my 4a hair for doing a twist out on damp hair. I have used it on dry hair also and it was pretty good as well. Great hold with no frizzies. Love that I can just walk into the store and buy it as opposed to ordering online as you have to do for so many other natural hair products. My HG is Keracare Twist & Define cream but this one is a close second.
This might be the first mac gloss that I have to back up :) At first I was like meh, it looked kind of pinky purpley on me not at all how it does on afrobella. I tried it again today with a little liner for work and I just love it! I haven't purchased anything purple for my lips since high school I believe so this is a nice addition to my makeup stash.
Liquid -Maybelline - SuperStay Makeup - New Version
mdorese21 12/6/2010 4:48:00 PM
Actually like this better than mufe mat velvet that I bought a few months ago. The mufe makeup was too thick and sets entirely too fast for me. I read about this one on a few blogs & on youtube and figured for $5 it was worth a try. Although not my HG this will be my go to foundation for now. I get awesome buildable coverage with a stippling brush & it doesn't transfer all that much. I maybe have to blot about twice a day with this and the color match on me is almost 100%, NW47
Just got this during sephora's ff sale & it is my favorite out of everything I purchased. This is the main thing I throw in my bag now when traveling, for work, church or whenever. I was wondering about the colors on my NW47 skin but they all look simply beautiful. I love it :)
I've had this for years, can't believe I've hadn't reviewed this yet. I'm a DDD so this is like a very soft peachy brown nude color on my lips. Love it & the texture. I wish the lipgelee's came in more shades.
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Parlux - Jessica Simpson Fancy
mdorese21 10/28/2010 3:53:00 PM
My go to scent for the past year so can't believe I haven't reviewed it yet. But whenever I pick it up I'm reminded of what my sister said when she first smelled it on me, "you smell like rootbeer" lol Even though it's on the sweet side, I don't get rootbeer from it.
Loooove this mascara!! I'm not a big va va voom lash kinda girl and was looking for something that would lengthen & define, I never get any clumps, this goes on nice & easy no problems whatsoever. I usually get waterproof and thought that would be an issue but this stuff never runs on me and looks just as good at the end of the work day as it does in the morning. But I didn't wanna pay $25 for a tube but with the F&F sale I couldn't resist and knew I had to have it :)
Conditioner -Unlisted Brand - Elucence - Moisture Balancing
mdorese21 8/13/2008 2:15:00 PM
My HG conditioner! I think I've been using this close to a year now and I absolutely love it. I use it pre-shampoo to detangle, as a rinse out, leave-in, co-wash…. for me it just doesn't get any better than this. I haven't found anything with better slip. 10/28/10 Edit - Not my HG anymore but I still love it :)
This is the best natural styling gel I've found to date. It's really moisturizing and doesn't flake at all. It really helps to lay those edges down when necessary or works great when doing a twist out. I agree with the over reviewer about the jar, a pump would work so much better.
I am baffled as to why this costs as much as it does and the moisturizing benefits for a body butter are not there at all. The scent is pretty nice, doesn't linger all that long but doesn't smell at all what I assumed guava should smell like. Makes me really glad I didn't pay full price for this and only paid a third of the price on ebay. So I'll finish this tube but won't buy again.