I love this color. Thats about where it stops though. I have a pretty extensive nail polish collection and lately this color has been getting a lot of hype on YouTube by the beauty gurus. The first coat is streaky. But after the second coat it looks a lot better. Theres nothing that stands out to me thats actually 'wrong' with this nail polish. However, I also have Sinful Colors Nirvana and they are an exact dupe. No difference what so ever. Except for the fact that I think Nirvana applys much better than You Don't Know Jacques! Plus lets not forget Sinful Colors are typically $1.99 but they go on sale all the time for 99 cents. The staying power is the same for both on me as well. So in theory.. $8 to $9.50 or... 99 cents - $1.99. Your choice.
Eye Makeup Remover -E.L.F. - Eye Make-Up Remover Pads
megan1309 8/29/2011 2:17:00 PM
I'm a pretty big fan of ELF products. But this one totally missed the mark for me. I had high hopes being that it is only $1 vs the $8 eye makeup remover that I already use. They dry out quick. With the packaging it's easy to get the the lid on wrong. I also felt like I was scratching at my eye. I don't have sensitive eyes either.. I'm 20 years old and have worn contacts for 8 years now, so I mess with my eyes alot. But my gosh this stuff burned! Not for taking off the eyeliner/mascara on the bottom lash line area. When you avoid the lower lashline and use it for the top it just smears everything. I ended up having to use 2 pads for one eye.. and if I recall they only have 18 to a pack. It also left an oily residue all over my eye area. Which i hate. So in my opinion this is horrible. I'd much rather pay more money for something that DOES NOT harm my eyes and smear stuff all over my face.
The packaging on this product is adorable.. That being said, I don't care much for anything else. Every time I use this I have chunks of glitter all over my face that I can not get off. If you love this palette I'd suggest doing you eye makeup and then your face routine.To minimize the fallout. Now don't get me wrong.. I love shimmer eyeshadows.. But not glittery eyeshadows that totally ruin the hardwork and time you put into your face makeup. Some of the colors are beautiful.. and I like that it gives you neutrals and colors in one.. but once two of the bottom shadows are blended.. they virtually look like the same color. This is my first UD palette... Not impressed but I'm still patiently waiting to get my hands on the naked palette. Honestly I'd much rather stick with my Too Faced palettes. I don't have fallout and they so silky smooth.. Not rough from glitter. But maybe thats just me.
Okay, so I once had a strong hatred for this product. Before I tried it. The reason being is because there is a warning label on the side of it talking about a chemical in it has been known to cause birth defects. Scary, yes. But then I did some research and from my findings saw that its about as much harm as smoking while pregnant. Which don't get me wrong, isn't to be taken lightly. I don't smoke. But I also don't plan on getting pregnant right now either. So for that I knock off 1 lippie. Now as of the product itself I love. I HATE the strong smell. But I love what it does. My problem has always been the long drying time of nail polishes. Even if its 'fast drying', its not on me. I'd always smear my nails before they were dry... so annoying. This drys my nails to the touch in like 60 seconds and smudge proof in a couple minutes. Which totally beats the time I'd lay still for 30 minutes afraid I'd smear my polish. I wouldnt say this chips on me. Its kinda like it drys so fast that after a few days theres a little bit of my nail exposed all the way across the tip. Now this could be because I work on a computer 40 hrs a week and am an avid YouTuber at night. But none the less I am nail polish obsessed and change my nails pretty often so this works perfectly for me. No matter what top coat and nail polish combo I use.. Nothing has ever lasted more than I'd say 5 days in perfect condition. So for me this fits the bill.
Mascara -E.L.F. - Wet Gloss Lash and Brow Clear Mascara
megan1309 3/28/2011 1:02:00 AM
I absolutely LOVE this! I use both sides for my brows.. mascara does the trick for my lashes that I just bypass clear mascara.. My brows stay in place and dont stray.. they look sleek allllll day! Yes, if you use this as much as I do, which is everyday, you could run out quickly.. But hey, it's only a dollar so not a big deal in my book at all!
Hair Styling Tools -Unlisted Brand - Her Styler- Curling Wand
megan1309 1/15/2011 1:00:00 PM
This thing is amazing! I've had a Her Styler Straightener before and it worked awesome.. I was in the market for a curling iron and honestly no matter how many times I've attempted to curl my hair with a regular curling iron.. I just can't seem to master it. So I found this. Now everyones talking about the conair infinti curling wand... I tried it and didn't like it at all. I don't want teeny tiny spiral curls.. I wanted big gorgeous curls that could be turned into loose waves if I brush it out enough.. and that's what I got!! This thing heats up sooooo quickly.. and cools down fast as well. You just take your hair and wrap it around.. hold for about 5 seconds and drop your hair. Very simple and fast! They come in 2 different sizes.. I of course got the bigger one so I could have big curls. I believe it was about $60 on amazon.. Comes with a heat protective glove and in many colors! (:
I just recently got this and I can't put it down! I love it sooo much! It has a great variety and you can do so many different looks. I think it's well worth the $35. They are so silky and pigmented. Such a great little addition to my collection! (:
I LOVE this mascara! It's my favorite at the moment. I reallhy like the wand.. You can turn it different ways and get a different effect with it. It makes my lashes really long and very black! It's amazing!
I hate this eyeliner! It settles into the little lines on my eyelids.. and also if you don't like the line you drew at first and try to go over it.. It's a disaster! I tried to fix my line and when I went over it again it took off the line I had already made!!! Too much of a hassle for me. The only plus is that when it dries it stays.. but unless you put your eyeliner on with no problem at all you'll hate it.
This is the one and only Ulta product that I like.. I have their foundation.. Don't waste your money. However I really love these eyeliners. They stay on a long time and apply smoothly. Ulta recently had a sale when all their automatic eyeliners were a $1.. So of course I stocked up! They are amazing!
I really like this mascara.. Although my favorite at the moment is Maybellines the falsies. It def trumps this one.. However this is still a great mascara, I just find myself using other ones more. When I want a more dramatic eye I use this one cause I feel like it gets my lashes darker than any other mascara I own.
Eye Shadow -Cover Girl - Eye Enhancers Trio - Shimmering Sands
megan1309 11/28/2010 10:48:00 PM
This was the first eye shadow product I ever used and it's still in my collection today! I always find myself reaching for it when Im in a hurry or just when I want a great neutral-shimmery eye. I have been thru so many of these if they ever discontinue this particular one I will scream! It's my all time favorite!
Liquid -Neutrogena - Skin Clearing Oil-Free Makeup
megan1309 11/28/2010 10:33:00 PM
I really like this foundation.. I find myself coming back to it alot. It gives a good amount of coverage and isn't cakey at all. I don't think it did anything for my acne but it didn't cause me to break out more so thats a plus. The color also matches me perfectly. Although it's not my HG foundation I still enjoy it and wear it quite often.
Foundations -Make Up For Ever - HD High Definition Foundation
megan1309 11/28/2010 10:27:00 PM
This by far is my HG foundation. I've been looking for a great foundation for awhile now and I found it! It gives great coverage, but it's not cakey at all. Unlike my Revlon Colorstay.. This just glides on.. the color matches me perfectly. It has such a great finish as well and it last all day.It is a little bit pricey but I believe it will last me for a few months. I apply it with my fingers or a brush.. just fyi.
This is by far my favorite OPI nail polish! It's sooo versatile. It can be worn all year around. On me it looks a little more red than the pictures on here.. its a purpley-red color.. Burgundy I'd say. Either way it's gorgeous and I got so many compliments when I wore it. Everyone is always wearing pinks now days.. I think this is something great and different.. Great fall color as well.