"make me lash" is probably my new favorite mascara. it's comparable to L'Oreal's Voluminous Carbon Black (my other HG mascara) but with less clump-age. the wand is spiky, which i was a little skeptical of because spiky wands never worked for me before, but this one was different. The spikes on the wand helped grab every lash, especially the ones closest to my inner corners, giving my lashes the falsies effect. I loved how it made my lashes perfectly fan out with volume and length - people have asked me if i was wear false lashes! it was also easier to take off because the formula wasn't super wet or super dry (unlike make it big, mark.'s other mascara). the spikes on the bottom didn't help much because they were mostly always coated with excess mascara, but i wasn't really expecting much otherwise. all mascaras do this. all in all, an amazing mascara that is worth it!
Oh, Essie...why must you always come out with beautiful, got-to-have-it colors? I found this color all by its lonesome in the Essie section at Target. And I fell in love with it. It's a beautiful french blue with pearlescent shimmer. In certain lighting, it's purple, while in others its blue. Either way, both colors are extremely gorgeous! This eight dollar splurge is worth it because this is the only nail polish I have that looks like I went to the nail salon. Although I do love getting my nails done, eight dollars for a beautiful color like this that I can keep is better than a twenty five dollar one. At the first coat, there is minimal streakiness, but after the first coat, the color stays true to its name and it's smooth sailing from there! the coats are shiny and smooth with just the perfect amount of glimmer. overall, I'm in love with the braziliant collection, its perfect for summer. The wear on Essie nail polish has always lasted over a week for me. OPI always chips after a few days on my nails, on the other hand. you will not regret getting this color or anything by Essie!
this is my absolute favorite mascara! i have to admit, there is excess product on the tip of the wand (which happens with every mascara) and excess on the brush of it. but the excess on the brush gives the best volumized lashes ever! it has minimal clumping, and when it does clump, i just brush it off with the wand, which gets it right off. the packaging is chic with the black and gold, i can always easily pick it up in my makeup box. i don't know why people really hate this mascara, its probably the best one ever.
amazing oil controller! i feel like this mask just sucked all of the excess oil of of my skin (it sounds gross, but it's really utterly satisfying) i loved how it changed from green to white when it was ready, and it wasn't painful to get off- left my skin looking radiant and glowy and reduced my breakouts! i use this every couple weeks to every month, and my face feels like i was just at the spa....love it!
oh great...probably the most overhyped mascara out there. it does NOTHING for your lashes, the formula completely sucks because it's watery and runny, and once applied, it gives you the great "spidery hideous lashes" look. this mascara does not even deserve one star. sure, its the product we all started out with as makeup became more involved in our daily routine, but it really just is horrendously horrible. go with makeup that doesn't advertise every 10 minutes...
doesn't smudge at all, perfectly portable in its small container and lasts all day. the thin brush gives me a neat precise line that gives my eyes the perfect amount of emphasis. love it, one of my everyday makeup products!
Lip Gloss -mark - Gloss Gorgeous Stay On Lip Stain--Bare
missalys95 5/5/2011 4:25:00 PM
I absolutely LOVE this product! It takes a while for the gloss/stain to come out, but you just have to be patient because when you apply it looks amazing! its not gloopy or sticky and it really lasts ALL DAY. the gloss wore off before lunchtime but the stain on my lips were still going strong! what i love about this specific shade is its such a natural color, I always get compliments on how my lips never look washed out or dry! it's definitely great for everyday use, and i also use the shade "lolli" for a more fuschia-pinky look, but this shade is what i use on week days.
Eye Shadow -mark - I-Mark Custom Pick Eye Shadow - Luvstruck
missalys95 4/24/2011 9:38:00 PM
when i saw this color in the catalogue, i was thinking "oh god i would look horrible if i put that bright hot pink on my lids!" my mom got it for me in a kit, and i decided what the heck, why not experiment it and then wipe it off and never use it again if it didn't look right. i had faith though, because the mark eyeshadows are perfectly pigmented and high staying power. so when i tried it on, wow! i looked amazing! the perfect amount of fuchsia pink, and i toned it down with "whisper" which was suggested in the hazel eye kit with the no place to run eyeliner. it looked amazing, (as always)! love mark.!
this mousse is the best working hair product for my curls! it leaves them shiny, frizz-free, and those curling-iron curls without the heat damage! amazing, the cap is easy to use, though i broke it from the bottle, but reattached it and it still works just fine! it's seven dollars, which is a little pricey for me, but totally worth it! one bottle lasted a good one and a half year, with the bottle just starting to run out now. but i am definitely going to buy it again!
this nail polish has an amazing color! i know how everyone is obsessed with chanel's polish, but avon's is SO much cheaper and works the exact same as chanel- it just doesn't have the label that everyone desires. the color is a shimmery light blue that looked great and was long-lasting. i always get compliments on my nail color and when i tell them it's an avon color they are kind of shocked. perfect for summer/spring!
Deodorants -Dove - Go Fresh - Pomegranate & Lemon Verbena Scent
missalys95 4/24/2011 9:20:00 PM
love this product! the whole "go fresh" line smells amazing and is long-lasting! probably one of the best deodorants i have ever tried next to ban's limited edition twisted vanilla. it's a sweet scent that matches practically anything perfume/eau de toilette ,and it lasts the whole day, by the time i go to phys ed at the end of the day, i can still smell it! the packaging is cute and i love how all the caps have different colors. the way to make more deodorant come it is easy by just twisting the bottom and creates no mess. all around the best deodorant i have ever tried!
Lip Gloss -mark - Ibiza Sol Marbelizing Lip Gloss - Chica Coral
missalys95 4/24/2011 12:52:00 PM
i LOVEEE this product! great, smooth feel, not sticky. the bottle is so modern and cute, and a long tube that prevents gloss from leaking out. the color is a peachy nude, and it looks so natural! lasts very long also! a great product all around, with a great shea butter - ish scent that smells amazing!
Polishes -Essie - Turquoise & Caicos (Resort 2010)
missalys95 4/21/2011 11:34:00 AM
I LOVE THIS NAIL POLISH. i got a lot of compliments on it! its a flirty tropical aqua color that has light green undertones - amazingly cute! perfect in summer/spring. plus, the name of it? so pun-ish! love it! essie is my go-to nail polish. i got mine done at a salon with this color and it has lasted over two weeks. :)
Styling Products -TRESemme - Curl Care Flawless Curls Curl Enhancing Mousse
missalys95 4/21/2011 11:29:00 AM
ugh...such a disappointment! i was SO angry with this product.first of all, getting the mousse OUT of the container took 10 minutes by itself. the mousse wouldn't come out of the darn cap!! and when it did, a little "pfft" of mousse came out. sooo frustrating. a waste of my money. it didn't enhance my waves/curls very much AT ALL. even with a diffuser! it made my hair sort of crunchy too! the only good part was the smell.
a great summer scent! not too strong, has a marine-ish feel with a hint of pear and honeysuckle... its my new favorite for summer! no problems at all with it :)