Self Tanners -Lancome - Flash Bronzer Transfer-Resistant Self-Tanner
misscynthia06 2/27/2013 2:38:00 PM
It took me a minute to get used to this product, but once you know how to use it, it rocks! I mix a drop or two with a huge scoop of lotion, then rub on legs, this gives me a nice gradual tan, after 2-3 days, I have that sun-kissed look, no orange, no streaks, no dark knees/ankles/fingers. I find the tone a bit too strong when applied directly to skin, which is why I mix with lotion, plus I need the extra moisture. Mixing with lotion also helps stretch the product life, which I think is great since it is a bit expensive on a budget. All of the negatives (too dark, too streaky, dries slow, too sticky, too smelly etc) can be avoided if you mix with your favorite lotion!!
Liquid -BeneFit Cosmetics - "Hello Flawless!" Oxygen Wow
misscynthia06 1/21/2013 9:35:00 AM
I really love this! This product is either awesome or terrible, I guess it depends on the user. For me I like the texture the consistency, and I love blending different foundations, this one looks beautiful with whatever I mix it with, dries to a smooth powdery finish and doesn't give any of the bad effects others complain of. since using this I actually need less powder and haven't had to touch up all day, get a sample before buying since some hate and some livid..for the price tag you better be sure. one of my favorite new products, would buy again for sure!
Lotions/ Creams -Unlisted Brand - EXTRA VIRGIN Coconut Oil (All brands)
misscynthia06 1/19/2013 4:28:00 PM
Have been using this to remove eye makeup for a few months now, I am totally convinced the coconut oil has made my lashes stronger and Fuller and reduced my undereye darkness/bags. holy moly. I was spebding so much on Bi-facial, this works just as well for,me at a fraction of the peice. (I cleanse and dry face aftet use, I dont leave on), also is a great corrector if I get mascara/eye makeup somewhere I didnt want it. hair: I dont like to use on scalp, but as a masque on tips, amazing! My curls eat this up and look amazing the next day with little to no product needed. I saturate dry hair w it (ponytail only), wait 30 mins then shampoo/condition like normal. Skin: dermitis on upper arms likes this, other than that no go on body.
Possibly the most overrated cosmetic out there. Thin watery and cheap formula. Takes forever to dry. Awkward sized brush, maybe meant for those with less full/long lashes. This does nothing for my eyes and I would say makes my lashes look worse than if i left them naked, if anything I would use it as a bottom lash mascara only, and that is because of the dark black color and tiny brush.
I love these, as a gloss junkie they are everything I look for in a gloss, great color, long lasting and high shine. They look expensive and pretty on the lip, not cheap or childish like many glosses can look. On a "sticky scale" I give them a 7 (0 being water and 10 being honey). The color selections are really great, I have the deep red wine as well as many of the nude/pink shades and get compliments all the time how nice it looks. I would say if I put this on around 8am, I don't need to reapply until about 12 or so.
I have tried a million and one mascaras and this one is most definitely in the top 5. The brush is amazing. It is really large so not the best for tiny eyes or bottom lashes, but is great for naturally long/full lashes. The formula is great, thick without being clumpy. You do not have a large window of opp for fixing mistakes tho, it dries quite fast (also the entire tube goes quickly, this is a 4-6 month max if you use daily or close to it), and it does tend to look a bill dull (rather than bright black). For me I love the effect the brush gives, enough to overlook the few annoying things about it. I would definitely replace after a few months to keep it at top performance, I usually spend $25-$40 on mascara so this is a total steal for me, the effect is just as fabulous as the richer stuff. Definitely one I will be keeping on stock (if Almay ever decides to go cruelty-free!)
Was really excited to try this natural and cruelty free foundation, alas this was terribly disappointing. First, it is marketed as "best for combination/dry skin", INCORRECT, this is an absolute terror on my combination skin, I have never broken out from any liquid foundation the way I did with this, it goes on thick and even but something in it just hates my skin. forehead, chin and cheeks were all sprouting pimples in ways I hadn't seen in years. I gave this a few more tries, just in case it was something else causing the irritation, nope it was this, without fail every time it caused a breakout, mixing it in with my other foundations or moisturizers did nothing to reduce the terror. So ladies with combination or anything but totally dry skin nothing-causes-acne skin, beware! Second, this smells awful! Totally chemically, like sunscreen meets metal or plastic or something yucky. Very unpleasant, if you like nice scents, avoid this. If you like clean or simple scents, avoid this. Finally, the formula is really unnatural. Everything from the way it glides on to the way it sits and blends, just nothing about it improved the way my skin looked. For a foundation this is not a useful product. Very disappointing, would never buy again, would never recommend.
My favorite eye shadow, soft, shimmery, gold-coral color. Looks great on my tan skin w black liner and heavy mascara, can be worn casual or dramatic. Great amount of shimmer-gold glitter without actually being cheap or childish, I like the packaging because I like to apply with a finger over base, lasts a long time and main reason I give 5....doesnt fall off my eyelids on to my face!! Keeper. Would buy again and again.
Lip Gloss -Clinique - Long Last Glosswear Fireberry
misscynthia06 10/14/2012 4:37:00 PM
Love this color, it stays forever!! very tacky and sticky but evens out as applied. Layered or alone looks great. Half the price of Nars or MAC but lasts way longer and has prettier color.
Works no better than WAY cheaper strips/masks from any drugstore, totally paying for hype and marketing here, not an amazing product. Burns the eyes as you apply so almost need a friend to help. Takes forever to dry and you have to apply just the right amount...too little and it does nothing and hurts to remove, too much and it never dries and you waste money and time. This may be a great product for some, but I was not impressed, almost $40 for a tiny tube that lasts less than 20 uses is not worth it IMO. Avoid if you have sensitive eyes/allergies!
Lip Treatments -Clinique - Superbalm Tinted Lip Treatment in Mango
misscynthia06 10/7/2012 11:41:00 PM
Love it, so soft, like a higher class Aquaphor. Very clear, not much color so if that is what you want, keep looking. But SO soft and smooth, if you need a treatment without bringing out the cheap sticks at work all day, this is a great option, all the benefits of a lip treatment but with the classy look of makeup.
Lip Gloss -Clinique - Vitamin C Lip Smoothie Mango-thon
misscynthia06 10/7/2012 11:35:00 PM
Really great product! Love the color, great shine, feels nice on the lips, if you like a gloss with high color this is a great one. Lasts a few solid hours, easy to reapply on the go. Not a huge fan of the clicky tube...but only because I feel I waste product or I have to wait for it to come. Has lasted a good while, have no clue how much it costs so cant sau honestly if it was expensive or not for the use.
Bought at CVS for under $9 for a matte topcoat...I do not like this as a topcoat as it take 3 or more coats to get that look, and it is not especially fast drying so I just dont have that time. However has been a great base, really sticks to the nails and prevents my all time common problem...nail polish peeling off. Only reason I would not rebuy is just because there are so many other products on the market i have not tried. but this was good for the price and worth it. Also good for guys! no shine or color but conditions the nail. A professional man may benefit from this if he needs to strengthen/protect nails but doesnt want to look like a rock star or cross dresser!
I love this. Definately meant for layering, I would not wear it alone unless you have really clean and pretty nails. Love this over a light pink, or a dark. It does crack and peel like most topcoats do. I usually do 2 coats (over 2-3 of color) and then a topcoat. So If you like a one stroke manicure...not for you. But I like the subltle glitter, fun for any age but not tacky or cheap looking. Sparkles so pretty!!! Will buy again for sure.
LOVE LOVE LOVE, if you want a light gel-like pink (think acrylic pink from the pink and white full set gel nails), this is for you. You will need 3-5 coats to get it that great bottle color, cloudy, milky, light pink, super shiny, super clean looking. Appropriate for every day, just gives your nails a put together clean look. Hard to find, so i will definatly re-buy and maybe even bulk buy. Clear top coat or "I juggle...Men" by OPI looks fabulous on top. Have to re-do every 2 day though, still havent solved the chip/peel problem.