Mascara -L'Oreal - Voluminous Mascara in Blackest Black
mommala 4/17/2013 9:18:00 PM
Picked this up on sale and maybe it was on sale because it was old. The first couple of times I used it, I got nice separated black lashes. After that, the wand came out clumpy and the mascara was too thick. Good black color, however. Better ones out there that last longer- won't repurchase.
Foundations -Wet 'n' Wild - Coverall Cream Foundation
mommala 4/17/2013 9:02:00 PM
I was tempted by the great reviews on this foundation and am SO glad that I tried it. As other reviewers have pointed out, it competes quite well with the higher end department store brands. This provides the most lovely, even finish - maybe the best I have seen on my skin yet. It works especially well under my eyes (I have huge dark circles) and doesn't exaggerate my fine lines!! That alone is a feat. I have combination skin now - it was formerly very oily - and I have had no problems with breakouts using this. Definitely consider using a primer if and where you have large pores - that goes for all foundations not just this one. The only cons are too few color choices and product oozes out of tube too fast. I first tried 817 which is a little dark (orangey maybe for me) and then 816 which is too light - I am NW25. Can make it work, though, for the nice finish.
This review is for the Golden 08 shade. Easy to apply - beautiful shimmering olive color that lasts and is a nice enhancement to brown eyes.
The only reason I tried this is because it is complimentary in Renaissance Hotels. They give this and the rosemary mint shampoo/conditioner as samples in their rooms. Oh my, this is a great basic moisturizer for my combination skin. I have not gotten any breakouts using this. It is very light but effective. I have used it all winter and my skin has been very comfortable without being greasy. Perfect under makeup. The review page for this moisturizer says it is discontinued. I just bought some from the Aveda store at the mall so it is still easily available.
I have used Lauren on and off (mostly on) since 1978. Loved the original - the reformulation is partly why I use other perfumes. It just is not as good as the original....cannot capture the amazing clean freshness of the flowers nor the depth of the spicy woods. Too bad, such a gorgeous complex fragrance. I've received countless bottles of this over the years and one of them is an original that I savor. As another reviewer pointed out, the reformulated Lauren is better than no Lauren. I am contacting the company as suggested to help, perhaps, get our old favorite back.
I bought this when it first came out...so early that only the duty free was selling it. It appeals to me. Other reviewers have said that it has a beachy quality. I don't get the beachiness - that usually means some form of coconut or tropical fruits to me. But I do get a nice jasmine/musk - very light and airy. I can still smell it on my skin for hours after I spray but it does wash off easier than some perfumes with greater longevity. If what other say is true, I think I would love the perfume Child. If you are looking for a light floral fragrance for spring, you might give this a try.
I love this gloss for a more neutral lip. It is a pretty gold flecked champagne color. It is slightly iridescent, however in a very classy, grownup way. Chanel glossimers are superior in their non sticky and no taste formulas. This is a lovely choice for a simple polished look.
Conditioner -Clairol - Herbal Essences Shine Collection Conditioner
mommala 3/20/2013 12:49:00 PM
I was so happy to see this back on the shelves! I found it at Target. This is the most amazing conditioner out there. This is sooo much better than the current line of HE shampoo/conditioner. My hair feels so soft and is much more controllable after using this. Having tried everything under the sun and having similar results, frizzy poofy hair, I guess I figured my hair had changed with age and that was that. Not so! It has made a huge difference in how my hair looks, feels and behaves. I feel like I just got my old hair back.......Gorgeous scent, too. Listen to Mommala.......try it!!!!!
Shampoo -Clairol - Herbal Essences Shine Collection Shampoo
mommala 3/19/2013 6:43:00 PM
I was so happy to see this back on the shelves! I found it at Target. This is the most amazing shampoo and conditioner out there. This is sooo much better than the current line of HE shampoo/conditioner. My hair feels so soft and is much more controllable after using this. Having tried everything under the sun and having similar results, frizzy poofy hair, I guess I figured my hair had changed with age and that was that. Not so! It has made a huge difference in how my hair looks, feels and behaves. Gorgeous scent, too. Listen to Mommala.......try it!!!!!
Powder -Lancome - Dual Finish Versatile Powder Makeup
mommala 11/16/2012 12:06:00 PM
Department stores are not carrying the fragrance free version of this anymore. I complained because I cannot stand the scent of the regular version and have used the fragrance free version for years, probably since it came out! The sales associate at a Major department store at the mall (can I not say which one?) ordered my fragrance free matte bisque II and it was sent to my home free of charge for the inconvenience. Love everything about it, the coverage, color, convenience and classy compact. Try it.
Lip Gloss -Revlon - Super Lustrous Lipgloss - Shine City
mommala 3/22/2011 7:03:00 PM
I am a lip gloss person. I don't look good with alot of color on my lips but need something. I really like this lip gloss. It is not sticky or smelly and doesn't taste funny. It has loads of shine but looks polished, not tacky. The packaging is classy. Close to my favorite Chanel Glossimer, but a lot more cost effective. Have purchased this color several times and also like the Glossy Rose shade - a great MLBB for a more dramatic look sometimes.
Excellent mascara. Great lash lengthening, no smearing, and no clumping. Beautiful black color. Maybe can look a bit spidery if over applied. Prefer to get this when there is a GWP. Otherwise, my drug store favorite is Maybelline Full and Soft in Very Black.
Great drug store mascara. SO much better than Great Lash. It doesn't clump, flake or smear easily, lengthens my lashes without looking spidery. Stays on for the day. The color Very Black is a great black, not bluish.
Eyeliner -Urban Decay - 24-7 Glide on eyeliner in bourbon
mommala 7/3/2010 7:32:00 PM
This eyeliner has so many great qualities. First of all, it applies like a dream....no tugging, no color skips and it stays on for hours. The color Bourbon is a nice brown color with a bit of sparkle. Not too much sparkle to look gaudy though; it is lovely on. Many long wearing eyeliners make my sensitive eyes look bloodshot. This one doesn't. There are many lovely colors to try if brown is not for you. Try it!
Can't beat the quality of Dove soap. Non-drying with a light, lovely fragrance. I used a variety of expensive skin care regimes over the years on my combination skin. At some point I decided not to spend a lot of money on facial cleansers. My skin looks just as good using Dove. Really. Save your money for your favorite moisturizer/skin treatments. My whole family has used Dove in the shower for years. I get it at CostCo for a great price. Listen to Mommala.......TRY IT!