Lotions/ Creams -Unlisted Brand - EXTRA VIRGIN Coconut Oil (All brands)
monkeytron 5/9/2013 6:26:00 PM
Used for hair: I've used coconut oil as a hair mask which is good and fine, but I love it best as a leave in treatment. I take a teaspoon amount for my thick long hair and evenly distribute while hair is still wet. My hair dries to a soft, slightly piece-y look. Love it.
Are mermaids real? is a polish by Spoiled (by Wet n Wild). It's a bright purple base that is packed with brassy greenish gold shimmer/glitter. The bottle appears more purple, but once applied, the golden shimmer takes over and the nail looks amazingly glittery. A little disappointed that the purple hue is a little muttled by the glitter but a gorgeous shade none the less! $1.99 at CVS
Polishes -Sally Hansen - Xtreme Wear - Blue Me Away
monkeytron 3/28/2013 5:19:00 PM
In love! This color can be described as a Cyan blue bright opaque cream. I get full coverage in two coats. Formula is amazing, but it's the color that has me. It's fun and cheerful. It's around 2.75 at Target.
Polishes -Wet 'n' Wild - Spoiled - Shrimp on the Barbie
monkeytron 3/19/2013 5:31:00 PM
You need to get this! I wasn't very motivated to get a polish by Spoiled, but I saw this color and had to try it out. The application is amazing. Two coats and color is what you see in the bottle. Be warned though that in the bottle, you see a lot of the base color and when applied, you see a lot of the sparkle color. So even though I thought it would come off pinker, it was more orange than it looks in the bottle. But the effect is still so cool and worth all 199 pennies I paid for it.
I have already repurchased this twice. It is the first asian BB cream I've used and I'm in love. I have oily acne-prone skin and this neither breaks me out nor does it give me an oil slick. In fact, compared to the powder foundations I also own, this really controls oil production. It does go on a little to light, but with a light dusting of my powder on top, it looks perfect. Some of my freckles and red marks show through a bit, but I actually like a natural finish as opposed to a doll-like finish. I also love that it has SPF. I can apply my acne meds or face treatments and apply this on top for sun protection, without having to incorporate a sunscreen. The consistency is thick and a little goes a long way. I'd definitely recommend this to anyone with oily skin!
Performance: I really enjoy the feel of this lip product. It's smooth, moisturizing, and has a slight gloss to the lips.I find that even though it has a slicker feel, it stayed on my lips for well over 4 hours. It also stained my lips a tiny bit, which I didn't mind at all since the stain was smooth and uniform and looked natural. Also, it smells like Fruity Pebbles! Me: I'm a neutral medium-light tone with dark hair and eyes and slightly pigmented lips, for reference. Color: I bought one in Made-It-Mauve.The color I got makes my lips look like my lips but slightly redder or more flushed in a very natural way. It shows up as a sheer tint of neutral berry tone on my lips. Packing: Really appealing and cute. I love jelly and see-through pink and coral colored packaging so I love the packing for this line a lot! It's also a slimmer tube which I like.
Cleansers -Neutrogena - Oil-Free Acne Stress Control Power-Gel Cleanser
monkeytron 6/14/2012 2:01:00 AM
First off, I love the packaging. For some reason, the bottle and the look is very appealing. But more importantly, the cleanser itself is very nice. I was looking for a gel cleanser to use with my clarisonic. It does a great job of cleaning my skin. It foams up nicely. I have noticed that my skin felt a slight bit drier, but it didn't feel dehydrated. I don't know if this has really cleared my skin, but it has not caused me to break out. I also haven't had any new major acne since using it.
Eyeliner -Estee Lauder - Estée Lauder 'Double Wear' Stay-in-Place Eye Pencil
monkeytron 6/14/2012 1:09:00 AM
I'm amazed. I had no idea that a pencil liner could stay in place all day. It applies smoothly and the pencil is soft and doesn't pull the lids. I will definitely repurchase.
This is a pale sheer pink with very sparse silver micro-shimmer. I owned this for a few months before I noticed the micro-shimmer. It is not noticeable in normal lighting. This polish is pretty streaky and takes three coats to build color and take care of streaks. Not anything to run out and buy.
Hair Styling Tools -Conair - Infiniti Spin Air Brush
monkeytron 11/19/2011 6:35:00 PM
I have never figured out how to use a blow dryer and a round brush without taking 3 hours, hurting my elbows and shoulders, and probably damaging my hair from not moving the blow dryer fast enough. This product is a combination of a good quality blow dryer (ceramic/ion) and a good brush (the bristles are so soft). Its also better than using a round brush and blow dryer because it blows hot air onto all sides of the curl, not just from one direction. I'm really happy I bought this! Oh, by the way, Bed Bath Beyond has it in stock. I used my 20% off coupon and they are also having a rebate until 12/31 for it for a 10 BBB gift card. Just a heads up.
I'm on my second one. It goes pretty fast because there's not a lot of product, but I used this a lot! It looks so lovely! It adds a little bit of pink tint (hence the name strawberry) and is nice and shiny and a little glittery. Not huge chunks, but enough to see. The color and finish is very flattering and versatile.
Does not work on me at all. My lips have a very slight pink brown tint and I'm fair medium toned. Yet still, this "nude" is still too creamy pale on me. It's very pigmented. But it applies like streaky paint.
Great color. I have a slightly more brown tint to my lips so this works well on me. The consistency is smooth and it is decently pigmented without being streaky. Some nude glosses look like paint when you apply :( Has a slight cherry flavor/scent that is a little gross but I'm used to it now.
Such a unique and beautiful color! I have not seen this anywhere else or done by any other np brand. It's a lavender-magenta-pink. No shimmer, pearl, or glitter. It's true to bottle color after two coats. But it does have a very very slight jelly quality to it. I will definitely repurchase.
Fragrances -Bath and Body Works - Winter Candy Apple
monkeytron 12/29/2010 6:00:00 PM
Does smell a lot like Herbal Essences when it first came out. Maybe just a hint more fruity. Very lovely, young, fresh, fruity, and slightly floral. It's the only fragrance on sale now that doesn't smell like Pumpkin (Autumny) or Christmasy.