Conditioner -Garnier - Fructis Leave-In Conditioning Cream, Sleek & Shine
nailippomaniac 4/13/2009 4:57:00 PM
It is pretty decent. I use a lot of leave-in conditioner for my long hair when I go swimming. But I would want to try a different product as I don't like th Garnier fructis line.
Conditioner -Dove - Intense damage therapy - with serum
nailippomaniac 4/13/2009 4:51:00 PM
I love Dove. I am a Dove fan! I have very long decently thick hair that is probably about 44" long. It breaks and splits and falls without shame and is difficult to handle. I use a conditioner as a must and on some deal I bought this one and loved it. Even with cheap Suave shampoo and Pantene dandruff shampoo, it works great.
Eyeliner -Rimmel - Special Eyes eyeliner pencil in Rich Brown
nailippomaniac 4/13/2009 4:44:00 PM
Bought it for $3.14 from Wal-Mart. I wouldn't buy it again because it is not true to its name. It is not very rich brown around the eyes. When you swatch it on your hand it glides through giving a nice rich color. But around the eye are I need to apply a little pressure.I wanted to ask: "hey eyeliner what's your problem with my eyes?" It lasts alright and did not smudge.
Eye Makeup Remover -Clinique - Take The Day Off Eye Makeup Remover
nailippomaniac 4/13/2009 4:34:00 PM
I got this for free. I agree with another reviewer on mascara. This has problems in getting off the mascara n eyeliner as easily as the eyeshadow. I have to try all tactics to clean my lashline. What appeals to me is that unlike many other removers it does not dry out my skin. It gives some oiliness to your lips and eyelids until you wash it off. I don't like the packaging of many cosmetics. You need a protective cover after the top lid with a small hole so that you can control the liquid you are taking out. Pretty OK for me I will buy it again if the price looks decent enough.
I just gave it a try without looking at the reviews. And the cover looked good/girly pink and the lipstick looked dark to me. Quite deceptive. I wouldn't buy this color again but may be this in another darker shade, if any. This does not give color to my skin tone at all. It looks a very odd lilac tint on my lips. But it is moisturizing and non-glossy and now work as a lip balm under my lipstick!
Loose Powders -Maybelline - Shine Free Oil Control Loose Powder
nailippomaniac 4/13/2009 4:19:00 PM
This is my first loose powder. I always settle in with a compact as I am afraid of spilling or over using the loose powder. I finally bought one from Mayb because I already have their mousse. It was the least expensive too (under $5) and I thought why not give it a try. It comes with a very "useless sponge" (courtesy:the below reviewer) but I love the color and the texture of this one. It is sheer and goes on smoothly and keeps your face intact for a few good hours. Oiliness kept at bay it also doesn't clog my pores. It (medium) is neither yellowish or pinkish and is perfect for my skin tone. I would buy it again.
I like this one. Bought it for less that $7 from Target. I have dry skin and at times I get a an oily T-zone on sunny days. I can't predict my skin climate. This one is not too dry nor oily for me. I can't say it is great and gives an excellent coverage. It works on blemishes. It does not cover up my skin color scars perfectly. But I don't want a cakey face but a natural one. I also use loose powder from Maybelline over this.
Well, I would not have wasted money on this if I knew. I wanted a smoky eye that is not too loud and dark for me. This one has a crease color which does not suit med complexion people at all. I feel the colors of the quad are not the best. It defntly gives a natural look but it hardly shows up. LOL Waste of $4.
Lipstick -New York Color - Ultra Moist Wear Chiffon
nailippomaniac 4/13/2009 1:24:00 PM
It is a winter color and it does not suit me at all. Yet,I love this color. This is frosty baby pink and looks icy white on me! I wear it with baby pink and white and at times over a highly pigmented color for a frosty look. You can't wear heavy make-up with it. It should look awesome on very fair people and people without pigmented lips. It is mosturising and not dry at all. The rating is 3 only due to its packaging. You gotta be really careful while opening and closing the lipstick or you chip the edges.
Polishes -Sally Hansen - Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear in Marine Scene
nailippomaniac 4/13/2009 1:03:00 PM
It is indeed a pretty color. I loved it for $2. I hope it stays at least 3-4 days with my swimming and all. BUT the color is not very true to the bottle but is very true to its name Marin Scene. It comes unpredictably sheer in the first coat. It is thicker in consistency contradictory to its sheerness. And I found that the application at first was not even at all. Thick brush, thick polish and sheer shade! Use just 3 strokes or the polish goes uneven and lumpy here n there. 3 coats are perfect. The quantity is less if you notice. Pure Ice brand gives you the most quantity in nail polishes.
Treatments -Unlisted Brand - Onyx Professional Nail Polish remover
nailippomaniac 4/10/2009 5:26:00 PM
I don't like this one in Salon Formula. I like Sally Hansen better. Onyx is cheap but is full acetone. You should use acetone-free/alcohol free remover. This one dries out my nail and fingers making my nails brittle peeling off in layers. No, I don't change nail polish every day but every 4-5 days. I was a not a nail polish fan until recently when I feel for some intersting colors. So until then I never used this remover for more than once a month or two. And I failed to know the drying properties of this one! I hate the packaging of most removers. They just have a single cap and no protective cap in between. This makes the remover dry out soon or allows it to leak if laid down or makes it come out a lot more than you need.
This one is good. It smells like fruits and is a very glossy light pink. Yes, it is very glossy. I got it with a lipstain in a combo pack for $9. I don't need so much glossiness. The color is pretty esp if you have less pigmented lips. This one is not very sticky. I always apply chapstick first though. I don't taste my lipwear so dunno about the taste.
I don't like this much. Wild berry wink is deep red unlike the color of the tube. I bought this in a combo with fruit spritzers lip gloss and got it for $4.5. I use it as a liner because of its deep red color and it does last fine. But it is more like a sketch pen and even if your lipstick is gone you will have an outline 'stain' on ur lips. Don't buy this. It is waste.
Polishes -New York Color - Long Wearing Nail Enamel
nailippomaniac 4/8/2009 5:24:00 PM
I selected the colors using the website. But in real they don't look anything like the swatched shown in the site. The site is crap. These are fun colors for .99 cents. I have them in Cashemere creme, French White Tip, Love Letters and Charming Rose Creme. They are descent except for the French White Tip which is thick and not great for French tips. I just use it for dots and stuff. These stay on OK for 3 days. If you don't play in soap and water much they may last more. I am longing for taxi yellow creme and I might end up buyin it.
Top/Base Coats -Sally Hansen - Double Duty Base & Top Coat
nailippomaniac 4/8/2009 5:15:00 PM
I would not waste $6 on two different bottles for base and tops. So I bought this one for a little more than $4. I am not sure if it increased the life of the nail polish I had. But it certainly provides an easy application, a reasonably quick dry base and a shiny top coat! I would be happier to get it for $3 though.