These are just as good as MAC, and if not, BETTER because it's so damn cheap and comes with a LOT :)! The shimmer dust is VERY finely milled and high quality and SUPER pretty! The only bad thing is the packaging, which doesn't come with a sifter, so when you open it, some pigment might fly out if you're not careful... I have mine in Tan Opal, it's a super shimmery beigey-pinky color. Applied dry, it's intensly shimmery and makes as a really gorgeous, glowy highlighter... Applied wet, it makes as a very metallic slightly beige pink color! Gorgeous on ANY eye color! GO BUY IT NOW! ...or not, because I want them all to myself :)!
Styling Products -Pantene - Classic Hairspray - aerosol
nicenicebaby 7/30/2008 11:13:00 PM
this product deserves a 4.5... but whatever, I love this! It doesn't smell offensive or harsh, isn't sticky, and it held my pouf do up ALL DAY when i was running (literally) around in hot weather! I would buy this again, over and over!
Mascara -Shiseido - The Makeup Mascara Base [DISCONTINUED]
nicenicebaby 7/20/2008 3:52:00 AM
This is so overrated. I can't believe it's one of MUA's Top Picks! :( It hardens your lashes & makes them spidery-looking so that when you put on mascara, it looks clumpy. My little brother told me it looked like a bug died on my eyes. HORRIBLE. Even the Maybelline base coat in XXL was better! BOO. I'll take a picture of this clumpy mess for proof later.
Cleansers -Neutrogena - Visibly Even Foaming Cleanser
nicenicebaby 7/18/2008 8:32:00 PM
This is a very disappointing Neutrogena cleanser! I can't believe it, usually I love all their cleansers and skincare stuff but this one doesn't cut it. It has a nice creamy texture that's SLIGHTLY grainy and it foams up SO. BEAUTIFULLY... PROs: - nice smell - nice texture CONs: - rinses TOOOO clean! my face actually squeaks and there's absoluetly NO MOISTURE left! and, i'm naturally SUPER DUPER oily! that's saying something. - used it for 2 weeks, didn't make my skin even or fade marks but if you're someone who likes the Shiseido Benefiance cleanser, get this, it's @ a fraction of the price, does the exact same thing, and smells nicer and lighter.
The only thing that's good about this is the color in the package... It applies SUPER. SHEERLY. and it's SOOOOO chalky and crumbley! I have this in Iced Lilac and it doesn't show up lilac at all, it's just silver crumbly dust. And I'm light skinned!!! HORRIBLE, I'll never buy another Boots eyeshadow again :'(
Eye Shadow -Prestige - eyeshadow in Golden Retriever
nicenicebaby 6/16/2008 5:00:00 PM
OMFG I Love this eyeshadow! After reading all the reviews here, I ran out (ok, just walked over to my nearest Rite Aid) to go get it (and a few other things). Well, the verdict is in and I am in love! I swiped it to test it out on my hand and right away I saw that it is SO pigmented and shimmery and glowy and sheeny and gorgeous! The color is a slightly peachy golden color with plenty of metallic shimmer and slightly frosty. It's just as buttery soft and pigmented as MAC!
Moisturizers -Neutrogena - Visibly Even Moisturizer SPF 15
nicenicebaby 6/14/2008 9:05:00 PM
I FREAKEN LOVE THIS! it makes your skin SO SOFT and right away I noticed my skin was softter, smoother looking, and glowing (not greasy or oily). The moisturizer itself is milky and watery in texture and it smells very light but nice. It makes as a great primer for mineral makeup! I can already feel the difference! I will update on the lightening of dark spots later on :) PROS: - soft - smooth - glowy - hopefully reduces dark marks CONS: - a bit watery, would prefer it to be slightly heavier or thicker. - expensive for a neutrogena moisturizer!
I had such hopes for this, especially since it got such rave reviews! I finally had the chance to run out to Target and get it, but I hated it!!! - the texture is watery and when you're done smoothing it over your face, it feels SO STICKY and icky feeling! - NOT soft and matte and silky smooth like the box claimed. - my face was sticky and shiny!!! - when I put my mineral foundation over it, it went all over in chunks and clumped. the only things that I liked about it: - didn't break me out - very light
Lip Liners -Cover Girl - CG Smoothers in Cinnamon Slick
nicenicebaby 3/31/2008 2:07:00 AM
This is my favorite lipliner of all time! Definately my HG! I use it every single day as a staple! It's a medium shade of brownish rose, my natural lip color, but better! I like to draw it just slightly higher than my natural lip line to make my lips look fuller :D I'll never use any color or brand again! So far, CoverGirl has given me two staples: this, and rose silk blush! I use them both everyday and would never buy another blush or lipliner =) p.s. the only bad thing about this is the packaging doesn't let me sharpen it easily :[ oh well, still give it a 5!
Shampoo -Revlon - Flex Extra Body Triple Action Shampoo
nicenicebaby 3/20/2008 3:45:00 PM
I would only buy this again because the shampoo's consistency is really thin and lightweight, so my hair doesn't get limp and weighed down. The smell is AWFUL, I have no idea why so many people are saying it's so "nostalgic" and reminds them of the 80s! If that's what the 80's smelled like, I'm SO GLAD I didn't grow up in the 80's! Because this shampoo smells like powdery old lady pee!!! BOO FOR THE SMELL!
Eye Shadow -Maybelline - ExpertWear Eyeshadow Quad - 32 Lavender Fields
nicenicebaby 2/28/2008 5:16:00 PM
I depend on this quad every day! It's so perfect and you make so many different looks with it, and it shows you how on the back! I love how the colors compliment each other perfectly! My fave shade in this quad is the crease color (a light-medium plumish taupe) and the outer corner color (a medium-dark taupe-ish purple)! It's so handy & convenient :)
I love this stuff! The packaging kinda sucks and it is kinda oily if you don't fully massage it in, but other than that, I love it to deff! It fully absorbs, makes your face nice and soft, provides as a great makeup base, and doesn't break me out! I'll never use anything else as a moisturizer or foundation base! LOVES IT <3 :)!!!
I LOVE THIS BLUSH, THIS IS SERIOUSLY MY HOLY GRAIL! IT DOESN'T GET PRETTIER THAN THIS ONE!!! SO GORGEOUS, it's this beautiful, bright, peachy color with just the smallest HINT of pink! LOVE LOVE LOVE, I'll never ever buy another blush again!!!
I loved the way it smelled in the magazine samples so I had my bro run out & buy it for me. I like it ok, on ME, it's very cirtusy, like a sweet grapefruit and a little flowery. I'm not really intot his anymore, such a shame since I have more than 95% left! :'(
This shampoo is nothing special, it's actually below average for me. It's weak, doesn't smooth out my hair, and just make it dry and tangly everywhere! I've had better luck with John Freida or Pantene or Shiseido.