Palettes -Coastal Scents - Ultra Shimmer 88 eye shadow palette
oxnicoleox3 12/14/2012 10:08:00 PM
I'm so glad I got this. Seriously- every color you would ever need at such an affordable price. The eyeshadows are very pigmented and ultra shimmery. Some people might complain they are too small (dime sized), but how often do you go through eyeshadows? Plus, with so many colors it is hard to. I would recommend this palette to any beginners with makeup to start off your collection.
Makeup Brushes -Sigma - Makeup Professional Brushes Face and Eyes Kit
oxnicoleox3 12/14/2012 10:02:00 PM
Probably the best thing I've ever splurged on. Definitely better than buying all the brushes at MAC for $400. There isn't a single brush in this set that I don't use or that isn't great in my opinion. They all give flawless application and definitely worth every penny. Don't bother getting the MAC ones- they're the exact same but cheaper. The on;y negative thing I can say is that my big fluffy brush sheds, but not horribly. Amazing product.
This is my favorite liner! It is the perfect rich brown color and looks great on anyone. It is very long lasting and does not smudge or crease. I like to apply it with a bent eyeliner brush and seal it by running a brown shadow over it. Makes it last all day!
Makeup Brushes -E.L.F. - Professional Bronzing Brush
oxnicoleox3 10/18/2011 8:38:00 PM
I don't know why this brush got such bad reviews. Sure, it't not the best, but I don't think it's bad at all. It's perfect for blush, bronzing, and contouring. I think it's the perfect size. It's not very soft, but I wouldn't say it's scratchy at all. The only flaw I found with it is that when I washed it the first time, it shed like crazy.
I love this! I had the original Pink Sugar and was dying to try this. I think the name is pretty accurate. The original is very cotton candy and seems like a day scent while Sensual has a much more deeper tone that can be worn for night and still smell delicious. It smells almost exactly like Fantasy by Britney Spears to me. It's more vanilla and candy than cotton candy. I would definitely recommend for anyone!
I wanted to like this so much! I was hoping for it to be an eyeshadow base that would cover the veins on my eyes and prevent creasing, but my eyeshadow was so creased after one night! I tried using small and large amounts, but it doesn't help. Now I have to use it with UDPP under for it to work, very disappointing.
Eye Shadow -Maybelline - Expert Eyes Shadow - Champagne Freeze
oxnicoleox3 9/22/2011 5:04:00 PM
So disappointing! I love champagne eyeshadows. It is a very pretty color, however it creases no matter what I do. I've used UDPP and a MAC paint pot, it just creases and creases and looks so bad. I'll probably use it as a highlight from now on.
I figured I had nothing to do when I saw this at the dollar store. First of all, the smell is horrible. I cannot stand it. It just smells disgusting. I have combination skin and get oily in my T-zone. I can see why people are complaining about the oily feel it gives them. If you don't shake the bottle first, a clear oil comes out- gross! The problem I have with it isn't the oily feel, I don't seem to get one. But, it doesn't cover anything. I know it's supposed to be lightweight, but I might as well not put anything on. Plus, something so oily makes me question the almost 100% naturalism of it...So far Almay has been one of the worst brands I've tried!
This is a gorgeous summer color. It's the perfect bright red-orange. I actually really like the tapered brush. I feel as though it is easier to work with compared to most other nail polish brushes. It dries super fast, as the name implies too. The only big problem I had with it is that it doesn't come off cleanly. Mine smeared around more than anything when I was taking it off. I feel as though it took me forever to get clean nails, which is why I avoid using it.
I'm in-between on this brush. I got it with my Naked palette, but it retails alone for $26. I don't love it, but I don't hate it either. It reminds me more of a concealer brush than an eyeshadow brush. It's a little stiff in my opinion and doesn't pack on as much color as I wish it would. I like how it's cruelty free, and respect UD for that. Plus, it is really soft and I can tell it's well made. Not worth $26, but it's okay. I actually prefer my $1 ELF shadow brush more. So, if you're thinking about getting this, check out ELF first :)
This is a staple in any makeup collection, because who doesn't need a fabulous nude eye? I think all the colors are perfect. Plus, it even comes with a few darker shades if you wanted a smoky eye or to set your eyeliner with. The only con I think is that the packaging is velvet and it gets dirty easily, plus the gold letters chip. But, all in all: believe the hype, if you can get your hands on it, get it.
These things did not work for me at ALL. I followed the instructions exactly too. The strips would not stick to my nails at all. The excess was impossible to remove. Looking at all the great reviews, I think I may have gotten a bad pack. I was so disappointed though.
Makeup Brushes -Ecotools - Bamboo 5 Pieces Brush Set (Mineral Makeup)
oxnicoleox3 8/12/2011 11:10:00 PM
These are now my favorite brushes of ALL time! I could never bring myself to buy any high end brushes, because I believe there are cheaper alternatives, with the same quality. And I'm so glad I tried these! They are the softest brushes I've ever had and the cutest! I love their mini size because it's not a pain to tote with you anywhere, plus you get a bag with it. The kabuki has awesome coverage, I use the large brush for blush, and the blending brush is PERFECT. The only one I don't really use is the concealer brush, but I prefer to use it with eyeshadow.
Lip Gloss -E.L.F. - Super Glossy Lip Shine SPF 15 - Watermelon
oxnicoleox3 8/12/2011 11:05:00 PM
I must say I was shocked at how pigmented this gloss actually is. I was eyeing a lighter color, but figured to go with the darker. I expected it to be very sheer, but it stayed true to color! I feel as though it's a little thin, but if you apply too much it's a bit gloppy. You have to learn how to put on the right amount. I wouldn't say it's SUPER glossy, but for a dollar, I really can't complain!
Makeup Brushes -Sonia Kashuk - Bent Eyeliner Brush
oxnicoleox3 8/8/2011 1:00:00 AM
I love this brush! I don't think I can go back to an old slanted eyeliner brush. It's so precise and easy to use. You can create multiple looks with this, a thick or thin line. I like how you can see everything it's doing and it's so helpful! Amazing!