This is one of my favorite lip butters. This specific scent is the only one I buy. It is like a burnt caramel more than a jasmine scent. If it really smelled like jasmine I wouldn't like it. It is so moisturizing and the small bit of color it gives it very nice. I like the pot application better than a tube, it seems to last longer. If you see jasmine and think "ew", give it a sniff, you will love it if you love caramel!!! :)
This liner is so great!! I have had such trouble with precision, I have never and will never be able to use a pencil for example because I just don't have the patience for it and my eyelids are not as plump as other people so when I try to draw a line I just get a jagged thing happening because the skin bunches up along the way, if that makes sense. That being said, this liquid liner makes it so easy to create a nice line and I can even make a wing!! Since the applicator is dipped into the color rather than it coming out in the form of a pen, you don't have to worry about the end being dried out. This liner is worth the price if you struggle like I do with most other liners.
Eyeliner -Stila - Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner
pinkmaclove 4/8/2012 10:00:00 AM
Absolutely terrible liner. The end is dried out on all three colors I have and I have only had them a couple months and used them maybe 5 times. If you press it to your lid on it's side color comes out, but if you want to use the tip to be more precise, no color appears and you are S.O.L. I am disappointed in this but I have since discovered the Lancome Artliner which is my saving grace!!
I like this mascara, however I don't find it super buildable. What I mean is that if you run the wand through your eyelashes more than 4 times, you get cakey, clumped lashes, and I don't mean the nice kind of clumping either. However, if you run it through less than 4 times you have nice fluffy looking lashes. So the lesson here is don't over do it. I am going to try something else after this tube is finished but it's not a bad mascara.
Eye Makeup Remover -Bliss Labs - Eye Makeup Remover
pinkmaclove 4/8/2012 9:52:00 AM
I like this product, but I am going to be trying something else when my bottle is finished. If you have light eye makeup on it works great and removes it quickly. However, if you have thick eyeliner on and thick mascara, it requires you to rub and rub the cotton pad over and over again to get it off. My eyes tend to be a bit sensitive so after using this product and having to rub more than once, my eyes get red and stingy. If you are not sensitive, this product would be great as it does not leave an oily residue and it has a clean feeling. However, for me, I need something that works faster and is less abrasive.
Cleansers -Bliss Labs - Fabulous Foaming Face Wash
pinkmaclove 4/8/2012 9:48:00 AM
I like this cleanser, but I personally can't use it daily because when I am broken out I need to use other things. For someone who doesn't struggle with acne, this cleanser would be perfect for daily use. It has soft, gentle exfoliating bits in it and it makes your face feel so clean and firmed up. It also smells like pink candy which is sooo nice!! I will always have this around for times when I am not struggling with acne. Amazing product!
Eye Primer -Tarte - Lifted™ Natural Eye Primer with Firmitol™
pinkmaclove 4/8/2012 9:44:00 AM
I got a sample tube of this with an eyeshadow pallet I purchased at Sephora and I love it! I definitely plan to buy a full size and say goodbye to the Urban Decay Primer Potion I used to use. This stuff actually has the added benefit of firming the eye area and it's something I wear everyday so it makes sense to use something that is also sort of a treatment. It's staying power is awesome, superior to the UDPP and anything else I have tried. This is not my go-to primer, love it!!
This eye cream is wonderful. I have tried a lot of others but nothing compares to this. It doesn't have all the bells and whistles of the other ones which ends up making it more practical and effective. This winter I got very dry under my eyes which ended up creating creases under there which luckily weren't permanent. When I dug this cream out of my drawer I was grasping at straws because I had tried other ones at Sephora which just burned and irritated my eyes. This cream managed to battle the dryness and get rid of the creases without burning or causing redness. I am not allergic to anything really, but my eyes are sensitive to intense chemicals so I have to be careful. This cream is great. I am going to stop searching because I have finally found one that works for me!
I bought this product after not being completely satisfied with the Moroccanoil serum itself. This stuff is a life saver. My hair is not color-treated, however it is hard to manage as I am a natural redhead with thick, long, somewhat coarse hair. I saw others saying it is not moisturizing, but for me it was. I washed my hair with shampoo as the directions said and then took a ping pong ball size gob of this stuff and ran it through my hair and left it on for 10 minutes (any longer and I was told the proteins will end up damaging the hair instead of helping it). My hair came out softer than baby hair. It was INTENSE!!! The only critique is that the effect didn't last, after shampooing and conditioning like normal two days later my hair was back to its same coarse unruly self. My regular shampoo is Redken All Soft btw. So I am guessing over time the effects of this treatment will begin to last as the proteins rebuild my hair. As of right now, I wish I could use it every day but given the price, that's not going to happen. Bottomline, it is INCREDIBLY moisturizing, I didn't have to condition after using it and it makes the hair feel sooooo healthy. A real winner! I will be using this for years to come!