So I've come to discover in the winter I NEED a moisturizing serum. I've used 2 or 3 different kinds, but this always seems to be the one I go back to. I buy this for the moisturizing aspect, and it does exactly what I need it to, gives me the moisture I need. It's kind of cool that to begin with it's not an overly expensive product, but I ALWAYS find it on sale. I usually have the next bottle set to go. The packaging it a little gimmicky, looks like a test tube or something, BUT it has one of those twist lids to keep it closed and not leaking. It's great if I throw in my makeup bag when traveling or feeling exceptionally lazy. If you're after a serum that is to just give you that boost of moisture you need...I recommend this product!
Eyeliner -Hard Candy - Take Me Out Liner Eyeliner Pencil
radiofox 2/1/2011 10:32:00 AM
This was my first experience with hard candy. I bought it one night when I was working at a club, I wanted a dramatic black eye. I got what I wanted. I've seen a lot of people complain that it smudges and runs and it does. I don't find the smudging too bad, but then I've bought liners with the smudging brush. As far as the running goes, it's not like you're going to look like Alice Cooper unless you put on the WHOLE pencil. The only place I've found running is in the corners of my eyes, so I've stopped the cat eye technique, it does it on it's own... I've never had it go beyond that. ALSO if you rime your eyes it doesn't move. What I love about this liner is it gives you the drama of a liquid liner, but I've NEVER done well with those. I plan on wearing this for my wedding makeup. I wanted the liquid look but I can't use the damn things
Tinted Moisturizer -Hard Candy - Sheer Envy Tinted Moisturizer spf15
radiofox 2/1/2011 10:22:00 AM
So the hardcandy line just appeared at my local Walmart a couple months ago. It's a brand I'd heard of and was eager to try. I got this in my stocking at Christmas. My Fiance noticed I was looking at it or something. I love this stuff. It's light, and just evens out my tone, which is all I really need in a foundation even. I have dry skin and haven't had a lot of issues since I started using this product. I saw some one not crazy about the staying power. If you set it with a powder, it does the trick. I have a mineral powder I dust on and I'm set to go. There is like one touch up during the day then.
I am in the midst of a mascara review. For 5 weeks I've been testing out different mascaras for a week and then writing the review. This mascara was #3. So I have heard everyone raving about mascaras with a primer, I saw this one for $6 and figured I'd give it a shot. There was a reason it was for $6. Let's start with application. The primer sticks to the brush REALLY bad, didn't really get on my lashes well, I'd apply like 7 coats of JUST primer. The mascara same story, really sticky. It did give me some length but no curl at all, I figure because it made my lashes so heavy. Later on in the day it started flaking and getting in my eyes, I'm a radio announcer I need to read stuff and if I have something in my eyes, well it's hindering. I really hate to waste anything so I'll likely use it up for short evenings out or something where I only have it on for a couple hours, but I'll never buy it again. I usually like maybelline, but they dropped the ball on this one
Moisturizers -Olay - Moisturizing Lotion in Classic Scent [DISCONTINUED]
radiofox 2/19/2010 11:14:00 AM
So I started using this product Years ago, and while I've tried new moisturizers I think I will always go back to this one. This stuff has been around for years and my grandma actually used it and she said it's comparable to biotherm and it's a fraction of the price. I have dry skin and it gives me the nourishment I need. I used a cleansing product for a while that did some major damage to my skin, this product has almost got it all cleared up. I think I'll always keep a jar of this on hand because it's a staple and extremely nourishing, but I'm now at a point where I realize with my skin I need some spf, and I'm going to need to start using a night cream, but I have decided to look in the Olay classics area because this product has served me so well over the years.
I am in the midst of a mascara review. For 5 weeks I've been testing out different mascaras for a week and then writing the review. This mascara was #1. So this product is supposed to lift and curl. Well I found it lifted well, but didn't really curl, it held a decent curl. I did like I always do and curled my lashes first, now my lashes rarely hold a curl but they did hold a bit. I have a drugstore brand that does a better job though. Now this mascara goes on light and there are positives and Negatives to both. Negatives are you have to apply a bunch of coats ( I put on 5-7). But what was great is, there was no clumping, flaking or anything like that. It actually didn't even feel like I was wearing mascara. If you're looking for something natural and light, this is not a bad one to choose. Now I think this is a more expensive mascara, but I have a drugstore that sells department store brands and they have a sale area where this stuff shows up from time to time, so I got it or $7. I like to keep a couple mascaras on hand for different looks. This will totally be my go to mascara when I want to keep it natural.
This is a bath bomb I ALWAYS get. Great scent, I love it and some of the profit (maybe all, not sure) from this product goes to breast cancer research so it great for you and others
I am in the midst of a mascara review. For 5 weeks I've been testing out different mascaras for a week and then writing the review. This mascara was #4. I heard GREAT things about this product and thought I'd give it a try. I like to keep a couple of mascaras on hand for different looks, and this is my doe eyes one. It goes on really nice, doesn't clump or flake, I love this stuff. It holds a nice curl for that doe eye look, and gives you a little extra length. I know a lot of people prefer having just one mascara, if you're going to have just one I'd go with this one. It's natural enough for a natural look, but striking enough for a dramatic look. Great mascara
I really like this lip bomb. It smells great, and moisturizes well. people were complaining about it drying out quick. I find the top gets dry, but if you heat it up with your finger a bit it's good to go again. And I don't get the issue with the tin denting, all of mine have, but it's never stopped me from being able to use it, or make a mess.
I love this bath bomb, the scent and what it does for me. I have psoriasis so I really shouldn't be lounging around in the bath all day. That being said that is kind of my weekly unwinding treat (and this time of year I need it more). When my skin is a little more sensitive it's good to have this bath bomb on hand because of the oatmeal it won't irritate, it's actually really nice
Gels/Soaps -LUSH - Creamed Almond and Coconut Smoothie soap
radiofox 11/22/2009 2:44:00 PM
I bought this once a long time ago and really don't know why I haven't again. I love the scent and the creamy consistency. I would also combine it with the sea salt once a week to do some great exfoliating. One really great thing about this stuff is it is a soap, so it's meant for cleaning but it moisturizes nicely too
I don't live clsoe to a lush store, but my dad does so when I go for a visit, I stock up, and this is one I ALWAYS get.
I have bought this once and I have no idea why I never did again. It last forever because really it's too harsh to use every day, I'd go with once a week (some people could do more, but I am careful as I have psoriasis). I would combine it with my favorite cream soap in the shower, it was great.
I don't live close to a lush store, but I grew up close to one, so when I go home I stock up and this is product I always get. It's like having a bubble bath with candy. lol. This one is one of the larger bubble bars, so you only need like half of it, and if you have jets in your tub about a 1/4. I love most of Lush's products and this is no exception. Even my husband likes this product, but I wouldn't tell that to anyone who knows him :P
I am in the midst of a mascara review. For 5 weeks I've been testing out different mascaras for a week and then writing the review. This mascara was # 2. I like to keep a couple of mascaras on hand for different looks. If I'm looking for a more dramatic eye, THIS is my go to mascara. I love this stuff. It holds a great curl, lengthens and doesn't require ANY kind of touching up. I forgot to remove my eye makeup one night ( I know shame on me) and the next day I didn't reapply this stuff, it was good to go for 48 hours, though I don't recommend this. I'm not crazy about the bulk packaging but I can get past that. REALLY LOVE this product