I've been using these in baths after workouts for soreness and bruises since I was in middle school. It's also a great body exfoliant when I mix it with oil or lotion. And taking a bath with epsom salts makes me happy. I guess that's the mood-boosting effect that everyone keeps talking about. That's all.
Mascara -Cover Girl - Lash Blast Volume Waterproof
rhiannonheather 9/12/2012 2:35:00 AM
I have to use waterproof mascaras...I must have acidic tears or something, because whenever I use regular mascara, I end up with raccoon eyes. I love the Lash Blast Volume brush. It defines and volumizes my lashes perfectly. I especially like layering it on after a lengthening mascara, because the combo almost makes me look like I'm wearing fake lashes. It can be a bit clumpy, so I always use a lash comb after I put this on. It stays on all day without fading. As others have said, it's a bit harsh and difficult to remove completely.
Lips -Revlon - Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain- Romantic
rhiannonheather 9/12/2012 2:24:00 AM
First off, let me say that the color is beautiful. When I want a classic red lip, this is the first shade I think of. It doesn't stay on as well as I could hope, although it is better than most of my other lipsticks and glosses. I have a few stains that stay on longer, but they also dry my lips out outrageously, and this doesn't. It fades in the center first, so I try to keep it in my purse so that I can reapply. Whenever I wear it, though, I always wonder if it's fading into the liner look that my grandmother gets after she's worn her lipstick through lunch. It makes me a bit self conscious. A friend of mine asked me why I kept rubbing the edges of my lips.
I adore this color. It's just a shade darker than my natural lip color, so if I just fill in my lips with this and wear chapstick over the top, I look like I have naturally gorgeous lips. It's hard to just line the edges of my lips with it because of the slanted applicator, but I rarely use it as just an outliner anyway. I also use it regularly as a base to put under lipsticks and it keeps the color attractive on me and helps the lipstick to stay on all night. It's a bit pricer than I could wish, but worth the money.
Makeup Brushes -E.L.F. - Studio Flawless Concealer Brush
rhiannonheather 9/12/2012 2:01:00 AM
This is my everyday concealer brush. Soft, never sheds, easy to dot on or to blend with... Love it!
Primer/ Corrector -E.L.F. - Mineral Infused Face Primer
rhiannonheather 9/12/2012 1:57:00 AM
I really wanted to like this primer. The packaging was nice, it smelled great, it went on smoothly, and it covered the shine from the sunscreen I always have to wear for six hours or so. But it made me break out horribly. Not just whiteheads, but the big red painful zits, too. It was only a dollar, so I didn't bother to return it, but it took my skin over a week to get back to normal.
I bought the black one about six months ago, used it constantly for about a month, and then got a new gel liner and forgot about this one. I went back to this one recently when my gel liner was gone and I wanted to do my cat-eye look. It had dried up, but I added a bit of water and it was still usable, although it was a bit difficult to get an even line with the brush they provided. I have noticed that if I wear it all day, my eyes end up irritated and I have to take out my contacts earlier than usual...but overall, not bad for $1.
Love it. Soft, attractive, good quality, low price, NEVER sheds. What more can I say?
I think these are terrific quality for the price! $1 per brush is wayyy better than I've been able to find with any other brand, and of the fifteen or so different shapes and sizes of brushes I've gotten, I've only found two that shed bristles (as other people have complained). Both were eyeshadow brushes, by the way. I've never had that problem with their foundation or powder brushes. Overall, one of my most-used brands of brush--though honestly, that's mostly because of the extremely low price.