Polishes -mark - mark, set, shine rapid action nail color
rubia524 12/18/2003 6:19:00 PM
I bought one in purple-ish shade and while it was a nice color, this and all Avon nail products just dont stay on very long.. they dont chip either which is a plus but they sort of rub off!
Just a warning to anyone buying mark Fresh Kiss lipsticks.. the colors are so hard to figure out from the magazine. I thought I had picked a neutral shade and it turned out to be a dark color totally wrong for me. I bought a new color that pretty much just gives my lips some extra "glow" as it is the shimmer and I like that one alot, except that the shimmer wears on long after the lipstick does and i have rogue shimmer unevenly on my lips. Great product, hard to find the right color by just looking at the pictures.
I HATE all Avon mascaras normally so I was interested to see if their mark line of products would be better.. I found it was and it wasnt. For one thing, the formula was NOT at all like Avon's other mascaras which usually are thin and flaky and don't do anything for my eyelash really but they stay on well. This one had the opposite problems. It was a nice consistency, felt a little sticky before it dried, but it did a good job at highlighting my eyes. My ONE gripe with it is that it SMUDGED everytime I wore it. And I didnt even put it on my lower lids. I dont touch my eyes much so Im not sure how it ended up so smudgy but all in all it was a good buy.
I have never found a lip liner that worked with my coloring before spice! I purchased another color of lipliner that was darker than I initially thought it would be ( a big problem for me when ordering from mark.. the color in the magazine aren't very clear) and I chose spice just giving it one more shot. I lucked out on this one! I love it, I can use it with my basically sheer lipgloss and it creates a great color for me!
Misc Beauty Tools -mark - Beauty Mark cosmetic bag
rubia524 12/18/2003 6:00:00 PM
I love my mark beauty bag! It is so cute with the black background and pink writing "beauty. mark." It says $5 with a $15 purchase but I (while ordering for myself through my moms avon account) got it when just buying $10 worth of products for $5. It is larger than I initially thought and a great size for my makeup!
Conditioner -Avon - Planet Spa Mediterranean Olive Oil Conditioning Hair Mask
rubia524 12/18/2003 5:57:00 PM
I only used a sample size of this product but I did not like the smell ( although it was what I expected for a "Medditereanan" smell ) and wasn't really impressed with what it did for my hair. My hair is very dry, long and I color it often. Maybe the small sample size was not enough for my hair!
Lotions/ Creams -Avon - Planet Spa African Shea Butter foot and elbow creme with aha
rubia524 12/18/2003 5:54:00 PM
I love the smell although it is very sweet and strong. My complaints on this product is that it leaves my hands sticky! I can only place it on my feet because it DOES work well for those.. I could not use it as a hand lotion or anything of that sort because of the thick sticky texture.
I may have to reconsider trying the newer defense products but when Daily Defense came out I used it and it was awful for my dry hair! The shampoo made my hair feel even more dried out and it smelt manly. But I guess they have improved? Have to stop by Walmart soon I guess!..
Hair Color -L'Oreal - Couleur Experte -hair dye / highlight
rubia524 12/18/2003 4:57:00 PM
I was very scared to use this product after reading all the horror stories on this board but realized that it was not so bad! Alot of people seemed to have problems with orangey highlights.. well if you have dark hair lightening your hair at home is VERY RISKY so i would advise against it. I had darker roots and light blond hair, I wanted more even haircolor which the base did surprisingly well (most hairdyes leave my roots like 2 shades darker) I would advise all who buy this to start their highlights on the front alternating BOTH sides so that the ones in the front will be the lightest (if this is what you want) and that the highlites clos to each other will process to the same color. My sister wouldnt listen to my advice of this and now my hair is lighter on one side than the other but not horribly noticeable. All in all.. after all my hair horrors this product worked pretty good and I think I am going to try a lighter shade next time!** A few days later** And Im feeling a little differently about this product. Maybe I should have gone with another color because my hair is darker than expected and the roots are still a different more "golden" (brassy) shade than the rest of my hair. Im not really liking the color it is now but I think it is my fault for trying to go darker on my bleached hair!