I wanted to try this mascara ever since it came out so I finally did I and I am really enjoying it! The packaging is cute because it is green and the wand is your basic volumizing/lengthening wand. I bought the regular version in black because I think they were sold out of blackest black but to me, the color looked a little blue-toned which I didn't like but I put it on today and it did a great job with my lashes! I would definitely recommend this to a friend!
I have always wanted to try a Revlon nail polish so when I went to Target, I saw this polish on clearance for $3.17! I decided to buy it and it is gorgeous! This nail polish is really opaque, needing only one coat! It is a pink red metallic color. I love it and I will be repurchasing this if I run out.
Scrubs -Biore - Pore Perfect Pore Unclogging Scrub
sammycansing01 9/8/2011 6:24:00 PM
This is by far the worst exfoliater I have tried for my face. Same day I used it on my face, it broke me out more than ever! I hate the smell, hate the scrub, I will never buy this again.
I received Essie's Smooth Sailing in the four mini Essie nail polishes they sold for $17. This came with it and at first, I had a hard time working with it. Since it is a dark color, you have to be careful if you mess up. I gave this polish another chance and it worked! This color is a periwinkle blue color with a glossy touch to it. I like this color but I probably will not buy it again.
Lip Gloss -Neutrogena - MoistureShine Lip Soother in Shine
sammycansing01 8/20/2011 6:35:00 PM
I went to Ulta today because I had a coupon so I wanted to buy something. So, since I am a sucker for lip products in tubes, I decided to try this gloss out. I didn't like the price of this gloss for how little product you get. I payed $6.99 for it which is expensive. This gloss has a watermelon pink tint but it comes out pretty sheer on the lips but that is normal for tube lip products to do. I like that it has a cooling effect and SPF in it. The gloss is moisturizing but dries out in under 20 minutes, leaving the lips with that tint or just your natural color lip. I'm on the edge if I would purchase this again but I am happy about this product at the moment so I will repurchase when I run out.
This polish was one of my first nail polishes ever! It is a shimmery red, pink, silvery, glitter polish that is similar to OPI's Teenage Dream from the Katy Perry collection. It is a great dupe but it is not a necessity in my life.
Ulta's Starstruck nail polish was one of my first nail polishes ever. I love its silver sparkles and I like wearing it on my ring finger with another nail polish. This is great for the holidays or when you want a pop of glitter on your nails.
I luckily got this product for free from Ulta's Reward program. Ever since this product came out, I sorta wanted it, sorta didn't. I didn't know if this would make those 10 miracles happen on my hair and I didn't want to spend $18 on something that only contains 4 oz. of product in it. I freaked when this product was in Ulta's rewards program so I instantly went to the store to get it. Now, onto the product...it is AMAZING!! Basically, you spray this all over damp, wet hair (after it gets washed with shampoo and conditioner) and then comb through your hair. So, the 1st miracle is: repairs dry, damaged hair. I don't have damaged hair because I am still young and I have never really colored my hair nor have I styled my hair a lot yet. So, this miracle doesn't apply to me. 2nd miracle - Adds shine. It does add a nice, flawless shine to my hair. 3rd miracle - detangles. It detangles really well. I have long, thick, wavy hair and if I don't use this product, my hair is a mess. When I spritz this all over, brushing through my hair is easier which is good because it can get so bad sometimes that I want to cry. 4th miracle: Control frizz. I have the frizzest hair and this really calms it down, not completely but a big percent of it. 5th miracle: Seals and protects hair color (doesn't apply to me). 6th miracle: Prevents split ends. I have layered hair but it does a pretty decent job for my split ends. 7th miracle: Stops hair breakage (doesn't apply to me). 8th miracle: Creates silkness. Boy, this product does a really good job at that!! 9th miracle: Enhances natural body. It does make my hair look natural and enhances its inner beauty (haha). 10th miracle: Flat iron spray and thermal protector. i haven't used this product yet as a heat protectant but I know it would be good at that. This product is worth purchasing and I will repurchase this no matter what the cost is ($18) because it is the best product I have used for my hair EVER!! .<3
Highlighters -E.L.F. - Shimmer Facial Whip in Spotlight
sammycansing01 8/8/2011 12:36:00 AM
I bought this highlighter because it was one dollar. I will definitely never buy this again. This is because when you squeeze the bottle, the product squirts out in a weird way and when I press as light as I can, a ton of product came out, making my face all shiny and oily looking. But, at the times when I can apply a just right amount of it, it looks decent. I will never though buy this again and would not recommend to anyone.
I got Benefit's High Beam in the Feelin' Cheeky set and I love it! I put this highlighter on my cheekbones and on my nose and it gives a nice glow. But, if you apply too much it can look really shiny which is not the best. I will repurchase when I run out and will purchase the full size :)
When I was shopping for nail polishes, I came across this beautiful shade from China Glaze that I just had to have. This is China Glaze's Coconut Kiss. This shade is a bright grape duo chrome color that is absolutely gorgeous!! I really like the name of this polish and I will definitely repurchase this when I run out of it.
This nail polish was on my wish list and when I got it for $4 at TJ Maxx, I instantly had to buy it. This is a dark deep blue color that is very metallically. You only need to apply the most two coats to get that perfect color that you see inside the bottle. My only complaint about this nail polish is that if you mess up and the polish is on your skin, it is hard to get off because of how pigmented it is. So, be careful :)
Eye Shadow -Urban Decay - Deluxe eyeshadow - Graffiti
sammycansing01 8/4/2011 3:17:00 PM
My mom recently bought this gorgeous, emerald green eyeshadow from Ulta and I decided to try it out because I have been really into giving my eyes a pop of color instead of my usual neutral eye look. My mom payed $18 for this eyeshadow which is a lot to spend on an eyeshadow. But, this eyeshadow is well pigmented and great to add a hint of color to the eyes. The packaging is really cute but the clear top half of the product came off but it is easy to put back in where it was. This product also comes with a little mirror on the inside. I personally wouldn't buy this again for its price because I can definitely find something cheaper in the drugstore department.
I heard a lot of great things about Revlon's Colorstay Eyeliner so I decided to try it out. It was only $5 from Target because I saw it for $8 at Ulta!! First, this eyeliner is very sleek and is retractable. I like how this eyeliner glides onto my waterline nicely with decent pigmentation. This lasts pretty long which is surprising for a drugstore eyeliner. It lasts for about two hours and then it needs re-application. But, it still has that illusion that you have a lot of eyeliner on. This is by far the best DRUGSTORE eyeliner I have tried.
This was one of my three first China Glaze nail polishes. Pool Party is a neon pink nail polish. I really like the name of this polish. But, when I went for my mani-pedi, that same day my nails started to chip and I didn't do anything to it! I have put on my other CG polishes and they chipped pretty fast. So I am still gonna stick to my Essie polishes but I will repurchase Pool Party when I run out because of its unique color :)