Eye Shadow -Wet 'n' Wild - Color Icon Single in Brulee
sasami999 6/27/2012 2:52:00 PM
Super cheap and versatile. Great pigmentation and blendability. I most commonly use this to just lighten up my eye area when I want to use a dramatic liner and keep the shadow simple.
Top/Base Coats -Poshe - Super-Fast Drying Top Coat
sasami999 6/22/2012 11:50:00 PM
This top coat has shrunk every single mani I've put it over without fail. It's shiny and dries in a decent amount of time, but I don't like waking up the next day to shrunken polish away from my tips (even with wrapping), cuticles and sides. On the plus side, I've been using it up as a mani refresher on dry polish and it works well for that because it dries quickly and doesn't shrink already set polish.
I. Love. This. Lipstick. This is the first lipstick I have ever put on that actually made me smile. I wanted this the first time around, but didn't get it. Sephora told me it was permanently discontinued. ...but I am stubborn and kept it on my wish list and would check it once in a while. A few days ago IT APPEARED!!! I couldn't believe my eyes! I ordered immediately! It is a little on the orange side, I think, but that may be due to my warm skintone (NC30/35). It is not drying, but it isn't moisturizing either. It definitely clings to the lips and feels dry, but I like lipstick that doesn't slip and slide. It has great staying power because of that. It isn't glossy, but it isn't matte, either. It really is "metallic" and honestly I've never seen anything like it. I wouldn't say it is frosty...but I wouldn't say it is matte. It isn't shiny, but it isn't flat either. All I know is that I love it.
Blush -Milani - Minerals Blush - 203 - Mai Tai [DISCONTINUED]
sasami999 3/5/2011 10:42:00 PM
Extremely pigmented, beautiful color, good lasting power and finish. Looks great on my NC30/35 skin. Of course, be careful not to overdo it because it is very concentrated. I wish my NARS Orgasm had this intensity...
I love the overnight treatment, but the daytime one is not for me. I am constantly rubbing my lips together and fiddling with them and this stuff just doesn't stay put. I have to reapply waaaay too often for it to actually DO anything. I need a much thicker-type balm that doesn't wear off so easily during the day. Right now I am using the Bobbi Brown lip balm spf 15 which is so thick and balmy I have to put it in my pocket to warm up for a few minutes so I can actually get some on my lips.
I actually got a very generous sample of this from the MAC counter in NC30. I've been using it for a while now, so that tells me that I don't need to use very much to cover what I need to cover. It has medium, natural coverage. The finish isn't matte but it isn't dewy, either. It just looks like my face is clean, if that makes sense. I'm extremely happy that it doesn't oxidize on me like SFF did, and the finish is less mask-like. You have to work quickly, but it is a bit more forgiving than Revlon CS. Applies well with a flat top brush (like SK) or a damp sponge. It is pretty good with oil control, although I still like to blot at least once a day for good measure.
At first I didn't think this did anything...but I guess I didn't know what I had until it was gone! I can't wait to go buy a new bottle because since my old one ran out, my chin has been breaking out like crazy! I use this like a serum all over my face before moisturizing and after cleansing. It feels moisturizing, and dries quickly. If you use it as a spot treatment, though, be careful not to put too much on because it can get flaky if you use a ton. I originally bought this for my bf who gets break outs on his forehead from hats and touching his face a lot. This didn't do much for him, but it worked on my hormonal chin breakouts.
Lip Treatments -eos - Lip Balm Sphere - Summer Fruit
sasami999 2/22/2011 10:15:00 PM
Cute packaging, nice smell, dried out my lips horribly which...kind of defeats the purpose, doesn't it? Oh well!
Lip Treatments -Neosporin - Lip Health Overnight Renewal Therapy
sasami999 11/6/2010 10:33:00 AM
I actually love this. I have notoriously dry lips and when they get bad I tend to pick them to the point of bleeding. Now I use this every night and my Bobbi Brown lip balm in the morning and my lips stay soft all day. No more flakes to pick! Of course, like everyone else, the pot is unsanitary, blah blah blah. Just put CLEAN fingers into it or use something else to get it out of the pot. ...now all I have to do is find something for my dry thumbs.
Love! Perfect golden glow on my NC35 skin. Shimmery, but not over the top "in your face" type. Just lovely.
Hair -Sexy Hair Concepts - Curly Sexy Hair Shampoo
sasami999 9/5/2010 6:00:00 PM
I received this from a curly friend who didn't like it, which should have been my first hint. I have 3a/3b curls and this stuff didn't clean very well first of all. I get oily near my scalp and this just didn't do anything for that. It also did nothing to help my curls or frizz. It basically was useless.
Conditioner -Sexy Hair Concepts - Curly Sexy Hair conditioner
sasami999 9/5/2010 5:58:00 PM
I received this from a curly friend who didn't like it, which should have been my first hint. I have 3a/3b curls and this stuff was super moisturizing, but to the point where I felt like I couldn't get all of the product OUT. It was impossible to get out of my hair and made it feel greasy when wet. It also did nothing for my frizz or curls.
Scrubs -Queen Helene - Oatmeal N' Honey Natural Facial Scrub
sasami999 8/23/2010 8:49:00 PM
I LOVE THIS STUFF. The smell is sweet and natural and makes me want to scrub forever! Although I don't think my skin would like that very much. It left my skin smooth and didn't irritate my sensitive cheeks at all. AND IT IS CHEAP. HOORAY!
Cheap, effective, gentle, basically everything I could ever ask for! I love it!
Moisturizers -Cetaphil - Daily Facial Moisturizer SPF15
sasami999 8/23/2010 8:36:00 PM
1. I wish the pump didn't dispense so much. 2. The claims "lightweight, non-greasy formula" on the bottle are a complete lie. It feels icky. 3. Hello, shine. I knew the reviews for this product were terrible but I tried it anyway. I just can't find a cheap moisturizer that I like!