maybelline should have "stopped" before releasing their "unstoppable" liner. pun intended. this liner is not soft or smooth whatsoever. i usually am a fan of twist up liners, but this product is so dry that it simply breaks when you try to apply it. when you did apply it (which involves scratching the hell out of your eyelids bc it is so dry and rough) it isn't even very dark. highly disappointed. simply, i will never purchase this liner again. the eyestudio gel liner is 10000 x's better and only about $1-3 more in price.
Shampoo -Joico - K-Pak Reconstruct Shampoo for Dry or Damaged Hair
sbartlett91 8/8/2010 1:47:00 AM
I see a lot of reviews on here saying that this shampoo didn't clean product build up out of their hair and they used it every day and they're not seeing results. That is because this shampoo/conditioner is not meant to be used every day. It doesn't "clean" your hair completely because the whole purpose is for this to replenish your hair with moisture that heat damage has robbed it of. With proper use, I find that this does wonders for my incredibly dry, coarse hair. I wash my hair every 3 days (I'm blessed with very thick hair that only gets greasy after about 5 days). I use this Joico every other washing. The other days I use Suave Humectant. Once every 2 weeks I use a CLARIFYING shampoo, which eliminates all product build up, but can be very drying and should not be used on a daily basis. This routine has worked wonders for me personally and I highly recommend this shampoo & conditioner. My hair has never been so manageable & moisturized! I bought both liters bottles from trade secret. They retail for about $28 each but they had a combo with both shamp.&condit. for $30! Basically BOGOF! Yes, it is quite pricey but it you only use it twice a week, a liter will last forever. Well worth the investment, ladies :)
Styling Products -Got 2 Be - Smooth Operator Smoothing Lustre Lotion
sbartlett91 5/26/2010 12:03:00 AM
I love this product... the scent, the packaging, and the results! this makes my hair incredibly smooth and soft, which is rare for my coarse dry hair! i bought this at walgreens and all got2be products were BOGOF, so i got the heat protectant as well. i use both products every time i wash my hair when it is damp and i have noticed a significant differences in my hair's texture. love love love!
Doesn't cover like a med.-full coverage foundation should (too sheer), shimmer is too much in the sunlight, great packaging (pump), but I couldnt get a good color match. When photographed you look extremely pale and unhealthy looking-- ironic since it's called "photo ready." Definitely recommend Revlon ColorStay instead.
Lipstick -Cover Girl - Trushine Lipstick - Petal Shine 425
sbartlett91 12/21/2009 9:34:00 PM
I'm in LOVE with this lipstick.. it is definitely MLBB! I absolutely love the texture of this lipstick. It's super smooth and moisturizing. I purchased it from Ulta.com and it was less than $3. Definitely will repurchase a billion times!
**EDIT: I believe this is discontinued. Try cherryculture.com
I am IN LOVE! I am a huge mascara-junkie and I bought this recently because I love Maybelline's Colossal mascara with collagen in it, but the smell is absolutely horrible. It honestly smelled like vomit and flowers. Yuck! So, since i liked that one with collagen, I figured I'd try this one and i absolutely love it! No yucky smell and the formula isn't as dry. Also, the massive brush gives INSANE volume. I'm really loving this mascara!
**EDIT: i have noticed a lot of flaking with the waterproof formula
Fragrances -Bath and Body Works - Sensual Amber EDT
sbartlett91 9/11/2009 7:11:00 PM
I absolutely love this scent. I suggest that you purchase the eau de toilette vs. the perfume because it is a strong scent and the perfume version may be overpowering. This is my favorite autumn fragrance & I absolutely recommend it! Also, its pretty inexpensive.
Clumpy, brush applies too much product, not worth the money.
This product has helped reduce the size and frequency of blemishes on my skin, but it is so drying that I simply can not use it. I have dry skin already, and even just as a spot treatment my skin flakes severely. What a shame..
I recieved this primer as a GWP and I absolutely adore it. It has a slight color to it which is lovely because I have veiny eyelids so I don't have to conceal them. It holds shadows in place and doesn't crease all day. Works much better than UDPP, IMO. Wouldn't repurchase because it is pricey!