Conditioner -Suave - everlasting sunshine conditioner
shannondarlin 6/22/2012 11:48:00 PM
I'm a fan of Suave conditioners because they're so cheap, readily available & come in a wide variety of scents. In the summer time, I wet my hair & coat it in conditioner before swimming to prevent damage. Since Suave is one of the cheapest brands available, I always pick up a bottle. This is definitely my favorite scent by Suave thus far. It's a vanilla-y floral that leaves your hair smelling great. I definitely think the scent is comparable to Forever Sunshine from Bath & Body Works.
Top/Base Coats -New York Color - Extra Shiny Top Coat
shannondarlin 6/22/2012 11:44:00 PM
This polish definitely lives up to its name of "extra shiny". It's the shiniest top coat I've ever used. It's under $1 & I'd definitely recommend it if you like your nails to have that "wet" look. It's not the most long-lasting topcoat ever, but I typically change my nail color every few days, so it's not a big issue for me. However, if you're looking for a topcoat that doesn't chip, I'd find something else because you can only get a couple days out of this one before it starts chipping & cracking. You get what you pay for.
This is the only base coat I'll use! It never bubbles up like others do & my nails stay strong & healthy without any staining from polish. It's affordable & easy to find.
I love this for keeping my eyebrows tidy. It's affordable & doesn't flake or wear off throughout the day. I have super sensitive skin, so I was really worried it would break me out around the areas I used it on, but it hasn't bothered me at all!
I sweat a lot in warm temperatures & when nervous or under stress. I've been using this for nearly ten years now. It does sting if I apply it right after shaving. It does make my underarm area itch if I apply it daily, so I typically apply it every other night before bed & use my "regular" deodorant every morning.
Purchased this for $1.50 at Big Lots. I got the 16 oz bottle of 'Non-Acetone, Antibacterial, Bubblegum scented' nail polish remover. It's a pretty blue color, but doesn't smell like bubblegum at all. It removed my polish better & faster than any other product I've ever used. It even takes off glitter polishes with ease. I highly recommend this to anyone & everyone! Will most definitely repurchase!
Eye Shadow -Almay - Intense i-Color powder shadow Trio for Browns
shannondarlin 5/2/2011 2:52:00 PM
I purchased this at my local Dollar Tree. I don't have brown eyes, but I thought the colors were gorgeous! They're relatively pigmented & last almost all day on my lids. I've never purchased an Almay product I didn't absolutely love!
I scored this for only $1! I have it in the shade 'Bejewled' a coraly shade with tons of glitter. The packaging is so adorable & I love that it has a lip brush, rather than a sponge. This looks beautiful on its own or over a lip gloss.
Eye Shadow -Maybelline - Expert Eyes Shadow - Champagne Freeze
shannondarlin 3/4/2011 1:47:00 PM
Purchased this on sale for $1. It's very frosty & shimmery, but the color itsself is gorgeous & very natural. This will last all day without creasing as long as you used some sort of base/primer underneath. It looks amazing on tanned skin & really makes your eyes look more open/awake.
I purchased this at my local Dollar Tree for, of course, $1. It comes with ten powder eyeshadow shades (bright blue, lime green, yellow, orange, coral, pink, fuchsia, purple, teal, & black) & a double-ended sponge-tip applicator. Most of the colors are fairly pigmented with the exception of the lime green. I've found that they work best when applied with a sponge-tip applicator rather than an actual brush. My main reason for buying this was that I wanted to try a rainbow eye, but didn't wanna spend the money on a huge pallet or many individual shades. Normally, I used Maybelline Superstay concealer as a primer/base, then apply the shadows with the sponge-tip applicator, then blend out with my E.L.F. Blending Eye Brush. These aren't the best quality eye shadows out there, but for $1, they do the job! Definitely better than I'd expected!
Hair Styling Tools -Unlisted Brand - Wrap, Snap, and Go
shannondarlin 3/4/2011 1:32:00 PM
I've been looking at these for a while & debating on whether or not to get 'em. I've seen them at Claire's, Walgreen's, Target, & Sally Beauty. The cheapest place I've seen 'em at is Walgreen's for $10. I got 12 rollers, (4 long ones & 8 regulars), a plastic carrying case & an instructional booklet. My hair is naturally very curly, but sometimes I just want a different type of curl. I love the way my hair looks when I use a curling iron, but I hate how much the heat dries out/damages my hair, especially since I end up having to flat-iron it straight before I even use the curling iron. I figured these would be cute for like the second day after I straighten my hair or something. Last night, though, my hair was damp from the shower & I decided to see how it'd look using them on my curly hair. I love the result, I enhanced my natural curls - making them so much more defined & bouncy. These are so incredibly comfortable to wear & I'm sure I'd have no problem sleeping in them. I highly recommended these!
Polishes -China Glaze - Crackle Glaze - Black Mesh
shannondarlin 2/25/2011 12:40:00 PM
I've been intrigued ever since I saw that OPI had came out with a black crackle polish, but since OPI isn't readily available where I live, I picked this up instead. This was $6.99 at Sally's. It crackles & dries within in a minute. I love it over top of white & neon colors. The crackles look better if you apply it randomly or in an 'X' shape instead of just applying it as you would normal polish. I get so many compliments when I'm wearing this! It looks like you went to a salon & paid money for a fancy design on your nails! :)
This is a gorgeous salmon pink! I got this for $1.99 at Walgreen's & I love it! I usually apply a basecoat, two coats of this, & a really shiny topcoat since, as with most nail polishes by this brand, it dries very matte. I haven't had any problems with it chipping & you can't beat the price!
As with the majority of my makeup lately, I found this at the Dollar Tree. I bought it simply because it was only $1, I'd never tried an Almay mascara before & I thought the packaging looked really neat. I'm not sure how the whole 'dial-up' thing is supposed to work, I only use it on '3' & it makes my lashes look ridiculously long & thick. The only con about this is that its very thin & wet, so it tends to smear if you don't allow it enough time to dry. Also, I wouldn't recommend using it on your lower lashes as it gets everywhere & by the end of the day, you look like you've got dark circles beneath your eyes. Overall, this was fantastic, especially considering the low price. I'd definitely repurchase it for $1, but probably not at full price.
Lip Treatments -Sally Hansen - Gentle Plumping Lip Treatment
shannondarlin 2/25/2011 12:18:00 PM
I found this at Big Lots for $2. Like most other Sally Hansen lip products, it has a brush rather than the sponge tip applicator most other lip glosses have. The packaging is cute & even has a mirror on the side which comes in handy! It doesn't tingle whatsoever, good for those who dislike the strong tingle most plumpers have. I have this in the shade "Happy" which appears to be a bubblegum pink, however, it goes on completely clear..other than that, I have no complaints! It doesn't make my lips super plump, but for $2 it gets the job done!