This mascara is truly my HG!! I found it at Ulta in an area that seemed to be clearance makeup. I picked it up since it had the free eyeliner with it. I must say this is the BEST mascara I have ever used. My lashes look bold, curled, and volumized with 2 coats. I will drive the 50 miles to my nearest ulta to get more of this gem! The free eyeliner is amazing too!! P.S---I love the old fashioned brush ;) I think my total for the mascara and eyeliner was under $4
I've only seen this at one CVS so far..and I ran across it and I didn't even know it existed. I did not like the original Lash Stilletto but I decided to give Volumptuous a try. I like this mascara ALOT! I see visible thickness and length to my lashes when using this. I can usually only do 2 quick coats before it clumps. I have not had any problem with flaking or smell. Overall this is a good mascara and I would buy again. The packaging is also very nice :)
Eye Shadow -Maybelline - ExpertWear 8 Shadow Pan - Pacific Treasures
shaunix3 12/19/2009 5:46:00 PM
I got this way back in 2005 (I had seen an article in Seventeen magazine that used this set..). I think I probably paid $8 for this, and I must say that it is one of my favorite eyeshadow sets. I think all the colors are gorgeous and I can create any look I want with this set. I'm so glad that I can still use something I got when I was 15. I do think that I have got my money's worth! :) I love the rose-gold shade!
Eye Shadow -L.A. Colors - 5 Color Metallic Eyeshadow in Tease
shaunix3 11/7/2009 12:43:00 PM
This is great for people who want to try brights but don't want to spend a whole bunch of money. :) I used this over my TFSI, and its so pretty! I really like the green, blue, and pink. The orange and yellow are good too! I will definitely repurchase! Oh yeah, I found it at my Dollar General for $1. Can't beat that!
Lotions/ Creams -Queen Helene - Cocoa Butter Hand and Body Lotion
shaunix3 11/7/2009 11:56:00 AM
This is a pretty great lotion! I use it mainly in the summer since its not too heavy. I like the smell. It takes over a year to finish the entire bottle, so I consider the price a 1. :) When I run out, I'll buy again!
Eye Makeup Remover -Clean & Clear - Oil free Soothing Eye Makeup Remover
shaunix3 11/1/2009 6:19:00 PM
I did some research here on MUA before purchasing this, and I must say I am disappointed. It removed my makeup, but I feel like I had to use a ton to do it. I would understand this problem if I wore waterproof mascara but I never have. I have used over half of this in 2 weeks, and the Equate makeup dupe of Neutrogena's usually lasts me a month and a half. So I wouldn't purchase this again just because its more expensive than the equate, and I have to use more.
Powder -New York Color - Loose Face Powder - Translucent
shaunix3 11/1/2009 5:42:00 PM
I got this to try because my covergirl loose powder is too dark for my skin in the fall/winter. Its a transluscent powder and there really isn't too much to be said about it. I sets my foundation and doesn't make me ghostly. Would I buy again? Yes, if E.L.F didn't make the HD powder anymore :)
I have to say, this mascara takes alot of work! BUT, when I'm done I have amazing lashes. I work one eye at a time. I curl my lashes, then do one coat of the Telescopic Explosion Mascara. Then before it dries, I take Covergirl Lash Blast Length. Repeat on other eye. :) I only gave it a 4 because I have to layer, but I will definitely repurchase when I'm out.
Yep, in my book this gets a perfect score. :) I was hooked on mark's eyeshadow brush, but this is exactly the same, if not better. And its a sixth of price. I ordered 2 to begin with, and ordered 2 more yesterday. I haven't had an problems with shedding either!
Loose Powders -E.L.F. - Studio High Definition Powder
shaunix3 10/31/2009 7:35:00 PM
I love this powder! Its one of my first E.L.F products and I'm so impressed. I just get a little on my big powder brush and buff my face. So easy to use and affordable! Its white--but when buffed on it sinks into your skin giving it a silk feel. I use this over my concealer or foundation and its gives me a nice soft skin appearance. I gave it a 1 on price because this pot will probably last me for awhile! :)
Blush -E.L.F. - Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder
shaunix3 10/28/2009 8:13:00 PM
Wow, I am AMAZED by this awesome set! I was not expecting two really good sized products, but to my surprise, this thing is big :). Not like huge and clunky but a great size for $3. As for the shades, I love them both! The blushed is a very pigmented peachy-pink with tiny gold fleck that makes you glow. The bronzed side looks dark in the packaging, but on it is the most perfect bronzer I have ever used. And did I mention the huge mirror inside the lid? Well yeah, its huge. The packaging is also very sleek and modern. I will keep on buying this, and probably even stock up! ;) PS--Check out the video on youtube comparing ELF Blushed/Bronzed and NARS Orgasm/Laguna. It pretty much sums this up!
I absolutely adore this! I use it mainly as an eyeshadow, but its gorgeous as a highlighter also! I have been using this since I was 15 (I am now 19) and I have only had to buy 2. :) I will use this forever. Such a great loose powder in the sifter jar.
Eyeliner -L'Oreal - HiP Color Chrome Eyeliner-935 Green Flash
shaunix3 10/21/2009 12:13:00 AM
I found two of these on clearance at Wal-Greens, and I'm guessing they are discontinued. I love this shade of green--its an olivey green. It glides on and stays put. Great for a natural look :). Like liquid liner, I give this a minute to set then I'm good to go for the day. Under certain lighting, it appears to have tiny gold fleck, but on the eyes it doesn't look gawdy at all. Why do I always have to find stuff I love on clearance thats getting discontinued? I'll just have to make this last! :)
Eyeliner -L'Oreal - Color Chrome Eyeliner- Gold Charge
shaunix3 10/21/2009 12:06:00 AM
I love this shade of gold! It glides on just like Extra-Intense Liquid Liner Pencil :). I like to smudge along my top & bottom lash lines then add mascara then be done with my makeup.
Blush -Physicians Formula - Shimmer Strips Custom Blush & Highlighter
shaunix3 10/14/2009 9:22:00 PM
I found this in a bonus package with the shimmer strips bronzer, and I have to say, I do love it. I don't use it often, but when I do I'm happy with it. I consider it pretty cheap because I got both the blush and bronzer for $10. Pretty good deal