Conditioner -Shea Moisture - Organic Raw Shea Butter Restorative Condition
silverwing 5/17/2013 11:06:00 AM
This is probably my HG conditioner. It works well as both a rinse out and as a leave in. Most of the time I use this as my rinse out and then put about a pump's worth back in my hair as a leave in conditioner. I use the curly girl method. This product leaves my curls soft and defined. I feel there is plenty of slip to work it through the hair. While more expensive than some drugstore hair care, I think this product is worth it. I'm glad more stores are carrying it.
Eye Makeup Remover -Rimmel - Gentle Eye Make Up Remover
silverwing 5/16/2013 5:54:00 PM
This eye makeup remover is gentle, as a contact wearer I appreciate that. It removes most of my eye makeup. I don't have oily lids, so I don't typically buy waterproof eye makeup. The only thing I have trouble removing with this product is the Urban Decay 24/7 liners.
This a decent set of eye liners. The black liner is a soft black. Which sometimes I like to wear. Not every day is one where I want a super dark liner. Soft definition can be great for work. These liners glide very easily onto the lash line. These last all day on me. I've only worn these on my upper lash line, so I can't comment on how they wear on the waterline.
Fragrances -Elizabeth Arden - Midnight Fantasy Britney Spears
silverwing 5/16/2013 4:05:00 PM
This is among my favorite scents. It is a sweet berry scent, which I really love. The scent seems to last for most of the day. The fruity scent is not overpowering to me at all. This is my favorite of the perfumes in the Fantasy line from Britney. I've smelled the original Fantasy, and haven't bought it. But this one is the perfect amount of sweet and berry.
I have this liner in Midnight Master. I wear contacts and only use this on my upper lash-line. The waterline, is not wear I typically wear liner anyway, so I have not worn it there. This goes on very creamy, opaque, and has not smudged, This does last all day long and needs to be removed with an eye makeup remover.
Luminoso is one of my favorite blushes. I love peachy-pink blush shades, This one is more peachy which I like. I find the shimmer to be very subtle on the skin. It gives a nice glow to the face. When I run out, I will repurchase this blush. I'm not a fan of the fact that they include the little flimsy brush in the compact. I would rather it not be there, since I won't use it.
I really like this mascara. My lashes look nice and full with this on. I feel it hold curl quite well. It doesn't clump or flake on me. It is expensive though, which is probably why I'm unlikely buy it on its own. I have only had this as part of a kit. It is a good product but for something that I'm going to buy 3-4 times a year, I'm not sure if it is so amazing for the money.
Mascara -Almay - One Coat Nourishing Mascara Triple Effect
silverwing 2/21/2013 12:57:00 PM
The mascara has worked well on my lashes. It is definitely not "one coat" you do need to build it up. But it provides nice volume and doesn't clump. I haven't noticed any flaking either. I feel like the tube does begin to dry out a bit quicker than other mascaras that I use.
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Justin Bieber Someday
silverwing 2/3/2013 11:32:00 AM
I had the unfortunate experience of smelling this at Ulta when some teens were spraying it. It smells really cheap, which was not unexpected but still unpleasant. It was very strong. The bottle looks tacky to me, but will probably draw in the target audience.
Eye Shadow -Wet 'n' Wild - Color Icon Eyeshadow Collection - Petal Pusher (736)
silverwing 1/31/2013 11:40:00 PM
I probably should not have purchased this palette, purples just do not work well on me. I look like I've been punched. I can wear the occasional plum, but these were not for me. I purchased the palette because one of the shades is a dupe for MAC beautymarked. Colors aside, I feel like some of these don't apply the same as the other Wet "n" Wild Color Icon shadows. They can be a little streaky and uneven. They don't seem to have the same buttery texture.
Bright Crystal is a beautiful scent. It is fresh and floral, perfect for the day time. I get compliments on this scent all the time. The one thing I don't like is the staying power. It lasts for a few hours, but not a full work day. I took off a lippie for that. Considering how expensive this perfume is, I feel it should last longer than it does. I would probably not repurchase for this reason.
Treatments (Eye) -Boots - Expert Sensitive Hydrating Eye Cream
silverwing 1/31/2013 9:57:00 PM
I use this to hydrate the under eye, I find that concealer applies better that way. While I don't feel this does anything to minimize lines or circles, it does hydrate very well.
My under eye circles are quite dark, it is genetic. So I always approach concealer with realistic expectations. This does an okay job of covering the dark circles, but not great. For someone who doesn't have super dark circles, this will probably do the trick. Also I fell like they need to expand their shades a bit with this. While the shade I have is fine, it could have been better, but this was the closest to my skin tone. I'm not sure if it was just the one I bought, but I have never head a product in this twist up format, that took so many clicks to finally get started. Usually I expect to click one of these about 20 times. I must have clicked this one at least 5 or 6 dozen times before product came out. I was about to give up and return it to the store as defective. It should not take that many clicks.
This is a great highlighter. There is tons of product for the money. For my purposes it is not too shimmery. This is fragile. The consistency seems to be the same as the other two in this line, and I dropped one of those and it broke into several pieces. Take care when handling these. Although to correct a review by another here, this is the lightest shade of this bronzer line. Followed by Bikini Contest and then the darkest is Ticket to Brazil.
This bronzer is awesome. I really like the warmth this brings to my face. This is great quality for the price. It is fragile though, I dropped my first one and it shattered. So be careful, when handling these. This shade is great for my medium to light tan skin. But this is the darkest one they have. It would be nice if Wet 'n' Wild would add darker ones for women who have darker skin tones. Although they could probably use the current shades to highlight.