Love this stuff! I always get it in purple. For awhile I tried the Listerine version of this and it just can't compare!! This stuff never dries out my mouth, I swear it makes my teeth look whiter, and its got fluoride in it! What more can you want?
Lotions/ Creams -Alba Botanica - Un-petroleum Multi-Purpose Jelly
skylark 8/30/2012 10:55:00 AM
Love this stuff! I'm a fan of the organics when it comes to facial products and this stuff is great. It's really thick and I love putting it on my lips at night and around my eye area - I wake up with hydrated lips and eyes! Vaseline probably does the same thing but I just don't like the idea of putting petroleum jelly on my face even though my pharmacist friends claim there's no difference.
Lip Gloss -Revlon - Colorburst Lipgloss 002 Crystal Lilac
skylark 8/30/2012 10:51:00 AM
Love this packaging! Its so polished and sleek! The formula is great - just thick enough and opaque enough to make a difference. It looks like a pink gloss with lilac microshimmers which make your lips look really pink - almost like a muted barbie kinda pink. It's hard to describe but even though its so pink it really does look different than most other pinks. It almost looks like it reflects a bluish/purple tint with the light. Still on the fence about this color probably wouldn't repurchase the color but definitely will try others in the collection!
Ugh this lip gloss. Hate the smell. Hate the packaging - it leaks!! Hate the formula- it separates easily in the bottle :( but I guess I'm a Revlon girl when it comes to lip glosses...
Eye Shadow -Revlon - Illuminance Creme Shadow Quad - Not Just Nudes
skylark 8/30/2012 10:41:00 AM
I think this palate should be a staple in every asian girl's eye makeup collection. The colors are so useable and go on nice and creamy. Its so versatile! I love how there are two matte colors and two shimmery colors - good for use as highlighters, contouring, eyeshadow. My favorite way to wear it is to use the lightest two colors in the corner of my eye for a wide awake look or use a eyeliner brush and brush a line of the the darkest shimmery color above my normal black eyeliner - it gives it depth for an everyday polished smokey look. The thing I don't like about this product is the creasablitiy factor!!! even though I use my Two Faced Shadow insurance under it! ugh. The colors could also be a little more opaque but for a drugstore its pretty good.
Eyeliner -Prestige - Classic Kohl Eyeliner in E-71 Rhapsody
skylark 8/30/2012 10:35:00 AM
I think the price of this product is a little on the expensive side for the quality (smudges!!!) but I really love this color. Its a true medium blue that makes my the whites of my eyes look a lot whiter and makes me look way more awake!
Eyeliner -Physicians Formula - Eye booster eyeliner + serum
skylark 8/30/2012 10:34:00 AM
Sooo this isn't the greatest eyeliner in the world but I'd purchase it again because it really makes my eyelashes grow longer!! Even my boyfriend noticed :)
Lipstick -Revlon - ColorBurst Lip Butter in Tutti Frutti
skylark 8/30/2012 10:29:00 AM
Pros: LOVE the color! its a sheer wearable tangerine color that is both buildable and works with a multitude of other colors (ie you can add a pink gloss to get more of a pinky-orange or put coral reef gloss on top to get straight up coral lips) Also love the texture. It really does go on as a hydrating glossy balm - way better than those "tinted lip balms". Cons: not a fan of the packaging. Its a little loud for my taste and can't really speak for the staying power. Bottom line: would buy it again for the texture and color. It's a staple in my color palate.
This is my favorite polish right now. It's the perfect strike between a nude polish and a dark grey polish. Whether it be on my fingers or toes, I always get compliments on this shade. It instantly ups up the classiness of any look and makes you look really polished. I really enjoy this line of Wet n' Wild polishes, the brush is thick and wide so just one to two strokes is enough for full non-streaky application. I can't really speak of the staying power of this alone as I always use my Seche Vite top coat!! (which makes it look super shiny and clean)
Mascara -Maybelline - Illegal Length Fiber Extensions
skylark 8/30/2012 10:18:00 AM
Omgoshhh Maybelline, I will never stray from you again!! For a long time I was using Covergirl LashBlash to get my length but one swipe of this was enough to covert me instantly! Speaking as an asian girl with stubby lashes, this stuff makes a noticeable difference in the length of my lashes. I'd say they look 1.5x-2x longer than usual. I got it in waterproof but I haven't tested those properties yet.
I always take forever to review products but this color is sooooo amazing I'm reviewing it same day of purchase!! On my lips its the perfect warm nude pink color. It strikes the perfect balance between the two colors, nude enough to make my lips look downplayed but warm enough to not make me look like a corpse. Since my skin's pretty tan now, it gives me that boho chic look that I love! The only downside is that after 10 minutes the lip cream turns into a stain which is pretty drying but I don't care I've been looking for this color forever!
This is a gorgeous color that really pops!! With it on my entire face looks instantly more fresh and alive. Theres just enough pink in it to keep my teeth from looking slightly yellow (a problem I have with some coral/peach colors). I also like that there's no glitter in the gloss which makes it feel more like a high end color all around.
Polishes -Wet 'n' Wild - Megalast in "Private Viewing" #204A
skylark 3/17/2011 12:22:00 AM
This nail polish is great!! It gives you a very fleshtone nude color with a bit of sparkle. I've only used this as a second coat over a milky baby pink (sephora's dear diary) and it gives my nails a perfect clean, glowing look...it makes my fingers look skinnier haha! I also really like the small rounded bottle shape it makes WnW look a little classier
Wow! wet n'wild has really stepped up their game! I bought this because I had already spent way too much money on mascara that day but I really wanted a brown and a charcoal liner. I was debating whether or not to shell out some extra bucks for rimmel ( having had an awful experience previously) This stuff is great! I can't really say how long it lasts on its own because I layered it on top of my too faced eye primer but the colors were true and the formula was really creamy! (I warmed it up with my fingertips first) This is sooo different then the first wet n wild eyeliner I bought a couple years back which was super waxy and hard and gave zero pigment
Lips -Vincent Longo - Lip Cheek Gel Stain in My Sunshine
skylark 8/23/2010 12:55:00 PM
I havent used many gel stains so I can't compare but I do know that I wish all lip stains were so easy to use!! most long lasting lip stains really dry out my lips and if I put a gloss or chapstick on top it just looks like I have way too much going on on my lips. But this gel stain isn't drying at all! It just delivers really natural looking, very gradually building lip color! It looks like I just ate a cherry popsicle... Hopefully this will last me a long time because at the price I don't wanna have to repurchase too soon ;) UPDATE: I've had this for about two years now and am on my last third of it. This is quite impressive because for the first year I literally used a swipe of it everyday to make me look more awake and healthy. I wish it came in better variety of colors! Out of all my lip products this is definitely the best one for staying power and texture and it doesn't make my lips look all wrinklely