Lipstick -Maybelline - Color Sensational 145 Plaza Pink
smashbox2 9/26/2009 10:28:00 PM
LOVE this shade. I will be getting a back up for it. The color is a pretty petal pink. It goes on creamy smooth but lasts. It reminds a lot of MAC lustre texture but wears better and a lot cheaper! It does have sort of a odd crayon scent but it doesn't last (which is good). The pigment is amazing and the best I have found for drugstore lipsticks. If you haven't checked this out yet do so! I hope that they keep these and expand it with more shades.
Lipstick -Maybelline - Color Sensational - Born With It
smashbox2 9/26/2009 10:23:00 PM
This was one of the hardest shades to find! I was lucky that my Walmart had it..although it was the last place I checked. The color is really nice, a soft pink. I like to wear it with gloss. These lipsticks have really nice pigment, go on smooth and have good staying power. I will be getting more.
Conditioner -Kiehls - sunflower color preserving conditioner
smashbox2 9/18/2009 4:39:00 PM
Like the matching shampoo this stuff smells amazing! The conditioner is nice and thick and applies well. I leave it on for a few minutes and then rinse. My hair feels like silk when I rinse! I can't stop feeling it! The scent does linger which is nice because it is amazing. Can you tell I love the scent? lol. I notice that my hair is super soft and shiny but I also notice I have more flyaways and fuzzies when I use it. I am not sure if it is the combo or the conditioner. But I do suspect it is the shampoo. I will report back once I have used them separately to see which is causing this.
Shampoo -Kiehls - Sunflower Color Preserving Shampoo
smashbox2 9/18/2009 4:35:00 PM
I decided to order this after reading all the raves for it. I have used Kiehl's styling products in the past and have liked them. I was anxious to try this! Waiting sucks since it took a week to get it. First off the scent is soo good. I kept opening the bottle to just smell it! lol The shampoo has a light lather but does feel like it cleans. My hair does feel dry after I rinse and do need to use a good amount of conditioner. I can't say for the price that I love this shampoo. I think it is nice but nothing special that I would buy again. I have not figured out which causes me to have more frizz and fuzzes in my hair. But when I use the sunflower shampoo and conditioner I notice my hair is not as calm and has a lot more flyaways too. I will be using the combo separately to see which is not working for me and will update.
Conditioner -Matrix - Biolage colorcarethérapie Delicate Care
smashbox2 9/18/2009 4:28:00 PM
Truly amazing product! It is silicone free, gentle parabens and has argan oil. The scent is just like other Biolage products. I use the matching shampoo with this conditioner. The conditioner is thick and applies easily through my hair. I leave it on for a few minutes and then rinse. My hair is soo soft after I rinse my hair. It does not add any weight to my hair which I like but adds nice moisture. My hair is much more manageable, shiny and smooth. I have had so many compliments when I use it! I will re-buy this combo for sure!
Shampoo -Matrix - Biolage colorcarethérapie Delicate Care
smashbox2 9/18/2009 4:24:00 PM
Let me start off by saying that normally I hate Biolage. I have tried so much from them and never found a product that I thought was amazing..until now. They have come out with a new line. The shampoo is sulfate free, has argan oil in it and has gentle parabens. The shampoo does have silicones for those that like to avoid them. The scent is the same as all Biolage products. The shampoo is a white creamy consistency. It lathers very nicely and does not feel drying when you rinse out. It cleans my hair very well with using only a small amount. I can easily say that this is a holy grail item for me! I will re-buy for sure.
Eyeliner -Smashbox - Waterproof Shadow Liner Duo in Ideal Eyes
smashbox2 9/8/2009 7:47:00 PM
I received this in the last Smashbox tsv and was so excited that it came in the kit! These looked really nice and I had been wanting to try it for awhile now. Sadly this does not work for me though. I used UDPP before as my primer. Let it try and then applied the product using the brush it comes with in the kit. The texture is very odd. Kind of oily and didn't want to apply very well on my eye lid. I had to put a lot on and it was still really sheer! It lasted maybe an hour on my lid. I have oily lids but not that bad! lol. So this product reminded me of their cream liners. Those don't last for me either. Jet set is the only item for them that I found really lasts. It is a shame because the colors are really pretty!
I received this in the last tsv that Smashbox had on QVC. I had read some raves for it so I was excited to get to try it. I like the way the brush is designed. It did make it easy to get the little eyelashes and gave my lashes nice follow. But that is all I liked about the mascara. The formula isn't great at all. I noticed that the mascara would flake during the day. But the worst part was taking it off at night! This stuff is so sticky! I had to use my cream eye makeup remover to get it all off. And it took a lot to do that. Yuck! I will be tossing this one.
Conditioner -Oscar Blandi - Pronto Wet Instant Volumizing Conditioner
smashbox2 7/15/2009 9:39:00 PM
I received this in a set from QVC. Along with the conditioner I received the full size shampoo and the dry shampoo ( full size). The scent is the same as the dry shampoo and does linger. If you are not a fan of that lemon scent then I would pass on this set. But I have to say that I am in love with this combo. The conditioner isn't heavy or light..but just right. My hair feels so soft when I use it. I can't say that it does tons of volume but it also doesn't make my hair feel flat. It actually does have nice movement to it. And it also helps to keep it straight into the next day. If you can get a sample of both! ingredients: Water, Stearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Behentrimonium Chloride, Lauryl Alcohol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein ,Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Silk Amino Acids ,Phosphorlipids, Retinyl Palmitate, Ascorbic Acid, Tocopherol Acetate, Polyquaternium-70, Cetearth-20, Polyimide-1, Ispropanol, Butylene Glycol, Dipropylene Glycol, Fragrance, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Disodium EDTA, Citric Acid, DMDM Hydantoin, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate.
Shampoo -Oscar Blandi - Pronto Wet Instant Volumizing Shampoo
smashbox2 7/15/2009 9:35:00 PM
I picked this up as a set that was offered on QVC recently. I love the dry shampoo (which was included in the set). I had been wanting to try the s&c after reading reviews on it. After some issues with QVC in getting the correct item it arrived. The scent is exactly like the dry shampoo. Which I don't love but I can handle. And it does linger through the day. So if you are not a fan of that lemon scent then pass on this! But I have to say I do like this shampoo. It is sulfate free. My hair does not feel stripped when I use it. It doesn't give me a ton of volume but also doesn't weigh it down. One thing I notice that my hair does stay straighter when I use it. Not sure why but I do love that! My hair is super soft to. If you can get a sample. It is a really nice shampoo (the conditioner rocks to ) Ingredients: Water, Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Cocoamidopropyl Betaine, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Fragrance, Polysorbate 80,Acetamide Mea, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Hyaluronic Acid, Linoleic Acid, Linolenic Acid, Triticum Vulgare, Simmondsia Chinensis, Sorbitol, Tocopherol, Panthenol, Polyimide-1, Glycerin, Disodium Edta,Benzophenone-4, Ammonium Chloride, Sodium Chloride, Citric Acid, DMDM Hydantoin, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate.
I was lucky to be a tester for this and I have to say the conditioner is amazing! The smell is the same as the styling product. The conditioner is pearl white and creamy. It has very nice slip and makes my hair feel super soft. I will be getting a full size of this for sure! It really helps when it is humid and my hair doesn't frizz up. Also helps it to stay smooth longer. ingredients: Conditioner ingredients Water/Aqua/Eau, Cetearyl Alcohol, PolyflouroEster, Behentrimonium Chloride, Fragrance/Parfum, Quaternium-87, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Citric Acid, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Limonene, Hezyl Cinnamal, Linalool, Citronellol, Burtylphenyl Methylpropional
I use this with the Spring roll cleanser. The combo is great! The conditioner isn't too light or too heavy. I use about a quarter size amount and let it sit in my hair for a few minutes. It is easy to rinse out and doesn't make my hair feel coated or weighed done. My hair feels really hydrated when I use it. The combo makes my color look better and the shine is amazing!
Finally Cibu has a sulfate free shampoo! I ordered right away and it arrived quickly. The bottle is really cute. I have been using it for over a week now and have to say it is becoming my HG! The shampoo is a nice texture and you need a very small amount. It does suds up well and makes my hair feel clean, not stripped and does feel hydrated. I don't feel I need to use much conditioner after. I do follow with the Cibu Spring roll conditioner. The scent for the shampoo reminds me a lot Oscar Blandi Jasmine. Smell soo good! They are coming out with liters soon of this and I will be buying one!
I am the odd one out here. I didn't like this. I was watching someone use this in a video and went to Walmart to get it. I picked up the brown shade. I do like the highlighter it comes with. But that is about it. I don't really like the brow color. I think that my anastasia is much better and looks more natural then this.
I love this stuff! I had been waiting for it to come out. I wanted to try the higher end ones but the cost kept me from trying it. I had to get use to using this at first. But wow the results! My lashes are soo long, no clumping either. It even gets the little lashes that are hard for me to get. This makes it so fast and easy. I don't use mascara much but with this I can!