Mascara -L'Oreal - Extra Volume Collagen Mascara (waterproof)
svaiko 7/27/2012 5:38:00 PM
I like my current mascara but Im always thinking there may be something out there that is even better, so I picked this up. I like how it makes my lashes look, long and thick. However, I accidentally got the waterproof version and I find extremely difficult to remove! I may try the non-waterproof version.
Eye Shadow -Cover Girl - Eye Enhancers - Champagne
svaiko 7/27/2012 4:59:00 PM
Been using this for years as a highlighter, works good for under brows, top of cheekbones, inside corner of eyes where it meets the bridge of the nose, or anywhere I want to add a little shimmer to brighten up my face!
Eye Shadow -Maybelline - Color Tattoo 24hr Cream Gel Shadow
svaiko 7/27/2012 4:46:00 PM
I have these in 6 shades. They are long lasting, have good pigmented buildable color, do not crease, and are versatile, that is why I am slowly purchasing every color! So far my favorite is the Bronze, slightly shimmery which makes my eyes pop, the color is very neutral, I can use purple, brown, raisin, or gold toned shadows and eyeliners with it. Most often though I just wear it alone with eyeliner and put an extra layer of it on the crease of my eye and thats it! I can also use the teal and purple color tattoo along my lash line with this if Im going out. The teal and purple are vibrant colors but I only use them on my lash lines and not on my entire eyelid. I did notice that the purple takes on a blue hue when used on the entire eyelid, which is not what I like. The gold, taupe, and grey are ok, but I find myself using the bronze more often. I found using my finger to apply is the best way to get even coverage. I will repurchase when I run out.
I have the the shade Vibrant Violet. Although the color isnt as "vibrant" as the name would suggest, I do like the color and the product. The color is a dark plum, but appears almost black in indoor light. When Im outside, the plum color is more noticeable. I use it on my upper and lower lash lines and when Im not wearing shadow but want some extra color I just apply a thin line of purple eyeshadow right over or above my eyeliner, and it stays on. This eyeliner GLIDES on, no pulling at all, which is a major issue I have with many pencil eyeliners. Most eyeliners that glide easily on the eye wear off pretty easily or smudge, not this one! It twists up so there is no need for sharpening and it never gets dull! A long lasting, gliding, easy to apply eyeliner, what more could you ask for!
Eyeliner -Maybelline - Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner
svaiko 7/27/2012 3:37:00 PM
I have this in Eggplant, which is a very dark plum, looks black in indoor light on my eye. I was hoping the color would be slightly more vibrant. I think I just prefer the convenience of a pencil eyeliner. It seems to take longer to apply this than when I use a pencil. That really is the only reason why I would not buy it again. On the positive side, it does not budge, no smudging. I can also get a very defined line using the brush that is provided. The packaging is ok, but i do feel like it takes numerous dips in the eyeliner to get enough product to complete an eye, thats why I prefer the convenience of a pencil eyeliner. But if you like the gel eyeliners and need something that doesnt budge, I would try this.
Skincare - Body -Alpha Hydrox - Foot and Problem Area Creme
svaiko 6/3/2012 6:00:00 PM
This creme has done wonders for my KP! I use it on the back of my arms every night and have noticed a significant improvement in the feel of my skin, it is smooth, maybe just a couple small bumps here and there. It doesnt have any smell and it sinks into the skin and is non greasy. I did notice that if I wear this creme during the day and my arms are exposed to sunlight that my skin gets slightly irritated (even with sunscreen). It doesnt help me with redness though, but Ive been using pure raw shea butter after my morning shower and it really helps with the redness. I will always have this creme on hand and i never want to run out of it!
Lotions/ Creams -The Body Shop - Chocomania Body Butter
svaiko 5/12/2012 1:43:00 PM
So when I found out The Body Shop had a chocolate body butter I couldnt wait to try it. For the most part I like the body butters, however, most of the shea butter based body butters from the Body Shop have the same scent undertone that i do not find appealing. After smelling the chocolate in the container, I was in love and have to have it, well....I should have put it on my skin before I rushed to buy it. Its starts out smelling like yummy chocolate but once its on the skin, the chocolate smell dissipates and it just smells like every other shea butter based body butter at the Body Shop. It is VERY moisturizing though, so for that reason i MAY repurchase, but IDK. My fav Body Shop butter is the mango, its base is mango seed butter so the scent stays true to what it smells like in the container and stays with you all day.
I LOVE the smell of this body spray! It is a very natural smelling vanilla, not pefumey, smells exactly what anyone would expect vanilla to smell like. Its pretty subtle, so I do have to apply a lot in order to get a stronger smell, but it is well worth it!! Long lasting smell as well.
Scrubs -Tree Hut - Tree Hut Brazilian Nut Sugar Scrub
svaiko 4/26/2012 11:18:00 AM
This smells yummy, exfoiliates great, doesnt leave your tub greasy or slippery, and its inexpensive! A drawback for me is the packaging, i find it difficult to find space in my tub area to set it down, take the lid off, scoop out what I need, and then put the lid back on while Im holding what I scooped out in my other hand. I still need to work on my system ;)
I LOVE these butters. I usually buy body butter from The Body Shop (and I still do) but the Treehut butters are a good rival. I have the Brazillian Nut (my FAVE!, smells like chocolate), Almond Honey, Hawaian Kukui, and Coconut Lime. I like all the scents except Almond Honey, it smells nice at first but after a while it starts to smell like wax. So basically I like these because they smell great and the smell is long lasting, and they moisturize very well. They can be slighly sticky/waxy feeling (most apparent in the Almond Honey, not as bad in the other scents). If you dont like strong scents then this is not the butter for you. I will definitely repurchase the Hawaian Kukui and Brazillian Nut over and over again, and I can get them at Walmart for around $5!!
Lip Gloss -Cover Girl - WetSlicks Lip Gloss (general)
svaiko 4/26/2012 10:46:00 AM
I have this gloss in a few different shades. I do like the color, good pigment, the wand applicator is nice too, gives my lips a nice shine, and its moisturizing. My issue with this is that it is so thin, which does feel nice on the lips, however, it doesnt last more than 20 mins for me!. Also, I dont get that voluptuous lip that i like from most lipglosses. I think i prefer a thicker, stickier gloss because it stays on longer and makes my lips look plumper. Wont repurchase.
I love this lipgloss! For me it doesnt add color to my lips, just a beautiful shine which makes my lips look plumper and brightens up my smile (has tiny flecks of silver glitter). I notice men stare at my lips when Im wearing this gloss...lol! The consistency is thick, sticky, and a bit goopy, but this combination gives it more lasting power than your average lipgloss and the incredible shine! Although I love this gloss, i took off a lippie for price, Im on a budget and this is a splurge for me.
Misc Beauty Tools -Unlisted Brand - toilet seat covers
svaiko 4/18/2012 11:37:00 AM
OMG, I am cracking up at these reviews!!! Especially the ones that are reviewing toilet seat covers AS a toilet seat cover...LOL!! Anyway, its kinda gross where they come from, but these are great for oil blotting and FREE!! I cut some up and put them in an empty travel size J&J First Aid plastic box and keep it in my purse.
Lotions/ Creams -The Body Shop - Mango Body Butter
svaiko 4/18/2012 10:39:00 AM
This is my favorite scent of the body butters! I LOVE it! It IS a bit greasy but it absorbs after a little while and leaves your skin so soft and yummy smelling all day. I like it in the summer because it makes your skin shine a bit (because its a little greasy, yes) which makes my skin look glowingly healthy. Would not recommend for face though!
Scrubs -Alba Botanica - Acne Dote face & body scrub
svaiko 4/17/2012 7:28:00 PM
I wish I could rate this as a face scrub and separately as a body scrub. As a face scrub it was a 1 for sure. On a positive note, it exfoliated well and gently, initially left my skin glowing & soft, and had a refreshing minty feeling. However, it horribly dried out my skin, I broke out, and it clogged my nose pores. After a few uses my skin no longer glowed, it looked dirty, just as another reviewer stated. As a body scrub its a 5. I was getting bacne and using Neutrogena Body Clear which helped some, then I started using this on my body and no bacne at all! I left it sitting on my skin as long as possible to get the full effects,, which left my back a little dry but nothing uncomfortable, definitely tolerable and worth it for a clear back. Kinda expensive though for a body wash and the big words "acne" on the packaging is why I wont repurchase unless the bacne comes back.