Bronzers -Too Faced - Caribbean in a Compact in Sun Bunny
thelgfunk 8/4/2012 2:47:00 PM
Too Faced makes some incredible bronzers. Sun Bunny is more on the shimmery side compared to the chocolate bronzers (I noticed that sun bunny still has a hint of the chocolate smell though, which i love). In the past I stayed away from bronzers because I'm more on the pale side, but this one looks natural and glowing, and it really brightens my skin. I purchased the mini version of this and it came with a mini brush.
The smell of this mascara is very bothersome to me. It smells a little like pungent saline solution maybe? The smell bothers me until it dries completely (I have a sensitive nose). Even though I hate the smell, one-by-one didn't irritate my eyes whatsoever. The brush is alright, not my favorite but not the worst. This mascara looks more on the natural side. The formula reminds me a lot of the Clinique Lash Doubling mascara (which is also hypoallergenic), but I feel that the Clinique mascara is more lengthening and it doesn't have the awful smell.
Eye Primer -Urban Decay - Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Original (UDPP)
thelgfunk 7/29/2011 12:51:00 AM
They changed the packaging!!! The tube is a huge improvement over the strange bottle. My skin is extremely sensitive and I need to be careful about what products I uses on my eyes, and the Urban Decay primer doesn't give me any problems. Now that the packaging is better, it's perfect.
I have the Watermelon Crush... I have been looking for a lip gloss like this for such a long time! The formula goes on thinly and they are not as sticky as the color juice glosses. Watermelon Crush goes on as a sheer pink that enhances the pink of your natural lip color. It's more of a slick shine than a plastic shine. The tube that it comes in is really cute and I like the sweet smell.
I have this in Up the Ante. I love it! Usually I wear this on its own and haven't had a problem with creasing. After reading another review I will try the "bounce" trick and apply it over eyeshadow. The big bounce shadows are kind of like liquidy versions of the paint pots. The MAC paint pots are much less of a mess.... I accidentally stuck my finger into my big bounce shadow after almost dropping it, but that was my own fault.
I bought this product because it was on sale at Target, and I have been looking for a product with green in it to correct redness. The pebbles disappointed me because, like others have said, there is not much in the package and they are very messy and difficult to apply. There isn't much pigmentation, but the finish looks nice and dewey on my skin. After applying a generous amount, it helps even out my skin tone a bit, but since I only got a few green pebbles i don't feel that it completely solves my redness problem. I will not repurchase it again and will probably save up for Guerlain Meteorites instead.
Styling Products -Redken - 15 Spray Starch Heat Memory Styler
thelgfunk 7/13/2011 11:33:00 PM
I have gone through three bottles of this.... it's a must have if you flat iron your hair on a regular basis! I have a friend who is a hair stylist who says this works as a heat protector, and my hair has not been damaged from being straightened while using this. This literally starches your hair so it stays straight even in the WORST humidity! It also doubles as a finishing spray. It's amazing.
After reading all the comments about the smell, I went to go smell my bottle of disco lights. The smell reminds me of the bon bon polishes I used to use when I was younger, it just like nail polish chemicals. I'm not bothered by it. I got Disco Lights because it looks like Butter London's "Rosie Lee" (if the smell of Disco Lights bothers you, ULTA now carries Butter London and you can try Rosie Lee instead). Disco Lights applies very smoothly for a glitter. It has a nice, even application. One girl asked me if I was wearing the Sally Hansen nail strips because my nails looked so perfect. This color is rosier and a bit less sparkle party than OPI's "Teenage Dream." I think Disco Lights is more of a grown-up glitter.
Milani polishes have yet to disappoint me. Gems wears very well for a glitter polish (only one chip after three days). I got this because it is a dupe for Lippmann's Happy Birthday... I would have paid more to have HB shipped than I did for my bottle of Gems. It looks amazing, I can't stop staring at my nails!
I love this mascara! The first time I used it, I was amazed. My eyelashes looked fake and I loved it. It is so easy to build length with Telescopic, and the skinny rectangular brush is wonderful. It wears well and I love how dark it is. I recently ran out and decided to try Voluminous Million Lashes to see how it compares, but it definitely does not lengthen my lashes the way Telescopic does. I will be repurchasing Telescopic very soon!
I decided to try this when I ran out of L'Oreal Telescopic. Telescopic gave me noticeably longer lashes, this one made my eyelashes look thicker but not longer. It's hard for me to build length with this mascara and the fat brush took some getting used to. Like Telescopic, Voluminous Million Lashes wears well all day and feels a bit plasticy. It's a good mascara to get if you already have long eyelashes, and the gold tube is cute. When I run out of this I will be repurchasing Telescopic just because I like having the extra length.
I was not expecting this blush to be flattering, but I tried it on at the MAC counter and fell in love with it. It's such a unique color. I have fair skin with pink undertones. I blend both colors together with my brush and apply that to my cheeks, and then go back and add more of the pink to the tops of my apples and cheekbones, and blend it out with the light purple color. If you're unsure about Sakura I recommend trying it on, and then walking around for a bit to see how the color looks in different lighting before you make a decision. I probably won't buy this again because it's limited edition, and the one I have will last me a long time.