I was so excited to get this curling iron after research on ceramic titanium vs. the 24 gold plated. I curled my hair this morning and by the time I got to work it was deflated and straight! I've never had this happen before so I was very shocked and sad. I've used Conair, Revlon and CHI irons; they've all worked. I've heard ceramic does not hold curls well, but my CHI is ceramic and it did wonders. I curled my hair again once I got home to see if I needed to turn the heat higher. The curls did hold for an hour but are deflating again. =( I will have to return this one. Hopefully the24k gold plated Hot Tools works!
Eye Makeup Remover -Neutrogena - Oil Free eye makeup remover
tiffando 3/6/2009 3:25:00 AM
I love this eye makeup remover! I bought it for my waterproof mascara and MAC fluidline. With other removers I have to scrub at my eyes. This takes it off easy as pie and is nice and soft. Be sure to shake the bottle to mix the liquid or it will sting your eyes! I love how it takes all the eye makeup off with scrubbing. The only bad thing I notice is that some of it gets in my eye and makes my eye blurry or oily feeling even though there is no oil. So I have to rinse my eyes out so I can see! I just bought my 2nd one because I'm running low!
Lip Gloss -Sephora - Super Shimmer Lip Gloss in Precious Pink
tiffando 2/4/2009 8:52:00 PM
I got a small one of these in a deluxe sample set for my Birthday from Sephora! I loveee this color and lipgloss. I'm usually not a light pink kind of girl but this goes on very light and smells like bubblegum. It's shimmery but not too glittery. It is not sticky at all, it's glossy and gives shine. I feel like it's moisturizing my lips. I will definitely buy this again once I run out.
I think this is $9 at the Body Shop and it does a whole lotta work! They usually have tea tree oil specials, like a 2-fer something. This is spot treatment for blemishes. I love this tea tree oil. I put it on blemishes over night and if it's a small blemish that's starting to show it'll be gone by the next day. If the blemish has been on my face for awhile it will take a couple days to remove with the tea tree oil. The smell you will get use to, it smells kinda minty. Use a Q-tip to apply on blemishes if you are germ conscious and don't want to use your fingers. They also have this in a pen for on the go.
Eyeliner -Urban Decay - 24-7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Zero
tiffando 1/23/2009 2:07:00 AM
This doesn't stay on my eyes for long. It smudges and it has no contest with my waterline. It gives me a raccoon effect. I do however like the texture and how well it glides on. And they do have great colors. But I personally will need to find another eyeliner that will stay on my eyelines. I'm not even putting it on the waterline!
This doesn't take my makeup off as well as I'd like. I don't even use it for eyes because it would take scrubbing to do. I don't like the scent or the consistency of the liquid either. I do however like that it makes me feel refreshed after using it. I'm going to have to find another makeup remover. This was a big disappointment from Benefit. And my bottle leaks when I travel with it, not sure where it is leaking from. I have lost a lot of the product because of this.
Eye Makeup Remover -Neutrogena - Oil Free eye makeup remover
tiffando 1/23/2009 1:59:00 AM
This is my holy grail for getting off my eye makeup. Just one sweep and it's gone. I had to buy this for my MAC blacktrack. When using it for blacktrack it takes maybe one more swipe because it is on the eyeline. Make sure to shake the bottle so the liquids mix. I forgot to several times and it stings the eyes! I haven't had for very long and it's running out, not sure if it's being absorbed too much by my cotton balls or what.
I finally sprang for the infamous Diorshow. I am IN LOVE with it. It really makes your eyelashes pop. I am asian and my eyelashes aren't big. Diorshow gives me that curl, volume and lift. I just wished the wand tip was a little smaller so I could get in the inner corners better. Other than that I love my Diorshow.
This is my first Nars product, of course it's the blush! I went to Sephora to try on their blushes and wasn't even going to look at the Super Orgasm. It was a last minute try on and it was a tie with another.. (torrid or taos?). Just recently I was thinking of returning it because sometimes it seems it brings out the red of my cheeks than give a nice glow. But then I realized I must not be putting on my foundation enough to give it an even canvas. So I tried it again and am slapping myself for even thinking of returning it. It gives a nice spring fresh look. There are a lot of glitter chunks in it but that doesn't bother me. I think that's what gives it that nice "fresh look". I can't wait to try it in the spring time. It goes on very nicely and for me it is not super pigmented. The packaging is awesome but the amount of money for how much product is discouraging.
Eyeliner -BeneFit Cosmetics - Mr. Frosty [DISCONTINUED]
tiffando 1/23/2009 1:45:00 AM
I like Mr. Frosty for my inner eyelid to make my eyes pop and sometimes as a highlight. It is very creamy and shimmery. It glides on well. The pencil looks white but of course when put on it turns into a faint white shimmer.
Eye Primer -Urban Decay - Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Original (UDPP)
tiffando 1/23/2009 1:42:00 AM
I love UDPP but sometimes the upper inner parts of my eyelids are dry and I hear that UDPP does this. Other than that I love the consistency, color and quality of the udpp. It really does make my eyeshadows pop. However it does bug me that I'll have to cut it open once it starts drying. I have had it for awhile and it's still working! Of course I'll get my moneys worth and put the rest of it into a container. But I think I'll try Too Faced Shadow Insurance. I hear it is good and the container doesn't have to be cracked open!
Oooooh. I got this on a whim on a trip to Ulta for something else. I saw it and was meaning to buy a black nail polish for the first time. I saw this one and just bought it. It's so pretty! It has shimmer to it inside, I wouldn't say glitter. It's a nice black but not too jet black. The shimmers inside it give a nice look so it's not a harsh black.
I used this for my everyday look before I expanded my makeup. It has a great concealor in it that's suppose to match everyone. I don't follow the instructions it comes with but I still love the colors. It's good for a quick going to the store or everyday look when you want neutrals. I love the liner color it comes with. This comes with instructions, a small mirror inside and travel brushes. I have had it for awhile and have only hit bottom on one of the shadows.
Mascara -BeneFit Cosmetics - Get Bent Mascara [DISCONTINUED]
tiffando 1/23/2009 1:31:00 AM
The wand is the greatest, with its patented angle it's great for getting in the inner corner and every part of the lash. It gives a great lift and curl for me. I turned to this after BadGal lash. I've gone through about 3 of them!
This is the best blush/bronzer. It's a glowy kind of look and great for winter. It has a little shimmer to it and I like that. It gives a sunset kinda dark glow... I wore it everyday as my only blush until I got another one to change it up a bit. I still love my Dallas. I've had it for awhile and I haven't hit bottom yet. The packaging is okay but the amount it comes with makes up for it!