This shampoo has a very pleasant, light scent and leaves my hair feeling very clean, like a good shampoo should. It doesn't weigh my very fine hair down, but that's about as much as it does volume-wise.The lather is nice, but the problem I have with this is that it clogs the pores along my hairline and forehead, and gives me bacne down the middle of my back where my hair lies while I'm showering. I always rinse with a body wash and face wash after shampooing/conditioning, but I guess my skin really hates this stuff. I wouldn't repurchase for that reason, but overall it's a fairly decent volumizing shampoo, even though I'm sure there are much better for the price.
Eye Shadow -Guerlain - Ombre Eclat 4 Couleurs - 05 Les Gris
tigerlily1787 7/27/2012 9:51:00 AM
I'm a little disappointed in this product, but probably because I waited about a year for Sephora to stock it after its initial fall release. I'd read about it on the makeup board for months, and was completely convinced that this would be the perfect gray eyeshadow palette and I'd never need another. First off, yes, the shadows are pretty, but they seem more teal to me than grey. Maybe they would be more grey on cool skintones, but I am warm and the top middle shade is the only one that doesn't pull blue on me. Even that shade is more champagne-y than grey, so I'm a little confused. With all that being said, the shadows are beautiful and blend out very nicely. They aren't quite as soft as what I'm used to (Urban Decay, Hourglass), but they blend nicely and offer a very sophisticated look with the different textures included in the palette. I used this on my sister for her wedding, and the colors really made her blue eyes pop. I wouldn't repurchase Les Gris, but I may try a different palette from Guerlain in the future.
Eye Shadow -L'Oreal - Infallible Eyeshadow - Bronzed Taupe
tigerlily1787 7/27/2012 9:40:00 AM
I can't believe it took me so long to try one of these! I haven't purchased a GA ETKI to compare this to, because they are pretty expensive for a powder and I'm addicted to the Chanel Id'O formula. That's another thing I love about this product--the shimmer is very comparable to the shimmer in the Id'Os, which I haven't found in any other d/s eyeshadows. Don't get me wrong, the formula is nothing alike. This product has a creamy, powdery feel and is best applied with fingers. I use a brush to blend it out, and wow, perfection. Bronzed Taupe seems to be one of those eyeshadows that you can just apply all over the lid and it will look fantastic. No need for a darker color to define the outer corner, or a softer color to blend it out with. I will definitely be purchasing more of these.
Highlighters -Rouge Bunny Rouge - Seas of Illuminations -Sea of Clouds
tigerlily1787 7/27/2012 9:30:00 AM
Oh goodness, I wanted to love this. I really did, and honestly, part of me still does...even though it does not agree with my skin at all. If you're looking for a beautiful, subtle pearly highlighter that can be layered for more intensity, then you might want to give this a go. In the winter, this gives my NC10 skin a beautiful luminosity. In the summer, well, it doesn't last very well on my combination/oily skin. The most disappoining thing with this product is how it breaks me out. Just an hour after wearing, my skin starts itching. The next morning, I'll wake up with one or two small, itchy pimples on my cheekbones (a lovely place for breakouts, of course). I cannot continue using the product until they disappear, because it would be silly to highlight my blemishes. If I don't get the itchy pimples, I get milia, which are even harder to get rid of. I obviously wouldn't repurchase this product because it doesn't agree with my skin or last as long as a $70 product should, but it is beautiful and definitely worth trying.
This mascara is pretty good at providing definition, but not so much volume. The wand has plastic bristles with a spiky section on the end, making it easy to coat the outer lashes. The major problem I have with this mascara is that it tends to transfer under my eyes throughout the day. This has never happened to me with any other mascaras, and I mostly use d/s ones. It also isn't a very buildable mascara, because it seems to me that what you see (with the first coat) is what you get. The last mascara I used prior to this was a comb mascara, so I appreciated how little effort this mascara took to get very black, defined lashes. A good mascara, but I wouldn't repurchase because I'm sure I can find another that won't transfer.
This was the first Illusion D'Ombre eyeshadow I purchased, right after Chanel's fall release of these beauties just last year. Epatant's amazing longevity, easy-to-work-with formula, and incomparable shimmer were just a few of the reasons I fell completely in love with this eyeshadow. Yes, it's very expensive for a single eyeshadow at $36 USD. Luxury comes at a price, but I have to say that I've got more use out of this than any other eyeshadow in the past year, and I probably have about 60% of the product left. Some days I apply a sheer layer, resulting in a silvery shimmer all over my lids, and other days I build it up into a beautiful, metallic green that perfectly compliments my brown eyes. I haven't used this particular shade as a liner, so I couldn't comment on that. I can, however, say the brush that this comes with is actually surprisingly nice. I don't use it for this product--I much prefer my fingers--but it's probably my favorite brush for gel eyeliner. That's another thing with this eyeshadow: fingers seem to give the best results. If you're looking at the Ilusion D'Ombres and want to try one, this is my favorite (I also have Mirifique, Illusoire, and Ebloui) and I would highly recommend it.
This was my first Bobbi Brown product, and I was surprised to find out that this is actually a lot higher coverage than most of her other foundations (or so I was told). Personally I still think this is a light coverage foundation, that offers a matte finish. I would not recommend this to anyone that has any dry spots, because this will emphasize them. I would actually only recommend this to people with oily skin, probably not combination. I have combination skin, and this just doesn't look good. It looks patchy on my dry areas. The thing I love most about this foundation is how light it feels! It would be great for summer!
Foundations -Cover Girl - Natureluxe Liquid Silk Foundation
tigerlily1787 6/24/2011 10:36:00 PM
Honestly, this is one of the few drugstore foundations I have tried that didn't absolutely suck. I am naturally an NC10, so the lightest shade, Alabaster, is a bit pink for me. With a warm toned setting powder, the result isn't horrible. This foundation is heavily scented, which usually irritates my skin/my nose, but for some reason it was tolerable. For a light coverage foundation, it felt a bit heavier on my skin than it should have, but the finish was absolutely beautiful! Even though I have combo/oily skin, and dewy usually translates to "oily" in my mind, it gave me a flawless dewy finish! Not bad for a d/s foundation. It is a bit pricy for a d/s foundation, at around $10 at Walmart. For someone on a budget, this isn't a bad foundation! I would not repurchase due to the color matching issues, and simply the fact that I prefer splurging on foundation.
Liquid -Make Up For Ever - Mat Velvet PLUS Matifying Foundation
tigerlily1787 6/24/2011 10:16:00 PM
Mat Velvet+ is a great medium to full coverage foundation for my combo/oily skin. I find it works best in the Spring and Fall months. In winter, my skin is too dry for it. LM Silk Creme is my go-to in the winter months. As for summer...even though MUFE claims this is "Water resistant", so you'd think it would be good in the summer months, it is just too heavy. When I sweat, I can feel this makeup sitting on my skin, and it just starts to look like foundation (I'd rather it stay looking like skin)! I wore this foundation to prom this past Spring. It photographed beautifully, and looked very natural for the outside pictures. I do not need to do touch ups when I wear this foundation. I set it with MUFE HD Powder, and as the day goes on, I get a little bit dewy, but not extremely oily. I would recommend this foundation (and already have to a number of friends!), and I will probably repurchase.
I just HAD to have this product when it first came out. It is a lovely palette, and a great value! I love Too Faced shadows -- they are all very creamy and pigmented. The colors are nice, and there are no "glitterbombs" like you find in UD palettes. I find myself reaching for the mattes the most in this palette, especially "I Do", a taupe. My second favorite color is "Cut the Cake", a shimmery lilac. This palette comes with instruction cards, but I don't find them extremely useful. I would not buy this palette again, because I only use half of the eyeshadows. The other half are practically untouched. I gave the packaging quality a "3", because some of my pans are a little wonky. "Soulmates" is pretty much popping out of the palette! If you want to try Too Faced eyeshadows, this palette isn't bad. Some of the colors just aren't for me, though.
Wow, what a beautiful foundation! I didn't think so at first--it just melted off my oily T-zone in the Summer months, and caked up around my nostrils. I was thinking about returning it, but I never got around to it. Now that it's Winter, and I don't know whether it's the cold weather, the heater, or Yaz, but my skin is suddenly more "normal" than oily. My Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet + is too drying, and this is perfect in every way possible--except one. It has no SPF (which I like), it covers well, it's creamy, looks like skin...just everything about it is wonderful! Except that the lightest (warm) color, Creme Ivory, is too dark. It matched perfectly in the summer months, but I'm about NC10 in Winter, and it just doesn't cut it. I have to mix this with a lighter foundation if I don't feel like blending it so far down my neck. This ruins the lovely texture of it a little bit, but that's the price of being pale, I guess. Anyway, if you can get a color match, this is amazing for dry/normal/combination skin! Edit: I forgot to mention that I didn't have any new break outs with this foundation. Oh, and it smells like paint (similar to Revlon CS, but it doesn't linger as long). If you can get past that, it really is a lovely foundation!
When I was 13 and 14, Abercrombie & Fitch was my favorite store. Their 00 jeans and XS tops fit me perfectly (although the tops were a little revealing at times). They had, and still have, some of the softest, prettiest, dark-wash skinny jeans. It's too bad they don't fit me anymore...when I turned 15, I started realizing that 00 wasn't quite long enough anymore. To get a size in long, I would have to go up to a 2. Weighing 98lbs, it clearly wasn't going to work. When my breasts went from a B cup to a C cup, I realized that even though the XS tops fit my lower torso perfectly, there was not enough material there to cover my chest. Now that I am 16, weighing 105lbs, I could probably wear a 2L. I think the price of their jeans has went up a lot, though. Instead of $20-30 pairs, they seem to be $40 at the cheapest. For this price, I'd much rather go to Marshalls and TJ Maxx and buy jeans $20 and under. I mustn't forget the tops! They are so cute, but if you are over a B cup...forget it. I'm now a 30DD and I have no hope of ever squeezing my breasts into the tiny area provided. Occasionally, I pop into the store to look for sweaters--that's another thing that they make and I love--but that's about it. Most of their clothes just don't fit me right, and in my opinion, they aren't an amazing enough quality to pay regular price for. I hope that helped a little...
Although I've already purchased this twice, thinking it was working, I've come to the conclusion that the only thing it really does is make my skin smell like tea tree oil and sting like crazy. It burns when you put it on, but after using it at night for weeks, I still haven't noticed a difference. I have combination, sensitive, and acne-prone skin. So far Salicylic Acid and Benzoyl Peroxide have worked the best on my blemishes. I won't waste the $7 on this again.
Lipstick -Maybelline - Color Sensational - Pink Please ] ] [DISCONTINUED]
tigerlily1787 6/27/2010 12:40:00 AM
I saw this on one of Michelle Phan's tutorials and it looked really pretty. Several weeks later, I went to Walmart looking for concealer and bought this because it was only $5! At first the smell really bothered me, but now I'm a little but more use to it. I prefer MAC lipstick, but for $5, this is a great product! I'm a PPP (NC10ish) with fairly pigmented, redish lips, so this is basically just a pinker version of them. It was hard when I first purchased it, but the heat has made it a bit creamier. I would have given this 5 lippies because of how pretty and cheap it was, but I gave it 4 because the scent still irritates me a bit.
Eye Shadow -Stila - Asia only Holiday 2007 Eye Shadow Trio: Cool
tigerlily1787 6/26/2010 9:31:00 PM
This says it's Asia only, but somehow I found this at a Tj Maxx in South Carolina for $3. Although I absolutely hate the packaging (it is peeling and sooo dirty now!), the shadows are so pretty and glide on so smoothly. They are incredibly soft, too. There are three colors: a pinky-lavender, a cream color, and a denim-y color. They are all slightly shimmery, but no where near glittery. I would buy another if I the packaging were a little bit better.