I bought the WP version of this mascara. This mascara does a really good job at thickening and lengthening my lashes. I can't help but look at eyes whenever I look in the mirror, they almosttt look like I have natural false lashes on if I apply enough. It does give my lashes a little more drama for everyday but that's fine with me, since I have lashes that are short and point straight down. It does clump though, I find that for whatever reason when I apply the mascara on my left eye it gets clumpy. But throughout the day it gets less clumpy, probably because it smudges on me. Which is disappointing, but then again I still have not found a mascara that has not smudged on me *le sigh* I like Maybelline mascaras in general so this definitely goes onto my list. Oh and because it smudges on me, I feel like this mascara looks really natural at the end of the day, but maybe it's just me. If only this didn't smudge on me this would definitely be HG.
Lotions/ Creams -Gold Bond - Ultimate-Healing Foot Cream
xloveee 11/13/2012 1:38:00 AM
This foot cream is absolutely amazing! My feet started to get dry around 2 or 3 years ago. Since then I would apply some body lotion on my feet after I shower, but in the past year it hasn't helped. My feet became even drier, and I know this is going to sound gross; but it got to the point where I could peel the skin around my heels off. That's how dry they were. I tried a foot cream from BBW, I think it's from the True Blue Spa line. First off I hated the scent and second, it felt so heavy and greasy. The Gold Bond's foot cream is so much better, the texture is thick but it quickly sinks in after you rub it in. My feet are so hydrated and after a week's worth of use I definitely saw an improvement. I use this after I shower and it's absolutely amazing. It's been 2 weeks now and my feet have never felt so soft and smooth.
I have wanted to try BB cream for the longest time. You can get a light to medium coverage with this. I have a lot of redness on my cheeks so I normally apply a second layer and it covers it up pretty well. I can still see my skin through this so it definitely is not cakey. I love using for for everyday makeup when I'm going to class or going out with my friends. It doesn't feel heavy at all like some foundations do and it does have a grey cast/tinge when you first apply it to your skin but it will blend in a few minutes later. I find that applying BB cream with my fingers work the best. I like how this product has a high enough SPF so I don't have to wear a separate one underneath. I have oily skin so the downside about this is my skin does get oily after about 2-3 hours of wear. At the end of the day when this does fade/disappear. Maybe if you have drier skin it'll last longer.
Mascara -E.L.F. - Wet Gloss Lash and Brow Clear Mascara
xloveee 6/9/2012 1:00:00 AM
Love this eyebrow gel, holds my eyebrows in shape all day long. On top of that it's only $1, whenever I'm about to run out I'll just go to target and grab another one. Even though it doesn't look like there's much product this actually lasts a long time for me, since I don't fill in my eyebrows everyday. I don't use the mascara side for my eyelashes(since they point straight down and I need waterproof mascara to keep them up and curled). I think both sides are pretty much the same formula with only the difference of differences brushes on each end.
Makeup Brushes -Sigma - F82 Round Top Synthetic Kabuki
xloveee 6/5/2012 2:32:00 AM
I don't know how I have applied foundation for the past 2 years without using this brush! I purchased this on the sigma website, it came in a duo along with the F86. I absolutely love this brush. It blends in any foundation so flawlessly that it almost looks like I have perfect skin. Since the size is a little smaller it's also perfect to help blend in foundation or concealer around smaller areas such as around my nose or chin. This helps me apply my makeup so much quicker, before I bought this brush I would use a sponge and wet it then proceed with applying my foundation. I hated the typical flat brushes because it would apply so streaky and take so much time to blend out. But with these Sigmax brushes it only takes a matter of minutes and I'm finished. Washing this brush can be a little pain in the butt, I remember the first time I washed it about 4-5 times to make sure all the foundation/color left on the bristles were gone. I generally wash my brushes at night and by the time I get up it's dry so I don't have any issues with it taking too long to dry. Overall, I highly recommend this brush. Applies foundation quickly while giving that airbrushed look.
Treatments (Eye) -Garnier - Anti dark circle roller
xloveee 1/20/2012 2:58:00 AM
I use this product every morning and it works great to brighten up my under eye area. This highly pigmented, it's more of a light coverage/eye brightening product. I love using this because if I go to bed late(which is an everyday thing for me) it helps brighten up my eyes in the morning when I wake up with dark circles. And the roller ball has a very nice cooling effect so it gives my eyes a nice perk me up. For me it does give my eyes a little coverage and if I want to apply concealer to my under eye area I don't need to use as much. If you are someone with heavy dark circles don't expect this to cover them up, but instead think of this as an eye brightener and pre-concealer treatment. Since I'm still relatively young I don't need any anti-wrinkle or line reducing eye cream so I really enjoy using this product. Also this product lasts a long time, I've been using this for the past year and I feel like it never runs out. The only con for this product is that it doesn't have any spf, but it doesn't bother me that much. I highly recommend this product if you're just looking for a a light coverage/eye brightener to use in the morning.
I love neutral eyeshadow it is basically 90% of my eyeshadow collection. After watching countless videos of youtubers raving about this product, along with reading many blog posts about this it only backed up the fact that I needed this palette. I received this as a graduation gift from my aunt, this palette is $48 but considering that there is 12 full sized eyeshadows, a mini urban decay primer potion and a full sized brush(although I would have much prefered the double sided eyeliner); it's a pretty darn good deal. This palette leans more on the warm side, with the bronzes and browns but you also get darker colors such as creep, hustle, etc. to make a smokey/darker eye look. I use this palette for my everyday go to look and I don't even reach for anything else in my collection. The downsides I have with the palette is that I do wish this palette came with more matte shades in addition to the two they have, but I can deal with it. When I go for a vacation or head back home from college for vacation, this is what I bring. As for the packaging it is nice and sleek, I'm not a fan of the magnetic closing it has because sometimes when I have it open as I do my makeup it will just snap shut, and I;ll have to open it again. I don't like how you can see the dust and finger prints that can gather on the palette because of the material. I also like my taupes and greys which this palette doesn't contain. Overall I would repurchase the naked palette because it just has all the neutral shades laid out in one palette and I don't need anything else.
I absolutely love this bronzer! I use my brush and swirl all 4 colors together to give my face a little bit more color and glow. And then I go back with a smaller brush (or use my finger) and use the lightest shade to highlight the top of my cheek bones and forehead. I don't think this bronzer is too shimmery on me. Since there are 4 different shades you can use each individually, or just use them all together. I was watching emilynoel's video on youtube where she used this for her face AND eyes, so it's a pretty versatile product.
This is a really great mascara for an everyday, natural but defined look. I really like the shape of the brush because I feel like it coats every single lash, there is a decent amount of length given from this mascara. And it also gives my lashes a lot more volume as well. Since my lashes point straight down I do no a waterproof mascara that can hold my curl all day, and it does that perfectly. The only complaint I have about this is that sometimes it does get clumpy, and it smudges on me. But I find that applying eyeshadow primer underneath the eye helps prevent the mascara from smudging as much.
Considering that I only paid $3 for this concealer, it's not horrible but it's not the best out there. The consistency is pretty think and it does a decent job at covering under eye circles or any discoloration. I also like that it's a doe foot applicator, no brush is needed to use this. I normally apply it in the morning minutes before I head to class. It lasts a couple of hours I would say about 4-5 at the most, and afterwards I would need to touch up. I would repurchase this again because it is so cheap and it does a pretty good job.
I love this top coat because of how fast drying it is, I can apply my nail polish wait a few minutes and then the top coat. My nails will be dry to the touch-and very shiny I might add in a couple minutes. This is good because I always do my nails at night, and generally before i go to bed so prior to using this top coat my nails would always be ruined/smudged when I wake up the next morning. Even if I use a top coat. There are some cons to this product, after a couple months of use (about 5-6) I noticed that the polish started to get goopy and little strings whenever you pull out the brush. Also, this top coat does shrink you nail polish especially around the cuticles. I would re-purchase this top coat again, only because of how fast drying this is and it is one of the main things that I like about this product.
Concealers -Sonia Kashuk - Hidden Agenda Concealer Kit
xloveee 5/14/2011 12:53:00 AM
I have recently started to use this concealer again and I am really liking it. I mix the lighter, beige concealer with the salmon concealer for my under eye circles and it helps brighten up the area and conceal any darkness. I normally use the elf studio line concealer brush, it works very well in applying the product and blending it in. I normally use a brush anyways because it's early in the morning when I apply makeup and I often don't have the time to make sure my hands are properly cleaned if I use my fingers. That being said if you do use your fingers it does warm up the concealer and makes it easier to apply. The concealer can be cake-y sometimes so make sure your skin is well moisturized and be careful not to apply too much. I lovee the neutralizer/green tinted concealer because it works really well with covering any blemishes or breakouts. Last week I had two huge pimples on my chin and I use the green to cover up the redness and then applied the lighter shade. I don't use the powder as much, but it does help in making sure the concealer is set especially underneath the eye area. For $10 it's not bad considering you technically receive 4 products and for me I like to try out new concealers, so I don't feel as bad if I leave it in my drawer and forget to use it. I wish they made this in a greater range of shades because this would only work if you have lighter skin, if you have medium or darker skin it would be too light.
Blush -MAC - Mineralize Blush Duo - Intenso (Grand Duos Coll.)
xloveee 5/6/2011 11:47:00 PM
I picked this up at the CCO last year but only used it a few times. The first time I applied this I was surprised at the pigmention, it really is intense. I grabbed an ecotools blush brush, swirled it around, applied it to my cheeks and it looked I just got slapped in the face. For some reason no matter how light handed I applied this, it just didn't look right. It wasn't until last month that I decided to give it another try. I apply this brush using an angled blush brush and it works very well. This blush certainly has more of a red undertone to it. It gives me the perfect rose-y I just came back from the cold weather flush, and it lasts on me longer than expected which amazes me because most blushes have faded by mid day.
Cleansers -Olay - Sensitive Skin Foaming Face Wash
xloveee 5/6/2011 11:39:00 PM
I have been using this cleanser for the past 2-3 months and I think it works really great for my skin. I have combination skin, my skin is oily but I do get random dry patches especially during the winter. I think this cleanser helps balance my skin better, it doesn't feel as oily anymore and with the warm weather approaching my skin isn't getting any dry patches. I love the way it foams because it makes my skin extremely clean after I finish washing my face. And I have been breaking out less lately, the only problems I have are the redness in my cheeks, scarring and the occasional pimple or two but it isn't as bad as it used to be. I think this cleanser also helps calm my redness just a little. I am almost done with this product, while I am tempted to go try new products I think I will repurchase this again.
Eyeliner -Physicians Formula - Eye booster eyeliner + serum
xloveee 5/6/2011 11:30:00 PM
I absolutely love this eyeliner! I don't think I can live without it. Prior to purchasing this I only used L'oreal's carbon black lineur intense which is pretty black and it lasted a couple hours on me, but it would smudge on me by the end of the day. I never tried liquid eyeliner in pen form, this eyeliner was on sale for $10 and I would get $7 in extrabucks back so I had to give it a try. I bought this in black because ultra black was sold out. The applicator is wonderful, it's a brush tip and you can make your eyeliner as thin or thick as you want. I can apply my eyeliner in just about 1 minute because the applicator is so easy to use! I can easily wing out the eyeliner with this as well. The best part is that this lasts all day on me, it doesn't smudge at all which is a thumbs up on my part. the only con I have to say about this eyeliner is that sometimes the product doesn't come out as easily so I would have to go over a certain area a few times to get the product running again. I also notice a littleeeee fading but it's no major problem. I would definitely repurchase this again (although in ultra black).