Mascara -Yves Saint Laurent - Volume Effet Faux Cils Shocking Mascara
zachchrismom76 11/7/2011 12:46:00 PM
I just got this about a week and half ago, and it is my new favorite mascara. I have been using GA Eyes To Kill for over a year, and thought nothing would ever make me stray, but this has! I only need one coat (I do use Dior's Lash Maximizer underneath) and it gives me long full lashes, and it stays put all day. I don't think my lashes have ever "popped" the way they do with this stuff. No flakies, I never need to reapply. I do find I really need to work the lash comb, more so than with other mascaras I've used. This may be due to me using the Maximizer under it, not sure. All in all, I would def. buy this again and again. It's pretty pricy, but I do feel like I'm getting my money's worth with it.
This is probably my favorite glossimer, perfect for everyday, a little punch of color. Mid-tone pink, great pigmentation, pretty good staying power for a gloss. If I could only buy one Glossimer from now on, it would be this one!
This is as red as I get for lips. I love it for times when I need something a little more dramatic (for me, lol) like date night with DH. This one has great pigmentation, and stays on fairly well for a gloss. I usually just put this over some kind of nudish lipstick, and I'm good to go.
This is a really gorgeous color, works very well with hazel eyes (and others, I'm sure). Has a small amount of shimmer, goes on smooth. I wear this a a lot in the outer V, with just a wash of Stila Kitten smudge pot over the whole eyelid, and it is a very easy, pretty everyday look. I will definitely buy a replacement when I run out.
I didn't buy the Goody brand, i found some on *bay for .99 with free ship, lol. I wasn't really sure they would work in my hair, so I didn't want to shell out $6. Anyways, even if they are some cheap generic kind, they work fantastically. I have very think, coarse, past my shoulder hair, and these keep a bun in place all day. That would usually take about 15 bobby pins. I went back to the same seller and bought two more sets as back-ups, just 2 pins is all it takes.
Eyeliner -Bobbi Brown - Espresso Ink Long Wear Gel Eyeliner
zachchrismom76 7/19/2010 1:26:00 PM
This is my favorite liner, I use it everyday. This is a very dark brown, almost black, which is perfect for everyday for me. Goes on like silk and will not budge all day. I have since bought this in more colors, and I love them all!
Mascara -Christian Dior - Diorshow Extase Flash Plumping Mascara
zachchrismom76 7/19/2010 1:21:00 PM
I think this may be my new HG. I originally bought DiorShow Iconic and hated it. I switched it for this (my first Sephora exchange/return ever lol) and this is soooo much better. Goes on smooth, minimal clumping, and 2 coats makes me look like I have falsies on. No flaking, and it stays on all day. I usually use baby wipes to take off my eye make-up, and it comes off easily with those.
I love this color, it's so beautiful. It is a really pretty pinkish-coral on me, I put MAC's Perennial High Style gloss over it, and its the perfect shade ever for me :) Stays on fairly well, I don't care how much you pay for lipstick, you are probably going to have to re-apply a couple times a day. I will def. buy this again when this one runs out.
Lip Gloss -MAC - Liberty of London_ Perennial High Style
zachchrismom76 5/22/2010 5:44:00 PM
I originally bought this because I just loved the packaging, I'm wasn't much of a lipgloss girl before. But after I tried it, I just loved it! This is a nice pinky coral on me. put this on over a pinkish-nude lip liner, and it looks fantastic with my skintone. I bought a back-up, since it is limited edition, and it inspired me to buy a couple other glosses. This one has fairly good staying power for a gloss (one of the reasons I shunned them before!), but I am generally only wearing this if I'm out shopping or we go out to eat, ect. (I have 6 kids, so gloss is not on my radar during the day at home lol)
Lotions/ Creams -Booths - Honey and Almond Body Butter
zachchrismom76 5/9/2010 11:52:00 PM
I have this at all times, and stock up when Ulta has it BOGO. I know some people think its too strong, but I love the smell. I am a stay at home mom, and I rarely use perfume during the day, so I like having a bit of the scent, and it doesn't last forever anyway. This does a great job moisturizing, very thick and creamy. I used to cringe buying $20 butters at the Body Shop, and this, at $7 full price, has been my replacement for those for some time now. My husband likes it for his elbows lol.
I use this almost everyday as a base over my primer. Great neutral, and I use it right up ti brow line. Looks good under practically everything!
I love this so much, I went and bought 3 extras after trying the first one I bought. These are great great great to do the lid color, and soooo cheap. I get an occasional hair shed out of it, but who cares at that price?? Even if I have to replace them every year, its still a steal.
This was my first Viva Glam buy, and while I probably wouldn't rebuy it, I like it enough for now. Its a very different color for me, I usually stick to nudes or neutrals, so I'm adjusting to it. But, it does look flattering on, and I like it for when I want a bit more punch to my look. Plus, its for a good cause, so what the heck. I'm not getting red out of it, more of a darker corally pink, which I think is very pretty. Very nice texture.
I bought this after reading the reviews here. After looking for weeks, I bought it online for $3. As Murphys Law would have it, I found it 2 days later at the grocery store on clearance for $1.49 :D Oh well, now I have 2. Works great as a highlighter, I'm pale as a sheet and no way this works as a bronzer. Which is fine, not why I bought it. Use a light hand, and it gives you a very nice glow. I'm glad I have multiples, I think I'll be using this often.
So, like others on here have said, every other sharpener made my UD pencils come out wonky, so I sprung for this little gem. If you have any of the UD pencils, this is a must, in my opinion. At $9, its a bit high for a sharpener, I got it 15% of at Sephora to soften the blow lol. I'd buy it again, because I can't live without my UD pencils, and my UD pencils can't live without this sharpener. :)