Treatments (Eye) -Unlisted Brand - Lilash - Purified Eyelash Stimulator
zeppelindoll 9/8/2012 3:17:00 AM
If we're talking about LENGTH in eyelashes, this shit works! A little background on the previous state of my lashes: I'm Asian, but my lashes were considerably longer, fuller, and curlier than most of the stick-straight, barely-there lashes that most Asians have. I wanted to try out one of these lash-growing products to see just how much longer/fuller my eyelashes could really get. Although Lilash is not a miracle worker and did not give me the crazy full, fluttery, Zooey Deschanel lashes I was hoping for, it did give me longer lashes that did not go unnoticed by my girlfriends, my hair stylist, or my mother who freaked out and thought my lashes were going to fall off cause they had grown so much. It took a lot longer than I thought it would to show any amount of growth, especially since I was using it twice a day for the first month (as some girls had suggested for quicker results). However, I do not recommend using it more than once a day since it still took over two months for this to work on me and I was just wasting product. For the first couple of weeks Lilash would give me bloodshot eyes and I looked like a zombie for a while. My eyes eventually got used to it though and they cleared up. I haven't noticed any discoloration of my irises or eyelids (yet). Like I previously stated, this will not make your eyelashes grow immediately or miraculously, but if you put in time and dedication, it will work to a certain extent. It did NOT make my lashes any fuller than they already were, but when I put on mascara they do look fuller because length + mascara = perceived fullness, I guess. There's definitely more of a curl to them, as well. Some people have talked about their lashes growing so much they are almost hitting their eyebrows, that their lashes have gotten so long they've had to trim them, etc. My lashes do not come close to touching my brows (I have very high brow bones, though) and I do not have to trim my lashes. They are not THAT long. My eyelashes look great when I'm wearing mascara but without makeup, they are not THAT drastic. So again, even after using this for five months now, this wasn't a miracle product--I still do not have Zooey Deschanel lashes. However, I no longer have to use an eyelash curler to make my eyelashes pop, and I really did see a noticeable difference after using this product, so I would give Lilash a B rating overall (great, but not amazing). This is also crazy expensive (I purchased it for $90 off Ebay), especially for something as completely vain as wanting longer eyelashes. I mean, it's just us girls that put so much thought into stupid crap like our friggin EYELASHES. However, I have to admit I do love my lashes now that they make me look more like a doll and once this tube runs out, I'll try and look for another score on Ebay again.
I thought Maybelline's Full n' Soft was the best mascara I'd ever use but it's been sitting at the bottom of my bathroom cabinet for months now that I have Great Lash (Lots of Lashes). This is an amazing mascara that gives me long, full, blackest black lashes! My bottom lashes have never looked so long with any other mascara. This stays on forever too and won't smudge easily. It's also dirt cheap.
I'm pretty new to liquid foundations and have only tried several brands so far. I was fortunate enough to discover Sonia Kashuk at my local Target and this foundation is perfect for my slightly pink, mostly yellow undertone skin. I use "vanilla" during the winter months when I'm paler and "cream" during summer when I have a little bit of a tan going on. I've tried both drugstore brands and higher end foundations from Sephora--I was using Revlon Colorstay before switching, and although I liked the coverage, it felt very heavy and tacky on my skin. I also tried Makeup Forever's Face & Body Liquid and found that it was an okay product for a ridiculously high price tag. Neither of these brands produced a color that precisely matched my skin color, either. Sonia Kashuk's Perfecting Luminous suits my skin tone exactly and provides medium coverage if worn alone, giving my face a dewy, natural sheen, which is fine for the cooler months when I'm not so oily. If I want fuller coverage I'll also use powder on top and my skin looks close to perfect. I also don't mind the baked apple scent at all; I actually kind of like it.
I wear this color alone on my lids and sometimes smudged on my inner corners and lower lash line with black eyeliner and mascara and it looks fantastic! It makes my eyes pop, especially the shimmer but it's not too intense or hooker-ish. It's $18, however, which is crazy expensive for a small pot of eyeshadow. It would be well worth it to buy the UD Naked palette since it contains toasted as well as some other wonderful colors.
I finally understand why hair stylists love this brand and are always endorsing their products! This shampoo made my hair look and feel amazing. I get the Brazilian Blowout from time to time and have since realized how less damaging sulfate-free shampoos are. I purchased a bottle of the BB brand shampoo and although it was wonderful, it was also $30+ so I have yet to repurchase. I've used Organix, Burt's Bees and L'oreal sulfate-free shampoos and none of them make my hair as soft and shiny as this. I also really ENJOY (puns, hehe) the smell, it's fruity but not overwhelming. I straighten my hair almost everyday and have always had dry, damaged hair but after I started using this I actually received compliments from my friends on how great my hair looked, which really surprised me as my hair has never been one of my best features. At $20 a pop it's definitely a luxury product, but my hair is always at its best when using this shampoo.
Mascara -Maybelline - Full 'N Soft Mascara Waterproof
zeppelindoll 4/19/2012 12:19:00 AM
I love this mascara! I've been using it for over a year now and will never go back to using anything else. My lashes are definitely longer than most Asians, but they are still kind of thin and they don't curl up as much as I'd like. I use an eyelash curler first, then apply Full 'N Soft. I have it in black and it gives me long, thick, beautiful lashes. I do have to layer quite a bit, especially on my bottom lashes, but it doesn't even clump so I don't have to worry about that. It stays put all day without ever smudging. I hope this will never be discontinued!
I bought this on sale at Ulta for half the original price. First off, I really do like the scent. I don't know where people are getting grape from, maybe just because the bottle and product are purple? But to me it smells like mimosas or sparkling orange jello. I love TiGi products mostly because of the amazing fruity scents! Other than the pleasant smell, the product is really just average. I have to work a lot of this in for it to feel like my hair is being protected against the heat from my flat iron. I do prefer gel formulas as opposed to sprays, and I like the squeeze bottle this comes in, so if it's ever on sale again I'd probably repurchase.
Styling Products -TiGi - S-Factor Smoothing Lusterizer
zeppelindoll 4/25/2010 12:22:00 AM
This smoothing "lusterizer" smells absolutely heavenly, exactly like Yoplait's strawberry yogurt as some other reviewers have pointed out. To be honest, the smell is my favorite thing about this product. It works just fine--makes my hair smoother and softer than normal, but not exceptionally so, which is why I gave it four lippies instead of five. It does have sparkles in the product itself but on my hair it definitely doesn't show up, which is a relief. It's good as a hair softener and it makes my hair smell really pretty and yummy, but it's not absolutely amazing, and for $30 I don't think I'll repurchase.
I've been wearing Victoria's Secret PINK for years now and I wear it pretty much all of the time. I no longer have the perfume but the 'fragrance mist,' which is lighter in strength but it still lingers throughout the day. PINK smells very youthful and feminine and is mostly floral with a hint of fruit. I believe this to be most suitable for younger women as it is a really kind of 'playful' fragrance that I can only imagine someone in their teens and 20's to wear.
This is a 'meh' product for me, and I'm a little disappointed I dished out $24 for it. My skin tone is light and peachy, and I wanted this mostly to highlight my brow bone so my eyes would look brighter but it comes off as too pink, shimmery, and obvious. I do like the way it looks on my cheeks and nose, however--I dab just a little on my cheekbones and down the center of my nose for a natural glow, then add blush on top. Although you get a lot of product, it's still not worth the price, in my opinion. I'll be on the lookout for another brow bone highlighter.
The hairs on my brows grow out very thin, and this really helps to make them look fuller and darker. I've heard before that your eyebrow color should be two shades lighter than your haircolor, but when I use Benefit's Brow-Zings in Dark, my eyebrow color exactly matches that of my hair (warm, dark brown). I like it that way, however, since it brings out my eyes. I usually just use the wax since it has enough color, but I will also use the powder when I go out at night as it makes my brows look more dramatic. I like that the kit includes two seperate brushes and a mini tweezer and overall, this is a solid product. However, I probably wouldn't buy it again because it's just too pricey for my budget. It's a good thing this isn't going to run out anytime soon! EDIT: I ended up throwing this out after less than two months because it started to smell odd and I couldn't use it anymore. I kept the brushes very clean and I always closed the case after using it, so I have no idea what happened to make it smell weird. I'm extremely disappointed that I paid close to $30 for something I only used for less than two months! Will not purchase again.
I'm very new to eyeshadow; a month ago the only eye makeup I would ever wear was eyeliner and mascara. I decided to purchase Too Faced Natural Eye Kit to help me get started on a natural look. I love the "Day" colors! It includes: Heaven (a very sheer white base), Velvet Revolver (a light tan color) and Sexpresso (a basic dark brown color). It's very simple and easy for me to blend. The "Day" look gives my eyes depth and makes my brown eyes stand out, without it looking like I have eyeshadow on. I also really like the "Classic" colors, which is a shimmery combination of pink, bronze, and brown. I haven't really gotten use to the "Fashion" colors yet, especially the Nude Beach shade since it's quite sparkly and I don't do well with sparkles. However, Honey Pot (shimmery gold) looks beautiful by itself when I apply it on my just my lids. Overall, a very good product for beginners and well worth what I paid for.