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I have two of these, one is a gorgeous forest green/gold combo and the other is a magenta/eggplant combo. One of them came with a broken mirror and only one applicator. The green/gold combo, called Lively, is my favorite. I love the richness of the color and I usually apply it dry with the included sponge-tip applicator. It feels silky and smooth on my lids and the color really is rich and intense ~ you just have to build to get to the level of intensity you want. I prefer this, as sometimes I want just a wash of color and then at other times, I want more drama and am glad when I know that the product can deliver. This is a quality eyeshadow and I find I'm using this more and more. And lots of colors to choose from, which is awesome.
July 1, 2012
Tried This Once.
Was excited that my friend let me use it on a weekend trip we took, because I'd seen the infomercials and was curious. To be fair and honest, my hair is not problematic - it's in a virgin state, long and fairly straight and it does frizz in humidity. I'm not sure what I was expecting ~ some miracle that would make my hair look unbelievably perfect, I guess ~ but nothing happened. Nothing. The infomercial promised I'd be able to see a difference with the very first use. Nope! Maybe only for people with really dry, damaged hair?My friend said this stuff was expensive, but that it worked for her colored, heat-styled hair. I'll stick with my Suave Humectant S & C because it works for me. I'm so not into getting sucked into a payment plan and having to empty bottles and bottles for any results. I just ignore the infomercials now that I did get to try it.
July 1, 2012
A Cheap, Fun Way To Experiment
Saw that these were $1 in the store and picked up four - violet, deep blue, white and navy sparkle. They don't go on the easiest - they're somewhat hard and dry, but perhaps the old '80's lighter trick would work wonders here? I love, love, love the sparkly blue color but the violet is REALLY violet, violet! Plus, these eyeliners are like, a mile long. It's going to take the rest of my life to finish one of these. Unless I try to wear each one for a little bit everyday. For the rest of my life. :) Anyhoo, a fun, cheap way to experiment with color now and then.
June 26, 2012
Soft, soft, soft!
This conditioner is a beautiful thing. Using Dove for the first time and wow - really nice! This stuff picks up where the shampoo leaves off. Thick and rich, you don't need all that much. It smells fresh and clean and rinses easily, cleanly. My hair is left silky, shiny and isn't weighed down at all. I have noticed that my hair being more silky seems to lead to less breakage - my fingers or the brush glide through it now, so no more hair-breaking tangles to fight with. Love this stuff and it works for my thin, normal, fairly straight hair. Will buy again!
June 25, 2012
Have never tried Dove hair products and bought both the s & c. Just after shampooing, I usually notice that my hair is tangled and oddly "dry" feeling but I didn't notice it with this shampoo. It's very rich and you don't need a lot for a nice, thick lather. Rinses clean and leaves hair surprisingly untangled. Smells great, too! As for actual breakage control or repair, my thin, weak hair really does feel softer and stronger. Would definitely buy again.
June 25, 2012
Not SUPER AWESOME, but really nice. I just got this in Berry Smoothie (lush, medium-bright pink). The texture is somewhat rich, not as smooth or "buttery" as I expected. You do have to build up the color with at least two coats. And the color I got is glittery, which I would not have bought had it been more obvious in the packaging. Wrong color for my skin tone - and too much glitter for my big 'ol lips - so I took it off immediately. The taste and scent are of a really faint vanilla sugar, almost unnoticeable. I'll probably try this again in another color. Great product, but I'm not sold on the hype. Clinique's Buttershine Lipstick is much nicer, but for a drugstore try, this works. Update: Just bought another one in Fig Jam and I'm still on the fence. I want to rave about this but just can't. I suppose it's just choosing the wrong one for me or the final color being a bit different than the packaging suggests? My final take: the formula is really smooth to apply, the colors need lots of building to get the desired shade and once you do, it's doesn't last. (Except for the glitter!) I guess it's good, but I've gotta bring this one down to a 7 rating. Still really nice, but not super-awesome.
June 17, 2012
Fantastically Fresh, Clean Hair For A Buck!
I love this stuff and will buy the S&C every now and then. It's only one dollar! It lathers richly and gets my long, normal hair squeeeeaky clean. I doubt I could run a comb through it if I didn't use the conditioner right along with it, though. A solid, practical choice for those with "normal" hair that has no issues. And if you're a fragrance girl like me, you'll love the scent. It's warm, clean and inviting. I love to use this and twist my damp hair up for the day. When I take it down in the evening, there's a whoosh of fragrance that my boyfriend just loves. This is a classic for a reason. I'll always buy this stuff.
May 16, 2012
Does What It's Supposed To
Just bought this and am pretty happy. The gel doesn't dry as fast as I'd like, however. I usually swipe it on right before I get dressed. It goes on smoothly and feels really cold. Doesn't leave white marks on my mostly black wardrobe or a chalky residue under my arms. Dries clear and soft. I love the Ooh-La-La-Lavender fragrance - it smells pretty and fresh. So nice, in fact, that I might just buy the small bottle of body spray in the same fragrance. I am definitely going to buy this deodorant again. Oh, and I usually have to use two clicks because once you click up the product, it immediately sinks halfway back into the bottle. But, yup, this works for me and smells great.
May 16, 2012
Great for ladies who don't perspire too much under their arms, like me. I really just bought it because I liked the Cocoa Butter Kiss scent so much. The fragrance and staying power probably lasted about 3/4 of the day. It's an okay product and I will be buying Secret again. Perhaps in a diferent formula.
May 16, 2012
Good But A Tad Clumpy...
And definitely smelly! But, personally, I like the smell. One reviewer said it smelled like roses, and after reading that, I realized it's true. Perfume-y, like roses. As far as the actual mascara, I hate the fat tube and handle, as it's not comfortable to hold onto. I've actually dropped it a few times, making a mess and making me late. This mascara, like EVERY MASCARA, can be clumpy. The brush does a great job of depositing the product, almost too much so. Absolutely zero curl, but I always curl my lashes beforehand anyway. It glided on, but I got clumps after the second swipe. I have to really comb out my lashes with a clean spooly brush after each coat, to ensure an even look. My lashes were thicker, so I guess it did it's job. My friend uses this and once, she took out the wand and a bizarrely huge clump came out with the brush. It was only two weeks old! We laughed about that, but the product works beautifully on her. (She has nice, thick lashes to begin with.) All in all, I've purchased it twice and am fairly happy with the results. I go through phases where I'll prefer thicker lashes and then I'll decide I want longer lashes. So for my "thick lash" phase, this works for now.
May 10, 2012