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Very questionable product
This is most certainly not Alamay's success. The first thing that I have noticed and didn't like was that the blush itself is extremely uneven in color and thickness. Sometimes I'd squeeze it out and it'd be darker, then other time lighter, and every now and then even if I shake it (the blush has not expired or anything like that). With all this it ends up being annoyingly messy- dripping or spitting out of the tube. When applied to face, yes, you can blend it easily, and it can look nice. For 2 minutes maybe. After that it's just gone, can't see anything. I guess the shade does adjust. To my real face color or foundation. Not recommending this to anyone, and will not buy it again- waste of time and money.
February 8, 2013
Not their best
I do like how easy it is to apply the polish, nice flat rounded brush really helps to do a good job. The finish is smooth, that is if you have the patience to get it dry. The polish can take a lifetime to dry, don't even bother trying if you don't have some fast-drying top coat. From my experience nail polishes that dry slower last longer, but it's not the case with this one. It starts peeling and chipping very fast. Will not buy again.
February 6, 2013
expensive stinky mascara
This mascara is probably one of the worst I have tried, and what makes it even worse- it is waaay too expensive. First of all, the smell is horrible! Strong and "chemical-y", no product you put on your face, especially near eyes should smell like that. That's where I should have stopped my relationship with this mascara, but I still decided to try it. The smell stayed with me almost all day. The brush is pretty rough- with longer bristles on two sides, and longer ones on the other 2. I had to spend A LOT of time on application to make my eyelashes look decent, because with a first coat they looked like spider legs (my lashes are naturally pretty long and full), so I tried to build some volume with more coats. To cut it short, I didn't manage to get much volume or length for that matter, but certainly got some weird clumps, and the lashes just looked weird. To top this off, the mascara irritated my eyes, must be that horrible perfume they add to it, never had mascara make my eyes itchy before. The product wasn't expired, and I got it at Lancome's stand in Lord & Taylor, so it wasn't a fake either. Just a bad product Lancome came up with. I don't recommend this to anyone, I can only recommend to stay away from smelly eye-products, I don't know why someone might want whatever they are trying to cover up in their eyes. And most certainly will not repurchase. Back to old good Voluminous...
January 30, 2013
The best foundation out there!
I can't say enough good thing about this foundation. It is just GREAT! I have dry skin with dry patches here and there, and pretty much all foundations tinted moisturizers, bb's, etc make the dry patches more visible, but not Revlon Age defying foundation. Now I don't know if this foundation actually helps fight wrinkles, this is not the ultimate goal for me, but it is amazingly creamy and moisturizing! It goes on very smoothly, and is very easy to blend. There is zero caking, the finish is natural, and slightly dewy. It has good buildable coverage. I'm generally not looking to have full coverage, so for every day I just apply one thin layer to even out the skin tone, but if you apply more layers it will cover more without making it obvious you have foundation on. This foundation stays on perfect all day, and I never use primer with it, cause it goes on so well, and is so moisturizing! I haven't experienced any melting or transferring to clothes with it. I generally like Revlon foundations and the variety of shades they offer, but this one is by far the best. Beats all Lancome, Clinique, and other much more expensive foundations I've tried. It ultimately is like a CC cream, just not called that. My mom loves this foundation too, and she generally hates wearing foundations because she claims she feels them on her skin all day and because they cake on skin. That's really saying something about how great this is. The foundation has a bit of a scent which I'm not particularly in love with, but it's not bad. And I don't like that it is in a bottle without a pump, but despite that all I give it 10 stars, and would gladly give more if I could. Definitely recommend this wonderful product, and will keep buying it, cause it keeps my skin feeling and looking great!
January 21, 2013
Love it! Better than expensive brands!
This dry shampoo is fantastic! I picked it up one day when I knew I wouldn't be able to do my regular hair-washing and styling, and was extremely skeptical because last time I used dry shampoo (a much more expensive one) it didn't do much for me, and smelled bad as well. This Suave Professional Dry shampoo turned out to be a great surprise. It actually works! I have long, dark hair, and it is prone to getting oily fast, and does lose volume by the end of the day, not even mentioning the next day. With this dry shampoo all those problems go away. I used it as directed- shook the can, sprayed mostly on the roots, massaged hair and scalp lightly, ran a brush through my hair. The result was amazing! Hair looked clean and fresh instantly, and the added volume was as if I just had a good blowout! There also wasn't any white residue on my hair. The smell is a bit strong, but it is rather nice, and it fades away too. This dry shampoo is much nicer than Suave's keratin dry shampoo. When I know I'll have a super-busy, crazy day I actually spray some of this shampoo on the roots when finishing styling to help keep my hair looking fresh and keeping lots of body throughout the day. The can packaging is nice- I like the simple clean design and cheerful yellow, the cap stays on well, the spraying part works great. You get a good amount of product, will last you for a long time. And you really can't beat the price, at a little over 3$ this product is a lifesaver for busy ladies or various emergencies when you just don't get a chance to wash and re-style your hair. I highly recommend this dry shampoo, especially for those who need more volume. And I will keep buying this amazing product myself.
January 21, 2013
Great for the price
This is a very nice dry shampoo to freshen up the hair in between washes. I have long dark hair, and I haven't noticed any sort of white residue on my hair after using this shampoo. What I didn't like was the smell- it is very strong, and it is a problem on long hair, cause the smell really sticks. Also, it doesn't really help to add volume. The package is very nice. Pretty bottle, easy to use. It is a good product given the price, but next time I'll get the regular suave dry shampoo with yellow cap- smells much better, adds incredible volume, and makes hair fresher than this one.
January 20, 2013
I love this shampoo. It leaves my long hair really soft and shiny. And as a bonus it smells nice. The bottle is nice, sometimes a bit difficult to open with wet hands. Overall a great product, highly recommended! L'oreal is an expert when it comes to hair!
January 20, 2013
This shampoo is pretty nice. It lathers very well, you don't need much, it rinses out very well. My favorite feature is that it is moisturizing yet doesn't leave buildup and doesn't weigh hair down. My dry scalp is pretty happy. Now I'm not sure shampoo can drastically change/improve hair, especially long hair, but it's important that it doesn't dry hair out, and doesn't make scalp dry. The smell is nothing special, reminds me of salons. It's not bad in any way. The packaging is nice, I like the bottle- easy to hold and use (no broken nails from opening a bottle of shampoo. yeeey!). What I don't like is the price. I got my bottle to try for free, and I haven't yet decided if I'll be able to buy it, since it is a bit too expensive for a small bottle. Another thing I don't like is the label. Sure that doesn't affect the quality of the product in any way, but it's nice to have a pretty bottle in the bathroom. The colors of the label make shampoo look outdated and...hmmm... old? Like something from the 70's. Given the bottle itself is very nice, they could do better with colors.
January 20, 2013
I got this foundation from Total Beauty to review, and found it to be really nice. I didn't have much luck with Cover Girl foundations before, so I was a bit skeptical about this one too, but I ended up liking it. It has very good coverage- medium to full, it is buildable if you do more than one layer. Goes on smooth, and has nice velvety finish- totally shine free. I have decided to put this foundation through a tough test, and wore it to parties, and it stayed right where I put it, and covered all I tried to cover. No primer or powder needed. This foundation reminded me of Revlon's Colorstay a bit, except it is not as thick and feels lighter on the face too. I like how silky this foundation is. The only small problem I have encountered with the foundation is that if you have really dry skin with dry patches it might be a bit tricky to apply it in a way that those patches are not visible- that's the price you pay for extra staying power. The packaging is nice, I like the pump, since it prevents the germs from getting into the bottle. I definitely can recommend this foundation for those who need long-lasting makeup and has something to hide. I might not go for this foundation for every day, but it will be my number 1 choice for long tough days and going out.
December 20, 2012
I have a 180/180 grit Zebra salon board, it did a good job when it was brand new. Nice size, shape and thickness, but it doesn't last at all. The sandpaper gets worn out super fast and gets ripped off the base. Lasted me maybe 2-3 weeks, and I'm not a very heavy use, and my nails are natural. I'll try a different brand next time, would be good to have a more durable nail file.
December 17, 2012