I received a trial size of the Hourglass Caution Extreme Lash Mascara in a subscription box. The trial size tube is short, and the wand is on the longer side so it was kind of hard/awkward to use. I have never tried anything from Hourglass, but I've heard beauty YouTubers rave about their products so I was expecting BIG things from this mascara. I was a little disappointed. The mascara does give some okay length and volume, but it did NOT wow me. I have other mascaras, including drugstore brands, that do much better things with my lashes. I felt like the formula was very dry. I noticed flaking under my eyes and on my cheeks as well. I wear hard contacts so flaky mascara can be brutal if it gets in my eyes. The trial size of this mascara is $14 at Sephora while the full size is $29. I think it is way overpriced. Save your money and get a great drugstore mascara like L'Oreal Lash Paradise or save a few dollars and go with Benefit's They're Real mascara. It works wonders!
I purchased the Clean & Clear Essentials Deep Cleaning Astringent at Wal-Mart for just a few dollars. I have very oily, acne prone skin so I was looking for something that would help get all the dirt, oil, and makeup off my face that my cleanser might leave behind. I also wanted something to help prevent and/or treat breakouts. This has been working great! My skin feels so clean after applying this, and it's helped clear up some break outs. I did notice some dryness along my jawline so I applied some extra moisturizer on those places for a few days, and the dryness went away. Now I try to just focus the product on my T-zone since it's the most oily. I also usually only use it at night. If I am using other products at night that may cause sensitivity or dryness, I will skip application of this product. I would highly recommend this product for anyone with oily and acne-prone skin!
Acne, Large Pores, Fine Lines & Wrinkles, Sensitivity
I received this mascara in a subscription box. It is very pricey at $25 a tube so I'd expect better packaging and results. The packaging feels light and cheap. The formula is very thick; I always have to wipe the brush off before application. I have to apply at least 3 or 4 coats to get okay volume and length. I feel like my lashes still look natural even with that many coats. I'd expect so much more from a mascara that costs $25! I haven't noticed clumping, but I can see how it would clump if you don't go over it several times before it dries. One positive is that it does not make my lashes feel crunchy--they still feel soft even after several coats. I would not spend my money on this mascara as there are way too many better options out there that are much less expensive.
I do not like this mascara at all. The wand is too small, and the formula is too thick. I always seem to get it all over my eye lids when applying it; it just makes a big mess. Also, it flakes so badly! I thought maybe I had an old tube so I tried adding a few drops of eye solution to it, but that did not help at all. At the end of the day, I'd have black specs all over my cheeks and under my eyes. I wear hard contacts so it was brutal when the flakes got in my eyes! After reading other reviews on here and on Ulta's website, I realized I was not the only one experiencing flaking. There are way too many better mascaras out there so don't waste your money!
I received the Perricone MD under-eye cream free from Influenster in exchange for my honest review. I love this eye cream! It is so thick and creamy and very moisturizing. I don’t really have under eye wrinkles yet, but I’m all about preventative measures. I do feel like my under eyes look smoother. I don’t really notice a difference in brightening, but I don’t get a lot of sleep so I tend to have dark circles. I highly recommend this eye cream, but it is very pricey.
Acne, Large Pores, Fine Lines & Wrinkles, Sensitivity
I always purchase Country Crock Original in the tub when I need butter. I use it to cook with as well as to butter different types of bread and biscuits. It has a great taste, contains no artificial flavors or preservatives, and it has 0g of trans fats per serving!
I love Philadelphia cream cheese as it is so creamy and delicious! I would much rather use this brand than any other. I have used the Garlic & Herb Cream Cheese spread for bagels, toast, and for turkey roll-ups using flour tortillas. It really makes a difference in the flavor! I highly recommend this cream cheese if you like the flavor of garlic.
If you like Thousand Island salad dressing, you will definitely like the Ken's brand. It tastes just like Thousand Island. It's yummy, and the price is comparable to other brands. I highly recommend trying it! I don't think you will be disappointed.
I received a deluxe sample of this mascara in a subscription box. I absolutely love this mascara and would definitely buy the full size. It gives me such amazing length and volume! It doesn't flake or smear. I am giving it 4 stars because of the mascara wand. It is very odd shaped--the top of the wand is very large and it graduates to a much smaller bottom. The smaller portion is great for getting your inner lashes, but I have to be so careful with the larger portion because any sudden move will get mascara all over my lids. The mascara is awesome though so I can overlook the wand!