I got the color Pumpkin Spice in my Sparkle Vox Box. I painted it over a dark reddish burgundy (Haute Koffee, from SC) and it looked amazing! It immediately turned my normal mani into one that looked like it had been done at a salon. The sparkles could go for not just Halloween but anytime during the fall or wintertime. Unlike most glitter polishes, it did not paint on sparsely (I️ usually use a cosmetic sponge to apply; I️ did not have to with this polish). I’ve always been a fan of SC but I’ve never purchased their glitter polishes. I️ will definitely be using this polish again and again throughout the holidays. #SCHalloween
Let me start this review by saying that this is my most commonly used line of nail polish. I️ personally love it, but there are major pros and cons that will likely affect whether you do or not. This polish dries ridiculously fast, which is the biggest pro. It is also inexpensive, and some Amazon sellers sell packs of 5-10 bottles for even cheaper than in the stores. Score! While it goes on quickly, it does wear off quicker than normal polish, which is the biggest con (mine lasts around 5 days). I never have a ton of time to do my nails so I’d rather do them quickly, more often, than take longer to do them each time so that they can last a few days longer. That’s just my opinion. A couple stars off for the wear-time but that’s not enough to stop me from using it!
I️ received this for free in my Influenster VoxBox. It successfully removes the majority of my makeup (including waterproof eyeliner and mascara) and leaves my skin feeling fresh and clean. I️ have very sensitive skin and this did not bother it one bit! I’ll likely be switching from Neutrogena to this cleanser once my bottle is finished.
Stila Stay All Day does, in fact, stay all day. Recently I went to Universal Studios Hollywood and watched the Waterworld show while sitting in the splash zone and my friends cracked up at the fact that this was the only part of my full-face makeup look that remained intact despite being doused with buckets of water, soaked by jet skis and hit with water guns. I’d say this liner is a great addition to any waterproof look (or any daily look, for that matter). Now, to search for the perfect water-resistant foundation...
Favorite drugstore mascara by far. The formula lengthens my lashes with one coat (I do this for my natural everyday look) and is easily buildable to create that “falsies” type of look (I do this when I’m applying more shadow or creating a nighttime look). The brush catches your lashes nicely and makes it harder to create those ugly spider-leg looking clumpy eyelashes since it’s not as fibrous or rough (more plastic-y). Will purchase again! Next time I would like to try their waterproof formula.
First of all, I love that this palette is matte, and not all shimmery colors. I work in an office setting and sometimes I just want to go for a more neutral look, which this palette accomplished for me. If you wear a shadow primer, these shadows pigment fairly well, however, there is a LOT of fallout. I mean a lot. Nothing a some Shadow Shields or makeup remover can't fix, but it's enough to mention. Do other shadows pigment better? Sure. Do other shadows have much less fallout? Yep. But for the price range and convenience of this little palette, I'd say those things can be overlooked. I'm not going to be using this daily but it will be PERFECT for when I want to travel with less makeup without limiting my shadow options too much during that time.
Plop. Had high hopes for this eyeliner based on reviews but it just didn't cut it for me. It transfers to the top of your lid if you don't wear your liner with a shadow, and even still transfer with shadow at times! I'm a big fan of just wearing a good cat eye on its own (my daily signature look) without shadow and mostly wear shadow when I'm going out at night but not daily so this did not work for me at all. If you are looking for a liquid liner to wear solo I'd recommend Kat Von D's or Stila's. Both are amazing!
This saves my skin. I used to alternate between using this when I broke out and Medca Pimple Patches but now I solely use this drying lotion. I found that the drying lotion does a better job at making a giant scary-looking pimple flat and nearly non-existent almost overnight. Don't know what I would do without Mario's Drying Lotion!
My skin is super fair so sunscreen is a definite must for me. Neutrogena sunscreen wears well under makeup or on its own and doesn't make me look all shiny and greasy. This is my go-to sunscreen at the moment!