Dec 29, 2010

Purchase Reviews!

Just wanted to post a mini review on the items I bought recently...some of you wanted updates. Well here it is! I'll go in order.

The Good: Like I mentioned before, the mascara alone is $20, so you are getting a bargain by buying this set. I am completely and utterly in love with the mascara! It is my favorite item in the whole set! I am hooked, and can see myself tossing all my drugstore mascaras out the window! Only bad thing is, it dries rather quckly.  GRRR.... I was pleasantly surprised by the pink cheek tint...I thought it wouldn't go well with my skin tone, and it gave a nice warm pink flush. I would say it's pretty safe for most skin tones! The waterproof clay shadow/liner is just top of the line quality. It glides on your lids and is just the richest darkest black...with my makeup skills, I'm probably not doing it justice! The brush to apply the liner is decent, although I prefer the angled kind, like pictured here. The eyeshadow duo goes on smooth, it's PERFECT for everyday's very subtle, I would have liked a shadow duo with a bit more oomph myself.

The Bad: There's not much bad in this set, besides the pink cheek tint and the clay liner not being full size, but I could live with that. They make good travel companions!

Final word: The mascara alone makes this set worth it, so if you're interested in getting a few good quality additions to your make up collection, buy it!

The Good: Has a clean scent! Literally MELTS into your skin. This is the lightest moisturizer I've tried that does the trick. Perfect for warmer climates. It's also full of antioxidants and wrinkle fighters as also mildly exfoliates. It's made without sulfates, synthetic fragrances or dyes and Petrochemicals. I don't know what Petrochemicals are, but I certainly don't want them in my beauty products!

The Bad: A bit pricey. Doesn't contain SPF. But there's hope! (Get it?) They make one that has 25 SPF, and that will be my next purchase. (Right now I'm using it as my night cream).

Final Word: If you don't mind splurging on skin care, this is a definite must. If you like light creams, you will definitely like if not love this product.

My Shoe Dazzle Membership

The last pair I bought from them was this one: Maureen

I didn't like the shoe. I LOVED IT. It was comfortable, not too high and got mega compliments. Now a lot of people don't know how this shoe club works. In fact I was so hesitant to join that it took me a few months before I actually did. Let me just clear up the myths. First of all, you don't pay a monthly fee. How it works is, you create your shoe profile by selecting a bunch of shoes you like. Then their "stylists" send their top 5 shoes that they think you will like. At the beginning of every month, you will get an email telling you your showroom is ready. You now have a few days to visit your showroom - you either see something you like and buy, or simply say "Skip This Month". If you buy something, you pay $39.99 including shipping and you get it in a few business days. If you skip the month, you don't get charged at all. What happens if you forgot to "skip"? Then you get charged $39.99 and it is kept as a credit towards a future purchase. But I haven't had any problems forgetting to check out my selection.

The Good: You can always find coupon codes online taking a certain percentage off your purchase! Last pair I spent $33 including shipping and it was so worth it. Another bonus is buying BOOTS on this site. You get your money's worth buying cute synthetic boots - so stylish yet inexpensive. Shoe Dazzle has certainly vamped up my shoe collection, gave me more incentive to dress up when I go out because you now have a killer new pair of shoes to pair with those skinny jeans. :)

The Bad: If you're real forgetful and not on top of your emails, you could forget to check your showroom and get credits stacking up on your account.

That's all I have for reviews right now, stay tuned for my next post which will be on my favorite drugstore items! I am a self-proclaimed drugstore whore!


Catherine said...

The 5-pc actually sounds practical, and easy to apply (I'm still extremely low maintenance on a daily basis.)

Great reviews Marie. As you always have the natural but polished look, the way makeup should look, you are an authority.

When you said glides, I remembered a certain 16-year old's makeup instruction video. Gotta dig that thing out!

Marie said...

LOL that video is horrendous but funny! of my dream jobs is to be a product reviewer! Allure has staff that review products and salon/spas all the time!