Monday, September 5, 2011

Love It Or Ditch It- Collective Review/Haul (August2011)

I got a fairly wide range of products this month & was happy with most of them. I also tried out quite a bit of Maybelline stuff this month due to the buy 2 get 1 free sale at Ulta. Most of it was ok but nothing spectacular. However, I did notice that the prices on Maybelline have drastically gone up & the products just weren't worth the price. The lipsticks are pretty comparable to the CoverGirl ones that I love & have a great color range that is completely different then the CoverGirl ones. They recently release a jewle toned lip collection that has some amazing colors (I stumbled across it at Ulta by mistake, so I'm not sure where you can get them or if they're limited edition)
My Sleek purchase is not included in this because I wanted to do a separate review & have yet to use a few of the products enough.

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Fast Dry Nail Color in Speedy Sunburst & Grape Going- Ulta $5
Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Model Behavior- Target $5 (on clearance)
Sally Hansen Nail Art Pen in Red- Walgreens $9
Wet N Wild Dream Weavers Trios- Rite Aid $3 each
ELF Beauty School Eyeshadow Night Look- Target $4
ELF Smokey Eyeshadow Palette/Party Palette- Target $3
Essence Gel Eyeliner in Berlin Rocks- Ulta $4
Jessie's Girl Eye Dust in Baby Blue(?)- Rite Aid $4
Essence Stay With Me Lasting Lipgloss in Trendsetter- Ulta $3
Hard Candy Stroke Of Gorgeous Felt Tip Eyeliner in Storm- Walmart $5
HIP Crystal Shadow Duo in Charming- Walgreens $6 (on sale)
High Definition Deluxe Eye Duo Set- Walmart $9
Maybelline Eyestudio Color Explosion in Amethyst Ablaze- Ulta $11
Maybelline Super Stay 24 Color in Lasting Lilac- Ulta $10
Maybelline Eyestudio Master Drama Cream Pencil in Vibrant Violet- Ulta $8
Maybelline The Falsies Mascara in Black Drama- Ulta $7
Maybelline Colorsensational Lipcolor in Fifth Ave Fuchsia & Fuchsia Fever- Ulta $8

A few products that I didn't mention in the video (because I left them in my bathroom).
The Suave Dry Shampoo Spray is AMAZING!!! I have tried several brands from all over the place & don't like any of them as much as I like this cheap little $3 one. It has a wonderful fresh citrus sent, doesn't leave some weird film texture on my hair, & doesn't leave a white residue. There can be a minimal white residue if you over-spray but, it brushes out really easily. Would definitively suggest this over all others! I got mine at Target but, I know they sell it at most drug stores.
The other thing is my new straightener. After a few months of trying to deny that my crappy $20 was dying I finally took the plunge to buy a little bit better one. I am not one of those people that feel it is at all necessarily to spend $200 on a straightener but, I did want something a little nicer then what I had. After looking at tons of them, I finally decided on the Ion Ionic-Ceramic 1" Styling Iron in the awesome silver & black zebra print. There was another one that I liked just a little better but, the print was so awful I just couldn't get it (I would have gone crazy looking at baby pink & lime green tiger print every day!). I really like the flexible plates on this & it seems to just glide through my hair. I also like that the plates don't go all the way to the edge so you can get it right up to your scalp without burning yourself. Plus the rounded off design comes in real handy to curl under the ends of my hair. The only thing that I don't like about this is the temperature controll dial. My old one had buttons & a little display on top. This one has some turning wheel on the inside (between the two tongs). I always find myself nudging it & turning it up really high on accident.
I got mine $10 off at Sallys for $50.

If you have any suggestions for products let me know!
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Hope you girls found this helpful.

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