january 2017 empties!

Hand creams are one of my most important beauty tools year-round - but especially in the winter. That said, I have yet to find one that I trulytruly love, so during my last trip to Ulta I grabbed Neutrogena's Fast Absorbing Hand Cream {$5.99}. As with all Neutrogena products, this bad boy did not disappoint. It's odorless and non-greasy, yet it manages to moisturize magnificently, and never feels heavy on skin. Over the past few months I have tried a lot of hand creams, and this one gave the best results out of all of them - softening my skin, and protecting it from cracking. Even better: the price is right! DEFINITE RE-BUY.

Ermagersh babes if you have not tried Benefit Cosmetics Roller Lash Super Curling & Lifting Mascara in BLACK {$24.00}, you do not know what you're missing! Ladies, this stuff is like a push-up bra for. your. lashes. - I kid you not! The wand is a plastic hook n' roll that grabs your lshes and gives them mega-lift and separation. I know that a lot of mascaras claim to curl your lashes, but this is the first one that I have tried that has actually lived up to that claim. I will admit that it can be difficult to remove at the end of the day; but it's nothing that a good makeup remover can't handle. DEFINITE RE-BUY.

Given the fact that I try out new top coats fairly frequently, I can honestly say that I have a love/hate relationship with Essie's Good To Go! Fastest Drying Top Coat {$9.00}. Does it dry fast? Yes, but I can't say it's the fastest I've tried. Does it add shine? Most definitely! My issue isn't with performance; rather, it's about use. While the first half of the bottle always works amazingly well; I find that the second half is thick, uncooperative, and tends to shrink, leaving behind wrinkly polish. Due to that, I end up using only the first half, and tossing the rest; thus the reason for my love/hate relationship. Womp womp. NOT a re-buy.

Never have I ever found a mascara that gave me epic results in just one coat - until now! Ladies, I don't even remember where I scored this deluxe sample of theBalm Mad Lash Mascara {$20.00}, but OMG I am wild for it! Like the Benefit Cosmetics Roller Lash Super Curling & Lifting Mascara I mentioned above, Mad Lash features a scoop-like plastic wand that grabs every last lash gawgeously! The difference between the two? I only need one coat of Mad Lash to create big, dramatic, lengthened, voluminous lashes - and that right there is saying something! I will admit that the formula is slightly more wet than I like; but the results are worth it! DEFINITE RE-BUY.

Have you tried any of these products before? Thoughts?




ellie said...

Love the lotion of, course! I so need to find ULTRA REPAIR CREAM that has helped so much this winter.

ivy said...

Loved your write up about this mascara! Great stuff!

Couture Carrie said...

Thanks for the thorough and honest reviews, darling! All over that hand cream!


Elizabeth said...

Hand cream is probably my most important product in winter, too! Have you tried the 'Shea Cashmere' hand cream from Bath and Body Works (from their True Blue Spa line)? It's my favorite and not tested on animals! :)

www.janetteria.com said...

I love Neutrogena!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

I love these posts! I really need to try that lotion. I get such dry hands!

little luxury list said...

Neutrogena makes some solid lotions and creams! Hmm I also have to find a good top coat and would love to hear about your next picks!

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