Okay so shopping trip, that's over, yada yada. As always, some things were great and some...meh, not so much. Here in no particular order are some of my hits and misses.
Brushlab ceramic brush
I believe mine is the 2 1/2 inch one. Love this brush, I do feel like it's kinder to my hair than my old metallic one. Doesn't get tangled, slides thru easier. Love it. If you round brush you should own this brush. Hit.
Redken Blown Away hair serum
Not so blown away by this. I expected it to be more like a lotion than a serum for some reason, which kind of threw me off. This really didn't seem to do anything for my hair. Which is upsetting considering I bought two of these for the nieces, but hopefully they'll enjoy these more than I did. Happily I only bought the travel size. Miss.
Stila Living the Life in Laguna palette
Well here's another one I also bought for the nieces...annnndd another miss. Not good. I've heard mixed reviews on these palettes but had to try them & again maybe the girls will like them better than I do. The cute quote & mirror and little instructional panel are nice touches. Unfortunately the eyeshadows & blush don't have great color pay off, or staying power for that matter. Shadows are also a little too shimmery for this girl. Sadly...miss.
Hawaiian Tropic Lip Balm
What can I say, this is just a little lip balm. But it smells (and tastes??) like Hawaii. Nuff said. Huge hit. Wish I would have bought 800 of them!
Hard Candy Sheer Envy Skin Perfecting Primer
Can you see how it's sliding off my hand here? Not a good sign. I realize that is a generous dollop but this product feels a little too greasy on my skin. It is a silicone based primer, so if you don't like those...you won't like this. I didn't really feel like this did anything to 'perfect' my skin. That, plus the greasy feel makes it a miss.
ELF cream eyeliner
What a great surprize this little liner was. It glides on well, stays put and no transfer. There is a bit of fading throughout the day, but no more than other liners. This performs like a high end cream liner in my opinion, and for only $3. Love, love, love..wear it daily. Hit.
NYX powder blush in Peach
No Tracy (not me..Beauty Reflections Tracy) this is not a blush you need to own. This blush just does not show up on my skin, which you can see here.
It's not just that though, this is chalky.
In fairness I have heard great things about 'Angel' and would likely try that next time I'm Stateside, or I'll just go for their cream blushes. Didn't work for me at all. Miss.
Sonia Kashuk powder brush
This brush totally reminds me of Sigma's F05 brush and performs pretty much the same way. I use it to apply highlighter to the tops of my cheekbones, down my nose, above my eyes, etc. Works great, soft, doesn't shed, easy to clean. Hit.
Maybelline Lash Discovery Mini Brush mascara
Well it did say mini..and they meant it. This does a great job of seperating your lashes and getting those hard to reach little lashes on the corners. It really reminds me of Clinique's bottom lash mascara. That said, this would be better for a touch up mascara as opposed to a full task mascara. It took too long for this impatient girl and didn't give me enough volume, obviously. Bit of a miss.
Victoria Secret Lost in Fantasy body spray
Thought I'd end this on a positive note. This is a beautiful soft, tropical smelling fragrance. Great one for every day and non offensive for the office. Hit.
So let me know your thoughts. Have you tried any of these? Do you agree or disagree with my hits & misses list?