Name: L’oreal Extra Volume Collagen Mascara
Available: Anywhere L’Oreal is sold
This has to be one of the worst mascaras I’ve ever had the displeasure of using. Many people like this mascara and I’m trying to figure out how some people can actually like this piece of crap mascara. I recieved this mascara through Total Beauty to test and review, and was turned off by it as soon as I saw the brush. I have never had good experiences with mascara wands that have the big fluffy bristled brushes. They are extremely hard for me to work, and it doesn’t work well with my eye lashes. The Maybelline Collagen mascara was like that for me.
This mascara is supposed to be a a volumizing mascara, but when I applied it carefully to my lashes, I just got spider lashes and clumps, which is something I usually never have to deal with. Then again I use Lash Blast and the Max Factor counterpart. After I applied this onto one eye, and saw the clumps, I grabbed my eyelash comb and tried to comb through the clumpy mess to make it workable for my lashes. In the few seconds that it took me to get the comb, the mascara had already hardened on my lashes, making it impossible to work with my lashes.
I quickly used some of my makeup remover and took off the mascara on that one eye. I didn’t even bother putting it on the other eye. I wasn’t going to walk around in public with clumpy, nasty eye lashes. I am not surprised that this mascara did not work for me. So far it seems that only two brands have worked for me so far; Cover Girl / Max Factor and NYX. I combined Cover Girl amd Max Factor, because they are basically the same company. I don’t recommend this mascara at all. There are many better mascaras out there that give off great volume without being a clumpy mess.
You can get more reviews on this mascaras and others from Total Beauty.com
Name: Herbal Essences Tousle Me Softly Collection
Price: $2.99- 5.49 each
Available: Anywhere Herbal Essences is available
Here is the rest of the Tousle Me Softly collection. Earlier this week I wrote up a positive review on the Shampoo and Conditioner from this collection. Today I am going to do mini reviews for the rest of the products.
Tousle Me Softly Mousse: I tried this both in my hair and in my aunt’s hair, and the result was the same. Disappointing. This product is extremely light weight in both texture and hold. My hair is really thick and straight, and my aunt has really fine hair that is quite thin. This product had no hold in either of our hair. Worthless
Tousle Me Softly Hair Spray: This product is a lot better than the Mousse. I never use hairspray, but I tried this one for review purposes. This is quite nice, it doesn’t leave my hair smelling of alcohol – like other hair sprays. It holds my hair in place, and doesn’t turn it into a crunchy, hard mess. This also works equally well in my aunt’s hair as well.
Tousle Me Softly Spray Gel: This does the job that a spray gel is supposed to do. This has a pretty decent hold and it leaves the wet look that is trendy right now. I personally don’t like that look however, but that is just my personal taste. This is allows for hair to be textured, and it will actually hold the hair in place. Just not something I’ll ever use.
Tousle Me Softly: Finishing Cream: This is the only other product other than the Shampoo and the Conditioner that I actually like. This comes in a tub and it for smoothing out the frizzies. Since I live in a high humidty area, this is very nice to have. This can be used in both wet and dry hair. It helps keep my, and my aunt’s hair smooth and frizz free. My aunt’s hair is worse than mine when it comes to frizziness, so it works really well. This is not a substitution for a deep conditioning treatment.
You can get more reviews on these products and more at Total Beauty….
Name: Caress Evenly Gorgeous Body Wash & Body Bar
Price: $3-4 each
Available: Anywhere Caress is sold.
If I were rating this product just on quality alone, I would give this a perfect 5/5, however there is more to a product than just its quality. This is a new product to the Caress bath line, Evenly Gorgeous is a very nice exfoliating body wash that lathers nicely and leaves my skin feeling soft. The only thing I don’t like about Evenly Gorgeous is the scent.
I am very particular about my scents, and I almost always shy away from products that are food scented, such as vanila or sugar cookie. I do like some food scents, such as some apple scents, peppermint and certain citcrus elements when they are mixed with other scents. I do NOT like the scent of the Evenly Gorgeous set. It is a very sweet, sugary, syrupy, food type scent that reminds me of sugar cookies and vanila.
Honestly the smell turns my stomach and makes me want to vomit. All sugary smells, food smells do that too me. If the scent of this wash faded after getting out of the shower, then I wouldn’t mind using this wash on occasion. Unfortunately or fortunately, depending on your personal preference, the scent lingers on your skin long after the shower is over.
The beauty bar isn’t any better. This bar is susposed to be used on the face, and honestly using a bar on my face does not appeal to me at all. I much perfer using facial washes and scrubs that are liquid and come from a bottle or a tube. I used this once on my face and it was very awkward to handle, and I didn’t really like having the scent of Evenly Gorgeous on my face or near my face. I won’t be using this bar or any other facial bar again.
You can get more reviews on this product at Total Beauty….
Name: Herbal Essences Tousle Me Softly Shampoo & Conditioner
Price: $2.99 each
Available: Anywhere Herbal Essences is sold
I received the complete Herbal Essences Tousle Me Softly from Total Beauty to test out and review. I was almost out of Shampoo and Conditioner when I got these, so I started testing out the Shampoo and Conditioner that very night. I am not someone who likes using styling products in my hair, so I have yet to try any of the other products I received.
I have been using the shampoo and conditioner on and off for the past few weeks, and I quite enjoy the products for what they are. Shampoo and conditioner doesn’t actually have anything to do with how tousled your hair eventually ends up. That is where the styling products come in at. The purpose of the shampoo and conditioner is to clean the hair and prep it for the styling, and these do it well. My hair didn’t dry out or feel oily after using the products. My hair wasn’t all that moisturized, which is usually something I look for in shampoo and conditioner, but these products never made the claim to be moisturizing, so I can’t really count this as a negative.
I think these are a good buy if you are looking for a new shampoo and conditioner to try. There are definitely better products available in this price range that does give more moisture, such as Aussie Opposites Attract Protect and Soften. However, if you are lucky enough to score these on sale, then I definitely recommend that you pick up a bottle or two and give it a whirl.
You can get more views on Herbal Essences Tousle Me Softly Products on Total Beauty.com
happy sunday! check out what Total Beauty’s best are dishing this week– and be sure to enter the giveaways!
The Informed Makeup Maven reviews Luminess’ at home airbrush tanning system, Avon magix skin perfector; does summer Stila style and is giving away Diorshow Mascara and Maybelline Mineral Power Foundation!
Monique at Beauty Girl Musings shares her experience with the online shoe service, ShoeDazzle. Read about it here!
Boutique Flair reviews the Barielle 60 Second Mani-Pedi.
Meilily reviews Pacifica Avalon Juniper Perfume with exclusive product photos and shopping tips.
Beauty Junkies Unite goes to Kinara, gets a fab St. Tropez faux tan and gabs about it!
A Little More Beautiful has two great giveaways Urban Decay Primer Potion in Sin and Max Factor Lash Perfection Volume Couture Mascara ending on May 31st at Midnight and June 20th at Midnight! It’s fast and easy to enter!
Beauty Anonymous brings you Visée summer 2009 makeup collection!
The Makeup Divas reviews Too Faced Locked Down Cream Eyeshadows plus the new summer lip bronzer in Pink Leopard.
Beauty Banter dishes on must-have tips for staying young in surf and sun!
Fabulous Over Forty attends a makeup class with Lancome artist Alex Sanchez.
eye4style is all lit up over Delirium & Co. Candles. Read her review here!
The Beauty Couch has thirteen tips for Simplifying Your Beauty Routine that will save time without sacrificing your look.
Lipgloss Break is running a giveaway for 5 White Sand Smudge Texture Cremes!
Addicted to Lipstick gives us swatches from the Mac Style Warrior Collection plus she tells us all about The New Mac Naked Honey Collection
Enter to win a Beautyticket.com $50 gift certificate at Face Candy.
Alison Blackman of the Advice Sistersattended the 2009 Fragrance Foundation FIFI Awards and created a celebrity photo albumfeaturing Paris Hilton, Marc Jacobs, Sean Combs, Queen Latifah, Ernest & Tova Borgnine, Lisa & Dustin Hoffman, Hilary Rhoda, and more!
Getting ready to hit the pool? Check out Beauty in Real Life’s review on Redken’s Color Extend Sun Collection.
image and style news shows us the top hairstyles trends for 2009
LA Pretty is giving away a Glowelle 7 day kit to two lucky readers. Glowelle is one of the hottest things in skin care, so don’t miss your chance to try it out for yourself! Find out the details here!
Hot Beauty Health discusses her new love for eau fragrance Fresh Mangosteen and the top beauty health products for 2009.
Sweeten Up Your Visage with Elique Organic Skin Food.
The Working Girl from Girl-Woman-Beauty-Brains-Blog shares a secret while singing the praises of an acne treatment
The Informed Makeup Maven raves about Stila’s #5 brush, Covergirl Smoothers Pressed Powder and Bobbi Brown’s Custom Palettes.
Visit The Beauty Couch to enter the Softlips PURE Giveaway for a chance to win one of four Softlips PURE organic lip balms. Contest expires May 12th at 12am EST.
Beauty Anonymous takes a look at Lavshuca’s new Lip Gloss.
Beauty Strokes was so pleased with the success of the previous giveaway of its brush collection at More Than a Pretty Face that it’s provided a complete set of its Mineral Optics brushes for a new giveaway! Mineral Optics brushes are great for applying loose mineral powders. The prize consists of six brushes, including three optic brushes with natural and synthetic bristles, and a nylon brush roll. Enter now!
Meilily reviews and swatches Gabriel Cosmetics Lipstick with 100% natural ingredients.
Monique at Beauty Girl Musings is giving away 15 (yes, fifteen) Beautyfix 2 kits! Click here to enter!
Hurry on over to The Makeup Divas blog and enter to win Barielle Sugar Rush Nail Polish Collection.
Fabulous Over Forty talks with dermatologist Dr. Doris Day about what we really need for skincare.
Check out Beauty in Real Life for a fabulous neuLash and Anastasia giveaway!
Head on Over to A Little More Beautiful to check out the Great Skin for Spring/Summer series as well as Tips to Prevent and reduce the signs of aging!
Girl-Woman-Beauty-Brains-Blog has the answers to your Mother’s Day Gift dilemma.
Beauty Banter is doing a brow kit GIVEAWAY! Enter to win!!!
Boutique Flair reviews the Sunsilk Captivating Curls line.
Alex McCord, Luanne Delesseps, Ramona Singer and Jill Zarin from the Real Houseives of NYC, Mario Cantone, Simon Doonan, and Allure’s Linda Wells are all in the Advice Sisters Post of the Cosmetics Executive Women (CEW) Awards with links to all the winning products.
eye4style is giving away a gorgeous pair of Current Elliott Boyfriend Jeans. Enter now to win!
Daily Dose of Coffee is giving away five copies of the tip-filled anti-aging book How Not to Look Old by Charla Krupp. Enter now for your chance to win!
Beautè Noire Blog gives Halle Berry’s new haircut two thumbs up!
image and style news dishes on all the 2009 summer makeup collection
Addicted to Lipstick Shows us swatches from the Mac A Rose Romance Collection.
Beauty Junkies Unite shares supermodel Alek Wek’s look by Lancome from the Met Ball!
Beauty411 shares the details on the new Guerlain Terracotta Mineral Collection for summer bronze beauty!
LA Pretty is giving away a pair of lucy activewear short shorts. Pants are so 2008!
Beauty Blogging Junkie scored an exclusive interview with Star Trek Makeup Department Head Mindy Hall. Click here to read it!
Spoiled Pretty is partnering with Bath & Body Works for a giveaway – to protect you from Swine Flu. Three winners will receive Anti-Bacterial Gentle Foaming Soap, Foaming Sanitizer, and PocketBac Deep Cleansing Hand Gel.
Butterflydiary is giving away a bottle of Lancome’s Genifique and Charla Krupp’s book “How Not to Look Old” to one incredibly lucky winner.
Hot Beauty Health is sharing the best beauty products from Self Magazine’s Healthy Beauty Awards.
makeup loves me gives you a preview of the hot summer makeup by MAX factor.
Beauty Am Eye shares a Root Awakening experience.
The Informed Makeup Maven covers the beauty show in New York. Hot exclusives!
Beauty411 is loving the new Bobbi Brown Nautical Collection. Check it out here!
Girl-Woman-Beauty-Brains-Blog review the No. 1 best fitting jeans in America.
Read all about the new Sebastian collaboration with designer Charlotte Ronson at eye4style!
Fabulous Over Forty takes advantage of Recessionista Tuesday at Ted Gibson Salon.
Monique at Beauty Girl Musings is head over heels for this new drugstore foundation!
It’s a Mother’s Day Giveaway! Enter to Win at Lipgloss Break!
There’s still time to enter Makeup Files’ huge anniversary giveaway worth over $100.
Meredith at Daily Dose of Coffee is kind of tired of flat hair and is wanting more curl, volume, and bounce. Find out how she does it.
2009 Prom Hairstyles and Hair Trends- Image and Style News
How to Get Rid of Raccoon Eye Makeup With Shadow Shields- Addicted to Lipstick
Boutique Flair is giving away swag from PRIIA Cosmetics and 3 copies of The A-List Playbook!
Alison of The Advice Sistersis loving Rusk hair appliance that are good for the planet and help you “go green” without spending a lot of “green” to be beautiful!.
Beauty Anonymous brings you Jill Stuart Summer 2009 Makeup Collection.
The Makeup Divas reviews Prescriptives Mineral Bronzer in Warm.
MissWhoever You Are takes it way back with fake nails, only this time it ACTUALLY LOOKS GOOD! See which brand has got the magic touch.
Neon Bible’s new male writer reviews body washes for guys.
Glossypink tells you how to get the gorgeous Charlize Theron’s makeup!
Suzanne at The Beauty Blog loves Avon Magix Face Perfector especially the new tinted version.
Mineral Makeup Reviews checks out Seriesse Mineral Makeup.
RN Guide to Skin Care reviews the best Dry Skin Care Products.
LA Pretty isgiving away Jonathan Product Finish Control Hairspray to one lucky reader. It could be you!
Meilily brings you Beauty & Science, breaking down the latest scientific study showing that Boots No 7 Protect & Perfect Intense Beauty Serum does work!
The girls over at Beauty in Real Life share David Babaii’s secrets for great summer hair. Check them out here!
Nicky Hilton cuts her hair and dishes *exclusively* to Beauty Banter about the new ‘do!
Hot Beauty Health says Aveeno’s Positively Ageless Warming Scrub is the new secret to women’s beauty.
This past weekend, Daneen from Spoiled Pretty attended a MAC Master Class. Click here for her review…and learn how to replicate on-trend looks, using the products and techniques employed by MAC pro artists!
See what all the buzz is about and enter for a chance to win a tube of Ôscillation Vibrating Powermascara.
Beauty411 loves the new Guerlain Summer Splash Makeup Collection! Get all the fabulous details here!
I Heart Heels suggests how to get Vivacious lips & lashes – the secret’s out!
Nur @ I Love Looking Good found a good alternative for NARS Orgasm’s fan particularly for beauty addicts in Singapore. MAC Springsheen for NARS Orgasm.
Check out Upcoming and Current Cosmetic Collections HERE at A Little More Beautiful
Looking for the hottest looks of summer.. Image and Style news gives us the hottest hairstyles to wear for summer 2009.
Addicted to lipstick gives us the hottest 2009 spring and summer makeup trends
Giveaway Alert! Beauty Blvd. is giving away 2 copies of Mrs. Meyer’s Brand New Book! The book gives great beauty related cleaning tips like how to remove mascara from clothes and MORE!
Join the Informed Makeup Maven’s facebook group – Followers of the Informed Makeup Maven, ReAd AboUt I heart Nailene, Nude Vs Red lippie, The highlighter showdown and don’t forget to enter the lovely lips giveaway and soft lips lip balm bunch giveaway
The rainbow is yours! Boutique Flair brings you the most popular nail colors of the season!
eye4style travels in style with Lisa Hoffman. Check out her review here!
Advice Sister Alison of advicesisters.net hopes you will follow her on Twitter (“Advicesisters”) and check out her post this week about how Beyonce believes in Safe Sex, and what she’s doing to promote it with MTV AND The Body Shop!
The girls over at Beauty in Real Life are having another giveaway!!! Enter to win a copy of both Bobbi Brown’s Living Beauty and Charla Krupp’s How Not to Look Old. Click here to enter !!!
The Shades Of U shares swatches and her review of MAC’s A Rose Romance, the new romantic, dreamy collection of the season.
Beauty Junkies Unite is having a Baby Boomer Beauty Book Giveaway! 5 readers will win copies of Bobbi Brown’s Living Beauty and How Not To Look Old By Charla Krupp!
Girl-Woman-Beauty-Brains-Blog is hosting a giveaway from one of their favorite shopping sites – ChickDowntown.com. Enter now to win a Tolani scarf valued at $85.
Meredith at Daily Dose of Coffee has been getting a lot of compliments on her glowing complexion lately! Read more to find out what she’s using. PS: it’s recession-beauty friendly!
Beauty Blogging Junkie gets a shout-out from Lauren Conrad herself. Check it out here.
Melissa from The Makeup Divas finds another Holy Grail foundation and thinks you will love it to! While you are there, check out all of her giveaways, and enter them today !
Beauty Anonymous brings you Givenchy Summer 2009 Makeup Collection.
Indian Girl brings to you Bollywood’s Beauty Secret and the recipe for an at home DIY Face Mask
Makeup Files teaches you how to use colored mascara in many different ways!
Monique at Beauty Girl Musings is having a fabulous giveaway sponsored by Simplicity Bath and Body! Click here and get all the details to enter!
makeup loves me gets you ready for summer travel with sonia kushuk’s hidden treasures target line!
Enter to win FLOWERBYKENZO Spring Fragrance Limited Edition at Lipgloss Break!
More Than a Pretty Face is hosting giveaway of the complete collection of Lip Tars from Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics. This collection of intense colors was introduced at The Makeup Show in LA only last month. OCC sold out of Lip Tar at the event. Enter to win all nine shades from the newly launched Lip Tar collection!
LA Pretty is GIVING away a bottle of Jean Paul Gaultier’s new fragrance Ma Dame Eau Fraîche.
Enter to Win a Anastasia Brow Definer at Face Candy.
WIN CARGO blu_ray High Definition Lip Gloss in Halifax-Giveaway By Talking Makeup!
Beautymix is telling you to stop by Origins and Do Some Good!
Glossypink tells you how to get the shiniest and best-smelling hair of your life!
Spoiled Pretty is hosting three amazing giveaways this week. Yes, THREE! Enter the Logics Color DNA System giveaway, Proactiv giveaway, and ZannClip giveaway to triple your chance of walking away a winner. Good luck!
how are you? hope you’re having a great day! in my usual sunday fashion, i’m here delivering your weekly dish from the fab bloggers of Total Beauty…enjoy!
Head over to Bare Budget Beauty this week for your chance to win a beautiful train case with $100 worth of brand name products from BeautyTicket.com!!
Check out A Little More Beautiful’s Great Skin for Spring series with tips for skin care based on specific skin types: How to Take Care of Dry Skin
Viva Woman shows you how to get a new nail polish color without having to spend more.
Checkout the Informed Makeup Maven’s hot spring buys, where to get advice for your beauty budget and Stila kaput?! and don’t forget to enter the ‘Yes’ to Carrots giveaway, the lovely lips giveaway and soft lips lip balm bunch
GIVEAWAY ALERT! The Anti Hair Slave and KeraCare has teamed up to give one lucky reader the entire new collection especially made for weaves and extensions!
Beauty Anonymous brings you YSL Summer 2009 Makeup Collection.
Glossypink has a super hot new layout with easier to find reviews on the latest products and how to get your favorite celebrity looks!
Beauty411 has been using the new high-tech Lancôme Génifique Youth Activating Concentrate. Check out her review here!
The LA Pretties are raving about Valentino: The Last Emperor! It’s a story of love, fashion, pugs, and being tan.
Who is an eyebrow’s best friend? Advice Sister Alison of “The Advice Sisters” interviews eyebrow specialist Elke Von Freudenberg and discovers what makes her so special!
Monique at Beauty Girl Musings reviews the new Herbal Essences Hydralicious shampoos and conditioners via Beauty Girl TV, her online video blog!
The Makeup Divas reviews the Clarisonic Skin Care Brush. While you are there, check out all of her giveaways and enter for some fabulous prizes!
The Easter Beagle of Girl-Woman-Beauty-Brains-Blog is delivering an Easter Basket full of hare hair products worth over $300! Hop to it and enter now!
Face Candy shows you one of her favorite neon nail shades.
The Shades Of U shares swatches and descriptions of all her MAC neutral eye shadows, with more swatches coming up soon!
This week, Spoiled Pretty is keeping up with Kim Kardashian. Click here for the exclusive interview, featuring Kim’s beauty and style secrets. It’s a MUST READ!
Beauty Is Within shows you how to get salon beautiful nails on a budget!
Is this the end of an era? Is it possible that Stila is bankrupt? Read what happened while Beauty Junkies Unite was sleeping!
Enter to win göt2b Smooth Operator Collection on Lipgloss Break!
Boutique Flair reviews the Invisibelt. This is a wardrobe must-have created by a veteran Beauty Director for leading women’s magazines!
The Jet Set Girls are giving away a Smythson Jewelry Roll worth (no kidding!!) $465!
Indian Girl talks about her favorite foundation brushes for an absolute flawless look.
Get Sexy Glowing Skin with Jergens-by Talking Makeup!
The girls over at Beauty in Real Life share Chanel’s new Summer line with you. Check it out here. And while you are there enter to win a copy of Bobbi Brown’s Living Beauty and Charla Krupp’s How Not to Look Old!!
Beauty Am Eye tells you how to get that lovely Afterglow.
The ladies of LA Pretty are massaging their derrierès with diamonds thanks to La Mer. Get all the details on this luxurious new product!
The Informed Makeup Maven looks at the Mascara Wars, Tarte and Stila’s Primer and talks her fave lipglosses and blushes. IMM wants to know your must have blush for a chance to win a “Yes” to Carrots body scrub.
The Makeup Divas are giving away some MAC Sugarsweet products! So head on over and ENTER today!
Beauty Anonymous reviews Elizabeth Arden Pure Finish Mineral Powder Foundation SPF 20 PA++.
Beauty Junkies Unite recaps Queen Latifah’s birthday party and shares makeup artist Sam Fine’s tips to recreate Queen’s beautiful birthday look!
The Shades Of U is holding an Easter GIVEAWAY Contest with MAC items as prizes! Enter to win!
Check out eye4style‘s favorite new “cheap thrill,” Dove Go Fresh Burst Body Wash!
Erin of Scandalous Beauty presents a detailed guide to MAC foundations and concealers with no sugar coating or additives!
It’s Finest Hour Week at Beauty Blogging Junkie! Click here to find out what hair and makeup products Amber recommends for promtastic gorge-osity..
Alison Blackman aka “Advice Sister Alison” shows you how to make a ballet bun in just a few, easy steps!.
Frappelattes features four patchouli perfumes – a Spring fragrance guide for all patchouli fragrance lovers out there!
Fabulous Over Forty shares what her Beauty on a Budget is this week, and it’s a lot to choose from!
Jamie of Girl-Woman-Beauty-Brains-Blog cancelled her hair salon appointment and experimented with at-home color. Discover whether the money saved was worth it.
Boutique Flair‘s fab finds will help you achieve the smoky blue eye and nude lips look of spring 2009!
Butterflydiary gives away three pairs of tickets to the Hard Rock Cafe Clearsil Dance Battle Finale in NYC on April 7th! Plus you get to win Pimple Blocker Pens too.
Glossypink finds a foundation that will last through your Bikram yoga class!
The girls over at Beauty in Real Life , got a chance to interview Cheri Keating from Head and Shoulders. Check it out here. And while you are there don’t forget to enter their giveaway to win a home Galvanic Spa!!
GIVEAWAY ALERT! Beauty Blvd. is giving away Spa Packettes so hurry and enter to win.
Monique at Beauty Girl Musings reviews a new tropical fragrance from Michael Kors and is surprised that she actually likes it– read about it here!
Beauty411 is daydreaming of the fabulous French Riviera with the new Chanel Cote d’Azur Summer Makeup Collection
Roop Café compares Cover Girl Lash Blast Mascara versus Maybelline Colossal Volume Express Mascara in the search for the most lengthening yet volumizing drugstore mascara!
Read about Lipgloss Break’s Travel Packing List for India. Read up on all the travel necessities I brought with me to India!
beautymix Discovers Kiehl’s Essential Oils fun fragrances for Spring
This week, Spoiled Pretty is hosting two fabulous contests. Enter to win Rodial Glam Balm Wipes. And don’t miss the Oscar Blandi giveaway – one winner will receive Oscar’s new Pronto Wet Instant Volumizing Shampoo and Conditioner!
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