Eyelash Primer Showdown: Urban Decay versus Dior Show

Dior Show Maximizer or Urban Decay Eyelash Primer?  My pick is Urban Decay.  The formula is slightly thicker so it takes less work to build up product.  The brush is smaller, which is just a preference of mine.  Plus, Urban Decay is several dollars cheaper, which is always good!  They are both excellent products!  Nothing wrong with either one of them. You can’t go wrong!

xxx

Christy

I purchased the items featured and was not paid to mention them.  As always, these are my own honest opinions:)

REVIEW: Dior DiorShow Heat Curl Heating Lash Curler

I was so excited to try Dior’s new DiorShow Heat Curl Heating Lash Curler. I picked one up while I was in Vegas at Sephora for $25. I was excited to get back to my hotel room and give it a go. I pulled it out of its shiny packaging, read the instructions, put the battery in and fired the thing up. (It comes with a battery included and a separate brush to clean the curler).

I waited for the red light to turn green as the insert instructed, and waited and waited. It never turned green. I did some research and found out that a ton of people had the same experience as me. I tried the lash curler after 30 minutes of it “warming up” without the light turning green and got a slight curl. This was enough to keep me in the game. I went back to Sephora to exchange it for one that would heat up all the way. The sales associate asked me if she could test the new one, just to make sure it heated up. After 5 minutes of no green light the sales associate said “I don’t want to sale this to you, its not working properly”. Many people have had the same problem, as you can see from online reviews, including those on the Sephora website. Some people get ones that turn green and they are apparently a dream to work with and others, like myself, are having no luck.

I think this would be an excellent product, if there was better quality control. For a Dior product, it is unacceptable that so many have a manufacturer’s defect. I cannot recommend this product to you for that reason. I did take some pics for you to see before I returned it to Sephora.

Have you tried this curler and if so, did you have any luck? Let me know. I’m so disappointed:(

XO
Christy

All items were purchased by me. I was not paid to mention or review these items.

Collective Drugstore Haul (and 1 Stila Product) January 2012

Hey guys. Here is my collective Drugstore Haul for products I accumulated during January of 2012. I sneaked in one Stila product, but I couldn’t resist:)

I hauled Katy Perry Eyelashes
Kiss eyelashes
Loreal Infallible Eyeshadow
Wet and Wild Coloricon Nail Polish
Milani Illuminating Face Powder
Milani Spring 2012 Baked Eyeshadow
Revlon Lash Glue

Stila Smudge Crayon in Kitten

What did you haul during January?

Disclaimer:  All items were purchased by me.  I was not paid to review these items.

January 2012 Favorites

January, the beginning of a new year, but I still have some old favorites, and a couple of new ones too!

Yea to my old friends who made the cut: Mac Harmony Blush, Benefit’s Boing Concealer, Benefit Powderfladge, Mac Cream Color Base in Pearl, Mac MSF in Lightscapade, Per-fekt Brow Gel, Maybelline Lash Discovery Mini-brush Mascara, Revlon Lash Glue, Too Faced Perfect Lips Liner, Sigma Contour Brush F05, Sigma Tapered Blending Brush E40

Welcome into my life my new favorite friends: Urban Decay’s Naked II Palette, Macs Prolongwear Eyeshadow in Carefree, Urban Decay’s Supercurling Mascara, Benefit Lipstick in “I Think I Love You”, Mac Frankly Scarlet Blush, Rimmel Nail Polish.

What were your favorites this month?  I’d love to know!!

Disclaimer:  All items were purchased by me.  I was not paid to review or mention any of these items.