L’Oreal Extra Volume Collagen Mascara: It Really Works!

L'Oreal Extra Volume Collagen Mascara, $6.99

L'Oreal Extra Volume Collagen Mascara, $6.99

You’re probably wondering why I’m posting again in the beauty section since we we just had a beauty review two days ago. Yes, I am braking the rule–because you’ve got to try L’Oreal Extra Volume Collagen Mascara.

To be honest, I really don’t pay that much attention to mascara. My lashes are pretty short and I really have to spend a lot of time on them if I want significant length and volume. While most of my friends insist that mascara is the one beauty product they cannot live without, for me it has never been that important. I can’t ever get the results I want–even if I use lash primer, which rarely happens because I’m too impatient.

Well, looks like I won’t have to dread the lashes part of my makeup routine anymore. The applicator brush of the Extra Volume Collagen Mascara is really thick, allowing me to grab a whole bunch of lashes at once. With just a couple of coats, I was able to get the same results that I  would after using both primer and mascara. It’s so effective that I even did my bottom lashes, which I haven’t done at all in the last three years. I can’t believe that I actually woke up today looking forward to putting mascara on.

One of the things that always scares me about a new mascara is washing it off at the end of the day. A lot of budget mascaras I’ve tried take forever to remove and even after I think I’ve gotten it all off, more clumps appear after I blink. But not this time. I used my usual makeup remover and the mascara came off effortlessly. I’m sold!

StealThisDress! Rating: 5

StealThisDress! Rating: 5

Palmer’s Lip Butter: Beauty on a Budget at Its Best

Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Lip Butter Dark Chocolate & Peppermint ($1.99, www.drugstore.com)

Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Lip Butter Dark Chocolate & Peppermint ($1.99, www.drugstore.com)

Palmer’s cocoa butter skin products are second to none, in this beauty addict’s opinion. It’s that good, you ask? Yes. So good that my friends and I would always stock up on Palmer’s  during visits home before heading back to college overseas, where Palmer’s products were not available.

I still squeal with delight every time I cover my lips in Palmer’s Lip Butter. It provides dry lips with instant relief in the form of a velvety-smooth ointment that has a hint of shine to it. What else do I love about it? For someone who is so sick of the artificial strawberry scent so common in today’s lip treatments, it’s refreshing to finally see some  ‘grown-up’  flavors–Dark Chocolate & Peppermint and Dark Chocolate & Cherry.

Palmer’s Lip Butter is probably the most budget-friendly product StealThisDress! has reviewed yet. At $1.99, it truly deserves a rating of 5 luscious lips!

StealThisDress! Rating: 5

StealThisDress! Rating: 5