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Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara Review

So, I purchased the Tarte Picture Perfect Eye Lash Curler with free Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara sample from Ulta the other day for about $16. Not bad, not bad. The curler is AMAZINGGG. I’m in love, though when I purchased this item, I was mostly excited about trying out the free sample. There was a lot of hype about it under Ulta reviews, so I was dying to try it out! Well it is good stuff, but I can’t say it’s the best out there, especially not at a price of $19 a tube.

While applying, I did notice that it was a tad bit clumpy, which I wasn’t too happy about. It does really bring my eyes out though, you can definitely tell the difference in the before and after shots. My lashes are already pretty long, but I was happy with the added length this product offered me.

I’ve been using it for about 2 weeks now and haven’t noticed much change in volume or lash curl.

I would recommend this product to someone with short, sparse lashes.

I would probably rate this a 3.5 out of 5 stars, mostly due to the the price ($19 a bottle) and clumping.

(just a heads up, i had curled my lashes prior to application that day because I didn’t expect to be applying any mascara later on. that’s probably the only reason you can even see them in the before shot :/)

(click for close ups)

BEFORE

AFTER

These other two after shots are from a different day. I was checking out my lashes and thought this would make a good example of how great this mascara works! All I’m wearing is a dark brown eyeliner and a few coats of Tarte’s Lights, Camera, Lashes! curled to perfection with Tarte Perfect Eyelash Curler.

(_if you click this image, you can see them REALLY close up!_)

^^^^^^^

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Seacret Nail Kit

One of the gifts I received for Christmas last year was the Seacret Nail Care Collection. It includes a 6.8 oz bottle of Ocean Body Lotion, 1 fl oz bottle of Cuticle Oil and a buffing block. I’m pretty sure it was purchased from one of those customer hawking kiosks you can find at the mall. Overall, I’m pretty happy with the gift. The products work great; my skin is soft and my nails are shiny as hell! I would definitely recommend this to a friend.

The ocean body lotion leaves my skin feeling nice and soft. The smell is amazing! My boyfriend doesn’t usually compliment my perfumes but after I put some of this stuff on, he told me I smelled great! It’s not the BESTEST best moisturizer out there but it does work well and I am pleased with the results.

The buffing block and cuticle oil do wonders to my nails! I’ve only used them once so far, but I’m very happy with what how my nails turned out. Before, my nails looked pretty dull and lets just say I was never really keen to showing them off lol. Now, they’ve got this brilliant shine to them and they look 5 times better than usual! It’s safe to say that I really like these products. Now we just have to see how long the results last! What i did is I applied the cuticle oil to each nail and rubbed it in for about 10 seconds or until I felt it was nice and absorbed. Then I used the nail buffer and went over my nails, one at a time. First I buffed with one of the blue sides for about five seconds. Then I switched to the grey side and used that for about 5 seconds. Lastly I used the long white side for about 5 seconds and it left me with shiny, beautiful nails.

Before and After

Here’s the right hand before, and the left one after… I probably should have used the same hand for the sake of this review, but I’m sure you guys get the gist of how the product works.

Overall 4 out of 5 stars!

 

UPDATE:

So the results lasted about a week which i cant really complain about. I’ll let it keep its score of 4 out of 5.

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Rocasuba Rapid Eyelash Renewal Serum

I came across this eyelash enhancing serum on a quick online trip to Ulta. The supposed “miracle worker” boasted dozens of 4-5 star reviews and many promises of results. All that taken into account, and the fact that it was on sale for $35.99 you better believe I bought it.

I have long, stick straight lashes. From the side they look quite lengthy but if you were to look at me straight in the eyes, its almost as if i had no eye lashes at all. I would be totally lost without my eye lash curler… My hopes for this product is that it does something to make my lashes, and overall my eyes pop out more.

After the first few days of application, I began to notice puffiness around my eyes. I didn’t think too much of it and continued applying.

About one week into it, I noticed how soft my lashes were. Though I didn’t see much change in appearance yet, I still continued daily application.

After 2 weeks, I noticed a slight increase in length. I only noticed it after applying mascara, but I could tell the product was finally starting to kick in.

4 weeks into treatment, I want to say my lashes have grown at least 1-1.5 mm in length. I cant say much about thickness or growth of new lashes but I’m very pleased with results I’ve gotten thus far. Also around this time i began to notice crust around my eyes in the morning. I don’t know if this is just excess product or possibly a side effect but I’m not too alarmed by it.

So I’ve been using the product for about 6 weeks now and I have to say that I’m pretty impressed. I did my whole make up routine this morning, and didn’t notice until about 2 hours later that I forgot to apply eyeliner!! And my eyes still looked defined!!! That’s a huge WHOAA for me, considering prior to today, I’d die without my eyeliner! It looks like my lashes have grown at least 2 mm in length and is QUITE noticeable. I even see a very slight change in definition. I can’t say much as far a new growth yet but I’m still VERY happy with the results so far. Can’t wait until week 8!

With the results I’ve seen so far, I’m going to have to give this product a 4 out of 5 stars.

It’s been about 12 weeks and my lashes appear fuller and thicker.  As far as overall growth, I’d have to say my lashes have grown at least 1 mm in length since I first began application, which is amazing eyelash-wise. I haven’t seen anymore growth as far as length goes so I’m a little disappointed about that. Then again I’ve been slacking off and i keep forgetting to apply it almost 3 days out of the week.

Overall, I think I’m going to stick with my rating of 4 out of 5 stars and would definitely recommend this to a friend!

UPDATE: 1/14/12

Okay so its been like 4.5 months since I started using the product and I stopped about a month or so ago. At this point, I think I’m going to continue my search for other eyelash enhancers. I’ve asked my mother and a few close friends and if they’ve noticed any difference in my lashes and it was a unanimous no… you can say that was disappointing. I personally thought there was quite a bit of a difference but I guess a millimeter just doesn’t cut it.

I’m sorry, but I’m going to have to change my rating to a 3.5 out of 5 😦

Anyway, here are a few after pictures.

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