these look like one-eyed planarians
Yup, saw these on tv and had to try them. The beloved sock bun doesn't work on my hair, so I usually use a donut bun. I thought Hot Buns (really? that name!) would be a faster alternative. It comes in two colors I believe (I chose blonde because it was the only offering) and two sizes are inside the box. I used the larger size. Essentially you roll your hair under, then fasten into a bun shape, and use the elastic to hold it all in place. It sounds great but the snap is SO HARD to fasten. Maybe it's my sensitive skin, as I have pain opening/unfastening most anything, but I was only able to fasten it twice after twenty tries. I give. You want 'em? It did form a bun as pictured that did last, but it was so frustrating to use. $9.99/stores & online
VERDICT: I don't recommend this!
There are five rollers because a certain pup destroyed one.
Ball Sponge Rollers
I've b;pgged before of my love for Asian beauty products--they're so creative and the packaging is cute. I'd seen these around and for about a dollar on Ebay, I had to try them. They come in all sorts of cute shapes, like fruit (!!!) but I wanted the ball ones. These are similar to the sponge rollers my mom used on my hair as a kid. Anyone else remember those? It makes a great heat-free curl. You just roll your slightly dampened sections of hair into them and let them air dry.
I rolled just my ends under for a slight curl, but you can easily get ringlets if you roll tighter/higher. Placing them at the roots will give roots a little lift. I suggest seeking larger rollers if you have longer hair. $1+/Ebay, online, some Asian beauty stores
VERDICT: These aren't a beauty necessity, but I love them!
The pic isn't blurry, the fibers are all over the package, making it look blurry!
Essence Volumizing Lash Powder
A lot of you ask for mascara reccs for thicker lashes (I'm sharing a video of my fave mascaras tomorrow!) so I thought I'd try this product. First off, it says right on the bottle to avoid if you are a contact lens wearer. Oops. Because I
trying to hide my bare nails! look at the fluffy powder!
So how did it work? The powder gets everywhere, even when I applied it with my eye closed. The result looks very clumpy up close but from far away, lashes look huge. I suggest using another spoolie to apply the second layer of mascara, so the fibers won't get into your mascara. This reminds me of Too Faced Better Than False Lashes, but at a much cheaper price, even if it's much messier.
VERDICT: I'd rather use false lashes or mascara combinations, so I don't recommend this. However, if you don't have sensitive eyes and do have small/thin lashes, you might want to try it. $3.49/Ulta
extreme close up
with powder, with bare lashes
Would you try any of these products?
Do you like odd and interesting beauty products?
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