Hair Styling Tools -Farouk CHI - Chi Ceramic Flat Iron by Farouk
beachgoddess 2/12/2006 4:56:00 PM
If I had known how great this thing is I would have invested in one a long time ago. I have long, thick, wavy hair and a lot of it, no other flat iron has worked...and I have tried a lot of them. The iron gets really hot really fast, hard to believe I'm not damaging my hair. It only takes 10 minutes to do a proper job and it lasts until I wash my hair again. Not even the Vancouver rain can make my hair frizz which is a miracle in itself! The iron is lightweight (even the 2") and very easy & comfortable to handle.
Mascara -Avon - Perfect Wear Long Lasting Mascara(black)
beachgoddess 7/14/2005 3:33:00 AM
Extremely long lasting. In fact, it's impossible to get this stuff off your lashes even after MU remover and washing with cleanser. After trying to remove it from my lashes I'm left with black smudge under my eyes that's also impossible to get rid of. The only thing it does is darken my lashes but no lengthening or thickening here no matter how many coats I apply.
I am shocked at how nice this perfume is. I'm a fan of fruity scents and this is a great one. It's very similar to the Escada perfumes, I can hardly tell the difference. The only difference is the price!
I have such a love-hate relationship with this product. I love what it did for my problem areas which was mainly those small, annoying bumps on my forehead and cheeks. This product completely smoothed out those areas, finally I have clear cheeks and forehead. HOWEVER, I hate what it did in the areas that didn't have any problems, on which I didn't even directly apply the product. I got red, super dry and flaky patches on each side of my mouth down to my chin after using this for a few days. I was so suprised b/c I have such oily skin. I slather on the moisturizer which helps with the flakes but now the patches are red and leathery looking. Anything that touches my face there (cleanser, moisterizer, even warm water) stings as though I have burned my face. I also noticed that it bleached some spots on my new duvet cover...grrr. I've only been using this for about 2 weeks and I'm torn between continuing to use it or giving up. I've reduced applying this twice a day to just once and I've very careful to apply it only in my problem areas. I've been applying aloe to my "burns" which is helping a bit but they're still quite visible. Update later. Finally the scars disappeared...a month after discontinuing use. I started using this product again but very lightly and only as spot treatment in emergency situations.
Scrubs -Avon - Clearskin Cleansing Scrub Exfoliant [DISCONTINUED]
beachgoddess 3/7/2005 1:14:00 AM
This stuff is the real deal. The menthol can be overbearing sometimes but the results are so worth it. It helps get rid of any flakes on my skin including those horrible blemish scars leaving my skin super smooth and primed for my makeup. Probably not the best scrub for sensitive skin though. My one suggestion for improvement is the package, it would be ideal if it came in a pop-up top.
Treatments -Clinique - Acne Solutions Post Blemish Treatment
beachgoddess 3/7/2005 1:09:00 AM
What a useless product this is. I should have known better than to purchase before I consulted MUA but I needed to buy something to get the Clinique bonus and the SA suggested this. Absolute waste of money, it didn't do a thing for my skin and the product just keeps coming out of the tube after you stop clicking it.
I don't usually wear foundation but I recently started breaking out for no reason so I needed something to help cover my blemishes and scars. #18 matched my skin tone perfectly and the texture is very nice. It smooths on nicely and stays faithfull all day. It goes on very natural, doesn't look like I'm wearing anything at all. My one complaint though is that the bottle isn't clear so you can't tell how much is left.
This is a great colour. It's a warm, golden pink that gives my lips a nice, natural glow. Looks great on my olive skin tone. The smell is great too; coconut-y, vanilla-y. Reminds me a little of the smell of sunscreen although it doesn't contain any SPF. Nice & plush applicator too, gets just the right amount of product on it. The texture of the Glazewares is what won me over. Very comfortable, goes on smooth and softens your lips.
I love the Glazeware line for it's texture and staying power but this colour was very disappointing. It looked a little too orange/terracotta on olive skin tone.
This is a very pretty, everyday colour. It gives a nice warm glow to my lips and it stays put for a lot longer than most l/g. I really like the nice subtle vanilla scent w/o the flavor. My only complaint is that the colour fades a bit on my lips, but that may have to do more with my olive skin tone than the product. None the less, I wear it all the time.
Cleansers -Biore - Pore Perfect Cleansing Cloths (from the new line)
beachgoddess 1/9/2005 1:14:00 AM
I am amazed with these cleansing cloths. I like that they are pre-moistened, that makes them perfect for travel or nights when I'm too tired to wash my face. They're gentle on your skin and doesn't leave you tight and dry. I've been using them for about a month now and my face has significantly cleared up and is much smoother. I'm quite impressed.
I absolutely LOVE Pop Mode. My search for MY shade of l/g is so over. I had tried MAC l/g years ago and swore them off because they were waaaaay too sticky. They must have changed the formula b/c the texture is 100 times better now. I'm so glad I gave them a second chance. Pop Mode is so pretty I wear it almost every day. It's a rich plum colour but too dark. It lasts a really long time too. A+++
This is a very, pretty, feminine perfume. I tend to get headaches with a lot of perfumes but I had no problem with Romance because it's so soft. Which is probably why, unfortunately, it doesn't have a lot of staying power.
A light application of this goes a long way. The paints go on very nicely and the colour stays put all day. A lot of eyeshadows don't show on my olive skin tone but these look great.
I travel a lot and these are quite convenient for that. They get rid of all the dirt and makeup and leave my skin refeshed and smooth.