I loooove, love love this shampoo! It smells SOOO dang good, cleans and lathers really well, and leaves my hair soft, shiny, full, and bouncy! A nice little side benefit -- my hair shedding has been cut down significantly once I started using this product. I know people always say hair products don't affect shedding, blah blah, but my personal experience says otherwise. Ever since 2002 I have been shedding like a maniac, but with this product I'd say it's cut down by 30-40%! So what's not to love! :D
Moisturizers -Clean & Clear - Oil-Free Dual Action Moisturizer
cyprine 12/28/2006 9:42:00 PM
ACK! This made me break out... it made my skin soft initially, but then left a crop of pimples later. Also, the "tingle" thing that's supposed to mean "it's working" is such a crock -- it's just menthol stinging your skin! Blah.
This is a very gimmicky product. The color selection is laughable, it doesn't spray on evenly, takes forever to dry, and the price is ridiculous ($60?!). I tried the color closest to my skintone (300 -- I am a MAC NC30 for reference). It was an okay match at first, but then turned orange later.
I didn't like this product too much, which is a shame because I was excited to try it after reading all the raves on MUA. I like the smell of the shampoo, very refreshing. The tingle felt good on my scalp--now if only it had stayed there. The menthol stuff got everywhere! It made my whole face tingle, not to mention made my eyes burn. As for actual performance, it made my hair shiny but it also felt a tad dry. Also, it made my scalp itch, which was really annoying. I'm glad to see it works well for so many people, but unfortunately I was not among those lucky ladies.
Powder -L'Oreal - Bare Naturale Powdered Mineral Foundation
cyprine 8/31/2006 12:44:00 PM
I was very excited to try this product... it was my first foray into the world of mineral makeup. Well, when I put this on before work, it looked really good--but the shade I used (Nude Beige) went on just a TADDDDD too dark. Okay, fine, the difference was pretty much unnoticeable/forgivable in light of the fact that I was amazed at how good it "airbrushed" my TTOM skin. HOWEVER, about 45 minutes later on my drive to work, I looked in my mirror and saw a ghost. Not literally, cuz it was ME! The foundation had turned my face pasty white... and I had random powder streaks all over my face. I didn't even use that much, or anything underneath! Poopiepants, I really wanted this to work. :(
Moisturizers -The Body Shop - Vitamin C Skin Boost
cyprine 8/4/2005 5:34:00 AM
This is a very underrated product. It smells fantastic, has a wonderful gel-like texture, and leaves my skin soft, supple, and clear. Also helps with fading old scars over time. Comes in a nice little pump bottle, and you only need a really tiny amount. Great stuff!
Man, what a horrific product. The color was pretty (Heavenly Peach), but it refused to show up/blend properly on my skin! I had to squeeze out half the tube to get it to show up, and when it did, it smeared and blotched in random patches! Ick--bad, bad product.
I loved this at first but toward the end of the bottle, this dried out my hair and made it feel like straw. I also noticed a wax-like coating near the roots on some of my fallen hair strands when I used this. Gross.
Cute packaging, smells great at first--soft mango-y floral... but then it dried to a cloying ROTTEN mango scent. Sick.
Lip Gloss -Bonne Bell - Lip Shake in Mocha-Fudge Explosion
cyprine 2/13/2005 6:32:00 AM
Garish metallic silver-mud color. Freakin' nasty. Leaky packaging. Smells good, though.
Gorgeous YLBB shade. Very creamy, great shine, great lasting power. Comparable to MAC Lust Lipglass for SURE.
Lip Gloss -Bonne Bell - Lip Lites- Champagne Frost
cyprine 2/13/2005 6:27:00 AM
I can't get over the nasty smell -- like rancid two buck chuck. And the color is gross, too -- it's a beautiful pinky-gold in the tube but a horrendous deadening gold shimmer on my lips. Cheap and shiny, though.
Lip Gloss -Bonne Bell - Lip Lites in Shoutin Sugar
cyprine 2/13/2005 6:25:00 AM
I really like this -- a beautiful sparkly, brown sugar shade. It looks great on top of nude lipsticks.
Lip Gloss -Bonne Bell - Lip D'Votion- Simply Strawberry
cyprine 2/13/2005 6:24:00 AM
This is a quite nice, fresh shade -- a corally sheer red-pink. It might not work on some skintones, especially more olive-y ones. Great shine, scrumptious smell, cute packaging, and GREAT price!
This is my HG nude shade. Just gorgeous. Beautiful and long-lasting shine, great coffee smell, and cute packaging. Can't go wrong with this one -- cuz it's cheap, too!