I bought this and loved it. But I did notice that the light was sort of on the dark side. Being a medium toned gal, I used the light in the winter and medium when I have some color. This concealer has a creamy consistancy. Glides on with finger only application and blends well. Covers as well as most other concealers and dries to a natural finish. Prety good own its own but pair it with the mark concealer brush and the results are astounding. Covers with one fell swoop of the brush. Blending is a cinch. I am blown away by the results of these two products used together. The concealer itself is easily toted in a purse for finger touch ups later in the day. The staying power is better than average. Def will repurch. I have to say I am still loving this!!! Great concealer. Cannot say enough good things about it.
I have never used the JF brunette shampoo but after readilng the glowing reviews here I had to see what all the fuss was about. I had been using Pantene Shampoo and Conditioner for a long time and my scalp was always itchy and my hair was falling out in clumps. I thought I had dandruff or some other scalp ailment. I picked the Suave Radiant Brunette Shampoo & Conditioner up for under $2 a bottle and right away I was impressed with the results. This has worked just as good if not better than any expensive brand I used. Its been about a month now and this stuff doesn't quite. My hair is full, soft and radiant. The health of my scalp has been significantly improved and it smells great. Will buy again.
I have never used the JF brunette shampoo but after readilng the glowing reviews here I had to see what all the fuss was about. I had been using Pantene Shampoo and Conditioner for a long time and my scalp was always itchy and my hair was falling out in clumps. I thought I had dandruff or some other scalp ailment. I picked the Suave Radiant Brunette Shampoo & Conditioner up for under $2 a bottle and right away I was impressed with the results. This has worked just as good if not better than any expensive brand I used. Its been about a month now and this stuff doesn't quit. My hair is full, soft and radiant. The health of my scalp has been significantly improved and it smells great. Will buy again.
Mascara -mark - Lash Splash Waterproof Hook Up Mascara
Ruby2003 11/3/2006 1:25:00 PM
This is an awesome "wash off" waterproof mascara. Stays on when its supposed to and washes off without needing a special eye makeup remover. It comes in this really unique Blue Black shade as well as tradition black. However, the blue black has just enough blue in it to help brown eyes pop. The formula is goes on smooth, no clumping. Separates and elongates lashes. Def a must have!
This mascara is out of the world fantastic!!! Cannot say enough good things. The wine gloss, a deep merlot color really accentuates brown eyes and makes them pop. The bruch is very full and coats every lash without making them stick together and the formula is rich and non-clumping. I just re-ordered this. For $5 the price is spectacular for such an incredible product. Would buy over and over again. I hope they never discontinue this color.
I am so dissapointed this mascara did not work for me. I have naturally long and full lashes but thought this would enhance the look. But it didn't. There was no lengthening to speak of and the funny wand caused my lashes to lump together. There was also quite a bit of clumping that I didn't expect. I tried this over 2 weeks and finally threw in the towel. My conclusion is that if you are blessed with long full lashes already, this will not enhance them. I went back to my marc Scandalash, which is HG for me.
Spicy, sexy, and charming...all Charlie Red. Easy on the wallet and not too strong (in a good way).
Powder -Everyday Minerals - foundation semi-matte formula
Ruby2003 10/26/2006 9:05:00 AM
Thank you to everyone who posted on here how great this foundation was and the information about the sample kit. I cannot believe what an awesome product this is. I can’t stand the feeling of liquid or cream or regular powder foundation. I can feel it on my skin so I don’t wear that often. I never had to wear foundation before as my skin was in very good condition but in the last year my skin has become uneven splotchy and prone to breakouts. This foundation is a miracle in a jar. Lightweight easy and easy to apply, this is the answer to my skin care needs. Perfect everyday coverage and melts into this skin. I find that about 2-3 hours after applying the look is perfectly natural.
Okay so I had to try this. My first experience wasn't so great. The coverage seemed to just sit on top of the skin and looked cakey. Not the reaction I was hoping for. I wore it to be one night and didn't notice anything special in the AM...But I had read such great things that I decided to try it again. I took the advice of someone here and let it "warm" up on my fingers before applying. This time it went on perfectly. I dusted over it with the Neutrogena Mineral sheers. Results=Flawless looking skin, and so far long lasting. I put it on a about 6 AM and its 2 PM now and still looks just as good.
Styling Products -The Body Shop - Coconut Oil Hair Shine
Ruby2003 10/6/2006 10:29:00 AM
This product is a thick oil based cream, almost balm like. It comes in a large tin similar to that of a tin style lip balm. This product works best used sparingly if you are trying to calm fly-aways and frizzies, too much of good thing and you will end up with greasy looking hair. Although it works fantastic as an overnight treatment. I apply a generous amount and sleep on it. It’s a great way to get some extra conditioning. I have been using this product for about 9 years and still have to have it. I also suggest taking this with you to the beach and applying before sun and sea exposure. There is not an SPF ingredient but the extra moisture treatment is worthwhile.
I got a gorgeous red mini polish and lip gloss set. The polish went on smooth and uniformly and dried in record time. Very impressive but I haven’t been able to find any full sizes. Too bad, it’s a great polish.
Great creamy coverage! No clumping, bubbling or staining. Great cool deep red color. Really like the base, color and top coat in 1. Dry time is better than average. Repurchased this several times.
I have this in Sandstone. Great deep reddish rusty-bronze metallic color. Goes on smooth with good coverage. You could get away with only using one coat. Although I do suggest a base coat as this does leave some staining behind if you don’t. Dry time is amazing for polish that’s not touted as “Quick Drying”
Polishes -Maybelline - Express Finish Nail Polish (any color)
Ruby2003 10/5/2006 11:15:00 AM
I have had horrible experiences with every color in this collection that I have tried. The application is streaky, takes mulitple coats at best and tends to become clumpy very quickly. Only good for first couple of uses. Combined witht he streakiness I would not recommend.
Self Tanners -Banana Boat - Sunless Tanning Lotion Self-Adjusting Color
Ruby2003 10/5/2006 11:13:00 AM
I have used this product with much success since 1997. Both the non-aerosol spray and the lotion work equally well. Although my preference is the spray as it easier to apply to hard to reach places and does not require any “rubbing in”. This was the most natural looking self tanner that I have ever used. Better than both Lancome and Clarins. The scent is similar to other self tanners, no better or worse. I have used both the light and deep versions and outcome was similar. Highly recommended, and the only self tanner I will use.