Purchased because of the great recs on the hair board- and am happy I did so!! Really does moisturize and make my curly hair soft.. I have not used it and had a bad hair day yet! You can purchase it at Sally's for a great price- great value!!!
My skin's not that sensitive.. it does break out every now and then but not very often.. I found that this was almost *too* gentle and did not cleanse enough.. didn't dry out though, which was good.. I'd probably not purchase again, but it wasn't "bad".
One of my eyeshadow faves! i"ve always wanted this when I woudl go to Sephora and look around.. but never actually bought thinking I'd find something else.. but the last time I went there i just HAD to have it.. and I'm so glad I did!! It is a nice SHIMMER (glitter- but I like it!) that's pinkish brownish and just opens my eyes right up!! I rotate ALL THE TIME w/ shadows, so I dont reckon I'd have to ever repurchase-- but if the situation arose where I ran out-- I'd buy again!!
You know- it's not really bad.. at all! I didn't have high hopes for this initially, for I got it from my aunt who didn't want it anymore and my hair is pretty dry.. so I figured it would not be moisturizing enough.. I was wrong! I use this after shampoo or if I don't wash right after I wet my hair.. then I detangle w/ a comb.. and it works WONDERS with detangling.. makes my hair SO soft.. I follow w/ a regular conditioner.. this does not add ANY weight to my style but definitely aids in softness... good thing I have an entire liter to use up!! :-)
EDITED: Interestingly enough, the past few times I've used this I've had bad results- just makes my hair weighted down and dirty feeling! I think it's more for coarse hair! My hair it seems has changed over the years, so maybe that's why I've not had as good results.. who knows! I changed it to 3 lippies instead of 4! I'd get the finishing solution instead of this- it's much more moisturizing and performs much better!!
Lip Gloss -Maybelline - Hi-Shine Lip Polish in Clearly Pink
Blondie1017 3/20/2005 10:29:00 PM
Bought this b/c of the recs here! I needed a new gloss (well I never *need* a new gloss- but I sure *want* new ones!!) and it was inexpensive!! (buy one get one- can't go wrong there!!) Anyways, it is a great gloss that gives incredible shine.. the color is absolutely perfect and lasts long.. not sticky either! I think I am going to explore this Hi-Shine Lip Polish in some more colors!
Definitely my favorite!! I like it better then Nars Laguna, which is also just amazing! I find that this does NOT make the skin look orange or dirty- but makes it look like I've been in the sun and got *just* the right amount of color! I've tried ALL the bronzers out there.. mostly lower end.. and have found that this one is just a TAD better then faves like Milani and Bonne Bell! It definitely tops my list!
I decided to jump on the bandwagon and purchase the "blush of all blushes".. I figured I'd be in love with the results, so it's no surprise to me that I cannot stop reaching for this when I apply my makeup! It gives me a healthy light glow that just illuminates my face! Works well over bronzers, too! It looks very similar to my Milani Luminous- but one thing that I do like is you get MUCH more product.. easier to apply that way IMO.. But then again its like 10x the cost of the luminous.. so you'd only EXPECT a lot of product!!! Would purchase again!!
Was at the store and decided to try this b/c it looked different then the old one.. I'm glad I did.. It is wonderful! The pigmentation is just fabulous and it looks so natural! I look healthy, and alive! I find this works great with bronzers.. it gives my skin a nice glow!! I'd purchase again! (heck, for the $3.00 or whatever it costed, i'd purchase 7 for the cost of ONE nars!)
As with everyone else- I love this bronzer! I'm a bronzer freak (I like the tan look w.o all the hassle of being tan!) And I love this stuff! It makes my skin have a beautiful glow and it natural looking!! The only downfall is the price! I actually have found cheaper ones that work just as good, but this one *still* is amazing.. I'd purchase again!
Conditioner -TiGi - Bedhead Moisture Maniac Conditioner
Blondie1017 3/10/2005 8:40:00 PM
Not bad.. just not 'amazing' for my dry, damaged, curly hair .. it detangles nicely.. adds a good amount of moisutre.. and is perfect for daily use.. I need stronger and more moisturizing stuff! Smells good too! I know about 5 people that LIVE by this conditioner, so it must be good for other hair types.. I'd give it a shot! Trade Secrets has this on sale very frequently!!
I bought this b/c of all they hype the line was getting.. In addion to this I also purchased the Jasmine and Aloe S/C and that lavender one-- this one smells like Suave Milk and Honey, IMO, a good smell :) Anyways, I do not know why I purchased this because I have just way too many products at the moment.. so when it gave me 'good' but not 'great' results, I quickly gave it to my sister who's hair practically lives off the stuff that I reject .. Nothing bad I can say about this.. didn't weigh my hair down or make it worse- just not too much better! Probably would repurchase if the situation arose where I was desperate for a product and on a tight budget!! :)
Styling Products -Aveda - Pure-Fume Brilliant Emolliant Finishing Gloss
Blondie1017 3/1/2005 8:38:00 PM
Typical Aveda scent- which is absolutely amazing IMO.. can't get enough of it! Leaves my curly hair frizz free and shiny, or when straight it's still great to use.. No doubt- it's expensive! But that's ok b/c I like to pay for products that work! Better then the 'average" silicone serem, that's for sure!
Styling Products -Aveda - Light Elements Finishing Solution
Blondie1017 3/1/2005 7:40:00 PM
I'm in love with Aveda products in general, so when I tried ONE product in the light elements line, I had to try them all :).. I love how this makes my hair soft and shiny and frizz free! I think I like this better then the smoothing fluid, which I NEVER thought was possible! If I straighten my naturally curly fine blonde hair, I put it on AFTER I flat iron.. (before on wet hair I use the Hang straight and then after it's dry I use the Smoothing Fluid.. then flat iron.. then the Finishing Solution) Honestly this combo works soo well! I also use it on curly days at the very end to add some shine/gloss!
My hair is SOO soft, sooo shiny, and soo perfect w/ this stuff! I think it is very moisturizing and makes any day a good hair day. I got samples from their webpage and was in complete LOVe.. so just went out and bought some and still love it. The smell is 'ok' - nothing worth mentioning.. and the price is expensive, IMO, but definitely worth it. It's by FAR my favorite conditioner ever!!