Styling Products -Joico - JOIGEL Styling Gel Medium Hold
Gm619 1/14/2010 7:14:00 PM
I've been using this for years when I want to wear my hair curly. It never flakes, smells nice and holds a nice curl. Your curls will not be stiff or sticky. Best gel out there.
Eye Makeup Remover -Neutrogena - Oil Free eye makeup remover
Gm619 1/14/2010 3:51:00 PM
Works well, Less expensive alternative to Lancome's Bi-facil.
Eye Makeup Remover -Lancome - Bi-Facil Double Action Eye Make-up Remover
Gm619 1/14/2010 3:49:00 PM
Great eye make-up remover. I have never purchased this. I've received it countless times as a GWP. Neutrogena makes a nice alternative that is much more affordable.
I use when I wear my hair straight as opposed to curly. Use a very small amount and rub between your palms. Then apply to your hair. Leaves it soft and shiny. Do not use too much or your hair will get greasy.
I've been using this stuff since I'm a kid. I've always loved it and recently started using it again. I prefer the one in the tub as opposed to the pump. It cleans nicely. I like the smell and it makes my skin glow. It is not drying at all.
I've been using this forever. I keep straying and cannot find another concealer that gives me the coverage and staying power of this one. I am always on a quest for my HG concealer because of very dark, hereditary undereye circles. This is close, but I'll keep looking.
Powder -Lancome - Dual Finish Versatile Powder Makeup
Gm619 1/14/2010 3:30:00 PM
I've been using this for years and years. I now use the unscented version, which I prefer. I keep trying other powdered foundations and keep on coming back to this. It's a light coverage when you use a Kabuki brush and a heavier coverage when you use the applicator that it comes with. Intially when you put it on you will look powdery, but in a short while the powderiness goes away and it gives you a nice even look. The color does not oxidize on me. It stays pretty true. I do have to either re-apply or use an oil blotting sheet during the day because I start to get shiny after a while. Pretty good product. I usually wait for a GWP when I need to repurchase.
I wanted to love this because I have serious undereye circles and am on a quest for my HG concealer. This is not it. It is very expensive. I find that it does go in your fine lines and does not last all day. I finish it with a powder and it still disappears by the end of the day. I'll stick to my Lancome Effacernes until I find something better.
Received this as a gift. It is a nice light fragrance. Sweet. Smells like cantaloupe to me. Nice for the Summer.
Eye Primer -Urban Decay - Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Original (UDPP)
Gm619 1/10/2010 8:06:00 PM
Works great. Eye shadow and liner do not budge. Thanks MUA for another great recommendation. I used to use Clinique's eye shadow base in Canvas. It is good when you first get it, but it dries out very quickly. The only thing that I like better about the Clinque is that it is colored and it lightens my dark lids. I will not repurchase the Clinique, but I will repurchase this.
Love this product too. Dries fast and shiny. I wanted to mention that there is a thinner for this product. It's called Seche Restore and it thins out this top coat as it has a tendency to get thick after a short while.
Hair Color -Garnier - Nutrisse Permanent Creme Hair Color
Gm619 12/6/2009 8:25:00 PM
I like this product a lot. I have very dark brown hair and usually use the Dark Brown #40. Today I tried a new shade which was a Dark Mahogany Brown #415. I like both shades very much. They are very similar, except the #415 gives a slightly red highlight. I usually just do the roots and don't pull it through to the ends unless I'm changing the color. I don't recommend pulling it through every time you color. That is how you damage your hair and get dark ends. When I get my hair professionally colored (usually a few times a year), they only color the roots, so that is what I do and my hair is in great shape. It covers gray very well. Never damages my hair. I have very thick, wavy hair. I have a sensitive scalp and this never bothers me. The smell is pleasant and it does not drip. I highly recommend this product.
Treatments (Eye) -Unlisted Brand - Latisse Lash Growth Drops
Gm619 12/6/2009 2:39:00 PM
It works. I have the generic that I too purchased from alldaychemists.com(Thanks MUA). I've been using it for a little over a month. The other night when I washed my face I thought that my mascara didn't fully wash off because my lashes looked too long and thick. It wasn't the mascara. It was my lashes! I put one drop in the cap and use a thin eyeliner brush. One drop is enough for both eyes. I don't use it on the bottom because I already have fairly long lower lashes. I've had no side effects at all. I had ordered 5 bottles because of the high shipping. It should last for a year because you use so little. Still, 5 bottles with the shipping is cheaper than one bottle of Latisse and it's the same stuff.
I don't know what all the negative comments are about? I love this stuff. I apply one coat. Let it dry for a very very short while-less than a minute and then apply either the gloss or lip balm. Stays all day long. I reapply the gloss during the day. Usually after a meal. Colors are nice and the price is reasonable. Never flakes. Give it a try. If you apply it properly, then you will really like it. I love the fact that it lasts all day and doesn't get all over anything that you touch with your lips. Cups, clothing, tissues, children. I started using long wearing lipstick when I became a mom 10 years ago. I had stopped wearing lipstick because I didn't want it to get all over my daughter when I kissed her 1000 times a day. I really missed it, so I tried a few brands and this one is very good.
Great Mascara. Great Price. Rarely clumps, but if it starts to clump on you, then wipe the brush off with a tissue. Makes my not too long lashes very long. I only use on my top lashes because I use waterproof on the bottom.