Hair Color -L'Oreal - Superior Preference Hair Colour
LiL_Laurie 10/1/2011 12:38:00 AM
WOW great product, I am shocked at all the negative reviews. I have naturally medium/dark brown hair and went blond over a year ago (at the salon, slowly with lightening the base and adding hi-lights over time). I have to do my roots about once every 3-4 weeks which gets expensive, I decided to keep this up and stay blond that I would need to go drug store box dye. I picked #9 Light Blond - I knew this would not make me blond and it says on the box, what it did do was lighten my roots to the light brown base colour and freshened up my highlights. Looks just like when i get it done at the salon, couldn't be happier! Not brassy at all.
Cleansers -Noxzema - Triple Clean Anti-Bacterial Cleanser
LiL_Laurie 7/12/2011 6:39:00 PM
This is my HG cleanser! I have always struggled with occasional breakouts from a teen into adulthood. I remember this product working great when I was younger but as i got older I switched to more expensive spa products thinking they would be better. Over the past year of not being able to get my breakouts under control i thought I would go back to noxema triple clean as a last resort - I am so glad I did! I have not had a single cystic pimple since using this cleanser - I no longer get mila either. If I do happen to get a blemish it is so small that it could just be scratched off and healed by the next day. I LOVE this cleanser. My face feels clean and refreshed after washing, I don't even feel mositurizer after washing with it because it is so gentle.
Treatments (Eye) -Peter Thomas Roth - Lashes To Die For
LiL_Laurie 7/12/2011 6:33:00 PM
I recently had eyelashes extensions removed the the girl taking them off ripped out almost all my eye lashes in the process - i was HORRIFIED and looked like an alien afterwards. I went to Sephora asking what their best eye lashes growth serum was and the girl recommended this product. It is really freakin expensive ($175 CDN) but I was desperate and had high hopes so I bought it. I have been using the product for 5 days and notice a major difference, my natural eyelashes are growing back in so fast I no longer feel embrassed to show my face. The few eyelashes I had remaining after the whole ordeal have gotten longer, there are tons of new ones growing in super quick and i see lots of little eye lash buds forming. I owe it all to this product. I have also been taking tons of suppliments for hair growth so that also may have helped bring back my lashes faster. I have no idea how this works for people who have all their lashes and just want them to be longer/thicker etc, but for my case - needing to grow back lost lashes, it has worked like a charm. SEPT 07/2011 UPDATE: My lashes were fully grown back after one month - I have continued using this product and they are actually darker and thicker than they were before "the incident".
Self Tanners -Vichy - Capital Soleil Self Tanning Milk
LiL_Laurie 3/3/2009 1:41:00 PM
I am so impressed with this product, i bought it on a whim (because i am a product junkie and can't help my impluse buys) and used it last night. I have very pale skin and using a "fake" tanning product always runs the risk of turning me orange. This was great, it smelled wonderful - not a hint of that typical self tan stink, made my face feel velvety smooth and mositurized (in a non heavy way) and i woke up this morning with a natural sun kissed glow. It blended great and did not leave any streaks, did not leave an over powering shade of colour, all in all very natural - i did not even have to use foundation this morning to even out my skin tone!
I bought this product because i was going through a breakout and since my skin is combination (oiley on the T zone) my foundation and coverup would start to seperate and look terrible 1/2 way through the day. This foundation is light and does a great job minimizing my pores and is very matifying. I like how i can use it over my regular day cream as well. It seems as though it has a built in primer because it also helps my conclear stay on longer. It has been healing up the left over marks from my breakout faster and it hasn't dried out my skin like most oil control products do. my only problem is the shade, i got opal which was the lightest one offered at the store i went to. It is a tad too dark for me so i have to spend extra time making sure it is well blended. Over all i really like this product and will buy it again in the future.
Eye Shadow -Too Faced - Eyeshadow (singles and duos)
LiL_Laurie 7/2/2008 6:37:00 PM
Great compact little case, i got the duo and the shades go great together as well as on their own. Doesn't crease and lasts all day long. You don't need to apply very much to get ample color which is great because it will last a long time. When i first bought it i thought the price was a little steep but only compaired to drug store brands but it is worth is because it is soooo much better! I will def buy again and they have lots of nice shades to choose from :)
I bought this product as a last resort. Over the summer from sweat/dirt i dunno, i got a breakout on my back (which has never happened before in my life) of course i was horrified but figured it was a one time thing and would go away, but i kept getting those cystic pimples for MONTHS, finally i got it under control, but had picked at them so bad i had scars on my back. I actually went and got the scars lasered with the V-Beam, which bruises your skin to break up the blood vessles making that make the scar red. anyhow, the laser ended up burning me, so the red was gone but now i had these pink burn marks which i was so worried would be permanent, vitamin e and coca butter even mederma wouldn't lighten these burn/scar marks which i applied daily morning and night for a month. So i bought this product (after trying many other things) and after 2 uses my marks faded by 50%, which is pretty impresive, i have never had any product make a difference so fast, so it has now been a week and the marks are pretty much gone, u can't see them in regular light (but u can still see them in the light of a vanity mirror - but when will i ever be in that kind of light) So i would definetly recomend this product, i can finally wear tank tops again :)
Useless. I didn't notice any black heads on the strip (most of mine are around the side of my nose - which the strip can barley cling to) AND my esthitician said that u shouldnt use them b/c they can't extract the whole blackhead, your blackhead just breaks off and u are still left with stuff in your pores which can turn into pimples!
I really like this product, i tried it for the first time last night and my skin was instantly softer and all my dry flakes we gone without having to use a scrub, i also had a nice glow after. It does tingle but it is nothing my skin isn't use to alredy since i use AHA's, because fruit enzymes are acidic it could be aggravating to a person who's skin is not use to that kind of product.
Only undereye concealer light enough for my pale skin. Lasts all day, doesn't crease or cake and it won't make your mascara run or smudge either, LOVE IT.
Moisturizers -The Body Shop - Vitaman C Intensive Night Treatment
LiL_Laurie 3/27/2008 1:23:00 PM
I bought this product to fade a scar from a pimple cuz i heard that vitamin c can help do that, and it did so i was happy about that, only took 3 days so i was VERY impressed. I don't find it moisturizing at all, it goes on thick but it made my skin dusty with flakes. The smell is good BUT be sure not to let it mix with any kind of acne treatment because the combination ends up stinking like playdough (couldn't get that horrible smell off my hands for 2 days). If u are trying to fade a recently healed pimple go for it, worked great for me, if u want moisture i would say forget it, it feels thick and moisturizing but it really isn't. Probably not good for sensitive skin either, i am use to using AHA's and i felt a bit of a tingle, so for people not use to that kind of intense treatment could end up with a real problem like a rash.
Eye Primer -Urban Decay - Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Original (UDPP)
LiL_Laurie 12/25/2007 4:57:00 AM
This product is amazing! Your eye shadow will not budge until u cleanse it off! Dark or light shades, shimmer or mate stays put. I took one lippy away because it is not easy to "blend" eye shadow because as soon as u swipe it on, it's not going anywhere, so if u want to do a smokey effect it is really tricky. Another trick that i use it for it i put it under my eyes and my concealer stays put too, i know there is foundation primer for that, but this works just as well.
Treatments -Estee Lauder - Advanced Night Repair (Serum)
LiL_Laurie 10/11/2006 1:54:00 AM
Best product ever!!! I am in my early twenties, have very fair skin and still had troubles with breakouts. I saw an add for this in a magazine talking about how it helps heal skin etc and thought i would give it a try (since i try so many diff products looking for the HG my skin goes through quite a beating). Since i have started using it, i don't have breakouts, maybe a small pimple every few weeks or so, and the spot left goes in a day or so with this product. I use it day and night and i never have problems with dry skin, it is always smooth and clear, goes great under day/night cream and makeup. It is a bit pricey but worth every penny because i no longer need to go to the spa for facials to keep my skin clear.