Polishes -Sally Hansen - Hard As Nails #840 Ice Queen
TopNote 8/16/2012 5:29:00 PM
Love this glitter based polish! Silver microglitter with larger chunks of pink and blue glitter. I like wearing this on my tips over a pink nail polish.
Styling Products -Unlisted Brand - Miss Jessie's Curl pudding
TopNote 5/26/2012 8:56:00 PM
I've used $5 curl products that worked so much better than this. Dulling and no real curl definition. Out of all of the products I've tried similar to this, and I've tried a LOT, this one is one of the worst and the most expensive. Returned this and got my money back.
Mascara -L'Oreal - Waterproof Voluminous Carbon Black
TopNote 5/16/2012 1:01:00 AM
Love the original carbon black but this waterproof formula sucks. It smears and smudges like crazy. Won't purchase again.
Skincare - Body -Unlisted Brand - B & C Skin Tight Extra Strength
TopNote 5/13/2012 1:47:00 AM
Works so much better than Tend Skin and is less than half the price. It is a little more drying than Tend Skin but nothing some lotion can't fix. Bikini area looks so much better after only a short period of using this. I have the roll on. It does contain tea tree oil and willow bark extract (which is why its so drying). Purchased at Sally's
Bought this in monte carlo and love this matte red. Just drying, like most mattes are but applying a balm would resolve this.
Toners -Neutrogena - Rapid Clear 2-in-1 Fight & Fade Toner
TopNote 2/20/2012 9:07:00 AM
Love this product. Probably one of the best performing toner that you can get over the counter. Definitely keeps acne at bay and the glycolic in this toner is an added plus. It is alcohol based but not loaded with alcohol. I'm on my 2nd bottle. A good toner to rotate with my PC 2% BHA liquid.
Hair -Shea Moisture - Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie
TopNote 1/6/2012 9:01:00 PM
Smells awesome and it really enhances curls and coils. A thick cream that is best applied on wet hair (at least for me). It takes a while to dry and it can leave a white residue if you don't take the time to work it in. One jar should last quite a while. I love Shea Moisture products especially the fact that the prices are reasonable (unlike MissJessie's)
This are more moisturizing IMO than the Revlon butters. Unfortunately they do not have the color payoff that Revlon has. Extremely sheer and you can taste the SPF in the balm. They are not horrible, but I do wish they were more pigmented and didn't have the chemical taste.
I bought 2 of these, and really I don't think they are good balms. They wear off quickly, and my lips just did not feel moisturized. These are just hanging around the bottom of my gym bag, to be used when I can't find anything else.
Lip Treatments -Neosporin - Lip Health Daily Hydration Therapy Suncreen SPF 20
TopNote 12/28/2011 4:04:00 PM
Took off a lipstick cause I've noticed that it does have a grainy texture and because of the price. But it does a great job of keeping your lips moist and protected. I use this on my running days when the weather is cold. Stays put and leaves a nice glossy finish.
One of the few products that leave my 4b kinky, coily hair glossy. I use it as a leave in, styling cream and gel. I apply to my hair while its soaking wet, as that seems to give me the best curl definition, and let it air dry undisturbed. I love the fragrance, too. I was able to get 2 tubes of this at Marshalls heavily discounted.
Not the miracle product I was hoping it would be. I still get quite a few ingrown hairs and bumps even though I use it as directed. Not quite worth the $20 I paid.
I bought Black Metal Love by accident - I meant to just get the tattoo liner in black but I decided to keep it. Glad I did. It dries to a shimmery, metallic charcoal black, definitely eye catching. I kind wish it had a felt tip instead of the thin brush, I find the brush makes it more difficult to apply the liner. Also the glitter in the product does tend to move around a bit, nothing excessive, but I did notice the glitter flakes around my eyes. Easy to remove.
Styling Products -Suave - Kids detangling spray green apple
TopNote 11/3/2011 9:25:00 PM
Decided to try these because they smelled so good. They actually do a great job of detangling and I have kinky, coily 4b hair. Makes hair super easy to comb and leaves hair soft. I've bought 2 more bottles for the gym and work.
Total waste of money. I bought this in a pinch because I forgot my usual liner at home. It took numerous times to get a solid black line it kept going on super watery. And after it dried it flaked like crazy. This is the last time I'll buy anything from maybelline, everything I've bought from this brand has been crap.