I bough a 54 ounce tub of coconut oil after reading about so many alleged good things it can do. I got it for about 22$, so it was a great price. I was also hoping that it would be a replacement for Ojon oil treatment because I don't like the price or the scent of the Ojon. I was not disappointed at all. I melted this and poured it into a hair color bottle, with the pointed tip ( I put it in a little container and then put the container in hot water in a bowl, this melts very easily so you don't need any more heat then that, also keeps it from melting the plastic) That makes it really easy to put on my long hair. I squeeze it on my hair, like I do with color and rub it in, then I put a plastic cap on my hair and sit around for about an hour. I do this almost every time I wash my hair. When I wash it out, I put the shampoo directly onto my hair and work it in, then add some water. I usually wash twice then condition as normal. The results, for me, have been wonderful. My hair no longer breaks around the rubber bands that I use in my hair. My hair does not tangle like it has for so long, because of its texture after being colored and bleached. Also, and this seems odd to me, but my hair stays fresh looking longer. I have very fine hair that tends to get oily and flat, since I started using this my hair looks and feels fuller and does not get oily and flat one day after washing. I will definitely keep using this and recommend it to anyone who asks! It is a great cheap alternative to anyone who likes how the Ojon works in their hair but does not like the price or the scent.
I was going to swap this item, as I never intended to buy it, it was just in the wrong place and I was not paying attention. That being said, I have decided to keep it. This is a very pretty spring color that has lots of shimmer, as all the star powders do. I like to use it as a highlighter and sometimes by itself over my lid and a little bit into the crease. I think that this color is best described as a warm spring green, in fact, I colored my hair manic panic spring green when I was younger and this color is very similar.
Eye Primer -Urban Decay - Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Original (UDPP)
angielynne 3/4/2008 5:19:00 AM
There is not too much I can add to the over 1000 reviews of this item, but I really do love it! It has made such a huge difference in how my eye m/u looks. It makes me feel like I have much more control over the color I use, especially since I like to use loose shadows. You do have to do a little extra blending but it is worth it, the over all look I get is much more professional and blended when I use the UDPP. I will never be with out it from here on out.
Fragrances -Bath and Body Works - Moonlight Path Body Splash
angielynne 1/27/2008 1:01:00 AM
This is a really soft feminine scent. I think it is best for night time, on those days where you are stressed. Also, if you like lavender scents by other companies, then you will likely enjoy this scent. Like one of the other posters, I also got my mom addicted to this scent. She puts the lotion and spray on every night and buys it in all of the items(wash, spray, etc.)
Lotions/ Creams -Bath and Body Works - Warm Vanilla Sugar Body Lotion
angielynne 1/27/2008 12:57:00 AM
I fell in love with this scent years ago, but I purchased it again recently and it seems to have changed. It used to smell true to the name, but now the lotions scent reminds me of a swimming pool, with a little vanilla scent added. The home air freshener plug in smells like I remember the lotion smelling, but I won't be buying the lotion again.
Powder -Shiseido - The Makeup Powdery Foundation SPF 15
angielynne 1/25/2008 10:15:00 PM
Firstly, I am very fair but I also have a hard time with redness from breakouts. This is the first foundation that I have used where I had no discernible marking on my face/neck area. It is a near perfect match for me. It starts out very ethereal and powdery on my, then as the day goes on and my oil mixes with it I get a very natural look. It does not give me the coverage that I am used to with other foundations I have used, so I will be purchased a concealer with this brand as well. I also want to add that this is not a good foundation for those with dryness, it will accentuate any dryness. I do love that after a little bit of time, I don't feel like I have anything on my face.
Eyeliner -Revlon - Bedroom Eyes Powder Liner in Sultry Sapphire
angielynne 1/16/2008 10:02:00 PM
I really like this product. It is not so much a liner, although they call it one, but a powdered shadow. This product is for anyone that wants a short-cut to a smokey eye. There is a lot of fall out if you use the wand straight from the container. It is best to have something to tap extra into and then apply. The look is worth the extra work, to me. The color is great, like no other colors I have, very sexy and smokey. I got mine buy one get one at walgrees, I got the sapphire and the jade, both look stunning with my green eyes.
I don't think that I can say anything to describe this product that would add to what the others have said. I think this is a staple color for most anyone, regardless of coloring. I like to wear this on my lid and a little in the crease then highlight my brow bone with a nyx ultra pearl powder. Looks pretty and flashy, but subtle at the same time.
Skincare - Face -Mario Badescu - Control Moisturizer for Oily Skin
angielynne 10/22/2007 8:37:00 PM
I agree that the name of this product is not right. It does leave my skin with a matte look, but it is not really oily and it doesnt make my skin feel like the oil is being controlled. This is a serious moisturizer. It is made for when you are using very drying acne treatments. For that, it does very well. It doesnt have an odor, it feels nice on my skin, and it makes it so I can treat my acne symptoms without the peeling and drying, and unlike some other strong moisturizers, there is no oiliness to it. Bottom line: If you are using acne treatments that are drying out your skin use this product. It will keep your skin hydrated. If you are looking for a light and light weight moisturizer that keeps your skin from being oily, dont buy this.
ABOUT ME: I am pale(BE Fairly light 1.2) with normal to oily acne prone skin. WHAT I WANTED PRODUCT FOR: I purchased this product hoping to use it instead of foundation. WHAT I ENDED UP USING IT FOR: I use it over foundation to put back some of the tones that my full coverage foundation takes out. MY OPINION: I cant see anyone that does not already have great skin using this in place of foundation. It covered very little of my hyper-pigmentation and looked very odd on my face by itself. It is also way to dark for that use on my fair skin. I think this product is good for adding some dimension back to the skin that foundation can take away. I do like the finish that it gives me. I also use it if I go a little heavy on the bronzer or blush by brushing it over. It does not seem to break me out. BOTTOM LINE: If you are looking to use this as a foundation, you will be disappointed. It is best used as a finishing powder.
This is hands down my favorite sparkle, glitter product. Someone described it as being like starts and that describes it perfectly. You can use this alone, for a more subtle look, or with something else, like a gel or one of those products that you can use to make eye-liners. Like others have mentions, it is small, but a little goes a long way. The little jars will last forever. Some of them have color but I would not recommend using them as eyeshadow. This is first and foremost a glitter product. I have a violet one, that is ok, but my favorite is white with turquoise shimmer, looks soooooo hot it is crazy. I have white with gold coming in the mail from Sephora, I am totally addicted to this stuff!!
I really love this item! I am very fair and most bronzers are way too dark for me and I have to use them carefully, not with this one. With this one I can build color. I don't think I would call this a straight out bronzer, as it is much more. I have a lot of redness in my skin and it really gets rid of it. I can see, tho, how this product would not work well for darker skinned people. I don't think I would recommend this for anyone that is darker than medium and the darker your skin is the more you will have to build and the brighten aspect may not work well for you. I am a BE fairly light 1.2 and this product is perfect for me!
Pros: Very nice shade NO SHIMMER Need very little Seems a bit expensive for some but it lasts forever! Cons: Because it does last so long, they should put it in stronger packaging! Mine totally fell apart. The brush is cute but not the best tool for putting on the product. OVERALL: I love this product. It looks beautiful on my skin, and I am very pale. It is easy to work with and I always get a ton of compliments on how pretty I look when I wear it. I also love that it has no shimmer, that is one of its most valuable assets.
I really like this product. It feels really light on the skin and doesn't make my skin all itchy like other mineral products have. I also love the color! It is very soft and fresh looking. I did notice that if I try to use the finishing powder(any) under the blush in any capacity(whether under the foundation or over the foundation but under the blush) than the color doesn't show up much. So if you use this and want a stronger wash of color don't use any of the finishers until after you put on the blush.
This product is way overpriced for the first ingredient being cornstarch but I really wanted to try it because how much they raved about it the the dozens of QVC shows that I watched before trying BE foundation. It is a light and airy product, like a spun powder but when I put it on it dulls my complexion and make me look ash -y and it just ruins any color I have on my face in a really odd way that I have never experienced before. I did like how light it felt on my skin but it looks to bad on me to ever touch it again.