Eyeliner -Smashbox - waterproof shadow liner in Hollywood
caligal 2/10/2009 2:33:00 AM
My review is for the Warm Fig color (which isn't listed), so I'll talk about product & not color... I love this liner with brush!! I got it in QVC kit & haven't experienced any drying out. I thought this would look too overdone for the more natural look I wear most days. It just makes me look naturally great. I love love love how my eyes look wearing this! I don't have a lot of experience with brushes & this brush makes it so easy! Btw: reviews of this same product- listed under Eye Shadow are much higher. FYI
Very coarse gritty exfoliant. I got this on Beauty.com GWP. I add a cleanser with it to dilute the coarseness. I thought it would irritate my skin b/c it's so gritty. My skin does like it. I'll use it up but not repurchase. Maybe use it on my chest and shoulders.
Gels/Soaps -Philosophy - Amazing Grace Perfumed Buffing Wash
caligal 2/7/2009 4:12:00 AM
I got this as part of kit & liked it so-so. Left skin soft. Wasn't gonna re-buy. Then I added a gel type body wash, used one of those scrunchy puffs...& I luv it!!! I used a philosophy 3-in-1 or Shikai...OMG. It's amazing! A lot more sudsy if u like. If u r not happy, try adding your favorite 3 in 1 :) :) would re-buy if in kit :)
I almost put this up for swap after 2 uses. Then I came back & read reviews. Wow!! I love it !!! I used walnut size for my long hair- while my hair was in towel 5 minutes. What a difference:). Thank you Reneerene for hints!!!! Will definitely buy again!!!!!
Blush -Clinique - Blushing Blush Powder Blush - Smoldering Plum
caligal 2/5/2009 9:50:00 PM
I don't have this. I just saw an old friend and I loved her mu. I asked her what her blush was...this was it! I might try to get it on swap. I didn't look plum on her...looked like a soft glow pink.
Conditioner -Sexy Hair Concepts - healthy sexy hair soy milk conditioner
caligal 1/8/2009 7:16:00 PM
This is a repeat from my shampoo review: LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS! Agree with the positives here. I was in TJMaxx yesterday and used my new iphone to check reviews before buying it. I'm heading back tonight to buy backup!!!! My hair is thick, wavy, color treated, a bit dry due to flat iron and blow drying. I used just the conditioner last night and it was GREAT. Today, after the gym, I used both shampoo and conditioner...HG (I hope). WOW My hair is soooooo soft. :) I am thankful for the review by SugarDanish saying, "This is for DAMAGED hair, to make it healthy again. If you have virgin hair the proteins going into your hair is too much, and too much protein can do just the opposite as claimed on packaging: it will make your hair dry. too much protein isn't good for your hair." My daughter is 10 with virgin hair...so I'll keep her away from this. :) Edit: Sigh. :( My hair isn't loving this anymore. I tried to alternate with others. Hmmm. I'm not sure what happened. :( Taking off one lippie because the magic is gone.
Shampoo -Sexy Hair Concepts - healthy sexy hair soy milk shampoo
caligal 1/8/2009 7:12:00 PM
LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS! Agree with the positives here. I was in TJMaxx yesterday and used my new iphone to check reviews before buying it. I'm heading back tonight to buy backup!!!! My hair is thick, wavy, color treated, a bit dry due to flat iron and blow drying. I used just the conditioner last night and it was GREAT. Today, after the gym, I used both shampoo and conditioner...HG (I hope). WOW My hair is soooooo soft. :) I am thankful for the review by SugarDanish saying, "This is for DAMAGED hair, to make it healthy again. If you have virgin hair the proteins going into your hair is too much, and too much protein can do just the opposite as claimed on packaging: it will make your hair dry. too much protein isn't good for your hair." My daughter is 10 with virgin hair...so I'll keep her away from this. :) Edit: Sigh. :( My hair isn't loving this anymore. I tried to alternate with others. Hmmm. I'm not sure what happened. :( Taking off one lippie because the magic is gone. 7/2011 UPDATE Tried one more time and still didn't like. Not sure why. Taking off one more lippie...
I LOVE this product!!!!! I've tried Philosophy in a few scents, B&BW, VS and a few others. This stands out to me... especially for the $$. It's about 1/2 the price of Philosophy (which I DO like the gel). I find Phil to be about a dollar an ounce. This is12 oz for $6. I like it a bit more also. :) I will definitely re purchase! My skin can get itchy from some (VS and BBW). This leaves my skin smooth. I like Vanilla but will try others.
I bought this based on the reviews here. The very 1st night I used it...I woke up and was rubbing my eyes...and I swear my skin felt SO SOFT! I got out of bed to look in the mirror....and......nothing. :( ha! Seriously, I couldn't 'see' any difference on day 1 but I sure FELT a difference. Well, I've been using this one week with the same soft skin when I wake up.:) Last night I came down stairs after showering (no makeup, slightly damp hair) and my fiancé said, "you look 15 years younger". Will I repurchase???? uh......YES Cons: it does feel a tiny bit 'sticky' when I first put it on & I don't see a difference yet. Btw: I just turned 40 and my fiancé doesn’t exaggerate about much. I'll post again soon.
I used a couple sample packets and LOVED this shampoo/conditioner!!!!!! I went out and bought it full price without hesitation. I loved the way my hair looked/felt when paddle brush/blow drying or air drying. *sigh* :( what happened???? I thought I'd found my HG. I came here to read reviews and see what went wrong. I did use a clarifying every week or 2. My hair seems a little soft...but mostly Poofy. I have thick wavy hair. I won't repurchase.
Styling Products -Frederic Fekkai - Glossing Cream with Olive Oil
caligal 11/12/2008 12:09:00 PM
I came here to read the reviews thinking there was a way I could use this product and like it. I purchased this thinking that a higher end product would be 'magic'. I have wavy, longer, colored hair and I use blow dryer/straight iron 3-4 times a week. The other days I let my hair air dry and leave it wavy. My hair is a bit on the dry side. I've tried this on my 'air dry' days...as well as my blow dry/straight iron days. meh. It doesn't do much and I won't repurchase. My hair is a bit softer. When my hair is air dry...it seems too poofy with this. When I blow dry it's just not quite right. :( I put it on my 9 year old daughter to use it up. I guess I should have returned it...but I don't return things. Many seem to like it. Maybe try the travel size to see if it works for you. :)
Concealers -Philosophy - Supernatural airbrushed color correctors
caligal 10/1/2008 1:07:00 AM
I like this. I don't love it. I like the 3 colors because I can use darker shades in summer...lighter in winter. I use the lighter under my eyes. I use the darker around my forehead or nose when i want a little more coverage. The odd thing: the darker color is 'harder' when i touch it. The lighter 2 shades are creamy, moist and glide on. I have to use the darker with moisturizer or the medium shade b/c it is too hard. Overall I'm happy. It's lasting a long time!!!!!! I want to try Bobbi Brown.
Lip Liners -Philosophy - the supernatural lip pencil-nude
caligal 10/1/2008 1:02:00 AM
I love the natural look. I teach classes at the gyms and train. So, I don't want to look too made up. This (along with the melon gelato gloss) and poreless spf helps me look the way I want. I feel like ME. It goes on nice. I'll repurchase. :)
I like this a lot! The ingredients are wonderful!!! I'm using the Dr. Denese line and my skin looks great at 40. My skin looks better since using her skincare!!!!!!!! I guess I wanted to "feel" something when I use a toner...and I don't. But feeling something might be bad for my skin. :) No breakouts! Yea!!!!!!!! I'll repurchase.
I like this a lot! Agree with positive reviews so I won't repeat. :) I LOVE Resurface and Glow Treatment face wash. It's not listed for reviewing.