I bought this after seeing lots of recommendations for it on the SCB. It did a right number on my face though. Thankfully my skin lets me know quickly when a product is clogging, this clogged me within 4 days. Disappointing as it felt very moisturizing and nourishing, I noticed my skin was less oily, my makeup set better and lasted longer too. My non-clogging moisturizer search continues.
I'm sorry to see this foundation getting a poor rating (currently 3.3), I think it's fantastic. I love the packaging, the on/off pump is great. This stuff has great coverage that really lasts. I use the lightest shade, 1 Porcelain Ivory, for my NW15 complexion and it manages to warm up my skintone while matching perfectly.
Mascara -Cover Girl - Lash Perfection Volumizing Mascara
shazzar 8/14/2012 12:04:00 AM
Great drugstore mascara; no clumps, no mess, lasts all day, separates, defines, adds volume. I wish the packaging was a little more interesting than the drab grey and silver, but that's not important; I will definitely be repurchasing.
I have been having my hair professionally coloured (dark brown) for the last 4 years, but got tired of shelling out money when really all I needed was to cover up my greys. So I decided to go back to box colour for a bit. There are so many new options on the market now. I loved how easy this was to apply, no drips at all, my bathroom counter and floor were spared! I used the Deep Dark Brown-Black (3N) for the recommended time. It came out a bit more on the black side but that's ok. Once conditioned an dried my hair was kinda dry and frizzy, not glossy and sleek like it usually is after colouring. The colour is also very one dimensional and flat. I used this 10 days ago, have washed my hair 5/6 times and it's already faded significantly, I spotted 2 old greys poking through already. I'm not ready to go back to professional colouring though, there's a lot more options out there to explore.
Moisturizers -Boscia - Revitalizing Black Hydration Gel
shazzar 7/7/2012 11:59:00 AM
This has a lovely texture and a little goes a long way. Provided adequate moisturizing for my combo/sometimes dry skin. It comes out black and dries clear. I saw a significant decrease in oil production when used during the day and overall quite liked it. But I couldn't get past the 'tingling' sensation that lasted about 10 mins after application. I couldn't help feeling there was something in this that would eventually cause irritation so I returned it after 10 days of using it. For a $38 moisturizer I didn't want to take any chances.
Conditioner -John Masters - Lavender & Avocado Intensive Conditioner
shazzar 6/24/2012 10:49:00 AM
Smells great, left hair really smooth and frizz free (even after airdrying).
Shampoo -John Masters - Evening primrose shampoo for dry hair
shazzar 6/24/2012 10:46:00 AM
I liked the smell but it left my hair feeling a little stripped, like a clarifying shampoo. How is that supposed to help dry hair?
Treatments (Eye) -Clinique - Advanced Stop Signs Eye SPF 15
shazzar 6/3/2012 12:18:00 AM
I had no problems with stinging like other reviewers have mentioned. This applies easily, absorbs quickly and is perfect under concealer. The only thing preventing me from repurchasing is the low spf and the jar packaging.
This was pretty effective at removing eye makeup but STUNG the bejaysus out of my eyes. It was a $6 impulse buy in the line at Sephora, returned after 2 uses.
Eyeliner -Rimmel - Soft Kohl Kajal Eye Pencil in Jet Black
shazzar 5/23/2012 3:51:00 PM
Useless, transfers from water line, smudges too easily, panda eyes a go-go.
Makeup Brushes -Sonia Kashuk - Travel Kabuki Brush
shazzar 5/12/2012 10:38:00 AM
Had to throw this away after a few months. I kept this in my purse for touch ups and liked how hygienic it seemed. It did shed slightly after washing but nothing that bothered me too much. It was easy to spot stray hairs and get rid of them.I like to wash all my makeup brushes every week or so. When I washed this one the water would run black. I figured it was dye and that it would wash out after the first few washes, but this continued every single time I washed it. I also noticed an odd smell after I first washed it, almost mildewy, like the brush never dried completely, after several washed the smell never went away and was ultimately the reason I parted ways with this brush. It's turned me completely off travel kabukis and now I just carry my EM kabuki brush for touch ups.
Was talked into buying this at a salon after a haircut. I was looking for a product to use on wet hair to help with styling, heat protection and frizz. This is not that product. It smells good but does nothing that I had hoped.
Treatments (Eye) -Mario Badescu - Hyaluronic Eye Cream
shazzar 5/10/2012 4:35:00 PM
Like many other reviewers I received this as a sample from MB after I filled out a survey on their website. I would certainly consider buying the full size version of this in the future. The sample lasted me about 2 months, I used it at night only (about 5 nights/week). I can't really say if it helped diminish fine lines or anything like that, but it is super soothing and moisturising. I have fairly sensitive skin and did not react to this badly at all. Highly recommended.
Fantastic conditioner. I use it in conjunction with the shampoo and occasionally the dry oil from the same collection and they are all great. It smells really good, leaves my hair soft, shiny and very 'cooperative'. Highly recommended.
If you want frizzy, crunchy, stiff, greasy looking curls, then this is the mousse for you.