Shampoo -Back to Basics - Coconut Mango Moisture Quenching Shampoo
smrtblnd 9/8/2006 11:56:00 AM
Found this at Big Lots a few weeks ago for $1.50 !! I couldn't believe it because I've seen it at salons for over $10.00. Bought the shampoo and conditioner, went home and washed my hair. This stuff is awesome!! The smell is intoxicating and left my hair(waist length and highlighted blonde) shiny, soft and looking and feeling healthy. The dryness is gone! The smell lasts all day. I went back that day and bought 10 bottles of each at $1.50... why not? Went back another day and there was also now Tangerine twist, apple and ginsing, rasberry almond and blue lavender. Bought mass amounts of all shampoos and conditioners. I'm set for at least a year!. Why Big Lots? I guess the company is changing the bottle and wants to get rid of the old design. My hair after using these products has never felt or looked better LOVES IT
Polishes -Wet 'n' Wild - Crystalic Calcium enriched Cappucino Creme
smrtblnd 9/8/2006 11:29:00 AM
This polish is a chocolate brownish rich shade perfect for fall. Covers well in 2 coats and lasts! 3 days and no chipping. With a top coat of course. Seems to be making my nails stronger. Better than high end polishes. Will buy again. Very happy
Lotions/ Creams -Sally Hansen - Age Correct Hand Lift firming serum
smrtblnd 6/30/2006 11:02:00 AM
This stuff is amazing. Small pretty pink bottle with the most awesome hand treatment I've used. I'm on my third bottle. Its an oil serum that sinks into the skin and leaves my hands smooth and soft.Lines are softening Has improved the sun damage and my skin tone has improved. Its also great for cuticles and nails. My nails are growing in stronger and have stopped peeling. The smell is intoxicating.LOVE IT. Herbal, fresh and clean. I use it several times a day from my fingertips to my shoulders. I also find that its a great hair shiner and makes the ends of my long hair smooth. after applying it to hands I run it through my hair.
got a sample vial of this at Sephora with a purchase and was annoyed that It was Paris Hilton.. I thought it would be boring and cheap smelling like most celebrity fragrances. Am I amazed I LOVE IT!!! great summer fragrance, fruity, fresh and floral. Lasts for hours and I can't stop smelling my wrists. It lifts my mood. The scent envelopes me and seems interesting with many notes..all good.
I was wondering around in my local Longs Drug Store here in south calif when I spotted a tester for Miami Glow. I Hate Her other fragrances but being the perfume freak I am I had to test it out. Cute bottle too. I sprayed my wrist and continued my browsing. I couldn't believe the wonderful tropical scent. Soft and enveloping with coconuts, vanilla, and very different from the typical beachy smells in scents. This one is SUMMER. This captures the whole vibe of the tropics, with just the right amount of sweetness. Last long and doesn't turn strange after the dry down, just gets better. I had to have it. It was also on sale at 25% off..making it $22.00. A steal so I bought 2.
Eye Shadow -Neutrogena - Mineral Sheers For Eyes in Pebble
smrtblnd 4/28/2006 12:18:00 PM
I've been on a quest to use a "less is more" approach to my makeup routine. Some of my makeup applications and colors were starting to make me look like I'm trying too hard...making me look I'm freaking out about getting older. I think I've found the perfect eye shadows.I love these shadows..eye brighteners more than shadows. I have blue eyes and the pebbles color made the blue pop out. The color is very sheer, natural and the texture is like the higher priced shadows. No applicator is included but I rarely use those anyway. I use my eye shadow brush and it goes on great. If I want a bit deeper shade I add a bit of water. The color lasts for hours. Looks great even in sunlight, very natural and doesn't irritate my eyes like so many shadows do.
My HG mask. I've been using Retin-A for the past few months for perimenopause breakouts and weird skin changes. This masque has helped with the skin peeling and cell turnover...welcome side effects from the Retin-A. I'm using the mask ever other day and my skin has never looked better. My only problem is getting the product out of the tube when it's half full. Oh well..for the cheap price I can't complain
I'm loving this lotion!(FALL 2005 version) Smelled the pumpkin oil simmering at a friends yesterday and HAD to have it. The closest BBW to me Laguna Niquel...was sold out of the oil, drove to the Mission Viejo mall and they were out of the oil too! I hadn't tried the lotion but sampled it and knew right then its a classic. The scent is a perfect blend of vanilla, sugar, cinnamon, clove and the real kick is the nutmeg. Its warm, cozy, romantic and although it sounds foody it's more sexy than that. I never thought pumpkin could smell so good. Even though it was 90 degrees today I wore it and it seemed right. A spicy scent that could be worn year round. The moisturizing quality is great and the scent has long staying power. It envelopes me as if its a perfume. I put this on the same level as Vanilla bean Noel..my all time fav,
I never wear red lipstick but would like to at times. Saw this at Longs drugs, loved the color and since its a gloss knew it wouldn't be too dark. I love it, sheer, beautiful natural color. will buy more!
I tried to like this..I love almost all vanilla scents but this one is just wrong!
Foundations -Wet 'n' Wild - Ultimate Cover smooth foundation
smrtblnd 4/3/2005 6:41:00 PM
I'm always trying different foundations especially at the change of seasons. My skin has been acting up lately and spotted this promising great cover and also good for skin. The color selections weren't the best..only about 5. I settled on Cafe that is a medium beige, not as dark as it sounds, but a good color for my skin that picks up a bit of color from spring on. This stuff covers great, feels wonderful and lasts all day without caking or turning orange. Makes my skin glow.I love the fresh smell. Its minty and clean, has botanicals, vitamin E & A, eucalyptus oil, and cucumber extract. The only thing I didn't like is the product is hard to get out of the opening, gotta really shake it up, but hey for $2.99 I can't complain You have to try this
I've been enjoying the Rimmel line of cosmetics since my local Longs drug store started carrying them. I spritzed on some London Glam while browsing one day and OMG this stuff is beautiful! Its soft, clean, with a touch of the tropics. Reminds me of Escada Izaba Hippie. After spraying it on my wrists I was asked by two customers in the store what I had on that smelled so good. We all headed back to the Rimmel display and bought up. They had a small spray vial for $4.95..bought 2 of those, and a large size for $9.95. The bottle is cute..looks a little like Ralph. Its long lasting, has wonderful notes and perfect drydown. I'm a perfume snob and am thrilled to have found such a beautiful scent for so cheap. Wish they made a matching body lotion
big dissapointment. Bought the trio for blue eyes. The colors looked interesting and pretty until I tried them...The copper brown for the lids made me look tired..the dark blue for the crease blended into a muddy mess with the copper and the pale blue under the brow looked just strange. I looked ill. Also the package sucks. Sooo hard to open. what a waste of $6.00
recieved a mini bottle of this from a friend. I disliked it at first but after drydown it smells wonderful...floral and woody with a bit of sweetness and a touch of patchouli. I love it now. Makes me feel serene and peaceful.
I've been using Redkin smooth down about a year and got sick of spending so much on shamppos and conditioners for my long highlighted blonde hair. My hair also was looking dull and limp. When this happens I branch out and try a cheaper drug store brand to strip the product build up. I thought the V05 Oasis products had a great scent and decided on the Lavender and chamomile since chamomile is supposed to be good for blonde hair. This shampoo is amazing! As is the matching conditioner. It lathers great, rinses clean, leaving my hair sleek and shiny..I could tell after I rinsed this is a great product..and soo cheap. The scent OMG its wonderful. Fills the shower and actually stays in my hair all day. A very subtle soft fragrance that I can smell as my hair moves. I rarely find that in a shampoo. My hair actually is in better shape after 2 weeks of almost daily cleaning. I'm going to be using this product forever. To think of all the money down the drain for the high end products I've been using.