This is the only eyelash curler I'll use for the rest of my life! I've had it for about a year now and its still in tip top shape. I have very odd, sensitive eyelids- I am allergic to most of the metals in other eyelash curlers. I only seem to have this problem with my eyelid; it doesn't affect other areas of my face. It will puff up and get red and swollen when I use other eyelash curlers. SO I purchased the Shu Uemura curler, after hearing that it was the best one out there. I found that it was too curved for my eye shape and didn't get all my lashes, plus it irritated my lids cause of the allergy, so I returned it. Then I tried the Sephora brand ones. Those worked well too, BUT only the Gold plated ones would work for me cause of the allergy (the other colours made my lids puff up), and the gold plating would wear off within a few months and I would always have to replace it. FINALLY, on a friend's recommendation, I bought the Shiseido one, and wow was I blown away. It didn't irritate my lid, it was able to reach all my lashes, and it was less curvy than the Shu Uemura. I'm Asian and I have very straight lashes, so this one was able to actually curl my lashes nicely and keep them up (along with mascara, of course). It's been a year and I still haven't needed to replace the pad yet. I've tossed it into countless makeup bags and still it's sturdy as ever. The only thing I will say that it is pricey at 20 dollars- BUT the Shu is $26 +tax where I live, so it could be worse. Bottom line is: BUY IT. It is the best eyelash curler you'll ever use. And the best 20 dollars you'll ever spend.
I really wanted to like this product! I tried it on a friend's recommendation. I'm Asian and I have very straight lashes, so I need mascaras that will keep the curl up. My friend has similar lashes to mine and loved my HG mascaras as well (CG Lashblast and Maybelline Falsies), so I thought it would work for me as well. Boy I was mistaken. I was impressed with the sturdy, luxurious packaging, but when I actually curled my lashes and tried it out, it barely did anything for my lashes. It looked like I didn't even have mascara on, and then my lashes lost its curl right away. To put it simply, I will not be repurchasing this and I haven't used it since. If you have naturally curly lashes, this may work well for a natural look but sadly it didn't work for me.
I really wanted to like this product, but I was really disappointed when I was finally able to head down to the states (I live in Canada) and purchase it, only to find out that I hated it. But for $1, I suppose you get what you pay for. I bought this in Persimmon (the store only had this shade), and when I tried it, it looked like I just put shimmers onto my face- not much colour payoff. I looked like a disco ball, and because I used my fingers to apply it, it was impossible to get the shimmers off my fingers until I used my bath soap and scrubbed really hard. I haven't touched it since. Will definitely not be repurchasing.
Gels/Soaps -Neutrogena - Body Clear Body Wash - Pink Grapefruit
vintagy 6/13/2012 11:55:00 PM
I love this body wash! At first I used the original Body Clear body wash, which smells terrible, but then I discovered this one which does the same thing, except it smells wonderful and it has little exfoliating beads. I like to exfoliate my skin at least twice a week because it keeps it blemish-free, and the salicylic acid keeps the acne away. I use it almost every day, its great. I will definitely be repurchasing. It is a little expensive in Canada but still within a reasonable range.
Best blush ever!! This is my HG blush. I use it almost everyday and recommend it to all my friends. It is universally flattering on so many skin tones. It's the right balance between peach and pink, and the little gold shimmers complete the product. It gives me the most beautiful glow in a snap; I don't use any other powders when I wear it. It lasts all day and just looks amazing. I've gotten so many compliments on it, and I've had friends purchase it solely because they loved how it looked my skin. It is pricey but seriously, you'd have to use it a TON just to hit pan- it's worth every penny. I will definitely be repurchasing when I eventually run out.
This product is great for highlighting/contouring in a snap. I don't use it much anymore, but all of last summer I used this + my Tarte amazonian clay blush (in Tipsy) and it gave me the prettiest glow to my face. It lasts decently well and it's a good quality product- you get what you pay for. The brush it comes with is great too- I use it to apply the product then use a blush brush to blend it out. It's also really hard to run out of this- I bought this about a year ago and I still have tons of product left. It is quite expensive; I would not purchase it again solely because of the price. Everything else is fantastic.
I love this bronzer! I have fair skin and bronzers typically make me look like an oompa loompa.. but this one is light enough so that it works on me! I use the lightest shade for highlighting my cheekbones and I swirl all the colours together and brush it all over for a pretty glow. It is too glittery for contouring, but it is excellent for creating a nice, allover slightly bronzed look. Also, for $3 it is such a steal! The packaging is really nice and heavy, with a big mirror (reminds me of NARS packaging), and there is so much product it would be very difficult to run out. Definitely recommend this for anyone with fair-medium skin!