first used this at the nail salon and went out and bought my own bottle. its a great nude pink peach color. i asked for nude but with some color and second honeymoon is it. makes my fingers look classy and polished. it can be streaky (as most light colors are), so use two coats.
Moisturizers -Murad - Energizing Pomegranate Moisturizer SPF 15
ltgee 2/22/2009 12:15:00 AM
When i tried to squirt a bit out, a big ol' glop came flying out! i had to use the leftover for my hands (yes-it was THAT much). anyway, it felt sticky on application and i waited a couple of minutes for it to get absorbed. this is probably best for people with normal to dry skin. defintiely NOT for acne or oily types. smells great but at the same time, i dont like having all that fragrance on my face or in my products. will not repurchase. plus-tube is wayyy too small for that price.
This smells like a knock off Shiseido. Lasted probably about 2-3 hours on my wrist and 6 hours later i can still faintly smell it if brought to my nose. it smells...soapy and clean but nothing special. dry down almost smells like detergent. returned...will try "still" next...
Sunscreen -Aveeno - Baby Continuous Protection Sunblock Lotion SPF 55
ltgee 2/22/2009 12:08:00 AM
Leaves a whitish cast for about a minute but blends in right after. moisturizing and does its job. my son has super sensitive skin and cannot tolerate the usual drugstore brands (he gets a rash from head to toe), so usually he uses california baby. i did not have any on hand so i stopped by and bought this at rite-aid. so far so good. no rash and no sunburns (he skied for 4 hours). will repurchase as good for backup and easy to find at any drugstore.
Styling Products -L'Oreal - Professionnel Texture Infinium Hairspray
ltgee 2/6/2009 12:56:00 PM
Infinium Microdiffuser spray: This is the BEST hairspray EVER! It comes in levels 1-4 (4 being strongest hold). I have it in 3 and it sprays the finest mist ever! This spray is totally special because I can spray my hair, comb it out and it will NOT turn white, and spray over it again and it will NEVER be hard or sticky! it's awesome! you get firm hold with no stiffness. packaging is super hip-light purple slim canister with a black flat cap. will repurchase (might try the 4 next time).
Styling Products -Paul Mitchell - Paul Mitchell -Extra Body Sculpting Foam
ltgee 2/6/2009 12:32:00 PM
I would repurchase this again unless i find something better. its pretty darn good! bought for $17.00 and it really does make your hair have extra body! i have fine, thin straight asian locks and it gave my roots extra oomph for sure. it changed the texture and made it thicker. the only thing i dont like is that it makes my hair super matte looking so i dont have that glossy look anymore. its ok though because i can pin my hair up into all these cute sexy tousled styles now. :) i applied it after the shower and blow dried it. it's been 2 days and my hair is still poufy (its usually an oily mess by now).
Skincare - Body -Aura Cacia - Sweet Almond Natural Skin Care Oil
ltgee 2/6/2009 12:28:00 PM
Bought from Whole Foods. Was looking for the avocado one but they were all out so I bought this. it's not super moisturizing but enough so that i would repurchase. it smells like...nothing at all but yet something! not sweet thats for sure, but a "warm" body type of smell? i cant even explain it. almost like cooked rice? lol! it would be great to add a scent to it since it wont compete. purchased twice already. good stuff :) easy to apply and has a squirt cap.
Ok, this totally works. TOTALLY. I have fine, thin, flat asian hair thats super shiny and super oily (I have to wash every.single.day). This gives me BIG, TEXAS HAIR! Beehive hairdo hair! Veryyyyy sexy and totally works. Only down side is that its wayyy too drying to use every single day. You definitely have to give your hair a break and condition very well after using this baby! What I am going to try and do this time is wash my hair every OTHER day, and on the 2nd day, when my hair is super gross and oily, im going to spray this in and maybe it will help soak up some of the oilies?! I think it will totally work (because yeah, this is SUPER drying). I have used every single hair powder under the sun and nothing has been able to revive my 2nd day of unwashed hair so that's why I was every night. Will update! :)
Styling Products -Nexxus - Phyto Organics Sea Swell Ocean Air Texture Mist
ltgee 2/4/2009 7:02:00 PM
Ok, Bumble & Bumble blows this Sea Swell out of the water (no pun intended)! There IS a slight (oh so tiny) textured/dirty feel but otherwise my hair is still limp as it was before I even sprayed it. B&B apparently has more sea salt in it because when I used that, I get BIG TEXAS hair! I have fine, thin asian hair and this left it limp. If you want volume, skip this and go for B&B. I have a review for B&B too...although, this might work for you if you have drier hair. I have oily hair where I have to wash it every day. Sea Swell might be less drying on people with already dry hair. Oily hair peeps, buy B&B.
Lip Treatments -SoftLips - Pure Pomegranate Organic Lip Conditioner
ltgee 2/1/2009 7:20:00 PM
smells delish, very hydrating and the staying power is ridiculous. i swiped some on 3 hours ago and its STILL on my lips. what the! i love that its a little skinny stick too vs. those big honkin' ones (like Nivea Kiss of Moisture). its organic also! cant be any better... :)
ok, i alwayssss have a bottle of this in the shower! if my hair ever feels gunky, too much buildup, hair products, oil, whatever THIS shampoo will take it all out and leave my hair light and fluffy again. it doesnt strip it so much that its dry and nasty (pantene volume did that! never again...). i use this every other day basically and in between i use ABBA. my hair is super shiny and silky and i always get comments, "you are so lucky to have such shiny, straight hair...". its so great and SO cheap. go suave!
Conditioner -Unlisted Brand - David Babaii for WildAid Amplifying conditioner
ltgee 2/1/2009 7:11:00 PM
smells great, sulfate free and has great ingredients but didnt leave my hair conditioned enough. i also got pimples on my scalp-so no repurchase!
Shampoo -Unlisted Brand - David Babaii for WildAid - hydrating shampoo
ltgee 2/1/2009 7:10:00 PM
smells fantastic but doesnt lather very much (i love a good lather!), and left me with pimples on my scalp. i do love all the great ingredients and that its sulfate free, etc. though! will not repurchase
RA Beta Green Tea Lotion with Salicylic Acid comes in a clear container with a short head pump dispenser. Smell is sharp and slightly alcoholic-sometimes hurts my nose. Went through the entire bottle and still not sure if it helped my tiny pimples on my forehead or not. It's refreshing but there are less costly toner's for that. Will not repurchase.
beautiful little pot that it comes in. pricey so im not sure if i will repurchase-so more of a maybe. has very fine micro shimmer to it and i like my glosses to have little to NO shimmer or glitter (ghastly) in it. I dont feel like a woman if theres glitter all over my lips! it has a nice rose smell and comes out as mlbb. not to ott glossy but not so matte that it would pass for lip balm. very moisturizing! dont use it as much because not so portable as having a stick. this you would have to use with a lip brush or your finger (probably not so sanitary though).