MUA recommend this conditioner for my dry dameged hair. I wanted to be in love this product. the smell wasn't bother me at all. and I didn't think it's fish smell ( I am from Asia and I know what fish smell is ) I don't know if it was not moisturizing enough or over moistureised with my hair. my hair become more frezz and dull and looks more dried out.if I pay this price. I'd later pay PB. I love Joico Moisture Recovery & Philip B's Deep Conditioning Creme Rinse much better. now I am waiting Philip Kingsley Elasticizer . so I will review after use PK.
I went to Ulta to get to the Joico Moisture Recovery Treatment Balm for thick or course hair, however I was told that I don't have the much thick and course hair and not the much dameged. so I decides to try moisture Recovery conditioner . My hair is dry & dameged.( once a month I do color for touch up only my gray hair's. once 3month I do all hair color ) also I do blow dry hair. shampoo every other day. and using Nizoral & nioxin due to itchy senstive scalp) so far I've tried L'oreal nature's therapy mega moisture, Terax crema. L'oreal nature therapy gave me small pimple around hair line and sclup. Terax cream didn't work at all for my dry hair. Joico Moisture Recovery is best so far for my dry dameged hair. ( second is Philip B's deep conditioner cream rince) also I love Joico intence hydrater too. so if you love Joico product's, it's worth try . there is travel size small bottle wich is around $4.00? ( sorry my bad an English!)
Treatments -L'Oreal - Nature's Therapy Mega Moisture Hair Treatment
aizen 2/9/2010 2:19:00 AM
I really wanted to be in love this product,,, however it's made my sclup very itchy and gave me hundred of small bump around hair line.( yes, I did rinse really well & wash my face well) my sclup got greasy and more greasy next day, if I touched my sclup. I can see oil on my finger tip. but my hair is not moistured enough. I will not recommend to anyone who tend to get itchy sclup or acne prone skin or SD.
Styling Products -Oribe - Supershine Moisturizing Cream
aizen 2/2/2010 7:03:00 PM
best shine product ever! ( so far) I 've tried many leave in conditioners or shine product's ( so far I got kerastase, Chi, Biosilk , Oscar B ,it's 10 etc )and 've never found anything like Oribe one.it's makes my hair like shine mirror. the price is bit high however thinking that how much I 've spend money on other product's for trying to make my hair shine, it's worth it. I will definitely repurchase. Add, to get really shine from this product , I have to blow dry hair with round big brush which can be damege my hair, but now I found Alterna hemp seed shine spray much better because I don't have to use heat tool.just spray on dry hair.
Makeup Brushes -Sephora - Professionnel Platinum Bronzer Brush #48
aizen 7/30/2009 7:05:00 PM
I agree with the previous reviewer, so I add just little bit.I've been try many powder brush and this brush is my fave! I use this brush when I apply loose powder and pressed powder. it can apply evenly beautiful with easy & quick. so far it dose not shed at all. however it has bit smell so I will wash more and see. up date. I did exchange the brush to new one because it's so smelly from bigining. ( like goat house...;-( ) however my mom's #48 doesn't have any smell even we bought same time. so I do recommend you to check the smell before buy it.
Pressed Powders -Chanel - Poudre Douce 20 Peche Tendre
aizen 7/30/2009 6:27:00 PM
my MUA friend gave to me this pressed powder.;-) I am NC 10-15 so this peche tendre is bit derker with my skin tone. usual I use Rosee or Almond or Lilas for all over my face. since it's summer right now, I use avene 50+ ( euro one) then Japanese physical ss . so my face look much more whiter finished.so I use peche tendre as shading or bronzer to tone down .then I use kevin Aucoin's candlelight just little bit as highlighter for more glowy look. peche Tendre is really beautiful color and I would recommend who has light to midium skin tone people, if darker skin tone you can use as hightlighter around T zone and around eye's for natural finished. I apply this powder by Professionnel Platinum Bronzer Brush #48
I have 40 Lilas / Rosee / Peche Tendre / Almond. I am NC10-15 color and cool tone.and don't wear foundation . I just use lose or pressed powder on top of SS. if you have pale skin with bit pinky or red tone underneath of the skin you might like 40 Lilas.however this powder can't cover much the redness ( just my opinion) if you have NC 20 up it's might be too white or too much whitesh powderly finished. 40 Lilas is very beautiful pressed powder just like any other Podre douce, if you are pale skin and love Podre douce rosee you will in love Lilas. however Lilas is less glowy & less brighten finished than Rosee Lilas is more matted and whitesh look finished. http://img.makeupalley.com/7/6/0/9/1362796.JPG
I love this blush. as everybody already well saied about Malika in the review. so I just add littile bit ,I am NC10-15, it's very beautiful soft peach/pink color with luminous glow ( no glittery) it's very sheer. I apply Nymph over Malika. this is my big fav blush.
Makeup Brushes -MAC - #165 Contouring Brush [DISCONTINUED]
aizen 5/23/2009 11:26:00 PM
I am so glad that I did read mac 165's revew, I even didn't know that this brush is limited. after I read all revew I call Mac and my counter has it. I am very impressed with how this brush work, I am using this brush for apply highlighter ( Becca's nymph / Kevyn Aucoin the candlelight) can apply very beautifuly and an even. easy to apply small area. before I buy it I just got stilla's #24 hightlighter brush, but I wouldn't buy stila #24 if I have this 165 .
Makeup Brushes -Essence of Beauty - Finishing Brush
aizen 5/23/2009 11:12:00 PM
at first I wanted to love this brush. I have same feeling with reptilegrrl's revew. this brush is really soft and cheap price. however just dosen't do great job,esp I didn't like that pick up product with uneven.so my face got the lookes uneven with blotchy finished.
I got this lip & cheak from very nice mua swaper as she did send me it as extra! I am NC10-15 ,it's very beautiful peachy pink( I would say more peachy on my pale skin) I apply just thin layer on my cheak, then I use becca's nymph. makes my face look flawless & flush glowy . by the way,I am not huge fun of any heavy pigmented blush, however I love this blush. I think cream blush is bit diffuculut to chose cuz all depends on what skin type( also the texture) & skin color you have, and key is how to apply. I would recommend to see color and try first.
at first, I am NC10-15.my most important thing about make up is if the product make my skin look flawless & glowy .NO heavy make up looks.I am pretty happy with what I am using right now which Chanel poudre douse ( rosee and Almond) & becca's nymph. Guerlain • Meteorites Illuminating Pressed Powder - Mythic Parfait 01 most my fave is somehow glowy finish powder as you can tell from above the list. I stop at sephora to just take look around, and found this Fresh's Satin Luster Face Palette ($45+tax) it was almost sold out ( mine was last one) it's kind of creamy but no too soft, so easy to apply on the skin where you want to apply, you can use it on top of your fave blush, there is 3 color so you can use those peachy & pink color as brush or little makes vibrant and alive. what I love this palette is there is no cheep looking glitters, this palette can makes your skin really glowy & illuminate fresh baby skin finish.very good for fresh summer make up. NO NO disco girl <- I am 40'. so No Disco girl or BeBe looks. it can make looks not only gorgeous but sophisticated playful . and make your skin that you've benn taking good care of your skin. I would recommend this palette for someone who has pale skin & flawless skin. please see my pic ( from profile ) I have big pic for you! add/ after using 3weeks. I still love this palette. however Fresh's twightlight is more my fav.
at first I am NC10-15, everybody well said about this powder in here, so I just add bit my revew. I am huge fun of loose & Pressed powder because I don't wear foundation. 1.apply sunblock 2. powder. I've tried lot lot of Asian & USA & Euro brand powder's past 20 years. this is one of * Best 5 *pressed powder I ever used. most important thing about powder to me ( pressed & loose) is if it's makes skin look flawless and glowy finish and Natural look. this is the one! it's not too much illuminating , you can make your skin looks not only soft foucus finish but soft glowy. like your skin looks beautiful as smooth as sleek silk. I apply this powder by everydaymineral's flat top brush or mac 187. you can make gorgeous natural glowy looks if you apply it on neck and ear too. about price, to me it's not expensive if you can have gorgeous porcelain skin finish by $50, Rossy is very light cool pink tone ,so it's not good for someone who has yellow tone & mid color skin tone. big pic is in my profile. also pic compare with chanel poudre douce Almond / Lilas / Peche Tndre.
I was not intresting to buy this Meteorites Illuminating Pressed Powder because I've had use Meteoritesball powder one long time ago ,maybe 20 years ago? when it's come out to market.I didn't like it so much, because it was diffucult to apply with even and sometime pick up one color lot but sometime not. however I just saw this pressed powder Mythic at Neiman, I like it as no yellow color & it's pressed powder which easy to apply by brush with evenly . ( even skin tone & flawless finish is most important to me ) so I bought it.I love it, it's makes my skin brighten up , vibrant and alive , not too oveasly sparkle all over face, it's kind of bit more bright pearly finish than Chanel Poudre Douce ( rosee, which my big fave as flawless finish. glowy finish I love Becca's nymph) if someone looking for something sophisticated little glowy finish highlighter this is the one! esp my age (40') (if you are looking for more dramatical show off I would say Nars albatross) 01 Mythic might too white/pinky tone finish to someone who has midium yellow skin tone. ( I am NC10-15,) **I would recommend that test first before buy if you have a sensitive with perfume since this powder has strong perfume smell*** about price.it was something around $70( with CA tax) big pic is here http://img.makeupalley.com/7/6/0/9/1280393.JPG and there is lot big pic at my profile. click my user name -> then click pic. ***up date*** after 3 week , I have to take1 rate away. made my skin itchy & after apply it couple hours later my skin looks blotchy , oxdized? I am not sure why, maybe not good conbo with my SS ? I'd later go Becca pressed shimmer powder or chanel PD.
Highlighters -Becca - Nymph pressed shimmer powder
aizen 3/26/2009 3:49:00 AM
I am Asian with really pale skin.this review for old virsion nymph. I really don't know why I didn't buy Becca Nymph for long time even thought I've read lot of good review here.They are so finely milled & the shimmer is well subtle, it's make your skin glow like beautiful silky ivory., like porcelain doll or beautuful Creamy ivory doll ( NOT pinky matte bisque doll) it's make my skin looks that I have beautiful flawless skin like I was born with it. it's makes cheeks to pop so my DH told me that my skin looks silky smooth and looks like I had face lift .what I like this powder is no NO glitter ! I would recommend to Nymph to someone really pale skin and cool tone for all face growy looks or highligther. it's might be too light to medium skin tone or very yellow tone people. my other fave pp is Chanel Poudre Douce (rosee & Almond) chanel one is more pinky tone, becca Nymph is more Ivoly less pink. also my other fav hightlighter is Fresh's twailight ( cream ) and satin luster palette. I am MAC NC10-15. *********** Becca had change the nymph's color couple years ago. new one is bit darker and looks much more pink compare old one. however when you apply it on skin, it's still gorgeous. **this is what Becca's CS says** *BECCA’s Pressed Shimmer Powder in Nymph’s color was tweaked a couple years ago. You will not notice much difference in application as the “new” color still offers the same amount of highlight.* ******************************************************************** about new virsion of nymph. I love old one than new one because old one is much more paler & ivory tone , it's less pigment than new one.(new one more tend to pinky than ivory) however I love new one ,( I just becareful that how much amount I apply and use smaller brush) you might be love new one if you are fair to midium ( if you are not really pale) add** now I am using new one,( I think it's hard to find old virsion) I love new one too. it's still beautiful higlighter, Nymph is cool toned silverly color , to me it's not gold toned or doesn't show any beige?yellow tone. now I have 3 back up. ************ it's not discontinued. you can get it at Becca's site or dermstore ( dermstore is shipping free and 30 days return) after 1 1/2 year. I am still in love with Nymph. I use it as daily. however all depends on my skin condition. I use it only around eye's when my skin is bumpy and dry. but I apply it all over my face when my skin is smooth & in good condition. *I would recommend the Hyawatha Pressed Shimmer Powder if you are fair skin with yellow tone. I also recommend the Kevyn Aucoin - The Celestial Powder: Candlelight if you want to more shimmer & going out at night time. ( Hyawatha for day time. Candlelight for night time ) * I would recommend Nymph loose shimmer powder if you want to much more shimmer. I am fan of the nymph loose shimmer powder too I use loose one when I go out at night . * about the compact. No I am not fun of the compact design at all.but it's not much matter to me as long as if the powder is works great and beautiful. I haven't experiance to broken powder yet. however I did make small pouch( quilting with lot of cushion ) for the powder. Please see the pic. I often travel out of USA but never broke my powder or make up broke because it. please see pic's.