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.
Powders -Smashbox - Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder
shazzar 5/2/2012 6:10:00 PM
"Hydrating Powder", uh, ok Smashbox, whatever you say. I was suckered into buying this at a makeover event at Ulta. I actually quite liked the packaging and the little "shaving" gizmo inside. I was told it is a mineral powder and that appealed to me to. It does not offer mineral like coverage at all. At the time of purchase my skin was quite dry but I never felt like this was hydrating. My skin is much more oily now than dry nowadays and recently tried this again and it's still fairly useless.
Styling Products -Ojon - Damage Reverse Instant Restorative Hair Serum
shazzar 5/2/2012 6:00:00 PM
Meh. Nothing special. There are plenty of oil products out there these days that do just as good a job, if not better, for a lot cheaper.
Gorgeous colour, deep, rich and pigmented. 2 coats is plenty. My only complaint is the brush, it is way too thin, it takes 4 swipes to do one nail so then the application gets messy. Otherwise, it's perfect.
This seems so pigmented in the pan, but you really have to apply a lot to make it noticeable. Then it shows up dirty looking. I'm very pale (NC15), this seemed like the perfect neutral blush for my skintone, but would probably be suited better to darker skintones. It also crumbled quite a bit in the pan. It was so cheap, so it's no loss.
Eyeliner -L'Oreal - Extra-Intense Liquid Pencil Eyeliner
shazzar 4/24/2012 12:05:00 AM
This is a cinch to apply. Really creamy and soft, no tugging. Can be difficult to get a thin line though because it's so soft. I bought the dark brown one and the colour is really intense, it lasts a very long time too (10+ hours). However, my sensitive eyes reacted badly to it like other reviewers. Slightly bloodshot, red, teary eyes within 15 mins of application. I've never reacted to an eyeliner like that before. Tried it out 5/6 times, each time I had the same reaction.
Worth the higher than drugstore price to get an eyeliner that doesn't irritate my water line. I love it. Goes on so easily, wears all day, nicely pigmented and matte. It never transfers to my lower water line. It's not too creamy, so it doesn't have to be sharpened before every use, which makes it last months. HG for me.
This is too dry and lacks pigment. It tugs on eyelids and takes far too much work to apply. It looks faded and hours old almost immediately. I (like other reviewers have mentioned) ended up using this as an eyebrow pencil, and it works great at that. Will not repurchase though.
If this was sold in regular pencil form I would repurchase. These twisty eyeliners are so gimmicky, they never get pointed enough and are flat again before finishing one eye. This however, does have staying power, it doesn't budge. it works great on lids. On my waterline, it transfers and irritates my eyes making them red and watery.
Useless. Not 'smoothing', what 'shine'? Makes hair dull, lank and lifeless. Not recommended at all.
Cleansers -Vichy - Normaderm Daily Exfoliating Cleansing Gel
shazzar 2/28/2012 12:45:00 PM
I wouldn't dream of putting this on my face as it is loaded with fragrance (why do you do this Vichy?), but as a body wash it's great. I use it 2-3 times a week in the shower after Bikram yoga and it keeps back and chest breakouts at bay.
Cleansers -Avene - Cleanance soapless gel cleanser for oily skin
shazzar 2/5/2012 5:15:00 PM
This a lovely soap-free cleanser. It's non-drying and very effectively removes makeup and leaves no residue. I would definitely buy again, docking one lippie because of the packaging, it would be great if it had a pump.
I just threw this away because it was 6 months old and did not want to take any chances. Amazingly after 6 months of use, this stuff was still going strong, no clumps and plenty of hold. I'm always trying new mascaras but I would definitely repurchase this in the future. It's a great everyday mascara.
I have been using this for years, I always find myself coming back to it. It's a great everyday mascara, it never clumps, lasts all day and is very natural looking which makes it a great daytime mascara.