This is a great product, probably the best leave-in and heat protectant I have ever used. It leaves my hair soft and shiny plus full of body. It is very expensive but worth it. One of the best side effects too is that your hair continues to look great on day 2 and day 3 even. I try not to have to wash my hair every day and it is great to find a product that continues to leave you hair looking nice for a day or two after.
I like this better than the original Euphoria, but I think it smells exactly like Chanel Allure Sensuelle. However, it doesn't have the staying power of Chanel. This fragrance is a little masculine smelling too but not as much as the original Euphoria. So, if you like Euphoria, this is a lighter, softer version of it.
I love this fragrance. I have been looking for a nice evening fragrance for so long but wasn't thrilled with anything I tested or if I did like it, it seemed to have zero lasting power. This fragrance is gorgeous. It is a spicy vanilla. It is perfect for evenings. I wouldn't wear it during the day because I think it is too strong for daytime. However, for nights, it lasts forever. I wore it last night and could still smell it this morning. It is beautiful, but not overpowering. I'm so happy I found this one.
Conditioner -L'Oreal - Everpure smooth conditioner
spikester 8/21/2011 2:12:00 PM
WOW!!! This beats the high end products (Kerastase, Pureology etc) hands down. It leaves your hair silky, smooth, shiny and soft. Plus, it doesn't weigh it down. I also love that it protects your color. What more could you ask for? I had been using Pureology but I think my hair reacts poorly to protein and all the Pureology products seem to have too much protein in it for me. I love EverPure Smooth because there is absolutely no protein. Definitely a HG and at such a good price. LOVE IT!!
I absolutely love the Be Delicious fragrance and it is one of my favorites so I was really looking forward to this launch. However, when I sprayed it on me, it just didn't smell very unique. It also had much poorer sillage and staying power than Be Delicious. I will stick with my favorite, Be Delicious.
I absolutely love this scent. It is a tropical, fruity, coconut scent. It instantly puts you in a great mood. The scent also lingers softly through the day. This seems to last much longer than the other Escada scents (except for Magnetism with has incredible staying power). This is a great day scent whereas I think Magnetism is much better for night. Highly recommend this.
Fragrances -Viktor & Rolf - Viktor and Rolf Flowerbomb
spikester 7/30/2011 10:41:00 AM
I may be in the minority here, but I really didn't like this fragrance. All I smelled is patchouli and musk. I don't smell anything sweet or floral. I gave it 2 stars because it has decent staying power and it is well blended. However, I really don't like the scent at all.
Other -Rembrandt - Intense Stain Whitening Toothpaste, Mint
spikester 7/26/2011 1:12:00 AM
This toothpaste is amazing. I have professionally whitened my teeth but didn't feel like they were super white anymore. Most likely due to drinking coffee. I tried the whitening trays at home and they didn't make much of a difference. So, I heard about this toothpaste and tried it today for the first time. Literally, I noticed a huge difference the very first time I brushed. I brushed them again a couple of hours later and they are about two shades whiter on the very first day. This works so much better than the whitening trays and much easier to do. HIGHLY recommend.
Liquid -Revlon - Age Defying with DNA Advantage Cream Makeup
spikester 7/12/2011 10:10:00 PM
This is my new HG foundation. I previously used the Age Defying Liquid by Revlon, but this new one beats that one hands down. It is a cream versus a liquid, but it has no oil in it so it doesn't bother my skin. I also use just a little bit (a pea size will cover your entire face). By using just a little, it results in a beautiful sheer to medium coverage. I think the reviewers who said it looked too full and thick were using way too much. This foundation also diffuses any imperfections on the skin including fine lines. I like this much better than the Chanel, Lancome and Bobbi Brown foundations that I tried. It is a big plus that it also has a SPF of 20. It also comes in a very sanitary pump so you don't accidentally get too much out at once. That is one thing I didn't like about the Revlon Age Defying Liquid. It didn't have a pump. Overall, this is a fantastic foundation.
Moisturizers -Neutrogena - Rapid Wrinkle Repair Moisturizer
spikester 6/19/2011 6:31:00 PM
This is the most amazing moisturizer I have every used. I have had a hard time finding a good moisturizer with SPF that doesn't make my face look white and greasy. This one is perfect. It even has an SPF of 30, but leaves absolutely no greasy residue. It also doesn't make your face look white. It also softens any fine lines, in fact they completely disappear. I can't say enough good things about this. I previously used Olay Regenerist but this one tops it by far. I hope they never discontinue it. That would be just my luck to find a moisturizer that works perfectly only for them to discontinue it. I want to stock up on this, that is how perfect it is.
Moisturizers -Estee Lauder - Time Zone Line and Wrinkle Reducing LOTION SPF 15
spikester 6/13/2011 9:01:00 PM
This felt so tight on my face. It must have firming properties in it which I don't need. I just wanted something to help with some fine lines. All day I was just so uncomfortable because it felt like something was pulling at my skin. It was really awful. I ended up returning it. I'll stick with my Olay Regenerist which is cheaper and works so much better.
This is the most beautiful, dewy, natural looking foundation I have ever used. I have tried all the high end brands (Chanel, Bobbi Brown, Lancome etc.) and this one beats them all. It literally melts into your skin and makes it look flawless. Any lines are magically erased and my skin looks poreless. I wish I had tried this when it first came out but I stayed away due to all the reviews that it is too shimmery with sparkles. I don't notice that at all. I even inspected it in outside lighting but still don't see any shimmer/sparkles. All I see is really nice skin. Perhaps some of the colors show more sparkle than others. I am using Shell and it is a perfect match. I highly recommend this.
I like this even better than Hypnose Drama which used to be my favorite. This does everything where Hypnose Drama only adds volume. The one lengthens, adds volume and curls my lashes. The length it gives them is very noticeable. Love it!
Tinted Moisturizer -Bobbi Brown - Oil Free Tinted Moisturizer (Spring 2011)
spikester 5/9/2011 10:26:00 PM
There is no moisture in this moisturizer. It really is drying. I think if you have very oily skin, then this would be a good product for you, but if you are normal/combo, it is very drying. I did like the sheerness and the color match (extra light matched me perfectly) so I gave it two lippies.
I really like this eye serum. I put it on after my eye cream and it highlights the undereye area beautifully. It hides any discoloration and you really don't need a concealer after you use this. It brightens up the entire eye area. I don't have any eye bags but it says it also de-puffs the eye area. It also fills in fine lines since it is a serum so if you do want to use a concealer, it goes on smoother. It was a little pricey ($30) and you don't get that much in it, but it is very worth it.