So I bought the separate shampoo & conditioner in this (there's also a 2-in-1). I have fine hair that I inherited from mom. We usually try most new products to see what happens w/our hair. The consistency of both the shampoo & conditioner is lighter, thus it doesn't weigh down my fine hair. So, that's good. As for the 'volume'... not so much for me. My mom is thinking about getting the 2-in1 and trying it out. I'm thinking about getting the spray gel to see if the entire system needs to be used to fully work. I'll update later & tell you if it matters. As for now, I do like the fact that this doesn't weigh down my hair, just wish it actually did make my hair more voluminous.
Polishes -Sally Hansen - Complete Salon Manicure in Hidden Treasure
tawnyinthepink 6/10/2010 12:19:00 AM
I was able to buy the last one at Walgreens tonight! I've been looking for this forever! I'm so happy to have this... :) I can't wait to put it on over Cajun Shrimp (pedi). :)
I adore this color! My mom came over the other day and was going through my stash of np and also fell in love w/this color! :) She wants to wear it in Vegas this July! :) Silver sparkle delight would be the way I would describe this color...
Mascara -Maybelline - Lash Stiletto Voluptuous Waterproof
tawnyinthepink 6/4/2010 12:21:00 AM
So I bought this only because I bought the first incarnation of this. It is a bit more runny than its predecessor. It will go onto your cheeks if you blink right after application. I know only because I sneezed right after applying and OMG the marks underneath my eyes! CRAZY! But I wiped them off w/a baby wipe and went on w/my eye application. Once it dried... PERFECTION! :)
Tinted Moisturizer -Laura Mercier - Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20
tawnyinthepink 5/15/2010 9:33:00 PM
Bought this while traveling. It works well as described. IDK, for my combo skin, it was good enough during short trips, but for long term didn't hold up. It's not bad, but I prefer more substantial coverage for an all day sort of wear. This did not deliver that.
Polishes -Sally Hansen - Complete Salon Manicure in Choco-Latte
tawnyinthepink 5/15/2010 7:29:00 PM
Perfect FLESH-TONE for me! :) I'm so happy that this works so well as a basic neutral for my skin-tone! Which BTW is a NC25. Looks like perfection in 2 coats and I'm done...LOVE this stuff! :)
Eye Shadow -Hard Candy - Kal-eye-descope Baked Duo Rock n Roll
tawnyinthepink 5/10/2010 5:33:00 PM
I actually love this combo w/my green eyes. It makes them look almost cat like glowy...awesome! :) I wear the lighter purple all over my eye, then the dark purple in the crease and a touch around my eye (as in liner effect) and WOW totally works as the colors blend together quite easily. I usually wear this in combination w/my Hard Candy 'Kitten' lipstick...totally amazing together! :)
Concealers -Hard Candy - Nobody's Perfect concealer palette
tawnyinthepink 5/10/2010 5:27:00 PM
I bought this in 133 Fair Palette. It doesn't cover worth sh*t. I bought it w/o reading any reviews...I know BAD idea. Oh well. I have combo skin and am fairly dry underneath my eyes and dark. This concealer just smudged off in like 15 mins after application. I hadn't even left my house and it was almost completely off my face! Boo..hiss...hiss... I'm glad I tried this, but am so unhappy w/the end results! :(
Kitten #197: This is a Pinky Red w/sparkle. I wasn't sure I would like it. But it applies very sheer on the lips. The color really doesn't build too much so you can reapply like 6 times and still have the same color. With that being said, I do like this color as an everyday get up and go lippie. I would repurchase if I had to...but don't think I'll need to anytime soon. :) Think of this color as benetint w/glimmer and in lipstick form!
I already had Rare Minerals Blemish Therapy by Bare Escentuals and when I saw this I just had to purchase to see how it worked in comparison. Honestly it's like using the same stuff! And this sells for $8...what a steal! I've already bought 2 of these and will repurchase when I run out. If you like the mineral blemish care stuff, you should love this! I know that I do for my occasional break-outs this works like a charm. :)
Lipstick -Estee Lauder - Pure Color Crystal Lipstick Passion Fruit
tawnyinthepink 4/27/2010 7:47:00 PM
This amazing rich color has multidimensional shine that lasts for hours. I was lucky enough to swap for this, and am so glad I did! :) My new fav. to wear for spring...possibly into the summer. I'll let you know. This is a bright pink in the tube but on the lips the color looks like Benefit Benetint in lipstick form...AMAZING! At least it is for me. I am just adoring this on my NC25 skin-tone.
Polishes -Sally Hansen - Complete Salon Commander in Chic
tawnyinthepink 4/27/2010 7:29:00 PM
This was $7.99 at my local CVS. Rimmel Steel Grey is almost an exact dupe for this color and is only priced at $3.99. I do enjoy these purplish-grey-taupe looks that are huge right now. I'm not loving these tones so much that I want to shell out the $23 for Chanel Particuliere however. I do own OPI You Don't Know Jacques (matte) which sells for $8.50. Okay why am I being so anal about giving you prices? Easy...this really is a fashion color right now. It's up to you to decide how much you wish to spend on this. But IMO I am happy w/the cheaper dupes for fashion colors because they will most likely not be a color I choose to have around longer than their shelf life. That being said, I did shorten my nails for these colors and I do keep them rounded (at the tip). If it helps anyone...I'm a NC25... :) Quick update...I gave this to my mom and bought me a new one.. She's in love w/this color...so I bought another due only because of that. :)
Polishes -Rimmel - Lasting Finish Pro - Steel Grey
tawnyinthepink 4/27/2010 7:16:00 PM
I bought this color at CVS for $3.99 because the SH Commander in Chic was $7.99 and I couldn't justify spending that much cash on a color I wasn't sure I would like. This Rimmel is pretty spot on as far as a dupe for the SH. This color has a purplish-grey-taupe look that is hot right now. I cut my nails down a bit for this color as I thought it would look better on a shorter nail. I was right...it looks amazing on my nails now that I shortened them just a bit. I do keep my nails rounded at the tip (which again I like w/this color). I figured I'd try out the cheapest purplish-grey-taupe look I could find that way if I didn't like it I wasn't wasting too much money. I'm so glad that I gave this a go! Since I am really enjoying this color, I might think about buying similar tones in n/p. BTW if it helps anyone, I'm a NC25... :)
I use this as a highlighter on my brow and cheek bones. Adore this stuff...I have for years. :)
I have bought this many times over. I don't use it as much as I used to, but it's still nice to have. It makes it easier to breathe when I'm stuffed up...which I guess is a bonus. My teeth are naturally white, but I guess it's good for that as well. I do like this. A winner in my book.