Lip Treatments -Sally Hansen - Maximum Collagen Lip Treatment
georgiasweety 5/2/2004 12:43:00 AM
I bought this product in "hint of pink" and it is a pretty, light, "barely there" color that matches my lips. This DID NOT make my lips look fuller, but it did give them a wet, non glossy look like freshly licked lips. Like most sally hansen products it has an awful taste/smell like old lipstick that has picked up the plastic container its in- mixed with old citrus. The formula is very thin light and the color will rub off after the first 30 minutes you wear it, but it does leave your lips soft. For the same results id rather buy something that has no scent/flavor, or a good smelling scent instead of cheap plastic one. Id also pick a lipstick or sheer treatment that lasted more than an hour. It does not live up to its lip plumping name, and thats the only reason i bought it so no i would not buy again or would not recommend even for a lipstick.
First of all I loveeee this scrub! It has a delicious scent of vanilla and orange like the creamsicle icecream that will fill up the shower as you use it. The granuals of pure hawaiian sugar cane are smooth and not rough so you can use this scrub and then shave without having little scratches on your legs. It HEATS up the first couple of seconds you put it on and the sugar dissolves as you scrub so no mess in the bathtub afterwards. Its leaves your skin very hydrated , but not coated with the oil it has in it. The oil will soften up your skin, but not leave your tub greasy. After the sugar dissolved I used the gel that was still on my legs to shave with and my legs felt very soft, and my arms were left soft, but not greasy. I cannot say enough about this product. I wish the smell lasted after you wash, but it doesnt. I would def. buy again and I hope they will make a bigger container later this year.
My favorite thing about this liner is it doesnt crack or flake off like other liquid liners. I always get a precise thick or thin line with the pointed sponge tip applicator. Since this tip is thinner then most applicators you can get the sleekest sharpest line possible. Also, the firm sponge tip means no more squiggly lines from using brush applicators. The brown color is on the dark side, but the gold shimmers in it makes up for that and causes it to look lighter when the light hits your eyes. Like most Lancome products it is expensive and you get little product, but its worth the money because it will save you time from easy application and you dont need to do touch ups during the day. Update* lancome artliners are truly the best liquid liners out there. Even tho they come in very small tubes they last forever and are well worth the almost $30 bucks
Lotions/ Creams -Caress - Shimmernig Body Lotion Shimmering Pear
georgiasweety 4/23/2004 5:17:00 PM
The pear scent is not heavy and overwhelming like a alot of pear scents. The best thing is it really does shimmer, and is not "glittery". It gives your skin natural radiance without being able to see the little sparkles unless you look close up. It is very light and thin and will not give you extremely hydrated skin like a cream, but will moisturize plenty for a 3 dollar lotion
Bought the watermelon scent and it smelled heavenly, but after washing I could barely smell it in my hair. Although it didnt lather well, my hair does feel clean. I guess thats why its a kid shampoo so kids wont get shampoo in their eyes from playing in the tub. I did need a separate conditioner but again... its a kids shampoo and kids dont need extra conditioning for dry or brittle highlighted hair etc. You cant beat the price for a scented shampoo that works reasonably well, and im sure it would work even better on kids hair
This heat treatment is in the form of a gel/liquid spray so i questioned if it would give me the texture of geled hair.. and it did. I had a rough time detangling, and after blow drying my former silky long hair it became dry and looked frizzy from all the self detangling i had to do with my brush. The smell is better then the so long heat treat by redkin, but unless you have short hair that you use lots of products in to get texture or style I DO NOT recommend. The bottle says it will give you body and shine - i saw the body but no shine, more of a dull fried look to my freshly deep conditioned hair. *If you have short hair and are looking for a body building gel built into your heat protecting spray please ignore everything i said up there*
I love this foudation. The first couple of times i used it, i put on way too much and got a cakey powdery look. But if you will apply it wiht a light hand, your face will look flawless. This may not give you as much coverage as a thick concealer or foundation, but it will give you light coverage and a nice glow. If your skin is broken out or has a lot of problems use a seperate concealer underneath, dont cake on the powder because then you will hate this foundation, but if you put on the right amount you will never want to use a liquid foundation again. And the application brush means no more messy fingers or dirty sponges to replace. yay!
This is one of my all time favorite MAC shadows. The color can look like a light pink to a deep cranberry redish color depending on how heavy you apply it. It brings out my blue green eyes so well. The only downside is it has ingredients mica or something that make it crumble easily. (i told the mac artist about my problem with it and the shadow named surreal crumbling and he said its because of the ingredients in the frost eyeshadows). This is a staple product, I highly recommend especially since MAC doesnt make a real red eyeshadow (the makeup artist also said that the beatle shells used for making red pigments bother a lot of people) so this shade is one of the closest to red shades they have besides the pigments in the pros stores. p.s. i am a LLL
This green apple scented thick gel cleanser does a great job of taking off stuborn makeup and leaving ur face feeling very clean. I would not recommend unless u have oily skin because it can be a bit drying especially in the winter. This would be a great cleanser for oily/combo skin as long as you dont use too much product or rub it in for too long when you wash. My brother has his pick of my high and low end products that are on my counter and I force him to use them when his face breaks out. He always says "where is that green stuff it makes my pimples disapear and its the best out of your junk" and I noticed this myself immediately after using this cleanser my pimples shrink, and the redness is gone. I have never had that happen with a cleanser before in my life. Clogged pores and pimples shrink immediately not just over night. Have never tried this around eyes like one reviewer said I believe the bottle says do not use around eye area plus its so drying I dont see why you would want to but im glad its working for her like that its a great cleanser.
**My hair type is thin color treated (light blonde) with oily roots and dry ends** The first time i used this my hair felt a little stiff, but after giving it a few more tries using less product.. it seems to help with keeping my split ends down and my ends less fried after using a curling iron and flat iron. The smell is awful but it doesnt last. Great product to get a sample size spray in. :)
Styling Products -John Frieda - Frizz-Ease - Sheer Blonde Spotlight Highlighter
georgiasweety 2/13/2004 12:31:00 PM
I love this product. I use a pea size amount on wet hair and it it helps to detangle my knotty hair. It leaves it with a shiny glossy look. Also great to manage fly aways and dry ends. ( i have long/thin dyed hair type)
Styling Products -Frederic Fekkai - Glossing Cream with Olive Oil
georgiasweety 2/13/2004 12:24:00 PM
First of all my hair type is thin with oily roots and dry ends* This cream leaves my bleached dry ends very soft and tamed. As long as i dont use too much it doesnt weigh my thin hair down. The smell is nice and it has a thin texture. I am really loving this stuff! I have went through 3 tubes after getting a sample at sephora not to mention ive recommended it to all my friends (who all have diff hair types) and they are now hooked!
Conditioner -Citre Shine - Daily Revitalize Conditioner
georgiasweety 2/13/2004 12:19:00 PM
This conditioner made my extremely knotty thin hair very soft and tangle free. I cannot believe I have been overlooking this conditioner just because it was under 3 dollars. This works so much better then all the other drugstore brands I have tried... its better at detangling and softening then the expensive products I bought from my hair salon. My hair looks shiny and feels soft. A big plus is my hair is not left weighed down. I loveee this conditioner! update 05 after using this a loat it does tend to coat hair and weigh it down, if you do use be sure to clarify often
I think this foundation is great. It feels very light almost like water on my skin. All the other liquid foundations I have tried made me feel like I have an extra layer of skin, but this one is so light I cant tell I have it on. Most products with sun screen break me out, but this made my skin look and feel great. Down side: Im not sure if its the humidity here in the south, but after a couple of hours it tends to get oily if you dont put powder on top. Bottom line its worth it because of the light airy feeling on your skin.