This is the best eye shadow base I have ever used, and I've tried quite a few of them. This spreads easily, dries quickly, and helps any shadow I apply over it show up so much better. Will repurchase until I "discover" a cheaper alternative.
This is one of my all time favorite glosses...it's a gorgeous nude that can be sheer, or you can apply more to completely block out your lip color. It's very strippery, and, for me, that's a wonderful thing.
Lip Liners -Rimmel - 1000 kisses stay on lip liner in Tiramisu
garstrieper 4/4/2012 12:30:00 PM
I got this in a sale bin at Ulta, and, it's just OK. The color is not great on me, it's more brown than pink, and I don't wear brown lips well. It also comes off pretty quick. Having literally NO LIPS, I have to use a longwear lipliner or none at all. MAC's lipliners are the only ones that stay on as long as I need them too, and give me full, plump, natural-looking lips.
My best friend who works at MAC gave me this, and, while it's a nice, subtle, shimmery every day shade, I won't repurchase. I'll probably never use this one up. It's nice, but not something I wear a lot, and doesn't show up much at all.
Eyeliner -Urban Decay - 24-7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Zero
garstrieper 4/4/2012 12:04:00 PM
I got this from my best friend for Christmas, and it's my favorite pencil liner. My second favorite would be Feline from MAC, but this is even better. It's super inky black, doesn't smudge or budge, and looks great. Hard to wash off though. Will repurchase.
This smells fabulous, and I might recommend it for very oily hair, but it seems to strip all of the needed moisture and shine out of my hair.
Conditioner -Burt's Bees - Shea& Grapefruit Deep Conditioner
garstrieper 4/4/2012 11:58:00 AM
Hate. This. Crap. It smells like floor cleaner and really dries out my processed hair. Pass.
Skincare - Face -Ole Henriksen - Sheer Transformation Creme
garstrieper 4/4/2012 11:55:00 AM
This product is out of my price range, unfortunately! I got a sample from Sephora about a year ago,and it is a miracle cream...it's plenty moisturizing, has a nice clean sent, doesn't irritate my skin, and is great under makeup. Ah, hell, I suppose I'll have to get this after I run out of my Aveda SPF moisturizer.
Treatments -Aveda - Damage Remedy Restructuring Treatment
garstrieper 4/4/2012 11:50:00 AM
I'm not in love with this product...I love the smell, but it literally does almost nothing, and in fact, it actually makes my color-treated hair feel more damaged after using it...good thing I got a sample and didn't waste $$ on this.
As far as powder blushes go, this is ace! It looks lovely on my PPP skin and is very subtle, yet buildable for more drama. I've got tons of other blushes, so I won't repurchase this...it's still not as gorgeous as Orgasm or my Tarte cheek tint...but nice nonetheless.
Lotions/ Creams -Eucerin - Aquaphor Healing Ointment
garstrieper 4/4/2012 11:35:00 AM
Aquaphor is fabulous on healing or slightly sun-damaged skin. Or for after a procedure, like a chemical peel. I, for one, love the smell. This is just a great product to keep on hand. Update: 3-20-13: I am STILL a faithful Aquaphor user, this stuff is literally the best. It's my new favorite barrier cream for when I color my hair, and it's the best lipbalm in the world. I also use it as an eyelash conditioner. The best.
I would buy this again, need be. This is, in my opinion, Neutrogena's best product. It smells very clean, and does it's job, maybe a little too well. It is slightly drying. Great cleanser though.
This smells fab on my aunt. Like fresh, sweetened apples. It's not my kind of scent, but I love smelling it on other people, and the bottle is too cute.
It been a few years since I've used this product, and, while it is very moisturizing, it smells like Grape Soda. I, for one, don't want to smell like Grape Soda. So, no thanks.
I got this for Christmas, and it is extremely lovely! Two coats lasted me two weeks and barely chipped at all, with no topcoat. The color is gorgeous and I've gotten tons of compliments on it. I wish they made a sea foam color though, that would be even better. Will repurchase.