This was horrible... it is a very hard formula and I sharpened & sharpened... use maybelline's eyebrow pencils instead!
Brows -Maybelline - Expert Eyes Twin Brow & Eye Pencils
pink_rosies 1/27/2009 9:38:00 PM
I was so naive about makeup for the longest time... for example I didn't even know there were such things as eyebrow pencils! My mother, who thinks she is like this superstar always filled in her eyebrows with eyeliner... which I never knew was a no-no but it scared the crap out of me b/c it looked awful. (if you haven't guessed by now I never took makeup lessons from my mom) So one day I'm walking through CVS and I come across these little things, in the blonde shade. The other colors looked way too dark... so I bought them and have been hooked on them ever since. I bought the package about 2 years ago and just bought a new pkg yesterday! The color goes on very smooth, no tugging, looks very natural, and stays all day. I only have to apply it once and I'm good for the day which is great since my skin is so oily. I tried a Mary Kay one a few months ago but it was a very hard formula ($9) and much more expensive for something that doesn't work as well. But anyway... this is a really good product for a great price!
I love this product from MK. My skin cells constantly need to be sloughed off and this does the trick. I try and use this about once a week and it really helps my skin absorb the moisturizers I use, and allows my mint julep mask to be really effective :)
This is a wonderful product by MK. Really does protect your skin. Not greasy at all, didn't break me out, absorbs well, smells great and makes my skin so soft. I only wish it lasted longer (used only 1x per day) and that it came in a tube. Their is a light sunscreen smell that doesn't last very long but (and maybe it's just me) but I find it quite pleasant when I do smell it. Or maybe that's just how much I LOVE how my skin feels when I wear it. This is pricey but it's sooooo worth it. The glass bottle is very hard to get the remaining product out of. When I can't get to this, I use Oil of Olay's spf 30 moisturizer for sensitive skin - works great too!
This was very pretty, but very sticky, expensive and not worth the price.
I always come back to this nifty little bottle... I usually try and get the 10ml. for the best value. The only thing I don't like (as others) is the brush. So what I do is rub the bristles against my ring finger to almost kind of squiji the gel off the brush and apply the gel directly to the roots of all of my lashes with my finger. Trust me - this works great! Especially when the formula is getting low! This has never stung my eyes and I almost feel a cooling sensation when I use it. My eyelashes are longer than they've ever been and I actually have bottom lashes, about the double the amount I used to have. I also use the ultra lengthening mascara by 100% pure cosmetics as the ingredients are all natural and don't cause my lashes to fall out like traditional mascaras! I find the results of Talika are best once you've used them for a month, but keep going, the results only get better!
Skincare - Face -100 Percent Pure - Organic Acai Berry Antioxidant Facial Cream
pink_rosies 1/19/2009 11:32:00 AM
Broke me out really bad! I really wanted to like it as it moisturizes great, smells wonderful. But it was very greasy and I hated feeling all the bumps on my face the more I applied it, and I've never had these bumps before using this. My skin is extremely oily and my breakouts went through the roof when I tried this, and I did try applying less as well. But the breakouts just kept getting worse (and no, I didn't change anything else in my skincare regimen). Perhaps I am allergic to an ingredient in the formula? None of their other products I use have broken me out so this is a bummer. If you buy from their website you can get your refund within 30 days of your purchase. But since it's been after 30 days for me, I will try it as an eye cream. Good luck!
Treatments (Eye) -100 Percent Pure - Organic Acai Berry Anti-aging Eye Cream
pink_rosies 1/19/2009 11:29:00 AM
This is the best eye cream I have tried (and I've tried a lot!). It smells like blueberries & cream. It hydrates very well, absorbs, and isn't greasy. What I love is that you can smell it while it's drying. I would eat this stuff if I had no food... lol. I don't have wrinkles around my eyes but I'm sure I'm fighting them off as well. The price isn't cheap, but you get double the amount of eye cream for what Mary Kay's $30 eye cream size has. Check it out if you don't believe me! Also, 100% pure has a 30 day warranty on their products & they will refund as well. Try it!! :)
I am allergic to the rest of the Proactiv line but b/c this has no BP, I can use it. I use about every other day for 20min. and it really has helped my skin so much. No burning, no itching, and I don't mind the smell for 20 minutes.
I've used this for years. I used to be allergic to BP (Benzoyl Peroxide) so I was afraid to try it, but it had a much lower dosage than what I was used to so it worked great, no itching, no redness, nothing but clear beautiful skin. Then just recently my face has gotten really itchy whenever I tried it. And thinking back it's been this way for a few years but slowly grown into chaos this past year whenever I used it. Won't buy anymore!
Styling Products -Paul Mitchell - Super Skinny Serum
pink_rosies 1/19/2009 11:19:00 AM
Buy the biggest bottle and you get a lot more for your money. I find this does the best job when applied to wet hair. Dry is not so good of a result. It smells like fruit and you need very little. And another plus, it does exactly what it says it will! My hair always has the perfect amount of smoothness when I use this.
Conditioner -Matrix - Biolage - Fortifying Conditioner
pink_rosies 1/19/2009 11:16:00 AM
This is THE best conditioner I have ever used. It's been a staple of mine for years. You have to be careful not to use too much or it will make your hair greasy (unless you rinse right away). I usually use a small amount and leave it in for a few minutes. It smells great and makes my hair so soft. I've tried other conditioners but nothing compares to this.
This mascara didn't do anything different for me than the others. Slap on a fancy name and some nice packaging and I guess anyone will pay $22! I won't buy again.
Hair -Unlisted Brand - Bed Head Maxxed-Out (hairspray)
pink_rosies 1/19/2009 11:11:00 AM
My only gripe about this is the packaging b/c the nozzle can get clogged up if you forget to rinse it with warm water after each use (and yes that will keep it clean if you remember to do it!!). I was in a wedding in '07 and it was 90+ degrees outside and this stuff held my hair for the ENTIRE ceremony & reception. Just another great product from Bead Head!!
Eye Makeup Remover -Mary Kay - Oil Free Eye Makeup Remover
pink_rosies 1/19/2009 11:07:00 AM
This product makes my life so much easier! I love playing around with colors, mascaras, and glitter & etc... (who doesn't?!?!) and this stuff takes it off so easily. No tugging. It doesn't sting and it's oil free! I have used it for years and haven't found anything better for the price.