Hair Color -Garnier - Nutrisse Permanent Creme Hair Color
tessabeth 8/30/2007 11:41:00 PM
This product has saved my life! I had a terrible experience with another brand of haircolor. My hair turned orange! I was going to have my hairstylist fix it but had no time. So I went to a 24 hour store and purchased this product in Cool Tea (a medium ash brown). It was on sale for $4.99 US. It took two boxes to cover my very thick long hair. I was so worried that my hair would end up damaged or splotchy since I had just dyed it a few weeks ago. Garnier Nutrisse hair color kept my hair soft and the conditioner was great! I only wish the conditioner was packaged better. Now my hair is nearly back to what it had been and you could never tell what it had been through. I definitely recommend it.
Scrubs -Sephora - Indulgences - Creamy Coconut Body Scrub
tessabeth 8/30/2007 11:31:00 PM
This is the first scrub I've ever tried. Everybody raves about body scrubs so I ran down to Sephora and purchased one that I could afford. I'm very happy I did! It is definitely worth the money. It has a yummy vanilla fragrance. The scrub lathers like a soap which helps it spread further. I hadn't noticed much of a difference until I was going about my day and realized that my skin was glowing. It was smooth and softer than normal. It seems healthier! I like it but I wish Sephora gave more precise instructions. Do I use it every day? Do I use it on wet or dry skin? I guess it will be trial and error.
I only use this eyeliner to create a subtle day look. I very lightly line my bottom lid with it. It doesn't smudge and stays in place for most of the day. I NEVER use this eyeliner for a dramatic look. If I put it on too thickly it smudges and looks terrible. Overall it's mediocre. I would prefer an eyeliner that was more versatile.
It's... not bad. I got it at Target on clearance for $12 US. For an eau de parfum you can't beat that. It lasts for a good six hours on me. The top notes are wonderful. They are light and crisp and fresh. Lemon and verbena. It reminds me of Dolce and Gabbana Light Blue with hints of peach. The mid notes are not quite as good. It reminds me of a cheap body spray. It's sweet and a little powdery. There seems to be some jasmine which I don't love and it doesn't quite blend with the fresh top notes. It's not awful... just not my favorite. The dry down is very sexy and sensual. Warm, fresh and clean. Luckily the mid notes don't last too long so for $12 I can deal with it.
Well... I guess it's a light fragrance. On me it just smells like pure black pepper. It gives me a sneezing sensation and makes my stomach turn. I could see it being sexy and intimate on somebody but i prefer something that smells less harsh.
I really enjoy smelling this on other people. Most of the time when I ask what somebody is wearing they say Eternity. I tried a sample and on me it smelled synthetic and terrible. It was ugly! I couldn't stand the smell. It reminded me of the shaving foam my grandfather used to use. It's too bad because I love the fragrance when other people wear it. I'm giving it a 4 because I still think it's a beautiful fragrance, so long as it's not on me!
Cleansers -Mary Kay - Timewise 3-in-1 Cleanser and Moisturizer
tessabeth 8/20/2007 10:10:00 PM
I use the entire Timewise line. I love it. I'm young but want to take care of my skin. The cleanser has a gentle exfoliation that makes my skin so smooth. I have noticed my skin is much smoother, clearer, and it actually glows!
I am SO picky about mascara. I have tried most of them out there, from Cover Girl to Lancome and everything in between. I haven't found one that I am satisfied with until now. My lashes are naturally long but not very thick. This mascara makes them thick (almost like fake lashes), keeps them looking long, and does not clump no matter how many coats I put on. During the day I put on 1-2 coats and then at night I curl my lashes and put on 3-4 coats. It never smudges, is easy to remove with eye makeup remover, and it lasts most of the day. It is the perfect mascara.
I wear this perfume every day. People always compliment on how good I smell. They say it's much more than just a clean scent. It's very floral and simple. It is strong enough that people smell it but are not offended by it. It also lasts a very long time on me! It usually lasts for about 6-8 hours on me. I would love to find something that smells just as good but doesn't cost as much. Being a poor college student makes it tough. But I haven't found anything this good so it's worth it.
I use the Ivory liquid body wash in Simply Ivory. I LOVE IT! The smell is so fresh. I can't wait to use it every morning. It also leaves my skin smelling fresh all day without interfering with my perfume. It seems to make my perfume smell better! It also moisturizes without the feeling that there's a film on my skin like so many other moisturizing body washes do. I have never felt so clean until I used this. It's great.
I LOVE this scent. It's sweet while still being sexy. The smell stays very close to my skin making it unoffensive. It's great for all times of the day and all seasons. I wish it lasted longer though. I bought the lotion (which smells completely different than the EDP in my opinion) but the scent is still gone after about 3 hours! That's not what I would expect from an EDP!
I have very dark hair and decided on this product to lighten it. I went with the Ultra Light Ash Brown, UL61. I followed instructions very carefully. You have to put it on the ends first (for quite a while) and then on the roots. It only dyed my roots! The ends are just as dark as ever but the roots are ORANGE! bright, unnatural orange. It was a disaster. I thought ths product was supposed to lighten my hair up to 3 shades without brassiness. well. it didn't work. i have never colored my hair before so maybe i did something wrong but... i will never think of using this again.