Shampoo -Wen by Chaz Dean - Cleansing Conditioners - All
Meaninc 12/1/2010 6:13:00 AM
I got suckered into buying this after watching Chaz and Lisa R. on QVC rave about his products. I also heard the fig was good for African American hair. I purchased the trio for $30 and tried it for about a month before I had to leave it alone. At first it started good and my hair felt moisturized. Of course,my hair was always moisturized because I take good care of my hair. Week 3, my hair started breaking off....from the roots! I put the bottles down and haven't looked back since. I guess I am just chained to my many bottles of products that I used (hair mask, clarifying shampoo, moisturizing shampoo, 2 conditiioners, and numerous styling products) prior to Wen to keep my hair moisturized and lookinf fab.
Eyeliner -Too Faced - Liquid Lava Super eyeliner Lava Gloss
Meaninc 12/1/2010 6:06:00 AM
I purchased this last week in Chocolate because of the intense color. I had been looking for a replacement to my Mark brown eyeliner that was discontinued and this was as close as I could find to it in color. like many of the other reviewers mentioned it is extremely glossy, and smudgy. I did not think it would smudge at all. When I was at Ulta I mentioned to the rep that I rubbed my finger across it and it smudged. She said to give it a couple of minutes to set. WRONG! I let it set yesterday for 30 minutes and it still smudged. This is going back because this is not at all the look I was going for. If you're looking for a good smudg liner, then this is for you.
Eye Primer -Urban Decay - Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Eden
Meaninc 6/14/2010 12:44:00 PM
it's not the original formula, but it's OK. I wanted the original and my local Ulta didn't have it in stock, so I had to get this one. Does the same job, but it DOES NOT dry clear like they said it would. Lookslike a concealer that's way too light for my dark skin. I have to be careful in making sure I only apply it to the exact area I need because of the pigment. If left unshadowed it would be easy to notice. It does take less product to do the job because of the pigmentation though. I love the new wand that allows for easier application. I will not be purchasing this again though. I will be getting the original next time, even if I have to order it online.
As usual, Urban Decay does it again. I am in love with this liner. It's a vivid bright purple liner that looks great with my dark brown eyes. This year I have been gravitating to the purple shades. I love to use this in conjunction with an eyeshadow, or even alone. Either way looks great! I will be purchasing this liner again. It's pigmented, quick-drying, non-irritating, and stays put (especially when you use the UD primer). Love, love, love!
This isn't the best lip shine for the money, but I do like how my lips feel soft even after the gloss has worn off. It color and shimmer in the tube look intimidating, but once applied it looks OK on my dark skin. I love the flavor and the scent. I mentioned to the sales rep at ULTA that i loved the Mimosa shower gel and she recommended the lip gloss as well. It's the right amount of stickiness, not enough to be annoying but just enough no to be sloppy. This is a good gloss to keep in the purse when you don't want to look overly polished. This gloss is great for a t-shirt and jeans day. I will consider purchasing again, but only if I have a coupon or something. A few bucks more and I can get a TBS gloss or even a Lancome Juicy Tube, LOL!
Love this scent. It smells amazing, allmost like an orange creamsicle. I was in the market for a shower gel and sniffed several of the secents available at my local Ulta. I fell in love with this one. I love how it smells up my bathroom every morning, without leaving the scent on my body. This scent wakes me up and puts me in a good mood. This works very well with a bath sponge. It lathers like nobody's business and it leaves my skin soft and moisturized. I will definitely be purchasing this shent again....which won't be for a long time, because a little goes a long way. Havent used it as a shampoo and will not. I leave my hair to WEN shpooing conditioner.
finally, a lip gloss that is packaged to fit snuggly in the pocket without creating an obtrusion! Anyway, this is an awesome gloss. It is a sheer red that looks a little intimidating in the tube, but when applied gives the lips just the right tint of medium red. It is super shiny and kind of sticky. I actually think this is comparable to Clinique's long last glosswear in juicy apple, but not as sticky and maybe a shade darker. I love the hazlenut scent and I also love the packaging with the hologram on the brush. It's a pretty cool feature. The brush itself applies the gloss pretty well, although I think I would have preferred a sponge tip. I would buy this product agaon and possibly other colors of this lip gloss line.
I just got this from Ulta last week. This is my first PD product. It is an awesome color and I fell in love with it at first sight before even putting it on. I think this is a great year-round color. I am a DDD and it looks great on me. I even use it as an eyeshadow. It's a nice medium rose color with just the right infusion of golden tan. It actually reminds me of my HG winter blush, NARS Crazed, but with more gold undertones. The blush is not as pigmented as NARS, but it is a nice consistency and it lasts all day long. I like to use my Sonia Kashuk stipling brush to apply this. A normal blusher brush just did not do the trick for me. Overall a great buy and I would purchase again.
I am currently on my second bottle of this. When I first smelled it I hated it. I had sprayed some on my arm at Ulta and it stayed on me for hours. Overtime as I kept smelling my arm I began to like this fragrance more and more to the point that I went back to purchase it. It's a very feminine scet. Powdery, foody, and fruity. I think it's the perfect combination. I know body chemistry is different for different people, so I can understand why some do not like this scent. I don't wear it everyday like I used to but it does smell good and I look forward to buying my 3rd bottle when this one is used up.
Moisturizers -Neutrogena - Healthy Defense Daily Moisturizer SPF 30
Meaninc 4/12/2010 8:01:00 AM
I did like this product at first. I was looking for a good moisturizing spf that was not tinted. I found this at CVS and decided to give it a try. However, the aggressive acne treatments I am on started to dry out my skin and this moisturizer did nothing to prevent it. I got a samole of the DML spf moisturizer and like that much better. I will be purchasing that from now on because it works better to moisturize my face. It does have a nice consistency and is not greasy, however it just doesn't work well for me anymore.
Moisturizers -Unlisted Brand - DML Moisturizing Lotion
Meaninc 4/12/2010 7:56:00 AM
This was recommended to me by my dermatologist. I was originally using the neutrogena untinted SPF25, but my skin was still drying out with my aggressive acne treatments. I got a sample of this and I love it! I have since used up all of the sample and am in the market for another tube. I just cannot find it in the stores though. I will either have to get it from my dermatologist or online. Overall a great product though. Feels luxusious going on. Not greasy and not too thick and does not break me out. Works great under my makeup too! I love applying makeup over this moisturizer because it's also a great MU primer as well, LOL! Overall I highly recommend this product.
This was recommended to me by my dermatologist because I was experiencing dry skin with my aggressive acne treatments. I love this moisturizer! It feels like a luxury moisturizer for cheap. I got a fer samples from my doctor and was scared to know how much a bottle of it would cost. Boy was I shocked when she told me I could get it from CVS. and i was even more suprised when I saw the price. It works great as a daytime moisturizer, however I have noticed that my face still drys out in the winter months. My dermatologist gave me a sample of Ceravae PM, which I love also! I look forward to using the combination of both moisturizers-as soon as I can find a CVS that carries the PM version. No luck so far. I highly recommend CeraVae!
I use the gel version of this product because the cream wasn't strong enough. This alone with aczone saved my face. I love this product because I thought nothing would cure my face of acne. This and aczone did. I highly recommend this product if you are having problems with adult acne. Talk to you dermatologist about the product.
This product along with tazorac gel has helped to rid my face of adult acne. I usually get the samples from the dermatologist to help keeo the cost down. I really don't care for the gritty like texture. It's sometimes difficult to apply makeup because of that, but I have learned to apply makeup no less than 3 minutes after applying this treatment. At a time when I thought nothing would help rid my face of acne this did. I recommend it.
Lotions/ Creams -Bath and Body Works - Body Lotion - P.S. I Love You
Meaninc 12/15/2009 6:14:00 PM
this is my new HG scent of the year. i cannot get enough of this smell. I can't name the notes of this fragrance, but I can describe it as very feminine, sexy, and sophisticated. It's sweet ans sultry with a little musk. I have purchased several of the body lotions as well as the wallflowers and hand cream. The lotion is just as any other BBW body lotion in consistency. I use this more so on my job. I keep on my desk at all times. I love this product and will continue to purchase it.