Primer/ Corrector -Smashbox - Photo Finish Targeted Pore & Line Primer
ReggieJackson 11/28/2010 1:28:00 PM
Update: I wasn't sure how good this was until I saw pictures of myself before and after. It is amazing! It really does blur your scars, large pores or other imperfections. For people who aren't noticing, take a picture and see if you look better! I still have tons left and bought it months ago. I was so excited to try this. I have scars along my smile lines and 11s between the brows. Other than that, people often tell me I have great skin (go figure). While this doesn't obliterate the lines, it does smooth out large pores very well and feels amazing. I just dab it on a few areas, so it will last for a long time. I really notice a difference if I don't use this, and my skin looks better. As many reviewers here and on the Sephora site have said, just pat it on your problem areas. It is not for the entire face. I use this with Pur Minerals Green primer and they work very well together. No break outs at all no matter how much I use! I have to say I have never been disappointed with Smashbox. I really love their stuff and think it is under-rated.
Sunscreen -Nature's Gate - Aqua Block Very Water-Resistant Fragrance-Free SPF 50
ReggieJackson 11/12/2010 11:01:00 PM
I like this. I use it where I get sun spots all year round and it doesn't make me break out. It is dry and can be used under make-up. It blends well and doesn't leave a white caste.
Update: Still loving this and feel it is actually good for my skin. I love the fact that I can dot it on in the car (when someone else is driving). I even used it after a spin class after sweating and I didn't break out! Great product. I bought this last week and love it! I was looking for a good concealer for the odd red mark and blood vessel. This works really well. I carry it around with me and can touch up very quickly. I love that you can just dot it on and it sets to powder. This is a great company that respects animals which is a bonus as well! I bought the darkest colour even though I am light medium since it blended well.
Conditioner -LUSH - R&B Revive & Balance Hair Moisturizer
ReggieJackson 10/17/2010 2:49:00 AM
Edit: At first I thought the smell was really strong, but after using it several times a week I got used to it. I think this should be under styling products though, since it makes my wavy tending to be frizzy hair nice and wavy. I can straighten it without damaging it as well. This is my HG hair product now and I need to use it every time I wash my hair! I first saw this in Hawaii while on vacation. I bought some when I got home and wasn't quite sure how to use it. After reading the reviews here I now use it as a styling/leave in treatment for my wavy hair. It works really well! My hair smells great and looks amazing. Just don't use too much! You only need a bit.
Treatments -Clinique - Repairwear Laser Focus Wrinkle and UV Damage Corrector
ReggieJackson 10/9/2010 12:51:00 PM
I have just finished a generous sample I received from Sephora. I have always hated Clinique. I used it in my 20s and it is responsible for some of my acne scars. My scars are from cystic acne along my smile lines which kind of blend most of the time. I have few wrinkles but do have the lines between my brows. I don't actually get why these supposedly age you as I've had them since I was 22 but whatever! So this stuff is amazing!!!! My skin looks better. It is much more even toned and all lines look softer. It feels great too and is easy to just add to your regular routine. My seventy something year old mother recommended this to me! It even helps keep blemishes at bay! Good job Clinique!
Conditioner -Sexy Hair Concepts - Colorset Moisturizing Conditioner
ReggieJackson 9/22/2010 12:36:00 AM
I bought this on sale. It is a pretty decent product. No miracles, but my hair feels clean and healthy!
Bought this on sale and am loving it! It smells great and is so gentle. Love the packaging too.
Hair Styling Tools -Unlisted Brand - Denman Grooming Brush
ReggieJackson 9/4/2010 8:48:00 PM
I just found my old Denman brush in the basement! My last cheaper brush fell in the toilet and I threw it out (ewww). I was all set to buy a new brush and was looking at reviews. By some miracle I was doing some cleaning and found my Denman brush which I think I've had for around 18 years! It looked brand new! I must have been washing it years ago and left it. This is a great brush! It is the perfect weight. Mine is the plastic one that just looks like a typical drugstore paddle brush but is so much more! I spent $20 on it originally and looks like I won't have to buy one after all!
Primer/ Corrector -Boots - Mattifying Make-up Base
ReggieJackson 8/26/2010 2:23:00 PM
I found this on clearance at Shopper's for $3! I have used it a few times and it smooths very well. I read all the reviews here once I got home. It works with my mineral make up and Smashbox Halo. Will update once I have used longer. I just use it on the lines and oily parts of my face and pat gently rather than rub. I am not sure if this is being discontinued, but I will see if they have more at another Shopper's! I bought the last one!
I bought a small container of this and it lasted ages! I use it as a leave in conditioner. I will try the shampoo next! It gives my hair some control and prevents fly aways. It smells great and is a really nice fairly natural product!
I am allergic to this. Even if I wasn't though it is not good for acne prone skin. Sodium Laureth Sulfate is a 5 out of 5 for bad products for acne prone people! I don't know why so many products for oily skin contain it. Dermatologists recommend this which makes me wonder about them!
Cleansers -The Body Shop - cucumber concombre cleansing milk
ReggieJackson 7/21/2010 12:04:00 PM
This is an old product which has just been brought back for a very cheap price! I used to use it years ago. I have just started using it again with my Clairsonic and it feels amazing.
Misc Beauty Tools -Unlisted Brand - arm and hammer-spinbrush
ReggieJackson 7/20/2010 5:05:00 PM
I just bought this today and compared to a regular toothbrush it is great! I plan to by a Sonicare, but am concerned that they don't have extra soft bristles. This one had the extra soft and was pretty cheap! I'll see if I continue to like it, but my teeth feel just back from the dentist clean right now!
I am always surprised to read negative comments on Smashbox as I have found all their products to be amazing AND they don't test on animals! So many of the big companies still use products which have been. This is a wonderful product. I have worn countless lipsticks and glosses. This one is just great. I just bought it in Endless. I have the Lip Enhancing gloss too which I love. You get a lot of product too and it is moisturizing. Since using the two glosses, I never have chapped lips anymore. Yay! Another winner from Smashbox!
I have been using this for almost a month, so I now feel able to comment. This product is awesome! My pores look smaller and my skin is plumper. I have some old acne scars and even they are starting to look better. My skin is so much happier and so am I! I started using it every other day as I do have sensitive skin. I had some very small break outs at first, but they were in areas that were looking kind of dry and clogged. After a week I increased use to every day and now use twice. I use it on my decollete as well as it is my most sun damaged area. My skin looks SO much better! I continued using all my regular products and I feel like my routine really works like it is supposed to. My make up glides on more easily and looks fresher. I would recommend this to anyone. It is worth the price!