Shampoo -TRESemme - Vitamin E Moisture Rich Shampoo
jhoggan 6/26/2008 10:17:00 AM
My yes should be a maybe. I bought this at CVS yesterday to try something new and I'm neither impressed or unimpressed. I used it with the matching conditioner and while my hair does feel soft, my fine hair also feels weighed down. Maybe I used too much product (I've been known to do that). I will try a couple of times more to get a final decision. The price is right, the scent not bad...I will check back soon to update.
Lotions/ Creams -Kiehls - Limited Edition Body Lotion Pear
jhoggan 6/23/2008 4:29:00 PM
I bought this with the body wash and love it!!! I want them to make this a permanent scent.
Gels/Soaps -Kiehls - Liquid Body Cleanser Limited Edition Pear
jhoggan 6/23/2008 4:28:00 PM
I love this stuff. I bought it at the Kiehls store at the South Coast Plaza and am totally addicted. I also bought the Gardenia and am hooked. I wish they weren't Limited Editions though. They don't dry out my skin and a little goes a long way. I layer it with the matching lotion and I love the way I smell all day.
I was at Nordstrom's the other day and couldn't decide what brand to try. I usually use Clinique and haven't had much luck with MAC, Prescriptives, or Laura Mercier. So I thought "what the heck.." The MUA at the counter had beautiful skin and I asked what she used. She matched me with vanilla and it hid my under eye circles like a dream. I truly does cover EVERYTHING. A little does go a long way so for under my eyes I use the size of a pencil eraser. I use my ring finger to blend since it gives a more natural finish and then cover with my regular base. It's a little pricey, but it's supposed to last for a very long time. I'll update after a while to keep you all posted.
I was in BBW the other day and bought this just because of the smell. When I got home I got in the shower and tried it out. Word of caution...be very careful when you dispense this because it is like water. A little goes a long way. That being said, it didn't dry out my skin and my boyfriend said I smelled like the best part of summer. I will re-purchase and I will try the other scents. I also purchased the body scrub in this scent and it made my skin feel like a baby.
I love this brush it is my HG. I can use it with any type of powder and always get a flawless application. It is expensive but it does last. I have two that have lasted me over 3 years. Definitely cannot say enough good things about this brush.
Makeup Brushes -Philosophy - The Supernatural Brush
jhoggan 5/9/2008 3:34:00 PM
I was pleasantly suprised by this brush. I bought it on drugstore.com and love the way it applies my foundation. Since the bristles are shorter it really helps you get into those hard to reach places (i.e. by your nose and under your eyes). Definitely worth a try.
Lip Gloss -Victoria's Secret - Beauty Rush Gloss -all
jhoggan 5/6/2008 1:50:00 PM
I bought these on a whim while waiting at the register, and I am so glad I did. I got Strawberry Fizz (looks like Clinique's Air kiss, but better) and Honey D0 (looked really orange in the container, but light and peachy on). I will definitely re-purchase both of these and try some others as well. For 5 for $20 how can you go wrong. They aren't sticky, last a while (for a gloss anyway) and smell good. Even my boyfriend liked them (when he kissed me we didn't get stuck).
Treatments -Joico - k-pak deep penetrating reconstructor
jhoggan 5/6/2008 1:45:00 PM
As to whether I would buy this again, it would depend on how badly I've treated my hair. I've used this before when my hair wasn't damaged, and it didn't do anything. I tried this the other day, as my hair has been abnormally dry. I left this on for 5 minutes and rinsed with cool water. I let my hair air dry and had my perfect ringlets again. It's a little pricey, but I think worth it if you need reconstruction. If you need hydration try another product.
Gels/Soaps -Kiehls - Kiehls Gardenia Body Wash (Limited Edition)
jhoggan 5/5/2008 1:59:00 PM
Even though this stuff is really expensive, it's so worth it. The scent is lovely and lasts a long time (especially when used with the body lotion). I got it at Bloomingdale's and really hope they make it a permanent part of the collection.
So I was in Sephora this past weekend and decided to try something new. I got this in Cream Chamois and it is the perfect match to my skin color. I usually use Almost Makeup in Neutral, but I wanted something with a little more coverage. This fit the bill. I have normal combination skin, but tend to get oily through the t-zone by the end of the day. I used an little Translucent loose powder to set and was extremely pleased with the results. My boyfriend loved that I didn't get makeup all over his shirt we he hugged me (HUGE PLUS). Definitely worth a try, for $19.50 its way less than other brands and works very well. ( I gave it 4 lippies because I've only had it a few days. I will update it my opinion changes.
Skincare - Body -Unlisted Brand - Miracle Foot Repair Cream
jhoggan 4/29/2008 11:26:00 AM
So I was in Bed, Bath & Beyond yesterday and I had one of my 20% off coupons and I thought I'd give this a try based off of the other MUA reviews and so far I am glad I did. I used this after my shower this morning and my feet absorbed this right away. I wear Crocs to work so This wasn't weird feeling at all. I will probably use this at night from now on, but I will update after a few uses for a full review. So far it's worth the $8.
Lotions/ Creams -Kiehls - Kiehl's 'Gardenia' Hand & Body Lotion (Limited Edition)
jhoggan 4/28/2008 12:55:00 PM
Since this is a "limited edition' I will re-purchase for as long as I can. It goes on smooth and silky. It has a very lightweight- yet moisturizing feel. The smell is light but effective and it lasted most of the day. I got so many compliments on this that my girlfriend went out and bought some too! I only gave it four lippies because of the price. I use this instead of perfume, but it is rather pricey for an everyday body lotion.
I wanted to like this, I really did, but it was WAY TOO STICKY!!! No mater what I did my hair got in it and left streaks all over my face and sunglasses. I prefer Kiehls clear gloss 10 to 1 over this stuff. Plus it smells better. Since the average women eats 11 tubes of lip gloss in her lifetime, I prefer something organic to this. Wouldn't you?
Lotions/ Creams -J. R. Watkins - Lemon Cream Hand & Body Lotion
jhoggan 4/24/2008 12:19:00 PM
So when I first read the MUA reviews I ran out and bought this. I am glad I did. Whenever I wear this I smell like Girl Scout Lemon cookies. It's a little too much to wear every day (that's why I gave it 4 lippies).