I originally bought this for my daughter's abused, relaxed and heat tortured hair. The bottle makes dispensing easy especially with eyes closed in the shower! Price is pretty cheap and it widely availble even in the grocery store. It smells heavenly. It left her hair soft and shiny and much easier to manage. I would recommend if you are looking for a cheap deep conditioner. It is probably the best I have used at this price point.
Eye Primer -Urban Decay - Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Sin
mdbutee 3/28/2010 3:14:00 PM
Why didn't I get the original like I was supposed to when I went into Sephora? I got caught up, as I often do, with all the pretties in there, and walked out with the XL size of this. Don't get me wrong, it does the same job as the original formula of holding onto your eyeshadow like a vice. But is soooooo shimmery and sparkly I can't use it everyday like the original. So even though I like it, I would not repurchase because it just ain't practical. It looks cute by itself though :)
I have used this on and off for years after a hairdresser introduced me to it. I usually remember to use it after I have put my hair through some serious abuse or when I am cleaning up my mountain of products! I think it works well for me and I can immediately feel the results when I use it prior to blow drying and adding other products. I use formula 619. It's kind of pricey so I usually stock up when Sally's has a BOGO. This does not weigh your hair down and leaves it soft and shiny.
Moisturizers -Cerave - Facial Moisturizing Lotion - PM
mdbutee 3/27/2010 5:43:00 PM
My HG night cream from L'Oreal has disappeared from store shelves so I needed a replacement. I decided to try this due to all the great reviews for CeraVe in general. This worked very well for me. It has a gel-like consistency dispensed from a hygienic pump which I appreciate. I have combo skin, but I did not wake up with an oil slick on my t-zone which I did with my old cream. I also unexpectedly got rid of the patch of eczema on my hands! I had tried everything and had given up on it, but I realize this is the only new thing I have used on my hands and the area is completely gone! I think it's a little on the pricey side for a drugstore product but, it does what it says it will, which is more than a lot of products out there. I would buy again!
This is some nasty stuff! Fortunately I got it as a free sample because I would have been highly upset had I paid for it. It does not dissolve easily and I had to wrestle with the seaweed residue left behind. Did nothing for my dry skin, in fact it left a film behind so I had to wash with another cleanser to get rid of it all. Don't waste your money!
I have been using this for a while now and it does the job well. It even removes my waterproof mascara, and usually I would have to use a separate eye-makeup remover for that. Price is good, but packaging not so much. I am sure that the manufacturer is trying to hold onto the failiar packaging that customers recognize, but digging into a jar is not that sanitary. This product could easily be dispensed from a squeeze tube type of container and even possibly via a pump bottle. Good staple simple product that does not irritate my face.
I have had this a while and had so-so results with it. This time I decided to give it another shot, but I did not use the sticker guides and just painted the tips free hand. (I found some good youtube gurus that gave me some how to ideas). The results weren't half bad, those are my fingers in the picture.Even though it was cheap, won't repurchase, there are better lasting products out there.
I was searching for a new moisturizer and I was torn between this and Cerave. I picked this because it comes in a smaller package which to me equates to shorter commitment! Anyway I have been using this on my face for about a month now and I really like the results. It is not too greasy but keeps my skin hydrated throughout the day. It behaves itself under my makeup which is a huge plus. It peacefully co-exsists on top of my Alpha Hydrox night treatment. So a teamplayer for sure that I will repurchase!
This stuff is the bomb! I tried it with Greek yogurt after reading all the reviews here. It works great and is just the right consistency to stick to your face without sliding off everywhere! It leaves my face feeling super smooth and soft. I really like that I can put it ALL over my face including the dry areas right under my eyes without fear of irritation or blindness!!! I have used this frequently and left it on for up to an hour without irritation or break outs! Only down side is the smell which is truly nasty but does not linger once I wash it off. Definately recommend and the price cannot be beaten!
This is just OK....I bought this as my first foundation brush experience.It is stiff and did not spread the product evenly over my face, it left streaks that were more work to blend in. I now use this to apply my masks. It works GREAT for that and I can get into every nook and cranny of my face. I would not repurchase this though.
Mascara -E.L.F. - Regular & Waterproof Mascara Duo: Black
mdbutee 3/1/2010 7:56:00 PM
I bought this in brown to try it out, not expecting too much - it did not disappoint. The second time I tried to use the waterproof side, the entire glob of mascara came out in a gelatenous blob attached to the brush and the rubber stopper. So much for that I threw it away...not worth the dollar I paid for it. I love the idea of a waterproof and regular in one wand. Needs lots more improvement for me to consider buying again.
Lip Liners -Rimmel - 1000 kisses stay on lip liner in Tiramisu
mdbutee 2/25/2010 3:12:00 PM
I usually don't wear lip liner, but this pencil has worked it's way into my purse. I use it daily all over my lips. It is extremely long-wearing even with gloss on the top. Right now I am using it with ELF's hypershine gloss in Sugar Plum and it looks great. The perfect nude for me, doesn't make me look anemic! I would certainly repurchase.
Just OK IMO. Hate the package - really cheap and cheesy. Hasn't done anything remarkable to my lips with continued nightly use.
Looked good on Halle Berry but made me look like I needed iron supplements! All the exfoliation in the world could not prevent my lips from looking a hot peeling mess. Would not recommend
Well, it seems you either love or hate this product! For me it did not do what it said it would - imagine that! Package says and I quote: "To hold, intensify and last longer. Set base camp for true stay on, stay put and stay long eye shadow colors" Well, it started off OK, they always do but then ...it creased, creased, creased. An absolute deal breaker for a product that claims it will make my eyeshadow "stay put". This will be relegated to short term wear when staying power is not so important. Will not repurchase.