Lotions/ Creams -Queen Helene - Cocoa Butter Creme
tigirlyly 7/25/2011 10:15:00 PM
Starting using this to prevent stretch marks. I love this stuff. Applies easier. Great creme for massage techniques. Can't beat the price! And doesn't cause acne on my chest. Definitely will buy this throughout my pregnancy and afterwards. Great sally beauty find!
This is my favorite China Glaze color. Formula is easy to work with, 2 coats to opacity. Great "tiffany" blue. It's a staple in my collection. I love to wear it in the summer. A must for any nailphile!
This is my go to primer. Great application. I would recommend purchasing the product in a tube rather than the pump. I can never get the last amount of product from the bottom because the pump mechanism always fails when then is about 15% left.
I just love benefit blushes! This is a great coral with gold shimmer. Perfect for fair complexions.
Hair Color -Unlisted Brand - Sun-In - Highlighting Spray
tigirlyly 6/4/2011 6:56:00 PM
Sun-In is not a good product at all. I used this in high school to lighten my hair. It does the job, spray it in and blowdry...it will lighten your hair. I managed in about 2 weeks to go a good 3 shades lighter. It will dry it out horribly and don't think of just putting an "at home" hair color over it! (A very costly mistake....I had to get a pixie hair cut to salvage what was left of my hair) My opinion save your pennies and go to a salon for face framing highlight or baylage highlights. So much easier on your hair.
Scrubs -Tree Hut - Tree Hut Brazilian Nut Sugar Scrub
tigirlyly 5/30/2011 6:41:00 PM
I am in love this this scrub. Smells divine. Not too grainy...the perfect ratio of oil to sugar. And the price is so low...what's not to love.
Great base coat. I use this one all the time. It doesn't last a full 2 weeks, but I can get a nice 6 days of wear with this along with seche vite top coat. Highly recommend.
Treatments (Eye) -BeneFit Cosmetics - Ooh la lift!
tigirlyly 5/1/2011 4:03:00 PM
I can't say I like this product, but it doesn't lift, tighten or brighten for me. I got this as a mini in the "realness of concealness" kit. I love the other products in that kit, but this one is a "miss" for me.
These little nose strips are wonderful. I use them weekly. Totally worth the $. I strayed and used a drugstore generic version...horrible idea. The adhesive on these strips lifts out clogged "junk" from your pore effectively.
Primer/ Corrector -Urban Decay - All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray
tigirlyly 4/17/2011 11:42:00 AM
I have been using this for about 1 week. I used it this past weekend for a wedding. It works great. I didn't have to touch up my face with any additional powder. I purchased the travel size at sephora...but I will definitely purchase the full size when I done with the bottle. Note: I apply smashbox photofinish primer first. Then my bare minerals foundation. Set with the spray. Did not need any powder touch ups all day! (No shiny forehead!)
Polishes -Essie - Turquoise & Caicos (Resort 2010)
tigirlyly 4/11/2011 9:53:00 PM
It's a pretty aqua color. It requires 3 coats for fully opacity. I still prefer China Glaze For Audrey. The essie is a tad darker compared to For Audrey.
I've been a loyal fan to DHC for at least a decade. I finally decided to give the mineral mask a try. I love the application..smooth. Dries in about 5 minutes, washes easily. I still use my Queen Helene Mint Julep mask on zits for spot treatment. Definitely more gentle than Queen Helene.
Styling Products -Oscar Blandi - Jasmine Oil Serum
tigirlyly 3/31/2011 2:51:00 PM
Swapped for a deluxe sample about 1 month ago. I am very pleased. I have used a dime size of the product everyother day when I blow dry my hair and love the managablity and shine. Smells wonderful. Will buy after I finish the sample (which is still about 70% full)
I bought this and was like: "it's dandelion and hoola" I love the blush...but I already own dandelion and hoola. It's going of the swaplist because it is a duplicate of what I own. If you love benefit this is a great way of getting your hands on 2 of there blush items.
This stuff is awesome. The perfect lip and cheek stain. Layer some gloss over this stain and it has a "just bitten" look. As for my cheeks I use this when I only wear my tinted moisturizer. I do a "jelly donut" technique, where a make a dab of the Benetint to the apple of my cheek and make a circle of High Beam around it. ("jelly donut") and blend--if you have high beam try this technique out.