Tinted Moisturizer -Too Faced - Beauty Balm- Vanilla Glow
junomacguff 5/12/2012 8:18:00 PM
I really wanted to love this but have not found any BB Cream that I've liked so far. The Sephora MA matched me as this color, I'm Estee Lauder Invisible 1N1 for reference. I have dry skin but this BB made my skin look oily even when I wore nothing under it, I looked like a oil slick. It was not flattering at all. I guess BB's just aren't for me. Bummer.
Styling Products -Paul Mitchell - Super Skinny Serum
junomacguff 5/12/2012 8:11:00 PM
While this is not my favorite serum, it's not my least favorite. It doesn't weigh my hair down and isn't greasy like some other oils (Moroccan Oil is way heavy on my hair). It smells nice and leaves hair shiny. My favorite serums are: Shu Uemura Essence Absolue, Organix Macadamia Oil, and Alterna Kendi Oil. All 3 give my hair more slip and shine than the Super Skinny serum.
Conditioner -Paul Mitchell - Super Skinny Daily Treatment Conditioner
junomacguff 5/12/2012 8:07:00 PM
The Ulta lady rec'd this and the matching shampoo to help with frizz on my fine hair. This stuff is crap! My hair had no slip but felt slimey after rinsing. The end result was awful using the two together, hair was weighed down but oddlly still frizzy. I don't expect miracles obviously but this shampoo and the matching conditioner combo were just bad. I've tried other PM shampoos and conditioners, they've never worked for me though some of their styling products are pretty decent. I returned both.
Shampoo -Paul Mitchell - Super Skinny Daily Shampoo
junomacguff 5/12/2012 8:05:00 PM
The Ulta lady rec'd this and the matching conditoner to help with frizz on my fine hair. This stuff is crap! It foamed nicely but my hair had no slip after rinsing and felt kind of rough. The end result was awful using the two together, hair was weighed down but oddlly still frizzy. I don't expect miracles obviously but this shampoo and the matching conditioner were just bad. I've tried other PM shampoos and conditioners, they've never worked for me though some of their styling products are pretty decent. I returned both.
Styling Products -Organix - Macadamia Dry Styling Oil
junomacguff 5/11/2012 11:16:00 PM
Picked this up today and just used it, have to say I'm pleasantly surprised! I bought the matching conditioner and shampoo. I used all three and just let my hair air dry. Usually I'm still pretty frizzy when I air dry even, especially since my Coppola Express is fading but my hair actually looks soft and shiny. Didn't weigh my hair down like Morroccan Oil. It's light like Alterna Kendi Oil but at less than half the price.
Picked this up today and just used it, have to say I'm pleasantly surprised! I bought the matching shampoo and the Macadamia Dry Styling Oil. I used all three and just let my hair air dry. Usually I'm still pretty frizzy when I air dry even, especially since my Coppola Express is fading but my hair actually looks soft and shiny. Didn't weigh my hair down like most other oil shampoo/conditioners (like Morroccan Oil.)
Shampoo -Organix - Hydrating Macadamia Oil Shampoo
junomacguff 5/11/2012 11:12:00 PM
Picked this up today and just used it, have to say I'm pleasantly surprised! I bought the matching conditioner and the Macadamia Dry Styling Oil. I used all three and just let my hair air dry. Usually I'm still pretty frizzy when I air dry even, especially since my Coppola Express is fading but my hair actually looks soft and shiny. Didn't weigh my hair down like most other oil shampoos (like Morroccan Oil). Water (Aqua), Sodium C 14 16 Olefin Sulfonate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Dimethicone, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Cocamide DEA, Glycol Distearate, Laureth 4, Laureth 23, Amodimethicone, Trideceth 12, Cetrimonium Chloride, PEG 23M, Polyquaternium 10, Macadamia Ternifolia (Nut) Seed Oil, Bambusa Vulgaris (Bamboo) Extract, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Extract, Panthenol, Fragrance, DMDM Hydantoin, Sodium Chloride, Citric Acid, FD&C Red 5, FD&C Yellow 5, FD&C Red 40, FD&C Blue 1
Moisturizers -Mary Kay - Botanical Effects Hydrate Formula 3
junomacguff 4/18/2012 1:11:00 AM
I tried this instead of the Timewise Combo/Oily that I use in the summer, bad idea! I normally wouldn't try anything with extracts I'd never heard of since I'm terribly sensitive but curiosity got the better of me. I applied this after washing and my cheeks/nose immediately turned really red. I had to wash it off and slather on Cerave lotion. Bummer! At least my MK rep is letting me exchange it.
Lip Gloss -Estee Lauder - Pure Color Gloss in Praline
junomacguff 4/13/2012 10:15:00 PM
EI absolutely love Estee Lauder's lip glosses. They stay on but aren't to sticky. They smell wonderful and this shade is one of my favorites. Just enough color for my pale, slightly warm skin tone and it has the perfect amount of sparkle. I have several EL lip glosses in rotation, love them all. MAC is too thick and sticky. Bobbi Brown has a crappy brush and boring colors. Laura Mercier has good colors and feels nice but doesn't wear very well. But for me EL has the best of all of these, love!
*I have not used this product, just wanted to list the ingredients that Skinceuticals emailed me since they're very hard to find. Ingrendients: AQUA / WATER / EAU SQUALANE GLYCERIN ISOPROPYL LAUROYL SARCOSINATE UNDECANE BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII BUTTER / SHEA BUTTER TRIDECANE PEG-100 STEARATE GLYCERYL STEARATE PEG-20 STEARATE AMMONIUM POLYACRYLDIMETHYLTAURAMIDE / AMMONIUM POLYACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE BISABOLOL BUTYLENE GLYCOL CAFFEINE CAPRYLYL GLYCOL CARBOMER CETYL ALCOHOL DEXTRIN DISODIUM EDTA EPERUA FALCATA BARK EXTRACT FARNESOL PALMITOYL TRIPEPTIDE-8 PANTHENOL PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE SODIUM BENZOATE TOCOPHEROL TRIETHANOLAMINE XANTHAN GUM ZINC GLUCONATE
Original review 6/2011: Have repurchased this several times, it's a great product. I have highly sensitive skin and can't tolerate avobenzene but need a good sunscreen to keep my rosacea from flaring. This works really well without stinging, doesn't leave a cast, and isn't greasy. It works under makeup really well, too. Not the best UVA protection but the best I can tolerate on a daily basis. _____________________________________________________ Update 4/10/2012: I've been alternating Skinceuticals Physical Fusion SPF 50 with the Olay and here are my final thoughts: I acutally like Olay Complete Sensitive Skin SPF 30 better for a couple of reasons. 1. I don't need moisturizer underneath it. 2. I can just slather on a bunch of it on my face and neck whereas the Skinceuticals, you kind of have to layer it on. 3. Doesn't show flakes or dry patches. 4. Way cheaper! 5. Not greasy at all not matter how much I apply. But I know that the UVA and UVB protection is inferior. On the other hand, I'm very sensitive and the Olay is one that I can tolerate all day everyday without any adverse reactions like my face drying out with the Skinceuticals or burning with most of the LRP Anthelios sunscreens. This is one of my favorite sunscreens.
This week I had a Coppola Express Keratin Treatment and I always break this leave-in out when I do. No sodium chloride which is a no-no for Coppola. It helps soften the hair as it tends to feel a bit crispy after the treatment. Makes my hair shiny and smells wonderful. I mix it with Alterna Kendi Oil before I blow dry my hair about half-way and then I let it airdry the rest. Love the end result! This is also good to use on dry hair if I have some flyaways and don't want to weigh it down with more Kendi Oil. A little goes a long way, so it's worth the price tag.
I tried the lightest shade and the middle shade which was way too dark. So I purchased the lightest shade. I applied it after my moisturizer with a foundation brush. It blended pretty well but was a bit thicker than what I'm used to. When I was done, my skin looked sickly. I'm not sure if it would have looked better under foundation but I didn't try it.
1N1 is a good match for my NC15 skintone (I wear shade 1 in Daywear Light) though I might need a slightly darker shade for summer. I use a foundation brush to apply it and it blends beautifully. Looks like I am wearing nothing and it really tones down the rosacea redness. Doesn't wear off through the day or get shiny. It's less coverage than the Daywear Light so it's good for casual days. I use my usual Clinique TTDO Balm to remove and it comes right off. LOVE!
Conditioner -Jessicurl - Weekly Deep Conditioning Treatment
junomacguff 3/17/2012 1:46:00 AM
I'm so glad they changed from the jar to the bottle on this and Too Shea! Less likely that I'll get water in the product and screwing a lid back on in the shower is a pain. My hair is somewhere between 2A and 3A, fine but lots of it. I use this conditioner at least once a week and try to leave it on for at least 10 minutes. I'm glad that I can order this in unscented because my allergies have been really bad lately and fragrances are bothering me. Have repurchased several times.