Eyeliner -Wet 'n' Wild - Mega Liner Liquid Eyeliner
itsKelCeeEee 5/31/2011 5:24:00 AM
Yes. Yes. Buy it now. I don't care if it's a brand for "pre-teens" or whatever. Forget what you've heard. It's easy on the eyes and on your wallet. I highly recommend it.
God this stuff makes me look like a streetwalker...when I'm dressed casually. But if I'm all dolled up with some place to go this lipstick DEFINITELY makes a perfect finishing touch. And you can't beat the price. It IS a bold shade, so use sparingly and make sure you have the confidence to back up such a color ;)
Conditioner -Ouidad - Moisture Lock Leave-In Conditioner
itsKelCeeEee 5/31/2011 5:10:00 AM
This does absolutely nothing for my hair except make it wish for more moisture. It feels like it locks the moisture OUT of my kinky-curly, African American hair. Considering that Ouidad is the "queen of curl" her products sure do act useless on me, and I can't afford to pay more money for stuff that doesn't even work. I'm giving it away. Actually, no. I'm getting my money back.
AWESOME product, but I don't use the second step moisturizer; instead I use a different deep conditioner that has a lot more moisture because I feel like the second step aphogee one isn't the best. Also, this hasn't happened to me, but be careful of protein overload. You NEED a good moisturizing treatment after this; it's not an option. Otherwise, your hair could break off and lose its elasticity. If you're not willing to shell out the cash for the bottle before you try it then get the packets.
It works decent, but FIFTY DOLLARS?!?!?! Oh no way. Never again.
Skincare - Face -The Body Shop - Tea Tree Oil Daily Cleansing Wipes
itsKelCeeEee 4/30/2011 12:58:00 AM
I bought these for one of my housemates and I wish I'd gotten them for myself! They feel soothing and cleansing as I wipe them across my face, which is great for the many nights I'm too lazy to wash my face thoroughly. My main gripe is the fact that it costs 12 dollars for 25 wipes. I mean, I can get a pack of 25 from a drugstore for 4-6 dollars (of course if they're the generic brands, you can sadly feel the difference. And it isn't a good one). Since I wouldn't use them everyday though, it could be a good investment. Still, I'd definitely buy them for myself when payday comes. They're worth it.
Okay I just bought this stuff literally an hour ago and as I sit here skyping my bf, I sprayed some on my hair and gave it a little mini shake. Now, I have thick, coarse, highly porous yet still healthy curly African American hair and I could feel my hair soften up nearly instantly! Also, it made my curls curl even more and my hair just feels soft and moisturized and lovely. Since I haven't actually gone about my hair routine and put it in, and since I haven't tried it on damp or dry hair, I'm going to leave it at a three. I'll edit my review when I test it more, but for now it seems very promising. Edit: Sorry, but this wasn't what I thought it was. When it dried it left my hair feeling more dry (although it DID feel softer) and moisture comes before soft in my book. It also did nothing for my wet hair. I gave it to a friend. :(
Tinted Moisturizer -Philosophy - Hope In A Tinted Moisturizer
itsKelCeeEee 4/23/2011 9:37:00 PM
I use the "deep" shade, even though I probably could've went for the tan one...but summer's coming and I get a good five shades darker, so whatever. Speaking of, I'm very active in the hot, humid weather of Virginia during the summers, so I wonder how this will work then. For now, however, it is wonderful. I just wish that I felt completely confident with the sunscreen in it as I do with regular moisturizers; I'm always feeling like it's more foundation than sunscreen/moisturizer. The price is horrid (38 dollars at sephora) but it does last awhile so I can't really complain. If I find something better I'll quickly switch, but for now this will work just fine.
I LOVE this stuff! I used to buy the packs before they had it in bottle form, yet for some reason I forgot about it and started using other products. A few weeks ago I went to do a protein treatment on my hair, which came with a moisturizer that I wasn't satisfied with. I happened to come across another one of these packs in Rite Aid and used it in place of the moisturizer after the treatment. WOW. My hair was soft, moisturized, and healthy feeling. It didn't feel weighed down, even with the non-water soluble cone in it (yeah, I'm one of those...). I now use it once a week to deep condition on my wash day and will continue to do so, especially since I have this lovely bottle form. As long as the formula stays the same, I will keep buying it ;)
Conditioner -Yes To Carrots - Pampering Hair Mud Conditioner
itsKelCeeEee 1/27/2011 4:41:00 AM
It's not really a mud mask kind of texture, but whatever. I only purchased this for a dollar since I did an exchange with another product, but I know on retail it runs about 9 dollars after tax which is kind of pricey in my opinion. It wasn't as heavy as I like my conditioners to be. However, I DID wash my hair and then thoroughly condition it with this, slap a shower cap over it, and fall asleep which led to wonderfully conditioned hair when I took the cap off and rinsed it out a few hours later. I'm keeping it around for that, but when the bottle's done I doubt I'll buy it again. It's just too expensive considering that there's other products I've gotten better results with for half the price. It smells really nice and light, though. If that means anything.
I picked this up when I was on my thanksgiving break in my hometown after discovering that my mom's pantene shampoo and mizani conditioner wasn't going to cut it for my multiracial hair (sorry pantene and mizani lovers). I just wanted a conditioner to get me through the long weekend until I got back home to my own products and I remembered being curious about Aussie and hearing good things, so I picked it up. Isn't as moisturizing or "thirst quenching" as advertising/other reviews led me to believe it would be. Great value for the money and it's good to detangle with in the shower. The fact that the giant pump bottle I have says the average person needs two pumps for enough conditioner to cover their head is nearly laughable. I need at least six (I also have enough hair on my head for two people to share though so I don't penalize them for that). It's a good last minute pickup if you realize you left your conditioner somewhere, but I'm probably not going to buy it again.
Treatments -Garnier - Fructis Triple Nutrition Nutrient Spray
itsKelCeeEee 1/27/2011 4:22:00 AM
A good product...if you're too lazy to buy your own avocado, shea and jojoba oil mix it in a spray bottle with water, and shake. Admittedly, I can be that lazy, which is why I bought a bottle. I actually like it, although I know it's easy to make yourself. Oh well, I'm on the go most the time so I'll shell out the 4 bucks. Not like I haven't spent more than that on even MORE ridiculous things.
First off, let me start by saying how I usually despise shampoos. Emphasis on despise. I have naturally thick, big, afro-like curly hair that is pretty healthy since I don't ever use heat on it and I don't go crazy with brushing it or messing with it. I don't like how most shampoos make my hair dry and strawlike but tolerate it since I always follow up with conditioner which takes care of that. This shampoo...this is different. And I'll bet the reason it's so different is because of the freaking amethicone (sp?) in it! If you're ingredient conscious and already know about silicones then know that this is one of them that isn't water soluble. HOWEVER, it really depends on what sort of hair you have because this shampoo has caused no buildup on my scalp that requires clarifying. No lie. I don't know if it'll be the same for everyone, but I will say right off the bat that the one ingredient I'm iffy about in this does absolutely nothing to mess up my hair, so that's cool. Second...this is the only, the ONLY shampoo/conditioner pairing that I have. I usually buy different shampoos from conditioners, but using this and the matching conditioner really does feel like it makes a difference. Plus, I love the triple nutrition line because it has so many oils and moisturizers in it, as opposed to the other garnier shampoos and conditioners that involve parabens, more silicones, and other ingredients that my hair just doesn't agree with. Ah! The best part! Alright, this is the only sulfate containing shampoo I've ever tried (and I've tried a lot of them) that DOESN'T dry my hair out and leaves it feeling silky and moisturizing before I get to the conditioner! Holy smokes I'm in love... If Garnier were to discontinue this/change the formula, I'd probably fall to my hands and knees in the middle of a drugstore sobbing. Now if you're not a broke college student like me who can afford nice organic fancy products, this probably isn't your thing. However, if you want to give your wallet a break and get lovely hair at the same time then try this! I believe it was like, three dollars before tax...? This shampoo: AMAZING.
Skincare - Face -L'Oreal - Skin Genesis Complexion Equalizer
itsKelCeeEee 1/27/2011 3:53:00 AM
This stuff is great! I use it at night since I use a moisturizer with sunscreen during the day, putting a dab on each cheeks and my forehead after I get out the shower. A little goes a long way and it easily absorbs (even though for some reason some white residue always builds up near my jawline and I have to rub vigorously at it so that it'll fade). It's very moisturizing but isn't all greasy and pore clogging. I bought it in November, it's almost February and I still have over half a jar left. It's lightened my acne scars and makes my complexion look bright and fresh (which could also be a result of me cracking down on my product junkie-ism and using less gunk on my face). I was extremely skeptic at first, especially with the twenty dollar price tag for such a small amount, but it really does wonders. Will definitely be repurchasing regardless of if scars are completely gone; it's just a great nighttime facial moisturizer period.
Loose Powders -L'Oreal - Bare Naturale Soft-Focus Mineral Finish
itsKelCeeEee 1/26/2011 8:35:00 PM
Mediocre. Packaging sucks. Does alright, I guess. I'm still on the hunt for something better though.