Conditioner -Matrix - Biolage Ultra Hydrating Conditioning Balm
slicedbread13 9/30/2005 1:02:00 AM
After using the regular Conditioning Balm on and off for years,my hair stylist recommended I get this for my over dry,over fried hair,so I got it....and I love it!I thought it would be WAY too heavy for my hair,because the original version of this I thought was perfect the way it was,but somehow,the Ultra Conditioning Balm conditions your hair more deeply,without weighing it down!How can this be?Freaky,huh?The only difference I can tell between the two besides the fact that this conditons more,is the smell...I think the original version smells just a little better!This stuff conditions,smooths,and detangles fried hair.....the only reason why I gave it 4 lippies instead of 5 is that it does build up easily when used daily,and that sucks,but nothing a once a week clarifying shampoo can't take care of!
Treatments -Matrix - Biolage - Fortifying Leave-In Treatment
slicedbread13 9/28/2005 11:32:00 PM
I LOVE this stuff! I was kinda iffy when my hair stylist recommened it to me after coloring my hair for the umpteenth time,because fortifying leave in treatments just dry out my hair and leave it feeling like hay (ala Redken Anti-Snap)but I decided to try it anyways!My first experience was awesome...I sprayed it in my hair after shampooing/conditioning (it smells so good,and you only need just a little bit,too!),and went to brush it....WOW,this stuff actually detangles!Yes,I finally found something to detangle my super tangly nappy hair!!And once it dried fully,it didn't feel like crispy hay!It left my hair soo soft,super conditioned but very light and bouncy and full of movement!I can't thank my hair stylist enough for recommending this to me!I can't live without it!If you have super nappy hair like me from coloring it too much,you should try it!
Pressed Powders -Estee Lauder - AeroMatte Ultralucent Pressed Powder
slicedbread13 9/28/2005 9:20:00 PM
Oh,yuck!That's how I feel about this overpriced piece of crap powder!I don't understand how this had so many glowing reviews when it sucks!!I bought this out of desperation,ONLY because they discontinued my beloved Double Matte powder (the most popular powder Estee Lauder makes,but they discontinue it,and make this crap their replacement.Yeah.How smart.)So anyways,the lady at the counter is going on and on about how amazing this stuff is....I told her straight out I had a huge problem with most powders,because I have white white pale skin,and they look too dark on me,and the only powder in the world that isnt too dark is Double Matte...NONSENCE! says the lady at the counter.The AeroMatter in 'Transparent' will look amazing on you!So I buy it,like a moron, and try it...YES,even the lightest transparent looks too dark on me...especially when my face got oily!Then it REALLY took on an orangey tone! And forget about it keeping your face 'matte' and oily free,after half an hour my face was a nasty oily mess again!Estee Lauder,how could you??!
Pressed Powders -Maybelline - Shine Free Pressed Powder
slicedbread13 9/11/2005 5:53:00 PM
I bought this powder yesterday in Ivory from a drugstore,ONLY because I didn't have enough money for my beloved Estee Lauder Double matte!I figured some powder is better than no powder,because I have extremely oily skin!I used to buy this stuff as a kid,and for the life of me couldn't remember why I stopped using it....and now I know why!This stuff is total crap!!It goes on VERY chalky,very unnatural looking....and when it first goes on,the Ivory is very white,which is great because I have very fair skin!But after half an hour to an hour,it darkens!With my EL Double Matte,I can re-powder and re-powder all day long,and it doesn't get cakey if my skin gets oily~with this powder,you can only re-powder like once before it gets cakey!And when it does,it looks hideous!Shine Free my butt!!This stuff gets a big ZERO from me!
I LOVE this conditioner!It deeply conditions without weighing your hair down at all (unlike so many other heavy duty conditioners out there),and leaves it full of movement and bounce!After using this stuff,my hair is so soft and silky,and it smells awesome,too!My boyfriend loves when I use this,lol!Kind of expensive, but well worth it if you have overcolored,dry,and breaking hair like me!Try it!
This mascara friggin' RULES!I used to be a diehard Clinique mascara fan,but after using this stuff (I got this free along with a bag full of other goodies with a EL $25 purchase)I don't even use my Clinique Lash Doubling anymore!This mascara is far more superior!I have thin little lashes and this mascara makes them look long and full,and natural!The best!!
Treatments -Nexxus - Emergencee Strengthening Polymeric Reconstructor
slicedbread13 7/28/2005 8:16:00 PM
I LOVE this stuff!It's part of what saved my hair!I have naturally blondish-brown hair,and I love to dye it dark burgundy...but unfortunately,the dark stuff has damaged my hair WAY more than bleaching my hair ever did!Because red won't stay in my hair,I have to re-dye it at least once a month!So you can imagine how horrid my hair is!Breaking off every time I brush it,looks like straw,you know how it is!Thank goodness I found this stuff at Ulta!I alternate between the Emergencee,Nexxus Keraphix,Redken Deep Fuel,and Nexxus Humectress and my hair looks so much healthier!It may be expensive,but if you've got bad hair like me that needs to be cut,but you just can't cut it....use this!
I've been using the Wet and Wild taupe pencil for my eyebrows for years,and one day I decided maybe I should try something else,even though I've tried Cover Girl,Max Factor,and many others,and they were too yellow-y,too orangy,you get the picture.I was at Ulta when I saw this,and for $2.99,I was like,why not?So I went home,tried it,and LOVED it!!The hazel matches my eyebrows exactly!!I am so glad I took a chance on this!It's awesome!
I love this stuff,the color I wear is called Gleaming,and I wear it everyday!It never comes off,when I'm drinking,or eating,or kissing (which is important) LOL! I got all of my friends into using Lipfinity too!The only bad thing I can think of with this stuff,kind of like the Covergirl Outlast,is that you HAVE to apply it quickly,and you have to apply it RIGHT,otherwise it just dries to a streaky mess,and you have to use some heavy lip balm to take it off and start all over again,argggh!!
I didn't not like this hair dye at all!I bought this dirt cheap at a drugstore because I did not have enough money for my beloved Clairol Hydrience burgundy, and I really needed to darken my hair for a special occasion,so I said what the heck,right?When I mixed the mixture,it looked dark,and when it was on my hair for 25 minutes,it looked dark enough,but when I rinsed it out,it looked more like a muddy,dark auburn color!!I'm used to my Clairol burgundy being extremely deep,dark,almost like a black cherry,and I was hoping for the same results for cheaper,but I guess not!A VERY important part of the hair dye is the fade out color,because let's face it,all shades of red,I don't care what brand you buy,fade!!When I did my hair burgundy with the Clairol stuff,it always faded into a beautiful auburn that was red red in the sun and I got tons of compliments...after a week the Colorsilk burgundy faded into this nasty dark orange color!Yikes!Big disappointment for me!
This green pigment is SO pretty!A gorgeous forest shimmery green color that layers quite nicely! Doesn't crease and lasts all day!
Treatments -Redken - Extreme Deep Fuel [DISCONTINUED]
slicedbread13 4/13/2005 1:00:00 AM
I am the biggest Redken fan!The Deep Fuel works wonders in my fried hair,making it stronger and healthier all the time!Smells so good!My only gripe is the price,$15 for a box of four little tubes,yuck.
This shampoo is great,another winner from my much loved Redken line!It doesn't lather very well, so I have to wash it a few times to get a good clean feel,but it's all good because the smell of the Extreme line is the BEST smell in the world,I swear!Whenever I use this shampoo,conditioner,and the Anti Snap,my boyfriend goes crazy over my hair!It's soft,super shiny,and smells like a million bucks!I can't say enough good things about Redken!
Very,very pretty blueish-purplish color!The pigmentation of this e/s isn't very good,so you kind of have to layer it and layer it,and maybe even wear it wet,but it's still a very pretty color!Looks great on my skin,which is naturally deathly white,lol.I layer it with Naturistics Amethyst Chrome eyeliner for a shocking purple!Ah,good stuff!
It's funny,I used to use the heck out of this when I was a kid and a teenager,because nothing else seemed to help my acne better than Clearasil!I used to LOVE this stuff!I don't know what happened, but when I tried it again after years of not using it,it just doesn't work like it used to.Oh well,I guess.Lol.