Makeup Brushes -Essence of Beauty - Dual Use Eye Shadow Brush
Peskypixie 1/14/2008 12:23:00 AM
The most utilitarian es brush made. Be prepared to reglue it, the ferrules aren't stuck on well. Works to smoke out a look, as a crease brush, lid brush, blending brush... I could go on and on.
I have bought about 5 of the mini rollerballs, I might actually buy a full size, something I never do. This just smells great, without being overpowering.
Powder -Bare Escentuals - Bare Minerals in 1.2, fairly light
Peskypixie 1/13/2008 7:31:00 PM
I've been using this since July 07. I am very pale, with pink undertones. I work for a dermatologist and recently my co-workers have been noticing how red my face is (when I started over a year ago everyone would tell me of how jealous they were of my perfect skin). I've had burning and itching, and have been getting cystic acne. As It turns out BM is exacerbating my roseacea, and causing acne. Also this does not last nearly all day. Caused a nasty crust to form on my skin that no exfoliation would remove.
Hair Color -Garnier - Nutrisse Permanent Creme Hair Color
Peskypixie 9/14/2006 10:50:00 PM
I love the color and softness of my hair after using this!
I used #56 Sangria, and #452 Chocolate Cherry.
I did have a few problems, but mostly due to the fact that this was my first experiment with coloring. I had trouble getting the dye to cover all of my hair; I found out that I really needed someone else to do that step. Also, the package shows piling the hair up on the back of the head. When I ended with auburn hair and bright red hair on the back of my crown, I called the 800 # on the package, and found out that piling the hair up causes heat to gather and the color becomes very bright.
The conditioner is great. I don’t like that you walk around for a day or so stinking. I had a comment or two about the smell!
Makeup Brushes -Sephora - Tickle Me Pink Brush Set
Peskypixie 6/23/2006 7:22:00 PM
I picked up one of these and really enjoy it. I use the es brush daily, and the face/blush brush is soooo soft! My only complaint is that the complexion brush is poorly shaped and trimmed- it had a stiff spot in the middle! Update: After a few years of washing, the face brush is now starting to shed profusely. Will need to replace soon.
I tried a sample and loved this, so I picked up a full size. Within a week or two I got horrible cystic acne on my chin and forehead, I never get cysts on my forehead. Worked ok on the remainder of my body, but too expensive for regular use. Love the pump bottle with the locking top.
Blush -L'Oreal - Blush Delice in Strawberry Tart [DISCONTINUED]
Peskypixie 6/19/2006 4:36:00 PM
Love this as a highlighter. Lasts well, not too frosty. Just a perfect little package.
Nice natural color, very well pigmented. Good value for the price. Not currently using, I've started to use more cream blushes lately.
Makeup Brushes -Sonia Kashuk - Kashuk Tools Foundation Brush
Peskypixie 5/5/2006 4:07:00 PM
Too small to work well for foundation, too large to use for contour. Use mostly for applying cream blushes, applies Nars Cactus Flower very well.
This covers my redness well. It will wear off of my nose if touch it during the day, but other than that it stays all day and requires few touch ups. Would not be great for oily skin, would probably slide off, works well for my drier phases.
I bought this because my new foundation is leaving behind some traces after I wash my face, and I wanted something alcohol free to remove the residue. Overall I like this. I did not like the scent, but Wegmans had a display of essential oils and so I added a few drops of lemon grass, spearmint and tangerine and it has a refreshing scent now. Leaves skin feeling soft and prepped to moisturized. I'm a bit freaked out about spraying anything on my face, so I use a few spritzes on a cotton ball, that works quite well. All in all a good product, though a bit pricey for what you get. I will repurchase unless I find something better. Does calm some of the mid-facial redness on my skin, this is the first product to do that!
Feels heavy and oily on my face, oxidizes horribly. Has no staying power what so ever. Won't repurchase.
I love this gloss. It is a deep, dark purple. It would look horrible on me alone, but mixed with reds it makes anything into a beautiful plummy color. Light vanilla scent that fades quickly, no flavor.
I picked this up in dark brown today. It is a perfect match for my brows! I've recently lost some eyebrows, and have a few holes. This looks very natural, and lasts well through the day, but the pencil dries up very fast rendering it useless. Won't repurchase.
Works quite well. Clears up dry scalp/ oily hair dandruff very well. Helps to balance the oily hair with the dry scalp. Can turn your hair a little dark, does leave a tar deposit. Update- I seem to be resistant to this now. Hope that in the future my dermatitis will respond to it, selenium sulfide smells even worse than tar.