At first I did not like this product. It was leaving my hair sticky and stiff. I realized I was using too much. Once I started using the correct amount I realized how great this product is! It really does protect my hair and makes it silky and straight. I actually love the smell. That is the main reason I kept on using it and found out how to use it properly. It is strong at first, but after a while it does go away and you can only smell it lightly thru-out the day.
I have an oily scalp so I usually stay away from any anti frizz, smoothing treatments, etc. Plus my hair is pretty soft and smooth to begin with. My sister (who has dry, course hair) swears by this product. I figured I would try it figuring everyone could have softer hair. It makes my hair feel like silk and makes it even softer and it does not make my scalp oily! I was blown away by this! I use it every time a wash my hair (just about everyday).
This product is alright. The smell does not bother me. It does make my hair look clean and remove oil. I really have to work it into my scalp though. I usually have to put hairspray over it to absorb some of the powder. I used to use plain old baby powder before I bought this and I feel it works just as good and is much cheaper!
I have very oily skin. I work very long hours and my face is exposed to some harsh temps and humidity. I work in a bakery and I am going in and out of freezers and coolers, going into proof boxes and my face is in and out of ovens. At the end of the day, may makeup looks as good as it did when I put it on. My skin still does get oily, but not as oily as if I did not use a primer.
Misc Beauty Tools -Clean & Clear - Oil Absorbing Sheets
MichieKrum 1/31/2010 6:04:00 PM
I have oily skin and I love these sheets! They remove all oil and my make up does not budge! AWESOME!
This product is great! It easily removes my make up and cleans my skin. I usually use this right when I get home then wash my face before I go to bed and do my night time regime. It does not leave my face oily at all.
Eye Shadow -Cover Girl - Eye Enhancers Trio - Shimmering Sands
MichieKrum 1/30/2010 2:12:00 PM
I have been wearing these colors for at least 6 years. I LOVE this product. I love the colors, I love the blending and I love how the colors work on any skin tone and go with anything you wear. I wear this trio often and I think it makes my eyes look awesome!
The hold on this is amazing! It is so flexible! I love to use it when I curl my hair. It smells great too!
Eye Primer -Urban Decay - Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Original (UDPP)
MichieKrum 1/30/2010 1:59:00 PM
My eyelids are sooooooo oily. My eye makeup would crease after a couple of hours and disappear after about 6 hours. With Urban Decay Primer, this does not happen. My eye makeup does not crease and it stays on until I take it off. I have actually fallen asleep with my make up on and some of it was still there! I work very long hours and my face is exposed to some harsh temps and humidity. I work in a bakery and I am going in and out of freezers and coolers, going into proof boxes and my face is in and out of ovens. At the end of the day, may makeup looks as good as it did when I put it on. Awesome product that I am loyal to!
Eye Shadow -Coastal Scents - 88 colors warm palette
MichieKrum 1/30/2010 1:55:00 PM
This palette is way more practical than the other 88 palettes. I use way more colors in this palette and I think they are a better quality. I love the combos I can make in this palette. LOVE!!!!
The colors are really great, however the liner does tend to dry out. I have to really mix the liner in the pot every time I use it and apply it fast for it to go on smooth, but that does seem to make it work ok.
So many colors! I honestly don't know how I will use them all, but I sure have fun trying to figure it out! I do notice some of the brighter, more pigmented colors stain my eyes and leave them irritated.
I love BE. My skin is not perfect and I need full coverage. I have red spots, acne scars, fine lines, etc. (My skin is a hot mess) BE really has great coverage for me and makes my skin feel great. It has improved the look of my skin. It takes me a while to apply any foundation, so I don't mind taking the time to apply BE correctly. I think a lot of people have a hard time with BE because they don't apply it correctly. If I am in a hurry and don't have time to correctly apply BE I notice it doesn't look as good as when I take the time to apply it correctly. I mix Medium and Medium Beige to get the correct color. I do use a liquid concealer under BE for best coverage. Overall, this makeup is awesome when used properly. BE also has staying power. I work very long hours and my face is exposed to some harsh temps and humidity. I work in a bakery and I am going in and out of freezers and coolers, going into proof boxes and my face is in and out of ovens. At the end of the day, may makeup looks as good as it did when I put it on.
The coverage is alright on this product. I did have to apply a lot to get a medium coverage. I have very oily skin and it did not get greasy at all when using this product. It did settle into EVERY tiny line I have. I didn't realize my skin had dry spots until I used this foundation. I have tried it several times and every time I try it, I dislike it more and more. I did use my MAC primer. Unless you have perfect skin, I would not recommend this product.