Misc Beauty Tools -Sonia Kashuk - Metal Eyelash Comb
AKpilot 11/21/2008 8:18:00 PM
I have been on the hunt for this for months! I live in Alaska, and we finally got our first Target store this month... I went rushing over and picked this up today! I used to use the Chanel No. 9 eyelash comb, but I lost it, and didn't want to spend tons of money on another comb... so I bought this instead! It was reasonably priced at $5.00, and works like a charm! If I lose this or break it or anything happens to it at all, I will definitely buy another!
I love this brush! The metal teeth easily separate my lashes, no matter how much mascara I may have layered on :p So much better than the cheap-o plastic combs! FYI, Target sells a metal eyelash comb that is much cheaper than this one, and works just as well. I would have rather bought the one from Target, but there is no Target where I live :(
I bought this mascara based on the reviews here. I had never used a waterproof mascara before, so I was a little hesitant to try something new. However, I'm glad I did! This mascara holds a curl like no other! All I do is curl my eyelashes with my Shu Uemura eyelash curler, then apply 3 layers of mascara, and let them dry for a few minutes, then comb thru them with my Chanel eyelash comb (metal). My lashes look fantastic! With the good comes the bad... It is such a pain to take off waterproof mascara! I use Neutrogena's Oil Free Makeup Remover, but it takes me forever to even get *some* of the mascara off... So, now that I've found my HG mascara, I need to find my HG makeup remover. If anyone has any suggestions, please let me know!
Where to start, where to start.... I REALLY wanted to like this mascara (I bought it based on the reviews here), but unfortunately, I highly dislike it. This mascara does not hold a curl. I had to walk around with my eye lash curler in my purse just to keep them up (what a pain!). Plus, this mascara flakes. Yuck. It didn't make my lashes thicker, it simply clumped them together. And God forbid you apply more than 2 coats! Do that and you're in clump city. I will not re-purchase.
I just ordered the Bare Escentuals get started kit in Light (I ordered it off eBay, brand new, and saved some money! I highly recommend trying that if you can!). I got it in the mail a week ago, and have been using it everyday. I must say, I absolutely love this stuff! I don't have too troublesome skin, but I do have the occasional blemish (as well as rather dry skin during the winter). So far, this kit has worked great for me! At first I was a little intimidated though, because I used to never wear foundation (I know, crazy, right?!), I only used to wear cover up on any little splotches I might have had. But BE makes it so quick, easy, and simple to apply their products, anyone can do it! I have just never liked liquid foundations because I don't like the look (or color) that they give. BE blends very naturally, and I don't even feel like I have makeup on! Plus, it makes my skin sooo soft :-) All in all, I think if you have never tried this before, and are looking to revamp your make up kit (like I did), then give this a chance! You might be pleasantly surprised!
I love the smell of this lotion! It smells wonderful, and absorbs very quickly. I'm not sure about the firming effects, but I can say that my skin definitely looks much healthier after I apply this lotion. I try to apply it twice a day (after I'm out of the shower, and before I go to bed if I have time). I bought this at Wal Mart for $3 (in a huge bottle), and will definitely re-purchase. Love it!
I use this bronzer daily all over my face, with an emphasis on my cheekbones. I have been using this for 2 years now, and JUST had to buy my second compact (this stuff lasts forever, and I use a lot of it too!). I love how versatile this is. I can make myself look really tan, or just barely touched by sun. I also use this when I'm wearing a low cut shirt.. it helps with the cleavage effect ;) I will continue re-purchasing as long as Clinique continues making it.
This is the only lip liner I use! It is very natural, but really fills out my lips (and I have thin chicken lips; I need all the help I can get!). I line my lips with this, then fill them in with it too, and apply lip gloss over, and voila! Plump, full looking lips! I have already gone through 2 other tubes of this, and will definitely continue to re-purchase again and again!
I have mixed feelings about this chapstick. I like it because (as mentioned before), it freshens your breath if you need a little pick-me-up, but I don't feel like it really moisturizes my lips as much as Chapstick Brand chapstick. Who knows, maybe my lips are just so used to Chapstick Brand, that other brands just don't work for me... I won't go out of my way to buy this, but if I have it, I will use it.
This is a good mascara. I just started using it this summer (I used to use L'Oreal Double Extend, but wanted to try something new). My only complaint, is that when I first buy it, it is hard for me to build up without it being too clumpy and without ending up with spider lashes. However, after I use it for a couple weeks, it seems to work MUCH better (which is when I l-o-v-e this mascara). So, after about 2 weeks, this mascara works like a charm. It lengthens, thickens, and actually kind of gives me "fake" looking eyelashes (which I adore). I just layer, layer, layer!
Gels/Soaps -St. Ives - Oatmeal and Shea Butter Body Wash
AKpilot 12/14/2007 4:41:00 AM
This is a great body wash. I bought it on a whim (I just liked that it was only $3.00 and it's a HUGE bottle!). And I must say - I'm pleasantly surprised! It lathers very nicely and has a great scent (fairly faint, but soothing). I will re-purchase!
Bronzers -Physicians Formula - Powder Palette Multi-Colored Face Powder Light Bronzer
AKpilot 10/12/2007 10:16:00 PM
This is the first Physicians Formula product I have ever tried, and so far I really like it! To be totally honest, I bought it b/c it came with a sample of blush with it, and I, wanting more for my money, couldn't pass that up :P I'm so grateful I decided to give this a try, it gives me just a nice light bronzey color, with no hint of orange or anything. I will definately buy another as soon as I'm out (which I don't think will be anytime soon since the compact is pretty large!)
I L-O-V-E this stuff! I use it along with the shampoo, and it makes my hair sooo soft! As long as I am using this combo, I don't have to use a leave-in - that's how soft it makes my hair! Dfinately worth a try if you haven't yet!
I L-O-V-E this stuff! I use the moist conditioner also, and my hair is so silky smooth afterwards! Anytime someone touches my hair I get complimented :D As long as I am using this shampoo/conditioner, I never have to use a leave-in. Definately worth a try if you haven't tried it yet!
This is my signature scent! I never would have considered trying Paris Hilton's perfume, until I saw my sister for the first time in years, and she smelled WONDERFUL! I asked what it was, and she said Paris Hilton! Needless to say, I went out the next day and bought myself a bottle :) I get compliments on it every time I wear it, and I will definately keep re-purchasing. It is a very light, "active" scent. LoL, I don't know if "active" is the right word or not.. it just smells very fresh! I think everyone should give this a try!