I use argan oil I get from the fruitful yield, I've used many of their oils in the past and they've been awesome. I have a dropper style bottle which i do love. Makes it easier to control how much I use. I've read many reviews about their argan not having a scent... 100% pure argan SHOULD have a scent. It should be a nutty scent. If it has no scent you may be getting scammed.. google "7 Warning Signs that Your Argan Oil is Impure". I generally use my argan oil on my hair. I co-wash my hair and using 100% oils on my hair is best. I have to read labels religiously for hair products. I can't use stuff with silicones and non water soluble things in them. Argan oil makes my hair super soft. I usually use it in conjunction with coconut or jojoba oil. My hair is in great condition it's soft and not frizzy. I have wavy hair that tends to frizz a lot, but since I co-wash it's been a lot better. Most days I don't use gel or mousse just argan oil to keep my hair nice. Styling my hair with argan oil is super easy. soaking wet hair and scrunch in argan and let dry. it's that easy.
Top/Base Coats -China Glaze - Strong Adhesion Base Coat
Anya1976 5/21/2013 12:47:00 PM
I usually use this on my toes. My toe polish lasts forever anyway but I think it helps last even longer. I have used it on my fingers but I use nail magic as my first base and the stickier bases after. I would def buy again when i run out
Polishes -Unlisted Brand - Layla Cosmetics - Hologram Effect
Anya1976 5/11/2013 9:25:00 PM
I have 9 of these polishes (one is a back up) I have 1-8 I love these holos. my wear was always at least a week. I do use base coats and the topcoat i tend to use with these is rock top coat ... top coat does dull the holo a little bit so i did try to use a thinner one to keep it as holo as possible. I was bummed to see these on clearance at ulta recently (which is why i picked up a backup of jade groove) I was really hoping they'd get the second collection of holos there so I could get all of them. I admit to getting some balding at times when I was not careful in applying BUT for the most part i did not have issues. Most holo's are persnickety with application and you do have to be careful and I am aware of this. the base coat i generally use is opi bonder since it's sticky.
I am just getting around to wearing this polish a year after it came out. I love it. It's such a pretty delicate pinked lilac color. I normally go for bright or bold or dark colors but since it's spring I wanted to do something light and pretty. I actually stamped china glaze get out of my space over it and it looks so pretty. I have been doing subtle stamping with some of the new china glaze hologlam collection. sweet hook and get out of my space match so well it's not even funny. sometimes when I stamp I do want something so subtle that people really have to pay attention to see it. I did get complimented on my manicure the other day while buying more polish at sally's the girl really loved my manicure.
Cleansers -Philosophy - Purity Made Simple Mineral Oil Free Facial Cleansing Oil
Anya1976 12/30/2012 5:00:00 PM
I've had a sample size of this forever and just started using it to remove my waterproof eye makeup. I use coconut oil for the rest of my face but this works better on my eyes. Waterproof eye liner and mascara just melts off. I love it. I will be buying a large size.
I have a little tin of this. you can no longer get the little tins :( I mainly use this on my lips but have used it on hands and other dry bits. I will be getting a big tin.
Lip Treatments -Fresh - Sugar Advanced Therapy Lip Treatment
Anya1976 12/30/2012 3:32:00 PM
been using this for a week. my lips have been horrible lately. nervous habit i have is biting my lips and after having a cold sore a few weeks ago my lips were a mess. they aren't perfect right now but after using this every night and during the day while i've been home it's been working miracles. I know the balm is fragile so this will be one of those things i do not let my niece and nephew put on if they want balm on (they broke my SIL's spf treatment last year). I hate that it's so expensive but if it works like it has been all the time i would gladly pay the price.
Eyeliner -Urban Decay - 24-7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Zero
Anya1976 12/30/2012 12:25:00 PM
nice liner...but used on waterlines it doesn't last. when I use it on my lashline it's not so bad. I got this in a set a long time ago and haven't finished my pencil yet.. I use lots of other colors of liner so it can take awhile for me to finish anything. I may buy it again.
Eyeliner -Urban Decay - 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Perversion
Anya1976 12/30/2012 12:18:00 PM
I got this in a set a couple years ago. I don't use it all the time cus I tend to be a liner whore and use different ones often... or use mixing medium or another liner seal to make liners from different pigments I have. I thought this might be my hg waterline liner, I was wrong. It does not smear as much if i use it on the lashline but once used on the waterline all bets are off. I wear contacts and my eyes water a bit, so I am looking for my perfect wears like iron waterline liner. I love that it's super black. I just wish it wore better. I'd buy again if I ever finish the pencil but with the amount of liners I have that could be awhile.
Eyeliner -Urban Decay - 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner
Anya1976 12/30/2012 12:10:00 PM
I've only used this once, so I am basing this review off that experience. let me just say I love MAC liquidlasts and MUFE aqua liners. I do like that this is a thinner brush than MAC liquidlasts and I get a finer line (and it doesn't get all over my lashes like the liquidlasts always seem to do) but I personally love the control of the MUFE aqua liner's felt tip applicator. I went back and forth about getting another MUFE liner but settled on this one so I could try it out. I am not sure I like how shiny it looks after it's dry but in the long run that won't stop me from using it. I have to do a test to see which of the three liners last longest and are better for wearing to the pool/beach. Ok, normally if I am swimming I tend to go barefaced and no makeup at all but there are times when I am at a picnic or something where I do want a little bit of something on my eyes. I wear contacts and have oily lids so I do tend to want waterproof eye makeup. I've read some reviews that say the brush gets frayed.. I really hope that doesn't happen cus that would change my review. I like a nice thin line as close as possible to my lashes. I generally do not do winged or cat eye liner, so I like a thinner line. Right now,I'd buy again. But I will keep using it and may update this review.
Mascara -Christian Dior - DiorShow BlackOut Waterproof
Anya1976 12/30/2012 11:55:00 AM
I tried this for the first time last night. I wish the brush was more like regular diorshow. I had great results with it though. I didn't notice any flaking but I will have to use it some more to be sure. I wear contacts and my eyes tend to water some so waterproof is a must for me with my mascaras. I will have to wear this in the summer when i go swimming to see how waterproof it is. I love really black lashes, I know they say those who are fair should use a more brown mascara but I dig drama lashes and liner. I may update this review depending if my view changes but so far it's not HG status but I would buy it again.
Eyeliner -Stila - Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner Stingray
Anya1976 12/30/2012 11:49:00 AM
I got this in a sephora insider set. I am always looking for new waterproof eyeliners to use on my lower waterline. I had so much hope for this liner. It migrated to the inner corners of my eyes within an hour before I had even finished getting ready to go out and by the time I realized it it was too late to wash makeup off and start over. Thank goodness I was going to a family function so my eyeliner migrating wouldn't be talked about too much but if this had been a date I'd have been sooo embarassed. I did like how creamy the liner is and how easy it went on. I am always wary of "waterproof" liners though. I always end up going back to my HG maybelline expert eyes (the red pencils) that you have to warm up with a lighter. I may use this liner up and try it up my upper lash line but I may end up giving it to a younger cousin.
I have wanted this color for ages. It's just so pretty. Blue with gold shimmers. I love how it looks on the nails.I did 3 coats and had no issues with application and had it on my nails for a week with minor tipwear. if you don't like glittery polishes this may not be for you since it's very glittery.
I love this color. I was doing a Disney theme mani since I was going to see Disney on ice and to me this color matched Rapunzel's dress perfectly purple with a bit of pinky shimmer. I had wanted this color when it initially came out at ulta but sold out quickly, I finally tracked it down months later. I am a huge purple lover and this is one of my fave purple polishes at the moment.
Love this flakie. I wish the pink base wasn't so sheer but it is a pretty polish. Can be worn alone but this is better over other colors. The flakies go from red-orange to gold and gold-green to blue. Ok maybe not too original BUT very pretty and I would buy again.