Powder -Origins - Brighter By Nature Skin Tone Correcting Makeup
Beachblonde2986 6/9/2012 7:13:00 PM
I normally use tinted moisturizer to make my skin look radiant, but was looking for something that would be a little quicker to apply. This powder does not look cakey, and it is not overly drying. I have dry skin, so that was a big concern of mine. Sadly though, I am the lightest shade this comes in (Very light cool). I didnt think I was that light! I am a NC25. This is the perfect shade for me though, but I hated to admit it. It doesnt even look like I have makeup on, just looks like a veil of perfection. All redness and unevenness is gone. Makes my skin look perfect. I use a powder brush to apply it.
Moisturizers -Philosophy - when hope is not enough replenishing cream
Beachblonde2986 6/9/2012 7:08:00 PM
I am on my second jar of this and I have got to say I have seen some amazing results. My first jar lasted me about 5 months when only used at night. This face cream is pretty much only for people with dry skin. It is very greasy looking, so that is why I only use it at night. It does however give me a pretty glow when used in conjunction with some olive oil. Everyone comments on how pretty my skin is. I will not be without this cream ever!
Skincare - Face -Philosophy - When Hope Is Not Enough - Serum
Beachblonde2986 6/9/2012 7:03:00 PM
Love this oil! I know applying oil to your face sounds scary, but it works! I actually apply about 5-7 drops to my face in the day underneath my face moisturizer (I like philosophy's Take a Deep Breath). Philosophy suggests using this at night, but I dont feel like it moisturizes enough for me at night. However, this oil gives me baby soft skin and a radiant healthy glow. I am not oily looking in the day at all. At night I like to put on olive oil and When Hope Is Not Enough face cream to give me added moisture. The other day I had a facial, and even the esthetician commented on how soft and pretty my skin is. I will definitely repurchase this oil!
Love this new face cream from philosophy! Now I have dry skin, but using HIJ on my face in the day made me look oily, not the look Im going for. Take a Deep Breath makes me look radiant and refreshed. I can feel it working on my skin. This cream is probably best for people who have normal to oily skin, but I simply apply a few drops of HIJ replenishing oil on my face before applying Take A Deep Breath, and I have a perfectly moisturized, glowing face. It does not smell bad like the HIJ. Looks neat too. It is almost an aqua color. Overall I love this new face cream and will definitely re purchase again :)
I have been using Lilash for almost 4 weeks now. So far, I have noticed my lashes are slightly longer and more lashes have grown in. It has not irritated my eyes, nor has it caused dark under eye circles. I already have dark under eye circles thanks to heredity, but Lilash has not made anything worse. The only side effects I have seen is my eyes in the morning are a little more red than normal. It is not anything crazy though. I simply put some eye drops in to take the redness out. I was going to use careprost, but Lilash is made in the USA, and I can purchase it on the internet through secure sites, unlike Careprost. The packaging quality of Lilash is not the best though since it comes in a non see through hard container. I would like to know when I am running low on the product. Overall though I am very happy with Lilash and I cannot wait to see more results :)
Other -Unlisted Brand - All Day Chemist Online Store
Beachblonde2986 5/1/2012 3:02:00 PM
This company is a scam!! They will charge other stuff to your credit card. The only reliable way to go around this is to buy a re loadable visa with the exact amount on it. When I did this, I proceeded to check out (I wanted to purchase 2 bottles), and it said they are not accepting online payment and to try back in a week......in a week?? Weird. I called the numbers it provided to make payment to, but they were just voicemails, and it said they would get back to me at their convenience. Really?? I havent heard from them and its been several days now. Guess they dont want my money... oh well. Im going to buy from med-pacific.com They are they same price as ADC (I think its $18 per bottle but only $10 for shipping = $46). I havent seen any reviews from them yet so I hope they are legit.
Foundations -Garnier - BB Cream Miracle Skin Perfector Daily All-In-One
Beachblonde2986 1/30/2012 12:17:00 AM
I have light skin (NC20) and I tried this BB cream in light/medium. I was a bit worried that it would be too dark for me considering it is for the medium skin tones also. When I tried it on, I loved the texture (very creamy and good for dry skin like mine) BUT it is very orange-y! I look slightly like an oompa loompa with this on. I think there is oil in it too because it made my face shiny also. I really wanted to like this product, but i cant deal with the orange color. Sadly, I will be taking this back. I'll stick with my Tarte smooth operator tinted moisturizer! That stuff is amazing!
My HG mascara!! I am always trying out new mascaras and eyelash curlers to see which ones give me the longest, prettiest lashes sans clumps. I have tried many fiber mascaras, and this one is my favorite so far. This is my first waterproof mascara, but I think it helps hold a curl better. If you want eyelashes that look amazing and long, you have got to give this a shot. I applied two coats, and use my sally hansen eyelash curler after the mascara has dried (I heat the curler up first). The result????? I look like I have eyelash extensions! It is harder to remove since it is waterproof, but I think the results I get from this mascara is worth it :)
Just bought this tonight after reading all the reviews. I am Caucasian, but I have short to normal length eyelashes that are pin straight and very hard to hold a curl. I figured I would give the Japanese mascara a try. I've used Fiberwig in the past and liked it, but wanted to try something new. So I got the Fairydrops. The brush is a little funky looking and gathers mascara in the grooves of it causing clumps. This mascara definitely adds length, but it clumps and makes my eyelashes look spider-ey :( I am super bummed! I was really excited to give this a try. Sadly, I will be returning this tomorrow and getting my trust old fiberwig!
Lotions/ Creams -Yes To Carrots - Body Moisturizing Lotion
Beachblonde2986 11/23/2011 12:16:00 AM
Love this lotion! Thank God target had it out on display to try. I would have never known how good this is! The smell is addicting (smells soft and powdery) and leaves my skin baby soft. It is not for people who have super dry skin, but this moisturizer definitely does the trick for moderately dry skin. I cannot stop smelling myself lol. I def will repurchase :)
Styling Products -Frederic Fekkai - Salon Technician Highlight Care
Beachblonde2986 10/30/2011 3:11:00 AM
I'm not too sure of what to think about this product. I don't really know if it's supposed to brighten up the look of your highlights or just prevent it from looking brassy. I was expecting it to brighten. I did not notice any difference. I had high hoped for this. I have only used it once though, so maybe it will get better :/
Moisturizers -Burt's Bees - Marshmallow Vanishing Creme
Beachblonde2986 10/30/2011 2:09:00 AM
I absolutely love this cream! I can't live without it! I've been using it for several years now on and off but decided this is the one for me. My skin is normal to dry and flakes on my nose constantly. This cream not only smells wonderful (like marshmallows, go figure) but it feels wonderful too. It instantly quenches my skin and makes it super soft and radiant. I only use it at night though since it is a thicker cream. It will leave you looking a bit oily if used in the day. Maybe powder would help?? When I wake up in the morning, my skin is literally glowing. I believe it has helped reduce the appearance of wrinkles around my eyes and on my forehead too. I always get compliments on my great skin and I believe it is because of this cream. It is a bit hard to find In stores, but you can easily buy it online. Don't ever stop making this Burt's bees!!
Great product! It really does brighten your hair. Sometimes my hair gets a little brassy in between colorings, but this shampoo fixes that right up. Makes my hair look bright, fresh and clean. Very happy with this :)
Styling Products -Redken - WOOL SHAKE COTTON-INFUSED GEL SLUSH
Beachblonde2986 10/2/2011 7:55:00 PM
I purchased the original Redken wool shake 08 at Ulta after my hairdresser friend used hers on me. I have a short bob with lots of layers and have never been very good at teasing my hair. I have tried hairspraying my roots before using a teasing brush which worked, but only for a few hours. Let me tell you, this wool shake stuff really works! I part my hair in sections to be teased and spray some wool shake at the roots before teasing. Wool shake makes it so easy to tease! It gives me the perfect amount of volume that can always be made bigger if needed. It stays in place all day also. I finish off my look with TIGI massive shine hairspray and I'm good to go! Thanks Redken!
Hair Styling Tools -Solano - HAI Convertable Flat Iron
Beachblonde2986 4/27/2011 10:35:00 PM
I looove HAI flat irons. My mom bought me my first one ten years ago when I was still in high school. Well, now I'm 25 and my hai finally died. I can't believe it lasted that long!! It still kind of works but when I plug it in the outlet, the light to turn it on flickers so it's not completely reliable anymore. This is by far the best flat iron I have ever used though. I have very thick, long blonde hair. It does not pull my hair or fry it. I always use a heat protectant spray before I use it though. I have tried my friends CHI and it doesn't even come close to the HAI! Plus, HAI's are cheaper than CHI. You can get them really cheap on beautybasicsupply.com. I just ordered my second HAI for only $54 plus I got free shipping and a free thermal mat. I got the 1 1/4" classic pro this time around. Don't fall into the CHI hype. They are cheap and break usually after a year or so. So if you want soft, silky hair that lasts til your next shampoo then buy a HAI. It will def last you a looong time!