I just cut my hair from bob length to layered pixie. I have very fine highlighted hair. This product doesn't do anything for me. I do not get the messy look, I do get oily roots though. I was soo looking forward to get a nice tussled look - but I guess I will keep looking.
I like this Vitamin A gel a lot. I used to use La Roche Posay until I really got a bad break out. We have a skin care clinic specializing in Acne here in the Bay area and they gave this a try after gently healing my skin. This stuff is great. It works with my sensitive skin and gives me a healthy glow. I also seem to notice that my pores look smaller. Maybe it is my imagination - but I highly recommend it.
Highlighters -Bobbi Brown - Rose Shimmerbrick Shimmer Brick Compact
C0nny 4/28/2008 12:14:00 PM
This shimmer is just ok. I do not like how it looks on my skin - it seems very cakey. The Shimmer is alright - but not worth the money in my opinion.
Eyeliner -Bobbi Brown - Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in Bronze Shimmer
C0nny 4/28/2008 12:13:00 PM
This color looks very good with green eyes. And even though I have ridiculously oily lids, this one stays put. I am amazed how easy it is to apply. I got it with the BB brush. Definitely worth it, especially if you have super oily lids like I do.
As with all Shiseido lipglosses: the feeling on my lips is great - barely there, tastes good and unfortunately doesn't last long. This color is like wearing no color at all - at least for me. But it does have some high shining particles in it - which were too much for my taste. I started using the ruby luster and it is much better for my lip color.
Lip Gloss -Shiseido - The Makeup Lipgloss- Ruby Lustre
C0nny 4/28/2008 11:35:00 AM
This color is great. I used to wear the pink naif and it was ok - but did nothing for my lip color. This is just perfect. gives me the rosy hue on my lips that is very natural but intensified. It goes well with my fair skin and blond hair and green eyes. In the tube it looks almost orangey - but it is not on my lips. Consistency is the best out there - no sticky tacky consistency. Glides on nicely. Staying power therefore is rather limited.
I am in my early thirties with sensitive skin and always some occasional pimple. Then due to stress and what not I developed cystic acne. I guess it was just a matter of time. I have been on Obagi, then regular Retin-a, then Differin , not to mention the countless other OTC products like Pro-activ and Mario Badescu. Finally my mom told me about this product and I tried it and it is making my skin heal. It takes a while, since mine was quite bad, so I have been on it for 1 week and see improvements. I use it in conjunction with the MD Forte glycolic cleanser. I can highly recommend it.
This is a great cleansing shampoo. I have tried others and they usually leave my hair too stripped. This one cleanses well and yet doesn't make me feel like i need a deep treatment afterwards. I have highlighted fine short hair and use it once a week :)
Treatments (Eye) -Perricone - Alpha Lipoc Acid Eye Area Therapy with NTP Complex
C0nny 7/21/2006 11:17:00 PM
This is a great moisturizer, I just don't seem to see the effect on my eyes. I use it in connection with the Vitamin C ester drops. I am disappointed because I do like Dr. Perricones approcah to the body and fighting inflammation with your diet. However this one I will pass on once I have finished the product.
Treatments (Eye) -Shiseido - Shiseido Benefiance Eye Masks
C0nny 7/21/2006 11:06:00 PM
This mask is amazing. I am reviewing the retinol mask, which contains roughly .15% of pure Vitamin A and Ginseng and Vitamin C. Usually I am very sceptical when it comes to "miracle workers" But this one: out of this world. I am 32, have fine lines and pretty dark circles. I am also extremly sensitive to products. this one works fine: It plumps my under eye area, erases the darkness and I feel great. It lasts only 2 days, but those 2 days are worth it! It is totally overpriced, but Shiseido knows what good of a product they have. I would purchase again and highly recommend it.
I have been using this lipgloss now for over a year and I love it. I prefer a natural smell, taste, feel and look to my lips. This, in fuzzy pink, gives me a nice hint of color and it hydrates quite nicely. Its not too creamy and not sticky either. I prefer it over any lipgloss. Good thing: it doesn't make you get addicted to it.
I was using the Aveda whipped stuff before and my hairdresser used this on me and I liked the smell and what it did. However, trying to use it myself I am having problems applying the product. I can't warm it enough in my hands to make it spreadable. I have short highlighted blonde hair that is very fine. So any clumpy thing will be visible immediately. I am more than happy to get some insight from some user as to how to apply it properly. THats the only reason for me to say I would not purchase it again.
Deodorants -Kiehls - Superbly Efficient Anti-Perspirant and Deodorant Cream
C0nny 6/3/2006 1:33:00 PM
This is my savior. There is nothing worse than being in the Pilates class, doing some exercise and you can smell your underarm. This one keeps me dry and stinkfree for the whole day. I can go to workout right after work without anxiety and I will make sure I have it with me in hot climates!
I wanted to like this product becasue it smells good, I used it while I was getting a facial at Origins and liked how my skin felt afterwards. UNfortunetly after a prolonged use I realized it was making my chin break out and really started messing with my skin. I got those small bumps that never turn into a pimple but make you feel uneven under your skin. I gave it to my friend, who is asian and she loves it. For me, caucasian, very sensitive skin it was not working.
I have very sensitive skin and like to have a sheer coverage. I do agree that sometimes when I put it on it stings, but it usually goes away quickly and I haven't seen any other disadvantages with it. I do not break out. Its a sheer coverage (i use Nude Beach) and if I want a bit more I use an extra layer. The smell is nothing to write home about but not bothersome. There is worse stuff from Dior and Co. out which smells horrific. I tested this with the tinted moisturizer from Laura Mercier and I prefer the origins one because it doesn't make my skin itch or look shiny.