I love this hair color. My natural color is a dark blonde and always turns RED or strawberry when I lighten it at home. I loved getting highlights at the salon but they were getting expensive and I really wanted an all over blonde color! But no colorist would do an all over color on me, they said they would have to double process my hair and it would damage it too much. I didn't want to believe them and I kept trying different brands. I did several strand tests until I decided on this one! I use the color and fruit oil included in the kit but throw out the developer and use 40 volume instead. 30 volume will lighten 3 shades while 40 lightens 4! I also add a packet of Ardell Unred (I get from Sally's) The color has a lot of blue in it as it is, but since my hair has a lot of red in it I need to add even more blue and that is why I use the Ardell Unred. If you have dark blonde ashy hair and blue or gray eyes, you might not need to add the unred - do a strand test first. I left the formula on for 40-45 min and rinsed (no shampoo) and applied the conditioner packet (smells so nice) I was so happy my hair did not turn strawberry or lemon colored. My hair was dry and really golden the first day. Then I shampooed and conditioned and it toned down to a more natural golden blonde and the texture is as smooth as before I colored it. I've gotten so many compliments on this color. I love it and am so happy :) Remember to do a strand test.
BB Cream -L'Oreal - Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream
Cookie1986 9/29/2012 11:59:00 AM
I bought in fair because L'oreal usually has good color matches to my skin, very light and not too orange. I was so excited to try it I put it on in my car before driving home (I was wearing minimal makeup) This came out of the tube as white but then as I put it on my face it looked too dark for my skin. I have very fair skin. It was scratchy when I put it on my skin, and made me worry about using it everyday because I never use physical exfoliants on my face. I heard physical exfoliants can cause tiny tears in your skin. Anyway, the coverage was pretty light, it smoothed out my complexion and I liked that it had vitamin C in it. It made me look pretty. It was not moisturizing for me though. Gave me a powdery finish. I had a bad reaction that I never got before from a makeup or moisturizer. I have mildly sensitive skin but tolerate most products well. The second day, I put this on freshly washed and moisturized skin. I noticed at the end of the day I had little red dots on my eyelids and cheekbones and little bumps on my chin. I was worried my skin was ruined forever. I'm ok now but my chin is still blotchy looking where the bumps were. I don't know what is in this that could cause a reaction.
BB Cream -Garnier - BB Cream Miracle Skin Perfector - Light/Medium
Cookie1986 6/9/2012 9:24:00 PM
I paid about $15 for this which is pretty expensive for a drugstore brand tinted moisturizer. I like the smell and texture of this, and it kept my skin soft and not greasy. The problem I had with this was that the lightest shade was too dark (they only have two shades) And the sunscreen in this does not give enough protection. It says it has SPF 15 which is ok to keep you from burning but the UVA protection is barely there at all. It only has 4% octinoxate so if you want to use a separate sunscreen just be sure it doesn't contain avobenzone because the two together will be unstable. To sum it up, I would not count on this as my daily sun protection or even my daily foundation. I actually use it as a body makeup for special occasions since it is so sheer and just evens out imperfections or blotches. If I didn't use it for that it would be in the trash.
Beware of old bad tester bottles and knock offs. If you smell this and it smells cheap, strong, or "old lady" :/ I would say you got a bad bottle. This edp is really fresh smelling without being too wimpy or light. On my skin it starts out fresh, almost like one of my husbands colognes, but rounds out after about two hours and becomes softer and warmer with just a hint of incense. Right now I have some on my sweater I swear it smells like a slightly ?better? version of Ralph Lauren Romance. This fragrance has been described as provocative and sexy, but to me it is not either of those. It's good for all seasons, all occasions.
I was dreaming about this one for a long time before I actually bought it. Usually I get obsessed with a tester and then buy it and realize it doesn't smell that great on me after all. But not this one. This one I wear every day except on special occasions when I wear Coco Mademoiselle. Like others have said, it is a sexy scent. But I feel like I can get away with wearing it for everyday because it also has some sweetness to it, in the fruit. Which I think makes it youthful. I get the most compliments with this one. Not like "oh you smell nice" but like "dang girl, you smell gooood!"
I love this. I get a lot of compliments on this. It lasts a good long while. And like another reviewer said, it can be worn in all seasons.
Moisturizers -Olay - Active Hydrating Cream - Sensitive Skin [DISCONTINUED]
Cookie1986 11/19/2010 11:27:00 AM
I really like this. It feels good on my skin because instead of just oiling my skin up, my skin is really drinking up all the moisture. Sometimes I put on a good dose on and let it sink in then need to put on another layer. Occasionally it feels like it's slightly stinging. It's hardly noticeable but it worries me a little. My skin is sensitive so this is not as irritating as everything else I have tried. This is a great simple moisturizer for thirsty skin. I plan to stick with this.
I've had little blackheads on my nose for a long time and even after using bha or having facials they never went away! The other day I got so fed up with my skin I went out and bought this mask. I applied a THIN layer and left it on for a few hours. Removed it with a warm washcloth and didn't notice much of a difference except it took away my oily patches and dried up my zits a bit. Tried it again the second day and slept with it on but this time I used a THICK layer. Applying a thick layer worked better and felt better on my skin. Woke up the next morning and the blackheads were GONE and pimples were almost gone. EDIT: I threw this away. Even though it cleared up my skin it just hurt and irritated it too much. I was worried about it sensitizing my skin
Fragrances -Victoria's Secret - Dream Angels Heavenly
Cookie1986 1/18/2010 2:28:00 PM
I don't get this fragrance. It doesn't really smell like anything to me! At least nothing special. It's so faint and synthetic smelling. It smells like a baby. Not a good fragrance if you want to smell sexy. I don't like the bottle design either, it has an awkward shape. Not that bottle design really matters to me, just an observation However, the dream angels angel touch lotion is a great formula and makes my skin really soft and sexy looking.
Hair Removal -Unlisted Brand - Veet's Bladeless Razor hair removal kit
Cookie1986 4/14/2009 8:23:00 PM
I stopped shaving because I started getting bumps/ingrown hairs/razor burn! This got rid of my hair but left tiny bumps/scabs on my skin! It started irritating after only one minute. I think it's expensive for what you get. My hair didn't grow back as fast as when I shave or at least it wasn't noticeable because there was no stubble. Now I am using the original formula Nair and it is much better and less expensive. It doesn't irritate my skin at all and I only need to use it twice a week. But I still use the Veet "razor" with my Nair. I don't love depilatories but it's the best option for me right now. Since I have been using them I have no more bumps on my legs.
I don't own this yet but I keep getting samples from various perfume counters at the mall. I love it! It IS very sweet! But it fits me, I think. I love oriental scents but I really can't pull them off. I know that I work best with white florals or fruity scents. I am happy to have found a sweet and fruity scent that doesn't bore me! Although this is sweet, its not the kind of sweet that smells like candy or will give you a headache. The sweet comes from fruits while the florals soften and mellow it out! Notes: Sicilian Mandarin Essence Calabrian Bergamot Essence Egyptian Jasmine Absolute Indian Tuberose Absolute Patchouli Essence
For the eau de parfum: This smells ok. Powdery, warm, and soft. It's not something I can wear everyday because sometimes it can be nauseating. If you have the spray, you need to hold it far out in front of you to lightly mist your body with ONE spray. I don't like to spray it close to my skin on the pulse points because it becomes too strong that way and hurts my nose! I don't wear this to be sexy, classy, mysterious, or fresh. I just wear this one for fun. It reminds me of something from when I was very little. I love the simple design of the bottle and label.
It smells nice and is cheap. I don't have a problem with anything fragranced but people with more sensitive noses might not like it. It didn't give me any color though!! Even after using it every day I still didn't notice anything.
I had my hair previously colored at a salon but it got too expensive to keep gettin touch ups and I didn't like the way my colorist did it anyway. It always turned out too yellow. So when it came time to do my roots (natural color around a 7n) I used Ion 10v (violet base) with 40 volume peroxide. I bought 2 bottles of color and the sally's brand "salon care" peroxide and everything was only around $11. It smells good. Even with a violet base my color turned out to be a very strawberry blonde color which was beautiful but not what I wanted. It might have been my fault because I should have used something with a blue-violet base but I heard other people had problems with Ion pulling red tones. The color did not fade on me and it didn't dry out my hair too much. If I ever bought Ion again I would probably try mixing 10a and 10v but I would still be afraid of it turning too orange/yellow.
this is bad. the brush mine came with was all bent sideways and the ends were frayed. that's not how a liquid eyeliner brush should be! it needs a good point on it to make a clean line. i am going to exchange this for WnW i think. i was surprised because i really love alot of other Jane products. oh well :(