I have brought and repurchased Clairol "Herbal essences Hello Hydration Moisturizing Conditioner" for over a year or two now.This is my go to Conditioner. I Also use this conditioner with its matching shampoo. They work amazing together. I prefer to use both these products then use a different product with them as this works amazing when paired together. Definitely a great conditioner for hot summer days and chilly winter days. I have very long dark hair and it hydrates my hair from root to tip. [Pros] - Makes your hair silky - Smells amazing - Helps hydrate your hair - Packaging is secure - Affordable - You get a lot for a little - Works well paired with Hello Hydration shampoo ... [Cons] - conditioner is not organic - conditioner is colored (however doesn't leave any coloration in your hair) ... Overall I would buy this product again, I really don't have anything negative to say besides the fact I wish this product was organic, however saying that I find this product is very gentle on my hair and hydrates really well. I recommend anyone wanting a hydrating conditioner to try this one :)
Shampoo -Clairol - Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Moisturizing Shampoo
CreativeGesture 1/9/2012 11:32:00 PM
I have brought and repurchased Clairol "Herbal essences Hello Hydration Moisturizing Shampoo" for over a year or two now.This is my go to Shampoo. I Also use this shampoo with its matching conditioner. They work amazing together. I prefer to use both these products then use a different product with them as this works amazing when paired together. Definitely a great shampoo for hot summer days and chilly winter days. I have very long dark hair and it hydrates my hair from root to tip. [Pros] - Makes your hair silky - Smells amazing - Helps hydrate your hair - Packaging is secure - Affordable - You get a lot for a little - Works well paired with Hello Hydration conditioner ... [Cons] - Shampoo is not organic - Shampoo is colored (however doesn't leave any coloration in your hair) ... Overall I would buy this product again, I really don't have anything negative to say besides the fact I wish this product was organic, however saying that I find this product is very gentle on my hair and hydrates really well. I recommend anyone wanting a hydrating shampoo to try this one :)
I brought Farouk's "CHI Silk Infusion" about a years ago. Perviously before buying this product I had seen and heard many people talk about how great this product was/is and decided I would try it. The product itself is a yellow colour with quite a strong perfume smell. If you don't like strong smelling products don't try this. People often get confused and mistake this product as being a heat protectant. It is not a heat protectant. I like this product, it does everything it says it will do, the only thing I think that lets this product down is the smell. [Pros] - Makes your hair silky - Perfume Smell - Helps hydrate your hair - Packaging is secure - Available online or in most cosmetic stores ... [Cons] - Smell is quite strong - Oily ... Overall I Wouldn't buy this product again, however I would be quite keen on trying other products. The hype this product caused was unnecessary and I wasn't as impressed with this product as I thought I would be. I could never really get passed the smell of this product. Its a great product I just Personally didn't enjoy the smell. To me it smell like mens aftershave.
Bronzers -Elizabeth Arden - Sun Goddess Bronzing Powder
CreativeGesture 1/1/2012 10:15:00 PM
I brought Elizabeth Arden's "Sun Goddess Bronzing Powder" approximately 3-4 years ago. This was my first bronzer I ever brought, This bronzer is still my go to bronzer. I am still very impressed with how pigmented this blush is and how long it lasts, I have only just hit pan with this bronzer, its honestly taken that long! The bronzer itself has a slight shimmer to it which isn't to obvious. The packaging is so cute, The bronzer comes with a small compact mirror inside and is super secure! ... [Pros] - Affordable - Packaging is secure and super cute - Lasts all day - Comes with a small compact mirror - Colour has a nice shimmer to it - Colour itself has a mild to high pigmentation - Takes forever to hit pan - Suits many skin tones and types - Available online or in most cosmetic stores - Amazing quality ... [Cons] - Shimmer may wander ... Overall I WOULD buy this product again, I couldn't think of any cons to mention about this product besides that the shimmer sometimes wanders, I would suggest if this happens to you to invest in a primer which is what I have done since and now its perfect! Everyone should try this product out at some point. :)
I brought Maybelline's "Lash Stiletto Voluptuous" a few months ago on sale on a one day sale website. I am very impressed with this mascara however it did take me a few days to master the skill of using this particular mascara. I have never tried a mascara which a curved brush like this one. However now I love it! Talk about volume!! This mascara makes your eyelashes look amazing.. Long, Curled and super dark. ... [Pros] - Affordable - Packaging is secure - Lasts all day - Comes in a selection of shades. - Unique S shape brush helps apply formular to every lash - Rich cream formula gives dramatic length & volume - Option of getting this product in a waterproof version - Rich Black Colour/Very Pigmented black. ... [Cons] - Sometimes formular appears to make my lashes clumpy - Quite Drying ... Overall I WOULD buy this product again, It does wonders for my lashes, It makes my already long and curly lashes look 99% better then before. It holds the curl nicely, The mascara stays on all day, and this product is also very affordable and easy to find all over the internet. I recommend everyone giving this mascara a solid go.
I brought Maybelline's "Baby Lips Lip Balm" (tinted Lip Balm) a few months ago in the colour #pink punch. Im not usually a big fan of lip balms but I had heard great things about this product so I figured I would try it out! The product itself is very moisturizing and the colour is very pigmented. I got quite a surprise when I first applied #Pink Punch to my lips because it is truly a bright pink colour. The colour is beautiful and I like the fact that it contains SPF so it will care for your lips on hot sunny days. The colour however doesn't stay on your lips for hours however when I use a lip scrub or baby toothbrush and exfoliate my lips it does stay on ALOT longer. ... [Pros] - Highly Pigmented - Affordable - Scented - Contains SPF - Moisturizing - Packaging is secure - Lasts approx 1-2 hours on my lips (May be different for other people) - Comes in a selection of shades. ... [Cons] - Didn't last as long I expected ... Overall I WOULD buy this product again, It smells good, feels good and I love how pigmented it is, Plus it was relatively inexpensive. I would love to try this product in other shades. I would recommend this product to others if they are interested in a tinted lip balm that truly protects your lips and cares for them.
I brought Almay's"Smart Shade Makeup SpF 15" a few years ago, It has been my go to Liquid Foundation for about 1-2 years now. It is a great foundation if you are looking for a foundation to suit acne prone skin as it is hypoallergenic meaning very sensitive on the skin. I find this foundation to me medium coverage, So great for anyone who wants a natural look. The product itself is great for the price, the packaging isnt to great nor pretty but definitely secure it doesn't leak. I think the great thing about this product is the it matches your skin colour when blended into your skin. ... [Pros] - Easily blend-able - Affordable - Hypoallergenic/Gentle on skin - Doesn't cause acne - You get a lot of product for little money - The product itself blends to match your skin tone - Packaging doesn't leak/very secure - Spf 15 - protects against the sun - Unscented - Comes in a selection of shades. ... [Cons] - Coverage is moderate - Quite hard to get product out towards end ... Overall I WOULD buy this product again if I was after a light foundation. I would recommend people with sensitive or acne prone skin to try this foundation out.
Concealers -Almay - Bright Eyes Eye Base + Concealer
CreativeGesture 1/1/2012 5:26:00 AM
I brought Almay's"Bright Eyes eye base + concealer" awhile ago, I hadn't heard of anything good nor bad about this product and decided as it was on sale at the time to try it out. It was horrible to say the least, Oily, Yellow toned, and not long lasting at all! I am going to list all cons below, I havent got any pros on this product. ... [Cons] - Doesn't conceal - Oily/hard to blend into skin - Was quite hard to get product out - Unhygenic because of brush - The product itself had a yellow tone to it ... Overall I WOULDN't buy this product again, however I would try other eye primers/eye base concealers in future. It didn't reach my expectations at all, it simply added to the problem. I would recommend people looking at other eye base and concealer options and avoiding this one.
This product was very cheap so I brought it not worrying to much about quality. However I'm quite impressed. For the money spend the quality isn't to bad. I find my lashed hold their curl all day. However I do have very long lashes which are already quite curled. I would probably buy this product again if it was cheap, The rubber seems to hold well and the packaging was quite cheap but that didn't really bother me.
Makeup Brushes -Sigma - F80 Flat Top Synthetic Kabuki (was SS197)
CreativeGesture 12/28/2011 12:11:00 AM
This brush is amazing! It has to be my favourite brush from Sigma, I use this brush to apply liquid foundation. It gives me great coverage. The brush itself if very soft, Dense and easy to clean. I usually clean my brushes using the Olive Oil and Dishwashing Liquid Technique. They come out looking brand new. I find symthetic brushes by Sigma usually dont soak up your makeup as much + they are great brushes to use if you have acne of sensitive skin as they are cleaner. I would buy this brush again any day, Im hoping to buy a second one soon as I miss it when my one is drying from getting washed .
This blush is my favorite, I havent even hit pan on this blush and I have use it all year frequently! This blush is quality and quantity for money. It may look small but you get so much product, Its got great pigmentation and the shade #Pink rose is such a beautiful colour, It looks great layered over foundation and pressed powder. I would definitely buy this product again, I recommend this product to anyone and everyone. It works great on my skin colour and im very pale, however I think it would look amazing on any skin colour.
Pressed Powders -Rimmel - Stay Matte Pressed Powder (ALL)
CreativeGesture 12/27/2011 3:38:00 PM
I continue to buy this pressed powder by Rimmel, Its great for setting your foundation and definitely will keep your face looking matte and flawless. I have brought this product in the shade #Transparent about 6 times now and will continue to buy this product. This is the only shade I have tried however I would say their Stay Matte Powder would be consistant in quality to #Transparent. Very Happy! I brought Rimmels "Stay Matte Pressed Powder" in "#Transparent" as a repurchase, I have brought this product many times and for one reason, Because it is a great pressed powder to set your liquid foundation ... [Pros] - Great for setting (Liquid) foundation - Doesn't cake on - Gives your foundation extra/more coverage - Comes in a range of shades - Easy to apply - Good/Affordable price - Same consistant quality every time ... [Cons] - Packaging lets this great product down in looks - Packaging is not greatly secure, Top can lift off easily if in handbag ... Overall I would buy this product again, This product has blown me away with how great it is, You must try this product you won't be disappointed, this product exceeded my expectations. The only negatives about this product is the packaging, But thats me being super fussy.
I brought Lush's "Pow Wow" Lip scrub just recently in the boxing day sales, I have heard great things about Lush's Lip scrubs however when I tried this product I wasn't as impressed as I thought I would have been. ... [Pros] - It tastes nice, Pops just like poprocks. - Packaging is secure. - Smells SO good!. ... [Cons] - Quite harsh on your lips. - Not very easy to apply to lips. ... Overall I wouldn't buy this product again, however I would try other lip scrubs in future just maybe not this particular one. It didn't reach my expectations and I felt that it was quite harsh on my lips and wasn't very easy to apply at all.