My hair would die without this! I have learned that time and time again with this shampoo, at first I was not fully aware of what it was doing for my hair so I would repeatedly buy other shampoos on a whim just because they seemed more expensive or more trendy with the makeup forums but I would always experience serious hair loss when not using this shampoo. I blow dry and flat iron my hair very often and I submit it to much damage with constant blonde highlighting. I would always return to this bottle while temporarily looking for that HG shampoo, to my surprise my hair would just instantly feel healthy and manageable and soft again, it would take away that "hay-like" feel to my hair (made up word;that fried end look that your hair gets when it has a billion split ends). Not only that but with this shampoo I was able to grow my hair to bra length for the first time since I started using hot tools on the daily, seriously this product is also dirt cheap. (MOST) drugstore shampoos nowadays will charge anywhere from $6-8 for brands like Pantene and L'oreal, and this shampoo actually delivers. I recommend this shampoo for people that have dry and damaged hair.
Cleansers -Garnier - Radiance Renewer Cleansing Gelee
CristabelJ 5/6/2013 8:13:00 AM
Purchased this on a whim as I am a sucker for anything that helps dull skin. This cleanser foams up very nicely, the foam does feel thick and luxurious like the cushion technology is supposed to, the scent is actually much more muted than other garnier products, it's a slight citrus scent. This thoroughly cleaned off all my makeup, even mascara and left my skin feeling very clean and smooth without feeling tight or dry after. Also, noticed that it helps eliminate blackheads on the nose area. I used this with my clarisonic and it worked very well, will repurchase. UPDATE 5/23/2013 I have now finished my first bottle of this and I can truly say that this cleanser has 1. Improved the texture and evenness of my skin. 2. My face is now more radiant, 3. Has completely eliminated the constant pimples I always had on my cheeks, my skin is finally smooth!!, no more bumps. 4. I have started using less makeup as a result, my blemishes have been eradicated and my skin is noticeably smoother and brighter. The ONLY con I would find in this is that it can be a little drying in the areas around my nose, nothing noticeable and nothing drastic, just some dryness that is quickly relieved by some face lotion. This product is a diamond in the rough and at the price point it is definitely worth a try.
HG! This product turned my frizzy, dry, porous and damaged hair into SILK! I recently damaged my hair with daily flat ironing and blow drying, my hair felt brittle and the ends were destroyed. I applied this in the shower for 5 minutes, as I washed it off my hair I could not believe that my hair felt so silky and smooth, I washed it all out and air dried my hair and it was so shiny and silky and smelled so nice, this product is a miracle! Would recommend for people with very DRY hair.
Powder -Coty - airspun loose face powder translucent extra coverage
CristabelJ 8/12/2012 12:20:00 PM
Pros: Good coverage Good price A little goes a long way Keeps t-zone oil at bay Cons I hate the smell Can look powdery and cakey if over used Messy packaging, gets everywhere when I use it
Pros: +My face feels fresh and clean after use +Prevents breakouts +Gets rid of bumpy, uneven skin +Lasts a VERY long time +No fragrance +Shrinks my pores +Helps with blackheads Cons -Can be drying if used too frequently -Price I will definitely be repurchasing this product again!
Top/Base Coats -Unlisted Brand - INM - Out the Door Top Coat
CristabelJ 8/12/2012 12:03:00 PM
UPDATE!!!!! At first I LOVED this stuff, but it did not deliver at all... I bought this to replace my addiction to Seche Vite, I thought I needed to try something else since SV was so expensive and got goopy really fast. I bough this at Sally's and it was $5... I regret buying this because it DOES NOT dry in seconds like it claims, and it DOES NOT extend the life of your nail polish (my manicure lasted only ONE day without chipping). I would not purchase again since I know there are better products out there but if you have no choice then this is an OK product, you do have to allow several minutes (I usually waited 15-20 mins) for your polish to completely dry, in some cases with very thick nail polish it will not dry at all (over 30 mins. with nail polish still soft)
Treatments -Joico - K-Pak Color Restorative Styling Oil
CristabelJ 8/12/2012 11:38:00 AM
I have very curly natural hair and I use this when I straighten it, it cuts down drying time in half and makes my hair feel stronger and shinier. I use it as a sealer too I apply half a pump to the ends of my hair at night and in the morning my hair is extremely shiny and manageable, I feel like it repairs my split ends and improves the overall feel of my hair. USE SPARINGLY! A tiny bit will go a long way!
Mascara -Revlon - 3D Extreme Mascara - Blackest Black
CristabelJ 8/11/2012 9:00:00 PM
Turned my eyelashes into several clumps that looked like stiff spider legs. It divided my lashes into 4 thick groups and I had to wash it off and apply another mascara. The formula is also very dry and goopy. Will not repurchase.
Eye Shadow -Wet 'n' Wild - Color Icon Trio - Walking on Eggshells
CristabelJ 8/11/2012 6:38:00 PM
I use this every day! It is such a versatile palette that is perfect for everyone. I can use the palette with day and night looks, and you cant beat the price! Excellent pigmentation and staying power.
Pressed Powders -MAC - Mineralize Skinfinish Natural - Medium Dark
CristabelJ 8/9/2012 3:30:00 PM
I use this powder over my Missha BB cream everyday! It gives my face such a radiant glow that I cannot get with any other powder. It looks natural and does not look cakey and flat, it gives your face a boost, and makes me look more awake because it brightens my complexion, I'm NC42 in studio fix for reference. The only con is that towards 5pm-6pm I have to re-apply to get rid of oil that starts to peek through, but even after re-applying it does not look cakey or powdery just perfect!
HG! I use this eyeshadow EVERY day all over my lid and it gives my face a total lift! I look more awake and more polished. Compliments my skin tone perfectly and the application and duration are a dream come true. I am NC42 for reference. This is my all time favorite shadow and cannot go without it!
Deodorants -Dove - Clear Tone Skin Renew Anti-Perspirant Deodorant
CristabelJ 8/3/2012 6:14:00 PM
I don't really know if this products whitens the underarm because mines are pretty light already so I cannot say it does because I did no see a difference. What I love about this product is that it goes on smoothly and leaves a very nice scent without being overpowering, what I don't like is that it leaves a crusty residue on my underarms...
This did NOTHING for my hair. I used the entire bottle and did not see a single difference in my hair, it actually left a residue on my hair that made it feel oily and the smell is so strong that it gave me a headache the first few times I used it... it was expensive and the bottle was tiny! I have seen better results with dollar store products... Will not be purchasing ever again.
This powder did not last very long and was a hassle to apply since it produced a ton of fall out. The wax that it comes with has a creamy texture, it would have preferred a solid wax... I did like the packaging.
I use this palette EVERY DAY! I was hesitant to buy at first because it is pricey, but it is worth every penny! I use it everyday for simple looks for work and use it to spice up looks for a night out, its such a versatile and flattering selection of colors. It is worth the splurge!