This is one of the best cleansers I've ever used. It removes all my makeup with a single washing, even waterproof mascara, without any stinging or over drying. I've even tested this by using my clarasonic knock off after using this cleanser and there was no dirt on the brush at all. I love that I can skip the additional step of using a separate makeup remover. I've seen it for about $7.50 a bottle but most times I stock up when it's on sale at Walgreens for $3.50. You really can't beat that.
I gave this mascara 3 lippies because I like the brush very much, however, the formula isn't my favorite. I am not a fan of huge mascara brushes and this one is indeed, the little grabber. It does a very good job at getting the tiny eyelashes in the corners. For the price, it's an okay mascara. I would buy it again and a cheap option.
Lip Treatments -Neutrogena - Lip Nutrition Berry Smooth Balm
Elecin1 1/21/2008 12:26:00 AM
I really love this stuff. I am prone to cold sores so exfoliating with a toothbrush or washcloth is out of the question for me because too much friction triggers an outbreak.
One of my biggest pet peeves is dry skin on my lips and this stuff does wonders to get rid of it. I keep it on my night stand and slather it on every night when I get into bed.
It even goes on a very pretty pink color in case I need to carry it around when my lips are chapped.
I've purchased this many times and will continue whenever I run out. I think overall this is a great product.
Styling Products -John Frieda - Brilliant Brunette Starlit Waves
Elecin1 6/7/2007 4:19:00 PM
I, like many of the other reviewers here, used to use Ocean Waves. The scent was heavenly and it's too bad it's discontinued. I can get it on Ebay but there's no way I'm spending like 20 bucks a bottle. This isn't exactly the same as Ocean Waves but it really comes in a close second.
I have naturally wavy hair and I wish to God that I was born with curly hair because that's what I'm always striving for with my hair...nice curls.
I spray this on after I've scrunched the water out of my hair with a towel when I get out of the shower. I shake it up REALLY well and it makes my hair nice and soft and gives me nice waves. I absolutely HATE crunchiness. I need to use about 8 to 10 sprays of this which used to be a problem because it made my hair look very oily. However, I've come up with a great solution.
*** For those of you out there who already have naturally oily hair and don't really need much more of it, this is what you can do. In the morning, you'll notice that the oil floats to the top of the bottle, separate from the rest of the product. I carefully tilted the bottle and poured out about half of the oil. Now, I can use my 8 to 10 sprays without it making my hair look greasy. Be careful not to pour out the good stuff...which I would guess is the sea salt mix. ***
Even though it's not Ocean Waves, it's good enough. I hope my tip helps some of you out :)
Lip Gloss -Estee Lauder - Pure Colour Gloss-New Formula-Nude Rose
Elecin1 5/15/2007 2:48:00 PM
This is a wonderful YLBB shade. The *new* formula is way better than the old one. The consistency is thicker and stays much longer than the old formula. I'm always looking for high pigmented glosses because I hate lipstick and so many of the glosses out now are so sheer. It's like paying 18 bucks for all of the same clear-ish shade. Not these! They don't call them pure color for nothing. The new colors that have come out for summer are off the charts GORGEOUS. I will definitely be repurchasing because of the new formula and the new slimmer case. I took one lippy off for this shade because even though the formula is great, there are a million other shades out there like this one.
This gloss is absolutely gorgeous! I love corals and this is by far the most beautiful one I've found. It's well pigmented with very nice shimmer. It really gives my face a wonderful glow. Too bad it's a Limited Edition...I might just go back and get more before Mac takes them off the shelves.
Lipstick -L'Oreal - Colour Juice Stick- Chai Love You [DISCONTINUED]
Elecin1 7/19/2006 12:47:00 PM
This is a great sheer but buildable lipstick. Before I found this I always wore Blistex Lip Tone because I was absolutely in love with the great YLBB color but it really wasn't as moisturizing as I would have liked. It also had this weird separating/flaking once it had been on my lips for a while which made me start to hate it. Chai Love you goes on smooth and silky and although the taste isn't the greatest, it's certainly better than the Lip Tone. It doesn't stay on for as long as I'd like but I love the color and I'd definitely repurchase.
I've been dying my hair Chocolate Cherry for quite some time now. When first dyed, it shows up as this awesome deep plum shade but, as reds always do, it fades quite a bit a few days later...but to an even better reddish brown that is crazy bright in the sun. It's my favorite shade of color yet and I get compliments EVERYWHERE I go. All of the stylists at my salon gush over it everytime I go. The dye is probably the best smelling of all that I've tried, and my hair is it's softest the day after I color it because of the kick ass conditioner it comes with. It really is worth a try. Will definitely be repurchasing.
This is my absolute favorite gloss ever! The consistency and staying power is the best and the color is gorgeous! I have only two complaints about this gloss...1-the smell! The smell is horrible, but I love it so much that I can deal with it...and 2-the pot! I can't stand the pot! I used to just dab the gloss on with my finger but now that I have acrylics, it's impossible! I have to use a lip brush, and I really hate them! All that aside, all the pros outweigh the cons and it's still my favorite gloss!
I have a few mixed feelings about this lipglass. It works great if you're looking for the J-Lo nude look. Because it's so milky, it's a little tricky to apply evenly. If I apply it with the sponge only, it's just a goopy mess. But if I tap it on with my fingers, it evens out very nicely. If you learn how to apply it the right way, it really is a great everyday gloss.
This is the worst nail polish I ever tried! It turned my nails a deep yellow color! I was devastated. It's almost impossible to wear the cute, sheer summer shades that are out now because of this horrendous polish! If it was possible to give zero lippies, this would definitely get it!
Misc Beauty Tools -Clean & Clear - Oil Absorbing Sheets
Elecin1 6/28/2004 5:16:00 PM
I work in a diner and by the time I get out of there at night you could fry an egg on my greasy face! I have extremely oily skin to begin with so I just use one of these sheets mid shift and it takes all the shine off my face. This is definitely my HG!