Self Tanners -Fake Bake - flawless self tan liquid
GetLowxX 4/17/2013 3:39:00 PM
I LOVE this stuff! I'm going on 27 and I have been using tanning beds year round for nearly 10 years (horrible, I know!) and finally swore them off for good last month. I have been using Fake Bake Flawless for the last month and this stuff is amazing! I actually spray this onto my body and rub it in with the mitt using small, circular motions. I love how the color guide in this is tinted so I can see where the product is going. One of my favorite things about this is that it dries within minutes so I can put my clothes on without worrying about staining them or messing up my tan. I usually end up using this at night before bed and when I wake up the next morning, the color guide rinses off in the shower and I'm left with a nice, deep brown tan. No orange whatsoever and no streaking! This has a nice coconut/tropical smell during application, but it does have the unpleasant DHA smell after a few hours. If you're used to self tanning, this won't bother you. I usually apply this 2x a week and my tan stays nice. When this does start to fade, it fades naturally and not patchy at all. I think this is a definite must have if you're interested in trying a self tanner for the first time or even if you're looking for something new. You can't mess this up! Will definitely repurchase.
This is such a beautiful color, unlike anything in my collection. In my opinion, this color is perfect for wearing all year round. I'm currently rocking this on my fingers & toes in January. The color in the bottle looks lighter than the color that you actually get once applied-a beautiful glossy, green teal. I love that this polish is shiny without needing a topcoat. Wear time has been six days with just a few small chips. I will definitely be buying other Butter London polishes! Worth the price!
I love this soap. I just recently found this at Costco when I was waiting in line. I kept smelling something wonderful and couldn't believe it was this soap. I was able to stock up with a large amount for cheap thanks to Costco, but I know this stuff will last me well into the summer. This will be my HG soap throughout the fall and winter. It smells wonderful, lathers up very well and keeps my skin soft throughout the day. It's too bad this is a seasonal product, so get your hands on this while you can.
I chose the shellac service at my nail salon and picked Wildfire since I love red nails. My shellac lasted 10 days until it started peeling around the edges. Instead of paying the nail salon to take it off, I took it off myself. The color is a beautiful red creme that stayed shiny for the first seven days. The last three days it looked rather dull and places started to look bubbly and uneven on my nails, but I was still thankful for a manicure that lasted more than a few days without any chips. The dry time at the salon was also incredibly fast, within five minutes I was out of the door and didn't have to worry about my nails getting messed up as I dug through my purse for my keys. After I took this off, my nails felt a little dry and brittle, almost like I had gotten a set of artificial nails. Nothing that a little nail strengthener and cuticle oil can't fix. I would probably have this done again for a special occasion.
Fragrances -Victoria's Secret - Seduction Dark Orchid
GetLowxX 11/7/2012 8:11:00 AM
I first smelled this in the store and sprayed both the perfume and the fragrance mist on tester papers. I was more drawn to the fragrance mist since it's a bit lighter than the perfume. I forgot about the tester papers until a few days later, when I kept smelling something really nice in my purse and realized it was this scent. I had to go back and buy a bottle, so I ended up choosing the fragrance mist. I'm not sure why I like this fragrance so much, but it smells really good, not only in the bottle, but on me too. It's the perfect fall/winter scent, it smells very sensual. Maybe slightly heavy for work, but perfect for the evening. This fragrance mist lasts longer than any of the other VS fragrance mists I've tried over the years, and the packaging is very pretty too. Would repurchase if I ran out.
Is it bad that I'm a female and I bought this for myself? I smelled this in a magazine and instantly fell in love and went on a quest to get it. This really is an amazing fragrance and I do think that it can be unisex. I don't really like girly scents, meaning I don't like fruity florals or smelling like candy or food. I like to smell earthy, woodsy, fresh & clean. While I do have a few feminine perfumes in my collection, Spicebomb is becoming my new fall/winter favorite scent. Upon first spritz, the scent is a little too masculine for my tastes, but within minutes it settles nicely into my skin and turns woodsy (cedar) and spicy on me without being too obnoxious and saying "HEY! I'm a woman wearing man's cologne!" The dry down is equally nice. I'm not ashamed to wear this at all, I get compliments all the time on what I'm wearing!
Styling Products -Aquage - Silkening Oil Treatment
GetLowxX 9/14/2012 8:06:00 AM
This is good stuff! My hairdresser always uses this before and after she blow dries and flat irons my hair. It cuts down on drying time and makes my hair very soft, smooth and no frizz. I do agree with the previous reviewers that you have to be careful how much you use. If you use too much, your hair may look too oily. 1/2 a pump works well for my shoulder length, thick, wavy hair. It works really well in conjunction with a blow dryer and also after you finish flat ironing just to smooth down any fly aways. I have also used this when I'm lazy and only feel like "finger combing" my hair as I blow dry it and it still gives me smooth hair. Love this stuff!
I smelled this in a magazine and couldn't stop smelling the page, so I had to find a sample. I have the EDT, so I can't comment on the EDP, but I really like this scent. Yes it is floral and yes it's powdery, but it's a very pretty, feminine smell that I like. It has woody and citrus notes too that I think blend together well with the overall smell. It is soft and not overpowering so I don't feel like I'm knocking people down with my fragrance. I have read elsewhere online that this is a summery scent, but I'm going to keep this in my fragrance stash for the upcoming fall and winter seasons.
Styling Products -Sexy Hair Concepts - Smooth and Protect Flat Iron Hairspray
GetLowxX 8/30/2012 10:13:00 AM
This is good stuff! I use this with my GHD flat iron and couldn't ask for better results-it protects my hair from the heat, leaves it shiny, frizz free and not greasy looking at all! I had been using a heat protectant from GHD and I didn't like the overpowering smell and how wet it made my hair after I sprayed it on. This flat iron spray is a dry spray, which doesn't turn my dry hair wet and keeps it stick straight. The smell is pleasant and not overpowering. It doesn't take me as long to flat iron my hair now with this spray. I will definitely repurchase!
One of my favorite red polishes, hands down. I agree with cheekypig that this is a hot red creme, which manages to be both bright toned and deep toned if that makes sense. This polish applies like a dream, not runny or streaky at all. I used two coats for full opacity. This is a perfect "working woman" red polish. Definite repurchase if I ever run out!
I used to use this stuff religiously throughout high school. I don't know why I stopped using it, but I recently rediscovered it and love this stuff just as much as I did back then. It makes my lashes glossy and gives them separation, lift and curl. Not a very dramatic mascara, but a very natural look. Love it!
Not a fan of this stuff, sorry! I have used quite a few dry shampoos and feel like I have the application process down pretty well but I didn't like the way this literally "sat" on top of my roots. It never actually seemed to work itself in my hair as other dry shampoos have, even with me massaging it into my hair and letting it sit for a while before brushing it out. I shook the can up and the first spray out of the can was an oily, white powder that smelled exactly like Lemon Pledge. Using this on my second day hair, my hair felt cleaner before than with this stuff. There are cheaper drugstore brands out there that blow this stuff away. Not a repurchase for me!
Styling Products -Redken - 7 Velvet Gelatine Silk-Infused Gel
GetLowxX 8/15/2012 8:32:00 AM
This is another HG hair product for me. I discovered this at the beginning of the summer when my hair needed it the most. Every time I blew my hair straight and flat ironed it, I had problems with frizz and my hair kinking and "blowing up" as soon as I spent a little time outside in the humidity. However, this stuff eliminates that! I just use a dime sized amount, rub it between my palms and apply to my damp hair before heat styling. I find that I don't even really need a brush with this stuff, it does a really good job of getting the kinks and frizz out of my hair and it also speeds my drying time up so I'm not blasting my hair with dryer heat for 20 minutes! I'm able to run the flat iron over my hair to smooth it and out the door I go! I also love the fact that it keeps my hair straight with a little volume all day without frizz! This stuff is a miracle in a bottle and I absolutely love the woodsy, fresh smell!
This stuff is my HG hair product, literally my "hair crack". I would go bonkers if it weren't for Black 15 in 1! I first discovered this product a little over a year ago at my old salon, the stylist used it on my hair right after washing it and I loved the smell and how easily the tangles came out of my hair and how it made my hair feel. Fast forward to the present and I still keep this in my arsenal. I have thick, color treated hair (heavy blonde highlights) and the color can really take a toll on my hair and fry it and dry it out. As long as I apply this as soon as I get out of the shower, it really helps with keeping my hair soft and healthy, cuts down on the tangles and helps with split ends. I usually go through the 3.3oz bottle every two months. This stuff is amazing, everything that it says it does on the packaging is TRUE! This line also has a wonderful twice a week shampoo and conditioner that I swear by as well. This is truly an awesome product!
I have this in Rose Elixir and LOVE this. This is such a pretty, soft pink shade. The pink is barely there, but it's enough to give my lips some shine, another great MLBB shade. I like the packaging, even though I think it's a little misleading, it seems like you're getting more balm than what you really end up with. Otherwise, this is good stuff. Doesn't last very long through eating and drinking, but definitely not a bother to reapply!