This brush is great, I'm not one to buy MAC brushes, or any expensive brushes for that matter. I went on a trip to my beloved targe planning on breaking down and paying $15 for the sonia kashuk (sp?) brush...which they happened to be out of. However, in wondering around I've found that my target and actually all targets in my area have added an ELF section. Low and behold they had a stippling brush for $3...I can afford that! I was skeptical at first because I had tried the $1 powder brush and it shredded like no other (maybe I got a bum one idk). This brush is great! I miz estee lauder double wear with neurogena 3 in 1 on my hand get a little on the brush and dap the brush all over my face then buff it in. Set my T-zone w maybelline dream matte powder and my face is set to go allday!!!
NEVER, NEVER, NEVER AGAIN. I would give this a 0 if I could. I read reviews that this was good for dry patches on skin, wouldn't cause breakout etc... I put this on at night, the next morning I woke up with 3 painful deep under my skin acne spots (and I don't have acne just the occasional breakout). They hurt and took a few days to go away, thank god for my alpha hydroxy cream that helped them go away. I threw this away if you want a good facial moisturizer I suggest dessert essences 100% jojoba oil, it is very multi purpose cheap and works wonders.
WOW! For awhile I've been considering getting white strips but the price always turns me away. So glad I found this! MakeupbytiffanyD did a review on it, would probably be helpful to some. I use their 3d white toothpast and the 3d white wash. I think they were each $3-4. Within a week I saw results, even recently my mom commented on how nice my teeth were looking. I've gotten good results so far, have been using for about 2 weeks, not even consistently and have still seen a great improvement. Will deff continue to use.
I have bought countless tubes of this product over the years ever since it came out! I can't rave about it enough. I always use blackest black. I already have long lashes but this makes them look amazing, I cake on as many layers as I can and it does not clump on me! I've even had a few people ask me if I have fake lashes...which yes I'll take as a compliment! When I stray from this and come back to it I immed remember why I love it and rarely use anything else.
Treatments -Unlisted Brand - Walgreens - Alpha Hydroxy Lotion 8%
JoceyRF 3/31/2011 8:20:00 PM
This stuff is wonderful. After doing research on aha, bha, enzymes and such I thought I would try an aha cream. Here's a hint...if you are buying a glycolic cream persay only buy if it tells the percentage it contains (I tried an olay product with glycolic in it, it was redic expensive and prob didn't have jack glycolic acid in it). Anywho the container I have is a 7% glycolic solution. This stuff works wonders, it makes my skin so soft and smooth (since it is a cream exfoliator). Helps with aging concerns but also with pimples, which is why I use it. It get rid of existing pimples and stops some from coming to a head and makes them completely go away sometimes. Just today I went to Ulta and bought the Alpha Hydrox brand cream which is a 10% solution, so I'll update as to if it works better!
This stuff is great! Soo much better than Burt's Bees and other brands, this stuff is heavy duty. The price is great $1 usually. The only reason I gave it a 4 not a 5 is because I think the smell could be better, but that's just me being picky. My boyfriend plows in the winter time and is exposed to the elements when he does it, he uses this as well and agreed it's the best! Other than this is love EOS lip balms, they are a thinner consistency and smell good (love summerfruit and honeydew)!
This is a review for their Sulfur Mask. Little story on my skin, used to be oily and acne prone in late high school. Was on a low grade acne pill late high school-early college, wanted to find a solution to get off of the medicine. I started to ween myself off of it and with time have found HG products that keep my skin looking good! However...when my skin was bad and I had a few cystic acne spots, if they were open wounds or deep ones this stuff was a life saver! I would use it as a spot treatment or an entire face mask. The first time I used it I slept in it...when I woke up I almost cried my skin looked AMAZING! I couldn't believe it, all of the bumps were completely flat. I have repurchased this a few times. I still use it as a spot treatment. It is drying so use with caution but man did it work for me. I wish I found it earlier. This is $7 I always see it at ulta, cvs, or walgreens. I hope this helps some people, this was the singular best working product on my acne.
Pressed Powders -Maybelline - Dream Matte Pressed Powder
JoceyRF 3/31/2011 7:53:00 PM
This is my alltime fav powder. I usually don't even need to touch up my makeup. For foundation I used Estee Lauder double wear mixed with neutrogena 3 in 1 healthy skin enhancer and set my T-zone with this powder. I'm on my third container! I use a kabuki to apply. Just the absolute best powder, does not break me out at all. Stays put looks great throughout the day. Great price, give it a try.
Awesome awesome awesome! Like many I have tried many drugstore foundations, also a few from sephora (smashbox, clinique, mufe)...this is the best. A coworker of mine who worked for estee lauder told me I had to try it that is was simply "the best...just the best". I totally agree, do yourself a favor and get color matched if you are a first time user. I am in color Bone. It is great alone but since my skin is leaning on the slightly dry side right now I mix it with the Neutrogena 3 in 1 healthy skin enhancer (which I also love) the two mixed together are my HG foundation, I love the combo so much I don't even think about tyring anything else! Apply with a stippling brush (I use the $3 by ELF). Mixing those two gives me more of a natural look and also a slight glow. It is $34 but totally worth it. I have sensitive acne prone skin this has not broken me out at all, strides better than colorstay (which broke me out). If your leary about the price they will give you a sample!
Moisturizers -Desert Essence - Jojoba Oil - 100% pure
JoceyRF 3/31/2011 7:38:00 PM
HG!!! This product is AMAZING, so MULTI PURPOSE! I use it as an eye makeup remover (which is great since it is super moisturizing and my eye area gets dry easily). I also use it as a makeup remover, I use it as a moisturizer some night. Lastly it can be used as a hair treatment, you can mix a few drops in with your conditioner...it's also great inplace of argan oil or whatever oil you use as a leave-in treatment! You only need a few drops...otherwise your hair will be a greasy mess:( This is such a fab product at a great price, esp when traveling since it could take the place of multiple products. Also: I have acne prone sensitive skin and this did not break me out what so ever!