Styling Products -Got 2 Be - Smooth Operator Smoothing Hairspray
Lanne90 1/30/2009 8:40:00 PM
This is my HG hair spray. I'm already on my second can. I flat iron my hair every day using this hair spray, and it makes my hair so soft, smooth and shiny. It holds enough that it will keep my hair (which is naturally wavy) straight all day long, and it really helps when it's humid outside! I love the smell of this stuff too! It's a candy sweet scent that wears that is sort of strong at first (in a good way) then it wears off a bit, only leaving a nice level of scent when you walk past someone. :) My boyfriend loves the smell of my hair!
Treatments -Unlisted Brand - IPL - Intense Pulsed Light - Photofacial
Lanne90 1/20/2009 7:51:00 PM
I had a small spot of broken capillaries below my right eye that I wanted removed. My dermatologist zapped it twice in one session, and it completely disappeared! I was very happy with my results. For one session (Which was all that was needed for one spot) I paid $100, which was worth it in my opinion. It took literally less than 5 minutes for the entire procedure.
As some other reviewers have said, I did not get any noticeable colour from this product. I'm not too keen on the smell of it, either, but if you use it before bed the scent is gone by morning. I cannot use this as a moisturizer alone-- I have very dry skin to begin with, and need my Nivea Rich Moisturizing Day Care on a while before I can use this stuff. Over all, there are way better products than this. Even some of the drugstore no-name brands give better results than this stuff.
Mascara -Cover Girl - Professional Waterproof Mascara
Lanne90 1/4/2009 11:52:00 AM
First off, I have long lashes naturally, and was looking for a mascara that would simply darken and define them. I find this mascara gives you a much more natural appearance as it doesn't overly thicken your lashes. It doesn't even look like I'm wearing mascara, it just looks like I have dark long lashes (which is my goal on casual days). I apply two coats one after the other before the first coat dries, and get no clumps. I think they girls who reviewed this product as "poor" were expecting their lashes to look bigger than what this mascara can do, but if you're looking for a natural defined look, this mascara is alright. For the people who say that this mascara stopped lengthening their lashes after a few months, you aren't supposed to keep the mascara for any longer than 4 months because the antibacterial agents in the mascara degrade after that time anyway. Over all, this mascara costs next to nothing and gives you a natural "I'm not wearing makeup" look.
Bronzers -Cover Girl - Tanfastic Bronzer in "Soleil"
Lanne90 12/19/2008 9:06:00 AM
This bronzer looks OK if you apply it sparingly, but if you add a reasonable amount (for any other bronzer) you will look orange. The packaging is ok. Personally I don't like the shimmer, as it's obvious that you are wearing make up and I don't like that. I will, however dust my collar bone/shoulders with this stuff and it does look nice. Overall, I am sticking with my HG physician's formula baked matte pyramid bronzer.
This is my favourite red nail polish! I find when I use it with a base and top coat, the wearing power is awesome! It lasts at least 4 days on my nails, and I am really hard on the nails so this is impressive for me. It is not orange-ish, more on the purple-red side of the spectrum--the colour goes on your nails exactly as it looks in the bottle, which is what I love about OPI. With a top coat over this, your nails are a gorgeous and sexy shimmery-shiny dark red maroon. I love wearing this for a night out! Definitely my HG red nail polish!
Foundations -New York Color - Simply Flawless Airbrush Makeup
Lanne90 12/18/2008 7:25:00 PM
I bought this product for around $6.00 C at Zeller's the other day, and I was not disappointed! It has a light scent to it that reminded me of Cover Girl "Clean" makeup, but this goes away after a little while. I bought it in creamy natural which is a little bit dark for my skin, but it goes on sheer ad blends well so it just adds a little more colour to my face. Next time I will buy a shade lighter, however. This covers up my large pores and hides any blotchyness my face has. When used with a concealer, this totally perfects my face. I just dust lightly with a bit of powder and it lasts all day with no shininess. I can put this all over my face and it feels like I'm wearing nothing at all.
Conditioner -Rusk - Coral Therapy Deepshine Formula Conditioner
Lanne90 12/11/2008 12:58:00 PM
I have normal to dry hair; I flat iron and blow dry almost every day, but my hair is naturally pretty healthy. I really love this conditioner, and find that it really does give my hair a nice sheen to it after using it. I use Rusk Healthy shampoo and follow up with the Coral Therapy. I love love love the smell of this stuff, and I don't notice a buildup or heaviness after using it, which has been a problem for me with other conditioners. This stuff really detangles well. If you have moderately healthy hair, this conditioner may be just right for you. Even for going on a night out, it will make your hair smell sooo good. :)
This product is my HG. I use it every time I get out of the shower, putting about half a dime sized amount on my towel dried ends. I find it really helps to make the ends of my hair soft, and also when I straighten it my ends stay more well behaved (not flipping in or out)! Use this only on your ends (away from your roots) because it can make roots look greasy. Plus the point of this product is to help seal your ends, not your roots! This product seems a bit pricey, but I've been using the same bottle for almost a year now, and I use it almost every day!
Styling Products -TiGi - TIGI S-Factor Dream Drops Shine On!
Lanne90 11/24/2008 10:00:00 PM
I love this product. It makes my hair so soft and very shiny! I usually put it in towel dried hair, blow dry and then after straightening it I add a tiny bit more to my ends. The only thing is that you have to be sure to not apply too much! Just a drop does my shoulder length hair, if you add too much your hair might feel heavy or greasy! Apply it mid length to ends and try to stay away from your roots! The smell of this stuff makes you want to eat your hair-- it's that good. Very sweet smelling, like cherry candies. I find this in combination with a bit of Bonacure "sealed ends" makes my hair unbelievably soft.
Blush -Maybelline - Mineral Power Naturally Luminous Blush, all colors
Lanne90 11/8/2008 11:04:00 PM
This is my all time favourite blush! I have it in "rose", and find that it does not clog my pores and when you have it on you feel like you're not even wearing it. What I love most about this blush is that it gives me such a natural rosy glow. It isn't "sparkly" or anything, but it gives that dewy reflective look on your cheeks that looks so natural. This product is definitely HG for me!