Eyeliner -Wet 'n' Wild - Mega Liner Liquid Eyeliner
LilMsJksn 5/2/2009 6:29:00 PM
I love this liner. I've tried others and keep going back to this one. However, I do notice it can make your eyes feel a little sensitive upon application (maybe that's just because it's allergy season). But it works well and I won't go to anything else. Don't close the bottle too tight or else it'll crack!!!
I'm very very biased. I'm a dentist and I reccomend this toothpaste to my patients. It's active ingredient tricoslan, is an anti-bacterial agent and it makes colgate total very effective. If you use this at night and you floss and brush thoroughly you'll definitly notice there's a big difference in morning breath. You'll also notice if you start the morning with it (brush after breakfast) your teeth will feel very smooth until lunch.
I really like this lip gloss. I was looking for a frosty sheer gloss and this definitly covered it. I'm a MAC NC45-NW50 and it's a nice contrast to my skin. It comes in a little squeeze out tube which is really small. It also has a chocolately, mocha flavor which was an unexpected but pleasant surprise. It doesn't stay very long but in this day and age who minds re-applying a little gloss. The only reason I won't buy it again is because I don't use it on a regular basis so it's going to take quite a while to run out.
I just tried this foundation and I must say I love it. I'm about a MAC NC45-NW50. Since I have a little bit of facial masking this matches the lighter shades of my face across my nose, cheeks, and below my chin. However this foundation blends seamlessly and looks very natural. It also doesn't have that heavy foundation feel or that pancake look (I know I sound like the information). However I don't think this is going to give heavy coverage if that's what you're looking for. This glides across your skin and sinks in and it looks really natural. I also liked that I was able to put on my liquid blush (benetint) on top of this and it didn't smear the foundation much or make it look I'm taking off a lippie because if you put on too much it can look a bit strange and it's easy to put on a bit too much. So use it but please apply it sparingly
Treatments -Pantene - Relaxed and Natural Oil Cream Moisturizer
LilMsJksn 10/24/2008 4:08:00 PM
African American women with relaxed hair, this product is great. I like it much more than a lot of other hair lotions because it doesn't just sit on top of the hair, it's absorbed. The scent is also much nicer than a typical lotion from other companies marketed towards us. This is something you should be using instead of the age-old "grease". It's also great for dry ends before blow drying and straightening. I've been using it for years and every time I try another brand I always switch back. It's pretty cheap, lasts a few months, and is easy to find (at least in my area). I'll be using this for as long as I have hair on my head.
I love this product! I have MAC NC45-NW50 skin (but I tend to be warmer toned). This concealer blended seamlessly and didn't have that thick pancake look that gives away typical concealer. Chocolate ladies, this is something you definitly have to give a try. I have never used concealer during the day on a regular basis because I never found one that looked natural enough. This changes it completely. It brightened up my eyes so much. However, this is not something you want to use if you have a lot of hyperpigmentation, it's not a product that provides heavy coverage. I also suggest trying this out in Sephora rather than purchasing online or from TV because if you're very dark this may not do this trick for you. Overall if you're about milk chocolate brown and you're looking for something natural with a flawless finish, this is it. I thought the informercials were full of it but I am officially converted, lol.
Cleansers -Neutrogena - Wave™ (Power-Cleanser And Deep Clean Foaming Pads)
LilMsJksn 10/23/2008 8:44:00 PM
Sooo I bought this product but I use it in a different way then described. I lather my own usual cleanser on my face. Then I take the pad for the wave and moisten it and go all over my face with it. The pads this comes with (and refills) really don't get any lather and I don't feel like they do much. I remember reading somewhere the idea of massaging helps oxygenate the skin in a way that causes cleansers to penetrate the skin so I figure this massaging action will do it for me instead. The pads alone are a disappointment.
Moisturizers -Neutrogena - Visibly Even Night Concentrate [DISCONTINUED]
LilMsJksn 10/23/2008 8:38:00 PM
I like this. It moisturizes and as soon as you put it on at night it makes your skin look like it has a healthy glow. As I've been using this I've noticed it has faded the hyperpigmentation I see. I however have decided to switch to Ambi to see how well that works.
This is a very pretty color. Shimmery yet not too overstated. I'm a NC45-NW50 and it looks gorgeous on my skin. If I run out I'll probably buy it again.
I bought this orange for a specific outfit. I've got chocolate brown skin, I'm an NC45-NW50. It is bright and matte. In my skin I can layer it so it's not totally opaque so it's really versitile. It's exactly what I needed but I don't think I would purchase this color again.
I was looking for something to get dramatically long lashes, almost fake looking. This stuff is really good, it has great brush shape. The brush is fat on both edges so it can get those little skinny lashes.. However now that I've found L'oreal's Double Extend with tubes I'm going to abandon this one because that gives me the falsie look for when I go out (i suck at applying fake lashes).
I had a sample of this so I decided to buy the full size bottle which I got on sale at a discount store. It's soft and doesn't last too long. I actually put it on at night before I sleep but I'm not too keen on it. It's a soft kinda baby-ish scent, it's okay not my favorite.
I used to wear this years ago. I just bought another bottle on ebay. It is really similar to Heavenly (which I still sometimes wear) but a bit more masculine. It's masculine and soft at the same time. It can be worn during the day and into the night as well. And the bottle is durable, the only problem is you can't see how much you have left. It's not cloying and it's very distinct and not popular. I'm going to use this for the colder months and switch back to my BBW White cherry blossom for the warmer weather.
I love this stuff. I put it on every night. It keeps my lips smooth year round. Just so you know it smells a bit like vapor rub but I do love that menthol type of taste.
I LOVE Brucci nail polishes. I've been using them for years. They are difficult to find but you can find them at Duane Reade, Rite Aid, and Harmon (in the North East US). I paint my toes with them and they last for weeks. The wear on this polish is fabulous and the color selection is great too. I don't buy any other brand of nail polish at all. I also paint my sisters' toes and nails, my mom's, and my friends' for special occasions (I also do the little designs with those smaller brushes). I've had tons of people tell me their toes grow the nail polish out...meaning they have it on their toes for more than a month and the nail polish is still in tact but they need to change it cuz the nail growth makes the nail polish look funny. If you ever see it, buy it!!!