Okay so I've been having a few problem areas (acne) around my cheeks recently. I thought I'd give this a shot because my skin is very prone to stay inflamed for a very long time. I also tend to get scars too. But anyway I use the regular non coated asprin, I use about five pills. I wanted to used honey but I didn't have any, so I just used water. I tried lemon juice once too but it was too strong for my skin. I like to use it as a scrub for like maybe two minutes then I allow it to sit for five to ten minutes as a mask. All the swelling and redness is gone when I rinse it off. It's amazing! It also draws out the blackheads on my nose. I personally don't use an extracting tool but to people who do I'd probably work super well. I've used this about five times and its faded my scars, its fantastic. My friends have even told is how great my skin looks. I'm so happy because I've had to try so hard to cover my face with makeup...but now I'm feeling more confident. I only have mild acne but I'm self conscious about it. And this has helped my skin a lot.
I naturally have dark brow hair. I have bleached hair currently. And I don't want to say I hate this stuff but I definitely don't love it. I feel like it does nothing for my hair. After bleaching my hair it was an orange yellow color. I used this and as far as I can tell nothing happened. I toned my hair the same day...and it got rid of most of the brassiness. I still had a bit of yellow in the front of my hair around my face. And after washing it with this stuff it was still yellow just a lighter shade, but there was not a dramatic change. It made my hair feel tangled and left this weird old lady scent. Seriously my hair smelled like old lady for a good two days. I'm not going to buy this stuff again.
Lips -Burt's Bees - Burt's Bees Lip Shimmers in Champagne
LluviaCatMagic 1/8/2013 7:25:00 PM
I love all the burts bees lip balms esp. This lip shimmer in the champagne color. It's a very light pink shade. And because its so shimmery I tend to only use a little and then cover it with gloss. I love that it has peppermint oil in it too. It think they're like four or five dollars, which is fine I guess but I do feel like you don't really get a lot of product. Also I find that it melts...super easily. If I leave it in my pocket by accident this stuff gets messy :( but overall I like it.
Okay let me start of by saying you have to bleach your hair...no exceptions if you are planning on using this product. I've used manic panic and I thought it was okay. But this stuff is great. You have to be at a level 7 or 8 for most colors and a 10 for like two or three of the colors so I recommend going to a pro. Level 10 can be difficult for some people to achieve. Anyway the colors I used were the sky blue and purple. I used them together to get a nice dimensional shade. Let me say this stuff comes in a stupid tube...and does not come out easy. This stuff is thick. I mixed it with water until it became a creamy consistency. I wouldnt ever use conditioner to dilute it..ever. conditioner contains oils and cones that can make to pigment not absorb in to the hair properly. I swear to this the dye with wash right of along with all the color. Oh I applied heat too with a blow dryer. I sort of may have used the blow dryer on the tube too lol it helped to get all the dye out.
My friend recommended this product to me a while back. I've used a ten percent bp acne wash prescribed by my derm when I was younger and had great results. As I got older I weaned myself off of it and began using a lower percentage then eventually an over the counter wash. My skin was getting so dry using the 10% wash. So I was eventually using neutrogena acne wash but I still was having a few pimples pop up on my forehead. So I used this gel to treat them. I had quite a few pimples but literally hours after applying this they became smaller and less red. Then my face became super itchy...it was awful. I tried lotion to soothe the drying. I eventually resorted to rinsing it off with lukewarm water because my face became red, peely and swollen. I waited weeks and then tried using less with a cotton swab...and the same thing happened :( both times even using a little ended up causing a horrible reaction that affected my entire face. So I don't know what it was that this product contained that caused this to happen...but it was suuuuper painful and embarrassing.
Styling Products -Got 2 Be - Smooth Operator Smoothing Lustre Lotion
LluviaCatMagic 12/18/2012 9:03:00 PM
I use this for all my hair styling needs. Straightening, blow drying and curling. It makes my hair super soft and shiny. I have fine hair and it gets dry pretty easily because I straighten almost every day. It feels light weight and I only need to use a little. It smells nice, it looks girly but hey this stuff is wonderful. It can cause build up though so if you shampoo your hair every other day it may cause build up.
This stuff flakes like no other. Also it irritated my eyes when I put it on :(
Loose Powders -Make Up For Ever - microfinishing powder
LluviaCatMagic 12/18/2012 6:15:00 PM
My mom bought me this on my birthday a few years ago and I love it. It makes my face feel super smooth and eliminates any shine around my t zone. It does sort of make my face look pale white and its sort of expensive. But I really love this stuff :)
Concealers -Physicians Formula - Gentle Cover Concealer(green)
LluviaCatMagic 12/15/2012 3:57:00 PM
So I'm not going to lie sometimes I pop my pimples. It's gross, I know. I ended up watching this video on YouTube about covering up popped pimples and redness all that stuff. The girl in the video was using MAC but I don't really live near a sephora so I did some looking around online and found this. All the local cvs make walgreens sell this stuff. So I scooped it up and I love it. I kind of hate that its a stick though but eh it works great and isn't super expensive. It also doesn't irritate my skin either. :)
I use this shampoo once a week...okay sometimes every other week. It really depends on how my hair feels. I use a lot of styling products and eventually my hair feels limp, but this shampoo makes my hair feel and look great. It leaves a nice clean smell too. Overall I really like this product. :p
Liquid -Neutrogena - Skin Clearing Oil-Free Makeup
LluviaCatMagic 12/3/2012 2:05:00 AM
I don't really break out too often but when I do it didn't irritate my pimples. I sort of have hyperpigmented skin on my cheeks...I'm pretty self conscious about it and this product doesn't cover any of those horrible dark marks :( also it seems to make my face shiny. I like had to stop using moisturizer while using this foundation. Maybe I just have skin issues right now lol. Other than the lack of oil control and the tiny bottle it was a pretty decent product. :p
Primer/ Corrector -Almay - Smart Shade Perfect & Correct Primer
LluviaCatMagic 12/1/2012 6:00:00 PM
Aside from the fact that the packaging looks sort of cool this product does nothing. It does not conceal redness at all and it barely even brightened my skin. It made my face super oily. On a whim I thought I'd buy this because its not as expensive as other primers and...it sucks.
After my pregnancy my skin was super sensitive and I started breaking out, the acne left dark spots on my skin. This product cleared up the discolorations on my skin in about a month. They are barely visible now. My face did seem to be getting too light so I started using it more like a spot treatment rather than all over like a lotion. The packaging wasn't too great due to the fact that its in a metal tube. I thought it made the cream have a strange metallic scent. Other than the crappy packaging this product was wonderful.