My favorite lipgloss ever and that is saying alot! I bought a second tube before I finished the first because I love it that much. The color is a bright pink but with one swipe on your lips its like a pretty light pink but if you layer more in its a brighter pink that makes your lips look pretty and smoochable. We all know lipgloss doesnt have much staying power but this one is not bad. I reapply after couple hours but this color is gorgeous and it doesnt make my lips feel too sticky and it would probably look gorgeous on all skin tones whether you are pale or tan. I may have to stock up in case they discontinue, its that special to me!!
I love jojoba oil! It is awesome for most skin types and I never worry that it is going to break me out and my skin is complicated: acne prone, sensitive and changes from combination to oily depending on the week. I use this stuff straight as nighttime moisterizer, I use it as main ingrediant in my OCM cleanser and this stuff replaced my overpriced but beloved biosilk. Obviously, it's oil and must be used sparingly. I have been purchasing from Aura Cacia because I trust them. I only buy the oils that are labeled "USDA certified" because I want to know I'm not spreading motor oil on my face from some country claiming it's jojoba...lol. Due to the popularity, jojoba oil is little harder to find for a good price, good ole supply and demand. Anyway, I can't live without jojoba oil.
I'm a fair/med blonde and I love a good red lipstick. It has been my experience that most the red lipsticks I have tried have pretty decent staying power. This lipstick is no different but what sets it apart is that it is not drying and it doesn't fade off with little crap traces of red around your mouth...did I mention it is a little moisterizing but yet stays? The color is pretty flattering and you can downplay it by layering on some pink or bronze lipgloss but I usually don't because when I wear it, I am wearing it loud and proud!! There is something totally sexy and powerful about red lipstick. Thank you Revlon for consistently producing great lipstick in fabulous shades!!
I bought a liter of this at Ulta on sale for $11.99, a total steal because I would pay double for this AMAZING conditioner and probably will considering the sale won't last forever! I love that this has pump option, great packaging concept! My hair is 34 years old with 17 years of chemical damage from highlighting, bleaching, and styling. However, my mane doesnt look 34 or appear as if I came out of the trailer park (no offense if you live in one.) I get tons of compliments on the shine and healthy appearance. This conditioner is even better than all the reviews. My hair is dry and thick. Every time I use this conditioner, my hair feels soft, looks shiny, and just feels damn good. My roots aren't greasy like some conditioners and my hair doesn't feel weighed down. So yeah, I would totally recommend this conditioner if your goal is to maintain your color and have soft pretty hair!!
This is basically the skin care/cosmetics bible IF you are a PB fan or cluless about the industry. I think it's courageous to expose the skincare/cosmetics industry for the fraud that it is and I appreciate her turning the lights on for the consumers. I learned alot from reading her book regarding the industry as a whole. On the other hand, you have to take her comments with a grain assult, she does own a line and this book is a great marketing to increase her sales. Some of her comments regarding certain lines seem accurate but others are hypocritical and false in my personal opinion. I say hypocritical as in most of the natural lines are discredited because she doesnt seem to agree with plant oils in skincare but fast forward a decade and PB is selling a few "natural" products. I guess she owes some companies an apology! However, she doesn't market them as organic like some of her lying competition so props to her on that. My other issue is she doesn't seem to be on the bandwagon for Vitamin C due to lack of proof but again she is selling some vitamin C in her products. Perhaps the "if you can't beat em, join em" theory kicked in. Based on her books her products are the bomb because the PH factor is included and fragrance is limited. I am so damn curious that I ordered two items from her line and if I love them, I will update my review. I'm not a PB hater by any means, I would even purchase the newest addition just to see what she has to say. Do I not purchase certain products because PB doesn't agree. Not at all but I do enjoy her insight. Pricey book, some parts are worth the read and some are the same thing over and over again.
Bronzers -Rimmel - Natural Bronzer - 027 Sun dance
Lowecj 6/6/2012 12:33:00 AM
Matte Bronzer, not easy to find so this is a gem. I have tried some pricey bronzers and this stuff is fabulous. The bronze isn't that cheap looking orange, very natural color that gives me a sun glow. Looks like my bronzer for summer 2012. I dont know if it will break me out since it's new product for me but I will edit if I get some unwanted pimples.
Loose Powders -Ben Nye - Neutral Set translucent powder
Lowecj 6/6/2012 12:29:00 AM
I bought this based on the great reviews after I seen pretty cheap on a website. I tried it on half my face...my sampled side had an instant airbrush like quality but still looked natural. There was no trace of white and didn't affect the color my other makeup at all. For those claiming it does they must be heavy handed? I worked out pretty intense at home for half hour and ran to the mirror and reviewers were right, this STUFF IS INCREDIBLE. My makeup was still on and while I was pretty red, my makeup looked ten times better than the other half of my face without the setting powder. I'm pretty excited to own this product:)
Super Orgasm should really say Super Shimmer. I gave it away:( Too much shimmer for me which is sad because it's a beautiful color besides the glitter that is impossible to get away from. Not good if you have visible pores.
Yeah for USDA CERTIFIED ORGANIC product that is effective !! Juice Beauty proves that mother nature really can kick some ass despite what some think. I recommend using at night and make sure you aren't going anywhere because it does leave your skin little red but the next morning results in a soft face! My skin is acne prone and oily during the day. I was disappointed when I seen the small jar not knowing it would last 4 months and that's using religiously 2-3 X week. Sure, the open jar isn't very sanitary but most peels I have tried come that way. I would however up a lippie for better packaging otherwise no complaints and plan to buy again!
This mascara is my drugstore fave! It's just as good if not better than the overpriced department store type. I have short, light, thin lashes and this mascara does everything I want and stays on from 6am until I take off late in the evening, retouch is not even necessary. Including a lunch break with intense workout. I to use plenty oil to get this stuff off my eyes so I will try my luck with the regular version when I run out, on my second bottle. I reduce a lippie on packaging because the bottom of bottle with mascara started to come apart towards the end of use. Not a big deal but little extra time required to fix. However, first mascara that didnt clump at all even at the very end!! You won't regret buying:)
Cleansers -Unlisted Brand - Oil Cleansing Method OCM
Lowecj 5/30/2012 12:28:00 PM
I read a few negative reviews from people with my skin type but I tried anyway and I had fantastic results but realized there is TRICK TO MAKE THIS WORK. I am fanatic about my skin and therefore did LOTS of research before diving in. I have been using OCM for 5 months and my skin has a nice glow, soft, my skin tone has improved drastically. I get couple pimples monthly which is hormonal and easily treated by a dab of pure essential tea tree oil (yes, it's safe in full dilution despite what some say) The trick to the OCM is MAKING SURE YOU PURCHASE THE RIGHT OIL FOR YOUR SKIN TYPE. Olive oil is listed as 2 under non-comedogenic oils which isnt bad but a 1 is better. The best oil to use for oily/acne prone skin is jojoba or grapeseed. I also recommend using USDA Organic oils to make sure you know what you are buying. I buy mine from Aura Cacia, I use Vitacost.com but they sell at lots of places. I have had most success with using 2 tbsp jojoba, 1 tbsp grapeseed and 1 tbsp castor oil with 5 drops patchouli essential oil to tighten pores. Make sure you put oil in dark glass jar and store in cabinet or dark place. Never leave in sun, it will change the formula. I make a fresh batch every 4 weeks. I tried 50/50 mix of jojoba & castor oil but didnt like that formula as much and reduced the castor oil. I have also used Argan Oil for it's anti-aging properties but noticed that did result in small breakout. The next batch I plan to try a few drops of tea tree or lemon essential oil to add antiseptic quality.I add a little something to each formula every few weeks just to change it up and see if there is better formula for my skin. I also use a hydrosal after cleansing and a green clay mask (green clay from Queen Helene or GOW) 3 times a week. I also use the Juice Beauty Apple Peel twice a week a couple days after the green clay. I may exfoliate more than most but my skin is thick, oily with med-large pores and benefits from being extra clean.
Deodorants -The Body Shop - DeoDry Dry-Effect Deodorant
Lowecj 1/16/2011 9:05:00 PM
Loved the packaging and price because it was half off. The product SUCKS. I wanted to love it & seemed great after I put on but 3 hours later I could smell myself. Enough said. May work for you but didn't work for me...
I paid less than $5.00 for some great highlighters. I love the color selction of white, nude, pink and bronzish color. I put the white below my brow and inner corner of eyes and it looked great. It lasted a few hours and faded without crease, could be because I have on the mineral eye primer but great palette for fantastic price.
Powder -Jane Iredale - Amazing Base Loose Finishing Powder
Lowecj 10/11/2010 2:01:00 AM
I was religious to Mac Studio Fix but as my adult acne cleared and my skin changed from oily to combo, I decided to take dermatologist advice and give this line a try. I tried on at her office and wasn't convinced but after a few days I realized how great this product is and now I can't live without it. I left this at a friends and couldn't pick up for several days forcing me to return to my mac which convinced me even more how great this foundations truly is. You determine the coverage by layering, I only use this and it covers great. Has lasted for 4-5 months, using once a day. AMAZING!!
Love MK Lip gloss in most colors. It goes on soft and color is great. It lasts as long as most glosses (temporary) but it's worth the$. Heard it is DC which is sad:(