Styling Products -Unlisted Brand - DevaConcepts - DevaCurl: AnGell
NeatoBandito 4/10/2013 5:46:00 PM
AnGell makes my 3a curls look awesome and frizz-free without making them crunchy. I use this in conjunction with Set it Free, but sometimes I just use it on its own. I use about a nickel's worth, turn my head upside down and sort of scrunch it through my hair. Because I need so little, each bottle lasts me a really long time.
I've purchased Set it Free over and over again. Sometimes I try new things, but I always end up coming back to this product. Instead of spraying directly on my hair (which I've heard can make the hair greasy), I spray 1-2 pumps into my palm and then apply to my hair and follow with Angell. I've been using this for about 5 years now, and each bottle lasts a long time.
MAC Cleanse Off Oil is the only thing that takes off my ColorStay foundation. Not only that, it takes off all of my eye makeup if I'm too lazy to use a special eye mu remover. COO doesn't break me out, and doesn't leave me oily. I should note that after I use the COO, I rinse with a little bit of my regular cleanser. One thing to note is that COO isn't great to travel with, though it does come in a travel size.
Overall, I like this foundation, but I'm not sure it's a HG for me. I really like the buildable coverage of the foundation, that it's lightweight and dewy without being greasy on my oily skin. I don't really like that it seems to cling to any sort of dry spot. As for color match, I'm very fair with pink undertones: Mont Blanc is definitely too dark for me, and while Siberia is the right shade, it seems to lean a little yellow on me.
This product worked decently well at keeping me dry (I sweat a lot), but failed me completely as a deodorant. I did like that it dried pretty quickly and didn't leave any residue, but again, I wish it worked better in the deodorant department.
I'm glad I only bought the travel-sized version of Strobe Cream, because I broke out like crazy the first time I used it. I see why people like it, but unfortunately this product is not for me.
I love this foundation. It doesn't break me out and it seems to work well on my very oily skin. Sometimes, though, I feel like it's a bit heavy and mask-like, so I generally apply with a sponge to make it more natural looking. The color (Ivory) seems to work fine.
I wanted to try something similar to ColorStay, but a little lighter. This fits the bill, and I like the finish a lot better than the regular ColorStay. I'm really acne-prone and this foundation does not break me out. However, this foundation seems to oxidize on me fairly quickly and I really hate the heavy jar it comes in.
Tinted Moisturizer -Clinique - City Block Sheer Tint
NeatoBandito 11/14/2012 6:42:00 AM
This stuff not only broke me out, but gave me an awful rash. Do not buy!
I wasn't expecting very much from this stuff when I picked it up at BB&B. My cuticles are forever dry, even in the summer, and when they're dry, I'm constantly picking at them. I've tried Burt's Bees, a random SH cuticle cream that turned my fingers green (yep.), and countless oils to try to combat the dryness. Enter Healthy Hoof: A $2.99 tub that really seems to moisturize my cuticles. The scent is a little medicinal, but it's not overwhelming. I apply before bed and wear gloves, and in the morning, nice looking cuticles!
I randomly picked this mascara up at Target a few weeks ago and have been using it ever since. I've been looking for an everyday mascara - something to enhance my long, but thin eyelashes without being over the top. This does what it says it's going to - gives me "healthy" volume without making me look like a crazy eyelash lady.
I really wanted to like this scrub, and all Bliss products, but I'm finding two major strikes against it: 1. To me, it smells like detergent. 2. It feels like detergent - instead of leaving me smooth and moisturized after using, my skin feels stripped and dry. I won't repurchase.
IMO, Curl Junkie makes the best-smelling hair products. This conditioner is no exception. It's moisturizing, but doesn't weigh my hair down, gives good slip, and makes my hair shiny and smooth. My hair is 3a/b, and fine, so I probably don't need as much moisture as someone with really thick hair.
BB Cream -Dr. Jart+ - Water Fuse Beauty Balm SPF 25 PA++
NeatoBandito 5/22/2012 7:14:00 AM
This is the first BB cream I've tried. At first, I really liked it - it kept the oilies at bay and made my skin look really nice. Unfortunately, in addition to oxidizing after 30 minutes, it also breaks me out like I've never broken out before. I will not repurchase.
Deodorants -Gillette - Clinical Strength - All Day Fresh
NeatoBandito 5/17/2012 11:38:00 AM
I was reluctant to try a men's deodorant, but this stuff really works! It's pretty cheap for the amount you get and it keeps me dry and smelling fresh all day. The scent isn't too masculine, but a little musky and "fresh".