Great cuticle remover, works almost instantly. I usually wash my hands with warm water for 2 minutes to soften the cuticles, then apply Mavala cuticle remover and push back cuticles with orangewood stick. Let it sit on my nails for 2 minutes, wipe it clean with tissue and trim cuticles. Takes only 10 minutes tops and makes my fingers look perfect. I wish this came in a squeeze tube, because it dries fairily quickly and can be difficult to use up to the last drop.
This is a fantastic product. I bought it after I fell in love and used up large bottle of the pink cleansing oil by shu, but this one I like even better. Goes on very smooth, removing every trace of makeup without rubbing, no need to use cloth on top, just washes off with all the makeup and impurities. My skin feels great and pores feel clearer afte using this. Perfection! Would repurchase.
This lip balm is the only thing that can recover my chapped lips overnight even if they are in really bad condition. I rely on it if I intend to rock the lipstick next day. Just apply it before going to bed and wake up with perfectly smooth and plump lips. I can easily wear it during the day, it doesn't feel heavy on the lips and tastes delicious. Will repurchase when I run out. I used to like Decleor Hydra Floral lip mask, but this one is much better.
Lip Treatments -eos - Smooth Sphere Organic Lip Balm in Honeysuckle Honeydew
NewWave 5/8/2013 7:06:00 AM
I only bought this recently and had to pay too much for the delivery from US online store, but I really like this balm. I keep it on my desk to reapply at work throughout the day and it works perfectly. This is not a deep conditioning healing balm, but it works perfectly fine for the daytime lip care. The smell is delicious, packaging is cute and very well made. The only reason I will not repurchase is because the shipping is expensive and I have too many different Jack Black balms to go through before I need to purchase another one.
This is one of the Korean makeup items I was looking forward to try for a long time, since my Korean colleague was raving about it for months. I loved the feeling of the foundation on my face after SA applied it carefully patting my face with the puff. It feels and looks very fresh, but not dewy, just natural and very flattering. However it starts to look cakey and melts away way too fast into the day on me. So I think I will be using it around the house and on weekends when I don't have to depend on foundation for long hours.Will not repurchase since my edition of the powder had 3 replacement blocks in it.
I love this smoothing treatment. It is not super straightening, like Brzillian Blowout and the like, but it keeps my hair freeze free and very smooth to touch. It applies to dry hair, then blow-dries and irons in. You can wash your hair imidiately after, so no down time, which I love. The results are quite dramatic and it gets better with every additional application. I would repurchase, but would also love to try other non-harsh smoothers.
It is an excellent product for its purpose - defining the lower lashes. But I don't usually pay that much attention to my bottom lashes to have a separate mascara for them. So I mainly purchased it to use on my upper lashes, just hoped it will help me achieve natural and elongated lashes. Unfortunately, it is not very richly pigmented, so it is now don't get much use for me. I will maybe still use it for a "no-make up-makeup" look.
Just like previous reviewers, I only bouth this because I love the original High Impact mascara. This one is nothing like the original! It is very difficult to apply, because the brush is huge and messy. After a couple of used it is covered with black goo, so that the bristles are barely doing their job. Forget aout painting those little lashes in the corners - the brush is too chunky and covered with the thick layer of black wet mascara. I always get this mascara transferred to my lids and it is so wet, it takes forever to dry. The wear is also poor, I find lots of black fallout under the eyes by the end of the day! Officially this is the worst mascara I own. Will not repurchase or recommend.
Treatments -Alterna - Bamboo UV Rehab Deep Hydration Masque
NewWave 2/12/2013 12:56:00 AM
This is my new favourite in hair masks, and I have like 10 of them in rotation. I can notice the difference it made it my hair from the first use. The hair don't brake easily, full of shine and well-hydrated. UV protection is an added bonus, I didn't hesitate to apply it on my hair while at the beach and use it in the shower after bathing in the ocean. It is affordable too. Would repurchase if I run out. Already on my third pan.
I had to try this after my brazillian blowout, and I am very impressed. Sulphte free, rich and very effective. Always leave my hair super soft and manageble. I think the price worth it for the conditioner, since great one is hard to find. I just hope I can score 1 l bottle, so I don't have to pay that much for the smaller ones.
I have done brazillian blowout and therefore had to find a sulphate free shampoo and conditioner to maintain the results. I used Shampure from Aveda, which was containing sulphats and had to switch. Ten is amazing, leaves my hair clean but not stripped and I can really feel the difference to my hair. The price is too high though, so I would probably have to find a cheaper alternative soon.
Lotions/ Creams -Perfekt - Matte Body Perfection Gel
NewWave 2/12/2013 12:29:00 AM
This is a great matte body bronzer. It is not orange, has no smell and spreads really well. But it does transfer easily so I would never imagine applying it to my body. I use it primarily to darken my foundations, since it is a perfect non-shimmery super pigmented product. It doesn't change the texture and finish of your foundation, because it just melts into it, and I can finally wear those BB creams that are way too light or ashy for my skin tone. As for the body bronzer, I would still prefer a good quality self tan (St.Tropez) that doesn't rub off clothes and ruin your sheets.
BB Cream -Omorovicza - Complexion Perfector BB Cream SPF 20
NewWave 2/1/2013 2:17:00 AM
This is the best everyday foundation I've used so far, and I own about 15 different high end foundations-BB creams. Some reviewers mentioned that it doesn't last all day. They probably have combo/oily skin like I do. I wonder if they ever used the foundation that honestly lasts all day on this skin type. Because I am still looking for the one that wouldn't get shine by the end of the day on me! Anyway, this BB cream lasts longest on me. I apply it at 6 am, and it only really starts to get shiny by 3 pm, which is excellent longevity in my book. I then blot with blotting paper it easily go shine-free untill 6 pm. This is incredible! I have to admit it does melt by the end of the day, exposing skin underneath and it does settle into lines in the outer corners of my eyes. By I don't have major inperfections and I can smooth it across the lines with my finger when I blot my face anyway. I have been using this BB for 3 months and I definetely feel benefits to my skin. It is very soothing, and perfecting. Skin is in excellent condition when I take it off. It doesn't condition dry patches though, and tends to accentuate them by the end of the day. So I wouldn't recommend it for severely dry skin. The shade is way too light for my skin tone, but I mix it with matte bronzer before application and get the perfect match every time, so it is not a problem for me. I wouldn't be using it for photos, because it has SPF and not a full coverage that I need for the flawless look, but it is the BEST foundation to have every day at the office. I will gladly repurchase.
This is a wonderful system that really works. I wouldn't say that you can actually bleach yellowish teeth with it, bt it is great at maintaining whitening effect of Crest strips whithout adding the sensitivity or doing any damage whatsoever. I will gladly repurchase when I run out.
Brows -Physicians Formula - brow definer automatic brow pencil in blonde beige
NewWave 12/22/2012 6:43:00 AM
I am totally dependant on brow pencil, because my eyebrows are very light, while my hair are darker red color. So this is one makeup item I use every signle day. For some reason none of the high end brands cater to blond gals, since their pencils always look reddish and do not last long enough. I was using lightest blond pencil from H&M for years, since it suits me perfectly. This one from Physicians Formula is just as good and as an extra bonus you don't even have to sharpen it! The texture is waxy and color payoff is great. It lasts and lasts till you decide to take it off. I will get some backup pencils now because sadly this brand is not available where I live.