Eye Shadow -BeneFit Cosmetics - Creaseless Cream in Nina's Nugget
PixyAnne 6/13/2004 12:04:00 AM
I love this color, it's ideal for clean neutral golden lids. The crease factor isn't that bad depending on how you apply it. If you use most of it close to your lash line and not heavily on your natural crease, the color will last longer. Also dabbing a glaze of loose shimmer powder over it will set it for a longer time.
I have this and so far, I like it a lot more than the styling putty I used to use (Salon Selectives molding putty). The fruity candy smell is nice and is almost identical to Catwalk Pliable Pudding, even the color. It's sticky and a bit gummy of course, but for short hair and texturizing it into peices, it's not bad. I do however recommend the Kenra Platinum Grooming Pomade over this.
Treatments -Unlisted Brand - The Original One Minute Manicure
PixyAnne 5/26/2004 12:01:00 AM
I'm addicted to this - I didn't even buy it, but we use it at the salon I work at and every day I have to use it. The light minty scent, the scrubbing, the smooth, moist feeling afterwords. But of course the most amazing thing about this is the way my cuticles go from nasty to perfection right after this. It's stunning because I have pitiful cuticles that are always peeling and discoloring - this is the ultimate remedy. I so have got to buy this to take home.
This gel smells weird when I use it. I can't put my finger on the fragrance, but it's nothing I've ever smelled and I don't like it. Other than that, this stuff is not bad. It's VERY thick and takes a while to lather up, but overall it's nice for my skin.
Treatments -Bain de Terre - recovery complex serum
PixyAnne 5/25/2004 11:48:00 PM
This brand is so underrated and never promoted, it's a shame. I love this stuff. I smooth it on to my hair mid day for a little smoothing touch up and it really does tame my frizzy locks, especially if I didn't have time to dry it after showering and it's out of control.
It wasn't the best shampoo I ever used, but the smell is easily the nicest. Such a delicious black cherry fragrance. All in all, it left my hair smooth enough to be a great daily shampoo.
Styling Products -KMS California - Flat Out straightening balm
PixyAnne 5/25/2004 11:43:00 PM
This doesn't leave my hair as greasy as Frizz Ease, but it does make it a little heavy. Other than that, it's great at taming frizz, flyaways and keeping in the managability.
I sell this at the salon where I work and it's easily one of our top highest selling products. After all the customers gushing about it, I decided to give it a try. My hair is bleached and naturally fine, but chemical damage has made it dry, thick and often frizzy and this sounded ideal. However, I found my hair is still too fine for this to work properly - sadly it gives me a greasy texture. Stay away from this if you have naturally fine locks, but everyone else, feel free to indulge.
Styling Products -Joico - K-Pak Protect & Shine Serum
PixyAnne 5/25/2004 11:30:00 PM
My sylist always uses this on me and though it's not bad, it doesn't provide the smoothing power of Frizz Ease or Biosilk. However it didn't leave the occasionally weighed down feeling of those products which was a plus. All in all, I don't think I'll buy it.
Conditioner -Paul Mitchell - Super-Charged Moisturizer
PixyAnne 5/25/2004 11:19:00 PM
This was really good with the Instant Moisture shampoo. Great rich creamy substance that gave my hair a soft, silky feeling, but that same soapy uninteresting fragrance all PM products come with.
Shampoo -Paul Mitchell - Instant Moisture Daily Shampoo
PixyAnne 5/25/2004 11:17:00 PM
I was having problems with dryness, so I decided to try this shampoo. I will admit that I hate the smell of all Paul Mitchell products - very soapy and obvious chemicals - but the product itself is great. Left wonderfully smooth results and worked well with the Super Charged Moisturizer conditioner.
Pressed Powders -Anna Sui - Pressed Powder - Lavender (Purple)
PixyAnne 5/25/2004 10:58:00 PM
I recently got this in lavender form a swap and I love it! It's very smooth and color os so sheer, it's like it might as well be white. I love that it neutralizes ugly yellow tones on days when I want to wear more cool pink and red shades. Completely transforms my complexion when I wear it.
Liquid -L'Oreal - True Match Super-Blendable Makeup SPF 17
PixyAnne 5/25/2004 10:49:00 PM
So far, I'm liking it. I've been using it regularly for about 2 months and it's very decent for it's price - however, it has it's negative points. For exmaple, I don't like how sometimes it's matte and soemtimes it's dewy. I prefer dewy to matte since my skin leens towards the dry side most of the time, but this is just unpredictable and i like predicatbility with a daily product like base. And I think the color I picked was a wee bit too light, so I might want to go 1 shade up if I plan to re-buy.
This was okay, but not phenomenal. The smell was sweet but not at all authentic. However I did love the taste. It was a little artificial, but for the most part it was a lot like berry flavored Skittles which isn't bad I guess, depending on what you like. And the color/shimmer doesn't show up very purple, but more like silver.
This really didn't smell like Champagne, but it did smell nice which is good. It also tasted decent and the beige shimmer was beautiful - I suppose UD redeemed themselves with this and Black Cherry because most of their spring powders (Cherry Lemonade and Gimlet) were a joke.