Ok so I have tried Palladio's Bronze & it worked so so (came off within a couple of hours), then I decided to find a similar color with a high end product so I got UD's 24/7 pencil in Lucky (beautiful color) but it didn't stay on like it should for the price, even with primer. I found NYX's Golden Bronze one day when I was browsing Ulta. I decided what the heck?! It's the color I like & it may be a good & less expensive dupe for the UD pencil. Little did I know it would out perform UD's 24/7 & become my HG eyeliner. Pros: Glides on smoothly Great color Long wearing Cons: I have to sharpen it often (but tbh it seemed like I had to sharpen UD's Lucky just as often) Bottom line is I love this eyeliner. All three eyeliners I have listed make my blue eyes pop, but this one lasts. Yes, it out performs the other two
Now normally I don't buy a product with a 2.8 out of five but I was desperate. I use Retin a & my skin is dry & sensitive. I use Clarisonic & for a while I had been using purpose. My skin was so dry, too dry I had to change things. So I thought about buying this stiff when I picked up a new brush head for my clarisonic but the reviews were pretty bad. The review below got my attention though. I'm glad it did because this stuff is a godsend. I have acne prone skin & use Retin a, (sometimes u use benzoyl peroxide) so my skin is pretty dry. Granted it probably doesn't work with out the clarisonic, I'm still happy. My make up comes off at night with this & it cleanses my skin gently in the morning when I need to clean off the Retin a. I use an eye make up removed before I wash my face. Skin feels soft afterwards, not dry & tight like before. EDIT:10/14/12 I wanted to add an update after I used it for a week. Still loving it & it does seem to work well with out my clarisonic. I am so happy I found this. I think it is meant for people with very, very dry & sensitive skin.
Cleansers -Cetaphil - Daily Facial Cleanser (Normal to Oily Skin)
SaraNikkita 9/17/2012 10:39:00 PM
Ok I used this for a little while with success. But then I started bouncing around using different facial cleansers. I started using purpose & Retin a. Because of he Retin a & getting closer to 30 my skin changed. The other day I decided to try Cetaphil again because I remembered it being very gentle. Nope, didn't work. It irritated my skin. I threw it out after a couple of days & bought some purpose.
Loose Powders -Bare Escentuals - Mineral Veil spf 25
SaraNikkita 9/2/2012 3:40:00 PM
I use this over my foundation. Works great, not too heavy but sets my make up & gets rid of shine. Definitely going to repurchase.
I have bought 2 cans of this stuff for my daughters. They dance & have very healthy hair that just doesn't want to stay curled but this stuff really does the trick. Holds well for the entire show and works great anytime I want hair to stay a certain way. It us affordable, and it really really works.
Lotions/ Creams -Unlisted Brand - Heel To Toe Feels Like New Foot Softener
SaraNikkita 5/17/2012 1:44:00 AM
Ok so I'm on my 3rd jar of this stuff. When I don't use it my feet get very dry. It does have a medicine like smell to it. I have to warm it up a bit to get it to spread well. I use it every night before bed & it keeps my feet looking & feeling like I just had a pedicure.
Like previous reviewers, I have been wearing this stuff for ten years. I got a sample of it when I was out shopping for my wedding a decade ago & wore it for my wedding because I loved it. It is a lovely sophisticated scent & may other reviewers described it well. I try others but always go back ro this stuff.
Tinted Moisturizer -Tarte - Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Tinted Moisturizer
SaraNikkita 5/4/2012 10:56:00 PM
I love this stuff. I just bought it recently becuase I was starting on Retin A and convinced myself my skin will go back to the way it was two years ago so all I would need is a TM. I am so glad I bought this stuff. My skin wasn't where I wanted it to be and this stuff still worked great at hiding my imperfections. Now that my skin has been improving so dramatically, it is even better. I am happy to be one of those people who only need a TM. This stuff is my favorite so far (I have tried Aveeno and Mary Kay) I will repurchase.
I am on my third bottle of this stuff. A little info on my hair: it is double processed platinum blond, medium thickness, and straight. It is very dry because of the double processing. This stuff works great for the dryness! I get so many compliments on how healthy my hair looks even though it is platinum. I give credit to this stuff. I don't use the formula with the protein because all that stuff does is dry my hair out. The only time I use a protein is when I am bleaching my hair. I have found the product that makes if possible for me to have my lovely platinum locks.
Treatments -Beyond Belief - Vita C Antioxidant Serum
SaraNikkita 4/13/2012 9:01:00 PM
I just picked up my second bottle of this stuff. I needed a serum with antioxidents because my moisturizer doesn't have any in it. I have extremely sensitive skin & I can't use products with fragrance on my face because it causes irritation. This had a fragrance but it doesn't cause me any irritation. It goes on smooth and absorbs quickly. I will keep on buying.
I bought this product when I was in Arizona visiting family. I had just started using my Retin a .05% so my skin was dry flakey & red. It felt like a sunburn really & that is what I hear happens when you first start. Well the problem was that I had moisturizers meant for oily skin. They didn't help anything. On the advice of my aunt I purchased this. I liked that it had almond oil in it. I use this stuff morning & night & it really helps with the dryness & flaking from the Retin a. Thankfully my skin is adjusting well it just is dry now. This stuff works great. I would prefer no scent but its really not that bad. It smells like many other natural products. But remember just because something is natural doesn't mean it is going to work for your skin. I have used all natural stuff that made me break out or have an allergic reaction. EDIT 5/5/12: still happily using this product with my Retin a.
Treatments -Peter Thomas Roth - AHA/BHA Acne Clearing Gel
SaraNikkita 2/25/2012 2:35:00 AM
Ok so I haven't used this for a very long period of time, maybe 2 weeks tops but between the 2 week use I had about a week & a half were I didn't use it for a while. At the end of that week & a half I had some bad break outs all over my forhead, cheeks, & of course chin. I noticed the difference in my skin before & after my week & a half break from it. My skin feels calmer. It's the only way to describe it. I want to give it some more time, I am usually good about updating my reviews.
Cleansers -Clean & Clear - Foaming Facial Cleanser - Sensitive Skin
SaraNikkita 1/8/2012 10:45:00 PM
Ok so if you like Purpose you'll like this stuff since it is basically the same thing with different fragrances & this is a bit cheaper & has more product than Purpose's smallest bottle; both are made by the same company too. I like Purpose so of course I like this stuff. It takes off my make up and cleans my face in one step. I think I will still buy Purpose but if I'm hard up for cash, I'll pick this up instead. The only reason why I choose purpose is the fragrance, I like it better than this stuff's smell.
This stuff saved my skin. I used BP for many years to control my acne with success. Recently my skin has become drier, & sensitive & BP wasn't working for me at all. I had break outs all over my chin & forehead. I decided to try this due to its high rating here & at beautypedia. Not to mention it is a less expensive well formulated SA treatment. Sighing 3 days of using this not only has most my forehead acne & all of my chin acne has cleared up, but my pores seem smaller & my face seems less oily, & my dry patches are gone. I think the BP was starting to irritate my skin. My skin has changed & I need different products with different ingredients now.
I love these timers. I use T14 formally known as Silver Lady, now the name on the box says pale ash blond but is still the same violet blue base. I used it 2 days ago and left it in too long by mistake. But it didn't turn grey at all. It is a nice pale color I love it. Before they changed the box & name if I ever left it in more than 20 minutes my hair would be silver. Go figure.