Eye Shadow -Urban Decay - 24/7 Shadow Pencil in Sin
Susisu 7/18/2012 4:13:00 AM
This is a great, daily go-to pencil. I got it in a package of pencils and haven't used the others much. This one, however, I seem to pull out a lot. It's a very easy look. Swipe on the pencil, smudge with a fingertip, add super black mascara, and my eyes are ready to go. My husband always mentions me having bright eyes when I wear this! It's subtle, but gives a clean, awake look. Staying power is fairly good, not awesome. I live in Hawaii, maybe it's the warm climate and humidity. Probably in a cooler, drier place this would last better.
Treatments -Neutrogena - Rapid Wrinkle Repair Serum
Susisu 7/18/2012 4:07:00 AM
So far I've been using this for 5 days, but had to write a review because I'm already seeing a nice difference in my skin. I'd been using the Roc from Costco for ages, and didn't really get results from that, so was feeling like retinol was a bit hocus pocus. Enter this serum (which I decided to try based on reviews here, thank you!!). I've seriously noticed a difference already!! My skin feels very very smooth to the touch. I have exfoliated regularly in the past, stopping now so that I don't traumatize my skin too much, but have never had smoothness like this from exfoliation. On top of that, my wrinkles are reduced, and my skin tone looks very good. We'll see how it goes, but for now, this is awesome.
Skincare - Body -Unlisted Brand - Kirkland Costco Body Lotion
Susisu 4/5/2012 4:12:00 PM
Sadly I wanted to like this. The price is right. The ingredients are right. I love the simple white bottle too! And the lotion itself feels pretty good on the skin. Nice slip, easy to use, soaks in well. But like other people here, I too couldn't get past the smell. I ended up giving one away, since it came in a two pack. As for the other, I dosed it with a lot of lemon essential oil and put it in my kitchen as a kitchen hand lotion. Even with the lemon oil, the strange smell is still there, faintly! I guess buying in bulk is sometimes too good to be true. Still a huge Costco fan, though!
Total no brainer. This stuff works, stays on quite well, and the balm is surprisingly moisturizing. I'm using #740, I think it's called rose. It's fairly similar to my lip color, and gives me a polished, everyday look. I want to try more colors!
I bought this when it came in the tube, and after having similar, greasy haired results, gave up and it sat in my shower forever. I was talking about it with my stylist, who also bought a tube and didn't use it much until she tried it -before- washing and conditioning. She told me to do the same. I did, and now I like it, I find it gives my hair a lot of volume. I try to just shampoo my scalp after this, so the strands still keep some of the masque conditioning. My hair is fine and highlighted.
This is definitely a very light mascara, it takes at least 3 or 4 coats on me to look good. A good daytime look, natural. I haven't noticed the smell in my tube, perhaps they fixed it? Three great things for me: it doesn't smudge (and I live in humid Hawaii), it doesn't irritate my eyes, and it washes of easily. Something else I've discovered, it doubles as a great little smudgeproof liner--I put a touch on a q-tip from the rim of the tube, dot it along my lid and then smudge to connect the dots.
Conditioner -Garnier - Fortifying Cream Conditioner For Dry Or Damaged Hair
Susisu 8/5/2008 10:40:00 PM
This did absolutely nothing for my highlighted, fine hair. Probably the least effective conditioner I've used in a long time. My hair is frizzy and dry after use. If I blow dry after using this, it's a disaster! I've liked some of the other haircare products in this line, but this one was a dud for me.
Misc Beauty Tools -Clean & Clear - Oil Absorbing Sheets
Susisu 4/24/2007 6:37:00 PM
This product is a definite staple. I love these things - they really work!! I live in a hot humid climate, and these take away the shine without removing makeup. Awesome.
Treatments (Eye) -Neutrogena - Radiance Boost Eye Cream
Susisu 1/25/2007 2:42:00 AM
Thank goodness they fixed the horrible smell in this product! It actually works well for me, which is why I purchased a second time. I hated the smell before, so it says a lot that I bought it again! I tried a bunch of eye creams in between that weren't great. This one is very hydrating, and it does a good job of reflecting light away from dark circles. It also fixed a chronic dry patch on my face.
Love this stuff. I used to have chronic redness/dryness across my nose and cheeks that I always had to cover with makeup. Sometimes I had to use cortisone lotion on it to calm it down. I've been using this for around five years now. The redness faded after a month or so, and the only time the redness comes back is when I'm traveling and forget to bring my cleanser and use something else. Before this, I tried numerous cleansers. This is the only one that works for me. Highly recommended.
Lotions/ Creams -Burt's Bees - Almond Milk Beeswax Hand Creme
Susisu 12/10/2006 5:07:00 PM
Yuck. Funny, at the store this smelled so good. Maybe my jar is off. It stinks!! The good smell lasts a few minutes, and then it turns to this weird sickly smell. My husband actually told me to take a shower... yikes.
This stuff rocks! We don't have a Target on Oahu, so I bought it on a trip to California after seeing your recommendations here. I love it! Great flushed color, stays on well, not sticky like Tarte and doesn't stain fingers like Origins Pinch My Cheeks. And great price too. Even the packaging is cute. Agreed you have to be lighthanded. I also use it on my lips (it doesn't stay on lips as long though). Thanks MUA!
Conditioner -The Body Shop - Olive Glossing Conditioner
Susisu 11/4/2006 2:39:00 AM
Bought this today and used it, and immediately got two compliments on my hair! I have fine, highlighted blonde hair that often looks frazzled, no matter how many products I put in it. This seemed to work. I washed it first with the BS Honey Shampoo. Hopefully I'll continue to get the same results!
Great product for everyday use, also for working out etc. I use regular mascara if I want more drama, but this is nice because it looks natural and doesn't smudge or flake. I wouldn't be without it! It also makes a good lash primer for regular mascara if you want some serious vavoom.
This rocks! Thanks MA for clueing me into this one. I love it.