This stuff is GOLD for your your hair. It leaves hair soft and shiny but you need to know how to use it for your hair. I find using it sparingly on damp hair and mostly at the ends works really well so it doesn't weigh hair down. For people who find it too heavy, I recommend trying the "light" formula. I would buy this stuff again, It is pricey but the bottle does last a long time. Think of it as investment for your hair!
Conditioner -Dove - Damage Therapy Conditioner Intensive Repair
SwtValina 8/4/2012 9:39:00 PM
I LOVE this condtioner. Very lightweight yet effective formula. My hair is so soft after washing and easier to comb when wet. I have then tends to get oily especially in the summer but my ends tend to get dry. This is the perfect product for combo hair. And the price is very affordable. Will definately be repurchasing.
Conditioner -Nexxus - Pro Mend Split End Binding Daily Conditioner
SwtValina 8/4/2012 9:33:00 PM
Awful!! Left my hair greasy and heavy. I did not use it enough times to have an impression on the split ends because i could not stand how greasy it was.The only good thing about it was the scent. But the smell is not enough for me to use this product.
I LOOOVE this sponge! Once I figured out how to use it. I use the pointy part to blend my concealer and then I moisten it and use it to blend my foundation. I also use it to clean up my eyeshadow. It gives a nice flawless look. Make sure it is not too wet though. After I wet the sponge I dry it on a towel. I gently clean it with hand soap without a problem. It's worth a try, you can always return to sephora if you don't like it.
Liquid -Make Up For Ever - Mat Velvet PLUS Matifying Foundation
SwtValina 3/19/2012 8:20:00 PM
For now this is my HG foundation. The Good: Covers well, buildable color, color range, decent price, bottle lasts a long time, great for oily skin, doesn't give me breakouts The Bad: Dries fast so need to blend quickly, it's a squeeze bottle Bottom line: Excellent foundation. Works well for oily skin and creates a nice matte finish. Can easily layer brozer over foundation without caking. I will definately keep using this as my primary foundation! Extra tip- if you have a beauty blender sponge, moisten the sponge and use it to blend the foundation. Leaves skin looking FLAWLESS!
These pencils are great dupes of the urban decay's super saturated lip pencil. Though the sephora ones are not as pigmented or long lasting, they are still creamy and very pretty. I purchased "Gorgeous peach 07" and it really is just that. Very pretty, summery color.
Lips -Urban Decay - Super Saturated High Gloss Lip Color ALL SHADES
SwtValina 11/1/2011 5:51:00 PM
I bought the "Crush" color (hot pink) and am in love with it. The pigment is rich and this stuff does not come off easily. Even after several hours I needed makeup remover to take it off. But unlike most other pencil lipsticks that can be drying, this one is very glossy, moisturizing and creamy. Because it is so bright, I only wear this to parties and events. Definately not a daytime/work friendly color.
I just bought this lipstick in the "Mr. Lover 10" color and I am impressed! The color is a very pigmented fuschia, it goes on smooth, stays put for a long time and doesn't dry out my lips. And the price is half of the designer brands but at the same level of quality (if not better than some). I can easily layer a gloss over it if I like without the lipstick getting flaky. I definately plan on getting more colors!
Masks -Unlisted Brand - Andrea Face Spa Pore Shrinking Masque
SwtValina 5/3/2008 12:14:00 AM
Finally a product that does what it says it will do. I bought it on a whim at CVS since it was like a dollar. First the smell is phenominal. I believe its lavender. It comes in a little packet and the consistency is lotion like. But as soon as you put it on your face it becomes thick. There is more than enough product in the packet to cover my face and neck. When you put it on, you feel a tingling/cooling sensation. The tingling and the smell make this a truly delightful experience, feels like i'm in a spa. I put the mask on, lie down and wait 15min for a relaxing experience. Then wash off with a soft cloth and warm water. The only thing is that you will need some moisturizing lotion after because it can be slightly drying BUT skin is still super soft and best of all my pores really do look smaller! I will be stocking up very soon.
Got a sample of it and found it was nice at first but then the musk really came out. Way toooo strong! It's actually like an intense version of Armani Code. It's not horrible but meant more for somone who likes to leave a strong scent behind. I like it wayyy better than Angel though. Spray lightly if your going to wear this. The good thing about it is that the staying power is really long. The bad is that it can be cloying and give a major headache.
Lotions/ Creams -Essence of Beauty - Body Cream in Walnut Whip
SwtValina 10/3/2007 3:29:00 PM
It smells so good! I had to buy the entire line. It smells like walnut at first then after a little while the vanilla scent comes out and I'm in heaven. It's a real pick me up and people around me are always saying "what smells so yummy?"
It smells fabulous! Its not too strong and it really lasts all day. And of course the packaging is too cute. It has a very sophisticated and young scent and makes me feel really classy
Fragrances -Giorgio Armani - Armani Code for women
SwtValina 9/22/2007 3:54:00 PM
I love this scent! The staying power is amazing too and the bottle is very pretty. But dont spray too much, it can get too strong
I hate this fragrance! Very Musky and pungent