I had high hopes for this product. I usually pay upwards of 300 bucks for a professional keratin treatment at the salon. They've always done wonders for my hair. I saw this and thought I could save a boatload of money. How hard could it be? I followed the directions to a "T". Everything went well. My hair is very porous like a sponge so it sucks up product quickly. I may have used a little more than I was supposed to but not so bad since I had a lot left over. My hair looked great when I finished! Looked and felt just like the salon. I was impressed! I'm a pro at waiting the 48 hours and no bending or tucking behind ears.. Well, on the 36th hour I woke up to a head of hair that looked and felt like I soaked it in a vat of crisco. HORRIBLE! My hair is usually Sahara desert dry... I could not go into work looking like that! So, I washed it out a few hours before. After blowdrying my hair puffed and frizzed like it always had before a keratin treatments... I will try it again. It did leave my hair silky and soft but very frizzy.. I have enough for a second go around and I will make sure I don't leave my house until the 48th hour is up.. That will make my final decision for me.
This is my go to every day shadow. I use a combo of this and my UD Naked palette. You really can't go wrong with this. It lasts ALL day and acts as a primer as well as a great shadow. Great product for the price. And it lasts and lasts. I've had mine for almost a year and I've barely made a dent!
I started using my Mia 2 about a week and half ago. Complete and total skin transformation! My skin was lifeless and dull. I exfoliated twice weekly, Moisturized, e.t.c. Nothing seemed to help. This little baby has made my skin glow. I alternate between the deep pore brush and the sensitive skin one that it came with. I use it Morning and night without and damaging effects. My skin hasn't broken out and my pores have shrunken drastically. I put off buying this because of the price. Glad I finally broke down and bought it. Well worth the money!!
Mascara -Jordana - Best Lash Extreme Volumizing Mascara
Therealslayergrrl 2/20/2013 9:28:00 PM
This stuff is AMAZING! It's only 2.99. Forget high priced mascara this stuff blows it all out of the water. It lengthens and makes my lashes so full. No spider lashes and it doesn't bleed or streak. I've had people ask if I was wearing falsies when I wear this.
Misc Beauty Tools -Unlisted Brand - Model in a Bottle
Therealslayergrrl 2/19/2013 9:28:00 PM
Love! This stuff works. I spray a few pumps after I apply my makeup before I apply mascara. My makeup lasts and lasts until I wash it off in the evening. No touchups! Blot maybe once in the mid afternoon. I've had no problems with the pump. Sprays a fine mist that covers my whole face. Took one lippie off for smell and it does burn the eyes a bit. Just keep them closed for about thirty seconds after spraying and you'll be fine. I choose to apply mascara after since I have a tendency to not have patience and not let my mascara dry properly.
The first initial spray had me saying "Oh god, WHAT did I do!" I had to keep reminding myself to wait for the drydown. This is a complex perfume. It goes through a few different stages before the true awesomeness hits you. The hint of sweetness from the peach to the spiciness of the cinnamon. The oak and the vetiver. Wow... This is a big perfume. Not something you can wear lightly. You will get noticed while wearing this. I probably won't repurchase this because I won't be wearing it too often. But I love the way it brings me back in time. My Nana wore this.
Lipstick -Tarte - Glamazon Pure Performance 12 hour lipstick
Therealslayergrrl 2/11/2013 9:03:00 PM
I received this in "Fierce" in February's glossy box. The color is a bright orange red. Sadly it doesn't mesh well with my skin tone. But I love the weight of this. It doesn't feel like I have anything on. It's very creamy and buttery. Applies like a dream. I'm more of a blue red girl though. But I'll definitely pick this up in a different color. I can't vouch for lasting power. I only had it on for a few minutes before I took it off.
I received a generous sample of these in my new beauty test tube. They're really scratchy and I feel like I have to really rub my skin before they take my makeup off. The smell is OK but kind of reminds me of beer.. The size of the wipe is nice and it was pretty saturated. Other than that I would not purchase this.
I've been using this since the late 80's early 90's.. It's seriously the best loose powder in the market and it's cheap to boot. It sucks up oil like nobody's business. sets my foundation like a dream. I've tried many different powders but I always seem to come back to this
Garbage... I have thick, coarse, color treated hair. I used this in conjunction with their moisture mask. It made my hair worse than what it usually is. I now have a frizzy staticky mop on my head.. I usually use It's a 10 plus keratin shampoo, conditioner, and leave in along with OJON rare oil. That leaves my hair smooth and soft and manageable. This is a nightmare. The only thing I like about this product is the smell.. And before someone comes along and tells me I used it wrong I didn't. I followed the directions to the letter. Glad I received both products as samples and never spent my money.. I'm gonna stick with my tried and true.
I jumped on the Birchbox bandwagon a little later than most people. I read reviews and watched youtube "Unboxing" videos before I made my decision. I'm glad I did. For ten bucks a month you get a grab bag of different products to try out. If you like them you can make reviews on their website which will earn you points for money off of full size products. I haven't had any problems with shipment or delivery. Ya, some of the stuff in the boxes haven't been to my liking. But, that's what you get when you sign up for something like this. You win some and you lose some but for ten bucks a month it's pretty cool! I'll keep my subscription for now. I've gotten some really cool things that I wouldn't have otherwise heard about before. It's like a surprise every month.
Lipstick -Wet 'n' Wild - Megalast Liquid Lip Color Cherry on Top
Therealslayergrrl 1/18/2013 11:27:00 PM
A perfect red for a retro look. This is like cement. Once it's on your lips your set for a few hours. Days? Months? Seriously I had to scrub this off. I can't say how long it'll last after eating or drinking but my guess is that it'll last. I'll have to hunt down some other colors. This is perfect for me since I seriously hate re-applying lipstick all the time. They are really drying so I recommend a good lip balm and maybe lip exfoliate
Bath and Body works has really gone down hill in the past few years. Their scents used to be exciting. Now they smell just like every other fruity floral nightmare. every scent really smells the same to me. Boring! Nothing has really excited me since their launch of Twilight woods. I do love their candles though. And I do appreciate that you can get some of their older scents online. I'll keep purchasing their hand soaps because they really are the best out there. But their prices for their lotions and body washes, ETC are way too high for what they are...
I wanted to love this. It's just way, WAY too strong for me. I think it may be the cinnamon? I love woody/oriental/chypre scents. I was disappointed. It's a strong scent for a strong woman. I don't know many people that could pull this off but I applaud those that can. I had a girlfriend that used to wear it and I couldn't be around her when she wore it.
I think this is where I got my love for chypre's came from. Someone in their infinite wisdom gave me a bottle of this when I was in 6th grade.. Yikes! It was super strong and WAY too strong for me then. I think I probably killed my poor classmates sense of smell with this. (sorry guys) It was so bad my Mom took it away from me and I got a lesson on how to properly wear perfume from my Grandmother. Just one whiff and I fall in love all over again.