There is something in this product and also Revlon's Lip Butter that irritates my lips, drys them out and makes them blister. :-(
There is something in this product and also Loreal's Lip Balm that irritates my lips, drys them out and makes them blister. :-(
I use this in Soft Brown and it does a fantastic job of filling in my eyebrows. The color is natural and never looks reddish. I find that keeping the pencil sharp makes the product go on better. This is my Holy Grail eyebrow pencil and I have repurchased it many, many times.
I'm very pale yet I when I apply this, it still looks like I'm not wearing any blush at all! I don't notice a difference in the least. Very disappointing especially when I see the rave reviews for it.
As a lover of the original Great Lash as well as Great Lash Big, I was excited to try this. Well, I just hate it. I cannot seem to make the brush work for me. It gives me clumpy spider lashes which I never get using the other two mascaras. A big thumbs down to this one.
I layer this over Cover Girl's Country Woods eyeshadow set. It makes me look "natural" and not overly made up yet is the perfect touch to play up my eyes.
Fragrances -Bath and Body Works - Black Raspberry Vanilla
XenaY 9/19/2011 7:52:00 PM
I really think that this is my favorite EDT out of all that I own. The fragrance is never offensive and just smells so nice. I am probably on my third bottle and love wearing it year round.
Treatments -Ion - Repair Solutions Hair Reconstructor
XenaY 9/7/2011 10:50:00 PM
Well, I've certainly learned a lot about what *not* to do to my hair since damaging it pretty badly in a home hair coloring disaster a little over 2-1/2 years ago. But such newly accumulated knowledge also means that I also slowly absorbed what I *should* do! And reading about and then using this product definitely has been a saving grace for my hair! My hair is very porous, coarse, thick and wavy. Hot, humid summers are a never ending frizzy nightmare for me even when my hair isn't damaged. I am never happier than when the leaves on the trees start to turn which means months of sleeker, shinier hair. Finally some relief and some good hair days! But until then, my hair definitely needs a lot of help! Enter Ion Repair Solutions Hair Reconstructor. Leaving it on my hair once a week for 45 minutes under a shower cap helps smooth and control it, making me more presentable. (Trust me, I can look quite cavewoman-ish otherwise!) After rinsing out the Reconstructor, always use a good, thick conditioner (Garnier Fructis 3 Minute Undo works best for me). Your hair will definitely thank you.
What a lovely, fresh scent! I've never been a fan of apple scented anything but now find that my tastes are changing as I get older. I really enjoy it now and have just bought two of the large jar candles. I am now officially ready for autumn! :-)
Cleansers -Connie Stevens - Forever Spring - Collagen Facial Cleanser
XenaY 9/6/2011 7:22:00 PM
I have very sensitive eyes and this is the only product which doesn't irritate them. Since it's kind of pricey (at least to me) I only use it as an eye makeup remover instead of for my entire face. I've probably been using it for about 16 years now and will continue to do so until it's no longer produced.
Lip Treatments -eos - Lip Balm Sphere - Summer Fruit
XenaY 9/2/2011 7:08:00 PM
It's cute as heck but not very moisturizing. Feels like I'm just putting water on my lips.
Hair Color -L'Oreal - Healthy Look Creme Gloss Color
XenaY 9/2/2011 4:53:00 PM
I have been using this in the Light Beige Brown shade. Yes, it comes out darker than what's depicted on the box, but it does fade to a lighter brown. I refuse to use the conditioner which comes with it, though, because it smells like cat pee. I don't know how that can be possible. And since cat pee is one of the worst smells on earth (it's right up there with skunk smell), the first thing I do when I open the box is throw away the conditioner. I use Garnier Fructis 3 Minute Undo Treatment in its place. The consistency of the dye is thick so that means I don't splatter it all over my bathroom walls, cabinets and floors like I have with other dyes (*cough, cough* Clairol Natural Instincts *cough, cough*). I use a brush for my roots and then just scoop the rest of it up in my hands and run it through my hair. By the way, the gloves that come with it suck. It's like putting 2 plastic grocery bags on your hands. They slide around and fall off during crucial dye application moments. You're better off buying your own disposable gloves. I have to say that this hair color makes my hair very soft and covers grays very well. I have bought this many times and will continue to do so until the day it is discontinued (since everything I use always ends up discontinued) and I am forced to find a replacement.
Eyebrows grow out so slowly since hair grows in cycles, but I do think that this is helping mine to fill in. It's always so much easier to notice physical changes in other people rather than the ones that are happening to yourself. However, I do think that my brows look thicker and the ends are also growing in some. I have been taking Biotin for the last couple of months or so. Besides the eyebrows, it seems that the hair on my head is growing faster since the roots are showing faster than they used to. I am going to continue taking Biotin and will come back with any updates. *UPDATE* It is now October 22nd. My eyebrows are still very slowly coming along but this update is really about my hair and eyelashes. My hair is growing like gangbusters and I'm having to touch up my roots quite often now, like every two weeks or so. But the real miracle is what Biotin is doing for my eyelashes. My upper eyelashes have always been fairly long but not very thick. Now they are not only long but they're also becoming quite full and curl up very nicely. Even my lower lashes are growing quite long. When I apply my Great Lash Big mascara - wow, my eyelashes look quite impressive! Since my eyebrows still leave a lot to be desired, I have recently started taking 10 Folic Acid tablets with one B-Complex in the morning with food and then another 10 Folic Acid tablets with another B-Complex in the evening. I've read that this amount and combination helps with eyebrow growth. So let's see what the Biotin together with the Folic Acid and B-Complex does. I'll be back with the results.
I've used this off and on for the last 20-something years when I've gotten bored with Great Lash and wanted to use something else without resorting to H/E mascara. (I refuse to spend so much money on a product you're supposed to toss after 3 months.) I think it's pretty darn good. I don't remember the "teddy bear" brush being so small though. Nevertheless, I find the flaking to be very minimal (it happens more by the end of a long day) and it makes my lashes look long and full.
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Cherry Vanilla by CCA Inc.
XenaY 8/31/2011 9:43:00 PM
I know I shouldn't like this but I just can't help myself. It doesn't cost much and it's a light, fresh scent. I wore this for many years when I couldn't afford more expensive fragrances. Although I can afford better sprays now, I find myself longing for this one. I think I'll buy some again the next time I see it. :-)