I ended up with this on accident. I was at the mac store buying a paint and the 219 brush. At checkout the girl asked if I needed brush cleaner but I thought she said "do you use brush cleaner?" Having responded yes I ended up with the product. For $12 I figured Id try it. I really like it except now I have to go out and get a spray bottle because the cap is not user friendly. I will repurchase because I can't stand washing my brushes with baby shampoo and waiting a long time for them to dry.
Skincare - Face -Jan Marini - Antioxidant daily face protectant SPF 30
amberlye 10/10/2010 2:35:00 PM
Bought this a few weeks ago and am very pleased. Product smells lovely and immediately absorbs into my skin leaving a clean, matte finish. I am really impressed with the matte finish. Makeup goes on nicely afterwards and my brushes don't get as oily. Feels like it may be too dry during the winter, but we'll see. I can always apply a moisturizer first. It is also expensive but if it continues to perform I will happily re-purchase.
Hair Styling Tools -Unlisted Brand - Sultra - Bombshell Curling Iron
amberlye 10/2/2010 7:03:00 AM
I was always hestitant to use curling irons because of the annoying dent in the curls from the clip. That's not an issue with the Sultra! It heats up so quickly and curls your hair beautifully. My recommendation is to pin the curl afterwards to let it cool. The curl will hold longer and it makes it easier to curl my thick hair. Works great for a sexy, wavy look. It was truly love at first curl!
Misc Beauty Tools -Clarisonic - Pro Skincare Brush
amberlye 10/2/2010 6:53:00 AM
Since recovering from surgery I've been spending alot of time online. I came across the Clarisonic brush and did my due diligence. I liked what I read and bought it, despite the hefty price tag. I am so happy with this brush! Before I was using a poof to wash my face with and after my first run with the Clarisonic I knew the poof was gone forever. It's been a week now and I still love the results. My skin is so much more cleaner and smoother. I use the delicate brushhead and a soap free face cleanser. My skin feels incredibly soft afterwards, it's like I just got a facial. Yes the brush is pricey but the results are tangible and worth the investment. The Clarisonic is now a staple in my daily beauty routine. Update***** So it's been almost 2 weeks and the blackheads on my nose are almost gone! I will be reducing the frequency of use because I'm back on Retin-a and I don't want to over-exfoliate. But I am still extremely pleased with this purchase. Update 2 ******** I tried a milky cleanser with excellent results. The thicker consistency seemed to protect my skin which is more sensitive now because of the retin-a. I will be using such cleansers with my Clarisonic from now on.
Moisturizers -Olay - Total Effects Moisturizing UV Formula
amberlye 2/17/2004 10:19:00 AM
I really liked this product. I started off with the free sample which I fell in love with. It's made my skin smoother and it works very well under makeup since it's not greasy. I did not buy it for the antiaging effects but I am happy to say I'm on my second bottle!