Add me to the list that likes this product. I use this and let my hair air dry or add this when I blow dry my hair into big spiral curls. It's great for defining without making your hair crunchy and it is super moisturizing. Complaints (not too many) * this expels too much product and using too much makes my hair too greasy. Otherwise, for the price especially, top notch.
Mascara -Peter Thomas Roth - Lashes To Die For The Mascara
amoyer2 10/14/2012 10:48:00 AM
This is a great mascara. The wand reminds me of the Flawless Definition one from Bare Escentuals. The formula applies nicely; it's less of a wet formula than the Flawless Definition, but smooth and dark. The mascara wand separates well and is small enough to get in corners. I was able to achieve a lot of volume. As far as thickening, this mascara doesn't do much for that. It coats, but doesn't plump like others I've used like Benefit. Taking all factors into account, I would repurchase. It's a great mascara for work that makes my eyelashes look great, but not over the top. I also like that I usually don't have to use a q-tip to remove excess from the top of my lid when I apply this. With most mascaras, I have to do that.
This is a great primer! I received this in a kit and love it. It keeps makeup in place all day and when I use this all over my face I don't need eye shadow primer. The texture of this stuff is so silky! I love how smooth it feels on my face and how well it absorbs into my skin. A+.
Lotions/ Creams -Unlisted Brand - EXTRA VIRGIN Coconut Oil (All brands)
amoyer2 5/29/2012 9:58:00 PM
Add me to the list of people who like using this for a hair treatment! I'm looking at my bottle of Pureology Nanoworks right now and kicking myself for not buying a huge bottle of Costco Shampoo (Kirland - see the review for that if you like Nanoworks) and a tub of Organic Coconut Oil and calling it a day. So - the review: I apply this at night to dry hair and sleep with it in with a shower cap on. My hair really soaks up the oil and by the morning when I'm ready to wash it out it has absorbed so much of it. I wash two times with a deep cleansing shampoo and condition. I've been doing this weekly. The results: My hair is SOFT! I can't stop touching it. It also has less frizz and the ends look healthy. I'm hoping that long term use will lead to less hair loss. My hair feels wonderful! My hair: I have wavy/curly/THICK red hair that I color treat and chemically relax occasionally. I let it air dry most days, but heat style 2-4 times a month typically. My hair is very prone to breakage/fall out despite going easy on the styling. Try it and see for yourself. Worst case scenario you can use it to cook.
This is my favorite mascara. I like mascaras that give a lot of length and can hold a curl all day. This does that. I've use this for 2 years now and keep coming back to it. I know I like it because I've shelled out $18.00 for it (it comes in kits and there are free samples out there occasionally). Why I like this mascara: 1. It gives a ton of length, holds a curl all day (no need for me to use a curler) and separates very well. 2. The formula is wet and keeps my lashes in good shape. 3. It stays clump free and doesn't run terribly (runs a little if I take a nap, but that's pretty normal). 4. It has a lot of hold and can keep the small eyelashes in the corners of my eye in place (no small feat)/the big brush can get into the tiny corners of my eyes well. 5. The formula does not irritate my eyes (many do). 6. The product does not dry out quickly (Tarte - I'm looking at you). I will continue to use this mascara as long as I can afford it. For a cheaper version, (not as great, but good) I use Rimmel Sexy Curves. Hope this helps.
Conditioner -Oscar Blandi - Pronto Wet Instant Volumizing Conditioner
amoyer2 4/16/2012 6:00:00 PM
Great detangling and moisturizing conditioner. Works without weighing down hair. The smell leaves something to be desired - smells lemony but not in a great way.
I tried this product thinking it was a moisturizer. I think it's a wonderful product as far a a foundation goes. It gives more coverage than other tinted moisturizers I've used. I like that this blends well and isn't streaky. The color seems to work fine on me. This also didn't settle in fine lines around my mouth. I use setting powder after I apply this with a foundation brush and it stays in place and doesn't leave me oily for a few hours. I'm glad I stumbled across this product.
The packaging is big compared to other palettes I own from UD and other brands. The technology doesn't appeal to me either or the higher price note because it is included. This said, I like the colors inside and am enjoying this BOS very much. I'm liking the 15th Anniversary Palette a little more though. Overall, I'm happy with the purchase.
I am in the minority here - I like this mascara. To apply, I start with Dior Primer and let that dry. I than place a credit card behind my eye lashes and work the mascara straight up the lashes using the credit card as a barrier between my eye lid and lashes.. This seperates them wonderfully, helps to get to the root of the lash, and makes them look a million miles long. Works for me - no clumping, lots of volume.
Makeup Brushes -Sephora - Professionnel Platinum Air Brush #55
amoyer2 3/27/2011 12:42:00 PM
This is a wonderful brush for applying liquid foundations. Quickly, this has become my favorite brush for this purpose. It distributes foundation evenly and I can achieve an airbrushed look with this swiftly and with little effort. Highly recommended!
I really like this product. I don't have to curl my lashes before using this mascara and I get volume and length. PROS: *The formula is pretty wet, which I like. *It doesn't clump. *It separates my lashes well. *The wand is great for getting the tiny corners of my lashes. *It's dirt cheap especially when Walgreens is having their 50% deals. CONS: *EVERY time I take the wand out I have to use a kleenex to wipe off the end of the brush. This isn't such a big deal, but I thought I'd mention it. Overall for the price and the product I will continue to use this stuff. The wetness of the formula reminds me of Bare Escentuals Flawless Definition Mascara which I'm tired of paying $18 for. If you liked that try this stuff!
This is easily one of my favorite styling products of all time. This stuff makes it so much easier to straighten my hair. I adore this stuff. I've used a ton of other straightening serums such as Pureology Relaxing Serum, Rusk Thermal Serum, ect and this stuff is the best. The consistency is different from other products I've used. It is almost watery and gel like, but works like a serum for me. I use this with MoroccanOil.
The first time I used this shampoo I was put off by the thick consistency (almost like a hair serum). I decided it was way too heavy for my hair and it sat in my shower forever. However, a few months later I had my hair chemically straightened and my my this stuff does wonders for my hair now. It definitely adds tons of shine and leaves my hair so soft and smooth. Lovely shampoo with a great scent. I like it better than my Kerastase Bain Mirror and Pureology Hydrate shampoos. Highly recommended for hair on the drier side that could use some moisture and shine. I alternate between this and the Protein shampoo now.
This is my new favorite blush! I actually just received Nars Orgasm in a swap recently and the colors, as many have stated, are similar. I like the way this blush goes on better though. Believe all the positive reviews; this stuff is awesome. This blush goes on so smoothly and makes me look naturally glowy as opposed to chalky or too bright. I am very fair and used with a lighter hand this stuff is perfect. I love that it doesn't accentuate my large pores and has excellent staying power.
I really like this conditioner minus the smell. It lingers and smells sickly floral and just strange to me. It's a very moisturizing product however and I love the consistency. If the smell didn't bother me this would be HG status. I'm going to use up the bottle I have, but I'm not sure I'd repurchase due to the nausating smell.