I had tried this in the past with not so good results, but decided, out of desperation, to try it again. The application is not as silky as the regular formula. It is VERY, VERY MATTE. The first time I put it on, I felt like my face was hurting from it being so dry. What I LOVE about it is that it can last all day and not be a greasy mess like the regular formula. It also does not break me out because it doesn't have bismuth in it like the regular version. The factor that is making me not use it again is that this is ORANGE. It is not "golden" like the name I picked. Golden Fair in the regular version is golden. This one is orange! It also has less coverage. If you have any acne scars, this won't cover them up well.. Such a shame.
Hair Styling Tools -Unlisted Brand - Tangle Teezer
annaeJ 6/5/2011 12:05:00 AM
I bought it after reading these reviews. I have thin hair, so it always gets knotty after the shower. I feel like this is no different than my regular hair brush, except this one can be held in the palm of my hand and more expensive.. I don't feel like it was any different in term of getting rid of the knots. I also felt like it made my hair frizzier.
Skincare - Body -Unlisted Brand - Mr. Pumice - Pumi Bar
annaeJ 5/27/2011 6:15:00 PM
I have always had crusty feet. It would hurt went I would use filers or hard pumice stones. Even use a Ped-egg with no luck. I saw this at Sally's on sale for a $1 something and picked it up, not thinking it would do much. I finally have smooth foot. Now I don't have to go get a pedicure or feel embarrassed about my feet.
Polishes -Sally Hansen - Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear in Rockstar Pink
annaeJ 4/26/2011 11:52:00 PM
I was scared of using a glitter nail polish because I thought it would take forever getting it off! Well, this a pro and con of this nail polish. It comes off in strips for me, even had the entire nail coating come off in one piece... However, the con, IT CAME OFF! I do love the glitter. So much of it and blends well together. It's not chunky. I might have to use a top coat to stop it from chipping. We'll see.
Primer/ Corrector -Tarina Tarantino - pearl glow primer
annaeJ 3/29/2011 11:32:00 PM
Got this as a sample. I am sort of new to primers, but I know how the good ones will look under makeup. This one does have a "glow" to it which might look nice even without makeup. However, under my mineral foundation, it was too much glow. It was easily rubbed off more than usual and 2 hours into wearing it, wrinkles between my eyebrows were showing. Never had that happen before since I'm young.. If you have OILY/NORMAL skin, I'd avoid this. If you have very dry skin, it might work for you.
Moisturizers -Neutrogena - Oil-Free Moisture Sensitive Skin
annaeJ 2/9/2011 1:00:00 PM
PROS: Didn't break me out Okay at moisturizing CONS: Greasy. Not good under makeup If I ever need a go to moisturizer on a desperate whim, I will choose this, but tried the combination moisturizer and it works WAY better under makeup. No greasiness. The sensitive version is more creamy and the combination is more gel like.
Liquid -Clinique - Repairwear foundation [DISCONTINUED]
annaeJ 1/26/2011 2:55:00 PM
Great coverage for me since I have acne scars, but they don't cater to warm tones. The neutral isn't close enough. Easy to apply. So sad, otherwise I would use it!
Foundations -LORAC - Natural Performance Foundation
annaeJ 1/26/2011 2:21:00 PM
Glad it matched, but this is SHEER. If you have anything you need to cover up like scars, this is not going to do anything. It was also streaky and was never buildable. It doesn't want to dry either. Strange..This is also drying and tight on my skin.
This looks great when just applied and used in photos. It looks bright and then.. time goes on and it oxidizes. It was my first time trying liquid foundation. Shame. Ivory is very pink and buff seemed to be more warmer. I did think it covered my acne hyperpigmentation though.
Treatments (Eye) -Promaxyl - Eyelash Renewal serum Rapidlash
annaeJ 1/22/2011 2:08:00 PM
I started this on October 8th. In the beginning, I noticed massive shedding. Maybe it was from the RapidlLash or me noticing/caring more about my lashes, ha. Didn't really get intense irritation or eyelid darkening. Been using it for 4 months and I can clearly a difference in the length! I am glad I tried it :)! It takes patience.
Thought it would be nice because they said the other version is oily. I guess I would need that oil! This stuff accentuates every flake on your face and dries it out. Nothing goes on smooth. I tried it with mineral and liquid foundation. Both had bad results.