AMAZING makeup brush! I have Everyday Minerals and Clinique foundation brushes and they are not good at all compared to this one. I use it to apply Revlon Colorstay (I've tried cheap and expensive...this is HG) and it looks flawless. I go over it with a 187 after I get done and it looks airbrushed.
This is the only lip product I have found that does not make my lips peel (yuck, sorry). I love it! Favorite shade is Fig.
HG eyeshadow--I use this as a base for all over the lid...It is an awesome neutral with a hint of pretty shimmer. Love it!
Gels/Soaps -Burt's Bees - Citrus & Ginger Root Body Wash
annoyed187 1/4/2007 1:43:00 PM
Okay, I loved the smell of this in the store, but when I got home and lathered up, I almost gagged. It had this weird petroleum smell. This has happened before with a bottle of Caress...same product I had used for years and it all of the sudden had this weird smell. I called the Caress hotline (I was bored) and they said that happens if the bottle gets overheated, sits in the sun, etc. Well, I guess that is what happened here? I may try again...not sure. Sometimes thongs smell different in the shower than in the store...
Deodorants -Unlisted Brand - Crystal Body Deodorant Stick
annoyed187 1/4/2007 1:37:00 PM
Wow- the reviews are right about this. Ordered a stick for me and one for my husband....NO odor, NO residue, and NO aluminum-bad-stuff! This is the best to use while nursing a baby, too. HG!
Conditioner -Alba Botanica - very emollient daily rinse conditioner
annoyed187 1/3/2007 3:54:00 PM
This is a decent conditioner but I feel cheated...it is supposed to be "natural" but the ingredients clearly list two parabens. Grrrr. I only noticed this after I had ordered online. Will NOT repurchase.
Moisturizers -Clinique - Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion
annoyed187 1/3/2007 3:46:00 PM
I have a red face about this product...from embarrasment, not use. I have used it for like, ten years. It worked okay but seemd a little greasy. I am finally old enough (28-ha) to start questioning what goes into the stuff I put on my body. I looked at the ingredients- mineral oil-ugh. I have been using this so long without question...then looked on MUA alley and it only got 30%??? Whoa. I switched last month to Desert Essence Jojoba Oil b/c of all the reviews...my skin can now breathe!
Gels/Soaps -Burt's Bees - Baby Bee Buttermilk Soap
annoyed187 1/3/2007 3:32:00 PM
I have tried the bar and tear-free wash in this, and I love them. The bar is NOT good for my hair, although it says it is a shampoo bar. It may work okay on babies. I use the bar under my arms to get "squeaky clean" and the liquid everywhere else. It makes my one year old smell so sweet, and it is free of chemicals, parabens, pthalates, etc. Love it!
Moisturizers -Desert Essence - Jojoba Oil - 100% pure
annoyed187 1/3/2007 3:29:00 PM
HG, HG, HG. I mix two drops with one squirt of Cetaphil lotion and it serves as makeup remover and moisturizer for my face. Okay, the thing is, I did get two cystic pimples after using this a week. But, instead of lasting two weeks like they normally do, they came to a head, (which never happens with those kind) and went away after like three days (sorry to be gross). I am going to assume my face was doing some deep clenaing and keep on using this stuff for sure. One word of caution...use SPARINGLY on hair...I had to take another shower the first time I used it b/c I got carried away.
Makeup Brushes -Everyday Minerals - Premium Kabuki Brush [DISCONTINUED]
annoyed187 1/3/2007 3:25:00 PM
HG kabuki! Love it! I bought one to apply foundation and bronzer and one to apply the finishing powder. Very soft. The baby kabuki from the sample kit is very scratchy compared to this one. I use the baby kabuki for blush and this one for all-over.
Lip Gloss -Everyday Minerals - Flavored Lip Gloss Pot
annoyed187 1/3/2007 3:23:00 PM
This is a really good tasting gloss, plus it is chemical free. It is a little hard to get a nice dark color after you mix it with some of the EM blushes. It's okay for everyday but for special occasions I would probably use a "real" lipstick (with all the yucky chemicals). I got the vanilla-something flavor. It is yummy!
HG bronzer....it is impossible to get it too dark, like with so many pressed bronzers. Just the right amount of "tan" color...NOT orange. Love it!
Powder -Everyday Minerals - foundation semi-matte formula
annoyed187 1/3/2007 3:18:00 PM
LOVE this product...actually I mix the Summer Beige in semi-matte and the Medium tan in Matte to get just the right color and amount of "glow". This is my new HG line b/c it is so chemical-free. I have started using this and jojoba oil (thanks to MUA) and have had a significant reduction in breakouts. I used to use L'Oreal Mattique and was okay with it but the ingredients read like a chemical list from Chernobyl...so I switched. This is harder to apply at first if you are not used to MMU but within two days I figured it out. Less is more!!!! A wonderful product!
All the other reviews were right on about this blush. It comes out of the shaker looking really chalky and pale but goes on beautifully...just the right amount of pink-orange mix. (I ma not a "pink" person). It looks absolutely natural. HG blush!
Eye Shadow -Everyday Minerals - Good China Eye Shadow
annoyed187 1/3/2007 3:13:00 PM
This is a GREAT highlight color to use just under your brows. I really love all the EM products so far. I use this and Hot Chocolate as my two staple colors.