long time user! i use this once a day, either morning or night, or both if i am extra oily during the summer. it tends to dry out areas around my mouth and nose, so i alternate with a gentler cleanser like cetaphil. since it is drying, i always follow up with a moisturizing toner, i use thayer's alcohol free rose witch hazel toner. then i alternate between 10% benzoyl peroxide gel or walgreens brand 8% aha face cream at night, in the am eucerin's moisturizer with spf. i use the oil cleansing method with olive oil to break down my makeup and use a makeup remover wipe, then i use neutrogena clear pore cleanser and open up my pores with a warm washcloth over my face three times and wipe it away and my skin feels so refreshed afterwards!
Treatments -Infusium 23 - leave-in treatment for damaged/unmanageable hair
arianamar 1/31/2011 1:24:00 PM
i started using this again after running out 2-3 mnths. ago..i use this in place of mousse for my natural waves b/c it sinks into my hair as it dries, doesn't sit on top of my hair and give me the "wet look"....i never realized that it was also calming my frizz until i used it yesterday morning and washed my hair later that night-my hair air dried with NO frizz and it was so soft! my waves were defined ringlets as if i had put product in it! i have long hair and my ends were feeling dry for a while, but now my ends feel like i just got a trim...i woke up this morning and i didn't have frizzzy wild waves like i was expecting! all i had to do was run a very light amount of moroccon oil to smooth some flyaways over my top layers and i was done with my hair-normally i would have to dampen my hair a little and use a diffuser to dry...you do need a spray bottle and i do recommend some water but don't dilute it too much..the water is just so it can spray more evenly, otherwise it sprays too much on one section of hair and it can give you that stringy look
Lotions/ Creams -Eucerin - Dry Skin Therapy PLUS Intensive Repair Lotion
arianamar 1/22/2011 1:40:00 PM
cured my dry feet! i have tried so many different creams, lotions pomades and nothing cured my dry itchy flaky feet lol this is very thick, but doesn't sit on top of my skin and has alpha hydroxy in it which renews my skin and keeps it baby soft...it is very thick at first and may not feel like a lotion should, but after warming it up between the palms of my hands, it applies like a dream and i can finally look foward to sandal season!
Blush -Unlisted Brand - Camera Ready Cosmetics Cream Blush Palette (4-color)
arianamar 12/2/2010 11:46:00 AM
I originally ordered blush palettes from camera ready cosmetics because they claimed to fit mac blushes and had eight pan slots, but they lied-my mac blushes were too big! Plus on top of that I lost money on the return shipping and their re-stocking fee! *update: CRC read my negative review on their site and emailed me....they said mac has two sized blushes...they updated their webiste to reflect this, but i never checked to make sure...the only mac product i can think of that would have fit would be the cream colour bases lol which i guess can be used as a base for blush....they said it was too late for a shipping refund, but was given $10 store credit, which i probably won't use anytime soon, so hopefully it doesn't expire or anything, so i added a lippie for addressing my negative review :-)
Palettes -Stars Makeup Haven - Empty 28 Pan Magnetized Palette (without pans)
arianamar 12/2/2010 11:23:00 AM
I ordered four of these over a MONTH ago! I emailed SMH FOUR times, without any response, so I went ahead and filed a complaint with paypal. My order still says processing. This is my second time ordering from here and that order took two weeks to get to me. I originally ordered blush palettes from camera ready cosmetics because they claimed to fit mac blushes and had ten pan slots, but they lied-my mac blushes were too big! Plus on top of that I lost money on the return shipping and their re-stocking fee! Anyways after that nightmare, I decided to give SMH another chance because my mac shadows fit perfectly in their 28 pan palette. I shop online often and I have never had to wait this long before! I am once again disappointed by SMH's customer service. They have time to tweet, but have no time return their customer's emails! Beware of this site, but if you must order from here, buy one thing so that you won't lose too much money in case they decide to never ship it!