Best top coat for quick dry and pretty good shine. I've now got a secret though - I use seche vite for first top coat to dry everything, then SUPER SHINEY by CND. My dark manicures last over a week with just a chip touch up here or there, which i then put another coat of either over. Oh, but I also use Orly's "Bonder" too. All tips from MUA ladies. Amazing. No need for gel nails for me!
Natural, easy to apply - very convenient for travel and hard to mess up! Just bought my second one!
Eyeliner -Milani - Liquif'eye Metallic Eyeliner Pencil - brown
asaltzer 6/28/2012 11:35:00 AM
I've been looking for a great brown eyeliner with LOTS of staying power. After using Colorstay for a long time, I got sick of the drying out and breaking. I like the color on this line way better, and feel like the staying power is EXCELLENT. With my MAC eyeshadows, I can do my eyes in the morning and they look great all day. Just tested with a full day travel trip to SF...my eyeliner was still on at the end of the evening with no touch ups.
Hair -Sacha Cosmetics - Sally - Hair One Hair Cleanser and Conditioner
asaltzer 6/1/2012 9:33:00 AM
Surprised by the negative reviews here - I really LIKE this product! Definitely prefer the Tea Tree over the Johoba. Give it a try!
I bought this after being a die hard regular garnier user. I didn't even realize it was a semi permanent. I wanted to tone down my red brassiness thanks to the pool and the colorado sunshine so chose medium brown. Hair is perfect color - shiny and soft so far! we'll see how long it lasts but loved the fact it only took like 15 min!
Self Tanners -Banana Boat - Sunless Tanning Creme - Deep Dark
asaltzer 6/28/2011 12:51:00 PM
This stuff just rocks. Almost goof proof! I also mix with my lotion when I travel to mainain my tan. Dirt cheap, very little ST smell..
Powder -Physicians Formula - Healthy Wear SPF 50 Powder Foundation
asaltzer 4/29/2011 10:23:00 AM
like the spf...convenient packaging. works well in a pinch - keep it in my car, or sweep over my face when I go out to walk the dogs for an SPF boost.
Have to join the bandwagon on this one. I'm a foundation hater, but the older I get, the more red my nose gets and the more those sunspots seem to come out. This looks lovely, natural. The colors are funky. I bought Laurel Nude and Cypress Beige, and mix the two. Worth it to find what you need to add to get the right color since the formula is so great.
Polishes -Sally Hansen - Complete Salon Manicure Nail Polish
asaltzer 4/29/2010 9:58:00 PM
Have been eyeing for some time and bought Naked Ambition - way too streaky, not pretty at all! Loved the sheer pink gloss though from Hard as Wraps line - delighted with that! Will not purchase this one again though... UPDATE: I have been using their plum/purple and their blue for darks and with both Orly's BONDER and Seche Vite topcoat of SUPER SHINEY by CND - these totally look like beautiful gel nails and wears like steel. I've changed my mind!
Polishes -Sally Hansen - Hard as Wraps -- Sheer Pink Gloss
asaltzer 4/29/2010 9:53:00 PM
Perfect sheer, natural glossy - WAY better than the promanicure line from SH...I bought both this and the naked ambition and this is delightful - naked ambition is ugly/muddy and too streaky!
I had all over highlights 6 weeks ago and in the denver sun turned brassy brassy this week! I bought this hoping it would work as a toner...and I was right! Thanks to MA, bought the light brown knowing it would go dark - i am left with pretty, carmel highlights where the brassy blonde was, and covered the upcoming grays GREAT. I only left it on for 10 minutes...and though i just finished, I am delighted! My hair was definitely dry after, but put a bunch of coconut oil in and now it's shiny and awesome! Will definitely repurchase to take me to the next 6 weeks or so till a professional job.
I like this product - I have both the pink and the clear. The pink looks shocking pink, but it goes on nicely and provides a super pretty shine, with just a hint of pink. I like the cinnamon flavor and LOVE the price :)
Lip Gloss -Hard Candy - Mouthing Off Sheer Lip Shine
asaltzer 4/12/2010 12:27:00 PM
Cute packaging totally caught my eye at wall mart. Bought it and was pleasantly surprised. Oh, and yes, I'm another, um middle aged person :)
Cleansers -Avalon Organics Botanicals - Vitamin C Facial Cleanser
asaltzer 1/21/2010 9:28:00 AM
have looked for cleansers up and down for a long time - this is one I've found that I think I'll stick with! Have been using for about 5 weeks and the pleasant smell makes me look forward to washing my face. I also think it has helped even out my skin tone.
Polishes -Sally Hansen - INSTA-DRY in Cinna-snap (18)
asaltzer 1/20/2010 2:45:00 PM
I hate dark polishes because I always get sheet marks and they chip too quick. With this stuff, it dries so fast you can even do a touch up in the car!