I have mixed feeling about this. When I first try it with the 2oz bottle, it works great to ment my split ends, but when I got another bigger "PINK edition" of this, it works very mundane like a regular detangler, doesn't help with my split ends at all, it really damages my trust with this company.
Haven't used eyeliner for a while, picked this up at store, I don't understand why people says it's cheap when it's $7, $8 bucks. I think a lot of people still need to work an hour just to get a eyeliner like that. Yes, it's creamy, yes, it's smooth, but it smudge like crazy after 3 hours. (Well, I only use it on my lash line.) What is good about an eyeliner if it smudges and makes you look uglier? Also, as someone said, the "twister" just broke and it takes forever to get the "thing" out. I am so disappointed. Go straight to Swap.
To me this is just a mediocre foundation, its color is blend-able and it goes on smoothly, the coverage is medium, not that easy to build compared to other line, you will need 3, 4 layers. What bothers me is the smell, after I put on this foundation, I found an irony smell on my face, Also, it doesn't stay on very well. not only it is showing the dry spot on my face. my eyeshadow shifts around while using this. It doesn't happen with the ColorStay foundation. To summarize, I don't like this very much and will NOT purchase it again. Anyone who loves it, I got a BUFF version to be swapped.
Toners -Unlisted Brand - Eskinol - Naturals - Facial Cleanser
bibianchan 5/26/2012 4:08:00 PM
Thanks to the MUAer I found this! This is a liquid cleanser that can be used as Toner. I saw them selling for $3-4 when I was in Hawaiii. I got mine at Ebay when the shipping is more expensive than the price. I used it as a backup cleanser after removing my makeup with cold cream. I like the smell, and how it lighten my skin. But I think it made my skin "thin" if i used it too often.
Blush -Biotherm - Blush! Smooth Powder Blush - #10 (baby pink)
bibianchan 4/4/2012 12:02:00 PM
This is a very unique pink blush that has been discontinued. I am still looking for an alternative for it.
This lotion is not hydrating enough for cold winter. But I used it as a primer with my Boots mousse foundation, and it became something like body and face from MUFE, very smooth to put on and it stays! :D
Skincare - Face -Unlisted Brand - High Linoleic Sunflower Oil
bibianchan 1/9/2012 3:34:00 PM
I was using avocado oil, but i stopped before summer. I read the reviews here and found it's much cheaper (3.XX for 16 oz at Wholefoods), so I got it for the winter. I put a thin layer morning and night. I have been doing that for 3 weeks. It doesn't cause any breakouts and helps with my chapped skin (just like the avocado oil.) It doesn't have much scent and it's okay to put under makeup. I also did a very simple scrub with this, honey and sugar, it made my skin so smooth. I will definitely go back to this.
I got this for $23.9 USD (not include tax) for 30 oz. i like the consistency and it doesn't clog my pores. it blends very well with my boots moose foundation. I like this because it really prevent tanning as well as sun burn while most of the product on the market only prevent sunburn. And the 25 spf can go a long way, I am in hawaii and i didn't even need to re-apply during the day. it's better than the Shiseido that I have used because it doesn't make my skin allergic and it doesn't leave a white cast. UPDATE: my skin had little bums after two weeks of use. :(
Mascara -Maybelline - Volum Express The Falsies Flared
bibianchan 8/27/2011 5:59:00 AM
i have the non waterproof version, it stays on my lashes during the day and it's very easy to wash off, didn't irritate my eyes. It looks good on my eyes, i figured if u put another coat when it's completely dry, it will clumps. So I did it really fast and I tried not to twist the brush. i guess my lashes are always long (not very full), they just look like mascara lashes, a little bit fuller, doesn't look like falsies. Overall, it's a decent mascara, no clumps or smudges, easy to take off, stay nice all day. But i found lashes came off more often when i use this :(
Hair Styling Tools -Mason Pearson - Popular Bristle & Nylon Brush
bibianchan 8/3/2011 12:11:00 PM
(Skip to * if you want to) I saw this brush a while ago in store for $150, and it's clearly out of my budge, so I headed for the cheaper alternatives. First I tried a boar hair brush from Japan that was bought by my ex's mom, she claimed that will help the growth of hair, while it did smooths my hair easily, it causes my hair to fall. Then, after the break-up, I wanted a similar brush so I got the one by BASS, and horribly, it stripped out all the oils from my hair and left it very dry. Since then, I lost al my confidence about boar brush, until recently, *I got to use my fren's pearson brush for a 2-weeks vacation coz I forgot mine at home! I was having a lot of breakages coz I have long thin (hidden) wavy hair as regular brushing causes hair to cut against each other's brittle ends. But after a few use of this brush, my hair reduces the number of breakages by A LOT. Well, I also changed my shampoo to my fren's one (garnier one for normal hair.) But I think it's the way of brushing that helps, also with the design of the brush, it's very easy to dry my hair straight. It's summer in NY (the place has AC), a few strokes in front of the fan will look like I had a "blow job" to my hair. :D Anyways, I am definitely looking for cheaper one on ebay when i get home.
Styling Products -Neutrogena - Triple Moisture Smooth Shine Anti-Frizz Cream
bibianchan 4/20/2011 9:28:00 PM
I love the smell. Anyways, I use this as a leave-in conditioner (FYI, i dun use conditioner after I wash my hair since most of them are just silicone and u got to rinse it at the end -_-) It does a better job than the Promend I tried.
Conditioner -Nexxus - Pro Mend Split End Binding Daily Conditioner
bibianchan 4/20/2011 9:22:00 PM
It is an okay conditioner, but it doesn't do what it claims. I returned mine (the whole set) to Walmart.
Treatments (Eye) -Olay - Professional Pro-X Eye Restoration Complex
bibianchan 4/20/2011 9:12:00 PM
As many reviewers said, this thing really makes your eye area softer and smoother. I don't think it does much to help with my dark circle (since I sleep around 5 hrs each day *sigh*) But the feeling is great, much better than the LA MER and Kiehl's and the coffee beans one (100% Pure Cosmetics?) that I tried. I got it when it's on sale for 30% off, which is 30.87 at CVS, and then CVS gave me a $10 giftcard since it's a P&G product, so I consider it as around $20, which is not bad.
I saw the hype here, so I went to youtube and find a clip by secretlifeofabionerd. Following what she said, I used Dickison Witch Hazel (instead of the Walmart Witch Hazel which doesn't work on my skin by itself.) I think it's 5 aspirins per 1.5 oz of Dickinson Witch Hazel. (1 asprins per 0.3 oz) I got smoother and clearer skin from this. the granules from the aspirin really helps to scrub the skin. You can see residues of makeup on the cotton. BTW I think circular motion works better.
Treatments -Burt's Bees - Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream
bibianchan 4/2/2011 6:16:00 AM
To be honest, I am NOT a patient person, I don't use things religiously to see if it works. Things either work or end up in trash cans. I forgot when I bought this, but it stays in my bin for a while because it really works. Whenever I have chapped/cracked skin, either on my fingers or toes, I will just massage this into it. I usually did it just once or twice, and BOOM! The skin is healed the next day! I like fast-working potent product like this.