This is a really nice product, especially for the price. Very moisturizing but not greasy and sinks in quickly. I hate lotion that you have to rub into your skin for a long time. This absorbs quickly but leaves skin velvety and soft. Nice light fragrance, not too strong at all. I take baths at night, put coconut oil on my wet skin, let it absorb for an hour or so and then put this on before bed...wake up with amazingly soft skin. You get a huge bottle for not much money, too.
I found this on sale at Ulta BOGOF. I've been very pleased. It makes my dirty hair look bouncy and voluminous. It doesn't feel silky but I've never tried a dry shampoo that did. I do have to be careful not to spray it too close to my hairline on my forehead or it can look white...and I have blonde hair, so I'm not sure how well this product would work with dark hair. I've been using the one with a British flag as the label and it doesn't seem to have a fragrance to me, which is nice. I'll buy this again for sure.
Misc Beauty Tools -Unlisted Brand - Caruso Steam Hairsetter
blueeyescppw 9/11/2012 9:42:00 PM
I love these! My hair doesn't like to hold a curl but it lasts and lasts with these. And no damage! They're super easy once you get the hang on steaming one while rolling your hair with one...and I am not very good at doing my hair usually. I really recommend these.
I love it when I impulse-buy something and not only love it, but check reviews here and everyone else loves it too! I got this in Raspberry recently and it's great. Reminds me of my HG, the Korres Lip Butters. It's not as long lasting as those, but it's certainly a lot cheaper and looks and feels about the same on my lips. I'm going back today to buy more colors. I love everything about these.
Lotions/ Creams -Vaseline - Intensive Care Healthy Hand and Nail Lotion
blueeyescppw 7/31/2012 4:07:00 PM
I love this stuff. It sinks in so well that I apply it far more frequently than I have with previous hand creams. I hate having my hands feel like they are greasy or coated, it makes me want to wash them all the time. This doesn't leave me with that feeling, my hands just feel soft but not gross. Smells great, super cheap. I keep one in my desk, one in my handbag.
Really pretty kit for easy, professional looking smoky brown eyes. I think this would look great on any eye color. Can be used for daytime or more dramatic looks. Great staying power, easy to blend. I'll use this until it's all gone, which is rare for me.
I love this! I have no problems with the packaging or anything. I have it in Poppy and it's one of the few blushes that actually shows up on me. It blends in much more easily than any creme blush I have. I am going to go back and consider buying other colors for the fall.
I have this in Peach Satin and I really like it! The color is so pretty and it blends in a lot easier than cream blushes. I also like it because I can keep it in my handbag to apply without a brush, but unlike cream blushes it won't melt in hot weather. I think I'm going to go back and look at purchasing some other colors. The peach has been great for summer, though, love it.
I have discovered so many great products on MakeupAlley but this one might be the most miraculous. I have had dry, peely lips for my entire life...until now. I can't believe how amazing this stuff is. I just can't believe it. My lips are smooth, plump, not peeling off in pieces. This stuff stays on all night or all day. It's just amazing. Has made an amazing difference for my formerly horrible cuticles, too. I haven't had any problem with it being difficult to get out of the tube, but it's warm where I live. Also, I got one of those little plastic pots that people use to send samples of pigments or mineral makeup and filled it up with the Lansinoh so I can carry it with me and not be pulling out a tube of nipple cream when I want some lipbalm. A tip that another reviewer posted was helpful to me so I'm posting it as well - find this in the aisle of the store (Target for me) with breast pumps and bags for storing milk...it's not with the other baby stuff like diaper creams and stuff. I never would have found it without this tip and would have been embarrassed to ask. Seriously, go buy this. Now.
Masks -Unlisted Brand - Frutique Apricot Nectar Nourishing Mask
blueeyescppw 7/25/2012 12:50:00 AM
Really nice mask. Leaves skin feeling sooooo silky with no film left, not tight, just right! I really like this mask and will definitely repurchase.
This is a great liquid eyeliner. Somehow the pen format actually does exactly what it should do - delivers the perfect amount of even liquid eyeliner every time. I don't really know if it boosts lash growth as I only use it once every week or so, but it's a fantastic liquid liner and a good price. I have this in brown and am planning to purchase it in black as well. Very versatile, great product.
Eye Shadow -NYX - 10 Color Palette - Champagne & Caviar
blueeyescppw 7/24/2012 6:29:00 PM
I think this is my favorite eyeshadow palette I've ever owned. Every color is wearable, they are nicely pigmented and go on so smoothly. I have blue eyes but I imagine this would work with every eye color. You can do everything with this palette, from very natural to much more dramatic. We took a 30 day trip recently and I took this and mascara as my only eye makeup and was perfectly happy for the whole trip. I should probably purchase a backup of this palette as it already has substantial dents in many of the pans.
Currently my favorite body lotion. I tried for years to use Amlactin and just couldn't get past the sour milk smell and sticky consistency on my skin. This smells like nothing, in the perfect consistency where it sinks into skin quickly but leaves skin moisturized, and has fixed my dry, bumpy arms and legs. I love it. I hope they never discontinue this.
Moisturizers -Cerave - Facial Moisturizing Lotion - PM
blueeyescppw 7/24/2012 5:51:00 PM
Although it's called CeraVe PM, this has become my go-to daytime moisturizer. It's not heavy, sinks in quickly, and gives a nice base for makeup. The niacinamide made my face flush slightly the first two times I used it, but never since. Great product. I am 40+, dry-to-normal skin, not acne prone.
Skincare - Face -Unlisted Brand - Frutique-Papaya Enzyme exfoliating gel
blueeyescppw 7/24/2012 2:38:00 PM
I love this stuff so much. I wish I could use it every day. It says to use on dry skin but I often use it in the shower on a damp face and it works just as well, and it's easier to rinse off the little balled up stuff in the shower than over the sink. This is my HG facial exfoliator. It leaves me a little red for a half hour or so after using, but I generally use it at night so it's not a big deal. Definitely recommend and will repurchase. I have 40+ skin, dry-to-normal, not acne prone.