Hair -Jonathan - Beauty Water Shower Purification System
crouton 6/21/2009 6:27:00 AM
Well I must admit I wouldn't buy this for the hefty 95 buck retail price but I found it at bath and bodyworks for 23 bucks cuz it was 75% off sale. I immediately knew I scored and thought there's something wrong with it but I think I just got reaaaally lucky. I felt even luckier when I used it twice and it has made my skin and hair feel and look the best it's ever looked without using moisturizer! I have reeeeeaaallly scaly legs when I don't moisturize, it's been a problem throughout my whole life so that I have to carry lotion with me especially when I wear shorts b/c I have to reapply 2 to 3 times while wearing them. When I wear pants I just forget it. I was super shocked when within two showers my scaly leg problem is gone! I didn't even moisturize. Althought I've read the aquasana is the same thing but cheaper about 80 bucks and you can sign up to have them automatically ship you a new filter every 6 months. Their filters are 44 compared to jonathan's 55. Here is a website comparing some of the best shower filters on the market and Jonathan's did the best. http://www.waterfiltercomparisons.com/shower_filter_comparison.php
This is a great pencil for brightening the bottom lashline for a more awake look. One side is matte white, i use that during the day for a more subtle brighter eye, the other side is this pearly, shimmery white which i use for a more dramatic undereye look for night time. Because i line my inner lashline with them, i notice that it will wash away by the end of the night, but it lives up to my standards and it is a great product.
I'm pleasantly suprised how well this product works. I have the lip gloss version and i thought it was only mediocre compared to the other lip plumpers out there. However, this lip treatment has seriously plumped my lips up by at least 35%-40%. I used to have thin lips, but after applying the product it pumps it up into this nice, natural, full pout. But in the morning the size of my lips go down a little bit, but i'll just apply another lip plumper during the day. I seriously love what this product has done for my lips, will definately keep using and repurchasing.
I love this product like the others who have reviewed it is cool to watch the powder transform however I was lucky that the day that i was there at neimans there was an awake specialist and she told me *and the sales associate that didn't know this either) that it is best to put it over your moisturizer or serum instead of right onto a bare face. I forgot the explanation for why. I have been using this everyday and I'm not sure if it's this or finally getting a great regimen down but my skin has never looked better there is a radiance and glow that I've never had. I haven't tried this under my eyes yet as I'm very wary of putting anything but eye cream under there. But this is a must buy. Instead of spending all that money at once, since it does last forever, I just split one box with my sis.
When I was introduced to the powerpoint pencils, I was in love. I quickly bought 8 different colors because of the shimmer and creamy texture and great staying power. I use them mainly on the inner rim underneath my eye. HOWEVER, when I bought gilded white, I thought it would be a great color to line my inner rim underneath my eye and make it pop, but it chunked so bad and would not blend, it made me look like I had some horrible eye disease. I had to return it, sadly. But I am thoroughly enjoying the other beautiful colors. For some reason, the other colors do not chunk, go on quite smoothly and lasts incredibly long. My favorites are Buried Treasure, Sagegrass, Silverplate, Lilacky, and Light as Air.
Polishes -Delux Beauty - Delux Beauty Nail Polish (any color) [DISCONTINUED]
crouton 7/4/2005 6:47:00 AM
I really like this nail polish. In the tube, it looks a little too watery, however, when you actually apply it, the watery texture gives a smooth, streak-free application. Also, although it looks thin and runny, it is actually very heavily pigmented so it delivers a smooth, eye-popping color. It's a lot less goopy and thick than other polishes, and the long handle makes it easier to control while applying it on your nails. It also lasts a long time with no chipping or peeling. At around $11 a bottle, it is definately worth it. I recommend this product.
Lip Gloss -Delux Beauty - Lip Gloss [DISCONTINUED]
crouton 6/25/2005 7:51:00 AM
I love these lipglosses, being a gloss lover I've tried all of them but I've found these to become my HG gloss. First the most important to me is the texture, much more so than color because if it's uncomfortable to wear then i do these weird things with my lips which is very unattractive, hence wearing gloss would be a moot point. These glosses have a texture that is tacky enough to give lips a great sheen however its not MAC lipglass tacky that all my hair eventually ends up on my lips. Secondly, I love that they maintained integrity in their packaging and put the needs of the customer first when they designed the tube, in that they have the same amount of gloss as a standard high end lip gloss however they cut out all the bulk even though people may be turned off by the size. Thirdly, the colors are great and they have a ton of different colors to match any skin tone. However these glosses are not super pigmented and are pretty sheer, and since I have pretty pigmented lips I use their multi-purpose primer (which I will also be reviewing) and lighten my lips first then apply the glosses and the color shows up true and amazing
Treatments (Eye) -La Mer - Eye Balm [DISCONTINUED]
crouton 5/26/2005 5:20:00 AM
I bought this product thinking that it would work miracles for my dark circles and fine lines because it came from the much celebrated line of La Mer. However, it's quite thin, and not very moisturizing. I still have fine lines and dark circles, maybe they have improved but I didn't really notice. I'm on my second jar, when I talked to the SA she said that your supposed to layer the La Mer Moisturizing Creme over it, because it's a balm for your eye, it doesn't moisturize. But after shelling out 100 dollars for this mediocre eye cream i'm not paying another two hundred dollars for a cream to layer over it. I think when I run out, I'm gonna try something else that makes a bigger difference.
Lipstick -Christian Dior - Addict Lipstick in Abyss Red
crouton 5/26/2005 5:11:00 AM
This is a great lipstick. It goes on so smoothly, it's moisturizing, the color is so vibrant. It's a deep beautiful red on the darker side. It matches my yellowish skin tone and dark hair very well. The packaging is so nice, one of the nicest packaging I've seen for a lipstick. The only con is that it has a slight lipsticky smell, but unnoticeable when applied.
I recommend this product. Although it says it's a tinted moisturizer, I find it more to be a light foundation. It doesn't really moisturize my skin, and it does tend to get a bit oily at times, but it gives great coverage. I don't need heavy foundation, so what I do is apply this all over then set it with a loose powder, then all my blemishes and uneven skin tones disappear. It's great as a nice foundation, not so much as a moisturizer.
I LOVE this product. This is by far the best mascara ever invented. I have tried every mascara made and they ALL SMEARED, even though they swore it wouldn't. Now that I found this one, it DOES NOT BUDGE even if you sleep in it. Now, this formula is not like other mascaras, it's more inky, thin and watery. When you apply it, you have to wait for it to dry a little bit, then it becomes pretty permanent. It doens't make your lashes as lush as other mascaras might, but the trade off is that it doesn't smear, which is more important to me. It does make your lashes a lot longer and if you use the mega primer underneath it makes it even more lush. It's not hard to take off, what I do is use the mega primer underneath so it's not sticking directly on your lashes. Then when you finish taking your shower or finish washing your face it should have separated from your lashs, then just peel them off with your fingertips.It comes off a lot easier if you use the mega primer, you don't loose any lashes. The packaging is kind of bad, but who cares, I LOVE THIS STUFF! EDIT: Bad news, they canceled this product. When you speak to a sales associate they will tell you that it's in a new package but it's the same formulation, but don't believe them. i bought the new one and it is completely not the same, it smudges like a regular low end mascara. If you want to find a replacement for this mascara go to sephora and buy the kissme brand mascara, it is the EXACT same formulation and is now my replacement for the mega mascara.
This is a great product. This a great primer especially if you pair it with the mega mascara. I used to use the mega mascara with the estee lauder primer and my eyelashes would fall out. But now that i switched to mega primer, the mega mascara comes off much easier. It's very thick and makes your lashes much more lush.
I love this product. The color combinations are fantastic. They come in three colors that are in the same family. There is a base color for all over your lid, then a medium color and then a darker color that i use in the outer corner of my eyes. It's one of the smoothest shadows i've used. It also has great staying power. It's definately worth trying.
I bought this product because of all the rave reviews it got. It was In style's best concealer, and all the celebrities' best picks. However, when I actually tried it, it was a little cakey. It fell into my fine lines underneath the eyes, and it didn't cover as well as i thought. But now I use it as a base and then I use the Estee Lauder Smoothing creme concealer over it. That combo creates the best coverage. But when I run out of this, I'm not sure if i'll re-purchase because of how expensive it is.
I love this product! I have it in every color. First of all, they come in really pretty and funky colors, second, they DO NOT SMEAR. My eyes are prone to smearing when it comes to make up, but this liner doesn't budge. Thirdly, the applicator is great. It's super easy to apply, great for first timers of liquid eyeliners. It always gives an even smooth application and easy to create that cat eye look.