Styling Products -TRESemme - Fresh Start Dry Shampoo for Oily/Straight to Normal Hair
danafinfin 10/29/2012 12:18:00 PM
Pros: Adds body Nice smell Cons: Doesn't really cut oil Makes hair feel dirty within about 12-24 hours Bottom line: treat this like a thickening agent, not a dry shampoo and you won't be disappointed. If you are looking for something to soak up oil, you are better off using baby powder.
Great product! I have fine, thick, long hair with natural curl. This is the only product that adds serious body and memory to my hair. I use it both when I blow-dry straight, and when I let it air-dry. It takes a while to get the hang of how much to use, and how to work with it, but it has been a miracle for me. When I blow-dry, I brush it through my hair evenly, and add a bit more to the roots for volume. Then, I ruffle it around when I blow dry.With an air dry, I distribute just with my hands, ruffle it around, spray it with water, and shape some of the curls with my fingers. Tube last FOREVER, as well.
Yuck - this stuff is the bain of my lash existence! My sister loves this mascara, so I thought I would try it - total clumpy mess!!! It turned my long, fairly thick lashes into a disgusting, horrific mess. I guess it just depends on what kind of lashes you have, and what you need - just wasn't for me.
Love this mascara! Doesn't clump, and definitely adds visible length to the ends of lashes. It is a light buildable formula, which I also like. I use full and soft (maybeline) to build some fullness, and then typically use this to lenghthen and separate the ends of my lashes. Very satisfied with this product.
Concealers -Physicians Formula - Youthful Wear Concealer Light + Yellow
danafinfin 10/27/2012 4:30:00 PM
I really wanted to like this product, but it just wasn't going to happen. The color is VERY yellow, which was terrible with my cool skin tone. Moreover, both formulations settled into lines and creases on my face, and under my eyes - not flattering. It also rubbed and wore off too easily for my taste. Just not for me, I guess.
Bronzers -Physicians Formula - Bronze Gems Matte and Bright Bronzer in Bronzer
danafinfin 10/27/2012 4:26:00 PM
This is my fav. bronzer. Although it is annoying that I end up wasting a lot of product due to the packaging (never use all of the glittery colors, or the bronzer bordering them), the color is perfect for my cool, fair skin tone. I sway every once and a while, but always keep coming back to this one.
Micracle worker -nuff said.
Liquid -Christian Dior - Capture Totale Liquid Foundation SPF15
danafinfin 10/27/2012 4:22:00 PM
Amazing foundation - HG for life. Beautiful dewy finish, luxurious feel, hides fine lines and large pores...LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! Totally worth the price for me. Furthermore, the bottle lasts me an avg. of 5 months.
I keep coming back to this mascara. It's my ultimate fav. I have long thick lashes, so this is perfect for me. It is a fairly light formula, so it builds well, and doesn't clump after you get the hang of it.
Treatments -MD Skincare by Dr. Dennis Gross - Alpha Beta Daily Face Peel
danafinfin 10/27/2012 4:18:00 PM
I had been using the original version for months, and just recently switched to the Extra-Strength. I love this product - it's a miracle worker for me: cuts oil production, brightens complexion, reduces acne, fades acne scars and fine lines. I could go on and on...I have a couple suggestions with this product: buy the individually wrapped travel packs - the orig. may dry out on you; start with every other day, or every three days and gradually increase usage to every day. It took me a while for my skin to acclimate, and get used to the product.
Cleansers -Physicians Formula - Wrinkle Corrector and Firming Cleanser
danafinfin 8/9/2012 8:20:00 PM
This cleanser is great - especially for the price. Even though it is moderately expensive, it lasts me at least 2 months (you only need one pump per use); I pay around $12 for it at Fred Meyer's. I have combination skin, with some very sensitive dry and patchy areas at times due to the use of tazorac (very strong retinoid). This is the only AHA cleanser I have been able to tolerate well, without severe irritation. The cleanser feels super creamy, and leaves my skin super-soft. I used to also be wary of cleansers that did not create a bubbly lather, but getting over that was one of the best things I ever did! I haven't used a traditional lathering cleanser in years, and my skin is SO much better. It exfoliates the skin, and I feel helps my retinoid and serums to work better and faster. Like the previous reviewer mentioned, it also works great with my clarisonic. Overall, I am very satisfied with this product. I will continue to repurchase.