I first bought the invisible solid version of this deodorant, and I hated it. It dried out my armpits. It left a weird film that balled up into little deodorant balls by the end of the day. It did not keep me dry and smelling fresh. I threw it away and ended up trying the roll on cream version. I found a winner! It does not dry our my underarms and keeps me smelling fresh all day.
Scrubs -Lumene - Lumene Arctic Touch W/Biominerals Clarifying Mineral Scrub
daphne_elise 5/7/2008 10:28:00 PM
I picked this product up on a whim during a CVS trip, and I am so glad I did. My skin feels so soft after using it. It does a fantastic job of getting rid of dead flaky skin. I highly recommend it. Other people must be enjoying it too because it was the only one left when I purchased it.
Before I found this mascara, I had come to terms with the fact I would never have long, glamorous lashes. No matter what mascara I tried, I'd always end up with clumpy lashes that would not hold a curl. I purchased this mascara based on the reviews, and I am thrilled. My lashes have never looked better. It's a fantastic product.
Hair Styling Tools -Unlisted Brand - Jilbere de Paris Titanium Tools
daphne_elise 12/25/2007 2:18:00 AM
I bought this dryer on sale from Sally's yesterday for $19.99; it was originally priced at $54. It is lightweight, reasonably quiet, and it dries my hair very quickly. It is the best hair dryer I have ever used, and I have gone through many. This is my first non-drugstore dryer, and I must say I am impressed.
Liquid -Make Up For Ever - Mat Velvet PLUS Matifying Foundation
daphne_elise 8/16/2007 6:32:00 PM
I am loving this foundation. I am a faithful user of MUFE Face and Body Foundation, but I wanted something with a bit more coverage and staying power. This is it! It's easy to apply with a foundation brush, and the coverage is great. I have combination skin, so I do need to exfoliate and moisturize my skin before applying this foundation. It doesn't combat all of my oilies, but no other product I have tried does. I should note that shade 15 is incredibly light. I am normally the lightest shade when it comes to foundations, but #15 was even too light for me. I went with shade 20.
I went into Sephora intending to purchase Nars' Mata Hari or Cargo's Catalina, but the SA suggested this blush instead. When I saw it in the pan, I knew it would look great on my PPP skin. The SA put some on me, and I was sold. It is the most perfect pink babydoll blush I have ever seen. It is also highly pigmented, which is great.
Scrubs -Neutrogena - Oil-Free Acne Stress Control Power-Clear Scrub
daphne_elise 5/19/2007 7:06:00 PM
This scrub works wonders for my combo skin. It eliminates dry, flaky skin while controlling breakouts at the same time. I've noticed that my makeup goes on smoother after using this product.
This mascara makes my blonde lashes look thick and fabulous, which they aren't naturally. I use it as an every day mascara, and I put on a few extra coats at night for more dramatic lashes.
I really like this anti-perspirant. It isn't a miracle cure, but it does a good job of combatting wetness and odor. The best part is that it doesn't ball up like other anti-perspirants do. It also leaves my underarms soft. I use it in conjunction with Certain Dri.
I had the worst experience with this hair color. After two years of growing my medium ash blonde hair out, I had the brilliant idea to go for a lighter blonde. I chose 9 Natural Blonde. It turned my hair a terrible orangey-goldy shade of blonde. After a few tears, I decided to use a demi-permanent ash color to cancel out the unwanted hues. It unfortunately only helped a little. I am now going in to see my hairstylist this evening to get it fixed. I strongly recommend not coloring your hair at home. When the urge to change your hair color strikes you, let a trained colorist do it. ETA: It cost $200 to have my hair fixed.
I'm amazed by this product. In recent months, my skin has become more combination than just oily. I now have a lot of problems with dry skin around the corners of my nose, the bottom of my chin, and around my eyebrows. Even though I exfoliate on a regular basis, the foundation I was using (Good Skin's Sheer Color foundation) was really highlighting the flakes. I purchased MUFE Face and Body Foundation with the hope that it would not emphasize my dry skin. I have not been disappointed. I like the consistency of the product, and I like how it just glides onto the skin. There is nothing cakey about it, which is fantastic. The coverage is pretty light, which I like, but it's buildable. After reading the reviews here and looking at member pics, I chose shade 20. Although it looks a bit dark in the bottle, it's a great match for my pale skin. The only thing I don't like about the foundation is the smell. It's too perfumey for me, which made me deduct a point. I can live with it, though, because the product is so good.
Makeup Brushes -Essence of Beauty - Foundation Brush
daphne_elise 8/27/2006 11:54:00 PM
I can't believe the quality of these brushes. I bought them based on the reviews here, and I am so impressed. I purchased the three pack that came with the foundation/concealor brush, angled blush/powder brush, and angled eye shadow/flat brush all for $14.99. They also come in a cute blue plastic travel case. My foundation spread like a dream. It went on flawlessly. I wish I would have given up on foundation-eating sponges a long time ago. The angled blush brush is great for contouring, and the eyeshadow brush spread my eyeshadow very evenly.
Mascara -Almay - One Coat Nourishing-Thickening Waterproof
daphne_elise 8/27/2006 11:47:00 PM
This is an okay mascara. It goes on clumpy if you don't remove the excess mascara with a paper towel before applying. You also need to comb it out with a metal comb after application. I'm not that impressed with it, so I doubt I'll repurchase.
I deleted my initial review because I have since changed my mind about this product. Although it is very sheer, it does provide enough light coverage to even out minor redness. I would not suggest this product to someone with a lot of redness or skin discoloration. The product wears well, and it looks great and very natural when set with Revlon's Colorstay powder. My only complaint is that there isn't enough product in the tube. I've been using it for about two weeks, and it's almost half gone. Also, since I don't live near a Kohl's, I have to have it shipped to my home. ETA: I looked at myself under fluorescent lighting in a dressing room yesterday, and my skin still looked beautiful while wearing this foundation.
I love this. I use it in conjunction with the matching shampoo, and it makes my natural blonde hair shine. It's dirt cheap, works fantastically, and smells wonderful. It's a keeper.