I bought this mask on a whim while i was living in Holland. The lady at the counter said it would be moisturizing but i had no idea what a difference it would make to my combo skin. I have psoriasis/eczema in some spots all over. I even have a spot on the inside corner of my nose. During certain seasons the spot gets worse and starts to peel and become discolored. Not to mention it doesn't make the best surface for makeup to sit. I did this once or twice a week and my dry flaky spot cleared. I agree that it is hard to apply, especially since you have to keep it in the fridge and it gets stiff. The key i think is to apply it while your face and fingers are still slightly damp. It rubs on better. Another tip I have is if you don't have a lush store close (i moved and don't anymore) make your own. I have started doing that now. I take a handful of almonds and grind them to the consistency i want, depending on how exfoliating i want my mask to be. I grind up some oats and mix it all together with 1 tablespoon each of coconut oil and honey and VOILA! You've got your own version of the Oatifix mask.
Lotions/ Creams -Makeup Artist's Choice (MUAC) - 5 Acid Body Peel
divathing 4/17/2013 2:11:00 PM
I finally tried a sample of this product and WOWZA! I have had dry, flaky patches on my back and upper arms for years. I have used every exfoliation trick in the book. I began to think it was some psoriasis that would not go away. I dreaded wearing tank tops and sleeveless shirts in 100+ degree weather because I felt like i looked gross. After trying this peel one time, the patches were d**n near gone. I also started washing with all natural soap with goats milk and oatmeal (before I used dove) and viola! GONE! I feel like I can finally go out and show my back and arms and not feel like a freak. Girl's with skin issues, don't hesitate to try this! I feel like a new, more confident woman!
Ok ladies, I know this seems like a hard shade to pull off but I assure you that you can. when I first tried it on i was wondering what I got myself into. I wear MUFE 185 and it doesn't get much darker than that. I went to my local MAC and my lovely mua Keith helped me out. We lined with auburn and put a little touch of goldensoft (i brought it with me but i think any goldy sheer gloss would work) in the very center of my lips. We then dabbed a gold shadow on top of the very center of the lips and viola! It was fab and bold without making me look like a clown. don't hesitate to get this lippie. You just have to make it work for you.
I got one of the off-brand of these and i love it. My foundation melts into my skin and it looks so beautiful. I use MUFE in 185 so I expected it to stain the sponge a bit but i clean it with cleanser and a little bit of olive oil. The best thing about it is that, unlike brushes, I can wash it everyday and not have to worry about waiting for it to get dry before i use it again. Its now my mu staple
Moisturizers -Tatcha - Ageless Enriching Renewal Cream
divathing 3/12/2013 8:44:00 PM
I love this product but not the price. I bought 2 deluxe samples of this cream and have been using it at night with the serum and have cleansed a few times with the rice powder. I love the way it makes my skin feel. It is moisturizing without being too heavy and my skin seem less unpredictable as far as moisture goes. I am the type to wash my face at night and use toner in the morning (my skin handles this routine better). I have gone through many moisturizers and thought they were fine but at the middle/end of my day i'm sooooooo oily. Since I have started using this, hardly no oil! i'm happy about that but here's the problem-price. $150 for a moisturizer....i'm glad i found this product but i have a feeling i will be getting deluxe samples at least until there's a steep sale or i move on to the next product. Oily skin and tatcha mix well but college and tatcha don't.
I have thick, kinky, natural 4b hair. I have always struggled with retaining moisture into my kinks. Whenever i got my ends trimmed I noticed that my stylist put Silk infusion on my hair afterward and my hair would be so moisturized. I finally invested in some of my own. I put it on my hair after washes then layer my other fav oils on top (coconut and pomade). My hair stays shiny for DAYS! This is now a staple product for me. Oh yeah, its also a good heat protectant :)
Lip Gloss -Milani - 3D Glitzy Glamour Gloss - Fashion Diva
divathing 1/7/2012 12:57:00 AM
LOVE LOVE LOVE! i'm a college student who fell in love with MAC's girl about town with Funtabulous dazzleglass on top. unfortunately my wallet said "Girl Stop!" but I found dupes for both and this lipgloss very much favors Funtabulous for a fraction of the price:) College kid wins again!
Lotions/ Creams -Unlisted Brand - EXTRA VIRGIN Coconut Oil (All brands)
divathing 12/12/2011 12:49:00 AM
I use this mixed with tea tree oil for the psoriasis on my scalp (as a conditioner and to oil the scalp) I also mix this with olive oil as a deep conditioner and i mix it with corn starch and baking soda as a deodorant. AMAZING! VERSATILE! please do not use on your face. that just sounds wrong. as long as u know what to use it 4 it will treat u well.
Hair -Ojon - Tunu Elastik Hair Smoothing Conditioner
divathing 5/3/2011 12:34:00 PM
I LOVED THIS STUFF! I have 4b natural hair and it helps stretch out my natural curls so much. I just mixed it with my deep conditioner and sat under the dryer with it. I will miss this stuff
This mask is a skin saver! it cleared my occasional blemishes and cut down the oil on my face. I lucked up and bought it for a dollar at a discount cosmetics store but after i ran out and found the regular price I wasn't so quick to buy. Hopefully i'll be able to buy this again.
Cleansers -Mary Kay - TimeWise 3-in-1 cleanser N/D
divathing 5/1/2011 12:33:00 AM
I love this cleanser. B4 i started using it I never could stick to a cleanser. I love how soft it makes my skin, how it easily removes makeup, and helps keep my skin clear. Its my favorite cleanser.
i just tried this and its amazing! i mixed sugar with olive oil and tea tree oil and scrubbed with it in a shower. My skin is so soft and so moisturized. I don't even need to put on lotion after the shower. I've found my new go to scrub!
Foundations -Make Up For Ever - HD High Definition Foundation
divathing 4/28/2011 7:20:00 PM
Its the best makeup out there as far as i'm concerned. I am very dark skinned and MAC doesn't even make a color for me that doesn't make me look like a red clown. Be sure to use a good primer with it (i use Monistat chafing gel cuz it works for me). It the best makeup i've ever had. It makes my skin look flawless. I hope they don't change the formula because there's no other brand out there (i've tried them ALL) that fits my color.
Primer/ Corrector -Unlisted Brand - Monistat - Chafing Relief Powder-Gel
divathing 4/28/2011 1:47:00 AM
BEST PRIMER EVER! my makeup stays on all day long. I couldn't pay top dollar for something as good as this.