I hate this POS straightener! What a waste of money. It did absolutely nothing for my hair. Didn't straighten wet or dry. And the settings are in an awkward place where you hold it
Hair Styling Tools -Farouk CHI - Chi Ceramic Flat Iron by Farouk
flirty 12/9/2009 7:01:00 AM
I HATE the Chi flat iron. This has to be one of THE most over-rated flat irons. My old one broke and I bought this because of all the good things I heard. First of all, it has no heat settings. Just an on and off button. It doesn't straighten my hair nicely. No matter how much time I spend on it, it always ends up looking fried, and like I didn't finish the job. Not silky and sleek like a lot of other irons I've used. I even used the Iron Guard spray that it came with for free. (And that stuff stinks!) I'd buy with caution. Make sure you've used it before and like it. If not, you'll end up disappointed like me.
I love this cleanser! I didn't think I'd be too impressed because I had tried other Clinique cleansers and didn't like them. I have combination/oily/sensitive acne-prone skin. This doesn't dry me out or make me break out. It's a simple gel cleanser that foams up and does its job. It removes my foundation really well. And leaves no greasy residue. My skin feels fresh and clean. I'll keep using this. But not with the 3 step system. Just alone.
I don't like this cleanser. At first I thought I did, but later realized it was too drying. And I have combination/oily acne-prone skin! Just too harsh for me. And it smells kinda strong too. I prefer the Liquid Mild soap! Doesn't dry me out or break me out.
Liquid -Shiseido - Sun Protection Liquid Foundation SPF 42 PA+++
flirty 6/2/2009 6:49:00 AM
I really wanted to like this foundation because there are not many that have such a high SPF. I tried on 3 different shades. And one was either too light and the next shade darker would be way too dark. The shades also looked chalky. And the makeup itself felt (and looked) heavy. I could definitely feel the foundation on my skin. Big disappointment.
Absolutely hate this cleanser. It feels like putting runny lotion on your face. It doesn't completely remove makeup, therefore I broke out because of that. AND strangely it stung a bit.
Absolute HG blush!! I have this in several colors. Quince, Flamingo, Pink, and Nude. I am a big fan of blush and love trying different brands and colors. I've used MAC, Lancome, Clinique, Origins, Prescriptives, Good Skin, L'oreal, Revlon, Almay, Rimmel, and so many more. This by far is the one I am constantly finding myself reach for the most! The colors are gorgeous and natural, the color payoff great, and they last all day. They don't make my sensitive acne-prone skin break out either. (No mineral oil, shea butter, or fragrance) And the price isn't bad either. $7.99 @ Target.I even sometimes use the little brush it comes with as it is soft and easy to blend with. I just can't say enough good things about these. Definitely try one!
Blush -Sonia Kashuk - Beautifying Blush in Flamingo
flirty 5/31/2009 8:20:00 AM
Awesome HG blush!! This color is a matte hot pink that looks bright in the pan. Once applied, it gives you a soft rosy glow. It's finely milled, blends smoothly, lasts all day, and you can build up the color if you like. Best of all this does not make me break out. No mineral oil, no fragrance. I even sometimes use the little brush it comes with as it is very soft. I'm in love.
I love this!! I bought it in "French Vanilla". The texture is great. It's like a creamy gel. I bought it mainly for the smell...(it's very light and not overwhelming at all)but turned out to really like it. Even my boyfriend stole it from me and started using it because he like the smell too. Lol. Highly recommend!
I bought this sort of on a whim. I only use it ocasionally. It doesn't seem to hide well enough. I use it under my eyes. I don't really have dark circles at all so I'm not in need of lots of coverage. I don't like using it on blemishes because again it doesn't hide well, cakes, and feel heavy on my acne-prone skin. Plus, I think it's expensive for a concealer. Althought the tube looks small, it lasts forever. Do be careful. You hardly need to squeeze at all and this stuff gushes out.
I was really nervous to use this. I hadn't used a mask in a long time, but recently started looking for one to try. I got the Freeman Avocado and Clay mask because it was the only clay mask I could find. and I did not care for it so I looked at another place and found this. I had read the good reviews on it and decided to give it a try. I've had really stubborn blackheads for years that nothing would get rid of. Retin-A Micro, Differin, antibiotics, toners, cleansers, you name it. After using this one time on my T- Zone, (my cheeks felt dry that day) I noticed a big difference. Most of my blackheads were gone and my skin looked smoother where I used it. I was shocked that something so cheap could work. It did sting a tiny bit when I first put it on, but I didn't mind too much. I think it's from the minty fragrance. So that I could do without. But other than that, I will continue to use this and I'm glad I discovered it :)
Misc Beauty Tools -Unlisted Brand - Starbucks - Napkins
flirty 5/25/2009 3:29:00 AM
First of all, I haven't used Starbucks or any other napkins to blot my face. I just stumbled on this review and wanted to mention that if you are not a coffee drinker, you can buy recycled, brown paper napkins at the store by Seventh Generation. There might be other brands that make them, But I know those for sure.
Eyeliner -Sephora - Sephora Liner Electro Glitter Eye Pencil
flirty 5/20/2009 6:17:00 AM
After trying the silver Make Up Forever Aqua Eyes Liner, I began looking for a cheaper alternative. I don't wear silver liner a lot, so didn't want to spend much. I found this for $8. It applies smoothly and lasts pretty long. It also doesn't smudge. I'll be repurasing.
Gels/Soaps -Sephora - Vanilla Cupcake Bath & Shower Bubbles
flirty 5/20/2009 6:01:00 AM
I love this stuff! It smells like toasted almond and vanilla. It's a good shower gel that's creamy and moisturizing. I used it sparingly because I didn't want to run out!
Eye Shadow -Avon - Avon True Color Eyeshadow Quad in Cocoa Glow
flirty 5/3/2009 3:46:00 AM
This is a nice quad. I love the shimmery pink shade and the bronze..The pigmentation is good and they last long..but I've never used the matte white shade.