Treatments -Ion - Color Defense - After-Color Sealing Treatment
fuzzysham 5/5/2013 9:31:00 PM
This stuff definitely works. I dye my hair black every few months, so even though its black and doesn't fade much, I use this. I can definitely tell a difference! I use it right after I dye my hair, like right after I'm done rinsing out the dye, and then the first 3-4 times I wash my hair after a dye job. I took off a lippie because I don't like the smell. It's so artificial and sweet >< Other than the scent, I ALWAYS use this after I dye my hair.
This is my fav hair dye! My stylist years ago in DC recommended this as a great drugstore box dye and she was absolutely right. Here's some background info, I've been dying my hair blue black for years so it is easier for me to dye my hair because I don't have to worry about it coming out too dark or not dark enough so take that into consideration when reading this review and deciding whether or not you should purchase this.I don't need fancy hair dyes, like the foam ones, or anything because really all I'm trying to do is make sure my hair is completely black. What I love about this dye is the price- when most other dyes are 8-10 bucks, this at WalMart is about 2-3 bucks! How can you go wrong with that?! I have never had a problem when using this product. I've never had an allergic reaction or anything. But that also varies by person. I mix a little bit of either pure argan oil or redkens diamond oil with this, mix it up in a bowl and apply it with a brush. It comes out perfect every time! Also, I highly recommend you try the Ion after color sealer afterwards, I always use that the first 3-4 times I wash my hair after I dye it, and it never ever fades ( however, also, its black and black doesn't fade much).
This *may* be my HG mask for pore cleansing! During the beauty insider sale at Sephora a couple weeks ago, I saw the travel size of this at the impulse stands. I looked at it for two seconds and then went to check out. After I got home I checked the reviews and was surprised that it did get a lot of positive ones ( which IMHO, is pretty rare on MUA). I went back the next day and bought the full size with the 15% off and figured if for any reason I don't like it, I can simply return it. I tried this mask that same night. The first thing I noticed is that it's not as thick and black as it look, it feels quite thin but can be layered thicker. It gives a nice cooling effect on your skin. It takes about 15 minutes or so to dry completely but I haven't noticed any adverse effects of leaving it on longer than that. The first time I used it and was washing it off I noticed some of that nasty gunk inside one of my blackheads on my chin was hanging out and all I had to do was wipe it off. IT WAS AWESOME! The next day I really did notice a difference in my skin and breakouts. I dont break out a lot but when I do it is in clusters and it's a pain in the butt! I've also used this as overnight spot treatments and it is totally awesome sauce! By the next day whatever blemishes I have are GONE! What I also need to mention, this does NOT dry out my skin and I have dry combination skin. It is fantastic! I already went and bad a back up before the 15% Beauty Insider sale was over!
This is the best top coat I have ever used, and I will never use another brand ever again. When I first bought this, I used it after the second coat, when it was relatively dry and the next day the polish shrunk a bit and my thumb polish completely peeled off in one sheet! After that I thought it was complete garbage and didn't use it for a few months. One day I was on MUA, as always, and on the start page I saw someone had recently reviewed this and given 5 lippies and explained you have to use it when the polish is still *wet*. I decided to try that that night and It works! I'm glad I happened to see that tip that day because after I learned how to use it properly it really is the best top coat! It dries super fast, I never get bubbles, knicks, smears anymore, and it lasts several days before it significantly chips! Love it! My HG top coat
Lipstick -Make Up For Ever - Rouge Artist Intense #36
fuzzysham 4/27/2013 3:36:00 PM
This is a gorgeous fuschia lipstick! MUFE does not mess around- the formula is long lasting and not drying. I'm not huge on the smell/taste but quality wise, this is the way to go!
My best friend is obsessed with this polish- she uses it every time she comes over. It is such a gorgeous sparke! I only ever put this on top of other colors, I wouldn't ever just use this with nothing underneath. Gorgeous sparkles!
Treatments -Redken - Extreme Anti Snap (new formula 2011)
fuzzysham 4/19/2013 10:13:00 PM
This is the product everyone needs when trying to prevent split ends. I've been growing my hair out for 4 years now and I was getting horrible split ends. Of course I went and got a trim every 4-6 weeks, but they kept coming back really bad right after I got them cut! I use my GHD about once a week ( if that), never blow dry, use AG's Recoil curl cream, etc. I've had this for about 10 months now but I was always too scared of using it on a more regular basis because I don't want a protein overload, but on my most recent cut the stylist told me to use a pump every time I wash my hair to prevent split ends as it is a lighter protein treatment. It has been helping SO much to prevent split ends! My ends are still softer and stronger than they normally would be now. I use this only on my ends. Also, the smell is really digusting- like potatoes! BUT it is an amazing product and it is so good it doesn't *need* to smell good. I highly recommend this and will continue to purchase this for years to come!
This is one of my favourite polishes. Like a previous reviewer said, it looks like granite counter top- and its totally gorgous! I have the non holo version and I love it nontheless! Everyone should have this in their collection!
This smells AHHH-MAZING! It smells almost identical to Juicy Couture, which is my fav scent besides Chanel Chance. This is such a good scent for the spring and summertime! Im not too crazy about the weird plaid fabric thing over the bottle, but it is not a deal breaker. It's pricy but I get it online so it's not too expensive =) The lasting power is fantastic too!
Besides Chanel Chance, this is my other all time favourite scent! The first time I smelled this, I knew this was the fragrance for me...this is what I should smell like. ( Does that make sense or does that make me seem kookoo bananas? ha!) Yes, this is expensive. BUT I get it off perfumeloft.com and with all the coupons it is really affordable and I've never had issues with fakes! Anyways, the bottle is weird and cute at the same time. I'm not into the huge topper, but the actual bottle itself is nice and cute, nothing too over the top which I love! All you need is two sprays- I spray one on my neck and one on my wrists. It's really easy to overdo it, I sprayed it three times one morning and a bunch of people in my class were talking about what smelled so strong ( but good!). Overall, I can't recommend this enough! It lasts a super long time, lasts long on your skin, and smells AMAZING. ( I really don't understand why people on here think it's an old lady scent?!). Highly recommend! :)
Lotions/ Creams -Aveeno - Daily Moisturizing Lotion
fuzzysham 3/31/2013 1:06:00 AM
This is a great body cream! Since quitting at Bath and Body Works I stopped using any of their lotions or creams, and since ventured into actual perfumes. I was looking for a unscented body lotion that wouldn't clash with my perfumes and I know I loved this years ago and it definitely does not disappoint. Unscented, very moisturizing, sinks in fast etc. Repurchase.
This stuff is awesome sauce! I have naturally curly hair but when it air dries the bottom layer under most of my hair, dries with spiral-y curls and the top layer is just flat and theres a random kink in it. It's really awkward. When my hair is still wet it has these beautiful curls and I always wanted to enhance them cause I hate having to straighten my hair all the time and blow dry it straight or else it has this weird wave to it. I've tried a few products but this one really stands out. First of all, I love AG hair products. I agree with the reviewer below saying that they are easily overlooked, they really are. I've been visiting ULTA ever since I moved to the US, almost 9 years ago, and never knew about AG until about 10 months ago and now thats exclusively what I use. If people on the hair board wouldn't constantly recommend the fast food leave in ( a holy grail of mine as well) I would have never known what AG hair was! Also a bonus, all products are cruelty free! Anyways, this product smells amazing, like the rest of the AG products- sweet and like candy but you can't smell it on your hair after you put them on so it's not overpowering at all. It's a very thick cream that kind of took me by surprise at first- I thought it was going to be more of a gel but its a really thick cream. My hair goes a few inches past my shoulders and I need about a dime size, so this will last me forever. I scrunch my hair with this when its about half dry almost, and it gives it enough hold to actually keep the waves/curls- which no other product was able to do. It keeps the curls on the top layer of my hair, which usually gets weighed down and straight. Also, its really moisturizing so my hair is not crunchy and super soft! This is a really great product! I use it maybe once or twice a week, especially when I don't feel like torturing my hair with straightening. I will most definitely repurchase...IF I ever finish the ginormous tube!
Eye Primer -Urban Decay - Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Original (UDPP)
fuzzysham 3/28/2013 12:14:00 AM
Although I really haven't tried any other eye primers, I dont feel like I need to! I've already repurchased this and I will continue to do so. I love the fact that it comes in a tube so much more now, and even though it seems expensive it lasts FOREVER and all you need is a tiny bit! My eye shadow never creases and stays vibrant until I take it off- whenever that is :p
Oh my god I love this fragrance! I wasn't big on it at first because I felt it smelled a little old lady ish like #5. My aunt has a bottle of it and I decided randomly to wear it one day and try it and I fell in love with this scent right away. I can see how it smells a little more grown up than Eau Fraiche and Eau Tendre but still wearable for younger women. This smells similar to Miss Dior, which is also a favourite of mine, except this is a little more citrusy and this is definitely stronger. I put on two sprays of it and it was almost too much, I could smell it on me all day long. I love this fragrance and I highly recommend it to everyone. I think its suitable for women of all ages
This is such a nice every day fragrance! Very clean and fresh. Plus the fact that it is Chanel makes me feel grown up and fancy :D I feel that of all the Chanel fragrances this one is probably the best scent for younger women in their twenties as it isn't as heavy at #5. I hope they never discontinue this one as it is a lovely, lovely, fragrance =)