When I am all done trying the newest, expensive cosmetics, I always end up returning to basics. I am talking about basic vitamin e oils, baking soda, vitamin c etc...all the basic stuff laying around the house. I do this because IT WORKS, but I am a sucker for pretty packaging. Anyway, yes castor oil works. My eyelashes were basically non existent. I made a mixture of castor oil and vaseline(another basic product) and place it in a tiny jar next to my bed. Each night I massage a bit of that mixture to my eyelashes. Now I feel my lashes are darker and denser. I loose less lashes too. Cheap and effective!
I am NC45 for reference and have yellow undertones. Love this color. Packaging is great too as the compact comes with a mirror.
Ok so alone, I dont think this product is very effective at removing blackheads. When I used as instructed, it didn't take all of them off. So I found that using the mixture of baking soda and warm water, soaking cotton pads in that mixture and soaking my nose with it for 10 minutes loosens the blackheads up. When wetting my nose, I use that mixture and that really helps the strip stick to my nose. This is method is more effective for me. Took a lippie off because I have to do extra steps for it to work better for me.
Masks -Makeup Artist's Choice (MUAC) - 30% Glycolic Acid Home Chemical Peel Kit
glossyxlipz 12/25/2012 1:45:00 PM
I'm HOLLYWOOD! My face is glowing and I haven't seen my skin look this great in years. Great product. I would buy again, but I want to remove some hyper pigmentation which I read the lactic acid is better for.
I gave it a lippie because I love how it smells. But other than that, the product is pretty useless. It dries out my lips and the white residue it leaves behind on my lips makes me look like I'm on crack.
Straight to the point: I live in a desert and I need this stuff as much as I need air and water. I keep this at my bedside and apply it at night to moisturise while i sleep. It is the only thing that i know of that can moisturise despite the 0% humidity and intense heat. I prefer the balm in the pot vs tube.
Top/Base Coats -New York Color - Extra Shiny Top Coat
glossyxlipz 5/18/2012 12:31:00 AM
This stuff sux! Loads of chipping and basically useless as topcoat.
This is a HG product for me and it is the key part of my signature look. I use this as a highlighter for my cheekbones and I get tons of compliments all the time. I used to love NARS Albatross as the highlighter, but my skin did not like it and I had a reaction. No such problem with this product. What I do is apply this to my cheekbones then spray some FIx+ on another brush and stipple the moisuture on. I get a dewy look with the shimmer strip highlighter staying put all day. Great product.
Misc Beauty Tools -Revlon - Precision Lash Adhesive
glossyxlipz 5/14/2012 10:17:00 AM
This comes in black now and I love it! I am a newbie to lashes but this makes applying the glue so much faster and cleaner. No more having to waste product. I tried it in the original clear version and that was great, but I am loving it now it's in black. I will not try other brands of glue.
I like this powder a lot. For some reason, the lady at the counter discouraged me from buying, but I insisted on purchasing it and I am glad I did. They are selling this as a powder foundation, but this will not cover anything for me. I love the finish it leaves on my face and it stays on all day. No oiliness. Very natural looking. I took a lippie off for the price, which i feel is steep.
Pressed Powders -Cover Girl - CG Smoothers Pressed Powder
glossyxlipz 5/8/2012 12:34:00 AM
Oh man this stuff sucks for me. Sorry to bring down the ratings. I dont like the feeling on my face and it made my chin and cheeks itchy. I did not put a lot on either. I originally bought it to soak up my oily spots,but this just looks blotchy. I might have gotten a shade too dark,but i really do not like how it makes my facs itch.
Moisturizers -Eucerin - Daily Protection Lotion spf 30
glossyxlipz 5/8/2012 12:26:00 AM
This product is not for me. I live in the dry southwest and wanted spf to protect me from the strong desert sun. This product was not moisturizing at all like it claims. I even tried mixing it with my other facial mosturizers but to no avail. By the end of the day i had horrible dry patches on my chin and cheeks which i never get. I want to return this but i will just give it to my husband.
This is a crucial step to my makeup removal ritual. Very effective at removing all my makeup without drying out my skin. I use it the same way another reviewer mention. I slather it over my skin,let it sit for a minute,then wipe off all my makeup with tissues or a towel. I prefer this to makeup wipes like MACs which has irritated my skin in the past. I will always repurchase. The jar is cute too.
I love this facial cream.it has been a godsend since i relocated to the southwest deserts. It does an excellent job moisturising my dry,flakey, eczema prone skin.no more flakey patches when i use this
Mascara -Helena Rubinstein - Lash Queen Sexy Blacks
glossyxlipz 4/18/2012 12:01:00 AM
I bought this at a duty free store in Hong Kong. I love this mascara more than any i have tried.