BB Cream -Maybelline - Dream Fresh 8-in-1 BB Cream
haynmama 8/11/2012 2:59:00 AM
Surprisingly the best BB cream I've tried & I've tried many diff brands. From Asian brand, dept store, drug store, etc. This one didnt break me out or give me a gray cast. It is a shade lighter than your normal foundation for sure. I'm usually a light or light medium in most other foundations or tinted moisturizer but I had to buy medium. I love how this goes on a lot easier than other BBcreams. As in its more buildable than most. Other creams take forever for my skin to absorb & they were like hard to get an even layer throughout my face, but this one was a lot easier to distribute evenly. Definitely a product I will rebuy. Love it!
Tinted Moisturizer -Neutrogena - Healthy Skin Enhancer SPF 20
haynmama 1/18/2012 1:14:00 AM
I cant live without this. Everything about it is a miracle product. My skin (all-around) has improved greatly with this stuff. It's very light, it doesnt even look like I have makeup on. Which is what I love about it. It evens out my tone & covers up ,my blemishes without looking caked or discolored at all. The packaging is good, the price a little steep, but I dont mind paying $13 for nice skin.
I also disliked Ivory when I was a kid, idk what it is...the smell? Anyways, just about a month ago, my mom picked it up for me (although I asked her to pick up Dove from Walmart). She claimed it was a way better deal. So, I used it & never looked back. I have super sensitive skin on my body & face. My face is also very acne prone. Ivory done cleared up my face and my body has shown no signs of sensitivity to it. This is a plus for my entire household, since 2 of my 3 kids also has this sensitive skin issue. I love how light the scent is, It does make my skin feel a little "taut" after a shower, so I apply my body& face lotion immediately after bathing. The wrapper on the bar is a little odd. The wax like paper starts to stick on the soap. I think the could fix this by packaging the soap in a box vs. paper wrap. Have & will buy again!
Fragrances -Victoria's Secret - Sexy Little Things Noir
haynmama 6/7/2011 11:23:00 PM
I don't know what it is about VS perfume, but it goes well with my body chemistry & I love it! It smells clean, but sexy. VS perfumes dont go stinky on me for some reason. I rarely will finish a bottle of perfume, but ever since I've tried VS perfumes, I finish the entire bottle & buy it again. Love it!
Moisturizers -Unlisted Brand - Honey Girl Organics Face & Eye Creme
haynmama 5/31/2011 6:55:00 PM
The bomb of face creams! It has a pudding like consistency. It smells delish. Like honey cream or something. All you need is a pea sized dab for your entire face & neck. A little goes a long way. It doesn't wear too well under makeup, so I like to use it at night. I have acne prone, sensitive skin & this miracle works wonders. It evens out skin tone & fine lines literally disappear. A little jar is about $28. Will definitely purchase again!
I wish I had a before/after pic to show how awesome this stuff works on acne. I had a cystic acne breakout all over my mouth, chin, and cheek area. I think I have an occasional hormonal issue & I breakout bad. I'm talking, around 10 pimples or so. It's so hideous that I am honestly embarrassed to be out in public. I usually use Clean&clear, Neutrogena, or the like. But I have to use salycic acid because I will peel like crazy w/BP. Anyhoo, I was ready to try anything. because this has been my all time worse breakout ever. I tried this out on a Monday. I applied the Calamine generously all over the affected areas with a cotton ball. My face was killing me. As someone else previously mentioned, less is more & I wish I read these reviews before putting matters into my own hands. My face was raw. And I mean raw. I wanted to just stick my face in a bowl of ice. I dont know if it was the CL or the mix of it w/my other acne products. My pimples looked huge and yellow, but I swore to leave them alone. I figured I'd try again the next day. So, onto the next day. I washed my face with a gentle wash and towel dried it& very lightly dabbed the pimples with a very light layer of CL. Let it stay on and dry out for a few hours. By nite time my face had calmed down. Now, I have been applying no other treatments besides washing with my usual face wash. Night time, same routine. I repeated this til Friday. Now I am a believer. My pimples are flat. they generally peeled off. Minimal scarring, my peeling &dryness has stopped. I'm going to try using this routine forever and post an update in a month or so. I paid $3 for a good sized bottle & i'm sure this bottle should last for quite awhile. I just wish there was a better way to apply it. It's quite messy & runny. Overall, I'm a happy camper. It will take a few days to work, but be patient it will. And also, less is more. If you have sensitive skin, especially. I would lightly dab a small area of interest at first to see how your skin reacts. *= )
Loose Powders -Make Up For Ever - HD High Definition Loose Powder
haynmama 4/4/2011 4:08:00 PM
I'm starting to really dig this stuff. At first I think I was apply too much of the powder. I bought it for $15 at Sephora for the smaller, trial sized container. The packaging IMHO is pretty great. The sifter holes are really tiny, so it doesn't pour out like most loose powder containers. I use it as a finishing powder &honestly looks awesome. For some reason itiminimizes pores and my blemishes. I use it on my entire face with my bamboo powder brush from EM. I then take a fluffly eyeshadow brush and dust it over my eyeshadow and around my eyes. I would definitely buy this again. It's a bit pricey to me, but this tiny container has lasted 3 months and I still have some left.
Misc Beauty Tools -Unlisted Brand - Salux Nylon Japanese Bath Towel
haynmama 4/4/2011 3:58:00 PM
Almost every household in Hawaii pretty much owns these scrubbers. I dont feel clean if I dont shower w/this. I love how you can get into every nook & cranny of your entire body. They cost between $2-3 at CVS, Walmart, & and the like. I've been using this all my life & i'll never be able to feel clean w/out it.
I absolutely despise any of PF liquid foundations, but have been having much success w/their powder highlighters, bronzers, etc. I love this. I love how you can swirl the pink heart to add a bit of a blushed look. Smells great, goes on smooth. I didn't use the brush it came with...I rarely ever use the brushes that are packaged w/the makeup i purchase. The only con is it was nearly $13 at Wally's!
Styling Products -Unlisted Brand - Marc Daniels - Go Curly Styling Serum
haynmama 8/27/2010 1:22:00 AM
This is one of the only hair products that i buy religiously. I bought this for $3 at Ross'. It leaves my hair with soft curls. My hair is very naturally curly and frizz-prone. This stuff has a medium hold without the crunch. Love it!
Highlighters -Maybelline - Mineral Power Illuminating Powder
haynmama 3/26/2010 6:11:00 AM
The only thing bad I have to say about this is the packaging and the brush sucks. The price was good, from Walmart. I bought the peach colored powder. Love it! This is my 2nd pot of this stuff. I love it more than BE's pure radiance. To me, it's less glittery. A little goes a long way with this stuff. I like to use a little as eyeshadow, too. Hasn't clogged up my acne-prone skin or caused any irritation.
Concealers -Maybelline - Mineral Power Natural Perfecting Concealer
haynmama 3/22/2010 2:54:00 PM
I'm loving this concealer. I don't *like* to buy drugstore makeup, because seems I just can't get it to work for me, but this is the bomb! The color is just right. It's not too thick, not to thin. It sinks in well and hasn't caused any breakouts. I love the applicator and I will buy again!
Moisturizers -Avalon Organics Botanicals - Vitamin C Renewal Facial Creme
haynmama 3/21/2010 2:31:00 PM
Bought it for around $18 at Walmart. I like this cream a lot. It's great under makeup, as the jar indicates. No breakouts. Fresh, citrus scent. It sinks in quick and my skin seems to have a healthy "glow" to it. My skin is acne prone/sensitive and it hasn't had any adverse reactions to it. Would buy again!
I recently started using VS perfumes and I love them. This is the only perfume that I actually used the entire bottle. I love the fresh, clean scent. It doesn't smell too "trendy" and for some reason, it goes good with my skin. The one thing that sucks is the bottle cover. It kept on coming off. I've had this problem w/almost all of my VS perfumes. I have and will buy VS perfume again!
I started using this recently because the woman that gives my mom facials said it was the best. I love it. It takes off my makeup, doesn't cause breakouts, doesn't dry it out, and it can actually take off my eye makeup w/out burning the heck out of it. I spent about $4 for the tub that lasts quite a while. I'm probably going to stick to this cleanser for a long time. Love it!