This has quickly become my HG product for my frizzy wavy hair. I rarely ever repurchase a hair product, always searching for the next best thing to control my frizzies. I will most definitely be repurchasing this. I use about a dime size or slightly larger amount for my just past the shoulders hair, using it only on the lower 2/3 of hair, not on the top. It could weigh down hair if you used it all over. It is the only product I've used that allows me to air dry and not have a frizz mop.
I have been using Dan's cleanser since it first came out. I love this cleanser! I am very acne prone but also with dry skin. This does not dry me out like others I've tried and does not irritate. I use it in the shower in the am and to remove makeup in the pm, I feel it does a very good job at makeup except stubborn mascara. My husband who does not break out also loves it and my 11 yo DD now uses it as well and loves it. This is definitely a HG for me and I have repurchased several times.
I love this blush color. On me it looks more pink than peach and I do not notice the sparkles once it is on my cheeks, though it does look pretty sparkly in the pan. I held off buying this for years for some reason, but finally caved and I'm glad I did. One complaint is for NARS in general, I don't really like their packaging. It holds up fine but the soft black case picks up all the powder residue, etc from my makeyup case, making it look dirty, which annoys me.
Eye Shadow -Bare Escentuals - Glimmer- Queen Tiffany
holleque 6/24/2006 12:37:00 PM
This is quickly becommming the eyeshadow I reach for first. It is a lovely shade of warm shimmery brown and is nicely neutral used sparingly for a workday but if applied with a heavier hand, can be great for evening too. I have fair skin with dark brown hair & eyes and this shade works well for me.
I bought this and the shampoo and used them together. I was not impressed with either one, the conditioner did not moisturize my hair nearly enough and in conjuction with the shampoo gave me frizzy hair.
I hate to break the winning streak but I really did not like this shampoo, I am very glad I got it 50% off. It made my hair feel like straw and combined with the conditioner (which I also was not impressed with) my hair was more frizzy than usual.
This is my all-time favorite lipstick. I own two so I can always have it with me. It is a lovely neutral shade of pink that I would imaagine would look nice on just about anyone.
Makeup Brushes -Bare Escentuals - Maximum Coverage Concealer Brush
holleque 6/23/2006 1:51:00 PM
i love this brush! I use it to cover blemishes and around my eyes prior to using the foundation all over (though I use another mineral makeup than BE). My brush is not too stiff or uncomfortable to use and has not shed at all.
I love this cleanser - the best for my skin I've tried in a while. I have combination skin that gets more oily in the summer and more dry in winter. I am also very prone to breakouts. I do not have sensitive skin. This cleanser is gentle on me, removes all my makeup and very little goes a long way, for me using a full pump's worth is way too much. It does not irritate my eyes and is not too scented (something i hate). I would definately buy this again.
I have been on the fence about this shampoo (& conditioner). I think they perform pretty well, but the scent is just too strong for me in the shower. I spend the whole time eager to rinse it all out to decrease the smell. If you like perfumes this is probably ifne for you, but for me it is just too much scent. I will say after my hair is dry the scent is much less noticeable, thankfully!
I am really surprised there are not any reviews for Afterglow cosmetics. So I am the first! This is a mineral powder foundation similar to BE, Jane Iredale and Alima. I have tried both BE and Jane Iredale and was not that impressed, BE has always made me breakout. So I had given up thinking mineral foundations would work for me. I discovered Afterglow by accident when trying to use up a gift card for Amazon and discovered they carried this through Amazon. You can also find it on www.afterglowcosmetics.com. There is no Bismuth Oxichloride in these foundations, unlike BE, and I think that may be the culprit that makes me break out. They are also FAR less shiny - more natural looking. The ingredients are: mica, titanium dioxide, iron oxides, ultramarine blue, zinc oxide I love the look and feel of the foundation, there are many many colors to choose from, so it is fairly easy to find one that suits you.
I really do like the color of this blush, a very pretty pink shade, you can't go wrong with the color. My only gripe is that I find it has little staying power on me. I am surprised because I find the eyeshadopws and foundation stay well, but the blush seems to disappear in a couple of hours. I do love the color though, so I only deducted 1 lippie for the staying power.
Sunscreen -DERMAdoctor - DERMAdoctor Body Guard Exquisitely Light SPF 30
holleque 6/11/2006 6:10:00 PM
I guess I am one of the few who do not like this. I purchased this based on the large number of good reviews but I found this to feel heavy on my skin, not exquisitely light. I am 36 but still with very acne prone skin in the t-zone. I can't say I used this long enogh to actually get breakouts, but I could tell after the first use that it is too heavy for me, it never felt comfortable on. I have finally found Olay Complete sensitive skin SPF 15 and have been much happier with that.
I have this in Golden Gate (thanks to MUA reviews) and I love the color, a lovely pink, not really that golden. It goes on pretty sheer, so the color in the pot is misleading. I have found it pretty foolproof and apply it to the brush much the same way as i do the foundation.
I ahve had this color for years, I tend to use it only as a liner for it is a very intense green. A little goes a long way and takes a little practice, but if you look good with greens, this is a must! It can really look gorgeaous on.