Styling Products -John Frieda - Frizz-Ease Straight Fixation Smoothing Creme
housegurl 12/23/2011 7:16:00 PM
Love love love this stuff! I have very fine hair and needed something to control my frizz and static hair for the winter. I bought this on a whim and it works really well. I only use a very small dap of it on the top of my head and my ends. It controls the frizz and makes my hair look shiny. Best of all, no more static hair!
Liquid -Estee Lauder - Nutritious Vita-Mineral SPF 10
housegurl 12/1/2011 3:11:00 PM
I've been looking for a good makeup to wear for normal, everyday use. I usually wear Laura Mercier oil free foundation but it's a little heavy to wear everyday. I got a sample of this from Macy's and love it! It glides on well and looks natural while still covering imperfections. I have oily t-zone as well and do not get shiny throughout the day. I am not sure it would work well for my skin in the summer but works well during the colder seasons.
Shampoo -Nuance by Salma Hayek - Mamey Fruit Volumizing Shampoo
housegurl 11/25/2011 5:40:00 PM
I saw the sample size shampoo and conditioner at CVS and decided to give them a shot since they were only about $2. I have been using it for about a week now and love it!! I have thin, curly hair that I straighten everyday. It gives my hair extra volume and makes it feel soft and shiny. I've tried many of the expensive brands such as Kerastase, Ken Vo, Ojon, Nexxus, Biolage etc and have been trying to find a good shampoo at a lower price. This product probably works better for my hair than all of the expensive brands I've tried. I didn't think it would work as well as it did but I'm glad I decided to give it a try! I'm going today to buy the full size bottle.
I've been using this mask for several years and love it, especially for the price! I use it about once every 2 weeks or if I feel like I'm about to break out. Don't overuse it or it will dry out your skin. I leave it on for about 15 minutes then rinse off. I also use it as a spot treatment on pimples and it dries them out within a few days. It works a lot better than the more expensive masks out there. If you're looking for a good inexpensive mask, I'd give this one a try.
In love with this mousse! My new favorite! I've been using the Smooth Operator mousse which has worked ok but does not give my hair the volume that this one does. It only takes a small amount also so for those who claim that it makes their hair greasy, you might be using too much. I accidentally put too much in my hair today and found it a little bit greasy. But if you use the right amount, it gives the hair really nice, natural volume without feeling stiff. I just cut my bob hair shorter and I was able to do more with it after using this mousse. I have very dry hair too and it also seems like gives it more shine. I would recommend it to anyone looking for natural volume and extra lift to the hair. Worked wonders for mine!
Styling Products -Got 2 Be - Fat tastic Collagen Hair Spray
housegurl 3/30/2011 10:29:00 PM
My new favorite hairspray! What I love about this hairspray is that it provides a good, medium hold without stiffness or stickiness. It leaves the hair still feeling natural but it gives it extra volume and lift where you want it. I have tried the Got2Be Smoothing hairspray (which I love for the smell!) and the Volumizing hairspray but this one would have to be my favorite hold.
I did not like this product. It was recommended to me by a lady at Trade Secret so I thought I would give it a try. I used it and blow dried my hair straight and found that it weighed my hair down way too much. When I woke up in the morning, my hair was flat as a board. It did make it very soft but probably wouldn't recommend it to those with fine hair. It seems as though it's made for curly hair anyway so I would say those with thick wavy/curly hair would have better luck with it.
Styling Products -Got 2 Be - Smooth Operator Smoothing Hairspray
housegurl 9/29/2009 10:09:00 PM
I've been looking for the perfect hairspray and finally found it! It won't give a strong hold or make your hair firm or stiff, it's perfect for those who want flexible hold. Not only does it work great, it smells great! Finally a hairspray that doesn't smell like alcohol. The bottle is really cute too with dangling charms. I would recommend to anyone who's looking for a light finishing spray.
I am in love with this eyeshadow!! I've been wanting a pretty gold shimmery eyeshadow to wear on the weekends. I stopped by Nordstrom's and had the lady try it out on me. It's a really fun shadow and perfect for going out. My new favorite!
Treatments (Eye) -Olay - Professional Pro-X Eye Restoration Complex
housegurl 8/9/2009 11:28:00 PM
I've been using this product for about 2 months now. I've noticed my eyes look less tired, undereye circles have gotten lighter and the skin around the eye looks tighter and smoother. It does not sting at all and actually makes my makeup go on smoother. I usually don't do drugstore face products but I'm glad I decided to try this one out. I am very happy with this eyecream and will be buying another one when I run out!
Wow! This stuff works great. I recently had my dark brown hair colored with caramel and dark blonde highlights and some of the caramels turned an orangish-red and blondes turned a little yellow. I didn't want to ruin my hair by having it re-colored so I decided to try the Blue Malva conditioner. I was skeptical at first bc one lady told me it might turn my hair green and another said it was only for blonde hair. But I decided to try it out anyway and it calmed down my orange towns and brassiness. I think it darkened my blondes a little bit giving it a more subtle look which is what I was wanting in the first place! I am definitely impressed with the product and recommend it for anyone that wants to get rid of their brassy tones.
Eye Shadow -Smashbox - Eyelights Eye Shadow Trio - Flash
housegurl 9/26/2008 1:13:00 AM
I have this product in "Beam." The colors are amazing and have lasted a very long time. They are very pigmented and stay on all day long. I use the creamy white color under my brow, the light pink on my lids and the bronze on the crease. They are so easy to use and take about 30 seconds to put on. I'm considering getting all 3 sets of colors, love them!
Styling Products -TiGi - S-Factor Chic Shine Hairspray
housegurl 9/26/2008 1:05:00 AM
This hairspray was way too strong for my hair! I was looking for a more flexible hold that would add shine and it did neither. It made my hair hard and it actually dried it out more. I returned it and would not recommend it for someone wanting a light hold.
I got a sample of this at the Kiehl's counter. I've been using it at night as a spot treatment after breakouts and it works really well! My pimples go away over night or in a couple of days. It helps to dry them out and make the redness go down. The only bad thing about it, is it gets a bit messy. It ends up on my pillow from sleeping on the side of my face at night but that's my only complaint so far. I've been using it for about a month now and will continue to use it.
I didn't like this shampoo the first time I tried it. I had it stashed away and after running out of my other shampoo, had no other choice but to use it again. I really liked it the second time I used it. It made my hair more manageable and easier to fix and gave it more shine. I'm not sure if it was because I used it with a new conditioner but I am now on my second bottle. The price is affordable and it does the trick.