Mascara -Christian Dior - Diorshow Black Out Mascara
iamtr0uble 10/10/2009 12:12:00 AM
I love this mascara:) More than I love the original Diorshow.....but I believe I might have bought an old package of the original Diorshow so I cannot actually comment. However, this mascara went on smooth for me & my lashes instantly became a sleek shade of black.....lengthened, separated....did not get smudging or flaking.....smells wonderful. I love it! :)
Maybe I received an old package of this mascara.........when I took the wand out it was very sticky, gloppy & just didn't look like it would go on smoothly. I had the worst spider lashes ever! :(
I love this eyebrow pencil:) I bought it in the shade of black since I'm asian with dark features.......it goes on with a natural shade/look....blends very nicely & doesn't give a fake "look, i have to fill my eyebrows in" look (which i have had in the past from other eyebrow pencils:( It looks like the pencil will last a long time as well since it is not too soft.
I was surprised how cheap this mascara is.....only $8.50 & it makes my lashes much darker & gives them nice definition & some volume for my tiny asian eyelashes. I always use an eyelash curler so I don't know how well it curls on its own.....but I like it anyways. Cruelty-free, cheap.......also it is a very wet wet mascara, so it needs time to dry so it doesn't smudge. I like how it doesn't clump on me either. :)
Treatments -John Masters - vitamin C anti-aging face serum
iamtr0uble 10/18/2008 5:24:00 PM
I absolutely love John Masters Organics.......I am on the fence with this one particular product. I was already using the Green Tea & Rose Hydrating serum as my base & I LOVE how it makes my skin feel & it smells lovely as well. This one (vitamin c anti-aging serum) smells a bit funky & I don't know if it is doing anything yet. Mind you, I'm only 25....so I am not exactly at the age where I can talk about whether my deep wrinkles are vanishing etc etc......but I guess this is good preventative care:) Update: LOVE IT.....makes my skin smooth, soft & glow:)
Happy I got it cheap online...$4.99.......I am not very impressed by it at all. It mostly just defines your lashes.....no volume or length.....just imagine mixing vaseline & charcoal dust & wiping it on your lashes....TADA...you got Avon superSHOCK. mind you.....it flakes like a motherf*cker. so.....i'm still on the search for my HG mascara! did you know that mascara was invented by a NY chemist mixing vaseline & charcoal dust for his little sister named Maybel? hence....first brand mascara= maybelline! :P
Scrubs -Collective Wellbeing - Collective Wellbeing Honey Buff
iamtr0uble 9/23/2008 8:01:00 PM
:D i am so happy i found this scrub. it is organic, cruelty-free, smells nice, & leaves my skin soft, clean & glowing. i have found my HG face regimen consisting of first cleansing my face with the John Masters Rose Foaming Face Wash, exfoliating with the Jojoba & Ginseng Cleanser, then 2-3 times a week I use Collective Wellbeing Honey Buff MIXED WITH Alba Botanica Hawaiian Pineapple Enzyme Scrub & scrub it lightly on my face & then let it sit there for about 20-30 minutes (the whole length of my shower) & rinse. Talk about SMOOOOOTH & SOFT SKIN OMG. Rinse with cold cold water, pat dry......use John Masters Green Tea & Rose Hydrating Serum & "Live Live & Organic Bee Yummy Skinfood" & their eye cream. For the mornings, I also use Kimberly Sayer spf 25 light moisturizer for the sun protection, it's non-greasy & doens't make me break out:) My face is glowing, smooth & even-toned. :D Update: Stopped using Alba scrub.....now using Collective Wellbeing Active Charcoal Hot Pore Cleansing Scrub before scrubbing with the Honey Buff. Prolly would be too harsh for some others, but my skin handles it & comes out clear, smooth, glowing & soft. I still let the Honey Buff sit on my face like a mask so the honey heals & nourishes my skin. I guess the charcoal purges & the honey soothes/heals.
:D i am so happy i found this facial cleanser. it is organic, cruelty-free, smells nice, takes off my eye makeup & leaves my skin soft, clean & glowing. i have found my HG face regimen consisting of first cleansing my face with the John Masters Rose Foaming Face Wash, exfoliating with the Jojoba & Ginseng Cleanser, then 2-3 times a week I use Collective Wellbeing Honey Buff MIXED WITH Alba Botanica Hawaiian Pineapple Enzyme Scrub & scrub it lightly on my face & then let it sit there for about 20-30 minutes (the whole length of my shower) & rinse. Talk about SMOOOOOTH & SOFT SKIN OMG. Rinse with cold cold water, pat dry......use John Masters Green Tea & Rose Hydrating Serum & "Live Live & Organic Bee Yummy Skinfood" & their eye cream. For the morning, besides the Live Live & Organic Bee Yummy Skinfood, I use Kimberly Sayer SPF 25 Light Moisturizer to give me sun protection. Never broke out from any of this, so I'm happy as can be haha:) My face is glowing, smooth & even-toned. :D
Conditioner -John Masters - Honey & Hibiscus Hair Reconstructor
iamtr0uble 9/23/2008 7:49:00 PM
i use this along with the citrus & neroli hair detangler & honey & hibiscus shampoo. my hair is like a bird's nest when wet since it's very chemically damaged....so once or twice a week i'll use both the citrus-neroli AND this honey & hibiscus reconstructor in my hair, let it sit for 30 minutes & rinse. i do not have oily hair at all & i still don't even with treatments like that...but it does leave my hair very very shiny & soft. after rinsing it all out, i do a blast of cold cold water to tone my skin & just make my hair very very shiny:) i wish the product was bigger in size though!
Conditioner -John Masters - Citrus & Neroli Detangler
iamtr0uble 9/23/2008 7:42:00 PM
Smells very nice, conditions my chemically damaged hair very well.....I use it like a hair mask for a good 20-30 minutes & my hair is very soft. i also use it afterwards as a leave-in conditioner.....which doesn't hurt since it smells lovely too. i love it since it's organic & cruelty-free. price hurts a bit though:(
Skincare - Face -Yves Rocher - Pure Calmille Gentle Alcohol-Free Toner
iamtr0uble 5/4/2008 8:24:00 PM
I love this toner....it is my HG!!!! I use it after I wash my face & it just leaves my skin feeling even fresher & glowing :) The smell is wonderful & it doesn't sting/dry my face at all. It also really helps my moisturizer sink into my skin nicely. I am definitely purchasing again!
Cleansers -Yves Rocher - Inositol Vegetal 2in1 Cleanser + Toner
iamtr0uble 4/10/2008 10:34:00 PM
i love yves rocher, but i was disappointed with this cleanser. didn't remove my makeup much at all & i hate the lotion-like texture:( give me bubbles!
i absolutely adore this powder! :) it is my HG! it smells SO nice & makes me feel fresh & dry. i started using powders as a way of getting extra protection for the natural deodorants such as tom's of maine & the crystal (non-antiperspirants). i was using johnsons & johnsons scented powders at first.....but i wanted to go cruelty-free with the powder along with the deodorants, so i tried burt's bees & i'm happy i did! i used tom's of maine long-lasting apricot deodorant with burt's bees powder dusted on top & after an HOUR and some of weight-training & step aerobics......i still smelled fresh! mind you, i was sweating all over, but the underarms were dry! :D i don't exactly know if it's b/c i do not sweat profusely in the underarm area buuut maybe it is the deodorant & powder working in harmony:) very very happy i found the powder! :D
I do not know what I truly think about this product. I want a deodorant that is aluminum-free, cruelty-free & all natural.....however, even before they changed the formula to using hops instead of the original lichen.......I have broken out into rashes & irritation from it. The scent of lovely apricot never fades or changes.....but I just wish my underarms weren't so sensitve. Update: loooooooooove this deodorant! smells so so so nice & lasts a long time. along with tom's of maine apricot deodorant i put some Burt's Bees Baby Bee powder on top for extra protection. i work out every day & i was in step aerobics class one day for an hour so i decided i would give toms of maine the test :P i sweated like crazy but never smelled bad! :D i also have to thank my father's genes for not sweating badly in the underarms too:P i do not use any deodorant when i go to sleep so i can give my skin time to breathe & rest :P i also put on burt's bees buttermilk lotion on my underarms after i shave to help soothe the skin BEFORE i put on the deodorant to help prevent irritation & so far it has worked:) so i have found my HG's :D
Fragrances -Victoria's Secret - Amber Romance Body Splash
iamtr0uble 4/5/2008 12:36:00 AM
I got this as a gift......& i feel bad but i cannot tolerate the scent even if you paid me. i absolutely agree with the previous reviewer & i'll be blunt about it.......it smells like old women.....old women who get their hair done short & poofy, use baby oil to tan on the beach, wear bright makeup, smoke capris & virginia slim lights & have the voice of Harvey Fierstein. It's that horrible musky smell....I do not have a weak stomach, but this is definitely a scent that makes me literally gag.