Lotions/ Creams -Queen Helene - Cocoa Butter Hand and Body Lotion
kiki66 1/13/2013 10:58:00 AM
I have such dry skin, and most lotions I've used make my skin feel great for a few hours, then it's back to the dryness. This is the only lotion I've ever used that keeps my skin smooth and soft for the whole day! I love the smell too! I just wish it came in a pump, application would be a bit easier. But I will definitely keep buying this! It was relatively cheap too.
Misc Beauty Tools -Unlisted Brand - DUO eyelash adhesive
kiki66 11/22/2012 10:31:00 PM
I have tried so many eyelash glues, I was about ready to give up on false lashes forever. This is the only glue that made them stay on all night long. All other glues I've tried just couldn't keep the inner corners down. This one did the job fantastically. Also, peeling them off at the end of the night was a breeze, and no pain at all! My biggest issue is the applicator. It comes out really fast and you end up getting it all over the place and wasting some. I would recommend squirting a bit on your hand and then dragging the lash band through it, rather than trying to apply it directly on to the band. Also, if you are cheap like me and want to reuse your lashes later on, you have to spend quite a bit of time peeling the glue off, eye makeup remover won't get rid of it.
I absolutely ADORE all of the Lashblast mascaras...except for this one. To be fair, they aren't joking when they say 24 hours. I'm willing to bet this stuff would stay on for a week if you wanted it to. It's very goopy and thick coming out of the tube, which I thought was strange since none of the other Lashblasts did that. Since there was so much mascara on the wand, it clumped my lashes up like crazy. When it dried my lashes WOULD NOT BUDGE. When I tried to remove it at the end of the day, it took three separate scrubbings with my eye makeup remover, which I have NEVER in my life had to do. Irritated the crap out of my eyes and pulled a few eyelashes out to boot. Such a harsh formula, definitely would not recommend this for anyone with sensitive eyes or sparse lashes. Going out to buy Lashblast Fusion, and throwing this 24 hour crap away!!!
Cleansers -L'Oreal - Gentle Lip & Eye Makeup Remover
kiki66 9/23/2012 8:36:00 PM
This is all I use now. It's non-greasy, non-irritating, removes everything, and washes off easily. Also, the little squirty thing at the top keeps you from wasting product, so it lasts a lot longer. I seriously love this stuff.
This is the best mascara I have ever tried. The greatest thing about it, in my opinion, is that the bristles are rubbery, so they don't stick together after a while like the more hair-y ones. Which means my lashes continue to look amazing even when the tube is almost empty! The wand size takes a bit of getting used to, it's quite big around so it's strange to maneuver at first. Not difficult, just strange. Adds volume + length all at once, completely coats lashes, non flaky, non clumpy, dries quickly. I don't think I'll ever buy another mascara, this is my brand now :)
Shave Products -Unlisted Brand - Magic shaving powder softsheen carson
kiki66 9/23/2012 8:24:00 PM
First of all, I need to say that it took me wayyyyy too long to get this open and I completely wrecked my nails. They could definitely improve the packaging!! The product itself is WONDERFUL. I used it on my "bikini area" as I am much too sensitive to shaving, and I have tried pretty much everything else on the market, including Veet, Nair, waxing, threading, epilators...you name it. I was about to give up when I read about this online and thought I'd give it a try. I applied it to my entire - and I mean entire - "down there" area, left it on for 7 minutes like the can said, scraped it off, then rinsed. The hair just came right off so easily, all of it. And the paste itself was so incredibly gentle; I really wasn't careful to avoid any delicate bits but they were not irritated at all! And believe me, that means a lot coming from a girl who can't even handle a simple razor blade there. Just a tip for those trying it for the first time: be very patient when you're mixing the powder with water. It doesn't want to mix for about 1 or 2 minutes, but eventually they will cooperate and form the thick paste it's supposed to. Another thing - results last about as long as shaving. So if you want to be completely smooth all the time, you need to do this quite often. But no razor burn or irritation whatsoever!
I bought this foundation because I have acne-prone skin and felt my regular foundation was only making my acne worse. Since I started using this, my acne has not cleared up like I had hoped, but to be fair the makeup didn't make it any worse, and I'm pretty sure my acne is caused by hormones, not the products I use. What I love about this foundation is it is really easy to put on and gives medium-full coverage from the first layer. If you want more coverage in certain spots, you can layer the powder seamlessly and it will definitely give you a flawless finish. My only complaint is that because my skin gets very oily throughout the day, the foundation tends to get cake on my t-zone. Blotting papers and a bit of setting powder can fix this quickly, though. All in all, it's a very good foundation and you definitely get a lot of bang for your buck. Probably not the best choice for those with dry or oily skin though.
I can't say I've tried many dry shampoos, but this one suits my needs just fine. If you have straight fine hair like me, you can understand how difficult it can be to style your slippery hair into an updo, or even curl it for that matter. Basically you just spray this stuff through your hair like hairspray, let it kind of dry in your hair, then comb it through evenly. It will soak up any grease you have and give your hair kind of a matte look. It also makes hair much easier to style, and gives it a lot of volume. My only complaints are that the smell is quite strong (it chokes you), and depending on your hair colour it can leave a sort of greyish tinge in your hair, but as long as you spray and comb it through evenly this shouldn't be a problem. Also, if you plan on brushing your hair after putting this in, don't. Use a comb if needed so you don't end up pulling all your hair out!