Mascara -Cover Girl - Lash Blast Clump Crusher mascara
kmclallen 3/19/2013 1:34:00 PM
Like everyone else I have tried mascaras all my life -- not going to spend a ton of $$ I tried this one from reviews. I am totally sticking with this one for a long time. It does have the plastic brush thing that usually stabs be in the eye if I'm not careful, but this one is much better. It goes on nicely, I do have to make two applications but I would rather do that than smush too much on in the first place, easy to handle, nice coverage and separation without clumps. Nice product will be again.
I am reviewing this probably too soon, I used it and found that my hair possibly got even frizzier, but the next day and even later on that day it was much better and the next day is was soft and manageable. I tried it with the Style extender and both products together was AWFUL. dry fly away and very frizzy but soft, I was about to write this whole line off but the next morning I looked in the mirror and my hair looked beautiful, it didn't look like my hair. My hair didn't have the shine it usually does and its a little limp without as much control as I usually have, but there is great potential here for a HG product, and its worth it to play with it and try to get the right combo for my hair -- a little argan oil with the leave in treatments perhaps? I will update, with the price, I think the angels should start singing but I'm willing for a little bit anyway to try to figure these products out.
I used to think people who said face powder in any capacity was great -- I thought they were nuts, I have tried so many and they all made me look awful, dry and un-natural. But I bought a sample of Tempt Tryst and it is honesty really wonderful, covers well, perfect color for me and some how it doesn't make me look "powdery" or dry. It looks natural, I put it over LM tint or over concealer, looks great -- I can't believe it. Bought the full size last week.
I have used DHC olive oil cleanser for years. I never thought I would find anything as effective for taking off make up, it does dry my skin but it was a keeper. I now use Silk Naturals Apricot Cleansing Oil. OMG! this product works just as great for taking off make up, but it also leaves my skin hydrated and sooo soft! I always wash my face with a very gental cleanser along with an oil cleanser (my thing) but I will never be without this product, it is fantastic. This product is also less than 1/2 the price... sooo HG all the way!! UPDATE: I received the second batch of APO and the consistency was much heavier -- I put it in my face and my eyes started to burn like crazy. They burned so much I thought I was going to have to go somewhere, I couldn't see it was awful. Thinking this couldn't be I tried it again - same thing happened. I'm thinking the company either didn't mix it right or forgot an ingridient but I can't take a chance again I need to see -- sticking to my DHC cleansing oil -- never had a problem, its much more expensive but right now its worth it --
I was a little nervous abou this product, but with all the great reviews, I had to try it. I have hormonal 50ish skin that is pretty sensitive to most products that are acne "helpers". I applied the mask to moist clean skin, until dry ( a few minutes). My skin was a little dry, I applied moisterizer -- looked closely in a mirror and indeed my skin looked fresher and my pores looked smaller. Cool thing? It did seem to clean out my skin, I did get a couple very tiny pimples, but I think they were coming and this just brought them out, vanished immediately. I have tried the "spot treatment" and I must say, a blemish that has started has almost dissapeared overnight. Of course its not a miracle and I just started using it (will update) but I think I found something here. I don't experience a horrible sting, I feel something but nothing uncomfortable, the smell well, its mint not awesome but not terrible. I know I couldn't use this very often but I think I will try when I feel my skin needs some deep cleaning -- I will always use moisterizer. For $3.00, I think we have a keeper.
Almost 50 and I want to still wear eyeshadow without looking old, I couldn't get the colors to work. Either they were too powdery or frosty just looked bad. I actually stopped wearing any eyeshadow at all. I use this for a base, Painterly gives me a fresh start, not too light, or dark, with this blank page I can wear almost anything I want. It does make e/s lasts longer although if I had a hot day where I needed my make up to last all day, I would probably start with a standard e/s base under this. The color is actually kind of lavender/grey at first I thought this was a waste of $ but its really perfect, my guess is it would work on all skin tones etc. I could use with just a crease color, but I'm having too much fun re-discovering all my e/s I haven't tried in a long time!
I have terrible lips, they are skinny, undefined, they pretty much suck. I have a huge bin if lip glosses, lipsticks etc. lord knows how much $ I've spent. Enter in MAC subculture lip liner. Now all of those glosses/lipsticks are being used, this liner defines my lips just enough to hold color, bright color and natural color, just with a gloss? looks great. Very Happy! Love it!!!
After reading all the rave reviews I thought I would give this a try, I am partial to organic/natural products, since if you find the right one they seem to work better and almost always are far, far cheaper. I didn't have any high expectations since I don't usually get the same miraculious results that others do or I start to break out in a week. I am on week three and I have had no breakouts, my skin is very smooth, no dry flaky skin.. none!! I use it when my skin is still moist from showering or washing my face at night. If I use a small amount it soaks right in, ( just a couple drops) make up over it is no problem. At night I use a little more (my face looks a little greasy) but in the a.m. its just soo smooth and moisterized, it is truly amazing. I think my acne scars and dark spots are fading a little, I think it will continue slowly, which is fine with me. The smell is almost nothing, to me it's smells kind of like tea, but only for a few seconds. I will update, but so far, so good!! UPDATE: 03-25-2012 I have noticed that my "dark spots" are indeed fading, not completely but totally noticable, i.e. for the first time in a looong time I went out with only under eye stuff and mascara -- nothing on my face. wow... I have had a couple pimples but they don't last more than a day, and my skin is younger looking, moisterized.. love this stuff! UPDATE:05-24-12 can't say enough about this stuff. It is awesome, keeps my skin looking great,young, moisterized. when I do get a pimple, it just last a couple days, healing immediately. Dark spots fading, last week, I FORGOT to put base on.. seriously girls, I know it wont work on everyone, but it is worth a try!!!
Lip Treatments -E.L.F. - Studio Lip Conditioning Balm in Mellow Melon
kmclallen 2/6/2012 11:44:00 AM
Nice color, it was very creamy. But after a few minutes my lips started burning. I have never had a problem with lip balms, lipsticks, or lip glosses. So I don't know what they have in the balm that I would have that reaction. I am bummed because the color was nice, not too bright. The packaging is a little bulky but I would have dealt with if if I didn't have to wipe it off my lips frantacally after a few minutes.
I will never be without a container of oatmeal in my bathroom!! This is the BEST scrub/mask. I put generic plain oatmeal which costs me $3.00 for a huge container in a coffee grinder, 1/2 a cup, just for a few seconds. Then in a container with a waterproof lid. I use just a small handfull on my slightly wet face and scrub all the dead skin off. Then I wet it on my face so it has this oatmeal film on my face. It kind of looks like baby food, I keep it on for a few minutes, I brush my teeth or change my clothes. It is a little messy when I rinse it off, but its worth it!! My skin is sooo soft and clean, the next day, there's no dry skin, my skin is not dry. This is not harsh, it does not break me out, love it! I will never need to buy expensive scrubs or masks, this does everything!! That $3.00 will last me years!!
I LOVE this shampoo. I have colored treated hair and frizzes and puffs up in a heartbeat. I have tried EVERYTHING. My hairdresser wants me to try a $350.00 treatment every three months -- yeah? I don't think so! For the price I thought I would give this a try. Along with the conditioner, with my same leave in products, my hair is 100% better! Its soft, shiny and straight. It looks like I straightened it, it is beautiful. FYI: I also use two beyond the zone products, the heat protective stuff on my ends and for my leave in cocktail I use: Moisturizing leave in conditioner what ever I have, a jew drops of argan oil and the generic skiny anti-frizz stuff sally sells. If you have frizzy hair and don't know what to do, there is hope -- I spend less than 1/2 as much $$ as I used to with much, much better results!! I am never going back to frizz!! UPDATE: I don't use this anymore -- it actually dries my hair after a few washings. I am using ramdom moisturizing shampoos they seem to work better.
This cream is awesome. I have looked the world over and spent way too much money on expensive creams, none of which moisturize as much as this cream. I put what seems too much on and it is totally absorbed by morning, This will be a HG for me for a long time and its a fraction of what I used to spend. It does not sting my eyes at all -- UPDATE 03-15-2012: Still use this almost everynight, on vacation in the sun I use it during the day to keep my eyes from drying out -- still works great!!!
Hair -Sacha Cosmetics - Sally - Hair One Hair Cleanser and Conditioner
kmclallen 8/2/2010 11:34:00 AM
I have found it! I have been coloring my hair for over 10 years, and it gets so dry its awful like straw. I have really, really tried everything -- my bathroom closet looks like the clearance shelves at ULTA, seriously. I saw Wen on tv and looked on MUA for reviews found this product. It doesn't work for me for shampoo but reading a review from MUA suggested I use it as a conditioner and a leave in conditioner -- IT IS AWESOME!! My hair has not been this healthy in years. I use a little avacado oil along with Hair One as a leave on treatment (I only use 4 drops - a little goes a long way) Hair One helps my hair absorb the oil to take away frizzies and fly aways. I use Redken smooth (gold bottle) for shampoo. I usually wash my hair every other day. I can go another day without washing - it doesn't get that "dirty hair smell" I can go 3 days if I had to. It does seem I put too much in when my hair is still wet or even right after I dry it but after a 1/2 hour or so it absorbs everything and my hair is unbelievable!! I will NEVER be without this stuff I use the Jojoba one -- I don't have to straighten my hair anymore. When I need a little more control for curling or whatever I use Aveda Phomollient styling foam -- if you don't think there's any hope try this --- totally awesome!!!
I am hesitant to put oil on my face but I thought I would give it a shot -- I use it when I get up in the morning leave it on for about 45 minutes before I take a shower -- washes off clean, skin is smooth and moisturized, doesn't clog pores, works really well. I can see in my make up mirror that my skin is no longer dry,my make up goes on smoother and looks great -- will keep using. I have also been using on eyelashes -- maybe a little difference will update.
I have to say I am amazed -- I used vita E under my eyes for a while but too messy and I found a great night time eye cream (caudalie moisturizer mask) but I have tried it on my acne to heal -- it works better than anything I have ever tried, heals very quickly - my skin is completely different -- very happy.