I have used a lot of HE mascara primers. I liked Shiseido's at first, but it was such a chore to take it off. I've used smashbox, lancome, shu, you name it, I've tried it. This one was a nice suprise. It does not make lashes dry or sticky and gives a full white coverage before I apply mascara. Holds curl nicely and does not flake or clump. I am a mascara whore and I have about 10 different HE brands in my drawer and regardless of brand, this works. I will concider it an HG, but like a true addict, I will continue looking for bigger and better things. Highly reccomend!
Fragrances -Creative Scentualization - Light Comes From Within
ktbzee 10/12/2008 6:40:00 PM
I really like this stuff. It is a peaceful scent and not too "green." I have a few of these in the purse pens and I love it, because it is so easy to cary around and I can touch up in public with out spraying anything in the room. Love this stuff!
I am loving these nail polishes! I am not that skilled in applying polish and it usually take me a long time to get a decent looking manicure with out "messing up." I always either have too much polish on the brush and it never dries, or not enough and by the time I dip it back in to finish the nail the half I already painted is a little dry or something and it streaks or gets bumpy. I am very anal about nails and I was sure this would be a dissapointment but I was very pleasntly suprised. I have always used OPI or Essie, but I prefer Lippmann and this is equal in quality and so easy to apply. I love Express-Ion of love. It is such a fun and pretty pink. I hear this line has been discontinued so I am going to surf the web and stock up now!
This is a staple for my shower! I stock up eyery time Beauty Brands has its Liter Sale, at $10.98 you can't really beat it! The only think I am not a fan of is the packaging. It comes in a tub with a screw top lid so water would get into it if I wasn't really careful. I am not taking off a lippie though because I bought the pump that fits on the top for about $1. This is a great moisturixing conditioner I use every few days. I don't have problems using it on a daily basis and often do when I travel, but I have about 5 conditioners in the shower and I like to rotate them. Highly Reccomended!
Moisturizers -Paula's Choice - Skin Balancing Moisture Gel
ktbzee 6/16/2008 8:21:00 PM
I have had this lotion for about 2 months, I don't think I would call it an HG, just lack of something I like better. When my skin is very dry, I use something else, as this is very light. I don't hesitate to put it on under make up because I know it won't have that greay heavy feel. I have combination, acne prone skin. I reach for this just about every other day, but I am still looking. I am undecided if I would buy this agian.
Treatments (Eye) -ModelCo - lash + brow growth stimulator
ktbzee 5/24/2008 9:41:00 PM
I just got this today and just put it on for the first time. I used it only on my lashes. The applicator is a comb and the stuff goes on thick and white so you can see it. It is not clear like the Talkia Lipocils I usually use. I was scared at first since a previous reviewer said it really stung, but it doesn't sting me at all. So far so good. I will add more info in a few weeks since I obviously can't say for sure how well it works. I am also using revitalash. That DOES work :)
I thought I had a holy grail in my Shu until I gave this a try. For some reason it curls better?? I always thought a curl was a curl, but there is something about this curler. It is lasting longer than any of my Shu...usually bought a new Shu every month and a half or so, but this is going on 4 months strong. I misplaced it and had to go back to the Shu for a few days...a NEW one at that. I still liked this one MUCH better :) A+
I love this soap!! I don't think I should call it soap though, this stuff is way better. I use this all over and it gets me clean,even after a long sweaty work out. It is also has an amazing texture! It moisturizes with out being greasy, sticky or heavy. This is a great formula! I bought it in a few scents and so far so good. Thanks MadCitySue!!!
Hair -Unlisted Brand - Because I'm the Princess (BITP) Protein Hair Mist in Cherish
ktbzee 4/27/2008 12:08:00 AM
When I first got this, I wasn't too sure on the scent, but after I let it cure for about a week, I like it much better. I would have given it 5 start, but it is a bit too buttery/caramely for my taste. It is soooo rich. When I sprayed it on wet hair I used way to much...like 6 or 7 sprays. I dried my hair but it was really greasy and had to wash it and dry it again before I left for work. I think one or maybe 2 sprays to only the ends would have been good. I use the Hair mist on my skin and it works fabulous. I may like the texture of the hair mist better than the texture of the body mist...I probab;y won't buy this scent again since I have it in lotion, hair mist and edp...there are just way too many things out there I want to try!
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - BITP Body Mist in POP STARZ
ktbzee 4/27/2008 12:01:00 AM
This arrived in my second ever order from BecauseImThePrincess.com or BITP. I liked it on a cold sniff right out of the package, and even more once I sprayed it on my skin. It is a Pink Sugar type scent mixed with Strawberry. It is pretty sweet, but I think I am liking it, especially for the warm weather. I have it is the Aloe Silk Body Mist. It goes on a bit heavy at first and feels a tad oily, but it has since absorbed to a moist powdery feel...if that is possible to comprehend :) I will buy this scent again. Also, I turned my t shirt inside out and misted the fabric and it still smells good and ture to the scent until I wash it :) This one gets a Yummy 5 lipsticks in my book :)
Scrubs -Unlisted Brand - MCS Mad City Sue Whipped Sugar Scrub
ktbzee 4/19/2008 10:57:00 PM
I got this in the mail today...just TWO days after I places the order...talk about fast shipping :) I got this is Fresh Marshmallow and it is amazing! It is not the kind on scrub that has oil on top and scrub on bottom, it is a uniform gritty sand texture. If I hold it in the palm of my hand it will maintain shape and does not drip when I apply it. The marshmallow scent is to die for. It was really hard for me not to taste it :) Great price. Next time I am going to order frosted pink cupcake. That scent is also scrumptious! (have it in the soap).
I thought this was the best thing since the Shu Eyelash curler, then I discovered MUA. Like others have said the reviews are mainly based on what is in them, not on her experiance using the product for any ammount of time. I find the reviews here are so much more accurate and you get viewpoints from various ages/skin types. I will stay with MUA forever!!! I will not renew the subscription as long ad MUA is around. Can I get about 100 lippies for MUA???? Hooray for MUA!!!
First of all, I have tried EVERYthing and I mean that. From cheap d/s conditioners, to the highest of high end, and this is by far the BEST I have ever tried. I think it is my new HG conditioning miracle. The ammount of slip my hair has after I rinse it AMAZING!!! I have never felt my hair like this. It is really tempting to use it everytime I shampoo, but I am a big believer in never using the same shampoo and conditioner two times in a row. I do use it every two or three times though. I was woried that hair that smooth would surely turn into a grease-ball in no time, but day two was looking pretty darn good for the humidity here in TX lately :) Some reviewers commented that they didn't like the smell, honestly, I'd spread dog poo on my hair if worked this well...ok maybe I am going a little over board, but this stuff is the bomb! I will buy again and I bought a nice empty bottle to store it in since the container is a bit flimsy. Three Thumbs WAY up!!!
Mascara -Shiseido - The Makeup Mascara Base [DISCONTINUED]
ktbzee 3/16/2008 12:03:00 AM
I bought this a few days ago. I am sure I can say with certanty that I love it, will repurchace and it will be an HG until something better is invented. I think the trick to getting the most out of this product is: STEP 1: using a metal lash comb and comb lashes STEP 2: curl lashes w/ Shu or Kevyn Aucoin curler STEP 3: comb thru again STEP 4: Apply Base STEP 5: comb thru Step 6: Apply mascara and comb through if needed to remove clumps. I know, I know, seems like a lot of steps, but probably adds less than 3 minutes to a MU application at most if you are efficient. This keeps curl in my lashed all day and they always look long, lush and soft.
Mascara -Yves Saint Laurent - Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils
ktbzee 3/15/2008 11:55:00 PM
I love it. I don't know what else I can say about it that hasn't already ben said. It lengthens intensly and thickens smoothly with out clumps and never flakes through out the day. I have many mascaras because I have a problem and I can't stop buying them, but everytime I wear this one I always get a compliment or two. My little sis can wear it with contacts and no problems for her and she usually had trouble finding non-irritating stuff. Sooooo worth it!