I wish I could love this product because it gives a beautiful finish to the lashes; it really does voluminize and separate the lashes beautifully. However, it is smudge city not too long after you apply it. And lawd forbid you put it on your lower lashes! Youll look like a raccoon by the end of the day. Really disappointing.
I cant speak to the color accuracy of this product, as the henna color I chose was almost exactly my own hair color (naturally a very dirty blonde, chose light brown), but the henna did add dimension and shine to my hair, and it was incredibly gentle. It didnt loosen up my curls, as I had read on here that it might. The process was simple and left me with soft and shiny hair. I purchased my box at Whole Foods for around $11.
BB Cream -Maybelline - Dream Fresh 8-in-1 BB Cream
kushiez 9/5/2012 11:14:00 PM
I really like the finish this gives, however it broke me out something awful and actually made my oily skin look oilier :/
Misc Beauty Tools -Unlisted Brand - Salux Nylon Japanese Bath Towel
kushiez 8/28/2012 8:24:00 AM
This has been one of the best product recommendations I have gotten from MUA. I love how easy it is to use and how wonderfully exfoliating it is on your body. I have heard of people using this on their face, however I would caution against that unless you have skin of steel. Its super hygenic also; you can stick it in the washing machine once in a while with some bleach and bam! Good as new.
I liked this brush .. Up until the bugger completely fell apart. I take good care of my brushes and dont overuse this particular brush, so imagine my suprise when the entire bunch of fibers just fell off the handle, rendering this brush completely useless. I only had it for a few months too. Blah.
Treatments -Stridex - Maximum Strength Soft Touch Pads Alcohol Free (Red jar/box)
kushiez 8/18/2012 5:48:00 PM
These destroyedddddd my skin. Left my whole face full of redness, sensitivity, and huge pimples.
This product is something, for me anyhow, that I have to be pretty desperate to use. If a pimple is particularly angry and red, I will use this, because it does reduce size and inflammation as promised. However, my skin around the area where I use this stuff reacts pretty horribly, and is red, dry and itchy as heck for at least a few days after using this stuff. I definitely wont be repurchasing. I will continue to look for a spot treatment that works without the awful side effects.
Moisturizers -Unlisted Brand - Extra Virgin Olive Oil
kushiez 5/22/2012 12:27:00 AM
Love it on salad, hate it on my face. Tried taking off my makeup a few nights with this stuff and ended up broken out even after cleansing with a clarisonic. I never missed real cleansing oils more in my life..
Toners -Unlisted Brand - Bragg's Apple Cider Vinegar
kushiez 4/24/2012 10:29:00 PM
This has been a god send for me. I had a patch of dermatitis on the side of my nose that was itchy and peel and red and just plain out disgusting. I tried everything you can think of to cure it: various creams, gels, ointments, you name it. After trying to soothe it away with nice gentle creams, I got so frustrated I thought I would try to "burn" it away with something a little more harsh. Enter ACV. I read reviews on here of people really liking this as a toner, so I put a little on a cotton ball and rubbed it on clean skin and tada! Next morning, my patch of dermatitis was at least 60% better. As I kept using it, slowly but surely, it is almost gone. I definitely notice a difference when I stop using this nightly before bed, so I will continue to use this until I find something more permanent. LOVE this stuff. P.S. You can drink a little bit of it too, apparently it has great health benefits.
Powder -Makeup Artist's Choice (MUAC) - Kathleen Mineral Makeup Rice Powder
kushiez 3/27/2012 10:38:00 AM
The oil control of this product is phenomenal! I used to have to blot every two hours but with this, I touch up midday and Im set. It also doesnt irritate my insanely reactive skin. I cant wait till summer comes with its sunscreen and uber oilies .. Bring it on :P
Pressed Powders -Maybelline - Dream Matte Pressed Powder
kushiez 3/27/2012 12:03:00 AM
Very meh oil control and broke me out horribly in little white bumps and big angry pimples. I gave it two stars because it does give a nice finish .. Until your face gets angry and revolts.
Lipstick -Physicians Formula - Happy Booster Glow and Mood Boosting Lipstick
kushiez 3/21/2012 8:37:00 PM
I bought this lipstick in I<3NUDE at CVS for around 4 bucks (9.50 retail, I believe) and I am split right down the damn middle about it. Most important thing is that it sure as hell isn't a nude shade, I don't know where they got that name from. I would call it more of a milky coral shade.I've been lemming MAC VG Nicki for so long now, and while this isn't a dupe for it at all, it's what I would've wanted Nicki to look like on me (I'm cool toned PPP with pigmented lips), so lemming satisfied on a budget. The packaging really sucks though. You have to place the cap just so so you don't accidentally hack off a piece of the lipstick. And the formula is a little meh, it definitely feathers a bit more than some other l/s I have, but because it definitely is a color I've been wanting for a long time, I will keep it and love it all the same.
Complete crap. I was suckered in by the cute packaging, which is the only plus this stuff has going for it. It actually dried out my lips something awful. Moral of the story: never send in a cute Maybelline product to do a Chapstick's job. >:/
Hair -Sacha Cosmetics - Sally - Hair One Hair Cleanser and Conditioner
kushiez 10/12/2011 11:00:00 PM
I tried this, like others, before trying Wen because its so expensive. I am just not impressed at all, plus it makes my hair fall out. I notice a lot more shedding when using this product than I do when using regular shampoo. You need to use SO much product and work it into your hair SO much honestly its just way too much effort for such an incredibly mediocre result.
It bleeds like crazy over wet polish, dry polish, bare nails ..you name it, Ive tried it. Any way you spin it, this product sucks.