Polishes -Sally Hansen - Complete Salon Manicure - Shell We Dance
laurenmn 5/24/2013 4:08:00 PM
I love this line of polish from Sally Hansen, it's durable, shiny and relatively chip free. This is the only one I haven't liked and I have about twelve. It goes on streaky and after three coats, you can still see the color of my nail bed through it. This is frustrating because since my skin is dark, it makes the pink look unhealthy. I will not purchase again. If you're looking for a comparable pink neutral that actually goes on more opaque, I recommend Sonia Kashuk's Sugar Rush. It requires a top coat but the color payoff is neutral and pink and pretty.
This is a very good value for the price. I have no idea what the name of the color is that I have, but I really like the product in general. It's a bit drying, but if you put on balm a few minutes before application it really lessens the drying effect. The color is fairly opaque and I like the matte finish. If you pat some balm on top after, it keeps the matte finish and it makes it much more comfortable. I love it.
Conditioner -TRESemme - Vitamin B12 & Gelatin Anti-Breakage
laurenmn 2/10/2013 1:04:00 PM
Oh my goodness. This is fantastic. I used to have tons of my hair come off in my hands after my showers but this has reduced it enormously and makes my hair super soft. Highly highly recommend.
This is the first brow kit I've tried and I love it. I have to be careful not to use too much of the powder because it is intensely pigmented. I plan on making this a regular in my routine, I approve.
Conditioner -Dove - Damage Therapy Conditioner Intensive Repair
laurenmn 11/13/2012 5:06:00 PM
This stuff is fantastic. My hair has been way over heated but this stuff makes it soft and silky, and you can't beat the cost. My hair has been relaxed chemically and this stuff is saving it. UPDATE I used this for four months and it never helped my hair breaking off. I just switched to the Tresemme Anti Breakage Conditioner and it makes my hair just as silky at the same low price and no breakage. If you have problems with breakage, this will not help at all.
I wanted a mascara lighter than my usual because when I wear contacts, the heavy mascara feels gross. Three coats of this makes my lashes long, separate and thick but feels lovely and light.
This is my new HG. The green tea feels delightfully soothing, and my breakouts have lessened in frequency using this only twice or so a week. I have sort of sensitive skin, so this stuff is glorious, especially for the price.
I really like this to conceal under my eyes and cover acne, as long as I set with powder. As a highlighter, I'd pass. Will repurchase.
Treatments -Garnier - Sleek & Shine Frizz Defeat Deep Treatment
laurenmn 8/18/2012 3:46:00 PM
I use this three times a week and it really works for me. I have dry, coarse hair and this makes it noticeably softer and silkier. Smells wonderful too! Much better than Aussie's.
Of all the mascaras I've tried, my absolute favorite. Makes my lashes long, curled, seperated and thicker with a sort of wet black sheen to them, in just one coat! I'm oily in the eye area but it doesn't smudge or flake on me. My lashes seem thicker and healthier since use as well.
Conditioner -Suave - Keratin Infusion Leave-In Conditioner
laurenmn 8/17/2012 1:15:00 AM
Godsend. I have chemically relaxed hair that needs all sorts of moisture and this does the trick. I mix it with Zero Frizz serum in my damp hair and by itself when it dries. I've been using it for four months and my hair is softer, thicker and healthier.
Love this stuff. The green-blue lines my brown eyes well, sets over liner perfectly, and doesn't budge. I like the creamy-gold along my lower lash line, it brightens my eyes and stays put. I wouldn't pay full price for it because its so expensive, but at BOGO its well worth it.
Treatments -Garnier - Sleek and Shine Moroccan Sleek Oil Treatment
laurenmn 7/5/2012 3:26:00 PM
I use mostly Garnier on my hair and skin, so no hate for the brand. I have thick hair that I recently cut to my chin, and chemically relaxed. It's naturally very curly and coarse, and sucks up moisture. I lead with all this because if you don't have my very specific hair type, this review is likely useless to you and I don't want you to judge the product based on it. But for my hair type, this stuff is too light. I can use two to three quarter size dollops on my hair and while it wont be oily, my hair still feels dry. I guess my hair absorbs it too fast or something, but I'll go back to schwarzkopf serum.
To be clear, I love the Nutrium Moisture feel of Dove Body Wash, and how soft it makes my skin. I DO NOT LIKE the smell, that is the only reason I wouldn't buy this again. The scent is very heavy and the lemonyness is too much like Pinesol to me.
Lip Treatments -Maybelline - Baby Lips in Peach Kiss
laurenmn 7/5/2012 3:18:00 PM
I would stay away from this if you're pale. I'm tan, so the peach color compliments my tan very nicely, and my naturally fairly pink lips. The shimmer is a tad on the heavy side, but if you apply it like a chapstick and not like a heavy handed lip gloss, the shine is flattering not cheap. Definitely a summer must have for me.