Lips -Cover Girl - Outlast Lipstain - 440 Wild Berry Wink
liznewark 10/1/2009 3:32:00 PM
I really liked this product! I've been looking for something to give my lips color and gloss after gloss just didn't cut it! I'm a dark skinned black woman and my lips are unevenly colored. The bottom lip is a dark pink and my top lip is brown, like my complexion. All the topical colors just sit on both lips looking kinda weird! Most glosses don't adjust their color so that my lips look even colored. However, this lipstain did that! It made both my lips similar shades(red) and I'm very happy. I really like how it looks on my complexions with a little C.O. bigelow lip gloss on top! I'm ecstatic!
Conditioner -Trader Joe's - Balanced Moisturizing Nourish Spa Conditioner
liznewark 7/9/2008 2:38:00 PM
This conditioner is wonderful! It's inexpensive, moisturizes my dry, kinky-curly hair! I washed my hair and used this conditioner, because I didn't have time to deep condition. My hair was super soft and moisturized!! Definitely an HG conditioner and it has nothing but good for your hair ingredients!!
Misc Beauty Tools -Everyday Minerals - Large Mixing Jar [DISCONTINUED]
liznewark 7/9/2008 2:07:00 PM
I completely agree with the other reviews. I use the lid to mix my minerals to apply and it's the perfect size to be able to do that. I love it!!
I am a dark skinned woman and this shade was suggested by the sales person at the BE store. I wouldn't have picked it myself, but I thought, why not. I loved it! loved the coverage, loved the color pay out and will definitely be getting it!! She gave me a sample, but I want a full size now!
Moisturizers -Cetaphil - Daily Facial Moisturizer SPF15
liznewark 7/9/2008 1:57:00 PM
I have normal skin. A bit oilier in the summer and drier in the winter. I liked the face wash so I thought since dermatologist love this product it'll probably be good. NOT TRUE!! I am not in love with it. I don't feel like it moisturizes my face at all. I had to start adding another moisturizer under it in order to not feel dry. It's gotten better now, but I'm not in love with this product and won't be buying this again.
I read on Shake your Beauty that this color was the YLBB color for darker skinned women, so when I found out it was being discontinued, I had to have it. I called all the BBW and found which stores still had it. I bought 10 because they were only $2. I wasn't that impressed. I have the mentha lip shine and I really enjoy how it moisturizes my lips, but I haven't found the lip tint to be so moisturizing. This lip tint isn't as heavy as the lip shine and maybe that's why my lips don't feel as moisturized. Also, I don't know if my lips are too dark, but I don't see any color at all when I apply this. So I'll be putting 3 of these up on ebay, because I'm far more in love with the clear mentha lip shine!
A friend suggested this item, but for a Walmart $1 carmex girl like myself, I couldn't bring myself to shell out $7.50 on lipgloss. So my friend, who stocks up on these, gave me one to try. Initially I thought it was cool since it tasted like a candy cane, but damn sure not worth $7.50. Boy Boy was I wrong! It took until I started using the C.O. Bigelow lip tint (which I heard was YLBB on dark skinned women) for me to truly appreciate what the lip shine does. The lip tint was ok, but my lips weren't moisturized afterwards. I tried the lip shine again and WOW!! even after the shine disappears, my lips were extremely moisturized!!! It was exactly what I had been looking for, the reason I stopped using Carmex! I've found my HG!!!