Love this! I tend to think that Kerastase's shampoos and conditioners are overrated, but their styling products are definitely worth it. At least, this one is: I have fine but dry, color-treated hair, and this works like a charm. I put in a dime-sized amount after rinsing out my regular conditioner, then mousse over top of it, and it just...works. It's kind of an invisible product-I don't notice it's there, it doesn't weigh my hair down, it doesn't make it incredibly soft, even. But my hair is better when I use it. It gives me, like, the best version of my hair. I don't ever want to be without it, and I have yet to find a cheaper dupe that comes close to working as well.
Such a great color! It's neither grey nor suede: It's kind of a cement-y, taupe-y nude with nude shimmer. It's perfect for when you want a neutral color that's a little...not edgier, but not blah, either. I love Revlon nail colors in general, and this one lasts forever.
This is so pigmented, it's really closer to a liquid lipstick. It goes on like a true, dragon lady blue/red, No shimmer, lots of shine. But just put on a tiny bit, or wait until it's been on a few hours, and it fades to a beautiful raspberry popsicle tint. Love it!
I have this in Nectar, which is a bright, medium-opaque corally pink. I coveted Nectar for at least a year before buying-the ridiculous price tag put me off. But everything Hourglass makes seems to be high quality and amazing and surprisingly worth it, and this gloss is no exception. It brightens my whole face, looks like it does in the tube but not in a frightening, neon way and lasts longer than glosses normally do on me. It's non-sticky, smells lightly but not intrusively of vanilla and is just pretty all-around great.
Lotions/ Creams -Unlisted Brand - Mountain Ocean - Skin Trip Coconut Lotion
ltiwdt 8/22/2011 7:30:00 PM
Good heavens, do I love this stuff. I first read about it on Intothegloss.com-it seems every beauty editor has it in her bathroom cabinet. The first time I used it, I wasn't impressed. I wanted a Coppertone-type smell, something that replicated that aggressively coconuty suntan lotion smell. This is very subtle, almost unrecognizable as a coconut scent-I'm not sure WHAT it smells like. I didn't think I liked it, but I kept reaching for it, and before I knew it, the bottle was almost gone, and I never finish stuff. It's not excessively moisturizing nor long lasting, but there's something about it-I'm totally obsessed with it! It's super cheap at luckyvitamin.com or vitacost.com-around 7 dollars for a decent sized bottle.
Polishes -Rescue Beauty Lounge - Grunge nail polish
ltiwdt 8/24/2009 12:49:00 PM
One of my favorite NP shades ever. The post below me is right-it's very hard to describe. It's sort of like a putty color with purple flashes when it hits the light. It's definitely office-appropriate, and it doesn't chip (knock wood) very easily. The only drawback is the price; if I could find a dupe, I'd use it instead.
Gels/Soaps -Trader Joe's - (Joes) Tea Tree Tingle Body Wash
ltiwdt 6/29/2009 2:41:00 PM
This comes in a tall bottle from Trader Joe's, and it's their store brand version of Giovanni's Triple Treat Tea Tree Oil, except it's a body wash instead of a shampoo. It's exactly like a cross between the TTO and Bliss's Minty wash: It's peppermint-y and perfect for summer. It doesn't have SLS, but it doesn't feel super moisturizing, either.
Lip Gloss -Sephora - Moroccan Sunrise Lip Gloss - Naked Peach
ltiwdt 5/23/2009 9:26:00 AM
A light, opaque peach gloss with medium staying power. It's like a less sheer version of Nars' Giza gloss: I swatched them side by side, and you can't really tell the difference. Packaging is cute, it's summery and light. A great find!
Hair Color -Garnier - Nutrisse Permanent Creme Hair Color
ltiwdt 2/3/2009 5:15:00 PM
I was nervous about using permanent color, but so far (one week and counting) I'm thrilled. I used light golden brown to cover my very dark brown hair with brassy red highlights. It toned down the highlights, gave me a little strawberry-ness overall, and was generally pretty great. It was easy to apply, and didn't drip, not did it dry my hair out as much as I expected. I have fine, medium length hair, and I almost used up the entire applicator bottle, which is rare for me, so anyone with super long, thick hair might want to think about getting two boxes. I can't vouch for the conditioner that came with this, (I used a kerastase one instead), but I'd re-color with it anytime.
Cleansers -Clarins - Cleansing Milk for dry to normal skin
ltiwdt 1/11/2009 2:48:00 PM
This is a pretty great everyday cleanser. My skin is so super dry/sensitive that even the most moisturizing cleansers make it feel tight. But this leaves it feeling-not moisturized, exactly, but at least not stripped. It's got a mild, swedish herbal scent to it, it's milky but not thick, and it cleans pretty well, though I'm not sure I would trust its ability to get off tough makeup, but for regular cleansing, it works like a charm.
I'm usually a drugstore mascara kind of girl, but this is an entirely decent mascara. It's good at lengthening, less good at thickening without clumping. It's not as easy to remove as other ones I've used, and it does smudge after a few hours. It seems to do everything decently, but nothing super well. Diorshow is better for volume, Rimmel with Lycra and Illegal Lengths are both better for lengthening. I'm not sure I could justify the price to rebuy this (I got this as a GWP): It's good, not great.
I don't know why this gets no love. It's a really good, easy to apply eyeliner that comes with a better-than-usual-quality brush. For someone like me, who's not good at applying liner, this couldn't be easier: A couple careful swipes, and I've got a lovely, medium purple liner (it's true, it's not wine-colored at all) that stays on all day, especially if I set it with powder. For the price, you really can't beat it.
LOVE this shampoo! I have medium thick, very fine hair that responds better to this shampoo than to almost anything else. It won't give you incredibly dramatic volume, but you will notice a difference, plus it smells great and doesn't dry/strip your hair.
Oh, how I love you, Giggle glossimer! My favorite glossimer (and one of my face glosses) ever. A lovely, non-sparkly pink. Kind of MLBB, but on me I don't see the brown others are seeing, just a medium bright, medium opaque prettiness. one of those lippies where there may be dupes, but it's not the same as the real thing. Doesn't last that long, but I'm embarrassed to say I love reapplying!
This is a great everyday lipstick that looks peachy-nude in the tube, but goes on a glowy YLBB pink. It's moderately moisturizing, and the lasting power is pretty decent. Probably not worth its price tag, but it's one of the better throw-it-on-without-a-mirror lipsticks out there.