This fragrance is amazing to me-it is just as others have described it-a little powdery, a little spicy, subtle in its sexiness. The funny thing is, I usually hate spicy and powdery, but when I found this scent I realized that I only dislike those elements when they are heavy. I am normally drawn to fresh, clean, floral, daytime type fragrances but this one is a rare exception. When I wear it I feel very warm, sexy, and, I don't know, just good. Very good.
Uhoh. Looks like my longtime HG lip balm from Alba has been one-upped by this gem. This balm is by far and away the best I've ever tried-it is thick, creamy, moisturizing and stays on for hours and hours. Feels fantastic. Smells kind of repulsive, like an old lady's perfume or cream, but I don't care because it's that good. The funny thing is, I'm a rose-fragrance lover, but this particular rose smell doesn't work for me. For those of you who prefer the thin, slippery kinds of lip balms. like Fresh, or Smith's, you may not like this. It is in the thick and waxy camp.
I can't believe this amazing treatment hasn't been reviewed til now. I took the plunge 4 months ago and discovered my ultimate HG to get sleek, super-shiny, straight hair every day, even when I let it air dry and do nothing else to style it!! My hair is naturally thin and on the fine side, and I get base color and highlights regularly. It is very prone to puff and frizz. Despite endless attempts with products, blow drying, flatirons etc, it would always misbehave. The only time it would be straight and sleek was after my stylist blew it out, but it would also look too limp because of all the products he'd put on to achieve that look. Enter the Brazilian Blowout. For week #1, my hair was very flat and stick straight, with extreme shine. After that, it got some body back, and remained very sleek and shiny. I have stopped using any products after shampooing and conditioning. I just let it air dry, and it's ready to go!! Occasionally, I'll curl it, and it holds the curl beautifully. Or I'll use the dryer and a round brush to turn the ends under a little so it looks more polished. But it looks super no matter what, even on rainy days. The frizz is GONE!! It's been life-changing, since I no longer fuss and worry over my hair, and am no longer spending endlessly on products. It doesn't seem to have dried or damaged my hair at all. If anything, I think my hair is healthier because I no longer flatiron or blow it straight. I'm due for another treatment next month, but my hair still looks great, so maybe it will last longer than 5 months. Sorry about the long review, but I think this treatment deserves it!
I looked high and low for a simple hyaluronic acid serum for days when my skin is very dry and sensitive, or anytime, and I finally found it. This awesome serum is super hydrating, hand has a very high concentration of hylauronic acid with a bare minimum of other ingredients, so all it does is hydrate like crazy. It's absolutely perfect for days when my skin is dry and irritable. It is very calming, soothing and plumps out my lines beautifully. I use it in my eye area and it doesn't bother my eyes at all. The price isn't bad either-I got mine online for about $30 on sale, for an ounce. A great staple in my skincare regime.
Treatments -Unlisted Brand - Bye-Bye Blemish - Drying Lotion
missnat 2/18/2013 3:00:00 PM
This stuff is in my occasional zit arsenal, sitting next to the Neutrogena 2% benzoyl cream. I reach for Bye Bye Blemish when I have the kind of pimple that is deep, sore, and doesn't seem like it will come to a head anytime soon, if ever. The nasty cyst that I'll notice creeping up. I dab this on at night (and during the day, rubbed in well so it's not visible) and by the third night,the spot has begun shrinking and flattening- something it wouldn't do if left alone. The benzoyl peroxide products tend to just make a dry patch on these types of cystic zits but don't shrink them like this stuff does. It is not a miracle and I've never had it make a zit disappear overnight, but it does work, and I always have it in hand.
Lip Treatments -Peter Thomas Roth - Un-Wrinkle Lip Balm SPF 15 set
missnat 12/23/2012 1:37:00 PM
I like everything about this balm-spf15, glossy, anti-aging ingredients, great texture, nice smell, but the color clashes so badly with my skintone that I can't wear it out of the house. My skin is on the yellowish side, and this shows up as a very pale, milky baby pink. Awful. It would score ten lippies with me, though, if they came out with some other tints.
Misc Beauty Tools -Unlisted Brand - Muji - Nylon flat pouch w/ tissue case
missnat 11/30/2012 2:23:00 PM
I've got this makeup bag, too, and I love it!!! It is a great little overnight bag to stuff all your minis in, perfect to keep in your car, work, wherever, and it was only about $12! I got mine a few years ago, don't know if they've changed it at all, but mine has clever, moveable dividers. Fabulous.
Ugh, I wish I hadn't bought this. It leaves my hair rough, tangly and nasty feeling. Even if I pile on the leave-in conditioners or hair oils afterward, my hair still dries frizzy and poufy. All the other EnJoy products I've tried have been exceptional, so this was a bad surprise. I gave it 2 lippies instead of just one only because for someone with very healthy, naturally silky, frizz-free hair, this might be fine. But why would that person even need a reconstructor? Oh, heck, I'm gonna change it to a one.
Okay, yup, it's got unicorn tears or something else magical in it that leaves my hair softer and silkier than any other conditioner I've ever tried. Seriously, my hair feels like butter after I've used this. Normally, it's wavy/poufy/frizzy and hard to control. With the Enjoy Mask, I can just let it air dry in a bun for a while, and I've got silky, shiny waves of gold.
I can't believe I've never reviewed this product, as it's one of my all-time fave hair products, a solid fixture in my routine, while other products come and go. I use it on my towel-dried hair to detangle, moisturize, soften and calm the frizzies. It does all of the above without weighing my hair down, and has a very nice, light fragrance. I do use an oil after that because my hair is colored, a bit dry and naturally very frizz/pouf prone. While it's super for detangling, it's also great when applied to dry hair, to calm down poufiness.
Treatments -Olay - Regenerist Micro-Sculpting SERUM
missnat 6/13/2012 12:57:00 PM
HG alert!! This stuff is the bomb. It makes my skin look so radiant, whether I apply makeup over it or not. It has just the right amount of extremely fine iridescence so that it gives you a glow without visible shimmer. It is packed with great ingredients, but since I use tazorac, AHA's and other stuff it is hard for me to tell whether this serum is improving my skin. Despite allI do to my skin, I am never irritated buy this serum. One of my fave skin finds, ever!
Fragrances -L'Occitane - L'Occitan Eau de Toilette Pour Homme
missnat 6/7/2012 3:28:00 PM
This smells very heavy, spicy and nasty. I guess the one thing that's okay about it is that it smells "natural", but it's still not an attractive smell.
Lip Treatments -Fresh - Sugar Rose Lip Treatment SPF 15
missnat 2/29/2012 11:29:00 PM
I don't get the hype about this stuff. It's just a very "meh" product for the price. It smells great, but goes on thin, like vaseline, so it has no staying power. I like my balms to stay there and do their protective job, especially if I need the spf. This one slides right off.
Lip Treatments -Fresh - Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15
missnat 2/29/2012 11:23:00 PM
I agree with everything the last reviewer, Sexyxenia said about this stuff, including that the stuff broke within a week of nightly use & now, of course, is a pain in the butt to put on. I'm probably gonna give up and toss it soon. It doesn't even stay on, like my awesome and cheap Alba Botanica does.
HG mascara! This is the first and only mascara I've used(and I've tried dozens of high and low end ones) that stays exactly where I put it all day and all night, until I wash it off. Absolutely no smudges, waxy raccoon eyes or wearing off before I want it to. I had all of the above problems before. It holds a curl. It doesn't flake or irritate my eyes in any way. Yes, it's slightly more difficult to apply, but it's absolutely worth it. It doesn't lengthen or thicken my lashes quite as much as some other mascaras, but at least it it still THERE init's place 3, 6, 12 hours later, and not messing up my shadow and liner! The brush is really nice, and the tube isn't annoyingly bulky like many other mascaras are so it travels well. Just perfect.