I tried this recently for a tattoo. It didn't cover so I decided to try it for dark circles. I am really impressed with the result. Like others here, I agree it is a great consistency for under the eye. It does have a nice finish. I put it on one day when I didn't have to go out to see how it changed over the course of a long day. At the end of the night I was wowed at how lifted my face looked. It seems to work for my dark circles by erasing them. Maybe I'm easily impressed because I just wasn't aware of how bad I really looked. It did not oxidize or change color. It did not get darker or lighter and stayed true to tone. It still looked just applied 12 hours later. I used it alone and did not set it with anything. I imagine under powder or over moisturizer it would stun. Will be repurchasing : )
I have been using this product on and off since it came out. I want to stop liking it but I can't. It seems to me at my age, this type of product is ideal for aging dry skin. It's not a foundation or an SPF, it's a finisher. A tinted moisturizer that works well and travels well. I love that I read a review here about a drug store dupe... I am going to have to try it myself. Love this stuff.
I tried this after hearing about it. I was looking to replace my old faithful Ceremide Plump Perfect by Elizabeth Arden and didn't expect a drugstore brand to measure up. This does a nice job for half the cost. Unlike some reviewers, I LIKE the brush. I expected to not like it and have to find another way to apply but the brush really works for me now. It seems the bristles don't collect a build up and it stays rather clean on it's own. It has a cap, and as long as you are applying it to a clean face, how dirty can it get. It is a temporary tool anyway that will end up in the trash. It blends good and you don't have to touch the product. It does have a flawless finish and wrinkles do seem to disappear. The color is good and I like how you can see how much product is left with no waste. I will continue to use this until I have a reason to stop : )
Hair -Unlisted Brand - ManeMaxx DYI Hair Extension System with Tembond
missygeiger 10/6/2010 5:57:00 PM
I love these. These rock. I'm on my 3rd install. I have read the other reviews here and agree with most so I won't be long-winded and repeating everyone. I have lost 1 bond. One time. It was 3 mos. into my first install and I didn't even lose the WHOLE bond. Half stayed put. I believe it was the BLOW-DRYER I used that day, while BRUSHING. ( don't do that). It never happened again. I will touch on some things I haven't seen posted : You know it's time to replace your bonds when they grow out long enough to reach your shoulders. This takes about 5 mons, Longer than that is not possible unless your hair grows REALLY slow. The reason is you will start to see breaks in your hair length where light from behind you is showing through. Not only that, you have 5 mo of shedded hair tangled in there. The tangles will start at the top of your bond and go all the way to your scalp. Removing 5 mo old bonds : Keep in mind your tangles are 2 inches long ! Please take your time. I plan an entire day. Now. But my first removal may be responsible for hair breakage i noticed after removal. ( However it may also have been to much aphogee. Which I no longer use.) I broke them out in a rush yanking and pulling. No pay off. Took 2 days to remove all tembond. Now I have a way that is easier, better for my hair and gets all the bond out in one day. Crack all your bonds. Slide them out and put away. Pour a bottle of olive oil on your head. Soak everything good. Start with one bond at a time. Work out all the large chunks. Do this with all. Won't take too long. Now, take a fine tooth comb and one-by-one comb out every bond from the bottom up. The shedd hairs will slide out along with remaining tembond without breaking your hair. This is also great conditioning since bonded hair uses almost no conditioner during wear. After it's all combed out, wash your hair with dawn dish soap but dilute it with water first or else the concentrated soap will take forever to get out. Wash 2 or 3 times good. Deep condition afterwards and leave on for the rest of the day. When you rinse it out later your hair will feel revitalized. Tiffany touches on olive oil in the dvd but I'm stressing it's use. The more the better. Especially if you have hair that breaks easily like mine. I don't care that it takes 5 hours. I get to keep hair on my head. This will stain what ever you are wearing because it will drip all over. Wear clothes you plan on staining. I have no problem coloring my roots with extensions in. I tried it because I had nothing to lose and experience to gain. Having bonds in makes it easier to section your hair. I apply the color with a brush from a bowl and only touch my roots. It gets easier the longer your bonds grow out. I have read here that a lot of people experience bond loss. I think the reason my installs have been successful is because I'm making sure that the hair bundle I'm bonding is considerably thicker than the strand I'm bonding it to. This solves the lack-o-seepage problamo. Also, I keep the warmer on high the whole time. The hotter and drippier the better. But have a towel around your neck. Drips will happen and they BURN leaving scabs ! Use a small make-up brush to apply tembond on ends if they poke through. When holding your hair out ready to bond make sure it's not pulling in any direction. I found out the hard way on my first install that after you apply the bond and " drop it", that the hair from the top of mine was pulling. I suggest that you gather your hair bundle on your head and rotate it around first to make sure the weigh and angle you applied will not pull out your hair from the top of your bundles. This may also be why I noticed a " snapping" feeling on my head when I slept that night. I could feel my hairs pulling out of my head and I could hear it. I take the time now it they are much more comfortable. Use the hair guide. But plan on ordering a new one soon because the constant putting in and taking out frays the inside corners and hair gets caught in it. Mostly yours and pulls out of your head. Apply bonds farther away from your scalp than you think. I still have a tendency to get to close even using the guide. Don't make the bonds to long. I once made a bond 1 1/2 long and after a few days it broke it half when I laid down on it nearly stabbed me in the head. The ingredient in the Tembond that is responsible for the actual bonding sinks to the bottom. Stir constantly and before each bond. Never go on to the next bond without completely stirring. Make it the last thing you do before applying. I do these myself with no help, lots of light. mirrors all over, a couple of movies, and 16 hours from set up to clean-up. The actual install always takes me 12 hours. Yes an entire day. That lasts 5 mo.
I've been using this product for years and love it. It slides on, remains transparent and works well under powder which you need with this because of the SPF. It works well with my skin type and tone and I never break out or have allergic reactions. I have read the other reviews about this product and understand that it may not be for everyone. I don't mind the price ( $32.00) because I only use it in summer and one tube lasts all year. This works for me. I like it a lot. I always have a tube.
Tinted Moisturizer -Olay - Definity Color Recapture with SPF 15
missygeiger 4/13/2010 4:45:00 PM
OMG. First off, I tried this product and wanted to like it. I am truly disappointed with it. For one thing, it streaks. BAD. When you go to put it on it slides then stops. It balls up leaving you with a face full of debris that you have to pick off by hand. Terrible. I threw away the rest and have returned to my original tinted moisturizer You Rebel by Benefit. The only reason I tried Olay was because it was cheaper. Bad Idea.
Hair Color -Unlisted Brand - Robert Craig Hair Color
missygeiger 7/4/2008 12:19:00 AM
O.K... I've been using Color by Robert Craig since 2005. I switched to it after becoming aware of dangerous chemicals in haircoloring ( not regulated ) and wanted to use something safer. I do not blame myself for believing the claims. Companies in the U.S. are allowed to mislead. Three months ago, I noticed that after 3 years of using a ' safer haircolor' I was still experiencing some moderate breakage. I don't color often. I don't heat style. I'm a wash and go girl. So how is it that I have this damage ?? Well, .....I did some investigating, and I've been pouring on the hydrogen peroxide all this time. Yep, Sodium Perborate when mixed with water is hydrogen peroxide. So, while the claim is true ' no actual hydrogen peroxide' they are allowed to slide on sodium perborate. The only plus to this news is that it is listed as last in the ingredients. Also a blow is the PPD which is listed first. However, according to Skin Deep, the hazardous ingredient website, Color by Robert Craig scores a 4 compared to 7 and 8 for Loreal and Clairol on the danger list.( I had to enter Robert Craig myself to get the score ) Before I settled on Robert Craig I did a lot of research on natural alternatives. Henna has it's own problems and can only be applied to natural hair, not previously colored. Both Naturtint and Herbatint claim to be better for your health yet both contain rescorcinol, hydrogen peroxide, alcohol and low-level PPD's and score a 6 for Herbatint and a 7 for Naturtint at Skin Deep. That's as dangerous as commercial brands. So in the end, it's 'pick your poison'. I feel that Robert Craig is still the safer choice. On a positive note, I have enjoyed the color somewhat although it is quite flat..not natural looking and tends to fade but doesn't sting, no smell. There are so many different colors to mix and customize that creativity is wide open. The price is right and shipping pays for itself if you buy in bulk. So until it gets better than this, I'm sticking with it. argh........... UPDATE : It's been 5 years with Robert Craig. I have been hoping that I soon would find my hair in better condition. NO. After all this time my hair is more damaged than ever. I have decided to return to my old commercial stand by. I don't remember having this much damage with that one. The only reason I switched to RC was because I was considering my health. Not my Head. I'll take my chances at this point.
I've been using this for years and the only reason I use it is the applicator. The tip is firm and easy to control.
I really wanted to like this as I'm an eyeliner girl. It's a liquid liner in a felt tip pen ( love-hate relationship) that's really cute. You shake it a couple of times then apply. Well, after about 3 uses, the very tip of it no longer gives you a thin line leaving you to use the sides to get anything out of it- along with thick line you didn't want. Also, the more I use it the more I have to shake it to get any out. I'm getting tennis elbow and a thick line.. two things I don't want in an eyeliner - think I'll stick to my usual dip-in-a-bottle version. Again.
I have been using this product for two years now and have got the routine down that works best for me. I nearly broke off every hair on my head down to an inch from my scalp three years ago over a summer of using SUN -IN !! It wasn't untill Fall that I realized the whole sneaky , slow attack that crap had on my hair. Shocking. I HAD no hair. My hairdresser drilled me on the use of Sun-IN and how danergerous it was ; but the product label doesn't warn you so beware- I started using Aphogee Treatment and my hair stopped breaking immediatly. Now it's way past my shoulders and in great condition. I had my hair trimmed last month and my hairdresser commented on it's great condition and improvement so fast. My hair does not break as long as I keep up with treatment. If your hair is breaking daily you need to use this to stop it and keep up with it till ALL the damaged hair is CUT OFF. This is how I do it : Shampoo with a clarifying, towel dry. Apply Aphogee ( I've tried many different ways ) apply enough that your hair is totally saturated untill dripping. Wring out excess ( over a big bowl as to save it for next time. This stuff is expensive ) put towel around shoulders under hair to catch the dripping and keep it of your skin. ( It stings bad ) It will continue to drip even though you swear it's starting to harden. Remove towel while hair is still pliable but dripping has stopped. The directions say use a hair dryer, I do for about 15 minutes - then I find something to do for 4 hours while it sits and hardens. This is key. You must put in the time to see results. I've read some people don't use a dryer at all - you don't have to, just make sure it's totally dry and hard before rinsing. You can also water it down a little - mix it in a separate bottle - put it on and let dry. Now the rinse. Not exactly easy.. keep in mind, this is a salon job your doing yourself at home and one wrong move could snap it all off..hence the warning..like putting it on, I've tried many ways of getting it out without touching my head. There's only one way I have found. Draw a bath, get in and lay back till your head is totally under water. Wait. A while. After about 4 minutes your hair will start to soften. Gently rinse it out till it's all out...get under the shower to continue the rinse for about 5 more minutes. If it is not totally out of your hair it will turn out dry, frizzy and could even break; you won't be able to comb it. When it's all out, apply the second step. The directions say leave in 5 minutes, I leave it in an hour, rinse and apply your regular conditioner ( a moisturizing one, not a protein one) . If you can make it through all this mess and headache you WILL have long hair- but you must do it every 6-8 weeks, and use moisturing hair products in-between. This whole process takes about a day, but if your hair is so damaged you should be wearing a wig, this is the way to do it. UPDATE: Use this only 1 or 2 times over the course of your hair length. Routine usage will break your hair off. Eventually.