Shampoo -Suave - Professionals Keratin Infusion Color Care Shampoo
mlboik 2/27/2012 8:58:00 PM
I am going to add to the praise because it's well-deserved. I cut my hair into a pixie back in August and have been trying to grow it back out. It has been a real pain. Anyways, a lot of the shampoos I was using were giving me a really sensitive scalp or damaging my hair. I found a few I liked, but they were really expensive. We just bought a house and so I wanted something inexpensive that worked.....which always seems impossible. Until this gem came along! Just tried it the other day and the morning after at work I had people complimenting that my hair looked longer and very healthy. SOLD!
LOVE. I love beach scents but often they are too...something. Too woodsy, too crisp, too floral. This is just right. It actually reminds me a little bit of the Yankee Candle called "Sun and Sand" which I have always loved. It is a very soft scent. I'm often allergic to many fragrances but this hits the spot. It's sexy and comforting at the same time. I also think Jennifer herself is lovely, in her own understated way
This is a beautiful blush. It IS easy to over-do. One day I put it on in my bathroom which has poor lighting. When I went to work and stepped into the BRIGHTER lighting, woaw. I looked like a rag doll with neon pink cheeks. So, just be careful with which lighting you use to apply. WHEN applied lightly, it's lovely. It gives you a subtle glow. The glitter worried me, but it's blended nicely and isn't too noticeable.
I am in love with this perfume and I'm super sad because since April I have been out of it and have been trying not to spend the money to buy it again, but as soon as I have enough extra cash stashed away it WILL be mine. I love citrus and especially lemons (the smell of lemons brightens my day) and with this scent I get lemon, ocean, hint of musk. You wouldn't think all of that would go together, but it's SO sexy. It's the only scent I don't get tired of. I have brief encounters with other scents that I wear off and on, but this one is MY scent. I catch myself sniffing my wrist all day long and this scent is worth the money because it does stay on most of the day. You know it's good when I'm making trips to my local Ulta JUST to spray some on my wrist until I can go afford it again.
Bronzers -Clinique - True Bronze pressed powder bronzer - Sunkissed
mlboik 6/12/2010 11:38:00 PM
Wonderful. As everyone has said, perfect for fair skin. This just gives you enough glow without the orange fakeness. I wear it alone as I don't like foundation/concealer on my skin. It looks great and I will continue to wear as long as Clinique makes it.
Lipstick -Clinique - Almost Lipstick - Black Honey
mlboik 6/12/2010 11:36:00 PM
Okay, I bought into the hype and tried this after liking the superbalm gloss during the winter (found it too thick for summer). Well, this is a huge waste of money in my opinion. While it IS a flatter-all shade, I'm almost positive than any "just-bitten" berry color elsewhere could do the same thing. I was drawn in since it's supposed to be sheer and more moisturizing than lipstick. Since I hate most lipstick due to the lack of moisture, I was hoping this would work wonders. At first swipe, it feels good and looks great. Then it wears off. Quickly. It leave a faint stain behind which looks good, but not as good as first application, and then it starts to dry your lips. So you add more so you have the original burst of fresh color. Then it's easy for your lips to look TOO red unlike the first swipe, and your lips dry out from adding another layer on top of the fading first layer. This REALLY left my lips in poor, dry, stinging shape after a few days of trying to give it a go. Also, when it starts to fade, all of your lip lines show and to be honest I think it starts to age your face a bit if you keep having to reapply.
I love the idea of this. The tint is not too strong...it is MLBB. It is just shiny enough and does leave my lips soft. You have to reapply, but it says ON THE PACKAGING that it's just a tinted balm so you can't expect staying power. This would be my HG lip product for work, casual date, etc. if not for one thing: the scent/taste. Luckily it doesn't linger, but it's a waxy lipstick smell and a taste that literally scratches my throat sometimes. If Cover Girl made this flavorless or scentless like their lipstick line, I think they would really have something. I will probably still buy for special occasions when I need to wear a little more color than my stand by cherry chapstick. The packaging is also poor.
This is the best soap. I must preface this by saying I prefer bar soap to shower gel. That said, I love how soft this bar is. It cleans my skin, leaves it silky with just a hint of a clean scent, and is affordable. I also wash my face ONLY with this as ANYTHING else makes it break out or leaves it too dry. I also use moisturizer on my face...this CAN dry your face out if you don't use moisturizer. It keeps acne at baby, seems to soften my lines, etc.
Big props. I have VERY irritable/sensitive skin all over my body, including my head. If I use most shampoos I break out, get clogged follicles, etc. This little baby (ha,ha) is moisturizing enough (I just use coconut serum on my hair afterwards to keep breakage and possible dryness at a minimum) without being greasy (for my hair type), doesn't have too many ingredients, has a pleasant and non-strong smell, and is the ONLY shampoo I stick with. I have tried EVERYTHING high end to low to clean my hair and always have an allergic reaction or just don't think it cleans properly. Baby shampoo, you are not just for babies.
A must for people like me who have big lips and when wearing most gloss, lipstick, or even heavily tinted lip balms I look like bozo lips. I love how this perks up my pout with a hint of pink (my lips are already pretty pigmented, so can't speak too much about how much pink this little baby conveys). I love how it makes my lips glisten. In doubt? Swatch it on your skin and you'll see how shiny/pearly it is without any frost to make your lips look old. If you're looking for a color punch, this won't be it. If you're hoping not to look washed out and have a problem with a lot of lip products, this might do the trick. It moisturizes well too. My only worry is I think the rumor that it does strip your lips of their natural oils may be true because if it wears off, while my lips still feel soft to the touch when I run my finger along them, they do look wrinkly.
Lip Gloss -Clinique - Superbalm Moisturizing Gloss in Black Honey
mlboik 10/18/2009 12:49:00 PM
I love this product. Since I have a lot of eye allergies, I can't wear a lot of eye makeup. Therefore, my lips have to become the main attraction. I tried the almost lipstick and loved, loved, loved the color. The downside was that the almost lipstick was drying out my lips and the thin packaging didn't allow for the product to last very long. My lips are prone to chapping, and one of my pet peeves is dry lips. That alone prevents me from using many products that I would love to use otherwise. When I saw the superbalm in the same lovely Black Honey color, I was elated. I love the color, love how it keeps my lips moist, love how I can apply without a mirror, and love how it stays on my lips longer than the almost lipstick. For the same amount of money, I feel that this delivers more product. I hope Sephora keeps it around!!!
Eye Shadow -Maybelline - Expert Wear Single - Antique Jade
mlboik 2/2/2009 9:31:00 PM
I bought this based on two factors 1) what people were saying here 2) my hope to find a green eyeshadow that won't look garish on me. I am fair-skinned, dark blonde, with blue eyes. Most eyeshadow colors are waaaaay too dark or pigmented on me. That even includes ol' faithful (brown). For this reason, I usually buy cheap eyeshadow just in case I have to toss it later for being the wrong color choice. I wanted to experiment with green, (especially since there is only a month until St. Patrick's day!), but figured it would either overpower my blue eyes, or just look incredibly whore-ish on me. This color looked very vibrant in the pan, but when I put it on it was just as others had described it.....forest green (light) with golden shimmer. It ended up being the absolute perfect color! It doesn't last incredibly long on my oily lids without a lot of prep work, but for the low drugstore price, you can't go wrong! EVEN if you're fair and can't usually do green!
I just want to say that I went out and bought this after reading the reviews, and it's amazing. I have very pale skin, and I was worried this would make me too "ghost-like." It is so simple to use, so quick to use, and makes me feel like a fairy. It is so versatile and gorgeous. This is going to become a staple for me, along with my already-loved Orgasm blush