The best clarifying shampoo ever. Can also be added (like a drop!) to your usual shampoo for that extra clarifying kick. Amazing stuff.
HG. I use this in winter for extra moisture, and switch to the Angel wash in warmer weather. My hair has never looked or felt better. And it's gorgeous smelling, with the best ingredients and none of the baddies. You only need a tiny amount, so while it's expensive, the bottle lasts a really long time. Thank you Kevin Murphy.
The best beachy hair product ever. I use Kevin Murphy Motion Lotion for day for naturally defined waves, then I add the Hair Resort to sex up the look for night. It's easy to use, never makes my hair crunchy, lasts forever, and smells like heaven. AMAZING. The whole Kevin Murphy Line should win a Nobel Prize for hair or something.
Styling Products -Kevin Murphy - Motion Lotion / Hair Screen
modernnomad 6/2/2012 11:00:00 PM
The best product ever invented for bringing out and defining your natural wave. I have no idea how I ever lived before finding this product. AMAZING.
Might be the best shampoo I have ever used. Pricey yes, but worth every penny. Extraordinary in every way. My hair is fantastically happy and healthy, HG!!
Sunscreen -Laura Mercier - Daily Face Shield with Adaptogens SPF 40+
modernnomad 6/2/2012 10:49:00 PM
Was using this for awhile, and liked it then... but just switched to La Roche Posay Antehelios Ultra Light spf 60, and it's soooooo much better than the LM! The LM is greasier, takes longer to "set" to matte, gets greasier as it wears, so makeup disappears, and it also gets "sandy" feeling if you sweat. Check my review of the Antehelios - it wears sooooo much better under makeup, almost like a primer! Colors stay true, my makeup stays on. And it's cheaper, with a higher SPF. So I won't be buying the Laura Mercier again, too expensive for what it is.
Sunscreen -La Roche Posay - Anthelios 60 Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid
modernnomad 6/2/2012 10:45:00 PM
The best "under makeup" sunscreen I've ever found. I've been using this for a few weeks now, and it's amazing. Nice and matte under makeup, and it acts like a primer - I find that my makeup actually wears longer and the colors stay truer. I'd previously been using Laura Mercier Daily Face Shield SPF 40, and I thought at the time that it was pretty good. But in comparison to the Anthelios, there is no contest - the Antehelios is sooo much better. The LM was greasier, took longer to "set", and my makeup would be an oilslick by the late afternoon. The Antehelios is fantastic, it's wayyy cheaper then the LM, and it's spf 60 instead of 40. Win-win all around! Love!!
Boring. No real effect, does not hold a curl at all.
Skincare - Face -Avon - Anew Clinical Advanced Retexturizing Peel
modernnomad 10/5/2009 12:04:00 PM
Awesome. Simply Awesome. Keeps my skin smooth and baby soft, I use these a couple nights a week before bedtime... really makes a difference in the overall tone and texture of my skin. I really notice a difference in feel and brightness if I don't use these for a week or two! These do sting, but that's how you know it's working. :) Remember to use sunscreen too - these will make you more vulnerable to sun damage, that's how well they work!
Don't believe I haven't reviews this yet?? OK, so it goes against everything you've ever heard about taking care of your skin, but just plain smearing this mineral oil junk on my face is one of the best things I've ever done for it! I smear it around to get the makeup off, including the waterproof mascara... tissue off... then rinse with water and dry. My skin is soft, feels naturally moisturized, clean but not too clean. Takes the mascara off great! This is all I use now for cleansing since I moved to Canada - my skin needs this due to the colder climate. Not too fond of the tub it comes in, but whatever... I don't put the cap on tight, just let is rest on top of the tub for easy opening. Great stuff!
Conditioner -Giovanni - Smooth As Silk Conditioner
modernnomad 10/5/2009 11:52:00 AM
Wonderful as a co-wash. Love the natural ingredients and the soft scent, leaves my hair moisturized, clean, happy, and healthy.
Gorgeous color - bronzy pinky natural on me, with a hint of plum - it's pure YLBB! Not overly "made up" looking. Perfect day color for me!
Love this. Switched from Cover Girl Volume Exact waterproof, which I also loved... let's sum up the differences. Lash Blast gives me a more natural looking, "feathery" lash than the Volume Exact. The Volume Exact (also waterproof) was the first mascara that really held a curl for me, most mascaras leave me with flat lashes in a few hours. But Volume Exact could also look a little hard on the lashes, a little spidery?? Laash Blast is wayyyy better for a softer looking, yet still volumized lash, and it's buildable from very soft to super huge lashes. Lash Blast also holds the curl for me all day long, even with the softer look. Less smudging that Volume Exact too. Make the switch! Quick gripe - there is no reason for the gargantuan size tube that this mascara comes it. It takes up too much space in my makeup bag, but the product itself makes up for it. Gripe.
Primer/ Corrector -Unlisted Brand - Monistat - Chafing Relief Powder-Gel
modernnomad 10/20/2008 3:59:00 PM
This really works! Feels great under foundation, really nice price. Keeps my foundation nice and smooth all day without powder! Also works great under eye makeup...
I'm using this right now while I continue to hunt for a replacement to my beloved Maybelline True Illusion foundation. The Mineral in color "Light 5 Creamy Natural" is a good match for my previous "True Beige" True Illusion. The Mineral stuff has good staying power, but the coverage is stronger than the True Illusion, and can feel masky at times. I like the SPF content, and this hasn't caused any skin irritation, so I'm very happy with that! The bottle is hygenic, I squirt a little foundation on the back of my hand and work from there. I wish the product was a little thinner liquid, with sheerer coverage, but overall, it's not bad. I will purchase again if I don't find something better.