Styling Products -TiGi - Bed Head Masterpiece Massive Shine Hairspray
murphysmomkk 10/18/2012 12:46:00 PM
Will and have bought again. I normally only like a light finishing spray, but sometimes you gotta make it hold. This does impart shine and a "piecey-ness" quality to my hair that I like - it comes out in a nice mist and is not "wet" ... I hate a wet hairspray, this one is very dry - I love that. It holds ALL DAY, so of course that means it's not easy to comb out, but I can live with that since it does a great job of holding your style without the "helmet head" look. I really, really like this hairspray and I am super picky when it comes to hairspray. Smell is strong, but I find the smell leaves quickly.
Liquid -L'Oreal - True Match Lumi Healthy Luminous Makeup
murphysmomkk 9/4/2012 10:56:00 PM
I love this makeup. It truly does give a luminous glow. I have no complaints. I almost never repeat buy but I will buy this again. I will say this - I have dry skin and this works wonderfully; however if you have oily skin this probably is too much moisture for those with oily skin. This is as good -- or better - as any high end foundation that I have tried.
I really really like this. My hair is a little past my shoulders, thick, wavy, slight frizz. This calms it down and make it shiny without looking oily or dirty. I light mist and I am good to go! Love it and will buy again.
Makeup Brushes -MAC - #168 Large Angled Contour Brush
murphysmomkk 1/27/2012 12:39:00 PM
I didn't even realize it - but this is my go to brush - I use it every day. I don't think I could live without it. Top 10. It's great for blending.
Other -Unlisted Brand - Arm and Hammer Whitening Booster
murphysmomkk 10/6/2011 9:02:00 AM
This is one of the best products I have stumbled across in a long time. I thought it was just a whitening toothpaste when I picked it up, but realized when I got home that you put on top of your toothpaste. I had no expectations, to be honest. I cannot believe the results! I have had better results with this than anything I have ever used. Even better than whitening strips I have used. Cheap and effective and it does not make my teeth sensitive, not yet anyway. You can't taste it at all. It's very pleasant to use, no probelms whatsoever. I will be using this forever. I use once a day most every day or really I think every other day would be sufficient. You just add it to the top of the blob of toothpaste. LOVE THIS! Please don't discontinue!
I am a concealer junkie thanks to mild rocasea and I have about everything on the market ... yet this is the one I seem to reach for the most (along with Estee Lauder, but the EL is about 4x the price of this!)...I had no idea about Hard Candy until I kept seeing reviews on MUA. I have tried several HARD Candy products and really like everything I have tried. This is a great concealer - and a generous amount in the tube - for about $6. I will be buying again!
I have a complicated relationship with the fragrance. I smelled it on a person I see maybe once a month at work - and always noticed how she smelled (wonderful) ... I asked what she was wearing and she said Blue. SO I had to have some. I tried a spritz and HATED IT. But for some reason, I could not get it off my mind and every time I saw that girl she smelled sooooo good and I wanted to smell like that, too! I could not figure out why it smelled so different on her. OK, so fast forward about 2 years and I am at Walmart of all places and on a sale bin in the cosmetics dept they have a bottle with a big red sticker for $10! I thought, what the heck ... I took it home. First time I tried it, I thought, well, it still stinks and I just threw away $10. But as the day wore on it smelled better and better. So I tried it again ... and initially, it did not smell good ...but as the day wore on, it became heavenly. I am starting to get compliments on how I smell ... as in "WOW, what smells sooooooooo good?" ... I am no expert but to me this is a very complex fragrance. It has an almost dirty, musky, animalistic smell ... it's very sexy. I don't think of it as floral really at all. I get more the aquatic/musk vibe. Kinda masculine. It reminds me a bit of MAC Hue Turquatic. The verdict is I am wearing it everyday now and will probably buy again even if I have to pay full retail price. This is a crazy perfume. The bottle is probably imo the most stunning perfume bottle I have ever seen. It alone is almost worth the price. If you are thinking of this, my advice would be "don't give up" ... I am glad I didn't!
I am a mascara junkie and try everything ... but this, along with Maybelline Volume Express, is what I keep going back to (I have totally given up on the high end stuff, I truly believe the drugstore mascaras far, far outweigh the dept store brands) ... the main reason I like this so much is it separates my lashes and it's easy to cover each lash. The length is great; volume, not so much but getting them all covered - even the teensy ones in the corners, makes up for any lack of volume. Yes, it's official ... after almost 30 years of trying mascara - and I think I truly have tried almost all of them, cheap and expensive - I declare this one and Maybelline Volume Express the winners. Good news? They both are not expensive.
Styling Products -Organix - Renewing Moroccan Argan Penetrating Oil
murphysmomkk 5/4/2011 10:04:00 AM
This works perfectly nice and I do not regret buying, but my advice would be get the one in the brown bottle, the Organix Brazilian Keratin stuff, it's a little bit better. I am alternating betweent the two to see which I like best and I really like the Brazilian a bit better. It seems to give more shine and cut down more on the frizzies.
I was not planning on buying this color at all that day ... I was more in the mood for corals and peach and watermelon colors ... but this was just so darn pretty! It's a great color if you want something kind of bold yet classy. It's a raspberry-ish color and the lasting power, so far is great. I initially thought it looked a little wintery, but no, it's a good year-round color, imo. Love it and glad I bought it!
I wanted to use this for a good bit of time before I wrote this review. I LOVE THIS STUFF! I use it on wet hair before styling, and almost daily on dry hair just to give some polish and shine. I pour about a nickel size in my palms, rub together and just go over my whole head, if that makes any sense. The smell is nice but not loud or overpowering. It does not make my hair look greasy. It soaks right in and just gives a perfect effect. It makes my (very dry) hair look healthy and shiny and easier to style. I like this 100 times better than Morrocan Oil. I will definitely buy again. The bottle is lasting a long time, though, because it does not take much to do the trick. I don't recall the price but I got it al Walmart and I don't think it was very expensive at all.
Concealers -Estee Lauder - Smoothing Cream Concealer
murphysmomkk 3/11/2011 10:00:00 AM
I would and have bought this product again. I completely agree with review below mine. Some things are worth the extra money and this is. Plus, it's really not that expensive because the tube lasts a very, very long time. It's creamy but stays put. It covers wonderfully but does not cake and does not look fake or mask-like as some concealers do. I have some discoloration and some rosacea and this covers like nothing I have ever tried. I love love love this stuff and will never be without.
Lip Gloss -Bare Escentuals - Buxom Lips Lip Gloss - ALL
murphysmomkk 12/29/2010 11:41:00 AM
I have found the HG of lipgloss...this is it! I will never ever buy another MAC or any other lig gloss again. I never hit the bottom of any tube of anything but I have already used one of the and am well on my way to emptying 4 other colors. This is the most long lasting lipgloss I have ever tried. True, it's a bit sticky but not too much so and the minty-ness kinda makes you forget about the stickiness. It's really not that sticky considering how long it lasts.
Shampoo -Phyto - Phytospecific Intense Nutrition Shampoo
murphysmomkk 12/13/2010 3:14:00 PM
I received a sample from Sephora and loved it. I will be buying a bottle. It's expensive, I see, but I liked it THAT much. My hair feels very moisturized but not coated the way some conditionaing shampoos make my hair feel.
Scrubs -Olay - Regenerist Microdermabrasion and Peel Kit
murphysmomkk 11/24/2010 11:09:00 PM
Love this! Smells great, works great - I don't even get facials anymore. Definitely worth the money. My skin looks fantastic after using. Soft as a baby's behind!