One of my old roommates used to use this and reccomended that I give it a try and I'm very happy I did. I have longer, thinner lashes and this formula (regular not waterproof!) thickens and defines them like nothing else, with better results then higher end brands I've previously relied on. I've gotten a lot of compliments! I do however agree with what some other reviewers have noted as negatives: large tube (hard for makeup bags), very wet formula (first week or so), and flaking (which has happened but has been very minimal). It also 'smells like flowers' as my boyfriend says all the time, even hours after I've put the mascara on. I like the smell, but it is a bit pollen-y and could bother some people.
Shampoo -Clairol - Herbal Essences for Dry/Damaged /Color Treated Hair
nikipoo 8/26/2008 6:24:00 PM
Because of the reviews, I bought it to use after coloring my hair. HUGE MISTAKE!!! As soon as I rinsed it out, my hair clumped like a board and would not separate... I couldn't even put my fingers though it! It took a large gob of deep conditioner and some sitting time until my hair softened and came back to normal. Even after styling, looked dry, dull and lifeless.. though the smell lingered.
Shampoo -Frederic Fekkai - Technician Shampoo for Dry Hair
nikipoo 8/26/2008 6:18:00 PM
Makes my hair soft and shiny, while keeping my auburn color... the red hasn't faded much at all in the past month. A little more then usual Redken, but works better IMO for color care. The smell is really good too, fruity and light.
I used to use this before Super Skinny Serum; it's not horrible, but if you put just too much it can turn your head into a grease mess. I found it was worse whenever I air dried.. it looked dull and lifeless.
Styling Products -Paul Mitchell - Super Skinny Serum
nikipoo 3/22/2008 11:36:00 AM
My HG daily hair controller. I use it everytime I wash my hair, whether I'm going to leave it wavy or straighten/blow dry it. It smells wonderful and fruity and you don't need to use a lot to achieve your look; I have hair around my shoulders and one pump works perfectly. I used to use BioSilk Silk Therapy but this works SO much better, is less greasy and lasts very long.
My HG deep conditioner by far! When I was going from brown to all blonde, this made my extremely dry/highlighted hair look soft, silky, and smooth. Now I'm brunette again, with less damage but it still does the same. Smells wonderful, there is nothing that compares to this when moisturizing hair.
Treatments -Clairol - Clairol Nice'n Easy ColorSeal Conditioning Gloss
nikipoo 3/22/2008 11:29:00 AM
No doubt, this works well. It's one of the best deep conditioners I've used for my colored/highlighted/constantly heat treated hair that it does make it feel nice and soft and more manageable. However, the price is a rip-off. I LOVE Redken All Soft Heavy Cream, it works equally to more superior than the ColorSeal while the ColorSeal is MORE expensive. All Soft is $1.64/oz vs ColorSeal, which comes out to $2.29/oz; ONE All Soft lasts me 3-4 months and the Colorseal, about 1 or less.. so, why pay MORE for this when All Soft has more natural ingredients and is a better deal?
Hair Color -Clairol - Natural Instincts Hair Color
nikipoo 3/22/2008 11:20:00 AM
I've used this on my mom/friends before and they've loved it but me... not so much. I haven't dyed my hair in over 6 months and was looking just to make it a little redder, and the color did nothing. All I had after washing out the conditioner was strawy feeling, color smelling hair. I had to use another deep conditioner to get my hair to feel nice & normal again a few days later.
This makes putting makeup on my dry skin a breeze! After moisturizer dries I put this, it dries in a couple minutes to a smoother, more even base for my makeup. It doesn't smell bad, and feels nice and cooling on the skin. Lasts for a while too, even though I use it every day.
Moisturizers -Neutrogena - Healthy Skin Visibly Even Daily SPF 15 Moisturizer
nikipoo 3/22/2008 11:12:00 AM
I love this, definitely my HG moisturizer from now on. I used to use a dermatologist one but can't ever see her since I'm away at college. Anyway, my mom picked this up for me to try and it's amazing. I have skin that can look a little reddish sometimes, which I hate, and this promised to even out skin and redness and it has! After about two weeks my skin is not peeling anymore (huge problem for me in cold) and looks more glowing and more even.
Mascara -BeneFit Cosmetics - Get Bent Mascara [DISCONTINUED]
nikipoo 3/22/2008 11:08:00 AM
At first, the worked wonders, made my lashes a lot thicker (which is what I wanted, I don't need the length). But after a few weeks the liquid got very clumpy and needed to be wiped off before I could even use it.. with this method it lasted over a month, still with great results ...but was a hassle to do everyday.
I've used this forever, but as a concealer and not as a foundation because the coverage was just too thick/fake looking. As a concealer, it's amazing, covers pimples, dark circles, and redness with just a little bit and is very creamy. The only problem is the coverage doesn't last as long as I would hope.. but the stick lasts a very very long time, I've had it for over a year and I use it every day
I've been using this for years and always get compliments! It makes my skin glow (in a good way) with just enough sparkle without being too much. I don't have the Laguna Duo but I basically do the same concept.. with bronzer under my cheekbones and this on top and it looks great! really emphasizes my high cheekbones well
Mascara -Revlon - 3D Extreme Mascara - Blackest Black
nikipoo 3/22/2008 10:57:00 AM
I have longer, thinner lashes so for me, this product was a dream! It made my lashes a lot thicker, and could be layered many times (I usually put about 3 layers every morning that last the whole day) without clumping or looking too harsh. It didn't smudge, even on lower lashes. The only problem was that I seemed to go through the product very fast (about a month, used everyday) probably because it was a thinner liquid and I layered it so much. ...but I just cleaned off the brush and use it with other mascaras and it looks great.
Foundations -L'Oreal - LOreal AGE PERFECT SKIN SUPPORTING HYDRATING
nikipoo 3/22/2008 10:50:00 AM
I bought this after using my mother's.. I'm not technically older at all, but I do have dry skin and it seems to help keep it more moisturized. I use a primer first, but once that dries it makes for a really easy surface to blend this on, I usually find that using a brush then a sponge makes it look the most natural and evens skin tone the best.