Treatments -Garnier - Sleek and Shine Moroccan Sleek Oil Treatment
nimzy 6/17/2013 5:23:00 PM
I have fairly thick, curly hair and am of south asian descent. My curls are not like ringlets or anything, it's more of a loose curl and brushed out it just looks wavy. However, I have had problems with manageability given that my hair does get quite frizzy. This product when worked into my hair essentially calms it down. My hair feels very soft after using this, dry or wet, and it never looks greasy even when I use more than I think I need. If I use this and tie my hair up then my hair comes out looking smooth and shiny. I recommend this to anyone with my hair type. The smell is not at all obnoxious like other hair serums, in fact I think it's rather pleasant.
Treatments -Garnier - Hydra Recharge 1 minute plenish treatment
nimzy 3/22/2013 9:52:00 AM
I think this is really good product for curly hair. I haven't tried the shampoo or conditioner but this has made my curls naturally very shaped without making them feel greasy at all. Usually when my hair dries it feels really dry, but this time it did not feel nearly as dry. I definitely noticed a difference after just one use. The only thing is that you kind of need as much as you would a conditioner to get it through medium-long hair. It was $1.99 for a sample size which will probably last me up to five uses. I think the larger one which is around 5 dollars will last me a few months but I wonder if multiple uses will in fact weigh my hair down or if this can be used as a conditioner. Will update after a month.
This product really is quite good. It is smooth and provides some extra coverage. It is completely matte and is fine enough to prevent that powdery feel. I have dry skin and it does not make me look cakey. The packaging is kinda bulky and I wish the mirror was on the same side as the powder. Overall I like it better than maybelline dream matte by a long shot.
Hair -Clairol - Herbal Essences Totally Twisted Shampoo and Conditioner
nimzy 11/23/2012 2:24:00 PM
Let me start off by saying that I definitely have curly hair, but it is not insanely thick. My hair generally dries a bit frizzy and curly. I really like this shampoo and conditioner because I feel it's the only one that actually understands my hair. It definitely adds shine to my hair and cleans it thoroughly. You won't find something cheaper that does what this shampoo/conditioner does. The scent is also quite nice. If I simply air dry my hair it won't come out like I just walked out of a salon, but if I tie my hair back and leave it overnight my hair looks amazing. I give it four stars because I feel like there's something more for me out there.
I think this mascara is pretty good. It does great things for my lashes, both thickening and lengthening. It beats some lancome and clinique and even bobbi brown mascaras i've tried. the worst thing about it is that it is difficult to get off. I also have this awful habit of picking at my lashes from time to time so this flakes my mascara off generally but with this one I'll probably rip out my actual lashes before flaking this mascara off. Eventually some of it does flake off but I think if I didn't pick at it staying power would be much better. The brush design is nice and overall I think its above average.
BB Cream -Maybelline - Dream Fresh 8-in-1 BB Cream
nimzy 7/11/2012 1:25:00 AM
Cute packaging and I think a great product. You would think something with this amount of coverage would do absolutely nothing but that isn't true. I have extremely dark undereyes and hyperpigmentation around the mouth area and this covers it up! I use a setting powder and it makes a great base for blush or bronzer. It does make my skin look better overall. I would recommend this for people in need for a transition into foundation or people who don't need too much coverage. It may not be best for oily skinned users because its dewy on my dry skin. Excellent for hyperpigmentation because it doesn't look heavy at all and does the right amount of correcting also I find it has pinky undertones. I feel I'm getting a lot of use out of this product and it was a good investment.
This was my first Lush purchase! I loooove this stuff! After long searches in the drug store for a soap that can actually have you feeling clean, I came to Lush for something better. I wanted that clean feeling plus some exfoliation, which is exactly what you get with Sexy Peel. The fruit peels give the perfect amount of exfoliation for everyday. The scent is sooo addictive I just want to keep my nose to this stuff at all times, but unfortunately it doesn't linger on your skin afterwards, which is the only drawback. The soap itself lathers reasonably well, when I washed it away I got that characteristic "soap slick" feeling which I'm not crazy about and that scared me a little bit because I thought it was leaving some weird residue behind. However after I got out of the shower my skin felt softer and cleaner than it did with any drug store brand soap. I think it definitely has some moisturizing properties. I think I will be buying many times again however I still want to try out the others!
As others have said before, very streaky application. It is thick and difficult to work with. But the color is soooooooooo beautiful. At times even with so many coats my nails still look terrible but when I can get the nailpolish on right it looks absolutely gorgeous. I don't think it's worth the hassle though. Also I've worn the polish 4 or 5 times and I'm more than halfway through the bottle. Such a waste because at times i have to remove the entire nail if i mess up on one coat.
Not a good match for my skin, looked ashy after applying. Extremely drying for my undereyes. Also very cakey if you try to build up coverage. I like the "no makeup" look and this concealer was too heavy and settled in fine lines and generally accentuated the appearance of my already very dark circles.
Moisturizers -Simple - Replenishing Rich Moisturiser
nimzy 5/5/2012 5:32:00 PM
I was scared to try this after seeing the fairly negative reviews, however it isn't nearly as bad as they say haha. It's a nice light lotion and gives a cooling sensation upon application. Though it isn't really true to its claim of being a "rich" lotion, it certainly does well for everyday use and serves as a good base for makeup. I do not have acne prone skin and this hasn't caused any sort of negative reaction. Packaging design is fine, nothing special however it isn't especially annoying either.