Masks -Unlisted Brand - Aztec - Indian Healing Clay
phitius 1/13/2013 1:54:00 AM
This product had been sitting on my wishlist for some time before I finally broke down and purchased it. I wish I hadn't waited so long! This clay makes my skin incredibly soft and smooth. I do not have acne prone skin, so I do not know how well it works for that particular issue. It does help to minimize the appearance of large pores and gives a nice refined texture to my skin. I am incredibly oily, and this product helps to limit how greasy I get during the day. Once per week I make a mask of the clay and a 50/50 mix of water and apple cider vinegar which I leave on for ten to fifteen minutes. As the mask dries it creates a pulsing and tightening sensation. It's an unusual, though not unpleasant, feeling. Once the mask is dry I rinse with warm water and a soft cloth. After, I use gentle cleanser and moisturizer. There is some redness directly after use, however it fades within an hour or so.
EPIC CLUMPY SPIDER-LEG LASHES This product is absolutely wretched. It's dry, it clumps, it looks horrible - like my lashes are made of coal. It doesn't flake or smear, but it's also a nightmare to get off - even with jojoba oil. DO NOT WANT.
This is the only hairspray that I use. I've strayed and tried others, but always come back to this one. I have very thick, multi-texture, wavy hair that I flat iron almost every day. This hairspray goes on light, but has hold that lasts all day. When my hair was short and flippy it held without making it look crispy or dry. I am very sensitive to scents and I don't find this one to be strong at all, it's of the reasons I keep coming back to this product. The scent also fades quickly and isn't noticeable, even by others, after a couple of minutes. This really is the best hairspray I've tried...and I've tried a ton.
Moisturizers -Makeup Artist's Choice (MUAC) - Hyaluronic Acid Serum
phitius 5/17/2011 3:47:00 PM
I have incredibly oily skin with visible pores. I started using this as a replacement for more traditional cream moisturizers and it's been a dream come true. I am less oily and my skin looks healthy and clean all the time. It's a little bit pricy, however a single squirt of the liquid is enough for my entire face and neck. This has become one of my HG products.
I was once a huge fan of UDPP until I discovered how much product was left inside the tube. This base is just as good, costs less and is less of a hassle to deal with when it comes to getting all the product out of the tube. This creamy product is a little thicker than UDPP, but spreads easily with fingertips. A little goes a long way. I've been using this for so long now I should probably consider it an HG.
Styling Products -TRESemme - Waterless Foam Shampoo for Dry/Curly to Normal Hair
phitius 5/17/2011 2:07:00 PM
This product actually made my hair look worse than it did before I applied it. My hair on the side where I applied this 'shampoo' looked clumpy and matted as if I had used too much cheap mousse and then tried to brush it out while it was still wet. The scent is okay, though it is very strong. I don't imagine it would eliminate odor as much as it would (possibly) cover it up. Will not be repurchasing.
I have dark brown hair with bright red highlights. This product left my hair dull and ashy looking. It also did nothing for the oil near my scalp. The scent is okay, though it is very strong. I don't imagine it would eliminate odor as much as it would (possibly) cover it up. Will not be repurchasing.
I've been looking for a mauve lipstick or gloss that didn't make me look like I was an extra in Night of the Living Dead. This one has just enough of a pink undertone and a hint of shimmer to keep me from looking like death warmed over. Going on it feels a bit dry, however it's actually very silky and lasts even through a cup of tea. This may become one of my HG products.
I'm on my 3rd bottle. Ever since my beloved Feminite du Bois was DC'd I've been on the search for something I could wear every day. This fragrance seems to be the one. On me it is a very simple, soft and etheral scent; basic sweet red tea that for whatever reason doesn't seem to alter as it dries down. The scent does seem to fade, however I have been told that even if I can't smell it others around me still can.
Moisturizers -Desert Essence - Jojoba Oil - 100% pure
phitius 4/28/2007 3:53:00 PM
I love to soak in a nice hot bath with sweet smelling bath salts. The problem, this habit is very drying. I've started adding a few drops of this to my bath and it's made all the difference. I'm silky smooth and very moisturized.
Moisturizers -Desert Essence - Daily Essential Moisturizer
phitius 4/28/2007 3:47:00 PM
I have been using Clinique Superdefense for a couple of years and love it, however I am now on a budget so I have been searching for something a little less expensive. I think this product may do the trick. At $6.99 per jar this moisturizer is dirt cheap. It's in a tub, which isn't the most sanitary, but I'm used to that with the Superdefense. The fragrance is light and doesn't linger. The only problem I have with this product it just how thick and creamy it is. It tends to feel greasy and thick during the application however it does settle in and do it's job. I just have to ignore that I put it on for about 10 min. My skin is very oily so I only moisturize at night before bed. Overall this is a great product for the price. I will be repurchasing.
This product is simply outstanding. When I purchased it I expected it to be a very strong cleanser that I would use once or twice a week for deep cleaning, but much to my surprise it's not only very gentle it's also very moisturizing. I have super oily but not acne prone skin with huge pores, it tends to get sort of ashy and dull. This cleanser gives me a glow and keeps my pores so clean they aren't nearly as visible as they used to be. I've used it every day for three months and it hasn't dried me out even a little bit. I have to say I think I found my HG in this product.
I am so in love with these!! I have several colors and since purchasing them I haven't been using lipstick much. The pen makes for very easy application and the product itself is gorgeous. Full coverage and color without being thick or clumpy. Does not dry my lips out at all. Perfect alone or under gloss. These are an instant HG for me.
I used to be very anti-Cover Girl however this product won me over. When I was yonger I loved soft sheer liquid foundations. However now that I'm in my 30's I need a little more help. This creamy foundation goes on very well and blends in easily. With a light hand I can get soft sheer coverage that evens out skintone nicely. If I want a little more coverage I can build it up and get a lovely doll skin finish. I don't even have to use powder with this one as it's just matte enough. My only issue with this product is the size of the compact. It's huge. Like double the size it needs to be. Since I started using this product I have stopped using my L'Oreal Cashmere perfect, Maybeline DMM, Lancome Tinted Moisturizer and even my Sue Devitt whipped. It really is that good.
Treatments (Eye) -SkinMedica - TNS Illuminating Eye Cream
phitius 3/25/2007 12:00:00 PM
Ever since Almay dicontinued their Firming and Brightening Eye Cream I've been on the hunt to find something new. Currently I'm using the Nivea Multiple Results at night and this one during the day. I love the texture of this cream. It's super soft and silky and helps my concealer to go on nice and smooth. It fills in lines and does seem to brighten my under eye area somewhat. It's not HG status, but it's the best I can find for now.