I think this is a good product and have been using it alternatively with the Nutritone hand held. I would prefer it if DW had a charger or a battery as I could use in bed much easier. I like controllling the zapping effect that I feel around eyes, face, neck depending on the intensity I use. I feel that my face is fresher and a bit tighter and my neck is a little more defiend - I'll keep at it, can't do any harm. I have just dscovered some Agan Oil that I had in back of mya maekup stash - so I will be using this as the conductor for a while. I bought this for $49 with free s/h on HSN - now sold out.
This little hand held machine is battery operated and easy to use. The goal is to stimulate the muscles and collagen underneath the skin of the face. You need to use a little conductive gel (sold with machine) or you can use Aloe Vera or any other thickish face gel. I am use Dr. Denese's Copper Collagen Infusion gel as it works quite well and keeps the skin moist while using device (a must). I have been using for a week and really like the tingling sensation when the electrodes touch the skin - sometimes you don't feel anything but you can control the strength from minimal to strong, depending on how you skin reacts. I am hoping it will work great on my neck jowl lines as well as my early puppet lines and forehead 11's - hope the plumping effects and diminished lines I am seeing will be long lasting and culmulative with daily use. Sold at ShopNBC for about $55
This is a lovely warm shade of apricot with a hint of pink. Milled very fine with low sheen - no sparkle. Use a light hand - container has a clear domed lid, so easy to tap in some product and swirl around. Generous quantity and price is on sale right now for $9.50 on HSN - YEAH!!
Most beautiful shade of grey green that works beautifully on pale skin with dark brown eyes. Currently 1/2 price on HSN for $6.50 - great price! Very low sheen and last a long time without touch up. Love that you can apply wet to increase intensity or use as liner.
Eyeliner -Bobbi Brown - Gel eyeliner in Chocolate Shimmer
queenvictoria 3/31/2006 8:48:00 PM
This is my first BB gel eyeliner and I really love it. I have dark brown eyes and pale skin and black is too strong while also being too predictable for me. I can't see the shimmer at all, but the deep color is gorgeous with a slight hint of yellow. I use a short firm taklon brush with slant tip that I bought from Walgreens I believe some time ago and it works perfectly - it allows me to line all around my eyes and then smudge the color into the outer V. Lasts all day and MUCH better than MAC fluidlines which caused my eys to water and liner to smudge.
Just tried an interesting combo of 4 uncoated aspirin dissolved in 1 tablespoon of hydrogen pyroxide. Scooped up some in a teaspoon and added a drizzle of honey. Smoothed over face concentrating on forehead (a few whiteheads) and sides of nose and just smeared rest all over. Let sit for 15 mins and washed off with warm water - more a mask than toner I suppose. Hey, result are lovely smooth skin. Need to try a few more times to see if it gets rids of whiteheads. YEAH for MUA!!!!
The most wonderful simple black packaging makes its a pleasure to open - lovely little quilted pattern can be seen through clear plastic top. Color looks more peachy/brown than red in the container, but comes off as a lovely warm peachy red on my skin with a very subtle glow. This is such an underrated product line - I would never have found this out about this if not for the great reviews on MUA!!!
Bronzers -Jane - Oil Free Bronzer Powder - 09 Sahara
queenvictoria 2/25/2006 7:40:00 PM
Just bought this for $5 at Walgreen then used $2 off coupon - can't beat that! Color is a lovely soft bronze and works well for my PPP skin without being garish. Huge round compact in a pretty bronze color with mirror inside - wow! I have the Laura Mercier liquid bronzer that costs a fortune and much trickier to put on smoothly to appear natural. Jane's looks like a winner - I'll update later to see how long it stays put and if too shimmery in daylight
Just bought this in #36 DIVA which is a fab fushia pink, but not glaringly bright. I never wear lipliners, but after all the raves here and the cheap price, I have been enticed to try. This is soft and creamy but does have to be sharpened - I'll have to go back to Ulta to get the sharpener, but I'll get at least 10 uses before it wears down. Give this a go girls, you won't be sorry!
Eyeliner -Prestige - Waterproof Automatic Eyeliner in Black Plum
queenvictoria 2/25/2006 7:11:00 PM
This is labeled as as lipliner, but this is the most gorgeous shade of deep plum that I am using to line my eyes and smudge in the outside corners for a fab smokey eye - a MUST for brown eyed gals! I have always used dark brown, but this is a more complex deep dark colour. Easy to use twist up pencil that goes on so smooth with no tugging and no sharpening. I bought this along with midnight blue eyeliner for $5 each at Ulta, then scored with a $3.50 off coupon!!!
Lipstick -L'Oreal - Colour Juice Stick - Island Punch
queenvictoria 1/22/2006 7:27:00 PM
Love the silver tube - tres chic and expensive looking, without a nasty logo all over it. This is #460 and is a gorgeous deep orangey-red that goes on smoothly with a lovely, believable shine that not sticky or too glossy. Price on sale now at Osco for $6.50 makes this a great buy - have to try a few more.
Scrubs -Olay - Regenerist Microdermabrasion and Peel Kit
queenvictoria 11/26/2005 11:30:00 PM
Really liking this !! Seems mild at first but after 3 uses I am seeing results in fading of fine lines - hard to believe on my "experienced" skin. I used honey mask after first use just incase I had a reaction - no problems. Next time I used AHA 12% souffle cream afterwards - love this combo! Fine furrow lines between my eyes have now diminished and it looks like the feather lines around my mouth are fading too - WOWZA!! I like using this as a spot peel 2-3 times a week. Bought it for $17.99 at Ulta with their $3.50 coupon combined with their 20% Olay discount this week. A MUST TRY!
Treatments (Eye) -Mary Kay - Indulge Soothing Eye Mask
queenvictoria 11/19/2005 5:58:00 PM
Best eye gel product out there for my sensitive eyes!! I've only been ussing it a few days but loooove the results. It takes away the puffiness that I get 1st thing in the morning. I pat a teeny bit from the lid last thing at night after I use Avons Alternative face cream all over my face/eyes and I look great in monring. Now wish it would just get rid of my dark circles!!
Thanks to reviews here, I tried this color (exchanged Amethyst which had too much metallic flakes). Wonderfully pigmented and not sparkly, but maybe a very slight sheen. Its a burnt brick redish brown - a great compliment to browns, blues, greens. Almost no creasing visible and great stay power! Have to try as a blush, per advice below. Fab price when on sale $3.50.
I really like this easy-to-use foolproof angled tip eyeshadow. Soft gleam is great for day or evening and, on me, does hold up for about 6 hours without creasing. I also have this in Taupe (medium greyish-brown , Champagne (light cream glimmer) and fabulous Nude (stunning skin coloured glisten). Got them at 2fo1 sale at Ulta. Swipe all over lid and crease as it serves as a good base too!