Hair -Wen by Chaz Dean - Sweet Almond Mint Cleansing Conditioner
rags227 7/11/2008 2:37:00 PM
I loved this product at first. I liked that it was natural and didn't contain any harsh chemicals.... BUUUT..... You're cleansing your hair with conditioner. You can buy any other natural conditioner and do the same for a cheaper price. I will admit though, it left my hair very touchable and very beautiful. I didn't have to style it, just let it air dry and it seemed like i took time making my hair look that way. ***NOW HERE'S THE THING- I should've dedicated more time researching this product... I've always had a problem with conditioners. When I use them after shampooing it seems to make my hair fall out alot. Sooooo, I was washing my hair with WEN conditioner and never gave that a second thought... so my hair fell out like crazy! I was terrified and I'm still so upset because I lost so much hair! And it says you can leave it as a leave-in-conditioner... My GOD I left that stuff on my hair all day and I didn't know why it was falling out. I used the right amount- I followed the directions properly. Just a *tad* as a leave-in-conditioner. I have alot of friends who's hair falls out alot when using conditioners too. So this seems pretty common. If you have that problem, don't buy this product. It wasn't a waste of money for me, but Im so sad about my hair :( It'll grow back but it's still upseting. I will never ever repurchase. It's crazy expensive.
This is definately the best drugstore mascara. it's soft so it doesn't tug your lids as much and it lasts a really long time. I use black and it's definately one of the blackest eyeliners. Great buy!
This stuff can be used for soooo many things. I love using it on my lashes at night before bedtime. I like to add a few drops of vitamin E oil. Surprisingly, it holds the curl longer than my curling mascara (i curl my lashes before i apply this). And it makes them look thick. It's a great conditioner for lashes. I buy the travel size bottles that are about a dollar. I keep it in my makeup bag. You can do so much with this stuff. It's also a good makeup remover.
Definately buy the travel size tube for this. It's easier to use and can easily be thrown in a makeup bag. It's a must have product. It leaves your skin oh-so-smooth and ready for makeup. Just make sure to let your skin absorb it for at least 5 minutes. Face is left smooth for foundation and/or powder. I always make sure I put this on for special ocassions.
Not as black as I'd like it to be, but it did lengthen my lashes alot. It holds the curl, which I love. It never ever clumped on me. It just didn't give me the volume I wanted (I was expecting dramatic, fake looking lashes) It was very light and you can definately layer it. It's a good lengthning/seperating mascara. I'm still in search for the perfect mascara, but this came close to it.
Scrubs -St. Ives - Apricot Scrub Blemish and Blackhead Control
rags227 4/3/2008 6:36:00 PM
Everyone and their mama uses this. It's an awesome product. I use it in the shower after washing off my makeup. It definately leaves your skin feeling soft and gives you a glow. I've been using it for years. It's a great buy.
Only takes out like 2 black heads everytime I use it. And I use a hot towel before to make sure the pores open up. I'm not sure why it doesn't work on me. But I've used it on a boyfriend before and it did magic! hmm..... I won't buy again.
There's definately a trick to this mascara. It turns into a mess after the 3rd or 4th use. The problem is that the brush picks up too much product. You definately have to wipe some off on the tube's opening. I read a review here that it leaves little clumps on the end of your lashes. I thought that was weird, but yup, it happened to me. It holds the curl, but i definately have to be careful how I apply it and i have to use a comb afterwards. It clumps easily. I just put it in a cup full of hot water for 5 minutes and that'll do. I can't put this mascara on my lower lashes because it runs and makes me look tired at the end of the work day. I like the look I get from it, but it takes time and patience for it to work. It's just too much of a hassle. I won't buy again, but I'm definately glad I tried it. Maybe the waterproof one might be the one for me? we'll see....
Misc Beauty Tools -Clean & Clear - Oil Absorbing Sheets
rags227 4/3/2008 6:02:00 PM
LOVE THEM!!!! So easy to use and will not remove your makeup. I definately carry them around where ever I go. I have an oily tzone and these do the trick! Not expensive at all. If your skin isn't that oily just cut the sheets in half and stick em back in the case. I'm so cheap. But I get mad when I don't use the whole thing. I keep one in my purse and in my car. Don't rub! Just pat with pressure.
Eye Primer -Urban Decay - Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Original (UDPP)
rags227 4/3/2008 5:55:00 PM
I used a sample from Sephora. I was surprised how good it worked. You can definately tell where you didn't apply on the eyelid after applying eye shadow. It helps your eyeshadow's color look more vibrant. It definately makes your color last. I recommend it for a long hot, day. It is a little pricey for me though. I'm still not sure if I would purchase it after my sample is done..... It definately works though!
Does not hydrate at all. It feels soothing when you first apply it, but the feeling doesn't last long. You can definately feel the beeswax once your lips start to dry... not a confident feeling. And I don't like the fact that the wax doesn't come off when i wash my face at night. It feels like I have to exfoliate my lips because they're left kinda sticky. The ingredients are awesome though. I got this about 6 months ago and I still have plenty left in the tube. I used it almost everyday, but I recently got tired of the icky feeling it was leaving behind. Wouldn't buy again.
I bought this years ago and hated it. I decided to give it another try because of all the hype this mascara gets. I figured maybe there was a trick to it, like using a lash comb afterwards or something.... nope. it's just a bad mascara. don't believe the hype. The only thing it does is darken the lashes, which darkens them really well. No volume, doesn't hold curl, clumps- it's just a gooey mess. Will never ever, ever buy again.
This is a great concealer. It dries my eye area a little, but I just have to make sure to really moisturize before applying. It does set in fine lines, but it's not that bad. I would buy again.
::wipes tear:: I found it. My perfect concealer. Perfect color. Lasts for hours. Looks natural. and....... it's waterproof!!!!! I have dark circles and this does the trick. I have fine lines and it does set on them, but just a *little* bit, not noticable- but only to me. It's a bit pricey, but definately worth every penny. I love you Effacernes Waterproof Undereye Concealer. ::hug::
Dissapointment. The only thing this concealer did for me was a mess. The color selection sucks. It's dry and sets in fine lines. Did not cover my dark circles and the coverage that it does give doesn't last. This item is just hype to me. Back to sephora it went!