Styling Products -Alterna - Bamboo Smooth Anti-Humidity Hair Spray
rosinalove11 12/28/2012 2:42:00 AM
I purchased this because I often need a bit of hold at the bottom of my ombre (see damaged) hair. This hairspray is so bad that it actually uncurls my hair. I don't often write reviews, but I did a test: I curled the bottom of one side of my hair and set with this hairspray, and did the other side after 1 minute (to ensure proper temperature of the iron) and did not set. After my 12 hour day, my unset hair was slightly curled, while the side with this product was limp and straight. This is the most terrible hairspray I have ever used. I usually use Redken 23... I will be sticking to that. My hair is very long (past bra-strap), medium texture, medium wave.
I have clear, combination skin. I have reason to believe this is breaking me out as I have not changed anything in my routine except this.
Lipstick -Estee Lauder - Signature Iipstick in Dune Rose
rosinalove11 8/10/2008 2:43:00 PM
This is my perfect my lips but better lipstick. I paid about $26 CAD with tax. This is very moisturizing and not too pink. I don't really like the packaging, I am 22 and I find the gold packaging a little tacky but what is inside IS gold, so I will put up with it. My HG lipstick.
This is the new version of the same sunscreen I used for years. I see no difference. This product is just as wonderful as the older one. It is a physical sunscreen. Leaves little or no white cast. It has excellent protection, and antioxidants to prevent free radical damage. I highly recommend this. It is a little expensive, $40 CAD for 30 mL, but totally worth it for beautiful skin now and later.
Lip Gloss -Clarins - Gloss Appeal lip gloss in 02 Ginger
rosinalove11 5/25/2008 3:10:00 PM
I love Clarins lip glosses. This colour is a soft neutral pink with little iridescent flecks. This is definitely a My Lips But Better gloss. So gorgeous! This lip gloss is not gritty or sticky. Staying power is fair. It is a wand gloss. The end of the wand is very soft, and is a great shape. I highly recommend these glosses.
Lip Gloss -Clarins - Gloss apeal lip gloss in 06 orchyd / orchid
rosinalove11 5/25/2008 3:07:00 PM
I love Clarins lip glosses. This colour is an deep fushia pink with little silver flecks. This lip gloss is not gritty or sticky. Staying power is fair. It is a wand gloss. The end of the wand is very soft, and is a great shape. I highly recommend these glosses.
Lip Gloss -Clarins - Gloss appeal lipgloss in 05 Hibiscus
rosinalove11 5/25/2008 3:03:00 PM
I love Clarins lip glosses. This colour is an orangey coral with little gold flecks. Think Chanel reflex as a gloss. I actually wear these two together. Gorgeous! This lip gloss is not gritty or sticky. Staying power is fair. It is a wand gloss. The end of the wand is very soft, and is a great shape. I highly recommend these glosses (even over my beloved glossimers)
Great powder brush. I actually use it for blush, I think it is perfect. The bristles are soft on my sensitive face. I have had this brush for a year or so, use it every day and it is still in perfect condition. I only have a few brushes, a great addition to my daily routine. I recommend it.
Mascara -Elizabeth Arden - Double Density Maximum Volume Mascara
rosinalove11 5/25/2008 2:52:00 PM
I layer this mascara over the EA ceramide treatment mascara. I get great volume and no flaking from this mascara. I have used voluminous for years, this isn't as good as voluminous. But I do think it is better for my eyelashes. The brush is a medium brush with thick bristles. Overall, this mascara is good, but voluminous is still my favorite.
Mascara -Elizabeth Arden - Ceramide Lash Extending Treatment Mascara
rosinalove11 5/25/2008 2:42:00 PM
This mascara is great for lots of reasons. This is not a volume building mascara. Reasons why it is great: 1. Leaves lashes very soft 2. Easy to remove with oil/facewash 3. Prevents breakage of lashes 4. Conditions lashes 5. Makes lashes look long This mascara has been an excellent base to my cheapy volumizing mascaras. I just put a few coats of this on, and gob on the other mascara. My lashes are a little bit longer, much healthier, and almost no fallout at all. I highly recommend it as base for any mascara, even high end ones. My lashes are fuller and healthier since I have been using this. I gave it a four because it isn't the perfect mascara for what I wanted, but it is an amazing base. I put this under Elizabeth Arden volumizing mascara for great false lashes. I highly recommend this if you have lots of breakage or fall out of lashes, or you use tons of cheap mascara like me.
This product is AMAZING! i didn't use the felt tip applicator, just the brush. I found it in Canada at London Drugs. My nails are long and hard, the best product I have found on the market. The first reviewer did a good job at describing this product. ****update**** My nails are so long and gorgeous. I have never had nails in my life and this stuff really works. Run, do not walk to get this product. It is a little pricey for the bottle, but worth it. It lasts forever. I haven't finished one yet because I keep losing the small bottle.
Isododecane, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Oxidized Polyethylene, Isostearyl Neopentanoate, Dimethicone, Polyethylene, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Tocopheryl Acetate, Nylon-12, Propylene Carbonate, Parfum (Fragrance), Titanium Dioxide CI77891, Iron Oxides CI77491, CI 77492, CI77499, Carmine CI75470, Red CI158150.
This is a water-resistant colour for cheeks and lips. It has a watermelon scent that isn't fake or irritating. It smells great! I am very sensitive to scent, therefore many products irritate my skin. This doesn't, it smells like watermelon bubblicious. It is oil free and lasts all day. It is fairly expensive, 7 mL for $22 USD, but a great staple. In the summer it is great just over sunscreen, and in the winter it is great over foundation if your skin is dry, it doesn't look flaky. For a subtle look, you can put this on first, then foundation (or powder) and for a stronger look, you can pat this over liquid foundation.
It blends very well, and isn't too drying for lips. It gives a great monochromatic colour to the face, and looks really natural. The consistency is quite runny, but start with a small amount and build for colour.
A great staple for my collection. It is a rich rosy pink colour, but I think would look great on anyone. This really is a gem!!!
Toners -Clarins - Toning Lotion w/ Chamomile for dry or normal skin
rosinalove11 5/3/2007 2:35:00 AM
This is an alcohol free toner. It is wonderful. It is very reasonably priced for the 200 mL that you get. It is not drying at all, does not have a strong scent, and does not sting the eyes. I actually got this in my eyes and it didn't hurt. I use this in combination with the prevention plus skincare line.
I have never used toners, but I will never go without this again. Even if my skin feels really clean, I use this toner and I always get a little bit of residue. I like that you can SEE what it does.
I use this after I cleanse and before I moisturize in the morning and at night. I am a toner convert. This is a great addition to my skincare line.
The smell of this was so strong it made my eyes water and my skin burn. My skin isn't that sensitive, but this is HIGHLY fragranced. Made by Christian Dior Perfume Co is right!!
This is a great night cream!! This is expensive (50 mL), but it does last a long time. It is very rich, and only good for night use (hence the name). My skin always feels amazing in the morning. I have found it works best when I use the entire line, but this is a must have. I am 21, and since I have been using this, people tell me my skin looks great.
This is part of the prevention plus line, to prevent wrinkles. It comes in a jar with a screw top lid, a spatula can be used to keep it sanitary. It can feel a little greasy when it is first applied, but give it a chance!
It does have a very light scent, but nothing overpowering. I cannot use anything with perfumes, and this does not bother me at all. This is definately worth the splurge.
I have normal to dry skin, with occasional hormonal breakouts. This is great for sensitive skin, and is plant based. Ingredients Listed on website (will update later): Clintonia Borealis Mirabilis Jalapa Mandarin Mourera Fluviatilis Oak