My hair stylist told me I had build up in my hair so I searched all over the internet for a color safe, clarifying shampoo. I came across some articles that stated you could mix baking soda in with your shampoo and it will clarify you hair and is relatively safe for color treated hair. So I took washed my hair first with shampoo then I mixed about a tablespoon in with another shampoo application and applied it like I normally do. Scrubbed the roots all the way to the ends but I let it sit on there for 2-3 minutes. When I rinsed it out my hair felt squeaky clean! I went on with my regular routine by adding conditioner and it felt awesome when I was finished. I had no idea I even had build up in my hair but after washing it like this I could definitely tell a difference. I had been using a sulfate free shampoo for a few months so I think that was a culprit. While I will continue to use the sulfate free shampoo, I will do this baking soda routine once every two to three weeks depending on how greasy my hair gets.. I don't want to wash out my color but I am definitely enjoying a cleaner head of hair! I also read you could use it to exfoliate your skin, even your face. Haven't been brave enough to try that yet!
Mascara -Estee Lauder - Double Wear Zero Smudge Lengthening Mascara
shan1976 12/1/2010 1:01:00 AM
I really did not like this mascara. It lengthened nicely but did nothing for volume and it definitely flakes and smudges on me. There are a lot of drugstore mascaras that I have tried that work better, such as last blast and mid-end brands that are way better, such as clinique. I would never buy this product but it was worth a try as a free sample. I am just highly disappointed.
I can't believe how awesome this products works for my dark under eye circles. I have never been technically matched but I would say my skin tone is NC10-15 and the fairest shade they have is a good match. It's a pretty neutral shade and covers my dark purple circles pretty well. The best thing I have found about it is that it doesn't make the fine lines under my eyes look worse. Every other product I have tried either doesn't cover well enough or works okay at concealing but settles into the lines. It only takes a tiny, tiny amount and I either use my finger or a brush. I actually think my finger works better at blending it in. For $6 you really can't beat it and of course walmart will return anything so you have nothing to lose! I would definitely recommend at least trying it out and seeing if it works well for you! The tube will last forever but I would definitely re-buy it if I needed more!
This mascara is just okay for me. I like the regular orange tube of lash blast much better. The Fusion did not give me as much length, but it does give nice volume. It is somewhat irritating to me whereas the regular lash blast is not. This makes my eyes itch a little bit and gets into my contact lenses. It's not difficult to remove with a good eye makeup remover and it does not budge or smudge when I am sweating or being active. I would not buy it again because I like the the other version better.
I love this smudge brush. I have used it for over a year and have only had one issue with it. The sponge came out of the holder a little bit, I just pushed it back in and have not had any problems since. I use it every time I wear eyeliner and it works wonderfully! I would definitely buy again!
Blush -Maybelline - Dream Mousse Blush in Peach Satin ] ] [DISCONTINUED]
shan1976 4/26/2010 5:38:00 PM
This is a great blush. Beautiful color on my fair skin and I think it would look great on any skin. It's more pink than peach. It's easy to apply, lasts all day and looks very pretty. I love that you don't get the powdery look which makes me look older. I liked it so much I bought four other shades! I would definitely recommend it if you are looking for a cream type blush.
I think this palette is pretty cute and the colors are nice. If you tap your brush really good before applying it the glitter doesn't fall out all over your face. The one color I could live without is the Uzi one, that's just a ridiculous amount of glitter. The rest of the colors are worth the cost though. I am going to attach a photo of me wearing four of the colors. Inner lid is Asphyxia, Outer lid is Shattered, Crease is Last Call and Under the brow is Grind. (I labeled them) Good palette especially if you can get it when they have one of their sales!
This is some really good stuff. I have had these white bumps on my eye lids for a very long time, using salicylic acid on them and it did not get rid of them. This drying cream has helped diminish the size of them tremendously and does not irritate my eyes at all. I also use it as a spot treatment on the other breakouts on my face and they are literally gone within two days!
I am very pleased with this mascara. I think it makes my lashes look feathery and longer, but not overly fake like some mascaras look. Minimal clumping. So far, I think this is my favorite mascara to date. (but that might change tomorrow) and I have tried a lot of mascaras! I would highly recommend it!
Skincare - Face -Jason Natural Cosmetics - Ester-C Creme
shan1976 1/2/2010 9:13:00 PM
This really helps the fine lines, but it broke my face out when I used it all over. I keep using it but only directly on the lines, not all over. The smell is pretty bad but I got use to it within a week or so. I would probably buy it again because it does seem to work, but I might try something different next time. The ingredients seem pretty good. I would not recommend this if you are sensitive to strong scents though.
This stuff is actually really awesome, I was very skeptical considering how cheap it is. I put it on for 15-30 minutes and wash it off and my face feels very soft and looks great. I think it helps the fine lines and pores look smaller (at least for a couple of days). I also like the smell of it, although it reminds me a lot of toothpaste (mint). =D I am happy it doesn't irritate my sensitive skin or break my face out!
Not a fan of this palette. This is my first MAC shadow ever and I am so sad that it is not better. I hope it is just because it is in a palette and I hope their single colors don't have this kind of payoff. I am very disappointed. :( I like UD and Lorac and just about everything else in my drawer better. I can not recommend this product. Edit - tried this with TFSI and it looked much better but a good product should show up with any primer, really.
I don't think this deep conditions at all. I am very disappointed in it and would not recommend it. Waste of money.
My face got really irritated with this mask/scrub. It was worth a shot, but I can't recommend it if you have sensitive skin. It's a shame, I really wanted it to work for me.
I am really pleased with most of the SN eyeshadows I have purchased. I prefer the shimmer colors and these definitely have it! They blend very well and stay put as long as you use a primer. My favorite shades are from the smokey plum quad.