After all the rave reviews online I couldnt wait to get my hands on it. Little disappointed with it, dont think its the most lengthening product, but it is good at coating all the lashes due to the end of the wand. The MUA advised me to wiggle at the bottom lashes and comb through, then use the ball end to push lashes up. I can think of a few better high end mascaras (ysl, mufe) and drugstore brands (thought the loreal mascara with the ball brush did a better job than this). Worth trying but wont buy again.
This product is just too much hard work, sorry. Great colour but just takes forever to blend into skin since its a kinda gel lotion. I used a moisturiser first and while it was drying I applied this stuff, but it got to the stage where it was rubbing off in small sticky clumps as it was drying. When it was dried it did leave a nice colour, wore well and didnt leave any patchiness my mousse fake tan eventually does towards day 5-7. I'm too used to the mousse fake tans (st moritz) that allows you to blend more product into larger areas of the skin a lot faster than this. Maybe I'm appling it wrong.... Will probably use up the bottle if I can be bothered to reapply only based on the colour. But wont repurchase.
Had high hopes for this shampoo since it was recommended on some website as Best for Oily Scalp No2 - I'm forever on a quest to find a shampoo to combat my oil scalp which gets greasy day after washing it. First time I used this shampoo I really thought my greasy scalp was banished (how stupid!) my scalp felt very clean and my hair was in lovely condition (but this is normal when I use a new shampoo for the 1st time) But sadly my hair was oily day after washing, maybe not as much so, but have used it a few times now and its doesnt make my hair any less oily. The quest continues.....
Top/Base Coats -Unlisted Brand - American Classics - Gelous Advanced Nail Gel Coat
smarti11 5/17/2011 12:35:00 PM
I'm slightly hesitant to give 5 stars since I'm not 100% if this is what's causing my nail polish to stay on for longer than 1 day (chipped at day 4) and that's with Seche Vite top coat. Nail history - dry, peeling but hard nails. Had Shellac polish on nails for past 3 weeks which resulted in nice long, strong non peeling nails. Used Gelous after reading a nail blog review as a base and my polish has chipped on day 4 which is phenomenal for me since they normally chip on Day 0 to 1!!! OR it could be that I dragged the base & polish over my nail tip (seen the pros do this) thought it might make a change. I pray my nails remain in good condition or I might get Shellac done again!
RIS and at first I didnt like it which surprised me as the reviews were great but intended to relist. For some reason I started to play with it and found it looks best when used on top of bronzer. So glad I kept it now, gives a nice warmth to my face.
First time I have used a peach based concealor and liked it when the sales lady put it on in the shop. But after a few uses, I hated it - thought it was too thick and just sat on my skin and never quite blended in. Wasnt sure the colour suited my skin tone either. Would not recommend it!
I never wear liquid foundation only because I can never find a colour to suit me (even prescriptives colour match which broke me out). I normally use Laura Mercier Mineral Foundation which I love. Hearing about the hype for this foundation made me want to go and check it out. I was matched to Punjab and managed to wait & get it on ebay for a cheaper price. Day 2 - Am loving this. The colour is def a winner for me (for winter) and love how this looks on my skin. I apply with mac 187 brush.
Mascara -Yves Saint Laurent - Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils
smarti11 11/23/2009 1:59:00 PM
The best mascara I've used. Not gloopy, it's easy to use and provides fantastic length to the extent that it looks like I have false lashes on. I only used this at the weekend as I didnt want to use it up so quickly! Only downside is the price (I bought this online for £15), but it's worth it if you want a luxurious mascara that delivers.
When I first used this mascara i noticed how thick it was and there was far too much product on the wand which I had to scrape some off onto the top of the container. Nice. I would still end up with too much product on my lashes and always have to use a mascara comb to get the clumps out. A month down the line, I always find mascara products work a bit better (maybe this is cos the wand doesnt pick as much product up) but I still have to use a comb. The only thing I like is that it is very black and provides length but it's far too thick & gloopy for my liking & is too much hard work. I wont be buying it again.
Treatments (Eye) -Unlisted Brand - Lilash - Purified Eyelash Stimulator
smarti11 11/21/2009 12:03:00 PM
Bought this product on Ebay from a reputable seller. I've been using this product since June 09. Took 8 weeks to notice a difference, especially when wearing mascara. I had slightly discoloration on the lash line to begin with and managed to put too much on one night, my eye was blotchy and itchy as hell the next day. It's easy to put on too much as you're urging the process to quicken! I noticed one eye accelerated in lash growth than the other, my left eye lashes curls naturally where as the other requires some manual curling! 5 months down the line I use the product once a week. I have started to notice on one eye, my eyelashes are sparce at the outer corner, almost as if I have chopped off a tiny clump of lashes with my e/lash curler! I have read this seems to be common with the product. I think I may up the once a week, as it seems some lashes are shorter. Maybe this is new lashes growing in. My lash size was decent to begin with, now they're really long, it does look like im wearing false eyelashes as I do get asked that a lot! I would buy again if I couldnt find something cheaper that suited my needs.