I also cannot recommend this product, I have attempted to use it twice and both times left me with a multitude of whiteheads. I don't know why I tried this again, I wish I could return it!
Skincare - Face -Unlisted Brand - Exposed Skincare
sufferingfromvertigo 5/27/2013 10:25:00 AM
I think it needs to be noted that over the past month or so, every reviewer has left four or five lippies and have never reviewed anything else on MUA... suspicious... I've never tried this product, so I can't speak for its efficiency, but to read real reviews, look before April of 2013.
I, like so many others, scoffed at the BB hair premise. But I have to admit, this product is wonderful. I have fine, easily weighed down hair, and I was afraid this would leave it greasy. But I apply half a pump to damp hair and boom! Soft, frizz free, not weighed down hair. Just looks and feels healthy and wonderful and wow. Plus it's cheap and you don't use much at a time, so it'll last for a long while. I would absolutely recommend it. It's awesome and I'm thrilled that I have it in my hair arsenal.
For the price, I actually like this primer. I've had bad experiences with drugstore primers but I wanted to try one again, so I gave this a go. It's definitely a weird, thick texture, but I blend quickly over small areas and it does fine. I don't have problems with white streaks or it balling up under makeup. It's fine for what I need, which is to make my makeup stay on and look smooth. I have oily skin and when it's hot out makeup just slides right off. I think this is a good buy and I'd repurchase if I ran out and couldn't find something else I like more.
Treatments -Unlisted Brand - 3M - Nexcare Acne Patch
sufferingfromvertigo 4/14/2013 6:31:00 PM
These are a lifesaver for me. I often have whiteheads (especially around that time of the month) that, once popped, refill and end up being a huge pain. But I put these on (I do it when I get home from class/work, they fall off when I sleep in them) and leave them on for as long as possible. When I take them off, there's white stuff on the patch and the zit is flatter and heals without scarring. For some big ones, I have to use them a few days in a row. For cysts, I try to treat them with sulfur or dot the MUAC mandelic acid peel on them for a few minutes to bring them to a head, extract the pus I can (as long as it's open the patch will work) then place and voila. I get a lot of cysts that stick around forever and leave nasty pits/scars, and this is the best solution I've found to date. I'll try finding regular hydrocolloid bandages locally next, because it is a pain to buy these online, and see if that works as well. But if not, I'll absolutely go back to these. I highly recommend them. UPDATE: I'm still using these, and am about to buy another pack or two off ebay. There's just no other product I have/have had that demolishes my cysts quite like this. I got one recently (a combo of TOTM and leaving my makeup on overnight, stupid I know) and I felt it dwelling beneath the surface. I treated it with sulfur several times until it came to a head, popped it, and slapped a few of these on. I leave it on until it's indented in the middle which is when I think it's fully saturated with pus (disgusting, yet amazingly fulfilling), take it off, squeeze some more pus out, and put another one on until it's done or I have to sleep. I just love this so much. It's an HG until/unless I somehow miraculously stop having acne.
Lip Treatments -Neosporin - Lip Health Overnight Renewal Therapy
sufferingfromvertigo 3/29/2013 6:20:00 PM
This is incredible. I love lanisoh but sometimes, if my lips are like bleeding chapped, it doesn't really do much. That's where this comes in. It's a little too thick and opaque to wear during the day, but when your lips are so dry that you can't sleep, this is a miracle. I highly recommend it. I feel like my lips aren't just covered, but that they're actually repaired.
I have the color April Showers and I love it! I am a big fan of dark colors that have that almost-black look but then when you actually look at them, you can see the true color. April showers is like this. It's a dark teal that is almost black, but you can tell there's something more. The brush is fine, and wear time had been good so far. My only complaint was that I had a terrible time opening the stupid thing. You can pop the square thing off of the brush but it still took me like five minutes to actually get it open (because I'd rather die than ask the boyfriend haha). But once I got it open, it was all worth it. I will definitely keep investigating this line and their nail polishes.
Unlike the previous reviewers, I actually liked this product very much. I'm super super fair, but prone to redness. In the lightest shade, this gave medium coverage that evened out my skin tone, covered my redness, and actually matched my skin color. Usually light colored foundations are too yellow or too pink for me, but this one is perfect. I put this on at 8:00 in the morning and put ELF's hd powder over it and it still looks good. It is a little hard to apply because it dries quickly and spreads bizarrely, but I think once I use it a few more times I'll get the hang of it. Overall, I really liked this foundation and will rebuy when I run out.
I am so in love with this product. I had come across the reviews on MUA a few times and decided that I should order it, and if I hated it I would give it to my sister haha. I have fine, easily greasy/weighed down hair. It's not straight, nor curly, but more of a wavy-in-a-bad-way. I've been blow drying and straightening my hair for years, but now that I'm growing it out I wanted to find a product that I could use without heat that would give me a style. This is it. Once my hair dries, I use a little less than one pump (the pump gets stuck sometimes which is annoying), spread it between my hands, clap once, and then scrunch it into the length of my hair, staying away from the roots. Then I'll put my hair up in a loose bun with a scrunchie, changing the placement and direction of the bun every thirty minutes or so until it's dry. I'm left with gorgeous, beachy waves that aren't crunchy but are soft and make my hair look full and long and healthy. I've tried to apply it when my hair is wet but don't get the same results as when it's damp/dry. This product is a bit pricier than my normal styling budget, but you don't need to use a lot and it still looks good the next day (once I add a little dry shampoo) so it will last me for a whole. I highly recommend this product and will absolutely repurchase; I can't wait to have these glorious waves in the summer!
Skincare - Face -Equate - Proactiv knock-off system
sufferingfromvertigo 1/19/2013 12:05:00 PM
WOW. Like... wow. I just can't express how shocked I am with the results I've gotten from using this product. I have moderate acne that gets significantly worse when it's that TOTM. I'll get around 1-3 cysts along my jaw during this time period, which will take about a month to heal, at which point the cycle starts all over again (ughhhhh). I tried Proactive when I was approximately 14-15, and didn't have noticeable results. Admittedly, it's been five or so years since then, so my skin is very different, but the results from using this product are remarkable. I have never seen results from using benzoyl peroxide, so I generally stick with salicylic acid as my acne fighter. But after three cysts ravaged my face last month, I decided to try something new. I happened upon this product and saw the great reviews and the cheap price and decided to give it a go. After about four days of using it twice a day, I saw a dramatic and fantastic difference in my skin. Small zits and bumps that were popping up were demolished. I actually felt comfortable not wearing makeup. After a while, it did dry my skin out, so I dropped down to only using it once a day, then every other day. I have recommended this to my friends and family, and am so thrilled that I can find this at my local walmart for such a cheap price. I don't think I will ever be without this product. (also, the sulfur mask that comes in the kit is a nice bonus that actually doesn't smell like sulfur and works well on any zits you might feel coming up). HG
Foundations -Cover Girl - Outlast Stay Fabulous 3 in 1 Foundation
sufferingfromvertigo 1/18/2013 7:39:00 PM
(This product is listed twice, so I copied my review from the other listing because I seriously cannot rave about this foundation enough) I have to agree with the other reviewers that this product is surprisingly outstanding. The lightest shade looks great on my skin, not too pink or yellow in my opinion. I have oily skin (although my chin and jaw have been dry and flaking) and it looks good in both situations. I do my makeup at 8:00 and don't get to look in a mirror, much less actually blot my skin, until 5:00 at the earliest. I apply this (sometimes over skin79 bb, sometimes on its own) and the powder it with Revlon's new Naked powder and it looks fantastic when I come home again. The pump is nice, always preferable to a tub or a squeeze tube. It is a pretty thin liquid, much thinner than I was expecting because it had been described as full coverage and I just assumed it would be thick. But it's not, it sits nicely without feeling like it's suffocating your skin. I'm so impressed by this foundation and will definitely rebuy!
Foundations -Cover Girl - Outlast Stay Fabulous 3 in 1 Foundation
sufferingfromvertigo 1/18/2013 7:12:00 PM
I have to agree with the other reviewers that this product is surprisingly outstanding. The lightest shade looks great on my skin, not too pink or yellow in my opinion. I have oily skin (although my chin and jaw have been dry and flaking) and it looks good in both situations. I do my makeup at 8:00 and don't get to look in a mirror, much less actually blot my skin, until 5:00 at the earliest. I apply this (sometimes over skin79 bb, sometimes on its own) and the powder it with Revlon's new Naked powder and it looks fantastic when I come home again. The pump is nice, always preferable to a tub or a squeeze tube. It is a pretty thin liquid, much thinner than I was expecting because it had been described as full coverage and I just assumed it would be thick. But it's not, it sits nicely without feeling like it's suffocating your skin. I'm so impressed by this foundation and will definitely rebuy!
I saw this at Walgreens and remembered reading some good reviews so I decided to try it (and the powder, which is fantastic and highly recommended). I got the lightest shade, which matches my punk undertones well. I've worn it several times, both alone and over my skin 79 bb in hot pink. I've received several compliments on my skin while wearing this foundation. While I think using skin79 under it made it even better, I like the foundation on its own as well. It's not too sheer, and cuts any redness in my skin without looking like a mask. It isn't cakey (I applied it with my fingers) and it didn't get oily throughout the day. Definitely a great DS purchase for the price; fantastic performance for what you're paying. I would recommend trying it.
As a poor college student, I debated over buying this for a good while before taking the plunge. I was happy enough with my other cleansers, but I was fascinated by the idea of oil cleansing. However, I didn't want to try a cheap brand and get bad results. I've been using this for about three weeks, only on days that I wear full makeup or when I'm not showering that night. It removes my makeup like a dream; when I use my skinsonic after there's never any residue on the brush. I read another MUAer recommend using something with clay in it after cleansing to pull the gunk out of your pores, and so I use the Ponds Luminous cleansing cream (which has kaolin) and get smooth, even skin. The only thing I'm not in love with is the fact that if you get it in your eyes, it makes your vision kind of fuzzy. But I use a boots eye makeup remover which doesn't cause that, so it's not a real problem. Despite the price, I'll definitely rebuy.
I really like this polish, but as I'm a sucker for glitter, that's not surprising. It's not gold but it's not silver. Champagne is a good description. You wouldn't need to wear a color under this, as it is very opaque. It also is very rough textured and won't feel glossy. Today I am using it as a ring finger accent with beige/ nude polish on the other fingers, and it adds a little sparkle to an otherwise boring manicure.