Mascara -Shiseido - The Makeup Mascara Base [DISCONTINUED]
sunshiine 8/19/2008 11:30:00 PM
keeps my lashes curled like crazy but it is also EXTREMELY drying and realllllly hard to take off. when i'm wearing this my eyelashes feel stiff and hard and the curl is so tight they basically stick straight up. when i try to take it off it takes like 10 mins and i end up pulling out my eyelashes. however the curl is so awesome that i will continute to use this, but only when i go out- definitely not for everyday if you want to take care of your lashes.
loooooove the smell! makes my hair insanely soft. i've used all kinds of conditioners from joico k pak to tigi S factor deep conditioning treatment and this is my favorite because it's natural and still does the job.
hate the smell but love the way it makes my hair so soft. softer than the honeysuckle rose conditioner. i use this occassionally when my hair feels super dry and it makes it smooth and silky. it sucks taking aubrey shampoos/conditioners on planes because they spill everywhere :(
I LOVE this blush. Apparently it's discontinued at Sephora locations because I went to buy a new one after almost a YEAR, seriously it's lasted that long, but I found it online at Derm Store. I wore this one day and my teacher said "OMG don't ever switch blushes- that is perfect for your skin tone!"..I am Asian and have fairly pale skin. The one thing I don't like and took off a lippie for is that it does not have staying power; I have to retouch a couple times a day. However I do have oily skin and do not wear a primer, foundation, or powder, just moisturizer. It also cracks very easily.
Moisturizers -Desert Essence - Jojoba Oil - 100% pure
sunshiine 2/19/2008 4:40:00 PM
I had no acne previously and this made me break out :( I used this at night as a moisturizer for 5 days- I would rub a couple of drops onto my skin after doing the oil cleansing method. I never saw any difference in my skin when I woke up, except for the 6th day when there were these little rough red raised bumps on my nose, which I have never got before in my life, or anything similar. It seems like it's a patch of clogged pores because they won't turn into whiteheads or cystic pimples or anything..just raised bumps and they won't go away :( I also had 4 small pimples, which could be hormonal, but I haven't got any breakouts on my period in months so I don't know.
HG BODY SCRUB!! My skin is extremely dry and this makes it feel I mixed up a lot of sugar, evoo and some blobs of honey and scrubbed in the shower and my skin felt AMAZINGLY soft. When I first got out of the shower I thought it'd be too greasy but its been hours and the evoo has sunk into my skin and now my skin is just SOFT! The softest it's ever been!
Eyes -Ardell - Brow & Lash Growth Accelerator Treatment Gel
sunshiine 1/13/2008 2:38:00 AM
My lashes have always been thin, short and sparse because I wear a crap load of mascara, curl my eyelashes, and last year I would wear waterproof mascara EVERYDAY without a base. I had eyelash extensions put in for 2 weeks and took them out because whenever they fell out they'd take my real ones with them! I have a couple bare spots. I use this twice a day, once in the morning before I apply mascara and at night I put on a very thick coat. Whenever I curl my eyelashes one or two falls out..I thought this would help with that but it hasn't. My bottom eyelashes are a bit longer, and on top I have a couple eyelashes that are significantly longer than the rest of my eyelashes..looks kind of odd though. I have stubs growing in (most likely just natural though). This is good for conditioning your eyelashes so they can grow to their full potential, but don't expect a huge difference, just healthier lashes. Update: My bottom eyelashes are longer but there hasn't been any length changes with my top eyelashes :( Haven't noticed any thickening. Those long eyelashes on top have since fallen out. Note that I am using this in conjunction with Revitalash so that may be the reason for the significantly longer bottom eyelashes, but I've only been using Revitalash for 3 weeks and from the reviews it takes 6 weeks. Also, the bottle is seriously unsanitary..I feel like I'm going to get styes and/or infections in my eyes because flakes of mascara have gotten in it. It's probably crawling with bacteria.
Mascara -Shiseido - The Makeup Lasting Lift Mascara
sunshiine 12/28/2007 12:08:00 AM
My new HG mascara.. it seriously holds a curl like NO other! I took off one lippie because it is sooooo hard to get off. It's nearly impossible and when I try to take it off I end up pulling out eyelashes too..also it sucks that you can only buy it waterproof because I'm sure it's gonna dry out my eyelashes. I stopped using waterproof a year ago because it dried out my eyelashes and made them fall out faster but I like this mascara so much I'll continue to use it.. I'm just gonna buy a primer/base.
I have the Mineral Veil and the bronzer "Warmth". I don't have any acne but I do have a few acne scars and this covers it up very well. I didn't experience any itching. The only thing I don't like is the packaging which is so annoying because it gets so messy.
LOVE THE SMELL! But my hair got used to this shampoo after 3 weeks and it "stopped working".. like my hair would get greasy after a day and I felt a lot of buildup on my roots. For the first few weeks I loved it though.. it really did make my hair feel soft. Too bad my hair got used to it :(
Treatments -TiGi - S-Factor Papaya Leave-In Moisture Spray
sunshiine 12/25/2007 10:32:00 PM
Completely pointless!! Except for the great smell, but all S factor products smell yummy. This didn't condition my hair whatsoever.. it just made it get greasy faster. I can't believe I spent $30 on this crap, I forgot how much it was until I read some of the reviews below. Any way, don't waste your money on this.. I used it for over 3 or so months and there were no benefits.
I like the smell a lot.. like strawberry gum, but I haven't noticed anything different with my hair.
Treatments -Joico - k-pak deep penetrating reconstructor
sunshiine 12/25/2007 10:27:00 PM
I have long hair (middle of my back) and I used to get my hair bleached and dyed a LOT, which I really regret doing because my hair is so damaged. It's also tangly because it's so long and dry. I stopped dying my hair around 8 months ago to give it a rest. I went to Trade Secret and this girl talked me into buying this. I like the way it smells.. kind of like banana nut bread and coconuts. I see a BIG but short lived difference in my hair if I use this in conjunction with the Joico Moisturizer Intensive Moisture Treatment. I leave it in for 10 mins and rinse with cold water. My hair becomes a lot softer, smoother, and easier to comb through. My ends normally feel like a broomstick and this softens it. These good results last like a day or maybe 2. I've been using these products for over 3 months and haven't seen long lasting results or a big change even, but I love the way my hair looks/feels the entire day after I use this and the Moisturizer Intensive Moisture Treatment so I'm pretty sure when I run out I'll buy some more.
Mascara -Chanel - Inimitable Mascara Multi-Dimensionnel
sunshiine 12/25/2007 10:12:00 PM
Very overrated. It dries out fast and doesn't hold a curl. It didn't do anything special for my lashes. It's a waste of your money, in my opinion.
Mascara -Shu Uemura - Fiber Xtension [DISCONTINUED]
sunshiine 5/10/2007 4:42:00 PM
I LOVE THIS MASCARA! I used it at a friend's house and I am guessing hers was not new judging from other reviews because it was not liquidy. My lashes do not hold a curl and I even use the Shu Uemura eyelash curler and the Shiseido one sometimes but this mascara makes them STAY CURLY the entire day and they look so much longer.. I used to use waterproof mascara to hold a curl and this mascara holds a curl even better and it's not drying/making my lashes fall out!