I have used heavier foundations in the past, and I have noticed as my skin was getting a bit dryer, the heavy creams would sorta cake on my face and make me look like i had bad wrinkles (well okay i have 'expression' lines but i don't like to think of them as wrinkles... but anywho.. i went to the clinique counter and the very kind lady there was told by me that if she could find a miracle i would buy it on the spot. and that's where the superbalanced foundation came it. it's very thin, when applied with a brush it blends in smoothly (the color she chose for me was way lighter than what i usually used but it just fit perfectly. my face was left almost flawless colorwise, no ruddiness and very smooth and almost matte for me. i would recommend it for anyone with a worry of teeny fine lines and patchiness on their face. i'll never go back to the thick stuff again.
Masks -Burt's Bees - pore-refining mask with green french clay ] ] [DISCONTINUED]
thyla 1/25/2009 4:11:00 AM
Dear Burt.. Please tell me where you hid my pores. After the third time I used your product, later on in the day i looked in the mirror and instead of having open large pores on my cheek they seemed rather tight and closed. If you could tell me where you put them I would like to say, KEEP THEM THANKS! Awesome product. Used it, and washed my face, spritzed chammomile complexion mist throughout the day to keep my face dewy and was amazed at my problem cheeks later on in the day. I've been experimenting with different combos of the clay and the one that has really seemed to do the best job is adding some steeped red (rooibois) tea to mix your clay with. aloe vera worked okay, water was alright. i'm going to start using this every other day. i was doing it once a week and i don't think it's enough. for constant smooth poreless cheeks.
Hair Styling Tools -Farouk CHI - Chi Ceramic Flat Iron by Farouk
thyla 10/21/2008 4:11:00 AM
I borrowed my mom's chi for a week, I have curly wiry overprocessed hair. The chi makes it feel lovely, with styling products added of course. I'm still expirimenting with different brands. I have photos of before and after in my profile.
This toner hurts and it's harsh, but I'm so addicted to it that any other toner I've tried feels like dishwater on me. It makes me feel confident it's cleansed my face when my cotton ball looks grossly dirty, and it leaves my face feeling very tingly and fresh. It also completely clears my acne when I use it regularly. The only problem I have with it is that I buy big bottles and I tend to tip them over and it spills. I tried their little pump thing for the cotton ball but it broke rather quickly.
Moisturizers -Clinique - Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel
thyla 9/16/2008 3:51:00 AM
I have very very sensitive skin prone to breakouts, and at 37 i JUST started using moisturizer because i could never find anything that didn't make my face feel gross. I got this gel in a free gift package a couple of years ago. I have used it ever since. It's the only product that doesn't make me feel like i have a layer of grease on my face and it doesn't make me break out or clog my pores at all!
I bought the L'oreal Dream Blonde # 100 to bleach my hair. My hair was a bit red and brown with blonde streaks. The bleach turned my hair a canary yellow, which really freaked me out. I was nervous to put in anything else, thinking OMG here we go again I screwed my hair up. BUT I decided to chance buying #8A Sparkling Lotus (med ash blonde). Boy, am I impressed. My hair feels soft and I feel like an angel. It's a beautiful platinum light blonde. No brassiness. It looks almost luminescent. I did call L'oreal and they suggested I buy the medium golden blonde because they said the green in the ash would look bad, but I kind of went against that and did the ash anyways. I don't regret it. If you pre-lighten your hair and it turns the color of SunnyD. Use 8A and I guarantee you will be very happy. I put the #100 pre lightener in for 60 minutes. I didn't get the exact results I had hoped for. But the #8A made up for it by lightening it some more, cutting the yellow right out and still keeping my hair soft and hardly damaged. I have a photo of my results in my profle