Conditioner -John Frieda - Brilliant Brunette Light Reflecting Conditioner
tinypglady 4/2/2010 1:01:00 PM
I love this conditioner. I have wavy hair that tends to get frizzy in humidity (and I live in a very hot, humid Southern state) and this conditioner is the only thing I've found that really helps. As a bonus, it also makes my hair extremely shiny. I actually had a stylist tell my that he was impressed with the shine my hair had, and that I should keep doing what I do at home! This conditioner and the Brilliant Brunette Shine shampoo are the only things I use with any consistency, so I know this product works. Will definitely buy again.
Shampoo -John Frieda - Brilliant Brunette Shine Release Shampoo
tinypglady 4/2/2010 12:58:00 PM
I love this shampoo. It has a nice, soft perfumey smell. It also makes my hair shiny and very soft. I have medium thickness, wavy hair that goes to my shoulders. When I went to get a haircut recently, my stylist said that he was really impressed by the shine in my hair, and that I should keep doing what I was doing! This shampoo and the corresponding conditioner are all I ever use with any consistency, so it must be these products that give my hair its shine and bounce. :)
Eyeliner -Urban Decay - 24-7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Zero
tinypglady 4/2/2010 12:55:00 PM
Although this is a soft, extremely pigmented pencil, I don't think I would buy it again. It's a little too soft for my taste, which means it just about melts when I put it on my eyes, causing a lot of smudging. It also means I have to sharpen it just about every time I use it. I was looking for something smooth, but this is a little too smooth for me.
This is my HG eyeshadow. On my NC45 skin, it looks exactly like it does in the pot - mauve and golden shimmer mixed together. I use it as a wash on my eyelids a lot, and always get compliments when I do. Will definitely buy again.
Such a beautiful color! I like to use this to make my dark brown eyes pop. I usually use it in the inner corner of my eyes, with a more subdued color on the main part of my eyelids. MAC has the creamiest eyeshadows, even if they are powder. Will definitely buy again when I eventually run out.
Highlighters -Bobbi Brown - Shimmer Brick Shimmerbrick Compact in Bronze
tinypglady 3/26/2010 2:15:00 PM
This is my HG highlighter for when I want to look glowy. I am NC45, and it makes my skin look like it does in candlelight - soft and flawless. Absolutely will buy it again. Even if it is tres expensive, it lasts forever.
This is a gorgeous, gorgeous palette, but a little too ashy on my NC45 skintone. I have to pair it with a blush like MAC's Sunbasque for it to assume its optimum color. I like to use the individual colors as eye shadow, too. Probably would not buy it again, since I can't use it by itself.
I love this color! On me, an NC45, it looks awesome. It's a red that looks good with my skintone, which is hard to come by. It looks exactly like the description says - red with a bit of gold. Beautimous.
Love this lipstick! It glides on, and feels more like chapstick than lipstick. In fact, I use it when my lips are dry. This is a nice plum color on me (I am NC 42), but it does look a little too purple under fluorescents. I will definitely buy this again.
This is my HG foundation. I haven't found one as natural-looking as this. It conceals my pores and makes my skin look nice and even. Will definitely be purchasing this again.