I have wavy, color treated hair that usually gets quite frizzy and dry. This is the first product I've tried by this brand and I didn't really think much about it when picking it up because I just needed a new shampoo that would smooth down my hair. This is by far the best shampoo I have ever tried. It smoothes without making it oily and flat, and softenes my hair. I really like the smell and will definitely keep using it. I alternate between this one and the pink one by Kerastase for color treated hair, and that really works out for me.
Tinted Moisturizer -Clinique - Moisture Surge Tinted Moisturizer SPF15
tmaries 8/18/2012 1:41:00 PM
I bought this because I tried it on in the store and it looked amazing on my skin. The shade 03 matched my skin perfectly and I was very happy. But I had to return it, because when I used it at home I saw that the color was too pink for me (I have a bit of redness in my skin I want to cover) and it was more a product to even out than cover and look natural at the same time. The consistency is creamy and blendable but still quite runny and is easy to put on nicely. This made me oily all over (I have dry skin) after about 5 hours of wear, even with a setting powder on top. It covers too little for me and the color is too pink to work, but if you have amazing skin that only needs a bit of evening out and a more pink color is right for you then this will be great.
BB Cream -Estee Lauder - Daywear BB Anti-Oxidant Beauty Benefit Creme SPF 35
tmaries 8/18/2012 1:33:00 PM
This is my HG "foundation" at the moment. It's creamy and very blendable and covers the redness in my skin without looking like I have anything on at all, even in bright sunlight. I love the smell and the packaging, the squeezy tube is very good and it doesn't squeeze out too much product which is good because a little goes a long way with this. I have dry skin and can use this with no powder on top and even without concealer (which is a big deal for me, cause I have a bit of redness in my skin and blueness under the eyes). It makes me look very fresh and awake and like I don't have makeup on at all. I like that it has high SPF, but I don't know if it will flashback on camera. Finish: slightly dewy and fresh, covers well Price: a bit pricey where I live but I think it is worth it Color range: not very good.. Though the color 02 medium is a perfect match for me now in the summer when I'm quite tan. Would love to have a shade between the light and the medium because the light is very fair. Overall it's a product that worked very well for me, I absolutely adore it.
I like this foundation a lot, a little goes a long way. I have medium/fair nordic skin, and the B30 was a really good match for my skin. I use a little amount of it, and the smell is suuuperyum! Love the fresh fruity flower smell. Iīm not looking for anything full coverage at all, I want my skin to show through, and I just want to eaven it out. And this does that! It sits really nicely on my skin, I find the consistency really nice and fluid, the Vitalumiere can sometimes be too heavy for me. Itīs buildable to a medium coverage, but you can also get very light coverage with it, couse it blends out really nicely. Only negative thing about it is that it does squeeze a lot of product out and can spill a little, if you arenīt careful. Overall, really good foundation, it makes my skin look dewy, healthy, radiant and just beautiful. And no one can tell you are wearing it. Absolutely LOVE!
Moisturizers -Unlisted Brand - Oilatum Natural Face Repair Cream
tmaries 4/4/2011 5:26:00 PM
I just started using this cream today, after recommendations from Pixiwoo! So far so good. I really like the healthy shine it gives my skin, as well as moisturise is really well.To ship it to Norway from UK is about 13 pounds, which I think is good, compared to all the expensive moisturisers Iīve tried the last few years that havenīt worked. I absoultely love that it has no smell, and is all natural, so it doesnīt irritate my supersensitive skin (and especially red cheeks). Will update when Iīve used it for a while, and will also use it under makeup to see how that works.
I use this foundation some days, when I want more coverage. It does not break me out or irritate my sensitive skin, and that is a huge plus. Iīve never found a foundation that stays on like this does. My makeup tends to melt off quite quickly, but this does not at all! It stays put for 7-8 hours in the condition it was when I put it on in the morning. I really like that. I donīt think they have enough colors, but luckily Iīve found a few I can use. I donīt use primer over, but to make it last, I use the mineral veil over the t-zone of my face. I use the shade medium beige right now, and medium tan in the summer.
Moisturizers -Clinique - Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion
tmaries 2/16/2011 9:01:00 PM
I actually like this cream quite a lot. Every time I use it I find it gives me really smooth skin, more than any other cream has done. It feels quite greasy and it takes some time to absorbe in to my skin, but itīs ok since I have dry skin. I have extremely sensitive skin, and I can use this without problem. But if I use it over a very long period of time, it can give me a slight breakout. I said yes in the box with the question if I would buy this again, and thatīs because I have a few tubes of this, and I am going to use that up, and maybe buy some more in the future. My skin feels so incredibly smooth and nice the morning after Iīve used this, and thatīs why I keep using it. Plus, I havenīt found many creams my skin tolerates.
Ok, so I got a really bad allergic reaction to this self tanner, but I will give a review considering the product itself, and tell you what I think about it, and what is good/bad about it, besides giving me a hell of a rash. Good: - The smell. It's quite strong, but NO self tanning-yucky smell on me, which i totally love. - The color. It gave me a really nice brown color, no orange, and no streaks. - The amount of product you use for your entire body. This would have lasted me for a long time. Bad: - I got an allergic reaction to this, and that should not happen with such an extremely expensive self tanner..... It's expensive where I live, I don't know about other countries. - It dried too quickly, so it stained my hands, and got difficult to distribute evenly over a large area of skin. - The bottle leaked, so I had to be careful with it. Annoying. All over, great self tanner, but it clogged my pores and gave me a rash. If you don't have sensitive skin, then this will probably work for you and give you the most amazing tan color if you have medium fair to medium skin.
I really, really like this foundation. I've tried many foundations that's supposed to give moisture and provide light/medium coverage, and this is by far the BEST I've tried. I'ts quite pricy, but I use so little every time I apply it, so it's not really a problem for me. I've tried it with both a regular foundation brush and my fingers, and I like using both. Which is really weird, since I normally NEVER use a foundation brush for anything. With the brush it gives me a slight more coverage, but still the dewy look that I like. And I can just use it with my fingers for every day use. It stays on my skin for a long time, and it keeps the dewy nice look (not shiny or oily in any way) on my skin all day. Even when I was in direct sunlight and hot weather for a long time, it stayed put through that. Really nice! I will definetly repurchase, because this is my HG foundation. I'm now using it in 40 - Beige, since I get some color in the summer, but I will probably get it in a lighter shade too, for winter. Absolutely love this product :-)
Moisturizers -Darphin - Intral Redness Relief Recovery Cream
tmaries 6/29/2010 5:10:00 PM
I just bought this product today, but it isnt the first time ive tried it. A lady in the mall gave me a sample of this and the serum once, and i liked it but never really looked more at it. Today, the lady at the skincare-shop recommended this to me, and i thought i'd give it a try. I must say, it really calmed down my highly sensitive and red cheeks, and it feels nice and soft on my skin. I looove the smell! I will probably write an update when i have used this product some more. I hope it becomes my HG moisturizer, couse i really need to find one that works for me.
Mascara -Christian Dior - Diorshow Extase Flash Plumping Mascara
tmaries 6/21/2010 6:01:00 PM
This is just my favourite mascara ever I think! It makes my lashes stay curled and thick and long all day, without clumping and leaving me with racoon eyes. The mascara has actually lasted me a really long time, without becoming dry or anything. It's definetly worth the pricetag, and I would repurchase. I don't like the wand though, I would much more prefer a "regular" mascara wand.
I really like this SPF, but it is quite hard to blend it onto face.. I don't think it makes my makeup stay on longer, but it controls the slight oil I get on my forehead if it's hot outside. It isn't sticky or anything on my face, which is nice, but I don't think I would repurchase. Mostly because I don't see it as an outstanding SPF cream. My sensitive skin doesn't get irritated by it though, so I will use up the tube I've got.
Moisturizers -Decleor - Harmonie Gentle Soothing Cream
tmaries 5/17/2010 2:39:00 PM
I bought this cream after a recommendation from the girl at the shop where I got it, and it was not good for my skin at ALL. It gave me those tiny bumps all over, but especially on my forehead and cheeks after using it for about a week. I found that it soothed down my red cheeks, but did not give me enough moisture since my skin is pretty dehydrated at times. I dont like the texture of this moisturizer, and I would not repurchase it, even if I didnt have a reaction to it. The smell is to strong too I think.
Hair Removal -eos - Shave Cream Ultra Moisturizing Pomegranate Raspberry
tmaries 5/17/2010 2:29:00 PM
Love this shaving cream! My legs feel soft and smooth after shaving them, and I like that it doesnt lather up, just stays as a cream. The smell is lovely too, and its a huge plus that its not tested on animals. Definetly will repurchase!
Dont really like this foundation, couse its got shimmer in it.. Its not overly much, but enough to annoy me. The foundation is good, and the staying power is ok, but I wouldnt repurchase because of the shimmer. It feels good on my skin, and looks natural. EDIT: I used the whole tube up, and I like it more now than I did the first times I used it. Not liking the shimmer still, but the foundation really moisturizes my skin well, and keeps hydrating it throughout the day. Iīm not sure if I would repurchase, but I must say that the color I used (number 6, natural) was a really good match for my skin. If you have dry skin without oil coming through your makeup, I would recommend this. If you think itīs ok with the shimmer. But you can only see that in daylight, otherwise it just gives you a natural glow.