Styling Products -Clairol - Herbal essence totally twisted mousse
vanrow 7/12/2010 2:36:00 AM
It's a good value for under $2 that really gives some volume and manageability to the hair. Might not work for everyone of course.
The eyeshadow is powdery and doesn't adhere to the lids well, leaving glitter all over your face. The colors don't quite go together well and look cheap on.
Lotions/ Creams -Aveeno - Intense Relief Overnight Cream
vanrow 7/12/2010 2:28:00 AM
This stuff is great not greasy! Rich but goes on smooth and soaks into the skin, relieves dryness and even softened and dramatically improved my husbands hands after antibacterial soap ruined his skin!
My HG eyeshadow goes great alone or paired with just about any other color!!!
Does not clean hair well, leaves residue. Started noticing dandruff after 2-3 weeks of use. left hair dull and frizzy not at all shiny.
Mascara -Bare Escentuals - Flawless Definition mascara
vanrow 7/12/2010 2:21:00 AM
After trying and failing with some other mascaras I decided that I did like this mascara after all - no flaking, goes on well, the brush separates lashes well. Also good for sensitive eyes.
waxy and dry, does not go on smoothly or evenly, bleeds easily and wears off in no time.
Terrible performance for a $22 mascara. Dry and chunky leaving lashes looking worse than if you had just left them bare.
So I got lucky and tried six colors when these were on sale for $1 a piece. I got Charcoal, Raisin, Indigo, Teal, Bronze, Moss. The pigment was good, slight sheen which I like, not flat. The Raisin, Teal and and Bronze are the best with a lot of color and very smooth. The downsides: Charcoal was muddy, snagged skin and went on chalky. The Indigo was dull and also rough texture like the charcoal. The moss was also dull and barely shows. I would only repurchase for $1 sales, not pay full price.
I happen to like the herbal smell of this toner. I have noticed a difference confirmed by my DH after 2 weeks of using this product, along with Checks and Balances cleanser and Balanced Diet moisturizer. Out of the 3 products I like the toner the best, it really cleanses leftover traces of makeup, you can see grey on the cotton pad from dead skin cells being sloughed off, just as good as an exfoliant. Will repurchase.
Primer/ Corrector -Bare Escentuals - Prime Time Oil Control
vanrow 11/28/2009 12:47:00 PM
Ok Why is everyone surprised when a primer doesnt work well with makeup from another brand. Everyone here is complaining that the primer doesnt work and is cakey or balls up. Here is why: First of all this primer is specifically for mineral makeup, don't expect it to work with other cosmetics with chemicals that obviously would interfere with the primer's performance. I notice many products do "ball up" when they are not made to work together. Second, it takes extremely little and an even application is a must. Third, if you see caking under the foundation, that is because you didnt allow your face to dry enough before putting the foundation on. Duh.
THE BEST BATH for soothing sore joints and muscles? 2 cups epsom salts 1 or 2 cups of Apple Cider Vinegar pour into a warm/hot bath. you can also rub oil or lotion into skin before hand. the apple cider vinegar is great for itchy skin - it's good for fighting bacterial and fungal infections of the skin.
Lipstick -Estee Lauder - Pure Colour Crystal Lipstick in Berry Truffle
vanrow 3/8/2009 8:17:00 PM
Normally I would have not picked this color for myself, but my mom gave me this for x-mas and it turned out to be the most lovely color on me and looks good wearing neutrals, black, white, even burgundies, it looks good day or night. it was a lucky find. i am tired of red and berries and dark lips on myself. i have very dark brown hair and porcelain skin and i am a winter- plums and cold colors look good on me but this color is just the right hint of pinkbrown with shimmer - it looks like a perfect cool neutral on me. Love it!
Have to say, hands down BEST conditioner EVER! My HG for sure and I have NEVER been loyal to ANY hair product before, I jump from brand to brand and finally landed on this one. Still searching for the right shampoo... It took two weeks for me to really see the difference. The big bottle lasts me 9 months or more with my med/short hair, so worth the price.
Lotions/ Creams -Eucerin - Original Moisturizing Creme
vanrow 12/26/2006 3:32:00 PM
I like the Eucerin Calming Cream MUCH BETTER. The original formula feels like never ending greasiness- I had to wash it off after 2 hours darn it! The Calming Cream version is far superior - less smell, very absorbing.