Treatments -Unlisted Brand - Whole Foods Hair, Skin, and Nails Supplements
veirs 11/20/2009 5:47:00 PM
I wanted to write a good review for this because it was a life saver. In August, I had a horrible haircut where my breast-length hair was chopped shoulder-length. All I could do was wait for it to return. Or buy a supplement to help. I decided on this one because it was the cheapest, and figured that even if it didn't work, it would still be a great placebo. It's now November and my hair is pretty much back to normal and way better looking than it was: very, very soft and fluffy. Head-turning hair. I'm giving it a 4/5 because the supplements made my stomach hurt, but they really did work.
Tinted Moisturizer -MAC - Studio Moisture Tint SPF15
veirs 9/29/2009 5:13:00 PM
I hate to be unkind, but this product is just bad all around. I bought it because my face was looking a little blotchy and out of the realm of just-concealer. I researched on this forum and decided this was the right price with the best reviews. The color was nice, but the consistency was terrible. It had a tacky gluey feel out of the bottle and my fingers were almost sticking to my face at the end of applying it. It lies like plastic wrap on top of your face rather than sinking into it and looking more natural as the day goes on. It also wrinkled and caked almost immediately. It felt itchy and tight, like a mask. Anyone with sensitive or dry skin should stay away. MAC is great for colors, but not for foundations.
I rarely ever purchase costly makeup without the wise words of MUA, but I got this on a (very costly) birthday celebratory whim. When it was gently swabbed onto my cheeks, I realized how clownish my previously pink powder and red liquid blushes had looked. I didn't see it and say "Oh, what a pretty color!" I saw it and said, "...I look nice."
Lipstick -BeneFit Cosmetics - Silky-Finish in Good To Go
veirs 6/1/2009 7:06:00 PM
This made my lips look like my lips if they were performing on Broadway...or at least a high school musical. Just a bit of this makeup made me look like I was wearing tons of lipstick, lip liner, and gloss just to look like myself.
Beautiful on fair skin! I was terrified that it would look juvenile, but it had a great Eva Perony look to it. Very vintage and fun. Essie is a much tackier solution than other nail polishes and refuses to budge.
Self Tanners -Victoria's Secret - Bare Bronze Gleaming Self-Tan Body Tint
veirs 5/9/2009 10:44:00 AM
I bought this because I'm very fair and panicked at the thought of my white legs in a bikini (ironically tried on in the very same store). I put this on in the afternoon and by morning was a completely different skin color. I can't say if it's natural, since it's unnatural for someone like me to have a tan, but I was told it looked like I spent a day at the beach. The price is all right; $18 is a pittance compared to Clarins or whatnot. The biggest caveat is the smell which, 3 weeks later, refuses to leave. I won't return it because it does work quite well and quite quickly, and I do recommend it for translucently pale women. UPDATE: Nope, taking it back. The second time I used it with disastrous results. My skin looks like I'm wearing dirty camouflage, and my hands remain white while my wrists up are brown, giving me a distinct orangutan look.
Lipstick -Clinique - Almost Lipstick - Black Honey
veirs 4/27/2009 10:44:00 PM
Not only is this a gorgeous shade, but it has quite a cult following. It's a favorite of Sofia Coppola, and it's famously the shade/product used on Liv Tyler in "Lord of the Rings." Sheer and flushed. It goes away too quickly, but it is a lovely tube and a lovely color.
Styling Products -Aveda - Be Curly Curl Control (old) [DISCONTINUED]
veirs 4/20/2009 5:22:00 PM
I never used this, but my best friend in high school did and her hair would look super dry, super fragile, and not so much curly as 80s White Snake blow-outty.
I have always had problems with my skin one way or another. Rosacea, acne scars, dry skin scabs, and most of all large hideous cysts, two or five at a time. This single product has changed all that. I thought if I changed my pores, I'd change my face. I did. I never have cysts anymore. If it looks like the beginning of a cyst is coming (that painful nervy puff on my face), a swipe with this and overnight the potential dime-sized cyst becomes a tiny whitehead that pops immediately and disappears. My ruddy skin has become glowing and rosy-cheeked. Despite the astringent quality, it never dries. It has changed my skin completely. I have gone from slathering on makeup to a few swipes of concealer. Must buy.
Blush -Victoria's Secret - Heidi Klum Collection - Blush in Jewels
veirs 1/16/2009 5:16:00 PM
I got this for free when I bought a Christmas present for a friend. I don't see any glitter at all on this. Very fresh and peachy and warm. Great for light skin.
This is actually for the color Patina Pearl, but I couldn't find a way to add a product and the color sounds similar. Anyway, best nail polish I've ever purchased. I normally ignore nails altogether, but passing through CVS (the Neiman Marcus for the poor college girl) this color caught my eye. A sheer swirling pink color like soap bubbles, not matte and strange, not sparkly. And $5.99. The color looks like pearls, and despite being a sheer unassuming color, two people have mentioned how beautiful it is, one being my boyfriend who doesn't notice things like that.
Wowzer. I was having a major breakout of memory-worthy proportions around my lips and chin so bad that it looked like I was covered in herpes or boils. Nasty type cysts, white and blackheads, enormous white bumps: all of it. Nothing was working, not even Retin-A. Wanting to avoid a costly visit to the dermatologist, I suddenly remembered what I used to use for zits when I was fourteen-sixteen: lemon parsley stick. It's cheap: $5.99 at the drug store. The smell is different than I remember (more pungent, less lemony), the roller ball doesn't work so well at first, and it's a bit drying (even though I'm writing this in January, so what do I expect?). But does it work? It's THE miracle worker. Three days later, I'm almost completely clear. And IT GETS RID OF CYSTS, existing and burgeoning, shrinking them overnight or turning them into harmless whiteheads. Wow.
Not only did this give me a bouquet of cysts, but I had to wash my face nine (nine!) times to get all out its cakeyness off.
If you're pale, you'll look whorish.
I don't usually advocate spending $26 (what the hellllll?) on a mascara (especially as a student in an American economy), but what can I say? There's nothing better. In this economic crunch, I've spent two years now looking for a cheaper better substitute. Can't be found. This is the only mascara that will not clump or feel cheap. You can't even feel it on your eyelashes. (Usually, mascara is so goopy I can crimp my eyelashes with my fingers.) Go for it. It's never-fail. (To be fair, I could only pay for it with money I found in change, but, you know, if you find the money, you should go for it.)