The price on this is amazing for what you are getting. In my opinion, you are getting a top of the line product. It's so soft and so compact. I am going to get another one to have in the purse. One of the best brushes I have ever used. GET IT.
I picked this up this week. I will keep it is a HG product now. This is definitely up there with the HE expensive brands. It is miles better than the other DS foundations. I get shiny/oily after an hour or two, and I was super surprised when I put this on at 8am and checked a mirror at 2:30am and still didn't actually have to touch up my face at all with anything. I am extremely fair, and the lightest shade, ivory, is a perfect match. It blends well. There's no pump, and I already had my 4 year old come and knock some over -- just keep the cap on it and you're fine. I didn't notice a smell and it's such a good product I wouldn't mind anyway.
Eye Shadow -Annabelle - Haute Chocolate Trio Eyeshadow
vivianfarrell 8/25/2010 2:24:00 AM
For the price you pay for this trio.. it just seems criminal. I can't believe how pigmented this product is. This trio is absolutely gorgeous and very versatile. I used the darkest colour as a liner and it's perfect. Very blendable and stays on all day. You must have this in your kit. It's around $6 and behaves like it cost $40+. I will continue to have this and will now try more by this brand.
Conditioner -TiGi - Bed Head Dumb Blonde Reconstructor
vivianfarrell 8/25/2010 2:15:00 AM
I used this everyday for a week or a bit more as a deep conditioner -- I would shampoo/condition with my favorites, then apply a generous amount of this stuff and leave it in for about ten minutes. The first two times I noticed no difference and actually felt like my hair was dry, but by the third use, my hair was feeling saturated and healthier than it had been before. It's even seemed to pick up on my blonde highlights quite nicely. The smell is amazing. It's expensive but for how good I think it is, it's worth it. I use it about once every three days now and I believe that's enough.
I love this product. A lot of people complain about it smelling like something for a man, but I really don't mind it, and it's only initial -- fades away after you straighten. I use other heat protectors, but this is the only one that actually makes my hair feel better over time using it. Way less breakage .It's a little expensive, but you can find it on sale most of the time. HG product that I always have. Love it.
HG hair reconstructor. I use this almost every day right after shower while hair is still wet. I only use one drop (which is all you need) and I run it through mostly my ends and a little bit toward the roots. You can use it on your dry hair too after styling to smooth away any frizz. My hair is damaged and after using this it feels much stronger. You can also use it on dry skin. The smell is awesome.
If you want lengthened and natural looking lashes, you've got it with this. Volume -- not so much. But if you want long, separated lashes this takes the cake. Play with it a bit and you can add volume, but one whisk of this stuff is all I usually need. This is my HG mascara of my entire make up life. I've been using it since I was about 15 or so -- about 10 years. I'm a mascara freak and I've tried every brand high to low end and this always beats the rest. The price is pretty decent in my opinion. I seriously always have back up of this I love it so much. They haven't changed the packaging much since I first started using it (if at all) but who cares? I can literally go out at night, put a billion coats of mascara on, wake up the next day and re-apply it to my crazy/clumped eyelids before I run to McDonalds for a hangover fix, and it STILL re-defines and separates. OMG GET IT!
This is the brand of nail polish that has made me a nail polish girl. I have almost 10 colours, and they are all beautiful. I'm not a patient person that can handle waiting for a polish to dry (nor do I even have time), and these dry pretty fast. There is little to almost no chipping for days at a time, which for me is a miracle. Right now my two favourite are Light A Candle (a metallic lilac) and Enchantress (pink sheen with an almost blue tinge) and I literally get compliments on them all the time, it's awesome. They are a little expensive, but a good investment in my eyes. They also lift pretty easy with plain old generic remover.
I almost broke my hand trying to open the container for starters. I had to bang it on the wall a few times to get the cover to loosen up and open. The first time I tried this without moisturizing or primer, applied it with my fingers, it went on and instantly felt cakey. I am the palest of pale, and even the lightest shade in this foundation came out looking clownish-white on me, although I kept trying. About ten minutes went by, and my pores have soaked the product in and are showing like crazy, something that has never happened to me before. It felt very heavy. I washed it off and surprisingly it didn't come off as easy as any other foundation I have ever used, I literally felt like I had to scrub it off, and as a result my face was red and tingly. It was strange. I tried this again a couple more times, with a sponge. I used primer and moisturizer, and although it went on a little easier, the same thing happened, and I ended up washing it off completely and tossing it.