Lipstick -Milani - Color Statement Lipstick in Uptown Mauve
wendigrl 5/5/2013 3:44:00 AM
I LOVE the smell. I love the color payoff. I love the consistency, finish and wear! Milani really hit it out of the park with this line. Really cant wait to try the other colors. :)
Eye Shadow -L'Oreal - Infallible Eye Shadow - Golden Emerald
wendigrl 1/20/2013 9:38:00 PM
This is just a gorgeous color! It's very flattering. I have brown eyes and this color really made them look lighter and prettier. I used this over the black jumbo eye pencil from nyx and omg it was so beautiful! Very happy with this purchase. I didn't have a problem with fallout or creasing but then again I use other products to specifically stop those things from happening. I'm very happy and want to try out some other colors now!.
Treatments -Aphogee - Keratin 2 Minute Reconstructor
wendigrl 1/20/2013 2:27:00 PM
I have bleached to platinum, naturally dry, curly hair. I *only* use deep conditioners. I don't even bother with the regular kind. Okay so that gives you an idea of what an uphill battle it is to be blonde. This stuff makes my life so easy!! My hair looks really good after using this. My hair has weight and shine. It feels stronger and thicker too. We have very hard water where we live so I've always dealt with dry poufy hair. I would definitely use this even if I didn't bleach my hair. Once I learned about protein vs moisture treatments it became really easy to grow my hair. This is NOT a conditioner you use all the time. Weekly at most imho. I use this on am as needed basis and ALWAYS either before or right after bleaching my roots. Highly recommend this to anyone that has hair! Lol.
Powder -NYX - Stay Matte but not Flat Powder Foundation
wendigrl 1/20/2013 2:11:00 PM
I am very happy with this powder. I use it over my liquid foundation for extra coverage. It looks beautiful in pics!! Gorgeous overall skintone. When I first used it I did notice alot of oiliness after about 2 hours. Definitely got my moneys worth of oil blotting sheets at first! I switched primers and now use shine killer by nyx as well and it helps. Also I find this powder loves Kat Von D's foundation. Any time I wear them together I notice my skin just looks really good. Overall, its not necessarily matte but it definitely isn't flat and that's good enough for me! I've already re purchased because I use it every day now.
I picked this up in coral ambition. The color is very pretty and I like the shine and glossiness it give my lips. Its very pretty but it tends to "dry up" in an hour. Without eating or drinking or anything else like that it. I had to reapply constantly I felt like and although I know you have to do that with lip products I just didn't like how frequently I had to with this. Its pretty and I love the color I have but I wont be buying anymore.
Treatments -Unlisted Brand - De La Cruz 10% Sulfur Ointment
wendigrl 1/14/2013 8:11:00 PM
I have been using this every night for two weeks and I am extremely happy with it. I want to go and buy a bunch of it and hoard it all, that's how good it is! Any active acne I had is healing. It doesn't dry out the rest of my skin but my spots do get dry and flaky. It does stink even after I wash it off but isn't that big of a deal. The rest of my skin is very soft and seems to be smoothing out texture wise. I LOVE the fact that it has only two ingredients and that one of them is all natural and has been used for thousands of years to help get rid of acne. ^_^
I'm reviewing Lifetime 100% pure MSM 1000mg caplets. I started taking this for my skin back in May 2012. It was a roller coaster let me just say. While it did ultimately help me achieve healthy clear skin, my skin did go through a purging period. It was baaad. From what I understand this supplement helps your cells become more permeable thereby able to detox bad stuff and take in nutrients with much greater ease. I also knew that since its an organic form of sulfur, it can kill parasites internally and externally. Well long story short I believe I have acne due to skin mites called Demodex and that taking 6000mg of this every day killed them and then my skin purged them out for months. I know it sounds incredibly crazy but just google Demodex and you can decide for yourself. Anyways my skin looked bad for months BUT my hair and nails were growing like crazy! My nails were super strong too. I bleach my hair and do my root touch ups probably every six weeks. This stuff I swear I had to do my roots after three weeks because of how much it grew. I stopped taking it as soon as I started breaking out because at that time I didn't understand what the heck was happening to my skin. Even after stopping it my hair and nails continued on like that for at least a month. And after reading some of the other reviews I feel it might be helpful to add that I did start having gallstones right around that time too. I don't know for sure what caused my gallbladder to start hurting with gallstones but it is directly linked to your liver. So proceed with caution if you decide to proceed at all. EDIT: After doing a little more research into the reason why I got gallstones while using this supplement I found out that when your liver is detoxing it produces MUCH more bile to help move the toxins out. I think that helped dislodge a "dormant" gallstone. I also read that while your liver is detoxing it will test high for certain hormones that would indicate liver damage HOWEVER it is not permanent. Its just what your liver does during ANY kind of detox program and especially during "liver flushes" themselves. Since MSM is such a powerful detoxifier I feel like this is what happened in MY case. OF COURSE you should do your own research into it and only do what you feel comfortable with. I continue to take it and also do sulfur masks on my face to help with acne and am noticing a lot of growth of my hair and nails again so I bumped up the rating by one. Just listen to your body and then thank the heavens for makeupalley and the wealth of information other reviewers share.
I love this stuff! I've been through at least 5 bottles. I bleach my hair platinum and have naturally curly hair. This is something that I use on an as needed basis. I don't use it all the time. When I notice my hair getting "gummy" or "stretchy" when it's wet I douse it with this. I now have platinum blonde hair growing past the bottom of my shoulder blades. As long as you don't over-use this it works great. Highly recommend for color treated hair.
I've been using this as my only cleanser for about 3 months now. I originally meant to buy the foaming cleanser so when I first used this one it was kinda off putting. Its doesn't suds up at all. I decided to use it up as fast as I could and then purchase the foaming cleanser. Well between then and now I fell in love with it! Lol. Its very gentle on your skin so it doesn't remove makeup well but if I don't wear makeup all day and then clean my face with it I feel like it cleans my skin adequately. My current routine is to use this in the morning and use a cold cream at night. The bottle has lasted a long time and I love using my clarisonic with this too.
I really like this concealer. I'm by no means a concealer expert- I kinda have hated using it in the past. I use this for under eye darkness and it works really well. It blends easily with my foundation and isn't noticeable or glaringly bright. It doesn't seem to settle into the fine lines under my eyes either. Plus this tube will seriously last me forever! You only need a really small amount. Great purchase for 6 bucks!
I have been using this for a week now and couldn't wait to write a review on it! I have been looking for a cold cream for a while now on etsy and almost bought some ponds but I'm glad I didn't. I almost deleted this review and story because it may seem a little "out there" to some people but then I realized that sharing the info I have on what helped get rid of my acne might help someone else and that's totally worth being "out there." lol. So here goes: I actually came across a recommendation for this cream while searching for something completely different called zz cream or zhongzhou cream. I suffer from acne and recently my skin has been amazingly clear due to doing a parasite cleanse I bought at the health food store. Like freakishly clear. For me. No monthly hormonal breakouts or blackheads or anything. I didn't realize at first that's what was making me so effortlessly clear but after reading a forum post about zz cream I understood that skin mites called demodex were causing MY acne. If you have acne I suggest you read about it as well!! They are extremely common and almost completely overlooked by doctors and estheticians. The reason I bought this cold cream is because one of the ingredients in it is sodium borate also known as "borax". Not to be confused with boric acid! Borax is most commonly used to make home made washing powder and I guess some people ingest it to do parasite cleanses. I don't know about all that but I do know that if its applied topically it will keep skin mites at bay & therefore will also keep skin clear. So I bought it for that reason initially. But after seeing what its done to my skin after just a week I will be a customer for life. The tone of my skin looks better and my makeup applies beautifully. I use it as a traditional cold cream to remove my makeup. I apply it all over then wipe it off with a tissue. I don't rinse or wash I just go straight to bed. I wake up to really really soft skin! In the morning I will normally wash my skin then apply makeup. Well yesterday I was in a rush and just slapped some foundation and powder on without washing my face first and ran out the door. When I checked my self in the mirror later I was shocked. My skin looked so good! Glowing and pretty and lit from within. Not oily or shiny but dewy and pretty. I believe this cream is the reason. So I actually applied a small amount today like a moisturizer before I applied my makeup today, left it alone for a while then wiped my face with a tissue to absorb any excess oil. Looking at my skin right now, It just looks so pretty! I'm very happy with this stuff and I hope they never change it! I also hope my story will help someone out there who's dealing with acne like I was. Even if you don't have acne I think most anyone can benefit from using this cream if only as a makeup remover. It works excellent for that as well!
Hair -Nuance by Salma Hayek - Quinoa Smooth & Shine
wendigrl 9/9/2011 7:51:00 PM
I like it! I did what it said it would do and IT SMELLS LIKE WHAT FLOWERS IN HEAVEN WOULD SMELL LIKE. Or so I would like to think :) I will keep using because the scent and would re-purchase for the scent. It takes my nose to happy, happy place. I also love the idea behind the whole line too. Can't wait to try more stuffs by her.
Beautiful magenta purple holo that came out with the Tronica collection. I bought mine at Sallys and want the whole collection now!. This is opaque in two coats and drys fast. Its not a crazy sparkly holo and the color alone is pretty enough to enjoy even on a cloudy day. But step out into the sun and Woweee! Its so pretty! Use a super shiny topcoat and enjoy. I know these will be a hit for summer. I dont know how long CG will keep selling them so buy the ones you want now. :D
I love holos and was over the top excited to see this gem at CVS! I got Cyberspace and almost picked up the gold one too but decided to try this out first. I LOVE IT. I am stil intensely bitter and sour that I missed out on china glazes OMG collection so I dont want to miss out on any more entrancing holo polishes. There was 4 bottles of the gold left and I got the last silver so I felt good about being able to go back and grab it. That was until I stopped by sallys right after and saw that they have the china glaze TRONICA COLLECTION out!!!!!!!! AHHHHHHH!!!! All holos I think 9 different colors. GO BUY THEM NOW!! Im going to get them all! :):):):):):):) So I wont be soo bitter about missing out on omg. I still am really glad I purchased the milani because it wears well and is a color I can use over and over again in a lot of different manicures. Its not crazy sparkly in doors so I would even suggest this for older women. It doesnt looks like its only for the teenage crowd in other words (I'm 28) so dont be afraid to try it out. If you see this one snatch it up. And dont forget to check out the tronica collection too! You can thank me later!
One of my favorite colors from the line for sure. It crackles well and looks opaque over the brightest neon. It will dry VERY fast and takes some practice. It will take you a good amount of time start to finish to complete a manicure with this. You have to wait for your base color to be completely dry underneath or the crackle looks horrible. I would like to see if it works over a nail drying spray or oil. That may help speed up the process. Other than that it looooookkkssss awesome!!! Buy now before their all gone!! I bought the whole collection and am very happy I did. :D