Makeup Brushes -Sigma - F80 Flat Top Synthetic Kabuki (was SS197)
xclusive 4/3/2013 9:42:00 AM
I can't believe it! I've had this brush only 4 months and its already falling apart. I use it about 4 times a week and wash it properly as well. (I never let the water run down into the handle and always dry it upside down) Tonight when I was washing it strands of hair started to fall out and when I pulled a few of the loose ones the whole thing brush started coming out of the handle! I pushed it back in and hopefully I can still use it because I really liked this brush. Its a shame because I have Ecotool brushes that have lasted me for years. Maybe I got a bad brush?
Love this colour but its too streaky! 2 coats is pretty but too sheer, 3 coats looks good but you can still see the lines. 4 coats gets it the perfect colour as shown on the bottle but streakiness still shows.
Just went from brunette to a light brown/blonde for the first time and wanted to lighten up my eyebrows. Sally Hansen and Jolen cream bleach isn't available in AUS so I picked this up on sale at Coles for $8. Loved the little cup you use to mix it in, a lot better than the tray I saw on Youtube for other brands. Mixed up the powder and cream developer and smothered my eyebrows in it, and then kept applying the remaining mixture over the top so I didn't waste any, ended up leaving it on 10 minutes and it lightened beautifully! From jet black to a nice soft medium brown. No orange or yellow, just brown :) I hardly used any of it either, I can see myself getting atleast 10 more uses out of this. So glad I tried this! I was almost going to purchase Sally Hansen or Jolen online from USA and UK. The only downside is it itched me a tiny bit, then again my skin is very sensitive. I did it 15 minutes ago and the space between my eyebrows is a tiny bit pink still so I recommend doing this at night. Love my new brows!!!!! UPDATE: Just added 2 photos to show the difference
Tinted Moisturizer -Sonia Kashuk - Radiant Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15 (tube)
xclusive 12/14/2012 12:21:00 AM
I loveeee this TM. I have used a few throughout the years and nothing compares to this! I have some acne scarring on my cheeks and even though people say the coverage is very sheer it covers my (dark) scars up about 80%. It covers all my redness too that I get in the morning. I am NC42 and use the shade tan, my skin has got a bit lighter in the winter now so I think I'm going to purchase honey as this is a tad bit too dark lately. I apply it with my Sigma f80 and once I'm done I dab the same brush in a little of my Studio fix concealer to completely conceal the blemishes, set it with a transluscent powder and perfecttt! I love this and its so cheap!
I have been using OPI for years. The first product I tried was the Nail Envy which made me stop biting my nails. I then started purchasing the nail colours and now own over 50 of them. They are expensive in Australia but I buy them on my regular trips to the USA which is a fraction of the price. The colours are all so beautiful, I could go on about this forever but to sum it up its my HG nail colour brand and never disappoints me.
Masks -Unlisted Brand - Egg White Mask for Acne Skin
xclusive 12/9/2012 1:48:00 AM
I just used this tonight and regret ever trying it. My skin has been clear lately and I just got rid of a few big pimples I had on my face. I used the egg white with tissue paper like others did and peeled/rinsed it off when it dried. Now I have new pimples that have just popped out of nowhere all over my cheeks.
Skincare - Face -Unlisted Brand - Accutane (by prescription)
xclusive 12/6/2012 10:23:00 PM
Accutane saved my skin. I had the worst acne when I was 15. I had cystic acne all over my forehead and cheeks and no matter what I tried, (drug store, antibiotics, doctor prescriptions) nothing worked for me. My skin was so horrible I couldn't look in the mirror without crying, at any given time I would honestly have about 80 pus filled bumps on my face. My dad finally decided to take me to a dermatologist, within 5 minutes he said my only hope was Accutane and warned me about all the dangers, risks and everything associated with it. I got it that day and did two 8 month courses. I remember my skin being very dry and getting dandruff for the first time. My lips were always cracked at the corners and my hands felt like a trade workers. My skin also got worse before it got better. All this was worth it though, because after a year my skin was clear, free of acne and scars. I was finally confident in myself and my skin stayed acne free for about 4 years until I hit my 20's, now I get breakouts every now and then but nothing compared to how I did as a teenager. I wouldn't recommend this to anybody though because some of my friends tried it and got depressed or it worsened their acne. I recommend acne.org and have been using the regimen since May with great results.
I used this for about 6 months before finally giving up on it. It was too harsh and dried out my skin and didn't do anything for my acne.
Treatments (Eye) -Olay - Age Defying Revitalizing Eye Gel
xclusive 12/6/2012 10:08:00 PM
I'm only 22 but want to start using eye creams. I have used other eye creams before but never felt they were necessary so I never stuck it out. I have fine lines around my eyes from smoking and sun exposure and just wanted something to hydrate the area and maybe even prevent any future lines. I love this eye gel! I'm usually in a rush when I put it on and get it in my eyes half the time but it doesn't sting or irritate them at all. I had a few areas near the inner corner a week ago that looked as they were going to become more lines but after using this they have already disappeared. My eyes appear brighter and I think this is definitely a good eye cream if you just want hydration or are new to creams in this area. It's also cheap and you only need to use the tiniest bit, I can easily see this lasting over 6 months.
Masks -Makeup Artist's Choice (MUAC) - 40% Lactic Acid Peel
xclusive 12/6/2012 9:53:00 PM
I've used this peel for several weeks now and the results are pretty good. There is no downtime at all, you could do it any time of day. My skin is acne prone with acne scarring and more on the dry side, I started off with a minute and am now up to 5 minutes. The first couple of times I experienced slight burning and irritation but it goes away when you wash it off. After the peel my skin looks immediately fresher and more radiant, scars look less visible and my tone is more even, however I have experienced alot of purging from this and have more pimples than I started off with. I hope this purging doesn't last much longer, have used it twice a week and about 5 times now. Will update.
I love these strips for waxing my upper lip. They come in a pack of 20 wax strips (10 strips, 2 on each side) and 2 aftercare wipes (which I use over and over) Even though it says the results last for 4 weeks I wax my lip every 18 days. They are excellent at removing hair! I have very fine short asian hairs and it removes 95% of them. I usually have to pluck 2 or 3 hairs after I've waxed which is good compared to others I have used. I have sensitive skin and this doesn't irritate me at all. The first time I used it though I ripped off my skin which left me with a scar, but that was my fault because I was using benzoyl peroxide on my upper lip the day I waxed which thins out the skin. I recommend to cease all acne treatments on the area about to be waxed 2 days before waxing. Another tip so that you don't rip any skin off is to apply baby powder lightly to the area so that the strip adheres to the hair only and not the skin! I have now used these 6 times and my results last roughly 3 weeks. I prefer the aftercare solution to come in a bottle but these come in a little packet which I fold over and seal with a bobby pin so I can reuse them. (They are quite big and I use a different section each time) I have also used these to wax my underarm and the effects were even better! I plucked one side and waxed the other to see which results lasted longer, the hair grows alot slower and sparser on the side I waxed. I have also successfully used these to wax the side of my face which also had great results. I do not recommend to even try these on your eyebrows, you really need to use the other wax that comes in a jar so you can apply the wax perfectly, I used these to wax the top of one of them and it left that eyebrow uneven and messed up. For the lip, side burns and underarm these are perfect! Overall I love the smell of these strips and the effectiveness and will continue to use and repurchase.
This is a good, cheap effective moisturiser for my skin. I use this with the Gentle Cleanser and its great. I only use it at night though as its a bit thick and takes a while to fully absorb, leaving my skin oily looking at times.
I have been using this cleanser for about 6 months and its very gentle and effective on my acne prone skin. I use it twice, once to remove all makeup and then the second to cleanse. I get no irritation from this product and it lasts a long time.
Love this! I curl my lashes and put about 3 coats of this and it makes my short straight asian lashes stand out like crazy!
I have been using this for over 6 months. I love it! I use it in brown and it fills and defines my brows amazingly. I only use the gel part every now and then, sometimes it leaves a chalky finish so I just stick with the pencil. The only thing I don't like is that you can't sharpen the last bit of the pencil because of the attachment so I feel its a waist. I will continue to buy!