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Primer for hair?
I love Aveda products and have been a loyal consumer; however, I just don't get the "style prep" products. It reminds me of a primer for foundation; if you are using a good quality foundation and the right formula for your skin type, a primer shouldn't be needed. This product helps to remove frizzies, but does nothing else. If you find a good quality product to eliminate frizzies, smooth AND straighten, you would use only one product rather than two. Although this is more helpful than the Be Curly Style Prep, I was unimpressed and would rather stick with a product that can do more than one thing. I just want it to do it; not "prep" my hair for the "real" product.
April 14, 2013
I love Aveda products and have been a loyal consumer; however, I just don't get the "style prep" products. It reminds me of a primer for foundation; if you are using a good quality foundation and the right formula for your skin type, a primer shouldn't be needed. This product helps to remove frizzies, but does nothing else. If you find a good quality product to eliminate frizzies, smooth AND accentuate curls, you would usually only one product rather than two. In my opinion, it is a waste of money. Go for the big guns that can do more than just one thing.
April 14, 2013
Stila "LipPAINT" anyone?
I received a pack of 3 Stila Lip Glaze's for Christmas and never would have thought that a lipgloss could be so disappointing, especially from a department store. It was more matte than gloss and a bit sticky, but the worst part was the pigment. It wasso pigmented it was like applying paint to my mouth. I could have turned off the lights and my lips would still be seen! I prefer a shiny, soft and sheer gloss and this was not. Plus, 2 of the colors were beautiful spring and summer colors in the tube, but I couldn't believe how thick and dense the formula was. Additionally, after about a week of attempting to make these work, I noticed that the lettering was coming off of the tube like it was $1 lipgloss and not from a department store. Definitely not for me. As a plus, if you like long wearing lip products (I don't) this might be a good option. Because it was so matte and like paint, it tends to stay on awhile and the TINIEST bit goes a long way as far as color is concerned; however, with that tiny bit for color, you will not get any moisture from it.
April 12, 2013
Spiky Lashes? Uh no!
My experience has been that the shape of the brush means just about EVERYTHING when it comes to a mascara. This brush is spiky and as a result, I ended up with spiky eyelashes! Not cute and certainly not pretty. I can't attest to the formula too much, since I couldn't get past the medieval instrument my lashes turned into, but from the other reviewer it sounds like the formula isn't all that waterproof. I bought the waterproof version since my eyelids tend to get oily and it transfers shadow and mascara all over the place. Out of drugstore mascaras, I seem to have the best luck with Maybelline and I will be sticking with that.
April 12, 2013
Tacky & Sticky
First off, I have to say that I DO not like any long wear lipstick or lipgloss. I bought this completely in error not realizing that it wasn't a normal lipgloss. I bought itin Pink Perfection and although the color was pretty, the lipgloss was horrible. However, I am still giving it a 3 since it was really my error for buying a type of product that I have never liked to begin with. :) I prefer a shiny, wet lipgloss that is the exact opposite of sticky, tacky, drying, matte, etc. For example, one of my favorite drug store glosses is Cover Girl Wetslicks. This is nothing like that. If you love lip gloss and enjoy the shiny, wet, slick feel, this product is not for you.
April 8, 2013
Lathers well, has a mild, pleasant smell (personally, I would prefer a stronger smell). It is a little on the thick side which I was surprised. Conditioner lacks - please see my review on that product.
March 14, 2013
Perfect, portable, yummy!
These are the best hand sanitizers, and I really think BBW led the pack with these. There is no other brand I know of that offers so many fragrances in anti-bacs as they do. The scents are amazing, they are small enough to carry in a purse or pocket, and easy for travel and killing germs on the go. :) They often have these on sale, and I buy them then. If I had to guess, I would say they have over 50 different fragrances in the anti-bac gels. I love that, especially since I am always changing my mind!
February 7, 2013
I'm always trying to save money on beauty products, but there are some products, such as foundation, that can be considerably better just by spending a little more. This is definitely one of those products. I have tried the shu uemura curler for $20 and the elf curler for $2. This curler is literally right in the middle at $10 and works way better than both the elf and su. The cushions are not like anything I have felt and I cant get over how comfortable and nice it feels. I would absolutely recommend!
February 6, 2013
This product left me amazed! I purchased it after reading the reviews; my skin is on the oilier side and I am doing my best to resist this primer craze! :) (If I spend $30 on foundation, shouldn't it just work, ladies??) I went on the Urban Decay website, still resisting stores from the post-holiday rush, and it was HALF off. I got the larger bottle, 6 oz, for only $18. It's super easy to ease and almost miraculous. After you wash your face and moisturize, spritz 2-4 times before applying foundation than 2-4 more times after all of your makeup is applied. Normally, I am an oil slick by lunchtime, but I was just a little "dewey" instead. I blotted and then I was good for the rest of the day. Some department stores products are just worth it; this is one of those! Plus, think of it this way; all of those tissue blotting papers? I can now go through a packet in 3 months, not 3 weeks. My pores are so grateful. :)
January 21, 2013
Where is the mud?
I pretty much run the gamut of beauty products; from drugstore, department store and everything in between. I always prefer drugstore; if I can get a product that works as well as a department store brand, for a quarter of the price, why not? Unfortunately, this is another hit or miss Tresemme product. My hair is long, and it tends to be a little coarse underneath and the ends a little dry, while my scalp is on the oilier side. I wash my hair 3X a week and rather than using a traditional daily conditioner, I usually use a mask or treatment instead. I really wasn't impressed with this product; I suppose if I had normal hair, or my ends weren't dry at all, maybe it would work better? But if that was the case, would I really be scouting out a heavy duty conditioner at my local Walmart? Probably not. The texture is not what I expected; I guess I thought it would feel more like "mud," hence the name. I washed my hair and then left it on for 45 minutes with a shower cap. Ironically enough, my hair was a bit tangled after I rinsed. I really like the Neutrogena hair mask, I think it is triple oil something or another, but it is fab. I won't be repurchasing this one again. It left me unimpressed (and wondering how many "chemicals" are in mud anyway?)
January 21, 2013