Greetings fellow Influensters! I come from the land of the cowboy, not really, I am from Texas though. However, the only cowboys we see here in the inner city, are on television. I happen to be one of those classical Jack-of-all-trades, but master of none type of people. While on one hand, I have been an avid gamer my whole life, I am also into fashion (fast-fashion and high-end at the moment). I love to stay abreast of the latest makeup trends, hair color options and recent cultural developments on different blogs like Refinery 29 or Byrdie. I do conduct a few secret shops on the side of my full time job which is slightly how I came across this site. I'm excited to see where all these new opportunities take me. Hopefully you'll come along for the ride too!
What I really liked about this product was that it was affordable (around $11, even though I got it free through Influenster) and free of parabens, mineral oils, artificial colors and pertroleum. I find that typically lower cost products are filled with synthetic ingredients but Carols Daughters products are known for being more conscious about things like that. It did leave my hair feeling soft, it took most of the frizz away but I felt that I needed to go over it once with my straightener. Overall, I'd purchase it again.
Anti-Aging, Color Protection, Straightening, Volume, Heat Protection
I love this serum. It can be purchased directly through DECIEM and now in some other online places, like Sephora. It's so affordable, like $14 and can be used both in the AM and PM. I tend to use in the morning since I use other products at night. It has everything you would need lumped into one serum, hence why it's called the Buffet. Try all the other products too, this line is gonna blow up!
I waited until the winter to use this product as Houston's humid summer weather is not the best time. LOL. It went on a little thick but I spread it and it felt great. The smell, not so great, but because it's no natural, I'll give it some leniacy. A little pricey but when you need something for sensitive skin, this is a go-to.
For one, I'm pretty sure I got this for free from some Influenster email about a sale from Bare Minerals. I loved the smooth and super matte finish this gave me. It still did the whole gross cakey look after a while, but it really did last a long time. Also, for a nude it was actually a nude and not pink or slightly nude. I looked up the price, affordable too!
I like that this product has so many different shades since I'm pretty light but not exactly pale. There's actually a lot of foundation in the bottle especially since it's pretty affordable. It does feel like it goes on thick. I literally only use one pump for my entire face. Overall, I'd say it's about time Bare Minerals came out with this.
I actually really liked this particular wand, price and amount of product dispensed per use. So, the wand is puffy and fat, great for volume. It doesn't clump because it also has smaller bristles in between the big ones. It goes on thick so be careful not to put too much the first coat. But, overall, for the price and availability it's amazing.
Overall, this was just an OK product for me. I'm needing a little length, a lot of volume and a little curl. This particular wand was a good size and not too skinny or fat for that matter. The problem was that it just didn't give me enough of what I wanted. Even with multiple applications. No biggie, still a good product ... just didn't WOW me.
This was recommended to me by my physical therapist when I pulled my hamstring. It was a little pricey if you ask me. It's like a more intense version of the Ben-Gay that I grew up with. Yes, it feels good and if you wanna shell out the extra couple dollars, go for it. It's good, you'll be fine though if you just buy a generic. May just have to use more or reapply more often.