Your favorite, never-fail products

I don't know yet if this is a " can't live without" product, but I'm really loving Clinique's Vitamin C Lip Smoothie. It has a little more staying power than your average lipstick, but it's not as thick as a gloss. Not sticky at all, good color payoff. When it wears off, your lips still feel pretty soft for a while.
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I used to be all over the place with makeup/beauty items but I know I can't live without these items
  • Maybelline Full n Soft mascara in Very Black
  • Prescriptives Custom concealer (no idea what I'll do now that Px is gone)
  • Chanel Enchanteresse blush
  • NARS Taj Mahal blush
  • MAC Woodwinked eyeshadow
  • MAC Satin Taupe eyeshadow
  • MAC Arena eyeshadow
  • Bobbi Brown gel liner in Black Ink and Sapphire Shimmer
  • Ponds cold cream
  • witch hazel
  • Jordana eye liner pencils (for my brows)
I think that's it
*MopTop Maven Healthy Hair Challenge 2011*

PrePoo- EVOO
LowPoo- Dr. Bronner's peppermint soap bar
Shampoo- ORS Creamy Aloe
Clarifying poo- Suave Daily Clarifying shampoo
DC- GVP Conditioning Balm
PT- GVP K-Pak reconstructor
Leave in- Giovanni Direct leave-in *with kimmaytube recipe*
Moisturizer- water+aloe vera juice+castor oil+jojoba oil spritz
Sealant- jojoba oil
An eye brow comb! It helps with my part, flyaways, and de-clumps my eyelashes if my mascara clumps. I love it.
Pure Vitamin E oil is amazing.
- Trader Joe's Nourish conditioner (if we ever move away from a TJ's I'll have to pay someone to mail it to me, somehow, or I'll go crazy)
- Clarisonic
- PSF Gentle Cleansing Castile
- Sensodyne toothpaste
- Tresemme Hairspray; aerosol can


I'm still looking for make-up that I love and a lotion that doesn't make my legs feel clammy & sticky in the summer. I don't wear much makeup and really wish I could find THE lightweight product just to even my skin out a bit and an eyeliner that doesn't run. A light lipcolor and blush would be nice too. I don't want much, right?

Great thread, utopia!




Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! .
The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
I must have:

Make-up:
Dior Iconic mascara, black
Benefit's Erase Paste
Korres Cherry Full Color Gloss

Skin:
PSF Cranberry Phyto lift eye gel
Pangea liquid hand wash
Sweet Almond Oil

Hair:
Spiral Solutions - entire line is great
2b/3a.
-Nubian Heritage Raw Shea Butter Bar soap. Love this stuff. My skin is VERY sensitive and I have to be careful with what I use or I'll break out in an itchy red rash. Smells good and helps my KP.
-Coconut oil for both skin and hair. It's really helping my KP and making my skin a lot smoother and softer. Makes my hair soft, shiny and frizz free.
-Evolution of Smooth Smooth Sphere lip balm. Awesome. Smells good. Lasts longer then other lip balms. Cool shape.


I'm still looking for a deodorant, facial moisturizer, body lotion/creme as well as conditioner and hard hold gel. *sigh*
Cleanser: Liquid Castile Soap diluted in a foaming soap dispenser
Rinse:
ACV rinse
Detangler/Conditioner:
Oyin Handmade Greg Juice or Juices and Berries
Stylers: Botticelli Botanicals Styling Mudd, KCCC, Honey Rinses and BRHG, Crack Leave-in Hair Cream when straightening

Tools: Silk pillowcase, Floursack towels, Jersey T-Shirts, Wide Tooth Comb, Velecta Paramount TGR-VQX Hair Dryer (for when I straighten) and BaByliss PRO Ionic Rollabout Hard Hat Dryer
How could I forget!!

Bioterra Gel from Sally Beauty. If they ever stop making this I'll just never leave the house again. It's the only gel that consistently works for me and I've been using it for years.




Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! .
The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
  • Pure Coconut oil
  • Castor oil and Olive oil mix
  • Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Conditioner
  • Covergirl Lash Exact mascara in very black
  • Bare Minerals Matte Foundation in Tan
  • Bare Minerals Mineral Veil
  • Rimmel Airy Fairy lipstick
  • St. Ives Apricot Scrub
  • Olay (face products of various kinds)
  • Gillette mach 8 turbo and proglide razors
  • Benzoyl Peroxide Gel
  • Acne Free
  • Arm & Hammer Spin Brush
  • Dove Soaps
  • Palmer's Cocoa Butter Swivel Stick
  • Purpose Cleansing Bar
Laventine Olive Oil Forte cleansing oil. If they ever stop making this I have no idea what I will do. I suspect violence will be involved.

Twinlab Na-PCA spray. Provides all the moisture I need without making my face greasy, and it makes my skin glow-y.

Shiseido SPF 60 lotion.

Coconut oil as a body moisturizer.

Not a product, but dry body brushing has done wonderful things for my skin. My KP is completely gone and my skin is super soft.

The only makeup I'm faithful to is Smashbox eye shadows. The only ones out there that don't crease.
Eres o te haces?
I am such a PJ, but these are my go-tos right now

Eyelash curler + Maybelline Full & Soft/Maybelline Greatlash mascara.
Maybelline Unstoppable Eyeliner in Espresso (waterproof).
Maybelline SuperStay foundation (especially in summer!)
Wet 'n' Wild UltimateSheer tinted moisturizer in Natural
Palmer's Dark Chocolate Mint lip gloss/balm
Wet 'n' Wild lip pencil in Brandywine (the famous #666, it really does look good on just about everyone!)
e.l.f. Liquid Lipstick in Bark (day) and Maple Sugar (evening)
e.l.f. Mineral Eyeshadows... so many great colors!
e.l.f. Mineral Eye Primer - eyeshadow really lasts all day and doesn't crease
Rimmel blush in Apricot
e.l.f. Mineral Veil
Queen Helene Cocoa Butter Face Scrub
Currently loving Beyond Belief Vita+C face moisturizer with spf 15.
Vaseline Aloe Fresh Lotion with spf 15 for summer
Booth's Vanilla Butter 4-in-1 body lotion. Good for my KP, comes in a HUGE bottle, smells delicious and isn't greasy.

I have a million Bath & Body Works body sprays.... but Twilight Woods is *amazing* - especially for fall/winter.

I am still working on my hair routine since I recently decided to try going CG, but generally I have to have a bottle of VO5 Champagne Kiss conditioner, gel (Suave, Lots of Curls, or LA Looks Sport), and a hair spray or spray gel for styling.
3a/b 'curly bob' in the mid-Atlantic. Goal: more 3b than 3a. CG Oct 2010.

Low-poo: Giovanni TTTT, Ion Swim
Co-wash: V05 Shea Cashmere
Rinse-out: SalonCare Apples & Pears, Tresemme Naturals
Leave-in: Cure Care, Ion Moisturizing Treatment
Stylers: Ecostyler Argan Oil, LALSG, LBLOC, Hold It! Wave Maker, LAL Beachy Waves Spray Gel. Also been using my diffuser more lately.
PT: Ion Reconstructor
DT: GVP Balm, Pure Elements Intense Repairing Treatment
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Yes to Tomatoes face wash and Kiss My Face/Badger chapstick. The chapsticks go with me everywhere. I have a mint Kiss My Face and unscented Badger.
2C and all the 3s, iii, F, natural brunette.
mod CG since 03.21.10

Kelso: Hey, guys? I'm thinking about getting a perm. Hyde, can I get the number of your guy?
Hyde: I don't have a guy. This righteous moss is a gift from God.
-That 70s Show
Neutrogena Healthy Defense Daily Moisturizer spf 50
Olay Regenerist Serum
MAC Viva Glam 5 lipstick and lipglass
MAC eye kohl in Teddy and Prunella
My blog:

http://labellatestarossa.blogspot.ca/

Little Mother of all the Roaches, President-for-Life of the MAC Harlots!
Makeup:
- E.L.F. cream eyeliner in black
- E.L.F. waterproof mascara in black
- my Rimmel palette with brown, gold, and rust shadows (I think it's discontinued and I might cry)
- Maybelline lipstain in 65 (cranberry crush). Okay so this one is new, but I love it!

Skin:
- Dove deodorant, bodywash, and body spray in the same scent. Love it!
- Vaseline Intensive Care moisturizer when I need it. I have to be pretty careful with skincare stuff, because I'm allergic to almond oil, but Vaseline is generally good.

Hair:
I'm loving the Herbal Essence body/volume line right now, it's doing wonders for my curls!
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enjoying life one day at a time
I always have:

-Rosebud Lip Balm (I LOVE the strawberry one) which always moisturizes my lips well.
-Neutrogena Face Wash/Makeup Remover
-The Body Shop Blue Corn face mask
-Urban Decay eyeshadow (great colors, especially if you want something funky or brighter for the night)
- Nail polish from China Glaze or Finger Paints. Best brands ever!
Mostly 3C with a dash of 3b and 4A
Low Poo: Elucence Moisture Benefits
Conditioner: Elucence Moisture Balance
Leave-in: Curl Junkie Hibiscus and Banana
Moisturizer: Qhemet Biologics Burdock Root Butter Cream
QB Amla and Olive Heavy Cream

Yay! It's so cool to see what everyone uses on a regular basis.

e.l.f. Liquid Lipstick in Bark (day) and Maple Sugar (evening)
Originally Posted by beautifulRain
Love that shade! It's always in my makeup bag.


Essentials I forgot to list before:

Fingernail clippers -- I always have a pair on hand because my nails are so flimsy
e.l.f. eyelash curler
Dior J'Adore perfume
e.l.f. Complexion Perfection
Clinique eyebrow powder
e.l.f. Studio flat powder brush
Eye primer on the rare occasion I wear eyeshadow
Eyebrow trimmer
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•Pacifica Body Wash--Well okay, pretty much anything made by Pacifica. I seem to be gradually collecting every product they make.

•Smashbox Photo Finish Lid Primer--I swear you could go jogging with this stuff on and your eyeshadow wouldn't budge.

•Clinique Naturally Glossy Mascara--I love a mascara that does a decent impression of your natural eyelashes (on steriods).

•Giovanni Hot Chocolate Sugar Scrub--Oh my God, I just want to roll around in it.

•Shiseido SPF 60 Sunscreen--A) Unlike most sunscreens, it has a very high protection factor against UVA rays. (Just because it says it has UVA protection doesn't mean it has very much of it.) B) It is quite possibly the only high SPF sunscreen in the world that actually smells good.

•Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula--Hands down the best body lotion ever.



1) Not a product but eyelash curlers. I have a half one to curl the outer lashes (Sephora) and then I curl the entire lashes with a regular one (Shu Uemura).

2) I use Estee Lauder More than Mascara which thickens but doesn't clump. I've tried about 15 mascaras over the years - drugstore and dept. store.

Still searching for an HG for undereye darkness.

Good thread.
Originally Posted by curlypearl
I feel like I've finally started to see some real improvement with my undereye darkness since I started using Philosophy's Miracle Worker anti-aging retiniod pads. Much more so than with any straight up eye cream. I also appreciate that it doesn't make me break out.

Last edited by Malkah; 08-07-2010 at 03:58 AM.
Mark Make It Big mascara (black)- Seriously, awesome. But it dries out really fast.
Desert Essence Jojoba oil -It's a REALLY good light oil for my skin and it fades acne scarring.
Degree Ultra Clear Body Responsive deodorant (Pure Satin)- Seriously the only deodorant that works for me.
Tom's Of Maine toothpaste- I'm never ever going back to other brands after this, will always stick with natural brand.
Breath Rx tongue scrapers- Thank the lord.
Sliquid Splash Gentle Feminine Wash (Unscented)- Only thing I'm not sensitive to.
Giovanni Triple Treat Tea Tree Shampoo- Chyeah!

Also my Ahava Cleansing Cream. And my Mom swears by their face moisturizer.
3A~fine texture
Cleanser: GiovanniTTTT, Deva Low Poo
Condish: Deva One C, GiovanniTTTT, GVP Balm
Styler: Deva ArcANGELL, HESMU, AG Mousse Gel
Want to try: CJ Gellie, Hand Dry Hair Glove, BRHG
I <3 second day hair
Call me a Curltalk Otaku. ~MirCurls
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PW curlyhair
Second/Agree with:
Malkah- Giovanni Hot Chocolate Sugar Scrub. And their Grapefruit Sky lotion is another one of my faves.
kenzie!- Yes To Carrots Shower Gel is the best body product I have ever used in my life.

Oh and I forgot to say Cetaphil face moisturizer. It's such an amazing basic moisturizer with no irritants.
3A~fine texture
Cleanser: GiovanniTTTT, Deva Low Poo
Condish: Deva One C, GiovanniTTTT, GVP Balm
Styler: Deva ArcANGELL, HESMU, AG Mousse Gel
Want to try: CJ Gellie, Hand Dry Hair Glove, BRHG
I <3 second day hair
Call me a Curltalk Otaku. ~MirCurls
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PW curlyhair
SuperSmile toothpaste. Does a great job of keeping my teeth white, but not that over-the-top blinding fake white, lol.

Mineral foundation. Have been trying samples but have not found "the one" yet that is not way overpriced like my BE Bisque (which actually is sold as a concealer). But any of it beats the feeling of liquid MU!

VO5 Kiwi Lime clarifying conditioner for cowashing.

I'm sure there are more, but will stop at those for now.
shoulder-length 3a/b, depending on weather and products (or lack of products!)

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