Your favorite, never-fail products

My never-fail products are:

Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish
Liz Earle Light Moisturiser (for evening)
Pure Rosehip oil
Boots Botanics moisturiser for sensitve skin (for day time)
Liz Earle Brightening mask
L'Occitane spf 40 Brightening Sheild
Lush Honey Trap lip balm
Lush eye cream
Lily Lolo foundation - finally a foundation that is not too expensive, doesn't make my skiny look oily, doesn't make my hperpigmentation look too obvious, is a good colour match and is cruelty-free!
Superdrug coconut body scrub
L'Occitane almond body milk (this is the most perfect body lotion ever but I don't buy often as it's 32 which is far too expensive!!)
UK curly - mostly 2c
  • Going back to basics!
  • Happily using a mixture of sulphates, cones and CG products.
  • Permanently undecided whether to cut or grow!
Currently loving:
Lush I Love Juicy shampoo
Charles Worthington frizz smoothing conditioner

Superdrug coconut & almond intensive conditioner
Montagne Jeunesse avocado & cherry bark mask
Umberto Giannini curl gel
Boots 'pink' curl creme
I'm pretty fickle about makeup, but the only thing I absolutely can't live without is Givenchy Phenomen'Eyes mascara. It's pricey but absolutely worth it!

The way the brush is shaped, plus the actual mascara formula, helps the mascara go on wonderfully and it gets every lash! One layer and I have curly, long, thick eyelashes that don't look overdone. Plus I find it much easier to get a good even coat because the little ball lets you access the lashes from any direction and you don't accidentally poke yourself with the long brush (which I am certainly prone to doing).

Hair type: Fine, fairly porous, shoulder length when curly. Probably a 3a or 3b with tight ringlets now that it's getting longer. Hair loves aloe, hates glycerin.

Co-Wash: Suave Naturals Aloe and Waterlily (my HG conditioner!)
Rinse Out: Garnier Sleek and Shine, Trevor Sorbie curl conditioner (UK only, unfortunately)
Stylers: KCCC, AG Re:coil, TIGI mousse, but open to suggestions!
Gels: BRHG (my one and only)

CG since 03/28/09
MAC's eyeliner pencil in smolder. I haven't found anything darker that glides on as smoothly, then again I haven't looked much since this one is good enough for me.

If I haven't ordered my turkish olive oil soap - dove. These are the only 2 soaps I use.
EVOO is my #1

skin: Philosophy anything

hair: homemade FSG with additives

tan: xen-tan

fragrance: victoria secret dream angels divine/philosophy amazing grace

makeup: meow cosmetics in the ocicat shades

<3's - protein and moisture

*growing it out to mid-thigh length*
Dr. Bronners soap
Physician's Formula Organic Wear
Weleda Skin Food
aloe vera gel
last relaxer dec. 2007
BC dec 29, 2008
4 years natural!
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I love Rosebud Salve -- It makes my lips really soft and shiny! I also use Neutrogena Mango Moisture Balm because it smells so yummy.

I use Neutrogena sunscreen in a spray bottle, which was a really good find because I have super-fair skin. It's really easy to put on and it has a high SPF rating, which I like. I just have to make sure that I spray it outside, otherwise it smells really bad and makes the dog sneeze.

Of course, I absolutely adore my "Big Black Box" from Sephora. It has tons of eyeshadows, lipcolors, eyeliners... I never use most of the stuff, but I love to get creative and experiment, so getting lots of options was a really good deal.
3a / Fine / Highish Porosity / ii
PSF Castille Cleanser. Great, non-irritating cleanser that degreases in all but the summer months.

Skin Biology Exfol Serum, GHK serum and Emu oil.
Part of a great combo that helps keep my skin reasonably balanced. My blackheads are quite minimized. It is also good for the rosacea, though I will still flare with heat and such.

Nothing out there at all detangles like Knot Today. Nothing.

Glytone lotion for HP, because it does work.

Bioderma Photoderm MAX Fluide sunscreen. Because US sunscreens don't have the UVA protection that Euro ones do.
Kiva! Microfinance works.

Med/Coarse, porous curly.
Maybelline Full n Soft mascara in Very Black

Neutrogena Rainbath shower gel

Dove deod. (unscented, for sensitive skin)

Victoria's Secret vanilla/sandalwood Intensive Body Creme

Moroccan oil (hair)

Victoria's Secret Heavenly perfume

cocoa butter lip balm

I'm a pretty simple girl when it comes to my beauty stuff
-Great Lash Big Mascara. Ridiculously affordable for the results - makes my lashes look like false lashes, in the good way.
-Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics palette. I won this from Lucky magazine this summer and am never going back. The eyeshadows and blushes go on like velvet.
-Burt's Bees Peppermint Chapstick
-OPI nail polish in "Malaysian Mist" or "Bubble Bath". Perfect nude colors that are just transparent enough to give you a subtle yet natural French manicure look. Every day!


Aussie Aussome Volume shampoo
Coconut oil + Aussie AV shampoo
Eufora aloe vera leave-in conditioner
LA Looks Sport Gel

I use the super-soaker method

Maybelline Falsies mascara-- speaking of which I need to go and purchase some more before I run out!!
Concealer Twins concealer - helps a ton with unexpected pimples, but if I'm having a really bad skin day and I have to use a lot, then it looks caked on. Still, it's one of my favorite...

St. Ives Apricot Exfoliating Face Scrub - OMG MY SKIN FEELS LIKE BABY BUTTS

Covergirl Lashblast Volume mascara - it was hit and miss at first, but then my sister showed me that I was completely inept at makeup application and now everything is dandy.

Burts Bees lipgloss - Yummy.

Burts Bees chapstick - I have like, eight of these floating around, because it seems like I always need it. I'm a lip-chewer. Gross, right? Well whatever, at least I've coated my lips with pomegranate-y hydrating goodness.

American Apparel nail polish in "Office" - it's like this fresh minty green color that seems to somehow go with everything I wear. And it reminds me of mint chocolate chip ice cream.
Oregon curly!
Fine hair; weighed down easily; high porosity; prone to flyaways & The Bedhead Look
2b? (or not 2b? Heehee.)
Mod-CG since Nov '10
Cowash: VO5 Calming Chamomile
RO: Desert Essences Coconut
Gel: Pantene Curls Gel, LALSG (updated: 5.28.11)

"She may be afraid of trees. But when push comes to shove, she won't let you drink the shampoo. No matter how good it smells."

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face wash: belli acne clearing facial cleanser
facial moisturizer: go clear brand w/spf or st. ives collagen-elastin
scrub: booth's green apple microdermabrasion scrub
body moisturizer: kiehl's imperial body balm
body soap: chagrin valley soap's cornmeal and honey scrubby soap (i love this! it's amazing)
shampoo: yes to carrots
conditioner: yes to carrots
mascara: maybelline full n soft
concealer: bobbi brown
powder: napoleon perdis
*Paula's choice 1% BHA gel (exfoliant for combination skin)
*Paula's choice 2.5% benzoyl peroxide (for blemish control)
*Arm & Hammer UltraMax deodorant (invisible solid, unscented)
*Breath Rx mouthwash
*Glide dental floss (comfort plus)
*Larenim invisi-pore concealer, invisi-pore primer, and dusk til dawn powder (used interchangeably on T-zone, in between foundation and finishing powder, to control oil/shine)
*Healing-Scents fine rice powder (cosmetic grade; used to blot oil on T-zone during the day)
*Desert Essence lip rescue with shea butter
hair type: 2B/3A
low poo: Elucence moisture; Elucence clarifying (after swimming)
condish: CJ smoothing; CJ argan; CJ repair me; CJ curl rehab
winter/spring styling: CJ Beauticurls leave-in + Curly Kinks coil jam + Ouidad mongongo oil; or CJ leave-in + SpiralSolutions CEJ & FHG
summer/fall styling: CJ CCCC lite + CIAB + Curl Queen pw = 3ahair
I, too, use coconut oil as a body lotion and nightime hair treatment. I cannot go back to regular lotion!

I use castor oil and evoo to wash my face and say yes to carrots nightcream.

I have been using covergirl trublend in creamy natural and covergirl blackbrown professional mascara forever.

I love rembrants whitening mouthwash and the only deoderant I can use is secret invisible solid.

Add chapstick and hair cream and gel and I am set I have a wide variety of those, I haven't found one I can't live without.

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*mama to 3 little boys and a 4th due in early March
*3a shoulder length curls
*experimenting with the CG method

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