I'm LOVING this combo. I've been using Maybelline's Dream Fresh BB Cream for a little over a year now and I love it. It gives me such a lightweight, and glowy look, AND its cheap! I get mine from Walgreens for less than $9. In the fall I can pull off using the shade medium deep alone, but I've learned that for the spring/summer I need mix medium deep with deep to achieve my desired shade. I apply it using my real techniques buffing brush, or a damp sponge.I strongly suggest that you try it out especially if you don't want to wear foundation on these hot sunny days.
I recently bought this after watching SO many reviews and hearing nothing but good things about it. I personally am not the best when it comes to doing my brows and getting them how I want every time, so I figured I'd try it out. I like it, but don't really see what the big deal is. maybe I'm not using it correctly, or something but to me its basically cream eyeliner that your using on your brows. I'm sure if you could find a brown cream/gel liner from the drugstore it would work just as good. I can tell that it will last long because you don't need much product at all so you will get your money's worth (its about $18). I purchased "Dark Brown", but I wish they had "Chocolate" in stock, then this review may have been a little different. I purchased mine at my local Sephora, but they may have it at Ulta as well.
Here is a quick swatch, borrowed from : http://jannymua.files.wordpress.com
I have the most brittle nails. They always chip, and break really easily. A coworker of mine suggested that I dip my nails in green tea but I opted for Nutra Nail's 'Growth Formula' with green tea and acai berry antioxidants. This stuff really works!!! I've been using it for the past 4 days twice a day as instructed and I already see a big difference in my nail strength and growth. Products don't always do what they say they will but Nutra Nail does for sure. The only con is the weird fishy smell on your nails right after you put it on them. Its not too bad, and you only smell it if you have your nails close to your face. Other than that this is a great product for those trying to grow out their natural nails ! I found this at walgreens on sale for about $4. Hope this helps :)
I usually don't wear drugstore foundation, or concealer but I just recently ran out of my MAC (foundation & concealer) & wanted to try something new. So I came across Maybelline's Fit Me line and I love it! Of course the quality is not as good as MAC, or Chanel but for the price it looks pretty good. I'm a 350 in foundation, and a 30 (cafe) in the concealer. I also picked up their newest mascara 'Mega Plush Volum Express'. It's a gel-mousse formula that doesn't clump or get hard at ALL. I would definitely try it!
Yesterday, I browsed youtube and came across andreaschoice where she demonstrated how to do a coconut oil/egg mask for your hair/scalp. I put my own twist on it and added olive oil (because I didn't have coconut) one egg, and two aspirin. My aunt told me to try aspirin with my shampoo because her dermatologist told her it helps with dry scalp and mine is EXTREMELY dry! So I tried it. It was a weird texture, mainly because of the egg. It makes your hair stiff, and sticky. Its also important to crush the aspirin up as small as you can (like powder) so that you won't have chunks of aspirin in your head lol. I left it on for 10 minutes then rinsed. My hair still felt a little stiff so I then applied conditioner, left it on for 15 minutes, then rinsed. Then I did my routine blow dry and flatiron and my hair was soft and free of dandruff! Its only been a day so I will see if the results change, but for the most part I like it!
I will do this again, probably with coconut oil. Olive oil is kinda heavy.
I used Pantene Relaxed & Natural Shampoo & Conditioner. I also applied Cantu Super Shine hair silk before I blowdryed my hair.