Linda D.'s (lindalove) Beauty Product Reviews
Great for on the go
This literally gives me that "I just woke up" bed head look. What I do to achieve the style I want is curl my hair in big sections just really quick with a 1 1/4 curling iron or even a 1 inch iron and once my curls have set I run my fingers through the curls to break it all up then spray the Apres Beach upward then scrunch it. Keeps the curls tousled and messy.
I am a sucker for nail polish so when I saw that my local H&M carried nail polish I went and got three bottles without evening knowing if they were good or not. Not to mention I think the packaging is pretty sleek. Simple. Anyway I was really impressed at how pigmented the polishes were. Depending on the color you can even get away with one coat. I used Nerd and two coats was good enough for me. With a good base and top coat the color lasted me up to a week. Not bad for $5 polish.
Warning the handle is a bit weird. Its attached to the cap so at times it makes it hard to paint.
Gorgeous body & volume
I have very THICK coarse Asian hair so finding a product that is going to give me volume and that won't weigh my hair down is HARD! Working at a hair salon I get to personally try out products before purchasing so that's nice. I had a stylist use this in my hair one day for just a blow out and my hair felt and looked amazing. Lifted my roots for just the perfect amount of volume and after I curled my hair I noticed how bouncy, shiny, & voluminous the curls were.
For salon quality at home all you need is a hair clap and a round brush. The bigger the better. Spray the product at the roots and be careful because a little goes a long way. Also spray a few the ends of your hair. Blow dry like usual and when you get to the crown of your hair use the round brush to create lots of volume at the top. Also another way is to use velcro rollers. Blow dry the hair like normal and when your hair has cooled down pop those rollers in. Gives you a salon quality blow out.
Bang for your buck
I've tried many concealers from high end to many drug store and this is by far my favorite. It's very creamy so don't let that scare you. Very easy to blend. I have this in shade Medium Light and also in Light and works amazing as a high lighter. I have extremely oily skin so this lasts all day with any setting powder. Only down fall for me is that the cap after a while it gets really yucky and dirty. Now I just try and wipe the sides after every use so that the access product doesn't rub against the plastic cap.
HAS BECOME ONE OF MY STAPLES!
I have extremely oily skin and I have tried it all. From powders to matte foundations and none of them seem to work for me. My co-worker was telling me how much she loved this stuff so I thought I'd go a head and just try it out and see why she loved it SO much haha. First reaction is that it's VERY thick and hard to apply. You really have to get in there and smooth it out. It has a herbal smell to it. Doesn't bother me at all but for other people it might. Once it's on your face the smell goes away. When I applied my foundation on I noticed it applied on a lot smoother and looked really matte. Usually the oil seeps through within minutes of application (yeah, thats how oily my skin is). My skin looked matte and the make up just look really good. I would say my face was oil free about 90% of the time. If you think about it thats really good. Only time I had to blot my face was literally at the end of the day. AMAZING product and will continue to buy.
MY FAVORITE PRODUCT EVER!
I have really coarse THICK hair so you can imagine how long it takes me to blowdry my hair. I absolutely love this spray because it cuts the drying time in half and it leaves my ends feeling soft and leaves a nice shine. It IS an oil so a little goes a long way. Only use this from the mid shaft and down. Using too much will weigh the hair down. To get a really nice finish spray a little into the palms of your hands and just run it through the ends when the hair is completely dried. It is on the expensive side but one bottle lasts a long time. I've had mines for 6 months now and I still have half a bottle left.
Great natural tan.
I don't do bed tanning and I hate doing spray tans because it smells horrible. I was looking for an easy way to get some color so when I heard about the St. Tropez tanning mousse I ran out and tried it out for myself. Used it the day before my birthday and it gave me an amazing natural tan. I applied about two layers all over my body, showered the next day and when I got out I noticed a nice sun kissed tan. Of course it will wash off in the shower but depending on how you exfoliate the tan will last up to 5 days.
Only part that I hate about this product is the application process. It will stain your hands so I recommend having a wet wash cloth next to you when you are applying it on and wipe your hands after each application. If you do stain your hands I find that using tooth paste helps remove the color. Yes, tooth paste haha. Any whitening tooth paste will do.
Best of the best.
I absolutely am in love with my Hot Tools curling iron. Gives me nice smooth loose curls and the heat setting gives me the advantage to change the temp to manage how tight or loose I want the curls to be. Heats up extremely fast so you won't have to sit around and wait. My hair slides through the clamp like butter. I would of given it 5 stars but every now and then pieces of my hair would get stuck on the spring.
Best find ever!
I have this in Hot Tango & Love Test. Gorgeous colors and I absolutely love the formulation of this lipstick. Long wearing and applies on smooth & creamy. Doesn't chap my lips and literally lasts all day long. A few touch up here and there after eating and drinking but that's normal with any lipstick brand. I wore the Love Test the day that I bought it and I received so many compliments. Best Sephora product by far!
Literally my lifesaver.
I've always had really bad skin but just recently my skin went from bad to REALLY REALLY bad. I was asking the skin specialist at my work about what products to help my break out and she told me to try the Murad toner. I've tried toners before and it always broke me out so I was so afraid of the same problem again. I bought it went home and the first night I fell in love.
When I was done wiping my face I noticed all the dirt and empurites that was on the cotton pad. This is after cleansing and using make up remover wipes. My face felt so clean and it left a nice tingle feeling afterwards. A very cooling sensation. I have been using it for over a month now and I have completely noticed my face clearing up and my pores getting smaller. I've always had a problem with huge pores and this helped out a ton. I never noticed any allergic reactions and does not sting at all. This has been my lifesaver. I can finally be proud of my skin. Completely cleared up my acne, made my pores smaller, & helps control oil. I used this in the AM & PM.