Empties: Hits & Misses
Novex Brazilian Keratin: I got this in a beauty box and was super impressed. It’s a very rich hair mask that left my hair super soft and conditioned. I’ll buy a full size tub of this. Available online.
OGX Conditioner Hydrate + Defrizz Fukui Oil: Love, love this shampoo and conditioner combo. I have at least one back up. Leaves hair super, silky soft. Available at drugstores.
Kerastase Bain Chroma Riche Shampoo: Haven’t met a Kerastase product I haven’t liked. Loved this shampoo for color treated hair. Available online.
SkinMedica TNS Eye Repair: My #1 eye cream. I think this was my third one. I’ll buy it again and again even as I test new brand in between. Available online.
Sephora Triple Action Cleansing Water: An EXCELLENT make-up remover. Bioderma equivalent. Just fantastic.
Nubian Body Wash: I like the soap from this range but hated the texture of this; way too thick and didn’t lather.
Bumble and Bumble Thickening Hair Spray: Bumble and Bumble have numerous products I love but I didn’t care for this sticky hair spray.
Dermablend Cover Creme: I’ve been using Dermablend since the mid-90’s but hated this hard, cakey formula. I wasted my money buying this pot I could barely use.
Wet ‘n Wild Coloricon Trio: Great pigmentation and an even better value for the price but this formula irritates my contacts.
Sephora Outrageous Curl Mascara: Very popular, didn’t work for me.
Institut Esthederm Photo Reverse: Very popular but I couldn’t get on board with the concept of its claim to “use the sun to help reverse the pigmentation process and gradually lighten skin.”
L’Oreal Paris Ideal Clean Towelettes: I don’t care for cleansing wipes on my face ever but sometimes I get stuck without a cleanser while I’m traveling so I end up buying wipes and I’m usually disappointed. These don’t take off eye makeup at all.
Nad’s Eyebrow Shaper: Nad’s strips are my favorite wax strips for the face. However this pen is thick and hard to manage. Stick with the strips.