Your favorite, never-fail products



  • alaskantsunamialaskantsunami Registered Users Posts: 421
    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
  • rouquinnerouquinne Registered Users Posts: 13,737 Curl Connoisseur
    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:

    Little Mother of all the Roaches, President-for-Life of the MAC Harlots!
  • HollyEliseHollyElise Registered Users Posts: 1
    - 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!

    - 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.

    I'm loving the Herbal Essence body/volume line right now, it's doing wonders for my curls!
    enjoying life :love3: one day at a time
  • Sweet_dreams11Sweet_dreams11 Registered Users Posts: 103
    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

  • automaticflowersautomaticflowers Registered Users Posts: 3,465
    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)

    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
  • MalkahMalkah Registered Users Posts: 32
    •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. :D

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

    curlypearl wrote: »
    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.

    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. ;)
  • kellygreen49kellygreen49 Registered Users Posts: 625
    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 :iconbiggrin:
    Call me a Curltalk Otaku. ~MirCurls
    PW curlyhair
  • kellygreen49kellygreen49 Registered Users Posts: 625
    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 :iconbiggrin:
    Call me a Curltalk Otaku. ~MirCurls
    PW curlyhair
  • alacurlalacurl Registered Users Posts: 1,199 Curl Novice
    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!)
  • sexyjacksparrowsexyjacksparrow Registered Users Posts: 439
    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!!)
    [FONT=&quot]UK curly - mostly 2c[/FONT]
    • [FONT=&quot]Going back to basics![/FONT]
    • [FONT=&quot]Happily using a mixture of sulphates, cones and CG products.
    • [FONT=&quot]Permanently undecided whether to cut or grow![/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Currently loving:[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Lush I Love Juicy shampoo
    Charles Worthington frizz smoothing conditioner[/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]Superdrug coconut & almond intensive conditioner[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Montagne Jeunesse avocado & cherry bark mask[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Umberto Giannini curl gel
    Boots 'pink' curl creme
  • sexyspiralssexyspirals Registered Users Posts: 99
    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
  • JosephineJosephine Registered Users Posts: 14,408 Curl Connoisseur
    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.
  • italiancurlsitaliancurls Registered Users Posts: 65
    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 :love8:

    *growing it out to mid-thigh length*
  • blackguitargirlblackguitargirl Registered Users Posts: 492
    Dr. Bronners soap
    Physician's Formula Organic Wear
    Weleda Skin Food
    aloe vera gel
    last relaxer dec. 2007
    BC dec 29, 2008
    :headbang: 4 years natural!
    Music blog :hiding:
    Writing blog
    My Book: The Lost King
  • GinsengGinseng Registered Users Posts: 4
    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
  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Registered Users Posts: 17,502 Curl Neophyte
    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.
  • curlyhoneybcurlyhoneyb Registered Users Posts: 267
    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 :laughing6:
  • rachelilyrachelily Registered Users Posts: 340
    -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 :)

  • curlytorriecurlytorrie Registered Users Posts: 9
    Maybelline Falsies mascara-- speaking of which I need to go and purchase some more before I run out!!
  • sleepyjesssleepyjess Registered Users Posts: 297
    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."

    :faroah:Visit me!
  • automaticflowersautomaticflowers Registered Users Posts: 3,465
    New one to add:

    ORLY "In A Snap" quick-dry topcoat. Awesoooome!
  • blueskiesblueskies Registered Users Posts: 123 Curl Novice
    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
  • melaniesusanmelaniesusan Registered Users Posts: 948 Curl Neophyte
    *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
  • RobinP92202RobinP92202 Registered Users Posts: 213
    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.

    Sent from my Ally using CurlTalk App
    *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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