Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Beauty Product Review

When my three best friends from college and I get together we have A LOT to talk about.  It's non-stop cocktails and gossip for hours on end.  Somehow beauty products always come up and everyone has something to grab out of their suitcase to for the others to try.  I love it.  It's how I find out about new things I would never think to try for myself.  The conversation usually culminates in a trip to the drugstore so everyone can stock up on the aforementioned items.  Last time we got together, Jenny had the cutest little pastel plaid fingernails for Easter.  All of us were amazed, and then she shared her secret:   Sally Hansen Salon Effects Nail Polish Strips.  I'm sure ol' Sally was happy, because I'm pretty sure the stock in her company shot up that day.  Lately I've run across some new products that I really like and I thought rather than keep the secret between the Fab Four, I thought I would share it with all of you...

The Line-Up of my Faves!

Neutrogena Acne Stress Control Power-Foam Wash

I don't know why, but my face has been breaking out like a teenage girl.  And unfortunately, I'm far from
being a teenage girl.  My skin is on the oily side, so I thought
I'd give this a try because it's oil-free.  It won Allure
Magazine's Editor's Choice Award.  I can see why.
It's foamy and leaves your skin feeling really clean.
And it's only $7.99 at Ulta.

Neutrogena Acne Stress Control Triple-Action Toner Say that five times fast.  I bought it to go along with
the foam wash.  Unlike a lot of toners, it doesn't leave me
feeling like Macaulay Culkin in Home Alone.
It has salicylic acid, and really eliminates oil, but it doesn't
leave me yelling, "My face is burnin" like a lot of other toners do.
It's also $7.99 at Ulta.

FX Sea Salt Spray Wave & Texturizing Mist

I hear all of these people talking about "Beach Waves"
for their hair.  I should go ahead and tell you that I have the curliest hair on the planet.  Like Shirley Temple curly.  Orphan Annie curly. There is nothing "wavy" about my hair.  I usually straighten it with a straightening iron.  In March, Mr. Devilish Dish and I went on a whale watching trip while we were in California.  I had straightened my hair that morning, but by the time we spent the afternoon on the ocean, with the spray blowing on us, my hair was no longer straight.  But it was "wavy" and really cute.  I had achieved  "Beach Waves!" However, I don't think I can convince my husband that each morning after
I get ready, I need to go whale watching, just to achieve my desired hair style.  So that's where this stuff comes in!  The bottle says,"Tousled, Salty, Windswept, Adds Body, Sexy Beachy,Loose Styles."  That's me.  I'm all about the Sexy Beachy Loose Styles.  Right here in  Oklahoma.  Because my hair is so curly, I have to straighten it first, and then spray on  this mist.  The one thing about it is it still looks good the next morning.  So two days of cute hair and only one shampoo.  Definitely works for me! 

Skinny Girl Face Solutions Instantly Smooth Line Filler

I don't know why we need to talk about this one.  I definitely don't
have any lines that need filling...Just kidding.  There's one or two.
My friend Michaela and I joke around and call these kinds of
products "Spackle."  But that's only funny if we say it.  So not funny if Mr. Devilish Dish says it.  I actually found this stuff at Gordman's  which if you've never heard of, it's kind of a discounted department store. I'm a sucker for anything in the bargain bin.  I got a tube, tried it, and really  like it.  I went back and stocked up on more.  It fills in the lines nicely, but still goes on smooth under my make-up.  It doesn't dry out and get crusty.
(You know, like real spackle.)

Monistat Soothing Care Chafing Relief Powder-Gel

Before you starting thinking, "Hey Candi, TMI!" Let
me tell you what I use this for. I use it as a primer under
my make-up.  Last summer, after my great-aunt passed away,
my cousins and I had a slumber party.  I was putting on my make-up when Tracy said, "What did you just put on your face? 
Because I know what that is, and that's not for your face."
Well it turns out it can be!  It's very similar to the powder-based
primers like those from Bare Minerals and Smashbox.  It
squirts out of the tube in a liquid form, but goes on very silky
and powdery.  I love it because my make-up does not get
shiny or greasy the way it would with a typical moisturizer.
You might think I'm crazy, but to that I say, "Don't knock
it til you've tried it."  Why?  Because the primer I formerly
used was about $25.00 per one ounce bottle. 

So there ya have it.  I hope you'll try some of these, and have happy results like I have.  I should say that I was in no way compensated for my reviews from any of the companies.  I'm just a typical girl who likes to look pretty and loves to share a good thing when she finds it.  I hope you don't mind me sharing this information on my blog, that I typically use for sharing recipes.  When I chose the name Devilish Dish, I intended for Dish to have two meanings.  Dish as in a plate of yummy food, and Dish and in gossip to share. 

Do you have a favorite beauty product that you like?  Share it in the comments!  I'd love to hear from you!


  1. I was totally planning on posting a picture of Home Alone on your page and there it was!! I am pinning this so it's on my phone next time I am at Ulta!!

  2. Good! Let me know what you think of some of these products!


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