Posted on: Dec 19, 2011 03:09PM, edited Mar 17, 2013 08:41AM by Shrek4
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Feb 1, 2013 06:52AM barbe1958 wrote:
I can vouch for mumito`s brows as I saw them in person. She looks about 7 years younger with darker brows!!
Feb 2, 2013 09:54AM JTilCT wrote:
These are some great tips. I have considered the eyebrow tattooing but am so afraid the artist will mess them up and I will be stuck with them. In the meantime, I use the Bobbi Brown Natural Brow Shaper to color them in and I do get many compliments. I may try the Benefit brand to see how they compare. I take Bio-Sil and have seen an improvement in my nails. Skin was grey and flaky so I started using heavier moisturizer. I would like to try the Clarisonic as many of you recommended. I found an under eye cream with a luminous finish (Origins GinZing) but would love to find a moisturizer or primer with the same luminessence (sp?). Anyway, any recommendations?
As for hair, on my last trip west I had a Navajo guide talk to me about yucca so I found a yucca shampoo at Target and have been using it, I started on bare scalp. I have almost 1" growth now and it seems thicker and is really soft. Don't know if this is from the shampoo, but it is straight this time! Last time it was curly and I did not like!
ps. what does pfc stand for?
Feb 2, 2013 11:11AM FLwarrior wrote:
JTilCT, pfc can be Post Final Chemo or Post Fu**ing Chemo take your pick. They are used interchangably here.
I think I would be affraid to do the tatoo thing to. You would have to know the artist and be familiar witht their work.
Feb 2, 2013 02:34PM JTilCT wrote:
Thanks, the F word was the first thing I thought of.
Feb 10, 2013 08:13AM slg76 wrote:
Yes I agree that although I'm tempted to get my eyebrows tatooed I am scared about the outcome being permanant even if I don't like it. For now I just fill them in with makeup. I suppose they may still thicken up a bit. Its been two years since chemo now.
I second the recommendation for a clarisonic brush. I got one for christmas and my skin looks so much better and smoother. I use the brush with neutrogena cleanser and then use NeriumAD night cream. Could not be happier with how my skin is looking!!!
Mar 17, 2013 04:15PM MariannaLaFrance wrote:
i rarely come to this site anymore, mainly because it's so darn hard to navigate, and we've lost so many ladies.
however, wanted to weigh in on a few things and ask a few questions to the group:
Mar 17, 2013 06:02PM Ariom wrote:
What a great thread this is.
I worked for many years in the cosmetics business for many top houses, and had my own business doing hair and makeup for weddings and events. Did a stint of makeup at a TV station too.
I was approached recently at a Cancer Forum to be a volunteer for "Look Good Feel Better". I have decided to give it a go, and am waiting for information on their workshops etc.
I have been fortunate, and haven't had to have chemo or rads after my Mx, but I am always careful as to the cosmetics I use myself. I try to stay away from parabens, and mineral oils, etc
I like a really natural look for makeup, and am usually drawn to the brown and the taupe colors for most eye colors. I never go without a highlighter, and have found that YBF cosmetics have replaced almost every other brand for me now. They are available on most shopping networks and are anvery reasonable price.
Stacey, the owner of the company has devised a pretty foolproof range which has a few "Hero" products. Her Yellow Powder and Neutralizing Creme are fantastic, and can delete dark circles! Her eyebrow pencil is great, although I am a devotee of Smashbox Brow Tech with the wax and the powder. Her eyeshadows are subtle, and she does compacts with all matte colors. Even when she does a Shimmer Shadow, it never has sparkles, not that I have seen, anyway. The eye pencils in this range are very soft and have a smudger on the end, so you don't need to be perfect at drawing a line. I have tried just about everything in the range, and haven't returned a thing.
If I learn anything that I feel is relevant from these workshops, I'll let you all know.
Mar 17, 2013 06:48PM slg76 wrote:
hello all. Marianna LaFrance...where are you located? I know several botox/restylane users who no longer get injections because they started using a new wrinkle cream. The Nerium cream is wonderful and has made me look much younger (my hubby too). I use this religously with a mild cleanser and my clarisonic. But, it is currently only available in the US. If you are in the US check it out...www.gerdes.theneriumlook.com. It is botanically based, no parabens, and has a fair amount of testing behind it. I'll have to ask around to see how my restylane friends feel about thier injections.
Mar 17, 2013 09:20PM LeeA wrote:
Marianna, I love the Clarisonic as well. I started using it in late December, just before starting chemotherapy. Do you mind sharing the name of your tumeric based cleanser? I am a curcumin/turmeric lover (looking forward to once again taking curcumin with bioperine once chemotherapy ends).
Re: Botox - I had it injected a few times about a decade ago. I just wasn't that thrilled with it but it's hard for me to describe exactly why I didn't end up wanting to do it again.
sig76, I just took a screenshot of your post about Nerium. Thanks for the info. I'm going to Google it right now.
Mar 18, 2013 05:03AM barbe1958 wrote:
Ariom, anyone diagnosed with cancer can go to the LGFB session, but I bet they want you there for your own knowledge!! The volunteers are just "normal" every day ladies who want to help somehow. Perhaps they want you to LEAD the session???? You'd be GREAT!
Mar 18, 2013 10:57AM Wren44 wrote:
Ok, Spring is coming and I'm still searching for a safe, non-greasy sun protection lotion. I want something I can wear on my face under makeup. I'm willing to slather on Badger if I'm going to be outside, but not for every day on my face. My skin is fairly oily and about midday it has combined with the Badger and begun to run into my eyes, where it really stings. I have had basal cell on my forehead and do wear hats, but I'm not sure that's enough protection.
Mar 18, 2013 05:04PM WaveWhisperer wrote:
Wren44, I think Neutrogena makes an oil-free sunscreen, with a fairly high SPF, that you might try. I've had almost a dozen basal cells on my face and 3 Mohs surgeries -- and I live in the Caribbean most of the year - so I have to be very, very careful. For outside, I use Blue Lizard for the face, made in Australia and sold by my dermatologist. But it definitely leaves a white mask on your face. I'm not sure whether makeup would cover it or not.
Mar 18, 2013 05:21PM lago wrote:
I use the Neutrogena stuff. It can go on a little white though but not bad. Also some of the stuff they use for babies might be good. I know I have sensitive skin so a lot of this stuff makes me break out. The Neutrogena doesn't.
Mar 18, 2013 06:06PM slg76 wrote:
My husband is an airline pilot and we are very careful about him getting too much sun up at altitude. He also uses Neutrogena sunscreen. It doesn't make him break out and doesn't feel as greasy as most. They make it in very high SFPs. I've heard great things about blue lizzard but I don't think it is something you would want to wear everyday or under makeup. Good luck!
Mar 19, 2013 12:29AM Ariom wrote:
Hi barbe, Thanks for that! yep, they want me to volunteer for my area. I would be happy to do that, because I know most of the volunteers are "Normal" as you said. LOL I think it was when they heard I had just had a Mx, and had the cosmetic experience that they appproached me. They were recruiting at the Forum because they need more people with experience.
I volunteered years ago in Melbourne when I worked for Clarins. I really enjoyed it. There aren't many volunteers for the region I live in now, but there are many women undergoing treatment, so it could be a really interesting thing to do.
We are very fortunate here that we have several McGrath Foundation breast nurses, and an enormous amount of support from different organisations that do lots of fundraising for BC , so the network is wide.
Mar 19, 2013 04:12AM WaveWhisperer wrote:
Thanks, Iago. That was exactly the Neutrogena sunscreen I was referring to.
Mar 20, 2013 05:09AM WaveWhisperer wrote:
Another thing you might consider is TIZO, a ' facial mineral fusion' that's a matte-finish, flesh-colored sunscreen with spf of 40. My dermatologist recommended it, and it's what I use when I go out in public, I can use it instead of foundation.
Mar 21, 2013 05:15AM mumito wrote:
EsteLauder BB cream is a tinted moisturizer with SPF 30 perfect for daily running around.I use a heavier sportsblock like Neutrogena sport face SPF 70 when I hit the beach.I find regular sunscreen too heavy for my face.
Mar 21, 2013 02:05PM Ariom wrote:
I think it is "Beauty Balm" now, but I believe I read that it started as "Blemish Balm", used by German Dermatologists who developed it for soothing skin after procedures like peels etc.
It was then picked up by Celebrities who loved the idea of one product that addressed a number of issues. "BB" became the buzz word in moisturisers containing multiple ingredients including sunscreen.
Mar 26, 2013 10:14PM MariannaLaFrance wrote:
My cleanser with turmeric is called Himalaya Herbal, and I bought it at Whole Foods. It has Neem and Turmeric in it, and cleanses beautifully. It really has made a difference in my skin.
I've been on the hunt for some lightening agents that are natural as well. I have some discoloration from the sun on my face, and am scared to use hydroquinone based products. I've tried just applying lemon juice to my skin (which looks amazing afterwards for about 5 hours, btw), but it has not really alleviated the sun spots that I have on my upper cheeks.
I still have not tried the hyluronic acid, mainly because I was traveling for business and didn't want to mess with my skin routine while on the road. I will give it a try this weekend.
Thank you for clarifying what BB cream is, too. I have wondered that, and didn't know what the fuss was about. Is it basically a foundation, or is it a tinted moisturizer?
Mar 28, 2013 05:41PM , edited Mar 28, 2013 05:42PM by LeeA
Marianne LaFrance, thanks for the name of the cleanser with turmeric!
Apr 7, 2013 06:46AM LisaMM wrote:
Does anyone know if you can use regular hair spray on a synthetic hair wig? I bought "wig" hairspray but I think it works about as good as water!