I've been using this foundation for longer than I should I suppose. I guess I really wanted to like it. But....I don't. COLOR: I have this in 110 Ivory which is too pink/light for me but the next step up is too yellow/dark. It's a small selection. APPLICATION: It doesn't really buff or sink into the skin. The coverage is more of a medium, which is fine, but it does have a mask-like quality. I tried a few methods of application but they all rendered the same results. Too much work for a "natural" foundation. FINISH: The immediate finish looks dewey and feels sticky. After it settles it looks more like a semi-matte. After a few hours It begins to separate and looks...gross. As with any foundation, I think it's a personal trial and error. It just didn't work for me.
Treatments -TRESemme - Split Remedy Leave-In Conditioning Spray
ohdrdoctor 3/23/2013 5:24:00 PM
I found this on super clearance at Walgreens AND I used a coupon I found in store when I picked this up. It cost me $1.57 which is obviously DIRT CHEAP. It smells nice, it doesn't contain alcohol, and it helps detangle my rat's nest. Mine doesn't distribute easily but $1.57! I wouldn't repurchase because I like to try new things but it can't hurt to try.
This is a great basic sea salt spray. I have long, thick hair with some wave to it. I've had this for a VERY long time because you only need a bit to achieve a tousled look. Oh it also smells like a beach in heaven. I'm mostly writing this review because I've seen this product at Urban Outfitters for around $9. I think I paid $5-6 at Walmart. Don't waste money, honey.
A little about my hair: dry scalp, fairly dry ends, long, thick, recently colored, easy tangled. I used a sample of Veganese from a lovely saleswoman at Lush. It smells good but the scent doesn't last. It didn't weigh down my hair or irritate my scalp. In fact, it didn't do much at all. I wouldn't purchase the full size unless I were looking to throw away money on a useless conditioner.
A little about my hair: dry scalp, fairly dry ends, long, thick, recently colored, easy tangled. I used a sample of Curly Wurly from a lovely saleswoman at Lush. I followed her directions to emulsify the product in my hand with water but it only enough product for one to two uses on my scalp alone. This is fine for a sample amount but if I were judging the size/price of the regular bottle, I would expect more. It smells good but the scent doesn't last. It didn't weigh down my hair or irritate my scalp. It was just underwhelming. I wouldn't purchase the (overpriced) full size product.
Cleansers -Burt's Bees - Deep Cleansing Cream with Soap Bark and Chamomile
ohdrdoctor 3/17/2013 6:46:00 PM
I bought this cleanser because my pores seemed more clogged than usual. After two weeks of use, I'm not sure if my skin is purging or if it's just breaking out. I would only use this after removing makeup as it doesn't really work into the skin well. The menthol is pointless and prevents you from using it on the eye area (seriously, don't). I'll continue to look for improvements but at the moment I wouldn't repurchase.
During a recent stay with a friend, I had a horrible reaction to whatever she laundered her towels with. My skin can be pretty sensitive but I've never experienced a rash like this before. Burning, itchy, raised red bumps all over my face and body. I went to the closest 24-hour store (Walmart) in search of a super gentle soap. The Basis bar completely cleared my skin in TWO DAYS. I don't normally use a bar to cleanse my dry/combination skin but this was awesome. I don't know how well it does on removing makeup because I pre-cleanse with cold cream. This is a little too drying for my everyday use but I think this would be wonderful for those with oily skin. It costs around $2 so it can't hurt to try!
Eyeliner -L'Oreal - Extra-Intense Liquid Pencil Eyeliner
ohdrdoctor 5/15/2012 8:27:00 AM
It is impossible to make thin lines with this pencil but it has a great creamy texture so you can swipe some on a thin liner brush if you're too lazy to find a cream liner. If I apply this on the waterline it will smear down after only a few hours. Despite it's imperfections, it's a pretty decent drugstore liner as it lasts a long time on my lids and has great color payoff.
Eye Makeup Remover -Almay - Non-Oily Eye Makeup Remover Pads
ohdrdoctor 4/29/2012 8:33:00 PM
I purchased the travel size when I ran out of my regular eye makeup remover. BIG MISTAKE. This burned the crap out of my eyes and I needed 3 pads just to remove my mascara.
Eye Makeup Remover -Neutrogena - Oil Free eye makeup remover
ohdrdoctor 4/29/2012 8:22:00 PM
Frankly, this stuff sucks. I don't wear a spectacular amount of eye makeup on a daily basis so I shouldn't have to rub or scrub my eyes to remove my mascara.
This is perfect if you idolize Tammy Faye. It smudges, clumps, and flakes. Terrible.
I had no idea this would be SO moisturizing. It's finally warming up outside so I decided to replace my winter cream. My skin is dry but somehow even the tiniest bit of this leaves my skin looking oily. I have never had to worry about a shiny t-zone but, if I put this on before makeup application, you can see the future in my forehead. It inexplicably smells like plastic. On the plus side, this doesn't break me out or clog my pores so I'll keep using it sparingly.
Treatments (Eye) -Clarins - Special Eye Contour Balm
ohdrdoctor 4/17/2012 7:47:00 AM
This is a fantastic eye cream. It actually plumps up the skin under my eyes and keeps my concealer from creasing. This is a great product for prevention, which is exactly what I was looking for.
Cleansers -Clarins - Cleansing Milk for dry to normal skin
ohdrdoctor 4/9/2012 12:20:00 AM
I just received a HUGE sample of this as a gift with purchase. I suppose this is a preliminary review as I've only used it twice. In my opinion, "The Clarin's Method" could not possibly remove all of one's makeup AND cleanse the skin. Maybe their method would work better for the morning. My nighttime cleansing routine is to first break down makeup by allowing cold cream to sink in and carefully tissue off. I then rinse my face and massage this cleansing milk into my skin for a bit before rinsing clean. It seems to work well for my dry, acne prone skin this way.
I'm pretty disappointed.The applicator makes it difficult to control the amount of product used. If you use the wand directly on blemishes you will contaminate the bottle with bacteria. I find the best way to use this is by spreading a decent amount on the back of a clean hand and applying with a synthetic blending brush. This method achieves flawless, natural coverage. As far as under eye concealing, this seems to do the exact opposite of what it claims. I'm 23 and wrinkle-free yet this product manages to create fine lines where there is none.