Ended up using this (in an SPF 45) when my regular trusted sunscreen (L'oreal Ombrelle) was reformulated and was not cutting it anymore. This is a lovely sunscreen, not very greasy, absorbs quick, smells amazing and protected my extremely fair, sun burnt prone skin even when I spent the entire day on the beach in the sun. Would definitely repurchase.
Not a fan of the scent, something was just off about it. Roses mixed with a sweetness that I just wasn't a fan of. Not as many bubbles as I would expect considering the price of these things. Would not repurchase.
Skincare - Face -MAC - Prep + Prime Skin Brightening Serum
sterlingK 3/12/2013 8:48:00 PM
I picked this up because I wanted a product that would help with uneven skin tone and some acne scars. This product has definitely helped my skin, it's much more clear and even now. Redness and blotchy dark spots are pretty much gone and it doesn't break me out at all. I was not expecting this much from this serum, I had never used a MAC skincare product before and honestly I am not a huge fan of their makeup (breaks me out like crazy) so I was very surprised at how well formulated this serum is. I apply it every night after washing my face. Saw results after a few weeks and have been using this for about 8 months total now. Would repurchase.
Love this palette, the colours are very versatile and would likely work for almost any skin tone. I am fairly pale and was a bit nervous as some of the shades are darker than I would normally purchase but I still find I am able to wear every shade (the black only as a liner though). Most of the shades are shimmery which I am not a fan of most of the time but they still look quite nice. The eyeshadows apply very nicely, I don't use the brush provided but I am sure it would work if I needed it. The colour stays all day and no issue with creasing, I know some people complained about issues with "tease" but I had no problems and loved the shade, that being said I apply it with a sponge applicator and not a brush which may make a difference. Wish there were a few more matte options in the palette but overall I really like it and would repurchase.
Lipstick -Revlon - Color Stay Ultimate Suede Lipstick
sterlingK 3/12/2013 8:31:00 PM
Picked this up in "flashing lights" which is a pinky peach shade that applies fairly sheer but can be layered for a bit more colour. I found that this lipstick lasts a lot longer than others but it's quite drying and tends to pill on the lips after a while. Would not repurchase.
Great mlbb shade, about a shade off my natural colour. It's a pinky/brown nude with a little shimmer. Comfortable to wear, no pilling, flaking, applies evenly, perfect work shade for me. Took a lippie off because it's not very long lasting though. Would repurchase.
Love this wax! So easy to apply and doesn't make my brow hairs fall out (and they fall out pretty easy!). Holds them in place all day but they still feel nice and soft. Took one lippie off because I dislike that I have to sharpen this. I hate the price too but I am sure it will last me a very long time so it's worth it to me. Would repurchase.
Hair Removal -Unlisted Brand - Skintimate Moisturizing Cream Shave - Dry Skin
sterlingK 2/22/2013 11:22:00 PM
Very moisturizing shave cream also too moisturizing, sometimes it doesn't feel like it's rinsing clean enough for my liking. Also a bit hard to get out of the bottle when the product is past the halfway mark. Otherwise this is a great product, my fav shave cream second only to Kiss My Face. Would repurchase.
Mascara -Cover Girl - Lash Blast Clump Crusher mascara
sterlingK 2/22/2013 11:18:00 PM
I am not usually a Covergirl fan but I really like this mascara. The name is accurate it doesn't clump at all even if you apply it over and over. Doesn't give a ton of volume but gives fairly good length. Does not smudge AT ALL! This is my new daily mascara for work days when I really don't want to worry about how my mascara looks. Would repurchase.
Gels/Soaps -Olay - Olay Ultra Moisture Vanilla Indulgence Body Wash
sterlingK 1/7/2013 11:51:00 PM
I bought this because it was on sale and I like vanilla scented things. It does smell good but I hated the way my skin felt when I used it. Very tacky and not clean, like a layer of vaseline was left on my skin that I could not wash off. I felt grimy after using this for a few days. Would not repurchase.
I really like this mascara, it gives me lots of length, some volume (which is difficult with my lashes), holds a bit of a curl (more than most) and does not clump. I do get a small amount of product under my eyes as the day goes on (this depends on how active I am, for a non work/more relaxed day I get no product under my eyes at all) which is why the 4 rating instead of 5. I have also noticed I am losing less lashes since switching to this mascara, my lashes look better overall because of this. Would repurchase, this is my new favourite mascara.
Gels/Soaps -Softsoap - Mega Moisture Body Wash - Heavenly Vanilla
sterlingK 12/18/2012 4:13:00 PM
Smells great and is quite moisturizing. Only issue I had is that it is very thick and it becomes difficult to get it out of the bottle when it gets low. Did not cause any increase in my skin issues (psoriasis, KP etc) would repurchase.
Bath Treatments -LUSH - Vanilla Fountain Bath Ballistic
sterlingK 11/27/2012 3:46:00 PM
Loved the scent but it didn't stay on me at all. I did not find this moisturizing in the least and it didn't really do anything except turn the bath water bright yellow. I would rather purchase Vanilla Dee-lite lotion for the same scent and it is moisturizing. Would not repurchase.
Great product, really does make my nails dry a lot faster. I will say the difference is not as huge when I use a lot of polish (I tried this over 5 layers of polish and it didn't work that well) but over 2-3 coats it's great. No issues with shrinkage, nice shine and it seems to make my cuticles look slightly less crappy lol. Would repurchase.
Lips -Nivea - Lip Smoothie Cranberry and Raspberry
sterlingK 11/27/2012 3:32:00 PM
Love the shine, colour and scent of this. The packaging is cute and I like the swirl in the product. But it dried out my lips terribly. I did not have an issues with my lips being dry before I started using this and only bought it because I wanted to try something a bit different than my regular old lipsmackers. If this did not dry out my lips I would prefer it because of the subtle tint and loads of shine but it was awful, my lips feel dry all the time after using this for about 2 weeks. I have used other Nivea lip products and had no issues, would not repurchase.