Skincare - Body -Queen Helene - 100% Cocoa Butter (stick)
Seadoo 7/29/2007 6:21:00 PM
LOVE this! Cocoa butter is the only thing that soothes my chapped skin without burning and heals it overnight. I don't know how I've overlooked these sticks of pure cocoa butter before. There is no extra cocoa fragrance added so after initial use, the chocolate smell is gone. Wonderful on lips, the best dollar I've spent lately. Will rebuy and rebuy!
Concealers -Neutrogena - 3-in-1 Concealer for Eyes
Seadoo 4/12/2007 8:14:00 PM
4-23-09 I gave this a try again (found it in my drawer), the fragrance in it is just too strong to tolerate and the coverage and finish isn't very good. I've thrown this out. I would love this if it had more pigment, as others have said, it is too sheer. They also need a color that falls between light and med.
Fabulous products. Have worn all of these for at least 6 hours, not a crease, smudge, flake to be seen. The eyeshadow colors are extremely flattering with my olive skin tone. I like a slight shimmer to my highlighter and since this one is flat, I've used another highlighter on top. The lid and liner colors do have a pretty sheen to them, they are not flat. The mascara is excellent and I'm very picky about mascara. No clumps, flakes or smudging after 6 hours. I slept in it, deliberately, no flakes, it did smudge under my eyes, but not terribly. I tend to always use black eyeliner, but this liner is very pretty and also did not smudge. I think the matte wand is perfect, gives a bright look without looking overdone. The brushes are cute and I have no problem with the quality. I love Malley's products, they are a bit pricey, but affordable in kit form.
Lotions/ Creams -Palmers - Cocoa Butter Formula Lotion
Seadoo 3/22/2007 7:03:00 PM
I have been wanting to try this lotion forever. Found a nice big 12 oz bottle in Target for $2.49 and couldn't pass it up. It is just fabulous in all of the ways everyone else has said. However, this is VERY heavy on the chocolate scent so I can only use it on my legs. Wish they would make the exact same lotion with less scent.
Lotions/ Creams -Vaseline - Vaseline Intensive Rescue Moisture Locking Lotion
Seadoo 3/5/2007 10:08:00 PM
Wow, absolutely magical lotion! I haven't used intensive care lotions in many years, it always stung my skin. This lotion is everything everyone else has said and more. I even use it on my face and around my eyes and I have the most allergic, sensitive skin! I have the jumbo pump bottle, 31.8oz. I've never used the term HG, but this stuff comes really close.
Do to the wonderful reviews, I decided to try this in black. It really does stay on and I have the most oily eyelids. So far this is the best of all I've tried, so I have to give it a high rating dispite the fact that the packaging isn't the best. As someone else mentioned, the liner will push back into the holder as you use it, then you have to stop and fix it.
I have about 8 of these and they are all excellent, good pigment, long lasting, not too dusty and only 99 cents.
Pressed Powders -New York Color - Pressed Face Powder
Seadoo 6/19/2006 11:05:00 PM
I have this in warm beige and it is an excellent match for my light/med olive skin. This is an very good powder for an excellent price. It is light and doesn't cake. The packaging is just terrible looking, but for 2 dollars it can be overlooked.
Lotions/ Creams -Queen Helene - Cocoa Butter Hand and Body Lotion
Seadoo 6/19/2006 10:41:00 PM
This is a lovely, light lotion with a faint scent of coconut that fades quickly. I find this moisturizes quite well for summertime skin. I carry a tube of this in my purse. I wish the large bottles came with pumps.
Edit April 2012: I doubt I will be buying this again. I don't know if Dove has changed it's ingredients, but it isn't the same to me. I just purchased an 8 pack. The fragrance is very faint, the bar doesn't suds like it used to and the feel of my skin isn't as soft and moist. I'm so disappointed since I've used this forever! Maybe I got a bad batch? If anyone is having the same problem drop me a note, I am very curious to know if it's just me. I bought Caress which I have also used forever and it is just as it always has been. Original review: This is the only soap I can use on any part of my body. I am reviewing the white, original Dove soap. I have used it forever! It is mild, creamy, moisturizing, lightly scented and the list goes on. It is my all time favorite.
I have been using this for years and I will continue to use it. It is thick and rich and fabulous for dry skin. I use it on my face every night during the winter and have never had any reactions on my very sensitive/allergic skin. Great for hands, feet, knees, elbows, etc etc. I buy the little blue tins rather than the large pots. You need a fat elastic to keep the top of the tin on, but the size is perfect for travel or purse, and since you run through it faster due to the smaller size, it's always fresher. 99cents in Walmart. I also use and love the lotion too.
LOVE this mascara. I have been using it in black or blackest black for at least 18 years. I have tried so many others, high and low end, this is still the best. It stays all day, doesn't flake, doesn't irritate, doesn't smudge under eyes. Best of all it washes off easily with soap and water or with facial cleanser. I wait for a sale and get it for usually $5. I do wipe the brush on toilet tissue before using, this still leaves lots of mascara, but no blobs.