Skincare - Body -Unlisted Brand - Fruit of the Earth Aloe Vera Gel
Jadetive 6/7/2005 1:24:00 PM
Good stuff. I use it as a moisturizer for hydration, as a 'solute' to make my aspirin masks, for cooling sunburnt skin. The uses are endless. When I apply it as a night moisturizer, I wake up the next day with glowy skin, a less red face, flattened pimples and clearer skin in general. I rotate this with St Ives Cucumber Eye and Face Gel. Both give me the same effect. So I just use whichever is cheaper. :)
Lip Treatments -The Body Shop - Born Lippy Lip Balm
Jadetive 6/7/2005 1:19:00 PM
I have this in Mango/Peach. It smelt nice at first but I got sick of the smell pretty quickly. Ugh. But at least it's sorta compact. Mango/Peach has an orangey tint to it, which looks alright on my lips. I don't like the sticky feel though. Wouldn't repurchase. UPDATE: I went to sleep with this on, and woke up to icky lips. Not the soft, moisturized feel I was expecting. I'll try to find some other use for it. 2nd UPDATE: OOH! I've found a use for this. Instead of applying it on my lips, I use it to moisturize my cuticles and my elbows. Nice! So the rating goes up to 3.
Mascara -Maybelline - Lash Expansion [DISCONTINUED]
Jadetive 6/4/2005 5:05:00 AM
Similar to other mascaras by Maybelline, but is more likely to clump, as compared to Full And Soft. Still, it lengthens and is worth a buy.
Crappy product. A liquidy mess. Will smudge no matter what you do and it takes ages to dry. No special curling or voluminizing effect AT ALL. Just makes my lashes look wet. UPDATE: The whole mascara brush came off. Ugh. Flimsy AND crappy.
CD/Books/Movies -Bobbi Brown - Book- Bobbi Brown Teenage Beauty
Jadetive 5/15/2005 1:02:00 PM
This book is for beginners and I didn't learn much from it. I'm all for natural makeup though, but there are times when you do want to glam up and go all the way with falsies and mascara and all that. Oh well..
Okay, this one's metallic alright. Nothing fantstic, but it's a decent lipstick. Update: In a pinch, it makes a GREAT cream blush. ;)
Lip Gloss -Revlon - Super Lustrous Lip Gloss (general)
Jadetive 5/15/2005 12:55:00 PM
Sticky, icky sweetness.. This gloss had flecks of glitter in it and is way too sticky.. Plus, the color was so light, I should've used Vaseline on my lips instead. It's not a cheap drugstore brand either. Possibly the only thing good about it is the classic packaging.
This is a very basic foundation. It's cheap, provides sheer coverage. It doesn even out skin tone a little. However, if you're looking to hide blemishes, this is not the product for you. Smells off too. Would not repurchase.
This brush looks good, feels good, probably even smells good. But it doesn't work. Despite the lovely soft bristles, it just doesn't pick up any pigment at all. From what I can see, it could PROBABLY be used for dusting powder all over your face. But I could definitely find a cheaper alternative for that. Hence, 3 lippies for being an average (though luxurious feeling) brush that costs too much for its sole function.
Everyone has this and it's dead useful. Use it on any dry parts of your body and it'll make em soft and supple. Cheap and it works. What's not to love?
This is more of a novelty product. It worked well the first time I used it, but subsequently removed less blackheads when I used it a 2nd and 3rd time. Maybe my skin got 'immune' to its effects or something. Hah.
It did as promised and gave me full and soft lashes. Whenever I want to look 'naturally beautiful' and not too made up, I reach for this. A must buy! :)
Foundations -Maybelline - Clear Smooth Gel Foundation
Jadetive 5/5/2005 1:25:00 AM
This foundation has low coverage, just slightly more coverage than a tinted moisturizer. That said, the satiny texture and smooth finish is great. Also, there are a ton of yellowy shades, so it's easier to pick a flattering shade. NOTE: This foundation dries VERY quickly. You can't do the 5-dots-and-blend-later method of applying foundation. By the time you're on the last few dots, they would have set. Once they set they will definitely streak when you try to blend them out. UPDATE 4/6/11: This foundation was the cause of my breakouts. Breakouts + need to work super quickly + minimal (though natural) coverage? Tossing this out.
Sickly sweet. Does give a shine but the overwhelming strawberry scent is awful and it's too sticky to stay on my lips.