I got this in Honey, at first it did look nude on my HAND. Perhaps I should have tried it on my lips. I didn't like the smell, I was overwhelmed by it and couldn't sleep that first night I bought it. (I apply lipbalms to sleep) Honey wasn't a nude shade to me, it was ORANGE-RED. It was supposed to be sheer, but my friends all thought I had lipstick on! I'm putting it up for swaps for others who like this.
I like glosses in pen-form. It's so much easier to handle them. But there's a limited range of colours. For the price that I'm paying, I think Laneige lipglosses are pretty good. Similar packaging to Stila's, but at half the price.
Perhaps I haven't tried this product long enough to really see its benefits. I didn't like the alcohol smell, and the fact that it took pretty long to dry up. I couldn't just apply it on my face and go to sleep (I sleep on my side). My skin DID feel softer and smoother the morning after, but I think my Cortry face mask can do better.
I'm one of those who DIDN'T like this product. I thought this was gd, and went to buy it. Got myself disappointed. Okie, the texture was light & airy, but it dried up too quickly for me to get it spread evenly on my face. There's always leftover mousse on the nozzle. The tint in it also made me look darker.
This is good 'coz it's oil-free, therefore doesn't break me out. I've got combi-oily, blemish prone skin. I have dry patches of skin due to the tons of pimple gel I apply, and I only have to use this emulsion twice daily for 2 to 3 days, the dry patch is almost gone! But the rant is abt the packaging, just like everybody else. It's cheap for a counter brand, and large amount too, so I'll just have to live with it. UPDATE: I've found a better moisturizer without the overwhelming scent in HABA.
Scrubs -St. Ives - Apricot Scrub Blemish and Blackhead Control
daphn3_t 2/1/2004 11:26:00 AM
i like st ives scrubs. cheap and gd. the fact that this is medicated and keeps pimples away, made me going back for more. good for my face and back too. 1 price, 2 usages.
Nice smell, nice packaging (love the hearts), but pity this doesn't really last on me. I'd still buy it 'coz it's such a sweet, fruity scent (not citrusy)!
got this on my toes currently, and i really like this colour. it's a shimmery, brown/bronze colour. just what i was looking for.
i'm having this colour on my nails now after last wk's mani session. this colour is really pretty. it's pink, purple at some angles, and its not too opaque. something different besides my usual beiges and light beige pinks.
Polishes -Sally Hansen - Hard as Nails with Nylon nail polish
daphn3_t 1/26/2004 5:35:00 AM
like the colours (i own 1 in natural beige, i like nude colours), but hate the thin brush. it's so hard to paint without leaving any paintstrokes. it's worst on my thumbs. hope they'd improve on the brush..
i don't own any opi polishes, but i always insists on using opi polishes for my mani and pedi. they're gd stuff imo. my mom, sis n i tried this lousy nail salon which did not use opi on us, our nails peeled and chipped 2 days following the mani session. i never had such problems when i used opi. 'nuff said.
Treatments -L'Oreal - Professionnel Serie Expert Vitamino Color gel masque
daphn3_t 1/26/2004 5:30:00 AM
okie, i just hate bath products in tubs! it's so inconvenient. besides packaging, i don't think this product really works. or perhaps i was using too little. anyway, i don't see my hair being shinier than when i use other conditioners/masks. don't like the watery texture as well.
i love bath products in pump bottles! they're refillable and there's no worries of the bottle slipping out of your hand and dropping on your toes! this shampoo is THE COLOUR SHAMPOO. got this after an expensive dye job, and the colour stayed vibrant. 2 months later, with black roots showing and all, i still had friends asking me if i just coloured my hair, saying that my colour was very bright and fresh. all this happened until another hairdresser covered my tressers with a red colour conditioner during my rebonding session.. =( anyway, go get this shampoo, it's great!
i bought this on an overseas trip. thought it would be gd for my brittle hair, but i don't see my hair getting stronger. in fact i drop even more hair. and it doesn't take tangles out of my hair, unlike what other MUA-ers have said. the only thing i like abt it is the packaging. that's it.
though this is gd, i think there's others out in the market that can do the same job too. i bought this for my rebonded and coloured hair. well, it did make my hair shiny and smooth, but i have to gripe about the lathering. i like to have lotsa lathers (it gives me the idea that it IS cleaning well), but this shampoo doesn't lather up. no lather, i'll have to use more--> finish my bottle faster. BOO BOO. don't like its cap too, very inconvenient in the shower. i'm still on the lookout for the best shampoo that suits my hair.