This has become my HG handcream. Its a great formula for my hands. Not sticky or greasy and makes my hands feel soft. I don't particularly like the smell though. I actually like Herbacin Kamille's smell better which has the same formula. Problem is, Herbacin Kamille's travel size tube is either a tall skinny tube which is too big for my bag or a small tin can which is not very secure. So i switched to Glysomed b/c it had the perfect sized tube to put in my bag. If Herbacin Kamille came out with the perfect size travel tube, I would switch back for sure!
Lip Treatments -Blistex - DCT for lips - Daily Conditioning Treatment SPF 20
riyeu 4/11/2008 4:35:00 PM
This is my HG lip balm. I've gone through so many of these, I don't even remember how many I've used up. It has a minty coconut butter smell plus it has spf 20 and great long lasting power. It keeps my lips moisturized and comfortable and smooth. I put it on before i go to bed and wake up w/ soft smooth lips and don't need to apply it again. I would love this more if it came in a twist up applicator so that I can bring it out with me. The reason I keep this at home is because I have to use my fingers, which is not that sanitary. I've tried Lip Medex but prefer DCT. I didn't like the smell of Lip Medex, which gave me a headache and it made my lips burn. In terms of the formula, Lip Medex is more vaseline-y whereas DCT is more solid. DCT is the best lip balm and the price is great!
This lasted FOREVER! I kept trying to finish it up and its been an entire year already. I love the color. Its this natural pink-brown color thats very sheer. The tube is very classic and never spilled for me. The one think I don't like about this is it is way too shimmery for me. I dislike shimmer glosses so I don't even know why I bought it in the first place. When I put it on, all i really see is shimmer and it masks the lovely sheer color thats underneath. If Chanel made this color in non-shimmer forumla, I would definitely repurchase. But all the Chanel's glosses are shimmery! Yikes. I would say for those who like shimmery glosses, its definitely worth taking a look at Blizzard. One last dislike about this product is it is very drying.
Lip Gloss -Prescriptives - Lippity Split in Snowcone
riyeu 4/2/2008 11:07:00 PM
I've had this for ages and I think they no longer make this product. I love the gloss side but not so much the lipstick side. I wonder if they sell just the gloss? Anyway, the gloss is beautiful champagne color. Its actually very appealing in the pan and wears pretty well too. I will buy the gloss again but not with the lipstick side which is brown and doesn't work with my skin tone. Not so found of the pan. Rather have a tube with an applicator so more sanitary.
I love the smell. Its so yummy i wana eat it up. I like the feel of the gloss too and how its really shiny but no sparkles. The color is basically clear so there is nothing special besides using it on top of lipstick to tone down the color. Also, i'm not particularly a fan of the squeeze tube applicator b/c the applicator part gets messy when I apply it on top of lipstick.
This is a beautiful color but it doesn't work for me. I have yellow-undertones so this turned orange on me but I can see it looking great on other types of skin. btw, i'm not a fan of stila eyeshadows as they are way too shimmery and doesn't blend well.
This is a pretty natural color. Kinda peachy pink and its great for the summer. The only thing I don't like about this l/s is the frost. I always find Stila products to be too frosty. I usually put a light gloss (almost clear) on top and the frost somehow disappears so its not a problem anymore. But I won't rebuy due to the frost. I'm sure there is something out there with the same color sans frost.
this didn't work for me so I guess it isn't really a universal lipstick color. It was too pigmented for me. But then again, I usually wear true color lip glosses which are less pigmented than lipsticks. Only way this works for me is with lipgloss on top but the color isn't anything special. Just your lip color but darker.
Moisturizers -Clinique - Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion
riyeu 4/1/2008 10:48:00 PM
This isn't that bad. Its a great starter mositurizer for combination-normal skin. Don't expect a miracle. I have since moved on from this b/c my skin gets oily with this after a couple of hours. I also find it not moisturizing enough and that it plugs my pores.
Cleansers -La Roche Posay - Toleriane Purifying Foaming Cream Cleanser
riyeu 3/30/2008 10:38:00 PM
this really cleans your skin. If you like that squeeky clean feeling after you cleanse, this is for you. it does sorta of dry out your skin but it doesn't irritate my skin and it has very little ingredients.
I don't own this product but I would if it weren't for the sparkles. I love the color and hate the sparkles. I've been trying to look for the exact same shade sans sparkles. Does anyone know who makes such a shade?
I did not like this on me. First of all, i'm not a fan of shimmer in my blushes. secondly, the color did not look good on me. i think i look better in pure pink blushes than peach ones. Lastly, I actually prefer shu uemura blushes more. They are more finely milled than nars but nars is not bad. Just that Nars' color selection isn't as great for my skin tone as Shu uemura.
Lip Gloss -Christian Dior - Addict Ultra-Gloss Reflect 247
riyeu 3/28/2008 11:00:00 PM
I love this color when you first apply it on but the color disappears after 10 minutes.
Not a fan of this product. I honestly don't know what the hype was all about. I even prefer clinique's dramatically different moisturizer over this. This product felt sticky on my skin and didn't moisturize my skin. Still have dry patches.
All of shu uemura's blushes are very finely milled and pigmented but this shade doesn't work for my very fair skin tone. It's up for swap if anyone is interested.