Moisturizes very well but doesn't provide the slip I need to detangle my super curly 4a hair. Won't repurchase.
Lotions/ Creams -The Body Shop - Peppermint Foot Lotion
missykeyana 12/12/2009 10:56:00 PM
This is a decent lotion that moisturizes my feet well. There is a hint of cooling sensation upon application, but it doesn't last long. It definitely smells strongly of peppermint! Gives my feet a nice sheen, but I only use it on days when I don't have to immediately put on shoes because it doesn't soak in fast at all. I bought this unused at a garage sale for $1, so it's great at that price. I don't think I'll pay full price for it.
Mascara -Maybelline - Full 'N Soft Mascara Waterproof
missykeyana 12/12/2009 10:34:00 PM
I really like this mascara. It enhances your lashes for a natural look. This does NOT bring the drama, so if you are looking for that, keep looking. It does what it says - make my lashes full and soft. Like other reviewers have said, it is definitely waterproof, but I'm just gentle and patient when it is time for removal. It does flake a little, but not enough for me to like it less. Most importantly, it does not irritate my eyes when I have in my contacts! Overall, this is a good mascara and I will continue to repurchase.
Mascara -Maybelline - Volum' Express Ultra-Thick Mascara
missykeyana 7/15/2009 11:00:00 PM
This review is for the regular Volum' Express in the fat gray tube. I like this mascara! It pumps up my lashes to nice, thick, dark Goodness! I love it for that extra oomph when I'm wearing a full face. And the waterproof lasts ALL DAY LONG. Will buy again.
Lotions/ Creams -Bath and Body Works - Exotic Coconut
missykeyana 7/3/2009 6:19:00 PM
This lotion is everything I ask for: Great fragrance, just enough moisturizing for the spring/summer, and quick absorption. It layers well with the EDT and I enjoy the combination as an everyday fragrance. I purchased several bottles at this year's semi-annual sale because this scent has become a signature for me.
Lotions/ Creams -Bath and Body Works - Japanese Cherry Blossom-lotion
missykeyana 7/3/2009 12:15:00 PM
I tried some of this lotion in the store on my hands, and the smell was SO STRONG that I had to wash this stuff off! It didn't stink (actually it smelled pretty good), but it did give me a headache. Won't be buying it because there are other B&BW scents I like better.
Didn't make my face worse nor better. Finished the (trial-size) bottle but won't repurchase.
Lip Treatments -The Body Shop - Born Lippy - Satsuma Shimmer Lip Balm
missykeyana 7/3/2009 11:53:00 AM
I mean, what is this lip balm supposed to do!? The shimmer doesn't show up on me and neither does it moisturize! It tastes/smells funny and it doesn't last long! I bought it untested because there was no tester for it and I regret that fully. Won't be buying this again or even finishing.
Lotions/ Creams -The Body Shop - Satsuma body lotion
missykeyana 7/3/2009 11:49:00 AM
My husband bought me this on Valentine's Day, and I really, really wanted to like it. I loved the consistency of this body butter. While thick, it soaked in more like a lotion to me, which is fine because a true cream would have been too much for me. The smell -- ooh, it was just like a fresh orange! -- that is, until it fades and leaves a bitter soapy smell on my skin. I tried the fragrance oil to layer and same thing, bitter, stale soap. I got my husband to go with me to Bath and Body works and he picked Mango Mandarin for me. It's similar, my husband LOVES it, and it doesn't fade to bitterness.
I wanted to love this sooo bad, but I just can't do it. My husband bought me the body butter for Valentine's Day and I just had to have the coordinating fragrance to layer. (sigh) I'm so disappointed because while the fragrance upon application is yummy and bright, it all just dries down to soap on me. Old, cheap soap at that! Ugh, I can't even finish it. Oh, and I hated the packaging too -- the little stick think broke the first time I used it and I had to go buy an atomizer! :(
Fragrances -Bath and Body Works - Exotic Coconut EDT
missykeyana 6/6/2009 11:44:00 AM
I really, really like this fragrance. It's too bad that it's been relegated to "classic" at BBW, but I went in there during their semi-annual sale and they had this in stock for 75% off! I was so happy I bought two (and I'm considering going back for a couple more). It's become my signature fragrance as I've been wearing it continuously since I first bought it last year. It's everything I like in a fragrance -- not too sweet, lasts a long time (if not to me, then to others), but not too strong. I layer this with the shower gel and the body lotion or cream. I also like the bottle and particularly the spray nozzle -- it lets you put on just a little or a lot if you want. This has become my go-to everyday fragrance. It's good for the summer or winter, day or night, casual or dressy.
Lotions/ Creams -Johnson & Johnson - Softlotion 24 Hour Moisture
missykeyana 4/26/2009 5:30:00 PM
I first bought this product as a travel size at Wal-Mart for 99 cents and loved it! It was the perfect size for my purse as a hand cream. I got the next bigger bottle (not the huge one with the pump) to try for my body, and I was underwhelmed. I loved the soft scent, and the moisturization was great for my often-washed hands, but after using this for a few days on my legs they were bumpy and itchy. I'd buy this again, but only for my hands.
This system dried out my face so bad, and my face is pretty oily. I used as directed and was left with a dry, tight face. It hurt to move! I didn't care for the packaging either. The twist cap is a hassle in the shower. Overall I won't purchase OR recommend to anyone else.
Conditioner -Burt's Bees - Super Shiny Grapefruit and Sugar Beet Conditioner
missykeyana 4/10/2009 4:26:00 PM
I used it in combination with the shampoo, and it was not rich enough to counteract the drying effects of the shampoo. Will not repurchase.
Shampoo -Burt's Bees - Super Shiny Grapefruit and Sugar Beet Shampoo
missykeyana 4/10/2009 4:21:00 PM
Just wasn't for me...I have super-curly hair and I tried this along with the conditioner, and it left my hair dry and frizzy. Couldn't detangle it or anything! I guess I should have realized that "super-shiny" was code for "clarifying"? Won't repurchase, it's not for me.