Lips -Victoria's Secret - Balmy Night Soothing Bedtime Lip Balm
Mesmerize 12/20/2004 11:19:00 AM
This is one product I can really refer to as being HG for me! I always take it with me and at night It's always on my nighstand. It makes my lips feel soo good .. it makes them feel tingly, smooth, and soft. It also looks like a shiny clear gloss so I even use it in the daytime! I'm a lipbalm/lipgloss junkie and this is one of my fave products!
I'm currently using the regimen (check out acne.org - I'm getting fab results) and that requires a lot of bp, a good hydrating moisturizer, and a gentle cleanser. This bar got great reviews and was cheap so I ran to rite aid and got two for under 3.00! I LOVE this bar! I love it, I love it, I love it. It cleans my skin great, and keeps it hydrated and smooth. It's also mega cheap - so how can you go wrong? The only thing that really gets to me is the smell. I mean, it smells like soap and it is soap afterall .. but It really bothers me. But who cares! It's great!
I have been using the aspirin toner and have been getting very good results so of course I had to try the mask, too! I mix about 7-10 aspirins (It all depends on how much I need to lightly cover my skin evenly) with water to make it into a paste. I spread it all over my skin evenly and add extra layers to my breakout areas. The first time I used it I was breaking out badly on my forehead. After I rinsed/scrubbed off the mask my skin felt amazing. It was the first product that sincerely made my skin feel "baby soft". It also greatly reduced the redness of any zits I had. It gave my skin a glow as well. I will definetly keep using this weekly and update after a month to see if It helps with scarring, etc. So far -- I LOVE IT!
I've always had good skin. I got a few zits here and there but other than that it wasn't something I stressed over. In the past few months my skin started flaring up and I was breaking out like crazy. I tried soo many different products but nothing was helping. I normally avoid Neutrogena skincare products at all costs but this one got good reviews, and also contained BP which works better with my skin than SA. I've been using it for maybe three weeks and my skin is looking GREAT. I'm using this in combination with the asprin toner and my skin is definetly showing improvement. My skin is also not dry. I think this cleanser smells really good, and it has little grains in it that feel good on my face. I've only used this as a mask once. It was good as a mask, too. Will probably re purchase if my review doesn't change.
Lip Gloss -New York Color - Liquid Lipstick - Jenn
Mesmerize 11/28/2004 9:13:00 AM
I LOVE this lipgloss! I didn't think these liquid lipsticks would be very good, but my sister convinced me to try one. I bought Jenn which looks like a cranberryish mauve color. The gloss surprisingly went on very smooth. This color is very sheer, but that's a good thing for me because I like sheer glosses. It gives me lips a nice tint of pink with nice subtle shine. I don't imagine it will last long but I don't care! It's so cheap I'm going to definetly try more.
This is the first and only lash curler I have ever purchased, so I can't compare it to anything. I've had it for almost two years now and it's still working great. Curls my lashes nicely and doesn't pull at them or brake them. I've also never pinched my lids using this. Yes I'd definetly repurchase but I don't think anything will ever happen to it :) It was very cheap too!
UPDATE: So I've been using the same pad for two years with no problems, but last week it started wearing down, and it cut off my eyelashes! No this is no the curlers fault, I didn't realize the pad was wearing down and that it needed replacing. Since I bought the curler two years ago I couldn't find the extra pad they included in the box. I went to CVS and they didn't sell the pads seperately. So I had to buy a brand new curler - but it's super cheap so who cares. So just remember to keep an eye on the pad! Lol.
This toner is GREAT! I never use toners. I hate them. I have used many in the past and they did nothing but irritate my skin, and cause me to break out. Then I saw all these positive reviews - and since I had all the ingredients in my house (even the little bottle!) I thought "hey why not?" I have only used it maybe four times already and I am already in love! My skin looks SO GOOD! It is so even toned, smooth, soft, and glowy! I even tried the mask and it's also wonderful! I will update if my opinion changes but I really don't think it will! Who knew that after spending so much money on so many products that the answer was 99 cents and sitting in my medicine cabinet for all these years?! It's amazing how the simplest things are so effective.
Loose Powders -New York Color - loose translucent powder
Mesmerize 11/16/2004 4:38:00 PM
This is my first time using loose powder so I can't compare it to anything. However I think it's great and you can't beat the price! The puff it comes with is a waste - I use a soft fluffy brush that I purchased seperately. The packaging bothers me too but the powder is nice so I can't complain. It doesn't keep my oily skin tottaly shine free, but then again nothing does. I use it after my foundation and it makes my skin look nice and keeps my foundation on longer. Go buy it!
Yes, this scent really is truly sexy. However I am so sick of it. It is so recognizable since basically every guy in my high school wears it! It still is very nice so I'll give it a good rating - but the guys have to find something original!
I love Green Tea. I love it, I love it, I love it, I love it .. I could go on and on! It's my signature scent. It smells so good! It's light, so it doesn't last long - but I carry a little bottle with my throughout the day. I will repurchase it forever .. and it's cheap! EDIT: I never noticed this before .. but they have a version called "Green Tea Intense" that is the same scent just stronger. I bought it and it indeed lasts longer. For those who like the scent, give Intense a try!
I am young (14) so I never smelled this before. My mom remembered this being popular so she picked up a bottle for me when I was started wearing perfume. I think it smells nice. I get a lot of compliments. I still like it and wear it but I do understand how after a while the scent gets tiring. I probably won't repurchase mostly because I'm always trying something new. It's still nice, though! I've definetly noticed how it smells different on everyone I've tried it on.
Skincare - Face -Stridex - Triple Action Pads, Alcohol Free
Mesmerize 10/30/2004 2:15:00 PM
These are made for sensitive skin. Besides the nice ingredients like Aloe - they aren't gentle. They feel so rough. My skin isn't that sensitive so they aren't irritatiing. They are pretty wet but they are sticky which is a big plus. After I wash my face with purpose I use one of these and then apply a thin layer of BP cream to my skin on my breakout prone areas and my skin looks great. I must say these make my skin baby smooth because they almost act as an exfoliant! Will probably buy again.
I LOVE this! I currently own one lipslick - Babe (LE). My sister had this and I was curious so I tried it. It looks like a dark mauve color but on my lips goes on a shade or so lighter than my lip color. It looks great on me. I have cool PPP skin and darkish brown hair and eyes. My lips feel so smooth and moisturized while wearing this. I will DEFINETLY buy again!
My skin is on the oily side and acne prone. I've tried a lot of acne fighting products (I recently used Biore Blemish Fighting Ice Cleanser) but I like to be good to my face and use gentle products. I used the liquid version of this first and I didn't like it at all. It didn't remove all my makeup (I still broke out) and my face definetly didn't feel clean. This bar is great. It removes all my makeup and my skin even looks good and oil free when it's dry. Note: This can leave your face feeling tight (almost all cleansers I've tried do that to me as my skin for some reason is also on the dry side) but just follow up with a moisturizer and you'll be fine. Also don't use it to remove eye makeup as it can really sting if it gets in your eyes! So far I like this bar and I will change my reviews if my opinion changes.
I've been using Volum Express for a while and I generally like it, but I like trying something new so I picked this up at CVS instead. I like it a lot so far. It definetly adds volume and makes my lashes soft. Because it doesn't make my lashes brittle, it's versatile - I can use one coat for a soft, natural look; or I can layer it on at night for a dramatic look without stiff lashes. Will probably buy again. UPDATE 9/22 : I'm on the fence with this mascara. I like the look it gives my lashes but it smudges like crazy. After putting it on it get's all over my eyelids and under my eyes, and it didn't stay on when I went in the pool (I bought the waterproof one). So I'm not sure, I like the look it gives my lashes.. but I can't stand cleaning my eyelids every morning (which all the other mascaras I tried never smudged as bad). I really have to say that I wouldn't re purchase because it's too smudgy.