Awful stuff. It made me look greasy, didn't set, looked streaky no matter how much blending, rubbed off and to top it all off I now have one of the worst breakouts I have had since I finished using Roaccutane. I just hope the breakout clears up. The only good thing was the colour "Ivory" was good match! I would never recommend this to anyone.
This was awful. Bright blue and make my lashes stick together in bright blue clumps!
OMG! This is waterproof. It stood up to me crying the other day (I'm talking major tears, red face and snot producing crying) and it didn't budge, so I cheered up when I saw that! I have to say it's the first mascara I've come across that can do that. It's also pretty good in a downpour. I can't comment on how it stands up to swimming. It's a strange product but I guess that's because it's waterproof. The brush takes a bit of practice, I've managed to poke myself in the eyes a few times getting the hang of it. It makes my lashes a bit longer and separates well. EDIT: Like all other Rimmel mascara's this has gone dry and waxy making it hard to put on evenly and lumpy. With a good combing my lashes look good but I can't really be bothered with combing when I can just use a mascara that doesn't need it.
I bought this to help moisturise my dry skin. Unfortunately I can't use it around my mouth where most of my dry patches are because it burns. Anywhere else on my face is OK, just not there. It moisturises a bit but not a huge amount and is hard to get off. I can't see how it exfoliates at all the oat pieces are really soft. Overall an OK product but there are better ones out there.
Crème -MAC - Select SPF 15 Moistureblend [DISCONTINUED]
curlylaura 6/4/2009 2:05:00 PM
I bought this because it's supposed to be moisturising. It makes my skin look great for about 2 hours and then I look greasy, flaky and it shows up my dry spots. How it can make me greasy and dry looking at the same time escapes me, but it does. It also settles in my expression lines by my mouth making them look more obvious. I can't believe I spent £22 on it. Urgh.
Treatments (Eye) -L'Oreal - skin genesis daily treatment eye serum
curlylaura 3/27/2009 11:09:00 AM
What exactly is this supposed to do? I noticed no difference in lines, texture, skin plumpness or dark circles (although I doubt anything will help with dark circles). The only good thing about it is the pump bottle.
I like the idea of a foundation that makes you look like you've had 10 hours sleep but this one doesn't work for me. It's too sheer and my skin is not good enough for sheer coverage. Even though I have very dry skin at the moment this makes me greasy and shiny in no time. If I put powder over it it's not too bad. The palest shade is a good match for me though and it has a nice scent. I suppose I could use it for a highlighter. I'm going to look for another foundation.
I have very dark under-eye circles and next to nothing helps cover them. I tried this and it made them even more purple and obvious. I looked ill. The powder made my skin look dry and lined. Wouldn't recommend.
Primer/ Corrector -MeMeMe Cosmetics - Perfecting Base
curlylaura 11/15/2008 2:45:00 PM
I only bought this because it was one offer for around £5. One pump is enough for my whole face and it leaves my skin looking matt but soft. It's supposed to correct colour if worn alone but I don't see a difference. My foundation lasts all day without going shiny or melting off.
Lip Treatments -Blistex - DCT for lips - Daily Conditioning Treatment SPF 20
curlylaura 11/12/2008 4:09:00 PM
Great lip balm, shame about the stupid pot it comes in. My lips feel much better since I've been using it. It tingles a little but that fades quickly and leaves my lips soft and looking great.
I think I have stumbled across the best day moisturiser I have ever used. My skin looks great, it's not breaking out and is smooth and healthy looking. If Boots hadn't had this on over as 2 for £11 I probably would have walked by. I use the day cream with the Sensitive Night Cream. Completely recommend.
Lip Treatments -Sally Hansen - Maximum Collagen Lip Treatment
curlylaura 11/8/2008 4:52:00 PM
I bought this because it was supposed to temporarily boost lip volume and smooth lines - it didn't do anything apart from cover my lips in white goo. It wasn't even slightly moisturising. A waste of £6.
Loose Powders -New York Color - loose translucent powder
curlylaura 10/19/2008 6:14:00 AM
I love this powder. It's very finely milled IMO and isn't obvious when on. You also get a lot for your money.
I love the comb applicator and it gives great looking lashes but it smudges so much. Towards the end of the day I'm having to clean up under my eyes, this happens even if I don't put it on my lower lashes. If the formula didn't smudge it would be great!
Self Tanners -Fake Bake - Fake Bake Instant Self-Tanning Spray
curlylaura 8/17/2008 5:38:00 AM
I bought this purely because it was on offer otherwise I wouldn't have bothered. But I thought I'd give it a go and see if I can hide my usual pastiness. It is hard to spray evenly as I found I'd end up with dark spots where the can was held too close to the skin and then I'd completely miss other parts even though I thought I'd sprayed them. It was near on impossible to do my back properly, hence the dark spots and I think I got more of up my nose and on the shower walls than on me. If I was going to use this again I'd recruit someone to help. I made such as mess of it I washed it off and have no idea what it's like colour-wise.