Treatments -Mary Kay - Day Solution/ Night Solution
HollyMarie 1/13/2009 3:58:00 PM
I got a sample set of the miracle set-and although I know alot of people who seem to just love MK-my skin did not-The night solution is ok but I did not feel like it was anything special and after applying the day solution I got little random spots of white heads- I think its just too silicony for me.
Moisturizers -L'Occitane - Ultra Moisturizing Fluid
HollyMarie 12/28/2008 1:47:00 PM
I loved the old version of this, but the formula has changed and well, its awful. I have dry combo acne prone skin and its thin and fair. this is much heavier and doesnt sink in well. When I wear makeup, my face is darker than my neck (it doesnt happen with other moisturizers) and I look oily. I notice I have been getting a few of those flesh colored pimples in places Im usually not acne prone. I noticed the old version had retinyl palmitate (vitamin a) and it seemed to help my skin look smooth. The new version does not. I dont even find this particulary moisturizing in the cooler weather. It just seems rich and sits on top of the face. I hate I wasted $30 on it. Dont make the same mistake.
Skincare - Face -Mario Badescu - Cucumber Tonic Mask
HollyMarie 12/23/2008 2:56:00 PM
This was ok-I didnt think it was bad or amazing-It does what a mask does help exfoliate, soften skin etc. It did not feel any different than the Healing & Soothing mask.. I like MB products this is good but since I dont think it is much different than some of the other masks
I wish I would have purchased the 2%. This is good, doesnt sting, smell etc but did not see too much improvement in my stubborn blackheads maybe a little bit. I like the idea of this product, feels good on the skin but not sure if its powerful enough to remove blackheads.
This is currently my fave brow enhancer. Im fair skinned blonde with sparse eyebrows and this is a great color and all. Glides on easy and looks natural. Great for blondes!
Not a winner for me-I am fair blonde with thin sparse brows and like my problem with powders, the color is sooo unnatural. The packaging, texture of the powder and the staying power are fine, but I think this is going in the trash.
This was recommended by my derm when I started seeing him for adult acne like 4 years ago. This is a great effective, gentle cleanser. I still use this on and off because this is so good! And it has a balanced ph for glycolic acid. (Which alot of brands dont!) I heard the gel wash is pretty great too! Overall great product!
I like Glytone products but this was useless! I still have 1/2 a tube left and I reach for my EA 8hour cream to apply to my lips before bed. Dont bother!
This was ok- Il like MB products but I love the Special Cucumber toner much more! this is good for sensitive skin-does not sting and is refreshing-I have acne issues so that is why I prefer the SC toner-
I like MB stuff-I bought this based on reviews and Im not sure about this-I stopped using it and now I restarted (25.00!) It has lots of goodies in it, and it sinks in but its just ok-it just seems like another step. I only use a drop or 2-get a sample first. Dont feel like its doing much!
I am planning to buy the full size soon- I really like this-yes it is gentle but it is effective-I think we are so programmed to think harsh grainy scrub = good and this is not always the case. If you use this as per the directions and 2-3 x's a week -it is an effective exfoliant without having to tear up the skin! Love it
This didnt do anything! I usually like MB products, but this was a waste of time and money
I just didnt care for this-Im not exactly won over by LUSH products anyway-expensive and just advertise "natural ingredients" thrown together and nothing has been really amazing-I purchased this, Not crazy about the packaging its like clay stuffed in a plastic bin-and the texture is okay-but using it can get messy and I dont think this is a cleanser but more of an "after cleansing exfoliator" I dont know-you can try and many people love it but I just did not notice one thing to make me want to try this again. I had better results using sugar as an exfoliator! No more Lush products for me!
Moisturizers -Aveeno - Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer spf15
HollyMarie 10/15/2008 2:21:00 PM
This is recommended for DSPW in Skin Type Solutions-I liked it at first but I think this is making my chin break out. I liked it but I think the "sparkles" which make you look radiant is the culprit. It was that way with Olay Radiance..Nice texture, does make your face appear smooth-but I think its bothering my skin..
I love some things about VS. I have shopped online with them sooo many times. Great customer service-usually things are in stock. BRAS- LOVE VS BRAS! Nothing compares-there are so many styles, price ranges etc I think anyone can find something! They last a long time so the investment is worth it. Plus they offer deals at Semi Annual Sale and if you have an Angels card they give coupons. The only annoying thing is how they always come up with the "latest & greatest bra" like every year for like $50. Kinda ridiculous.. PANTIES-LOVE them too! So many to choose from. Some are 5/$25 not bad. And yes plenty of sexy ones too! CLOTHING- I have had good and bad experiences. I have some tops I love and fit great, give good cleavage. Some clothing is cheap and quality is not worth the price. I love the PINK sweatpants! I cant speak for the pants/jeans. I did buy them before and the fit was horrible. But I do love some of the tops. But now there are tops for $80-$100 and that is just insane to me! SWIMSUIT- Another fave! I get a swimsuit every year! Love them! Once you figure out your size your good! They even have name brand suits so you can mix it up! OVERALL- I do enjoy online shopping at VS. They usually have some cute tops and clothing with a splash of sexiness (lower cut tops, cleavage enhancing bra tops etc) so they could be fun. Swimsuits rock! My main complaints are sometimes the price exceeds the quality, and the restocking fee for returns suck. And like another reviewer mentioned, the prices have gotten ridiculous for some things. But even with the negatives I still shop there.