Cleansers -Neutrogena - Oil-Free Acne Wash Foam Cleanser
LilacShine9 5/21/2012 11:03:00 PM
I tried this cleanser over 10 years ago and I remember it was totally awful. The scent is over-powering and the formula is soapy, drying, irritating, and didn't help my breakouts. I never have bought it since. There are ay better products out there.
Toners -Clean & Clear - Deep Cleaning Astringent-Sensitive Skin (blue)
LilacShine9 5/14/2012 2:02:00 AM
This astringent was irritating and broke my skin out more (including cystic acne), made it oilier, and caused flakes. Plus, it has frangrance, which is unecessary and strange smelling. I will never use or purchase this again. Ingredients: Salicylic Acid (0.5 %), Alcohol (24.5%), Algae Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Benzophenone-4, Denatonium Benozoate, Dimethicone Propyl Pg-Betaine, Fragrance, Glycerin, Isoceteth-20, Peg-32, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Citrate, Water, Blue 1
These eyeshadows are nothing special to me. Many of them are too powdery, overly-soft, and under-pigmented. The price is great, but I'm just not into the formula and find the staying power under-par as well.
I tried this conditioner many years ago and never liked it. The texture is a bit thick for an everyday conditioner, kinda waxy, and left my hair very flat. Plus, the scent is over-powering. I've never bought it again. There are much better products out there.
Lipstick -Clinique - Chubby Stick - Super Strawberry
LilacShine9 5/8/2012 4:57:00 AM
I received this in a gift with purchase bag. The formula is a tinted balm that claims to be moisturizing with a hint of shine. At first, it does feel that way on the lips, but it doesn't last. This shade is definitely a rich strawerry, which looks pretty with my skintone. I do like the packaging quite a bit & how it swivels, so now sharpening is needed.
Lotions/ Creams -Nivea - Express Hydration- Freshening Gel- Mint Extract
LilacShine9 5/8/2012 4:45:00 AM
This body lotion caught my eye because it's different & looked so fresh. It hydrates, has light texture, smells fresh, feels cooling, and is affordable. Plus, it didn't irritate my skin or clogg my pores. I love it alot so far for daily use in the summertime.
This is a shimmery loose eyeshadow. It's supposed to be a neutral skin color, but on me it turns mauve and looks blah. Other than that it's pretty good; well pigmented, smooth, and doesn't crease with a primer.
I've used this acne treatment on & of for years. The texture of it is a liquid in a jar with soft pads that are saturated. I feel like most of the time when used very sparingly, it's pretty effective and not harsh. I'm not big on the menthol because it's a detergent cleansing agent, which I've read shouldn't be left on the skin. Plus, it has Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate, which I doubt is good for the skin.
Polishes -Rimmel - Lasting Finish Pro in Wild Orchid
LilacShine9 5/3/2012 10:13:00 PM
This is a super pretty shade of purple that applies very smooth, opaque, and streak-free. It doesn't dry as quickly as I'd like and does wear off kind of easily though + chips within a few days, which is too bad because the color is so pretty. I find that Sally Hansen and Revlon Colorstay nail polishes have better quality and are almost as affordable.
I've been using this base coat for over a year and it's still my favorite. It applies easily, smooth, dries fast, and has a tiny bit of a pink tone. Highly recommended.
I love the smell, texture, and feel of this luscious lotion!! Best scented body lotion ever!
Toners -Neutrogena - Rapid Clear 2-in-1 Fight & Fade Toner
LilacShine9 4/2/2012 2:48:00 AM
I had read the great reviews of this product before buying so I thought it would work for me. Well, exactly the opposite. It was irritating, drying, and gave me some terrible cystic acne and deep whiteheads, which I hadn't had in years. I did return the product and will never buy again.
I'm someone that has the worst cuticles because they get dry, ragged, and over-grown. This is a good product, but not great like I need. The texture of it is grainy and gel. I think it's more of a buffer than a remover since it didn't remove much, but it did help. I'd rather use some other remover that gives better hydration and true removal.
Lotions/ Creams -Eucerin - Aquaphor Healing Ointment
LilacShine9 3/4/2012 3:02:00 AM
This product is so great at healing and moisturizing the lips. Highly recommended.
I saw this recommended online on some beauty site and thought it would be a great base coat. I tried it many times and didn't find that it performed well. It feels like it never really dries, doesn't make your polish last longer, and it's over-priced. I had my polish start to peel the very next day.