I got this in the shade Brunette and I love it! I thought I remember seeing it in a bigger case but maybe it's my imagination. Anyway, the case is so little so it can easily fit into my purse. The wax holds my brows together nicely and the powder fills them in and they look so natural. Even the tweezers were nice. Will defiently, defiently repurchase.
My skin drives me crazy. It's oily, but at the same time it's dry, and acne prone. Since a lot of cleansers are too drying on my skin, I've been sticking to gentle cleansers like Purpose, Cetaphil, etc - but it didn't help with breakouts. I picked this cleanser up because the new line intrigued me and I needed a new cleanser, and I was going to try one made for acne since I hadn't in a while. I've only used it a couple of days but so far I love it a lot! It doesn't make my skin feel dry at all which I am so surprised at, makes my skin feel really smooth, and after using it my face feels refreshed and tingly. I am also seeing already an improvement in my skin. Will definetly get again unless my review changes. UPDATE 10/20/04: At first I liked it but I'm still breaking out. However I'm starting to notice that SA doesn't work well with my skin so I don't blame the cleanser - It's definetly worth a try.
Cleansers -L'Oreal - Ideal Balance Foaming CREAM Cleanser [DISCONTINUED]
Mesmerize 8/13/2004 4:42:00 PM
I didn't like this cleanser. I have oily skin, but most cleansers made for oily skin are too drying on me so I try stuff that's made for combination skin. It left my skin way too dry, even with a moisturizer. Won't buy again.
Cleansers -L'Oreal - Purezone skin clearing gel cleanser
Mesmerize 8/13/2004 4:37:00 PM
This whole Purezone line didn't work for me at all. It didn't remove all my makeup and it made me breakout. Definetly will not re purchase.
Misc Beauty Tools -Clean & Clear - Oil Absorbing Sheets
Mesmerize 8/13/2004 4:34:00 PM
I love love love love love these. I have oily skin that is always shiney throughout the day. I normally use powder but it can sometimes make my face look cakey. These soak up all of the oil on my face and don't remove my makeup. I will keep buying these forever. These are definetly a must-have for my handbag.
I bought this in Classic Ivory, and when It was on my fingers it looked orange, but it didn't once it blended. It's blended wonderfully and looked very natural. I only used the smallest amount and it covered everything I needed to. It gave my oily skin a great matte finish. Will definetly buy again. It makes my skin look amazing.
Update 9/21/04 - I cannot rave enough about this foundation!! It works wonderfully with my oily skin. I've been getting so many compliments on how good my skin looks. It's also amazing how just a little bit goes a long way. I definetly recommend it. The color selection is a little iffy (even though the blendage is GREAT) so I don't recommend it to PPP girls as some complained it's difficult to find a decent color match. I also don't recommend it to girls with dry skin as it tends to emphasize flakes. Other than that - try it! HOLY GRAIL!
I seriously do not understand why everyone seems to rave about this mascara. It's horrible. It makes my lashes clumpy and stiff. I will never ever repurchase this.
I saw this at essentials and grabbed it since it was cheap and claimed to be waterproof (which was something I was looking for). As for the waterproof part, it's not really true since it came off after a while in the pool but that's ok. Other than that it's a great pencil for me. Along with the brush at the other end it fills in my brows nicely to make them look more defined and natural. I also looveee that it's automatic because I can stand sharpening them. Love it. Will buy again.
Liquid -Almay - Wake Up Call Energizing Makeup SPF 15
Mesmerize 7/24/2004 1:25:00 PM
A while ago I had run out of my covergirl foundation and was looking to try something different. I was at eckerd and saw this on clearence for $2.75! It was a steal so I bought it. I really like this foundation. I only use a tiny bit on my face to even out flaws so that my skin looks more natural. It gives me skin a glowy finish. I also love the pump bottle. I took away one lippie because it stings if I get it near my eyes - I guess because of the ingredients. Other than that it gives me a nice natural finish. Will repurchase unless I find something I like better.
Styling Products -John Frieda - Frizz-Ease Dream Curls
Mesmerize 7/24/2004 10:34:00 AM
This was supposed to make my hair soft and touchable, but it didn't. It make my hair crunchy & added frizz to my hair. The bottle also does not last long at all and I went through it pretty quickly. Will not be repurchasing.
I had been using a St Ives moisturizer for a long time and I was pleased with it. After running out of my first bottle I went to target to pick up a new one and they didn't have it. My skin is oily but most cleansers leave my skin feeling stripped and tight so moisturizer is a must. I saw this moisturizer and I was using the daily facials so I grabbed it to give it a try. I like it a lot! It makes my skin feel so soft and smooth, & I'm glad it has SPF. And the oil absorbers really work! For once I woke up in the morning with oil free skin. I will definetly repurchase!
Moisturizers -Dove - Essential Nutrients Day Creme SPF 15
Mesmerize 7/21/2004 4:08:00 PM
I love this moisturizer. It makes my skin feel so silky and soft. I think it does a great job of moisturizing.
Fragrances -Ralph Lauren - RALPH COOL [DISCONTINUED]
Mesmerize 7/9/2004 12:25:00 PM
I thought this smelled really really nice and I loved it at first when I smelled it at Macy's. Then I sprayed it on my wrists and after a half an hour or so I couldn't even smell it. It was wayyyy to light.
This stuff worked nicely because it gave me defined curls, but didn't really do much for the frizz side. As for not fighting the frizz it wasn't such a big deal because I just used some Frizz-Ease cream mixed with some water, smoothed it over my hair, and voila! Not sure if I'd buy it again though, as there are better products out there.
Styling Products -John Frieda - Frizz-Ease - Secret Weapon Styling Creme
Mesmerize 6/4/2004 6:40:00 PM
I love this stuff. It's a great pick me up for my thick curly hair midday. When my hair starts to get frizzy or messy I just rub this into my hands with a little water to thin it out and smooth through my hair. I will definetly keep this around.