Cleansers -Ponds - Original All Day Clean with Vitamin E
TopNote 10/23/2011 12:54:00 PM
Was using Walmart brand Equate facial wipes but decided to give these a try. I love the fact that they are WET and clean very well. Also they do not burn my eyes when removing eye makeup. Fragrance is very neutral, barely noticeable. Just wish there were more wipes for the money.
On my second tube of this sunscreen. No loud offensive smell, not greasy and very waterproof. Unfortunately it doesnt do quite well on the face. It stings my skin on my face and eyes while swimming. Excellent for the body but beware putting it on your face.
It sucks that there's such a huge difference between the shades NC45 and 50. I have to buy both shades to mix to match my color. But I wore this yesterday and this wears like iron. I even think it has my Revlon Colorstay beat!! Remained fresh looking despite 100 degree heat and a 30 minute run at the gym. Its really sweat proof! It looked freshly applied thru all that. I'm sold. I used Cargo HD mattifying primer underneath and used MAC Oil cleanser to remove with no problems.
Lip Treatments -MAC - Suntints Spf 20 Lip Balm - Full of Grace
TopNote 6/1/2011 8:08:00 PM
This is one MAC item I did buy for practical reasons, lol. I swim almost every day and have been looking for a good lip balm with decent spf. This fits the bill perfectly. Lasts thru out my swim and keeps my lips drying out from the chlorine. My only gripe is these tints are basically clear especially on those of us with pigmented lips. Full of Grace was the only one that seemed to have the most color and its still just clear upon application. Don 't see the point in making different "shades" when the color is barely discernable.
Makes decent bubbles and I love the scent, to me its very similar to Honey I washed the kids. I don't like how it tends to turn bath water brown. I was able to get 3 uses out of one bar.
Probably the only soap I've tried so far from LUSH that actually lathers and doesn't leave that dirty soap scum around the tub. Nice vanilla scent and it doesn't strip the skin like the other Lush soap does. Don't like the plant stems embedded thru out the soap, tho,
Highlighters -MAC - Prep + Prime Highlighter Pen in Bright Forecast
TopNote 5/11/2011 5:00:00 AM
Honestly you could just buy a concealor or foundation a few shades lighter than your actual shade and it would do the exact same thing. Bright Forecast is the shade appropiate for darker skinned ladies, but really its still too light. I do like the creamy texture. Will not purchase again, to me there are cheaper alternatives that will give the same result.
My son loves this soap, and I love the fragrance!! As others have mentioned, it does have a tart yet sweet caramel type fragrance that manages to still smell...clean. But OMG the price!! Its why I will not purchase this soap again. I paid $16 for a decent sized bar of this!! I realized too late that I am not doomed to paying ridiculous prices for this soap. I'll be using dupes from online vendors from now on, and use the $$$ I save for gas, lol.
Bath Treatments -LUSH - Melting Marshmallow Moment
TopNote 4/24/2011 5:37:00 AM
Love the sweet fragrance. Nice sized bath melt that can be split into 4 pieces for 4 baths. This is also one of the few bath items I've tried from Lush that doesn't leave nasty soap scum around my tub. $8 for one of these, so while I'd purchase again, it probably won't anytime soon in the near future at this price. I'll reserve Lush for special occasions, because one can go broke buying only a few items at this store.
If you are not a fan of patchouli and frankincense ( alot of people hate it) this is not for you. I love the herbal fragrance and this also leaves the bath water a pretty shade of blue. I also like that the fragrance lingers for a quite a long time. Produces more bubbles than the other bars I've tried. One of the larger bubble bars that LUSH has but its also more expensive at $11.
Both me and my 10 year old son have fallen in love with this bubble bar. He loves the rainbow on it and Dorothy is my mom's name so he thinks its cool to use a bubble bath with Grandma's name. He also likes how it turns the bath water blue. Beautiful fragrance (ylang ylang and orange blossom) and produces a nice amount of bubbles. But its $6 for this little bar so I have to break it into pieces to get more uses out of it.
When I first bought this gel, I HATED IT!! It did nothing to enhance my coils and it seemed I could never figure out the right amount of product to use to get decent results. It sat under my sink for almost a year, and after I big chopped for the 2nd time I decided to give it another go. After repeated tries I've finally learned how to make this work. I find I have to apply a quarter sized amount to sopping wet hair, pick my hair out from the roots only to avoid disturbing the coils and creating frizz. The down side is yes, it takes forever and a day to dry. It does have a moderate to strong hold which is why some folks say it makes their hair hard and crunchy. But its a styling gel, you can't expect it to function like a shea butter or olive oil moisturizing cream. Leaves my hair shiny and defined. I also like that you can reactivate this gel by dampening the hair without starting all over again. I won't buy a huge tub next time though cause it takes forever to go thru a 16 ounce.
I think what kills the bubbles when using this bar is that inside it are little chunks of cocoa butter. The bubbles only last like a few minutes and as other reviewers have mentioned the water is left with just an oily film and stubborn soap scum all around your tub. Still the fragrance is beautiful and leaves your skin smelling great. Just wish LUSH would have left out the cocoa butter cause it really reduces the amount of bubbles you get.
Gels/Soaps -Ulta - 3 in 1 Shower Smoothies - Banana Bliss
TopNote 4/18/2011 5:19:00 AM
Just finished a huge bottle of this and I love the sweet banana fragrance. I just wish it produced more bubbles. I've never used this as a shampoo but as a shower gel and bubble bath it works great. It is a tad pricey at $15 but you do get quite a bit of product. Its probably a good idea to wait until Ulta has a good Buy 2 Get 2 Free.
I liked this mask. I find it a great anti inflammatory product, like when pimples get to that red, swollen stage, or right after its come to a head. I'm also not too crazy about the fragrance, its a chocolate yet herbal kind of scent, and its hard for me to love that mix. Its also a job to wash this stuff off. It does do a great job of absorbing excessive oil. Not a fan of the short shelf live either. Please make sure you check the expiration date on this product to make sure you are not buying this too close to the expiration date. If its accurate, you only have about 3 weeks to use an entire container, which shouldn't be too hard since there isn't a ton of product.