This cleanser is really nice, and it gets all of my makeup off so easily... it's nice using one product both as a cleanser and a makeup remover. It doesn't really live up to its namesake because it doesn't really foam, but that's not such a problem for me. I was using Clean and Clear's Foaming Facial Cleanser before this, and I like this one much better because it seems to leave your skin softer after using it (I think it's the glycerin) and doesn't strip your skin as much. Highly recommended!
I guess I'm in the minority here... I really thought this would be good for my oily, acne-prone skin, but this cleanser ended up giving me more pimples than I've had in quite a long time. The first time I used this, it kind of burned my skin, and after about a week or two of using this night and day, I can conclude that this has brought back the big pimples that take forever to go away. My advice for oily skinned people is to look away from this cream cleanser, because it did nothing for me but bring back the pimples that I had not gotten in a long, long time, as well as form new pimples in places that I usually do not develop pimples. This is weird, because my skin usually doesn't react so adversely to most skin products.
Eye Shadow -Neutrogena - Shimmer Sheers in Spellbound
cocobunny 5/25/2006 9:22:00 PM
I'm not sure what all the fuss is about with this product. It packs no color at all, just gives sort of a muted, shiny look across my eyelids. I don't know, maybe it's the color of my skin (I have medium, Asian skin), but this stuff just doesn't show up on me at all. I might as well be wearing nothing.
Shampoo -Bath and Body Works - Botanical Nutrients-Yucca Aloe Purifying Shampoo
cocobunny 5/22/2006 11:57:00 AM
I was originally in search of the Soyflower shampoo, but found that this was all that the Bath and Body Works store had left in their hair care collection. This is a great clarifying shampoo, probably gentle enough to use every day but I only use it once or twice a week to get rid of build-up in my hair. Leaves my hair feeling lighter each time I use it, doesn't dry out my hair, and leaves a lovely floral scent in my hair! I used to use the Neutrogena anti-residue shampoo, but I find this shampoo to be much more gentle and nice smelling than the Neutrogena.
Concealers -Almay - Amazing Lasting [DISCONTINUED]
cocobunny 2/19/2006 7:58:00 PM
I used to use Revlon Colorstay concealer, but I think I'm going to be using this one a lot from now on. It blends very well and seems to melt into your skin, not to mention it covers better than Colorstay did for me. I use Medium which is great for my Asian skin. Good stuff!
Scrubs -Neutrogena - Oil-Free Acne Wash 60 sec. Mask Scrub [DISCONTINUED]
cocobunny 12/17/2005 12:12:00 PM
I wasn't expecting much out of this scrub - it had salicylic acid which wasn't particularly helpful for me in the past, menthol, and the microbeads that I thought would be too harsh on my skin. Boy was I wrong! I don't know why this stuff works, but it works. I'm convinced that ever since I started using this, my skin has begun to even out a little, feels smoother, and best of all, clearer. If you were like me and had doubts about this scrub because of the ingredients, trust me, you'll think again once you try this out.
This mascara definitely makes my lashes soft, but not that full. This would be great for someone with naturally full lashes, but unfortunately, I have thin, sparse lashes. Another thing that bothered me was how I constantly found smudging underneath my eyes throughout the day... I guess I have oily eyelids, but there are better mascaras out there that will definitely stay put on me.
Sunscreen -Neutrogena - Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 30
cocobunny 8/9/2005 5:08:00 PM
I am truly impressed by this sunscreen. This leaves my skin matte, not greasy like every other sunscreen I've tried, which is a big deal because I have really oily skin. I notice that it also leaves my skin ultra smooth as well. I use this as my morning facial moisturizer, and I just love how I can use this as both a moisturizer AND a great sunscreen instead of using two separate products. What a great product!
This stuff is great! Leaves my skin so smooth and silky afterwards. I've tried just using regular body wash and other shaving gels, and this allows for the closest shave every time. I never have to worry about getting nicks or razor bumps so long as I'm using this to shave!
Concealers -Revlon - ColorStay Under Eye Concealer
cocobunny 7/21/2005 5:45:00 PM
I got this in Natural Beige, which is a perfect match for my yellow-toned, Asian skin. That I was happy about. As for coverage, it only gave me light to medium coverage while I was under the impression that this concealer should give medium to heavy coverage. This does work well if you don't need too much coverage, plus it blends very well into a natural, flawless appearance. And this stuff really stays put, even on my oily skin. However, I'd suggest looking into other concealers if you need heavier coverage for any blemishes or imperfections.
Cleansers -Burt's Bees - Garden Tomato Complexion Soap [DISCONTINUED]
cocobunny 6/11/2005 4:52:00 PM
I remember when I first bought this soap and I was carrying it around with me in the store. Yecchh! I hated the smell at first, but I have grown to love it. This soap leaves my skin so clean and is perfect for the summer months, but not the winter months. This has evened out my complexion and leaves my face radiant and very happy indeed. Whenever I stray from this, I notice my skin begins to act up again. I never breakout when I use this stuff... I mean NEVER. Sure, it's expensive, but it's well worth the money.
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - American Eagle Aura [DISCONTINUED]
cocobunny 6/11/2005 4:47:00 PM
AE Aura smells sooo good! I'm not even a regular perfume wearer and I love the soft, fruity scent of this because it doesn't smell like an annoying preppy perfume at all. A little goes a long way with this fragrance, so I only spritz on a little. Great stuff!
Cleansers -Clean & Clear - Foaming Facial Cleanser - Sensitive Skin
cocobunny 2/14/2005 10:31:00 PM
Like a previous commenter, I used to use Cetaphil but I like this Clean and Clear cleanser much better. At first I thought it'd be too stripping for my skin, but it's quite gentle and leaves my face feeling very smooth and soft. The pump design is very useful as it twists open and close to make traveling with it very convenient. The smell is very light and fresh. I'm impressed! EDIT: I've strayed from this and found better cleansers. This is actually quite plain, but I still recommend it if you like a good, basic cleanser that will get everything off your face.
Skincare - Body -Unlisted Brand - Fruit of the Earth Aloe Vera Gel
cocobunny 1/21/2005 4:01:00 PM
Not an excellent moisturizer, but rather a soothing treatment that leaves your skin soft and silky. It does make my face tight upon application, but it fades within minutes and leaves my face perfectly happy. It's evened out my complexion and significantly reduced the redness of my face. Great to use on your body too, plus it's a miracle product for sunburns! Simply wonderful!
With long term usage, this shampoo has truly made a difference in my hair. It cleans so well and makes your hair feel so light all day - like you can swish it around freely. I've gotten more compliments on my hair now that I've been using it for quite some time and it's just great. EDIT: I think this has been discontinued because I don't see it in stores at all anymore. I haven't used it in a while anyway, as I began to find the scent a little annoying and the consistency a little too plain.