This brush is really nice. It's super soft and does not shed like some other types of brushes I've tried. This price is great for the price and I would recommend this to anyone who is on a budget.
After seeing the great reviews on this product, I thought I'd try it out. My skin breaks out mainly during that time of month, but I wanted to get a new cleanser that would be gentle on my skin. After using this product for the past two weeks, I've been breaking out in blemishes ALL over my face. They are not red, but I have tiny bumps every where! I have no idea why this has been happening, and the only change I've made in my skin care routine has been using this cleanser. On days I have not used this cleanser, my skin started to clear up. But again I used it today and my skin broke out even more. I am SO disappointed and really upset, because I bought two big bottles of this stuff! I only used this cleanser in the morning with my Clarisonic, so it wasn't that it left makeup residue on my face. Maybe this cleanser is just too gentle to clean regular oil build up during the night. I don't recommend this. :(
At first I thought this mascara was just OK. I was obsessed with my CG Lashblast mascara at the time. But the CG one is hard to take off at the end of the day, so I decided to use this mascara instead. Anyway, I finally learned how to properly apply this mascara with the curved brush and it's fantastic. I've never repurchased a mascara as much as I have repurchased this one. It lengthens my lashes, separates them and makes them fuller-looking. I only use one coat of this mascara and that's really all I need.
Wow. I love this foot cream. It leaves my feet feeling SO smooth and moisturized. What I do is apply the cream, then put on a pair of old socks (the ones that are meant for moisturizing your feet) and leave them on all night. In the morning time, my feet are feeling so nice! You can't wear this stuff during the day really because it is very sticky and greasy. It works really well for at home when you can just throw on some socks and slippers. This is the only foot cream I have used that works to help keep my dry/cracked feet moisturized in these cold winters.
Moisturizers -Aveeno - Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer spf15
ladyofshalott 2/21/2011 2:45:00 PM
This product broke me out on my chin, which is a place I don't usually break out in, but it did help even my skin tone. However, it left my face feeling a tad greasy in my T-Zone (which is naturally oily). It's a good moisturizer but not worth the $27.99 that Shoppers Drug Mart charges for this. I prefer my Neostrata daytime smoothing cream.
This cream was just OK. It was really heavy, which is good for the winter time, but not good for me during the summer. Overall, I have used better night time products in the past and would not get this again.
I liked that this product was organic, but I would not use it again because I found it left my face feeling greasy during the day. Instead I used the remaining product for my neck.
Treatments (Eye) -Burt's Bees - Radiance Eye Cream with Royal Jelly
ladyofshalott 2/21/2011 2:37:00 PM
The only thing this eye cream seemed to do was keep the skin around my eyes moisturized. I only used it at night because it was too greasy to wear under makeup during the day. It did not reduce puffiness or my dark circles, which is what I am looking for. I would not buy this product again, but I would recommend it for people who need extra moisture around their eye area.
The texture of this lotion is really milky and watery. It is not like other body lotions I have used before so I was a bit skeptical about how moisturizing it would be for my dry winter skin. However, when I used this lotion, it was very moisturizing throughout the entire day. I didn't like the packaging because it's hard to squeeze the lotion out from the bottle. The smell is not strong, but it's not really pleasant either. I would buy this product again though because it works and it's organic. EDIT: After a week of using this lotion, I broke up in a HORRIBLE rash. I know that it's due to this lotion because the rash is only in the places where I applied the lotion (arms & legs). I am very surprised because this is meant for sensitive skin and it's organic, I guess something is in this that does not agree with me :(
I don't really have any wrinkles at this time, but I use only two drops in the morning and sometimes at night (depending on what my skin needs). I use it around my eye area and the lines around my nose/mouth. I love the smell of this stuff. However, it takes quite awhile for it to absorb into my skin so I can't apply makeup until 15-20 mins after I apply this serum. I really like this product and would buy it again.
Cleansers -Burt's Bees - Deep Cleansing Cream with Soap Bark and Chamomile
ladyofshalott 2/21/2011 2:28:00 PM
The only time I use this cleanser is with my Clarisonic Mia. It works great, but I really don't like how it lathers with my hands alone because it remains too creamy. It cleans my skin very well, but I CANNOT use it around my eye area because it really stings my eyes. Otherwise, it's a fairly good product.
I bought this for $189 at Sephora (Canada). It was SO much, but I really wanted to try this. I have been using it for about a month, and honestly I didn't like it during the first three weeks. I have acne prone skin, but I didn't have any breakouts when I started using this product... but then all of a sudden I started breaking out on my cheeks, my forehead, chin, etc. I felt like the Clarisonic was making my skin worse. SO, instead of using it morning and night, I only used it at night time. My skin is flawless now. It looks beautiful and I couldn't be happier. I think the Clarisonic is a great buy, but I think that if you have acne prone skin like me you should only use it once a day. EDIT: I only use this 2-3 times a week now. This helps get my skin really clean. It is also the only thing that seems to get rid of my dry patches. I don't use this on active acne, because I find that it makes it worse. But this does work well on clogged pores, etc. I have super sensitive skin and was worried this might cause some broken capillaries....but so far I haven't noticed any new ones. I tend to get them when I squeeze acne on my nose, but the Mia has not bothered them. Overall, I recommend this product. It's great for getting your pores really clean. It doesn't clear up all clogged pores, but it does help. I recommend this for people with dry skin (use a soap-free/gentle cleanser for sensitive skin with this). I have used lots of different chemical exfoliants, but none seem to get rid of dry patches like the Mia does. I also recommend not using this for the full minute if you have sensitive skin. I use this for only 30 seconds on my face and it works great. I think this product can potentially work for everyone, but you just have to play around with it a bit to get the best routine for your skin.
Treatments (Eye) -Garnier - Skin Renew Anti-Puff Eye Roller
ladyofshalott 2/9/2011 10:50:00 PM
I bought this thinking that it might actually work. However I haven't noticed any difference. However, I still continue to use this product every morning (along with another eye gel) in hopes that it may one day work its magic. I will not buy this again, nor recommend it to anyone.
WOW. This is the first eye product that actually did what it said it would do. I am amazed. I got this for $6.50 at Zellers and it instantly got rid of my dark circles. This works WAY better than my Vichy eye cream that I got for $40 at Shoppers. I am so buying this again.
This is a review for the LiftActive Yeux CxP. I have been using this every night for the past week and I have yet to see any noticeable difference. It is very moisturizing and does not sting my eyes when I put it on--which is a plus! But.. I haven't noticed any difference with the dark circles under my eyes. I will continue to use this until it's done, but I'm not sure if I'll repurchase it again. I have used cheaper and better eye treatments in the past. EDIT: I have noticed that the dark circles under my eyes are starting to fade away. I don't know if this is a result of the cream or not, but I still continue to use the cream every night before bed. :)