got this on a whim (i'm a sucker for products that 100% of profits go to charity). that said, I tried on viva glam V and VI and have to say I loved VI (V was too pale for me). it is sticky (which my bf hates), but the color is great and lasts. and the 'taste' of vanilla is nice.
I tried the Stay Perfect Foundation in VANILLA. I like the SPF in this product. I like the pump applicator. I like the scent (kind of Vanilla Bean-y). I don't like how quickly it dries (have to work fast!). It stays well and feels light on the skin. I have dry skin, and if I don't moisturize well before, then it dries me out. good for a cheap alternative to my usual pricey foundation.
Lip Gloss -Bath and Body Works - Goldie Lipgloss in Doll
lilyjules 5/2/2008 8:53:00 PM
love this! see my other goldie review. like the travel-size tube. small enough to put into your pocket or small bag. great sheer colour, taste, smell and texture.
Lip Gloss -Bath and Body Works - Goldie Lipgloss in Nylon
lilyjules 5/2/2008 8:51:00 PM
Love this gloss and all the others by goldie! originally tried the brand when a travel size came free in a goodie-bag-with-purchase. Love the scent/taste/colour! a bit sticky, but makes the lips feel gorg and soft!
Sunscreen -DDF - Enhancing Sun Protection SPF 30 [DISCONTINUED]
lilyjules 4/20/2008 9:21:00 PM
the colour and texture is def. strange. feels like i'm rubbing dirt on my face. however, it still seems to sink in and make my skin look great. just like i'm not wearing anything, but not all shiny (like some sunscreens do). works fine during a round of golf-- no burn and didn't sweat off.
Treatments -Unlisted Brand - SILK ELEMENTS MegaSilk Moisturizing Treatment
lilyjules 4/20/2008 9:19:00 PM
works fine, but worried about the second ingredient being alcohol... might be drying? used it a few times this month, and it seemed to condition well. wish it was in a pump or tube though as it is a huge, inconvenient jar.
this just didn't work for my sensitive skin. it went on quickly, and looked fine under make-up, but i got that 'tingly rash starting' feeling the three days in a row i wore it. when i stopped wearing it, the feeling went away, so i'm back to the beginning... liked the packaging though. wished it worked for me...
Sunscreen -Neutrogena - Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF45
lilyjules 4/20/2008 9:15:00 PM
works well. spent a day in the sun, and used this before. absorbed quickly and protected me all day. would purchase again.
I used the nexxus phyto organics luxxtress leave in treatment spray. It worked well after swimming, and detangled quite nicely. the scent disappeared after a few minutes, and the spray went on evenly.
i wish the brush was a bit bigger. it is quite small. polish is a very nice very sheer pinky colour. not too much white. no streaks. however, it is very sheer.
Moisturizers -Neutrogena - Healthy Defense Daily Moisturizer SPF 30
lilyjules 4/17/2008 12:04:00 AM
I tried the Neutrogena Healthy Defense Daily Moisturizer Untinted SPF 30 today. It felt nice going on my sensitive/dry skin, and sunk in well. However, when I applied a light foundation (Clinique Almost Make-up in Light) it balled up :(. If it couldn't handle a very sheer foundation, I doubt it could handle a regular one, so I won't repurchase for this reason. It would be fine to wear alone, however.
Skincare - Face -Clinique - Stay Matte Oil Blotting Sheets
lilyjules 4/12/2008 7:02:00 PM
This product works and does what it is supposed to do, but I am giving it only 3 lippies as it is nothing 'special'. there are plenty of cheaper options that all work the same. I usually pick up a ton of packs of shesheido, etc. (not clinique) in Japan in the 100 Yen shops ($1 per pack!) that last me all year.
Eye Makeup Remover -Clinique - Take The Day Off Eye Makeup Remover
lilyjules 4/12/2008 6:48:00 PM
my HG eye-make-up remover. I've tried Chanel, Bobbi Brown, Estee Lauder, Lancome, and L'Oreal, and ALWAYS come back to this one. That's my clue to stop trying others. I prefer this one to all the other Clinique ones as well as it gets it all off quickly without me having to pull or tug my eyes. HG HG HG!
not my HG concealer (mine is Estee Lauder) but a great backup/texture for when I want a change. wearing yellow/orange light and works well. does what it is supposed to do.
Treatments (Eye) -Prescriptives - Vibrant-C Skin Brightening Eye Cream
lilyjules 4/12/2008 6:39:00 PM
good eyecream with a light texture. nice package.