Liquid -Annabelle - SkinTrue Natural Lightweight Makeup
m331 3/31/2009 8:08:00 PM
I would love this foundation if it had SPF. I use "natural ivory" which is a great shade. I just hate to layer sunscreen.
Other -Unlisted Brand - Listerine Vibrant White Pre-Brushing Rinse
m331 3/31/2009 4:02:00 PM
I'm using a generic version with the same active ingredients. I really like this product! I saw a noticeable difference after only a few uses. One warning: I used Arm&Hammer toothpaste after and it cause some weird chemical reaction. Not good. I tried it with Colgate Total and had no issues at all.
Gels/Soaps -Unlisted Brand - Ivory Moisturizing Body Wash
m331 3/31/2009 2:55:00 PM
I love this bodywash in the original sent. I've tried dozens of different bodywashes at all different price points and this one is my favorite. Fresh smell, and it's not greasy or drying.
I loved Paula's books growing up! I even subscribed to her newsletter. When I was just starting to wear make-up and think about skin care her books made me a more educated consumer. She is the person who inspired me to start reading ingredient lists and forever changed my conception of expensive=quality.
Blush -Maybelline - Dream Mousse Blush - All colors [DISCONTINUED]
m331 3/27/2009 2:25:00 PM
Garish colors, unpleasant texture, and the package opens itself in my make-up bag. The texture is rather like loose powder exposed to humidity. One of the few make-up products I trashed, confident I would never find a use for it.
Hair -Unlisted Brand - Pert Plus 2-In-1 Shampoo + Medium Conditioner
m331 3/27/2009 2:17:00 PM
I love pert plus! I have long, fine hair that tends to go flat/get oily. Pert de-tangles and helps cut static without weighing my hair down. I have the bottle with mint in it right now. I like it a lot. I had Aveda mint & rosemary previously... and I prefer Pert!
Not fancy, but dirt cheap and effective. I always have some on hand.
A beauty must-have. Thick, emollient, soothing cream that easily removes heavy make-up. I have normal sensitive skin and only use this cold cream occasionally as it is quite heavy. Perfect for when your skin is tired and dry.
Deodorants -Unlisted Brand - Mitchum Smart Solid - Rose Petal
m331 3/27/2009 10:42:00 AM
This product is not for everyone. If you find that other deodorants aren't strong enough then you'll probably like Mitchum. The antiperspirant is 20% Aluminum Zirconium Tetrachlorohydrex Gly. It was to harsh for my sensitive skin.
I used this a couple of times back when I had no common sense. Uber-abrasive.
Lotions/ Creams -The Body Shop - Satsuma Body Butter
m331 3/22/2009 11:33:00 AM
I like the smell of it, but I hate the consistency. It feels sticky, as if it actually contains orange juice. Slightly disgusting .
Moisturizers -Clinique - Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion
m331 3/22/2009 11:30:00 AM
Terribly boring product. Strange colour. Plastic smell. Not recommended.
Perfection. I am too old to use these, but I don't care... I just peel the labels off and refrain from hooking them to my belt loop/purse/key chain;)
Bronzers -Cover Girl - Tanfastic Bronzer- Solstice [DISCONTINUED]
m331 3/22/2009 11:25:00 AM
A very nice bronzer. It is a thoroughly bronze tone with very little pink in it. It blends easily and is not too shimmery for daytime. I often pair it with blush to brighten it up a bit.
Cleansers -Bliss Labs - Fabulous Foaming Face Wash
m331 3/22/2009 11:20:00 AM
The smell of this cleanser is exactly like those feminine wipes from Always. It's not a bad smell, just a negative association. The cleanser itself doesn't clean all that well, nor does it foam. It definitely requires a facial sponge to really get makeup off and you have to use quite a bit of product. I am nearly finished my bottle and have yet to notice an exfoliating bead. A thoroughly mediocre product, not worth the money.