I bought this conditioner along with the shampoo when the set was on sale at Ricky's for $20. I like a thick conditioner and this is definitely nice and creamy. It has a great smell too. It might actually be a little too rich for my medium textured hair, but I will use it with a stronger shampoo than the Abba Color Care. Overall, it is a good quality conditioner but I doubt that I would purchase again. I think I'll keep searching...
Lip Gloss -Maybelline - Volume Seduction Plumping Gloss
mintcandyapple 5/26/2010 12:43:00 PM
I purchased this gloss in 405 - Peachy Flush. The color is exactly what I wanted. It's a sheer peachy pink with a medium-light amount of pigmentation. It is very flattering and people often ask me which gloss it is that I am wearing. I like this formula too. It's a little sticky and gives a great shine. It does provide some tingle, like the other plumping glosses available, but in general it isn't as extreme as others that I have tried. The level of plumping is pretty minimal as well, but it is there. I bought this gloss for the color rather than the plumping effect, so I am very happy with it.
Blush -Almay - Nearly Naked Touch-Pad Liquid Blush in Peach Au Natural
mintcandyapple 5/25/2010 3:38:00 PM
I like this blush. As other reviewers have said, it is very sheer. This blush provides a light wash of peach and a little shimmer that is very subtle. It makes your skin look very good and gives you a warm glow. Since this is so sheer, the application is easy as can be.
Polishes -Sally Hansen - Complete salon manicure calypso blue
mintcandyapple 5/25/2010 3:20:00 PM
Such a pretty blue! It's definitely a tropical sort of color - a vivid blue with a slight greenish tint and shimmer. The application is ideal for me - thin without being sheer or too streaky.
I love the formula of this one. The color is absolutely stunning. It is a dark navy/purple with microglitter. You will stare at your nails constantly.
This is one of the best brushes that I have ever had. I use it for cream foundation and cream concealer. It gives the best coverage and blends very well. It washes beautifully. Expensive, but I have had mine for 10! years. Think of it as an investment.
Cleansers -Avene - Gentle Cleanser for Intolerant Skin (no rinse)
mintcandyapple 5/25/2010 2:56:00 PM
I *like* this cleanser. It doesn't cause irritation or breakouts. It just didn't wow me.
Moisturizers -La Roche Posay - Effaclar Active Matt moisturizer
mintcandyapple 5/25/2010 2:53:00 PM
This was OK. It is a very light lotion moisturizer that did mattify my t-zone. I think that my skin might be too dry for a product like this, because it wasn't enough moisture for me. I was flaky in the area around my nose. I imagine that this would be good for someone who had very oily skin.
Moisturizers -La Roche Posay - Anthelios SX Daily Moisturizer with SPF 15
mintcandyapple 5/25/2010 2:50:00 PM
I love this moisturizer/sunscreen. I have combo skin and this really moisturizes the very dry areas and does not make my forehead and nose oily. It actually helped with breakouts. The sun protection is outstanding. An excellent product, year round.
Moisturizers -Neutrogena - Healthy Skin Face Lotion with SPF 15
mintcandyapple 5/25/2010 2:46:00 PM
Love this. Was looking for an AHA with SPF. This has greatly improved the texture and tone of my skin. Moisturizes very well without being greasy. I think it's a great value and I will continue to purchase.
I bought this gloss in Los Angeles while wandering around Target one day. Normally, I would never buy a lip gloss with so much glitter in it, but that was the only color they had and it was a dollar. I liked the berry shade and the tube packaging. The gloss has a grapey flavor that is OK (I'm just not a grape fan). I think that the tube actually works in my favor because it seems to not allow much of the glitter to make it out of the tube. What you end up with is a sheer berry tinted gloss that is very pretty.
Lip Gloss -Neutrogena - MoistureShine Lip Soother in Shimmer
mintcandyapple 5/25/2010 2:26:00 PM
I bought this because I liked the tube and I prefer gel glosses. I was also glad to find a gloss with SPF 20. I like the idea of a cooling gloss, too. The color is very sheer peach, which is nice, but I would prefer more color. It does look very glossy on lips, too. The scent is a light peachy smell that I really like (so does my bf!). The problem with this gloss is that when it wears off my lips feel so dry. I wish it left my lips more moisturized.
I like how this leaves a nice sheen on my lips. It has a softish texture for a stick. It has definitely improved the condition of my lips. It's a nice, basic lip balm.
I know, I know. Menthol isn't good for skin. I have a love/hate relationship with this product. I know I shouldn't use it, it isn't especially moisturizing, and I actually think that it makes my chapped lips worse. Why did I rate this a 4? I love the smell, the texture, the tingly menthol. I always find one at the bottom of my bag. I love this stuff!
Lotions/ Creams -Neutrogena - Norwegian Formula Hand Cream
mintcandyapple 5/25/2010 2:12:00 PM
The best hand cream. You only need a tiny bit because it is super concentrated. I have tubes all over my house, purses, desk. This hand cream really changes the skin's condition. It had a nice texture and absorbs quickly. There is a light, barely noticeable scent.