Cleansers -Noxzema - Triple Clean Anti-Bacterial Cleanser
realcutiepie 10/17/2010 9:21:00 PM
I bought this when it was on sale for 2 dollars at WalMart. I used it way back in high school and didn't think much of it. However, that was during the period where nothing on this earth would help my acne. I was looking for something cheap and simple after the Neutrogena acne wash wrecked my face and made me break out horribly. In short, I love this cleanser. A little goes along way so this tube will last forever!! It foams up nicely to remove all the makeup i wear. I love how soft and creamy the lather is. The scent is mild, and unless you REALLy don't like scent, i don't think you would find it too offensive. Now for the most important part.. Like the reviewer beflow me I too had some purging early on in use. That is now over and I now have smoother, more even toned skin. I don't think any cleanser really prevents breakouts a lot, but I don't notice any bad breakouts with this. Buy it and try it!!
Got this as a free gift at Ulta. I have used many facial waxes before and this is my new favorite!! These strips remove all hairs, and never makes me break out the net day. They hurt no more or less than any other wax strips. I am a little bit miffed that they didn't provide more than 2 of the fablous desensitizing wipes. How does that work? Also there are only 2 of the oily finishing wipes too. They need to fix that. I will continue to repurchase these because i feel they are the best at home hair remover option i have tried so far.
Cleansers -Clean & Clear - Advantage 3 in 1 Foaming Acne Wash
realcutiepie 5/30/2010 3:22:00 AM
I am surprised that this product got such bad reviews!! I'm sure it isn't the best face wash in the world, but it serves it's purpose. Living in Arizona, makes greasy, high SPF mandatory which means breakouts galore. This takes off all the goop on my face and prevents breakouts quite well. I will repurchase all through the summer since it is cheap and readily available.
I bought this mascara on sale at walmart. As soon as I came home I read the reviews and was nervous it would be a lemon since quite a few people had complaints about it. I love it. I have very short, straight lashes and this gave me tons of length. I also got a great amount of volume also. I can easily layer it depending on day or night. I don't think it makes lashes glossy, but it isn't a dry caked look either like many mascaras. The best part of Lash stilleto is that it holds a curl very nicely. I hate spending all that time curling lashes, only to have my mascara straighten them right back out. I don't have that problem whatsoever with this. I would defintely repurchase
Liquid -L'Oreal - True Match Super-Blendable Makeup SPF 17
realcutiepie 3/14/2010 6:29:00 AM
Bought this recently and have been using it semi regulary over the last few weeks. I really like it. My shade is true beige(forgot the exact shade number) and while picking it out,I was afraid it would be a little light, but it matches my skin tone perfectly. A little goes a long way and can be built up to achive more coverage. Works well around the eyes as a concealer too. I do have to use blotting papers throughout the day or night, but I also have fairly oily skin. The only downside is the screw top, and the glass bottle. I'm always paranoid about dropping it and watching it shatter!! I intend to repurchase this foundation as it is a very versatile product. Edit October 22 2011.... I still use this and love it as W3 is a perfect match for me and dosen't break me out. However last night the unthinkable happened... A practically brand new bottle was knocked off my vanity and shattered on the tile. Why the hell isn't this bottle plastic??!! I took off 2 whole lippies under packaging quality.
Concealers -L'Oreal - visible lift line minimizing concealer
realcutiepie 12/28/2009 3:34:00 AM
I bought this at Ulta while there was a buy one get one free sale on L'oreal products. I like the fact that this covers circles well and has sunscreen. It is very easy to blend and dosen't cake at all. The cons of the product is that I don't think you get a lot for the price you pay for it. Plus the pen applicator is kind of useless. I always end up just puttig it on with my finger. Also, since using this product, I've noticed the skin around my eyes has bee VERY dry. Be extra vigilant about applying eye cream.
Hair Color -Clairol - Herbal Essences Hair Color [DISCONTINUED]
realcutiepie 12/13/2009 5:55:00 AM
I just dyed my hair using the Chocolate Velvet shade. Instead of dark brown I now have black hair. Lame. hopefully it will fade. I use to use Feria, but ever since they reformatted their conditioner, I've been wondering if i can find a cheaper alternative. I should have just paid the extra five bucks.. On a positive note, the conditioner it comes with is AMAZING. If they sold it seprately, I would buy it. also, my hair dosen't feel dry and brittle. I would reconsider purchasing another color. Maybe a medium brown would give me the result I want since their shades seem to run very dark.
Moisturizers -Neutrogena - Oil Free Moisture - SPF 15
realcutiepie 10/31/2009 7:07:00 PM
I was in a rush at Ulta and seeing this was on sale I decided to try it,having good luck with Neutrogena products in the past. the good points are that a little goes a long way with this product and it does moisturize. How ever it does leave an oily sheen. I haven't applied it under my makeup yet but can definetely for see the grease presenting a problem. My biggest complaint about this product is the smell. It REEKS of the dreaded sunscreen smell. Even after appling it in the morning I still get whiffs of it all day. I am not normally sensitive to smells but I don't love smelling chemicals on my face all day. Previously i had used Olay complete and didn't have to deal with the oilliness or the smell so I will go back to that in the future. Honestly Neutrogena, honestly.
My husband bought this for himself and after consulting the rreviews on MUA I decided to give it a try. I did a lot of swiming this summer and figured It would work well as a clarifying shampoo and follow up with a deep conditioner. Yes it smells good and is cheap. however not only did it make my hair dry and strawlike, but it also gave me little bumps on the scalp and I have never had that reaction before to anything. My husband however loves it and uses it as a body wash also.
Conditioner -Frederic Fekkai - Moisturizing Conditioner with Shea Butter
realcutiepie 10/9/2009 4:35:00 AM
I used this along with the Shea Butter shampoo and love them both. My first time using it, I thought the conditoner was a little thin and runny.(I love rich dense conditioners). However, the chemists at Frederic Fekkai are geniuses for being able to make a conditoner that moistures so well but still leaves hair feeling bouncy and clean. Even on the days where I am lazy and let my hair air dry, it is still full of body and is frizz free. The bad part is the price. It is damn expensive. If I could afford it I would frequently repurchase but may have to settle for special purchaces.
Shampoo -Frederic Fekkai - Moisturizing Shampoo with Shea Butter
realcutiepie 10/9/2009 4:27:00 AM
I am so surprised that this shampoo didn't get better reviews!! I love it!! My hair is way, medium textured but there is a lot of it. For me this shampoo created lots of thick lather and a little goes a long way. Swimming all summer left my ends a little dried out and this moistured them without squashing all the volume in my hair. Afterward my hair is soft, bouncy and smooth. I did take one point off for the price however. If it was on sale I would purchase again though.
My sister recently gave me this as a gift so I feel I can objectively review this since I didn't pay for it lol. while this mascara is comparable to my favorite ,Lo'real volumious, it is also twice as expensive. Yes, diorshow does make my lashes long and dosen't clump, It also dosen't add as much volume as volumious. what i can achieve with 2 coats and less time, it takes 3 with Diorshow. I also think it may pull out the curl too. Another point is the smell. I don't know if it bothers anyone else but the rose scent is a little hardcore to me. Once it dries it isn't noticeable but as I am applying it it is very strong. Diorshow isn't bad but it isn't in my opinion that great either. Honestly, I am kind of glad i didn't love it. Saves me money in the long run!!
Treatments (Eye) -Garnier - Skin Renew Anti-Puff Eye Roller
realcutiepie 8/28/2009 7:03:00 PM
My friend said this did nothing for her and gave me her tube. I had read all the reviews prior to using it so needless to say my expectations were quite low. I don't think this roller will give dramatic results but I do notice a slight decrease in dark circles and puffiness. It dosen't make my undereye conclear pill or clump either. I won't purchase again but will use my tube until it is gone. I don't think it's that bad. It just isn't that great lol.
Polishes -Sally Hansen - Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear in Lime Lights
realcutiepie 8/23/2009 2:31:00 AM
My friend gave me this polish. I really like it. Yes it did take me 3 coats to get a sheer pearly green color but they dry quite fast. It's nice when you want something light but not a nude or pale pink. I said I wouldn't repurchase because I don't see myself ever using it up!!.
Cleansers -Clean & Clear - Deep Action Cream Cleanser
realcutiepie 8/21/2009 2:37:00 AM
this product smells sooooo good and feels really luxrious on your face. It is cheap and easy to use and leaves skin feeling soft. Unfortuntly, the multitude of blackheads on my nose and the giant underground zit on my face don't justify the perks. Maybe in the wintertime I will try this again when my face isn't as oily. But I will add that before using it, my face was in good shape. I will use up the tube i have and take a break for a while.