Gels/Soaps -Olay - Olay Total Effects Deep Penetrating Moisture Body Wash
saedasajida 6/17/2011 5:46:00 PM
Let me start off by saying TRY THIS BODY WASH ONLY IF YOU'RE WITH ALL THE STATEMENTS FROM BELOW 1. Dry - Very Dry Skin ( not Sensitive ) 2. Smell is not a matter and 3.No problems with mineral oil or petrolatum Got it in a sample size from walmart.com since i read mixed reviews of this body wash..It did moisturize my winter dry skin like NO OTHER body wash could ... But Seriously what's up with the Smell .? Even the Dove 's Sensitive skin body wash and J & J 's Natural body wash with ' Allerfree ' fragrance , smell much much better than this ...Not pleasing at all . Like everybody else said, it also makes the tub slippery I don't usually like my free stuff to be done with soon...But this sample lasted for a week and i wanted to finish it off quickly... I've had good lucks with so many Olay products ,but not a fan of this one...A couple of times when it came out new , I saw these on the Health & Beauty aisle in walmart ..and the next time it's already gone into the clearance section .
Lip Gloss -Burt's Bees - Super Shiny Natural Lip Gloss in SWEET PINK
saedasajida 6/17/2011 12:45:00 PM
I'm starting to like Burt's Bees bcoz they are always more than 97 % natural ...I do know that " natural " doesn't necessarily need to be good always ... So i started reading the ingredient's list... It has Beeswax ( which is perfect for a lipbalm ) , Castor oil ( much better ) , Sunflower oils, Soybean oils ( People reactive to Soybeans Stay away ) and Sweet almond oils ...Good Good Good ... I expected much more color pay off from this... But not bad .And it's more Shimmery ( from the mica ) than Shiny... This lipgloss is 100 % Natural by the way...!!! One more thing ...They changed the name to " Super Glossy Natural Lip shine " .
Treatments -Organix - Coconut Milk Anti-Breakage Serum
saedasajida 6/17/2011 12:28:00 PM
Hearing all the good reviews about this serum , I gave it a try ...First of all I've been using coconut oil every single day in my hair since birth ... ( That's what people in South India do )...anyway, i was debating in my mind whether to replace my coconut oil with this serum or not . So I'm gonna put them in comparison. BTW the name of my coconut oil is ' Parachute ' ...Comes in a blue bottle ..U can find it in Indian stores... 1. This serum has a lot more good ingredients like the Egg white proteins ( proteins play a vital role in hair in general ), Coconut milk ( for moisturizing ) and Silk amino acids ( for the shiny hair ) and Of course Coconut oil than my virgin Coconut oil alone... 2. Smells better than the coconut oil 3.Non - greasy unlike the oil With that being said , the Parachute coconut oil Moisturizes better and definitely keeps it Hydrated a lot longer than this serum ...I don't wash my hair with Shampoo and conditioner every day , as my hair is very fine and don't wanna lose 'em .In that case the coconut oil alone gives me enough moisturization and Shine after the shower ...And it's much Cheaper than the serum Coming back to the point , I use the serum as a Nutrient to my hair and the oil for Hydration ...I'm using both !!! I Don't know about the anti- breakage part of the serum bcoz i'm able to see some split - ends every now and then .So I just cut them every 5- 6 weeks ...
Lip Gloss -E.L.F. - Super Glossy Lip Shine SPF15 - ALL
saedasajida 6/16/2011 3:38:00 PM
Damn !!!The E.L.F people should have named this Super Sticky Lip Shine ... I bought just one to try which was ' Honey Do ' I tried it on my bare lips and it is sticking there like a GLUE. Didn't feel like rubbing my lips together ,at any point , at all ... Not much color pay off either ..The Honey do appeared to be orangish / red , just the color i wanted .. But it looked clear on my quite pigmented dark lips ...It Dried out my lips within 2-3 hrs ... On the brighter side , bcoz of it's stickiness , it keeps my lipstick from moving anywhere ... Period ..Not even think about lipstick bleeding ..It won't .. And it smells and tastes delicious... Adds some shine but not HD .. Save a dollar ..Am not buying it again.
Lip Gloss -E.L.F. - Super Glossy Lip Shine SPF 15 - Honey Do
saedasajida 6/16/2011 3:31:00 PM
Damn !!!The E.L.F people should have named this Super Sticky Lip Shine ... I tried it on my bare lips and it is sticking there like a GLUE. Didn't feel like rubbing my lips together ,at any point , at all ... Not much color pay off either ... The Honey do appeared to be orangish / red , just the color i wanted .. But it looked clear on my quite pigmented dark lips . And it Dried out my lips within 2-3 hrs ... On the brighter side , bcoz of it's stickiness , it keeps my lipstick from moving anywhere ... Period ..Not even think about lipstick bleeding ..It won't .. And it smells and tastes delicious... Adds some shine not HD shine... Save a dollar ..Am not buying it again.
Got it in a sample size from Walmart.com or Aveeno.com ( don't remember exactly ) along with it's Conditioner . Don't like either of them much... Cleans , Good Moisturizes , Okay Smell ( along with the Conditioner's ), Not pleasing Price , a Little Pricey for a drugstore ! Didn't work for my super fine , medium - long , less dense hair ..With that being said , I wonder how it would work for any medium- thick, or coarse or dense hair ... !
Conditioner -Aveeno - Nourish + Moisturize Conditioner
saedasajida 6/16/2011 12:54:00 PM
Got it in a sample size from Walmart.com or Aveeno.com ( don't remember exactly ) along with the Shampoo... Don't like it much... Moisturizes Okay , but Not so Fantastic ! Conditions as in Detangling , Good ! Smell , Not a fan ! Price , Little Pricey for a drugstore ! Didn't work for my super fine , medium - long , less dense hair ..with that being said , I wonder how it would work for any medium- thick, or coarse or dense hair ...
Bought this for my kids aged 6 and 1 . My 6 yr old has eczema ... In One Way this could be one of the safest sunscreens available for her bcoz of the Zinc Oxide and titanium dioxide... But since it doesn't have much hydrating or moisturizing stuff in it , it is a pain to spread all over her body... So i use Curel or Aveeno underneath. ... But for my 1 yr old it spreads good and i don't see white spots on her ...She's got medium fair skin... I see white spots on my 6 yr old.. Hers is a medium dark skin... I wonder how most of the fair skinned people gave reviews saying it leaves white tint ... They could try like me , a moisturizer underneath this Sunscreen. This Could have been better if it came in a spray form...Same good Oxides with more moisturizers ... I 'd still buy if the price is a little more with all the better stuff i said ... Neutrogena Please !!!
I got this for Free when OLAY.com had a sale in the Rebate form ... LOVE LOVE LOVE... First love is for it's moisturizing part .Smoothes the dry skin .. Second is for the smell ... Third is for it's creamy texture ( though it's a lotion ) ... I used to use Curel before...It was also good ...But i needed to use a lot and it's smell was not very pleasing ...It was more like for the Sensitive skin... I use this one year round .Winter , Summer whatever ...This is a staple ..It's got Mica in it which makes it Shimmery ..So I use very less in summer ( that's how much we'd need in summer ) . My brother ( what , a man ? ) also likes Olay Quench Body Lotions . Some that would smell not so feminine and not shimmery ..But not this one !!!
Lotions/ Creams -Olay - Complete Night Fortifying Cream
saedasajida 6/15/2011 11:03:00 AM
Let me start by saying the Negatives first ... 1. It's Not in a tube form or even with a pump... Don't like to dip my fingers into the cream everytime i use..!!! 2. Not rich in antioxidants. Contains Vitamins B3 ( Niacinamide ) and , Vit E. which are okay . 3. Because it's got a Strong Fragrance I don't like it around my eyes.. Now for the Positives ... 1. Cheap . 2. Smells ahhhh Wonderful . ( People who R SENSITIVE TO FRAGRANCE , BEWARE . ) .Though very strong , it's Elegant . 3. Rich creamy texture . I just use a little to cover my entire face and neck..It moisturizes my dry skin and softens it and I can feel the softness even the next morning I don't know if this cream will work for the Oily skin bcoz of the same rich creamy texture ...
Let me start by saying the Negatives first ... 1. It's Not in a tube form or even with a pump... Don't like to dip my fingers into the cream everytime i use..!!! 2. Not rich in antioxidants. Contains Vitamins B3 ( Niacinamide ) and , Vit E. which are okay . 3. Because it's got a Strong Fragrance I don't like it around my eyes.. Now for the Positives ... 1. Cheap . 2. Smells ahhhh Wonderful . ( People who R SENSITIVE TO FRAGRANCE , BEWARE . ) .Though very strong , it's Pleasant. 3. Rich creamy texture . I just use a little to cover my entire face and neck..It moisturizes my dry skin and softens it and I can feel the softness even the next morning I don't know if this cream will work for the Oily skin bcoz of the same rich creamy texture ...
Eye Shadow -Wet 'n' Wild - Color Icon Trio - Walking on Eggshells
saedasajida 6/14/2011 11:34:00 PM
Everyday neutral brown color.Looks natural on my NC 40 skin color , Compliments my black eye color... I use this trio ,actually in three different ways 1. The lid color and the crease color individually... 2.All three of them . ( typical ) 3. And the best part is , the brow bone color is not only a highlighter but also provides a NICE BASE COLOR on all over the lid , and apply a different color ( I like purple , red , gold etc...) on top of it ... Dirt cheap around $ 3...Sometimes Walgreens or C.V.S have a sale of BOGO 50% off WnW , it's definitely worth a try ! Quite pigmented with enough shimmer and lasts with a primer ... What else do we expect from an eyeshadow ? Don't like the brushes though that come with it... Too short ...I don't know how to use them..
Cleansers -Olay - Deep Cleansing Face Wash w/witch hazel
saedasajida 6/14/2011 4:12:00 PM
Basic 2 in 1 Deep Cleansing face wash + Witch hazel toner for everyday use... Smells awesome . I bought it to take to South India where it's hot and humid and worst of all , too much air pollution. We need a deep cleanser twice a day over there. This face wash did all of it's job ( like getting rid of dirt particles ,keeping the shine in control )PERFECTLY over there..I used it every single day ... and Fortunately i didn't get much break outs like i used to while i was there , bcoz of this ' magic ' face wash ??? But I don't find much use of it here in the Midwest Of U.S because it dries out my face more than it's benefits .. May be when i travel where it's hot and humid or pollution , I'll use this ... I just use the Olay Gentle foaming face wash everyday and either Biore or St.Ives when i need to exfoliate...
Cleansers -Olay - Gentle Foaming Face Wash w/ Aloe (Sensitive-Skin)
saedasajida 6/14/2011 1:24:00 PM
I bought this bcoz it's from Olay ( the brand i adore ) and I needed a everyday Gentle cleanser... Pros; 1 .. It is very gentle it didn't sting my eyes at all... Sometimes when i'm not using the eye make up remover, i use it all over the face including eyes , It does remove my eye makeup without stinging.. In fact I don't even feel the cleanser 2. No fragrance .Obviously it is for Sensitive skin 3.Feels Clean even though it's gentle.. I use it everyday 4.pH balanced ..so i don't need a toner cons 1. I 've to pour like a size of the quarter and mix with a little water to get any foams ... Not Foamy 2. Not really hydrating ...Even though it's got aloe in it ,my face feels dry .( Apparently i've dry skin. ) I don't care about it much bcoz i put on my moisturizer anyway , after washing my face.
Eye Shadow -Cover Girl - Eye Enhancers in Shimmering Onyx
saedasajida 6/14/2011 1:03:00 PM
Came across this one when i was looking for a Black Eyeshadow with a Bit of Shimmer ( for the night -outs ) to set my black eyeliner with.. It's got multiple uses on the Upper lid 1. Just eye lining 2. To Set my black gel eyeliner with 3. For the crease or for a V in the corners . 4.And for the smokey eye , of course But when i' m using this eyeshadow to set my lower lashline , I'm being very careful not to get it in my inner rim bcoz of the shimmery ( mica ) thing ...So I use this with a thin angled eye liner brush . It might drip first but once it is set , It's set ...No Falling ... since I do my eye make up first it didn't bother my foundation or anything. Some people say it's not really black. But To me it looks black.