Lotions/ Creams -Boots - Mediterranean Brazil Nut and Vanilla Body Butter
sassiko 11/29/2007 5:21:00 AM
I love the whole Boots Mediterranean Range, particularly this Brazil Nut and Vanilla Body Butter and the Pistachio and Milk Body Butter. They smell amazing, great after a relaxing bath/shower. They moisurise well and I like the tub packaging. Only downfall is they are slightly more expensive than the average body cream.
Cleansers -L'Oreal - De-maq'Expert Elixir Concentrate
sassiko 11/29/2007 5:13:00 AM
Good product especially for the price. I just rub this all over my made up face and on eyelashes, leave for 10 secs, splash with water and rub a little, using a cotton pad I wipe excess mascara off my eyelashes and rinse. It doesn't leave your face greasy, and I find it just as good as clarins or lancome make-up removers for a third of the price. Edit: I've taken 1 lippie off as this does not get my shiseido mascara base off.
Really bad mascara - gave me spidery, messy lashes and no dramatic effect even with many layers. Can't believe it even got an average of 3.8 on here.
Treatments -Aussie - New 3 Minute Miracle Reconstructor
sassiko 10/23/2007 7:12:00 AM
Love love love this product. I normally don't bother with intensive conditioners as they never make any difference, but tried this one and it left my hair soft, shiny and smelling really nice, so I've gone and bought more products from the range. It's slightly more expensive than other drugstore brands but for just an intensive conditioner, its worth it.
I surprisingly really like this fragrance. I expected the fragrance to be overpowering and quite old lady-ish, as that is what I think if most Chanel perfumes, however, this smells like Coco but not so strong. It smells lighter, younger and expensive. Love it. The price is a downfall but being Chanel they would up the price. I plan to get this from duty-free.
I absolutely love this product - its a staple in my bag. My friend converted me to this from vaseline. Although I think its a bit pricey, it stays longer, has a cooling sensation, feels nice, and really moisturises. I barely wear lip stick or gloss, just this for moisture and a hint of shine.
After using this for 2 days my skin was red raw. Definitely not for sensitive skins.
Powder -Clinique - Perfectly Real Compact Powder Foundation
sassiko 8/8/2007 5:01:00 AM
I only bought this product a few days ago, and since I bought it I have been concerned about the colour match. First off, it is completely pointless trying the makeup in the shop, as the lighting is useless. After trying 4 different shades, I bought the shade 116 (G). I've finally decided that this is far too orange on me, which is quite unfortunate as it's quite a nice powder otherwise for a reasonable price. This is the first Clinique product I have bought, as I've always thought their colour range never matched my skin tone, and I was right.
This has to be the best foundation I have tried so far. It is lightweight and has a natural finish. I have this in 07 which is slightly darker than my skin colour, but that is intentional as we're going into summer. I have combination skin, and I do have to blot half way through the day just round my nose, but thats all. It definately highlights dry patches, but thats easily rectified with exfoliation and good moisturisation. Its 21GBP for 30ml, which is a small amount, but you only require a small amount and I quite like that the tube is small, as it's easily portable. Also the price is not the cheapest but it's certainly not the most I've spent on a foundation. Overall, it gives a sheer to medium coverage, natural finish, balances out skin tone, is long wearing, has SPF15 and is fairly good at oil control.
Concealers -Kanebo - Concealer (Brush Type) Anti-Cernes
sassiko 5/30/2007 6:58:00 AM
I forgot to rate this product - just goes to show how often I use it. The colour was a good match, it is highly pigmented, comes in a pen. However, when dry it highlights every wrinkle/crease you've got.
I only bought this product to get the free gift which included the hyped protect and perfect serum. This 'moisturiser' is possibly one of the worst moisturisers I have ever used. It gives approximately 10mins of hydration and then my skin feels dry again - also making it more sensitive. Considering it costs £12.50, I expected a better result than the cheaper brands.
I have no idea what constitutes as a natural looking tan to the reviewers on here. I went and bought this product based on the good reviews on here and now currently look like I have jaundice. Its a very slight change after 1 application, but definately makes me look ill. I also tried this on my legs (even though it says for face) and they have come out all streaky and tangerined! Really disappointed with this, and am now wondering if the reviews for any other self tanner are trustworthy on here.
I tried this product because I was getting dry patches on my face. It moisturises well but as I have an oily T-zone, that gets quite greasy. It didn't irritate my skin, which was quite sensitive with the dry patches. Its a good standard moisturiser - has SPF15, but it's not anti-aging. I would buy this again if the dry patches came back or my skin felt sensitive again, but I tend to try different products all the time, so when this is finished I'd try somthing else. I'd definitely recommend this if you have dry and sensitive skin.
Treatments (Eye) -Kiehls - Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado
sassiko 3/23/2007 6:59:00 AM
I got this as a sample when visiting the Kiehls counter; I find it very moisturising (although greasy) and it's the perfect base for concealer. I have tried numerous concealers (see my reviews) and most of them caked on me, therefore I thought it may be my eye cream that's the problem. I thought this product was too greasy and only used it again when i tried some awful eye cream and my eyes were so dry and sensitive afterwards. This cream did not irritate my skin and really moisurised. I now use this, let it soak in for 5mins and dab the excess, then apply YSL Touce Eclat and dust with Almay loose powder, and its the best concealer trick i've tried so far. I would recommend getting the sample as it has lasted me a month so far and i haven't even used half!
Eye Makeup Remover -Almay - Oil-free eye makeup remover liquid
sassiko 1/29/2007 10:18:00 AM
This is the best eye-makeup remover I've used (I've tried Nivea, L'Oreal, Estee Lauder, Clarins etc). It doesn't irritate my eyes; it effective at removing mascara, only takes a few swipes; and it's only £2.50. The only minor issue is if you completely remove the seal on a new bottle, too much lotion comes out, a suggestion is to just pierce a small hole through it.