I wasn't very impressed with this lip balm. When my lips are really chapped, it doesn't do anything, just sits on top. When my lips are in good condition, then it's fine and feels good, but that's not when I need it. I also don't like that the tube is really fat, although that's a minor gripe. For great lip care I'll stick to my Sally Hansen Lip Quenchers.
The Nivea Moisturizing Care lotion is my absolute favourite body lotion, I don't even bother to try anything else because nothing ever comes close. I love the scent, the feel, and how it absorbs fast, and the pump bottle. No negatives to think of.
I am usually a big fan of Nivea products, but not this one. For a "light" moisturizer, I found it way too thick and greasy, and the scent was too strong as well. I didn't even want to finish my tube, thankfully my boyfriend liked it, so it didn't go to waste. I will stick to Aqua Sensation instead.
Lotions/ Creams -Nivea - Nivea Soft Moisturizing Creme
starrysim 9/18/2008 6:35:00 PM
My favourite hand cream, I love it! Only the Yves Rocher Arnica hand cream comes close. I adore the texture, it absorbs fast without feeling greasy, and the scent is heavenly. HG for sure!
I've gone through my first tub of the Aqua Sensation moisturizer, and I'm pretty happy. I love the consistency and feel of it, and it's absolutely amazing for mixing with tinted moisturizer or foundation - it makes face makeup go on super smooth and easy to spread. I loved the scent at first, but I agree it is quite strong. I may re-purchase in the future. Although I like trying new things, I think I will miss it as a companion for face makeup.
This lip balm is average. It doesn't make my lips feel worse or more chapped, so that's a good starting point, but not a glowing recommendation. I find that the colour is barely noticeable, and the scent is quite nice. It can't compare to the Sally Hansen Lip Quenchers, so I won't be re-purchasing.
Lip Gloss -Sally Hansen - Line Smoothing Mineral Lip Treatment
starrysim 9/18/2008 3:49:00 PM
I have this in Ruby, which looks like a shocking pink in the tube, but I had a feeling it would be very light, which it is. It just gives my lips shine (lots of shine) without much colour. I find that it's very sugary sticky when I apply it, almost like they melted cotton candy and stuck it in the tube. It also feels quite thick, and will leave crazy grease marks on glasses. It looks and feels good on my lips, and moisturizes well, but it's nothing special. I will use it, but will not re-purchase at this price.
Fragrance -Giorgio Armani - Acqua Di Gio (for men)
starrysim 9/18/2008 3:44:00 PM
A lot of people seem to give Acqua di Gio lower reviews just because it's too popular. Well, I don't care if everyone else smells good, as long as MY man is wearing this and smells good, that's all I care about. I love it on him, it's very sensual in an unassuming way, without screaming it. He likes to try new scents and doesn't want another bottle of this, what a pity. Update: I bought him another 100 mL bottle, I'm sneaky! :) I just wanted to add that as light and fresh as this cologne is, it actually has really good lasting power. He puts it on in the morning, and when he comes home from work at night after a 12 hour day, the scent is still there. Love it
I did check MUA before buying, but I chose this one over the Natural Butter Lip Shine (which has better reviews) because it's smaller, and I was looking for something less bulky for my purse, and in a stick format so I can apply it without a mirror. I'm trying this in hopes that Sally has followed up with something good to replace my HG Lip Quenchers. So, what did I think? I think this is great, depending on what you're looking for. I was looking for a tinted lip balm type of product with exceptional lasting moisturizing ability. Well, this is it. It goes on like a thicker lip balm with a bit of colour (I have it in Aura - I can apply it without a mirror no problem), and it has a cherry-minty flavour that I'm not crazy about but I can live with. The good thing is, and this is exactly what I was hoping for, is that my lips stay super moisturized for hours without having to reapply. I don't get that crappy lipbalm effect, where my lips feel worse an hour later than they did to begin with. I find it weird that this is called a "Lip Shimmer" - it is actually very matte on me. I'm not sure if this is specific to the Aura shade I have. In conclusion, I am very happy and will most definitely repurchase. Pros: excellent, lasting moisturizer for lips, nice and small, low cost. Cons: matte finish, so-so scent and taste, packaging kind of weird
I have a love-hate relationship with L'Eau d'Issey. I love the scent, I hate it on myself. I absolutely adore the scent out of the bottle or on a paper strip, but when I wear it it turns too heavy on me, it loses its crispness and airiness. I have a 10 mL spray bottle but that will be more than enough. I think it's a wonderful scent, if it works for you.
To me this smells just like the red Nina, which is a good thing I guess, but I was expecting more of a difference. I'm surprised that this is just as deep and spicy, I don't detect any lightness. I was hoping it would be more suitable for summer, since I only wear Nina in the colder months. If you like the other Nina, then this is a very safe bet. If you don't, then I wouldn't recommend this one. I haven't seen it for sale anywhere, I got a miniature on ebay as soon as I found out about it. I may re-purchase this in a full size if my red Nina ever runs out. In the meantime, it's a lovely addition to my collection of minis. The mini is adorable beyond words.
Misc Beauty Tools -Gillette - Custom Plus for Women
starrysim 9/15/2008 5:15:00 PM
I used these for years and was very happy, until about a year or two ago. All of a sudden, all the new packages I bought were much lower in quality. The moisture strip would come off on the first or second use, with every single razor. This meant the plastic would scratch me. I've stopped using these, but may try again and see if they've fixed the problem.
Gels/Soaps -Dove - Moisturizing Body Wash - "Deep Moisture"
starrysim 9/15/2008 12:04:00 PM
Love this stuff. I bought it on a whim a few years ago, and I had never used Dove products. I go back to this particular shower gel very often, even though I like to switch it up occasionally. It smells great and is very moisturizing, but may not be for you if you like lots and lots of suds.
Misc Beauty Tools -Unlisted Brand - Schick - Quattro for Women
starrysim 9/12/2008 11:26:00 PM
For a fancy-shmancy expensive razor, I expected better. It shaves ok on my legs, but for some reason it won't do anything on my bikini area. Maybe it's the angle of the head or the fact that the head is so wide and bulky, I don't know, but it just won't shave there, and I'm obviously afraid to press harder. Not terrible, but there are so many other choices that I won't be trying these the second time around.
Misc Beauty Tools -Unlisted Brand - Bic Soleil disposable razors
starrysim 9/12/2008 11:21:00 PM
I also thought it was just me, but obviously not. These are absolutely terrible, unbelievable! I've never had irritation from shaving until now, and they hurt even on the easiest spots, like legs, not to mention underarms or bikini area. I also got some sebaceous cysts on my bikini area since using these, I'm pretty sure these razors are to blame. Stay away!