Cleansers -Peter Thomas Roth - Beta Hydroxy Acid 2% Acne Wash
adudle00 8/16/2010 11:51:00 PM
I really like this cleanser. It is slightly drying, but has really helped clear up my acne and reduce blackheads. I wouldn't recommend washing with this more than 2x daily. The smell is also slightly medicinal, but not bothering. I would repurchase.
I'm on the fence with this one. I LOVE the smell and that's probably what keeps me coming back for more. It does take quite a bit to work up a lather, and I find the my hair gets slightly more oily in between washes when I use this. This would be a good daily shampoo if you can afford to use it that often. I might repurchase, but I'm not sure.
I'm not a big fan of this conditioner. It's pretty watery. Although I have very thin and oily hair, this doesn't really provide any moisture. It barely feels like I've even put conditioner in. This may work well for some, but just doesn't do much for my hair. Will not be repurchasing.
I absolutely adore this shade! It's a very pretty pastel lilac color. Quite unique, in my opinion. It does apply a bit streaky and requires about 3 coats to be opaque, but I can deal with that. it also dried very fast, which is a huge plus. Looks great on my fair skin and I'll definitely be repurchasing!
Lotions/ Creams -100 Percent Pure - Yummy Ice Cream body cream Strawberry
adudle00 8/13/2010 12:42:00 AM
I received this in a swap and I absolutely love it! It does smell like strawberry ice cream, Yum! It's all natural and moisturizes pretty decently. The only thing I don't like is that it tends to be slightly 'greasy' for a bit after applying. I just make sure I don't apply it when I need to be doing a lot with my hands. I like it best when I'm just watching TV or getting ready to go to bed, because it allows the lotion to sink in, and the 'greasiness' isn't a problem. Truly a great organic lotion though, and I would definitely repurchase!
I received this lotion free in one of my zoya orders. I'm glad I did, because I ended up really like this. It says that it's lightweight, therapeutic and organic. It is indeed a very light lotion, but in a good way. It absorbs very quickly. Since it is lightweight, it doesn't provide a ton of moisture, but really is a nice lotion for normal to slightly dry skin. I don't think it would be enough for somebody with super dry skin or the winter time. Actually this is the perfect summer lotion. I also love them smell, it reminds me of sherbet ice cream. Overall, a very nice lotion and I would repurchase.
I'm not really into bold colors, especially reds, but this is one of my few exceptions. I can't stand those 'blood red' polishes, so this one was perfect for me. The application was great; no streaks, etc. I would definitely buy again if I ever run out!
This polish is just so so in my opinion. I found the application to be a pain; very streaky and after 3 coats, there are still some spots that aren't completely opaque. In the bottle this looks like a creamy pink, but on the nails it looks like a neon pink. It dries very matte before a top coat is applied. I will say that this polish dries pretty quick though, which is a huge plus. While I think it's a decent color I don't think I'll be repurchasing, since I really didn't like the way this polish applied.
Lip Gloss -mark - Glow Baby Glow Hook-Up Lip Gloss in Sweet Talk
adudle00 7/26/2010 6:22:00 PM
Generally, I don't like or wear lip gloss. This is one of my very few exceptions. This is very sheer, yet gives a nice shine to my lips with looking overdone or feeling sticky. Also, I LOVE the minty smell of this!
Sunscreen -Neutrogena - Healthy Defense Daily Moisturizer SPF 45 with Helioplex
adudle00 7/26/2010 6:20:00 PM
This is my daily moisturizer. I'm really big on sunblock, however I have very oily skin. I can wear this one and not have my face look like an oil slick. I can sometimes 'feel' this on my face, but I will continue to repurchase until I find a better daily moisturizer with a high SPF. Worth a try.
I'm a huge fan of this mascara. I've tried many from drugstore to high end and I still really like this one. It is a much drier formula, but that tends to work well for me. The applicator is huge, but this mascara gives me a very natural look and never clumps or leaves my lashes looking 'spidery'. Definitely give this a shot.
This polish isn't my favorite, but it is a very unique color. As another reviewer stated, this is light pink/lilac color with reddish/copper glitter specks; though you can't notice the glitter unless you're closely looking at the polish. Very cute overall. Application is great also. Not sure if I'd repurchase, but it's worth trying.
This is an average lotion. The consistency is actually pretty watery, moisturizing properties are average; nothing special. To me the floral fragrance of this lotion it a little too strong. I see nothing special here, and at $28 for 12oz, there are MUCH better lotions at that price. I will not be repurchasing.
Lotions/ Creams -Ole Henriksen - Muscle Comfort Lotion
adudle00 7/26/2010 6:07:00 PM
Oh my god, I had such a horrible experience with this lotion! After getting out of the shower I decided to apply this to my slightly tired legs. Initially it felt fine, however about 5 minutes later, my legs felt like they had ice blocks attached to them! I mean, my legs turned ridiculously cold, to the point that it kind of scared me. When I sat down I felt like I was sitting on subzero cement! I will NEVER put this stuff on again. This lotion gets decent reviews on Sephora and maybe you'll have better luck that me, but you couldn't pay me to put this stuff on again!
This body wash is pretty average; nothing bad about it, but nothing to rave about. Doesn't lather as much as I'd like, the smell is okay. I don't find it to be particularly 'clarifying' and it definitely doesn't provide much moisture. It's also waaay overpriced at $24 for 12oz. I'll stick with my Aveeno and will not be repurchasing.