Cleansers -Nelson's Homeopathic Products - Pure & Clear Cleansing Wash
angellove1705 10/19/2012 10:29:00 PM
I got a sample of this. I was not expecting it to be any good considering a lot of natural products are not very good. This surprised me. This was a great product and it took very little to get a good, fresh clean feeling. I liked that this did not dry my skin out to make it overproduce oil. I am not sure on price being I have found a few different price points. I do think I would buy this if it was a good price.
I got this in a gift. I was not thinking I would like it because I used to sell Mary Kay and wasn't fond with much of the products. This surprised me. This was softening and made my feet feel like silk while they were in the water. The scent of this is refreshing and not as in your face scented like some foot products. I didn't like the packaging though which I found was hard to squeeze all the product out. In the end though I would buy this.
Scrubs -Collective Wellbeing - Collective Wellbeing Honey Buff
angellove1705 9/7/2012 5:18:00 PM
I got a sample of this. I tried the Honey/Rose and hated it. First off the scent for me was gross and did not smell like honey or rose. The texture was alright. I do not think it did much to actually exfoliate my skin. Not really sure why, but for me there was nothing good about this.
Moisturizers -Kate Somerville - Quench Oil-Free Hydrating Face Serum
angellove1705 9/7/2012 3:32:00 PM
I got a small, two try sample of this. I expected this to be the absolute best because of the steep price tag. This I found turned out to be good, but not the best. I used it at night and found it smoothed on nicely. This reminds me a little of a gel instead of a serum. It sank in quickly and I do admit my skin felt a little like silk. I only got two tries of this so I am unsure if it would help long term. I do hate the price tag though.
I almost missed this one. Philosophy product's packaging is very simple. I only tried this because of the title. I got a two day sample and I love this. The scent is so fresh and girly. I loved wearing it. I just wish it had more staying power. I will be purchasing this one.
I was not fond of this. The primer felt funny smoothing on and left my skin a little greasy. I am not really sure if this helped my makeup any longer. I did notice that I looked a little more shiny then usual. For me I do not see the hype.
I got a deluxe sample of this from Sephora. I am a major lip gloss fan, but haven't been as impressed with Laura Mercier products as most have. The color appears to be a shimmering peachy pink. However once I applied I found it to be kind of dark. On my fair skin this looked almost brown on me. I cannot figure out why the shade is so different. On the applicator it really is a beautiful color. The gloss itself was alright - nothing special. I felt it had a funny smell to it. The scent was like bad vanilla cupcake. In the end not impressed. I would prefer the color to.be true and the scent not icky.
Lotions/ Creams -Suave - Naturals Body Lotion - Mango Mandarin
angellove1705 8/14/2012 3:02:00 AM
I really like this lotion. I got the big pump size and used it for over a month applying it after every shower. Like others said this is a great Summer lotion because of the fresh scent, it sinks in fast and isn't greasy. The scent is very light and wears off quickly that it never bothered me. The packaging was thin enough that I could cut it in half to scoop the rest out. I was really happy about that being BBW lotion bottles are so thick they usually break scissors. The only issue I had was I didn't think it moisturized my dry hands enough. I felt like they were a little powdery. Not sure if my hands are just overly dry not to notice a difference? Otherwise this lotion is a great buy.
Primer/ Corrector -BeneFit Cosmetics - Dr Feelgood
angellove1705 8/10/2012 11:39:00 PM
I hated this. I used it as stated on the packaging - applying it over my makeup. I assumed this would be like a gel version of a translucent powder. I think that was the intention, but for me this left me actually shiny and greasy. I did not like how this smoothed on and instead it looked like I missed some spots. Very overpriced, useless product.
Primer/ Corrector -Murad - Hybrids Skin Perfecting Primer Matte Finish.
angellove1705 7/27/2012 8:06:00 PM
I had read about this being an amazing primer in a magazine article. Of course I was a little worried being it has a pretty steep price tag. I got a sample of this and it looks a little scary being tinted with my fair skin. I found this did not end up so scary. This smooths on easily and I did not need very much. I am not quite sure if this leaves me looking matte, but I do like how it smooths out nicely. I do like this primer, but I think the price tag is a little steep.
BB Cream -Garnier - BB Cream Miracle Skin Perfector - Light/Medium
angellove1705 7/27/2012 7:56:00 PM
I have been really late in trying BB creams because I have acne and did not think they were cover up enough. I had gotten a few samples of this and finally one day being in a rush I decided to try one. This had the right color and an easy to smooth on texture. This did not cover up very well and really just looked like a basic tinted moisturizer for me. I live in the South with very hot, humid days. Within 2 hours of applying this my skin was greasy and icky. I was far from impressed. Probably best for someone with no skin issues nor oily, acne prone skin or someone living in a very hot climate.
I am always on the hunt for awesome mascaras and for me the drugstore mascaras seem to be better then the high end mascaras. For me this is. I found this to be so much better then the Benefit They're Real that is the number 1 seller. I have not had much luck with natural mascaras, but found this to be such a great product. The brush looks like nothing special, but it seemed to be great at giving me length and volume. I do not like the scent - another reviewer mentioned liking it. I find icky smelling and I will not be sniffing it. I will defintely be buying this again.
Treatments -Unlisted Brand - Amika - Oil Treatment
angellove1705 7/11/2012 5:52:00 PM
I got a sample of this and I was hoping for the best. The packaging even on the sample is so fun and pretty. I am so much in agreement with some of the other reviews. I think this scent is icky and really reminds me of a a knockoff of Moroccoan Oil, but in a bad way. The oil itself is kind of eh. There really is nothing special about it. I prefer Moroccoan Oil. I tried this on wet hair letting my hair dry natual to show off my curls and on wet hair blow drying and straightening. I think when I straightened my hair this weighed it down to much. I think it worked ok when letting my hair air dry. I personally would not buy this.
This powder is beautiful and smells wonderful. For me though this did not really seem to work. Maybe because I have such fair skin this never showed up on me very well. The packaging is good. I love the box - it holds up well to being moved around and the size means it lasts for quite a while. A good powder depending on your skin color.
I was so excited about this mascara. I had seen it in Sephora and bought it right away. Then I read the reviews. I already knew a lot of people had trouble with this. I have to say I did too. In the very beginning this went on feathery light, but within 2 coats this went on so clumpy and spider like I was so icked out. This also kind of melted back down onto my eyes when I wore sunglasses. This is probably the worse mascara I have tried. Despite following just as stated on the packaging I still came out with a mess. I would not recommend this to anyone. The brush looks great, but the mascara goes on so poorly. I am not sure if that is because of the brush or the mascara formula.