I tried this about a year ago when I was using a Benzoyl Peroxide face wash, and my face went wacko after using this...so I thought I had a bad reaction to the aspirin. (maybe the combination of the bp with the salicylic acid) So, needless to say, I decided to give it a try again. (I've stopped using the Peroxide Wash) I LOVED it!!!! I get compliments on my skin every day after I use this. It's insane. Not only does my skin look clear, but it feel sooo soft. And my skin is plump and refreshed, especially if I moisturize immediately after. What I do is mix 4 aspirin with 5 drops of water...let the aspirin dissolve...then add two pumps of Cetaphil cleanser so that it will "hold" to my face. I go in the shower with it on, leave it there for about 10 minutes, then scrub and rinse it off. If I'm having a problem with hormonal zits on my chin, this reduces them wonderfully.
I bought this color a few years ago...finally I got sick of buying and trying other lip glosses in a search for a pale pink lip and went back to this. The staying power isn't amazing, but the color is really nice (especially against a tanned or bronzed face and smokey eyes)!!! It makes my lips look really full and pouty. Love it.
Moisturizers -Kiss My Face - Peaches and Creme moisturizer with AHA
frozen_rain 1/14/2006 1:44:00 AM
This made me break out...and yes, I did give it a trial period...(to see if I just got an initial break-out) It really dried out my acne-prone skin.
This stuff makes my hair sooo pretty. It's shiny, silky, and soft. It helps with frizzes as well. Doesn't weigh my hair down. (and I have naturally heavy hair that responds to products by looking heavy) You only need a little bit. I also find that my hair dries faster, and it helps with the straightening process.
YAY! So far so good...this is the first brow product I have tried. I too am amazed at how much more polished I look with using this product on my brows. (my eyes really stand out) My eyebrows are dark brown/almost black. I bought the color in Brunette. I don't use the brush that comes with it. I use my own Maybelline Angle Brush. Works great!!!!
I took a trip this summer to San Francisco...I just had to buy it. (they don't sell it where I live in Canada) Needless to say, I loved this mask. Totally zapped the zits I had on my face. It tightened my pores. The mint was very refreshing. I love it!!!! I guess I'll have to order it online from now on. :-)
I've bought this a few times now...it's a perfect black for my skin tone--not too harsh. It goes on very smoothly, lasts pretty long for its price, and the pencil itself lasts forever! But yes, it smudges. I don't like using it underneath the eyes either.
Conditioner -Alberto Vo5 - Oasis Jasmine and Aloe Conditioner
frozen_rain 7/30/2005 2:29:00 AM
For some reason, this just DID NOT work in my hair. I have a lot of hair, but each single strand is fine. Anyways, this detangled horribly for me. I have never lost so much hair before...my hair hasn't looked this bad before. It's dry and frizzie and gross. The only thing I liked about it was the smell and texture. Oh, well...it was cheap enough to try.
Highlighters -Revlon - Skinlights Face Illuminator Lotion [DISCONTINUED]
frozen_rain 7/11/2005 2:42:00 AM
I LOVE this stuff...I can't live without it. It totally does wonders for my skin--makes me glowy and dewy and alive. I put this on right after moisturizer on my cheekbones. I have this in two shades--Warm Light and Golden Light. Golden Light gives more of a bronzed effect, while warm light is much more of a "highlighting" effect. You only need to use a little bit; a little goes a long way. However, it does have the tendency to make you look "shiney" if you have already naturally oily skin. I, however, (I have combo skin) find that if you only put a bit, along with a little loose or pressed powder, it doesn't make you look too shiney. Hasn't caused any breakouts at all--in fact, the places where I put this are the places where I am most clear. People always ask me how I get my skin so "glowy." Here's my secret.
BEAAAUUTIFUL color!!!! (a bubblegum pink) I really like this gloss. It has great lasting power!!! Not too glossy, not too sticky--very nice. :-)
Mascara -Cover Girl - Professional Super Thick Lash Mascara
frozen_rain 6/17/2005 11:44:00 PM
Ok...so far, so good for this mascara!!!!!!!! Gives me thick, luscious lashes and coats sooo easily. Definitely can be used for drama and not just a day-time look. The only problem would be that it doesn't hold a curl THAT well...but everything else about it is very good!!! I'm impressed!
....Ok...this didn't seem to provide any sort of coverage whatsoever. I know, I know, it's a tinted MOISTURIZER...but still...absolutely no coverage it seems. I have teenaged skin, maybe that's why. Too light and pink for my complexion. Maybe I'll come back to this sometime and try the medium color.
Styling Products -Garnier - Fructis Psshht Gel Spiral Effect [DISCONTINUED]
frozen_rain 6/12/2005 2:08:00 AM
Really great hold this stuff has!!! Like another reviewer said, I put this in my damp hair at night, and sleep on it. I wake up with really nice, piecey curls that aren't crunchy at all!! I finish off with the Garnier Surf Wax, and my style holds all day! Not much frizz, either. :-)
Styling Products -Garnier - Fructis Style Surf Hair
frozen_rain 6/12/2005 1:55:00 AM
VEERY nice...finally something that holds my waves...gives it a beachy, piecey look. Leaves a little bit of a residue on the hair, but it's worth it!
Works so great!!!! I put this all over my body for three days after I showered. After three days, I had this beautiful tan...which all my friends were jealous over. the price is right!!