Lotions/ Creams -The Body Shop - Peppermint Foot Lotion
karinc713 9/9/2008 7:38:00 AM
this is nice and minty. it's very refreshing and cooling. it absorbs immediately and does hydrate and soften my feet quite well. would repurchase.
Treatments (Eye) -Estee Lauder - Re-Nutriv Revitalizing Comfort Eye Cream
karinc713 9/9/2008 7:28:00 AM
this is the best of lauder's eye creams for someone who has really dry and senstive eye area. I need a really hydrating eye cream. I do get eczema so I'm looking for moisture that lasts all day. this is very hydrating yet absorbs immediately and feels very light. it's pretty good but I still do like my la prairie cellular eye contour cream better. this is a nice alternative if I want a change or something a little lighter. the la prairie is a bit richer in texture. I do like this. I don't think it can help with fine lines but it does hydrate and provide comfort to the eye area and it's the best of all the lauder's eye creams in my opinion...
this is a pinky nude with some peach tones. it's very wearable and I like it ,so I bought two more as extras in case I run out. I like the texture too. it has no frost, glitter, shimmer or sparkles to it which makes me happy. it's not too sticky and is a great lip gloss!
Lotions/ Creams -Unlisted Brand - Yu-Be Moisturizing Skin Cream
karinc713 6/21/2008 7:08:00 AM
this is seriously a must have for those of us who suffer from dry skin. I used it once on my poor dry rough feet that was callused from wearing flip flops w/ a bamboo sole. After one use, the disgusting callus was gone! the best thing about this stuff is that it's not greasy, absorbs right away, is so softening, locks in moisture and heals dry patches immediately. I love this! you can use it as a foot cream, hand cream, for dry patches on face, as a lip balm and as an ointment for irritation... I will definitely buy more and this will be a savior during the winter. My feet looks so much better thanks to this! the smell doesn't bother me. it fades quickly. this is better than arden's 8 hr cream , vaseline,or even kiehl's intensive treatment for dry and callused areas. I found this tube at sephora.
I use this in the summer when I'm not as dry. it gently foams and takes off the sunscreen, dirt, and sweat. it rinses clean so I like using this in the summer and I switch to a milder cleanser during the winter.
the new version is even lighter than the original and it doesn't leave a noticable white cast. they added protection against electromagnetic waves for those of us who are addicted to computers. I already have another bottle in case I run out!
Lip Treatments -Unlisted Brand - Yu-Be Lip Therapy
karinc713 6/8/2008 8:40:00 PM
this is very moisturizing and softening, and it can heal the dryness. the smell fades really quick so it doen't bother me. will repurchase. I think it cost around $5 at sephora.
Fragrances -Burberry - Burberry Summer (2006 - 2008)
karinc713 6/8/2008 8:35:00 PM
this is the original burberry w/ the grapefruit and citrus added to it so it isn't too sweet or overpowering... I like this better than the original version. This is nice for the summer. too bad it's limited edition.
this is provides hydration, absorbs quickly, fragrance free and suitable for sensitive skin. I'm not sure if it prevents fine lines.
this is a very gentle and creamy scrub that would be suitable for drier and sensitive skin types. the scrub beads are very gentle and mildly exfoliates. my favorite scrub is Clarins Gentle Exfoliating Refiner which costs more but this is fine to use and is so cheap.
This is one of the three holiday limited edition shower gels. the scent is perfect. smells like amaretto yet it doesn't last so it won't clash w/ fragrance. It is very creamy and moisturizing, yet rinses clean. it foams and lathers well too. this is a great shower gel- too bad it's limited edition. maybe korres will bring it back?
Cleansers -Elizabeth Arden - Elizabeth Arden Intervene 3-in-1 Cleanser
karinc713 3/16/2008 12:48:00 PM
I tried several samples of this and I like it for my dry and senstive skin. It cleanses very well w/ out drying and theres a bit of gentle exfoliation particles. this leaves my complexion soft smooth and clean. I follow up w/ my clarins routine: the toning lotion, hydraquench serum, and hydra quench cream.
this is very thick and sheer pink that looks nice layered over my sheer lipstick
this is a new product that I tried because lately I don 't get enough sleep and I'm on my laptop all day. I noticed I look tired, dull and very blah. this is advertised to provide the radiance and restore that healthy youthful glow again. it does work! when I woke up I notice a brighter and well rested complexion even though I only slept around 4 hours. I look very refreshed and well rested. this is now a must have product in my routine. it is a splurge but I see a difference so it's worth it. It's just the right texture- a strange spongy light balm that absorbs quickly. it provides enough hydration and I somehow like the texture of this. I followed the clarins recommended application technique which was very simple to do.
Gels/Soaps -Avalon Organics Botanicals - Lavender Bath and Shower Gel
karinc713 2/27/2008 11:40:00 PM
very natural lavender fragrance that doesn't linger. it rinses clean and lathers well. it's not quite moisturizing yet won't strip skin. maybe its better to use this in the summer than winter since I do have dry skin. I still like L'occitane's lavender better but this is natural and organic too and its very cheap. It costs around $6 at trader joe's.