I gave this product 4 lippie because of the cherry scent. I thought I could tolerate this but I just couldn't. Great shade, very moisturizing but the scent is just too much for me. I wish they would change it someday. The staying power is not there but since this is red (very wearable) it stains the lips for a longer period of time as opposed to the nude shades. Oh and the lipstick doesn't twist all the way down so it's a pain to put the cap on without touching the lipstick.
Cleansers -Olay - Total Effects 7-in-1 Anti-Aging Revitalizing Foaming Cleanser
eq2008 8/31/2010 6:25:00 PM
Love this cleanser! I have combination skin in the winter and a little more oily in the summer. I just started using this now so I don't know if I will still like it in the winter. So far, I love the scent. I don't like fragrance free stuff so everything I use has to be scented in a pleasant way. This cleanser makes my skin soft and glowy after using and doesn't dry me out. I was using neutrogena extra gentle cleanser although I like but it wasn't scented so I am moving on to this. This is my new love. It's a bit pricey though for a drugstore cleanser. I paid $9.99 at CVS.
Now i remember why I used this moisturizer for years because it's just great! I strayed because I was trying to save money on skincare and after a while I realize my combo skin started to get really greasy and oily with cheaper drugstore moisturizers. Not only that , my foundation doesn't stay put and I thought my foundation was the fault. Anyway, I paid $39.50 for 1.7 oz. bottle and I think it should last me at least a month or so because I only use this lotion during the day. I love the spf 30 and the scent of this lotion. it's not greasy and doesn't leave a white cast on my face. I love how my skin feels after I put this on. One application lasts the whole day. You know how sometimes you feel a little dry after a few hours with cheaper moisturizers. I love everything about this moisturizer. I should have stayed with this all along. Its HG moisturizer for me.
Makeup Brushes -Ecotools - Bamboo 6 Piece Brush Set
eq2008 8/8/2010 1:11:00 AM
I love these brushes! It's so soft and that bamboo handles makes them so lightweight. I am going to buy more...in fact, I will only buy these from now on.
I started using this stick concealer when I started using makeup so that was 16 years ago. I always have this in my makeup bag until now. The packaging sucks because its hard to open and when I finally pull it hard to open it the top would always dropped and end up cracked. Anyway, enough story with the packaging. I like this cover stick because it covers up acne scars perfectly for me. I don't use this under my eyes because it's too drying. I have oil/combination skin so any concealer that's too moisturizing won't stay on my face. The staying power is great. This is the one concealer that's always going to be with me until I stop breaking out every now and then.
I never liked the orange tube Lash blast and this mascara works just like it for me. It's the same mascara just a different color tube. It doesn't smudge on my oily eyelids and stays on all day but then again it doesn't do anything special to my lashes. I rather purchase the Lashblast length in the yellow tube because they lengthen my lashes very well.
I got this lipstick in Carnation. It looks fuschia pink in tube but when I apply it on my lips they are just perfect against my warm skintone. It's so moisturizing and I don't detect any scent to it which I love. The sad thing is the lipstick broke on me. I don't know if it's because of the heat during the summer or what the lipstick broke so I have to use a lip brush to apply it. it's also not cheap for a drugstore lipstick. I paid $8.99 for it so I am not going to throw it out. Other than that, I would buy this again and again in different shades if they go on sale.
Lips -Cover Girl - Outlast Lipstain - 400 Everbloom Kiss
eq2008 7/15/2010 11:05:00 AM
I love this color on my lips! With these lipstains you just kind of have to try it out to know what they will look like on you. I personally love these because I am lazy when it comes to applying lipsticks so this is great because they last longer. I also love that they don't feel like I am wearing anything on my lips. This is so far my favorite of them all.
I have used so many brands of spot treatments and I always come back to this thinking"why did I not stick with this?" Anyway, it's drying to your skin but thats how it's supposed to work. Use a moisturizer after the cream dried and you are good to go. By the way, I was being cheap the other day and bought the CVS generic brand and the consistency is just too watery and grainy. I returned it and exchanged it for this. I don't know why they say "compare to" on the tube of the generic brand when it's not even comparable!
Pressed Powders -Almay - TLC Truly Lasting Color Pressed Powder
eq2008 7/9/2010 8:22:00 PM
This powder comes in second after Revlon colorstay. The reason why it's because I get a better color match with Revlon. I do love this powder but the packaging is a bit bulkier because I don't use the sponge ( i use a brush for tough ups)and it has a separate compartment for the sponge which does nothing in my case. I feel that Revlon colorstay have more staying power than this because it applies thinner I think.
I bought this shampoo because of the pump otherwise I don't need any more volume in my hair. Anyway, I hate this shampoo. It didn't do any for me but makes my scalp itch and when I scratch I noticed a lot of build ups too. The shampoos smells great while you are washing but when you blow dry your hair the scent totally changed to something gross like cat litter box or something........yuck! I am going to pour it out and keep the pump for my Tresemme shampoo lol.
How come shampoos don't come with pumps these days? Anyway, I love this shampoo. It doesn't cause build ups and makes my hair super soft and somehow straighter. I don't detect any scent to this shampoo but maybe that's better. Haven't tried the conditioner yet , but will soon.
Cleansers -Olay - Clarifying Daily Facials for Combo/Oily Skin
eq2008 7/2/2010 10:45:00 AM
I absolutely love these cloths! They are dry so it doesnt dry up like the others I bought if I forget to seal the packaging and they are great for travel. I love the scent. It removes every trace of makeup on my face and makes my face feel fresh and clean. Not very eco-friendly but I can't help it.
I bought this for the summer because summer is the season where I take most photos. Color matches perfectly and the application was a breeze. I love how it makes my skin luminous when I first apply it, but then after one hour of application, my skin start to get shiny. After two hours, my skin not only look super shiny, I can actually feel the greasiness of my skin. When I touch my skin, it feels so slippery and greasy I couldn't believe it. I have combination skin and it does get a little oilier in the summer but this is out of control. So again, if you have combo skin don't use this in the summer unless it's just for a few minutes for photograph because it does look great on photos. I will have to try this again in the winter and see if it will work for me.
Lotions/ Creams -Vaseline - Aloe Cool & Fresh light body lotion
eq2008 3/21/2010 9:38:00 PM
I love the scent of this lotion! It's really non-sticky and very moisturizing. I also love that the packaging comes with a pump and this is cheap compare to other brands.