Cleansers -Olay - Daily Facials Express - All Skin Types
surburbanurgency 7/21/2009 3:53:00 AM
I've only used these a few times but they are okay so far. They are not as wet as I would like them to be. They seem to get my face makeup off well enough, but they don't remove my eye makeup very well and it says they can remove waterproof mascara. They also burn my eyes. They're kind of expensive- $10 for only 30 wipes.
I've only been using this for a few days, but so far I really like it. It's kind of thick, but I like that because I have pretty dry skin. It makes me a little shiny when it first goes on, but it's not too bad. The smell is pleasant and like most Olay products. I like the bottle and the dispenser, but I would prefer a pump. I like this a lot better than what I was using, which was the CVS version of Cetaphil with SPF 15. Update: I changed my rating from 4 to a 5 because after a week, my dry patches completely went away. That didn't even happen after using my old moisturizer for a month.
This actually belongs to my mom, but I've used it many times. It feels a little greasy when it goes on, but that goes away after a couple minutes. After a few minutes, my skin feels really soft, but I don't think this is actually very moisturizing. It has a nice scent (the typical Biore one) and it's very light, but I need something heavier for my dry skin.
Fragrance -Giorgio Armani - Acqua Di Gio (for men)
surburbanurgency 7/21/2009 3:43:00 AM
This is my favorite scent ever for a guy, it makes me swoon. I actually have a sample of it from Sephora that I sometimes spray on my bed and my boyfriend. It smells kind of weird at first, but then it smells amazing.
Powder -Physicians Formula - Mineral Wear Talc-Free Mineral Loose Powder
surburbanurgency 7/21/2009 3:41:00 AM
I actually really liked this but I cannot use it anymore because the shade is now too light for me. It evened out my skintone and wasn't cakey. I now prefer Everyday Minerals, though. The brush it comes with is useless and scratchy, but that was to be expected. The packaging isn't so great, and it actually spilled in my room and made a big mess.
Gels/Soaps -Bath and Body Works - Magnolia Blossom shower gel
surburbanurgency 7/21/2009 3:37:00 AM
I have this in the one pictured here and in the creamy version. They are both wonderful, but I use the creamy one more often because it's more moisturizing. Too bad they discontinued it.
Fragrances -Bath and Body Works - Magnolia Blossom all items
surburbanurgency 7/21/2009 3:36:00 AM
This is my favorite scent of theirs. It just smells so pretty. I didn't care for it at first, but then it grew on me. Of course once I decided that I really liked it, they discontinued it. Luckily, I got a few things from ebay and during their semi-annual sale when they brought it back out.
This was on clearance and now I know why. I got it in a medium brown shade which normally would have been good to maintain my color, but this didn't make my hair any darker/more revived and it just made my roots a brassy color.
This is a really pretty color, but it just has way too much gold shimmer/sparkles. It might be good for a night look, but it is be really hard to apply without being over the top.
I really wanted to like this and thought it would be perfect because I had been wanting a peach blush. I've tried this multiple times, but every time it's either just really sheer to the point that you can't really notice it, which I guess is okay for a nice glow, but I wanted something more noticeable, or it looks really orange.
Powder -Everyday Minerals - Foundation Matte Formula
surburbanurgency 7/21/2009 3:26:00 AM
This is my favorite formula. It says matte, but it doesn't look flat or cakey like the intensive formula did for me. It evens out my skintone and just makes me look nicer in general. It does a fairly good job of covering up for a powder.
I have this in a duo that has a bright pink blush on the bottom and then a really light pinkish nude color above it to highlight. It looks nice in the package, but the colors are not pigmented at all. They just don't show up.
I love this stuff! It smells great and it feels really refreshing to put on. Sometimes it makes my cheeks burn a little, but other times it doesn't. If I leave it on for a few hours or overnight, it makes my skin really soft and usually dries out any blemishes I may have. It's pretty easy to remove, and I like that.
Having pretty dry skin, I was hoping to really like this, but I don't, at all. Rather than feeling moisturizing, it just feels really thick and greasy and it never seems to dry once you put it on. The color does not match my skin and it looks really cakey, even when I apply a small amount. There is also lots of little glitter particles in it that I dislike. $20+ wasted.
I love this stuff. As the name suggests, it makes my lips feel soft. I like how it's a combination of vanilla and minty menthol.