Cleansers -The Healing Garden - Organics reEnergize Facial Cleansing Gel
BlueSkiesAbove 4/29/2010 11:39:00 PM
I received this cleanser in a gift set. I have a very simple beauty routine but I was very glad to try something new. This formula is refreshing and it has a herbal scent. The scent is not overpowering, in fact it is quite soothing. As I washed with it, I could feel it working its magic. I like how it removed all of my makeup, eliminating that extra step of using a makeup remover. Afterwards, it rinsed off very easily and left my skin feeling refreshed. My face did not feel tight or dry after washing with this. But, i still followed up with my herbacin moisturizer to replenish the moisture that i had washed away. Now my skin feels soft, clean and refreshed. The tube says to use twice a day, but I rarely wash twice a day, and I dont think it would be necessary. This would be an excellent wash for those who have oily or combination skin as it will help to balance your skin. A little goes a long way. I noticed that it foams up easily and it only takes a drop to wash my face. I would definitely repurchase this item once I run out, because ive been looking for an affordable cleanser but I haven't been able to find one that wasn't too harsh on my skin. This item may be low cost but it is not 'cheap' because this item is quality, it does what it claims to do, without being too harsh on skin
This color is so nice..its like a leafy pearlescent green. Im glad that i only got it for a few bucks, what a bargain. Its nice but i will have to do 3 layers to darken the color.. its very shimmery and pretty and the color is perfect.
WOW!! Fantastic. MY skin tone is often fair to medium throughout the year. I was using Rimmel in Sandstorm, but since Ive tried this brand (in porcelain AND sand together) I am surprised at the quality. Does not look chalky or cakey, did not accentuate any lines and evened out my skin tone. The packaging is nice too. I wish there was more, however, but that's allright. next time i go shopping at their site I will stock up. I love how there is an extra compartment for the compact puff. The puff is thin but its decent, spreads on the powder good, but i would also blend with a brush afterward.. Looks natural indoors and outdoors too. 5 lippies
Lip Treatments -E.L.F. - Therapeutic Conditioning Balm in Blackberry Creme
BlueSkiesAbove 4/27/2010 5:32:00 PM
WOW!! I am surprised at how good this feels on. I will wear it before bed and also underneath lipstick. This feels smooth and creamy and the blackberry scent/taste is very pleasant. I want to get more flavors, hehe I dont have an issue with my twist applicator. Im only going to twist it occasionally to get more product out and theres no need to twist it back down, the cap protects what is there. 5 lippies!!
Tinted Moisturizer -E.L.F. - Tinted Moisturizer Spf 15
BlueSkiesAbove 4/27/2010 5:11:00 PM
I got this item in Rosy Beige and also in light beige. I mix them together before I apply to get an even tone. I am surprised at how natural it looks both indoors and outside in the sunshine. I LOVE this stuff!! You cant beat the price and hey, it's a quality product. I like the tube design. I will be repurchasing again, definitely EDIT: After using this product for a few weeks I have found that it DOES have the benefit of SPF protection, and it did not break me out, and i do love the scent. So I am very satisfied with this product and I will continue to use it as long as it's around. It's so easy to use, too. My skin has been moisturized by using this item and i am *very* happy. A picture of this product in use is in my profile avatar.
Treatments (Eye) -Nivea - Q10 Plus Wrinkle Control Eye Cream
BlueSkiesAbove 4/26/2010 4:25:00 AM
Decided to try this product since i like the nivea line. I decided after using it several times that its not right for me. I noticed that it had gotten a decent review and so its probably a great product for someone who is really looking for a night eye cream. It smells just like other nivea products. What I didnt like is that it is somewhat oily, and I didnt want to take chances in getting a breakout so i stopped using it. Im looking for a moisturizer that is not oily, so if you have dry skin it might be a GREAT product to use. I like the packaging, and the scent was pleasant and the price wasnt bad either.. Its up for trade if anyone is interested in getting my jar, its 90% full and I wont be using it again.
Treatments (Eye) -Aveeno - Positively Radiant Eye Brightening Cream
BlueSkiesAbove 4/26/2010 4:14:00 AM
NOT HAPPY Stinging formula. I dont have sensitive skin, but after using this item for 3 days in a row (just a dab after washing) it made my eyes water. But my skin did look glowing, its important to note that. The packaging is excellent, i really like the pump style, and the scent is soothing. I noticed that it dosent have this effect for all people, so im putting this item up for trade if you want to try it without paying the high price$ that i paid for it originally. Visit my profile to get it..
Searching for the perfect green color and I found Jerome Russells Alpine Green.. its a fabulous DARK green shade that blends well with black streaks. I LOVE this color and Im going to be wearing it for a long time. Prior to changing my color to green i was a red-head for several years. I saw a model who was wearing the jerome's Alpine Green and i fell in love with it. When i tried it it was absolutely fabulous. This stuff has good staying power. I dont shampoo often, maybe once a week (its not gross, your hair can be trained to produce less oils if you dont wash it every day!!) I do this to preserve the color. It washes out very good but it does leave a residue on the skin for a few days after its first applied. I would suggest carrying some baby wipes with you so that you can wipe it off your neck and shoulders if you have long hair. Watch what you do also after showering because the color drips off when its wet, but it is very DIFFICULT to fade and does not wash off easily. I expect all of these things with a semi-perm haircolor anyway, so its a part of maintenance. I have had nothing but positive responses from this haircolor. Granted its not a natural color, but its dark enough to where its not a shocking green, it is very deep and dark and it applies best over pre-bleached hair to get the tone down first and then as you re-apply the color gets darker and darker. at 9 bucks a jar this stuff is the BOMB! Absolutely fabulous. Im lucky that i work at home (i have my own business) so i can wear whatever color i please. The 'Alpine Green' is a glossy dark evergreen color, with a slight bluish tint (just a hint, but not enough to recognise it as a blue-green or aqua color) the addition of the hint of blue gives it a certain depth. It comes in a screw on jar, but if your hair is longer than shoulder length youll want to buy two of them. Their company says that they dont test on animals, i like that! I AM buying this again, and again, and again!! EDIT: I discovered the best way to make the color last and to keep it from leeching - make sure that after you color with it, you rinse it out until the water is absolutely clear. Dont worry because it wont cause any fading. Since i have done it that way i had absolutely no troubles with color coming off on my skin afterwards, so I am very happy that I have done it that way. Also, make sure to use gloves and a brush applicator so that you can get it into your roots, you will use less product and get more coverage. I found my local ULTA store carries these items, and that makes me VERY happy too.
Pressed Powders -Rimmel - Stay Matte Pressed Powder (ALL)
BlueSkiesAbove 4/26/2010 1:53:00 AM
This is also my HG powder, its a staple in my makeup bin. I started wearing it when it first came out. I noticed that it was the only makeup line that had the perfect colors for my skintone. So, i would wear the lighter color in the winter and switch to the darker shade in the summer. I LOVE the consistency, it is not cakey or drying and it has never broke my skin out. 5 out of 5 for this product. However i wish it came with a compact applicator. So i always have to buy powder puffs to use with it.
This is a nice fragrance that I liked so much that i bought a second bottle. It reminds me of the 90's, a time when life was happy and free. I no longer wear it, however. The bottle is nice, its shaped like a sunflower seed, heh. Its a fresh, bright fragrance.
LOVE this item, it does what its supposed to do and the price isnt bad either. I would repurchase once I run out .. i use it once a week and wear before i go into the shower, then i rinse off, its fantastic stuff!! You can feel it tightening as it dries.
Im a goth. It is nearly impossible to find the HG of eyeliner, no matter what brand. The eyeliner looks for goths are often very thick and defined. this is the ONLY eyeliner that I would recommend to my fellow gothesses...This is my HG of all time!! I experimented with many eyeliners and most leave a crease above my eye, look smudgy or dont last.. this is the stuff!! Ive bought more than 5 bottles of it in the past few years cause I use it all the time. I only wear the black color. The applicator is perfect for drawing thin or thick lines and it stays fluid, never clumpy (until the bottle gets old & dried out, then its time to buy some more) I have yet to find a better eyeliner at this price... LOVE IT!! I will continue to repurchase..
I am not really a fan of this scent.. it was given to me as a gift and I really did not like it, but i wore it a few times anyway. It is strongly scented and it does nothing for my personality or style. Im sure that it would be nice for some but not for me. It has a heavy scent that is best described as a cologne. It is a classic style of scent, the kind of scent that could be timeless. It is a quality perfume but it's just not my style..Bottle style is nice, i have the 3.4oz. I would not have purchased this scent for my own use.
Lip Treatments -Sally Hansen - 18 Hour Lip Treatment
BlueSkiesAbove 4/22/2010 1:37:00 PM
I got this in mauve about 2yrs ago, its the one lipgloss that i keep in my purse and use when i need a little color and im on the go. Its sticky but not to the point that its annoying. I will say that it is soothing and it does NOT last 18hrs (what lip gloss does?) but it does protect while its on. The container could have been slimmer but its alright.. I dont usually buy sally hansen products but I was surprised at the quality of this item, its worth it. 5 lippies!
This was my first time trying Aveeno cleansing products. The smell is nice, its a bit pricey. I found that it was somewhat drying. It wasnt fabulous but it wasnt horrible, either. I guess i would say that its a good basic cleanser but its not moisturizing in any way. I needed lotion for my hands after using it.