i love this product!! it cleanses my skin really well off dirt and oil (although i don't trust it with makeup, i like removing my makeup before cleansing) does not cause any breakouts or clogged pores, and does not dry my skin out at all! most cleansers leave my skin feeling tight after cleansing if it cleanses well. I got this at a discount, and for such a large tube, i think it's really worth the money. although i have to say the packaging is horrible, who puts such a runny liquid into a squeeze tube. other than that, i love this cleanser to bits.
i have this gloss in sheer mocha. i really like the colour of this lip gloss but it does nothing for me in terms of its plumping effects. this gloss only makes me lips 'appear' slightly fuller because of its shininess since it reflects light. even so, my lips pretty much looks the same. it gives me a slight tingling sensation and the smell is not bad (and this is coming from someone who hates mint). after a few hours of using this, my lips start to peel, which is not a good look if you;re out, but i sometimes use it as an exfoliator when i'm at home, lol, and rub the skin off my lips with a wash cloth after a few hours. i dont think i will buy this again since it does not plump my lips and i'm not a big fan of glosses anyway.
i tried it on today for the first time. i have to say that this is very similar to my skin tone, just a few shades darker, it's like a natural light brownish colour with a hint of pink. it doesnt give me the rosy flush most blushes give but it just makes my face look less flat and make my cheeks stand out more. i like that it looks so natural. i would buy it again if i ever finish this (which will be in a very long time since i dont go through blushes very quickly)
i wear foundation almost everyday and this is a much better alternative. it gives medium coverage that most foundations have plus the added bonus of whitening, sun protection and anti aging properties. spreads easily and it doesnt break me out (touch wood) and has reasonable oil control. i only need to blot once after 4-5 hours, which is very good for me since i have VERY oily skin.i would buy this again if i ever finish this tube.
i like this cleanser because it's a strong cleanser that really cleans well. i wouldnt use it everyday thought, because it seems like it would dry out my skin. it does help flatten my acne a little but i dont use this often enough to really know (i dont like using just one cleanser). i would buy this again because it's good for days when you really want a deep cleanse.
Moisturizers -Vichy - Normaderm Anti-Imperfection Hydrating Care
ricerice 5/21/2008 1:00:00 PM
i still have a bottle of this in my cupboard and am contemplating giving it another chance after reading the reviews. I did not like this because it clogged up my pores, it didnt give me more acne, but instead gave my alot of whiteheads or congestions under my skin. it also did not moisturise very well, dried up my skin a little. i have a feeling that the pore minimising properties are from the little powdery particles in the moisturise that gives the 'appearance' of smaller pores by filling up your pores with these particles. i also dont like the powdery feeling on my skin, feels like silicones or something (i dont know the ingredients so i wouldnt know what this is made of, but this is just what i feel). wont be buying this again.
Lotions/ Creams -Garnier - Body Cocoon Express Moisture Spray
ricerice 5/21/2008 12:42:00 PM
like someone below me said, the bottle slips out of your hands because having to rub your skin with your hands after spraying it on really makes your hands oily (this proved that this product is oily). it's not the greatest moisturiser but it does smell nice. i remember nearly slipping in my bathroom because of this spray. having sprayed it on my legs, some missed and ended up on my tiled bathroom floor, and because of its oily consistency i stepped on it and nearly slipped!! wont be buying this again.
Moisturizers -Garnier - Fresh Quenching Moisturising Fluid
ricerice 5/21/2008 12:37:00 PM
i remember using this a few years ago when i was still in high school. it didn't moisturise well at all, it wasnt able to soften any of my existing dry flakes and my skin did not feel any better either. i gave it 1 lippy because it smelt nice (though a little strong and fruity for a face moisturiser) i wont be buying this again, it brings back so many horrible memories of having dry flaky skin because of this moituriser.
in my opinion a very average cleanser. made my skin feel tight after washing, which indicates to me that i should not use to too often because it will definitely dry my skin out, so i alternate between a few cleansers. i like the smell of it. i probably wont buy it again when i finish this tube because there are better cleansers out there. i don't like the screw top packaging, it's such a hassle (i've gotten used to it though lol).
i bought this 5 years ago and i'm still on the same bottle. the smell is a little too fruity for my liking, does not smell 'fresh' and clean like most toner do (i like my toners smelling 'clean'). it is a very light toner that i dont think does anything for my skin at all. it's too light for me, i like toners that do a little extra cleaning. theres nothing repulsive about this toner so if someone gave it to me for free i'd happily use it again. but i would not buy it since i could spend the money on something better. i do like using this toner to dilute my tea tree oil with though. i just squirt some of this toner onto a cotton pad and add a drop of 100% tea tree oil onto it and swipe it on my skin and this makes a good anti-acne toner.
i just finished a bottle of this today ! i'm quite impressed that it did not dry out my skin like all other acne targeted cleansers do. i did not use this religiously twice a day since i like alternating cleansers. i don't actually think it reduced my acne (i dont really expect that from a cleanser) but it did clean my face really well and did not leave any residue like some cleansers do. i like the smell of it too. the packaging is quite bad because the product is very runny it literally flows out of the bottle without you having to squeeze it out. i probably wont buy this again because i love experimenting with different products, but in terms of whether i will use it again in the future, i most likely will :P ---------- edit ------- I have since used 3 more bottles of this and i'm most likely going to buy more of it! even though i do alternate between cleansers, this is my go to cleanse that will always work for me.
Tinted Moisturizer -Nivea - Visage Young Be Beautiful Tinted Moisturiser
ricerice 5/21/2008 11:51:00 AM
i like the thin consistency of this moisturiser but it does not apply well since it does not absorb very well and gets streaky and hard to blend it, it takes a little more time to rub it in and make sure it does not leave any streaks on my skin. the colour is also too dark for my skin tone and i'm an NC25-30, not that pale at all!, so i dont think this will suit everyone's skin tone. it does not really cover imperfections but it does give you a uninformed colour to your skin, this may be good thing, but somehow this moisturiser made me look 'flat', like my face has no angles or something and my nose bridge does not stand out at all (if you get what i mean). its not the most moisturising product out there and does not really offer me what i want (better off using bb cream which does so much more). i wont be repurchasing.
my sun lip care is actually SPF 30 (I THINK, i dont know if it's the same thing, correct me if i'm wrong). i liked it alot when i first used it, i like how my lips are protected from the sun but it was a little thicker compared to the other nivea lip care products. other than that, i didn't like it at all . it left me with a slight white case over my lips (but this did not bother me much because i like paler lips anyway). what i really dont like about this is that its not very moisturising and made my lips peel, and the product gets caught in the dry flakes and enchances it (like how some foundations do on dry skin), not a very pleasant sight. it also collects at the corner of my mouth (i really hate that in a lip balm and is important to me that a lip balm does not do that, it just makes you look like you're drooling and really dirty). i wont be buying this again, i still have it in my drawer, hardly ever used.
i love the smell of this and like the strawberry one, i would not use this if i'm breaking out because it would make me look like a tomato with all the redness in my face. i like dabbing this on because if i use too much, it will make my lips look thin, since it is a darker shade of red. yes i will buy this again because i like the subtle or a more intense colour it can give and works well as a lip balm too.
i used to use this alot because that was the look i was in to (about 1 year ago). its a very sweet girly colour with more of an orangey tone to it. moisturises very well and gives you that extra colour, if you want a more intense colour, just apply a thicker layer of it. i wouldnt use this if i have alot of acne though, because one day i broke out heaps and used this, i looked horrible, red faced with red lips. so i would only use it if i don't have redness on my skin (but thats just me). i'm on my second tube and yes i would buy this again if i ever finish the one i currently have.