Lip Treatments -Avon - Candy Mix Lip Balm in candy green
thirdstrokelucky 7/12/2006 9:45:00 PM
This lip balm smells of marshmallows. (The picture of sour candies on the packaging is misleading.) It's a weak moisturizing balm, but that's not the problem. Whenever I applied it, the balm just melted and crumbled. I looked as if I'd smeared green ice cream all over my lips. Imagine using this in public!
When I first tried this product (over a year ago?), I liked it. It didn't irritate my skin and no residue was left on my face. I could count on it on the days/nights when my skin was feeling sensitive. HOWEVER when my skin became extremely sensitive and irritated b/c I'd used a very nasty line of facial products, I thought I could depend on Cetaphil to soothe my skin. Instead, this product let me down. After washing my face, I had some red patches. I'll never buy this cleanser again. Ingredients: PURIFIED WATER, CETYL ALCOHOL, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, SODIUM LAURYL SULFATE, STEARYL ALCOHOL, METHYLPARABEN, PROPYLPARABEN, BUTYLPARABEN.
I bought this in a tube and I don't find it to be moisturizing enough to heal the cracks on my hands. It's only good for the summer, and I'd never use it on my face. Can't remember how much this cost, but I did buy this on sale and it was very cheap. Won't repurchase.
Don't like the frosty colour. It ends up looking really noticeable and I hate how Avon states that it's sheer. The scent is like cheap perfume. It's not moisturizing at all. Not that I was expecting it to be.
My lips absorb all of Pro Care's moisture when I first put it on, but it doesn't last long. They soon become dry. The oval-shaped balm seems cute, but it ends up looking deformed. Right now the middle part is more hollow than the outside edge. The smell is fruity, but there's an underlying chemical scent; it's probably the sunscreen. I'm giving it 2 lippies b/c of the SPF 30 and b/c it doesn't leave me with a white residue unlike some other lip balms. I might repurchase.
The lavender scent is quite strong, but I've gotten used to it. It doesn't contain alcohol (yay!) and is therefore gentle on my skin. I had trouble getting the spray to work and I hope that doesn't happen again. The only drawback is the price. Nothing at Lush is ever cheap.
Smells absolutely mouth watering. Makes me wish Lush would create a perfume or body spray just like it. This soap doesn't moisturize my skin, but I have no problems with that. I've tried using it as a cleanser and the first time I did, my face had red patches. It took a few more days for my skin to get used to HIWTK and I was surprised at how well it dried up my blemishes. I've stopped using it as a cleanser since I'm trying out a Lush cleanser and another Lush soap, but I'm hoping that HIWTK can be my regular cleanser for times when my face is unsightly.
I agree with the people who say this soap smells faintly of lemons. The Lush Times say that this soap will wake up and inspire sleepy artists, but that's really pushing it. Instead, sleepy artists will fall asleep in the tub with the abandoned Bohemian soap nearby. Strangely enough, the scent reminds me of a soap used at school when I was in kindergarten (!).
The name of this soap is misleading. Lush's claim on EVO (which can be found on its website) is misleading. It's not moisturizing. Period. The olives in the soap get in the way (well, I only had one narrow piece but still! I paid for that piece of olive and it ended up in the garbage). It's also pricey even though it's one of the "cheapest" of all Lush soaps. I only liked the fruity fragrance and how it lathered easily. No wonder the repurchase percentage on MUA is so low.
This scrub worked pretty good when I first got it. It gently exfoliated my skin and I didn't have to worry about over scrubbing. But I left it alone for a few months and when I started to use it again my skin felt oily with residue. I'm giving it 2 lippies b/c it works well (when you first purchase it) and b/c of its refreshing scent.
This conditioner is way too runny. Even though I have a greasy scalp, I expect a conditioner to add some moisture to the ends of my hair. I might as well have used water.
I thought this shampoo was okay at first. Nothing spectacular, but okay. But I later found that my hair was getting more residue after shampooing. Won't repurchase. The only things I liked about it were its apple fragrance and the cheap price.
Lotions/ Creams -Olay - Quench Body Lotion Extra Dry Skin
thirdstrokelucky 7/12/2006 1:21:00 AM
I love the vanilla scent. As for its moisturizing qualities, it works nicely but not perfectly. The front of my lower legs still get dry and so I wouldn't use it on my dry feet. It's also quite pricey.
Lotions/ Creams -Neutrogena - Norwegian Formula Hand Cream
thirdstrokelucky 7/12/2006 1:14:00 AM
For a hand cream, this is okay. For a lip balm, this works terrific as a base. I get horrible cracks in my hands whenever I neglect them in all four seasons and this product doesn't heal them. BUT I also get cracks on my lips (when I neglect them) and Neutrogena's Norwegian Formula Hand Cream works wonders! The cracks heal in no time.
I say I use this product as a base b/c it's not moisturizing enough to wear alone. Also, I always buy the fragrance-free tube since the regular one is much too strong and irritates my nose.
I bought this in a tube a few years ago.
Pros: The sanitary and convenient packaging. I also liked the no-nonsense layout of the product name and other info, and how you can easily spot the product on store shelves b/c of the red and yellow.
Cons: The taste!!! Seriously, it's the taste I am complaining about and not the smell. I haven't been using this tube for years, but I still have it stored in a little box for miscellaneous items. Whenever I open the box I can catch a whiff of cocoa (yum). However, when this lip balm is on my lips it makes me want to spit out the vile chemicals!