Foundations -Neutrogena - Skin Clearing Clean Tint
bellasera973 11/9/2005 11:02:00 PM
Well... it's light and fresh, but it smells weird. Doesnt have good staying power either. My skin was shiney within an hour. It didnt clear my skin, if anything, it made me break out MORE after using it every other day for like a week. Will NOT repurchase.
WHERE IS THE GLOWING? Like many others that have already posted, I too have combo/oily skin and this stuff made me break out BAD. It leaves your skin feeling greasy, and there is no "glow." Under glaring sunlight, standing less than 10 inches away from your face, you can VAGUELY see some kind of red shimmer. barely at all. the smell is kinda icky. i think it's supposed to be a citrus smell but it smells kind of sour.. like bad milk. hah. will NOT buy again. not worth it. its stupid.
I changed my mind. Awhile ago i really loved this stuff. Now i dont. It is citrus-y, but with sweet flower notes in it. The citrus stuck onto my body. Meh, will not repurchase.
A little background of my skin type: combo/oily. Ok now after that... this foundation sucks. A few things that suck about it: The way it comes out. This little pump action is horrible. The texture is mixed and seperated. And i've bought this a couple times, so it's not like a got a "bad batch" or anything. It comes out liquidy and creamy mixed on your finger. It feels oily on the skin, and made me break out BAD. It made me shiney almost an hour after application, and did nothing for covering up. It clogged my pores and made me break out, and made my face feel disgustingly oily. BOO!
I tend to bounce around from facial cleanser to facial cleanser and I was IN LOVE with the Olay Cleansing Cloths, so i thought i'd love these too.. the only thing i like about these is that they're self foaming. one problem with me every night before i go to bed is that i'm lazy, and so to be able to just pull these things out and start washing immediately was a MAJOR plus. i havent noticed a difference in my face as far as breakouts go.. i have A LOT of blackheads, it hasnt gotten rid of them. and i have big pores. it hasnt made them smaller. it hasnt gotten rid of any pimples either. its just a basic wash. i might buy these again.. but for now i'll go bounce around to something else new to try.
Highlighters -BeneFit Cosmetics - Hollywood Glo [DISCONTINUED]
bellasera973 11/3/2005 1:06:00 AM
If this is for the "Body Lustre", then i'm sorry, my review is for the bottle of foundation Hollywood Glo. I LOVE IT! Although I have big pores, and shiney skin.. so i only wear it around my eyes so an extra sparkle. That's all its for by the way, its not to cover up anything. You really cant wear powder over it either.. its whole M.O. is that its sexy-sparkles in a bottle... so covering it with powder just takes that away. My current bottle broke by falling on the floor :( But i'll buy another bottle ASAP! My only prob is that, u cant wear powder over it b/c it takes away the sparkle, and my skin has too big of pores and is too oily to just wear just this alone. and that its $22 a bottle. geez. i wish it wasnt so expensive. but its a lovely holiday or special occasion sparkly makeup :)
Women, please do not buy perfume just because a celebrities name is on it, ok? With that said, I sampled this stuff just to see what it smelled like, and was very displeased. It smells like a cheap hooker. It's a very strong scent. I'm not a fan of "JLo" but even it I was, I still wouldn't buy this. Bottom line? It just doesnt smell good.
I bought this when it first came out..so maybe my opinions are out-dated? But it didn't work. Not for me anyway.. and back then it smelled HORRIBLE. Like burning plastic mixed with alcohol. I hear its supposed to smell better these days..As for my acne, no noticable difference. I have SOOO many blackheads [its gross] and they weren't even slightly effected. As for regular white heads and pimples, nope-notta-NOTHING. This stuff is ridiculously expensive. Would not repurchase.
Misc Beauty Tools -Clean & Clear - Oil Absorbing Sheets
bellasera973 11/3/2005 12:40:00 AM
I've been using these for YEARS. I'm dry skin right after i wash my face, and then SUPER super oily after about an hour after applying makeup..and these sheets are heeeaven! It leaves my makeup ALONE, and takes away ALL the oil without drying out my face. I've been buying them once a month for about 1 1/2 years now and I havent found anything else thats as good for this price. EDIT:People are complaining about it being made out of polypropylene...umm, that's just plastic. That's what the sheets are made out of, hence why they're rubbery.
The only reason this product is so popular is because the shade is called "Orgasm"...the people in marketing have done their job well. This color doesnt show up well unless you cake it on, and then its BOOM HELLO! IM WEARING BLUSH. CAN U SEE IT? CUZ I'M WEARING BLUSH. HELLO! BLUSH WEAR-ER OVER HERE! CAN YOU TELL BY THE INTESNSE SHIMMER ON MY CHEEKS?!!?! Go to the store and buy some cheap stuff of the same color and save yourself the money.
Styling Products -Garnier - Fructis XXL Volume Thickening Mousse Extreme
bellasera973 11/3/2005 12:28:00 AM
THANK YOU GODDESS! My hair is 1 pile of strands that fall limp amd lifeless. I've always been told "well your hair is fine, but you have A LOT of it!" I've always HATED styling my hair b/c my hair doesnt hold curls, and never stays volumized. UNTIL NOW! I'm so glad i tried this stuff! It doesnt leave your hair crunchy or hard at all--i swear!! It's a very light feeling, fruity smelling mousse. AND IT WORKS!! After i towel dry my hair, i put a golf-ball size in my hand and rub it through all my hair, flip my head upside down, and just brush and blow dry and flip my head back up and its like BOOM! POOF CITY! hah, its WONDERFUL! it even gives my hair this super-straight affect as if i used a straight iron. but all i do is flip my head upside down and blowdry for 10 mins and just brush it out. BUY IT its LOVELY!
I bought this product for my boyfriend because he was having some dandruff issues... and now it's worse, and his head is extremely itchy. So I used it, and my head is too very itchy and dry. BOO!
Conditioner -Dove - Foam Conditioner- Extra Volume
bellasera973 11/3/2005 12:21:00 AM
I love the way this stuff smells.. mmm I wish it came in a bigger bottle though, it seems to go fast. I love the idea of foam conditioner, it washes out a lot faster than regular conditioners. I didn't notice a serious difference in my hair after using it. It wasnt really full of volume or anything...I really dont think ANY shampoo or conditioner can give a woman that. One has to learn how to style her hair correctly to obtain the big volumonous hair. but it smells lovely! i buy it all the time :)
*sigh* I must be crazy.. i feel like i'm the only one here who thinks this stuff is a ridiculous waste of money. No wonder the makeup industry is filled with booming millionaires--YOU PEOPLE ARE SUCKERS. This product does nothing that a stick of cinnomin flavored gum couldnt do. So save yourself about $10 and just buy a stick of gum and hold it up against your lips for a burning, tingly sensation that will make them maybe 1/8 of a shade darker and 0/0 plumper. BOO.
Look, if you want to have "natural looking lashes", why not just NOT WEAR MASCARA?? This stuff does nothing. Looks like nothing. Its a clear, goopy gel..that wads up your lashes together and weighs down your curl. dont buy it. u want an easy natural look for lashes? try putting DOWN the mascara.