Lotions/ Creams -Neutrogena - Norwegian Formula Hand Cream
andToto2 5/11/2011 1:27:00 PM
I used to use this quite often in the winter. It's more of a hand cream to use at night, due to the greasiness of it. It does moisturize very well, and the smell is nice. However, once I discovered Moisture Therapy Intensive hand cream from Avon, I quit buying this. The Moisture Therapy comes in a bigger tube for less money. And Avon often has the Moisture Therapy tubes on sale 3 for $5. The Avon works as well and is extremely similar to this.
Other -Unlisted Brand - Arm and Hammer Whitening Booster
andToto2 5/11/2011 1:23:00 PM
I waited until I completed using one full tube before reviewing it. It did next to nothing for me. I notice no difference in the color of my teeth. No whitening at all. The only positive was that my teeth feel cleaner after using it. Would not buy this again.
Love this stuff! I got this in a set, I had never tried it before. It makes my lashes look great. It adds volume and length for me. Yes, it's white, but I have tried four different mascaras over it and have had no problem with the white showing through. I also have no problem with it taking out the curl. I'm really happy with it, and prefer it by a mile over the one from Clinique. Will definitely repurchase this. I can't see any reason to keep looking for an eyelash primer after finding this gem.
Lotions/ Creams -Unlisted Brand - Body Drench Hemp Lotion
andToto2 4/21/2011 12:57:00 PM
Strange stuff. I won a bottle of this, can't say I would buy a bottle of "hemp" lotion. I don't know if my bottle is old or what, but it is very, very thin, verging on watery. On the plus side, it doesn't leave your skin greasy. But the smell is just too odd for me. It's not a strong smell, but makes me a bit nauseous. Would never purchase this.
I got this in a kit, and wasn't sure I would like it. I never have good luck with bronzers, they just don't look natural on me. I have very fair skin with slight yellow undertones. I really like it. I use it more as I would a blush. The packaging also mentioned you could use it as an eyeshadow. I tried that and like that, too. I aim more for the browner spots when I use it as a shadow. I like to use this as a blush and shadow at the same time for a more natural, sunkissed look, great for casual days. Edited to add: This has quickly become my favorite blush! I love the way it looks, and it really stays on well! LOVE it! I have not has the experience of it being too hard pressed. Maybe the packaging that was in the kit made a difference.
Styling Products -Clairol - Herbal Essences Set Me Up Hairspray
andToto2 4/2/2011 6:49:00 PM
This spray doesn't have the hold I was hoping for. I tried the Body Envy spray from Herbal Essences, and really didn't like the smell, and it was quite stiff. The smell of this was not offensive or strong to me, but my hair drooped quickly after I applied. It's not horrible, but not good enough. I won't buy it again. The price is very reasonable, and they run BOGOF coupons quite often.
I got this in "The Classics" set. It's not a color I would have ever purchased on it's own. This is the first Too Faced lipstick I have tried. First, the formula: Love it. It's very moist and lush feeling, nice coverage. Doesn't make my lips feel dry. Not a shiny lipstick, but definitely not matte. The staying power is very good. All in all, it is a good quality lipstick, and I would definitely purchase another lipstick From Too Faced. The color was not one I thought I would wear. I don't like pale lipstick. I really need more color, and usually when I buy a kit that has a pale lipstick like this, it ends up in the garbage. But I am actually keeping this one, and wearing it. It is shimmery, but not over the top. (In general I don't wear shimmery lipstick.) It is a pale pink, but not dead looking or bubble gum-my. I did have a hard time getting used to seeing myself in this, when I look in the mirror I still feel a little weird at not seeing more color on my lips, but it is pretty. I just make sure to use more blush and do a little stronger eye, and I like the different look it gives me.
Of all the colors in the Naked palette, this is probably the one that looks best on me. Love it. Will definitely repurchase. Nice shimmer without being over the top.
I love this color. I got it in my Naked palette, and this is one of the only ones that I would repurchase on it's own. Just a really nice, light neutral color to have, and it looks so pretty on.
It's ok. But I put it on, wait to let it dry while putting on my foundation and blush, and when I go back to it, the primer itself has creased. I have tried varying the amount I put on, but it creases. It makes my shadow last a little longer, but creases much faster than I would expect. Not something I would repurchase.
I just tried this in the new Porcelain color, and I don't like this product at all. It felt so dry on my skin, and my skin looked dry and dull and it really accentuated my pores in a very big way. I saw very little coverage. Also, my skin started to itch and I broke out in hives within a couple of minutes of applying. I am not factoring that into my rating however, as allergic reactions can happen. My poor rating is based solely on the product itself.
I am not generally a fan of warmer fragrances, but this one is not bad. When I apply it initially, it is far too strong and overpowering. But once it dries down and has a little time, it is quite pretty. Definitely a fragrance you need to be careful not to overapply.
Lotions/ Creams -Bath and Body Works - Warm Vanilla Sugar Body Lotion
andToto2 2/22/2011 11:54:00 AM
I love vanilla more than any other scent, but I find this cloying. And as I find with most Bath and Body works lotions, kind of greasy and not all that moisturizing.
Mascara -Cover Girl - Professional Mascara-Smudgeproof
andToto2 2/22/2011 11:52:00 AM
It smudges less that most mascaras do on me, but still, it smudges. Mascara is my most difficult make up challenge. I have very oily lids, and that seems to be what makes mascaras turn me into a raccoon. Only Clinique Lash Power never does. Anyhow, back to this Cover Girl Product. The price is great. About $5 at Walmart. I bought the version with the straight brush. I see they also sell this in a waterproof version, again with the choice of a straight or curved brush. The brush is fine, the consistency of the mascara is fine. It gives nice definition and some length, nothing dramatic, but ok. I keep looking for something that stays put on me like the Clinique Lash Power, but with more drama. I will keep looking.
This has quickly become my favorite line of lipsticks, by far. Cheap or high end, I like nothing better. Creamy, full color, great pigmentation, moisturizes, stays on like a dream, doesn't feather, and the price is extremely reasonable. The case looks nice, too. I think I have bought it in about 8 colors so far. Tinted Taupe and Crazy for Coffee are my two favorites, and I plan to try more colors. There is NOTHING I don't like about these.