Above average lotion, nice and light. I like all Nivea stuff. I didn't see any shimmer however.
I am against anything Jergens. I don't like the scent (even "unscented") and it feels sticky.
I love this stuff, I've used it for a few years and I always gets compliments in the summer on how soft and gleaming my body skin is. For the price, it's well worth it. There may be better things out there but for $40 or so. I don't know about the firming properties, it seems to help me but I use it esp. when I am working out and showering a ton so there may be too many factors to judge. I am undecided on the scent, sometimes I think it has a clean herbal smell (my SO loves it) and sometimes I think it stinks. Oh well, that's me. :)
I love these, I will never mess w/ a bottle of remover and cotton balls or tissue again. They do a great job and are very convenient and clean. Cloth is sturdy, I just wish it was a little larger.
I like the creamy silky foamy texture. I am undecided on the fragrance--sometimes I like it and think it is fresh, like lemongrass, other times I think it's plasticky and do not like it at all. Overall above average, I still need a moisturizer however.
Skincare - Face -Sonya Dakar - Complexion Corrector
casia 4/22/2003 11:38:00 AM
This corrects nothing. The only thing this removes is money from your wallet, and your patience trying to return it. Terrible products, terrible people. I hope they go out of business.
Not good. Not cleansing, somewhat irritating. See my review for the scrub and avoid this company and its products. Awful people.
OUCH. I hated this. I thought S. Dakar was going to be the answer to my prayers for a smooth complexion. Nope. My skin isn't even sensitive and this burned like battery acid in an open sore! I called them, they suggested I keep using it. I did, as I thought my skin might adjust as it had w/ acidic products, etc. No, it just kept burning and reddening my face. I returned it, they were rude and it took MONTHS for them to credit my card. I kept calling and getting excuses about someone being out of the office, someone not getting my message, the pkg. misplaced, etc. So I called every 3 days until they credited it. Avoid the products and co. at all costs!
Skincare - Face -L'Occitane - Creme a Raser Shaving Cream
casia 4/22/2003 12:23:00 AM
My SO uses this and it is so so so so wonderful. He's tried a lot of things, as he shaves and looks like Rip VanWinkle an hour later! This really keeps the whiskers at bay. When used w/ a shaving brush, the little tube lasts for months so it isn't even that expensive. How I wish I could afford it for my legs! The best product ever, and it's for a man.
One of the prettiest shimmery deep hint-of-pink brown shades (that's how it looks oon me) ever. I am pale and can wear it. It's moisturizing and lasting. Thumbs up.
Although I love many of the colors, I find these liners a little too draggy and dry in application.
Skincare - Body -Archipelago Botanicals - Mineral Mud
casia 4/21/2003 11:55:00 PM
I loved this silty silky bath! It turns the water a creamy grey, not so hot, but the smell is nice and it's very softening. Kind of pricey.
Yummy yummy yummy yummy! It smells like pretty clouds on a sunny day...heaven is right. The scent is nice, the scrubbing action is nice, rinses clean. My complaint is that I was lured to it because it is described as a foaming exfoliant--I found that idea wonderful. It doesn't really foam though. Too bad. Still love the scent. A friend, who hates most scent imaginable, used it @ my place and loved it too.
I didn't care for this product very much. Scent was neither nice nor foul. Scrubbing action was just o.k.--I didn't find it all that smoothing, no better than a $3 tube of St. Ives.
Sunscreen -Peter Thomas Roth - Max Sheer All Day Moisture Defense Lotion
casia 4/21/2003 11:45:00 PM
I thought this was great--had a great feel and blended/smelled better than most SPF products. However, even though this was the sheer formula, I found it made me a little too oily. My skin is normal to slightly oily in warm weather. Would be good for normal to slightly dry skins, I believe.