Pressed Powders -Neutrogena - Healthy Skin pressed powder
dragonballz 8/1/2010 10:58:00 PM
This powder has pretty muched replaced my liquid foundation. The application is quick and easy and the spf 20 is a nice bonus. The main reason I wouldn't give it five lippies is that more colors should be offered. Other than that I am very happy with this product.
Pressed Powders -L'Oreal - True Match Super-Blendable Powder
dragonballz 8/1/2010 10:49:00 PM
This powder does blend very well but the color does not stay true. I purchased a warm shade that looked yellow-based in the store but it applies darker and pinker. The oil-controlling properties are decent but nothing spectacular. I am finished experimenting with this line.
I bought this as an impulse buy at a health food store. I had a feeling I might regret it and I do. It's not awful or anything but I feel that it requires more effort on my part to distribute the product throught my hair and scalp than other shampoos. I also have to use a lot of product. It is very natural and Aubrey has a great reputation so I can't be too upset because it will run out soon enough. I've had good luck with their conditoners so I'll continue to try those out.
Hair Removal -eos - Lavender Jasmine Ultra Moisturizing Shave Cream
dragonballz 8/1/2010 9:54:00 PM
I am completely underwhelmed by this product. I dislike the small amount the pump dispenses. The cream doesn't adhere to my legs-it just drips off before I have the chance to get to everything I covered (I use it in the shower). The only good point is that the fragrance is very lovely. I purchased this in a store that sells a lot of organic products and I assumed the ingredients would be pretty natural. Wrong. My bad for not looking at the ingredients but the performance is just so meh... Water (Eau), Mineral Oil (Huile Minérale), Glycerin, Stearic Acid, Glycol Stearate, Triethanolamine, Cetyl Alcohol, Petrolatum, Glucono Delta Lactone, Sodium Benzoate, Dimethicone, Glyceryl Stearate, Titanium Dioxide (CI77891), Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Carbomer, Fragrance (Parfum), Disodium Edta, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Propylene Glycol, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Benzyl Salicylate, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Geraniol, Hydroxycitronellal, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Limonene, Linalool, Violet 2 (CI60725), Red 40 (CI16035).
Conditioner -Unlisted Brand - Mill Creek Jojoba Conditioner
dragonballz 8/1/2010 6:30:00 PM
This isn't my favorite product because I lose more hair than usual in the shower whenever I use it. It isn't really moisturzing-just a detangler at best. It does produce noticable volume though. I won't repurchase because I think the fragrance is synthetic and there are more parabens than I would care for in my products. Luckily, it is a pretty good shaving cream because it sticks to my legs well. Ingredients Deionized Water; Stearalkonium Chloride; Cetyl Alcohol; Peg-75 Lanolin; Jojoba Oil; Panthenol (Provitamin B5); Hydrolyzed Keratin; Allantoin; Cystine; Niacin; Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A); Cholecalciferol (Vitamin D3); Hydrolyzed RNA; Hydrolyzed DNA; Beet Extract; Barley Extract; Folic Carmine; Corn Oil; Propylene Glycol; Disodium EDTA; Methylparaben; Propylparaben; Imadazolidinyl Urea; Fragrance. Does Not Contain: Artificial Colors.
Shampoo -Unlisted Brand - Mill Creek Jojoba Shampoo
dragonballz 8/1/2010 6:22:00 PM
My true rating of this product would be three and a half lippies. The good: mostly organic, nice lather and noticable volume. The bad: drying, parabens and I question how natural the fragrance is. Overall, this is a pretty good product but I probably won't repurchase in hopes of finding something with less chemical ingredients. Ingredients: deionized water, jojoba oil, panthenol (provitamin B5), hydrolyzed keratin, barley extract, comfrey extract, wheat germ oil, sodium myreth sulfate, cocamidopropyl betaine (coconut oil), cocamephoacetate lauramide, retinyl palmitate (vitamin A), biotin, niacin, allantoin, folic acid, inositol, citric acid, corn oil, octyl dimethyl PABA, sodium chloride, *organic aloe vera gel, organic essential oil, caramel, potassium sorbate, sodium benzoate, botanical fragrance.
Deodorants -Secret - Invisible Solid in Powder Fresh
dragonballz 6/18/2010 12:19:00 AM
I needed something more effective to withstand the summer heat (coming from non-aluminum deodorant) so I purchased the travel size version of this product. It does a decent job of blocking wetness but the fragrance can be nauseating at times. The powder scent starts out powdery/tolerable, but like another reviewer mentioned in the general category of this deodorant, it gets sickeningly sweeter as the day progresses. Due to this issue I will not repuchase.
Skincare - Body -Noxzema - Triple Blade Disposable Razors
dragonballz 4/16/2010 9:25:00 PM
I bought a pack of these razors with high hopes after reading a rave review off one of the boards. Everything started out fine but then I noticed that excess hair was becoming blocked in the head and I couldn't remove it. My other razors either push the hair out of the head or I can remove most of it out (if it's a brand new razor). I had to start pressing down hard for the razor to make contact with my skin which caused more cuts than I've had in years. Also, the head doesn't pivot well imo which also added to the torment. I will designate the rest of these for underarm use which is really pathetic. I mean a bag of cheapies are luxe compared to these!
Cleansers -L'Oreal - Go 360 Clean Deep Facial Cleanser for Sensitive Skin
dragonballz 3/23/2010 2:06:00 AM
I love that this product is fragrance free and it balances my oily skin without completely stripping it or leaving a yucky residue. The scrublet actually does a decent job of exfoliating so it will replace my traditional scrubs when they run out. I dislike how you get jipped of product because of the hole in the bottle but I guess it serves a purpose for holding the scrublet. This is the best Loreal skincare product I've ever used.
Lip Gloss -Bare Escentuals - 100% Natural Lipgloss in Sugar Cookie
dragonballz 3/4/2010 1:42:00 AM
This is a staple in my BE natural lip gloss collection. The color really goes with anything and makes you look polished and natural rather than dramatic. I do wish it was about half a shade darker because it can slightly wash me out at times but overall it is a nice purchase.
Lip Gloss -Bare Escentuals - Cupcake 100% Natural Lipgloss
dragonballz 3/4/2010 1:15:00 AM
I love the BE natural lipglosses because they are so luxurious and moisturizing. I tend to like more neutral colors but this can look really nice and it is longer lasting than some of the other shades.
Lip Gloss -Bare Escentuals - 100% Natural Lip Gloss - Iced Coffee
dragonballz 3/4/2010 12:58:00 AM
I bought this because it looked like a cool mocha shade in the applicator. The color layered over my lips appears more on the warm side. Not bad, but not the best look for me. I'll use it up because I love the moisturizing properties of this product but will not repurchase in this color.
This is the best sharpener I have ever used. It doesn't eat up pencils and gives a nice point. The only thing I dislike is that sometimes a few shavings fall out through the holes but it isn't a dealbreaker by any means.
This is more of a powder foundation than a powder as it has much more coverage and feels heavier on the face. I find it looks cakey over liquid foundation. I use Sand Light/Medium and it is a great medium, yellow based shade. My only complaint is that it does not control oil worth a flip. I'm pretty sure I won't repurchase because I need something more matte.
Pressed Powders -Maybelline - Dream Matte Pressed Powder
dragonballz 12/10/2009 9:08:00 PM
I really like the matte finish that this powder offers but I dislike the color selection. All the shades look like they have slight gray cast in the packaging. Beige medium looks light orange on me. I would only repurchase if they added yellow-toned warm shades.