I've been using this for about a week now. I really like this foundation and I think I will be using it for a while or until they discontinue it. It's really light and doesn't make my skin break out or dry. I hate heavy foundations! I feel like my skin can breath when I have this on. It covers the redness and blemishes on my skin pretty well for it being so light. I love the package! I makes it really easy to control how much you use and it doesn't get all messy like a bottle. Plus, stuff can't get in! It is pretty matte; I think I could probably get away with wearing this without a powder over it, but I don't have extra oily skin so that maybe won't go for everyone. The only thing about this is that if you sweat when you have this on it starts to look a little weird, but that could be an error I made so I'm not sure about that. Anyway, I think this is a really good foundation and worth a try for anybody. It's only about $6 at Walmart.
Pressed Powders -Neutrogena - Skin Clearing Oil-Free Pressed Powder
pretiiandroid 3/31/2009 7:23:00 PM
This keeps my skin clear and doesn't dry it out. However, it doesn't last very long and doesn't offer much coverage at all. I usually find I have to touch it up about 3 times a day; that's without actually doing anything that would cause me to sweat it off either. Other than that, I think this product is pretty typical of Neutrogena. I think it's worth buying though because it seems to be very gentle on the skin.
Moisturizers -Olay - Complete Defense All Day Moisturizer SPF15
pretiiandroid 3/27/2009 5:45:00 PM
I really like this moisturizer. I smells really nice and moisturizes very well. After I put this on in the morning my face doesn't get dry during the rest of the day. It's a bit expensive but the formula is very creamy so it should last a while. I like the way that it comes out of the bottle so you can get the last of it more easily that something with a pump. It takes a little while to soak in and can feel a little heavy until it does but otherwise it hasn't bothered my skin yet. I like that it doesn't have a funny medicinal smell like some things with SPF have. I think this is a good choice if you're not sure what to buy and want to try something pretty basic and not too expensive. Another plus is that they have different formulations for combination and sensitive skin.
Lip Treatments -Nivea - A Kiss of Protection Sun Protection Lip Care SPF 30
pretiiandroid 3/26/2009 3:27:00 PM
I just got this today and I love it already. It smells nice and has a nice texture. It lasts a long time also. I was surprised that a lip balm with SPF 30 existed. It does make your lips a little pale but nothing weird so it's not a problem. Definitely will buy again.
This cream is pretty decent for coming from Aldi. It soaks in really fast and doesn't feel like you have anything on your face at all. My only problem with it is that it doesn't moisturize as much as I'd like. If you have dry skin your skin will probably still feel dry after using this even if you use quite a bit. It cost 5USD for a 50mL jar which is a bit expensive in my opinion. The smell might bother some. It smells a little like bug repellent but it goes away when you put it on. Overall, this is just average. It could moisturize more than it does and have some sunscreen for $5.
I really like this. The packaging is too cute. It goes on nice and smooth. Not too expensive. Smells nice to me and hasn't caused any skin irritation. I got it to complement my Coty airspun because that's too big to carry around. This, I just use a rubber band to keep closed.
I love love love this! It's not sticky at all. Not too thick and it lasts quite a while. It's wonderful, one of the best glosses I've ever had. I will definitely be buying again.
I really love this! I only wish I had it in black. I have the electric blue one and it makes my eyelashes look really big. I love the brush. I would definitely buy this again.
I bought this because it was on sale at Sephora for about $4.50 and... well, it's cute looking. I really like the formula but I don't like the comb at all. It seems the teeth are way to short and they don't actually catch the lashes. This doesn't give my lashes more volume but it definitely gives more length. I probably would not buy it again because it's expensive and doesn't really do much.
Cheap as Great Lash but is actually a good mascara. I got this as a 2 for 1 deal and I must say that I really like it. I only wish that they had a waterproof version at the store. It's easy to build and achieve the look you want. It has a nice brush that's not too big or small. Overall, I think it's really good. If you want a good cheap mascara I think this is the way to go.
This is actually the first concealer I've ever used but I think it's pretty decent. The only thing that I don't like is that there aren't very many shades to choose from and they seem a bit off but I can't really complain when it's only $4-5. Other than that it hasn't caused my skin to break out and it blends well so it's all good. I'm really starting to like Rimmel.
I do really like this cleanser but I only gave it an overall rating of 3 because it's quite pricey for the amount you get and when it really comes down to it... it's just baby wash! I was a little upset when I bought this also because of the fact that the product can leak out by the pump and a good deal of it was missing when I got it home. It also says not to let any water get in the bottle... but this is pretty likely to happen since there is an opening at the base of the pump! I paid about $5 for it and it did its job very well but, yeah. I can buy a bottle of baby wash for a dollar and it's the same thing. It had a nice smell though! ^-^
I really liked this mascara. It can make your eyelashes really long and thick looking. It is definitely waterproof and stays on. It also has a nice brush, not too big or anything like that. Makes it easier to work with. One of my favorite mascaras. I'm glad I tried it.
I love love love this!!! It is the best powder I have ever used and it's all i wear now. It doesn't bother my skin at all. You get a lot of product for what you pay. It has a very smooth and light texture and pretty good coverage for a powder. It also lasts a long time. I love it so much I wish there was a pressed version so I could take it with me everywhere!
Seriously, the best straightener you can buy at a drugstore for $25! I'm half black half white so I have pretty frizzy/coarse hair. I had a Sedu that cost $130 and broke so I was looking for a new flat-iron and saw this at the store. I was a bit unsure about it since no drugstore flat-iron has ever worked for me but this one blew my mind. It IS the Sedu only a 100 dollars less. It gets just as hot, stays hot, has the same exact nice smooth plates, and doesn't pull my hair. It is a bit heavy but not the worst. I mean, for $25 bucks and it works as good as it does, I can't complain. I love it! I would definitely recommend this to anybody with coarse hair that doesn't want to spend hundreds on a CHI, Sedu, or Solia. Since this one worked so well on coarse hair the other ones probably work excellently on their specified hair-types as well. Will definitely buy again if it ever breaks.