Bath Treatments -Unlisted Brand - DermaVeen - Shower and Bath Oil
GothicGal 7/23/2011 6:16:00 AM
Like all DermaVeen products, this is fantastic for sensitive skin. This bath oil is very gentle on the skin and is great as a body cleanser. I love having an oil for a shower wash, the texture is nice (albeit a bit grainy). It doesn't foam or lather, so it's not something you could lathe up on a sponge or anything. But it does the job without drying out your skin.
I hate this mo-fo! I colour my hair a lot. So I decided to use LIVE hair dye in chocolate brown a few years back. I don't know *what* is in this formula but i had a full blown allergic reaction to it. My palms, torso, head went insanely itchy, red and irritated. I had to go on steroids, etc to stop the reaction. It was AWFUL! In conclusion, I hate this product so much. It gives me nightmares to this day. I continue to use other hair dyes with no reactions. So wtf LIVE, wtf???!!!
Skincare - Face -Unlisted Brand - Huggies Gentle Care Sensitive Wipes
GothicGal 7/18/2011 7:07:00 AM
My HG eye makeup remover! I have used these daily for 10 years and they are THE BEST. They are perfect for sensitive skin, no irritations here. The wipes are thick & durable. They don't have a heavy, overpowering fragrance. And most important, they remove all my eye makeup easily & fast. Oh & they are cheap as! Totally love Huggies baby wipes!
No, just no. Ok? Lol. I use baby wipes to remove eye makeup & am a Huggies Baby Wipe devotee. So when I couldn't find any in the supermarket I got Johnson & Johnsons. WHAT THE HELL???!!! They are terrible to remove makeup! First of all they are tough to remove anything, you need to scrub your face/eyes to remove (or more truthfully smudge) any makeup. The wipes are thinner, & heavy on fragrance (disgusting smell). There is too much moisture in the wipes, making them very wet when wiping but not effective on removing makeup. I really recommend you try Huggies Sensitive Baby Wipes for an amazing makeup remover. Used it for over 10 years & swear by them. As for Johnson & Johnson Wipes - save em for the baby's bum (but even then they won't do a good job)!
My HG blush! Baby Doll is a very intense baby pink colour. It applies perfectly (smooth and silky) with a big blush brush. And the blush itself lasts all day. A little goes a long way, so this compact will last forever. If you like pink blush that has an intense colour (not a faded wishy wash of colour) then you'll love this! Australis is a very cheap and affordable Australian cosmetic brand targeting the younger market. The difference with this brand & other cheaper cosmetic brands is Australis is great for eyes & cheeks (but terrible for foundations & powder). The formula doesnt irritate sensitive skin. I buy this blush for about $3-$4. Which is so ridiculously cheap for such a great blush. The BEST blush, & looks so beautiful on very pale skin. Luv it!!!!
Skincare - Body -Unlisted Brand - Palmolive Naturals Creme bath in Milk & Honey
GothicGal 7/17/2011 4:48:00 AM
This stuff smells sweet and yummy. It lathers a lot which works nice with one of those shower spongey things. Very luxurious! And ridiculously cheap considering I bought a litre of this stuff for under $10! While this shower wash is very nice, some reviewers below have mentioned that Palmolive test on animals! That has convinced me NOT to buy this product again, or anything from the Palmolive-Colgate company. Grrrrr stupid fricken Palmolive, treat animals with respect you damn fools!!!!!!!!!!
This moisturiser is fantastic and smells soooo yummy! If you like sweet delicious vanilla scents then you'll love this moisturiser. It leaves a beautiful warm vanilla scent behind which I love! The moisturiser itself is great. It leaves my skin very soft and with no greasy residue. It doesn't leave my hands all greasy either after I've applied the lotion which I love and makes me wanna use this stuff even more. The price is cheap, the bottle is huge and I like the pump a lot more than moisturiser in a pot (more hygenic). Overall this is an extremely affordable indulgent moisturiser, and if you love vanillla :-) you'll love this!
This body wash moisturises well, & my skin doesn't feel dry after showering. I like the smell, a sorta floral vanilla. It's quite a runny formula which I would have preferred to be thicker. The price is really cheap & it's a nice product. Prob won't buy it again cause I know there are more luxurious moisturizing body washes out there.
Gels/Soaps -Dove - Triple Moisturising Shower Wash
GothicGal 7/14/2011 7:10:00 AM
This stuff really is good! The cream is very thick & applies soft, silky & just gorgeous! It moisturises really well, my skin wasn't dry after showering with this. I was very impressed with the quality of the product considering it is a supermarket body wash & quite cheap. I really can't find fault in this, it is a great moisturizing body wash!
Big Teal is a metallic aqua blue. It is incredibly beautiful & makes your eyes pop! I found the formula very watery so it's not a bold eyeliner like a black eyeliner would apply. You need to do multiple strokes to build up the colour. Which in turn, won't give you a thin accurate line (if that's what you're after). I paid $18 for this so it is a little pricey. All in all though Big Teal is an amazing colour so I can put up with the other downfalls. Metallic blue eyeliners like this one rock my world!
Cleansers -Unlisted Brand - Ego QV Face Gentle Cleanser
GothicGal 6/12/2011 4:34:00 AM
Amazing cleanser, amazing stuff. After using this I felt like the biggest sucker for buying $60 cleansers from Estee Lauder. Total chump! Lol. This cleanses really well and is great for my uber sensitive skin. You only have to use the smallest amount and it easily takes off very hard makeup - like my MAC Studio Fix. It left my skin clean without that red, burning, dry feeling other cleansers seem to do. I bought a bottle for $10 which is incredible value. I can't find fault with this, my HG cleanser hands down!
These polishes come in an amazing range of colours. It's very hard not to be lulled into buying a handful. However I found the formula to be cheaper, like a Revlon polish. Which would be great as this stuff is way cheaper than Revlon. *BUT* BYS polishes aren't formaldehyde, phthalates, toluene free. And this is why I only gave this polish 2 stars. The polishes apply great but last only a day before chipping. I love the metallic blue & red I bought, very beautiful pigmentation! But yeah I won't buy again because I dont feel right putting so many chemical nasties on my nails. Will stick to the more expensive & safer polishes out there.
Skincare - Face -Estee Lauder - Take It Away total make up remover
GothicGal 5/25/2011 4:53:00 AM
This is such crap! I paid $56 for utter crap. Thanks Estee Lauder. I have sensitive skin and this stuff makes it burn and leaves it bright red. Before buying this I was told by the sales assistant at EL that it was great for sensitive skin. It isn't. Yes it takes my EL Double Wear off, but not as well as I would expect for the price. You have to use a lot of this product to remove makeup, and it takes a few times of applying and wiping off the makeup to remove it. I think it's a terrible product and would never EVER buy it again.
Man I love these! I bought a metallic blue & purple one when I was in Virginia & paid next to nothing for it. I wasn't expecting much at that stage. What I found was these are THE BEST pencils I've ever used! They apply super smooth, easily & the pigmentation is high. Extremely beautiful colours that have good staying power. They don't sell Wet n Wild in Australia which is very sad :-( or else I would buy more!
Mascara -Almay - One Coat Nourishing Mascara Triple Effect
GothicGal 5/22/2011 7:40:00 PM
Like most Almay mascaras, I liked this one. It is fantastic for sensitive eyes. The formula isn't as runny as other mascaras. I found it to work well adding volume. I bought blackest black & it lived up to my expectations. I wanted this mascara to be over the top dramatic (if you, like me love that look for day & night wear!) but this mascara isn't one of those. It wears well & didn't smudge. I was very happy with this mascara.