Moisturizers -Arcona - Peptide Hydrating Complex, Hydrate AM/PM
hippodeem 4/25/2013 6:25:00 AM
great light serum/ lotion. it hydrates very well, smells pleasant on a little strong side. i dont know if the peptides actually works, i have tried a few bottles, not much change but not worse looking either.
great concept but the smell is way too strong to use. even after rinsing with water. it doesnt seem to clean that well either.
lovely. it works! helps getting rid of the dead skin and gunk out, it is cooling and brightening. a mask and a scrub 2 in 1. i am happy with this, a bit pricey though. be careful not to get it near your eyes. it stings.
Lotions/ Creams -Arcona - Pumpkin Lotion 10% Regenerate
hippodeem 4/25/2013 6:19:00 AM
it smells bad and very drying. not moisturize enough. i wish it would moisturize as well as helps with the dry skin. it doesnt.
Moisturizers -Jurlique - ultra firm and lift cream
hippodeem 4/19/2013 8:53:00 PM
great scent, it smells of rose, like many of jurlique products. this cream is thick and rich, perfect for dry skin. i dont know about the anti aging part, i dont see any difference so far. it is pricey but the jar is large and it lasts a long time. it is a nice cream to use, not sure if it works, i hope at least it is prevention any further fine lines. ingredients: Aqua (Water)/Eau, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Cocoglycerides, Dicaprylyl Ether, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Silica, Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate, Viola odorata (Sweet Violet) Flower Extract, Viola tricolor (Pansy) Extract, Trifolium pratense (Clover) Flower Extract, Bellis perennis (Daisy) Flower Extract, Arctium lappa Root Extract, Stellaria media (Chickweed) Extract, Taraxacum officinale (Dandelion) Root Extract, Usnea barbata (Lichen) Extract, Echinacea purpurea Extract, Terminalia ferdinandiana Fruit Extract, Fagus sylvatica Bud Extract, Vigna aconitifolia Seed Extract, Cichorium intybus (Chicory) Root Extract, Anogeissus leiocarpus Bark Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Xanthan Gum, Fragrance/Parfum*, Tocopheryl Acetate, SD Alcohol 40-A (Alcohol Denat.), Totarol, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Geraniol*, Linalool*, Eugenol*, Citronellol*, Limonene*. * From Natural Essential Oil.
Self Tanners -Clarins - Intense Bronze Self Tanning Tint
hippodeem 4/19/2013 4:52:00 AM
great self tanners, i always get compliment from this one, no one think that it was fake. i have pale asian/ chinese skin. goes on easily. not a mess, no hassle. just use it with cotton sponge, it last about 2-3 days, if you want darker, just keep on adding it. no parabens also. love love it!
it is an amazing pick me up fresh, refreshing and hydrating mask, it is easy to use and for lazy or guys, this is perfect. the downside is that it's very costly. $68 plus tax for 6 pieces. i would recommend using it once a week. paraben free.
i saw some good reviews and ads on this product. went ahead to try it. i dont really have that much to cover for the under eye area and pretty smooth however this concealer just won't deliver at all. no matter what it wont go on smooth, with or without eye cream and it is just horrid, it is worse than not putting it on, no matter how much patting i pat with the finger or the concealer brush. the sales reps just couldnt get it to work on me, she patted until my eyes were hurting so bad and still wont work. i honestly dont know why that is.
Treatments (Eye) -Bobbi Brown - Hydrating Eye Cream
hippodeem 3/21/2013 4:26:00 AM
the texture is very nice and the smell is great, hydrating, instant cooling when first applied on. it glides very easily and moist. it has some good ingredients in them such as avocado oil and sodium hyaluronate acid in them. the jar container is annoying as it can harvest germs and the ingredients become less potent esp for eye cream, it should be more hygienic than a jar type. they have taken out the parabens ingredients, i am happy that they do.
Treatments (Eye) -Bobbi Brown - EXTRA Eye Repair Cream
hippodeem 3/21/2013 4:23:00 AM
it is more of a barrier cream to me, as it is so thick, the main ingredients are mineral oil and silicone, it has fragrance which may irritate some people, good things are that it has no parabens and got peptides and some good oil and ingredients. it doesnt seem like much cream in a jar but because it is so thick, it lasts a long time as you need very little. the recommended details on the package said that it should be discarded within 6 months. to use this, pat gently around the eye area, do not smear it like a lotion. jar container is also annoying as it can harvest germs and the ingredients become less potent esp for eye cream, it should be more hygienic than a jar type. note; this cream could give you milia, if you are prone to milia. dont use this.
Lotions/ Creams -Kiehls - Ultimate Strength Hand Salve
hippodeem 3/20/2013 5:27:00 PM
amazing hand cream, i love the texture so much, so thick for super dry skin and very moist, enough to be a barrier hand cream and keeps cuticles and nails protected and moisturized. i wish they would take out the parabens in the cream so i could use it as my holy grail hand cream. the scent is fresh and minty, very good.
Pressed Powders -Bobbi Brown - Sheer Finish Pressed Powder
hippodeem 3/17/2013 8:43:00 PM
pros: great color esp for yellow undertone skin, very natural looking, clean simple packaging. no shimmer for those who want a natural look. cons: drying for dry skin type as talc is the first ingredient, a bit pricey for such little compact. but still . it is more than the loose powder version of the same thing. so if you are going to buy, buy the pressed powder instead of the loose powder as you get more quantity for the same price. i am so surprised about this as usually the loose powder has more quantity but not for this product.
pros: great color esp for yellow undertone skin, very natural looking, clean simple packaging. no shimmer for those who want a natural look. cons: drying for dry skin type as talc is the first ingredient. a bit pricey for such little compact. and it is hard to open.
the shampoo is not that organic or natural and pure but it is just ok, smell is great. no harsh big no no bad stuff. it is very drying and seem to strip a lot of the natural hair oil out.
this review is for ns-k volumizing shampoo. they have2-3 types of shampoo. the shampoo is not that organic and pure but it is pretty good, no harsh big no no bag stuff. this is almost like 2 in 1 shampoo conditioner texture and use. you dont need much to later with bubble. it does leave a coat after wash which is very soft. i dont think it is that volumizing and honestly i have yet to find one that does what it says. if you want volume, the best is to get a shampoo brush , kao brand is good, and that seems to help lift the roots and wash it well. the american shampoo brush usually have too harsh bristles for scalp.