Mascara -Maybelline - XXL volume+length microfiber mascara
ambism 11/16/2009 10:05:00 PM
I'd buy this mascara again only if I wanted extreme length. I have naturally long lashes and this mascara doubles them in length; however, the white part clumps sometimes and the black side can't cover it. It does make my eyes look extreme and my lashes extremely fake. My biggest gripe with this mascara is that it's a total b*tch to wash off.
I have great natural lashes and this mascara did NOTHING for them but darken them. Def. not worth the hype at all. I gave it to my mother and it irritated her eyes so... I won't be repurchasing!
I really, REALLY like this mascara! I have naturally long, thick lashed and this mascara just makes them double in size! People usually ask if I'm wearing fakes -- that's how nice they come out. So far it doesn't clump, it separates really well, and holds a slight curl decently (I don't like too curly). I'm def. buying this mascara again! I purchased it by mistake and now I'm lovin' it!
Treatments -RoC - Retinol Correction Deep Wrinkle Night Cream
ambism 11/8/2009 12:46:00 PM
I really wanted to like this product because it was highly recommended but... I. Just. Can't. I can't because for nineteen years I had clear skin and BAM! I use this for a week and massive breakouts rage a war on my face. I got about 50+ papules on my forehead alone. Huge pimples on my cheeks and I never before broke out on my cheeks. Ugh! Boy was it bad! I still have about seven more pimples to clear out and I've managed to clear out the rest by not using anything. I know that retinol doesn't break me out so... it must be another chemical in there that completely aggravated my skin. Maybe the fragrance? I don't know. I'll give it another try in a month and see what happens. Hopefully, that episode doesn't repeat.
I absolutely love this creme! My mother introduced me to it and she's been using it since 1975... thus, it's been the traditional face moisturizer in my household for decades... and it never disappoints. - Contrary to other opinions, I actually love the thickness of it! When you open the tin can (Germany Made), the creme is nice and thick and it means business. - I approve of the smell. It's not offensive and it's rather pleasant. - I find that it works amazing under a thick concealer. You know those concealers that cake up and dry out underneath your eyes? Well, using Nivea underneath one of those bad-boys will straighten that problem out. - It reduces the appearance of fine lines underneath my eyes (I guess it fills them up for the time being). - It makes the skin glow. However, if you apply too much,you'll be greasy. ;) - Softens the skin. - Doesn't break me out! - Inexpensive!! I guess you can say that spreading it can sometimes be difficult but if you apply a generous amount to different parts of your face, you'll be able to spread it better. Overall : I love it!
Sunscreen -Burt's Bees - Chemical-Free Sunscreen SPF 30 Non-Whitening
ambism 10/18/2009 1:12:00 PM
I should have read the reviews on this sunscreen before I purchased it. It is just terrible! I really wanted a chemical-free sunscreen and this sunscreen was a major FAIL in so many ways. It leaves a yellow/white film on your face. I'm pale so my face looked sickly yellow. It's runny. It sheds (you can rub it off easily). Smells bad. STAY AWAY! I returned it the very next day.