Makeup Brushes -Real Techniques by Samantha Chapman - Expert Face Brush
BRoberts0107 3/5/2013 4:32:00 PM
This brush gave my foundation a beautiful finish without bringing up flakes (I have dry skin and sometimes foundation just makes things look worse!) It's dense and soft and I am so glad I bought it.
I've used this product for a long time, and while the package might not be clear about it, it does one thing: Heat Activated Straightening. It is similar to Rusk's Str8 (which I have used but was allergic to). Joico used to make one that I used, but it was discontinued. If you apply heat while straightening your hair (with a hairdryer or flat iron) it will straighten more easily. But it takes heat, and lots of it, to make it work. Every so often I forget to use it and I wonder why my hair won't get straight and stays a little wavy. Once I had it in my hair and my stylist was straightening it (she cut it dry without washing it first) and she commented how easy it was to straighten my hair that day. I do notice that my hair is smoother/softer if I apply the product and let it air dry, but there are other products better suited for general smoothing/de-frizzing.
I have dry, sensitive skin with rosacea. This product removes my makeup (not waterproof - that takes an eye makeup remover) and leaves my skin feeling great. I only use it on my face, so the big bottle lasts a LONG time, so the cost is very reasonable. I use many of CeraVe's products and am happy with them all.
Treatments -Olay - Regenerist Daily Regenerating Serum - Fragrance Free
BRoberts0107 1/21/2013 2:06:00 PM
I've been using this product for about three weeks now, and I'm very pleased with the results, and intend to keep using it. I have very dry, sensitive skin with a little rosacea. Since using this product my skin has become noticeably smoother, and the redness has evened out (some). I use it twice a day, along with face moisturizer (CeraVe AM and PM). This product is a serum, not a moisturizer, so I wouldn't expect it to be enough for people with dry skin. It comes in a bottle with a pump, but the bottle is not opaque, and does not protect the active ingredients from light degradation.
Eye Makeup Remover -Unlisted Brand - Target Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover
BRoberts0107 1/17/2013 4:33:00 PM
I have been using this product for a few years now. It is similar to Mary Kay's eye makeup remover (the first dual-phase eye makeup remover I tried), and has the same ingredients as Neutrogena's Oil Free eye makeup remover. It works just as well, and I don't have to deal with a sales representative, I can just buy it at Target. I wear waterproof mascara every day, and it takes it off cleanly without scrubbing. I also have dry sensitive skin and it's not irritating or drying. Be sure to shake it well before using it!
I've been using this curler for as long as I remember. However, now that they no longer provide refills, I'm going to have to move on. I bought some Maybelline refills (which are silicone, not the old-school rubber) and they don't fit quite right, and end up bending some of my eyelashes down, instead of up. The silicone pads are curved on top, and the original pads were flat, so the metal doesn't hit it right. I'm going to get a Maybelline curler (to fit the pads I bought); hopefully that will work, and I have pads to last me a while! Cover Girl: if you're going to discontinue the refills, you might as well discontinue the curler itself. btw, it seems from comments on Cover Girl's website that they changed this curler, and it's smaller now. Those of us who bought them a long time ago are probably more satisfied than more recent purchasers.