Treatments -Sally Hansen - Insta-Dri Speed Dry Drops
Bianca910318 5/3/2010 11:56:00 PM
I bought this a while back due to the great reviews. After using it several times I find it to be highly overrated. It is an oil that comes with a dropper to put over wet nails. I find it does not dry in an "instant", nor does it dry fast. I still find myself smudging my polish when using this.
Treatments -Unlisted Brand - Perlabella - Retinol Pearls
Bianca910318 3/23/2010 11:10:00 PM
I have purchased these pearls on several occasions now, which says a lot because I am hard to satisfy ;-) Anyway, i find these pearls help clear out break outs and i believe they also fade any marks really quickly. The texture is really smooth and sinks right into the skin. I do wish each pearl was just a litttttlle bit bigger so i can apply more generously but that is a minor complaint. I probably will find myself buying these again.
Unfortunately I find this mask highly overrated. Yes when I use it my skin feels refreshed but it is only barely temporary. I do not notice a difference in my blackheads nor do i feel it dries out pimples. What i do like about this mask is the smell, and the fact it is a relaxing and pampering thing but in my honest opinion it is not a staple by any means.
Scrubs -Olay - Regenerist Microdermabrasion and Peel Kit
Bianca910318 3/23/2010 11:00:00 PM
Once again I am the odd one out. This is a nice 2 step scrub. The first step, the orange crystals smell delicious and are really fine for good exfoliation. I also enjoy the warm sensation i get when i apply them both. The thing is however, this in my opinion is nothing more than a "fancy" scrub. Yes your skin feels soft and smooth but just as it would with any other scrub. I personally exfoliate and use scrubs on a regular basis and don't notice a difference in my skin when i use this and when i use the others. Simply because of that i would not repurchase.
Cleansers -Neutrogena - Oil-Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit Facial Cleanser
Bianca910318 2/20/2010 8:14:00 PM
Ok so this is not the same cleanser that is posted on the picture to the right. The one i have is the grapefruit scrub, so i am not sure if this is it or not. Anyway i like the feeling, the smell, and the texture of the scrub, although i must say that after washing my face (which is oily by the way) my skin is left feeling very dry. I will use it up but i will not repurchase.
I have not been that impressed with this product. It is a nice consistency, i do not like the smell at all (which i am not even fragrant sensitive or picky), It very slightly stings my face for a few seconds (i do not have sensitive skin), it does absorb quickly which is fine for me but for those with dry skin im not sure it would satisfy. Overall it is an ok product IMO, i will use it up but will not buy again.
This cream i believe is for someone with dry skin. My skin is oily and i find this cream soooo greasy. A while after i put it on my face is still shiny. I also find that it may give me a some new tiny pimples, nothing big but i think it means it clogs my pores. The scent is also old lady-ish. Luckily its my moms and i didnt spend money on it.
Treatments -Unlisted Brand - Homemade Vitamin C Serum
Bianca910318 11/21/2009 12:19:00 AM
I made my own vitamin c serum with l ascorbic powder i found in whole foods. The first few times i made it, it was soo sticky i stopped putting glycerin in it completly. I did add one tiny drop of pure vitamin E oil and yet the serum was still sort of sticky to the point i dreaded putting it on my face. Also when i put it on i noticed a very mild stinging that went away after bout a minute. Now as far as the results i did not notice anything special at all or even anything different. Im rating it a three just in case it did help or something and i did not notice, however i will not be purchasing to make again.
Moisturizers -Lacura - Q10 Anti-Wrinkle Night Cream
Bianca910318 11/8/2009 6:11:00 PM
As a moisturizer i find this to be great. It is very hydrating yet not greasy and i find it sinks in quickly. I also enjoy the soft scent. Now as far as it's anti wrinkle or anti aging properties i dont feel this has any. It has not improved any soft fine lines or brightened my face or anything. I just think this is a very nice moisturizer, but if your looking to fight signs of aging look elsewhere.
Not really crazy about this. I feel that when used on a pimple it just completly dries out the skin around it. Im sure it's a great product but i just havent found anything to really use it on, not to mention it can stink up the entire room with fumes. EDIT: ok i take it back. This really does help get rid of a pimple right away. When i pick or pop a pimple and then apply this with a q tip, the pimple goes completly flat and goes away. I changed my lippies to all 5. Would buy again.
This concealer is definetly full coverage however i was not "wowed" by it. I felt it seemed to settle in some of my pores and it accentuates dry patches. It's also difficult for raised pimples. I do think however it might work for undereye circles. Lastly the color options are not the best. Im fairly light skinned so i chose the light color but found that to be a little too light and the cream too dark.
Fragrances -Bath and Body Works - Sensual Amber EDT
Bianca910318 11/4/2009 5:03:00 PM
I really like this perfume, but for some reason i dont reach for it everyday because it just does not fit my idea of an "everyday" perfume. I would think this perfume is better suited for a date night or something. Anyway i really like it. It does smell alot like vanilla so if you dont enjoy vanilla you might want to stay away. I find it to be sweet and warm.
This sunscreen has me a bit torn. I feel this is a heavy duty sunscreen and does offer great protection, however i find it too moisturizing and thick for my oily skin. Whenever i put it on it makes my face so oily/greasy looking that i have to carefully dab with cotton to absorb some of it. It also does produce whitish cast but as long as you rub it in well it will subside. As far as the smell goes it has no actual fragrance but it does smell plasticky when i first put it on till about 20minutes. Overall i am not sure i would repurchase due to all of the inconveniences it causes me. EDIT: So i found myself slightly sunburned after using this. Definitely wont buy again.
Moisturizers -Neutrogena - Healthy Skin Anti Wrinkle SPF 15
Bianca910318 10/6/2009 7:20:00 PM
I have been using this for a few weeks now and i really like it! it moisturizes my skin, sinks in quickly, brightens my face and i also think it helps with clearing blemishes. I like how it comes in a tube so you dont have to put your fingers in it. Also just a little amount works for your entire face. I dont have wrinkles yet but am using this a preventative measure and i will be buying again.
Moisturizers -Neutrogena - Oil-Free Moisture Sensitive Skin
Bianca910318 10/6/2009 7:15:00 PM
I really like this moisturizer. It is really lightweight and for me it sinks in quickly which works great for my oily skin. This is defitnetly not for someone with dry skin though! I should mention however that my sister was using it too and it broke her out with tiny bumps on her face. So needless to say she hates this product. In the end i really like it, but some people do seem to have reactions to it.