Pros: It works! The day after using this product I wondered if I had applied foundation when I hadn't. Smoothed and refreshed my skin. Will continue using. Cons: The scent is a little heavy for my taste but due to how well this works would not detract from buying. Other: Stung a teeny bit during first couple days due to high C concentration (advised this may happen). Skin has since accustomed to it.
Treatments (Eye) -La Prairie - Cellular Eye Moisturizer SPF15
Ciaobella 5/6/2012 3:36:00 AM
One of the few products I will never move away from. I had a well defined line that went away just a short while after starting use. My eyes never look tired anymore even though I work in front of the computer. It worked wonoders for me.
Treatments -Unlisted Brand - One n' Only - Argan Oil Treatment
Ciaobella 5/6/2012 12:24:00 AM
I have long and usually hair that leans toward dry especially at the ends and this does wonders. I have used other products that are similar at a much higher cost without these results. Also, this product when not overused does not leave my hair oily or flat compared to different brands. As far as the smell goes...I am very sensitive to scent. Definitely very neutral, just a vague nutty slightly almonds scent when applying.
Moisturizers -Kate Somerville - Oil Free Moisturizer
Ciaobella 2/16/2011 7:45:00 PM
I love trying new products but have found it impossible to stray away from this one. The moisturizer is light enough to wear through the day and seems to keep my oily t-zone in check. My face doesn't look shiney! When I run out of my night cream, I've used this at night and moisturizes well. The packaging is great and really helps you get every last drop of product.
Mascara -Christian Dior - Diorshow Iconic Extreme (Waterproof)
Ciaobella 2/16/2011 7:40:00 PM
This mascara is not waterproof. I have a very active lifestyle and it always leaves smears under my eyes as opposed to other waterproof mascaras. It does hold curl somewhat well but doesn't separate my lashes the way that I'd expect it to. It seems to gather a few lashes in clumps giving apre spider look. It's easy to remove from lashes but a real pain to remove from under your eye when the waterproof functionality fails and your out-n-about. It will be a long while until I try Dior mascara again.
I found this product to fall somewhat short oft expectations. My hair felt heavy after using this and didn't work as well as I would have liked without heat. Without adding a shine sirum this left my hair feeling a little sticky. I've user much better products that add more texture then this did at a fraction of the cost without feeling sticky.
Styling Products -Garnier - Wonder Waves Wave Enhancing Spray
Ciaobella 2/16/2011 7:29:00 PM
My hair is very healthy but has no body at all. I love that I've finally found a product that I can use right out of the shower without having to use any sort of heat tools and still get some great looking hair. I never thought I could get it looking as great as it does without much effort. I will never go without having this on hand. One lippie removed due to drying out hair after using a couple days consecutively.
This stuff does help moisturize but very greasy. I've tried other lip balms around the same price that do the same as far as moisturizing without that ick feeling.
I've used this product for just a week and I've noticed that I look a lot less tired. The puffiness has gone down substantially. The smell is good and the amout you get for the price is a steal. The one thing that I noticed wais that it takes a while before I can put my makeup on in that area. since it seems to beed up a bit. I'm going to try to put on less prodcut and give it a moment to set in prior to applying my make up. I will keep you update.
This is the first product that I liked instantly. I've used it for just a few days but have really been impressed by the feel of it. My skin looks refreshed in the morning and seems to soothe very well at night after my toning ritual. I loved the smell too and intend to buy this again. After looking at the ingredients I found that it has a few things that I've liked out of other products that I've used that I end up keeping as part of my rotation. This has def been added and will update more if I noticed anything else or changes.
I was looking forward to trying this out! :( The texture of the product was so hard that it pulled my lips while attempting to putting it on. It wasn't smooth at all. My lips feel no more smoother or moisturized than they had prior to application. This was the worst lip balm I've ever tried.
Mascara -Kiss Me - HEROINE MAKE long and curl mascara (black)
Ciaobella 9/18/2010 1:36:00 AM
Best mascara I have ever tried and I've tried "the best." At the price there is really nothing to lose. I was prepared for disappointment because of the more popular products I had been using. WOW! The staying power is great! I forgot to take it off one night and there were no smears. My eyes still looked good and the curl stayed! I've had no problem removing the mascara either. Just a couple swipes. Keeps curl - stays put when you want it too. I LOVE IT!
This is one of 2 products that I've tried that I've noticed right away make an enourmous difference after the first day of use! My only complaint is the packaging. When I try to pour some out on the cotton pad it pours out a bit and leaks on the edge. NEEDS A PUMP! But...This product is SO good that I will be buying it again. My skin has a newfound glow that others have noticed as well. I'm very impressed with the results I've had this first week. I'll post updates if there are any changes.
Moisturizers -Caudalie - Vinopure Matte Moisturizing Fluid
Ciaobella 9/18/2010 1:26:00 AM
Moistuizing Properites - Good. Nothing exceptional. No noticeable difference in my face. Will be going back to my last moisturizer. Mattification - Awful. My t-zone was very shiny and even my husband asked why I looked "sweaty." I've found that I either really like some Caudalie products or dislike them entirely. This is one that I dislike. But, because of the excelptional products I have tried and liked very much from this line I will continue trying other items from them. They also have some of the best customer service in the world.
Shampoo -Nexxus - Dualiste - Color Protection + Volume
Ciaobella 9/5/2010 4:20:00 AM
Basing on color protection and Volume alone, this is pretty good. My color didn't fade and the volume increased because.....It made my hair incredibly course and very breakable. I've never felt like any product has ever damaged my hair but this really has. Also, 3/4 down and one side of the dispenser became clogged which prevented the volume formulation to come out at the end. What a waste! I was so happy to be done with it!