Sunscreen -La Roche Posay - Anthelios Dermo-Pediatrics SPF60-PPD28
Colleen 5/14/2009 11:11:00 PM
I have been using the Dermo-Pediatrics for a couple of weeks now and I love it. The packaging is fine as long as you realize that it is very liquidy and just be careful not to squeeze out too much. I have tanned skin that will freckle if I don't use a good sunscreen and I want to avoid future damage. I live in Hawaii and I tan through most sunscreens and so far this has been giving me great protection. I have oily/breakout prone skin and this hasn't broken me out. It is definitely shiny when it goes on, but it seems to sink right in. I lightly dust with BE mineral veil and the shine is gone. It doesn't feel overly sticky like the cream versions of Anthelios that I purchased in Canada. I ordered this online and it is definitely the European version.
Scrubs -Neutrogena - Oil-Free Acne Wash pink grapefruit foaming scrub
Colleen 10/17/2008 9:38:00 PM
I could not stand the smell of this product. Thankfully I didn't purchase this scrub, but instead received a nice sized sample. I used it a few times before I had to throw the tube away. It didn't smell like real pink grapefruit. I normally love all citrus products, but this one smelled rancid. It's too bad because I actually enjoyed using the scrub. It cleaned well and left my normal/oily skin feeling fresh. I just could not stomach the scent.
Moisturizers -Olay - Definity Deep Penetrating Foaming Moisturizer
Colleen 12/20/2007 2:14:00 PM
I have been using this product for 3 weeks and I am loving it. I love the texture and how it sinks right in without leaving a sticky mess. I haven't tried the formulation with the sunscreen because I prefer to apply my own sunscreen on top of this. I live in the tropics and an spf15 doesn't cut it. I am normally breakout prone, and this product has not caused any breakouts. (*knock on wood!*) This only takes a minute to soak in and I can go on with my routine without having to wait. It has made my skin more luminous and little spots seem to be fading. They aren't gone, but they are definitely lighter. I hope to see improved results after using it for a couple months. They often have $3 savings in the paper and at my grocery store it usually is around $15 a can. I've also received $5 coupons from Olay, which makes it a great deal. I don't like the excessive packaging. I assume that they don't want people at the store squirting out the foam and then not purchasing the product. I love the mousse consistency and I'm okay with the can.
Sunscreen -Shiseido - Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion SPF 55 PA+++ [DISCONTINUED]
Colleen 7/18/2006 1:43:00 AM
Unfortunately this product did not work on me. I love the consistency and the fact that it didn't leave me greasy. This has, however, caused me to breakout in areas that are not usually blemish prone on me. It could be because it is a physical block and it just clogged my pores. It was recommended to me to use the Shiseido cleansing oil, but that has also caused to break out. I'm not usually breakout prone, and can use almost any sunscreen so this was surprising to me. This will be going back to Sephora and I'm still looking for my holy grail facial sunscreen.
Cleansers -Paula's Choice - Skin Balancing Oil-Reducing Cleanser
Colleen 1/10/2006 6:42:00 PM
This cleanser did not work on my combination skin. It left my drier areas flaky and feeling tight. I was too lazy too return this and too cheap to throw it away, so I'm using it up as a body cleanser.
This shampoo left my hair feeling clean, but not stripped. I have normal/oily hair that needs to be shampooed everyday. I haven't found Bosco to dry it out at all. It smells sort of like Vicks vapor rub, which isn't a bad thing to me. All scent rinses away and I'm just left with clean hair. I'll definitely repurchase.
After all the bad reviews, I was hesitant to try this product, but it actually works for me. I love having a gentle sunscreen to use in the eye area. I would actually prefer if it weren't tinted pink, but I don't know if this even shows up on me. This eye cream is gentle enough for me, but protects me from the tropical sun.
Treatments (Eye) -Dermalogica - Multivitamin power firm for eye and liparea
Colleen 4/29/2005 2:31:00 PM
I really like this product. I only use it during the day and I don't need to use any other eye cream on top of it. It smells great and seems to smooth out the under eye area.
I bought this for my hubby and he loves it. No nicks or cuts and the pump dispenser is great in the shower. We have the mint version and it is wonderful. I've used it on my legs and love it.
ugh... I usually like MF mascaras and this was so disappointing. I used to use their Stretch mascara and loved it. This formula is too dry, and clumps. I didn't find that it lengthened and I was forever cleaning up smudges. Yuck!
I love this mascara. It thickens and lengthens without being clumpy at all. It also doesn't straighten my shu-curled eyelashes and doesn't smudge.
Lip Treatments -MAC - Tinted Lip Conditioner- Virtuous Violet
Colleen 9/26/2004 11:28:00 AM
I love this lip conditioner. It leaves my lips feeling soft and smooth with a touch of color. The fact that it has spf15 is just a bonus to me. This is great when I want some sun protection, but want a bit more punch than plain old blistex. I am an NC35 and this gives my pigmented lips a rosy pink shine.
This is a great product. I'm a new mom and I love a blush that I can just swipe and blend quickly. I've been using tarte up until now and this is much better. It isn't sticky at all and can be used over powder. I'm a NC35 and it works with my coloring perfectly. I love the deepness of the shade along with the bronze shimmer. This tube should last forever... just like the tarte product.
My husband says that the more he uses this, the more that he likes it. It's refreshing and gives an extremely close shave. I've tried it on my legs and I definitely noticed a closer shave. I can't use it very well in the shower with damp/wet hands though because I can't seem to pick up any product (my fingers slipped all around), but once I dried them it worked great. It's very concentrated and has a mentholated scent. We'll be re-purchasing when this runs out.
When I first received this brush, I was surprised that it wasn't fuller, with more bristles. After using it though, it's perfect. I can't believe how soft it is and that it doesn't shed at all. I get great coverage with my loose powder and now I don't have those little dark brown brush hairs on my face. It's a little expensive, but it's worth the indulgence.