Lip Treatments -Burt's Bees - Nourishing Lip Balm with Mango Butter
CuteMo 12/29/2012 1:10:00 PM
In general I've been disappointed in Burts Bees products, but my cat stole my HG balm (Dr. Bronner's and/or Rocky Mountain Soap) and I needed a new one ASAP. It smells nice, goes on smoothly, but that's it. It's too thin for my liking, and it doesn't feel like it's protecting my lips at all. I think this will be my last purchase from this company.
I use oatmeal more as a scrub/cleanser than a masque, but I love what it does either way! I just take the oats from the cupboard and mash them up in my hand, run a bit of water on them to get the "milky water" out (which is a great skin softener!), and then start rubbing! I haven't tried the oatmeal/honey masque yet, but as soon as I feel like getting the magic bullet down, I definitely will! I usually exfoliate my skin with baking soda first, then follow with oatmeal, and moisturize with jojoba oil. For oily days, I use the oatmeal and then apply witch hazel (if my skin is feeling sensitive) or apple cider vinegar (if my skin is showing signs of acne).
Lotions/ Creams -Kiss My Face - Filthy Rich Moisturizer
CuteMo 1/7/2012 12:39:00 PM
Love this stuff! I'm fairly sure I got an older formula because when I picked it up, the bottles behind it had a different looking label and ingredients. Hope if I can find it again that the new version will work just as well. I find it quite thick and creamy, and I really kind of like that it burns (razor nicks, etc). Makes me feel like it's working. I wasn't exactly sold on the smell when I bought it but I find that I like it now. Getting the last dregs out is kind of a pain, but when is it not?
Lips -Dr. Bronner's - Magic All-One! Organic Lip Balm - Lemon Lime
CuteMo 1/6/2012 12:26:00 AM
Never said this before, but this is HG for me! I ran out a few weeks ago and it feels like I'm in a stage of withdrawal. Can't wait to try all of them out there. Only problem is that they are super hard to find and are kind of expensive (about $4 or $5).
Although I'm not a huge fan of some of the ingredients in this (including BHT) and the price, it got rid of a patch of broke capillaries on my face in just a few weeks (I had this patch for a considerable amount of time). I know a lot of people say the massaging will work with other oils or vitamin E, but that was not the case for me. Just got stretch marks a little while ago so we'll see how it turns out. The best deal seems to be at Costco, where you can get a large and small container for $25 (London Drugs sells only the big one for $27).
Moisturizers -Yves Rocher - Cure Solutions 24H Anti-Fatigue Moisturizer
CuteMo 6/4/2011 1:19:00 AM
I think this will always be my go-to moisturizer. As much as I stray, I will keep buying this for as long as they make it. It actually feels moisturizing and my skin still feels that way 12+ hours after application. This keeps pimples at bay for me and lasts a very long time! Also it seems to be continually on sale(?) I really hope they don't change the formula or discontinue!
When I first tried this out, my first thought was "good thing I got the travel sized one." But somehow, after the first use it got better. It's still dry (I'm a bit leery to add water to it), but it gives a very subtle look that I would describe as feathery. I like the brush, shipping came 10 days earlier than expected, and the prices were nice!
I just started using brown sugar as a facial scrub in January, but only once a week as I find it's too harsh on my skin. I follow the scrub with honey, and it works wonders! But I think I'll follow others' advice and try the sugar with either grapeseed or avocado oil, and see how it works out!
Like another reviewer, I wish I would have tried this sooner. Since my eczema cleared up in grade 8 I've had fairly great skin, but a bit sensitive. I get cold sores at least once a month or so, and my list of allergies seems to be expanding. In January I did a complete health 180 and decided to toss most of my beauty supplies and only buy items not tested on animals and with little/no chemicals. Honey turned out to be a great overall treatment of pretty much anything. It clears up cold sores really fast, and also any blemishes or allergic reactions on my skin. I normally do a honey mask once a week following my brown sugar scrub. I've had one pimple since January and only one cold sore. I'm now vigorously spreading the word and encouraging others to try honey, especially manuka!
Deodorants -The Body Shop - DeoDry Stick, Chilled & Breezy
CuteMo 5/22/2011 2:29:00 PM
I'm saddened by the low ratings for this. I truthfully thought I would be wasting my money buying this as I've always had trouble finding a deodorant that worked for me. I had been using Secret for a number of years, but wanted something not tested on animals or with any chemicals. I find the scent to be a bit too manly for me, but hey if it works it works! And it does, so I'm not complaining. Wish they had more scents though.
Lip Treatments -Burt's Bees - Replenishing Lip Balm with Pomegranate Oil
CuteMo 5/4/2011 11:12:00 PM
I was expecting this to be a lot better than what it turned out to be. Smelled okay, but didn't add any colour to my lips nor did it last long once on. If anything, it dried my lips out, which had me applying more and more. I was thinking of trying the original but either I'll stick with my carmex and Dr. Watkins, or try Dr. Bronners.
Awesome stuff, good coverage. At first, I thought it was a bit too yellow for me, but the consultant put it on anyway and it was fine! I don't think I'll buy any other brand... but I guess I won't have to because this bottle lasts forever!
On the whole, I like this mascara, but took a lippie off for the awkward brush. Normally I like bigger brushes, but this just didn't work well for me. The formula is fairly good, but it didn't hold much of a curl, sadly. I wouldn't buy again just because I rarely buy the same makeup twice.
At first I liked this mascara quite a bit, but I rarely use it now. These days I find it a bit too runny, although I love the brush. I guess I'll just have to find a mascara to pair with this for the 'natural look'.
I wonder why all the bad reviews?! The serum was a bit sticky in the bottle but that did not affect my hair at all. I like the smell and the company, and it agrees with my hair. Maybe people need to adjust the amount they use?