Lips -Burt's Bees - Ultra Conditioning Lip Balm- with Kokum Butter
DontStpTheMusic7 11/2/2011 4:07:00 PM
Not really feeling the love for this lip balm. It pulled me in with the Kokum Butter and the "Ultra Conditioning" name, but I didn't really find this product to be anything special. I'm not really sure if maybe I got a bad tube or something, but I found the texture to be thin and gritty, and overall, the balm was not very moisturizing.
Upon first opening it, I noticed there wasn't any type of safety seal, so it is quite possible for dirty hands to be in the container before you even buy it. Also, the jar isn't the most sanitary, as you have to put your fingers into the product. As far as how the product worked: it never really sank into my skin, it just sat on top, forming a nasty greasy layer that made me look shiny. It made my face felt hot and dirty, which I guess it due to the fact that it contains mineral oil. Riddle me this; how does a moisturizer NOT clog pores if it has mineral oil in it? Thankfully, I decided to go with my gut and get the smaller tub, just in case I didn't like it, which I don't.
Lip Treatments -Neosporin - Lip Health Overnight Renewal Therapy
DontStpTheMusic7 6/13/2010 2:15:00 AM
I don't find this to be anything special. Kind of just sits there on your lips, and creates a gross white film. This product basically gives the same effect as rubbing Vaseline on your lips. No real moisturization, just prevention of any further moisture loss, which may I add, is done so with some pretty icky ingredients: petroleum, mineral oil, copolymer, etc. I am not too keen on the packaging either, as it is in a jar and they can be quite unsanitary.
I forgot how much I love this shampoo. It doesn't dry my hair out, it gives me hair some nice body and shine, and it is also dirt cheap, so I don't have to spend an outrageous amount on shampoo to have nice looking hair. I actually think it is better than a lot of other more expensive shampoos that I've tried, and it also smells good, which is a plus. :)
Bought this because it was on sale and also because my skin is sensitive. I have to say, I really like this! It goes on smooth and sinks in fast for me, which is good. It's tear free, and also, it makes my skin feel soft, while keeping the usual whiteness I get from sunscreen to a minimum.
Shampoo -The Body Shop - Honey Moisturizing Shampoo [DISCONTINUED]
DontStpTheMusic7 6/2/2010 12:47:00 AM
Was at my sister's house and I mentioned that my hair was feeling really dry lately. She told me I should try this shampoo, and so I did. I found it to be disappointing. Although it smelled good, it did nothing to moisturize my hair; it actually dried my hair out and made it poofy. The product was also difficult to remove in its entirety from the bottle. I won't be buying this again.
Scrubs -L'Oreal - Go 360 Clean Deep Exfoliating Scrub
DontStpTheMusic7 5/19/2010 8:02:00 PM
I tried this because I stopped using my normal St. Ives (it's not so good for my skin, or so I've heard) and it was on sale. I've only used it a handful of times, but so far it's pretty good. I like the citrus scent (I'm a fan of citrus scents), and it seems gentle enough to use more frequently than other scrubs out there. I also like the scrublet, and this formula seems a little less drying than the green formula (which I still have and use occasionally).
Shampoo -Suave - Professionals Almond & Shea Butter
DontStpTheMusic7 5/19/2010 12:10:00 PM
I tried this because of positive reviews on here, but I have to say I am disappointed. I do not like this shampoo, or the conditioner for that matter. While it smells nice (not my favorite smell, but still good), it did nothing for my hair. I don't know if anyone else had this reaction, as I did not read all of the reviews, but it made my scalp dry and itchy and my hair frizzy and dull. While others may really like this, I don't. It just doesn't work for my hair. I will not be repurchasing.
Polishes -Sephora - Sephora by OPI Iris I Was Thinner
DontStpTheMusic7 4/26/2010 1:49:00 PM
I went to Sephora looking for a purple nail polish. I wanted one that wasn't too light, and wasn't too dark, and I found this one. This is a good medium purple. It also isn't a frosty or glittery purple, which is something I like. While it is more expensive than other nail polishes, it looks awesome on my toe nails. Love it, and will repurchase.
This product is too harsh for my face. I read somewhere that a scrub like this causes microscopic tears in the skin, which are like an open invitation for bacteria to come in and cause acne and other problems. I think this product contributed to the increase of acne on my normally clear face (I get one or two pimples at most, around that time of the month), and also caused the broken capillary. I think I am doing more harm than good using it and will look for another less abrasive scrub.
Kind of thin and watery compared to other fragrance free lotions I've tried. Doesn't moisturize all that well for me. I like that it doesn't have that weird fragrance free smell to it. I don't think I liked it enough to buy it again.
I really don't understand the hatred for this product. I don't love it or hate it. The texture is okay, not hard or overly waxy like some people said. I run my finger over the top of the product and get enough of it for at least two fingers. It goes on smoothly and does not leave behind anything on my fingers. It leaves my cuticles soft, but it's nothing that a lotion couldn't do. As far as the smell goes, it doesn't bother me. Yeah, it smells like a cheap apricot smell, but it isn't overly pungent/offensive.
This is my favorite of the LUSH shampoo bars. I find the smell of it light and appealing, and love the color of the bar. I also love that when the shampoo bar is gone, there is no plastic packaging to dispose of. AWESOME. It cleans my hair without overdoing it, and it leaves a light scent. It travels well in its little tin as well, and lasts a long time for me. I have been purchasing it for a while now, and will continue to do so.
I was looking for a concealer for under my eyes because no matter how much sleep I get, I still get dark circles under my eyes and look like the living dead. Anyway, this was on sale at CVS for three dollars, so I figured I wouldn't be out too much money if I tried it. I bought the yellow/light duo. While I like the light side, which is soft and creamy, the yellow side tends to be hard and dry, and it tends pull my skin when I try to apply it. Because the product itself is dry, it tends to make my undereyes look dry. Also, I think it is a bit too yellow for me, and the light side doesn't cover that up. I guess if I wore foundation then this problem wouldn't be a problem, but since I am a simple concealer, lip balm, go kind of girl, it is a problem for me. In regards to the brush, it is a waste of space and material. It doesn't really do much when it comes to applying the concealer. All in all, I think this wasn't a horrible product, it just wasn't my cup of tea.
Cleansers -Neutrogena - Visibly Even Foaming Cleanser
DontStpTheMusic7 4/6/2010 11:49:00 AM
Never have I ever disliked a product so much. It cleaned my skin to the point where it squeaked, and my skin became really dry and tight. I had to apply a ton of moisturizer for my skin to feel comfortable again. I also broke out with cystic acne, and being a person who doesn't even break out (except during that time of the month) and gets one to two pimples a month at most (again, during that time), I was upset to be breaking out at all, especially with cystic pimples! I also have to comment on the smell. I thought it smelled oddly familiar, and then I realized it smelled like a mix of soy and Paris Hilton perfume. I prefer things I am putting on my face to have a milder scent, and this was a little too fragrant for me. All in all, I will not be using this again and I guess I will give it to my sister, because I can't use the rest of it or I will ruin my skin.