Man, I wish I had read the reviews here before buying this! But I saw it at the grocery store and got it on a whim. It has a consistency like white glue, the kind you used as a kid in school. It's goopy, sticky, thick but simultaneously streaky and doesn't cover well. The glitter doesn't show like it should. Instead, it looks like someone mixed sand in your polish so the finished nail looks gritty.
I had resisted getting on the "greige" bandwagon, but decided to try this out on a whim. The color looks very different in different lights. It looks neutral gray under the halogen lights in my kitchen, cool beige/brown in fluorescent lighting, and violet gray in sunlight. The first day I wore it out, someone went on and on about how great my nails looked.
Sunscreen -La Roche Posay - Anthelios Xl SPF 50+ Fluide Extreme (for face)
Flippit 4/20/2011 9:55:00 AM
I was worried about this turning me into Casper, but I have to say the whiteness is not very noticeable. Nobody has shrieked at the sight of me or anything. I've only used it a few times so I can't say if it's a good long-term choice, but so far I'm impressed with the non-greasy feel and look. Love that it's unscented.
Scrubs -Unlisted Brand - Physicians Complex Microdermabrasion Cream
Flippit 4/19/2009 8:09:00 AM
I've only tried a sample of this, so I don't know if it would irritate my very sensitive, acne-prone combo skin in the long term. In the short term, I was very pleasantly surprised by how soft this made my face feel. I get dry rough patches on my cheeks and this stuff just buffed them away. I can't use the kinds of scrubs that have walnut or peach pit granules because those are just too jagged/arge and irritate my skin. The granules in the PC Microdermabrasion Cream seemed more crystalline/inorganic and very fine--but sufficiently abrasive. On the downside, the cream had a very strong faux lemon smell, like spraying your face with a can of Pledge and I tend to be sensitive to fragranced products. I would be tempted to buy it, though, if I found a decent price for it. $60 is too much to risk on something that might irritate my skin.
Hair Styling Tools -Revlon - StyliX International Ion Select 1875 Watt Dryer
Flippit 4/19/2009 7:56:00 AM
This dries my hair just fine. If that's all I needed a blowdryer for, I'd give this a higher rating. But I also need my dryer to be a styling tool, meaning I need to be able to operate it with one hand while holding a brush in the other. The button positioning and operation make this very awkward to the point of being nearly impossible. The balance/construction of the dryer also make it difficult to easily change position with one hand. I have to put my brush down so I can use my right hand to help reposition the dryer.
Styling Products -Sunsilk - Captivating Curls Scrunching Mousse
Flippit 4/13/2009 9:33:00 AM
This did give me a little curl enhancement for my thick-but-undefined waves, but very little control or lasting definition. The curls stayed together for a while and then started separating into a soft, frizzy halo after two-three hours. Gels and creams tend to work better for me when it comes to keeping the curls "clumped" together, but I thought I'd give this a try. It's not great, not horrible... just average, so I won't buy again. If you don't have problems with undefined curls, though, you might give it a try and have better success.
Moisturizers -L'Oreal - Revitalift UV [DISCONTINUED]
Flippit 2/24/2009 9:09:00 AM
This was pretty good on my skin in the colder, drier months: It stayed fairly matte, or at least no shinier than other SS I've tried, and it didn't irritate my sensitive, acne-prone combination skin. The minute the temps got into the upper 60s and the humidity started to rise, though, my skin looked like a greasy mess. Even the parts of my skin (cheeks) that are normally somewhat dry all year long became excessively oily. I don't like to wear makeup--not even powder--in the warmer months, so covering this SS up with cosmetics is not an option for me. I *may* use it again come November or December, though.
Sunscreen -Neutrogena - Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 55
Flippit 2/24/2009 9:05:00 AM
I've been looking for a new sunscreen now that my beloved hg LRP Dermo-Peds spray is discontinued. I'm glad I decided to give this Neutrogena a try despite the ratings here. I find this to be pretty matte, or at least no shinier than any other SS I've tried. It does look a bit greasy for a few minutes after application, but it quickly fades. The price compared to the Euro products I've been using is also very fair. On the plus side, it has not so far irritated or broken out my very sensitive acne-prone combo skin. On the down side, there is a light but detectable perfumey-cucumbery sort of fragrance. I wish it were completely unscented. It's also rather thick and can be a chore to blend in. Also, be careful not to get it in your hairline if you have dark hair like me -- I looked like I had dandruff at the temples all day once. However, I will probably buy this again unless something better comes along.
I would give this a 5 rating if it didn't smell so awful. I would prefer the smell of plain sulfur to this artificial perfumey masking scent. But the most important thing is that it works for me. I also like Bye Bye Blemish, but that stuff is hard to keep on long enough for it to be effective. It rubs off at night or you can't wear it during the day. With the Clearasil, you can wear it day or night. This stuff helped to shrink a huge pimple I had on my temple--took two days--when even a prescription sulfur treatment didn't seem to be doing much.
Cleansers -Unlisted Brand - Free & Clear Liquid Cleanser
Flippit 10/27/2007 1:56:00 PM
I really love this cleanser. I have extremely sensitive, reactive, acne-prone combination skin and this is one of the very few things that does not irritate it. It cleans thoroughly without making my cheeks dry or tight-feeling. That it's cheap is just icing on the cake.
I really wish this smelled better, because I'd probably give it a 4 lippie rating. It's smooth, it didn't irritate my sensitive skin, and made it feel soft. However, I find the smell so repellent that I can't bring myself to put this mask on again. The metallic odor that others have mentioned reminds me strongly of blood, like when you bite your tongue or have a nosebleed. It's earthy and metallic just like that.
Lip Gloss -Jason Natural Cosmetics - Temptations Moisturizing Lip Tint
Flippit 12/7/2005 11:01:00 AM
I got this in "Passion" and it's a sheer, but not too sheer, earthy red. It's one shade beyond "your lips but better" for me, with a hint of shimmer. The texture is smooth and moisturizing. It is unscented. My only complaint is that either the gloss is too thin or the seal on the tube isn't tight enough, because some of the product leaks out. This means I can't carry it in my purse, and I always have to make sure it's standing upright.
This smells quite a bit like Collection on me, although I may end up liking it even more. It's got a woodsy/nutty note that deepens the scent on me.
I'm one of the lucky ones on whom this smells yummy. No tacos, no curries, no BO. This is a sweet spicy, slightly resinous blend on me. The opening is a bit sharp and overpowering but that lasts only a couple of minutes. My only complaint is that it lasts a disappointingly short time on me. Two hours and it's completely gone. EDITED 12/7/05: I've been wearing this scent almost exclusively since I got it. It has that elusive "sample drawer" scent. You know how when you keep all your perfume samples in one place, and they sort of mingle together and produce this amazing mysterious scent. That's what Dinner by bobo smells like on me. MMmmm.
Ahhh. Just what I was looking for when I wanted something to satisfy my craving for a sweet, juicy, fruity scent. It starts off pure pineapple and pretty much stays the same. It lasts about 5 hours on me. I like it but it satisfies only a very narrow need.