Liquid -Clinique - Redness Solutions Makeup SPF 15 with Probiotic Technology
Gradle 7/31/2011 7:40:00 PM
I have a lot of redness on my nose and cheeks so I was really hoping that this would be a holy grail for me. Sadly, it really doesn't reduce the redness on my face, but I would probably buy this again because I do like the coverage and the finish. It seems to last pretty well (although I do use a setting spray) and the color doesn't change throughout the day.
I usually don't like WNW, so I'm not sure what made me decide to try this. I was returning Maybelline Falsies because it smudged under my eyes, and bought this thinking it wasn't a good idea to buy such a cheap mascara. Much to my surpise, this mascara doesn't flake on me at all. My favorite drugstore mascara used to be Maybelline Full and Soft, but I think I like this better. This doesn't give an extremely dramatic, thick lash, but I do feel that I get very black, defined lashes. I don't love the brush, but for this flake-free formula, I can work with it!
Gels/Soaps -Suave - Naturals Moisturizing Body Wash in Ocean Breeze
Gradle 11/20/2010 8:26:00 PM
I purchased this first as a cheap alternative to hand soap, but quickly decided to try it in the shower. I love how it lathers and smells, and have repurchased multiple times.
Mascara -Maybelline - Volum' Express The Falsies Waterproof Mascara
Gradle 11/20/2010 8:22:00 PM
I liked the way my lashes looked when using this, but by lunchtime I ended up with black smudges under my eyes. Ended up returning.
This product is not working for me at all. The first time I tried it, I used a lip balm underneath and got weird clumping issues when I put on my lipstick. I decided to try it without any balm underneath, but I'm still getting patchy clumps. This doesn't seem to help my lipstick wear any longer, and because it makes lipstick apply and wear unevenly, I believe I'll return it.
Mascara -Maybelline - Volum' Express The Colossal Waterproof
Gradle 11/22/2009 11:34:00 PM
I got bored with my mascara and decided to try something new, and based on the reviews, I chose this. Unfortunately after a week of wearing this, I decided to throw it away. This smudged horribly under my eyes, and since I was at work without remover, I couldn't wipe the smudges off. I also think it was flaking into my eyes because there were many days that my eyes hurt and felt like something was in them. This was the only new product that I was using. Sounds like it works for a lot of people, so if this is buy one get one free, I guess it's worth a try.
Polishes -L'Oreal - Pro Manicure Polish - First Date
Gradle 11/15/2009 8:15:00 PM
It's been a long time since I've tried L'Oreal polishes, but they were on sale so I figured I'd give them a try. I gravitate towards pinks and nudes on my fingernails, so I chose First Date. It is a shimmery, light pink shade. This has worn very well with no chipping or peeling. I like it so much I am planning on buying some more colors next time it's on sale.
I have been using Heeltastic for about two weeks now and have to admit that I prefer this over all of the foot treatments I've tried so far. I don't have cracked, thick calluses like the ones shown in their commercials, and I don't know that this would provide miraculous results for problems of that type, but it really has improved the skin on my heels. I used my PedEgg after a week of using this, and my skin was much more tender than before I starting using it. Once the PedEgg removed most of the callus, I applied the Heeltastic and my feet have stayed nice and soft. I use this at night and then put on socks. I like that it is in a stick so my hands don't get goopy or smelly, and it looks like it will last a long time, so not a bad deal for $10.
I love the color of this, but it smells worse than anything I've ever used on my face. It literally makes me sick to my stomach having to smell this scent (I am sensitive to scents, though). I thought I'd gotten a bad one but after reading the reviews, I think the sweet strong smell is normal. Too bad they don't come out with an unscented version because otherwise this would be great.
Lip Treatments -Nivea - A Kiss Of Flavor Passionfruit
Gradle 10/25/2009 12:47:00 AM
This wasn't moisturizing at all. More like a waxy, dry balm, and I hated the color. Based on my hatred of this, I'm not sure I'll every try another Nivea lip product again.
This is one of the mascaras that I tend to repurchase, especially when I find a store that has them on sale. I don't get any flaking or smudges, and my lashes look thick and lush with this. Of all the drugstore mascaras I've tried, this is my favorite.
Cleansers -Olay - Regenerist Deep Hydrating Mousse Cleanser
Gradle 10/25/2009 12:25:00 AM
I tend to switch around my cleansers pretty quickly because I get bored, so when I finally finish this I may not run right out and repurchase, but I do really like this. This lasts forever and I like the mousse texture. It does a good job of cleaning my face and doesn't make me break out. I do feel like my skin is a little tight when I finish washing, but not uncomfortably so.
Eye Makeup Remover -Lumene - Absolute Away Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover
Gradle 10/25/2009 12:19:00 AM
I haven't been wearing waterproof makeup so I'm not sure how well it works for that, but it does a great job of removing regular mascara, liner, and shadow. This doesn't sting or make my vision blurry.
I received this in a swap and just thought it might be a good basic to have in my collection. Turns out I love it! I wear lots of peaches, gold, bronze, etc. and this always looks perfect with the neutrals that I love. These don't tend to last as well under my lower lashline, but on top of UDPP they last all day. I use this almost every day and there's still tons left, and these don't seem to dry out as quickly as Stila or Bobbie Brown gel liners. Love this liner.
Lotions/ Creams -Eucerin - Dry Skin Therapy Calming Creme
Gradle 10/23/2009 6:03:00 PM
I started using Retin-a Micro last week and my face has turned into a giant, flaky mess.....so I started searching here to find a good lotion. This one sounded good so decided to give it a try, and three days later most of my flakes are gone. I also haven't been using the Retin-a during this time, but hope that once I start again this will help to keep my face moisturized and comfortable. This really helped calm the burning and quickly worked to fix the dryness.