This is a review of the Veet wax strips. I went to another review site and all the reviews bar one was negative, so I'm amazed they keep selling it. But then I should have checked out the site before wasting MY money. Ok in the interests of saving other people's money here goes: I am not a wimp. I've had two children and had many a leg and bikini wax, so I thought it might be nice to save a bit of money. More fool me. First off (after reading the instructions) I tried waxing my legs. I used two strips each about three times. They didn't shift a thing. Ok so maybe the hairs on my legs were a bit short - give the product the benefit of the doubt. I took a new strip (even though they say you can use the same strip again and again - yeah right) I used a new strip on my quite European armpits. I smoothed it over and over and gave it a good yank. Like I said, I'm not a wimp. IT DIDN'T REMOVE A SINGLE HAIR. Oh but wait! It did do something - namely left my armpits all sticky and gunky. Still hairy too. This product is a total waste of money. It might be an idea to post its uselessness onto Youtube to prove how rubbish it is.
Moisturizers -Unlisted Brand - Barbara Daly for Tesco - Face Lift
Janeyboo 4/8/2011 8:14:00 AM
Naming a product 'face lift' is rather a bad idea - how can you deliver such a grandiose promise at £6.00 a jar? But it's inexpensive so like the other testers I figured if it was a disaster I wouldn't be gnashing my teeth, the way I am when I buy a piece of rubbish at Space NK! The other reason I bought it was the smell. Quite divine - fruity and soft. It reminded me of apricot pudding when my daughter was a baby (sorry that might have put some of you off!) and the texture is very light - perfect for the warm day I first tried it. I used it over a sunblock and it felt very light and comfortable on my skin. I wouldn't say people have been running up to me saying: 'Oh my God you look like you've had a face lift!' but my makeup free face looks soft and even toned. I don't think this would be much cop in winter but as a summer primer it's perfect. I would certainly buy again.
I have thick, wavy hair, and on a whim bought this Oribe shampoo. It instructed me not to 'lather rinse, repeat' but 'lather, INDULGE, repeat'. Yeah yeah - I'm already thinking 'No repeat lathers at £35 a bottle, mate'. I don't lather up twice and haven't done so for years. Has it made a blind bit of difference to my hair? No. If your hair is oilier then perhaps you do need to. Personal choice. Anyway . . . Oribe shampoo is ok - but in a blind test, I wouldn't notice any difference between that shampoo and my other favorite, Aussie Miracle Moist at £3.99. The Oribe one left my hair feeling all right - still needed conditioner but definitely not worth the price tag. It's all branding. Oh and I checked the ingredients for the Oribe shampoo: sodium laureth sulfate, TEA-lauryl sulfate, lauramidopropyl betaine, cocamide MEA, glyceryl cocoate and disodium laureth sulfosuccinate. Then I checked the ingredients for Aussie Miracle Moist. Hang on while I cut and paste: Aqua, sodium laureth sulfate, TEA-lauryl sulfate, lauramidopropyl betaine, cocamide MEA, glyceryl cocoate and disodium laureth sulfosuccinate, Tetrasodium. Aussie Miracle Moist has more water in it and something called Tetrasodium. Apart from that - same ingredients. No I won't be being ripped off again.
I have thick curly hair with a strong inclination to frizz so I'm a bit of a sucker when it comes to anti-frizz products. I tried this product in different ways. 1. I washed my hair as normal (once) then used it as a leave in conditioner. No difference at all. And this stuff is expensive so you'd get through a bottle pretty quickly especially as girls with thick hair tend to wear it a bit longer. 2. I washed and conditioned my hair with my usual Pantene shampoo and conditioner and then used the product as an additional leave in conditioner. It takes a lot to weigh my hair down so I was prepared for a bit of extra oiliness. Again - no difference. 3. I used the product as a leave in conditioner and then used a diffuser. The curls looked ok but no different or longer lasting than when I use a homemade bottle of half conditioner/half water to add some zing to the curls. I want a product that I can use at home without having to always spend hours blow drying and that will make my thick curly hair look nice and not just frizzy. This stuff is £18 in sterling and about $27 in dollars - way way too much for what it does. Which is sod all in my case. Waste of money. I will not be repurchasing.
Eyes -BeneFit Cosmetics - She Laq ] [DISCONTINUED]
Janeyboo 10/2/2009 6:45:00 AM
I bought this product after reading the reviews on here. I've got pale skin with an oily T-zone, blue eyes and auburn hair so I like to wear eyemakeup, otherwise I can look like a beige blob. And throughout my life I've never found either an eyeliner nor a mascara that would really stay the course. Waterproof, tearproof, nuclear proof mascara - NOTHING would make it stay on my eyes! I've used powder, under and over, base, and sometimes all three. Within an hour I was looking like a cross between a panda and a partied out tranny! She laq is a clear liquid in a small bottle. It comes with a variety of applicants including a small mascara wand. Ingredients are: Water, SD alcohol 408, acrylates, octylacrylamide copolymer, triethanolamine, propylene glycol, methylparaben, propyl-paraben, imidazolidinyl urea Yes I know - scary! Especially the mention of parabens and I think it's the acrylates that actually make it work. And does it work? Hell yes! Five hours ago I applied some Bobbi Brown eyeliner in a pot and some non waterproof mascara and painted just a little She laq over it, and across my lashes. No powder, no base. It hasn't budged. No flaking, no smudging. And by the way I wear contacts too which it hasn't irritated. Yes it's expensive but you only need a tiny bit and for me it works like a dream. Would definitely buy again.
Tinted Moisturizer -Dermalogica - Sheer Tint Moisture SPF 15
Janeyboo 4/5/2009 1:05:00 PM
I love this product. It works for me. I've got very pale Irish skin, oily T-Zone and like a very light 'finished' look. I apply a quick blob of this, rub it in and I'm good to go. It makes my skin look better - not madeup, just a bit more polished and even, but very subtly. Then I dab on a bit of concealer and that's it. It lasts all day for me and if I'm going out in the evening, and am in a hurry, I'll mop up any oil with a MAC blotter and add a bit more or a light layer of foundation. It hasn't made me break out and it lasts a long time. The only disadvantage I can think of with this product is if I had a major breakout it wouldn't cover it. However, like a lot of women I don't want to wear foundation every day, but a dab of tinted moisturiser makes me feel a bit more pulled together. I'll be buying this again.
I love the Eve Lom cleanser so was pleased when I received the hand cream as a present. My hands are quite dry so I like to take care of them, and have used all sorts of brands. The first thing I noticed was the smell; personally it was too 'perfumey' for me. The consistency was slightly thin also - I like my handcreams to feel really rich and creamy. I don't mind if they take a while to sink in - don't see why that is such a big deal. Yes you don't want mega greasy hands in the office, but I'm ok with my hands feeling very very soft to the point of damp after using a handcream. This one sank in very quickly and yes there is a sunscreen, but my hands didn't feel particularly soft afterwards. If it was a blind test I wouldn't have gone for it and I certainly wouldn't pay money for it again. For the price you're better off with a bit of that Neutrogena hand cream - that stuff really does the business. So in short, ok, too perfumed for me, sinks in fast, doesn't leave my hands feeling soft enough to warrant the price!
Primer/ Corrector -Laura Mercier - Foundation Primer
Janeyboo 5/19/2007 9:21:00 AM
I don't see the point of this product. I've got combination skin and my nose goes shiny very quickly. I hoped this would be good for a long day when I wanted my makeup to stay fresh. I wasn't expecting it to soak up excess oil, but I did want my skin to be still looking ok 5 or so hours after I'd put my makeup on. I had one long day with primer under makeup and one without. The primer didn't do any harm but frankly it didn't do anything. Waste of money. I won't buy it again.
Self Tanners -St.Tropez - St.Tropez Tinted Self Tanning Mousse/Whipped Bronze
Janeyboo 5/19/2007 9:04:00 AM
Let me say first off that I've tried loads of self tanning products as I'm red haired with pale skin that makes me feel like a hospital case in Summer! The problem is that either the products dries streaky or patchily or I come out looking as though I've been covered in ManTan car spray. I'm not bothered about the smell though some self tans stink as well as being useless! The other problem with the self tans is some go on white so you can't be sure how much/little to add. Then when the tan 'appears' one leg is a darker brown than the other. Not flattering With the St Tropez mousse, I exfoliated as usual and used one squirt on each leg. It dries quickly and you need to work fast but you can rub the product in without it leaving streaks, and because it goes on brown you get an idea of how the colour will look when it settles. I used one squoosh for each arm and rubbed the rest into my face. You then need to wash your hands with soap and water. I'm really pleased with the results. I'm not that brilliant an applier of tans but my legs and arms have a beautiful natural colour, and my facial skin which is quite sensitive also has a nice natural glow. As I mentioned earlier, being very fair with red hair, it's all to easy to look like you've been messing about with floor stain, but I'd recommend St Tropez to anyone. I'd definitely buy again. At around £15 it's expensive but well worth it.
I've noticed that quite a few Ultrablanders have swapped over from Eve Lom to this lovely product. Eve Lom cleanser is a good product but bloody hell, the PRICE! And the pomposity of the instructions - ONLY use our (expensive) muslin cloths, wring out in HOT water, followed by COLD etc. You'd think they were curing cancer, as opposed to coming up with a product to get your slap off. So I tried Ultrabland instead - with it's peanut oil base. I was initially put off by the sell by date, but it's a small price to pay for a product that has had none of its raw materials tested on animals. Ultrabland works like a dream for me. I love it's slightly ice cream scent and the ever so slightly exfoliant effect. I rub it gently into dry skin, massage it for a minute, and then press a facecloth wrung out in hot water against my skin. Makeup melts off and my skin feels really clean but also soft and moisturised. Not tight, and I don't even need a night cream after. It works, it's affordable and it's not tested on animals. Excellent.
I too wanted to like this product, but found I had to squeeze loads of the stuff onto my sponge before I could work up any kind of lather. I know Dr H products are supposedly low on foaming agents, but it was frustrating to be slapping extraneous amounts of this body wash on before I felt clean. It's ok, and my skin felt quite soft afterwards, but frankly if you've got excema or very dry skin, I'd just use E45 body wash. This product is hugely overpriced in my opinion.
The best cleanser I've ever used. My skin is combination and I tend to get spots around period time but since I've used the cleanser I hardly get any. It is insanely expensive but a little goes a long way. And it gets rid of the most stubborn eye makeup beautifully too. As for the laughably bossy instructions, (wring out terribly expensive muslin cloth in HOT water, then COLD) I've stopped using the muslin cloths and bought a set of cheap facecloths available from just about anywhere. Use a clean one everyday - and don't bother with the ridiculous Eve Lom designer ones.
I have very pale, combination skin - dry cheeks with quite an oily, shiny centre bit so finding a good foundation is a real pain! I wanted to use the oil free version at first but tried this instead and it leaves my skin looking really velvety without that 'orrible caked look. You only need a teeny bit and as my skin is very pale too, it just looks like great skin, not a faceful of slap. Highly recommended.