Eye Shadow -Rimmel - Colour Rush Eyeshadow Quad, Smoky Noir
Kay789 9/20/2011 9:15:00 PM
Overall Rating 3 Price 1 Packaging Quality 4 Would you buy this product again? Yes It's not bad, it's not that great either. I like it for a quick gray/black smoky look. It's quite pigmented but it's not creamy enough so it's difficult to blend, it also means some shimmer fallout. The packaging is good because it survived a few falls on the washroom floor. For the price, it's ok; I got it for probably less than 5CAD.
Overall Rating = 4 Price = 1 Packaging Quality = 4 Would you buy this product again? Yes This product is my go to everyday eye shadow. This product is not for you if you're looking for the "wow" effect or the amazingly luxurious shadow. However, it's great value for the everyday neutral look for work or for the weekend. It's 3 perfectly harmonious neutral colours in a small easy compact. I am a young professional and I don't want to spend a lot of time on my makeup in the morning, I usually only use 1 or 2 colours. These neutral colours have enough red in it to complement my olive tone skin and the middle colour has a bit of shimmer to transform it into an more glamorous evening look. It's not as creamy as other shadows but it's pigmented enough for a beautiful fresh look. I've been using it for almost a year and I still love it.
Lotions/ Creams -Aveeno - Active Naturals Eczema Care Moisturizing Cream
Kay789 9/20/2011 7:02:00 PM
Overall Rating 5 Price 3 Packaging Quality 4 Would you buy this product again? Yes I am an unfortunate eczema sufferer and since it is a chronic condition, I need a good cream on hand at all times. This cream has been my savior for the past 2-3 years. I am one of those people who has tried everything from steroid prescription, to non-steroid prescription, to natural remedies of all sorts but the Aveeno Eczema cream has always worked for me. I rely on it and it does not let me down. What more can you ask?
Skincare - Face -Unlisted Brand - Aloe Vera gel by Aloe Vera Group
Kay789 9/20/2011 6:31:00 PM
I really like this aloe vera gel which is 99% natural. I find that pure aloe vera is such a good muti-purpose product. I use this gel on my face with a vitamin E cream as a moisturizer and it helps my blemishes heal a lot faster. I also use it as a gentle face cleanser, it's quite nice. The packaging is a large tube which lasts for a long time and it has a nice simple and clean design. It's not that cheap but cheaper than most mainstream beauty products. I really think the beauty community is looking to go back to some more natural alternatives and this aloe vera gel is a great option. Be aware that aloe vera gel can make your skin feel tight if applied by itself, hence why I add another moisturizer on top. On summer days when it's really hot, I use it by itself, it's amazingly refreshing!
Overall Rating = 5 Price = 2 Packaging Quality = 4 Would you buy this product again? Yes I love this lipstick! I've gone through a number of fails before I found a good nude colour that didn't wash me out. This lipstick feels moisturizing with a creamy smooth finish. The colour is my lips but better type, it's a go-to lip product for me; it gives a not too dressy but classy everyday type of look. Great for work. It was recommended by one of my favourite YouTube beauty gurus at the time. It smells a hint of melon and tastes a hint as well so be aware, but I think most drugstore products usually do. It's great value for the price, and beautiful.
Bronzers -Everyday Minerals - Natural Reflections Summer Bronze
Kay789 8/31/2011 12:01:00 PM
Overall Rating = 5 Price = 2 Packaging Quality = 4 Would you buy this product again = Yes Excellent product. I have this bronzer (shade medium) in a puff jar so I just put it on spots where I want it and buff it out with a brush. I have olive/yellow tone asian skin (light in the winter and more tan in the summer). I find that this shade really suits me year round; it's not too orange or too brown, it's buildable, it blends quite well and it looks natural on me. It's one of my go-to products if I'm in a hurry and I want "wake-up" my face with a bit of colour. The only thing I would say is that EDM used to be very affordable and they went up in price quite a bit. Now their prices are comparable to most other mineral make-up brands and it's no longer a great deal. That said, I still love their products.
Lip Treatments -eos - Smooth Sphere Organic Lip Balm in Honeysuckle Honeydew
Kay789 8/20/2011 1:01:00 PM
Overall Rating 4 Price 1 Packaging Quality 4 Would you buy this product again? Yes I loooove this lip balm. I live in Canada and the winters here are horrible for your skin and lips. This saves me even if I only use it at night before bed. I love the fun round packaging, the scent and that it is natural but most importantly, it really does the job for me. I got a few of them so I have them as backup since they do not sell it here. I also gave one as a gift. Definately HG product for me.
Treatments -Unlisted Brand - Genuine Health's Perfect Skin supplements
Kay789 8/20/2011 12:54:00 PM
Overall Rating 2 Price 5 Packaging Quality 3 Would you buy this product again? No This was a very dissapointing product. I had more success with flax oil than with this product. I may have not taken it often enough but I experience no effects from it, positive or negative except for a bit of dissapointment. I did have positive results in terms of overall health with the powdered Greens+ products from Genuine Health in the past but this one does not work for me. I am someone who is all about natural products so I was hoping for some sort of positive effect from this but nothing. A bit of waste of money since this product is fairly expensive.
Eye Shadow -E.L.F. - Non-Stop Eye Color -- Butternut
Kay789 2/4/2010 10:25:00 PM
Overall Rating 2 Price 1 Packaging Quality 1 Would you buy this product again? No This would be a great eyeshadow if the texture was not so soft that it would break and flake everywhere as soon as you dip your brush in it. The colours are pretty but the payoff is not good. I wish you could get 4 great eyeshadows for 1$ US but it seems that it's not possible.I find that 1$ for an eyeshadow that I could only use once is still a waste of money.
Overall Rating: 4, it works Price: 2, it's fairly cheap but you get very little in a box Packaging Quality: 3, it's not fancy but it works Would you buy this product again? Yes, because I need it Jolen for me is like pads or tampons, I hate it but it's a necessity and it does the job it's supposed to do. Although sometimes if you have used it repetitively for a long time, the hair stays dark and resists for some reason. It happened to both me and my friend. I use Jolen because I find its a necessity for a woman with dark hair, just like shaving or waxing. I use the Aloe vera formula but it still hurts like hell everytime. I use it about once every 3 weeks and it takes 10 min, but I often have to redo it because it does not completely bleach the first time. I find it expensive since you need to buy it over and over again, I tried other brands for the same price which had bigger quantities and delivered similar results. It's basically cream peroxide.I don't mind the simple packaging, it's purely functional.
Skincare - Body -Biotherm - Aqua Relax Relaxing Bath
Kay789 11/25/2009 12:07:00 AM
Overall Rating 4.8 Price: 4 Expensive side Packaging Quality: 3, ok nothing special Would you buy this product again? Yes I started using biotherm very young and I was really loyal to the brand. I bought a lot of things biotherm branded. Over 10 years later, I do not buy anything biotherm anymore since their products are mostly loaded with perfumes and the face products are very drying for my skin. However, the Aqua Relax is the ONLY product that I would purchase again and again. You need about a table spoon full and then you pour it into the running water of your bath, it makes it bubble up and smells oh so relaxing and gives it a hint of blue hue. I am into natural products now so I try to keep chemicals to a minimum but I have yet to find a natural product which performs as well as this for me in terms of being "ahhh so relaxing". I tried pure essential oils, natural bath products, but nothing gives me the same feeling as this. And since I find my bath times are a luxury which I rarely have, I want that time to be extra special and use something that really works.
Makeup Brushes -Unlisted Brand - Posh Mini Brush Set
Kay789 8/21/2009 6:28:00 PM
Edit: I still love these brushes however the tops of the brushes all fell out and I had to glue them back on. They work fine now but the packaging is obviously of mediocre quality. Still worth it for the price though. I love the Posh brushes. I learned about it from Pincstuff who has a great YouTube beauty channel and I purchased them on sale at a local Rexall pharmacy. I actually purchased a bunch of all the travel sets and gave them as gifts and kept 1 of the eyeshadow brushes set for myself to try. I could see how soft they were even at the store so I had no worries that these were indeed excellent brushes. One thing I should have been more careful with before sending those gifts out is that the tops of my brushes all came off within the first time use, not a problem for me, I just glued them back on and they were like new. However, for a gift, it's a little embarrassing. Anyhow, I still rate those brushes a 5 because I love using them for my eyes and they are so easy to travel with since they are double ended and they come with this practical tiny pouch that is about the length of my hands . So if you don't like small brushes, this is not for you. The bristles themselves are soft and full. The eye set contains 4 double-ended briushes: - 1 duo eyeliner - 1 smokey blending brush and eyeshadow brush - 1 Concealer and touch up brush - 1 brow and smudge (the smudge is a rubbery tip)
Overall Rating 5 Price 2 Packaging Quality 3 Would you buy this product again? Yes This is my favourite eyebrow shadow. I have it in no.2 Gray. I purchased it in Hong Kong while on a trip and I loved the Missha shop. I believe it is a Korean brand. It is a duo eyebrow colour. I enjoy the smooth texture and its lasting effect. The lighter colour is exactly the same colour as my eyebrow. It was fairly cheap and overall good quality. I would definitely buy this again.
Conditioner -Aussie - Opposites Attract Protect + Soften Conditioner
Kay789 7/19/2009 12:27:00 PM
I was looking a cheap conditioner that would work well on my long thick hair which is really hard to untangle. I usually try to stick to natural products from the health food store, but it gets expensive so I switch once in a while. I like this product for the smell and it does feel very moisturizing. One of the reviewers said that it "coats" your hair, I would not be surprised because most of the cheap shampoos and conditioner rely on wax coating to make your locks shiny and silky. I use apple cider vinegar in my hair once in a while to deep cleanse and switch brands to try to minimize that effect. Apple cider vinegar is effective for the winter as well when the air is dry and you get dandruffs. It helps balance the ph.
I like this, it does a fairly good job. I have this in taupe and it's the exact same color as my eyebrows. I don't think it's amazing but it's easy and no fuss. I have it with me at all times. Not sure if it's really long lasting.