Moisturizers -Desert Essence - Jojoba Oil - 100% pure
MartheNik 3/25/2012 10:31:00 AM
Pure jojoba oil is probably my all time favorite beauty-product, and this one is my fav out of them mainly beacause of the small slim plastic bottle. I used to use the jojoba oil by Julia Lawless but that one is in a really heavy glass bottle and is very inconvenient to travel with but this one is nice. I use jojoba oil for several things; cleanse my skin (makes an really good makeup-remover, takes of EVERYTHING, even stubborn makeup like waterproof mascara and Revlon ColourStay), moisturise face & body and as a hair/scalp-treatment. I've been using it basically every single day for 5 years and will not stop with it in the near future.
This makes my skin feels soooo smooth when I wake up in the morning! So hydrated, even and calm. The smell is also divine. I can't really think of anything negative about it, other than that it is a little pricey. I'm on my second tub now and I think I will keep repurchasing this.
Lip Gloss -Clarins - Instant Light Lip Perfector - Rose Shimmer
MartheNik 2/15/2012 9:17:00 AM
This is so pretty! It isn't stickly, feels moisturising, doesn't break the bank and the colour suits my skintone perfectly. I also love the packaging. A product that I've been using for years and that I have gone through a few of. I always need to have a tube of this!
First of all: I LOVE this cleanser! I can't cleanse my skin with water on a daily basis because it dries my skin out. It's difficult to find a facial cleanser that can be tissued off but does not leave an oily residue even after I've going over my face with a toner. If you have normal/oily skin and doesn't like to cleanse with water, go for this! My face actually feels clean after I've used this, like I've cleansed with water, which I've never felt before with a tissue-off cleanser. But still it doesn't makes my skin dry or tight, just clean. It does contain 96% "Avene Water" so it is basically a thick gel-like water. I'm on my second bottle now and is definitely something I will keep repurchasing for years.
I really REALLY do not like this product. It doesn't clean my facebrushes what so ever and it doesn't really foam up either. I prefer just using my daily shampoo for cleansing my brushes.
Treatments -Clarins - Blue Orchid Face Treatment Oil
MartheNik 12/27/2011 8:59:00 AM
I'm very in between with this product. It does make my face feel amazing when I wake up in the morning, so moisturizing and plumped. BUT I'm pretty sure it's breaking me out. Everytime I'm using for 5-6 days I get alot of blackheads on my forehead and a few spots on my cheeks. When I stop using it they go away in a few days, so yeah... Bummed about that, so I guess I'll have to stick with my NUXE oil for now.
This is pretty much the only foundation that I can use now when my skin is hyper-sensitive because of the cold. Other foundations make my skin itch like crazy and it also gets bright red. BUT it does start to cake up if you put too much on, at least on my skin, especially on my nose. I just use a large powder brush (like Sigma F30) and buff it in lightly all over my face. If I use a kabuki I end up putting way to much product on and it startes to look cakey. A light hand is key when using this product!!! The colour Fair is also perfect for my skintone now.
Moisturizers -Unlisted Brand - Physiogel - Physiogel Cream
MartheNik 11/21/2011 12:14:00 PM
This is one of the few products that I can put on my face during the colder wintermonths here in Norway, my skin gets so irritated when it's cold. A big plus that it doesn't contain mineraloil (I feel like 90% of the moisturisers targeted towards hyper-sensitive skin contains that) and parabens! It doesn´t leave my face sticky, it moisturises so well and you get so much product for your money! I'm used to pay the same amount of money for a 50ml bottle of moisturiser, but here you get 250ml. Definitely something I will keep repuchasing.
Moisturizers -Unlisted Brand - Oilatum Natural Face Repair Cream
MartheNik 11/21/2011 12:05:00 PM
I do really like this moisturiser, but it is a little too heavy for me to use during the day (I use Physiogel Creme during the day instead since it a little bit lighter, it's also from Stiefel). My face feels sticky after I've given it time to sink and I have quite normal skin, not very oily. But it is very sensitive and it doesn't irritate my skin at all. I also like that it's paraben-free. The price is ok, not the cheapest moisturiser in the drugstore but definitely not the most expensive I've used my money on. I like that it's just very basic and doesn't do anything superspecial, it just keeps the skin hydrated and protected, like a moisturiser should do.
Masks -MD Formulations - Vit A Plus Clearing Complex
MartheNik 9/6/2011 1:45:00 PM
This mask is GOLD for acne-prone skin! You can really feel it working, and still it doesn´t irritate my sensitive skin like other masks for acne I´ve tried. And it actually works. It really helps my skin during "the time of the month" and as long as I use this once or twice it helps my face stay spot-free! The smell is a little off, especially the first couple of times when I used it, but now I´ve got used to it and I don´t mind.
I´ve used this toner on and off for the past 2 years. If I try new things I always return to this one, it´s really good. The smell is divine and doesn´t irritate my sensitive skin at all. My skin just feels really good after using this. Definitely something I will keep repurchasing in the years to come.
Treatments (Eye) -Yes To Carrots - Eye Can C Clearly Now Eye Contour Cream
MartheNik 9/2/2011 5:26:00 AM
This made the skin under my eyes burn so bad! It became bright red and clearly irritated. Not good for my sensitive skin at all. This product is never ever going near my face again.
Liquid -Chanel - Le Blanc De Chanel Sheer Illuminating Base
MartheNik 9/2/2011 5:24:00 AM
This is definitely a HG product for me! It gives my face such a nice sheen without looking oily when used under foundation. Since I´m very very pale (typical scandinavian skin) I also love to mix it with foundation to make the colour lighter. The only bummer is the packaging, it´s really bad, but the product inside is worth it anyway.