I don't know what this has, but it just clears up all my pores, blackheads, and acne, just as it labels. I was kind of skeptical about it at first cuz i've tried many other clay masques before and thought this will just be another one of those. At first i tried using it for spot treatment for acne.. I was breaking out alot and have been for the whole winter. This didn't quite work for drying out my acne.. when i washed this off in the morning my acne was just the same. However, when I used this as a masque on days when my face feels oily and prone to breakout.. I left it on for around 20 minutes and my blackheads around my nose, as well some on my chin and cheeks had dramatically disappear and my acne scars were less apparent and breakouts cleared almost instantly. I never woke up with such a nice porcelain clear face as a baby's butt. I do still breakout here and there.. afterall it's exam season but i have no recent significant breakouts around my nose, cheeks, and chin area. Hate to say it but I always relied on foundation because of my breakouts but after using this product, I went out plentiful of times without makeup on =) Really an amazing product!
Misc Beauty Tools -Olay - Professional Pro-X Advanced Cleansing System
Mees 3/4/2011 2:09:00 PM
I've been hunting for this product ever since P&G released news on this new product!! Sadly it took a couple of months after the U.S. release for Canadians to get this product and I must say.. I'm so happy I finally got my hands on it. It's been weeks of using this product that I realize how well it was! I have acne prone skin with dry flakes (yes i know.. BOO acne medication!) and this product exfoliated away all my dead skin cells, making my skin smooth and clean to the touch. My acne scarring and acne itself has diminished dramatically. This gets rid of all the excess oil from the long stressful days I have, and all the bacteria from being around so many people at school. Before using this I tested out the Sephora cleansing brush (not the clarisonic but the cheap handheld plastic one) and although it did exfoliate to a certain extent.. the brushes were too long, flimsy, and scratchy compared to this cleansing system! Because my local drugstore was having all these good deals I was able to snag this product for only 17.99!! (10$ off $50 purchase+additional 15% - i just bought groceries and other necessities to make it 50) so i find it a real steal. my skin has been feeling more healthy and clean.. if you wear foundation this is a great system for cleaning your makeup off! musttt have if you have dry/oily skin! I use my own cleanser/exfoliatiator scrub for this system and it makes my cleanser work right into my skin like it should but 10x more effective. One of my greatest purchases yet for my face routine :)
I'm glad i bought a back up for this. It's the perfect pale minty green color. Yes.. the first coat is streaky.. but a lot of drugstore nail polishes are like that.. so I'm use to it =P. I love the results for the second coat. It wasn't streaky and was opaque. Love it.
Love love love this color. It's a really dark dark purple.. at times it may seem black but when light shine on it, it's very beautiful dark purple. I used 2 coats and it's completely opaque. What I love is adding a glitter topcoat on top of this. stunning, stunning, stunning.
Hair Styling Tools -Conair - Infiniti You Curl No Clamp Curling Iron
Mees 11/19/2010 7:51:00 PM
Hmmm where to start? I'm one of those people that simple don't look good curls no matter how hard I try.. curls basically killed my prom pics.. haha. But it's not stopping me from reviewing this product because I tried. I always hated using those curling irons with clamps on them.. I owned probably 3 of them in the past and in the end they all ended up in the trash because I just never had the time to understand how they worked and it was just too time consuming. This product is definitely a veryy good product. I had difficulties as to holding the wand for the first 5 minutes, but i got the hang of it and produced perfect curls. I placed in heat protector beforehand but didn't bother putting in hairspray.. just to test out if it'll last throughout the day. I have fine and colored hair and placed it at 330 degrees. It started up quick, curled quick, and it's definitely good for a person like me who would just never understand the use of curling irons. Just wrap and release. EASY. I was glad mine came with a glove as I'm SUPER clumsy sometimes when I just forget where my fingers are. It definitely helped me out there. Product-wise, this product deserves a 5/5. Look wise for my personal opinion.. 1/5.. i'll just never look good with curls HAHA. I have a quick tip though.. if you want loose big voluminous curls, take a large bristled brush and brush it through your curls a couple of times.. gives more of a natural boost.. my curls were still in tact, just added more volume. If you like more defined curls, wrap it tightly and remember to hairspray it and not brush through your curls. In terms of the hold of curls.. i left it for the whole day as I was not going out and it still had perfect curls that would not budge at the end of the night.. No hairspray used at all!! A really good product for a person who looks good with curls =)
Conditioner -Joico - Silk Result Conditioner for Fine/Normal Hair
Mees 11/19/2010 7:32:00 PM
I have been using this product for months and months and it's probably the best conditioner I've ever used. Before finding this, all the conditioners I used were really thick and hard to wash off.. as well.. I never really saw instant results with them.. I almost gave up with conditioners cause I basically felt like they were doing nothing for my hair. But once i found this on sale and decided to test it out.. it was the best thing that happened for my fine and damaged hair. No other conditioner/shampoo has really done this for my hair.. My hair instantly felt like silk the second I wet my hair to cleanse off the conditioner. My hair has never felt this good before, and it's all because of this! Definitely a favorite.. It's pricey, but well worth the splurge.. I love touching my hair now!!
Mascara -Maybelline - Volum' Express The Falsies Waterproof Mascara
Mees 9/30/2010 3:00:00 PM
I actually really like this mascara. I've been a fan of covergirl lashblast for a while but 2 weeks ago I purchased this.. and it worked pretty dam good. I'm an asian but for an asian I have pretty decent length lashes. My lashes are often slumped down.. but this mascara definitely held the curls, lengthened my lashes, volumnized them (needed more practice before, but it did eventually work out), and made them stand out A LOT. I especially love the side view of these babies on my lashes.. they really made my lashes look like falsies.. But based on the reviews.. this product is either love or hate.. but for me.. it was absolutely a love. I use it whenever I wear my contacts and want a big pop in my lashes as putting on falsies can be very time consuming! This was definitely not hard to remove.. unless you normally use water to remove mascara =S.. neutrogena makeup remover removed this right off for me. Another tip is.. the less the more.. i find all mascaras to clump if you repetitively layer on the mascara. If you get the hand of using this mascara with a couple of swipes, you'd probably end up loving it =D Use the curve that goes in ward for applying and the side bristles for volumnizing and fanning it out in sideways zigzag movement. But the best way to apply it is actually applying this slowly.. like in a slow motion upwards.. DEFINITELY did not clump my lashes, separated, lengthened, you list them. don't apply eyeliner (as it tends to shorten the appearance of your lashes) and your eyes will scream LASHES! love love love !
Liquid -Rimmel - Lasting Finish 25 Hour Foundation
Mees 9/12/2010 1:51:00 PM
I've used the regular one before this. I must say.. this product line is so UNDER-RATED! I've tried SOOOOO MANNNNNY foundation and this is the ONLY foundation that exceeded my expectations. It provides excellent coverage (my acne scars disappear!!), it's really blendable (its smooth texture shows really nicely in pictures), and it doesn't feel thick on my skin. A pea size of this foundation would make my entire face flawless. I wouldn't know what to do if I didn't try this foundation.. my friends sometimes say I have nice skin, when actually I'm breaking out pretty bad. I've tried revlon colorstay before but its coverage and blendability can never compare to this foundation! My mom also uses the same foundation and loves it. By far best drugstore foundation that could be greatly compared with higher end foundation. Definitely a must try if you haven't yet!
Blush -Maybelline - Dream Mousse Blush in Peach Satin ] ] [DISCONTINUED]
Mees 5/12/2010 12:40:00 AM
HG blush. just dab it on with my fingers and go. fast, simple, flawless, natural. i don't quite see a lot of the glitters people talk about.. maybe cuz my skin is light? it just gives a beauty pink glow to my skin.. i love taking pics with this blush on.. it's like a highlighter and blush combined in one. it makes my cheeks look cheerful and awake. i love how it doesn't go cakey on my face and i love how it looks natural (NO BLOTCHINESS).. i hate applying powder blush on my face.. it NEVER looks natural.. it never quite blends well and leaves blotches and looks very unnatural no matter what brush i use.. i guess i don't have the light hand for blending. the mousse texture just allows the right amount and blends right into your skin.
After giving up on primers and moisturizers.. i had to try this. I've been struggling with dry patchy skin around my nose and chin area for a while now.. nothing seems to work.. moisturizers seem to just fade and make my skin even more dry with oiliness added to it (and trust me, i've tried A LOT of moisturizers). Primers just break me out no matter what brand it is.. it just makes my skin feel like it's suffocating and blocking my skin from breathing. Exfoliating my face doesn't work that well as my skin returns to the dry texture after half an hour later. Sometimes i break out a lot and i have no choice but apply foundation to cover the flaws.. and i don't like the feeling of caked skin from the dry and acne prone skin that i have. I must say.. this fix + left me speechless. It made my skin feel like skin and it felt really refreshing. It sets my foundation really good and i've noticed my dry patches don't show ! The ingredients in this fix + is quite incredible.. it locks the moisture on your face and doesn't allow it to budge. The only reason why it lost a lippy was because it made me look like i just finished a hardcore workout. It makes my face look really shiny and definitely not appealing in pictures. I would recommend not spraying this too close to ur face, but otherwise.. this product is a excellent invention and a lifesaver for my dry skin ! almost forgot to mention the fabulous plus to this product.. it makes my pigments and eyeshadows look so vibrant and true to the color in the pan.. but BETTER! i only regret not trying this product earlier!
Shampoo -TRESemme - Vitamin E Moisture Rich Shampoo
Mees 1/27/2010 3:33:00 AM
Best shampoo I've used yet ! I'm so surprised by all the negative reviews.. I guess this product is either a hit or a miss. I have fine thin straight hair. Before using this shampoo, my hair was quite damaged from all the hair dyes, it always felt dry, coarse, and always felt like it was just not cleaned to the max with my experience with other shampoos. I almost immediately saw difference in my hair after using this shampoo.. my hair totally changed. It felt flowy, silky, clean, soft, and healthy.. love the results! I'll be sticking with this shampoo for a looonggg while.. for the price and quality, it's unbelievable. I love the scent of fruits and this product has this really nice fruity smell to it, so that's a plus! This product just simply worked for my hair.
Eyes -Revlon - Colorstay 12 Hour Eyeshadow quad "Lavender Meadow"
Mees 10/12/2009 4:02:00 PM
Can not live without this. I would purchase this in a heartbeat when it's done. The colors are really pigmented and stayed on the whole entire day with no fading or smudging to my deep crease. Often eyeshadows would crease on my oily lids but this product proved that wrong ! Love how the colors gives your eyes that little shimmer and glow while looking really neutral and settled !
Eyeliner -L'Oreal - HIP Color Truth Cream Eyeliner in Black
Mees 10/12/2009 3:54:00 PM
MY ABSOLUTE HOLY GRAIL ! I completely stopped using pencil liners after trying this product. This product rules all eyeliners for the price it offers and the quality it gives! This eyeliner applies on as an opaque dark black and stays black for the whole ENTIRE day with no smudging. It's simply amazing.. it left me speechless. If you want to apply a thin layer, apply it lightly in small strokes and if you want a darker liner, apply it with long strokes. I would recommend you use another liner brush instead of the one provided. You got to try it to believe ! LOVE THIS PRODUCT !
Not sure why there are so many bad reviews. Probably because this product may not work for everyone. I've been having really bad acne for the past 2 years.. where it had taken my self-esteem where going out without any makeup coverage was horror for me. I never had confident at taking pictures, I avoided taking pictures with my friends and all the pics I've taken of myself were edited to remove my acne. I've used SO many products.. trust me.. nothing worked for more. I tried many benzyl peroxide products and none of them seem to do anything to my acne.. funny how my mom places clean&clear benzyl peroxide at night and wakes up with no pimple.. because when i did the same thing as her.. I woke up with bigger zits or more inflamed pimples.. I once tried it for a couple of days to see if it was just a process of killing the bacteria.. however it did nothing for my pimples. SO this is why i finally decided to try proactiv 6 months ago.. because I've absolutely lost all my self-esteem at looking at my reflection. I refused and debated many times on whether to get proactiv or not.. because the price for it wasn't cheap at all.. but after my friend gave me some recommendations on the product.. i decided to try it. I didn't expect it to work as nothing in the world seemed to work for me. After 2-3 weeks of using it.. I felt my skin had a rebirth.. my self-esteem came back stronger.. and i no longer had to edit my pictures! I'm saddened by how this product didn't help many people.. however.. it worked for me.. and I was so glad I tried this product.. it was a complete life-saver for me. I wouldn't rely too much on this product because it is strong like others have said.. so instead of using it twice a day, i would recommend you using it once a day.. and when your face heals more, try taking some breaks from it and just cleanse your face daily instead.
Polishes -Sally Hansen - Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear in Lime Lights
Mees 4/4/2009 12:24:00 AM
definitely need 2-3 layers for the color to show.. i do however love the pale lime green color which is a plus, but otherwise i wouldn't bother purchase this again.. too time consuming for just the color to show.