Lip Gloss -L'Oreal - Infallible Lip Gloss Undeniable Mauve
Muriel 6/10/2013 10:32:00 AM
Beautiful color - perfect for me. But... I have decided once & for all to give up all products from companies that refuse to end animal testing. So bye-bye L'Oreal.
Pressed Powders -Revlon - PhotoReady Powder - Fair/Light
Muriel 6/10/2013 10:29:00 AM
I loved the finish and the shade was great for me...but something in this caused my skin to feel 'itchy'. Bummer. Just as well as I've been on the fence with Revlon lately - they can't seem to give me a straight-forward answer on their animal-testing policy and I've decided to forgo all Revlon products due to that.
Love this. Beautiful finish, perfect shade for me (Vanilla, intensity 5), portable, elegant. Major con is that the sunscreen protection is rather low (SPF 10). I won't be repurchasing though as I have recommitted to using/buying only products that do not test on animals. Chanel needs to grow up in that regard.
Love this! Great texture, absorbs well, little to no scent, SPF, pump bottle, nice price - BUT I have re-committed myself to cruelty-free products only and Garnier, along with most of the big guys, just cannot seem to follow through with their pseudo promises of ending animal testing. NOTHING is worth that for me.
Moisturizers -Lancome - Bienfait Multi-Vital SPF 30
Muriel 5/26/2013 9:52:00 AM
This is a great moisturizer - creamy, absorbs beautifully with a great finish, and leaves my skin feeling good all day with sun protection. One aspect I hate is the detergent-like smell; others call it clean, so that's your call. But, I won't be repurchasing as I have re-committed to using/buying cruelty-free products and after years of pseudo promises from the bug guys, very few have ever followed through, including Lancome. NOTHING is worth subjecting a harmless animal to pain and suffering. NOTHING.
Treatments -Alpha Hydrox - AHA Souffle 12 percent Glycolic AHA
Muriel 5/26/2013 9:19:00 AM
This would be perfect for me if it moisturized as well, but unfortunately leaves my face rather tight-feeling. I prefer not to use multiple products, so will leave this for others to enjoy as it is effective, and love Alpha Hydrox the company - great products, great people! Also, the packaging claims they are cruelty-free, but until they are leapingbunny.org certified, I must be suspicious.
This is an excellent day moisurizer with sunscreen: great texture, good SPF, light clean scent, super ingredients. Unfortunately, it wasn't for me, but please don't let that deter you from trying it. I can't figure out what ingredient bothers me at times, but when my skin isn't happy with something, I'll get a small raised area of irritation, not very noticeable but to me. It usually happens within 2 applications, so I'll quit & move on. I am very fair and Irish, so I attribute it to that more so than the quality or effectiveness of a product.
Styling Products -Redken - Aerate 08 Bodifying Cream Mousse
Muriel 1/30/2013 8:08:00 AM
This works so well for me :) I use about a quarter-sized blob and always air-dry, as I gave up the blow-dryer about 5 years ago. I can either scrunch it some for a messy type of finish. or comb my hair for a smooth, straight finish.
Lip Gloss -Burt's Bees - Burt's Bees Lip Shimmer Plum
Muriel 1/12/2013 10:30:00 AM
I was really hoping to like this a lot, but sadly, I don't. I wish it were just a tad sheer, it's too thickish if that makes sense. Neither do I like the 'mentholy' aspect of it and I believe that is drying to the lips. Sorry Burt, this is a dud.
Lip Gloss -Bonne Bell - Large Strawberry Lip Smacker
Muriel 1/11/2013 4:06:00 AM
I love Bonne Bell Lip Smackers, and the strawberry is no exception - nice scent, moisturizing, smooth. I particularly love the Large size as it lasts a long time *and* it's easy to find in your purse if it happens to make its way to the bottom :)
Feels great initially, although rather runny coming out of the often-impossible-to-open round 'tube'. Ultimately, I found that it didn't keep my hands moisturized for long. Sorry, a dud in my experience.
Styling Products -Pantene - Volumizing Root Lifter Spray Gel
Muriel 12/5/2012 12:10:00 PM
This is one of Pantene's best products: quality ingredients, not a drop of drying alcohol like most of their products; surprising as I consider most of their hair lines deadly for the hair. Even more important to me, they test on animals, so no thank you, and goodbye.
Best shampoo ever for me. Cleans gently, but thoroughly, leaves my fine hair silky, and so fresh. I love the scent, the consistency, and PM does not test on animals, which is a priority for me. I'm very happy!
I have been using this for about 2 weeks, loving it so far! Moisturizes nicely, love having the SPF, though a little higher would be better, sinks in beautifully, no complaints whatsoever :)
Lip Treatments -Cover Girl - Natureluxe Gloss Balm in Clove
Muriel 4/22/2012 2:37:00 PM
Love the color! It's a rosy-brown, very pretty, a little deeper than my natural lip color, so it's perfect for everyday. It feels smooth & moisturizing going on. That doesn't last though, it actually gets a little gritty & drying as time goes on, and I think it's because the formula 'sits' on your lips rather than sink in and become one with them. Great color, but I won't repurchase due to the aspect mentioned above.