Lotions/ Creams -The Body Shop - Peppermint Foot Lotion
RLSCS 4/2/2011 6:25:00 PM
I don't know how much this cost because I got it for free when I made another Body Shop purchase. This lotion fixed my cracked dry heels in only 2 or 3 days! This stuff really works at softening rough dry skin on the feet. For the first few days I used it twice a day (after bath or shower and again at bedtime with special socks that I also got from Body Shop) until I noticed a dramatic improvement in my skin. Now I use it once a day, almost every day to maintain the nice soft look and appearance of the skin on my feet. I like the invigorating peppermint scent too. The only thing I don't like is the bottle. It doesn't work very well when it comes to squeezing out it's contents, but since the product is so effective for me, I'm willing to overlook that detail.
I used to use these all the time. I thought they were effective because I could see the blackheads on the strip after pulling it off my nose. The problem was that the blackheads would be back a couple of days later and bigger than before. One day I was talking to a London Drugs beauty advisor and she noticed I was holding a box of these in my hand. She explained to me that Biore strips stretch the pores. This seemed like a good explanation as to why my blackheads kept getting bigger. I immediately stopped using them. Now I use NeoStrata Toning Solution instead.This toning solution works great at keeping my blackheads under control.
Powder -MAC - Mineralize Foundation / Loose - Light Medium
RLSCS 7/24/2010 6:00:00 PM
I have been using Studio Fix for years, but when I went in to buy a darker shade for the summer, I decided to give the Mineralize SPF Foundation a try. Wow, I'm so happy I did. I thought I loved Studio Fix, but I love this one even more. It looks and feels more natural on my skin. Another great thing about it is that I used to get so oily in the t-zone that I would need to apply Blot Powder several times a day, but since I started using this product, I can get by with only one light application of powder half way through the day. :)
I have been using Studio Fix for years. I love it because it's not heavy like liquid makeup. I stipple it on with a big makeup brush and then gently pat it with the sponge. Color looks very natural.
This is the best mascara I've ever used and I've stuck with it ever since I first discovered it a few years ago. I love the brush and the formula. Goes on smooth with no clumps!
I've had nasty stubborn blackheads on my nose for over 25 years and have tried many things to get rid of them. I'm extremely pleased at how dramatically this product has improved this skin problem for me. I am still on my first bottle but blackheads are almost completely gone! :)
As a big fan of NeoStrata products and after reading all the rave reviews here for Insta-Tan, I just had to try it. I'm half way through my first bottle and I know I will be buying this product again. Best self tanner I've ever used. Easy to apply, no streaks, color is very natural looking, scent is milder than any self tanner I've used before, and I have had no problems with tanner transferring to clothes or bed linens. Little on the pricey side, but worth it. I was a bit alarmed at how dark my hands looked after application but I used a tip I read in some of the reviews, washing my hands with baking soda, which was very effective. The bottle is best stored leaning against something with lid up so tanner doesn't come gushing out when you open the lid.
Lotions/ Creams -Aveeno - Intense Relief Overnight Cream
RLSCS 5/24/2010 11:42:00 PM
My legs itched at night like crazy until I bought this product. It absorbs quickly and has a scent so light I barely notice it. This is a great moisturizer for dry winter skin.
Cleansers -Bioderma - Sensibio H2O (aka Crealine H20 Solution micellaire)
RLSCS 4/12/2009 11:17:00 PM
Wow, amazing product! Removes my eye makeup, including my waterproof mascara, effortlessly. So easy to use too. Put some on a cotton pad and wipe off makeup, no need to wet your face or rinse. It's extremely gentle on the skin and doesn't leave any residue. One of the best cosmetic purchases I've ever made. I love it!
Scrubs -Crabtree & Evelyn - Crabtree and Evelyn Gardners Hand Scrub
RLSCS 4/12/2009 10:53:00 PM
The Gardners Hand Scrub works well at removing chalk from my hands after a day of climbing. Since you need to wet your hands before use, the tube is not practical. I wish I had this in a pump. I like the Hand Recovery better because you can use it on dry hands (then rinse) and it leaves your hands feeling silky smooth. I may buy this product again, but will definitely buy more of the Hand Recovery.
This bomb has a nice scent and color that made me feel as though I was bathing in lagoon. At first the salts sat at the bottom of the tub but then eventually dissolved. They left my skin super soft! Will definitely buy again.
Gels/Soaps -Burt's Bees - Citrus Spice Exfoliating Shower Soap
RLSCS 4/2/2008 12:57:00 AM
I love this soap! I'm on a quest to find more. I got it in a gift package along with other Burt's Bees products, so I'm not sure where to repurchase. Smells awesome! Exfoliates better than most products I've used. Helps me get a really close shave. Also really good to use before applying self tanner. Must find more of this soap!
This solid shampoo is simple to use, smells nice, lathers great and rinses with ease. A little goes a long way. Leaves your hair with that squeaky clean feel. I've only been using it for a week, so I have yet to see if it will stop excessive shedding.
This smells absolutely yummy! I love it. Makes lots of bubbles too! I agree with Susan151 about the color though, the red bath water was a bit alarming. For the yummy sweet smell, the loads of bubbles and no bath tub ring I would definitely buy again.
This soap has a nice light scent and is super creamy. I love it, but it cost $8 and only lasted 2 baths and 2 showers. I would only buy it again as an extra special treat.