Toners -Alba Botanica - Acnedote Deep Cleaning Astringent
Rain7 3/30/2012 10:45:00 PM
I love this product! I have been using it faithfully since 1/1, and it has really helped with reducing my acne breakouts. I still get them, but not as often, and they go away MUCH faster than before I started using this. I do wish it came in a more sanitary container, but that will not stop me from purchasing it again.
Shampoo -Aubrey Organics - Green Tea Hair Treatment Shampoo
Rain7 7/2/2010 1:00:00 AM
I bought this in Feb., and it is now one of my favorite shampoos! I rotate this with 2 others (Say Yes to Carrots Tomato shampoo & KMF Big Body, both of which I LOVE as well). I have oily roots, and it does a fantastic job of cleansing without stripping, leaving my hair soft & shiny. I love the natural herbal scent, too. It lathers VERY well. I will definitely repurchase!
I agree with the above comment, except I didn't have a problem with the consistency of the lotion, and I didn't find it drying. I had a problem with the smell. It smelled sour & almost like BO. YUCK. I will stick with the lavender/chamomile & rosemary/lemongrass versions of this lotion. They smell great!
This is a miracle product for me! I have suffered for several years with seborrheic dermatitis (or something similar, I guess), and have tried MANY different products to no avail. Nizoral is the ONLY product that has helped remove the flakes from my scalp! After using it every 3-4 days for 1.5 months, I am now almost completely flake free, except for a small spot @ top of head. I highly recommend it, and I will purchase again when I run out.
Lotions/ Creams -Desert Essence - Vanilla Chai Hand and Body Lotion
Rain7 11/7/2008 11:02:00 PM
I just bought this the other day, and have used it several times. I really like this lotion! I love the scent & the consistency. I also love the fact that it is all natural, with NO chemicals. It really does smell just like vanilla chai tea. YUM! I would definitely repurchase! *Update 5/9/10-I still have this, since I use it sparingly, and I am still loving it! It smells the same as when I purchased it, even though it is completely natural. I highly recommend this lotion!
I have been using the SPF 30 for about 3 weeks, and I like it so far. There is no white cast left at all, and it sinks in well, although it does have a slightly shiny finish. I have oily skin, so I have to blot my face 2 x during the day. I don't think it has broken me out, but I do have a lot of acne right now. I think that is from a cup of coffee I drank a week ago. It is quite expensive ($25 for 6 oz), but I am only using it on my face, so it will last a long time. I bought this because it is 100% natural, and zinc oxide is the best UVA/UVB sunscreen around...or so I have heard. So far so good with this product. I will probably repurchase, but I may have to search for a similar product that is less $.
Lip Treatments -Badger - Cocoa Butter Lipbalm in Coffee Roast
Rain7 5/10/2008 8:34:00 PM
I really love this balm. It smells of VERY strong, unsweetened coffee. I do wish that it smelled more of creamy coffee w/sugar,but I love the smell & taste of coffee, so I enjoy wearing it. It is very smooth & creamy, and leaves a nice sheen. It is very moisturizing as well, and long lasting. I bought this tube for $3 on Badger's website, and had free shipping, so the price could not be beat! I will definitely repurchase, but I won't run out for a long while.
Lip Treatments -Badger - Chai Rose Lip and Body Balm
Rain7 5/10/2008 8:20:00 PM
I love this lip balm, and all of Badger's lip balms. This one really does smell wonderful-like roses & chai tea, exactly as the name implies. I love the slightly glossy finish, and it moisturizes very well. I would definitely repurchase.
Eye Shadow -Everyday Minerals - Good China Eye Shadow
Rain7 3/22/2008 3:11:00 PM
This is a pretty color for my fair skin, but it just doesn't have enough pigmentation. It is glittery, too, which makes what little color it does have not last as long as a matte shadow, which I prefer.
Cleansers -Unlisted Brand - Wild Sage Botanicals Almond Face Cleanser
Rain7 3/1/2008 12:52:00 AM
I also loved this product, although I wish it came in a more sanitary container, and a larger one at that. However, the product itself it a great cleanser for someone with sensitive flaky skin. It does leave an oily film, but that is not necessarily a bad thing, because your skin shouldn't be stripped of all oils when cleaned. The best thing about this product is it is totally organic and totally natural. I would definitely repurchase. *Update-5/9/10-I wouldn't repurchase this after all. It is a great cleanser, but just not suitable for my skin type. I need a stronger cleanser to get rid of all my makeup & oil.
I like to stick with neutral toned makeup, and this really fits the bill. It is a lovely matte light brown, and it really looks good on my very pale skin. Also, I have noticed that matte e/s does not crease like the ones with sparkle. I would definitely repurchase this.
Masks -Unlisted Brand - Aztec - Indian Healing Clay
Rain7 11/24/2007 9:52:00 PM
I received this from a nice MUA'er, and I love it! First, I wash my face as usual. Then I mix the mask with just water, because my skin is so sensitive, and leave it on for 20 minutes. My skin feels wonderfully soft and deeply cleansed afterwards. I tend to get flaky skin, so I put jojoba oil all over my face after rinsing the mask off. This is a great weekly treatment mask for people with oily/acne prone skin like mine.
Misc Beauty Tools -Everyday Minerals - Flocked Sponge
Rain7 10/6/2007 11:25:00 PM
This really is a great product for applying powder foundation. I have noticed, however, that I need to tap the excess powder off before applying, because it has a tendancy to clump in the area I first put it on. I kind of blot it all over my face after dipping it in the powder, and then blend. It is great for the medium coverage that I desire. And the price is unbelievably cheap. They now have smaller ones (round ones), that come 3 to a package for just $1. I will most definitely be repurchasing in the future.
Makeup Brushes -Bare Escentuals - Flawless Application Face Brush
Rain7 8/18/2007 4:52:00 PM
These are great brushes. I have had mine for over 4 years, and have used them almost every day since then, and they have stood the test of time. I have washed them several times, and they still look almost new. They shed very little, and keep their softness and shape. As far as coverage, I don't use BM foundation anymore, I use EM with the flocked sponge for more coverage, but these are great for powder and blush application.
Makeup Brushes -Bare Escentuals - Maximum Coverage Concealer Brush
Rain7 8/18/2007 4:46:00 PM
This is a really great brush for touching up acne, or anything else you want to conceal. It is very well made, doesn't shed a bit, and is durable. Definitely a staple in my beauty collection!