Lotions/ Creams -Nivea - Nivea Soft Moisturizing Creme
Ricardiana 7/15/2011 12:24:00 AM
Wonderful! I use this as a night cream, and in the morning I wake up with soft skin instead of angry, red, flaking skin, as I used to. The smell is pleasant and very faint, and I don't need to use much product. I love that it comes in a tub so I can actually use all of the cream without any going to waste. I always wash my face and hands before using it, so hygiene isn't a problem (why would you put moisturizer on dirty skin anyway?)
Lotions/ Creams -Palmers - Palmers Cocoa Butter Formula
Ricardiana 7/15/2011 12:20:00 AM
Rich and creamy, a little goes a long way and leaves skin feeling buttery soft. The scent is heavenly, and fades to a faint candy/chocolate aroma. I've tried many more expensive and organic lotions; this is my go-to product from now on.
Lipstick -Revlon - Colorburst in Soft Rose [DISCONTINUED]
Ricardiana 6/26/2011 9:53:00 PM
This is my go-to lipstick. It is a richer version of my own natural lip color and wakes up my whole face. The packaging is elegant and sturdy, and the lipstick is creamy and lasts well as long as you apply it properly (apply, blot, reapply, blot). This also goes very well with Rimmel's English Rose nail polish.
Lovely scent and shape, and works beautifully on dry and sensitive skin. I love this stuff; I just wish it were a little cheaper.
I usually like Burt's Bees, but not this. It was ... chunky, for lack of a better word, and didnt absorb or moisturize my sensitive, rosacean skin very well. Maybe I just got a bad batch, but for the price especially, I won't be buying this again.
Hair Color -Garnier - Nutrisse Permanent Creme Hair Color
Ricardiana 6/26/2011 9:36:00 PM
I won't be buying this again, BUT it is a good product. Let me explain. I started going gray at 24 and have experimented with various dyes and glazes and so on in the past several years. I mostly used Garnier Nutrisse dyes as I have had the best results with them. Unfortunately, when I tried going red (don't remember the color number now) my hair turned purple. The brown and dark blonde dyes worked just fine, however, and never damaged my hair. I used Perfect 10 to get a good red a few times, and that worked well. However, because the results are inconsistent I now prefer to buy professional dyes because I know what their base colors are (that dye that turned my hair purple must have had a blue base, as my natural color has a fair amount of red in it). I like to KNOW what I'm getting when I spewnd my hard earned money.
Hair Color -Ion - Color Brilliance - Semi-Permanent
Ricardiana 6/26/2011 9:28:00 PM
I used this semi permanent thinking it would be better than Natural Instincts. It made absolutely NO change to my hair, and I followed the directions exactly. It wasn't much cheaper, either, and at least NI came with a nice conditioner. This was worthless.
Hair Color -Clairol - Natural Instincts Hair Color
Ricardiana 6/26/2011 9:26:00 PM
I tried to cover some grays with this. The medium chocolate brown turned my light brown hair black (I thought it might be nice to try a slightly darker brown, but not black, which looked terrible with my pale skin). This faded to a very dark brown ... except on the grays, which returned. The worst part was that this semi permanent lasted from February to June, when I bleached it out. Don't buy this thinking you can experiment with a short term color. On the plus side, my hair wasn't damaged at all, and the conditioner smelled great. However, I won't be using this again.
This stuff is fantastic. It absorbs well and has helped clear up my rosacea prone skin. My only problem with it is that it costs $12 in my area, so I'm trying the Eucerin version now instead as it is only $8. I will be returning to this though unless I am really blown out of the water by the Eucerin.
I'm not usually sensitive to smells, but as soon as I opened this I choked, although that's partly because powder also spilled everywhere because the packaging is rather poor. The big, fluffy puff inside looks retro glamorous, but holds so much powder that it's very difficult to use a light hand. I just threw this out; I hate to waste but it was a worthless product to me.
Powder -Cover Girl - Clean Fragrance-Free Pressed Powder
Ricardiana 6/26/2011 6:22:00 PM
Pros: It is good for sensitive skin, as promised. No irritations or break outs with this product. I don't smell anything when I use it. I have extremely fair skin and have a hard time finding powders etc. that are sufficiently light. This comes in a range of fair shades. Cons: The compact is extraordinarily difficult to open. When you do pry it open, the puff tries to fly out. The powder settles into my pores, even if I use just a tad of it.
I usually use Dove, but the last time I bought soap I decided to go with Ivory (with aloe) because it was in sale and massively cheaper. I have been very pleased. The smell is faint but pleasant, and I have not found it too drying. I do use cold cream on my face and tissue it off before using Ivory on my face, but the Ivory is really working for me.
A beautiful, elegant, sweet perfume. I spray edt on the back of my neck when my forties length hair is down; the scent lasts and lasts and keeps refreshing itself as I move my head around. The edp is more metallic and I don't use it often, but the edt is heavenly.
This is a pleasant green floral, but the scent to me is rather heavy and thick.
This moisturizer is very kind to my dry, flaky, rosacea prone skin. I use it as a night cream and it works very well. However, my mother used the exact same product - as I realizeed the minute I smelled the product - and I would rather not smell like my mother, so I will keep looking for a night cream that works as well as this one but with a different scent.