Sigh. I really don't even like this that much. It looks like jizz, first of all, it sort of smells funny. (not as bad as spectro jel though!) but it really is the ONLY thing I can use on my combo EXTREMELY sensitive skin. I've tried switching cleansers a million times and just NO. The only thing that I found was better was from the Garnier Soft line, which they discontinued. I don't know how well this removes make-up, since I rarely wear foundation. I use it with my Clarisonic, which makes me a lot happier. It's not as great as people make it out to be, but it works, and it doesn't make my skin break into a giant rash, and that's worth 4 stars to me.
Lipstick -Maybelline - Moisture Extreme - Midnight Red
SweetMidori 8/18/2008 3:26:00 AM
I adore this colour! It's amazing when applied with your finger and used as a stain.. gives a sort of, bitten look. It also lasts longer when worn this way. Not drying at all, either. I LOVE the moisture extreme lipsticks. The only problem I have with them is that I find the cap tends to come loose at times, but that's probably just because I don't take the time to put it back on properly? But it sucks when I get lipstick all over the inside of my purse! Oh well, still great!
I think this might be my HG, along with the conditioner and 24/7 creme. I'll update in a week with more details if I feel the same.. fingers crossed!!
Treatments -Clairol - Natural Instincts Shine Happy clear shine treatment
SweetMidori 12/17/2006 11:47:00 PM
I've read all the bad reviews on this product, but decided to try it anyways. My hair is pretty "chaste", aside from a few temporary colours and a bit of natural frizz and dryness. I have long, medium brown wavy hair, btw. I had already bought it so I put it on my hair for the sake of science and an unbiased review of the product. My hairs still damp after washing it out but so far I don't notice that it's any lighter at all. I used up pretty much the entire bottle of conditioner, since my hair is long and I was afraid of it being brittle. Rinsing it out, my hair felt like fine SILK. I've used every conditioner ever, and the one in this box is really good. But maybe it has to be to counteract the badness most of you girls encountered. So far, it seems to be a bit softer and shinier. I don't think my hair is damaged or brassy, but I'll update tommorow.
This was my first ever lustreglass and I LOVE IT. Green is my favourite colour and while I was initially attracted to this because of that, the MA said it would help tone down my naturally pigmented lips. It makes them a gorgeous natural caramel/honey shade that lokos amazing with a bold eye! one of my friends has lips that are pretty much the same shade as her skin though, and it doesn't look very good on her unless she has lipstick underneath, so keep that in mind!
Lip Treatments -Aveeno - Intense Relief Medicated Therapy Lip Protectant
SweetMidori 10/14/2006 10:55:00 AM
I LOVE this. In the winter this is the only thing that stops my lips from getting all cracked out and bloody. It's not waxy AT ALL, and just feels really moisturizing and my lips always feel better after putting it on. It smells a bit medicated right when you put it on, but it goes away and leaves a vanilla scent. Soft lips are SO WORTH the 10 seconds of bad smell!! I just ran out and I'm going to go buy some more today. A bit more expensive than other products, but this is my HG.
I have sensitive skin (rosacea) and I have fair, combination skin. My cheeks are very sensitive, my nose, forehead and chin aren't as bad. Anyways, I noticed a few small pimples starting to poke up around my jawline and on my forehead. I ALWAYS have blackheads on my nose! I put a thin layer of this on my chin, forehead and nose and VERY thinly spoted a few bumps i had on my cheeks. my skin felt tight and it was a bit pink after, but it wasn't painful. i went to bed and when i woke up my skin was smooth and the pimples were DRAMATICALLY reduced/redness was gone! this stuff is amazing. I already have rosacea, so not having acne on top of that to deal with is a huge relief for me! My HG product so far, I'll update in a few weeks ;) P.S. I did not use the Clean & Clear, but the Life Brand. It has the exact same ingrediants and amounts though. (I compared labels. Life was just cheaper.)
Shampoo -Clairol - Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Moisturizing Shampoo
SweetMidori 9/9/2006 9:46:00 AM
I love this! It smells sooooo good and it lathers up really well, you just need a small amount (and I have fairly thick, long hair.) My hair tends to be very dry and frizzy, and after using this for 2 weeks it's a big improvement! the packaging is so cute, and it works just as good as any salon or more expensive brands.
I love this! It doesn't smell as sophisticated or mature as other CD perfumes, but I'm 17. I don't want to smell like an aristocrat! I've gotten a lot of compliments while wearing this, so it must work well with my body chemistry. The bottle is adorable and I feel really classy when I'm putting it on, lol. It's a fresh, warm smell. I can't pick out each scent but it's sweet at first, and dies down to a more subtle caramelized note. It's definitely gourmand! I'll buy it again, but it'll be a long time before I run out. It lasts forever!
Haha, wow people are sensitive! This makes your lips tingle but from how some girls described it I expected MUCH worse. I got this in Honey Rose, I think. Which is a nice sort of coral pink colour. On me it's almost a YLBB shade. Very natural but fresh and bright looking. My thin lips like it, too. It DOES seem to make my lips look fuller and looks amazing with a gloss on top of it. CHEAP too. Will buy again!
Moisturizers -Garnier - Skin Naturals Soft 24-Hour Nourishing Day Cream
SweetMidori 4/30/2006 11:26:00 AM
I LOVE this stuff. It's cheap and cute pink, smells like roses! I heard rose is really good for sensitive skin and got this after it was reccomended in Elle or something. (I forget.) but I tried it and my normally really sensitive/dry skin has really improved. I stopped using it for a while and all my redness came back!! Of course it never went away completely, but it really did improve. I love it!
I really like this! As someone who rarely wears lipstick, or any heavy makeup at all, this is really lovely. I'm a PPP with brown eyes and hair, and I got the colour "petal" which is a nice pinky-red colour. despite what some people say , i actually LIKE the smell. not the taste, though! but i think it sort of smells fruity. anyways, the texture is amazing, and it's really smooth and gives a nice glossy looks and good colour! it feathers a bit, so you might want to use liner, but you can't beat the price! staying power isn't that great, so i took off a lippie, but the packaging is cute, and i'd def. try more colours. not the best, but good for drugstore!
Lotions/ Creams -Neutrogena - Skin Smoothing Body Lotion SPF 15
SweetMidori 9/23/2005 11:17:00 PM
I love this stuff! I have horrible KP on my upper arms. Nothing I tried ever helped, and it's so ugly.. I've only been using this for 5 days, twice daily. and there's a HUGE diference!! HONESTLY!!! I can't believe the cheapest thing I tried worked the best. I mean, I still have bumps, but they're a lot less noticeable and many of them have disapeared. my skin is softer, too. I'll update in about a month to tell you how things are going.
I always get so many compliments when I'm wearing this! It turns a shimmery light reddish-orange colour on me, but it isn't overpowering at all! I think it looks best when applied with a shadow brush, though. Amazing colour, and I never would have chosen it from the colour in the pot!!
Lipstick -Revlon - Moisturous Lipcolor in Naked Splash
SweetMidori 4/9/2004 2:13:00 PM
This is one of my HG products! It's the perfect YLBB on me. The only complaints I have is that it's fairly expensive, and the packaging is a bit bulky. It's really cute though, and the colour is worth it! Will buy again!