I am constantly searching for a good loose powder that doesn't break the bank. I don't want sparkles or glitter, just something that sets my make up and looks matte and absorbs the oil. This powder might be good, but I just can't get past the smell. It is way too strong, and completely turns me off.
This foundation spreads like a dream. I apply it with a foundation brush and then blend with a sponge. The ivory shade is a good match for me. I really like more coverage than this gives, and have been experimenting with various concealers beneath it. I also have been having some issues with the airless pump and getting the product to come out.
Treatments (Eye) -100 Percent Pure - Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream
Tootsie123 8/20/2009 1:33:00 AM
I bought this product based on a lot of great reviews. I have been pleased with it so far. I can't tell that it really helps with puffiness, but it does moisturize well. I only use it for daytime and it works well under makeup. You only need a tiny bit. The pump bottle works well and you can control the amount dispensed. The scent is pleasant and dissipates quickly. I will probably repurchase.
Treatments -Vichy - Aqualia Thermal Hydrating Concentrate
Tootsie123 3/3/2009 4:07:00 AM
I love this product. I have oily skin and it makes a great base for my makeup. It feels so good, I know I use too much...but my skin just drinks it in! My only complaint is that it is hard to find. I have looked at the CVS website, but haven't searched the stores yet. They don't offer it on the website. It is a little pricey, but I don't mind the cost if I could just FIND it!! It's that good!
Misc Beauty Tools -Philosophy - The Supernatural Oil Blotting Sheets
Tootsie123 11/17/2008 12:56:00 AM
I recently bought a pack of these off an auction site, so I didn't have to pay retail. I am so glad I didn't!!! I don't care for them at all. The sheets are quite shiny and flimsy and don't absorb much oil. They are quite tiny too compared to some other brands I have tried. I really thought they would be great since Philosophy makes them, but I was really disappointed. I'll use the ones I have left but would not repurchase this brand.
This is one of my favorite Ice Element products. I use it during the day, and usually mix up a 'cocktail' by combining it with the Edelweiss serum, and apply it prior to my makeup. It feels good on your skin, and is not drying or too oily. My skin looks so much better since I started using Ice Elements.
The souffle is a great product. I use it several times per week, particularly in my t-zone area. It helps make my skin brighter and shrinks my large pores. I use it at night, and follow with a moisturizer. It works great when you use the 2mm the next morning. Helps to exfoliate those dead skin cells, and improve the overall appearance of your skin. I highly recommend it!!
Treatments -Ice Elements - 2-Minute Miracle Exfoliating Gel
Tootsie123 3/16/2008 10:06:00 PM
I have been using Ice Elements products for a little over a year, and am very happy with the results. The 2mm is an awesome product and one of IE's most popular. It really works!!! It is not harsh and works well for all skin types. If only this stuff would have been around when I was a teenager!! I am in my 50's now, yet I still have oily/combo skin and an occasional zit. Ice Elements has really made a difference in helping with all my skin issues, and I use a lot of products from the line. They also offer super customer service!! Try it...you won't be sorry.
Conditioner -Brocato - Brocato Vibracolor Fade Prevent Conditioner
Tootsie123 10/28/2007 8:06:00 PM
I have highlighted baby fine hair. This product works well for me. Reasonably priced for a salon brand, pleasant fragrance, and it really detangles well. I would recommend it.
I was curious about this scent as I recently saw it on a shopping channel ...can't remember which and they were cooing over how great it was...so i bought a bottle on e-bay. All I can say is YUCK...too strong, too sweet, not a pleasant fragrance to me!!! Horrid and putrid and offensive...don't know why ANYONE would want to smell like this stuff!!! PU!!!!!
Brows -Models Prefer - Automatic Eyebrow Pencil [DISCONTINUED]
Tootsie123 9/2/2007 11:14:00 PM
I love this product!!! I have very sparse brows from overplucking when I was younger. This pencil gives the most natural looking results than any other I've ever used. I highly recommend it to everyone!!!
This product was not what I expected. It is a creamy lipstick that is highly pigmented and not what I consider a gloss at all. The worst thing about it for me is the brush applicator...really hard and stiff and cheap!!! I possibly would like the product better if it were easier to apply but don't even want to use it because of the crappy brush.
I am not impressed with this gloss. I bought it in two colors because I had read a good review or seen it recommended somewhere. The package is cute and you apply the gloss with a soft brush. It is very water-like going on. I don't mind the smell or the taste but it goes away really quickly on me. I like that it is not sticky but it just doesn't last long at all. I would not repurchase.
This is the mascara I always come back to. I have tried lots of others and do not get the results that I do with Lash Out. I prefer the black/brown in waterproof. The brush does get too clumpy with the product but I use some tissue paper (gift wrap kind) to wipe off the excess. It lengthens great and I have very sparse light lashes. I try to buy when it's on sale or bogo.
I have recently been using Amazing Grace and love it. Very subtle light fragrance. I agree with others though, that it has NO staying power...the roll on oil lasts much longer than the spray.