Very happy with this! I've oily acne-prone skin and this is *the perfect* moisturizer plus sunscreen for me for the summer months! Leaves my skin amazingly soft and smooth. I thought this product was going to have more "glowy" bits in it, but no, nothing very obvious - which I like. I still really love my Dove Day Lotion SPF 15 which I had used all winter (it's just a little too rich for the summer months for me).
I'm going to stick with my Savage Bronzer, but I will say that this product was not that bad. I used the tinted lotion in Deep. DISLIKES: 1)Did not dry as quickly. I still felt sticky even after an hour. 2)The tint/bronzer rubs off on everything...probably due to the fact that it doesn't dry quickly 3)I didn't feel my 'tan' lasted very long in comparision with my HG Savage Bronzer. LIKES: 1)Smells pretty good (for a selftanner) 2)I want to like the sparkly bronzer/tint...it does look very nice and sexy (but, it does rub off on clothes, etc.) boo :( 3)The colour is great. I was looking for something darker than Savage Bronzer and this gives a good (not orangey at all on me) out-on-the-beach-all-day tan look for a day. 4)Inexpensive.
Gels/Soaps -Softsoap - Softsoap Naturals Milk & Honey Body Wash
VeneziaQuintana 4/12/2004 6:57:00 PM
Mmmmm! I LOVE how this smells both in the shower and the lighly sweet scent that lingers after! (and I usually prefer floral scents) I would buy this just for the scent, but fortunately it *does* moisturize and leave your skin amazingly soft, too! AND, it's inexpensive! You really can't go wrong with this!
I was very skeptical about this line thinking it was just a marketing ploy....BUT, after hearing the raves, I caved! It conditions well. More importantly, my hair SHINES like crazy! I swear my hair shines much more than when I glossed it! I also use the Shine Shock and the Satin Finnish product, but even without these two, my hair is still quite shiny and just lovely! I really don't like the shampoo though. Did nothing for my hair. My boyfriend couldn't stop saying how great my hair looked and felt! However, I still prefer my Dove Volumizing Colour shampoo and conditioner.
Highlighters -Revlon - Skinlights Face Illuminator Lotion [DISCONTINUED]
VeneziaQuintana 3/24/2004 8:07:00 PM
Wow! Gorgeous! I'm loving this! I bought Warm Light on a whim and I apply a very small amount mixed with my moisturizer (a little goes a long way). I'm fairly pale, but I love how this just 'wakes' up my skin since I don't like to wear much makeup at all! I definitely prefer this to Prescriptives Illuminating Lotion which I previously used and liked eventhough it tended to be a little too pink for my skin tone.
I'm nearing the end of my bottles of Volumizing Colour Shampoo and Conditioner...and I'm definitely repurchasing! Not only is this inexpensive, but it leaves my hair silky, soft and shiny...every single time! (and I have to wash my hair daily) I'm very happy with this!! This is definitely going to be my staple.
Moisturizers -Dove - Essential Nutrients Day Lotion SPF 15
VeneziaQuintana 2/18/2004 5:58:00 PM
I LOVE this! I have oily-combo skin (a wee bit drier in the winter) and this just sinks in and leaves my skin soft, dewy and glowy. No breakouts either. This is everything I wanted in a moisturizer (including the price!). As for packaging, the squeeze and twist cap is...odd...but it doesn't bother me too much.
Self Tanners -Unlisted Brand - Savage Bronzer ] [DISCONTINUED]
VeneziaQuintana 1/30/2004 7:38:00 PM
Overall, this is probably the best self-tanner I've used! I actually like the colour guide - it gives me an immediate BROWN tint. Dries quickly unlike lotion tanners that you have to wait naked for a bit. The smell is chocolately and while I'm not a fan of chocolately smells, at least it is very light and when it does dry to the self-tanner smell, it's also lighter than others. I wasn't sure about using a mousse since I was so used to lotion-types, but this is so easy to work with! SUGGESTION: Buy the gloves!! I didn't think I would need it, but it stains your hands and is difficult to wash off.
Styling Products -Sebastian - Shaper Plus Hairspray
VeneziaQuintana 10/25/2003 10:10:00 AM
BEST hairspray ever! Holds without stickiness - I can still run my fingers through my hair (very important)! I don't think the smell is THAT bad, per se...it certainly does have a strong smell though, but to me, it just smells like...well, hairspray!
I was so used to very gritty scrubs (i.e St.Ive's Apricot Scrub) that the light watery consitency of this scrub made me think: How's this supposed to scrub anything?! Don't be deceived though! The teensy smooth grain~things really make your skin smooth as a baby's bottom without any harshness whatsoever! I LOVE this scrub!
Lip Gloss -New York Color - Lip Smoothie in Strawberry
VeneziaQuintana 10/18/2003 10:35:00 PM
No joke, EVERY SINGLE TIME I pull this out of my purse to apply, my BF whips his head around and says, 'Mmmm what is that?' (you'd think he'd know after the first time I told him! *rolls eyes* boys! LOL!) In fact, the first time I put it on, we almost got in a car accident (he was driving) because he got all excited and asked what smelled so good! Honestly, I didn't think it was THAT great of a lip balm/gloss/whatever it is - but that it did feel nice on (light, not sticky, moisturizes well, did its job), left a nice hint of colour on my lips, had a decent if not nicely artificial taste, and it was extremely inexpensive! So, the rave for this traffic stopping/causing lip balm is on behalf of my BF...I like it well enough that I will repurchase again and again because one tube doesn't last long enough the way he keeps kissing me everytime I put it on! ;)
Liquid -Jane - Stay Calm Foundation [DISCONTINUED]
VeneziaQuintana 10/18/2003 10:17:00 PM
Very pleasantly surprised by this foundation! I love the convinient packaging: squeeze bottle/eye dropper style. No breakouts. Covers superbly, but remains ultra natural looking (I only apply a few drops and mix with my moisturizer/sunscreen anyway). I have the lightest (I believe) shade which is 1 fair enough. I thought at first it was too light for me, but it works fine since there is no pink tones or overly yellow/orangey tones - just a nice neutral. (I'm pale, but not THAT pale and I had a slight tan that was fading from the summer).
Not sure if this is the exact product titled, but the back of my sleek silver compact says: ARCH ALERT BROW KIT What can I say, HOLY GRAIL! I've tried pencils and powders to fill in my brows, but they all looked so fake and obvious. The reviewers before me have described this product better than I could, but I just had to add my rave! To use, I just swipe the little brush once lightly through each waxy colour, then pass it over the arch to end of my brow (where I need it the most) and voila!
COLOUR: Burgundy Finally, I have found my HG red lipstick - doesn't turn fushia like other reds seemed to do on my lips! Just the gorgeous, glamourous red I was looking for! The texture is divine - it just feels like a great lipstick going on (very creamy).
I can't say anymore good things about this product that has not already been said. It seems like a basic no~frills sort of cleanser, but ever since I've used this coupled with the Facial Creme, my face has remained clear and glowing. (I had hormonal acne mostly from puberty :P) I have tried other products after my face cleared...which only made things worse. I'm back on MD Forte and will remain loyal! ;)