This stuff is pretty good. I'm super fair and only one application shows up on me. The color doesn't last too long though and should be applied every other day or so, but it's easy enough to apply so that's not a problem. I use 2 pumps and apply it evenly on my face and go to sleep. I wouldn't suggest using more than 2 pumps because it's just too much and you'll end up sorta orange, which happened the first time I used it. But if you apply the right amount, you'll get a nice natural looking color. You could then layer more on the next day. It has the bronzer, so you can use it during the day with instant results. I've never gotten blotchy from it either. It also has not broken out my acne prone skin and even helps it look less broken out.
I was at the MAC counter to buy some concealer and this nail polish completely caught my eye. I didn't buy it but kept thinking about it after I left so I went and bought it the very next day. I'm so happy i did. I have super fair skin and it looks awesome on my nails. I get so many compliments. The polish lasts about 3-4 days on me, depending on how much activity I'm doing. It's now my new staple and have been wearing it everyday for about a month now.
I really do love Celestial. I have sensitive acne prone skin and this makes a great night moisturizer to get my skin looking healthy. I don't use it in the day time though because I use a sunblock that is fairly moisturizing. Many people with acne prone skin may run away from this product because of its ingredients, but it has truly been great for me. Doesn't make me break out. It has a light pretty scent too. UPDATE: I stopped using Celestial for a while and I'm SO HAPPY that I've rediscovered it. My skin is still oily, yet has gotten dry flaky patches due to the cold weather and the 2.5% benzoyl peroxide that I use for my acne around my chin area. Basically my skin was a mess and the Cetaphil cream I used just wasn't cutting it. I was getting really bummed because I didn't want anyone getting close to me because my skin was so bad. The second I used Celestial, my skin looked instantly better. It moisturizes so well! I get that dewy look and it makes my skin look younger! I can't tell how happy this makes me. My acne is also fading since my skin is balanced and not irritated anymore. Truly amazing.
I love, love, love this!! My new HG for sunscreens. I had been using Neutrogena Dry Touch 45 for about 2 years and it was good and all but I wanted to try something new and I'm so glad I did. It goes on smoothly and gives my face this powdery flawless finish. I'd even use it at night just as a base. I don't even have to wear concealor with it. I have acne-prone skin too and this not only doesn't break me out, but my skin has been getting clearer! Ok, I sound like I work for the company, but when I find a product that truly rocks, I have to give it mega raves. Oh yeah, it's great sun pretection too. I was out in the blaring sun for hours and hours today and didn't get burnt. **UPDATE: still love this stuff. I was recently on the west coast for 2 weeks in very sunny weather and my face was the only thing that didn't get burnt. Thanks Kiss My Face! ***UPDATE: (12/11/09) It's been years since my original review and I STILL use this every single day.
Crème -MAC - Select SPF 15 Moistureblend [DISCONTINUED]
WestEndGal 7/23/2005 2:48:00 AM
I liked this the first time I put it on, but it soon made my skin break out pretty bad. I first used it to cover up a few pimples, but then I kept having to cover up more and more and soon ended up with a patch of red bumps. I only used it around my mouth, where I generally break out. It also looked really bad while on my skin. It made my skin look cakey and flakey. It was pretty obvious that I was trying to cover up a mess on my face. I don't know why I didn't realize it sooner, but as soon as I stopped using the foundation on my pimples, they started to go away. I still use it on my nose to cover the blackheads, where I never break out. I now just use the Moistureblend concealer on spots and I love it.
I really like the scent and texture of this soap. I love jasmine, so this is great for me. It's one of my 'winter soaps' because it's so creamy and cozy.
Pretty good stuff. Gives a nice light reddish tint with a bit of shine. I like to use glosses that I don't need a mirror when applying. The tube is small and simple and can be thrown into any bag. Oh yeah..it's cheap!
All I have to say is that I LOVE the scent of this. I always have. The soap also feels smooth and it's just so pure.
I love Bag Balm. My mom introduced it to me years ago and I thought she was nuts because it's made for barnyard animals. But, I quickly got over that since it's so amazing. Like other posters, I smear this on my feet at night and throw on some socks and wake up with soft feet. I see so many women walking around with dry, cracked heals and it makes me want to puke. I feel like giving them a tin of this. haha.. I, however would not use this on my lips because the smell is not too great and I don't want this stuff that close to my nose.
This is my HG mascara. I don't even bother trying new ones anymore because nothing really compares to it. Give my eyes a nice sexy look.
I always have extra Dove Beauty Bars (sensitive skin) stacked in my closet. I buy them in bulk. I'm a soap and body product freak, yet always keep one of these bars in my shower. It cleans really well and doesn't dry my skin out at all. This keeps me stink-free in the humid NYC summer days. I can even use it on my acne prone skin with no problems. I also love the clean scent.
Whenever I go to kiehl's, I'm always offered a good amount of samples. It's so fun. It's like walking out with a goody bag from a kid's party. If you're registered with the store, you get even more free stuff. I've even gotten 2 regular size tubes of lip balm. yay!
Cleansers -Eucerin - Redness Relief Soothing Cleanser
WestEndGal 7/6/2005 5:25:00 PM
This is a nice, gentle cleanser. I don't know how how well it takes off makeup because I use a Huggies wipe to take that off (hehe). It doesn't foam, yet feels smooth when washing. I only use it at night and wipe off with a washcloth for a little exfoliation. I use this with Cetaphil Cream as a night cream right after. It never leaves my skin dry either, which is great. I'm not sure how much it does for redness, but my overall complexion is looking much nicer. My breakouts are even subsiding.
Lotions/ Creams -Eucerin - Aquaphor Healing Ointment
WestEndGal 7/6/2005 5:07:00 PM
This stuff is fab. I first started using it while on Accutane a few years ago. It was the only thing that helped moisterize my insanely dry lips. I still use today. I put it on my lips and around my eyes and sometimes on my feet before going to bed. I've also made my own lipgloss by mixing this and a little red lipstick and putting it in an old gloss container. Also, the tube lasts forever because a little goes a long way.
I must say that I did really like this lip gloss, unfortunately I won't buy it again. The color was nice, the scent was nice, the texture was nice, but the price was not so nice. I've never gone through a gloss so fast. It was done in like one week! I was pissed because at the time I bought it (when I was waitressing for a living), this a splurge and I felt ripped off.