Sunscreen -Neutrogena - Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 55
addysmom 1/9/2008 12:59:00 AM
I have been searching for a really good face sunblock, and something to use on my hands and arms when I am driving. So far I am liking this one ok, the smell is bad, and don't ever get in your eyes! They will sting forever. On my face, it has not stung, but I don't have sensitive skin. The feel is pretty matte, and I find that it you apply it and let it sink in about 15 minutes before continuing your face makeup it's better. I have oily skin, so I don't need to use a moisturizer when I use this. Otherwise I would be really greasy. It feels good on your hands and body. I will use this, but then my search goes on.......
Sunscreen -Good Skin - All Right Oil-Free Sunscreen SPF 30
addysmom 1/9/2008 12:33:00 AM
I purchased this on the high marks from Paula, with the anitoxidants and good spf, but this stuff is terrible on your face. That is if you are putting it on before makeup. It never sinks into your skin, maybe it would if you had dry skin, but not if you have oily skin which I do. I will just use this in the summer when I am hanging outside with my children, and even use it on them, but not on my face with makeup! I really wanted to like this stuff, but no.I gave it a 2 because of the antioxidants and stuff, but that is it!
Treatments -Unlisted Brand - MaMa Lotion [DISCONTINUED]
addysmom 1/9/2008 12:29:00 AM
I wanted to try this stuff after seeing all of the before and after photos online. I have several cystic acne scars from when my skin went nuts before I figured out what to use on it, and also have several freckles I could manage to get rid of. After the first night of using I noticed a huge difference in the texture of my face. I use it on alternating nights, this and then retinol on the other nights. My skin is not sensitive at all, and I have never had the stinging sensation others have had. It is very sticky, so if you use too much, you can really tell. You also have to make sure you wear a high spf sunscreen on your face everyday also.I am loving this stuff right now, and I will update as time goes by and let everyone know how it is doing. Great stuff!!!
Treatments -Advanced Skin Technology - Green Cream by AST
addysmom 1/9/2008 12:06:00 AM
YES, I have finally found a miracle in a bottle! I started using this every other night, and my pores have gone down in size, and my face feels firmer! It is helping with the smile lines (I have very few, but helping the indentation), and the 11's between my eyes. I had been wanting to get a higher concentrate of Renitol,(I was using Roc) and I didn't want to go to the Derm. because my skin is not bad, I just wanted added protection. For that reason I am using the level 6. My skin is very toloratable for skin products, so I had 2 zits appear, and that is it. My skin is very oily, so I haven't had any peeling yet. As for the smell, alot of people say they don't like it, but I think it smells like Margaritas! Yum! I wash my face and wait about 30 minutes before applying the GC, then I apply it. I have on certain occasions applied a moisurizer over it, just waiting 30 mins to do that. I am loving this at the moment, and I will update..........
Bath Treatments -Burt's Bees - Baby Bee Buttermilk Bath Pint
addysmom 1/4/2008 8:43:00 PM
This is one of my favorite BB items. I rec. a whole line of baby care items from a friend at my baby shower. I had only used the lip balms before. This is now an item I cannot live w/o. I use it for me, and for my children. It makes your skin feel amazing. I love the pkg also, just wish it were plastic.I use the other baby items on my kids, but this one we share!
I use only Dove deodorants, and this one is just as good as the others. I really like the scent and it does make your underarms smoother in time. This one is great to wear in summer months, when you are wearing tank tops and sleeveless tops. Good stuff!
I tried this deodarant back when it first came out, and it has been the only one I have used since. My husband even tried it once, and now it is the only think we purchase. We buy it in the double packs, so I get one and so does he. I have tried all of the scents and love them all. I don't like roll-on deodorants, but I found some Dove roll-ons at a discount store for 99 cents and I bought all that they had, and I am glad I did, they are equally good! HG to my family!
Powder -Clinique - Clarifying Powder Makeup [DISCONTINUED]
addysmom 1/4/2008 3:31:00 PM
I really like this powder. On quick days just put it on over miosturizer and then apply it with the included sponge. After that I take a brush and swirl t around my face, then it does not look over powdered. It is really a great item for keeping the oilies away. The color neutral is perfect for my skin tone. I also carry this in my purse and apply when needed. I also use it over liquid foundation and concealer and use it to set my mu. I have also used a creamy concealer to touch up areas that need it, then apply this. The coverage is very good for a powder mu. Better than alot of mineral makeups. So far I am loving this item!
Liquid -Clinique - Clarifying Makeup Clear Skin Formula [DISCONTINUED]
addysmom 1/3/2008 4:23:00 PM
I have very oily skin, large pores, and can get hormonal cysts on my chin if I am not careful. This product is excellent for all of those problems. You definately have to moisturize before using this. I happened to get the wrong shade (I got on ebay for $9.99! Great price!) , and I went on Cliniques website before ordering to get shade, boy were they wrong. But I came up with a solution. I use MK med coverage foundation in a light shade and mix it with this.I think it also makes it easier to blend, but you still get the oil control properties. My skin stays matte pretty much all day. I also use Dr. Brandt's pores no more before I apply this. I have also found that I can use face primers that I would normally not be able to wear because it would make my skin oily. This product is great with primers. For now, this is my favorite foundation.
This product is awesome for dry skin in winter, but will be great for summer use also. I put it on right after a shower/or bath and it does take a little while to sink in, but it makes your skin very moisturized! It is still on my skin when I am ready to take a shower the next day. I have been wanting to try this, but it took me awhile to find it. I will definately keep this one around. It is mostly mineral oil, which is why it is amazing. The smell is very nutty smelling due to the almond oil. The smell does not last though. This is one of the best body oils I have tried and the price is reasonable also, around $7.00. I just wish it came in a larger bottle like other vaseline lotions. It is 6.8 oz.
Eye Shadow -Mary Kay - Velocity Chill it! eye color
addysmom 12/31/2007 10:40:00 PM
This is the only cream eyeshadow I can use. It does not crease, and lasts all day. I love the way it is cold when you put it on. They need to bring all the Velocity MU items back! I loved the lip glosses also!
I love this compact! It holds everything you needed all in one container. It is great for taking on trips, then you just have to take skin care in roll up bag which I also love. However, I saw in the newest MK catalog that MK is retiring alot of their eyeshadows/blushes so I think they are going to replace all of the packaging, then everyone will have to buy a new one for their new colors! That sucks after you have spent all of this money! So bottom line is, don't buy any new eyeshadows or blush until they announce what they are doing!
Tinted Moisturizer -Mary Kay - Tinted Moisturizer with Sunscreen SPF 20
addysmom 12/31/2007 10:16:00 PM
I love this tinted misturizer! I find I use it more as a sunscreen/moisturizer combo more than anything. I then apply foundation over it when I want more coverage. I wish they would come out with a higher spf though.
Moisturizers -Mary Kay - Intense Moisturizing Cream
addysmom 12/31/2007 10:12:00 PM
This is def not for oily skin! It just sits on your face and never sinks in. I do use it on my knees, elbows, hands and feet though. That way I use the produce up. It would be good for someone with dry/very dry skin. I originally bought this because my face was sunburned/ and wind burned and it did help clear it up in no time.
Skincare - Face -Mary Kay - Extra Emollient Night Cream
addysmom 12/31/2007 10:06:00 PM
I have a tube of this,, and it is great for elbows, knees, and lips. I would think if you have very dry skin it would be great on your face, but I don't. I love the smell of it. It reminds me of my grandmother! It is great on hands and feet followed by gloves/socks then go to bed. They will feel brand new in the morning!