OMG I love this mask!! I bought it because they don't sell the Queen Helene mint julep mask in Canada or so I think. We have a target now but they don't carry it either (maybe in the future), so I tired maybe finding something similar and I saw all the good reviews here so I gave it a shot. Normally nothing that most people like work for me skincare wise. So I wasn't expecting much. I was really shocked how well it worked. My skin looks brighter and softer. I mainly was looking for something to help with black and white heads. Not really sure if it does help but my face does feel cleaner. I've only used it notice since i got it yesterday but I wanted to write a review right away because my face looks so dewy, bright and glowly after one use. I had trouble in that area, my face always looked so dull for so time now but I was more concerned with my white heads. I read some reviews that it helped with acne too. I'm really happy to read that, I was breaking out for a while but my acne was clearing up, I hope this mask helps with the remaining healing process because they are competely gone, just going away. I recommend this mask if your face isn't looking up to pare than it use too. I'm really loving it so far.
I think I'm the only person around that complains about how the lashes have a cut look to them, it's like someone chopped the ends of each individual lash off leaving a stub on them. I really don't like that. Maybe that look just doesn't look nice on my eye shade or it makes it look really noticeable. I'm not really sure what the case is but that aspect alone makes me not want to consider buying these again. The band is also super flimsy, flimsy bands just don't work well with my eye shape. So that is probably just all down to personally preference.
I don't see anyone else writing this but I find that this product smells odd...and not in a good way. I really can't get over the smell. I wanted to try this because I really liked the maybelline mineral power concealer and it looked comparable. I assumed it would be better since it was higher end. Well I was wrong...it is sheer when I applied it, I don't have bad under eye circles but this did not cover them and went into fine lines...I can't return it so I think I will mix this with my bb cream to add more coverage. The shade I bought was also to light for me...maybe it can also add on as a brightening agent. My final thought is I will never buy this again and I also do not recommend it either...pretty disappointed. It was my first Mac product...
Moisturizers -St. Ives - St. Ives Timeless Skin Collagen Elastin Facial Moisturizer
aimage 1/18/2013 10:21:00 PM
This isn't terrible but I don't see anything great about it. It doesn't do much at all for me but seems to work for a lot of people so I guess it is worth trying out. I get really bad dry patches in the winter and nothing ever solves that problem till the season changes. Even Vaseline doesn't do the job, it just sits over my dry patches. It is like my skin doesn't have the ability to absorb anything...I feel like I'm the only person that is like that...Any that was just something to read to tell you how dry and problematic my skin is. This moisturizer will probably work on someone that doesn't have a bad skin problem like me...sigh...
Misc Beauty Tools -Revlon - Precision Lash Adhesive
aimage 1/17/2013 9:00:00 PM
I really wanted to love this glue. The first time I got this adhesive I LOVED IT. In generally I like it but after continuous uses the glue started to collect at the top of the opening and it started to go everywhere around the top of the opening outside of the opening also. After having it for a while it gets really sticky and messy because the glue starts to collect at the top and slowly spread out. I guess a simple way to fix that is to clean it off after every use but that is such a hassle. That is a big factor as to why I will not buy this again. Everything else I do like about this though, like the brush applicator and how well this works as a glue for your false lashes. It doesn't really peel off the lash like other ones but I do like that it is a brush. I wanted to try this out because I'm so sick of the tubes. The glue in them always starts collecting inside at the tip after a while and the glue doesn't come out unless I put more pressure, but as a result a BUNCH of glue comes out too. It is something I can't stand! Oh well...I guess I'm still on the hunt for the perfect glue...
Cleansers -Olay - Clarifying Daily Facials for Combo/Oily Skin
aimage 1/11/2013 8:48:00 PM
Wow I am quite impressed by them! I thought it wouldn't be to much of a big deal if it removed my face makeup and looking at the reviews I thought they would be good but nothing special. What I was looking for was something that would take off waterproof makeup because that is a drag to take off. Other than that I don't mine washing my face. I never really give out 5 stars in ratings but these deserved them because they actually took off my waterproof mascara and that is impressive in my book! I had to rub a bit but not excessively to a point where rubbing was the main factor that took it off. I think these are a must now. P.S - they smell exactly like my Neutrogena Rejuvenating Puffs that you use with the healthy skin rejuvenator microdermabrasion tool.
This lip balm contains beeswax, so it just sits on my lips and acts like a barrier but doesn't actually moisturize my lips. I bought this mainly because of the name "A kiss of Milk and Honey" it sounded sweet and the little bee on the packaging sucked me in. I thought this was going to moisturizing but it is just beeswax and the smell I just can't stand. It smells nothing like how good the name sounds. Probably the worse Nivea lip balm I tired from them and I tired a lot.
I'm not sure if this is the case but did the formula change? The first time I bought this product I absolutely LOVED IT! My eyelashes never looks so good! It looked like I was wearing false eyelashes! I re-bought this product 2 more times after my first and the packaging changed but the formula also seems different? I might be wrong but my newer tube just feels like a standard mascara now. I don't even use it no more because it just doesn't do much...I think I reviewed this product a year or two ago on MakeupAlley but I just wanted to update my feelings on this new tube I have. Anyway I'm disappointed once again...on a hunt to find a new HG mascara.
I use this stuff to remove my eye makeup because I use waterproof mascara pretty much every time I use makeup. I just hold a cotton pad soaked with a bit of the baby oil on to my eye for a few seconds and its gone. I tired to use it for my face makeup once after reading the comments but I don't recommend it. It broke me out and it felt so greasy and gross so I only use it on my eye area. I've also tired using it as a moisturizer but it wasn't doing much for me. Honestly most things don't work for me, I have complicated skin that's really hard to keep moisturized in the winter. So I think it's probably best to not take my word for it. My skin just can't contain moisture at all, my skin is like a fish out of water constantly. If anyone has anything to recommend to me that would be great (even vasiline doesn't do much for me). Anyway back to review, this is an excellent makeup remover and I recommend it for that purpose!
This eyeliner is good for people who are new to gel eyeliners like me. Mostly because of the price, it is extremely cheap and affordable. Although this is my first gel eyeliner I can't really compare to anything else but it is worth the money. I have oily eyelids and the eyeliner did smudge a tad on me but not drastically to the point where I have to touch up. I wore it out for at least 6 hours and combining the fact that I have oily eyelids and the hours I wore it out, I would consider this eyeliner to be pretty long lasting. The corners of my eyes are where it smudged on me but that is pretty normal for me. Considering the fact that eyeliners normally crease up on the outer corners of my eyes, this eyeliner holds up pretty well. When this eyeliner does smudge it smudges a tad out of where I originally place it. The colour is pigmented but I have seen better. Overall I am very pleased with this eyeliner.
Moisturizers -Clinique - Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion
aimage 12/23/2012 11:21:00 PM
I think this lotion is a hit or miss type of product, my mom loves this stuff and it's the only thing she uses. For me it isn't anything special, I have pretty dry skin in the winter time and this didn't do much for me. It temporarily moisturizes my skin when I first apply it but after a while my skin is yet again back to it's dry state. I could find drug store lotions that do the job better.
Skincare - Body -Sally Hansen - Airbrush Legs in Light Glow
aimage 12/23/2012 11:14:00 PM
I read the reviews here so I thought this was going to be a good product but not for me...First off it is to dark even though it was the lightest shade. Next thing is the shimmer. I'm sure that it looks okay indoors but once I get outside the shimmer is pretty noticeable. In my opinion it is sort of orange but I haven't read many people complain about it being orange. I thought I didn't shake the product enough so I tried to shake it for a longer period of time but it still seemed orange on the skin. It did even out my legs but I still see majority of my scars. I bought mine for almost $20 Canadian. I've seen it for cheaper but for a long time I couldn't find it in stores till now so I decided it was best if I got it in case I might not find it again. Waste of money, I might try to mix it with my foundation to see if that might be better. Overall I'm disappointed...
I heard a lot about this product from the net and friends so I decided to try it out. I would say it doesn't really do much for me. My skin has gone down hill for a few months now. I'm pretty sure this cleaner was not the cause but it might have adding on to the cause.
Really don't like this stuff...did not do anything to my hair. Feels like there is excessive product in my hair that did worse than good. My hair does look less oily but it feeling is way worse. I rather put up with the oily looking hair than this dirty feelings in my hair.
This is the only lipbalm I've ever been allergic to, I've tried all the other scents from the Chapstick brand and I'm not allergic to any of the other ones. I guess its fine for me because I find the scent to be a bit annoying after awhile, when it comes to treating my lips I think it does an okay job at that, just another lipbalm, nothing special.