Misc Beauty Tools -Unlisted Brand - Salux Nylon Japanese Bath Towel
almost 3/14/2013 11:47:00 PM
Love this for exfoliating my legs before shaving. Less shaving, less itchy legs. What a lifesaver. I love that I can wash it in the washing machine, too. Forget loofahs, this is the money!
Primer/ Corrector -Unlisted Brand - Milk of Magnesia
almost 1/26/2013 11:53:00 AM
Milk of Magnesia is not safe for off-label use on your face. Sodium hypochlorite (aka bleach) decomposes over time, releasing chlorine, oxygen and sodium hydroxide. This happens very slowly, but I would not recommend MOM for long term use to avoid sustained exposure to bleach fumes. With consistent use, this stuff can't be good for you.
I would very loosely call this a pomade. It is basically a tin of beeswax with some other oils, so it is rather hard. The smell is quite strong and long lasting. I don't particularly care for the smell. I certainly would not recommend this for short hair as one might traditionally use a pomade. It will just make you look oily. It is better for longer hair. Not my cup of tea.
Sunscreen -John Masters - SPF 30 Natural Mineral Sunscreen
almost 1/21/2013 10:44:00 AM
I really wanted to find a good physical sunscreen. This is one of the few natural sunscreens that contains titanium dioxide and zinc oxide. It is pretty thick and I find that after a hot summer day of activity, you can feel a little greasy. As others have said, it does have somewhat of a white sheen to it. It is a pretty good option if you are looking for a physical sunscreen.
This is a great sunscreen stick! I use it when I am out hiking. I suspect it would also be great in the winter cold, since it contains beeswax. It can look a little greasy but nothing too awful. I apply to my face and my lips. Very handy when you have dirty hiking hands!
This is a wonderfully flattering blush shade. However, I am not a huge fan of the glittery sparkles. Good for a night out but not necessarily everyday.
Treatments (Eye) -Olay - Age Defying Revitalizing Eye Gel
almost 1/20/2013 9:15:00 PM
I used this product for awhile and found that it did help my eyes "wake up" in the morning, getting rid of some of that puffiness and darkness before I swiped my foundation on top. However, the dip-your-finger-in pot irks me out and I won't be repurchasing since I used it up. For a drugstore eye product, this is probably one of the more effective ones. Still, there has to be something better out there.
I decided to try this product line out after my boyfriend mentioned he wanted to try a tea tree shampoo for his dry scalp. I remembered seeing rave reviews on Amazon and decided to give it a go. This is the best shampoo/conditioner I've tried in awhile for my long thick hair. It prevents buildup and keeps my hair from looking dull. I do use other products to fight frizz but I like how clean my hair feels! I tend to wash my hair every other day. I recommend!
Scrubs -Aveeno - Fresh Essentials daily exfoliating scrub
almost 1/20/2013 7:34:00 PM
I got this as a sample in one of the Target bags and use it occasionally. My skin feels soft and moisturized after use. It does not break me out and provides a gentle cleanse with only slight foaming (a good thing in a gentle cleanser!). The scent is light and the exfoliating beads are quite subtle unlike some other scrubs. I find that it can be tricky to use with my Clarisonic since it gets stuck in the brush. It is better when applied with my hands. I am definitely considering repurchasing.
Lotions/ Creams -L'Occitane - 20% Shea Butter Hand Cream
almost 1/20/2013 7:27:00 PM
I recently put this product into my regular rotation of hand moisturizers. I find that if it doesn't sink into my hands for awhile, it washes off rather easily. I like that it is not greasy and has a pleasant scent. It is a thick cream and goes on nicely. However this moisturizer alone is not enough by itself to keep my hands quenched in the winter. If you suffer from dry hands, this is a good product to try.
I'd been wanting to try a cream eyeliner and decided to give this one a go. It doesn't have great staying power and I found that it irritated my sensitive eyes. I don't wear eye makeup often for this reason. If you're looking to experiment with a cream eyeliner this is a cheap option, but don't expect miracles!
I first received this product in a trial size and was immediately hooked. I really like this hand moisturizer. It isn't greasy and has a pleasant smell. I rotate between several moisturizers during the dry winter months and this is one of the best I've tried.
I primarily use this on my eyelashes. I tried it on my brows a few times, but I greatly prefer Tweezerman's brow mousse for that use. It provides a nice natural mascara look, but as others have said it is a little wet on application.
When I first tried this product I had just moved to a desert climate and was fighting all kinds of frizz and dried out hair. I have since repurchased and still use it! This product can cause buildup if you use too much, so be careful. I've recently started using a hair oil in conjunction with It's a 10 and am pretty pleased. If you have a LOT of frizz you might have have to take extra measures, but this is certainly a good start. This will help keep your hair healthy.
Hands down the best tweezers you will ever own. They do dull over time, but you can have them replaced/sharpened! Great investment.