I'm breaking out a really big spoon so I can eat all the negative words I've spoken about JNG. I was a huge fan (and pusher) of Coppertone Gradual Tan but since the temperature has taken a dive my skin has been crying out for something more moisturizing, thus leaving the CGT to look very splotchy. Sooo, I went through my ever-growing stash and found the Natural Glow. After two days I looked unbelievably even and healthy. It is MUCH more moisturizing and I have a glow the CGT never got close to (and CGT was awesome on me). My husband thought I'd hit the tanning bed. I still don't like the smell but the color I get overrides the scent. It is really about personal preference anyway because dh loves the way I smell. *Jumps on JNG bandwagon*...at least for winter time.
This lip polish is a fair value for the money. I say that because by the time I got any color on the applicator I had twisted it halfway up the tube. I like the thickness of this polish and the shine is great. It is more of a YLBB sheer than an actual gloss like lipglass. I have the same issue with this as I do with Rimmel's tube gloss; the color is barely there (no matter what the shade, ime) and the staying power is virtually nonexistant. It feels very thick on my lips but I like that because mine are very dry. Despite the thickness it isn't overly sticky. I will buy this again because it is perfect when I'm going for the natural, less-is-more look.
I like this product when I use it with the Super Line Corrector. A little goes a long way. I cannot use this every night because it seems a bit heavy but every other night is okay. The scent is a little perfumey for my taste but not overpowering. I use this for line prevention (obviously) and so far so good.
Moisturizers -Prescriptives - Super Line Corrector Firming Night Cream
angelf 10/14/2005 2:01:00 PM
I have used this cream religiously for almost a year and I cannot believe the difference it has made in my skin. My occasional breakouts have become rare breakouts, my skin looks hydrated even when I have not been kind to it for days, and my skintone has evened out. I don't have any lines, yet, but I got some samples that lasted over a month and was so impressed with the hydration that I bought a full-size.
I'm a MMM and this is THE BEST self-tanner I have ever used. It is NOT gradual for me. I can use this twice a week and create and maintain a glowing and dark tan; no orange color at all. I love it. It is not very moisturizing but that's okay; the tan is worth it. I use it on my face with zero problems, the scent is great, and it seems almost goof-proof. I have stocked up on this in anticipation of the Natural Glow bandwagon fall-off and because I'm afraid I won't be able to find it during the winter months. 10-29-05: Edited to add: This does NOT work for me during winter months. I look terribly splotchy and uneven. My skin needs more moisture. Please see my Jergen's Natural Glow review for details.
This mascara did not work for me at all. It made my lashes look sparse and whacked out. They looked all crooked and crazy. Sometimes my lashes are unruly but this was more than that. I can usually control them with a couple coats of mascara but Volum just made it worse. Too bad. I really wanted to find a drugstore mascara!
I got the barely there shade "Sweetie". I really love the smell and the feel of this gloss. I am so over MAC's sticky lipglass and this is a great change. It has little staying power and when I say the shade is barely there, I really mean it. I will buy this product again and try some of the other shades. For under five dollars it is definitely worth it, even if only to put over lipsticks.
Fragrances -Dolce & Gabbana - Sicily eau de parfum
angelf 5/8/2005 3:41:00 AM
This scent is very warm and sophisticated. I have worn my samples for six months and just purchased the full-size. I absolutely love it! It smells wonderful on me. I don't know much about the notes but it is very powdery, warm, and just the right amount of sweet. I wear this when I'm feeling sexy. DH loves it too. I LOVE IT!
I have this is tons of shades. I love it! It stays put and the colors are rich and intense.
I have this in three shades. I mix paper dolls and tea party for a great match. I also have jump rope in anticipation of a little more color in the coming months. I cannot wear this without Dr. Feelgood though. I look flaky that way. It goes on very easy and is easily blended. I apply it with the foundation brush and seem to get better coverage that way. I really like this product and I am not a big fan of stick foundations. I will definitely repurchase this. Edited: I can no longer wear this foundation with Dr. Feelgood. The combo started making my face itchy. I use it alone, applied very lightly.
Lip Gloss -BeneFit Cosmetics - The Gloss - Streakin' [DISCONTINUED]
angelf 3/17/2005 10:26:00 AM
This was my first Benefit gloss and I guess I should've gone to a counter to test. This is too pink for me. It has this strange color and matteness to it even though it is a gloss. It reminds me of melted crayons. I love the smell and that it is sticky like lipglass. I will buy another shade.
I love this product. I use a Benefit brush for application (it is the best brush ever) and it looks great! It evens out my skin and helps with shine. I don't look all powdery or too matte. It helps me look like me but better.
This concealer really works for me. It stays put even when it is super hot and muggy outside. It doesn't feel heavy either. I must admit, I have used this as a foundation. I get really pink cheeks after workouts and I use this to mask that. It works fabulous. It has also worked from my normal skin tone to having some color. Ginger seems to be pretty neutral. The only drawback is that it's a little dry.
Lip Gloss -Delux Beauty - Lip Gloss [DISCONTINUED]
angelf 8/28/2004 12:38:00 AM
At first I was in shock about the size. It seemed so small and I felt cheated. Then I looked at the actual amounts, I'm over it now. I got this in Francis. I love this color because it is like my lips, but better. I can really play up the eyes and wear this gloss for a truly fab look. It is a very fleshy color with a subtle shimmer. It isn't so glossy that my lips reflect, but they "glow". I like it and will probably buy it again.
Self Tanners -Clarins - Tinted self-tanning face cream SPF 15
angelf 8/24/2004 1:25:00 PM
I only used this because I got a sample of it but so far, so good. It has added only a hint of color and I've used it twice but I think that is a positive. I can hide almost any other part of my body that may have an orange look but not my face. The slight change with Clarins allows me to be in more control and watch how the color is developing with small steps. I don't care for the smell but I usually don't like any smell in facial products. The texture is very smooth and it goes on like silk, but it does take a bit more time to dry the the normal moisturizer. Overall, I like it and will probably purchase the full size tube.