Amazing. Feels light yet very moisturizing. Soaks into skin within a couple of minutes. Very refreshing and works well with foundation and powder. Doesn't clog pores and dirt cheap.
Treatments (Eye) -Bobbi Brown - EXTRA Eye Repair Cream
apabbott 12/9/2011 7:55:00 PM
There isn't a lot that I can add to the other reviews. I am in my early 30's and shamefully have never regularly used any cream or treatment on my eyes, even though I have been noticing dryness and the beginnings of crows feet. Lately my skin has just looked parched and dull. I started cerave moisturizer for my face and bought this product for my eyes based on reviews. I can not believe the difference in my skin. My eyelids went from slightly wrinkled and thin to completely smooth and plump, and the skin really glows. Eye makeup glides on effortlessly and looks amazing. The light crows feet that are starting under my eyes look much better. I'm not kidding when I say my eyes look like they did at least 5 years ago. The only downside is the price, but it is worth it. i can skimp on other items, but this is one of those products that actually is worth it to splurge.
Cleansers -Neutrogena - Make-up Remover Cleansing Towelettes
apabbott 7/13/2011 10:50:00 PM
Love! Bought a travel pack for vacation because I didn't want to pack liquid makeup remover. I love the smell, the texture and the power these things have to remove stubborn waterproof makeup. Leaves my face feeling soft, but I usually cleanse afterwards anyway because I am paranoid these will break me out.
Picked up at tj maxx on a whim. Initially hated it because it left my hair feeling somewhat dry and tangled. Used with the matching shampoo for over a week, and now I'm in love. Hair is sooo soft and shiny. My hair is permed, highlighted, and colored with demi color, so dryness is obviously an issue. Although this product seems like it would be too light for my hair type, it has the perfect properties of being able to moisturize, get rid of frizz, and add shine, all without weighing hair down or making it greasy. I use this poo and cond. daily and deep condition once a week, and my looks and feels better than it has in years.
This product has been on of those impulse buys at a major discount chain that yielded a great treasure. I have to mention that my initial impression was less than stellar. In fact, I hated this upon the first 2-3 uses. I have permed, highlighted hair that is also colored with demi permanent hair color. So, yeah... it is dry. My main concern is keeping my red hair color vibrant. I have been using several drug store brands lately, mainly those targeting very dry hair, so I had been used to the really heavy, moisturizing formulas that more or less weigh my hair down. Those somewhat help the texture of my hair, but fade my color quickly. My first try with this and my hair felt dry and tangled in the shower, so I thought I would never use it again. I immediately came here and read reviews...just curious...and the reviews seemed to validate my opinion. The main complaint seems to be that it isn't moisturizing enough. Well, for whatever reason(too lazy to go back to the store) I kept using this for the rest of the week. Wow. I can not believe it! My hair is soooo shiny, soft and pretty. I actually is so full of body and shine I look like I belong in a hair ad. It has no frizz, feels soft and sleek, looks very healthy and best of all, doesn't have that weighed down, greasy look I usually end up with when trying to moisturize. I will admit, after shampooing it feels a little dry,(biolage makes my hair feel the same way in the shower) but after I condition with the color pure conditioner for hair repair, it feels better. What is amazing is that my hair softens as it dries, the exact opposite of my experience with other brands, Dove, Pantene, etc. make my damp hair feel so soft and smooth but it always dries to a frizzy, dry, brittle mess. Anyway, if you have already bought this product, it may take a few uses before you can determine if it is for you
I have waited over 2 weeks now before deciding to finally write a review. I was initially a little unsure about this product, but have really grown to love it. My skin is dry at the moment, but I am very acne prone and sensitive. The good news is that I think this foundation will work with most skin types. It is ok on dry skin, if your skin is properly exfoliated and moisturized. It does not break me out at all. It doesn't last 15 hours on me,more like 5-8 hours depending on weather, but I do live in a hot, humid climate and I am in a healhcare position at work and wear a mask all day long. Many of the colors have a pink undertone. In fact, I usually wear warmer based colors, but to get a shade light enough I had to get "Shell", which is pink based. However, somehow it works. Finish is slightly satin on me and coverage is medium-full. Cons: doesn't last 15 hours, no pump, lighter shades are pink based, can NOT buy their dw concealer to match the lightest shade foundation of the same line! Amazingly, the lightest shade of dw concealer is much too dark for me.
Makeup Brushes -E.L.F. - Studio Line Eyeshadow 'C' Brush
apabbott 3/30/2011 2:14:00 PM
Love this brush! It is dense, soft, and love the shape. You can't beat $3.
Treatments -Paula's Choice - RESIST Daily Smoothing Treatment with 5% AHA
apabbott 3/30/2011 1:49:00 PM
I was using PC AHA gel, but wanted to try this. I really like it better. My skin handles the 5% better. I like the consistency of the lotion because it is not sticky and leaves my dry skin immediately feeling soft. My skin glows when I use this product. It does have an unpleasant odor, but if quickly dissipates after applying.
Sunscreen -Paula's Choice - Extra Care Non-Greasy Sunscreen SPF 45
apabbott 3/30/2011 1:44:00 PM
This is one of my top five products. I am light complected, am battling acne, hyperpigmentation, large pores and combo skin. I have never been able to wear ANY ss for very long due to itching, burning, and clogged pores. I wear PC skin balancing spf 15, which is also beautiful, but wanted something very similar with higher spf for the summer. This is milky, light, and doesn't leave any white cast on me.(I am pale though) No clogged pores or pimples. Perfect.
I really like the wide end of this brush. It is dense, soft and I loved the size. The contour end is rough and scratchy on my sensitive eyes, so I never use that. The main problem is the shedding. Like all my EoB brushes, this one leaves hairs all over my face, and I take such good care of my brushes. In fact, all of my brushes are cheap, but the eob are the only ones that do this.
I tried to use this brush for different techniques for bronzer, powder, foundation, etc. but never really loved it for any of those things. To top it off this brush shed like crazy! I took very good care of it and cleaned it regularly with great care. It shed like crazy the first time I used it. Then it seemed to calm down a little and be okay for a while. That didn't last long. Hairs were coming out every time and were stuck all over my face. This is my 3rd EoB brush, and they all have shedding. I own several cheaper brushes from Revlon, SK, EcoTools, etc. but these are the worst.
Beautiful! My HG daily ss for my face. This is the FIRST and only ss that I have found that works for me, and believe me, I have searched for years. I have tried all other brands recommended by this board, but they all have fallen short. I am 31 yo with fair, combo skin. I am constantly fighting acne, large pores, and flakiness. Everything else gives me acne, makes me itch, irritates, or completely clogs my pores with blackheads and whiteheads. Light, fluid texture, truly balances my skin, adds moisture without being greasy, no acne!!! My only complaint is that it doesn't come in a bigger size.
Moisturizers -Paula's Choice - Skin Recovery Replenishing Moisturizer
apabbott 3/14/2011 6:25:00 PM
I really like this. I am always dealing with acne breakouts, but my skin has been dehydrated lately. I use this at night when I need extra moisture. At the moment, I am using this to recover from a tca peel. I apply it during the day with the pc balancing moisture on top. Very moisturizing, doesn't break me out, smell isn't great but is mild and wears away.
Skincare - Face -Beyond Belief - Vita C Skin Nutrients - ALL
apabbott 2/14/2011 11:20:00 AM
This is for the Vita C+ SPF 15 daily moisturizer. I really wanted to be able to use this product. It has a nice, light texture, smells pleasant, and is inexpensive, but like every other sunscreen known to man, this clogged my pores and broke me out all over. What a shame. I just got my combo, acne prone skin cleared up and looking the best it has looked in over ten years, and this product put me back to square one. I am surprised by some of the good reviews here because some of the other reviewers also mentioned getting acne/breakouts from these products, but still rated highly. Beware if you have sensitive skin.
Cleansers -Beyond Belief - 3-in-1 Natural Focus Facial Cleanser
apabbott 2/14/2011 11:14:00 AM
Honestly, I couldn't get past the strong cucumber melon smell (reminds of of a cheap scented candle) or the very oily feel this had on my skin. Left my skin feeling dirty and greasy. In fact, the oily residue made this very difficult to rinse off of my skin. There are some scrubbing beads, but my bottle had so few that I don't think it would be a good exfoliant either. Too afraid this would break me out. Will not repurchase