This does lengthen nicely. It doesn't give much volume, but that's fine with me, because I have volume but not long lash...It's not the best lengthening mascara I've tried. My most fav. one is Anna Sui Super Long Lash, that one really gives me very long lash. It doesn't smudge on me, and I get mascara smudge easily. Formula goes on smoothly. Easy to take off with makeup remover. I like this only, and will buy it again to alter with my other mascaras.
This is a one of the most simple basic microdermabrasion scrub I've seen. By what I mean simple is that it doesn't have any fancy or long list of ingredients. It does its job wonderfully. The cystal beads are among the most finest of all the scrubs I've tried (I used a lot, I am a fan of masks and scrubs). This scrub made my skin look more polish and refine. It seem to get rid of clogged pores and dead skin cells efficiently yet gentle, making my skin more clearer and blemish free. Also my skin feels very soft after using this. I use a small amount, about a size of a dime, and spread it all over my face. I don't think you need tons of it for the product to work. I rec. this for normal to combination skin. Dry skin might not find this moisturizing enough, eventhough this scrub is not drying. Oil absorbing power? I honestly think this doesn't have any. I don't think microdermabrasion scrub are meant to do this kind of things though... I sometime like to use a mask after this for a super clean feel.
I've been a fan of Anna Sui Long Lash mascara, so I must try this when it came out. I like this a lot more! It lengthen even better than the old one. I'm happy with the volume of my eyelashs, so I tend to look for a lengthen mascara since my lashs aren't that long as I want. This doesn't seem to give volume at all, but it's not a probelm for me. If you're looking for something that will volume, even a little bit, and lenghten, this is not the product you should buy. It last all day for me, lenghten nicely without clumping. It's not waterproof, so I use Clarins Fix' Mascara over this. I love the result I get with this mascara when I want long lashs. Somehow, this mascara makes my eyes appear bigger and wider than any other mascaras I've tried, but yet my eyelashs doesn't look like I have any mascara on them. They make my eyelashs look as if I'm born with long lashs. I have quite sensitive eyes and the product doesn't irriates me. Still have a nice pleasant rose scent.
This is one of my fav. makeup cleanser. Remove all trace of makeup thoroughly. Even when I wear my waterproof mascara, eyeliner, and then Clarins Fix' Mascara (mascara seal, very hard to remove), it still remove all of them without much effort. I used to use DHC Cleansing Oil, but I prefer this now. I think this leave my face feeling more cleaner. I have oily/combination skin. I feel this is lighter, less more moisturizing than DHC Cleansing Oil, which I think benefit more for my skin. I followed up with a facial cleanser. I use this more as an eye makeup remover now. It sting sometimes, but I'm not complaining, but not expecting it to be sting-less.
Moisturizers -DHC - Easy Care Milky Lotion for Oily skin
baksino 9/30/2005 7:07:00 PM
I'm impressed with this simple lotion. Keep skin mattify and balance. I thought it might dry out my skin since it's oil control, but it didn't. I was using L'Occitane Lavendar Matte, which was good for oil control also. I prefer DHC because it's more soothing than L'Occitane to me. I do feel that for people with excessive oily skin, this might only last about 3-6 hours for them though. It works better for people with normal-oily skin. I also have this for Normal skin, which is more moisturizing. When I use Milky Lotion for Oily skin, but face stay matte throughout the day, with a bit of slight shine on my nose bridge. When I use Milky Lotion for Normal skin, I see my face is a bit more oily, but nothing like my face is becoming greasy. I use the one for normal skin at night, and oily skin in daytime.
Every single mascara will smudge at about mid day for me. Even waterproof and smudge proof. If I'm using a water/smudge proof mascara, it won't smudge much, but there will be a light stain at the bottom of my eyes. With this over, it doesn't smudge at all, my mascara stay put all day even when my eyes get a bit wet. Good stuff. when I use MAC cleansing oil, it gets off easily, if I use something else, it's not as easy. It doesn't clump for me, I like this much more than URBAN DECAY Lingerie. I do notice that if i put this too much, my lash will get dull, like there is a waxy transparent coating. With the right amount, it look wonderful. If anyone is having a problem with mascara smudging no matter what kind they've tried, I rec. give this a try. It might solve the problem.
i like this hair paste. i think it smell nice, not sure what it is though, but it smell like their olive shampoo. i used it as a once a week hair treatment. i have normal hair, never dyed or chemically processed, and this works wonder for me. make my hair very shiny and smooth like silky. it doesn't add any extra weight to it either. my hair actually has more volume after using this paste. i was using just thermasilk shampoo at the time, didn't know that shampoo can weight my hair down so much. overall, i like this. kind of pricey, but with the result i've got, i don't mind. i think l'occitane olive harvest hair line is wonderful. if you have super dry or damaged hair, try using their olive hair oil as a preshampoo condition, and then shampoo it off, after that use this. i've tried it and it made my hair super soft. too soft for my normal hair... i either use one of the olive hair product alone now. i have the shampoo, hair oil, and paste. i would use the shampoo alone, hair paste once each two weeks. for the hair oil, i use it once a month for hair maintence.
This product works wonderfully for me. I see result within two weeks. I've been doing some face massage excerise for a while, and while it does help to firm my face, it doesn't really help with my cheeks. I have a very round heavy cheeks, and this have help make them smaller, so my face look like an oval now instead of round. I notice that make jaw line is much more define too, though i have a jaw line before using this. Plus, my eye bags are almost gone, since I also use it on my eyes area too. It does burn when I get the serum into my eyes...overall, I like the result. The serum didn't break my skin. I will continue using it.
among one of my favorite masks. this really helps to soothe and calm my skin when i'm in stress and my skin seem to go crazy. i have sensitive and this is great for it. i think this is for people with dry to normal skin.
Treatments (Eye) -Earth Therapeutics - Recover-E Cucumber Eye Pads
baksino 8/24/2005 10:26:00 AM
this is the best eye pad/mask i have tried. it heals my sore dry eyes from contact wear or during nights that i can't sleep because of study loads. also help make my eyes look fresh and bright. they also have the Recover-C eye pads, but i prefer this one instead. i think it's much more soothing and healing. the fragance is very refreshing.
this product was sticky when i use it for the first week, after that, i guess my skin become more use to it and it start to absorb right in without leaving any stickest behind. my skin actually feel smooth and silky as silk. i bought this as an impulsive buy, i don't think it's what my skin needs...so i can't say about getting rid of redness or such. i notice my skin is more moisturized though. by the way, you don't need to use a lot, just a thin light layer is good, and will prevent your skin from feeling sticky yet moisturized. i do think this is a very soothing extra treatment.
Treatments -Earth Therapeutics - Clari-T Acne Serum
baksino 7/3/2005 5:25:00 PM
this is shockingly good. it cleared up my porey nose. my nose is poreless! i'm amazed because i always have to wear loose powder to make my face look poreless but this thing works wonder. it seem as it shrink my pores and make it disappear. i've been using it faithful for two months. it doesn't dry the skin out as much as other BP treatment. very effective. i use this for my nose kiss my face for the rest of the face. now i can finally go makeup free! ^__^. i have sensitive skin and it doesn't burn or irriate it. i highly rec. to give this a try.
Misc Beauty Tools -Tweezerman - Metal Eye Lash Comb
baksino 4/9/2005 8:11:00 PM
really nice! it a total must have for me, i'm a mascara girl ^__^. also help lift up my lashes too beside taking away the clumps.
Self Tanners -Alba Botanica - Advanced Sunless Tanning Lotion, With SPF 15
baksino 4/9/2005 7:28:00 PM
i have a mixed feeling about this tanning lotion. i used it only one time, it gave me somewhat an orangnish-brown color, not what i want to be honest. it took about 2 weeks to fade off. but the way how it fade away for me was like dead skin is coming off. seem like this lotion add an extra skin layer to mine, and then it start shredding about 1 week later. i just need the bath cloth to use in shower and just rub that tanlotion part, and then i see orangnish-brown stuff coming off my skin. somewhat this is like a yellow mask for me, and it doesn't blend in too well with my skin color i guess. that's why i have an oragnish brown tan? i only tried it only my legs...
this eye curler make my eyes look bigger by curling the lash in a fan-like structure. the curl holds all day, for some reasons drugstore eyelash curler can never holds the curl, even if i don't use any mascara. i also tried other eyelash curler, the MAC curler makes my eye look wider, while this also open up my eyes, the look is different. this make my eyes look longer..so i tend to combine the two curlers to have the ultimate result.