I really love this product. I was on dermalogica products previously but they apparently didn't work too well for me. Had quite a number of clogged pores and my skin became dull. I switched to avene because it advertised to work for sensitive skin. It really helped my skin! I have such good skin now, my skin is smoother, brighter and pores are clean and smaller! Although, it did cause me a number of pimples initially due to the purging but it was well worth it. It takes a while for the skin to get use to it but when it is, it works very well!
Treatments -Garnier - Garnier Pure Active Spot-On Treatment
bitterchoc0787 9/12/2011 9:22:00 PM
I like this product. It's very effective on pimples but it's also pretty harsh. While it dries out the pimple, it also dries out the skin around it causing my skin to flake. However, I absolutely love it for purging out the whiteheads underneath the skin, the kind that no matter how you squeeze and use hot compresses on, never comes out still. I just apply this for about 1 or 2 nights and the whitehead just pops out with a light squeeze. It's making my skin almost perfect!
Lotions/ Creams -Palmers - Palmers Cocoa Butter Formula
bitterchoc0787 7/17/2011 9:15:00 PM
Very good moisturiser! I suffered from a period of pityriasis rosacea, a very itchy skin rash that has no apparent cause and goes away after couple of weeks. This was the only moisturiser that managed to ease the itchiness during that period. I still use it now, it makes my skin nice and smooth. I use the fragrance free one, can't bear the smell of the cocoa, smells like puke to me over time. The fragrance free pump version can be found on iherb at a great price.
Styling Products -TRESemme - Heat Defence Styling Spray
bitterchoc0787 7/17/2011 9:10:00 PM
Great product. Does what it says, helps to protect hair from the heat of styling equipments. It doesn't do much to keep your hair silky but it definitely keeps the hair from drying out from using straighteners and curling thongs. I use them almost every day and my hair is in as good condition as it was before I started using them.
Moisturizers -Jason Natural Cosmetics - 98% Aloe Vera Super Gel
bitterchoc0787 7/17/2011 9:08:00 PM
Great moisturiser! Really helps with the flakies. Skin feels a bit tight as it dries but the feeling goes away quickly. Help clear up very bad back acne that I had.
Moisturizers -Desert Essence - Jojoba Oil - 100% pure
bitterchoc0787 7/17/2011 9:05:00 PM
Really helps to give hair a nice shine. Didn't do much for my skin however, in fact, caused a fair bit of whiteheads on my face. When I use it on my hair, it clogs the pores on my back and gives me back acne.
Given to me by a friend. Made my lashes fall out. Didn't do much for volume but there was some lengthening effect. Still, not good enough for me to prefer losing my lashes.
I love this scent. Its so pretty and alluring. My friends have all commented that it smells so nice they wanna follow me home! It dries really nice. I don't really smell lemon in it, it is a little citrusy but holds floral notes as well. I think the packaging is cute, not the most classy I've seen but bearable. I think the scent really makes the packaging unimportant. Lasting power is at most a few hours, maybe 5 hours or so but EDTs usually don't last as long as EDPs. I am really loving this!!
Great product! Goes on smooth and never cakes. My skin looks nearly flawless with this foundation. I use it with Everyday Minerals's flat-top brush and it really makes a difference compared with my previous brushes. Using this foundation, people think that I'm not wearing make-up and I have naturally such nice skin. I do have pretty good skin thanks to MUA, found pretty good suggestions from this site, the honey mask being one of them. This foundation makes my skin look better than just good. I'm fair with pink undertones, Warm 2 (Cardamom) worked great for me. Use it with Jane's blushing petal blush. Perfect!
Great product! As in this is really good stuff. I've never considered honey as a skincare product but it has wowed me over the past few months. Initially, I didn't think much of it but I realised that the effect only shows after 2 or 3 uses. I used to get like one or two zits a month and I had some rough patches and little bumps on the side of my face but the honey mask has put an end to it. I rarely ever get zits nowadays. My pores are smaller and my skin is less oily. Of course, my makeup has also helped my complexion to look smooth. I use alima's foundation and the everyday mineral's flat top brush has worked amazingly well with it, and my makeup goes on so smoothly because of this honey mask. 1 tbsp raw honey with 1/4 tsp apple cider vinegar has worked best for me. Hope this works for you girls too!
Very good blush. Its a nice pink cum peach colour when put on initially, sets to become a nice glowy pink flush. My face tends to oil up but this makes my face look dewy instead of oily. On the first few uses, I got one or two zits but I think my face got used to it after a while so its good overall! Worth every bit and more!
This is a nice perfume. Its sweet but not overpoweringly sweet like many perfumes are. Its like a mixture of sweet and fruity put together. Also the only perfume I've ever bought on impulse. The packaging is alright, nothing special but I really like this scent because it reminds me of the word 'charm' when I smell it. Somehow, I feel it's rather similar to Nina Ricci's 'Nina' which I actually liked a lot but Nina has a certain smokiness about it and its sweeter which made me think twice. So glad this perfume is exactly how I like it to be!
This is a nice fragrance, light and fresh. As other reviewers have put, citrusy. There are green tea notes to it as well. A scent for casual wear. It is a little on the pricey side and lasting power is only mediocre, probably 5-6 hours. Overall, a nice fragrance for everyday wear.