Other -Unlisted Brand - Marvis toothpaste in Jasmin Mint
boombutt 1/5/2012 4:34:00 PM
i dont believe i have ever seen a prettier tube of toothpaste. it foams unlike any other toothpaste and smells so nice like a jasmine perfume. the taste is quite nice too while you are brushing. my teeth feel unusually slick and clean. i am very impressed in that respect. BUT i am sitting here with a not so pleasant aftertaste. it is as if i have used perfume as a mouthwash. if i breathe through my mouth i can taste crushed decaying flowers. i wonder if i can get use to this? oh well i will use up a tube. maybe i will try another flavor sometime. my husband has left for work so i have no idea if this has made my breathe stink either. lol it sure tastes that way. groovy. *edit*up grading to 4 lippies...the aftertaste did take awhile to wear off. i can see it being a toothpaste for the perfumista in your life. every time i breathed in through my mouth the decaying jasmine flowers prevailed. i am not a mouth-breather by nature. thank you. ha ha while it didn't taste the best afterwards; the smell was still nice. i caught whiffs of it when i coughed into my hand. i just don't know if it would end up being that way for someone else smelling it on your breath though.
Lip Treatments -eos - Lip Balm Sphere - Sweet Mint
boombutt 9/12/2011 11:42:00 PM
something about the Mint Eos sphere reminds me of the LaMer lip balm. i dont know if it is just me or the scent or the way it feels on my lips. whatever it is i do like it and seem to use this most at bedtime.
i purchased several of these at once b/c the colours looked so beautiful. it was odd how some of the palettes had the expected colour payoff while the others didnt even with primer. it was a hit or miss experience. the palette that was the best out of all of them was the brown, green and gold one. as everyone else has mentioned the piano key design is very easily to break.
Sunscreen -Coppertone - NutraShield Dual Defense 70+SPF
boombutt 3/18/2010 2:03:00 PM
i have purchased 3 of these so far this year. i am very pleased. what i like most about this sunscreen is that it doesnt clog my pores and "retains SPF after 80 minutes of activity in the water or sweating." i ONLY use this when i exercise outdoors without any makeup. this is the first sunscreen i have used in my entire life that didnt break me out which surprised the crap out of me. if i let the application sink in i dont experience an oily residue. i usually apply a serum first, after that sinks in i apply this over it. i also appreciate that it contains vitamins A & E. active ingredients~ 3% Avobenzone (which i know many avoid but in this product it doesnt irritate me) , 15% Homosalate, 5% Octisalate, 10% Octothecrylene, and 6% Oxybenzonesince. Inactive ingredients~ water, butylene, mircocrystalline, cellulose, glyceryl stearate, behenyl alcohol, benzyl alcohol, diethylhexyl syringylidenemalonate, tocopherol, retinyl palmitate, sodium ascorbyl phosphate, stearic acid, palmitic acid, lauryl alcohol, myristyl alcohol, cetyl alcohol, lecithin, caprylic/capric triglyceride, chlorphenesin, cellulose gum, butylated PVP, disodium EDTA. i know this contains alot of stuff but if it works for me then i am thrilled especially if i can find it in a drugstore. when i wear this i NEVER experience a sunburn nor any slight redness from sun exposure. in a nutshell this product has not caused me to breakout or sunburn. nor does this cause any stinging even underneath my eyes where i slather it most. i will continue to use this when i exercise or swim outdoors. i would pay full price for this since i love the results so much.
Moisturizers -Philosophy - Hope in a Jar - for all skin types
boombutt 1/17/2010 12:58:00 PM
this stuff makes me break out every time i attempt to use up the jar i have. this line is all hype as are most of philosophy's products.
this liner sets well and does not flake. i have to curl my lashes before use b/c even when the liner is dry the curler causes it to flake. other than that i do like it but doubtful that i would repurchase. the color is just too common for the price.
Cleansers -Philosophy - Purity Made Simple (Real Purity Cleanser)
boombutt 12/23/2009 4:14:00 AM
this is nice to cleanse my face with when my skin is dry. i have never tried it to remove makeup though. i also use this for shaving too. i dont see myself repurchasing because i didnt find it exceptional for the price.
i hate stains for the cheeks in general but this is the worst i have ever tried. a tube would have been a better design or even a pump. it is too easy to spill this stuff. heavily fragranced, dries too quickly, color not impressive (cherry Kool-Aid) and in general not worth the price. as a lip stain ok but i find this drying. very oily skin would beneFit from this the most if fragrance doesnt irritate the skin.
i have sensitive skin that is easily irritated and this works well. i usually only use this 1X a week if that. anymore than that and my skin becomes bone dry. whenever my skin looks congested this clears it right up within a couple of days. the product can be difficult to squeeze from the tub since it is so thick. that it is my only complaint.
Moisturizers -Clarins - Eclat du Jour Energizing Morning Cream
boombutt 12/20/2009 10:16:00 PM
i find the smell bothersome. the texture too rich and heavy for my skin. this made me feel like i had a mask on my face. i had high hopes for this but it did not perfrom as i expected. by the end of the day i had clogged pores and a few small pimples. i have since been using this on my neck in the hopes of using it up. in my opinion this is for VERY dry skin.
Mascara -Jane Iredale - Pure Lash Lengthening and Thickening Mascara
boombutt 12/20/2009 9:46:00 PM
i already have a HG mascara but i am always on the lookout for more natural products. this mascara disappointed me. i dont think even a blowdryer could dry my lashes after an application of this. it smudged and made me look like i had been crying. because of the price i was determined to find an use for it. i do love this over my BB mascara for a deepening effect on my lashes. i have the jet black. it provides extra drama to my peepers. for some reason it dries and doesnt flake when used over another mascara.
i have used so many tubes of this because i love it so. it has been my HG mascara for a few years now. i love how it thickens and lengthens my lashes. i usually use about 2-3 coats. it also holds a curl well. i have never had this clump on me either. the brush is nice and full but not so much so that it cant reach all your lashes. a great find!
Lip Gloss -Bare Escentuals - Buxom Lips Lip Gloss - ALL
boombutt 12/20/2009 9:30:00 PM
i own a couple of these. they have a nice feel to them. minty but nothing special for the price. i like the your lips but better look. the downside is that they are not long lasting. i need to reapply every half hour or so. i dont find that they moisturize well either. i expect more from a product with this price tag.
Moisturizers -Biore - SkinPreservation Hard Day's Night
boombutt 12/20/2009 9:22:00 PM
my skin loves this. i use it over my serum at night. it instantly softens and hydrates. i love the soothing texture it has. the pump bottle design is nice too.
Scrubs -Biore - Pore Perfect Pore Unclogging Scrub
boombutt 12/20/2009 9:16:00 PM
the texture is nice but on my skin this stuff stings. with age my skin has just become too sensitive. i am now trying to use this up on my body. my search for a HG facial scrub continues.