Lips -Burt's Bees - Burt's Bees Lip Shimmers in Champagne
carrieminn 9/11/2009 11:16:00 AM
Overall, I like this. I got it on sale awhile ago in a bonus pack with the Watermelon shade. It's pretty pale and shimmery, but since my natural lip color is a lot darker than this, it works well when I want to lighten my lips and get some moisture. Say Yes to Carrots makes a similar color that's more pink-toned and wearable, but this is pretty good too. I don't think I'd pay full price for it though.
First of all, I love Carmindy, and I was excited to try a product from her line. I have this in Porcelain (got it for free as an Ulta reward!), and after a few uses, I really like this so far. It is a great match for my fair skin - I often have trouble finding d/s foundation that is not too yellow, pink, or especially orange, but this is great. It also stays true all day for me, and I love the pump bottle. I want to try the powder now too, I currently use Jane pressed powder but may have to try the Natural Beauty. My only concern is that I'm a little worried this could cause me to break out, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed!
This was my main gloss years ago in college, in Air Kiss and Kissyfit (not sure if Kissyfit is available anymore?). I finally stopped buying it due to the awful smell it developed not long after opening - yuck. I really liked the colors and the formula, however that scent was disturbing! I see on here that people mentioned the product is reformulated, with a more pleasant smell. If so... smart move, Clinique. I think I will try this again, it really is a great gloss.
Lip Gloss -Victoria's Secret - Beauty Rush Gloss -all
carrieminn 6/26/2009 3:53:00 AM
I really wanted to love these, as the shade selection is great, packaging is nice, and the scents are pretty good too. Unfortunately, the formula dries out my lips, and causes some redness/irritation if I use it in lieu of lip balm too often. I have the same issue with the Bigelow glosses from B&BW (those are even worse for me), so there must be a common ingredient that doesn't agree with my lips/skin.
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Ed Hardy Love and Luck
carrieminn 5/5/2009 4:47:00 PM
I really wanted to like this, but I just can't. It smells like deodorant to me. I actually bought the gift set because it smelled okay to me at the time, and it was such a great deal. I'll be returning it, it doesn't appeal to me at all. Packaging is nice, but not worth it if I'm not going to use the huge 3.4 oz bottle. Back to my Chanel Chance... I haven't found anything to top that for me.
Conditioner -Organix - Nourishing Coconut Milk Conditioner
carrieminn 4/26/2009 10:22:00 PM
This was a terrible conditioner for my hair. It left it dry, staticy, and more tangled. Did absolutely nothing to condition my hair. I used both the shampoo and conditioner for about 2 weeks, and I'll never use them again. A shame, considering it smells great, and it's sulfate-free.
I was excited to try this because I love the smell, and bought both the shampoo and conditioner. I used them both for a couple of weeks, and found my hair to be more tangled, dry, and, staticy after each use. I was lured by the fact that this is an organic product with no sulfates, however it's definitely the worst performing sulfate-free shampoo I've tried. Oh well, at least it came with a coupon for a mail-in rebate to get it for free!
This is my new favorite! I'm a lip gloss junkie, always on the lookout for the perfect color. This is a great neutral, not too pink and not too orange. Shine and consistency are great as well. I decided to try this since it was free with my Ulta Reward. I'm glad I did!
Styling Products -Matrix - Sleek.Look Iron Smoother
carrieminn 3/16/2009 7:26:00 PM
This weighed my fine hair down too much with its greasy texture. I wasn't a fan of the scent either, but it was the fact it made my hair look dirty right after I washed it that turned me off. Not worth the money, at all. If you have fine hair, I definitely wouldn't recommend this! Thicker, coarser hair might be a better bet, although there are better products out there. I'm still on a search for a heat protectant that isn't too greasy, or too crunchy.
Too flowery and sweet for me, and not very unique either. One of the few fragrances that gives me a headache.
Eyeliner -Urban Decay - 24-7 Glide on eyeliner in 1999
carrieminn 12/20/2008 5:13:00 PM
This is a great color that complements my blue-green eyes well. I know other reviewers said this doesn't show up much, but on my fair skin it does just fine, especially when freshly sharpened. I love the bit of sparkle and that it's different without being too dramatic. This also wears very well, especially for a pencil, and goes on very smoothly. I use this more than my Revlon ColorStay now. When I want a more bold look, I'll try some of the other colors. I gave this a 4 because it's on the expensive side, although worth the splurge once in a while.
Liquid -Boots - No7 Intelligent Balance Foundation Mousse
carrieminn 12/20/2008 4:00:00 PM
I liked this, however the lightest shade I found at Target (New Ivory) is still a little too dark for my skin, particularly in the winter time. I liked the old packaging for this better- the glass pump bottle was more sanitary - but I do love the texture of the mousse. It glides on smoothly and has good coverage, I just wish they had a wider range of shades.
I wasn't aware they were even making "Sunflowers" anymore until I saw at at Walgreens. I remember liking this scent when I was in junior high... in the early 90s. Now, not so much.
Lotions/ Creams -J. R. Watkins - Lemon Cream Hand & Body Lotion
carrieminn 11/22/2008 3:50:00 AM
Love this! I was browsing Target the other day for a new lotion, and just had to try this one because of the delicious scent. It's moisturizing, non-greasy, not too thick or too runny, and smells like a lemon dessert. I love lemon scents, but all too often they smell more like lemon Pledge to me. Not this. I will definitely continue to re-purchase.
Lip Treatments -Alba Botanica - Coconut Cream Lip Balm
carrieminn 10/23/2008 8:22:00 PM
I love lip balms and glosses, and this is my most recent purchase. Great scent, staying power, and moisturization. The texture is a little thick, but that's probably what makes it last.