I have been using this face wash for about 5 months and I really like it. I have oily, acne prone, reddened skin. This is calming and has really kept my breakouts at bay. I use it in combination with the tea tree oil scrub and often use my Clarisonic brush with it as well. My skin has never looked better. I highly recommend this product and will definitely buy it again. The smell takes some getting used to but it is not nearly as strongly scented as some stuff I have used.
Mascara -American Beauty - Double Lush Mascara in Lush Black plus primer
cdrista215 1/14/2012 9:07:00 PM
Great product. I have been searching for a mascara that doesn't smudge/run off my face within hours of using. I have very oily skin and have tried EVERYTHING out there. I only use cruelty free make up so my choices were limited, but recently picked this up and I love it. I paid $12 for it at Kohl's (but had a coupon so it was actually about $9). I had never used a primer with a mascara before, so this separated my lashes out nicely and went on smoothly. I waited a minute or two before applying the mascara and the end result was great. Thicker, prettier lashes. I am lucky to have long thing lashes and this just makes them better, making me look more awake and I'm so happy to find something that "stays put." I'll definitely buy this product again and I highly recommend it.
Treatments -Burt's Bees - Natural Acne Solutions - Targeted Spot Treatment
cdrista215 10/2/2010 2:34:00 PM
Majorly disappointed in this. The smell is very strong but fades quickly. Unfortunately, it did nothing to help with my acne. I felt a huge under the skin blemish coming on and started dotting it on right away, a few times each day. It did nothing to diminish the pimple, at all. The best way to use this product, because it has a weird applicator: take a q-tip and press it to the opening, then tip the bottle upside down and let it drip onto the q-tip. I will not be buying this product again. The search continues!
Liquid -MAC - Mineralize Satinfinish SPF 15 Foundation [DISCONTINUED]
cdrista215 9/20/2010 11:54:00 AM
A friend used this for her wedding in 2007 and I chose to check it out for my own wedding in 2008. I started using it about 3 months before the wedding and have used it ever since. I have very oily, acne prone skin. I love the "sparkly" finish of this, I absolutely glowed on my wedding day. I wear it every day to work as well and don't see a problem with it lasting. It took me close to a year to go through one bottle, so to me it's worth the price.
My all time favorite mascara! I purchased this as part of a set from Sephora with about 10 other mascaras. It ended up being the only one I liked. I've already gone through several tubes over the last few years. It makes my already long lashes look amazing, my eyes bright, and it doesn't give me "raccoon eyes". Whenever I wear it people ask if I'm wearing "new" make up because it brightens up my whole face. Love this product!!
Unfortunately this one wasn't for me. Within a few hours of using this, I had "raccoon eyes". Not sure if it's because I have oily skin, but I was unhappy with this product.
Cleansers -Neutrogena - Acne Stress Control Foam Wash
cdrista215 9/19/2010 11:11:00 AM
My all time favorite face wash - and I've seriously tried them all. I bought this face wash about 6 months before my wedding. It cleared up my skin, decreased the redness, and sucked up the heavy duty oily-ness. I love the "pump" style packaging as well. Do yourself a favor and try this product!
I love this moisturizer! It put it on in the morning before my make up. It feels as though it has tiny "granules" in it that help brighten up your skin. I usually put some on before the gym as well to make myself look a bit more awake at 5 am. It's light enough and doesn't make my already oily skin feel more oily. Would definitely buy again.
Love this product! I've always liked lip stains, and it's a major plus that this comes with a balm. I bought this in Twilight (maybe because I love the movies..heehee) and it's a rich, darker red, but not over the top so I do wear it to work. My only gripe - while pulling off the plastic the top popped off the lip balm and took it right off the stick. I had to smoosh it back down in order to be able to use it. So beware of that! I'd definitely buy this again in more colors.
I have been a lip gloss girl for many years. I actually saw this particular lipstick (in Peach) on Jessica Biel in a magazine and it urged me to buy it. You know, because Jessica and I are twins. Haha! Anyway! The color glides on smooth and it's very pretty and flatters my skin tone. I use burt's bees chapstick before putting it on because it is definitely not "moisturizing" the way lip gloss is. I would defnitely buy this in another shade. Note - it does seem to last longer if I use a lip liner beforehand as well.
Lotions/ Creams -Yes To Carrots - C is Smooth Body Moisturizing Lotion
cdrista215 7/29/2010 7:59:00 AM
I LOVE this lotion. I love the scent, it's not overpowering. I was looking for a light lotion in the summer months and this fit the bill to a T. It absorbs quickly and makes my skin soft and smooth, especially after shaving. I highly recommend this product!!
I have been using this scrub for about a month now and I use it every day. The scent took some getting used to, it's a bit floraly - but I have to say my skin is nice and smooth, it helps with my redness (I'm prone to rosacea and flushed skin in the heat) and overall my face feels very "clean". I would definitely buy this again!
Lip Gloss -Burt's Bees - Super Shiny Natural Lip Gloss in ZESTY RED
cdrista215 7/8/2010 2:14:00 PM
This tastes terrible. One of the ingredients is castor oil and that's all I can think of when I put it on. The color is sheer and light, really just making my lips slightly darker then their natural color, but it looks nice. The consistency is also smooth and not sticky at all. Unfortunately, I wouldn't buy this again due to the taste.
Treatments -Bliss Labs - Peeling Groovy Facial Serum
cdrista215 3/26/2010 6:23:00 PM
Absolutely adore this product. I'm on my second bottle now. Smooth, minimal smell, and makes my skin look fabulous. I swear the fine lines on my forehead have melted away! There is a tiny slight stinging feeling when you first apply, but it fades almost immediately.
Moisturizers -Jurlique - Purely Age-Defying Night Lotion
cdrista215 3/26/2010 6:17:00 PM
Horrible. Within two days of using this product I had red splotches on my face and many many milia on my cheekbones/cheek area. I would apply it at night before bed so the smell didn't bother me as it did some people. I unfortunately threw out the box otherwise I would return this product. Incredibly disappointed as I am looking for a good night time moisturizer. I thought spending $55 would achieve that, but I guess I was wrong!