Lip Gloss -Clinique - Glosswear for Lips- Sunshine
comfortmaven 4/27/2009 4:28:00 PM
I wish I could find this new again. I got a sample of it in a Clinique freebie set and I love it. I'm not sure what exactly makes it stand out to me since it is just a light peachy gloss. Maybe it's a combination of the things already pointed out re: the consistency, etc., but I do know that I have not had any luck reproducing the same look with other products in similar shades. I gave the packaging a 3 because I can't safely buy it secondhand since it's a wand. Would love to find this one again.
I got this free with an Avon order or I prolly would've never tried it in the first place, having had the same experience with those silly combs that other reviewers have mentioned having. This one was good though and I'll definitely re-order. What I like about it: Makes my lashes look long and thick; curls them right up without needing an eyelash curler and doesn't clump or flake or feel heavy. It seems to work like a layering effect too; it gets thicker with additional coats, but not scary looking.
I bought this on clearance at Target a while back, but I just used it this morning and I must say it's incredible. I was outdoors in the wind all day and my hair stayed full of body and curls. I used it on my extensions too and what wasn't curls at the end of the day, was at least bouncy waves. Here's what I did: I spritzed the hair section lightly with water, then added a bit of the mousse, then rolled with a hot roller. My hair's not sticky or crunchy at all, like with other mousse products I've tried, but it's soft and shiny and full of body. HG for me! I'll re-post if anything changes.
The worst thing about this makeup is that it not only broke me out (I'm break-out prone w/ oiliness), but it broke out my teenage daughter who has had only the occasional zit until now. I also noticed that it is a thicker consistency than I prefer and didn't blend well. It was pretty pricey for the size of the tube IMO; I thought it was a trial size, so I was surprised to pay almost $5 for it. I'm sure glad this wasn't my introduction to liquid foundation because I would not ever want to wear the stuff again if it had been.
Lip Treatments -Unlisted Brand - Cococare Cocoa Butter Lip Balm
comfortmaven 6/24/2006 12:04:00 PM
Regarding the Cococare brand in the little yellow tube for .99 at Walgreen's (just to be sure we're all reviewing the same product): It's very soft and moisturizing. Can be a bit thick, but lips continue to feel moisturized even if I feel the need to wipe the balm off. I've used it over those long lasting/very drying l/s like Outlast and Endless Kissable, etc. instead of or in addition to the gloss that comes with them and it helps keep my lips supple. It also works as a semi-matte gloss look over pencil lined/filled lips. One time a lip liner I used to line/fill with was too dry looking, but I liked the color and didn't want to add any more color, so I topped it with the cocoa care and it was perfect. Also, I haven't had any chapping since I started using the balm. I use it every morning and night after the face ritual; it has replaced MK Satin Lips for me. (Satin Lips is great too tho) I have been repurchasing. I haven't noticed any adverse smell or taste to it. It's petrolatum based and the tube I'm looking at doesn't say anything about sunscreen.
I've tested several plumpers and this one seems to be the only one so far that works on me at all. It seems to fill the lips out more than enlarge them tho. It's a dual ended wand style gloss with the clear plumping gloss on one end and a 'neutral' lip liner on the other. (the liner is not the right color for me, but I don't seem to be able to wear the shades most other girls wear so maybe it will work for most other girls) The plumper does have a high tingle factor, but I like that so it doesn't bother me. Also, it seems to continue to work even if you wipe the gloss off. This plumper, like most others, turns my lips a garrish shade of pink/red/fuschia, but I use a nude liner and top the gloss with another and it seems to work ok. My daughter puts foundation on her lips before applying this and it's a gorgeous look on her! I don't have gorgeous lips, but I went ahead and posted pics of a couple looks in my gallery. Overall it's a good bet for the price (about 12 - 15 USD I believe) and I plan to repurchase; although it's only available in tanning salons and on eBay. Here's a link to the website for a look at the gloss and more info: http://www.swedishbeauty.com/lipgloss.asp
I keep this in my purse and I find myself reaching for it over and over again. I have the Champagne color. The only thing I dislike about this gloss is the color selection. The colors are very different than what is represented by the shade of the cap and I find them to be too dark or too bright. I would love this gloss in a more neutral shade. Overall tho, it's a pretty darn good lip product and I will definitely re-purchase.
Lip Gloss -C.O. Bigelow - Mentha Lip Tint 1136 Nude
comfortmaven 5/11/2006 11:18:00 AM
Looks great, feels great, smells great, tastes great ~ sounds like a great gloss! I likeitalot!
Polishes -Sally Hansen - Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear in Vanilla Bean
comfortmaven 4/28/2006 7:57:00 AM
I don't normally give things 5 lippies, but this polish is AMAZING! Aside from being exactly the color I've been searching for, I've had it on 4 days and it hasn't even begun to chip or peel. I normally wear OPI, Orly, L'Oreal and even other SH products. This is the only one that lasts more than 2 days on my nails! I put two coats on one hand and one coat on the other, just to see if the color or wear would be better one way or the other. I have to say it's great on both, though I like the 2 coats better for coverage at the tip; 2 coats turns a sheer look into an opaque one. I'm trying to get a good pic of the color posted in my gallery. (I haven't had a professional manicure yet this year, so you'll have to overlook that! lol - plz!) If I can remember to do it, I'll come back here and note how many days it actually lasted before it chiped, peeled or wore away. I'm just sooo glad I bought this; I almost didn't because I have so many polishes right now already. This one polish that I will not be swapping! Wow! A drugstore polish that outshines some of the biggest name brands... whodathunkit?
There is a pot of gold! I tried this with Avon's 2 week trial offer and ended up purchasing it because in that 2 week time period I'd already noticed a bit of difference in my upper lid and a brightening of my under eye area. Also, both the gel and the lotion feel nice on tired eyes at night! (cooling and refreshing) I've not tried any other eye treatments, but I don't think I'll have to as long as I have this one. I think it's worth a try for anyone, especially since you can easily swap it here if it doesn't work for you.
This body wash is soooo soft. I got it in a gift basket from my friend who uses it to shave her legs with. Let me tell you - it is THE perfect shaving medium. I know it's contradictory, but for the rest of my skin I use it with a loofah and it's perfect. I can see how it would feel too thick for ppl with oily skin; using the loofah keeps it from feeling like a residue on me, but still really soft. It does leave a 'the cat in the hat was here' ring in you use it in the tub, but not when used in the shower. Smells really nice and a little goes a long way.
When I first wore this my husband (who didn't know about it) said I looked radiant. (He actually gushed - lol) The next time I used it, a few days later, I got the same reaction from him and some friends remarked that I looked 'glowing'. I used this on top of the BE mineral foundation. Unfortunately, I think I'm one of the few who have a reaction to this tho. My face just kept breaking out so I've stopped using it. :( It's good stuff tho and I would definitely recommend it.
It was nice at first, but it seemed to actually dry my cuticles out and make them worse after one application.
Moisturizers -Neutrogena - Combination Skin Moisture Oil Free
comfortmaven 4/6/2006 7:56:00 PM
This is a great lightweight moisturizer. I only need moisturizer occasionally, but when I do I can use this one and it won't break me out. It's not heavy or greasy at all. I keep it on hand.
I used this for a few months straight and it seemed to work ok. It never cleared me totally up, even while following 'the regimen'. It is a little sticky feeling and would be more convenient if it could be purchased at the drugstore rather than ordering it online, but maybe that will come? I will still buy it because it is effective on fine, widespread little surface pimples that show up some days. If I use this at night, they're gone in the morning. I still prefer Neutrogena 'On The Spot' for, well, spots. (lol)