Scrubs -Neutrogena - Oil-Free Acne Stress Control Power-Clear Scrub
dappledcloud 2/12/2009 1:33:00 PM
My new favorite product! My skin tends to misbehave in the winter, but it will get angered if I use too drying of products and get even worse - a horrible cycle. So I wanted something gentle. This has kept my skin absolutely flawless (I mean, not a SINGLE zit) ever since I started using it, but more importantly -- it DRASTICALLY cut my oiliness to the point where I'm shine-free even hours after washing my face with this. Perfect product, will always re-purchase! Plus the cucumber smell is so soothing! :)
I got this in black pearl for my brown eyes, and am absolutely in love with it! It doesn't necessarily make a huge "eye popping" difference, but just as a mascara it performs very well! No clumping, thickens and lengthens my lashes while looking very natural. My eyes do seem brighter, and I love how easily the brush makes application. Definately will re-purchase!!
Styling Products -TRESemme - Thermal Creations Curl Activator
dappledcloud 9/22/2008 6:46:00 PM
My hair actually does a great job curling on its own, but some days it loses it's "oomph" sooner than I would like. I bought this along with the heat tamer spray, and I feel so much better knowing my hair is protected when I choose to style it with heat. This spray made my hair super shiny and soft, and I noticed that my hair didn't steam when I had my hair rolled up in the curling iron, which has to be good. The thing that impressed me the most is how lightweight and bouncy my curls were! That's the major factor that made me fall in love with this spray. I live in a really windy area, and even after walking around campus to my classes my curls were still gorgeous when I got home. And at $5, it's definitely worth it!
Scrubs -Olay - Regenerist Microdermabrasion and Peel Kit
dappledcloud 8/31/2008 10:57:00 PM
My skin is still very young because I only just turned 19, but I wanted something to freshen up my face and renew the surface. Plus, I had a couple stubborn post acne marks that I wanted to fade away completely. I bought this and am so glad that I did! The scrub smells nice, and I don't even mind the warming sensation when I add the peel activating serum and it starts fizzing and bubbling. My skin feels softer, and my whole face glows. Definately worth the 23-ish dollars. =)
Lotions/ Creams -Unlisted Brand - Delon+ Coconut Body Butter
dappledcloud 8/31/2008 10:52:00 PM
This has to be the best smelling coconut lotion I've ever smelled! A girl I know had some, and it's only offered at a few places, Costco being the only one near me. They didn't have any, so I ordered some off of eBay because I was so desperate for this lotion! And it was so worth it. It isn't greasy, absorbs quickly and keeps my skin moisturized all day. It's my favorite to use on my legs. :) This is a MUST have for anyone who likes lotions that smell so good they are tempting to taste. :P
I really do love this perfume. I got it for Christmas in 07 and I wear it daily. I usually go with cheap Bath and Body Works body sprays, but I wanted a nice perfume for a change. My only complaints are this: it doesn't stay strong very long, and the bottle's sprayer is more like a stream, so I have to rub it in with my wrists when I spray it on my neck, or else it'll drip down. Kind of pricey, but to me, it's worth it. It smells amazing, and I've never bought a perfume based on the sample I got in the mail. :)
Wow, I didn't know you could review clothes on here. I LOVE ON flip flops, I have numerous pairs in my closet. I LOVE the price...$2 a pair! Can't beat that. The Spring '08 Flip Flops are re-designed to be softer and more comfortable, which they are, so I'm stocking up on more colors. They last me a long time.
I have an oily T-zone, and hated how my face (after using POWDERED mineral foundation) would get shiny a few hours into the day. I bought this from a friend of mine who is a MK consultant, and I love it. I apply it after my moisturizing step, and then allow it to dry for at least 2 minutes before I apply my makeup. It instantly makes my forehead and nose more matte, but not so much that I look dull in complexion. It keeps oil at bay, but I do blot halfway through the day because it can start to peek through. Overall, I couldn't go without this product under my makeup! Oh yeah...the price. Yeah, $15 whatever seems like a lot to spend on a little tube, but I've had the same tube for about 6 months and still haven't replaced it, after using it almost daily!
Lip Treatments -SoftLips - Cherry Lip Protectant/Sunscreen SPF20
dappledcloud 3/24/2008 11:25:00 PM
I love this stuff. It's super smooth, and comes in a nice small and skinny tube. Especially with Cool Cherry, my lips get cool and tingly after I put this on. Nothing beats this chapstick.
Treatments -Neutrogena - Rapid Clear Acne Defense Face Lotion
dappledcloud 3/16/2008 10:24:00 PM
I may be jumping the gun a little on this review since I've had it under a week, but so far I LOVE this lotion. I thought that the idea of an acne fighting LOTION was a bit of an oxymoron, but this really doesn't dry me out, and my face feels softer and looks smoother already. I actually enjoy the smell and love knowing that it's working hard all day long and when I sleep at night.
This is probably the most I've ever spent on a single makeup item, but I did it because of all the amazing reviews I read about it. It does give an amazing glow and brightens my entire face, and it never made me break out or anything. The only problems I encountered were the bits of shimmer (if you're not careful they'll fall down to your mouth and nose and you'll be sparkly there) and the fact that it takes several swipes to get the amount I need on my cheekbones. It seems like it'll last a very long time, though, and was worth the money.
I always use this on my dry spots at night...like around my nose and mouth. They only get dry in the winter. I also put it on my chapped lips. And even when used on my face, it doesn't cause breakouts. I won't be caught without this in the winter months!
Moisturizers -Olay - Complete Defense All Day Moisturizer SPF15
dappledcloud 1/4/2008 8:52:00 PM
I've been using this moisturizer for years and I would never switch to another product. My mom bought it for me and I just loved it so much that I continue to use it. I use a lot of acne products as a preventative measure (my skin is pretty healthy) and my skin feels tight if I don't moisturize. This lotion never causes breakouts, always moisturizes nicely and is never greasy. I love that is has SPF because I use it after cleansing and toning and underneath my mineral makeup...so I never have to put sunscreen on top of everything.
Scrubs -Neutrogena - Oil-Free Acne Wash 60 sec. Mask Scrub [DISCONTINUED]
dappledcloud 6/8/2007 10:00:00 PM
First off...I'm 17 and I have oily/combination skin, and I have seldom & minor breakouts. I use this scrub every night and it never dries me out (although it might if I didn't moisturize after). I noticed a huge improvement in my skin, not only in preventing a single zit from appearing, but it's evened out my skin tone. Now I feel confident in just a powder foundation when I'm out with friends or somewhere that isn't formal. I used to hate not wearing a creme foundation, even with no zits, because my skin was very pink and uneven. I take this everywhere I go now, and refuse to skip a single night of usage since I know it does wonders for my skin. I don't leave it on for only a minute though...usually it's about 5 minutes. Will repurchase as long as Neutrogena makes it! =)
I discovered this cleanser earlier this year, and since have gone through too many bottles to count. I have oily/combination skin. I don't have acne, but if I get too careless I may get a zit here and there, which I'd like to avoid. Since using this twice a day, at least (maybe more if I took a shower in the middle of the day), my skin has become nearly flawless for long periods of time...I never had such long streaks of worry-free skin. The only time I may get a small breakout is around my period (stupid hormones =[). It removes my makeup and doesn't over-dry (I always moisturize after), and I'll stick with it as long as these wonderful results continue. I'd recommend it! =)