Originally I wanted to buy a sunblock with SPF 30 as a live in a really sunny and hot environment but this one was the only one available at the store. As people mentioned before, it does leave a white film at first but the pump helps you to put little amounts so you can spread this evenly on the face or neck. The white film disappears in less than a minute, it's not heavy on the skin, and it hasn't given me breakouts so far. Definitely I recommend this for less sunnier environments but next time I'll try to find the SPF30 for me. Other than that, excellent product.
Moisturizers -Lavera - Aloe Vera Moisturizing Fluid
donatela 6/1/2012 6:56:00 AM
Excellent moisturizer with natural ingredients and not tested in animals! Fair price and great packaging. My skin is ance-prone, oily-combo. At first, the moisturizer feels a bit matte and "heavy" but within few minutes this heaviness goes away and my skin feels light, moisturized and calm. Other similar moisturizers make my skin dry and flaky. This one is a keeper! Suitable for vegans as well! My HG!
Cleansers -Nuxe - Aroma-Perfection Purifying Cleansing Gel
donatela 3/18/2012 2:46:00 PM
I tried this product for about 3-4 weeks. It's a decent cleanser but it doesn't do what it says on the bottle. I have acne-prone skin and tried various cleansers that did better job in terms of cleaning blackheads or pimples. But it didn't break me out. Just a decent cleanser.And aroma-wise, not that perfect just pleasant. I liked the packaging with the pump. It's practical. However, i won't be buying this again. I wouldn't mind using this again, but it won't be my first choice.
Excellent lip treatment! I had lip blisters and my pharmacist initially gave me a pharmaceutical treatment but I didn't like its ingredients (cancer and petroleum in a tube). When looking for something more natural, this balm caught my eye and along with another natural ingredient based product really helped me to recover from blisters within a week! It does have a waxy texture, but I don't mind since it does its job. I got used of it now. It makes a great base for thick lipsticks too. Also, I found another use: I put some in my runny nose when I caught a cold. Its waxy texture prevented my nose from getting red and chapped! Def my HG lip balm!!
I have a confession to make: I'm an Essie virgin. Yes, this is my first try and I got this color from a magazine offer. LOVED IT! My usual colors are black, dark red, grey, beige.. I loved the color, finish, texture, the application is super easy and dries quickly enough. I'm not sure about the duration yet, and even though Essie is pricey I think I will be buying this particular color again.
Loved it!!! Excellent texture and the colour really flatters my lips! I have to clean my hands every time before applying though, but on the other hand you can use the entire quantity.
After many years of using Estee's concealer, I've switched into this because I've developed fine lines under my eyes and the Estee concealer seemed a bit cakey on me. MAC concealer comes in many shades, so that won't be a problem. I'm using MAC for a couple of weeks now and I like it so far. It's also great for covering pimples and blemishes. However, it is rather tricky: you need to be skillful with the pump and way of application. Press carefully the pump otherwise it will exceed the right amount and apply it without delay because it dries out rather quickly. I used to apply concealer with my fingertips but for this one I bought the MAC concealer brush and it's much easier and faster in this way. My suggestion is to finish with one eye and then move into the other instead of applying it everywhere and brushing around. I think it tends to look a bit cakey if you put a small amount first and then reapply after a while. At least it works better for me this way.
Blush -MAC - Mineralize Blush - Pressed Amber (Semi-Precious)
donatela 9/5/2011 10:17:00 AM
Reviewers before me described the colour of this product beautifully, so I won't be bothered with that. All I can say is that it's perfect if you don't want a very obvious blush. It's very subtle and for me it works perfectly when I want to hide imperfections as most blushes tend to emphasize them rather than conceal them. I will buy it again!
I have always been a Body Shop fan but lately I'm quite disappointed with its products. I can't believe that a nature/animals-friendly company such as Body Shop can create such a lame product: I paid 8.5 euros for a mist full of parabens, alcohol and other damaging ingredients. I'm still kicking myself for not reading the ingredients first. I only noticed it when I sprayed my face and instantly started to tingle. Now, I use it only for cleaning my brushes. Next time I visit Body Shop, I will be extra careful as now I realise that there are plenty of products containing parabens.
Fragrances -Christian Dior - Miss Dior Cherie L'eau
donatela 8/31/2011 3:37:00 AM
I love this fragrance, I think it's the epitomy of summer: light, floral, citrus. However, as the other reviewers mentioned, does not last long but I don't really mind for a summer fragrance due to frequent showers and change of clothes. So I will definetely buy it again
Very disappointed with this product and I really like Lancome products. The colour fainted after 3rd use! The tip isn't helpful as well. You cannot reapply either as the colour cracks!
Concealers -Estee Lauder - Double Wear Stay-in-Place Concealer
donatela 8/30/2011 2:03:00 PM
Although my ratings are poor for this product, I have to say it's not that bad at all. I have used this for many years. It lasts very long, covers dark circles nicely and I was very happy with it until I reached 35. I have lots of fine lines now under my eyes and I believe a need a "softer" concealer. I would recommend it to a younger person with dark circles. However, Estee really needs to change the packaging: it's unhygienic and the foam tip tears up soon. So, now I'm in search for a new concealer specific for (lots of) fine lines!!
Eye Makeup Remover -Lancome - Bi-Facil Double Action Eye Make-up Remover
donatela 8/26/2011 5:16:00 AM
It's a great product, I love its texture, it really does its job and I don't mind that leaves oily residues since I wash my face afterwards but the price is soooo high for me. My husband brought me the double package (cheeky seller at duty-free grabbed the opportunity and sold this to an ignorant man) which costed around 45 euros (2 bottles of 125ml). I enjoy this while it lasts, but I don't think I will be buying this again since I think there are plenty of good quality and low price products for this job.
I've used this product for about 2 months along with MEY cleanser (AM and PM). I had a terrible acne breakout for more than 1 year, tried various products and finally I consulted a dermatologist. I've never had any other acne problems in my life, nor as a teenager. My dermatologist said that acne will go worst initially - which it did - but be patient and wait for about 2 months. Now, my face is totally clear but I bought one more tube because it did fantastic job with blackheads on my nose!