Eye Shadow -Physicians Formula - Color Eyes Cream Eye Shadow Stick
dzsupan1 9/7/2006 10:08:00 PM
I have this in Sand and Lilac..looked very promising in the package and when I took it home and tried it on my skin (light to medium beige skintone) the color did not show up. It barely showed up on my hand, maybe just a shimmer in the right light. If this is what you are looking for, great. It's very subtle. Revlon Eyeglides are much better if you are looking for some color.
Hair -Jason Natural Cosmetics - Natural Jojoba Shampoo
dzsupan1 9/7/2006 10:01:00 PM
I am still searching for a shampoo for sensitive, dry, itchy scalp. I've just purchased this after Paul Mitchell Tea Tree and H&Shoulders Sensitive Care both alternately failed on me. So far so good. No smell, ok lather and truly silky and soft hair afterward, and scalp is doing ok. Hair was hard to comb through wet, so I used a leave in conditioner (Tresemme) to comb it through and it worked fine.
Masks -Yves Rocher - Pineapple Purifying Mask [DISCONTINUED]
dzsupan1 5/11/2006 4:06:00 PM
I got this for free, but I would not buy it because it stings!! Ouch. So much for a relaxing facial. Also, I didn't notice any change after use.
Nice clean smell that lingers around in a subtle way, slightly cooling, but not as much of a shock as the Shock Therapy shower gel. I use it on my legs after shaving because of its calming and cooling effect.
Lotions/ Creams -Bliss Labs - Plum Plum Firming Body Balm
dzsupan1 4/26/2006 11:35:00 AM
The scent is powerfully fruity and lingers all day. On the flipside, I've also heard it descibed as resembling and air freshener by a more sensitive nose than mine. I like the texture, it is smooth and not too greasy. I have no idea if it actually firms or not; I've detected no changes.
This shower gel is intensely cold! It is great quality, and I keep it in my shower, but I keep using the other shower gels because this stuff literally makes me shiver! I keep waiting for a hot summer day when this will be a pleasant experience, but until then I am avoiding it.
Moisturizers -Eucerin - Extra Protective Moisture Lotion SPF30
dzsupan1 4/26/2006 11:15:00 AM
This product bears much resemblance to sunblock in color and consistency. I have sensitive skin and I have been please with it; no irritation or breakouts. I have bought this several times and probably will buy again.
It is wonderfully minty and tingly. Does not stay on especially long, but a good basic lipbalm. Probably will not buy again.
Eyeliner -Cover Girl - Outlast Smoothwear All-Day Eyeliner-Espresso
dzsupan1 4/24/2006 11:20:00 AM
I am using this as a brow liner and it works fantastically. See my other review of BeneFit Brow Zing for more detail.
I praise the Eye Glide line for its simplicity and rapid application ability. I have it in Champagne which happens to go well with my skin, eyes, hair, etc, but what I love about this product is that it takes 2 seconds to apply and yet I feel ready to go with just this, some base shadow and some mascara. On those mornings when I am running late, this is perfect. Plus the packaging is convenient and small, no fear of spilling or cracking like powder eyeshadows with lids; ideal for travel bags! I will buy it in other colors.
Concealers -Stila - Stick Concealer [DISCONTINUED]
dzsupan1 4/24/2006 11:02:00 AM
It works poorly on its own but if you use a moisturizer underneath it is much better. It works best for me overa primer like Photo Finish by Smashbox. Will opt for something creamier once it runs out.
This product is great, and it's cute how it comes with a little tweezer and brushes. If you have the time and money for the packaging and the two step process, go for it. One morning I was running late and grabbed my Cover Girl Outlast eyeliner in Espresso on my brows instead and I am surprisingly pleased. So much faster, a better color match, great durability and most importantly, so much cheaper!! So whereas Benefit is a great product, I will not buy again because Cover Girl is just as effective but a better deal!!
I bought this shampoo and conditioner following the tips here recommending it for dry scalp care. I am a bit disappointed. I have sensitive scalp that flakes especially with the change of seasons. This shampoo made it worse! It seemed to have a drying effect and I ended up making a desperate switch to Head and Shoulders Sensitive Care (which is pretty good but isn't perfect either..see review). The conditioner is waxy, weighs hair down and makes it sticky. One redeeming quality if you are stuck with this and are fuming about the money you wasted: the shampoo is an excellent face and body wash, especially if you have acne prone or oily skin on your face and shoulders.
I have a sensitive scalp that flakes easily especially with the change of seasons. H&S Sensitive care really took care of this periodic problem, so I recommend it for that. HOWEVER, I want to echo the other reviews: the buildup is considerable!! My hair was flat and looked greasy within a week of use. Now I try to rotate H&S with Neutragina (sp?) residue removal clarifying shampoo.