Mascara -Christian Dior - Diorshow Iconic High Definition Lash Curler Mascara
elaphunt 10/30/2010 9:56:00 PM
I love this mascara. It makes my lashes look soft and fuller. I don't think it does anything to curl or extend the curl of my lashes, but I like that it doesn't smudge! Too bad its so expensive though... as much as I love this product I can't justify the cost!
I love that this mascara thickens and lengthens my lashes. It has been my go-to only because its cheap and doesn't smudge. However, it makes my lashes look "hard" so its more of an evening mascara than a natural, daytime mascara. Also, if I curl my lashes after my mascara has dried, I end up clipping a few lashes because this product makes my eyelashes brittle. Learn from my mistake and always curl your lashes before you apply this mascara!
The best thing about this mascara is that it doesn't clump. The bad thing is that it weights my lashes down. My lashes generally hold a curl very well but within 30 minutes of using the product, my lashes fall flat. Unfortunately, I will not be buying this product again.
Moisturizers -Dermalogica - Intensive Moisture Balance
elaphunt 1/12/2010 2:54:00 PM
I've finally found my HG lotion!!!!! I have very dry, oily and sensitive skin so I've yet to find a lotion that addresses all three problems until I tried this one. It did not make me break out and keeps my skin evenly moisturized without being oily in certain areas. Even my dry eczema patches are happy and not flaking! The first night I put the lotion it if felt as if my skin sucked it up immediately and I wanted to apply more. I resisted the urge and the next morning, my skin showed no signs of dryness. So even though this lotion feels "thin", it works incredibly well!
Treatments -Peter Thomas Roth - Un-Wrinkle Peel Pads
elaphunt 1/12/2010 2:48:00 PM
My pores have shrunk, fine lines are finer and my skin tone is more even!! YAY!! I have very dry/sensitive skin and was scared this would irritate my skin but it hasn't at all. I use it towards the end of the shower and leave it on for a couple minutes. It think this makes the ingredients less harsh since its diluted with water.
Palettes -Christian Dior - Shimmer Powder 001 Rose Diamond, Spring 08
elaphunt 1/12/2010 2:42:00 PM
This blush applies the most subtle, healthy glow to my cheeks that it has now become a part of my daily routine. I don't wear a lot of make-up: tinted moisturizer and mascara is the extent of it. However, I have very pale skin and I always feel that I look a bit too pale but regular blush make me look like i was wearing blush!! This shimmer palette is so sheer it doesn't look like you put anything on, but it does impart a very subtle and natural rosiness to my cheeks. Love it! BTW, despite the name, this product does not leave any shimmer or glitter flecks on your skin.
Lotions/ Creams -Unlisted Brand - O'Keeffe's Working Hands
elaphunt 1/5/2010 2:45:00 PM
This stuff is AMAZING if you use it daily!! I get nasty skin cracks on my thumbs and fingers that are painful and take a while to heal. When I first used it, the dry, cracked skin around my fingers didn't magically heal overnight as I thought they would (wishful thinking!). Slightly disappointed, I continued using this product and reapplied this crème at least twice daily. After the first week, I noticed no new skin cracks. I still had dry areas on my thumbs and fingers but nothing was cracking. I've also been putting this crème on my heels. After a month of daily use, I'm happy to report that my heels are 90% smoother and I don't get skin cracks unless I get lazy and don’t use this crème daily. In order to get the full benefits of this product, you must use this crème at least once a day. This product is not greasy but it leaves a weird powedery feel that took me a week to get over (I don't even notice it now!).
I have dry, oily, acne prone, sensitive skin and have yet to find a HG lotion. However, I use this in combination with a lotion I'm currently using and it hydrates the dry patches on my face that are normally flaky. This isn't a product to be used alone but if you are looking to add an extra moisture boost to your current lotion, then this product is perfect. The tiny bottle is expensive, but it lasts a really, really long time so you definitely get your money's worth. I usually put two drops on my fingertips and pat it onto my dry patches before I apply my lotion.
Lip Gloss -Christian Dior - Dior-Addict Ultra Gloss Reflect in 517 Clutch Pink
elaphunt 12/24/2009 5:33:00 PM
Wow, this stuff is really moisturizing for a lip gloss! Its not gooey at all and it stays on longer than other lip glosses I've used. The only thing is that the color is soooo sheer that its basically a lip-gloss. It adds a nice sheen to my lips without looking too shiny or accentuating the wrinkles in my lips. I definitely recommend it if you are looking for a moisturizing and subtle gloss that you don't have to reapply every 10 minutes.
Moisturizers -Desert Essence - Jojoba Oil - 100% pure
elaphunt 12/4/2008 1:12:00 PM
Doesn't work as a moisturizer for my skin but awesome for removing make-up! Initially I bought this because I read all the reviews on how moisturizing it was. However, I tried slathering it on my face and mixing it with my old moisturizer but it still left my skin dry and my T-zone greasy. So instead, I use it only as a make-up remover. This stuff is very gentle yet very effective at even taking off waterproof mascara. The biggest plus is that it leaves me milia free! Woohoo! The downside is that the package leaves my countertop greasy. Boooo! But… if you have crazy dry/oily/flaky/acne prone skin like me and are still looking for a good moisturizer, then please see my other review!!
Scrubs -St. Ives - Apricot Scrub Blemish and Blackhead Control
elaphunt 12/4/2008 12:59:00 PM
Just so you aren’t like me standing in front of St. Ives at the drugstore looking for a “medicated” scrub, this is a review for the Blemish and Blackhead Control Scrub. I’ve been a fan of St. Ives since I was a kid who would dip my fingers into the tub of the original stuff and slather it on my face just like my mom did. However, as I got older, it didn’t really work for me anymore because it was too drying. Then, I read about this new scrub from St. Ives and immediately went out and bought it… soooo glad I did! I have crazy skin: very sensitive, very oily, very dry and very acne prone. I’ve tried ALL the blackhead removing scrubs and toners and peel-off-stickers but this is the ONLY product that says what it does! The best part is that unlike other acne controlling products, this one doesn’t leave my skin feeling dry and flaky.
Moisturizers -Eucerin - Q10 Anti-Wrinkle Sensitive Skin Creme
elaphunt 12/4/2008 12:41:00 PM
Good product. It smells like butter but it goes on leaving my face silky-soft and not one bit greasy. I have very sensitive and dry but oily skin that is prone to blackheads and breakouts. If you're skin is like mine then you'll know exactly what I mean! When I use things to control the oil my skin gets tight but if I use something to control the dryness my pores get clogged (and my skin would still flake!!). UPDATE: I've used this product for over 2 years and I think its great... however, if you have eczema patches on your skin, you will need to use a supplemental spot cream or treatment because this lotion is not moisturizing enough.
When I first put a dollop of this conditioner in my hair, I didn't think it would be that moisturizing because it didnt leave that slippery, silky, slimy feeling. However, I didn't have any tangles and my hair looks very moisturized once it was dry. There is barely any scent to this product which means a strong shampoo scent doesn't linger in your hair. I kinda like my hair a little scented but as long as this conditioner does its job, i'm happy!
I have slightly wavy hair and while this shampoo does NOT create more waves or curls, it does a great job at moisturizing. I was suprised by the slightly musky scent though. Usually I HATE the smell of musk but I have to admit, if this shampoo came in a purfume, I'd totally buy it!
Treatments -Neutrogena - Healthy Skin Anti-Wrinkle Cream
elaphunt 7/23/2007 11:18:00 PM
This lotion feels silky and glides on effortlessly. Plus, a little dab goes a long way! I started using it every other day and then switched to daily after a week. However, it can be a bit drying so sometimes I mix in a moisturizer when I feel my skin is tight after a shower. And when I actually start seeing dry patches, I skip the next day and use a moisturizer instead. I haven't noticed a huge difference in wrinkles but I use it mainly for precautionary reasons so I guess my fine lines are more fine. However, I think this lotion is better suited for people with normal to oily skin.