It does absolutely nothing for my pimples and it makes my skin smell like sulfur all day (even if I put it on the night before!) Absolutely a waste of money.
I have been hearing about this eyelash curler for years but I resisted what I thought was the "hype" about this curler and stuck with drugstore eyelash curlers. I finally gave in when a friend wouldn't stop raving about it and I am so glad that I did because it is seriously THE BEST!!! I REALLY didn't think this curler would make a big difference but it did! It hold the curl throughout the whole day while my drugstore curlers, I have to curl again and again throughout the day! It works great even after I put on mascara! I'm asian with extremely straight and sparse lashes so this is really a godsend. This eyelash curler is my HG now and I intend to re-purchase once my 2nd pad is worn out :)
Top/Base Coats -Sally Hansen - Double Duty Base & Top Coat
envi 8/3/2006 5:05:00 PM
Sally Hansen's nail products never wowed me but my roommate had this and I borrowed and WOW I have never used a top coat so shiny! It kept my nail polish on without chipping for over a week and I am queen of chipping my nails! Seriously, the second I put on nail polish I somehow manage to chip it. So worth it for it's price!
Treatments -Neutrogena - Healthy Skin Anti-Wrinkle Cream
envi 11/2/2005 2:59:00 AM
I've been using this cream as a moisturizer for my sensitive, combination skin (my t-zone tends to be "shiny" but not oily) for a couple of months and my skin has been looking great, pores on my nose seem smaller and my skintone is even, no breakouts (besides the hormonal ones which I just can't avoid!) and just an overall great retinol cream. I don't need a lot of moisture, just enough to make my face feel less tight from the cleanser so this light cream was the perfect consistency for me. I only realized how great this cream was until I LOST it on vacation! It was this summer when I went to Korea and a few days after I stopped using it my skin started to break out like crazy! My skin wasn't "responding" to the new but temporary moisturizer I was using and I just kept breaking out... can you believe I still haven't recovered from the break out yet? I never had a problem with pimples and now I'm drowning in pimple cream! I don't know why I haven't bought another one yet but I will definitely be doing so very soon.
Misc Beauty Tools -Sonia Kashuk - Metal Eyelash Comb
envi 3/2/2004 3:23:00 PM
I've been using a plastic lash comb from H&M for years and have been wanting to get a metal lash comb but the tweezerman one was too expensive and the sonia kashuk one is always sold out! Well when it was in stock I bought one and I'm SO GLAD that I did! I love it! It seperates my lashes, gets the clumps out which is a very good thing because I tend to OD on the mascara lol. I also love the way the comb folds down so that you can carry it in your bag without worrying that the comb's teeth will break or anything like that. I recommend it to anyone who needs an eyelash comb! FYI: the metal comb is pretty sharp so be careful
After reading so many raves about it on the boards I finally bought it and I must say I'm VERY disappointed. Maybe I have much larger pores than the people who raved about it because it did absolutely nothing for my enlarged pores. Other also claim that it evened out their skintone but I didn't see any difference in my skintone either. This is okay for a regular toner but I could've spent much less!
I bought the sample and I was so surprised how well my skin matched with Classic Ivory! I'm not a usual foundation user because I never seem to wear it right (always streaky, looks too cakey, etc) but Aquasmooth was easy to apply and it just melted into my skin! It wasn't cakey at all! Very natural finish, didn't have a funny smell and I really love it! One thing that bothered me though is that Cover Girl tests on animals so I won't be buying it which is a shame because it really is a great foundation!
I have very short sparse lashes and have tried every mascara MUA gals have recommended (grand curl, lash out, voluminous, volum, coup de theatre, definicils, 2000 calories) and NONE of them gave me natural long, volumized lashes but Full N Soft! Big fat rave here! My lashes aren't clumpy, brittle/hard and it actually lengthens and volumizes! It doesn't volumize dramatically so this is a great everyday mascara I definitely recommend this, it's my holy grail mascara now! :)
Lip Treatments -Smith's Rosebud Salve - Smith's Rosebud Salve
envi 11/23/2001 9:10:00 PM
RIS and I must say this is the best lip balm I've used so far! (Chapstick is second to this and I always LOVED my chapstick!) Emollient but not waxy, lasts long, and has a great strawberry flavor. It's only about $7 and it's worth it considering how big the lip balm container is! Only downside is that I need to use my lip brush (not in tube form)
I find other blushes too shimmery and gives you a fake flushed look but this one really gives you those pink cheeks you get in the cold winter. Like the other said, there's no brown, orange, red, or shimmer. Just the perfect pink!
A great forest green color. Made my dark brown eyes POP! I think this would be a great alternative to using for that "smoky" eye look if you look like bruised boxer with smoky black eyes (like me)
Mascara -Bourjois - Coup de Theatre False Lash Illusion - Duo Mascara
envi 10/15/2001 6:39:00 PM
This is a very nice thickening and lengthening mascara! I found the 2 step process to be annoying with the white fiber mascara and the black mascara but I guess I have to suffer for having short wimpy lashes. If you curl your lashes before putting it on it keeps the curl and even with so much gunk on my lashes my lashes felt nice and soft!
Conditioner -L'Oreal - Feria Color Moisturizing Treatment.
envi 10/4/2001 4:39:00 PM
Now I know what the fuss is about this conditioner! I just bleached my hair (a disaster)and it turned my hair dry, brittle like straw but once I conditioned my hair with this my hair's texture is all back to normal... actually better! Can't say much about the scent though. It smells like lemon and something else.
Treatments -Paula's Choice - Skin Perfecting 1% BHA Lotion Exfoliant [REFORMULATED]
envi 10/3/2001 3:31:00 AM
I received a sample of this and WOW! I have combination skin (oily only in the T-zone) and I've noticed that my skin feels a lot smoother like a baby's bottom and the pimples I had on my forehead are gone! I've always had oil/blackhead/pimple problems around the nose area and my nose is actually a lot less oily and I can see that my pores aren't as clogged as much as before! Seems like it reacts differntly to everyone so ask a sample at customer service ;)
On me it smelled sweet like a sugary smell, a bit powdery and very pleasant. It really smells mostly like cotton candy to me. I've also noticed it being very similar to CSP Vanille Abricot except more lighter. My definate scent for the fall/winter