I can't believe I haven't reviewed this product yet! Especially since this is one of my HG facial products. Like many reviews have stated, this scrub may be drying, so it may be a good idea to use every other day. This stuff is a dream for my acne prone oily skin. Regular usage has significantly reduced my breakouts, so it's worth the price to me.
The reviews certainly are mixed about this cleanser. I recently rediscovered this cleanser while shopping @ Ulta a few months ago. Initially, I started using it as alternative to the much pricier Prescriptives gel cleanser. This was maybe 6 years ago. Then for some reason, it became more difficult to find until I could no longer find it @ Wal-mart or Target and had to find a different cleanser to replace it. I started reusing after I bought a bottle and I can remember why I liked it. It cleaned my oily, acne prone skin without stripping or causing any breakouts. I alternate this in my skincare program and had to take 1 point off because it is hard to find around these parts.
Conditioner -L'Oreal - Feria Color Moisturizing Treatment.
everlong 8/27/2006 10:51:00 AM
Yes, another rave for this awesome conditioner. I have highlights and use it when my hair feels and looks dry. There is an immediate, noticeable difference and I can't stop touching my hair =)... Reasonably priced also, I found a 6 oz tube at the local beauty supply shop for $6.99.
This has been such an integral part of my daily routine that I'd be devastated if it was ever discontinued. Okay, maybe not, but I have used this every day before putting anything else on my lips. Or I just wear it alone. Seriously. I cannot imagine starting my day without this. It's light enough to wear under lipstick, but be sure to let it absorb before applying anything else. I wait 5 minutes just to ensure it's sunken in. This is my secret to nice soft lips.
I waited a while to review this product, but it has passed the test for my acne prone skin! Yay! I've been experimenting with different cleansers these past few months since my fave cleanser is 1) always sold out and 2) EXPEN$IVE. For the past few years, I've shied away from drugstore products for my face because I figured the more money I spent the better the product. Well, I'm happy to say that myth is not true. Since starting a budget, I've been researching cleansers to see which is good quality but doesn't hurt my wallet. After reading many positive reviews here on MUA, I decided to take a chance on this. Much to my surprise, I like the product and my skin did not react to it. No rebellious acne, only smooth, clear looking skin, Bonus! I'm hooked, goodbye $30 cleansers and good riddance!!! 8-)
Fragrances -The Healing Garden - Green Tea Therapy EDT
everlong 2/27/2006 3:07:00 AM
I love this stuff. It has a light, subdued scent. Did not leave an unpleasant odor like some reviewers suggest.
Moisturizers -Olay - Olay complete care sensitive day cream
everlong 2/23/2006 12:06:00 AM
This moisturizer has been part of my skincare regimen for at least the past decade. I use it underneath my eyes (although not recommended for use near eyes), my neck and forehead. Dare I say, it's helped keep the wrinkles to a minimum. When I have dry days due to Retin-A or other factors, I use it all over and it does not break me out. Although this may not be the right moisturizer for you, I cannot imagine starting the day w/out this.
What is not to love about this shampoo? It cleans my oily hair without over stripping and all the nasty product residue is completely removed. My hair feels natural everytime I use this shampoo. I love this stuff. It costs practically nothing and that is an added bonus now that I am on a tight budget. This is a real beauty find! =0) Try it, you have nothing to lose!
Cleansers -Olay - Sensitive Skin Foaming Face Wash
everlong 2/22/2006 11:52:00 PM
This remedied my dry, flaky skin after switching cleansers (due to my favorite cleanser being sold out everywhere!). I was dually impressed by the fact that it did not break me out even though it was that time of the month. Minor zits tend to be a small issue for me during "that time." I love how it was easy to find (Wal-Mart) and of course the price is 1/4 of what my favorite cleanser costs!
One of the pros about this lipliner is it stays on ALL day. The color looks great, not garish, more of a neutral tone.
Eyeliner -Jordana - Color XTend Eyeliner in Morning Coffee [DISCONTINUED]
everlong 2/13/2006 5:45:00 PM
I bought this after reading the positive feedback. I'd like to say I'm an eyeliner "connoiseur" since I've been wearing it everyday for the past decade :-). I like the ease of application and the staying power. Worth every penny of the low low price I paid for this!
I bought this because it was suggested by a Sephora sales associate who's skin looked radiant. This stuff supposedly cleared her skin up. Nothing too impressive, my skin seemed duller then usual. Made my face dry and flaky and I broke out =(. It's about $30 a bottle which I am getting refunded once I make a trip back to Sephora.
I love this curler! It's part of my daily beauty routine for the past 5 years. Makes my thick, straight lashes look naturally curly. I'm curious about the Shiseido curler though, so just might give that a try for comparison purposes.
Liquid -Laura Mercier - Laura Mercier Oil Free Foundation
everlong 1/5/2006 11:44:00 PM
I bought this foundation because I liked how the Macy's SA applied it. I almost gave it away because I did not think I'd use it, but decided to give this a chance. I am glad I gave it a second chance because my skin looks smooth and flawless when I wear this stuff. I find applying with a wet sponge makes application easier. It even looks great in photos. One lipstick deducted for price.
I use these strips for my upper lip and chin hairs. These are much better then any salon waxing I've gotten and cheaper too.