I got this as a sample in a swap and I have to say I'm really impressed! I didn't think it would do much at all on my fine, limp hair but I totally saw a difference!! I would like to get a full sized bottle and use on a continuous basis.
LOVE LOVE LOVE this color. It's a sexy grey unique color that I can't get enough of. It should be a staple in every girl's nail polish supply.
Yucky!!! I really wanted to like this perfume so I kept wearing it but it would literally make me sick. It's on me right now and I'm so mad I sprayed it this morning. The scent is EXTREMELY strong and smells cheap. I surprised Dior made such a nasty perfume. So glad it's only a sample bottle.
Treatments -Beyond Belief - Vita C Antioxidant Serum
facebylace 4/22/2010 7:15:00 PM
I was looking for an inexpensive vitamin C serum and came across this product while shopping at Sally's Beauty Supply. The price looked good, but was it a good product? YES! I use this product right after I moisturize at night. It soaks right into my skin. It is somewhat watery and shoots out of the bottle, so be careful when dispensing. I really love the scent of it. In the mornings after using it the night before, my skin just glows!! It really does. After using this a few months, I feel like I could wear a foundation with less coverage and that's a new feeling!
I LOVE this polish. It's my signature color. It's a great formula too. When paired with a good top coat, it lasts for a week on my nails without chipping; and that's extremely good for me.
I received a sample of this from a coworker that sells Mary Kay. I was quite skeptical as I am skeptical of all Mary Kay products. I am amazed at how good this kit is! My skin was amazingly smooth after and I could immediately see a difference in my skin. While I wouldn't compare it to a professional Microdermabrasion treatment, I would recommend it as a scrub to use once a week. I plan on purchasing the full size.
Cleansers -Olay - Sensitive Skin Foaming Face Wash
facebylace 4/9/2010 11:47:00 AM
This is a really great product, especially if your skin easily dries out from other cleansers. Be sure to mix well with water in your hands to get a real lather. I don't find it has much of a scent at all. A little goes a long way too. I definitely feel the film that the other posters are talking about, but I find if you wash your face a minute longer than you usually do, that film disappears. You can also go over with a toner at the end to remove the residue if necessary.
I really like this lotion because it absorbs really easily. The scent is nice & not overpowering. I like to use it right after I get out of the shower.
Lipstick -Yves Saint Laurent - Rouge Volupte Lipstick - #1 Nude Beige
facebylace 4/8/2010 2:06:00 PM
I was REALLY wanting this lipstick and finally got it in a swap. First off, I really love the packaging. Very classy. I also really love the scent. I kind of reminds me of a pink jolly rancher. This lipstick really just glides right on. It's a very smooth formula. I agree that it can kind of dry out your lips. The color is beautiful! However, I really don't consider it a nude lipstick. It's more of a pale pink. It's really beautiful. I want to try out Lingerie Pink next.
Cleansers -Avon - Clearskin Immediate Response Acne Cleanser
facebylace 3/29/2010 2:11:00 PM
Overall I think this is a really great product. I definitely saw results in my skin. It looked a lot clearer than usual & a bit tighter. However, it was a bit strong for my face even though I have oily, acne prone skin. I used this twice daily for 4 days and my skin became inflamed. This is my fault though, I was overusing this product. So make sure you are using every other day or maybe even less so you don't get the same problem. I really do like this product & I intend on repurchasing when it runs out.
A coworker of mine sells Mary Kay & I was very hesitant about buying any of their products. She got a bunch of new products & let me test out the Belara perfume (not to be confused with Bella) in the blue bottle & it smells amazing! The scent is very long lasting & I find myself smelling my wrist a lot because it smells so good! Definitely a must-have ;)
Lip Treatments -MAC - Tendertone Lip Balm SPF 12 in Tender Baby
facebylace 3/17/2010 2:53:00 PM
I received this lip balm in a swap & I must say, I'm impressed! This is the first lip balm I've had from MAC & when it runs out, I will purchase another lip balm from them. Tender Baby specifically has a great scent and such a sheer wash of color. If you can get your hands on this one, do it!
Foundations -Make Up For Ever - HD High Definition Foundation
facebylace 2/24/2010 1:57:00 PM
There's so much hype on this product and honestly, I think it really sucks. I hardly get any coverage from this foundation at all. It reminds me of more of a tinted moisturizer. It would be nice for going to the beach but not for daily use. I also find myself having to use a lot of product to cover my entire face. Definitely not worth the price.
I LOOOOVE this massage bar. This was the first LUSH product I've bought and I'm addicted now! The scent is amazing!!! Surprisingly, my friends & boyfriend don't care for the scent. But I'm obsessed with it!! I love using it all over my body when I get of the shower. It keeps my skin really moist & I don't have to put any perfume on as the scent is pretty strong :) I highly recommend it!
Moisturizers -Philosophy - On a Clear Day Oil-Free Moisturizer
facebylace 2/22/2010 11:18:00 PM
This product broke me out like crazy. I developed cystic pimples all over my chin and as soon as I discontinued it, it started to finally go away. This moisturizer has some kind of silicone base which is not good for oily skin, so I'm unsure of why they put it in. I'm really disappointed in this product. I really wanted to like it. The smell is the only thing I liked. Very clean.