Conditioner -TRESemme - Naturals Nourishing Moisture Conditioner
frozen_rain 11/10/2012 4:24:00 AM
I wanted to love this, but I didn't. Hated the smell. Did nothing for me in terms of moisture. Did nothing for me in terms of detangling. My hair feels stringy using this. Won't repurchase.
Broke me out. I changed nothing in my routine except the use of this toner. Not repurchasing! Also - dried my skin out like mad.
Moisturizers -Vichy - Aqualia Thermal Baume Mineral
frozen_rain 10/15/2011 3:39:00 PM
I wanted to love this...but I l don't. :( I was looking for a nice, non-pore clogging night-time moisturizer, so I decided to try this based on the reviews. While I did find it moisturizing, it was too greasy, and I got clogged pores from using this for a few consecutive nights. (always shows up as closed bumps on my forehead) Darn skin! I won't be repurchasing.
Lotions/ Creams -Vaseline - Aloe Cool & Fresh light body lotion
frozen_rain 9/14/2011 8:19:00 PM
I've bought bottles and bottles of this (and I've tried other products - usually given to me, but keep going back to this one). It's cool, light, absorbs well, and my skin is so soft. (boyfriend comments all the time!) Not very heavy, but good for average dryness, and no irritation for my sensitive skin.
I wasn't extremely impressed with this conditioner. I noticed a *slight* difference after my first application, but upon further washes and applications, no difference from my regular Herbal Essences conditioner. I wouldn't buy again.
Skincare - Face -Avon - Skin So Soft Facial Hair Removal Cream
frozen_rain 9/14/2011 8:11:00 PM
Loved this. I had no problems with sensitivity - and I generally have very sensitive skin. I loved that, unlike waxing, it's painless. I also had no whiteheads after application (that I usually have with waxing). This was also a lot less harsh than Nair, which I've tried. I left it on for about 5 minutes, wiped it off, washed gently, and I had no problems with irritation. I will buy again.
Mascara -Cover Girl - Cover Girl Professional Mascara (washable)
frozen_rain 2/19/2010 12:16:00 AM
I am so mad at myself for not having tried this mascara before. Granted, it is not perfect, but neither am I. :) So mascara generally annoys me to death. With previous brands, some days, it looks perfect. Others...not so much. I was tired of being in relationships with mascaras that were bi-polar. Finally, I stumbled upon CG Professional, thanks to MUA. This mascara, though humble and nothing dramatic, is truly one of the best I've tried. (and I have tried many). Pros: FANTASTIC formula --non clumping, non-drying, smudge-free Great definition Awesome brush --holds it shape, distributes product evenly Long-lasting day wear Holds curl Lengthens Long-lasting tube Cons: Minimal volumizing Minimal thickening SO. To conclude, I use this baby UNDERNEATH a volumizing mascara (I use Loreal Voluminous), which gives me the perfect look I'm going for: full, defined lashes with virtually no clumping that lasts all day.
I wasted my money on this. *NOTE: I used this ONLY for acne scarring -- not any under-eye circles as I am young and blessed to not have any). Thus, review may not be applicable for those looking for an under-eye concealer. Anyways, I bought this based on the reviews, hoping and praying it would be a great concealer for my stubborn acne scars. I picked Medium (30) based on the match for my skin in the drugstore. The color itself matched my skin (medium/olive with yellow undertones), but the way it settled into my combo skin was NOT attractive. I tried the tiniest amounts, larger amounts, concealer brushes --everything. It just appeared as if it was "resting" on my skin, and caked into my skin. I won't buy again, and I will go back to an average drugstore concealer.
Pressed Powders -Maybelline - Dream Matte Pressed Powder
frozen_rain 2/3/2010 9:03:00 PM
I hate to be Debbie-Downer here, but this powder did not work for me (and believe me, I tried). It would set my face nicely in the morning(usually layered it over to of tinted moisturizer), but by mid-day, I could see caking and settling into lines, along with flakiness and chalkiness. All I can see, though, is the oil-control WAS decent (at least for me --for reference, I have combo skin) No other powder I have tried has controlled oiliness this well. But the cakiness/flakiness/chalkiness took the cake. I won't be buying this again. :(
Eyeliner -Wet 'n' Wild - Mega Eyes Creme Eyeliner - Black
frozen_rain 1/18/2010 9:02:00 PM
I would buy this again in a heartbeat. Wow. This stuff is amazing and really lives up to its glowing reviews. I have tried other liquid/cream eyeliners and absolutely hated them. I swore I would never use liquids or creams just because of how fussy they are. This stuff makes application soooo easy and stressfree. I use Quo's liner brush, make a quick dip in the pot, and draw one smooth line across my eyelid. The colour is a true black, it lasts ALL DAY, and doesn't smudge or cause me stress by going all over the place. Love it!
GAH! I wanted to love this stuff so bad. Two things ruined the product for me, however: colors are all waaaay too pink-toned. Covergirl seems to like the pink-tones. Secondly, it broke me out. I changed nothing in my routine except for this foundation. :( I gave it to my mom to use, however, and it looks great on her. Also, as she is not acne-prone, it has not made her break out. For myself, however, I will not repurchase.
Lotions/ Creams -St. Ives - Mineral Therapy Lotion
frozen_rain 12/14/2009 6:16:00 PM
Hmmm....I'm on the fence with this one. I absolutely LOVE how quick-absorbing it is. I have never ever found or used a lotion that absorbed into my skin so quickly. The scent I find nice. However, this lotion definitely is not the most moisturizing. I prefer the aloe lotion by Vaseline. Also, I find this lotion irritates the sensitive skin on my legs, as I have eczema. I won't buy again, but you may want to consider this if your skin is not too too dry.
This is one of my favourite products. I bought it off ebay based on the reviews. I religiously applied it every night to top and bottom lashes, starting from root to tip. Within two weeks, I definitely noticed a difference in my lashes. They are thicker, fuller, and longer. They look so much healthier!! For me, the only downside to this product I would say would be the white residue that is left on your lashes in the morning. It can impair mascara application if not removed properly. I have tried castor oil, but find this much more efficient and dramatic. Will definitely, definitely repurchase. Thank you, MUA.
Eye Shadow -Bare Escentuals - Glimmer in Queen Phyllis
frozen_rain 11/28/2009 2:08:00 AM
I bought this eyeshadow based on the reviews. I am glad I did; I find myself reaching for it every day. The colour/shimmer is just oh too pretty. This makes my eyes pop, but the shimmer is subtle and understated enough to make me feel elegant. Love it.
I had high hopes for this mascara, but wasn't overly impressed. Good points: -Stays very well and is a nice, true-to-name,"rich black" color. -No running. -Package is convenient. -Separation is good. Bad points: -Little to no volumizing. -Minimal lengthening. -Not buildable at all. I wouldn't buy again. I will go back to my old standby.