Treatments (Eye) -Shiseido - Shiseido Benefiance Eye Masks
gagnec1 1/19/2007 5:43:00 PM
I had such high hopes for this product after reading all the rave reviews, but I was so disappointed with these little eye masks! I applied them exactly as directed but these did not do a thing for me -- they didn't make my dark circles less noticeable, my eyes less puffy (in fact I agree with another reviewer that I think they made them more puffy!) or have any brightening effects. I've tried them a couple of times but still, no effect. I can't be bothered to return them now -- I bought them while shopping in another state -- but I definitely would not repurchase. For me, these were a total waste of money! :(
Moisturizers -Purpose - Redness Reducing Moisturizer with SPF 30
gagnec1 6/20/2006 5:04:00 PM
I really like this moisturizer, and I love the fact that it has SPF 30, but I can only use it in the winter. It's too heavy in the summertime for my oily skin. But in the winter, it's perfect, and helps minimize flaky skin around my nose, on my forehead, etc.
This mask is magic! After rinsing it off, like another reviewer stated, you really do look like you've had a facial. I was shocked when I looked in the mirror because it's so hard to find products that actually do what they say they're going to do! It calms my skin, lightly moisturizes it, and does not make me break out at all! I love it!
This cream is awesome! It has a great whipped texture and it glides onto your skin so easily -- you only need a little bit. It feels a bit greasy going on but it absorbs in about 20 minutes, leaving skin super soft. Plus, it's oil free. I have combo/flaky/sensitive/oily T-zone skin, and I haven't had any problems with breakouts. When I wake up in the morning, my skin is glowing! Love this!!
Mascara -Shu Uemura - Mascara Basic [DISCONTINUED]
gagnec1 6/5/2006 10:52:00 AM
WOW -- just wow. I am so glad I finally gave this a shot, based on all of the rave reviews I've read here. This mascara is amazing. It doesn't flake, it washes off easily with cetaphil, it holds the curl from my Shu curler like a dream (why do other mascaras, even those that claim to have curling effects, make my curl fall flat?) and it really lengthens my lashes. It does not clump at all -- this is the first mascara EVER where I have not had to wipe off the brush first. Here's the best part -- rather than globbing onto each lash in a spidery, gloopy way in an attempt to "thicken" them, as many mascaras do, this one has an awesome brush that seeks out even the tinier lashes and just makes it look like I have MORE of them overall. It does this in a really natural, MLBB way. I could go on and on, but you get the idea. NO clumps, a beautiful fan of naturally defined, believably lengthened lashes that hold a curl like nothing else......my HG mascara! Give it a shot!
I LOVE this blush! I've been using it for about a year now and I still have tons of product left - it almost looks like I haven't touched it. A little goes a long way for me - I'm a PPP - so it's a great value for the price! The superfine gold shimmer particles in it just add that little something extra without giving me a silly glittery look. It looks really natural and it also layers really well, as other reviewers have stated, so at night I can add a little more and look pretty and flushed, not ridiculous! This product is lasting me forever, but if I do ever run out, I'll definitely repurchase! My HG blush.
Fragrances -Trish McEvoy - Blackberry and Vanilla Musk #9 EDP
gagnec1 3/2/2006 11:05:00 AM
I love this fragrance! It's softly sweet without being sickly overpowering. My only complaint – I agree with other reviewers that it just doesn't last! I find myself applying it twice a day, otherwise, I can't smell it by 3pm, and neither can DH.