I got a sample size of this as my Sephora birthday gift. When I tried it, I didn't see anything special with it. It didn't lengthen or add volume to my lashes. But I liked that it felt like there was a soft protective layer on my lashes. My lashes didn't feel stiff. No flaking or smudging. Held up my curled eyelashes well. Easy to remove. I do find myself using it often so I probably will buy the full tube when I ran out.
Primer/ Corrector -BeneFit Cosmetics - Dr Feelgood
gillybean604 2/11/2013 8:38:00 PM
I used to use Smashbox Anti-Shine but that product was discontinued. The makeup artist recommended Benefit Dr. Feelgood to me as a similar alternative to control shine. I find the price pretty steep (almost $40 Canadian) but you do get a lot of product. It'd be nice if the packaging had another layer to place your sponge. I keep the protective paper layer in there so the sponge isn't sitting on the product. I like the lemon-y smell and I don't find it bothersome. I use the sponge and with a couple swipes of the product, pat it onto my T-zone as a base (if I wear foundation, I put the foundation ontop). It's subtle enough to look like I have nothing on, but I consider it a good shine control product. Normally, I look like I have pools of oil sitting in my pores but this does a great job at controlling that. It also doesn't make my skin breakout. Will buy again.
This is my first lengthening mascara I've bought. I'm a die-hard volume mascara fan but was looking for something to lengthen my short lashes. Pros: It lengthens, doesn't clump, separates my lashes well, minimal smudging by the end of the day, the formula is a bit tacky so I find it holds my curled lashes decently. Cons: It has a strong perfume-y smell that's noticeable throughout the day. I don't consider myself to have sensitive eyes but I find the mascara does sting a bit. Enough for me to notice, but not bad enough that I keep using this mascara. Something to consider for those with sensitive eyes.
Initially, I thought this mascara was awesome. Great price. It helped thicken and lengthen my short Asian eyelashes. It kept my curl the whole day. No raccoon eyes. It did as I hoped a mascara would work. But then the negatives started becoming more apparent. I'm not a fan of the brush. It's a bit flimsy. The bristles are longer than a normal brush and I have to be careful to not poke my eyes. The product flakes a bit. It's hit or miss. I'm still using it though and probably will use the rest of the tube. Not sure if I'll buy it again. *edit* The product is flaking more and more. It's as if it's drying out with each use.
Wonderful. Beautiful. Love it. The makeup artist at the counter recommended this to me for my (tanned) skin tone. A little goes a long way and it's easy to build up. I use it to contour my cheekbones but if I'm lazy, I just sweep it across my cheeks. Gives a nice natural looking glow every time. It's a bit pricey (around $30CAD) but worth it.
My sister gave me this when she noticed my hands were cracked and bleeding. Winter and constant handwashing (from being in healthcare) are my two worse enemies for my hands. At first, I didn't like it. I thought it was too sticky like honey and it wouldn't soak into my hands. Additionally, I don't like that it's in a tub because it gets under my nails. HOWEVER, recently, I started mixing this with body butter and my hands feel amazing. It feels so soft and it's like there is a protective layer on my hands. Now that the weather's heading into fall, I think this will be good protective measure for my hands.
I received this as a sample and I'll be going back to buy a full tub. I've been using this as a night time moisturizer. The smell's not awesome but it's okay. I like how it sinks into my skin and doesn't make it feel oily. It keeps my breakouts at bay. It moisturizers. It does everything that I expect a moisturizer to do :)
Toners -Nivea - Gentle Toner for Dry/Sensitive Skin
gillybean604 7/18/2011 11:27:00 PM
I'm 3/4's through my bottle and I will be buying this again. It doesn't irritate my skin nor turns it bright red. It's gentle and does an excellent job removing any excess makeup my skin cleanser missed. It hasn't made my skin breakout. It makes my face feel a bit sticky afterwards but nothing unbearable. I'm fairly happy with this product!
I got a sample of this and I'm glad LUSH offers samples. I really wanted to like this product after all the awesome reviews. But I found it didn't suit my skin. It felt heavy and it was like rubbing butter on my face. My skin felt sticky afterwards. I wake up the next morning with an oily sheen. Maybe it's good for those with dry skin but it didn't work for my oily/combo skin. It smells so good though. I love the lavender smell.
I'm surprised this mask is rated so poorly! I think it's fairly good! I use this mask once a week to draw out dirt and film out of my face. My face is fairly oily & I'm acne prone. As stated on the website, I keep this mask on for only 10 min. I avoid my dry areas. When I rinse it off with lukewarm water, I initially gently rub it into my face in circular motions sort of for exfoliation. I like how it dries on my face and feels tight. It does have a bit of a perfume smell but I love it. I'm not sure if it does much for the acne but face definitely feels cleaner in terms of oil. I WOULD NOT recommend this for people with dry/sensitive skin. I luckily got this on their 50% red bag sale because I think $22 is steep! But the product will last me a year. I also wish this wasn't in a tub because I find the product gets stuck under my nails. But I will probably buy this again as long as it's on sale.
This is the eyeliner I've been using since I started using liquid eyeliner. I must've bought at least 4 or 5 tubes over the years. I'm a very devoted fan. I love it. The felt tip works for making a thin or thick line. I found it easy to hold the handle. The colour is pigmented. It stays on my eyes all day long. I have no complaints. I will continue to buy this over and over again.
I bought this eyeliner because my usual eyeliner was out of stock in every store I went to. I am not happy with this product. You would think it would be easier to put on the eyeliner because it's pen form, but it's bulky. I might as well use a marker. The felt tip is too large to make a fine line. I bought black and the colour's weak and not pigmented. And to top it off, by the end of the day, the colour was wearing off. This is junk. Not worth $10. I would not buy this product again.
I've used this product for 1 1/2 years now and I think it's absolutely fantastic. I didn't expect miracles overnight but I'm definitely seeing the results now. I used to have problems with frizz but it's not an issue anymore. I personally like the cologne-y smell and I've had people tell me my hair smells great. I have long thick hair to the middle of my back. I use about a nickel size on towel-dried hair but only only apply it to the lower half of my hair (avoiding roots). I comb my hair to spread it more then blowdry. When I use it with a flat iron, my hair's shiny and silky. A little goes a long way. I've recommended it to friends and they're now using it. Great great great product.
Treatments -Garnier - Strength & Repair Melting Masque
gillybean604 6/13/2010 5:03:00 PM
I got this as a sample in my travel kit and the results are... WOW. I put it on the ends of my hair after I shampooed (avoided the scalp). Left it on for a minute. Within seconds, it rinsed out. I didn't expect it to do much because my hair didn't feel conditioned. But while I was blow drying my hair, my hair felt like it had texture. Afterwards, my hair was shiny and full of volume that even my bf noticed. Definetly will be investing in this product.
I originally rated this a 3. But after using it for over a month, I hate it even more than I originally did. I've never hated a mascara this much. Maybe because I'm too poor to buy another mascara and stuck with this one that I resent it so much. Why I hate it: - the more I use it, it's like the mascara itself is getting drier - I have to make the effort to coat it many times to get the look I want - the packaging is so awkward. It's hard to get the wand out after having the mascara for awhile - yes, it's troubling to get those inner lashes - my eyelashes feel extremely stiff and dry I will not buy this again.