I've been wearing this every day for a month now, and it makes my morning routine so easy! I only use a pea-sized amount, and pat it onto my face and blend with my fingers. It spreads quite easily, and evens out my skin tone. It covers the redness around my nose well, but I need concealer for my under eye circles and acne scars. As for the color, it goes on a bit gray, but matches my light yellow-based Asian skin tone after five minutes. Since I have an oily T-zone, I set it with Shu uemura loose powder, and it stays matte for a good 4 hours before I have to blot. It slowly wears off after 5-6 hours. I will continue to try other BB creams / tinted moisturizers, but this will definitely be a staple in my collection.
Toners -Unlisted Brand - Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid
hkgrl71 11/18/2012 7:09:00 AM
I'm on my 4th bottle of this. I love that it is moisturizing without feeling sticky. After cleansing, I put 2-3 drops on my palm, rub my hands together, and pat it lightly onto my face. It usually takes about a minute or two for it to be completely absorbed by my skin, and leaves my skin feeling smooth and plump.
I'm in love with Korres lip butters! They are so soft, smooth, and moisturizing, and they smell nice too. The one I'm using right now is Jasmine, which goes on as a sheer pink, and keeps my lips looking soft and pretty for hours. The only drawback is the jar packaging, but as long as I use a clean finger to apply it doesn't bother me.
I've been using these off and on for several years, and every time I'm amazed by how well they work. I recently stopped using them for several months, and instead focused on using AHA and BHA products to exfoliate and clean my pores. Then I came across a half-used box of these in the bottom of my drawer, and decided to try it again. The result was great -- little bits of gunk were pulled out, as well as a couple of blackheads. I guess I need to use stronger BHA formulations for my nose area :P. I have combination / oily skin with visible pores on my nose. After cleansing my face, I leave it dripping wet, and place the strip on my nose, smoothing it down. I wait for it to dry -- it has to feel stiff, almost hard -- before peeling it off from both sides. I then wash off any residue with water. It does leave a slight stinging sensation, but only for a few minutes. I apply my BHA gel afterwards, and there is no stinging at all. I will probably use this every 2 weeks as a deep cleaning.
Primer/ Corrector -BeneFit Cosmetics - Dr Feelgood
hkgrl71 12/23/2008 7:55:00 AM
This works better in the winter for me than in the summer. I use it over my nose and forehead for a more matte look. It also covers up pores quite well, and the smell is nice. It doesn't work too well on my skin in the summer, as I sweat more, and it somehow makes my face look like an oil-stick. Oh, and I cut up the sponge into 4 pieces to make it last longer and more hygienic.
I agree with most of the reviewers here, this is a lovely sheer pink powder that's more like a beauty powder than blush. It shows up as a healthy glow on my fair skin, like I'm not wearing makeup. The brush it comes with covers my cheekbone area well, but I like to use BeneFit's slanted powder brush for a smoother finish.
I've been using this as a face brightener for over a week, and I love it. I have uneven, pale to fair skin, with olive undertones, and this helps even out my skin color. I rub it in gently about 10 minutes after my face lotion with sunscreen sets in. It basically wakes my face up, especially if I hadn't gotten enough sleep the night before. It gives me a healthy glow, and even makes the dark circles under my eyes lighter. All I need is a hint of blush and some lipgloss, and I'm good to go. Will definitely repurchase.
Lotions/ Creams -The Body Shop - Olive Body Butter
hkgrl71 9/17/2008 7:29:00 AM
This is my favorite body butter from TBS. I use other creams as well, but I've always come back to this. It's light, moisturising, and has a fresh, non-overwhelming smell.
Lip Gloss -The Body Shop - Born Lippy in Watermelon
hkgrl71 1/1/2006 10:52:00 AM
It has a lovely watermelon scent--people always go "Ooh, I smell watermelon" when I apply it. It's a bit sticky but moisturizing, and the scent stays for quite a while. And the price is reasonable, so I'll definitely repurchase.
Conditioner -The Body Shop - Honey moisturizing conditioner [DISCONTINUED]
hkgrl71 12/25/2005 11:16:00 AM
This product smells wonderful, but it's not moisturizing enough for my permed hair.
Shampoo -The Body Shop - Honey Moisturizing Shampoo [DISCONTINUED]
hkgrl71 12/25/2005 11:08:00 AM
I have permed hair, and this product does nothing for it. In fact, it makes it even drier, and the conditioner doesn't help either. I do love the smell, but even that doesn't make up for the dryness.
Lotions/ Creams -The Body Shop - Melon Seed body butter
hkgrl71 12/24/2005 2:54:00 AM
I got this for Christmas last year, and it initiated me into TBS body butter line. It's just so creamy and moisturizing, and it smells really good. I'm sad to hear it's been discontinued, but I can't wait to try out the other butters!
Lotions/ Creams -The Body Shop - Vitamin E Hand and Nail Cream
hkgrl71 12/24/2005 2:45:00 AM
I use this product before I go to bed, because it leaves a rather sticky residue on my hands even after some time. However, it moisturizes really well, and is good for my cuticles too. I find the fragrance nice and not overpowering. I just slather it on before bedtime and wake up with happy hands :) I will only buy this on sale, though, coz it's very expensive.
Lotions/ Creams -The Body Shop - Papaya Body Butter
hkgrl71 12/24/2005 2:19:00 AM
I'm afraid I'm just repeating what the members below have posted, but this is my favorite body butter from TBS! I love the smell, the consistency, and it moisturizes very well. I use it in the winter for my drier skin, and I can't get enough of it :)
Moisturizers -Clinique - Repairwear Intensive Night Lotion [DISCONTINUED]
hkgrl71 7/15/2005 10:20:00 AM
I finally decided to splurge, and boy am I glad I did! This goes on very smoothly and is quickly absorbed. I have combo skin, and I only put this on my T-zone, and use the cream on my cheeks and around the eyes. My skin has become a lot smoother since I started using the Repairwear line =).