Concealers -Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics - Concealer
jaci2017 3/12/2013 4:34:00 PM
I bought this in Y0 which matches me perfectly. The concealer comes in a pot ( .8 grams) and has full coverage with a hard but creamy texture.I use my fingers to blend this under my eyes and on blemishes. It covers well but can't quite cover a bright blue vein under my eye (although I've never had a concealer that covers it completely). It looks a little cakey if I don't moisturize right before putting it on. The lasting power is great but it can crease if i don't set it with a powder. Overall, I like this concealer but it's not my HG.
Treatments -Desert Essence - Tea Tree Oil (100% Pure Australian)
jaci2017 1/4/2013 11:33:00 AM
I have been using this as a toner by wetting a cotton ball and adding one drop of tea tree oil and one or two drops of jojoba oil. I used to break out constantly on my nose but since I started using this I don't break out as much and when I do the pimples heal faster. A few days ago I got what I think was a giant pimple between my toes, I just put on a drop of tea tree and it was gone by morning. I don't like this as a spot treatment on my face though, It dries out my skin too much, even diluted. I love honey as a spot treatment because it doesn't dry out my skin but I wish it would work faster so I'm going to try mixing in tea tree. I'll add an update on that soon. Update 1/23/13 I stopped using this on my face, it was just too drying for me.
I use this as a mask just on my T-zone to prevent and heal acne. The first time I used this I was suffering from a major breakout, I had five pimples on the side of my nose two of which were rather large.(from picking at one DO NOT PICK PIMPLES!) I was slathering on layers of benzoyl peroxide to get rid of them, it was making them smaller but it also made my skin itchy and dry. When I put on the honey it instantly soothed my skin and when I washed it off an hour later the pimples were so tiny and my skin was so smooth. The reason I'm giving this four stars instead of five is because it can be a tiny bit drying and it's a little bit too runny. I'm hoping this will help fade redness left behind by pimples so I will update this review about that. I use the Target Market Pantry honey. Update 1/4/13 This hasn't faded my acne scars but it has helped new acne heal without leaving a mark. I think this has gotten rid of the blackheads on my nose but that could be from the new toner I'm using. Update 1/23/13 I've been using manuka honey now, I notice results faster and it has a thicker consistency which makes it easier to use.
Overall this just didn't do very much for my skin. It made my skin feel hydrated right after washing of the mask but them ten minutes later my skin would be dryer than before using the mask. I was hoping this would help my acne but it didn't have any effect on that. The only thing this did was make my skin a little smoother but I would rather use a scrub that had moisturizing properties to make my skin smooth.
Misc Beauty Tools -Japonesque - Precision Lash Curler
jaci2017 11/20/2012 2:26:00 PM
Pros- - The "curl" lasts for a long time Cons- - Crimps my eyelashes and makes an L shape - Pinches - Feels lightweight and cheap - Takes too long
I'm reviewing the black one. Pros- - Very pigmented - Very creamy - Doesn't smudge - Cheap - Waterproof Cons- - Fades a tiny bit Some other reviewers have said this is too hard to remove but I use the Almay makeup remover pads and it comes off easily.
Gels/Soaps -Dr. Bronner's - dr bronners assorted scented castille soaps
jaci2017 11/20/2012 2:01:00 PM
I diluted the rose version to about 1 part soap 4 parts water I use it every morning and night with my Olay pro X scrubbie thing Pros- - Doesn't dry out my skin - Makes my skin feel really smooth - Has helped clear up my acne - Lathers really well unlike some other all natural soaps - Smells good Cons- - Runny consistency can be hard to work UPDATE I have decided this is too drying to use on my skin. It's still a very nice soap though.
Moisturizers -Desert Essence - Jojoba Oil - 100% pure
jaci2017 7/27/2012 12:18:00 AM
I have very dry skin and this has helped so much, I use it everyday and it makes my skin so soft. To make a scrub I mix it with some sugar until its the consistency of wet sand and use that once a week to remove dead skin, for my body I mix it with sea salt because it's a little rougher.