Let me just put it out there...I hate (yes, hate!) this 'foundation'. You need flawless skin to pull it off and it's WAY too runny. I have a lot of redness on my cheeks and chin and this does nothing to cover it. Even after 3 layers, it only began to cover the redness, but by then it looked cakey. It also emphasized the minor lines around my mouth and between my eyebrows. And for such a runny formulation, it should (but doesn't) come with a pump. My only pro is that the color 'Shell' was a perfect match for my winter skin. I love my Rimmel Renew & Lift but wanted to try something different. If I could find a lighter-feeling foundation in the same shade as Nearly Naked's 'Shell', I might try again.
I've used this for years and love it! #200 Soft Beige is the perfect match for me in summer and I mix in a little moisterizer in winter to lighten it. It feels very light but has decent coverage and it's buildable, if needed. It lasts for hours with just a little bit of powder. It can be hard to find so I bought 2 bottles the last time there was a BOGO. I'm set for a while but I would definitely repurchase.
Moisturizers -Clinique - Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion
jfjinca 12/11/2012 11:45:00 PM
Let's cut to the chase: I don't like this 'lotion'. It's too thin and it smells. I have dry skin and this just lays on it. Rubbing it in, or I should say 'trying' to' doesn't work. And the smell. Yuck. I don't know if it claims to be fragrance-free but when I've smelled it, something isn't right.
This review is for the Hydrating version. I have the Replenishing, which I love but the Hydrating is a little TOO hydrating. It sinks into my skin well enough but leaves a layer of moisture on top of my skin. I have to take a Kleenex and run it lightly over my skin before putting my makeup on. I'd use it in a pinch but not every day.
Moisturizers -Simple - Replenishing Rich Moisturiser
jfjinca 11/14/2012 11:17:00 PM
I have extremely dry skin (I'm almost 50) and have been looking for a good moisturizer for years. I've finally found it! This stuff is amazing! I've been using the Replenishing version for a month and my skin has gotten SO much better. I apply it before my makeup in the morning and it keeps my skin hydrated and soft all day long. This is my HG!
I don't like this mascara. AT ALL. The wand is too thick and the bristles are too small. If you have wispy lashes, like I do, this mascara is useless. It also seems to be somewhat drying. I'll finish this tube but I won't be buying it again.
Lips -Revlon - Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain- Smitten
jfjinca 11/8/2012 10:34:00 PM
Love the color of this balm, but that's about it. It's very drying on my lips, which surprises me because I have Romantic and it's very hydrating. This one also seems somewhat sticky on my lips for some reason. I haven't paid much attention to how long it lasts but you will have to reapply after eating or drinking. Due to the drying and stickiness, I won't be buying this again.
Lips -Revlon - Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain- Romantic
jfjinca 11/8/2012 10:25:00 PM
This is a good lip stain, with a few cons. LOVE the color but it loses the cherry red look after a while. It doens't stay on my lips for probably more than a couple of hours. But it leaves my lips feeling soft, even after the balm disappears. Overall, it's a nice product.
This is my HG mascara. LOVE it! I have wispy lashes and this makes them stand out like nothing else I've tried. I hope they never discontinue this one.
Love, love, LOVE this product! The scent is nice for both women and men, it makes my skin feel thoroughly clean and rinses away cleanly (unlike some soaps that leave icky residue) and it foams up nicely. The pump dispenser is awesome and the cost of the large size (at Costco) is good. I use this when I'm in a hurry (I also use Dove White) and I'll continue to use this for as long as it's available.
I hated this mascara with a passion the first time I put it on. I get that the curved wand is supposed to coat all your lashed but it only clumps on them. It doesn't even get all of them if your lashes don't curve the way the wand does. I've poked myself in the eye more than once trying to get the wand to work. I'll stick with my old standby - Great Lash.
I found Arbonne Intelligence Hand Cream in my makeup drawer (must've been a gift) and decided to try it. While it did sink into my skin immediately without being greasy, it made my skin feel tacky within 15 minutes...and the smell! Like melting plastic. Ick!
I bought this in Light/Medium, a year or so ago, and hated it the first time I tried it. I did turn my skin an orangy color so I put it away. I recently found it and tried it again. I shook it up and applied it with my fingers, then smoothed it with a sponge. And liked it! I think I had put WAY too much on the first time and that's what made me orange. This time, it doesn't look like I have any makeup on at all but my red cheeks and chin are GONE. It's light coverage so it won't cover acne scars, etc. but if you have good skin it'll cover it well enough. It's good for a quick touch up or will travel well for vacation. I'll use up the tube but I won't be buying it again since I like E.L.F. Flawless Finish Foundation and Rimmel Renew & Lift better.
Moisturizers -Desert Essence - Daily Essential Moisturizer
jfjinca 10/22/2010 4:26:00 AM
This made my face itch within minutes of applying it. It started on my chin, then spread to the entire right side of my face. Maybe the right side is drier than the left? I don't know, but it shouldn't itch. It also made me look older after applying it, like my skin was sagging, and I'm only 46! EDIT: Less than a year later and I love this stuff! I noticed my skin getting horribly dry (chin, cheeks, between eyebrows) and I tried this moisturizer again. Maybe it's because I tried it in the Fall and it's now Summer but...WOW! My skin drinks it up and feels so soft and smooth. It's still slightly itchy but it goes away and leaves my skin feeling hydrated. I'm still looking for something better but this isn't bad for REALLY dry skin.
This has been my HG for over a year!!! I got a sample of Soft Beige in a magazine and it's a perfect match. When I dab it on I can't tell where the foundation starts and my face ends. When I blend it in (I love the consistancy!) it covers my obnoxiously red cheeks but it's medium coverage lets just the tiniest bit of red show through so it looks like I'm wearing blush when I'm not wearing any (I've gotten compliments on my blush, lol!). I don't have bad skin, just the redness, so the coverage is perfect for me. I put a little powder over it because I like a matte finish. I can't feel it on my face and I don't need any powder touch ups during the day. It can look faded by the end of the day but my day is 10:30 am-3:30 am. You can't beat the price either, when there's a 2-for-1 or 50% off sale. I don't feel the need to search for better foundations because I've found mine!