Lotions/ Creams -Burt's Bees - Mama Bee (by Burt's Bees) Belly Balm
jleezuckor 11/5/2009 10:04:00 PM
I'm SO disappointed. I just bought this and LOVE it for my growing belly. But, I just realized that it has willow bark extract, something that pregnant women are supposed to stay away from. Why in the world would BB put something in a product made for pregnant women, that is not medically safe for them (or at least there's not enough knowledge about the safety)?? I do love this stuff though and plan to keep it around to use after I'm done nursing. Hopefully it will still be good by then! "Willow bark is not recommended in pregnant or breastfeeding women due to a lack of available scientific evidence. Salicylates are listed as a pregnancy category D; there is positive evidence of human fetal risk with use. Salicylates in breast milk may cause rash in breastfed babies."
Finally, finally, FINALLY!!! This is by far the best eye makeup remover I have every used. I was constantly on the search for one that actually removed makeup, but didn't burn my eyes or leave me with swollen eyes the next morning. I received a small sample a swap, used it for a couple weeks, and went right out to buy my own. I started using it on my fingers first, but found that it worked better when using a cotton square. I just swipe it on, and rinse off. I no longer have to follow up with scrubbing my eyes with soap...never a good idea. LOVE IT and definitely recommend to anyone!
I feel like I've had the never ending search for an eye makeup remover that actually removes my waterproof mascara at the end of the day, and doesn't make me wake up with irritated and puffy eyes the next morning. This is the best one I've found so far. I love that you can rub it on with your fingers so you can control how much to use and where to rub. It is a bit tough to keep it out of your eyes, but I find if you don't use too much and just rub gently it does the trick. It's not perfect, but it's my HG makeup remover so far! EDIT: While this is still good, it's not nearly as good as Makeup Forever's waterproof remover. Definitely my HG remover now!
Based on the reviews for Dream, I got in touch with Denise and purchased the Eye Dream Lift, Eye Dream Night, and the Brown Sugar Face Scrub. I LOVE the eye creams (not so much the scrub, unfortunately). I love that you can customize her products. I had 15spf added to this. It is a bit thin, but I like that since it makes a good base for my concealer on top. I just got the sample and it will last a long time. I also have very sensitive eyes, and these do not bother them at all. Friday morning was the big test for this. I had a VERY late night Thursday night (which included a crying session), and woke up with very puffy eyes. Using Dream Lift made such a difference. Wasn't completely fixed, but so much better than anything I've ever tried. I definitely recommend!!
I haven't been using this for too long, but I'm definitely happy with it. I use a moisturizing lotion as a base for my Lancome Aqua Fusion. It's tinted and not very moisturizing, which makes this Garnier product perfect for what I need. It goes on easily and does a great job moisturizing my normal/dry skin. The pump is great and I love that it has a high spf. Can't speak for the 'renewing' qualities yet, but at this point I'm very happy and plan to purchase again.
Love, love, love this tinted moisturizer! My skin is pretty dry, so I layer this over a basic spf moisturizer (usually use Neutrogena oil free) and the coverage is flawless. It's all I need on my face...I definitely recommend!
I was looking for a light, fun body spray that didn't smell like alcohol when you first sprayed it on. This was the first one I was able to find...for some reason they all have such a strong alcohol smell! The smell is very tasty, like vanilla cake, and my husband LOVES it! It doesn't amazing staying power, but who really wants to smell like cake all day? Definitely recommend!
Eye Shadow -BeneFit Cosmetics - Creaseless Cream Shadow/Liner (All Shades)
jleezuckor 7/22/2008 10:07:00 AM
I was looking for something easy to swipe over my lids that would brighten up my eyes during the week. I didn't want something glittery, but I wanted something shimmery. I got Tattle Tale and it was exactly what i was looking for. It gives me that bright eyed look without leaving glitter all over my face. It also smells yummy, but not overpowering. This is the first BeneFit cream shadow I've purchased, but now I'm excited to get the others!
I've had a long search for an eye cream with SPF. After reading the reviews here, I decided to try this one. I was hesitant since it's in a stick form and I have dry, delicate skin around my eyes. I was worried that while applying, it would pull the skin around my eyes. I'm so glad I tried it. I have no problems with the application, and it works great beneath my concealer (I let it dry a couple minutes). I love that it has such a high SPF. I would definitely recommend and buy again.
This is a great, moisturizing cream. It's perfect to use at the gym (I go daily at lunch). I wouldn't use it at night since the smell is very strong and sweet. I'd definitely recommend if you're looking for a great lotion for dry skin.
Skincare - Face -Lancome - Oligo Mine'rale Fortifying Lotion
jleezuckor 1/6/2008 5:48:00 PM
This feels like silk going on. It's fantastic...I absolutely love it. I have dry skin and my skin has never looked better, even in the winter. Only problem is, it's really expensive. My friend works for L'Oreal, so I got it at a great deal. I'm torn if I would pay full price ($100+), but I'd definitely buy it again at the deal I got! Update: I'm still using this amazing face cream (I'm using the Cream at night, not the lotion) and my skin has been practically perfect ever since I started using it. I am in love with this stuff and would not hesitate to pay full price for it!
I really wanted to like this product. I liked the way it smelled and the way my hair felt after using it, but after just a few days of using, I ended up with a cystic zit, which I have NEVER had before. The only thing new I had tried lately was this product. I immediately stopped, and it eventually went away, and haven't used it since. Too bad, because I like the idea of this product.
This is a very good, low priced tinted moisturizer to use in the summer(I use Stila in the winter). I used to use Neutrogena tinted with SPF for a summer moisturizer, and I don't see too much difference between the two. I like the packaging with this, and it's great to travel with (since it's less than 3oz).You can't beat the price, and the while the coverage is light, it's all I need to put on my skin in the morning and it leaves me moisturized all day. I will most probably buy again, unless there's something else that I'm interested to try.
After trying many eye creams, this is definitely my HG! There has never been any burning, irritation, dry or puffy eyes (which I have had in many others). My eyes seem more awake, moisturized and it works perfectly under my 'All About Eyes' concealer in the mornings. I do have dark circles, and while it hasn't gotten rid of them completely (nothing will) it's made my eyes brighter. And the price is so much more reasonable than the others I've tried. I absolutely recommend this!!
Moisturizers -Jamieson - Vitamin A Night Renewal Treatment
jleezuckor 8/22/2007 11:43:00 AM
I found out about this product on this site. I've been constantly looking for a night time moisturizer for my dry, sensitive skin. On the suggestion of another member, I ordered it from feelbest.com for around $24 all included. The consistency threw me off at first. It's heavy and a little 'goopy' (the only way I can describe it). The first couple times I used it, it took a couple days for my skin to adjust with just a few minor breakouts. I decided to keep using though, and I'm so glad I did. My skin in smoother and feels great when I wake up in the morning. I feel like any scars or discolorations are getting minimized (nothing will make them completely disappear, I know that), and even my small monthly hormonal breakouts are less.