Treatments -Lippmann Collection - Hard Rock Nail Hydrator
jmasters 11/18/2012 11:02:00 AM
Expensive, at €20 for a 0.5floz bottle, but after using it constantly for around 9 months there is still 1/2 a bottle to go. I used to have terribly weak, bendy, peeling and breaking nails. Not anymore, in fact my biggest problem now is the weekly filing to keep them at a length where I can still type! Used as a base coat under colour, or on its own. Brilliant stuff.
Cleansers -Clinique - Take the Day Off Cleansing Milk
jmasters 11/16/2012 4:56:00 PM
I really didn't like this product. It wasn't great at taking my makeup off, there was always a residue. It's not suitable for eye makeup and will sting like crazy if you get it in there. It didn't do anything for my skin either. Really disappointing for the price and the brand I like.
I switched to this from the non-rich All About Eyes because it wasn't lasting very long during the day and the lines around my eyes would become more visible. This product is really good for me, my skin is quite dry although in the A/C at work I can get very shiny too. Only apply it to the under eye area as there are no oil-producing glands here, and the eyelids can be oily enough on their own. I layer on a bit more at night time. Tip: Don't apply it too close to the lash line as the product will naturally travel upwards - when it gets into your eyes, they'll water and blurr (i.e. when driving to work!)
As mentioned before, I now only use this face wash once a day in the evenings because I was breaking out so much in the last year. My skin is much better, and I still rate this product very highly - I've been using it for around 6 years.
When I started out with the 3-step, I was advised to use it twice a day. But in the last year I noticed that I was breaking out regularly, despite my routine, and it was actually worse the more I tried to remedy it. I realised - I was breaking out due to over cleansing. Now I only use this lotion once a day, in the evening. My skin's never been better.
Moisturizers -Clinique - Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion
jmasters 11/16/2012 4:42:00 PM
Using the 3-step was my first step in to regular skincare. Having never used more than water and whatever supermarket moisturiser every other day, my skin went through a revelation! And this moisturiser is key, it's the best I've used. I combine it with a serum or a primer, depending on the time of year. Only complaint is the bottle, the shape makes it difficult for the pump to get all the product out but I just turn it upside-down until it's used up.
Cleansers -Soap and Glory - Peaches And Clean Wash-Off Deep Cleansing Milk
jmasters 11/16/2012 10:52:00 AM
I first bought this purely for removing makeup prior to using a facial wash, and it did the job fine. But in the last couple of weeks - I actually read the instructions on the back - and I found that it has a dramatic affect on my skins appearance now. All I started to do was massage the areas of my t-zone and leave the product on for a minute or two at most, and use a facecloth to remove it all. It's fantastic, and actually does what it says. My only complaint is the packaging. The lovely consistency of the product is nearly impossible to get to when you get to the last 1/4 of the bottle. The pump won't work and even turning the bottle upside-down doesn't budge it so you have to scoop it out. Despite the bottle, I have repurchased it because its so good.