I received this in a sample, and i'm glad i got the opportunity to sample this first, though i do not usually buy drug store foundation. I would rather fork out extra for a a great quality foundation that lasts almost a year, making it relatively inexpensive in that respect. This has an interesting whipped texture, almost like a cream mousse. Applies easily and somewhat has a powdery finish. I have combination skin with dry patches and the finish emphasizes any dry areas i might have. For this very reason, i would not recommend this for anyone that has dry-ish skin as it defies the point of wearing a foundation that looks natural. Another drawback, is that it does not last throughout the day. Gives light to medium coverage.
Treatments -Paula's Choice - Skin Perfecting 1% BHA Gel Exfoliant
jseah000 10/1/2004 12:48:00 AM
This unlike, the 8% AHA product did not make me breakout and faded some of the scars left from previous pimples. In terms of blackheads, it doesn't really make them go away but makes it easier to remove. And it does actually seem to make me face oilier than usual in the day time. Having said all that, i would repurchase as it seems to make my face clearer and diminish pimples. The 2% BHA solution was too strong for me
Treatments -Paula's Choice - Skin Perfecting 8% AHA Gel Exfoliant
jseah000 10/1/2004 12:43:00 AM
I really wanted to like this, unfortunately this made me break out and gave me tiny white pimples (milia?). I do have somewhat sensitive skin so i think this aha product may be too strong for me. It may slightly fade marks, but its not worth it if i get more pimples. However the 1% bha gel is great, and didn't irritate me at all. Im going to try neostrata serum, maybe that'll work
This comes in a nice slim clear bottle with an amber colored oil. It looks and feels just like oil, once it contacts water then it foams quite well but you just need a lot of water for that to happen. It has a nice fresh sublte scent, but nothing out of the ordinary. Probably not for travel, as the lid may accidently open but a nice size. It doesn't irritate my dry sensitive skin, but i just like Dove sensitive wash much better (moisturises more and gorgeous milky smell). In fact, this is quite good, but i think im just more into creamy texture wash instead of oils.
I dont think this should be used instead of washing your hair as a regular thing. Having said that, this is a lifesaver when im in a hurry and my hair is looking greasy. I just spray this all over, and brush in it, and voila! Without having to shampoo, my hair is grease-free and some of the volume has actually returned. This lasts for about 5 hours before it gets heavy again. UPDATE: It's true that this leaves a white powder on you hair, i have black hair, but the powder disappears as you brush the product in so it shouldn't be a problem for dark haired girls
For the price, this performs quite well. A bit hard to rinse off but thats okay considering that this mask actually gets rid of the blackheads on my nose. Unfortunately, like many other masks i have tried, my skin seems to get used to it and the mask is no longer as effective as it used to be.
This is a dark green mask that i found really hard to spread on my face. Doesn't do anything in terms of physical appearance but my face did feel smoother and it helped when i applied my makeup afterwards. Though not too expensive, i wouldnt buy again as it didnt perform well enough
I bought this mask after reading these amazing reviews. Im a little disappointed, the first time i used this, it was great at making the blackheads on my nose disappear. But the effectiveness of this mask seems to decline the more i use this. It's just too expensive for a mask with limited results. There's camphor in this which i hear is an irritating ingredient for the skin.
This is a clear gel that does not really foam, it has a strong herbal smell and although it is not thick per se, it seems like a very dense gel and takes too long to rinse off. Doesn't seem irritating.
Cleansers -Nivea - Visage Young - Wash Off Cleansing Gel
jseah000 8/22/2004 7:45:00 AM
This is okay but there are better cleansers out there for the same price. This is a thick blue gel that has a fresh marine scent to it. Cleans well but sometimes when i apply this, my skin stings a little which is why i won't repurchase. This doesn't foam, which i like however it takes a while to rinse off.
Ive used so many cleansers from nivea to biotherm, and i can truly say that this one is my favourite. I like knowing that im not irritating my skin with unecessary ingredients. This is a thin clear gel that cleanses nicely and does not foam at all which i love. Another bonus is that its really fragrance free and rinses off easily.
Cleansers -Clarins - One-Step Facial Cleanser (with Orange extract)
jseah000 8/22/2004 7:34:00 AM
This product has a lovely orangey scent that didnt irritate my skin. I agree with everyone that this is probably not best for everyday use but apart from that, i love this. It cleansed well, and my face felt smooth afterwards and left me with a glow. The liquid feels slightly oiled when you apply it, but that feeling fades leaving you all fresh.
Lotions/ Creams -L'Occitane - 100% Pure Shea Butter
jseah000 8/6/2004 10:16:00 AM
- all this product is, is basically pure shea butter, nothing more, nothing less - Doesn't moisturise well - takes effort to apply, need to rub this wax like butter between your hands b4 applying - Expensive but lasts a very long time - Unhygienic round metal tin packaging - Good for lips though
Lipstick -Clinique - Almost Lipstick - Black Honey
jseah000 8/6/2004 10:01:00 AM
- goes on like a dark rasberry color (hint of dark mauve) - slightly drying - applies nicely, texture is a cross between lipstick and lipbalm - Suits pretty much most skin types, especially darker skin tones, yet also great on pale skin. - Great for all occasions Won't be repurchasing, i dont wear lipstick so this was still a bit too dark for me as i am lipstick shy.
-Color "Misty Rose" This blush is perfect for people that aren't very apt at applying blush. It goes very lightly, but it's also very buildable which means you can determine how light or dark you want it depending on how much you apply. This is a very lovely color, that is slightly peachy. It has a nice texture, and also has a slight shimmmer thats bearly detectable.