Treatments -Reviva - Brown Spot Skin Lightening Night Cream
kalisaen 6/1/2010 2:02:00 AM
I went through a small tub of this without any results. I didn't like the packaging because it was unsanitary to dip my fingers in the tub over and over again, and normally I don't care for scent but this stuff was just blah. Would not recommend to anyone.
Treatments -Unlisted Brand - Walgreens - Alpha Hydroxy Lotion 8%
kalisaen 5/24/2010 6:33:00 PM
I've been applying this stuff at night (A very small amount) for the past few months and it's made my skin so soft it's ridiculous. I never got that stinging sensation but I did feel itchy the first few days, but it went away as time went on. I had some purging but it quickly went away with some Persagel. I didn't notice too much of a difference with acne scars, but it did make my lighter scars go away very quickly. I hate the jar packaging and it doesn't smell pleasant but I'd definitely purchase again.
It certainly makes your lashes stand out, but my results weren't too great. I got the waterproof version and I felt like all it did was cancel out the curl from my eyelash curler and weigh my lashes down. It separates my lashes too much so it just looks like I have spikes sticking out from my eyes. I bought this half price and am glad I did, because I wouldn't purchase it again.
I'm glad Carmex came out with products that didn't taste and smell like melted plastic, haha! Despite that though, I've been using Carmex for years, and have grown to tolerate those factors. I absolutely love this product, it's just as moisturizing and good for the lips as the original Carmex, but without its signature smell and taste. I bought 2 of the mint, and one of the cherry because I didn't notice there was a Cherry flavor until I came back for more, and it's great!
Makeup Brushes -Unlisted Brand - Posh Angled Blush Brush
kalisaen 6/18/2008 6:54:00 PM
Another Posh glowing review from me. I have the mini travel set which includes like 5 different brushes, some of them duel-ended, the powder brush, and now this. Again, I'm very pleased with my purchase. Super soft and super cute. I'm gonna end up buying the entire set one day!
I'm so glad I decided to buy this. For 99cents, it's a total steal!! I use it for my eyebrows, and mink brown is the best for me. I don't know how continue this review because it's so awesome. Seriously, for ~1 dollar you can't go wrong. If you don't like it, it was a bucj, if you do, you'll be like me and can't believe what a great deal and product you're getting!
Eyeliner -Wet 'n' Wild - H2O Proof Liquid Eyeliner
kalisaen 6/18/2008 6:50:00 PM
Holy crap, this does NOT budge. I really dislike the wand-- it has some weird extended thin piece that is awkward and weird as heck when I'm trying to apply it. Because of the fact it does not come off, I stopped using it on my waterline because I was afraid of the problems I would face if this product smudged into my eyes after washing it off. I also don't like having to scrub and scrub and scrub at it to get it off. I didn't have any problems with flaking, but I was just really bothered at its staying power. Goodness! When I want something to stay, I want it to stay til I want it off. With this product, it stayed even when I wanted it off. I don't think my eye makeup remover is weak either, so I'm just a little apprehensive with this eyeliner. Good for those who don't want their eyeliner to ever come off though.
Makeup Brushes -Unlisted Brand - Posh Powder Brush
kalisaen 6/18/2008 6:44:00 PM
I'm a big fan of the Posh brushes line. No surprise when I found that I loved the powder brush as well. Like other Posh brushes, it was super super soft with its trademark red/black handle and I'm again, very pleased.
Lip Treatments -Sally Hansen - 18 Hour Lip Treatment
kalisaen 6/18/2008 6:42:00 PM
Bought 2 of these for kicks because it was buy 1 get 1 free at Ulta. I must admit they feel much more moisturizing then other lipglosses I've tried, but lasts nowhere near the 18 hours it claims. (Not like I believed that anyway, I just thought the colors were pretty) It goes on really sheer, and not too sparkly which I like. I wish it lasted longer than like an hour, bought it's very nice when i first put it on. Has a very light fruity flavor but doesn't smell like anything at all. The tube it comes in is cute-- I think that's mostly the reason why I chose these lipglosses over the other SH lip treatments. Haha!
Eye Shadow -Revlon - Revlon Illuminance Cream Shadow Quad - Skinlights
kalisaen 5/30/2008 3:18:00 PM
I for one really like this product. They give a very natural definition to my eyes, which I like, because I'm a fan of natural-looking makeup. I don't know which quad I have ATM because I'm reviewing this away from home, but the salmonish color with gold flecks is my absolute favorite. The product/color stays on my lids quite well throughout the day, so I'm not sure why there are so many complaints about it coming off so easily. (Especially when some reviews say it never comes off their fingertips???) My only gripe is the packaging. It's kind of hard for me to open and it always pops open like a surprise, and sometimes I get some on my hand when it opens. :( Other than that, love this product.
Lovely chapstick. I've always liked Carmex lip balms to begin with, but they always had that awful flavor/smell. This one has a nice mint smell to it and the rubbery-whatever-that-scent-was is long gone. I also like how it feels on the lips, and it keeps mine soft and moisturized without slippery emollients lingering all over the place.
I don't like this tool at all. I have used it several times while my hair was damp or wet in hopes it would do what it says, but to no avail. The plates are not as hot as they advertise and it tugs and pulls no matter how little I'm squeezing the handles. It's a big waste of time and money, and I hate the buzzing noise as well.
Liquid -Rimmel - Lasting Finish Enriched w/ Minerals
kalisaen 5/22/2008 4:16:00 PM
Wow, I was utterly surprised when I used this product. I normally go to Rimmel for eye makeup, but decided to try this out because the "Enriched w/ Minerals" part caught my attention. The finish is so natural on my skin, and I don't have to set it with any powder to make it stay. It hasn't rubbed off when I've fallen asleep nuzzling my sweater-covered arm as a pillow, and it hasn't broken out my acne-prone skin. I mix this with my moisturizer because my skin doesn't need to heavy of a coverage and it the combination is great. My skin feels soft and looks awesome. Probably will become my drugstore HG in the future!
I think this product goes on very smooth, and I love the color. It's a great nude color for people who are a little bit tan, I think. If my lips are a bit flaky however, this stuff does manage to accentuate it somehow. I have to make sure my lips are moisturized and free of problems before I apply this or else it will look pretty gross. It feels great on the lips on top of my chapstick though.
Love this stuff! I got it in my free sample kit a while back, but liked it so much I ordered a bigger size. I have slight rosacea on my cheeks (So slight I'm not sure if it's rosacea, but my cheeks are pretty red) and when I put this on, it totally neutralizes the color. I haven't heard of mixing it with concealer and/or foundation to avoid a Frankenstein-pale look, but I'm just careful to not overdo it and it's been fine for me. Would definitely repurchase.