Treatments -Neutrogena - Healthy Skin Anti-Wrinkle Cream
karamelsutra 5/12/2013 5:25:00 PM
I love this moisturizer. I've already bought a back up that's how much I love it. I'm not fond of the metal? packaging, but the benefits of this cream trumps that. I use this every morning and night after cleansing. What I love most about it is I tend to have an oily T-zone and this does not contribute to it. Finding the most appropriate lotion for my skin has been a struggle and I may have found my HG. I get a lot of forehead breakouts and this has not caused any additional breakouts because it does not contribute to the overproduction of sebum.
i use this in combination with an alpha hydrox lotion and my skin looks incredibly clear! the best it's been in weeks. my skin went through bad breakouts especially on my cheeks and around my mouth. using these two helped heal and fade my acne and scars. i use this morning and night... and sometimes in between if im at home. its a nice alternative to using my mario badescu spot treatment (pink stuff)
Misc Beauty Tools -Clarisonic - Pro Skincare Brush
karamelsutra 9/3/2011 4:15:00 PM
i received my clarisonic yesterday from qvc and used it for the first time today.. and i LOVE it! for the past few days my skin has been flaking due to some dryness. it was really bad on my cheek and chin. I believe this helped get rid the dead skin cells and reduced the flakiness. My skin feels so smooth and i love the fact that i can use this daily. **UPDATE: My acne scars have faded and my skin looks brighter. Dry skin and flakiness diminished. This also helps to keep pimples at bay. With the extra exfoliation plus acne treatment helps the pimples heal faster and helps with post acne marks.
Toners -Clean & Clear - Deep Cleaning Astringent (orange)
karamelsutra 7/30/2011 6:05:00 PM
i have been using this for almost a year now and i love it. ill tell you about a recent use of this. My skin becomes extremely oily when i use a heavy cream moisturizer and with the combination of hot, humid weather.; i look like a mess. I ended up breaking out on my forehead, nose, cheek and chin. i'm an infamous popper of pimples when i am able to see a white/blackhead. After doing so, i applied the toner (dont apply to freshly popped pimples, it burns like hell esp. if you cant tolerate pain.) Anyway, i applied the toner at least 7-8x that day and even left a soaked cotton ball on the stubborn ones. now it is the second day.. and my pimples are completely gone. i cant live without this toner!
Scrubs -St. Ives - Ultra Gentle Apricot Facial Scrub
karamelsutra 5/27/2011 4:36:00 PM
i bought this because i thought a more gentle exfoiliater would be better for my skin. This just didn't work for me. I hate, HATE the smell of this cleanser. It is gentle.. exfoiliates well, but the smell... i just can't tolerate it. I am going to end up using this as an exfoiliater for my body until the bottle is empty. DO NOT PURCHASE IF YOU ARE SENSITIVE TO FRAGRANCE.
i LOVE this mascara! i love how it makes my lashes long and natural looking. it doesn't add volume, but it doesn't claim to do that. if i do want volume though, i would layer on a volumizing mascara... that usually helps. i love the brush; it is narrow and long. and i especially love how it doesn't grab alot of product. i don't like clumpy mascaras. give it try if you like natural and long lashes. packaging helps too! its a beautiful yellow lol :)
i received this as a gift and new to the Origins line. the first time i used it, i could see how balanced my skin looked. i used it consecutively for the next few days and noticed that my skin felt drier..not balanced. a little really does go a long way and smells minty. I will most likely use this along with my panoxyl cleanser and yes to carrots daily cream cleanser.
Pressed Powders -Rimmel - Stay Matte Pressed Powder (ALL)
karamelsutra 4/23/2011 8:25:00 PM
keeps face matte, but settles into creases of my eyes. i'm going to continue using this until i find an alternative.
Lotions/ Creams -Aveeno - Daily Moisturizing Lotion
karamelsutra 4/23/2011 7:43:00 PM
I LOVE THIS STUFF. i mainly use this for my face. it keeps my face matte throughout the day and i can get really oily. i still use sunscreen over it and usually it would cause my skin to look like an oil slick, but with this lotion underneath, i dont have that problem.
I like bo-ing. I don't have serious dark circles, but the skin around my eyes are relatively darker compared to the rest of my face. I love how smooth and silky this concealer is. Now i haven't tried many concealers except for revlon's concealer in a lipstick form (which creases and is too drying for my eye area). I do have to set this with a powder or else it will crease (i also have oily skin/lids). UPDATE: its too pink for my skin tone.
Concealers -Pixi - Correction Concentrate- Brightening Peach
karamelsutra 2/1/2011 9:26:00 AM
i bought this product based on the reviews here on MUA and a YT demonstration. the color just seems too light for my skin tone. it does seem to cover the little dark circles i do have, but i dont like how it settles in fine lines. after applying, i notice i fine line developing underneath my lower lash. i dont plan on repurchasing this. if used sparingly, this jar is going to last a long time. for now.. i just use this on my upper lid as it keeps my tarte liner from flaking.
Cleansers -Unlisted Brand - PanOxyl 10% Foaming Face Wash
karamelsutra 1/15/2011 4:55:00 PM
i bought this based on the good reviews here on MUA and im glad i did. like the other reviews say.. it is really drying. and too drying for everyday use. i used this for 3 consecutive days in order to get rid of breakouts on my forehead and they have completely cleared. this stuff really works! just make sure to use a moisturizer!
Eyeliner -Tarte - EmphasEYES waterproof clay eye shadow & liner
karamelsutra 12/9/2010 5:56:00 PM
this is a great product! i have always used felt tip eyeliners (ie. kat von d's tattoo liner), but i find myself gravitating to this liner more often. i've had this product for more than 3 months now and have not experienced the cracked, dried out liner everyone seems to be complaining about. usually i hold the pot to warm it up a bit (or at least i think it is warming up LOL), obtain enough product and close the pot tightly. i never leave it open. application is great; goes on smoothly. staying power is great also. does not smudge on my oily eye lids. removal is easy and i use Yes to Carrots daily cream cleanser to remove it. overall % stars.
i randomly picked this up because my hair was feeling really dry. at first i didn't like it. i thought my hair would soak this up, but it just made my hair look oily. but after a few days, i have noticed that my hair has been more shiny and soft. i just use this on my hair wet or dry as a leave in conditioner. if i were going out and wanted to use it... i would use a DIME size amount. a little really goes a long way. but when i am at home, a quarter size is enough. and i put it on maybe three times throughout the day. mmm, i might come back and review this again after i have used it for a longer period of time. as of now, it's pretty good!
i luckily found this at marshalls for 7.99. i was hesitant to use it because at first it smelled like elmers glue. i also do not like to use products where i have to dip my fingers into them even if i wash my hands before hand. so i starting using cosmetic wedges to apply the cream. and i love it! my skin really glows and i dont think i have ever seen my skin so smooth and clear in a LONG time. before puberty hit lol.