Moisturizers -Biologique Recherche - creme dermopurifiante
kellay 6/6/2012 10:16:00 PM
I've only been using this for a month, but this is holy grail x100 for me. I've been on Tazorac and I've been peeling for the last 3 months and still breaking out quite a bit. Within a week of using this every morning, the majority of the peeling is gone and the only thing I've had is one tiny pimple. My skin hasn't behaved that well in a long time. This is the only thing I changed in my routine, so pretty sure it's this. The consistency is interesting. It doesn't leave my skin greasy , but it's really thick. This is pricey, but a little goes a long way. I wouldn't doubt if this lasted a year. Perfect in every way, I am in love!
I use the original Mia for preventing flakies with Retin A. This has been part of my regimen for keeping my skin clear, and I'm not sure how big of a role this plays, but as a whole, my routine has been great. I do know that it helps with the daily peeling a good bit, though I still have times when I'm peeling a lot. I've tried all the heads, and I prefer the delicate. I still keep a deep cleaning brush head that I'll use every once in a while. I will keep using this!
Treatments -Unlisted Brand - Lavender Essential Oil
kellay 3/6/2012 4:25:00 PM
I was really excited about using this, and I used it as a spot treatment on acne. It helped my pimples a little bit and absorbed pretty well, but a week or so later, I had clusters of 5-6 pimples/bumps in the areas where I applied it. Definitely scared to try this again! It was the worse something had broken me out, and obviously due to the lavender oil. I believed I used aura cacia brand, but I've since thrown the bottle away. This very well may be good for other things, but it was terrible for my skin.
Good, solid leave-in treatment that moisturizes and controls frizzes, but it is certainly not a miracle worker. I had 2 bottles of this, and I used it every day and liked it, but I've since switched to a cheaper Redken product that gives me the same results. Not bad, but not the best out there.
I massaged this onto my face before cleansing with my usual wash (philosophy purity made simple, which foams and gives a pretty deep clean). I only used this for 3 week, but I had a lot of clogged pores after. It could just be a purging period, but I didn't notice and increase in radiance and it wasn't especially moisturizing for me, so I had no reason to continue it.
I have this in Cool Coral and Refreshing Red since I was looking for an understated red stain. I love both of these, but prefer cool coral because it is a warmer tone. I would say this is more of a coral red than a true coral. This definitely does not have a 10 hour staying power, and will come right off when you're eating, but this is the best red lip stain that I have found. It's not super pigmented, but it gives a sexy, wearable red that is appropriate for daytime. It is reasonably moisturizing. I'm not a huge fan of the smell, but it could be worse. I am going to stock up on this.
This is not the most moisturizing cream, but it has a great consistency. It won't make your skin greasy, and it is very soothing. I've gone through a full tube and it never broke me out, and it may even help with break outs. It's my go-to day cream unless I find something more moisturizing that still has such a great finish.
I am lazy enough that I was looking for a foundation, sunscreen, and moisturizer in one. It evens out my skin tone without being heavy. I don't think there is much coverage to it, but I was not looking for coverage. The color comes out of the bottle pretty strange, but I have no trouble blending it in. My skin is acne-prone and this hasn't broken me out or clogged my pores, which is one of the most important things to me. My skin has actually been really great in the month since I started using this, but I don't know if that's just luck or if it has anything to do with this product. The only complaint that I have is that it is not as moisturizing as I'd like. Still, I'd say it is much more moisturizing than any sunscreen, and it has a much better consistency. Can't speak on the wrinkle/aging aspect since I'm still in my 20's. Overall, I've been impressed by this.
I really love this. I don't really notice any shimmer, and it has a great finish. Not too oily or drying and it gives just the right amount of coverage. I'm not a big foundation person but I like it more than the Chanel Vitalumiere I've tried to use for the past couple years.
This scent is so fresh and light. It stays pretty well too! I got it in a set with the green tea honey drops cream which is a real treat.
Moisturizers -Elizabeth Arden - Good Night's Sleep
kellay 7/24/2002 11:48:00 PM
This stuff smells heavenly and moisturizes skin well. Nothing too special about it, though.
Great at calming down frizzies, but can dry out hair. Use it only when you need it instead of every day, and its wonderful.
Eye Shadow -Hard Candy - Old Skool Eye Shadow Quad
kellay 7/11/2002 1:36:00 PM
This is a definite make up staple and im always changing products! There are so many ways to wear the 4 colors, and they all compliment each other perfectly. I love this, especially phony with crush for an allover color. Its beautiful
Well this *did* make my skin feel good, but it made me break out, and i dont usually. im sure it works on some people, but i would only recommend it if you have oily skin.