This is one of those skin care products that justifies it's exorbitant price, there is just something about this stuff. After using this my mother and myself noticed a difference in our skin. The thing is the difference was notiable right away. I don't know what it is, but the skin is baby soft, balanced, and BRIGHT. With continued use your skin looks fabulous and younger, smoother and more supple. I have dry/combo sensitive skin, this scrub uses jojoba beads and does not irritate at all, my face feels absolutely amazing afterwards. You can cut the packaging to access all the product you paid for, which is a fair amount lasting around 4 months for a single tube. As with any good product a little will go a long way with this scrub. I suggest you give this a try if you are thinking about it. Despite the steep price I will be repurchasing. I have found nothing like this and recognize something good when I see it. Its an investment for your skin and this humble looking but wallet damaging scrub repays you in the end. IMO : suitable for all skin types except those with extremely sensitive skin and rosacea.
I have dry, sensitive skin. I think this is a stellar moisturizer, I had bought the Hydreane line but it wasn't hydrating enough. This is a light texture with big moisture. It doesn't feel greasy at all, and for me soaks right in balancing my skin. The pump is good for determining how much product you use, but when you reach the end there a lot left in a thick plastic tube you can't get to. It lasted a long time for me. I would suggest this to those who have dry, sensitive, dehydrated from proccessing and dry-combo skin only.
Cleansers -La Roche Posay - Effaclar Purifying Gel Cleanser
kintyr 12/7/2012 1:15:00 AM
I have dry, sensitive skin. This is my favourite cleanser, I find this to be a gentle cleanser, no perfume, or soap I believe. It cleanses my face very well and tightens pores. After I use this, my skin reflects light because the pores are tightened. It is not very good for those with very dry skin/rosacea, or intolerant skin. Those with combo or acne prone skin should check it out, If your skin is oily or has a lot of blemishes there is a stronger cleanser from Effaclar to use.
Moisturizers -La Roche Posay - Hydreane Legere moisturizing cream
kintyr 7/29/2012 12:50:00 AM
This is another great product from La Roche, this cream is perfect for combo or drier skin types. It is light but hydrating, soaks in well and smells great. I use this and effaclar k for my combo skin depending on how my skin is reacting. This is great for sensitive skin and I use this after chemical peels to rehyrdrate without irritation or damage. This is a great choice for someone with oily skin for the winter. I will be re-purchasing.
After using this product for over 2 months I can positively say that it does as it says: calms down breakouts, prevents new ones and tighten pores. I find that using this product even if you have a clogged pore it doesn't become and infected pimple, it just remains a clogged pore until it is cleared - I clear pores using steam in mini facials. I think it smells fabulous and is great for sensitive skin. Its helps with oil during the summer making it a prefect seasonal moisturizer. Great price, I will definately be re-purchasing. Note that this will not be sufficient for dry skin, it is light and you will waste product trying to hydrate your skin with it, combo or oily skin is the best for this.
Eyeliner -L'Oreal - Voluminous Smoldering Eyeliner
kintyr 2/5/2012 4:58:00 PM
I have this in green &I really like it, this is a kajal inspired liner and says so on the packaging. Kajals are for smudging, and are not the best for the water line, it may irritate and definitely will run. I line my upper and lower lash line & smudge out, the color is awesome, I'll be purchasing the black and brown too.
Skincare - Face -Coastal Scents - African Black Soap
kintyr 5/10/2011 9:19:00 PM
Where to start? This stuff is freaking awesome, it is probably the best natural remedy to clear up acne, remove acne scars and tighten pores. Thats right, it does all those things. This soap dries up acne and sloughs off acne scars bit by bit. That being said, it is renowned for be drying and it is strong. I follow this up with pure aloe vera (from walmart :} ) which rehyrdates, tones and tightens without any fear of clogging newly cleaned pores. I would recommend this for most anyone, the exception: those with eczema. When followed with aloe vera, your skin glows. Those with sensitive skin (like myself) should know to start with 1 use a day and move up, it may sting the first few times, but you get used to it. Also this really is the best thing to remove even the most staining foundation. P.S. Any rough jagged bits are char from the baking process, smush those when you find them, they're good for cleansing too.
Best mascara I've ever used, high-end and low end. The Blackest Black could be darker but this mascara: curls, volumizes and lengthens my lashes, dramatically. This stuff is the bomb :)
I love this product, If I had to choose one thing from this line it would be this. My skin is sensitive and and prone to redness, it didn't sting or dry out my face. In 4 weeks I saw a noticable difference in my skin texture and pore size. Breaks significantly deminished as well. I love this stuff and will be buying a replacement soon.
Toners -Vichy - Normaderm Purifying Astringent Toner
kintyr 4/10/2010 6:27:00 AM
I love this toner, depsite my disastrous run in with the moisturizer from this lin,e this toner was gentle enough to use on my skin which is sensitive and often has redness. No stinging and it cleans deep down. Tightens pores and hydrates for me. Love it.
Moisturizers -Vichy - Normaderm Anti-Imperfection Hydrating Care
kintyr 4/10/2010 6:23:00 AM
This product is supposed to minimize your pores and combat breakouts. Why is it then that I got a pimple everywhere I dabbed this stuff before blending? the CENTER of my forehead, the center of my cheeks and chin. EVERY spot had a pimple, a bad one that takes days and days to heal. This stuff is CRAP, it made my skin oily and I swear my pores got bigger. With my experience its hit or miss and screw up your face with this one ladies and gents, fair warning...
If you have SENSITIVE SKIN DO NOT BUY. This product contains potent materials which are very effective at combating pimples through spot treatment. If you have resistant skin/acne this should be a great product to quickly remove pimples. If your willing to try it, this product will remove a deeper pimple in a couple of days, apply a tiny amount to ONLY the pimple NOT surrounding skin. You can feel it killing the pimple, when it dries remove and repeat. It can destroy zits but use with caution.
Masks -Clean & Clear - Blackhead Eraser Cleansing Mask
kintyr 12/18/2009 12:57:00 AM
I love this stuff! There is a huge difference on my nose (my problem area) and pore size. The trick for me is, wash with warm water don't dry your nose - wait for 2 min and you'll see the blackheads rise. Take your scraper (yes, depending on your skin you may still need this) and scrape and gently push them off and out. Repeat every 3 days or as you see fit. You will notice a difference, just give it a little time. Draw back - it will dry out your skin, which is noted on the back of the product. This also will minimize your pores with more frequent use. What's worse? noticable pores and blackheads or having to use a little more moisturizer? Try it out you won't regret it :D
Suzi Skis, is alright, only because the colour is so unique, smoked out navy :) But like Here Today...Aragon Tomorrow, the quality is terrible. Chips, flakes, didn't last a day with Seche Vite , didn't last very long even with bonder and seche vite. So if you're willing to wear it for one day,enjoy this wicked navy ;P
Alright, the Spain collection from OPI is overall - okay. This colour is a deep green version of Lincon Park After Dark (LPAD), a very blackened hunter green and it does take 3 coats to get perfect opacity. HOWEVER, the quality of the polish is TERRIBLE. This polish chips and flakes madly, it does not last as long as other OPI polishes which may be due to the different formula - its grainy looking with the first coat. Skip this one there are many other options for deep greens - the first option would be 'Dark Room' from OPI for Sephora, these are some of the best polishes period, no chipping, flaking nothing! They last extra long and there's a beautiful range of colours. Other greens could be, MAC - Envy, Nicole by OPI - Turn out the lights. These are deep greens that are better quality.