Blush -Too Faced - Cocoa Rose Full Blooom Powder Blush
kkate 11/20/2012 2:37:00 PM
I've been very happy with this blush. I bought it on the recommendation of a Sephora saleswoman when I asked a light everyday blush. It's matte and has no glitter. The color is very natural looking and adds warmth to my pale skin. Since my skin is pretty fair, I don't use bronzer but I sometimes but a little bit of this on the rest of face to add more warmth.
Please note - this is for the Vitamin C microdermabrasion scrub (this seems like a predecessor to it). Cannot say enough good things about this product. I use it 1-2x a week and it makes my skin feel amazing. I hate when scrubs say they exfoliate and then there are some measly beads in it that do nothing. This product is like small grains of sand so if you don't like harsh treatments don't use it. As I rub it in, I can just feel my dead skin sloughing off. I have to stop myself from using it too often.
Moisturizers -Cetaphil - Daily Facial Moisturizer SPF15
kkate 11/19/2012 6:17:00 PM
I have oily skin, which is getting a little drier as I get older. I find this moisturizer to feel incredibly greasy on my skin. It just sat on the top rather than really doing anything to the skin. Frequently I wanted to wash it off after putting it on. I think you have a drier skin it could work better for you. It is formulated for all skin types so it's not surprising that it didn't work well on my oily skin. While I don't love Neutrogena, it's a far better drugstore moisturizer.
I've been using this mascara for 10 years(I feel old now!) and it is a great mascara. Yes, I've used nicer mascaras in that time period which were gifts or came as samples. I always came back to Great Lash because the other ones were never significantly better to be worth the price. This mascara is a great value. I'm a crier and it doesn't run. This has been a perfectly acceptable mascara to use every day from high school to college to the working world and now back to grad school.
Moisturizers -Clinique - Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel
kkate 11/19/2012 4:42:00 PM
This is a great moisturizer. As I've gotten older I've realized that gels work better for my skin. I had used the lotion as a teenager when I got it as a gift and didn't think it was any better than whatever Neutrogena I had been using. Clinique seemed so expensive to me as a teenager but now as an adult, I realize that this is one of the best priced for quality moisturizers (I've never found a good drugstore gel moisturizer). The gel keeps my face from feeling greasy but still keeps my skin soft. It does not clog and is good for my oily-slightly combination skin.
Moisturizers -The Body Shop - Vitamin C Skin Boost
kkate 11/19/2012 4:32:00 PM
This is one of my favorite body shop products. I bought it on a whim during a 3 for $30 sale. I doubt I would ever pay full price for it and usually there isn't a need to with the Body Shop's good sales. I use it as a primer for my makeup and it makes my makeup go on smoother and look so much better. My makeup also stays longer. This also keeps my face from getting too oily as the day goes on. A bottle lasts for almost a year for me. I'm not sure if it does even the tone of my skin that much but it is great besides that.
Treatments -The Body Shop - Seaweed clarifying night treatment
kkate 11/19/2012 4:22:00 PM
This is a great treatment for oily-combination skin. My skin has gotten drier as I've gotten older but I used to follow my bad habit of not putting any moisturizer on at night (as a teen, I thought the drier the better). This treatment adds moisture to my skin overnight but does not leave my skin feeling greasy which is always a plus. I think that my pimples look better when I am consistently using this as well.
Moisturizers -The Body Shop - Seaweed mattifying moisture lotion SPF 15
kkate 11/19/2012 4:19:00 PM
I am ambivalent about this moisturizer. I generally really like the body shop products but this was just okay. I feel like this moisturizer is on the greasy side and smells like sunscreen. It was too greasy to use in the summer and still feels too greasy in the winter, sort of like a cheap drugstore brand. I'm much happier with the body shop tea tree moisturizer for the summer but that one does not work well in the winter.
Moisturizers -The Body Shop - Tea Tree Skin Clearing Lotion
kkate 11/19/2012 4:11:00 PM
When I first got it, I was not impressed. I felt like it strung and didn't do anything. I thought is was too harsh. I then started to use it over the summer and really fell in love. It didn't feel greasy when putting on and my skin stayed matte throughout the day. I definitely feel like it helped keep my skin clear over the summer. I do not use it in the winter because although I have oily skin, I need more moisture after washing my face in the winter.
I really love this mask. I have oily skin that has gotten drier as I've gotten older but is still full of pimples and scars. After putting on this mask, my skin feels and looks great. I feel like I can feel the mask drawing stuff out of my pores. Sometimes the next day I have some small whiteheads but I think it is because this mask brings stuff to the surface. This mask can be very frustrating to get off so I frequently use it before a shower.