For right now, I like this a lot. My skin has been looking really nice lately, so I don't have any comments on covering problems. It does balance redness though. It didn't look silly over my sunburn. It does kind of get slick after a while around my nose and other oil prone areas, but I suppose that's common with most foundations. I'll buy this again if I don't find something better by the time I'm out.
Lip Gloss -BeneFit Cosmetics - Gloss in Corsage [DISCONTINUED]
kristananne 6/2/2011 11:08:00 AM
I really love this product, but not the size/price. It used to be my favorite lip gloss, but I can't find it locally anymore and I refuse to spend the money to ship in addition to the small fortune they charge for it. I've moved on. If I could find it locally, I probably would have kept buying it but I've found a replacement shade (not formula though) that I really like.
Lip Gloss -Revlon - Colorstay Mineral Lipglaze in 512 Timeless Nude
kristananne 6/2/2011 11:05:00 AM
This shade and the Continuous Coral have been my go-to glosses lately. I love the long wear of them. I like the Coral one better for "unique-ness". I may buy this again, but I won't cry if they discontinue it. I might cry if they get rid of the Coral though. :)
Lip Gloss -Revlon - ColorStay Mineral Lipglaze Continuous Coral 542
kristananne 6/2/2011 11:02:00 AM
I like that I can be light with it to get a daily wear shade, or go a little heavier handed for some POP if I need it. It stays on forever. I'll probably stock up the next time there's a sale/coupon.
Cleansers -Ponds - Clean Sweep Cleansing and Makeup Remover Towelettes
kristananne 6/1/2011 10:19:00 PM
These are great for keeping on my night stand so I have no excuses to get the makeup off my face at night. I prefer to use an actual face wash, but these are the next best thing when I'm too lazy. I recently switched to The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil cloths just to try them out and I can't wait to finish the packages I got (I may even give the unopened one away) so I can just get my Ponds cloths back! I don't like the sticky thing that goes over the opening though, it never stays stuck down once you get towards the end of the pack.
Gels/Soaps -The Body Shop - Strawberry Bath and Shower Gel
kristananne 6/1/2011 10:10:00 PM
Smells really good if you like candy. It reminds me of PEZ. I got it because I need some help clearing up some breakouts on my back/shoulders and the blurb on the site says it has salicylic acid in it. It does nothing for me. I'll finish the bottle because it smells good, but I would just use drugstore brands for half the price if I just want something to smell good.
I think this helps to prevent breakouts from getting worse, but only if I don't leave it on for longer than 10 minutes (like the product suggests). I've tried to leave it on longer, but it only exacerbated the problem since it just dried my skin out too much. I only use it on the affected area and the area slightly surrounding that "just in case".
LOVE LOVE LOVE. I use it every other day after washing my face in the shower. I love that I only need to use a little bit...every other day since Christmas (so 5 months) and I still have half a tube left. I think it works really well to keep my skin bright and flake free.
First off, there's nothing wrong with this product, it's just that I love the Philosophy cleanser I already use and trust, so that's why I wouldn't buy the Origins C&B. It's a nice cleanser, feels and smells good, but leaves my normal to combo skin slightly tight. I received it free with purchase of some other products, but I think the selling price is reasonable. It takes off my makeup, but leaves behind some eye makeup if I don't use eye makeup remover first.
Moisturizers -Clinique - Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief
kristananne 6/1/2011 9:44:00 PM
I received this in the free gift set in a squeeze tube which I like better than a pot-type container. I had been using Philosophy Hope in a Jar and this is so much better. I started to use the Moisture Surge when I got a bad sunburn (oops) and I didn't want the exfoliating qualities of the HiaJ. Now I don't think I want to go back... It creates a perfectly smooth canvas for applying liquid foundation, not to mention just feeling amazing. And like I said above, it was great on my terrible sunburn. It never peeled and it healed a lot faster than my shoulders (I was using a different product on them).
My favorite nail polish color. I love the formula of this polish. No streaks, goes on smooth, dries nicely. I don't think I have any complaints.
Cleansers -Philosophy - Purity Made Simple (Real Purity Cleanser)
kristananne 6/1/2011 9:35:00 PM
I have the gigantic bottle with a pump on my shower floor and a small bottle for travel that I refill with the pump. I wish it were in a thinner bottle though b/c it takes up so much space in my toiletry bag. I love how gentle it is. It never leaves my skin all tight feeling. I massage it onto my face with my fingertips for 60 seconds like the bottle suggests and I think that motion in itself does wonders for my skin. It does not get rid of the little black heads on my nose though, however I break out way less when I use this regularly over other products. I think other products are just more drying and that causes breakouts on my normal to combo skin.