Moisturizers -Clientele - Elastology Anti-Aging Activator Plus
kself 11/29/2012 10:58:00 PM
I have used nearly the entire bottle of this moisturizer and it isn't bad. It moisturizes, isn't greasy, and smells ok. However, I have normal skin and most moisturizers work about like this for me. It doesn't have spf, so it's only for night. I don't really like the pump bottle because it can break easily, rendering the product useless. I won't be purchasing again.
I guess this product is a case of YMMV. I see a lot of mixed reviews here. I had the Clean&Clear 10% BP which worked just fine when I used it to spot treat, but decided to try something different. Dermologica Special Clearing Booster is only 5% BP so I thought it wouldn't be as drying, but it seemed to be worse for my skin. Also, every time I used it, not only did the pimple not go away, but more surfaced in the surrounding area (mostly chin/jawline for me) but also I started to randomly get pimples on my cheeks and forehead which I usually didn't before this product. I wouldn't purchase it again.
I like the pump top for foundation. I tried 3 different shades to try to find the right one, and I think I got pretty close finally, but then started to pay attention to the rest of the quality of the foundation. I decided it didn't last all day the way others do on me. Also, I found that my skin felt icky for the first few hours after applying, like too thick and dewy. I've had better so moving on.
Gels/Soaps -Bath and Body Works - Cucumber Melon Shower Gel
kself 9/7/2012 2:05:00 AM
Bath and Body Works shower gels are pretty average products. They have a great scent, no question, but they are a little drying. However, in a shower gel, it's not that big of a deal since you can follow with lotion easily. One great thing about the shower gels in general is that they are super foamy and make great bubbles for a bath too. Then there's the scent which may take you back to high school or whatever, which keeps people buying this product for years. I probably won't buy this one again as I am ready to move on to something better.
I like Blistex in general and have tried many of their lip products, but this is one of my favorites because of the scent. It has the same great moisturizing properties as the regular lipbalm with spf 15 or the mint medicated lip balm, but I will continue to purchase the berry balm over the other two just because I love the scent so much. I also love that it has spf 15 in it and will never wear another lip balm during the day without it.
For the first month I used this shampoo, I didn't like it because I thought it was causing my hair to tangle. I stopped using it and was using a different shampoo for awhile, but returned to this one when I ran out of the other. It doesn't tangle my hair anymore so I actually love it and plan to repurchase it. I use it 3-4 times a week and then VO5 Kiwi Lime Squeeze clarifying shampoo once a week.
Eye Shadow -BeneFit Cosmetics - Creaseless Cream Shadow/Liner - Skinny Jeans
kself 7/26/2011 4:48:00 PM
It took many months of daily wear to use up this eyeshadow. Yes, it can also be worn as an eyeliner, but I found that I loved it more than my powder eye shadows. It stayed all day with no primer underneath, it didn't smear, there was no fallout when applying like you usually get from a powder eye shadow, and I never got tired of the color. It is a beautiful pewter taupe that can be worn sheer or built up for more color. This shadow doesn't get heavy on the lid when you apply more of it to your lid. I would repurchase this again!
Lip Gloss -Wet 'n' Wild - MegaMixers Flavored Lip Balm
kself 7/1/2010 5:13:00 PM
This are a great cheap fix. I've had Island Mojo, Strawberry Daiquiri, Berry Fizz, Mango Margarita, Pina Colada (which burned my lips, I think it was an allergic reaction), and just got a couple others to try. I've loved them all and would buy them again if I didn't have a ton of other lip balms.
I love this top coat. Before falling in love with Seche, I hadn't really had many top coats, except for an ill-fated experience with Ulta that left me wanting more. Seche full-filled my wildest top coat dreams, always leaving my nails shiny; strong; and never smudged. After 2 bottles of Seche, I decided to have a tryst with Poshe, but quickly realized my mistake when my nails did not dry fast enough to avoid smudging. With Seche, I never experienced any shrinkage issues that others have claimed is a problem. Henceforth, I will remain faithful to Seche Vite.
Treatments (Eye) -Borghese - Fluido Protettivo Advanced Spa Lift for Eyes
kself 7/1/2010 4:52:00 PM
This eye cream is much lighter than I expected. I am used to eye creams being thicker than regular moisturizer, but this one is much more runny. Because of this, I don't think it moisturizes as well as Clinique or some others that I've tried. I don't like the pump bottle because it's harder to control the amount that comes out. I wouldn't buy this again because I just don't think it is worth the money.
Average product...didn't notice a huge difference in lashes. I swapped for this mascara, so it didn't cost me too much, but I wouldn't buy again because it didn't wow me. Also, it was waterproof, like promised, but give it a second to dry or you will get smudges. I found that it is easy to get spider lashes if you don't rub some of it off also.
Tinted Moisturizer -Bobbi Brown - Tinted Moisturizer [REFORMULATED]
kself 7/1/2010 4:45:00 PM
This is a very sheer, lightweight TM. If you don't need a lot of coverage, this will work fine. It comes in a variety of shades and they found one that matched me. I paid about $40 for my tube and it lasted me 4 months. That's like 10 bucks a month or about 30 cents per use, which is still too expensive to make it worth buying again.
Masks -Olay - Daily Facials Deep Cleansing Clay Mask [DISCONTINUED]
kself 9/14/2009 4:42:00 PM
I bought this mask almost a year ago. I try to use it at least once a week, but sometimes more/sometimes less. I love how it makes my skin feel, found it to be easy to apply and remove. I usually leave it on for about 10 minutes and afterwards my skin feels smooth and clean. This time, I had a bunch of small bumps on my face (I think it was hormonal acne) that disappeared after using the mask. I will repurchase this mask soon.
Treatments (Eye) -Mary Kay - Indulge Soothing Eye Mask
kself 5/5/2009 3:23:00 PM
I received this in a swap. I would never buy it, though, because it doesn't really do anything but go on cool. I don't really have puffy eyes, so I'm not sure if it reduces them. It doesn't do anything for undereye circles or even really moisturize. It's just a cooling gel.
I love this eye cream. Admittedly, it's the first cream I've tried, but since then I've tried a couple other eye gels and definitely prefer the cream. It didn't sting my eyes ( I wear contacts) and it moisturized the whole eye area in a way that my regular moisturizer has never done before. In the past, I thought eye creams were gimmicky, just a way for companies to charge more for the same thing you are getting in your moisturizer, but this cream made me realize that this just isn't true. They eye cream is way thicker and creamier than a regular moisturizer and I will probably buy it again at some point.