For a $4 drugstore pencil liner, I have to give Rimmel its due--this is pretty good. It glides on easily, is a pretty color (I have the purple one), and seems rather foolproof! And the price point allows you to buy about four pencils in different colors for the price of one MAC or UD. Not bad at all.
Conditioner -Organix - Rejuvenating Cherry Blossom Ginseng Conditioner
lelly 4/12/2010 9:12:00 PM
Wow, this conditioner works just as well if not better than any salon brand I've tried. It makes my hair so silky and manageable, and it smells wonderful. So cheap, too. LOVE!
On my skin, this is a fresh, clean scent mingled with citrus and generic florals. It's not offensive at all but it's nothing special, either, aside from the fact that I often have trouble with citrus notes and Versense's work well with my chemistry.
Cleansers -Ponds - Clean Sweep Cleansing and Makeup Remover Towelettes
lelly 1/5/2010 1:49:00 PM
My skin is quite dry and somewhat sensitive, and these wipes didn't work for me at all. They did a mediocre job of removing my makeup, and they couldn't even remove my mascara completely. (I use EL Magnascopic which is extremely easy to remove with water!) To make matters worse, they broke me out, and I'm still not sure if that was due to the fact that they couldn't remove my makeup well or if an ingredient in the wipes irritated my skin.
Obviously many people love these things, and I have to admit that they softened my skin, but I think that MAC's wipes are vastly superior. Of course I wish that these had worked for me, but they definitely didn't.
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Nanette by Nanette Lepore
lelly 12/18/2009 10:05:00 AM
I fell in love with this scent the moment I put it on my skin. It's a lovely, delicate, warm, flowery, and feminine fragrance. Simply wonderful.
Fragrances -Lolita Lempicka - L de Lolita Lempicka
lelly 12/2/2009 12:03:00 AM
This scent isn't for me. It's definitely citrusy and a bit spicy, but it's a rather cloying on my skin. Maybe my chemistry and nose are crazy, but it reminds me of Clean Fun, which is another scent that didn't work for me. They seem to have a similar and very distinct combination of citrus, wood, and sweetness or cream. My skin eats up L rather quickly anyhow, so it's probably best I don't care for it.
Skincare - Face -Ole Henriksen - Ultimate Lift Eye Gel
lelly 10/24/2009 2:12:00 AM
I'm trying out a sample from Sephora. I doubt I'd ever buy this gel. This stuff is SO STICKY. The other reviews don't exaggerate that fact! However, it does seem to de-puff and temporarily lift my undereye area--but so does L'Oreal Eye Defense, which is 1/3 of the price and actually absorbs into and soothes the eye area.
Orgasm lives up to the hype for me. I find it very easy to apply, and it provides the perfect amount of pigment. It mimics my natural flush beautifully. It doesn't scream "blush," just "healthy glow." I'm very fair, and the color is just right for me. And to be honest, I'm confused by the reviews that find it too shimmery. It's not shimmery at all on me, just satiny and lovely. I will definitely buy Orgasm again, and I'm looking forward to trying other NARS blushes!
I love this shampoo. It leaves my hair very, very shiny and manageable. The texture of it is a bit weird at first--kind of thick and almost pasty, but it lathers well enough on soaking wet hair. I think it smells great (fruity and sweet). I will definitely buy more of this.
Oh my word, this is a nice cleanser, and it is true to its name. It is very, very gentle, and it leaves my skin so soft! The only downside is that it doesn't fully remove my makeup, but it is still a great staple.
I like this foundation even though the color I selected (Natural Ocher 01) is a wee bit dark for my very pale skin. This foundation applies evenly and smoothly with a sponge, and it makes my skin look almost perfect. It gives a soft matte finish but doesn't accentuate flakes or patches (I have dryish skin). It hasn't broken me out, either, and the tube is hygienic. Give it a try, if only for the DHC samples that you can select with it.
This is a good mask. I received similar results from it as I did from the Mineral Mask: less noticeable pores, soft skin, slight firming effect. I don't know if I am going to buy a full-size tube, but I really think it works like a mask should.
This is a great mascara. I really like that it separates lashes so nicely, and it lengthens, too. I can also use it to comb out clumps from other mascaras. It's a great refresher mascara, too (when I want to reapply before going out at night after a long day, but I don't want my lashes to turn into a spidery, flaky mess). Thumbs way up!
I really like this eye cream, too! It may be HG. Nothing else has been remotely effective on my dark circles and puffiness. At $75, this product is pricey as heck for me, but I am loving my sample from Sephora. I will probably fork over the cash for a full tube.
Lotions/ Creams -Jaqua Girls - Pink Buttercream Frosting Hand Creme
lelly 12/1/2006 10:57:00 PM
This smells incredible IF you like buttercream frosting! I don't know how they duplicated the scent, but it smells exactly like it. I want to eat it. It absorbs into the skin easily, too, and moisturizes well. Avoid this like the plague if you don't like foody/sweet scents!