Lips -Revlon - ColorBurst Lip Butter in Peach Parfait
loverofgrace 5/27/2013 2:51:00 AM
Expectation: Heard SO MUCH great reviews about Revlon's Lip Butter line and decided to try a couple and the color Peach Parfait is one of them. Result: Peach Parfait in particular is quite grainy because of the gold flakes. You should definitely exfoliate your lips before using this particular color. The color pay off is sheer but perfect. Warning: make sure to keep an eye on it during the hot days (especially for people who live in SoCa like I do) because it surely melts and becomes a mess.
Lotions/ Creams -Victoria's Secret - Love Spell Hydrating Body Lotion
loverofgrace 5/27/2013 12:54:00 AM
Skin background: I have dry and sensitive skin. With that being said this will only keep dry skin moisturized for... at most an hour. Results: This kept my dry skin moisturized for about an hour or less. This might be for people with normal skin but I wouldn't recommend it for dry skin because after about thirty mins of applying the product on my legs and arms I felt as if I never put any lotion on in the first place. Yes, it smells good but I would rather buy the body mist or whatever if I was just looking for the fragrance.
Lotions/ Creams -Bath and Body Works - Signature Vanillas
loverofgrace 5/27/2013 12:51:00 AM
Bath and Body Works has wonderful sales so I bought two body lotions from the Signature Vanillas collection: Berry and Lemon. PRO: the smell is just heavenly! I've received countless compliments from men about the way I smell when I use the Berry lotion (: Don't let the fragrance fool you, it also does what a body lotion should do: it moisturizes my skin. I have dry skin and it does it's job splendidly. Price range is great (when on sale, if not on sale it is $11 per bottle) for a great product. Comes in a range of different smells(?). CONS: NONE.
Scrubs -Softsoap - Moisturizing Body Wash Coconut Scrub
loverofgrace 5/27/2013 12:46:00 AM
Skin background: dry and sensitive. THIS IS NOT FOR PEOPLE WITH SENSITIVE SKIN. IT WILL BREAK YOU OUT EVERYWHERE. Results: I noticed an 100% increase in back acne and even chest acne which I never had before. After using this, my neck, shoulders, back, and chest broke out intensely. Left me with countless scars. I thought it was hormonal but I never struggled with acne in my shoulders, neck and chest. I got acne after using this product. Do not let the pleasurable smell and cheap price lure you into buying this product if you have sensitive skin.
Moisturizers -The Body Shop - Vitamin E Moisture Cream
loverofgrace 5/25/2013 3:56:00 PM
Skin background: I have dry, sensitive skin and most products that aren't organic or made up of natural ingredients break me out. I easily get dark spots and scars from break outs and I have flaky skin when I break out. Packaging: Not hygienic because it comes in a jar. Results: broke me out and added more dark spots, scars and hyper-pigmentation on my face but does hydrates dry skin. This moisturizer is more suitable for people with DRY, RESISTANT skin. I have tried this for two weeks and I can say I do not recommend this to people who have sensitive skin but it is great for people with dry skin.
Eye Makeup Remover -Boots - Organic Face Nourishing Eye Make up Remover
loverofgrace 4/18/2013 4:29:00 AM
This product is very gentle and doesn't strip your eyes of it's moisture while removing all the makeup. It doesn't take long to remove any stubborn eye makeup like waterproof mascara and provides soothing sensations because of the olive oil. The packaging is great because I can control the amount of product that comes out and it's hygienic! Little goes a long way and it lasts forever. Very different from typical eye makeup removers that come in liquid form. This remover is more like gel textured and is very moisturizing to the eye area. I would most definitely recommend this product since it's amazing and the price is very budget friendly!
EDIT: This is my HG toner!!! Whenever I try new products and breakout this is my go-to toner!! The natural ingredients really is GREAT FOR SENSITIVE SKIN! It's 100% organic so it suits my dry and sensitive skin! Love it! Very gentle toner that has a somewhat pleasant smell to it. Whenever I have breakouts or flare-ups I go to this toner to calm my skin down and cleanse my pores. The smell can be irritating at first, but becomes manageable. The packaging can be better because if I spill a little bit half the bottle would be gone. But love Boots Botanics products in general and I wasn't disappointed with this one!
Lipstick -Revlon - Colorburst Lip Butter - Candy Apple
loverofgrace 4/16/2013 9:53:00 PM
Bought this and some other shades of Revlon Lip Butters and I love it!!! This color is perfect for spring! Very moisturizing. This particular color has long lasting pigments and has buildable color to it. Color pay off is amazing too. The texture is smooth and not grainy like the Maybelline's Whispers line. Overall great product and I'm not a lipstick girl so this is great! One bad thing would have to be that the product would melt down if it was summer (because I live in SoCal) and the melted parts or bits slide out which can become messy.
Treatments -Organix - Coconut Milk Anti-Breakage Serum
loverofgrace 3/5/2013 3:32:00 PM
I bleached my hair twice, dyed it over four times, and bleached it again!! My hair is fine, dry, and brittle. I had noticeable amount of split ends and my hair was visibly dry and disgusting. It would break easily and on top of that I used to pick at my split ends, stripping my hair of it's natural oils. But then, I came across this product. It moisturized, mended, and prevented further split ends. Of course I trimmed my hair but I still had a lot of damaged hair left. Using this product made my hair look visibly healthy and silky. I have no more split ends. I have no more dry looking hair. THIS PRODUCT DOES WHAT IT CLAIMS. IT PREVENTS DAMAGE AND REPAIRS VERY DAMAGED HAIR.
Cleansers -Formula 10.0.6 - So Totally Clean Deep Pore Cleanser
loverofgrace 3/5/2013 3:28:00 PM
EDIT: It can be too strong for some. I have sensitive skin so this toner kind of gave me a rash and irritated my skin a little. I bought the Formula 10.0.6 Skin clarifying starter kit and it included the so totally clean deep pore cleanser. I'm guessing it's a toner that's very effective because I used it after cleansing my face and it took out the rest of my makeup and gunk on my face. Not only that the next day (I washed my face at night) my skin was literally looking more healthy, plump, and youthful. I didn't have the usual dry patches on my cheeks, the visible sebum on my nose area was noticeably reduced, my pores were smaller, and my skin just loved it!!! I thought I would break out because when I actually used it.. it stung and smelled like chemicals, I almost couldn't breathe. But other than the horrid smell and stinging... THE PRODUCT ACTUALLY DOES WHAT IT SAYS. CLEANS PORES!!
First Impression: the packaging is GREAT. It's hygienic and very cute! It comes in a tube with a pump. When I first used it, my pores were exaggerated and gave me white cast. But that was because my skin was dirty and I didn't know how to cleanse and moisturize properly. Second Impression: After getting my skincare routine in place, I tried this BB Cream again and... WOW. It makes my skin look healthy, perfect skintone match (I have slight yellow undertones) and gave me a healthy glow without making me look like an oily mess!!! It made me look like I didn't have anything on!
Eye Primer -Too Faced - Shadow Insurance, Anti-Crease Eye Shadow Primer
loverofgrace 2/25/2013 6:41:00 PM
I have crease-less eyelids, also known as monolids so it's hard to find any eye products that stay on my eyes. This primer helps my eyeliner and eyeshadow stay on all day and makes the eyeshadow colors more vibrant. However, I would never buy it for it's retail price simply because it's overpriced. I always buy this from eBay from the price range $8-$15. And if you don't use it for a while the primer separates so when you squeeze the product out the primer and some liquidy water comes out.
Eye Shadow -Wet 'n' Wild - 8-pan Palette "Comfort Zone"
loverofgrace 2/25/2013 6:38:00 PM
Product is awesome, price is even more awesome, packaging could be better. the eyeshadows are very buttery so if you travel a lot the eyeshadows wouldn't stay intact. It has amazing staying power and looks vibrant and pigmented even without a primer. The comfort zone palette is exactly what it is, comfort zone. The colors are perfect for everyday and a pleasure to experiment with! I would definitely buy this over and over again. BUT do not drop the palette and it is NOT GREAT FOR TRAVEL because the eyeshadows... break easily and it can get messy if you do not take care of it.
Foundations -Cover Girl - Outlast Stay Fabulous 3 in 1 Foundation
loverofgrace 2/25/2013 6:36:00 PM
EDIT: This foundation's formula is perfect!! However, most of the lighter colors have a strong pink undertone making it hard for people with yellow undertones. So besides the horrible undertone selection it's great. I am not a foundation girl! I hate how most foundations make my skin look cakey and unnatural! But this foundation is the only foundation I use if I were to use it everyday. It dries like powder but has a healthy glowy finish that doesn't make me look oily and the blendability is amazing with a round buffer brush! It also matches my skintone perfectly but I think they should have more colors with yellow undertones. and it has a pump so that's a number one on my book for packaging!
Misc Beauty Tools -Olay - Professional Pro-X Advanced Cleansing System
loverofgrace 2/25/2013 6:33:00 PM
I used to have these bumps on my cheeks and forehead that weren't pimples but just harmless little bumps that looked nasty. I use this with my St. Ives Apricot Scrub and with my Cetaphil daily facial cleanser, switching off every other night. The bumps have reduced and my blackheads have also reduced along with the dry patches of skin around my nose. Although I think the brush can be softer, overall I would recommend this product. But do not use the cleanser it comes with because it isn't effective.