It is a good foundation, but not HG. I purchased this foundation because of the color match -beige 20 was seamless on my neutral nc20/25 skin-tone. good foundation, but not sure if i would repurchase because unfortunately i am not wow-ed by it. Texture reminds me of the older formulation of teint idole from Lancôme. Coverage is medium to full. Did not oxidize on me as the day wore on. I am combo/dry and def needed moisturizer. It comes in a glass bottle with pump.
Lovely white floral scented shower gel. The only reason i did not give it 5 lippies is because its not moisturizing. I cant use this in the winter time fir this reason. Its a treat for me
Awesome sunscreen. Often overlooked because it is not high ppd, but for daily incidental exposure it does enough for me. I had an unexpected day out in the sun, although my shoulders/arms burned, but my face and neck were not affected at all. my skin is on the drier side and i don't like greasy sunscreens because they tend to break me out. It stays perfectly matte, without drying out my skin. It is a combo physical/ chemical sunscreen, but it does not annoy my skin like other chemical sunscreens. Contains Niacinamide (vitamin B3), is paraben and fragrance free. Of course i would repurchase and I have! Ive been through 5 or 6 bottles and have a backup waiting
The ingrediants looked good and it didnt clog me so this is the reason i am giving it a 3, however i cant get past the extreme tight feeling and flakiness. Not for my skin type, but i can see this working for someone with oily skin
Treatments -Unlisted Brand - NuFountain CelSignal Support
maquin22 4/17/2013 6:03:00 AM
Mid 30s dryish sensitive skin. I am a big fan of ole's truth serum, have been using it for 3+ years. However the bottle runs out quickly in our household with liberal 2x daily use x 2 people and it gets expensive. I am not bothered by algae, already enjoy the benefits of niacinamide in several other skin care products, this also contains hyaluronic acid and with such a high concentration of MAP, it was worth a try at such a great price point. After using this for a month, i am blown away by the results. It is somewhat thicker than Ole's truth serum and is definitely much more moisturizing which for my dryish skin is a blessing.. A light discoloration on my cheek that had been there a while completely faded after 1 week use. I am very satisfied with how even and healthy my skin tone is and no acne breakouts. I still have my bottle of truth serum for pm use as it contains other antioxidants i dont want to miss out on, but nufountains celsignal support has now become my am serum. Highly recommend
There is a reason this has been around for so many years. The scent is subtle, powdery and slightly musky.. Body chemistry will make this scent vary from person to person to a degree i have not seen with other perfumes. altho i enjoy the scent on me - clean, soft, warm and powdery, the scent was very sour and sharp on a friend of mine.. This was my everyday winter/fall perfume when it was first released back in the 90s. I have worn it on and off throughout the years. I purchased a bottle a few months ago out of nostalgia and my df made a comment that i smell like me again and he finds it comforting. Will def keep this around for the cooler months
I like the concept, but the final product lacked. I couldn't even finish the small bottle. I cannot get past the how hard it is to spread. Lots of tuggimg and pulling. Does not emulsify well when water is added. I did not feel clean. I gave it a 3 due to the ingredients.
Hair -Kinky Curly - Knot Today leave-in conditioner
maquin22 2/19/2013 8:33:00 AM
My hair is fine and this detangles and moisturizes my curls with no buildup or greasy residue. Very lightweight, nice scent and a little goes a long way so the bottle will last. Good, but not wow
I debated on purchasing this toner due to the price. I never felt toners were woth the effort or the money unless they contained AHA or BHA (more of a treatment) This one has changed my mind. It is a white milky liquid loaded with antioxidents. It feels good going on - does not sting my reactive skin (due to retinoids). It is slightly moisturizing, so those with oily skin may want to skip this one. This calms redness so I am very pleased and plan to repurchase. FYI - If cones break you out, you will want to pass on this one.
I am a huge glossimer fan. They are pretty much the only lip gloss I buy lately. The texture is thicker but without that sticky MAC feel to it. It feels emmolient, but not a lip balm. The color seems to last longer than other lipglosses. I really love this color for everyday neutral. Its a pinky /brown, your lips but better. What I appreciate the most is is it does not have sparkles or give you that wet lip look. It is perfect for wearing to the office.
DOUBLE PERFECTION LUMIÈRE. This review is for the formulated version. Tried this a few years back and did not like it because it would oxidize into a strange darker tone. This timearound no oxidization and color 12 Beige Rose is a perfect match. Although it is an excellent product, I had to take 1 lippie off due to price.
Cleansers -Paula's Choice - Skin Recovery Cleanser
maquin22 1/31/2013 1:45:00 PM
As other have noted, this is not the texture of a cream cleanser at all; it is somewhat milky, so the name is misleading. However it preforms like a cream cleanser in the sense that it is low lather and does not strip the skin of moisture. It removes slight make up ok, but if wearing heavy eyemake up (even if not waterproof) or stubborn sunscreen I would recommend a make up remover or oil cleanser prior to this.
I can't believe i have not reviewed this sooner. This is the only lip gloss i have repurchased several times. It looks dark in the tube but it is a sheer rasberry color. Very very pretty! It leaves a "wet" look. In this case you are noy paying for the chanel name, but the product itself. It has a wonderful creamy, yet not sticky balm like texture. I have not found anything to compare it too. I love glossimers but avoid the ones with glitter since the texture is gritty and leave particles after the color has worn off.
Treatments -L'Oreal - Nature's Therapy Mega Moisture Hair Treatment
maquin22 11/4/2012 8:33:00 AM
I really don't want to bring the rating down, but I don't get the hype. Wonderful slip while in she shower, but it did not moisturize my hair at all! i even left it on as a mask for over an hour and nothing. The scent was very sharp and artificial.
Treatments -Redken - Extreme Anti Snap (new formula 2011)
maquin22 8/12/2012 12:24:00 PM
This is truly a miracle product if you have damaged your hair need a daily protein treatment. I have tried aphogee daily leave in, but it made my hair hard and crunchy. After a bad hair color job my hair needed some protein. Anti-snap made my hair stronger, softer and best of all more managable. My fine hair can tangle easily, but with this a comb glides through easily. With daily use I can avoid a trim for 5-6 months. It also contains a heat protectant. Great for blow drys