Treatments -Unlisted Brand - supernail cuticle softener and remover
meeps 1/30/2013 9:45:00 PM
Not really sure what this is supposed to do, it doesn't really soften, and definitely doesn't remove. The smell is strong, perfumey, like bad soap. It's extremely sticky if you put too much on, and when i rinsed my hands it foamed and foamed. weird :/
This is probably my favorite MSF powder. It's definitely the one that I reach for the most often. On my NC25-27 skin, it's a soft, glowy, radiant, sheen that has almost no color-maybe the slightest bit of highlighted golden pink. It looks amazing alone, but I combine it with any of my blushes or bronzers and it works with everything. Not too sparkly looking, I find it to be smoother looking than the Soft and Gentle by far. LOVE this one, definitely recommend everyone to try it out!
Moisturizers -Neutrogena - Healthy Skin Anti Wrinkle SPF 15
meeps 2/17/2010 9:29:00 PM
This was possilbly the worst thing I have ever done to my skin. I bought this moisturizer after reading the positive reviews here, and after searching the skin board for recs. I used it for a week and thought, Hey, this is pretty good! I noticed that my skin was quite oily, but I'm always pretty oily, and I figured that was because it's in a cream base. After the second week I noticed some breakout, but I thought, Maybe it's just that retinol purging I've heard about. After the third week my face was a mess of ugly red bumps! I had probably ten REAL pimples with raised whiteheads, one huge underground cystic pimple that I am still dealing with two weeks later, and small bumps all over my chin and forehead. I talked to my facialist and she said that my acne prone skin had been over stimulated, and caused the crazy breakout. I stopped using that junk and my skin is just starting to return to normal after a few weeks. Horrible stuff! Avoid if you are acne prone!!
This Moisturizer is prety awful. The "glow" is from little bits of shimmer mixed throughout the moisturizer, which is usually fine by me, except in this case you can actually FEEL the glitter bits as you rub on your lotion. It feels like I am using an exfoliator to moisturize my face! It also leaves a bit of a white-ish cast at first, and you have to make sure you rub it in really well, which feels a little bit uncomfortable. I suppose it moisturizes all right, although I don't use it near my eyes because of the scratchy glitter. The packaging is good, but the pump dispenses a huge amount of product. Looks nice mixed with foundation to give sheer coverage with sheen, but will never purchase again.
Lotions/ Creams -Bath and Body Works - Country Apple Body Lotion
meeps 6/5/2009 3:18:00 AM
This is one of my favorite scents from BBW. I love how it is sweet but also crisp. It smells very appley to me and it lasts all day. The lotion is thin in consistency and easy to apply, and I feel like it absorbs nicely. The lotion is not rich enough for me in the winter, and I usually switch to the cream which I prefer anyway. The lotion is pretty cheap and a bottle lasts a long time, I will definitely be repurchasing!
This sunscreen leaves a whiteish cast on my face. It applies smoothly, but it feels like you're smoothing on a thick paste. I didn't find it mattifying, and although I like the idea of having a sunscreen over my face and neck, this just feels too heavy on my face. The consultants at Clinique were told to recommend this as a primer of sorts but it does not do the job. Stay away!
I bought this foundation at a Mary kay party. Darn those pressure parties! I was advised to buy the medium coverage because of my oily skin. I felt that the coverage was okay, but the color was never right. They just don't have enough shades. The foundation went on smoothly, but I felt that my face looked really shiny throughout the day and I think it contributed to a few pimples. I wouldn't recommend this foundation, it also broke my friend out really badly.
Mascara -Christian Dior - Diorshow Mascara in Azure Blue
meeps 6/5/2009 3:01:00 AM
I tried this mascara on before I bought it. The color I got from the original tester tube at the counter was a BRIGHT blue. I mean, a friend over at another counter could tell from half way across the department. So of course I bought it for $31! Outrageous price, but I wanted those knockout blue lashes, especially with my brown eyes. Anyway, I took the tube home and when I went to use it the color was disappointingly muted. What the heck? The color shows up amazingly well in photos and it's brighter in natural light, but I'm still crabby about the huge color difference. The texture is fine, but I did notice that the tube doesn't last that long and it seems to dry and get a little clumpy in the tube. Will not purchase again. SIGH.
I can't believe the bad reviews this foundation is getting! This is my number one foundation. But you definitely have to exfoliate and moisiturize really well. I wear it every day and I don't have any problems with it breaking me out. And I have very acne prone skin, I will break out at the drop of a hat! I love this product because it is SO quick. The coverage is amazing and it takes me literally fifteen seconds to put my foundation on in the morning. Sometimes I will use an eyeshadow brush to apply a little extra powder under my eyes, or on a blemish as a concealer. The product lasts a long time, but I do find that I need to replace the sponge half way through. Will definitely keep buying this.
Ok moisturizing eye cream. My eyes didn't react to it, but I didn't notice any difference in puffiness or dark circles. I can't say for sure but I have suspicions that this caused milia under my eyes. Too rich. Will never use again.
I have been using this product for years. I love the scent, can't get enough of it, it smells a little bit like clean laundry(?). A little bit goes a long way, and it makes my hair feel SUPER soft and look very shiny. When the sunlight hits my hair it's like glass. It can weigh down your hair if you put in too much, so I use only a little and try to use a clarifying shampoo to get rid of build up. Will definitely keep using this.
Gels/Soaps -LUSH - I should Coco Soap [DISCONTINUED]
meeps 5/20/2009 4:14:00 AM
I love the scent of this soap! If I could just find a fragrance that smelled exactly like this, I would be in heaven! I have used three bars of this soap, strictly for the scent. There are bits of coconut in the soap to exfoliate, but I don't feel that it really does much. I don't find the soap to be either moisturizing or drying, but I will definitely keep buying just for the yummy yummy scent!!
This is one of my most hated fragrances of all time. I used to work for Clinique and tried to wear it a few times but always had to end up scrubbing at my arms like a madwoman to get the scent off. I have never smelled the fragrance on anyone and thought "That smells lovely" or even "That doesn't stink". It is incredibly strong, pungent, musky, woody acidic and LONG lasting. I suppose that, along with the bottle, could be counted as positives. Have not bought, will never buy. AVOID.
I can't go without this product. It takes everything off, even Liquidlast liners. I like the scent, and I am acne prone and this has never caused me to break out. The pump is super handy, and you need only one or two pumps for your whole face. I use the Clinique Acne Solutions bar soap afterwards to cleanse my skin and the combo works great! I'm on my second bottle and will definitely repurchase.
Lipstick -Clinique - Butter Shine Lipstick - Baby Baby
meeps 5/19/2009 5:03:00 PM
This lipstick is a very creamy, glossy looking formula. It behaves similar to a lipstick/gloss combo. Baby Baby is my favorite of the butter shines, a perfect natural lip color with just a hint of soft pink and a little shimmer. The product is very soft and will melt or be easily damaged, but i only roll it up so theres just enough to apply to my lips and I never keep my makeup in warm areas. I have gone through two tubes of this and will definitely repurchase. My staple purse shade.