Misc Beauty Tools -Olay - Professional Pro-X Advanced Cleansing System
mjlover 2/13/2011 7:01:00 PM
I havent written a review in a long time but with this little product i have to ... its AMAZING. I have combo skin - but since going off the pill a year ago (and now being pregnant) my skin on my forehead is gross ... break outs where i never had any ... oily as all hell ... yuck! I discovered the only product that helped was Benzac but pimples still appeared (and i had little bumps and marks where they were when they went down). If i exfoliated it seemed to aggrevate the skin even more so i was left with dull, lifeless skin :-( Enter this product. I too wanted to try the Clarisonic but since its hidiously exy and i didnt know if it would irritate my skin i didnt get one. I bought this baby off ebay (as its not for sale in Aust yet) and even though i had to pay $60 all up (including extra brush and full size cleanser) it was worth ever penny. From the first use i was amazed ... and a week later - its so fabulous i cant speak highly enough of it! I used it at night, and since its Summer here i use it some morrnings too ... the brush is super soft (so much so that i thought it would be ineffectual) so it doesnt cause any issues and it has left my skin so smooth and calm and best of all all the bumps have gone! Im still using the Benzac and i think this brush has made it work even better cause it can penetrate (and any flakies from the benzac disappear) ... I cant tell you how smooth my congested forehead now is ... and the rest of my face that wasnt pimple effected is also super smooth and fine. Thank you Olay - ill be using this forever!
Im surprised that this doesnt have higher scores as this is my fav mascara - i have quite long lashes so im after volume. And i get it (sans clumps) with this baby! I often get asked if i have lash extensions when i use this - its perfect!
I have pretty good lashes so mascara really works for me fine ... but this one is AWFUL. Clumpy (but in that piec-y way ... not volume) and i had to really work it with my metal lash comb. And the ad made it seem awesome ... blergh! Never buying again
Lotions/ Creams -Dove - Pro Age Beauty Body Lotion
mjlover 1/26/2010 1:40:00 AM
I said i would buy this product again BUT if it wasnt so effective there is NO WAY. Its super sticky - and in this Aussie summer im struggling. I actually think its the glycerine that makes it super sticky but i dont know. I dont care about the scent - it fades so not a prob. But it makes my arms and legs SO soft and is helping with the KP on the sides of my legs. I dont think ill have a problem with this in Winter but who knows - i only use it at night and the next day i can still feel it Ive tried the Palmers one with AHA/BHA but its not as effective .... so - its a dilemma!
Top/Base Coats -Creative Nail Design - Stickey -Base Coat
mjlover 4/28/2009 2:21:00 AM
I tried this product after i finished (and was very happy with) my Orly bonder. I wish i hadnt because i wont be finishing this bottle. Its fine on toes but on my finger nails it doesnt hold my polish like the Orly one. I gave it a really good go but by day 3 im chipping. And i used the exact same other products (including my HG Seche Vite top coat). I'll keep this to use on toes and use my Orly one on my tips. I didnt mind the 'stickey' feeling or anything like that, it simply didnt work as well on my nails.
i do love this polish ... ive got it on my tips and toes and its great (no issues with application and it dried quick) but it was a bit exy only due to the stupid aussie dollar being so low ... i hope this polish doesnt thicken up over time though. its great because its the nicest berry colour indoors (i.e work) but in sunlight the holo comes out and wow - GREAT effect. Id buy it again and am keen to try out the others in this range. ps - i agree with the other poster - try and nice topcoat i use seche vite - for the glassy glossy finish
I bought this due to the reviews but alas, im very disappointed. Im after the perfect peach .... lipgloss or lipstick, i dont care ... but i want PEACH. This gloss is PINK people!! Pink!! Not even a hint (okay, maybe a smallish hint) of peach. Sigh. Search continues.
for the reason the other reviewer didnt like this colour - i do! i hate sheer colours and like that with 3 coats of this i get almost opaque coverage. pretty clean and pink. love it!
this is sooo good. im not going to say anything about the colour cause the other reviewers have done a great job. its perfect for the toes and i just cant understand how its escaped me all this time. but the one thing is you have to apply 3 coats ... thats how you get that real deep beauty. fabulous!
i am surprised at these reviews ... having said that i got this as a b'day pressie and i didnt have to pay exhorbident aussie prices ... i love that its not sticky, its raspberry jam with shimmer (perfectly described by the last reviewer) and fades nicely. i prob wont buy it again only cause i have a gazillion lip products and havent finished any ... but if that werent true then yes, i would. Also, i dont think the fafi sticker looks cheap at all ... its cute!
Lip Gloss -Maybelline - Volume Seduction Plumping Gloss
mjlover 3/6/2008 6:20:00 PM
Wow - i love this! I have it in a peachy shade and a pinky shade and i find that the tingle is fine (you guys havent tried venom if you think this is bad!!) and the colour is great ... pigmented and ultra glossy. It definitely puffed up my lips. would re-purchase
I will review this again after a few weeks because i just got it but so far so good! I love the light light lemon soda scent (no taste) and the fact that it seems to last on my lips so i'm not left re-applying again. The sunscreen is a big plus! I'm on a mission to replace all my crappy petro/chemical based lip products with all natural ones ... if only i could find one that was wax free.
Shampoo -Clairol - Herbal Essences Drama Clean refreshing shampoo
mjlover 1/3/2008 6:40:00 PM
I actually got this for free (along with loads of the other new ones) but this is my fav. I dont wash my hair everyday - every 4 days more like, so i want a good clarifying one that gives my hair body. This does that, and also leaves it smelling GREAT! I add a little ACV into this shampoo and it makes it even more clarifying. You have to condition too as it can be drying but all up, am happy!
Absolutely, hands down the best pimple zapper EVER! I would highly recommend it to anyone. My HG pimple cream.
Moisturizers -Olay - Complete Defense Daily UV Moisturizer SPF 30 - Sensitive Skin
mjlover 12/29/2007 12:49:00 AM
I normally only buy Ultraceuticals SPF 30+ day cream but its pretty exy so i thought id give this a go. Its not as moisturising as the Ultraceut one but it does the job. I havent noticed and breakouts or anything odd so will keep on using it ... i think i will just buy this from now on!