Moisturizers -Alba Botanica - Hawaiian Aloe & Green Tea Oil Free Moisturizer
monicagh 11/29/2011 11:41:00 PM
I've been using this moisturizer on my face for over a year and I love it! It absorbs fast and it really moisturizes. I have combination skin but I don't feel greasy when I put it on. The package is not that good though. When I traveled by plane, half of the product spilled somehow, even with the lid still tight in place. It also broke very easily when I dropped it one time. But I still love it because it doesn't contain petrolatum or anything like that.
I tried it after trying the cover girl lash blast because I am looking for something with dramatic effects. I really regret spending money on this one from l'oreal because it clumps like crazy. It does make my lashes voluminous but also clumped and looking like I don't know how to do my makeup. The CG mascara does a much nicer job because it was dramatic but my lashes were separated. With the l'oreal mascara I always have to make sure the brush doesn't have gunk and then use a clean brush to separate my lashes. These extra steps will keep me away from it for ever.
Treatments -Redken - Extreme Anti Snap [REFORMULATED]
monicagh 2/20/2010 12:13:00 PM
I bought this because I bleached my hair once so I could color it intense red. Then I straightened it with some sort of japanese method and months later I went back to dark brown because the red was really showing the ugly damaged ends. So I figured I needed this kind of product. I don't like the smell and I don't feel that my hair is soft when I use it. I guess I was expecting something different. It doesn't do bad to my hair, but it doesn't do any visible good either so I only keep using it because I paid a lot of money for it. But I won't repurchase it.
Moisturizers -Clinique - Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel
monicagh 2/20/2010 12:07:00 PM
My skin used to be combination oily when I lived in Brazil but now that I'm in Florida I think the air conditioning 24h turned it into combination dry. I still don't like to use moisturizers for dry skin because I tend to have clogged pores and break out occasionally. So the moisturizing gel works really great for me. I don't have any dry patches and I also don't have excessive shine or feel greasy. It is a little pricey for me but it lasts me such a long time that I think it is worth it. I use every day after washing with a very mild face soap such as Purpose and Cetaphyl (I constantly change it). I am going to try clinique's mild soap soon.
I absolutely love this. I keep it in my purse all the time. I used to use the ones from clean and clear until I found out they have mineral oil on their formula. I am not sure about the good and bad of mineral oil, but if I have a better option that does not contain it I prefer. This is a great alternative and the price is just a tiny little bit higher. Totally worth it.
Treatments -Sephora - nourishing cuticle oil - pen
monicagh 2/20/2010 11:55:00 AM
I have the one in eucalyptus and I love it. I am a waitress who is constantly washing hands so they are usually dry, specially my cuticles tend to look white and ugly. I can't apply a lot of moisturizer on my hands while working because the glasses and plates would slip off, so I find the cuticle pen a good solution to at least keep my cuticles looking good. I keep it in my purse/apron all the time.
I love this shade because peach tones look great on my complexion, however I hate that the lipstick gets really dry and hard, almost impossible to apply without warming it up somehow first. I tried rubbing it against my hand (since doing so on my lips' delicate skin is not a good idea) and I even tried putting it under hot water to soften it before I apply it. Both "techniques" worked but I really think it sucks to go through that every time I want to use the lipstick. Am I the only person experiencing this with EDM lipsticks? I am a user of their foundations and eye shadows since 2006 but this was the first and last lipstick I bought from them.
The color is GORGEOUS!!! I absolutely love it because it is almost like a pigment, so intense and shimmery!! I didn't give a 5 because if you don't wear any kind of eyeshadow primer it creases a lot. But that may be my experience due to my oily lids. But I do love it!