I need this oil. NEED it. I started using this oil from big lots, didn't say it was organic, just regular grape seed cooking oil. My hormonal, dry, cystic adult acne skin looked more amazing then it ever had. Grape seed oil cleared my acne and made my skin look young and glowy. I even left it on over night and it would help even more with my acne. Amazing. Then I ran and started experimenting with other oils and ww3 happened on my skin. It was horrible. I even tried going back to drugstore cleansers (yuck) but then I finally bought grape seed oil again and in just two days my skin is way clearer, pores smaller. less irritated and just looks more normal and feels normal. I couldn't believe how much of a different it made. This time I bought an expeller pressed oil from sprouts, and I can tell a difference between the first one that I bought. Definitely opt for the most natural that you can get. I also love grape seed oil because I don't have to spend 10 minutes trying to get all of the oil off of my face cause it doesn't clog my pores. And i think it just feels lighter then other oilsI love love love this oil. I also use it day and night as a eye moisturizer. Maybe difference in my wrinkles and eye bags. Oh grape seed oil, I will never leave you again.
Cleansers -Noxzema - Triple Clean Anti-Bacterial Cleanser
moniib 5/9/2013 12:16:00 AM
This cleanser is like my guilty pleasure. I know the chemicals in it is not good for my skin or my insides but there's no doubt it helps with my hormonal, cystic, adult acne. By the morning, most of my pimples are gone or dried up. My face looks more even and less red and blotchy. I can moisturize my face with coconut oil which breaks me out, and cleanse with this afterwards with no breakouts. Without coconut oil it can be a little bit drying but not anything drastic even though my skins leans towards dry. I never use it in my eye area but it does irritate them a little bit more then my Burt's bees cream cleanser. When i first tried this i thought the irritation feeling i got afterwards was intense but i hadnt used anything unnatural on my face for a long time. Its not my cup of tea still but it doesnt bother me as much, feels like any other cleanser. I try to use this only at night when my skin is sane. I just don't know it's almost like I hate that I like this and that it works! Ill update if my opinion changes.
Scrubs -Burt's Bees - Cranberry & Pomegranate Sugar Scrub
moniib 4/30/2013 11:32:00 PM
I really liked this scrub. I could even use this on my face and it didn't break me out, which is a really rare thing because almost everything breaks me out! It might feel oily but it sinks in so no worries! It's really moisturizing and leaves me skin feeling soft and looking radiant. I still think its a bit expensive but I would buy it again. Not to mention it smells sooo good!
First off, hate the packaging. The round cap makes it more difficult to paint my nails. The formula is unusable for me. It's goopy, streaky and NEVER dries. I picked this up in a grey color and I was so disappointed with this it went to the trash.
Omg this is old but I've never really used it until recently because every time I tried getting color payoff it wouldn't happen. Then I tried it again and I put a lot of pressure on the brush and now it works perfectly! I love these colors and it has such a nice finish. Reminds me of department store eye shadows. The eyeshadow is really pigmented you just have to press harder on your brush.
Lip Treatments -Burt's Bees - Pink Grapefruit Refreshing Lip Balm
moniib 4/7/2013 9:05:00 PM
I am so glad I found this! The balm is super moisturizing and leaves my lips feeling soft and smooth. It evens leaves a healthy natural looking glow on my lips. I love the scent and I love that there's no taste. Honestly my favorite lip balm I've tried so far.
I love china glaze and i love when a nail polish is easy to use and has a really good formula that i dont have to stress about because i'm not the best nail polisher. This one is average, not as good as "sexy in the city" but definitely better than sally hansen or in my experience, OPI. I don't think its the best white i could fine but then again this is the first white polish ive ever had so maybe im wrong. I havent tried it on french tips but ill update if i do.
I wasn't too crazy about the color or finish of this at first but since my boyfriend bought this for me with two other china glaze polishes (white on white and happy go lucky) I had to try it and honestly, I love it now! First off, the formula is amazing, definitely better than the other two polishes. It's so easy to use and for me, being a clumsy nail polisher, the formula of a nail polish is big deal. The coats are never streaky and you I get a even and smooth color each time, its honestly a stress-free polish for me! I didnt even use a base or top coat and the finish was so shiny and never chipped even after a week! it lasted a pretty good amount of time and it fades rather nicely. I prefer putting two or three coats to get a darker color then the one pictured above and even though i wasnt too found of the finish (i usually prefer matte polishes) this gives a really nice sheen, nothing to crazy which was what i was afraid off, and i've really grown to love the color! I love how it looks against my skin tone and its really bright and fun to wear and blue pretty much goes with everything so i dont have to worry too much about the outfits I wear. I just have so much to say about this polish, it is honestly the best one formula wise that i have come across and the color is really flattering as well, definitely a steal :)
This is a so so product for me. Don't get me wrong, there is a lot of good things about it. My skin is on the drier side and most foundations can look very cakey and patchy, making me look older. This BB cream never made me look cakey which I loved. Of course, I would put a lot of moisturizer on and apply the bb cream right after when the moisturizer was still wet on my skin and i would have a dewy, medium coverage finish. If I didnt do it that way, the results werent cakey but it would feel very tight on my skin. It covered my acne, redness and discoloration very well. The reason why I would buy this again is because it felt very thick and sticky on my skin which I didnt like. I prefer lighter feeling foundations with good coverage like Chanel vitaluminere, thats HG for me. I think this bb cream is overpriced and thats why I wouldn't buy it again. Also, the packaging does not allow you to get the full product. I couldnt squeeze any of the bb cream out anymore so I decided to cut the top and there was literally 2 months worth of product.
At first I really hated this foundation, it just didn't work with my dry skin. It would make my face look cakey no matter how little I put and it was just no so I left it a lone for a while and finished out my smash box bb cream. I tried going back to it but I still had the same problem so I gave up on it. But then I started using grapeseed oil as a cleanser and my face felt so much nice so I took the photo ready and put the smallest amount of foundation on each section of my face. Results was as nice semi matte/dewy finish, not cakey at all. It doesn't really cover pimples that well but it does cover redness and evens out your skin tone. Seems to last a decent amount of time. This is nice for more hydrated skin but if you're on the drier side I'd say pass this one.