Moisturizers -Biore - Pore Minimizing Lightweight Moisturizer [DISCONTINUED]
mrsmolly 2/14/2008 4:58:00 PM
Thank you again MUA! LOVE this! After a bad run with mineral makeup I was really just looking for some basic good products to make my skin happy! This along with my Maybelline PureStay powder foundation has made me and my skin SOOO happy! I am a little nervous because it looks like it was being discountinued at my walgreens. It was half price with the "last chance" sticker! And the only bottle left. It soaks into my skin perfectly and NO breakouts! It does seem to make the pores on my nose a little smaller - that really is just an extra - could be a wee more moisturizing for perfection, but it is still good. I only need a little something more when the weather is super cold. Overall - fantastic!
I would have never even considered buying this product if it were not for the MUA reviews! I have not bought a d/s foundation in a zillion years. I love love love it. Lightest shade is perfect, super easy to apply. I have always used a tinted moist. or liquid foundation - never tried a powder until mineral makeup. After my horrible bare minerals experience I was desperate for something easy on my skin. This is awesome. I do not feel like I am wearing anything. No breakouts! No clogged pores! Natural finish. No shinies! I use occasionally with concealer or TM on days I feel like I need a bit more covg and it still looks great. And best of all - CHEAP!
Cleansers -Alpha Hydrox - Nourishing Cleanser with Microbeads
mrsmolly 12/13/2007 1:54:00 PM
After reading all these reviews I am really surprised that no one had a break out issue. I have not changed anything in my routine with the exception of this cleanser and about a week or so later my chin totally broke out. This is pretty rare for me! =( I love the souffle and never have a problem, but something here did not make my skin happy.
Treatments -Alpha Hydrox - AHA Souffle 12 percent Glycolic AHA
mrsmolly 2/26/2007 3:55:00 PM
I am so glad I read about this product. I love it! Inexpensive, and I was able to find it at CVS. I have been using this product for a couple months now. I did experience a bit of purging at first, but it did not last long. I have combo, at times sensitive skin, w/ ocassional breakout. I have been pretty much pimple free since using this and my Murad cleanser. I recently did get a small pimple on my chin from PMS and making a big no no of sleeping w/ my makeup on one night. My skin bounced back like magic. Literally better in less than 2 days. My skin looks great! yeah!!!
I love this cleanser!!! Yes it is pricey, but a little goes a long way. You do not have to use that much and you can use coupons at Bath and Body Works. I have combo (more on the dry side), sensitive skin, occasional blemish. This has worked wonders on my complexion, especially the stubborn pores on my nose and chin. Leaves my skin looking healthy and feeling great. I use it every night w/o problem.
I am a bit torn on this product, but based on the price I would not purchase it again. I am just about done with the smaller sized tube. I will say that this did not break out my skin at all. So that is huge. However, my skin has been dry this winter and this did not do the trick. You would think that it would be really moisturizing but that was not the case for me. I would have to use something in addition to this. I think there is better out there that cost much less.
I bought this in the Plum Sugar color to wear along w/ the mineral foundation. I love it. The color is beautiful and a perfect amount of color for my cheeks. Not overly pigmented and blended naturally on my cheeks.
Powder -L'Oreal - Bare Naturale Powdered Mineral Foundation
mrsmolly 2/20/2007 6:42:00 PM
Yeah I am so excited! I am a TM girl but I was wanting to find a bit of a more polished look. I have never tryed mineral m/u. I went and bought this today along with EOB brush and the L'Oreal mineral blush. Love it love it love it! I am fair and the lightest shade - think it is soft ivory, is PERFECT. The coverage is beautiful and it applied like a dream. I used a light hand and swirled away. I cannot say anything about skin reaction, etc because I just got it. But as far as application, color, and coverage I give it a big thumbs up. UPDATE:I jinxed myself. My faces is itchy and it STINGS! Darn it. Another one bites the dust.
Cleansers -C.O. Bigelow - Gentle Oil Absorbing Clay Cleanser
mrsmolly 10/26/2006 10:19:00 PM
This was HORRIBLE! I got several samples from the SA at BBW to try different cleansers. I used this 1x. It stung my face like nothing ever has. And the consistency was horrible. The Rose Wonder Cream is fantastic, this stinks....literally too!
I never used toner but I bought this with the Rose Wonder Cream while I had a coupon. I really like it. I am not sure if I like it so much because of the cream, or the two together. It is very gently, no reaction. Skin looks great and was aggravated from another product before use. Thumbs up!
I love this product! I was very nervous about using a cream to remove my make up, but went off of the great reviews. Wonderful indeed. My skin feels fabulous. Not the slightest sign of my skin reacting badly. My skin was so very irritated from another product before this and this cream caused a major turn around! Yippie! Not bad price if you use a BBW coupon. Also love the toner!
Love it. Love the scent, the shine (not real sticky), not too pricey with discounts.
Tinted Moisturizer -Aveda - Aveda Inner-Light Mineral Tinted Moisture SPF15
mrsmolly 12/15/2004 5:28:00 PM
I am in love with this TM! I have religously used Prescriptives Traceless & wanted to try something new. While this is a TM, the coverage is better than Traceless and the Level 1 aspen is a perfect match for me. I have somewhat sensitive skin & I have had no reactions at all or break outs. I have been using this now for about 2 months. I also have not noticed a smell, but i haven't really sniffed it! : ) Beautiful dewy finish, that if you do not want you can pretty much diminish w/ a dusting of loose powder. The SA applied this w/ a sponge, I did not like the application that way at all, this works best w/ your fingers, and you need to do one area at a time and move quickly for the easiest application. Thumbs up!
Treatments -Ole Henriksen - Invigorating Night Gel
mrsmolly 3/20/2004 4:13:00 PM
I have been using this product for about 6 months and absoultely love it. I will say that you have to give it a little time. I didn't notice any drastic changes right away. But not long after I saw a huge improvement in my skin tone and condition. I also use the sheer transformation creme as my moisturizer during the day and this at night. No more blackheads or shiny skin. I have ALWAYS had to use a compact to touch up the tzone during the day, I have not touched it in months! The product is a little "slimey" as some reviews have noted, but that only lasts like a second until you have it rubbed in. And your face feels awesome in the morning when you rinse it off. Love Ole!!
Skincare - Face -Ole Henriksen - Sheer Transformation Creme
mrsmolly 8/2/2003 12:41:00 PM
Love this creme. Downside is the price. I was a little cautious using this product because I have never used a thick-looking product like this on my skin. But it goes on so light and you use a very little amount, which helps with the cost. I just bought the night gel and have not been using it long enough to comment on using the two products together.