After dealing with acne for over 15 years I had given up to the search of the "miracle product". I've tried everything and nothing worked, and honestly I didn't think this would do it. I do not only have acne, I've got acne scars all over my face and melasma on my cheeks. This stuff has cleared up my face, especially my chin where the bacteria always caused cystic acne, my black and white heads have diminish considerably since I started using it (the week of Thanksgiving 09) and my skin looks a lot better! The melasma is another thing I have to deal with and I didn’t expect the Clarisonic Mia to improve it but I can see a huge difference in my skin since the last couple of months. I must make clear that I’ve always washed my face thoroughly day and night thinking that I was getting rid of all the dirt and make up, apparently I wasn’t until now; and that that I read reviews on the facial soap that comes with the Mia and apparently it clogs pores, so I’ve never used it -- what I use with it is the Clear and Clear Foaming Facial Cleanser for Sensitive Skin ($5+) and/or Clinique’s Liquid Facial Soap Oily Skin Formula.($15+). My advice, do remove make up before using the Mia, you can do this with a make up remover wipe or the same soap and water, otherwise it will get nasty; and stop using harsh products on your skin like exfoliants…the Mia and a good facial soap is all you need, and it doesn’t have to be a expensive one!
One of my favorite mascaras. It doesn't clump and it makes my lashes stay curl and look darker and more voluminous. I really love this mascara and Clinique's High Impact, don't like L'Oreal Voluminous as much as I like these too.
Misc Beauty Tools -E.L.F. - Mechanical Eyelash Curler
nancyfeldhaus 12/21/2009 11:26:00 AM
I love this eyelash curler...I've tried Shu Uemura's before and was obsessed with getting it, but then I found this at Target for $1, and now I am totally hooked! As good as Shu's and better than Revlon's.
Mascara -L'Oreal - Waterproof Voluminous Carbon Black
nancyfeldhaus 12/10/2009 3:02:00 PM
I really liked the volume and lenght this mascara gave to my lashes. I was very pleased with it, even though I bought it by accident. I didn't notice that I'd grabbed a waterproof mascara instead of the original version. Unfortunately, I've always been against this type of products since they are hard to remove and my cleanse routine already takes a while, so I had to take it back and get the original formula. I will truly miss it though.
I love this product, I bought a 3 piece kit Target (the nude ones) for only $3!!! I wish I had known about them a while back since I've spent a lot of money trying to find the perfect-wet look finishing lipgloss. I get what others say about the smell/taste in them, they really do smell very sweet like a shortbread candle...but that doesn't bother me since I am not sensitive to sweet fragances. And the price, OMG this is my HG lipgloss 4ever. UPDATE 12/09: I hate the sweet smell of these lipglosses and I am not even sensitive to any kind of smells. Although the quality is great, I will have to remove one lippie and I am not sure I will repurchase.
I love this product, I bought a 3 piece kit Target (the nude ones) for only $3!!! I wish I had known about them a while back since I've spent a lot of money trying to find the perfect-wet look finishing lipgloss. I get what others say about the smell/taste in it, it really does smell very sweet like a shortbread candle...but that doesn't bother me since I am not sensitive to sweet fragances. And the price, OMG this is my HG lipgloss 4ever. UPDATE 12/09: I hate the sweet smell of these lipglosses and I am not even sensitive to any kind of smells. Although the quality is great, I will have to remove one lippie and I am not sure I will repurchase.
When I saw it I thought it was beautiful; then I didn't like it because it wasn't showing on my NW25 skin; then I found out that it looks totally beautiful over a bright pink long lasting lipstick. Finally, I discovered the right way to wear it. I apply Eurecin Aquaphore on my lips to moisturize, and while I'm applying my foundation and concealer around my mouth, I put a little bit on my lips to give them the nude look. A few minutes later apply this lipstick and -tara- looks gorgeous!!
Makeup Brushes -Sonia Kashuk - Bent Eyeliner Brush
nancyfeldhaus 10/24/2009 8:32:00 PM
I love this brush! I've been using it for about 6-7 months now. It applies my MAC Blacktrack and L'oreal HiP gel eyeliners perfectly, and I only paid $5.99. That was one of the best purchases I've ever made, definitely.
Cleansers -Olay - Clarifying Daily Facials for Combo/Oily Skin
nancyfeldhaus 10/24/2009 8:28:00 PM
Love this wipes! Unfortunately at 30, I am still have acne (some blackheads, lots of whiteheads, and the occasional pimple). I've been trying this wipes for 3 weeks now and I totally love them. I am seeing less blackheads since they kind of exfoliate my skin while removing my MU. My favorite thing about them, they don't only remove my foundation which tends to be heavy to cover all of my acne scarfs, but they also remove my mascara and eyeliner 100% without irritating my eyes. Will definitely continue to purchase.
Long lasting. Non-sticky. Nice colors, love Pink Frost and African Queen (fuchsia-burgundy). A little heavy but good quality for 4.99. I would suggest to get them at ULTA on a BOGO sale. Definitely will continue to buy them. Love NYX products!
Lotions/ Creams -Eucerin - Aquaphor Healing Ointment
nancyfeldhaus 10/23/2009 2:18:00 PM
For days and days my lips had been so dry. I tried wearing vaseline at night so they would get moisturized but it didn't work. Then, last night I remembered that my husband had bought this product early this year because his lips were dried by the cold winter weather (he works outside all the time), so I put it on and SURPRISE! All the dryness dissappear in a single night. Now I can wear my MAC Pervette lipstick again!!! Yay
Eye Primer -Urban Decay - Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Original (UDPP)
nancyfeldhaus 10/14/2009 3:14:00 PM
I am sorry but after 2 months of trying this stuff, I had to quit. I've never had the creasing problem, but I wanted to make my MAC, UD, Hard Candy, etc e/s colors look more vibrant, but that I didn't get. The color doesn't smudge as well when I apply this product. I also think the packaging is terrible, looks really pretty though, but you'll never know if there's some product left at the bottom of the container.
Beautiful, black with purple reflects, e/s and e/l!!! I tried to buy it at my local MAC stand, but there ran out of them inmediatelly, so I ordered it from the website. Just got it and tried it on my hand, hard to take it off which I love because I wear contacts and rub my eyes all the time, usually by the end of the day everything I had put on my eye lids is gone, we'll see if this works out. But so far I AM LOVING IT. Will update if it disappoints me.
Beautiful pearly-beige color that when applied dissappears on my NW25 skin. When I saw it I loved it, the color is gorgeous but the pigmentation is very poor even though I always wear UDPP. I wish I hadn't bought this product.
Just like someone else here said I really like it.. It's not heavy and thick like some mascaras, it's light and separates my lashes well.. I have short lashes and the added length is noticeable.. the smell doesn't bother me.. I am someone who always buys a different mascara but I will definitely buy this one again since it lenghts my lashes very well. Plus I got it at a BOGO sale at Walgreens!