Personally, I really dont think this conditioner is a "wow" product. It moisturizes decently and has a nice texture. But my biggest turn-off to it, is the smell. To me its slightly bubble-gummy. Not in the deliscous innocent kind of way, but in a medicinal one. It reminds me of the bubble gum flavored nasuea medicine I had to take as a kid. (Not Pepto either,,,)
Cleansers -Neutrogena - Acne Stress Control Foam Wash
nataliebrooke 12/20/2007 8:37:00 PM
I really wish the ratings came in increments of .5 because I think this cleanser truly deserves about a 3.5, but oh well. I went from adoring this, to it just being a blah product in the time frame of a couple months. Let me explain: I picked this up in pure excitment after I read some gushing MUAers singing its praises. I religously washed my face and my acne was begining to clear (HALLELUAH) until that one faithful night.....
I came home extremly exhausted from a long day and plopped down on the couch to watch some tv, in full make-up mind you. And of course! Lo and behold--i fell asleep. I woke up the next morning to find that i had aquired THE WORST breakout Ive ever had. Were talking, pimples in places theve never been on me before. ( My skin usually stays modertly clear as long as I keep up a strict routine, and if I dont---theres Revenge!) well I tried about a month with this cleanser to regain norm, and it just couldn't get me back to where I was. It just plateued, I supose. So sadly I had to let it go, even though it did such an amazing job in the begining. So sad...
Oh, and btw-----I wouldnt recomend this for sensitive skin. My best friend, Katie tried this and she was crying because it hurt her skin so bad. (And her skins only mildly sensititve...)
Moisturizers -Clinique - Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion
nataliebrooke 11/30/2007 7:58:00 PM
Well, I just wanna start out by saying, I was terrified to use this product! I just imagined buckets of oil and a good few cystic nasties-- i dont know why i thought this (actually i take that back, maybe it was because of the devastatingly low 30% of you MUAers that freaked me out...) And to make things seem worse, I have this in Very Dry to Dry Combination skin formula---I'm on the complete opposite end of the spectrum leaning on the oily side. Ssspppoookkky. (i got this a GWP by the way.) Despite all that I took the plunge when our furnace was turned on for the first time this year and my face looked like it was falling off ----This has never happened to me! I was soo dry! So i mixed it with my garnier renewing serum. Hey I was scared and you cant believe I, Queen of Caution, would put it on up straight would you? Anyways, I woke up in the morning, madly dashed to the bathroom mirror, and do you know what i saw? Soft-looking, glowy skin, thats what! And barely any flakes! the texture was almost....buttery and it looked more energized??....i think the word im thinking of is clairfied. But you get my drift. My skin looked nice. Being wrong never was so great. Now I'm not saying this is some miracle product--just a pretty good moisturizer for wintertime. I been using this for about a week with no consequence, but I'll keep you guys updated.
Liquid -Revlon - ColorStay Active Light Makeup SPF 25 ] [DISCONTINUED]
nataliebrooke 10/31/2007 6:53:00 PM
i cant really comment on how this product performs, because i just couldn't get past the horrible smell! It reminded me strongly of fish that has been sitting out for a couple days. i freakin wanted to febreze my face!!!!!!!!!
Cleansers -Clean & Clear - Sensitive Skin Deep Action Cream Cleanser
nataliebrooke 9/28/2007 6:42:00 PM
first off i want to say that im a self-proclaimed skincare snob, and a HUGE skeptic of drugstore products. so this is a pretty unexpected review. :) THE GOOD: - i have combo skin thats not at all sensitive, but the added moisturizers make my skin glowy and smooth. -its oil-free! i refuse to buy any product for my face thats not so bigg plus. - the smell and sensation of mentol wakes me up. makes me feel clean. it makes using this kinda....fun. whoa. -it doesnt break me out! hello clean and clear, i love you. marry me? THE BAD: -doesnt really take off all of my makeup, but hey that what toners were made for, right? lol. i use proactivs toner b/c its alcohol free and retains the moisture this cleanser gives me. +++ since i started using this almost two years ago, i have stupidly strayed from this and tried more expensive lines like murad, proactiv, clinique, and i always come back. Good Stuff, Good Stuff.
i wasn't really crazy about this product. my hair is coarse and and if left unchecked-- could get scarily BIG! no joke. i was avoiding sunsilk products b/c i thought they were a cheap quality. but i decided to give this one a try when i saw it had jojoba oil in it--which sounded promising. it was slightly moisturizing but i had to pile it on! ( it was hard to distriubute also!) i would have only given this 2 lippies but it was just so cheap- that it wasnt that big a loss. Ps--this stuff smells like laundry detergent. kinda weird.
Foundations -Neutrogena - Healthy Skin Glow Sheers SPF 30
nataliebrooke 7/17/2007 7:59:00 PM
well since im a huge fan of HSE i thought id give this a shot. one of my worst foundation purchaces--EVERR. PROS: -- its oil-free. --it has really high amount of spf. (30) than any d/s brand. -- cute packaging CONS: -- it has a horrible strong smell that reminds me of individual cheese slices. and that scent stays with you all day. --the "touch" of shimmer instantly makes your face look greasy; like you havent washed yor face in days. eww. -- melts off superr quick. like someone below me said, definitly not for oily girls. -- for all its problems it shouldnt be almost 13 bucks.
Styling Products -Matrix - Biolage - Curl Definining Creme
nataliebrooke 11/25/2006 2:58:00 AM
i was pretty disapointed with this product. i finally convinced my little sister to let me show her how to manage her coarse fuzzy out of control curls. we even went out to get a "good" curl enhancer/frizz fighter. i love biolage and was thinking i was the smartest person in the world. well after two hours of shaping and trying to make it work i gave up and returned it. it did zip zelch for friz and her curls were just as unruly and disorganized as before ( if not more). the only pro would be the softness and classic biolage scent. yum Yum YUM. :]
Highlighters -Clinique - Colour Rub Allover Lustre
nataliebrooke 10/29/2006 2:30:00 PM
i think i kinda sorta LOVE this product. i swear every time i wear it ( usually on the apples of my cheeks) i get some randon person come up to me and say- girl, your just glowing today! the pacage is cute and compact but i agree with you guys that it is a spill waiting to happen. :]
Shampoo -Neutrogena - Triple Moisture cream lather shampoo
nataliebrooke 10/10/2006 6:34:00 PM
its an OK shampoo. alot of fun to lather in your hair. yummy smell that reminded me of some summery fruit. the fist couple times i used it it worked well and my hair felt very touchable. but after that it had no real effect my hair looked blah (tired or weighted down from it) i still use it but sparingly. :]
really cute product. i loved to pot. it blended and matched well but it defintly clogged my pores. i would only recomend as a concealer/coverup for undereye circles or a pimple. realy silky, matte finish but not ideal for entire face unless you have very dry skin.
pro activ is brilliant. ive been using it for three years now and my face is nearly picture perfect. i couldnt imagine how my face would look like right now if i hadnt got this product. well let me just say this i once lost it for two weeks and got a idea. im so happy these two dermatologist made it. i wake up in the morning and my face looks glowy and fresh ( even on the very first day i tried it). i advise to use religously to get the full effect promised. you will love it.
Mascara -Maybelline - XXL volume+length microfiber mascara
nataliebrooke 10/10/2006 5:19:00 PM
honestly i thought it was the worst mascara ever to show up in drugstores. the concept of priming the lashes than adding color sounded great and the price was reasonable, but it was soooooo clumpy and gross. my eyelashes looked like a sticky tangled jungle. ew. and the way the tube was designed was awkward and uncomfotable to open. i advise evryone to avoid this one
i absolutley adore this product! my short eyelashes couldn't take any more breakage and the brittle feel of many other mascaras. my lashes felt soft like i wasn't even wearing anything. i have been using for about two weeks and my lashes seem to be longer and healthier already. not good to wear though if you plan to get wet (although i love the easiness of taking it off} :] definitly going to re-purchase!