Moisturizers -Philosophy - Hope in a Jar - for all skin types
nicolem123 1/29/2012 9:57:00 PM
AWFUL. AWFUL. AWFUL. Do NOT use this if you have sensitive skin. I made the mistake of putting it on without testing it to see if I had a reaction, and I did. Immediately after putting it on my skin, my face started to burn. I expected it to subside, but it never did. Even after washing off the moisturizer it still burns. Fortunately, I got this as a free sample at Sephora, so I didn't really waste any money on it. What a terrible product.
I swear, this entire line is the exact same as the old Clean & Clear SOFT line (which preceded the Morning Burst line). It smells and feels exactly the same. While it smells good, and leaves my skin soft, it's nothing spectacular. It's $8 for a tiny little bottle, so I think next time I'll stick with my Cetaphil or Purpose moisturizer.
AMAZING deep conditioner!!! I have fine curly hair, and this does not make it greasy nor does it weigh it down. It smells like pears, and the scent gradually fades away as it sits (but i LOVE the smell!). I usually let it sit for five minutes as I shower, and even after I rinse out it feels as smooth as it did with the conditioner in.
Styling Products -TRESemme - Curl Care Flawless Curls Curl Enhancing Mousse
nicolem123 4/5/2010 10:11:00 PM
For the first couple months, this product worked GREAT. I got great ringlets and it pretty much kept the frizz under control. However, my hair started getting extremely dry, and I figured it was because of the cold weather. But then I noticed even as the weather warmed up, and even with my Origins Deep Conditioner (in a review to come), AND the Tresemme Curl Creme, it was still dry and straw-like. So, my point is that this mousse is really drying. Time to find a new one!
Shampoo -Clairol - Herbal Essences None Of Your Frizzness Smoothing Shampoo
nicolem123 4/5/2010 10:01:00 PM
This shampoo (and the conditioner) made my hair even FRIZZIER. I bought this since my CVS was out of Long Term Relationship, and boy do I regret it. It makes my hair limp, dry as straw, and dull. I do not recommend!
Eyeliner -L'Oreal - Carbon Black Lineur Intense Felt Tip Liquid Eyeliner
nicolem123 4/5/2010 10:00:00 PM
Great drugstore liquid liner! Goes on easily, even for those of us (myself included) who can't draw a straight line even if it would save our lives. My only complaint is that it lasts 8 hours TOPS, so I find myself reapplying throughout the day which can be a hassle, especially after I put on mascara.
This is a great concealer for under-eye circles. It goes on smooth and creamy, and when used with foundation it looks completely natural. However, the shade recommended for me was a little light, so sometimes my eyes look a little too white, but that doesn't really have anything to do with the quality of the concealer.
Mmmm, Pink Sugar! This smells more like dessert than a perfume, and that's exactly why I love it. It's enticing and sweet, with a little bit of vanilla (it almost resembles cotton candy.) This is a great daily perfume, but it's a tad expensive (not compared to some other high-end perfumes, however.) I always get complemented when I wear this--a must have!
I'm not sure if I'm imagining it, but I think this stuff works! I've been using it for a little less than a month and I have noticed that my lashes are darker, fuller, a little longer, and stronger. They never fall out anymore when I remove my makeup, and I can now curl them and keep them as is on a lazy day and they still look great.
I can't apply this mascara without 1- Getting it all over my eyelids 2- Having extremely clumpy lashes 3- All of the above I only use it when I run out of my standard, Maybelline's Full and Soft. But first I always have to wipe it on a tissue, THEN apply, or else I look like I have caterpillars on my eyelids.
This cleanser is amazing! It really removes eye makeup like no other (better than Cetaphil, which seems to leave me looking like a raccoon.) I like the consistency, and it leaves my skin feeling fresh and smooth. I'd been using Dove bar soap before, and it did leave my skin really soft, but I didn't feel like it was getting deep down into my pores (obviously, it's body wash, not face wash.) The one complaint I have is the PACKAGING -- Purpose, PLEASE come out with a more travel-friendly option! Or else I'll have to rely on Cetaphil for my flying needs :/.