Great product. Pros: Got it in black and it gave me a dark, bold, thin line with its thin, soft felt tip. Doesn't bleed and I like that it dried fast. Doesn't irritate my eyes and I could apply to my waterline if I want. Doesn't smudge during the day. Cons: Felt tip dries up quickly after opening so while I think there is plenty of product still in the bottle, I have to wet the tip very quickly under water and use a tissue to start the product flowing again (and draw the extra water I just added out of the felt tip so it stops diluting the product). Doesn't stay long on my waterline (but then not much does so it could just be my eyes that it doesn't work with). Still despite cons, I will buy it again because of the quality of the dark line it creates and that it won't budge all day which makes it worth a re-purchase.
Skincare - Body -Bath and Body Works - Stress Relief Aromatherapy Line
nyxisis 4/25/2011 10:35:00 PM
Eucalyptus Spearmint: Love the body lotion, massage oil and sugar scrub. The smell is truly relaxing (deep mint that is softened by eucalyptus) and great in each of these forms. I have a combo hand soap and hand lotion that I'm looking forward to using in the guest bathroom soon (classy packaging is good looking too). I use the lotion every night before bed which is very soothing, and I love there is a travel version in a mini plastic bottle I can take with me on trips. Like other Bath and Body Works products, I find it quite expensive, but this smell is worth it to me.
Moisturizers -Neutrogena - Oil Free Moisture - SPF 15
nyxisis 4/25/2011 10:16:00 PM
This was okay for me. I like the 'oil free' and SPF 15 parts but unfortunately I don't feel like it hydrated my skin enough to be worth it. Smells a bit like sunscreen, which doesn't bother me, but did leave my skin feeling a bit greasy which I really don't like (I have combo skin so I pick products to get away from that feeling as much as possible). Doesn't break out my skin which is good. Packaging allows for a good size amount on a single pump which is decent. However, I personally prefer Olay's Complete SPF 15 version (for combo/oily skin) for it's superior hydrating qualities (though I keep this one around for emergency back up).
Really like this product for daytime use. Smooth formula that soaks into my skin and gives me great hydration all over. Does not break me out (I use the combo/oily version) and after use my skin feel hydrated but not greasy. Does have slight sunscreen smell but that doesn't bother me personally.
Eye Makeup Remover -Neutrogena - Eye Makeup Remover Lotion
nyxisis 4/25/2011 10:00:00 PM
I wanted to like this product because of the hydrating part for around my eyes (figure hydration for the eye area is never a bad thing). Like others I can't use this product because it STINGS my eyes like crazy. Ow ow ow, I had to throw the tube away because my eyes couldn't take it. Removal of makeup was fairly good otherwise, and packaging allowed me to easily squirt the cream onto a cotton pad. Sorry, sonia kashuk's makeup remover soothes my wounded eyes and forgives me when I leave my contacts in until after I've taken my makeup off.
Awesome product - it does an excellent job getting my makeup off, even waterproof mascara, in a flash without much rubbing. My eyes are a bit sensitive (other products have stung when I'm getting eyeliner and mascara off), and I wear contacts, and this product gets 5-stars for tolerability in both of these areas. Packaging is excellent - a quick shake mixes the product and the wide mouth allows for quick application to a cotton pad. Does not break me out even though looks like it has oil in the product. Now I just need a travel size for business trips!
Product is fairly good. It provided good hydration for me but my skin didn't feel as soft as it does with the Neutrogena version (also reviewed: Neutrogena Ageless Essentials Continuous Hydration Night Cream). I also didn't love the smell: best I can describe it is artificial cherries-esque smell every time I used it, and not being a fan of artificial cherry smell/flavor, it's just not for me. It did not break me out which is important. Overall I would use it as a back up if I couldn't get the Neutrogena version.
Moisturizers -Neutrogena - Ageless Essentials Continuous Hydration Night
nyxisis 4/25/2011 9:34:00 PM
Love this product! Most importantly it has great hydration that lasts all night AND doesn't break me out. I love the tub packaging as it allows me to use every drop of it before it's done which is very satisfying. The consistency is halfway between gel and cream and doesn't feel greasy to me at all (white color). I love the smell (hint of light floral scent) and it's the last part of my night-time skin cleaning to lull me to sleep.
Primer/ Corrector -Bare Escentuals - Prime Time Oil Control
nyxisis 4/25/2011 9:28:00 PM
Didn't work for me at all. I have an oily T-zone and bought this hoping it would help me keep it under control but I didn't notice any difference in oil control. It's in my discard pile unfortunately.
Self Tanners -Jergens - natural glow express medim/tan
nyxisis 4/25/2011 9:25:00 PM
Very good product - noticable results after one use (I like to put it on right after a shower, especially after I've shaved my legs). Very important to not apply to ankles, knees or any other "rough" skin areas as it will definitely darken them more than the rest of you. I'm careful to wash my hands with soapy water right after application to prevent any coloration of my palms after working the product into my skin (and that works well for prevention). No streaking if I massage the lotion in well. I use this throughout the summer to give my legs a nice glow (my legs are pale white otherwise!).
Product works pretty well for me. Like others have mentioned it's a bit dark/orangey for me, but once I work in the product it pretty much matches my skin tone (yet provides slight concealment, which I like). It's a bummer they only have 2 colors available (light and medium basically). Using it faithfully every morning it seems to even out my skin tone pretty well over a few weeks, and I'm very happy it has SPF 30. It does leave a shine to my skin, which isn't what I necessarily want since I tend to have oily, shiny skin already - but it's not bad enough to discourage me from buying the product again.