Cleansers -Trader Joe's - Nourish All in One Facial Cleanser
parks906 12/28/2012 2:29:00 AM
I am such a trader joe's foodie but I wanted to try one of their cleansers just because! So so so so so glad I did. I am on birth control now which regulates my acne - but this is the topping on the cake - amazing for my sensitive acne prone combination skin - my skin is more "normal" now and less oily. i don't use any other skin products daily just this! (i do use a mask every couple of weeks but this is the only thing that has changed. i no longer use my prescription cleanser or cream and my skin looks great! :)
Mascara -Maybelline - Volum' Express The Colossal Waterproof
parks906 1/19/2011 11:40:00 PM
i loved the formula - thickness, lengthening, volumizing EXCEPT the fact that it's definitely NOT waterproof. sad that i have to let this one go :(
only thing that works for me. i get really sweaty really easily - for a while, regular deodorant worked for me, and then it stopped. i even used mens deodorant to see if it worked. HIGHLY recommend!!
Styling Products -TRESemme - Instant Heat Tamer Spray
parks906 5/24/2009 3:43:00 AM
i love this!! its a shame half of it spilled in my drawer - smell is absolutely amazing though!! i always use this before i curl my hair and it does a great job protecting it and keeps it smelling fresh!
Styling Products -Garnier - Fructis Style - Smoothing Milk
parks906 5/24/2009 3:41:00 AM
i loveee garnier fructis. i got this because walmart didnt have the leave in conditioner in stock, but i love both!! i use it right when i get out of the shower, so obviously my hair is wet. i actually dont know which one i like more. it leaves my hair so sleek and shiny - also, this review is coming from a leave-in conditionerphobe - i used to think it would make my hair so greasy, but im so glad i tried.
LOVE THISSS! found it accidentally at my boyfriends dorm - he thought it was the same thing as regular old conditioner. anyway, i used it after i got out of the shower and i absolutely loved the results. my hair was sleek and shiny and frizz free. no more japanese straightening for me. highly recommend!!
LOVE THIS!! absolutely love. i have tried pretty much every department store and drugstore brand - ddf, murad, md formulations, philosophy, biore, neutrogena, clearasil, and dove sensitive skin bar soap works the best for me!! (also with the facial cloths prescribed by the derm). i wish it came in liquid form, but besides how its packaged, it is perfect. my acne prone combo super sensitive skin just loves it. its cheap and it works! less is more ladies! :)
Gels/Soaps -Neutrogena - Body Clear Body Wash - Pink Grapefruit
parks906 4/20/2009 2:49:00 AM
other reviewers have complained about the smell - i think it is just preference. i personally love the grapefruit smell. i use this after a workout or i work up a sweat, to keep acne at bay. all in all, i would recommend this product.
LOVE this mask. i've used so many different brands - including departmentstore brands and drugstore brands and i absolutely love this mask. It is the only mask that gets rid of my blackheads and clears away any blemishes. I love it even more than DDF sulfur mask - which was my HG mask for a while. Definitely recommend this mask - also the active ingredient is sulfur - which I have found to work really well with my acne-prone sensitive skin. With a combination of BCP (birth control pills), sulfur facial cloths prescribed by the derm and this mask, i am acne-free!! LOVE THIS!
this is a good mascara - but definitely not my HG. there was no clumping and it was pretty easy to use the wand. one thing i definitely liked is that i had complete control. it made my lashes look longer and voluminous - just not as much as my HG mascara (dior) - but definitely easy to use! i will buy it again - its very easy to use when youre in a hurry (which i often am).
Definitely DO NOT recommend for sensitive skin. my skin is very sensitive and this mask only aggravated it and left my skin feeling very raw and red. for those of you who have normal skin tones, it may be fine for you. but for those of you who have sensitive or rosacea skin, definitely do not use!
Moisturizers -Dove - Deep Moisture Facial Lotion SPF 15 ] ] [DISCONTINUED]
parks906 2/13/2009 1:34:00 AM
I have acne-prone combination skin so my the area around my nose and cheeks and dry, but the area near my forehead is oily. this is my new HG face lotion (with SPF 15!). Feels light, never greasy and pretty cheap too - and moisturizes perfectly. leaves my cheeks and nose area moisturized and my forehead NOT greasy (unlike many lotions ive used in the past) i've been using it for a couple weeks now and i have not broken out (which i am really paranoid about). LOVE this. Definitely recommend.
Don't understand the hype about this product. Clumps, does not even lengthen or thicken my lashes. #1 mascara? youve got to be kidding me. worst mascara ive tried ever. doesnt do anything for my lashes except clump them. and definitely expect smudges after five minutes or so. horrible and a waste of five dollars.
i have long lashes so what i need is volumizing and plumping and this mascara only lengthens, which is not what i need. after comparing it to the mascara i normally use, i would definitely not purchase this mascara again. waste of money.
Misc Beauty Tools -Clean & Clear - Oil Absorbing Sheets
parks906 10/30/2008 12:39:00 AM
my skin tends to get oily/shiny as the day goes on and before i used these sheets, i used to use the front of my hand and use it to blot my face - except the problem was that a) it was unsanitary and b) makeup would come off. plus it looked pretty weird. thank god for these sheets! they absorb oil -and become almost translucent when it does - so i know how much oil is coming off. For any of you girls who get midday shine, you definitely should get it!