Overrated. I have oily facial skin and dry body skin prone to odors. I bathed with this stuff and did not feel clean and still had body odors. Unless you are bathing several times a day (very drying) this does no good and keeping you fresh smelling. Probably makes a better bubble bath than anything.
Did nothing for me. Perhaps it moisturizes extremely dry skin a bit, but it left a sticky film on my skin. In the summer months when I sweat with the humidity, this stuff will not work at all as a cleanser. I have to break out and use Dial just to feel half way clean. I guess this is just for using when you have irritated skin, but you will still need something to give that clean feeling.
Toners -Thayers - Rose Petal Alcohol Free Witch Hazel
popejohn3rd 6/14/2010 12:41:00 AM
The smell of this, like someone has said, is very similar to granny's cheap perfume, but it is not that bad nor is it overpowering unless you have a very sensitive nose. This, being alcohol free, does not strip your skin like it's counter, the one with alcohol. You get what you pay for I guess, and for the cheap price of this, it does seem to take away some of the excess oil. It supposedly has witch hazel in it as does most even expensive toners appear to have as a major ingredient.
Lip Gloss -Revlon - Super Lustrous lipgloss in Glossy Rose [DISCONTINUED]
popejohn3rd 6/13/2010 7:35:00 PM
This is actually better than Cherries in the Glow. Though the color on this is quite pretty, even on dark skin, I bet it is even prettier on very fair skinned people esp. w/blonde hair. This is too thick and greasy looking however. A subtle amt of shine is probably not bad, but when it gets too shiny, it is not attractive. It starts to look as if you've had a very greasy meal. This would be ok, if it weren't so darn greasy looking.
Do not get suckered into buying this because of the raving reviews as I did. Vaseline looks better on my lips than this gunk. This stuff is so thick and greasy it looks like you've just finished eating fried chicken. There is nothing wrong with a little shine, but this is too shiny and is not a quality looking gloss. I would wear MAC or Murad over this. To be honest, I really get disappointed with many of the cheap products you find at Walgreens/Walmart/Rite Aid, etc. irregardless of rave reviews. I'm not happy. Good thing I only paid $4 for it on eBay.
Mascara -New York Color - Lash Precise Defining Mascara
popejohn3rd 8/24/2009 1:14:00 AM
Though I do like Rimmel's cheap eyeliners, they work ok for the price, I do not like this mascara. It is cheap and not worth more than .99 cents IMO. Why oh why is finding good mascara worse than finding a good spouse?
This stuff is just cheap plain and simple. It is great for a teenager, but for some adult that wants a nice, kinda of "expensive" look, this just doesn't cut it. It is exactly like NYC only NYC is cheaper. This does nothing. Plain cheap and useless.
I will not be buying this product again. It doesn't show up blue as it is supposed to (Royal Blue). The wand is so cheap it is pathetic. I took it out of the box for the first time and the wand was already bent and about to break. I had to take extra care so I could at least have something to use to put this stuff on. It doesn't thicken, lengthen or even show up that great. Maybelline's Great Lash Blue worked better than this. Cheap, cheap product.
I bought this in Bleu Manolo. I am disappointed. I will not purchase anymore Bourjois Paris as I had their disco clubbing blue and it was awful. The only good thing about Bleu Manolo is the pretty coke bottle looking container it comes in. The mascara does not lengthen, thicken or even show up that blue. Someone has to be "thisclose" to your face to even notice you have mascara on let alone notice the blue. A waste of money!
Lipstick -Avon - Ultra Color Rich Renewable Lipstick-Iced Cocoa
popejohn3rd 8/21/2009 5:07:00 AM
This is a very pretty, rich, moisturing cocoa colored lipstick. I get compliments every time I wear it. I will definitely buy this again.
I got suckered into the name. I bought this brown lipstick thinking I was going to be wow'd. Boy was I surprised. It did nothing for me. Avon has a cocoa colored lipstick that way way prettier than this for a fraction of the cost.
I bought this in Burgundy. Unless you are really fairskinned this doesn't even show. You have to put on many coats just to get a hint of color. I wasn't happy with this. The container is big and not at all something you could carry in a small purse. I am probably better off buying my mascaras at RiteAid or Walgreens. I'm not getting good results with the name brand stuff.
Does nothing that a container of $3 RiteAid or Walgreen mascara won't do. This does nothing for me. Not only do you have to apply many coats just to get this noticeable but it doesn't even separate lashes all that well. Would not buy again.
Lip Gloss -Club Monaco Beauty - Lipgloss in Cassis
popejohn3rd 8/15/2009 8:21:00 PM
This is ok. The color looks dark brown coffee in the tube, but it goes on lighter. As a matter of fact, Mary Kay's lipgloss 'Chocolate Spice' is prettier. Update: I purchased this along with Versace's 2004 chocolate wet lipgloss and the colors are very identical w/this costing much less. It appears to be something to wear when you are going out on the town. It is too dark for everyday casual use. It give the lips a fuller look. Though MK chocolate spice was a tad prettier, this stays on longer.
This is ok. It is along the Mary Kay lip gloss lines. I would buy this again as just a lip gloss to go over my lipsticks but I would not pay more than like $6. It has a very subtle shimmer to it. Update: After more uses of this, I would definitely not purchase this again, or care to have it if it were free. I wear it at work where the air quality is horrible and my lips dry out easily. This stuff does not stay on at all. I had better luck with moisture using Murad's pomegranate lip gloss. Kidstuff.