Love this lip balm. It doesn't smell nice or have a nice color to it. But it does what it is supposed to do: moisturize lips. Texture is very similar to vaseline, but I don't think Khiels has petroleum jelly in it (the main ingredient in vaseline, which I think is the ingredient that aggravates my lips. Makes them itchy and swollen.) Makes a great primer for lipstick. I put some on before I start applying my make up and by the time I get to my lips, they are perfectly smooth and prepped for lipstick application :) I do hate the tube that it comes in though. I prefer the potted form.
Conditioner -Joico - K-Pak Reconstruct Daily Conditioner
qtcao 7/13/2003 8:38:00 PM
This is one of the best conditioner for dry ever! I have abused my hair beyond belief and now it is permanently dry. I've highlighted, thermally reconditioned and am always using curling irons or straightening irons to manipulate my hair. This has made my hair softer. The ends of my hair don't feel brittle anymore. I alternate between this and Sap moss, since I've heard that hair conditioner should be switched up every six months or so.
Lotions/ Creams -Jergens - Skin Firming Moisturizer
qtcao 7/13/2003 8:30:00 PM
Can I say WOW!! My skin has not felt this soft in a long time!! I hate the smell (old lady powdery) but it's bearable. The texture of the lotion feels so velvety in my hands and goes on very nicely. My skin is so soft and smooth the next day. I gave it four lippies for the moisturizing effects. My co-worker also commented on how smooth my skin looks (another plus for this lotion.) However, after three weeks of continuous use...I have seen no toning or firming of my skin (Borghese Tono is good for firming.) I will be repurchasing this because it is an excellent moisturizer at a very cheap price!!
This is one expensive body scrub at almost $60 for 15 oz. I love to scrub. I do it two to three times a week, so a 15 oz. jar doesn't last me that long. This scrub is not particularly amazing. But it does have tons of different types of oils that are very moisturizing for the skin. I wake up the next day with amazingly soft skin. I don't feel like brown sugar scrubs exfoliates or purifies skin as well as salt scrubs do, but for some reason I do prefer this one in the winter. Again this could because of the amount of oil it contains. I suggest using this before bedtime since the oils in the scrub leave a thick film over skin. I will repurchase this as long as it continues to be available on eBay at almost half the retail price.
Cleansers -Dermalogica - Anti-Bac Medicated Cleanser
qtcao 7/13/2003 8:06:00 PM
I am using Obagi's skincare system but don't care much for the cleanser. So I'm always in search for something better. I still have a large bottle (16 oz.) of this, at least 2/3 full. Totally did not like the stuff. It gave me black heads and ruined my skin which I have spent years trying to perfect. Maybe it was a bad interaction between the Retin-A, triclosan and salicylic acid. Will probably be giving this up to someone else who might have better luck with it then me.
Lip Gloss -Delux Beauty - Norris Lipgloss [DISCONTINUED]
qtcao 7/13/2003 7:58:00 PM
What a beautiful color. I only bought this because it won Allures choice awards and I saw it on Reese Witherspoon when she was on the cover of In Style. In the tube it looks dark red with way too much sparkle, but on the lips it goes on sheer, more berry-like. Truly adds color to my face, but the right shade in any gloss does that. The gloss itself was average and not very long lasting (but very few glosses are.) The tube is very small but cute. Fits nicely in my pocket or a small purse when I go out. But at that price I'd rather buy my HG LM gloss in rose glacee.
Love this scrub. I have acne-prone combo skin. I used to use this every morning. And it did wonders at keeping acne at bay. Definitely made my skin smoother and more refined, but that was probably because of the constant exfoliation I was doing. Unfortunately, I will not be using this anymore because my Accutane treatment has made using this scrub unneccessary.
This is such a bad lip stick. It smells alwful and made my lips dry and chapped. I could feel the color crack on my lips. It kind of felt like it was my lips that were cracking, not a pleasant sensation. The gloss only magnified the cracks on my lips. What a waste of my money. This product was also very expensive for a CG brand cosmetic.
I guess I just prefer powder for my brows. I found that this pencil makes them too fake and drawn in. The brown was too dark and the light brown too orange. They color went on kinda waxy like eyeliner. I'd rather spend a little more for a quality dept store one like Lancome or Shiseido's which have more of a powdery quality to them.
Please see my review in the Triple Lash Mascara.
Mascara -Cover Girl - Triple Mascara [DISCONTINUED]
qtcao 7/13/2003 6:57:00 PM
The waterproof version is my HG. I have straight, medium length, sparse, hard to curl lashes like most other asians. But this mascara has worked wonders!! I admit that it does clump a little, but that's only on the third coat and it's nothing that a metal eyelash comb can't fix :) Makes my lashes so lush and thick. And they actually stay curled!! Lengthening effects are not spectacular but good enough. This mascara is also pretty cheap. Compared to my old HG Chanel's dramatic lashes. WORD OF ADVICE: Those with lashes that don't hold curl very well should use waterproof mascara immediately after curling lashes. The wax content in wp mascaras help hold shape better than non-waterproof ones IMHO.
Cleansers -Clean & Clear - Deep Action Cream Cleanser
qtcao 7/13/2003 6:41:00 PM
I used to like tingly face washes. But this one irritated the hell out of my skin. Left it red for the rest of the day!
Cleansers -Clean & Clear - Daily Pore Cleansing Cloths
qtcao 7/13/2003 6:33:00 PM
I bought these on a whim. I found them to be quite ordinary. Since I am on Accutane, I don't know if these cause more blemishes. It didn't irritate my skin. I liked the cloth because it helped me get rid of all traces of waterproof mascara that my eye make-up remover misses. I probably won't be repurchasing this just because there are many more facial cleansers out there that I love and find to be above average.
Very very cute packaging, but what a waste of money. Did it absorb oil? It did, but turned my light skin pale blue. When my mom saw me she suggested that I start using foundation because my skin was starting to look funny.
Shampoo -Clairol - Herbal Essences for Dry/Damaged /Color Treated Hair
qtcao 7/13/2003 6:24:00 PM
This is an average shampoo with an amazing scent that lasts for a long time! But as I said it is pretty average. It doesn't make my hair any softer or any drier either.