Cleansers -Yes To Carrots - Nourishing Daily Cream Facial Cleanser
rap2i 1/3/2013 11:17:00 PM
I'm on my second tube of this cleanser. I really liked it in the summer, but it is not hydrating enough for the winter. My skin is super dry and tight after washing. It does not do the best job with removing makeup (and I wear pretty light makeup). I feel like I have to use a wash cloth or my Olay Pro-X brush to get make-up off when I use this cleanser. I haven't had any breakouts from using this cleanser but I wish it was more moisturizing.
I love Skin Food but only for certain uses. My skin gets very dry and flaky in the winter and is pretty dry year-round. I bought Skin Food in hopes that it would be a good facial moisturizer for the winter. It is a little too greasy to feel comfortable on my face. I now only use it on extremely dry patches that sometimes pop up on my cheeks and on my cuticles and knuckles. It works really well and often clears up a dry patch with just one use. Skin Food definitely has a herbal scent. The scent is not my favorite but isn't a deal-breaker either.
I've been using Full 'n Soft for several years, and I still think it is a good mascara. However, I feel like my lashes have been more dry and brittle, and Full 'n Soft is not giving me the length I've had with other mascaras. I like Lights, Camera, Lashes so far. Its still a new tube, so it is a bit liquidy and clumpy (which I find normally happens with new mascara). I like the length it gives me and the fullness is about the same as with Full 'n Soft. I wouldn't call my HG mascara, but I like it.
I was expecting this color to be a bit more peachy, but it is a beautiful raspberry pink--not too blue, not too orange. Although the color wasn't what I was expecting, it gives me a nice rosy color, which looks natural on my fair skin. It does feel a little sticky but only for about 30 seconds. I bought the travel size to try it out, but I plan to buy the full size.
Shampoo -Lavera - Mango Milk Shampoo for Color-treated Hair
rap2i 4/19/2011 10:17:00 AM
I got this at Target, on clearance for under $3. This is the first natural shampoo I've tried (I'm trying to slowly phase out my products and go all natural). I like the fragrance, which is mango-y to me. My husband thought the fragrance was weird though. It creates a decent amount of lather. I'd say this is a basic shampoo. It didn't do anything special for me. If I don't find something I like better, I may buy it again.
I'm trying brow tech as part of a gift with purchase that has four shades. I have natural dark blonde hair, and finding a brow product that is not orange has been a long process. I've tried the taupe and the blonde shades, and the blonde works perfectly for me. I love the natural look of a powder over a pencil. Once I figured out the best way to apply, I've been very pleased. I start with the powder near the inner corner of my eye, where my brows are sparse, and work my way out. I work from the outer brow inwards when applying the wax. Sometimes, I skip the wax, and the powder stays in place pretty well without it. I am definitely going to buy this again. I just wish the price was a little lower...
This is the first bronzer I've ever used. I have fair skin and am always weary of looking orange. I am so glad I tried this. It gives me a lightly tanned look without looking unnatural. This first time I used it, I did have a slightly dirty look. This was my own error in application. Once I figured out how best to apply it, I have not been let down. I've even fooled myself, thinking "Did I get some sun today?" before remembering I had this on. I'm trying to stay away from tanning,and this gives me a healthy, sunkissed glow.
Moisturizers -Lavera - Lavera Balancing Cream for combination skin with calendula
rap2i 4/19/2011 10:02:00 AM
I bought this because I found it on clearance at Target, and I'm always up for trying new natural skincare items. I would buy this again for the smell alone. It smells like an orange creamsicle with a touch of lemon. Its a basic light moisturizer, nothing miraculous. I wouldn't use it in the winter, but it's working well for me now. I haven't noticed any breakouts since using it.
Moisturizers -Yes To Carrots - Yes to Cucumbers Facial Hydrating Lotion
rap2i 10/28/2010 8:51:00 PM
Yes, it has a strong smell, but it is not unpleasant and it goes away pretty quickly. I really love the natural ingredients ( sounds like a salad if you read through them : )... The last couple of years, my skin has started to dry out, and this is a great light daytime moisturizer. I'm not sure if it will be hydrating enough, as the temperatures fall. I always use pure jojoba oil at night, but I like that this is totally non-greasy for daytime wear.
Tinted Moisturizer -Neutrogena - Healthy Skin Enhancer SPF 20
rap2i 10/28/2010 8:43:00 PM
I love the pump packaging, so hygenic. I'm in my late twenties and have dry skin but sometimes breakout. I love healthy skin enhancer because it offers good coverage for blotchiness and acne marks, but you don't feel like you have on heavy foundation which I hate. I love that it has spf and retinol.
I have naturally blond eyelashes. I like to go without makeup sometimes, but since my eyelashes are essentially invisible, I like a little color to brighten up my eyes. I bought Lavera in brown for such days, since I can't find Stila Major Lash in taupe anymore. I usually curl my lashes, apply lavera, let them dry, and curl again--otherwise they are super flat. This is so easy to wash off. You can even cry and not have runny mascara, so it's awesome for a natural look.
I love this stuff. This is my favorite mascara for thick, long lashes. The brush is awesome, and it's very affordable.