Mascara -L'Oreal - Volume Shocking Mascara [DISCONTINUED]
rdarc 11/30/2005 8:18:00 AM
This is the worst mascara I have ever used. It caused my lashes to clump no matter what methods I tried to prevent it. I will never buy it again and I will tell all my friends how awful it is.
My wavy, frizzy hair comes out stick straight and frizz-free when I use this. I don't use it everyday. Also, it is not a speedy process. It takes me about 35-45 mins to straighten my just-past-shoulder-length hair. Compared to the very expensive ones, though, this seems to work just as well at a fraction of the price.
Conditioner -Unlisted Brand - Paves Deep Conditioning Shine Milk
rdarc 9/1/2005 7:33:00 PM
Smells fantastic for a drugstore brand. Left my hair soft and shiny. It does have a thin texture, I suppose indicated by the "milk" in the title. It definitely conditioned my hair as many much more creamy conditioners that I've used.
Shampoo -Unlisted Brand - Paves No Sulfates Allowed Repairing Shine Shampoo
rdarc 9/1/2005 7:32:00 PM
Smells fantastic for a drugstore brand. Left my hair soft and shiny. Even without sulfates, it certainly made enough "suds" to satisfy me.
Lipstick -Sephora - Lip Marker - 02 Strawberry/Fraise
rdarc 9/1/2005 3:05:00 PM
I love this product. I put it on before gloss and it looks really great. Not a natural look, for those of you seeking that. I like a "vintage" type lip, and this really lasts well and doesn't bleed or transfer.
Treatments -Neutrogena - Advanced Solutions Facial Peel [DISCONTINUED]
rdarc 9/1/2005 3:02:00 PM
I gave this a 2 instead of a 1 because it didn't actually harm my skin. However, I could see no improvement. I gave it plenty of time, as I used 2 complete jars. One of the main reasons I bought this project was to help diminish blackheads and the look of enlarged pores on my nose. It made no difference whatsoever. I am using the Neutrogena At-Home Microdermabrasion Kit now with much better results.
This product would be great if it wasn't so strongly scented. It is overpowering! You can't wear any other scent with it. It is so strong, it makes my infant daughter cry when I wear it. There are other similar products available with much lighter scents. Granted, most cost a bit more, but to me they are definitely worth it. I will never buy this again unless they introduce an unscented version.
Styling Products -Pantene - Get It Straight Smoothing Mousse
rdarc 3/5/2005 5:45:00 PM
Adequate mousse. I used it with a paddle brush to blow out my long wavy hair. My hair turned out shiny and reasonably smooth and little frizz.
This is a great top coat. I really love it for my toes. It's so shiny and it really makes a pedicure last.
Lotions/ Creams -Aveeno - Baby Soothing Relief Moisture Cream
rdarc 3/4/2005 9:23:00 PM
This soothed rough patches on my infant daughter almost immediately. Within just a short time, any redness would be completely gone. It felt great on my much-washed hands as well.
Smells fantastic and leaves my hair soft and shiny. This is a great shampoo for anyone whose hair doesn't have any special needs.
Liquid -Almay - Nearly Naked Touch-Pad liquid makeup
rdarc 3/4/2005 9:19:00 PM
This is not nearly naked, it is naked. For coverage this light, it's better to use a tinted SPF moisturizer and save steps in application.
I can say nothing to recommend this product. It clumps despite the comb applicator and it doesn't seem to lenthen or define my lashes. It is barely adequate as a lash darkener.
This is a fantastic allover color. I travel with it and use if for eyes, cheeks and lips. I only need to add some gloss and mascara. It is nearly impossible for me to make a mistake with this color. (I am fair skinned and dark blonde w/highlights.) I love the consistency of this product. I wish it were less expensive, but the quality is so good that it's worth the price.
This is the best at-home waxing kit I've ever used. It is so much easier than any sort of wax that requires muslin strips. If you have a trusted friend, you can do a salon/spa worthy wax job on each other. Works great on any area you wish to wax.