Skincare - Face -Pola - Sunscreen spf 30 (w/ tint!)
rian 4/22/2003 8:50:00 PM
I would have given it a 5 lipstick rating,only problem being that the tint comes in just one color! It was a close, but not perfect match for my MMM skin. It does NOT disappear into your skin, but makes it appear like you're wearing foundation. Maybe that's how it was meant to be ;-) It's not easy to spread this on, as it absorbs fairly quickly, and also you will use more than a pea-size amount to cover your face and neck.Because of the tint, it leaves no white cast on my face despite Titanum Dioxide being the main ingredient. Try a sample first, and shop around for a good price.
I just had to get this one, I was reading raves all over the Internet, I just couldn't resist. It works,yes, it does, but only temporarily for me atleast. I usually do the mask with this for any special day and my face is brighter for the rest of that day. I dislike the smell of the alocohol in it, and would not use it on a daily basis. Also it's pricey, but I'd surely buy it again.
Lotions/ Creams -Bath and Body Works - toasted hazelnut lotion
rian 3/19/2003 6:11:00 PM
I love the smell of this body lotion. Just make sure you don't slather on too much of it. It instantly lifts my spirits. Not only is it fairly cheap but also goes a long way. Gift this to anyone and they'll love you for it.
Nothing special about this product. I also found that I had to use a lot to get the conditioning I needed. For the price I paid for this one, I could have got myself 3 bottles of Aussie 3 minute miracle from my local drugstore, and been happier. It's not bad, but it's so not worth the bucks or the effort to get a salon product.
Skincare - Face -Kanebo - Sun proguard UV Ultra Protect SPF 50+ PA+++
rian 3/3/2003 2:29:00 PM
I consider this a cheap alternative for Shiseido Anessa SPF 50, which is my all-time favorite! I think the Kanebo sun proguard works just as well as,is matte and runny just like Shiseido Anessa. Only problem is it leaves a slight white cast, and you don't want to apply too much of it. It also accentuates any dry spots on your face. But it's cheap, I paid $4.50 for a 30 ml container. Now if only I could read the Japanese instructions!
I bought this 130g blue-colored tube for about $5 USD on ebay, and I think it's easily going to last me a year! Contains Silk E, Aloe & Gentiana E. Claims to work on damage (?).I don't know if it has done much to improve the condition of my skin, but I do get a clean feeling after use. It doesn't dry out my skin, so I think overall it's a good cleanser at an unbeatable value.
I received a sample size of 7g, that I used for over a month, washing my face twice a day with it. And there's still enough remaining in the tube to last me for two more weeks! You need to use just a teeny-tiny bit, and it foams so well, leaving your face squeaky clean. I used it in conjunction with the Whitening Lotion and Whitening Milk also from Faircrea, and I noticed a definite whitening of the face by a shade or two. I love this product!
Even thinking of this product is enough to make me depressed. I had just a few zits on my face before proactiv. Initially it seemed like it was working. Then the trend reversed and at the end of two months there were hardly any areas on my face where I didn't have acne. The acne is gone now, but its left behind enough reminders of my foolish decision to try proactiv. Every time I see the infomercial its enough to make me sad and angry at the same time. Its not worth taking a risk with Proactiv.
This is hands-down the worst Shampoo I have ever used. It claims to make hair 5 times stronger, but the only thing it did was strip my hair to a coarse mess. But what was worse was the hair loss; I couldn't step out of the shower without leaving behind a hairy ball, or couldn't run my fingers through my hair without getting a clump of hair in it. I don't know how it can claim to make hair stronger,when it did the exact opposite! I know the shampoo was the culprit because there was nothing else in my routine that had changed. My lesson- "you get what you pay for". Would never buy this one ever again.