Eyeliner -L'Oreal - HiP Color Truth Cream Eyeliner
rorosto 3/1/2008 7:01:00 PM
I like this liner a lot, because it allows you to get a good solid line but doesn't look as unnatural as some liquid liner pens because it's easier to get the cream closer to the lashes and inbetween them. It's also very easy to create a straight line that flows, even if you have to dip the brush a number of times. The brush it comes with is awful, but I've been using it.
To me, this is just a conditioner. Not a miracle treatment AT ALL, I've had many others I like more than this that cost less. The smell is nice, but nothing to write home about. Edit - I hate this stuff!! I thought it was making my hair drier, but thought that seemed crazy. You'd think even the worst conditioner would just do nothing for you, but I really feel like this is damaging and reading other reviews of the product makes me feel justified. This was thin and never felt like it covered all of my hair. Also, why does it have Sodium Laureth Sulfate in it? It's not supposed to soap up...
Treatments -Dr. Hauschka - Neem Oil Nail Care Stick
rorosto 3/1/2008 1:10:00 AM
I have never used the pen, when I bought the Neem Nail Oil it was in a small pump bottle. Anyway, I loved it so much. I would apply it to my cuticles after showering and spread it around, leave it on for a short while as I continued my morning routine, and then when I styled my hair it would come off a bit into my hair which was also nice. It made my nails and cuticles so soft and nice. I need to get another bottle, I miss it!
I love this stuff. Most concealers seemed too cakey to me, but this allows you to layer a bit to get more coverage where you need it, like under the eyes and over blemishes, but it's also nice swiped on and spread out for more sheer coverage and even tone in places like the jawline and around the nose. I haven't used any other makeup for skin that I like as much as this.
Lip Gloss -Bliss Labs - Breath-Freshening Lip Balm- Mint
rorosto 3/1/2008 12:59:00 AM
I really don't like this. The breath freshening aspect is only there in that the minty smell has a taste to go with it, but it isn't going to help you much if you need it badly. My biggest gripe with this product is that while it does ok as a moisturizer, it is SO so sticky, my boyfriend hates when I wear it. I took it out of my bag and left it at work to try to use up there so that he doesn't have to kiss me when I'm wearing it.
This is a good lipbalm. It is very moisturizing and not sticky at all. The scent isn't as fresh as some lipbalms are because it's a sort of rose/floral/herbal.... But that is the only drawback in my mind. The texture is perfect.
Lip Treatments -Fresh - Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15
rorosto 3/1/2008 12:33:00 AM
I love this stuff. Tastes good, isn't sticky, and it's so moisturizing. I wish it were cheaper, I'd buy it all the time.
This spray is lovely because it feels like such a luxury to use. But while it is partly a luxury because it is refreshing and smells nice, it is also a luxury because I now think it does little to nothing for you. A little peppermint oil is clearly going to make your skin tingle, so whether the other ingredients do much at all is doubtful. I was spritzed by a Sephora SA and the $15 bottle seemed so easy to just add on to my purchase so I went for it. Now I feel a bit like I was tricked. If you have money to spare why not, but I'll save mine for something else next time.
This is one of my favorite shampoos. The texture is kind of strange since it is more like a paste than your usual liquidy soap, but if you spread it over your hands a bit and then rub them through your hair, it is easy to distribute, and you don't need to use all that much. I love the smell, and it makes my hair feel great, not stripped at all, and it's soothing for my scalp. I wish it were a touch less expensive, but the times I have gotten this for myself it's a nice treat.
I like that this has a fairly matte finish, however it really highlights certain areas on my skin that are dry or have larger pores. Even where I didn't think I was dry, I sometimes see my skin looking flaky after applying this and have to moisturize again to get rid of that. I like the packaging a lot, but wish that it were slightly smaller. I think when this runs out I'll have to look for a new one in hopes that I find something that will keep me from looking oily without highlighting my dry spots.
I really like the idea of this product - the smell is great, I don't mind the coconut chunks, and I'm always eager to try new products for curly hair because mine always likes the help. I have other coconut products and think it's one of the best ingredients for curls. However, this shampoo almost cleans my hair too much - it leaves it feeling squeeky clean, so that I end up needing to use conditioner more than I have after using almost any other shampoo before. This seems completely counter intuitive to what my hair, and most other curly hair, needs. I think it's because the very first ingredient is Amonium Laureth Sulfate. Frankly, I don't understand why a company that espouses natural ingredients relies so heavily on a soap product that is used in household cleaners like floor soap. There are plenty of cosmetic soaps that include that, sure, but they usually have water or some other ingredient listed before ALS. I liked this shampoo at first, but more and more I'm tempted to just toss it before having to get through the entire giant tub of it...