Treatments -Nude Skincare - ProGenius Treatment oil
rugby 4/22/2013 3:23:00 AM
So far so good. It's a nice oil as a last step in dry weather or as the last step after moisturizing. I like this because it feels rich, even on my dry skin. I have only used this for the last 2weeks with no clogs. I like this enough to order during sephora,s beauty week. I would recommend this to people who need extra winter protection or those who run dry.
Nails -Butter London - Powder Room Lacquer Remover
rugby 2/3/2013 5:21:00 PM
This is an excellent lacquer remover. When I saturate a cotton ball with this, I can typically remove almost all of the polish with a once over. I love the fact this has a slight baby powder scent and its acetone free. My nails always look conditioned after using this which is nice. This is right up there with the opi for sephora remover for me. It's a little pricey, but its one of those little luxuries that I will spring for as I change my polish frequently. So I'm concerned about drying out my nails which some cheaper removers have done to me. Love this stuff, I would recommend it to anyone looking for a quality remover.
Lip Gloss -Bare Escentuals - Lip Sheer in Berry Remix
rugby 1/25/2013 2:38:00 PM
This is definitely a sheer product. It looks like jello in a stick form, smells yummy and goes on smooth. Slimline design, and it imparts the shearest of colors unless you build it. It also depends on how pigmented your lips are. It's moisturizing as it goes on and stays for a little while. This is perfect for day time with a sheer lip liner. This product in some ways reminds me of fresh sugar lip treatments, however I prefer the texture and the price of this product.
Scrubs -Unlisted Brand - Lancer Dermatology Polish
rugby 11/4/2012 11:06:00 AM
This to me was the stand out of the line. Gentle and effective. It's a sea mineral facial polish,it's a very fine polish that did not irritate my skin. It melts off in the shower as you exfoliate. My qualm is it's hefty $50 price tag for 2oz of a basic scrub. It has 3 ingredients which Magnesium Oxide,Papin, Tea Tree Oil. I dont know that these ingredients justify the price tag. However I do enjoy the scrub and a little goes a ways so I would repurchase based on it's performance if I don't have a better alternative.
This is for Nourish. II was pretty disappointed after using this product for approx. 2 months. It did nothing for my skin and I honestly think it looks worse. $100 for 2oz, not worth the hefty price tag. I could not discern any anti-aging benefits. Just a basic moisturizer in my opinion.
This product rivals exfolikate gentle which is a product I love. It has a very fine scrub that really does a great job of exfoliation. It also has enzymes that help to clarify the skin. My skin looked clear and felt so smooth after use. It is definitely better than your run of the mill scrubs, had no break outs with repeated use. A little goes a long way. It does carry a hefty price tag so that's my main draw back..I would look for coupons through beauty.com or Arcona..but it is a highly effective scrub so I would purchase again.
Treatments -Kate Somerville - Complexion Correction Daily Discoloration Perfector
rugby 7/27/2012 6:34:00 PM
I have used 70% of this tube and I am disappointed in myself wasting this much time on a product.Didn't do a thing...thank goodness I received this in a swap. Would not purchase especially considering the price...this one is a dud.
I was so disappointed. When I initially applied The color it was a bright red, than after it dried and I applied the balm. Maybe 30 minutes later it turned to a deep burgundy color that looked harsh and dry. Not very flattering. The color may have lasted 2 hours max. I went to the movies and when I came out all that was left was a very light stain. I was so disappointed in this product and wish I could return it. Ten bucks down the drain.
Skincare - Face -St. Ives - Scrub Free Exfoliating Pads
rugby 6/10/2012 1:44:00 PM
I have mixed feeling about this product, I can see how if your not used to more aggressive scrubs or peels this may be a good intro to peels. I didn't really see any additional clarity or exfoliation after using about a quarter of the 60 pads in the jar. For me It was equivalent to a toner on a pad. I may be jaded because I'm used to Arcona and Kate Somerville scrubs and peels. I would rec this for someone who is super sensitive or for people who are experimenting with scrubs and peels.
I ordered this from qvc and when I received it I was excited. Well this is not how they described on tv. This is a thick cream consistency that does not blend easily. When you apply be careful not to use more than a micro dot or it will be way too much product. After work with this you need to add powder to make it look more natural. Alone this screams concealer as it looks thick and shiny alone......don't get me wrong it will help cover dark circles if you want to work at it but it's pretty pricey for all that work.
The products consistency is on the thicker side, think fab beauty 5 in 1 or a thick pump lotion it's pretty moisturizing but for me drys flat. I am on the dry side so this may be a prefect product for normal or combo skin as a daily hydrator. I have used this product on and off with no breakouts. When I use this my skin looks more hydrated and glowing. I know this is a treatment cream but it's really hard to comment on it's effectiveness because it's supposed to strengthen your skins barrier, how do you measure this. Yes my skin looks good when using the product and I do feel this helps to heal but I can't say 100% it does all it says it does. I have repurchased and will continue. Its quite pricey so be sure to wait for a coupon from skin store or skincare rx or by the sample kit to try.
Treatments -Kate Somerville - Clinic-to-Go Resurfacing Peel Pads
rugby 3/27/2012 1:49:00 AM
I really liked this product. It's gentle enough to use on a weekly basis but strong enough to show increased clarity. These individual peels contain lactic acid that you polish on to your face and leave for a few minutes. I did see increased clarity immediately after the peel and a few days later I had some minor peeling. When I had it on I had minor tingling which was tolerable with no breakouts. I am on the dry side for reference but I would recommend or anyone who wants a gentle peel.
This is probably one of there stand out products. This exfoliates really well with a fresh scent. A bit messy but I love it. Has a light foaming action, this is a fun scrub.
Scrub/enzyme mask in one..reliable easy to use. Says what it does and actually performs. Hg product.
I wanted to love this because my skins dry and I thought his would take care of 2 needs at once.it felt good going on but this made my skin itch like crazy. Typically my skin is not that sensitive so I'm hoping there is something else in the sunscreen that irritated my skin outside of the Aragn Oil. My rec is to try the small size first before you commit