Everyone always raves about this so I got some when it was on sale at Target. Definitely can't complain about the price, but it probably wasn't worth it! I don't understand why everyone says it's so great, I've tried numerous cheap mascaras before and they all greatly outperform this. The applicator is terrible and makes me feel like a 12 yr old who's never worn mascara before. It ends up all over my eyelids, in my eye, under my eyes. I can't put it on without making a mess! On the plus side, it doesn't clump and makes my lashes look decently defined, but it also feels like it never fully dries and when I blink, I can feel my lashes stick together. No thanks!
Moisturizers -Unlisted Brand - Extra Virgin Olive Oil
rushedblue 3/6/2010 3:50:00 PM
Olive oil saved my super dry skin! In the winter time, the cold, dry air just sucks the life out of my skin and no amount of moisturizer was able to save it. I was already using an oil-based makeup remover so I wasn't afraid to use oils on my face, and after reading something online, I tried it for the first time last winter. What a difference! I would rub it in after washing my face, massage it and let it soak in for a few minutes, then blot the excess with a tissue before going to bed. Sometimes I'd use it as a makeup remover and steam my face with a hot washcloth. My face never felt so hydrated and healthy. I was afraid to use it in the day time for fear of looking greasy (not to mention no sunscreen) but after trying it once, I realized how much more smoothly my makeup went on and it looked so much better! Since I got a Clarisonic, my face is not as painfully dry as it used to be (unexpected side effect!), so I haven't been using the EVOO as much as before, but I still use it for the occasional moisture mask.
I love this stuff. It feels so nice and smooth going on my face. The fragrance doesn't bother me, it's refreshing. It's one of the few things that can fully hydrate my dry skin yet is light and doesn't feel like body butter smearing on my face. It soaks in immediately and has never caused any irritation or clogged pores. I like the tube packaging as it's easy to dispense without causing any mess. The only thing keeping me from rating this a 5 is because it contains methylparaben, which I'm trying to avoid. So far it's been very hard to find a paraben-free moisturizer that compares to this!
Styling Products -John Frieda - Frizz-Ease Hair Serum
rushedblue 7/19/2004 11:25:00 PM
I heard rave reviews on this product so I finally caved in and bought some. It really didn't work as well as it was hyped up to be. It said it would control frizz on both straight and curly hair, while making wavy hair stick straight if you blow dried it... I think it did the opposite. I never had such extreme curls before (and I hate that), and they weren't really frizz-free either. Also, regardless of how little I used, it still made my hair feel greasy and dull.