Lipstick -Clinique - Long Last Soft Shine in Perfect Beige
saniam 4/21/2006 5:41:00 AM
everything has been pretty much said about this lipstick: it's a perfect nude colour, not expensive, great for daytime and for that smokey eye look. this range has some other great nude shades that should be checked out. somehow this one caught my eye, but i'll definitely try the other ones. didnt give it five lippies as it is not long lasting at all, but otherwise it's a really good buy.
When I first bought this I thought I'd gotten a department store equivalent of the notorious Great Lash Mascara. I'm not sure what happened in the meantime, whether I had to learn to work with it or it just needed to dry a bit, but right now I think this is THE best mascara I've ever tried. It gives you great volume and lasts all day. My lashes are barely visible and this makes them look just gorgeous. Be sure to wipe off the brush while pulling it out as too much product tends to get left on it.
Not that I've tried many eyeshadow bases, but this works really well on me. I only tried Yves Rocher and this one is much better. My eyeshadow lasts all day with this base under it! It comes in a small plastic container which should last you a long time since only a very thin layer is needed.
As with all Freeman products, this is great qouality for the price. Smells really nice and does a great job on your feet.
At first I didn't care for the smell and now I can't have it anywhere near my nose, it's just revolting. This does last a long, long time, but is not at all moisturizing. Every time I use it I have chunks of it left in my hair and I end up with too much hair pulled out. Will not repurchase.
Lotions/ Creams -Freeman - Body Butter-Sunflower & Vanilla Sugar
saniam 12/21/2005 9:08:00 AM
Oh, how I love this body butter! Smells great, does a great job moisturizing and is cheap. I must have bought it four or five times by now (and I rarely stick to one product, unless I find it perfect). I can't remember ever being disappointed by Freeman's products, they really are good quality for the price.
This was a so-so cleanser. It has this weird smell that I can't exactly describe, like some kind of a chewing gum. Like another reviewer, I too had a feeling that it didn't entirely cleanse my skin and that it left some kind of a layer on the surface. Not good, left my pores clogged.
I really wanted to like this one, since I've heard so many good thing about Weleda's products. Unfortunately, that wasn't the case. I bought it because I had had a case of extremely swollen lymphic nodes and the doctors could not find the cause. So I decided to blame it on my deodorant and buy something natural. Well, this thing really is free of those nasty ingredients you can't even pronounce, but the first ingredient is alcohol! It kinda smells of vodka with lemon, too. When I apply it, there's a burning sensation, nothing too much, but it's there. Not sure if I'll be using this up. List of ingredients: Alcohol, Water, Fragrance*, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Limonene*, Linalool*, Geraniol*, Citral*, Farnesol* *from natural essential oils
Great conditioner. I cannot get enough of the heavenly vanilla scent. Made my hair look shiny and healthy and did not weigh it down. Not cheap, but it's definitely worth it.
I really liked this shampoo. The cinnamon scent was wonderful and it was fun to use. Worked great in the beginning but after a month of using it, my hair would get greasy just one day after washing it with New. Don't know how this happened as my hair is usually dry. I would buy it again anyway to alternate with someother shampoo.
Don't waste your money on this one. I really hoped it would work for me but the only thing it did was add a lemony scent to my sweat. Gross.
This is the perfect moisturizer for my combo skin. Moisturizes really well and keeps me much less oily. It does smell weird and I think I can blame it for a cystic acne (just one) I got shortly after I started using it, since I'm not usually prone to those. But after of month of using this, Aqua Marina and Eau Roma as my skincare routine, my skin has never looked or felt better. I hope this'll be moisturizing enough for winter as well.
Meh...nothing special. Smells weird and started to sting a few minutes after I applied it. It did a nice job, but nothing that I could't get with my usual Freeman mask, which is way cheaper.
Cleansers -LUSH - Sweet Japanese Girl [DISCONTINUED]
saniam 11/13/2005 1:27:00 PM
This did a really good job at cleansing, exfoliating and moisturizing my face. The scrubby parts are ok as long as you don't overdo it. I just rub it in very gently with my fingers, wash off with warm water, follow with toner and there you have it: clean, moisturized skin.
The best cleanser I've ever tried. This thing gets my makeup off better than any other cleanser out there. It's a bit hard to remove waterproof mascara with it, but for me it's like that with any other remover and after you gently rub it in it all goes off. It's not too expensive and with the tiny amount you need, it really pays off. I have combo skin and I don't use moisturizer after this, otherwise I wake up greasy in the morning. I don't use a cloth to remove it, just a damp cotton wool and then follow with Eau Roma. Works just as well.