I am reviewing the clear mint baby lips in the green packaging. I adore this product! I put it on and automatically my lips look soft, shiny (and not in that sticky way with glosses) and luxe. Keeps my lips a natural pink color and keeps them hydrated all day. Well worth the $11 dollars!
Eye Primer -Urban Decay - Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Original (UDPP)
sarahmedeiros 11/19/2012 8:18:00 AM
I received this primer in the Naked palette by urban decay, and the first time I used it I found it a bit oily, but overall it had an easy application and came in a cute bottle. It kept my makeup on for most of the day, which was nice. However, it's individual price is a little high, especially when it's nothing special. I bought Sephora's basic eye primer and was much more impressed with that product; it was also 15 dollars cheaper. Overall, a cute name, nice bottle, but there are other products much more worth your money.
Moisturizers -Clinique - Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel
sarahmedeiros 11/19/2012 8:14:00 AM
This moisturizer is definitely one of the top moisturizer's I've picked up through my experience. It keeps your skin glowing and hydrated for the ENTIRE day (24 hours) and in the winter time with my combination skin, this saves my upper lip and chin area from turning that horrible red chapped color. If you have very oily skin, however, buy the right type for you, because this product ranges from very dry to oily and can be used on virtually any skin type. A tad expensive, but good moisturizers usually are. Allow it to dry before you put on makeup, however, otherwise it makes your foundation thinner and a little more prone to wipe off throughout the day.
Overall, the colour of this lip gloss was exceptionally nice with my lighter skin tone, and I absolutely love it. However, I drank a frappuccino about twenty minutes after putting it on, and (poof!) the lipgloss had disappeared off my face. :( Needs plenty of application throughout the day or else it fades. Packaging is nice because it is simple and easy. Quite expensive for the short last.
I received a bottle of this for Christmas and loved the bottle (i'm reusing it with my Burberry Brit) but the smell wasn't for me. It smelled different and elegant when I first put it on, but for some reason the oils in my skin would mix with this and create a smell I wasn't really pleased with. Plus, if you put too much on, prepare for a migraine. Nice for certain people, didn't work for me.
I love this product! I use it 3-4 times a week in my shower as a body scrub, and my skin is left silky and moisturized by the time I get out of the shower. However, it is quite strong, and I suggest never using this on your face. The smell is also wonderful. It has walnut shell as an ingredient so if you are allergic to nuts beware, that's what the scrub is made from. Other than that, this is my go-to body scrub.
Certain products from the proactiv line work nicely (their mattifying gel and refining mask, for example, I love) but as far a the 3 step skincare system goes, it made my skin so dry it hurt to smile, and if anything only made my skin less oily. I've also heard it bleaches your skin if you have a darker skin tone. The lotion is too drying and extreme for people with sensitive skin, and the face wash hurts to apply on blackheads or zits. I use Vichy now and it's much less abrasive, and much better for the skin.
I like this cleanser because it's very gentle and allows your skin to breathe without being a scrub. The pump is also very useful and hygienic. Good for oily and acne-prone skin.
This isn't a bad mascara, it's just not great. I find it does nothing for length and only gives your lower lashes a little boost. Other than that, it tends to clump and doesn't do much. I'd rather use clinique's lash doubling mascara.
Did anyone notice that this powder has SPARKLES IN IT?! It made my skin look like I had dipped my face in a sparkly powder that was stuck on with crazy glue. I looked horrible all day! The more you put on, the more you look sparkly! Do not buy this product! EVER.
It broke me out like CRAZY, and left my skin an oily mess. Plus it's really hard to apply unless you slap on tons of primer, which you shouldn't do anyways. Too expensive to work like that.
Great for oily skin! For touch ups during the day this is my HG product. I use a thick bristle kabuki to apply it, though, I find it gets more powder out of it. Leaves me oil free and ready to go another few hours before needing a quick re-application. Doesn't feel heavy at all or change the way my makeup looks.
The best powder I have found so far for acne-sufferers with slick-oily faces. It covers my up nicely and doesn't look cakey. Combined with Matte FX oily blotting powder and my face looks great all day. However, the sponge inside gets dirty quite quickly. Better if applied with a mineral powder brush. :)
Moisturizers -Aveeno - Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer spf15
sarahmedeiros 8/16/2011 10:17:00 PM
Good moisturizer if you're dry but I have oily acne-prone skin. This only made me break out more and get very slick during the day. Not recommended for oily skin types at all.
Fragrances -Coty - Harajuku Lovers by Gwen Stefani - G
sarahmedeiros 8/16/2011 10:15:00 PM
It's an addicting, sweet scent that makes you smile, but too strong to wear as an everyday perfume. It would make a great gift, but I don't think I would buy it for myself.