Lotions/ Creams -Nivea - Goodbye Cellulite 10 Day Serum
scorpion6987 3/19/2010 11:05:00 AM
How should I start reviewing this product... well, allow me to firstly say YES YES YES!! Holy moly, Nivea has really outdone itself with this one. Girls, this concentrated serum WORKS. I put it on at night and woke up with results. It's that crazy. I've used Nivea Goodbye Cellulite gel in the past, quite obsessively, but the results were disappointingly minimal. But as soon as I laid my hands on this serum, I realized that there is indeed a cellulite cure. It's Nivea Goodbye Cellulite 10 Day Serum. Here's a breakdown of what this baby does: 1) It has the same ingredient found in the gel version -- L-Carnitine, except it's way more concentrated as this is a serum. This ingredient targets stubborn fat and breaks it up so the body can use it as energy. 2) It contains Lotus Extract. I'm not exactly sure what this is supposed to do, but it surely is doing something good! They advise you to also use the gel in conjunction with the serum, but I'm currently using the Nivea My Silhouette gel. What I do is put on the Serum after taking a shower (I think the serum will get absorbed better this way, and, oh, I take showers at night). Then, when I wake up and put on the my Silhouette gel. My legs have never looked better. Thanks, Nivea, and NEVER get rid of this little cellulite obliterator. To all you girls out there with a bit of cellulite -- this works! I should make it clear, though, that I don't have TOO much cellulite. I try to eat really healthy, and I regularly go to the gym. But my cellulite is still noticeable, and this serum does exactly what it's supposed to do -- get rid of it! Ingredients (Netherlands version): Aqua, Butylene Glycol, Cyclomethicone, Glycerin, Alcohol Denat, Sodium Chloride, Carnitine, Nelumbo Nucifera Leaf Extract, Peg/PPG-18-19, Dimethicone, Limonene, Linalool, Geraniol, Citral, Parfum, Cl 10316, Cl 17200 EDIT: So I've been using this serum for about a month now and I realized that when I don't use the serum, my cellulite reappears. Ugh. I guess this is only a temporary fix after all. Time for me to exercise more (cardio, cardio, cardio! when your heart is racing your body's lymphatic system works better and is able to get rid of toxins which contribute to cellulite), eat healthier (cut out simple sugars like ones found in jams), eat more veggies and and drink more water. When I did those things last year, my cellulite was greatly reduced. When my diet became worse after moving to Holland, my cellulite came back. Coincidence? I think not. Nivea, I gotta take a lippie off this one...
Mascara -Maybelline - Volum' Express The Colossal Waterproof
scorpion6987 3/19/2010 10:45:00 AM
By far my HG mascara. Bought like 5 from Wal-Mart before moving to Holland where the same mascara sells for 14 euros a pop! Regarding the mascara, I love the waterproof version most because it gives you the best effect. My eyelashes have never been this voluminous before. Simply the best value and quality!!
Powder -Cargo - Cargo Blu-Ray High Definition Powder Makeup
scorpion6987 6/25/2009 12:55:00 AM
I was ecstatic when I first bought this product, thinking it will give me that amazingly flawless look. Turns out the one shade for all didn't work for my skin - too dark for me. Apparently they've come out with different shades now.. good job. Learning from the consumers, I see. This powder made me break out, so for those who are prone to breakouts, BEWARE. Overall I was not impressed. Neutrogena's mineral sheers powder foundation compact is 10x better.
Let me just say that this is BY FAR THE BEST TOPICAL CELLULITE TREATMENT. No you won't get velashape or velasmooth results, but this is an amazingly amazingly cellulite reducing product. I've pretty much tried every lotion out there, but nothing has done the trick. Birch Cellulite oil works. USE ONLY WHEN YOU GET OUT OF THE SHOWER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't stress this enough. If you want real results, you must use it when you get out of the shower on damp skin - this will help the oil get absorbed super super fast, thus maximizing its effectiveness. You will see a more toned, cellulite free appearance in less than a week of use, believe me. But I tried this before in the mornings and night as they directed, but it didn't have the same results as using it during after showers only. Please try this.. it's absolutely amazing. Will definitely buy. Combined with exercise, my cellulite, which was quite intense, is now fading away to a smoother, newer toned appearance. yay! EDIT: I don't know what happened, but the effect seemed to wear off in time. It's not because of me either -- I actually started exercising more and eating even healthier. Hmm, well I found an even better product -- Nivea Goodbye Cellulite 10 Day Serum! Now that works!
Moisturizers -Aveeno - Aveeno Clear Complexion Daily Moisturizer
scorpion6987 12/4/2008 2:55:00 AM
Let me just say a few things: I have been using this product since I was 15 (keep in mind I am now 21). I have never used a product that has been so good for my skin. I used to have acne, and with this, my skin completely cleared up. A godsend. Not only did it clear up my existing acne, it helped give me this glow... every day when I woke up in the morning. Redness was gone, and I had this glow so typical of Aveeno products. I highly recommend this product. But don't expect it to be a miracle if you have terrible acne. I only had minor unsighly acne that Aveeno helped clear up. Highly, highly recommended. Cons: a bit on the pricey side.. 14 bucks a pop at Wal Mart, but I WILL DEFINITELY rebuy. I've been rebuying it since 10th grade.
Powder -Neutrogena - Mineral Sheers Powder Foundation SPF 20
scorpion6987 12/4/2008 2:33:00 AM
Works best with my skin. I absolutely love it. I have combo skin but this works perfectly. It's very matte for me in the beginning, but as my skin works with it, it then becomes slightly dewy which gives it an amazing glow. Highly recommended. Plus you can't even tell you're wearing makeup - the best part!!
Best eyeliner ever!! For my light brown eyes, I use the Blackberry which is a raisin/dark plum color. It makes my eyes pop! Everyone, I mean everyone notices how vibrant my whole face becomes. Highly recommended. The only downside is that I have to reapply every 5 hours or so but that's because of my stupid habit of always rubbing my eyes. This is definitely a must have. Can't live a day without wearing it. Brown eyes? Hazel eyes? Light brown eyes? Get Revlon Colorstay in Blackberry!!!
Treatments -Olay - Total Effects Intensive Restoration Treatment
scorpion6987 7/28/2005 6:29:00 PM
This product is absolutely amazing. I have only been using it for two weeks, and the fine lines around my mouth area - laugh lines - have dissapeared. I bought this product because I developed these fine lines after using Proactiv, which dried out my skin and left it lacking of moisture. This product helped me a lot, and I feel like I'm actually 18 again, not 30 as I did after using Proactiv. Highly recommended. I would buy this product again, but I don't think I'll be needing it in a while ;)
When I first bought this perfume, I was enthralled by its summery fresh fragrance. However, after using it for a couple of months, I got really tired of the smell. I think this is a great product for those who don't get easily tired of perfumes.
Lip Gloss -Neutrogena - Moisture Shine Gloss in Glimmer
scorpion6987 7/22/2005 10:41:00 PM
This lipgloss gave me a nice shine that soon faded away, just like the color. It does not feel too sticky on my lips, but I wouldn't buy it again because it just does not last a long time.
Lotions/ Creams -Cetaphil - Cetaphil Theraputic Hand Cream
scorpion6987 7/22/2005 8:56:00 PM
This cream made my hands soft after a couple of uses. There aren't any drawbacks to using this product; its unscented and nongreasy. Recommended
This is a great cleanser. Although it doesn't seem to be removing dirt, it definitely has moisturizing purposes, as it made my skin extremely soft after the first use. I use this as a tissue off cleanser, mainly because my skin retains more moisture that way. I advise you, however, that after tissuing off, you will be left with a rather sticky situation; it should go away in a little while. Overall, it's a pretty good product. It contains no irritants and fragrances which would ravage my skin. Recommended
Treatments -Neutrogena - Clear Pore Treatment [DISCONTINUED]
scorpion6987 7/22/2005 8:50:00 PM
This treatment does not work very well. As I was advised, I used it in conjunction with Neutrogena Oil-Free acne wash. Boy, was that a bad idea. I ended up with a leathery face, in part because of this treatment. My supple skin was replaced with rough-to-the-touch sandpapery skin. I would not recommend this treatment. It did not work for me. I began using it because I had oily skin, but it completely transformed my skin and made it extremely dry and leathery-- not the kind of results I was expecting.
Moisturizers -Neutrogena - Oil-Free Moisture Sensitive Skin
scorpion6987 7/22/2005 8:46:00 PM
This is a pretty good moisturizer. It actually moisturized my face, but what I didn't like is that it made my face look very oily, when it wasn't. The time it takes to be absorbed into the skin is too long. This product should be applied at nighttime, because if applied during the daytime, your face will look shiny the whole day. Despite its negative aspects, this moisturizer is great. It will make your skin more supple and smooth. But personally, I like my Olay Complete Plus for extra dry skin. It's much better. Nevertheless, I recommend Neutrogena oil free moisturizer
I used this when I was in high school, and I had very acne prone skin. It is not a horrible product, but it isn't great either. It got rid of the excessive oils on my face, but it did nothing to my acne. My skin ended up very dry with a sandpaper-like texture. Salicylic (however you spell it) acid is not the best ingredient for acne, in my opinion.