I've used other blot powders before this and they seem to work just as well. They were much cheaper as well. Pros of this is that it has never broken me out. Will not be repurchasing though.
I love babywipes, I usually either use this brand or Simple babywipes, they both do a great job at removing my makeup! Even my mascara and eyeliner. Have gone through so many packs over the past couple of years and will definitely continue using babywipes. They are much gentler on your skin then other facewipes and are a much cheaper alternative. Note: My boyfriend sometimes uses my babywipes to freshen his face and he complains how much it stings his face everytime he uses one. He's got normal skin though, and I've got combination skin, it has never stung my face.
I use this product on my cystic spots and I don't really think it works. Sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn't. I use this every night on my cystic spots and the next morning, some of the bigger ones somethings do decrease in size, but I see no dfference in the rest. Will continue to use this and update.
This product does work on my acne but it leaves my skin very dry and flaky if used over a few consecutive days. I try to use this every other day on stubborn spots and they seem to decrease in size after a few applications. Only thing I hate about this is how sore and dry it leaves my skin.
Cleansers -Avene - Cleanance soapless gel cleanser for oily skin
shandelsam 6/20/2009 11:00:00 AM
Love this cleanser even though I use this as more of a face wash in the mornings. It doesn;t irritate my acne prone skin and it leaves it feeling clean and smooth. Love it. I think this also helps keep my acne under control because when i stop using it, my acne seems to get worse. Will definitely keep repurchasing as long as it works!
Scrubs -Neutrogena - Oil-Free Acne Stress Control Power-Clear Scrub
shandelsam 6/20/2009 10:56:00 AM
Love this scrub, I use it on almost a daily basis and I think this helps keep my cystic acne under control. Since I started using this, my spots haven't been as bad and in fact, I think it's helping to calm them down. Leaves my face feeling clean and fresh but be careful as this can sometimes sting if my face is really dry and flaky. I tend to use this in the shower and leave it on for a few minutes before washing it off. Great product! Will continue to buy and buy! Actually, I've already got 2 backups!
This removes my makeup wonderfully, whenever I tone after cleansing, there is no residue whatsoever on the cotton pad. Thing is, since I started using this (which was about 3 months ago), I 've been getting lots of cystic acne on my cheeks and chin. I told myself that this wasn't the cause of it and kept using it up till now. I'm going to try and take a break from this and see if my cystic acne settles. Will update. oh, and this is quite pricey too. Edit: 9 months on and my entire skincare regime has changed. I've been using this everyday for that past 5 months and it's been great. Haven't broken out so I think it might have been something else that was breaking me out.
Lip Treatments -Unlisted Brand - Beauty Rehab - Spearmint Lip Balm
shandelsam 6/20/2009 10:46:00 AM
This product is bad bad bad. First time I used it, I almost spilt some on the floor because it came out of the tube so watery! I thought that maybe some of the product had separated in the tube so I tried shaking it. Tried getting some out again and it was still as watery. Did absolutely nothing for my lips, in fact, I think it made it drier. Will not be repurchasing.
I got this free with a magazine and used it for a couple of days. I really liked how moisturising it is but it broke me out! After 2 days of using it, I started getting painful cystic acne on my cheeks and I haven't had them in a long time. Nothing else new was used so this is probably the thing that caused my breakout. It's a good hand moisturiser though so I'm going to use it for that next time.
Treatments (Eye) -Garnier - Skin Renew Anti-Puff Eye Roller
shandelsam 8/4/2008 6:43:00 PM
I absolutely loved this product when I first started using it a few months ago. I got this on sale for 4.99 GBP at Boots and I loved it so much I went back and got backups. When I first started using it, I saw results within a couple of days. My dark circles were noticeably lighter and my eyebags were less puffy. Thing is,my dark circles and eyebags have came back recently and this doesn't seem to be doing much. I still really like how it makes my tired eyes feel refreshed so I will continue using it. I also love the rollerball as it doesn't tug on the delicate areas around my eyes.
This product is rather pricey considering it's basically just "water in a can". I used this to set my mineral makeup and it made my skin look very dewy and glowy but I think it causes me to break out. Ever since I started using it, I've noticed red bumps appearing on parts of my face that I never used to get breakouts on. I haven't started using anything else new so I'm pretty sure it's caused by this. Otherwise, I really liked how beautifully it set my makeup. I've actually gone out and bought a spray bottle and filled it up with Evian mineral water as an alternative since the le Brumisateur caused me to break out.
Lip Gloss -Sally Hansen - Line Smoothing Mineral Lip Treatment
shandelsam 8/3/2008 7:25:00 PM
I have these in Limited Edition shade #2 and Ruby. I really like the limited edition shade #2 since it's quite a neutral colour on my lips. The gloss can be atad sticky though and it's not as glossy as I'd like it to be so I took a lippie off. Am not sure if it actually smoothes the lines on my lips since I don't really see a difference to the lines on them. My lips do tingle a little when I apply the gloss on though. Ruby looks like a hot pink colour in the tube but it comes out quite a nice shade of light pink on me. I would repurchase them and will probably try out the other shades.
Eye Shadow -Revlon - ColorStay 12 Hour Eyeshadow Quad--12 Precious Metals
shandelsam 8/3/2008 7:15:00 PM
I actually quite like this quad, it gives me a really nice subtle smokey effect. I also really like the slight shimmer in the eyeshadows. I don't really use the first silver colour much though since I find it's too silvery to be used as a highlight. Other than that, I love the other 3 colours. Lasting power is really good as well, I put the eyeshadow on in the morning and come home in the evening with my eyes looking as they did when I left the house, It also doesn't crease on me which is a great plus!.I don't use a base/primer by the way. Will definitely repurchase when it runs out.
Cleansers -Boots - Cucumber 2 in 1 Cleanser And Toner
shandelsam 8/3/2008 7:02:00 PM
I bought this on impulse while shopping in Boots since it was on offer and was really cheap. I can't remember how much it was exactly but it was probably less than a pound. I don't really like this, it didn't remove my makeup completely and I know this because when I toned my face, there was plenty of makeup residue on the cotton pad. Will not be repurchasing this.
Skincare - Face -Boots - Essentials Cucumber Facial Wipes
shandelsam 8/3/2008 6:52:00 PM
These wipes are my HG makeup remover wipes! I have been using them for about 4 yeats now and I absolutely love them. They do not cause me to breakout at all and my face feels really clean and refreshed after using them. They remove my makeup very effectively as well, not sure about eye makeup since I use a seperate eye makeup remover. They're also dirt cheap since they're always on buy one get one free offer at boots for about 2 pounds. Will definitely be repurchasing over and over again!