Gels/Soaps -L'Occitane - Amande Cleansing and Soothing Shower Oil
steffoinnh 7/11/2010 8:48:00 PM
Excellent oil to use for shaving. Much better than the commercial shaving gels. I never get cut anymore and my legs are softer. I don't like the smell though. Too strong for the rest of the body but just for shaving I put up with it because it works really well.
This is a great basic body scrub. Not oily at all, doesn't melt in the shower, and smells really clean. Next time I might try a more interesting smell though.
I bought these for fun. They are very easy to use, as far as hot rollers go, and heat up quickly. I like the clips because they are easy to put in with one hand if you are doing your hair yourself. They come out really easy with no tangles. My hair came out kind of messy but that's probably because I have no experience using rollers.
A flat iron is not something I use everyday. I mostly just needed something for touch-ups on bad hair days. This definitely fits the bill!! Wow does it get HOT. None of the other flat irons I have owned seemed to get hot enough to work on my thick hair. Very satisfied with this purchase.
Lip Treatments -BeneFit Cosmetics - Dr. Feelgood Lipscription [DISCONTINUED]
steffoinnh 7/11/2010 8:21:00 PM
This was my favorite lip set before I discovered the philosophy set. The exfoliating scrub works better than any other that I've tried and is creme based rather than oil based. The lip balm is thick and stays on your lips rather than smudging around your mouth. Both products will give you very soft lips especially when used together.
Lip Treatments -Philosophy - Kiss Me Exfoliating Lip Scrub and Facial
steffoinnh 7/11/2010 8:12:00 PM
Ok so it's a little hard to exfoliate with but I love it anyway. Sometimes just oil comes out of the tube and no sugar to exfoliate with. But the oil is really nice and moisturizing. If you shake it you can usually get it mixed again. If you're looking for a real lip scrub though, this isn't it.
Treatments -Christian Dior - Dior Abricot Creme for Nails
steffoinnh 7/11/2010 8:04:00 PM
Totally worth the money. Moisturizes the cuticles and keeps them from peeling and bleeding. Within a few days of using this your nails will look like you get manicures regularly. I also love the retro white container. Some people complain about the smell but it's not going on your face so I don't know why you'd care about that.
LOVE this lip balm. I am a lip biter and this fixes my lips overnight. Not sticky and really absorbs into the skin. Also won't break you out if it migrates onto the skin around your mouth.
Eyeliner -Bare Escentuals - Big and Bright Eyeliner-Intense Black
steffoinnh 7/11/2010 7:52:00 PM
I wasn't impressed by this at all. The color is not very intense. As it rubs off, which doesn't take long, it begins to look grey. Doesn't hold up on your waterline either and that's what I wanted it for.
This product makes it possible to make a perfect "cat eye". Once it dries it doesn't budge!!
Self Tanners -Dr. Denese - Glow Younger Clear self tanner
steffoinnh 7/10/2010 9:17:00 PM
Normally I don't review self tanners but in this case I feel a responsibility to warn others. This stuff is horrible. It's sticky, an orange color, very difficult to apply evenly and leaves streaks and spots everywhere. But by far the WORST part is that it doesn't fade evenly!! It peels off in places that rub together (like inner elbows) and is so embarrassing!!
Eye Makeup Remover -Lancome - Bi-Facil Double Action Eye Make-up Remover
steffoinnh 7/10/2010 9:07:00 PM
I got a small bottle of this with a mascara set. I don't wear waterproof eye makeup so I feel like I don't need this strong of a formula. After it dries there is no trace of oil on your skin but I prefer a water-based remover because I don't like rubbing oil on my eyes. This is good for touch-ups though and it was also strong enough to remove some hair dye drips on my arms. Too expensive for what it is in my opinion.
Cleansers -Philosophy - the microdelivery exfoliating wash
steffoinnh 7/10/2010 8:55:00 PM
This is the best facial exfoliator out there!! The granules are very small and do not irritate my skin. I use this everyday in the shower and it really helps keep my skin healthy. Exfoliating daily is a must for oily, acne-prone skin and this is one of the only products that makes that possible.
I will use this for as long as they keep making it!! It's gentle and takes off EVERYTHING. Makeup melts as soon as it touches this stuff. The formula is very similar to Philosophy's Purity Made Simple except this has better ingredients and has improved my skin. You have to try it to really fall in love with it. Writing about it doesn't do it justice. The smell, the feel...just thinking about it makes me want to go wash my face!!!
I have always tweezed my eyebrows myself but I was beginning to have a hard time figuring out what shape they should be. I was going to get them waxed once and then keep up with the shape by tweezing but I decided to buy these instead. They really did the trick!!! You stick the sticker on, fill in the space with black eyeshadow, take the sticker off, and tweeze the hairs outside of the shaded area. When you rinse the eye shadow off you have perfect eyebrows that look professionally done!! These gave me the confidence to remove a lot more hair than I would without a guide. They give you a few pairs but they are totally reusable if you are careful and stick them back on the paper. Great value!!