Skincare - Face -Mario Badescu - Strawberry Face Scrub
szcz29 2/29/2012 9:50:00 PM
While the product does smell great, there definitely aren't enough granules to effectively scrub -- it's almost too liquidy. The product comes in a jar -- hard to close once you've got product on your fingers. Not worth buying.
This is exactly what you want a scrub to be -- and you actually feel it sloughing off the top layer of cells. The lemon-lime scents is refreshing, not perfume-y. I do wish the product came in a flip-top food as you end up having to try and close the cap with product on your fingers.
Moisturizers -Aveeno - Positively Ageless Lifting and Firming Night Cream
szcz29 4/19/2008 10:15:00 AM
Oh, I got issues! 1. If you have sensitive skin or just don't like heavily-scented products on your face -- STAY AWAY FROM THIS MOISTURIZER!! It's like dunking your face in a vat of fragrance. 2. Who makes a moisturizer with a twist off lid?? And how are you supposed to get the lid back on with your fingers saturated in slippery creme?? Oh wait, let me waste some tissues or run some excess water first.... 3. The creme itself has not shown any results. I have a one jar rule (which is probably generous considering items #1 & #2 above): if I don't see any results by the time I get to the bottom, it fails the test. I'm close to the bottom and this one is going in the trash! I'm off to explore the La Roche Posay aisle. My fingers are crossed that I'll find my magic potion -- hee hee!
Love this foundation. It has just the right balance of coverage/translucency and doesn't have any obvious fragrance. Spreads really well and doesn't cake in fine lines. I'm very happy with this product and will definitely purchase it again.
This product was advertised to go head-to-head with KissMe mascara and it doesn't even come close! This mascara is super-clumpy and flakes off almost instantly. It does nothing for volume. I'm going back to KissMe ASAP!
Lip Treatments -Smith's Rosebud Salve - Smith's Rosebud Salve
szcz29 12/9/2007 10:44:00 PM
The scent bugged my nose, the balm was hard, and I didn't want to have to dig my fingers in to apply. Don't believe the hype!
Lipstick -Neutrogena - MoistureShine Soothing Lipsheers [DISCONTINUED]
szcz29 12/9/2007 10:38:00 PM
LOVE this lip sheer!!! It's moisturizing, has great color (got the Ruby Bliss), isn't tacky or balm-y, and is easy to keep in your pocket for quick touch-ups. I have really pale skin and the red is really wearable -- not too matte, creamy, or loud. It's WAY better than lip gloss!
This is a great everyday mascara especially if you go to the gym. I have really light eyelashes so mascara is a must most of the time. This mascara goes on and stays on until you role it off. I was so tired of racoon eyes and having to take my make-up off at night. This stay put and doesn't irritate my VERY sensitive eyes. I wish it would create more volume, but then again I have very fine lashes. This one is a winner and I'll definitely purchase it again!
Treatments -Skinceuticals - Refining Night Cream With .5% Pure Retinol
szcz29 1/3/2007 10:16:00 PM
This product is actually great -- that is if you can get it out of the pump dispenser! I would only buy this item again if it was packaged in a container where I could use every drop.