Moisturizers -Yes To Carrots - Daily Facial Moisturizer with SPF 15
takenu 5/17/2013 11:59:00 PM
Just bought this a few days ago and I won't be using it anymore. There are a lot of positives to this product: it's reasonably priced considering the quality of ingredients, it has SPF, it has a nice consistency and doesn't feel or look greasy, and I really like the pump bottle. BUT this has a really strange smell to me when I put it on my skin. In the bottle, it smells pretty neutral, a little like baby powder or some other product meant for babies. But after I put it on my skin it smells very strange, like mildew or something. I've never had this happen with a lotion before. I've tried it 2 days in a row and it keeps happening. And it lasts all day. If it just went away in a few minutes that would be fine but I can still smell it and i've been wearing it all day. All i put on was the lotion, no makeup or anything. I have no idea why it makes my skin smell like this, maybe I'm too sensitive to smell but I really dislike the scent. Other than that, it's a great product, and it seems like a lot of other people like it, but I won't be using it.
I really really like these. My hair comes a couple of inches below my shoulders but it is really really fine so if i make it into a bun it is tiny. The regular spin pin would have been sticking out but this is perfect for my hair. I was really surprised by how well it held my hair in, and it was very easy to use. This is the first time I've been able to make a normal looking bun (they always look weird on me since my hair is so fine). 1 spin pin was actually enough to hold all my hair but you can put 2 to feel more secure. I think the price is a bit high considering its just a tiny piece of metal (I got the 3 pack at walmart for about $6), I think a better price would be $4, but it is definitely worth it.
This is my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE perfume. I am extremely picky with scents and this is the only one that I'm completely satisfied with. Most perfumes smell pretty much the same to me, like aren't memorable, but this one is different. It smell so good and isn't too strong. To me it smells sweet and fruity, but in a refined way. The scent is light (I hate overpowering perfumes) so you can only smell it if you're close to me, which is the way i like it (well i guess if you wanted it to be stronger you could just spray more of it on). Even though the scent is light, it lasts a pretty long time (my boyfriend could smell it on me the next day when I woke up).
This isn't a bad perfume, but I personally don't like it. Honestly, I have no idea what real wisterias smell like so I can't compare it to that. To me, this smells like a soapy floral, and I prefer something that is a bit fruitier/sweeter. It reminds me of nina ricci's l'air du temps perfume. Objectively, it seems pretty well made, it lasts a long time but isn't overpowering. It's definitely more unique than 90% of the generic floral perfumes out there that I have smelled. It seems more suited for an older lady, though. I don't think I'm going to wear this because it just seems too mature for me.
I'm surprised by the low ratings this conditioner has received! I have very fine hair that is very dry at the ends with really bad split ends and breakage. Basically, you could say my hair looked terrible. I didn't think that any product would be able to help because I've tried lots of conditioners and masks. The problem was that they would end up making my hair feel weighed down and greasy after a few uses. Well, I am REALLY impressed with this. After the first use, my hair looked so nice, like soft and bouncy. I'm not kidding. I was shocked because I had no idea my hair could look that good. I thought it was irreparable. I've been using this for a few weeks now and it doesn't weigh my hair down or have buildup. My hair is just soft and light feeling. I also tried it with the split end remedy leave in conditioner but I don't think that product made as much of a difference as this conditioner. The bottle is huge and under $5, I definitely think it is worth it. I dont know how to describe the smell except that it smells like your standard unscented conditioner. I doubt that it is doing anything to actually get rid of the split ends but I don't expect a product to be able to get rid of them, just make them less obvious by smoothing down the hair. Also, I think it is improving the conditon of my hair, because a couple times I have forgotten to put conditioner in my hair and my hair still feels much better compared to before I ever used this product. I am very very happy with this, this is honestly the best hair product I have ever used. Maybe it's just my hair type responds really well to this compared to the other reviewers. But I'm so glad I got this.
I've been using this for a few weeks. For reference, I have very fine hair that is very dry near the ends and prone to breakage/split ends. The first thing I was surprised by was how concentrated it is. I only have to use maybe 1/3 as much shampoo as I normally do. It lathers well. The smell is pretty good but it kind of reminds me of how puppy shampoo smells lol. I got it for $7 but I know that it's normally around $22. At $22, I think it is way overpriced. Aside from being so concentrated, it is no different to me than any other shampoo I've tried. It's not great, it's not terrible. It's just nothing particularly special, but if I am going to pay much more for this shampoo, I expect much better payoff. I don't see any different results compared to my cheaper shampoos. I definitely do not think it is worth the price at all.
I like this, it is very moisturizing and non-sticky on me. Plus the tube is easy to apply to the lips. It is a bright coral/peachy color when you squeeze it out of the tube and it brightens up my lips without looking garish since the color is fairly sheer. One thing I like about it is that it doesn't have chunks of glitter in it. It smells like vanilla from the tube but on the lips it is flavorless.
This is very moisturizing and non-sticky on me, it looks like a lip gloss. However, it is sheer so you don't see any pigment to it. It smells like a vanilla in the tube but on the lips it is flavorless.
I just got this based on the reviews here, and wow it was nothing like I expected. I thought it would be citrusy with some sweet floral, but it just smells like any regular perfume out there to me. I mean, it's not bad, but to me it smells like an old-ladyish floral perfume. I didn't smell any lemon scent at all. The good thing about it though is that it's not over powering like a lot of perfumes are, it's a very subtle scent.
I am very pleased with this. I have olive skin with VERY VERY yellow undertones, so it's hard for me to find a foundation shade that will match me. That's why I hoped that an asian brand would work better for me since most of the foundations I try here have pinkish or orangeish undertones. This is the first foundation that I have found that actually blends into my skin tone. I have bought foundations before but never ended up using them because they would look off on me. I have the feeling that this will work for me whether it's summer when I'm more tan or winter when I'm paler. I got shade 27, the one for tanner skin. A little goes a long way, the consistency is pretty creamy for a liquid. I use about 1/2 of a pump on my face and I don't have to apply it everywhere, I can just use it in certain areas without it looking patchy. It gives a medium amount of coverage, but that's all I need to even out my skin tone. It doesn't even look like I'm wearing makeup when I wear this (I really hate obvious looking makeup), it's like my skin but better. It's super easy to apply (I just smooth it on with my fingertips) too. This is all I put on my face, I guess I could put pressed powder or something on top but I haven't needed to. In terms of being good for my skin, I don't think it does anything good or bad for me. I didn't expect it to do anything though. I don't break out from it. I did notice that one of the ingredients is mineral oil, so some people might be sensitive to that. The scent is fairly strong, kind of like a floral perfume. I like it though. My boyfriend was smelling my face and asking why my skin smelled so good lol. But if you are sensitive to smells it might bother you.
BB Cream -Maybelline - Dream Fresh 8-in-1 BB Cream
takenu 7/12/2012 5:59:00 PM
I tried this out, expecting it to be like a foundation but probably with less coverage/thinner. It was a big disappointment. I didn't see any difference in my skin with this. I didn't think it would hide acne marks, but i did expect that it would at least slightly diminish the appearance of them. I don't feel like this provided any coverage at all. What is the point of wearing this if it doesn't do anything? I don't even have horrible skin or anything, it doesn't take much to make my skin look better. This was completely useless to me.
Bronzers -Physicians Formula - Botanical Bronzer in Sunnybuddy
takenu 7/9/2012 1:25:00 AM
I am really disappointed with this bronzer. It barely showed up on my skin, and that was with me really piling it on. It might work on someone who is pale, but on my tan skin it wouldn't show up and looked a bit orangeish. I don't think it is worth the money (it is around $12 if it is not on sale, which is a bit higher than the average drugstore product) considering how unpigmented it is. I just bought the elf bronzer duo and it is way more pigmented than this and a quarter of the price.
I just bought this product on clearance. I was reading reviews on the HIP eyeshadow line and I agree that there is a lot of fallout with this product. Putting it one can be very messy, I think you should hold a napkin under your eye or something. When I applied it with the little sponge tip applicator it came with i had a lot less glitter flecks on my face compared to using a brush. The color itself is not very pigmented. The blue-green shade is pretty light on me, almost like a mint color but more on the green side than blue. The gold color mainly looks like a translucent shimmer. Also, the shimmer looks kind of chunky, not that finely milled. I think it does look pretty on me though. However, even though it can be messy and it isn't that pigmented, I am not grossly dissatisfied with this product and I think I will get some use out of it. Still, I wouldn't repurchase. If you get it really cheap (I got it for $1.12 since i had a coupon) it might be worth playing with but it's definitely not worth full price (6-7$ish). EDIT: I found a much better way to apply this. If you use your fingertips to dab it on (like a cream eye shadow) there's a lot less fall out and it looks more pigmented.
Blush -E.L.F. - Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder
takenu 7/9/2012 1:08:00 AM
Wow, I am SUPER impressed with this product. It is extremely pigmented, I've never used a product that was so pigmented. I just need to give one very light dab to my brush and that is it. The colors look very nice. The bronzer is pretty dark, so I don't know how well this would work with lighter skin tones, but it looks nice on me (olive tan skin). The blush is a normal blush color (like not any weird shade). I think this product is very practical and a great value. The compact comes with a mirror which is another plus. I am happy that I got this.
Sunscreen -Coppertone - Coppertone Sensitive Skin Suncreen Lotion, SPF 50 6 fl oz
takenu 6/28/2012 2:59:00 PM
I recently bought this sunscreen but I only used it one time because it left me looking very white. I thought it might fade away but it was still noticeable. I don't know how well it protects since I only used it one time, and also I don't sunburn easily. I think this could work on someone with pale skin but I have tan skin and it made me look very weird.