Eyeliner -Palladio - Herbal Eyeliner - Waterproof- Retractable
tealeafdoll 5/17/2013 7:58:00 AM
I have this in black/brown and I have been so happy with this eyeliner. It lasts better than all the drugstore ones I've tried and even out performs some of the high end ones. The colour is perfect for when you want to create a slightly softer look, the texture is very creamy and blends easily when I want to smudge it and the no sharpen point is great too. The main selling point for me though it how long it lasts, eyeliner usually tends to crease and fade by lunchtime on me and by the end of the day, has often vanished without trace, but not this one; the product is still staying strong even when I remove my m/u in the evening!
I was looking for a mild salicylic acid product for my dry, sensitive skin, I had been using Paula's Choice 1% bha, but it was getting very expensive to purchase, especially with European shipping added to the price. So this seemed like a good, cheaper and more easily available alternative. I love the fact it is applied as a toner and dries clear and undetectable on the skin, allowing me to apply moisturiser over the top. It is alcohol and fragrance free, which is something I look for in all my skincare, as my skin gets very dehydrated with the inclusion of alcohol in products, yet it seems so difficult to find BHA products without it. I have found my skin looks smoother and more glow-y and with a big reduction of clogged pores and blemishes. Overall I am really happy and will definitely repurchase, only slight drawback is the packaging, as it is very easy to pour too much out, other than that its a great product. Just a note, I now understand what others have said about the Clinique SAs, for some reason they just seem reluctant to sell it! I was actually given the Mild Facial Soap instead, but luckily checked my bag as I was going out the store and went back to tell her the mistake and she then held up the clarifying lotion 2 and asked if that was what I wanted. I literally had to spell it out, that I needed the M-I-L-D clarifying lotion and she almost looked surprised to see it on the shelf, when I pointed it out! Anyway, next time I'll probably buy online and save myself the hassle.
This a great, fragrance free basic lipbalm. I've been using it quite quite a lot lately, after straying to more expensive lip products I find that this works just as well, at a reasonable price. It is great under lipstick, not waxy or slippy, just a great base for colour!
I have been reaching for this in my shower quite a lot recently, I think its a great refreshing, citrus-y scent; perfect for spring! It can sometimes be a little drying on my skin so I only use a small amount, but overall I probably will re-buy it, especially for the warmer months ahead.
Styling Products -The Body Shop - Beeswax Texturizing Wax
tealeafdoll 4/4/2012 8:27:00 AM
I would not normally have purchased this, but I had a voucher for The Body Shop and since having my hair cut into a pixie a few months ago have been on the lookout for good styling products. This wax is very thick in consistency and quite oily, you only need a tiny amount otherwise it has a tendency to make my fine hair look a little greasy. I apply it once I've blow dried my hair just to add some shine, although I often have to use a separate product to give my hair any hold. Whilst I like the honey scent and the natural ingredients, I probably won't repurchase because I have tried other styling waxes that I feel work better for my hair.
This is such a great, cheap find! It is very inexpensive, smells fantastic and really moisturizes my hair deeply, leaving it soft and frizz free. It even works well now my hair is shorter, leaving it soft but not weighted down.
I bought this from my local chemist and have been using it instead of my usual witch hazel during the cooler months, as my skin was getting a little dry. I have found it to be very refreshing and soothing on my skin, without drying me out or causing any irritations. It smells heavenly; very floral and is a pleasure to use. The cheaper version works just as well for my skin as the (much) more expensive versions I have tried in the past.
Scrubs -St. Ives - Apricot Scrub Blemish and Blackhead Control
tealeafdoll 4/4/2012 8:11:00 AM
I find this scrub works well on my dry skin without making it feel dehydrated or sore. I've been using it since my mid-teens and have continued to re-purchase, I prefer it to any other scrubs (both high-end and drugstore) that I have tried. It leaves my face soft and very smooth, can't say if it helps with blemishes as I use other acne medication, but it certainly doesn't ever exacerbate the problem. It can be a little harsh, so its important to use it very gently, also sometimes it doesn't rinse cleanly and I find little apricot beads on my skin afterwards, but overall I really like this product and will continue to buy.
Moisturizers -Desert Essence - Daily Essential Moisturizer
tealeafdoll 3/20/2012 2:18:00 PM
I love this face cream, I have tried so many moisturizers that either leave my skin either shiny/greasy and seem to sit on the surface or dehydrated and without enough moisture. This cream leaves me hydrated with a matte, calm finish to my skin and it never makes my face look red or blotchy as I have found with other products in the past. It works well without make-up almost giving me the same finish as a primer, but it is also a great base for foundation. The ingredients haven't broken me out or irritated my skin and the huge tub lasts such a long time, even using it twice a day. Would completely recommend.
I have been really impressed with the majority of the MUA shadows I bought. Namely no, 11 (a matte, neutral brown) which I often use on my eyebrows and for a daytime smokey eye, no. 16 (another matte, pinky nude that works well as a subtle highlighter) no. 11 (a shimmery, bronzed brown that it beautiful and wearable) and no. 12 (a shimmery brown, with multidimensional blue/green duo-chrome) A few of the shades were disappointing, some seemed to lack pigment and a few of the pearl shades were overly frosty for my liking, but overall I love this range. For £1 an eyeshadow the value is fantastic, the packaging seems robust too- so far all the eyeshadows have stayed intact despite being throw around my make-up bag. I will definitely be repurchasing the 4 that I mentioned above, overall one of my favourite finds this year.
This is one of those products that is a staple in my make-up bag and yet for some reason I haven't got round to reviewing it before. I use NW15 and it works fantastically well for my warm toned, PPP skin. I use it mainly for covering breakouts and I can always rely on it to cover even the most red of spots. It is smooth and creamy, very easy to blend. I'm not a huge fan of concealer in pots, but I occasionally run a tissue over it to remove the top layer and I find that way it keeps it a little more sterile. Lasts for ages, I hardly ever have to re-buy, so it is great value for money too.
This is a great Spring scent that works well when you don't want something overpowering, just sweet and pretty. The packaging is really cute and the price seems very reasonable too, as it has lasted me a long time.
I had to purchase this online and so mainly went by the names which I don't think really represent the colors well. I got Spice, which I imagined would be a neutral shade with some brown tones, in fact it was a deep, rose pink. It would work well for most skin-tones as it has neutral undertones. I didn't find the formula particularly impressive, it felt a little dry and the lasting power wasn't great either.
Polishes -Boots - Natural Collection Nail Varnish- Antique Coral
tealeafdoll 2/26/2012 11:43:00 AM
This is a really pretty, summery colour: a coral that leans more orange than pink. Its very inexpensive, Natural Collection is nearly always 3 for £5. The only downside is that I start to notice it chipping after about 5 days, although for a cheap varnish that seems reasonable, also I found that it took a fair amount of time to dry.
I had been using BP for 5+ years with diminishing results and was then prescribed Differin gel which nearly destroyed my skin. I started using Neem oil as I had read it was beneficial to both sensitive, irritated skin as well as acne. I use it at night, blending with some aloe vera gel to make it a little easier to spread and I can safely say that it has made a huge positive difference to my skin. My pores have shrunk, no more whiteheads or cysts and the blemishes I do get heal very quickly. Yes, it doesn't smell great but for these results I feel it is worth putting up with.