Scrubs -Neutrogena - Oil-Free Acne Wash Daily Scrub
thebreffect 1/25/2012 2:38:00 PM
At first I loved this scrub! My face felt exfoliated and cleansed but not tight or dry. I used this as my daily scrub for about a month then the horrible happened... My face is now an awful, uneven, red tomato): My skin has never been sensitive so I'm guessing there are some very harsh chemicals in this product. Note: I've never had a reaction to salicylic acid before. Although this product ultimately made my skin worse it has inspired me to take a more natural approach to my skincare routine, so thanks for that!
I had very high hopes for this hand soap but I ended up being disappointed. Vanilla is the only scent my fiance and I can agree on and I really do love the scent, no problems there. After about two weeks of use my hands started getting itchy and cracked. I believe this is due to the anti-bacterial ingredient, triclosan/: Although my fiance and his mother (she has it in Market Apple) did not run into this problem. If you are an avid hand washer I suggest alternating with a moisturizing hand soap and following up with a hand creme. :D
Mascara -Maybelline - Volum' Express The Colossal Waterproof
thebreffect 1/25/2012 1:44:00 PM
I was blessed with long eye lashes but like my eyebrows they are very blonde/: I love the Volum' Express Colossal mascara (in Glam Black) because I get a VERY black, false lash look. I once tried to switch to Maybelline's Falsies mascara but that was less than lack luster): so I swithced back. You do have to let the mascara dry out a bit before using because the formula is very runny when new.
Liquid -Revlon - ColorStay Makeup with SoftFlex SPF 15 Normal/Dry Skin
thebreffect 1/25/2012 1:25:00 PM
I hate to say I am disappointed in a product with such rave reviews but I am/: I found that this foundation didn't want to blend into my skin nor did it give me much coverage. Maybe if I wore it over another foundation it's get a better effect but I'd hate to have to wear that much foundation. I do however love the shade I picked, 150 Buff! The undertone is neutral which is perfect for me. I will not repurchase.
I have suffered from acne since the 5th grade and Proactiv changed the way I look at my skin. I'm frugal and hate when other spend money on me but after hearing how well it worked for both my fiancé and his mother (who both have nearly flawless skin now) I agreed to let him buy me the kit. I saw a dramatic difference in my amount of acne, skin tone and texture after only two weeks! I must say you do need to use this system religiously and correctly by step to reap the full benefits. After awhile I did stop using the toner which didn't seem to make a difference and still doesn't. I recommend this to anyone and everyone reguardless of skin type. If you use it correctly and refrain from picking at your face I'm confident that you will see results(:
I have a love/hate relationship with this foundation. I love it's silky texture and flawless coverage over my less than perfect skin. I do however hate the pump, only because mine ALWAYS broke, and how shiney my skin was after only a few hours. The pros outweight the cons in my opinion, I only wish I had dry skin so this could be my drugstore HG because I really do love it.
I would first like to say THIS IS NOT A HORRIBLE PRODUCT. It's just not the right for my hair type. I have naturally curly hair that I straighten almost everyday. My hair is also very fine which is why this heavy oil isn't a my hair HG. I think ladies with thick or ethnic hair would fall in love with Chi Silk Infusion if they can ignore the scent. (Which by the way smells like a man's cologne) I am a little bummed that I have a full 6oz. bottle wasting away in the back of my cabinet but that's my fault for not trying a sample first.
Deodorants -Dove - Go Fresh - Pomegranate & Lemon Verbena Scent
thebreffect 1/25/2012 11:44:00 AM
I've only use this deodorant for a week but I've put it through the ringer(: I'm in the process of training for the Navy so I'm very active in the warm Cali sun. This deodorant has kept me dry and fresh throughout my workouts. So much so that my fiancé can stand to hug me post workout, lol! Before I used the Degree Fine Frangrance in Sexy Intrigue which I loved because the scent closely matched that of my perfume. Although it did clog my pores so I'd end up with painful under the skin bumps. So far I have not experienced this with Dove. This deodorant has a silky texture that glides over the sensitive skin on my 'pits' without tugging or pulling. I overall really love this product. I recommend every woman to at least try it once, but hey everyone sweats differently. The only reason I will not be repurchasing is because I bought it in a double pack so I'm set for at least a year(: