Treatments -Avene - Diacneal Acne Treatment [DISCONTINUED]
thelonelyraindrop 11/7/2011 8:37:00 PM
I am on my second tube of this (my first tube was the Triacneal - pretty much the same thing). I alternate using this and retin A at night and it has saved my skin. It does a good job of gently exfoliating, and reducing breakouts. I know it's weird but I actually enjoy that tingling sensation it gives you when you first apply it. Lets me know that it's working!
Before I went on my organic/mineral/vegan makeup kick this was H/G for me. This stuff was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. Truly gave a pore-less look, and literally lasted all day. It gave such a wonderfully healthy glow to the skin. *sigh* just remembering it wants me to run out and repurchase...
Shampoo -Burt's Bees - Very Volumizing Pomegranate & Soy Shampoo
thelonelyraindrop 11/7/2011 8:27:00 PM
I love this shampoo! The smell is unreal (in a good way, haha), and it definitely has put some good bounce and shine into my locks. I would agree with others in that it can be drying, but since I use spray in conditioner after I wash, I find it balances out nicely. I have not yet used the conditioner, but so far the shampoo is holding up nicely!
Makeup Brushes -Bare Escentuals - Flawless Application Face Brush
thelonelyraindrop 11/7/2011 8:23:00 PM
I love this brush. I got it as part of their kit, so I can see how it may seem pricy if bought separately. However, I love it so much! It has never lost it's bristles (and I wash my brushes often), and it works well for other types of makeup too. Good for blending, and has held up well over the years.
I have read the philosophy behind this is that the natural balms are meant to calm and clear your mind so that sleep may set in naturally once your mind is at rest and calm enough to enter into its natural sleep cycle. I personally am a deep believer in organic, natural and herbal based remedies and this is one of my all time favorites. I use this almost every night and find it is very comforting and reassuring. Sure some may scoff at it being a placebo effect. But if having this cute little purple tin on my nightstand at night is all it takes to ensure a blissful sleep, then I'll gladly continue to purchase.
I love this mascara! It works well for plumping up and elongating lashes. No complaints whatsoever. It also works well for adding length to those finicky bottom lashes.
Wish it was a spray in, as it gets messy on my hands. However, I would still repurchase. I am growing my hair out (almost to waist length), and I need the ends as conditioned as possible so I don't waste my time having to cut off split ends. This really helps in that area, as well as for the whole head as a deep oil treatment.
Lotions/ Creams -Nuxe - Reve de Miel Hand & Nail Cream
thelonelyraindrop 11/7/2011 8:03:00 PM
I love this hand cream. The smell makes me feel like I am really divulging in luxury products. It smells just like their dry oil for those of you who have used it. As for its effectiveness; I use it as a daily maintenance, so when my hands are not dry but would like a bit of moisture and a lovely luxurious scent. However, when my hands are flaky, dry and chapped (ewww) it sadly does not deliver on relieving my hands from their dryness. Therefore if you are looking for relief from seriously dry hands, this may not be the best hand lotion out there for you.
Cleansers -Nuxe - REVE DE MIEL Face Gentle Cleansing Gel
thelonelyraindrop 11/7/2011 8:00:00 PM
As with all Nuxe products it was love at first smell with this one! It does a nice job of cleansing without irritating my skin. The only reason I will not be repurchasing is because I am moving on to more organic products with minimal ingredients (although Nuxe is natural in its claims, it has many ingredients in this face wash - something I am trying to distance myself from). Still, I would be lying if I said I didn't love this cleanser.
Lotions/ Creams -Nuxe - Huile Prodigieuse (Multipurpose dry oil)
thelonelyraindrop 11/7/2011 7:56:00 PM
Amazing scent!! This is my favourite dry oil!! I own both the gold one and clear. I like the concept of the spray that the larger bottles have and wish my smaller bottle had the same feature as it would make it much easier to apply. WIth that being said, it does an amazing job at moisturizing skin, makes it soft and supple throughout the day. The scent is never overpowering but noticeable if you sniff your arm (haha). I love putting this on the ends of my hair to nourish it, which also lets me smell it easier throughout the day as it brushes past my face. Definitely going to be a long time user of this product.
Very nice! Love the smell for a cold winter's day here in Canada. The smell lingers nicely, and compliments any vanilla/sweet fragrance I wear with it. Definitely needs to be warmed up to get the full effect though, I often carry it in my pocket for this reason and it seems to do the trick. Has a slight, but nice taste to it as well.
I am a huge vanilla fan, always in search of the newest, greatest vanilla based perfume, but this did not work for me...at all!! It gave me such a headache (I'm sensitive to certain smells), and made me feel quite sick. Thus it was given to someone who is able to pull off the scent much better. Maybe it was my body chemistry that clashed with it... Too bad =(
I don't know if it's just me, but this dried my lips out SO badly. I've used it several times all with the same results. Colour is lovely, and the smell is amazing. I am a HUGE snow fairy fan and it is nice to be able to wear the scent around. I just wish I understand what is in it that is making my lips so irritated. I so wanted to love this!!
This is a great makeup remover. Gentle for sensitive and irritated skin. My only complaint is the greasy waxy feeling I get after using it. It's manageable though, as I always wash my face with a different wash after removing makeup with this. If you need to take stubborn makeup off in a gentle way this is the way to go. But if you're using this alone, expect to feel that 'filmy' feeling on your skin afterwards. While I personally don't like that feeling, I can see how one might be drawn to this cleanser, as I feel it would serve well to moisturize skin, that is if you don't mind the feeling.
Meh... Lovely smell, good concept, just wish it delivered! I find I still need to layer another natural deodorant (I use the salt rock ones) with this. It does a good job if I do that. But I bought this hoping I could use this alone. The smell is lovely, and lingers nicely, but it is very messy. Hard to open first of all. And I think it would be better in a longer shaped shaker bottle. Just my two cents...