Cleansers -Mary Kay - Mary Kay Creamy Cleanser Formula 2
tianshiXTC 7/6/2009 5:51:00 PM
Got this as a gift from a client. Leaves skin sticky and unclean after washing. Could not remove makeup. Skin felt greasy afterwards so I can to use another cleaner to wash away the sticky feeling. Overall a very cheaply made product. Fragrance, smells like plastic. Disappointing.
Scrubs -Ren - Jojoba Microbead Purifying Facial Polish
tianshiXTC 5/11/2009 3:23:00 AM
I wanted desperately to like this product as much as the other reviewers -- I bought it primarily because I was looking for a good scrub. But for the price...meh. The results are okay -- skin feels nice and refreshed, smells good. Decent packaging, and 1 pump is sufficient for covering the entire face. But I find it hard to get rid of the flakes around the nose, which is never a problem with a larger particle scrub like the St Ives Apricot Scrub. Sure, the Apricot Scrub is harsher, but sometimes that's what you need to get rid of the gunk. I think the Ren scrub is good for frequent use, since it doesn't irritate the skin. But I gotta take a lippie off for it not really performing for the main reason I bought it for, especially since it's quite costly.
This is my HG compact. I like how it looks very natural but has decent coverage. The particles of powder are very fine and it has a slight sheen to it. It does cling a little bit to dry spots, but within 20 minutes of applying, I feel like I have a new face on for the day -- supple, smooth, good in all lighting. It does need a bit of reapplying during the day, especially in the T-zone area. The packaging is a bit cheesy and I wish they gave you more product for the price, but it's worth it.
I agree with most posters that the scent is too overwhelming -- not kidding when I say it smells like a Port-o-John, way too faux floral. The redeeming quality is that it is a pretty good moisturizer, I always wake up with smooth skin and pretty good results. I don't know about the ultra-lifting qualities, but it's a decent enough cream, just not sure if it's worth it with the price tag. I got this as a present with the gift set (includes face wash, eye cream, serum and the 1.7 oz jar), which I would recommend since it's only a little bit more expensive than the 1.7 oz jar itself.
I swear by Vaseline, especially as a lip protectant. I used to try all sorts of chapsticks, but always keep going back to Vaseline...it's a big greasy, but if you put it on at night, you'll wake up with smoother, softer lips. Haven't tried slathering it all over my face, still a bit hesitant about that...but it's also good for small cuts. I keep a 2.5 oz tube, since I find it a bit more hygienic than the tub...but I did notice that the tube is quite a bit more expensive than the equal tub. But for convenience, and it's only like, 50 cents more expensive, it's definitely worth it. Can't go wrong with this staple.
I tried Delicious on at Sephora in NYC and fell in love with it. Usually, I don't go for the dark pinkish colors, because they make my small lips look even smaller. However, because of the shininess of this lip polish, it makes my lips look juicy! It's got the right amount of viscocity to it so that it's not too goopy, but also not too liquidy (think Cargo lip glosses that have high shine, but are really watery and melt). The packaging is cute, but I have a bit of trouble getting the nailpolish-esque brush to get my upper lip. My sister recently got Chanel Blizzard, and we've been comparing the colors--Delicious seems to be a slight hint more mauve, and Blizzard a bit lighter pink. I would recommend this one, it's 7 bucks cheaper and contains more product (despite what it looks).
I bought this to go with a light salmon colored dress. Admittedly, Bliss is nicer looking in the bottle than on. Alone, it tends to look a bit too pale. But with a nice liner or a coat of lipstick underneath, this gives off some fantastic shine. I'm pretty light colored, and I like the nude but ultrashiny look that this gives. It's not a lipgloss that will emphasize lips (might make them appear slightly more pouty due to the reflection), but it looks good with accented eyes, since it deemphasizes lip color. Overall, I like Bliss for naked shine and glittery particles. Also, I love how smooth the formula for this is!
Misc Beauty Tools -Unlisted Brand - Schick - Quattro for Women
tianshiXTC 8/4/2005 3:58:00 PM
I bought this because I left my Venus at school, and it was on sale for cheaper at the supermarket than a replacement Venus. Like someone else said, this razor is heavier than the Venus, but I don't necessarily think it's a bad thing--it doesn't fall out of my shower caddy as easily, and the grip on it in the shower is better. The four blades (hence Quattro) seem to do a pretty good job, esp. because of the lotion bar thingies... I have noticed that the Venus's lotion strips always fall off within a few good shaves, but so far, the Quattro's lotion strips are still there...only thing I don't like about them is that if you touch the strips, it's kinda slimey =T But overall, I'm pretty satisfied with the Quattro--don't think I'll be going back to the Venus anytime soon.
I've got a lip gloss fetish, and Tawny Gold is my ultimate. I take it everywhere with me, fits easily into purse or pocket. I agree that the pot is a little chintzy, and I can see it breaking easily, but mine's still in good shape. I agree it gets a little messy, but the lipgloss lasts for a long time. Even after it dries out a bit, it still leaves a nice rosy tint. It works well for 11.50, most glosses these days are well over, and don't have half the pigment.