I REALLY did not like this one. The only positive thing is the actual color of the nail polish. It's a bright, shiny medium blue. However, as many of the other reviewers have mentioned, the quality negates this. It's far too thin (three coats at MINIMUM) and takes an absurdly long time to dry properly. If you don't have hours of sitting with your hands perfectly still after application, the polish will smudge in heartbeat. Is the air humid? Just forget it! Not to mention that the polish stuck to the skin around my nails more than any I've ever used, even after a hot shower! In fact, in the shower, the polish started peeling off of my nails while it clung stubbornly to my skin. Just a big ol' "NO" to this one. There are some really lovely blues out there-- buy one of those!
Fragrances -Bath and Body Works - Coco Cabana Body Splash
trogdora 7/5/2010 4:17:00 PM
I love, B&BW, but I would not recommend this particular scent. It's not a bad smell, but it smells only vaguely like coconut. Also, I can tell you that, having had it over a long time, it is a scent that is easy to get tired of-- this one is no HG, that's for sure. Here's my advice: if you try this one out and like it a lot, buy a small bottle. There is no way you're going to want to keep using it the full 8 oz. later. WAIT. I just checked the website, and they don't seem to be selling this one in a smaller size. So you know what? Just skip this scent entirely, and try a different coconut.
I am really not a fan of this one. They should just cut to the chase and call this scent Baby Powder instead of Powder Fresh, because that's what it is. It's not a BAD smell, but it's not something I really want to smell like, either. It is an okay deodorant-- the baby powder scent covers up sweat pretty well. As an antiperspirant, however, I haven't had much luck. It doesn't stop sweating very effectively. Though I haven't had problems with white streaks on my clothes, it does stay white (and a little crumbly) in the creases under my arms. It's even worse at its supposed invisibility if you haven't shaved for a couple days.
Moisturizers -Aveeno - Aveeno Clear Complexion Daily Moisturizer
trogdora 7/5/2010 3:38:00 PM
Pros: -It really does keep my skin feeling soft, and it helps to soothe it when I get dry patches on my cheeks from being in the sun -You only need a single pump, so that 4 oz. can last a while -The packaging is very nice: classy design and nice touch with a pump head that locks into two positions, one to pump out product and one to NOT pump, a godsend to anyone who has ever had a pump head ruin everything in their bag Cons: -As always, Aveeno products can be a little pricey -No SPF :( -Not for everyone: some people complain about breakouts, and the package warns that dryness and peeling can occur
Cleansers -Neutrogena - Neutrogena Deep Clean Cleanser Cream
trogdora 7/5/2010 3:04:00 PM
This product pretty much does what the packaging claims to do-- it cleans and exfoliates your face and leaves your skin feeling fresh. Overall, it's a decent cleanser. I would NOT recommend it to anyone looking for a solution to an acne problems -- it doesn't really get rid of acne, nor does it claim to, though the label seems to imply it prevents acne (and I'm not sure I agree with that). Some people say it makes them break out, too. I also might advise people with sensitive skin to stay away, because if I leave it on for more than a few seconds, it starts to burn a little, so it might irritate your skin.