Great sunscreen! Not greasy, all-physical. I use this daily and it has not broken me out at all. This is my HG sunscreen.
Cleansers -Josie Maran Cosmetics - Bear Naked Wipes
uggslippers 11/13/2010 2:14:00 PM
I have been using these wipes to clean my skin at night. I love the way it cleans my skin. It has a great citrus scent and feels soft on the skin. The wipes are a bit on the thin side, though, but it works out well for me because I don't wear a ton of makeup. On the plus side, they are very moist. I keep these wipes in a ziplock pouch to keep it from drying out.
I love this product! It has really refined my pores and balanced my skin. I am in my mid 30's, always had oily skin, enlarged pores; the more continuously I've used this, the better the results have been. I highly recommend this product. Plus, it's all natural.
Lipstick -BeneFit Cosmetics - Silky Finish in Hug It Out
uggslippers 12/10/2009 8:14:00 PM
I was on a quest to find a great lip color and this is it! It feels great on the lips and the color suits my skin very well. It has a decent staying power, too. I love the color and the texture. This is what will keep me buying this product again!
Eyeliner -Make Up For Ever - Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner
uggslippers 7/16/2008 2:45:00 AM
The brush is too thin and it's hard to control the application. The formula itself is ok. It's very pricey. Will buy again, because there aren't many waterproof liners out there that are decent enough.
Cleansers -Philosophy - Purity Made Simple (Real Purity Cleanser)
uggslippers 7/15/2008 2:23:00 AM
It's only been less than two weeks since I started using this, but so far, so good. I didn't know what to think about it after the first few days, but I am starting to form an opinion. Basically, it's a good cleanser: it does its job of removing makeup and cleansing the skin. I have oily skin, but I don't use too much of the product, for fear of stripping my skin. I use just enough so that my skin feels cleansed and refreshed. I think there might be a tendency for some people to use too much of the product because it does not foam much at all. An aside: the fragrance smelled very familiar. I had to think about it and it dawned on me that it smells exactly like the Mint Wash from Origins, which I used back in high school (in the early 90's). Although it smells very similar, the two are very different. I prefer Philosophy. It is more gentle.
This mask is pretty good at eliminating blackheads. I also like the fact that it only takes 5 minutes (I hate having to wait around for 10 or more minutes with a mask on my face, waiting to wash it off). My skin looks and feels smoother and more refined after using this. I found that it is more effective when I wet my fingertips and massage my face before I rinse off. It seems to push out the blackheads from the pores. I recommend using a moisturizer after using the mask because it can feel a bit drying.
This is an effective mask. It does clear out the pores and leaves the skin smoother and clearer. You do have to use this on a consistent basis - about once or twice a week. I have noticed that my skin gets dull if I don't use it consistently. Another technique I use with this mask to get maximum result is that after I leave it on for 15 minutes, I wet my fingertips and massage my face. It lifts up blackheads and releases dead cells. Then I rinse.
Powder -Bare Escentuals - Bare Minerals Foundation #2
uggslippers 7/10/2008 2:23:00 AM
I started using Bare Minerals after having stopped wearing foundation (liquid) altogether for about 8 years. It was given to me as a gift, but I had no interest in using it whatsoever. One day, I decided to experiment with it since a big event in my life was coming up. To my surprise, I fell in love with this product! It looks very natural on my skin, but yet covers redness and little imperfections here and there. I use Boscia's oil-free daily hydration underneath, and it's perfect. At first, it looks a bit powdery, but after about 30 minutes, everything is blended well on my skin and my skin looks great! I'm so glad I found this foundation, because I had vowed never to use liquid foundation on my skin due to its unnatural look and pore-clogging qualities. Bare Minerals seems to be good for my skin, which I love, and it makes my skin look great, too!
The color is an iridescent orange, which does not look flattering on my skintone. I expected a pinkish hue, but found an unflattering orange instead.
This is an ok shampoo. I was using the original formula but noticed that the store no longer carried it. I looked at all of the selections from Aussie, and decided to try the cleanse and mend, since it seemed the most comparable to the original formula. Well, it was quite different and it did not measure up. It didn't clean my hair well and it did not leave my hair bouncy as the other formula. I was disappointed.
Deodorants -Dove - Ultimate Clear Go Fresh Energizing
uggslippers 6/17/2008 3:32:00 AM
This works great on me. I like that it does what it's supposed to and doesn't leave white marks on my clothes. I didn't have much luck with the packaging, however. It's hard to pull off the cap without leaving the deodorant stick intact. I have to remember to take the cap off carefully and slowly so that the product doesn't get shaved off by the cap. It's kind of annoying...but I guess I can live with it!
This shampoo clarified my hair and made it more manageable. I liked it, but I found that it wasn't moisturizing enough. I have pretty damaged hair. This is a good everyday shampoo, but I would need to vary it with a more moisturizing shampoo for my hair. Overall, it's pretty good.
Lip Treatments -Fresh - Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15
uggslippers 6/17/2008 3:18:00 AM
This goes on very smooth and has a pleasant texture on the lips. It does not feel sticky and makes my lips look and feel moisturized and healthy. The smell is fantastic and I love the packaging. The quality of the lip treatment really matches the packaging. It is very pricey, but I guess it's worth it.
Sunscreen -Peter Thomas Roth - Instant Mineral SPF 30
uggslippers 6/17/2008 3:06:00 AM
I love this! It's improved the quality of my skin; and it offers great sun protection. I just apply this over my moisturizer in the morning and I'm set to go. It's very easy to use-it doesn't take a lot of time to apply. You just shake and apply. I'm very happy with this product and will repurchase.