Moisturizers -Clinique - Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion
valigrrl 4/3/2011 6:59:00 PM
I bought this as I was a little tight on cash couldn't afford my preferred brand. Boy, you really do get what you pay for. I did get a few blemishes using this, but perhaps it was just coincidence. It is not very moisturizing so my skin does feel tight. My skin is no glowing as it does with Hope in a Jar. I do like the tube packaging. I will not buy this again, but instead, splurge on my fave, Philosophy's Hope in a Jar.
Fragrances -BeneFit Cosmetics - So Hooked On Carmella
valigrrl 3/10/2011 8:40:00 PM
Nahhh... I don't think I'll buy this again. It was a last minute splurge at Pharmaprix. Initially, it smells kinda sweet, but fades QUICKLY. Mehhh... not worth the $42.
Hellooo, MAC! I am back! I strayed from MAC a few years ago because their foundations just don't work for me... But recently stopped in looking for some eyeshadow. I ad forgotten how long their pigment lasts... OMG. And it never creased, not in 9 hours at least. Pricey, but well worth it! Perfect shades for my green peepers.
Gels/Soaps -Soap and Glory - Calm One Calm All Bubble Bath
valigrrl 9/5/2010 1:23:00 PM
Cute packaging, bubbles last long... I added 3 capfuls to running water. Scent not strong at all, which is fine by me. Not sure it was moisturizing, I still use Nivea Firming Q10 anyways. ETA: 18/09/10... The bottle is already empty... Time for another!
Do the Sephora ladies see me coming? Every time they give me a sample, I buy the full size. This product is phenomenal. I've now used it 4 nights in a row, and my skin is smooth, even, tight. The beginnings of my crow's feet have pretty well disappeared! My skin does tingle a bit, moreso on blemishes. Tastes awful, do no lick your face. The price, holy moly $60 at Sephora in Canada... But will be worth every penny. I expect it to last quite a while as you do not need a lot of this product. A full size jar is in my near future... ETA: I am now receiving compliments on my skin! I am glowing :)
Love love love! I've been wearing it for about a year now, and it is perfect. Sweet yet sexy :)
Lip Treatments -Soap and Glory - Sexy Motherpucker Lip Gloss
valigrrl 8/5/2010 6:36:00 PM
Junk. Far too thick and stick, I might as well use a glue stick on my lips. My lips did tingle, and possibly look larger though it may have been cuz the product is so freakin thick. I will not buy again.
Masks -Ole Henriksen - Blue/Black Berry Enzyme Mask
valigrrl 8/3/2010 8:11:00 PM
WOW! I got a sample at Sephora, tried it out, and immediately went back for the full sized jar. Price... yep, expensive at $40. But my skin is smooth and moist. I am impressed. I will buy it again, I just hope this jar lasts awhile at that price :-S
Moisturizers -Philosophy - Hope in a Jar - for all skin types
valigrrl 7/29/2010 10:20:00 AM
Not bad at all. I've been using this for a week now, and no breakouts! I am less oily and my skin feels soft and smooth. The price tag... $78 at Sephora. Wowsers! But, you get what you pay for, in my opinion. The packaging... a jar, I would prefer a pump bottle. It's cleaner and simply more convenient. But it does not contain sunscreen. Apparently there is a US version that has sunscreen so I will be checking that out. ETA: After about a month of using it, I have to say my skin has never looked and felt better. Still one lippy off because of the lack of SPF, in Canada anyways...
Pure junk. Thick, clumpy, flaky. I will never buy again.
Cleansers -Boots - No7 Quick Thinking 4 in 1 Wipes - All Skin Types
valigrrl 6/24/2010 9:03:00 PM
Holy Smokes! Just bought these cuz they were on sale at Pharmaprix, and I am impressed. They are not at all dry like the other reviews indicate. Nice, soggy and smooth! The packaging is great with a snap lid, and you get 30 in a pack instead of 25. I usually buy the L'Oreal Genesis wipes. I will definitely buy these again.
I bought this back around the holidays but just now pulled it out of my makeup drawer. Tasty and sweet... ahhhh. Not particularly pigments, but adds a nice hint of red. Not long lasting etiher, but it tastes great so no biggie. I might add a little liner and lipstick for a night out, though.
Self Tanners -Nivea - Summer Touch daily moisturizer
valigrrl 6/21/2010 3:49:00 PM
I am yellow. Bad.
Lip Gloss -Unlisted Brand - Balmshell-Lipgloss in 1 in 8
valigrrl 6/10/2010 3:45:00 PM
I ADORE this gloss! It is perfect. Nice color, not sticky. And the packaging is totally cute. I hear this is limited edition color, so stock up. I recently bought a Balmshell sample kit and love a few other colors, which I'm planning to pickup the full sized version. Run, don't walk to Shopper's Drug Mart or Sephora for Balmshell! Edited to add: Buy these at Sephora, where they are $11 each. They are $20 at Shopper's!
Total gimmick. It did nothing for me. Lip Venom by DuWop works much better at plumping, although it needs to be reapplied often. The price is outrageous, but I really did have high hopes for it. It dries up quickly, leaving your lips dry. I didn't feel much of a sting as other reviewers did. I will not buy again... waste of cash.