Moisturizers -Philosophy - Miracle Worker Miraculous Anti-Aging Moisturizer
vesuvana 12/8/2012 7:28:00 AM
Got a sample so I can't comment on it's anti-aging ability but it's surprisingly oily. It's light and pleasantly scented and didn't upset my sensitive skin, but it did leave me shiny. I put Cerave AM over it and that seemed to help, but I don't like the oily feeling of this so I won't buy a fullsize.
Lip Gloss -Cover Girl - Fruit Spritzers-Watermelon Splash
vesuvana 6/16/2012 2:59:00 PM
It definitely is slick- as someone else posted it borders on oily feeling on lips. The slick feeling lasts a reasonable time. The color is very sheer, which I like, and the shine is noticeable but not too much for daytime. The only thing I really don't like is the strong sweet fruity fragrance - it drives me crazy and is strong enough for people around me at school to notice. That's too strong!
Lipstick -Revlon - Colorburst Lip Butter - Candy Apple
vesuvana 6/16/2012 2:32:00 PM
It's funny a lot of gals hoped this would be less orange - I saw the color of the tube and hoped it would be more orange, as the tube is. I'd call it an orange-tinged red, like some candy apples come out. I love lip butters and balms for summer. This one is pigmented enough to be used as a lipstick replacement all year. It's moisturizing but still much more opaque than I expected from a 'butter.' I also have added Cover Girl Wetslicks gloss in watermelon over this color and it adds the nicest reddish shine - very good together!
Lipstick -L'Oreal - Color Riche Lip Balm 318 Heavenly Berry
vesuvana 6/16/2012 2:10:00 PM
This is a very moisturizing balm that goes on smoothly and feels creamy on lips. It has almost no color, which is ok if you know that before you buy it. It definitely doesn't have the depth of color as the tube or the stick would lead you to think. I like this color a lot because it adds just a hint of depth to my natural lip color and feels good.
I got this in an intro kit and it's refreshing because there's a lot of peppermint in it. So it does feel nice when I spray it on my face, but it tastes so totally awful if you lick your lips for hours after spraying this on, that I'm not even going to use up this sample size. Not worth the money for a chemical-filled mint scented water spray.
I got this as part of an intro kit. The only thing "quenching" about this daily lotion is that it's full of peppermint so it tingles and smells strongly of mint. It's not terribly moisturizing but it's ok for summer. Not worth the cost for me.
Lip Gloss -Maybelline - Color Sensational Lipgloss Twinkle
vesuvana 6/16/2012 1:38:00 PM
I like this lip gloss a lot more than I thought I would. It adds shine without glitter, so it's perfect for daytime. It has a slight silvery iridescence so it's not just glossy. Like most glosses, it doesn't last a long time, but you can reapply without a mirror as often as you want. I reapply often because I don't like the slightly tacky feeling that glosses get as they wear off. I will definitely keep this one around.
Lip Gloss -Maybelline - Color Sensational Lipgloss - Cranberry Cocktail
vesuvana 6/16/2012 1:14:00 PM
Nice rich cranberry color, surprisingly pigmented for a lip gloss. So one coat really is enough and sometimes I have to blend it in like a regular lipstick or lip stain. It's very shiny at first, which is nice. Not too sticky, but definitely like most lip glosses, my hair gets stuck to it more than with a lip balm. It doesn't last long enough to moisturize my lips but it doesn't dry them out either, and since it doesn't last very long on me, I haven't noticed the feathering or color change that others have. Not my HG gloss, but worth the $5 or $6 to try.
Sunscreen -Unlisted Brand - Neocutis Journee Bio-restorative Day Cream with PSP
vesuvana 6/16/2012 1:08:00 PM
I got a sample of this and really like it. For spf 30, it's not greasy at all and has a light texture. I like the way my skin feels with this on it. I would buy it again for my face but probably only when it's on sale because Cerave AM is almost as good and really cheap.
Lip Treatments -Maybelline - Baby Lips lip balm in Pink Punch
vesuvana 6/16/2012 12:59:00 PM
I love lip balm and I like this line in the Cherry Me color but this one is more opaque and settles immediately into my lip lines (the normal ones in the center of the lip, not like the ones you get outside the lips), even if I put a clear balm underneath. So I have bright pepto-bismol colored stripes on my lips instead of a nice pink overall color. Also the color wears off within minutes in the center of your lips,leaving a clown-like ring of pink around the edges. Not for me.
I bought a Skyn intro size kit that contained this cleanser. It's ok. You really do use a tiny pea sized glob to wash your entire face and neck. I like the creamy feeling when I'm rubbing it onto my wet skin but it's very hard to wash off and yes, it leaves my face drier than I like a cleanser to leave it. I saw no improvement the whole time I used the Skyn line so I won't be buying this expensive line again.
Toners -Clarins - Toning Lotion Alcohol Free with Plant Extracts
vesuvana 6/16/2012 12:47:00 PM
This smells wonderful and gently cleans off make-up or freshens my face without drying it. I don't use it after washing but it would be good then too. I wish it cost less.
Lipstick -L'Oreal - Color Riche Balm 418 Caring Coral
vesuvana 6/16/2012 12:43:00 PM
I love balms with a hint of color. This is a great creamy texture and feels wonderful going on my lips. I love that it has spf 15 in it. These colors are very very sheer, no matter how many layers you put on. That's ok for me since that means I can apply it without using a mirror. I do wish it added a bit more color. It's totally worth it if you find it on sale for about $5
Lip Gloss -Maybelline - Cololr Sensational in Hooked on Pink
vesuvana 6/16/2012 12:31:00 PM
I usually wear more cranberry or claret red colors but this pink is like my lip color, only better. I could wear this day or night, with anything. You can build up depth of color by applying a second layer. It adds a nice shininess and isn't too sticky. I will definitely keep this one around always.
Conditioner -Avon - Advance Techniques Colour Protection
vesuvana 6/15/2011 10:29:00 AM
I don't know if it protects color more than any leave-in conditioner but this one adds definition to my long curls as it dries. Just be careful not to use too much or you get the crunchy curl experience.