Lotions/ Creams -Deep Steep - Deep Steep Body Butter
victoriaemilyf 5/18/2013 12:08:00 PM
I bought this at Winners for $9 and for that price it is a great product! I'd never pay more for it though. PROS: - scent (Tangerine Melon) is light, refreshing, and a nice mix of citrus and softness. - the product absorbs quickly (30-45 seconds) and there is no greasy residue. I just put it on and there is no problem with the product leaving my hands and gooping up the keyboard. - the packaging is cute, simple, and easy to throw in a beach bag or keep on the tub. - the consistency is perfect for a body cream - easy to spread but not thin at all. I prefer it to body shop butters which can be hard to move around the body OR feel like a jelly. CONS: - it doesn't keep my skin hydrated for very long. My dry shins and cuticles need another does within an hour or two. For the other areas of my body that only require moderate hydration it is perfect. INGREDIENTS: aloe vera, infusion of tangerine, orange, and melon extracts, sunflower oil, glyceryl stearate, glycerin, coconut fatty acid, shea butter, vitamin E, cocoa seed butter, guar gum, xanthan gum, potassium sorbate (all ingredients are vegan and/or organic)
Moisturizers -Unlisted Brand - Consonant - Ultra Moisturizing Organic Face Cream
victoriaemilyf 11/11/2012 10:57:00 PM
I exclusively use this product line for facial care. The moisturizer is organic, has no added scent, and works well to make my face feel moisturized at night and in the morning. I also have sensitive skin and will develop small bumps, or redness easily with products. Consonant is the only line to not irritate my skin and actually clear it up 100%. This moisturizer stays true to the line and has caused no bumps, stinging, or redness. However: it is not enough to keep the dry patches of my face good to go all day long. I use a couple drops of bio oil at night in conjunction with this product though and I am extremely happy with those results.
Eye Makeup Remover -Avon - Moisture effective Eye makeup remover
victoriaemilyf 8/11/2012 11:47:00 PM
HG makeup remover that I have been using for 4+years Context: I have oily skin that is quite sensitive. I tend to only use organic/natural products (consonant, or natural oils) and wear mascara every day. Pros - no smell - 1 pea sized drop removes ALL makeup from both eyes. It has never met a makeup it can't remove. - each bottle lasts me almost the entire year, it's fantastic - no stinging/blurring/drying effects - quite moisturizing Cons - it is somewhat oily after applied but this doesn't matter to me. I take off my makeup at night and then wash my face...so the fact that the moisturizing product leaves a sheen is irrelevant.
Cleansers -Unlisted Brand - Consonant - Organic Foaming Face Wash
victoriaemilyf 7/12/2012 12:57:00 AM
HG cleanser! Received from the shopping channel, Canada. I have oily/combo skin and at first I found this product a bit drying. After 1 week my skin had normalized to it and there is nothing better!!!! I use this cleanser morning and night with no extra facial care at the moment. It has done all of the following for me, where no other cleanser or face-care system has. - removed all trace of 'bumps' on my forehead - minimized number of sebaceous filaments on nose - refined the look of pores across cheeks - evened skin tone in general - can use this product to remove eye makeup in a pinch - makes skin look better after 1 cleanse if I'm finding uneven tone - prevents pimples from erupting when I can feel it surfacing - skin is clear and even. 13/14 days I go without any concealer or foundation now! Seriously - my skin has never been better. Fresh, radiant skin with an organic Canadian cleanser. More so - there is no smell to it, which isn't so luxurious - but very friendly to the skin. http://www.consonantbody.com/products_en_1_1_0_4_0-Organic-Foaming-Face-Wash.php INGREDIENTS Aqua, Glycerin, Decyl Glucoside, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glycerin, Niacinamide, Calophyllum Tacamahaca, Melaleuca Alternifolia, Allantoin, Algae, Camellia Sinensis, Salix Alba, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Zingiber Officinale, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Vitis Vinifera, Comfrey, Chamomilla Recutita, Symphytum Officinale, Cucumis Sativa, Vaccinium Myrtillus, Saccharum Officinarum, Acer Saccharum, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis, Citrus Medica Limonum, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Benzoate, Citric Acid. DOES NOT CONTAIN: Phthalates, Petroleum Ingredients, Sulphates, Silicone, Synthetic Colour, Synthetic Fragrance or Paraben Preservatives.
For my fine hair, this did nothing. seemed to weigh it down.
Lotions/ Creams -The Body Shop - Coconut Body Butter
victoriaemilyf 7/12/2012 12:34:00 AM
Go to summer lotion - greasy on the skin for 30 minutes after application - strong beachy coconut smell that lingers through the day (love!) - felt like it helped when in the sun (gain some color) and sun repair (so moisturizing)
Moisturizers -Cetaphil - Daily Facial Moisturizer SPF15
victoriaemilyf 7/12/2012 12:31:00 AM
This broke me out so badly that I actually took pictures and sent it to the company in an e-mail. They responded with a phone call and had a health team member speak to me. They suggested that breakouts were due to a reaction to the sunscreen and that 20% of users would get this. 20%?! My immediate reaction on the phone was to ask why a warning was not indicated on the bottle if such a high percentage was affected. The associate had no answer and I stopped using cetaphil products. Even though I used to like their gental face wash - I will not go back to this company. It took my skin 8 months to recover from the red, bumpy rash and subsequent break outs/scars this product caused after being on my skin once for 5 minutes.
Great find you can often get a winners. - nozzle sometimes gets plugged - can cause build up (silicone product) - adds great shine if you're using heat products - not great frizz control - finishes and defines a look Over all it does what it says it will and smells pretty
This was gifted to me and I have loved it. I don't wear eye shadow often - in fact, rarely. But when I do, I reach for this palette. I have pale (in winter) and bronze (in summer) skin with yellow undertone and brown eyes with brown hair. This palette does a great job of blending during both seasons and accentuates my eyes. :)
Treatments -Burt's Bees - Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream
victoriaemilyf 7/12/2012 12:09:00 AM
Great cuticle repair salve. I use this at night (too greasy for day time use) on my dry and snagged cuticles (I pick at them *sigh* bad habit)... packaging is transportable, but because it's such a greasy product, i recommend only using at night. Also, one time I bought a tin that wouldn't even open! so tricky.
Eye Primer -Urban Decay - Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Original (UDPP)
victoriaemilyf 7/11/2012 11:59:00 PM
Great lid primer - but I don't wear eye shadow often. When I do, it creases within the hour and settles onto my cheek bones! With this primer, there is none of that. Works well, does what it promises.
I get this every xmas and I'll keep using it. Every bottle lasts 12 months and I use it nightly to remove eye makeup. A pea size amount on my fingers does the job when rubbed into the eye area and wiped away softly with a cloth or washed away after. It doesn't irritate skin or eyes and leaves the area feeling soft and conditioned.
I recently stopped using this due to finding a HG face wash that cleared up my complextion (consonant). However - this was great and I repurchased many times. Full coverage and easy blending. It left my skin even and fresh. It is comparable to Make up forever HD imo.
I just ran out of this product and will be rushing out to get more! It looks natural, is easy to use, stays put all day (oily skin) and lasts! With daily use, I held on to this for nearly 7 months. All it takes is a gentle touch. The one thing I would like is a better comb for my fine hairs...
Top/Base Coats -Sally Hansen - Maximum Growth plus Quick Dry Top Coat
victoriaemilyf 7/11/2012 11:34:00 PM
HG nail product. stays on my nails and actually makes them grow! I use it when I've bitten my nails and see great results after a week. Amazing!