I hate foam cleansers as I feel they do not take off enough make up but this one is amazing. I have normal skin with no problems as long as I keep a routine going. I hate the smell of roses but I can not smell roses at all so it is great. 1 pump will do your whole face and I keep cleansing for a good 2 minutes. It rinses off with no residue and when I take the micellar water to my face from Nuxe there is nothing left to take off. They make a small size for travel which is perfect since I do travel a lot. Another amazing product from this company.
Skincare - Body -Caudalie - Vine Body Butter/Baume Gourmand Corps
vmax 1/5/2013 11:30:00 AM
I love this brand and use quite a few things from them. I purchased this in a gift set and I was able to use it daily for about a month and half. It is very thick and moisturizes well. It smells like a light orange tic tac smell, which I love. It is too thick for me which is why I will not repurchase. I have normal skin and it takes too long to sink in. I never put on clothes until my lotion/oil is fully absorbed and this takes a good 20 min even in the winter. I really do like it on my feet and it is perfect for them. In fact I purchased the Foot Balm from Caudalie and it was so similar to this I returned it. I have given samples to friends with very dry skin and they love it.
Misc Beauty Tools -Urban Decay - the revolution eyelash curler
vmax 9/25/2012 9:57:00 PM
Love this thing. I almost returned it but went on the UD site to look at the tutorial and went OHHHH thats how it works It took about 2 weeks to get used to and now I can not live without. It was very scary at first but I got the hang of it. I only used to use the Shu one but stopped once I had to order it online. Pros: So many replacement sponges, you will have them forever. Curls really well and holds it for awhile. So easy to get every last lash. Cons: Huge learning curve Side Note: 1. Do not ever use once mascara is already on, it will end bad. 2. Curl before liquid liner or it will end bad if not completely dry 3. Do Not ever try after a few beers,,,I am sure you can imagine.
Lips -Revlon - Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain- Smitten
vmax 5/18/2012 5:43:00 PM
I will be buying it in a different color. I am a NC15 to 20. I am more towards a 2o right now and I have to agree this is an amazing berry shade. When I first put it on it looked way too dark but I blotted it a bit and the color is fabulous. The great thing is it actually keeps a stain that is even and long lasting. THe color is actually great to pair with lipstick or gloss shades that need a bit of color correcting. Overall I think it is a great drugstore product that does what it claims to do. It is also nice it is half the price of others if not less if you can find it on sale.
I am very thankful to find this product and this line. I have combo skin that does not break out except when I use certain products. I am not overly sensative but I do get irritation if it is not purer products. This cleanser is amazing. I use it the morning when I wake up with a big cotton pad so I do not have to use wipes. I cleanse my skin very well at night so in the AM I just need to wipe. It takes off everything. Also it is great after a facial mask so you get any risidual product off. It is very cheap considering a normal size bottle of it lasts me about 3 to 4 months and it replaces facial wipes which run me about $7 for 25 of them. I normally get it with a buy 2 products get a free gift with purchase through SKIN1.com (not affilated) so I can try out other products as well. OH and I do not smell the Roses in it which is good since I HATE the smell of roses.
I am more of a light coverage, tinted moisturizer girl. I love this, not only because it was free after the rebate but that it stayed on all day. For reference I have completly normal skin, not too dry and not to oily. I like that the bottle is a squeeze tube, since it is easy to dispense. It is a bit of a weird consistancy but no problems with it. A little goes a long way. A great drugstore find.
Eyeliner -Physicians Formula - Eye Booster Lash Boosting Felt-Tip Eyeliner Serum
vmax 3/8/2012 9:35:00 PM
PF again makes a hit and is giving all the mid range eyeliners a run for their money! I love that this liner is a darker matte brown. It goes on either thin or thick depending and the applicator is awsome over shadow. Been using it a week and love that I have no missing spots when I rub my eyes, no flakes, and it is still there on my way home. I did learn that it is best to leave it flat or so the applicator is facing down but for the price it can not be beat. For reference I have sensitive eyes with contacts.
Treatments -Unlisted Brand - Amika - Oil Treatment
vmax 2/23/2012 10:07:00 PM
I got 4 samples of this recently and once I opened one I could not put it down. I have normal, long, straight non color treated hair and it made my hair soft and managable. My hair is in long layers about 3/4 of the way down my back and gets tangled easily. Love the smell but I also like more natural, non perfume smells. I will be purchasing a full size bottle of it. I would say not to put it near your scalp as it can make hair a bit greasy if you use too much. I usually use it on damp hair and start about half way down.
Gels/Soaps -L'Occitane - Amande Cleansing and Soothing Shower Oil
vmax 9/19/2011 10:50:00 PM
I love this stuff! This replaced my Neutrogean Shower Gel in the blue as the best ever shower gel. Love the Fragrance, love the feel and love the fact it does not make my bath tub an oily mess. It is a bit on the pricey size but I have the travel size and will def. go out and repurchase it. It is also fabulous as a shave creme in a pinch
Lotions/ Creams -Nivea - Body Smooth Sensation Daily Lotion for Dry Skin
vmax 9/19/2011 10:43:00 PM
I love Nivea and am biased to them but this lotion is fabulous. I usually use Nivea Creme but it is just too thick for warmer weather. This is best after a shower though it does take a few moments to sink in. The smell is pleasant, you will not have it overpower a fragrance you are wearing. It is nice enough to not need a fragrance. Love that it comes in both the full size and travel size, since I hate when I can not take my favorites with me. Love the pump bottle as well since it is the only way I really like lotion as I feel I use too much any other way.
Fragrances -Soap and Glory - Girligo Body Moisturizing Mist
vmax 7/17/2011 5:20:00 PM
I should start by saying I have yet to find a Soap and Glory product I do not like. That said, this one is in the middle. Love the packaging as it is in a nice spray bottle that does not clog. Love the scent which is why I would buy it again. But overall can only use it in the summer time on the hotest days since it is so light, which is why there is a 3 rating. The price is a bit high but if it was in a gift set or gwp would be very happy.
Hair Removal -eos - Shave Cream Ultra Moisturizing Pomegranate Raspberry
vmax 7/17/2011 5:12:00 PM
I usually use soap, which does the job but I need more lotion afterwards. This was on sale at both Rite Aid and Walgreens for $1. I picked some up since I really hate foaming and this said a lotion. I love it. It goes on in a nice this layer. I need 1.5 pumps for each leg and 1 for each arm. A bottle usually lasts me about a month and half in the summer time as I shave every other day. The bottle is amazing as it is really recyclable or I can put other lighter lotions in it. Also the pump makes dispensing easy and there is no rust rings in my shower. Taking off 1 lippy as unknown if it is an HG yet but I will go rebuy to find out.
This is an HG for me. I purchased it when it first came out from Mac. I forgot that it was an eyeshadow so I used it and Emote as a contour to my cheeks. I am very pale NC15. and it gives me a nice shimmery effect so Emote is not so harsh. After joining MUA I realized that it was an eyeshadow:) Then it was used up even quicker.Love it and really wish Mac would rerelease. Side note I tried the other eyeshadows from this collection and they are similare to the Too Faced ones as well.
Cleansers -Avene - Cold Cream Ultra-Rich Soap-Free Cleansing Bar
vmax 3/15/2011 8:14:00 PM
I received this in an international swap as I was interested in the line. I purchased it for my body skin, not my face but it is amazing on both. I live in Buffalo and all the stories are true. It is so dry here that I get horrible dry skin when nothing but oil will work. This year was particually bad and I started using this bar since I could not stop itching. Well I have been itch free for a month and only half the bar is gone. A+ for Avene. It maybe $9 but is worth it. I tried it on my face and it worked well for everything except my eyeliner.
Gels/Soaps -Palmers - Organic Therapy Olive Oil with Vitamin E Soap
vmax 2/23/2011 8:56:00 PM
I love this product, unfortunatly my skin did not. It is a very nice, well milled bar soap that last for aprox. 1 month. I have used it for 2 weeks and it left my skin moisturized and soft. The smell is awsome, lightly scented and very much like the moisturizer from Palmers with Olive Oil. It comes in a box and retails for about $4 which is not bad since it will last a month with daily use. I would highly recommend this to anyone. My issue is with glycerine soaps and my skin. This happens everytime I try using them. Luckily it so moisturizing that it lasted 2 weeks before I became itchy. This is no way reflective of the product but my skin. All in all another NON cocoa Butter hit from Palmers.