This is a pretty boring cleanser, I don't think I'll be repurchasing. It does mildly dry my skin out which surprised me because it is marketed for dry and sensitive skin and has a very creamy consistency. I don't mind the smell. I bought it because it was all natural and cheap, around 10 dollars.
Cleansers -Mario Badescu - Glycolic Foaming Cleanser
wathenem 5/21/2013 11:52:00 AM
Love this stuff! The directions state to use this once or twice a week, which I do, and I've had it for 6 months now and have only used half the bottle! A little definitely goes a long way....anyways, it does leave your skin very soft and smooth, and doesn't dry it out either! I am anxious to try the Glycolic Toner.
Cleansers -Boots - Botanics All Bright Gentle Cleansing Cream
wathenem 5/21/2013 11:49:00 AM
I love this stuff! It has a great consistency, very milky and light but it does a great job of cleansing your face and doesn't leave it dry at all! Unfortunently I think they discontinued this recently or changed the formula because I couldn't find the exact product when I went to repurchase it at Target.
Moisturizers -Earth Science - Almond-Aloe Moisturizer
wathenem 5/21/2013 11:45:00 AM
This is a moisturizer on the lighter side, with a thin-ish, non-creamy consistency. It's not very moisturizing, which is the main reason I won't be repurchasing. Nothing terribly wrong with it, you get a decent amount of product for 10 dollars.
No one else has mentioned that this smells like HONEY! At least to me, I definitely detect some honey drizzled over a few crisp granny smith apples with a bouquet of flowers thrown in. It is a very light scent... you could probably spray this on yourself a million times and it would still smell very light and airy. Anyways, I think this smells pretty good, definitely not groundbreaking but very sweet, spring-y, and non-offensive. According to my vanity, Chloe fragrances seem to be a favorite of mine.
Meh. Nothing to complain about but this leave-in conditioner isn't that special. If it was i would be using it everyday and not be able to go without it, but i've had my bottle for like 2 years and its only half way full because the only times i use it is when i remember to, have a little extra time getting ready, or just feel like doing something different with my hair. nothing bad to say about the results, but i don't really notice a difference from the days when i use it and the days that i don't. i might re purchase and get the version of this that has keratin in it when i eventually run out.
Lips -Revlon - Colorburst Lip Butter in Red Velvet
wathenem 11/11/2012 11:59:00 PM
I do not understand why people don't LOVE these lip butters as much as me. I buy soo many lip products, they're my favorite thing to buy, and this lip butter is probably my HG. Its so pigmented and the texture is phenomenal, very slippery and buttery but doesn't rub off quickly which is my favorite part about it. I don't wear this color in it's full-on opaqueness like in the pictures, i put it on and then blot it and it leaves a beautiful natural looking rosy red finish that lasts a really long time because of the particular texture. And it never gets dry or leaves your lips looking rough like lipsticks do over time if you don't touch them up, but the shine does go away after a while. I would strongly encourage people to try this lip butter blotted and muted down a bit for everyday wear, its so pretty.
Styling Products -Organix - Renewing Moroccan Argan Penetrating Oil
wathenem 11/11/2012 11:53:00 PM
i like this on DRY hair, on wet hair i notice little difference but when i put it on my air-dryed hair it makes it so much softer and smoother and never oily or weighed down at all (and my hair is pretty thin too). i even massage a little into my roots, does not make hair greasy, don't use too much though or i'm sure it would. honestly, im not sure if its the argan oil or just the silicones doing the trick as i never use hair styling products. there are probably other products similar to this one, but you can pick this up at ulta or cvs for around 4 dollars for a small 50 ml bottle.
THIS AGES TERRIBLY. used to smell really really good, after like a year smells like cheap, musty bath and body works body splash.
Although not perfect, for 2 dollars, you can't beat them. They have great pigmentation and last a fairly long time. I am a lifeguard and i like to wear them at work because they are decent at being mildly waterproof. I have found that the packaging is true to the actual color on your lips.
My favorite thing about AA polishes are 1.) the colors, and 2.) the packaging! There are some really unique and pretty colors in their selection, including in their NEON and Glitter lines. Some stores don't carry all the colors, so look at the full selection online! The packaging is really unique and definitely is a plus, and i'm not usually a sucker for packaging. Check them out! Its good to support products made in the usa!
Polishes -Sally Hansen - Xtreme Wear - Mint Sorbet
wathenem 6/17/2012 8:22:00 PM
The color of this nailpolish is the most perfect, opaque mint color i've come across, once applied you will not be able to stop staring at your nails. The only grip i have with this polish is the consistency. Its sooo thick and goopy, like 2 year-old nail polish goopy. Some of you might not have trouble working with it, but i did, enough trouble to make me not want to buy it again. I think I'm going to try Revlon's mint color as an alternative. However, im not complaining too much about it because it was only like 2 dollars.
Gels/Soaps -Softsoap - Honeysuckle and Orange Peel Bodywash
wathenem 6/17/2012 8:17:00 PM
Like others have said, the smell is amazing. In my opinion, way more honeysuckle than citrus, it has a very sweet floral smell that combines amazingly with the orange. Softsoap body washes are no joke, they're so cheap and never fail to leave you with moisturized, super-soft skin. Way less drying than even Dove bodywashes.
I don't like vanilla/sugary fragrances, but I like them when they are presented in a unique way, like Butterfly. Another one i like is Kenzo Amour. I agree with the other reviewers who said its a more mature and much more interesting "sweet" perfume. I've been using it for years. When I first tried it i was blown away by how good it smelled.
Polishes -Sally Hansen - Xtreme Wear - Pacific Blue
wathenem 5/1/2012 7:59:00 PM
My #1 favorite nail polish color. The color is just absolutely beautiful, I think the picture displayed depicts it well, i like to think of it as an electric blue color. Looks so good and classy when worn contrasted with dresses that are different colors than the nail polish.