Fragrances -Bath and Body Works - Blushing Cherry Blossom
worldwidepigs 5/18/2008 7:12:00 PM
I have been searching for a rose scent for a few months now and all the expensive brands and Sephora smelled like an old-lady. I just wanted something really simple and fresh. I went to Bath and Body works today and this was a new one that I've never smelt before. I was so lucky because it smells like rose and kind of like lychee. It smells like fresh summer rose and is not at all musky and heavy. I am 17 years old so this is perfect, its not at all teeny-bopper and it not too mature either. Its just right.
The only conditioner that makes my hair super soft. Usually other conditioners just make my hair oily so I only use it on the ends. But I use this conditioner all over once a week. It makes my hair very soft and light; it doesn't weight down my hair at all and I have thin hair that gets flat easily. It's a little expensive but a little goes a very very long way. I would definitely buy this again. I use this along with Beauty Without Cruelty Daily Benefits Shampoo.
This shampoo is the best. I have thin straight Asian hair and it tends to be a little dry at the ends and oily on the scalp. This shampoo is pH balanced so it regulated my hair and now it feels healthy and normal, not too oily or dry. I usually use moisturizing shampoo because normal shampoos are too drying. But this normal shampoo is not dry at all. The moisturizing shampoo is good for those who don't have thin hair. Because my hair is really thin any amount of moisture will weigh it down. Overall, this shampoo is healthy and smells like very light lemongrass. The smell doesn't stay in the hair but smells very clean and fresh in the shower. This is now my holy grail shampoo.
Lotions/ Creams -Bath and Body Works - Sweet Pea body Lotion
worldwidepigs 12/26/2007 10:38:00 PM
This lotion doesn't moisturize my hand at all, but it might be because it is winter and I need something a little stronger because I do have dry skin. The smell is a really strong sweet smell at first but than fades to be refreshing like the body spray. I would buy this again if it was more moisturizing.
Fragrances -Bath and Body Works - Sweet Pea Body Spray
worldwidepigs 12/26/2007 10:34:00 PM
I really like the smell, but like other reviewers have mentioned, it is a pretty common smell. With that said however, the smell is very nice: a fresh, light floral scent. Someone who wears this is very feminine but in a natural way. This scent is far from sexy. It has no musk. So it suits teenagers well. I can be a little too sweet after a while though.
Lip Treatments -Neutrogena - Lip Nutrition Mango Moisture Balm
worldwidepigs 12/26/2007 10:30:00 PM
I love the smell, taste and feel. It is overall very moisturizing and stays put for quite some time. It gives a very subtle gloss, which i like. It isn't as moisturizing as Chapstick however, and i don't like to use my fingers to apply it because it comes in a tub.
Lip Treatments -Blistex - Lip Infusion - Cherry Splash
worldwidepigs 12/26/2007 10:27:00 PM
It is very oily. Imagine eating salad with the dressing still on your lips. It smells nice, like artificial cherry, but it tastes horrible. It also drys out my lips. I recommend chapstick. It gets the job done and if you buy the cherry kind, it gives a hint of red to your lips.
Cleansers -Neutrogena - Acne Stress Control Foam Wash
worldwidepigs 10/3/2007 11:56:00 AM
Packaging is clean. The wash is the first ever acne wash to not dry out my skin while effectively drying pimples. I am 16 and get pimples from oily skin in the T-zone and before and after my period. This helps to dry pimples but doesn't prevent more from coming in. It actually makes your skin really dependent so if I don't use this wash, my skin actually gets worse.
I have combination skin: dry and sensative on cheeks and oily in the T-zone. This product is the first product ever to diminish my pimples significantly without drying it one bit. I'm 16 and have acne from oil and my period and this stuff works great paired with the wash. It fights acne withough any drying. I love this!
Great lip balm with a little hint for rosy lips. Whenever I try new lip balms I always have to return to this one and I'm gonna stick with this one from now on. It's cheap, convienient, and it actually moisturizes. The texture is not glossy or shiny. It gives a very natural supple moisturized look. Don't waste your money on more expensive products that don't work as well.
Eyes -Ardell - Brow & Lash Growth Accelerator Treatment Gel
worldwidepigs 4/4/2007 10:48:00 PM
I've been using this product for a week continually and this really does make my lashes a little longer, and a lot stronger. They don't fall out as much and they are soft. They do not thicken however; this is not a miracle product. It is just a protein that helps lashes grow to full potential length. I would defenitely recommend Ardell over those expensive brands like Talika. Can be purchased on drugstore.com. okay. I've continued to use ardell and it has been a year now. I am just beginning my second tube. I don't use it religiously so i haven't been able to achieve full potential results, but my lashes have gotten longer even though i only use it a few days every month. its really cheap and you can buy it at drugstore.com
This product can be mixed with your moisturizer to give your skin a very natural and healthy dewy look. It can also be applied to the nose bone, cheek bones, forehead, and brow bown to emphasize the features. It can also be used on the inner corners of the eyes to make the eyes shine in a very subtle way. Great muli-purpose product. Shows up great on Asian skin, unlike it's cousin the Moon Beam which doesn't show up at all on my skin.
This works great as a blush, but not so much as a lip stain. The blush gives a very subtle glow and is waterproof unless you scrub it down with soap. I found that if you moisturize and exfoliate your lips well the lip stain could work. Just make sure your lips are super smooth than apply Benetint. It will look a very weird color at first and it will look streaky but this is when you take a towel and rub you lips gently with it. Then put on you usual lip balm and wait 3 minutes. The streaking and garish color will now disappear leaving you lips a natural bitten lip color. If you don't want to go through the hassle of using this as a lip stain than I suggest trying Vicent Longo Lip and Cheek Stain.
For those with Asian eyes: this eyelash curler will do wonders. It doesn't give that unatural 90 degree angle bend. It leaves a very natural curl that will make your eyes pop. It fits the eyes perfectly and work on all my friends although we have different eyes. The handle is very comfortable and the squeezing blade is not sharp at all, so your lashes will not be cut short. The price is around 21 dollars which is pretty expensive, but its lasts for 5 years plus. They also give an extra cushion too.