Despite that you get a ton of product and it has a lot of natural ingredients it just burns, itches and irritates my skin and does not feel good in combination with the clarisonic.
Misc Beauty Tools -Clarisonic - Pro Skincare Brush
xDOLLFACEx 4/1/2012 2:23:00 PM
Im not going to go into a huge rant on this. This was simply just a mistake for me and a huge waste of money. I couldn't find a decent skin cleanser to use this with so it wouldn't dry out my skin, the cleanser they give you sucks, no matter what brush i used they all were too much for my skin and dried it out. The battery always seems low and runs out fast, the settings/timers are confusing and annoying, the body brush is too rough, didn't improve my skin in any kinds of way......*sigh* i Im glad this is a HG skin saver for most but not for me.
Treatments -Giovanni - Direct Leave in Conditioner
xDOLLFACEx 4/1/2012 2:15:00 PM
I like it but then i dont. I have thick super curly hair so moisture is a must. With this L.I.C you really only need a small amount, if you put too much it leaves your hair feel heavy and actually more dry. What i do like is the smell, the metallic white look it has and all the other beneficial aspects of Giovanni like no animal testing, all natural, ect. But i prob. wouldn't buy this again, it just doesn't leave me with the right amount of moisture and the desired feel i like with leave ins.
Cleansers -Alba Botanica - Coconut Milk Facial Wash
xDOLLFACEx 4/1/2012 2:05:00 PM
I don't really care for cream cleansers for my day to day face wash routine but this one's okay. I prefer to use it in the morning for a gentle wash vs. trying to use it at night to remove all your makeup, which it isn't bad at but it doesn't get everything. So at night when i do use this I use this to loosen all my makeup. I use 3 pumps of it, massage it around for a few minutes, then rinse. And that has remove about 70% of my makeup. Then i do it a second time which then removes about 90%. then i do a quick wash of a reg. foamy cleanser to get everything. But when i use it in the mornings it leaves my skin super soft, which helps my makeup to go on smoother. But there are some weird aspects to it. Even though its a cream cleanser for sensitive skin, it has a weird numbing/ slightly burning effect. It doesn't hurt or irritate the skin afterwards but its just happens and its weird lol. Especially when applied to the lips it feels very numbing. Also in the morning after you use this and the use toner there is still residue left behind. So its a weird cream cleanser but i do like it.
Cleansers -Alba Botanica - Hawaiian Pineapple Enzyme Facial Cleanser
xDOLLFACEx 4/1/2012 1:50:00 PM
This is a nice face cleanser with all the good benefits of Alba Botanica (no animal testing/ products, natural, etc.) This removes everything on your face with little effort and smells really good, its non irritating but it can be a bit drying. over all its nice. I think this would benefit really oily skin better than combo or dry skin. You'd think with the fruit enzymes in it it would brighten your skin but it doesn't its just your average natural cleanser, no super powers here.
Overall its a nice drugstore foundation. PROS: -Blends very well -Has good coverage that can be adjustable (applied w/ the fingers gives a more natural look w/ med. coverage, applied with a brush, kabuki or the one given provide a heavier coverage) -Last all day without flaking, sliding off, becoming patchy, or changing colors. -Gives a soft look -Lightweight -Nice creamy whipped formula -The medium color matches my skin perfectly. -Doesn't irritate the skin -Removes easily -No strong smell -Powder not needed -Pretty packaging -Good quality brush given CONS: -The color range isn't good. There are only 3 Fair, Light and Medium.
This is pretty much the same as the regular jumbo mascara. I haven't noticed anything different in my lashes, hasn't enhanced them or anything. Its just you typical mascara. It has all the same pros and cons as the reg. jumbo mascara too. Has good volume but can be very clumpy, the formula is really creamy but dry. and it flakes. I really like the packaging though, the black is really attractive.
Makeup Brushes -Tokidoki - Pittura Brush Set: 24 Karat Edition
xDOLLFACEx 4/1/2012 12:48:00 PM
:3 These are too cute!! and just awesome! I purchased these from Sephora and originally they were around $40 but then on sale for half off! :D The design is beautiful sleek gold and black with a quirky punk vibe. and super cute charms at the bottom that can be taken off and worn as a charm bracelet! The quality of the brushes is also awesome. Super soft synthetic hair. Easy to wash with no problems or hair falling out. The set comes with a fluffy powder brush, a fluffy shader brush, soft smudge/shader brush & and a small flat eyeliner brush or lip brush, depending on how you want to use it. They all work great and are a gorgeous addition to my makeup brush collection!
Love this shea butter!! -I love the smell -love how it actually stays on the skin and keeps it moisturized -leaves you skin feeling plumped and baby soft -love that its raw and organic with no chemical, preservatives or additives. -leaves lips super soft and plump -the hydration last for a long time on the skin -equal trade ingredients, sustainably produced and no animal testing Can be used for a wide variety of things like.. -wrinkles -hair care (but i personally dont like the way it feels in my hair) -dry skin -stretch marks -psoriasis -burns -massage -arrtritis -chapped lips -sun damage -cracked/dry -small wounds and scrapes heel or elbows -diaper rash -insect bites/stings -muscle fatigue, aches and tension. :D i have nothing bad to say about this product, its just simply awesome.
This is one of the few foundations that i actually like! This brand has a ton of colors and shades for pick from and is all natural and vegan with a small ingredients list. This cream foundation is a light to medium coverage and goes on really light and smooth. Its moisturizing and has a natural finish to it. It sets matte but with a slight dewy feel. The staying power on its own is just okay but when used with their primer its awesome. this applies best with just fingers, it looks too heavy and cakey if used with a brush and it barley goes on if used with a sponge, damp or dry. This also blends easy and removes easily too. Its non irritating and doesn't clog my skin. Its $16 with the compact and $10 without the compact and just for a refill, so i just got the refill cuz i dont need the compact.
Primer/ Corrector -Unlisted Brand - The All Natural Face Foundation Primer
xDOLLFACEx 11/17/2011 9:39:00 PM
Well i am glad to say that i am pleasantly surprised. I have dry skin that turns a bit oily when i where makeup. So i need a primer to keep my foundation on. I was attracted to this because its all natural and has very small amount of ingredients (Ingredients: Purifed Water, Glycerin, Organic Jojoba Oil, Squalane Oil, Boron Nitride, Olivem 800 ( emulsifier), Xanthan Gum ( co-emulsifier), Cosmocil CQ ( preservative) , Potassium Sorbate(food grade preservative) and it was only $11.50. Now iv never had luck with any other primers so i was a bit skeptical, especially it being all natural i wasn't sure id be strong enough. But dang, it is. When it first arrived i was a little disappointed because the bottle is a bit small and the product looks like watery sunblock. So right then i was thinking this isn't going to do crap. So not really giving it a chance i just quickly slapped a bit on over my moisturizer and put on all my makeup (cream fnd.) and went about my day and of course it didn't hold up. So i gave up on it for a while. Well now that my skin is nice and smooth with no scaly dry patches thanks to ACV i decided to give it another chance. so i wash my face, tone and then skip moisturizer and put on this primer. now you have to spread and blend a bit quick because it sets really quick. It sets to a matte but tacky feel. and is moisturizing on its own. applied my cream foundation and it went on really smooth and it lasted all day! ALL DAY! no oilys, no melt down, no worn off patches, still just soft, supple, smooth and fresh looking. I am amazed. Iv also used this with my powder foundation. and same thing, lasted all day and looked good. Im so happy. It stays, all natural, cheap, non irritating/clogging, light and smooth and just enough moisture to keep dry and oily skin happy. Oh one lame thing, the lil pump squirts and shoots out fast and is messy.
Mascara -Physicians Formula - Organic Wear Jumbo Lash Mascara
xDOLLFACEx 11/17/2011 9:16:00 PM
I do like, recently iv only been using all natural/chemical free mascaras but there a pain because you can only purchase by online ordering and there pricy so im finally just going to settle with a drugstore one. I do like that its cheap and fairly natural. It gives good volume and length but throughout the day it thins on lashes and looks limp. It can get a little clumpy so just take your time. The huge brush is a pain, its very messy and hard to get the small lashes. It also does flake and smudge onto lower under eye, but i think thats mostly my concealers fault. The packaging is pretty but i feel like the inner tube is so thin, i feel like your not truly getting a lot of product.
Toners -Unlisted Brand - Bragg's Apple Cider Vinegar
xDOLLFACEx 11/17/2011 9:00:00 PM
FOR SKIN: I have dry skin that gets scaly and patchy and no matter how much i exfoliate its still there. So i knew that physical exfoliation wasn't gonna do it so i was deciding to use a acidic exfoliator and what better to use..ACV! i just use it as a toner on a cotton ball after cleansing and the cotton buffs off the dead skin and the ACV help remove all of it and keep it away. It leaves my skin so radiant, smooth, fresh, help my pimples go away, over time it will fade acne scars and allows a supple slate for my makeup and keeps my makeup on longer and looks smoother because the scalies are gone. Now if you have really sensitive skin id suggest diluting with water. FOR HAIR:The reason i started using the ACV was because I stopped using regular shampoo because it was too damaging on my hair. So i wanted to try a natural solution to clean my hair. I can honestly tell you that using this in place of shampoo for a good month or so has defiantly healed my hair in so many ways! It helped eliminate split ends, smoothed the hair cuticle, reduced hair breakage, less hair loss when brushing/combing, helped my hair grow a bit, soothed my scalp, made my dry dull curls so shiny, my hair felt so light a clean i mean i cant say enough good things about this! There is a down side to this though after i ran out of this i had to go back to shampooing until i was able to pick up more ACV & when i washed my hair w/ the shampoo so much dirt washed out of my hair so clearly the ACV alone didn't clean my hair completely. So now what i do is u use a organic shampoo to clean my hair, condition and then follow up w/ a ACV final rinse. And the results are beautiful! PROS: -adds shine -hair feels clean -helps dandruff -helps remove build up on the scalp -adds weightless body and volume to hair -hair feels silky -hair feels soft -last a long time if you buy the huge bottle (1 gallon) @ wal mart for $4.00. CONS: -obv. stinks -hair feels & looks clean but isn't actually 100% cleansed -fades hair color ( so if you dye your hair a lot, dont use this)
Moisturizers -100 Percent Pure - Red Wine Resveratrol Nourishing Cream
xDOLLFACEx 11/11/2011 9:48:00 PM
Not enough moisture for my dry skin, even after iv freshly exfoliated. It feels all soft and supple for about 10 minutes but then the moisture just seems to fade and them my skin feels tight and dry again.
Misc Beauty Tools -100 Percent Pure - CRUELTY FREE FACIAL CLEANSING BRUSH
xDOLLFACEx 10/26/2011 7:54:00 PM
I think this is just okay. I think its actually too gentle to really do a good job at removing dry and flakey skin for deep cleansing it does a good job and makes my face feel really clean but i cant use is twice a day or even once a day or it will dry my skin out. So i use it here and there but i do use it more often for dry brushing, ill swiftly/gently brush over my skin while its dry just to remove dead skin and brighten and freshen my face. The reviewer below said theirs has not shed but mine has, a few hairs have been falling out, so thats annoying. But overall its a nice lil brush if you like using a brush to wash with instead of blowing tons of money on electric cleansing brushes. Also theres not container to store this in so make sure to keep it in a sanitary area.