I've been on differin for about two weeks and although there is some unpleasant peeling and dryness, my skin wasn't red or irritated like it used to be when I was on retin-a. Also, I do notice that my pores seem to be less noticeable and my skin a little more even.
There's nothing special about the product itself, I have two of these and I was pretty dissapointed that they both had the same scent, like strawberry jello and I was hoping for a thicker texture than the jelly glosses that come in the squeeze tube as well as a bit more color intensity. In any case, I probably won't buy any more of these but I'll keep the ones I have because I think the packaging is incredibly cute.
This is an adorable pink in the tube but shows up clear with slight irridescent sparkles in the light, which is what I expected. I don't really care much for it but it's a great gloss for the price.
Lip Gloss -L'Oreal - Colour Juice - Pink Grapefruit
xrockette 4/29/2006 6:31:00 PM
This isn't exactly what I wanted but it's still nice. Based on the color in the tube, I thought this would dull the natural pink color of my lips a little more than it does but it really just looks like a very sheer pearly pinky beige.
Lips -L'Oreal - Colourjuice Stick - Watermelon Ice
xrockette 4/23/2006 4:57:00 PM
This looked so lovely on mila jovovich, a shimmer-free muavey hot pink. On me, it looks like a muted version of the tutti frutti colourjuice which is too pink for my taste. I don't like wearing this alone but it's so pretty layered with the strawberry smoothie colourjuice.
I don't care much for the color I bought, mica mauve, but I love the gloss that came with it; the perfect consistency. Too bad, l'oreal's colourjuice glosses aren't packaged this way, the slant tip applicator is much chicer than the ridiculous bulbous round applicator.
Lip Gloss -Prestige - Jetstream lipgloss in Seabreeze
xrockette 4/14/2006 3:24:00 PM
I really liked this one, in fact the shade was more appealing to me than Planter's Punch but the smell was nauseating for me and I'm usually very tolerant of scents. Too bad.
of all the jetstream lipglosses, this one is probably my favorite shade. It smelled alright, felt smooth and thick without being sticky, had amazing shine, and the hint of hot pink was very flattering.
Lip Gloss -Jane - Megabites Glossy Gloss in Clearly Pink
xrockette 4/14/2006 3:15:00 PM
I think this was probably the first tube gloss I ever owned, too bad though; I think these are discontinued by Jane, otherwise I'd totally repurchase. Clearly pink is a pale ballerina color with a hint of fine violet irridescence when you hold the tube into the light. I really liked the texture of it, thick and balmy but not sticky; it moisturized very well too. However, the smell and taste were probably my favorite feature, sooo yummy and sweet.
Lips -New York Color - Roll On LipGloss in Watermelon
xrockette 4/14/2006 3:11:00 PM
*sigh* I remember owning this back when I was in sixth grade; although, I probably won't be finding myself using this one often anymore. It's a really shiny gloss and smells really good but the taste is awful and the gloss itself is awfully runny, extending outside your liplines. At $1.99 though, you can afford to experiment.
I do admit, bonnebell has always been an innovator of packaging but the quality of the gloss really leaves a lot to be desired. I got mine in cuddle, which is a neutral brown shade, very pretty in the tube and the texture is not bad too but I hate how the shade looks on my lips; really childish with the glitter.
Pressed Powders -L'Oreal - True Match Super-Blendable Powder
xrockette 4/11/2006 8:06:00 PM
Although I like this, I won't be repuchasing again. The quality of the powder is impeccable, so finely milled and smooth, but I don't like how it wears. Over time throughout the day, I find areas of my face such as the corner of the nose getting cakey and flaky, even though I exfoliate regularly.
Lip Gloss -Estee Lauder - Pure Pops Brush-on Color 'Watermelon'
xrockette 4/11/2006 5:40:00 PM
I don't like this gloss at all, I wasn't expecting much color from the transparent mauve in the tube but it went on clear, plus I was a bit dissapointed in the amount of shine it gave off. Also, I didn't detect any scent at all, let alone watermelon and the cap of the tube came off in my purse leaking gloss everywhere. Needless to say, I gave it to a friend who'd appreciate it more than I would.
Mascara -Estee Lauder - MagnaScopic Maximum Volume Mascara
xrockette 4/11/2006 5:36:00 PM
I absolutely ADORE this mascara! Although my lashes aren't that skimpy to begin with, one stroke of this mascara gives them intense volume and length; as if I were wearing false lashes. Beautiful!
This didn't work very well at all, the concealer was too dry and flaky, the treatment was average at best, and the powder was really cakey and chalky. The idea for this product is good in theory, but not in practice.