Product Reviews by emmsbo
This is my old standby. I like to play with more natural soaps with more natural scents, but if something stops working for me, I need moisture, or I need to go cheaper with my body products, this can’t be beat. It leaves my skin soft and smooth, doesn’t break me out, and smells pretty lovely. The scent is a little chemical to my nose now (I’ve been leaning more and more into naturally scented …Read more
Love this stuff! I use it primarily for dry lips, dry cuticles, and slathered over my dry feet under socks for a quick moisture treatment. These are all things I've previously done with plain Vaseline and this definitely outperforms it. I carry a small jar around with me in the winter and, while I don't love the greasy petroleum feeling, it's absolutely the best thing on my dry …Read more
I've been using this for about ten years, ever since my dermatologist recommended it to me for regular maintenance following a successful round of Accutane. Though I occasionally stray, I always come back: it cleanses thoroughly, removes all of my non-waterproof makeup, and has never given me an issue with regards to acnes or dryness.
As far as cons go, I wish it had a different …Read more
UGH. I'm so mad. I love this color in the bottle. I love the history of it. I am a sucker for the hype and the marketing. And I cannot. For the LIFE of me. Apply this without lumps and streaks. It's a choice between two lumpy and hideous coats or five opaque glops that never, EVER dry.
Thanks, MakeupAlley! This stuff is amazing. I found it on sale at ULTA and picked up one in just about every color, but so far this is the only one I've used. THIS STUFF ROCKS. I'm an eye-makeup idiot, but even I can use this stuff.
With a light and careful touch, it's actually incredibly easy to get a thin line out of this; it's so creamy that you barely have to …Read more
This is a great, basic mascara. The packaging claims it's an "all-in-one" thickening, lengthening, and defining mascara, but it doesn't do all that much of any of those things. At most it makes your lashes darker and a little more apparent. It's smooth and clump-free, it doesn't smudge, it has a great bristle-brush and comes in an easy-to-hold tube, and it washes off …Read more
I bought the water-resistant version in Brown-Black and have just returned it. It's not out and out the WORST mascara I've ever used...but it's just average. The good news is that it doesn't clump and it doesn't smudge, has excellent staying power, and I can wash it off at the end of the day. These are all important things, so hooray! On the other hand, the color was …Read more
I recently retrieved a half jar of this stuff from it's exile under my bathroom sink to use as body lotion (I wrote a separate review for that), and couldn't for the life of me remember why I stopped using it on my hair. So the other day I put it in for two hours, shampooed, styled as usual, and didn't see a problem. So I did the treatment today with a couple of modifications …Read more