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I'm a big fan of Neutrogena products. They make great products at a good price. The Anti-Oxidant Age Reverse Lotion moisturizes nicely and it sinks in my skin quickly. I don't find the scent overpowering at all. I also love that it has a 20 SPF containing helioplex. The effectiveness of helioplex, which contains both avobenzone and oxybenzone, has been substantiated by independant labs and the FDA. I will be using this all summer.
July 2, 2008
My Summer Staple
I use this almost every day in the summer. I love that it is a moisturizer and self-tanner combined so I don't have to bother applying 2 separate products. I use the version for darker skin and I find it gives me a very nice color in a few days. I don't have any problems with it streaking, but I exfoliate my skin often so that probably helps. The scent is not too bad either.
July 2, 2008
I really wanted to like this. I've read so many good reviews, and their customer service is just awesome - they even sent me a free sample. Unfortunately, this mascara did nothing for me. I have short, wispy lashes and really need both volume and length. I found this mascara very 'wet' and liquid-y - like ink. My lashes tended to stick together, making me look like I had fewer lashes. I also found it hard to apply more coats. Did not lengthen very much at all either. I guess someone who prefers a very natural look would like this. On a positive note, it did not smudge one bit...even after a power-nap.
June 13, 2008
I have to say, I have never paid much attention to my brows until I got this. I did have them waxed once upon a time but I hated the result so I just kind of let them grow in. This kit has inspired me to do more with my brows. I haven't actually used the stencil but I use everything else everyday. The pencil is great for filling in and defining - I can't believe how much younger I look with fuller brows. The waxy pencil keeps everything in place. As for the brow highlighter, I use this under my eyes instead of on the brow bone. It makes my brown eyes pop. Definitely a keeper!
June 12, 2008
Superbalm is Super!
This is a great gloss! It is very moisturizing, provides lots of shine and is not one bit sticky. I love the way it feels on my lips! It's not the longest-wearing gloss out there though. I usually have to re-apply every few hours.
June 11, 2008
I recently bought this brush and have to say I like it a lot! I have fine, thin, chin-length hair that has a lot of wave to it, and was looking for a brush that would straighten and add volume. I picked the thermal vented brush because the barrel is metal and is supposed to heat up during blowdrying, helping to smooth and straighten. The vented barrel allows the air to flow through the brush and heat the hair from all angles. While I don't think the brush gets all that hot from the blowdryer and does not make my hair stick-straight, I do think that my hair looks shiny and full when I use this brush. It is also super light and the handle is made of a rubber foam, all of which makes it very easy use. Definitely a great investment!
June 8, 2008
Love washing my hands with these...
We have these soaps in all our bathrooms and the kitchen. They have some great frangrances but are very strong so if you are sensitive to smells, you may want to avoid. The anitbacterial agent in these soaps is triclosan, and I have read studies that say the amount of this antibacterial agent in soaps is not enough to be really effective. Oh well. I still like 'em.
May 31, 2008
A decent concealer
I am constantly on the hunt for a good undereye concealer. I picked this one up because it was on sale and I like Revlon's Colorstay foundation. I have to say that I have no strong feelings about this one. It is a pretty good concealor (I don't have major dark circles), it is fairly long-wearing and the applicator is kind of neat. If it wasn't slightly drying I would probably like it more. Also, you don't get a lot of product in the tube. It's just alright.
May 27, 2008
On a positive note, the mascara is easy to apply, does not clump and the brush is amazing at getting at every single lash. It did not smudge and actually stayed on my lashes all day long. Unfortunately it did not give me any length or volume whatesoever. If you are going for a very natural look, this is the mascara for you. I like my lashes to look more dramatic. Also, this stuff is impossible to get off. Even waterproof eye makeup remover couldn't get it off. I practically have to pull it off lash by lash. Not good.
May 27, 2008