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- Reviews: 15
Not too shabby!
I have used this mascara for several years now and most of the time I really love it. Sometimes some new mascara will catch my eye and I will have to try it, but I almost always come back to this one. Gives volume and length on my lashes and looks plenty dark. I am allergic to a lot of Maybelline's mascaras so I am thrilled that I have been able to use this one without any reaction for so long. The only reason I don't give it a ten is that it tends to start clumping up after about the third week of use, but that is my only complaint.
May 10, 2012
Worst Mascara Ever!!!
I have used tons of mascara over the years but I had the absolute worst experience with this one. I don't have sensitive skin or sensitive eyes, but this is the mascara that I realized that I am allergic to some formulas. I was driving down a busy road in Dallas on my way to work and it was the middle of the summer so I had my AC up high. The air on my eyes made my eyes water, making some of the mascara get in my eyes. It stung so badly I could not open my eyes, and I was DRIVING. I also wasn't on a road that I could pull onto the shoulder and it was heavy traffic. Fortunately I was only 2 miles away from work when this happened and even though I could barely open my eyes I made it without having a wreck. When I got there I had to run up the stairs to the bathroom to flush my eyes. My eyes were bright, bright red which made my really green eyes look a creepy unnatural green color. I walked around the rest of the day without make-up (something I NEVER do) with bloodshot and swollen eyes. I will never, ever, EVER use this mascara again.
August 20, 2010
I too am a woman who has a bottomless pit as a purse. What goes in sometimes takes years to resurface; so this packaging makes location MUCH easier. As the actual quality of the balm, I love it. It goes on smoothly and I really like the way it leaves my lips feeling nice and soft, not to mention moisturized. The flavor I got was Honeydew and Honeysuckle and I absolutely love it. It's cheap, effective and smells yummy. I will definitely be getting this again.
August 14, 2010
Great for keeping blackheads at bay
I love most of Mary Kay's skin care but this product is one of its standouts. If my mom and I use it regularly in our t-zone breakouts and blackheads are non existent. It is perfect for more oily skin that isn't sensitive. I repeat, that isn't sensitive. If you have sensitive skin the 5% Benzoyl Peroxide is more likely to irritate your skin because most dermatologists don't usually recommend using about 2. 5% Benzoyl Peroxide on facial skin. I use it at night and only put a thin coat on my t zone, wait for it to set in and then continue with night cream. If I breakout somewhere else on my face I apply a thin coat twice daily, and it does wonders. Some people consider it to be pricey but I have found that it works a lot better than drugstore spot treatments. It is definitely worth the little bit of extra money.
August 12, 2010
One of the absolute best hand creams!
I discovered this line while I was working at Bath & Body Works and I fell in love. Not only does it smell really delicious but it's a powerful moisturizer that sinks in really fast, leaving you with soft, not greasy hands. I got my mom, who is a nurse and constantly washing her hands and wearing latex gloves, hooked on this. She, and everyone at the clinic she works with love this hand cream and panic when they run out. Try it, you will not be disappointed with this or anything else from the Le Couvent des Minimes line.
August 12, 2010
I have this in Land of Milk N' Honey and Southern Magnolia (which is now discontinued) and they are great. They are such great body butters and they don't feel like they take an hour to sink in. Great fragrance and just a fun product, but they are a little on the expensive side. There are plenty of other great moisturizers out there that don't cost this much.
August 11, 2010
I first started using when I started working at a Bath & Body Works Flagship store in Dallas. During a Caudalie training I got my first spray, and I have been hooked ever since. I later went on to sell this, and many other skin care lines, when I headed up the Apothecary Department in Nordstroms and this was my go to product. This product has an absolutely intoxicating fragrance that is just the pick-me up most of us need when we are approaching our three o'clock slump. Also, whenever anyone in the cosmetic department had a cold, they would always come over to my area and spray this on their face, it's an immediate pick me up. I also use to see the smaller size to people who did a lot of traveling. It is small enough to carry on and is just what you need to keep your skin look fresh, and you feeling fresh on your long red-eye flights. I used to spray my face with this about thirteen times a day and it never messed up my make-up, just gave me a nice dewy glow for awhile. Another fun thing that I learned that you can do with this is spray a little in with your morning moisturizer, hypothetically it helps boost results, but I just think it feels great and helps the moisturizer sink in faster. It is a bit on the pricey side, and the only way I could justify buying the large bottle was with my Nordstroms discount, but I think that the small bottle is a more than justifiable indulgence.
August 11, 2010
Not bad at all!
I tried this yesterday on my little sister's hair (she is ten and bi racial). Her main problem is that her hair gets extremely frizzy about 3 hours after it has been styled and product has been applied. Her curls go from tight and smooth, with only a few fly aways, to loose curls with tangles and extreme frizz. After shampooing as normal we got her out of the tub, applied the product, put a plastic cap on, and I put heat on it for about 10 minutes, leaving the heat to soak in for about another 15. She rinsed her hair as usual and we let her hair air dry. I didn't put any of the normal frizz taming products or softeners that I normally do, I wanted to see this products results by itself. The result was far more manageable curls that stayed smoother looking longer. They looked healthier and natural. That being said, I didn't give this a ten because I don't think that this is quite the miracle product it claims to be, BUT, for $3.49 at Wal-Mart, it is certainly a great product and I am certain that it will work even better when I apply some of the frizz creams and softeners the next time I use it.
August 11, 2010
Great colors, but a little smelly
I really love this lipstick, it has concentrated color, doesn't disappear within minutes of application and comes in some amazing shades. My only gripe about it is the taste/smell. This is one that I recommend only when you are going to be looked at, not kissed. That being said it is super cheap, and comes in some awesome colors so I can live with the smell.
August 10, 2010