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The scents we all love, and lightly moisturizing
This soap is similar to B&BW's other soaps except that it doesn't leave hands so dry. I love the fragrances available, and in the winter I usually stick to this soap because it doesn't leave my hands quite as dry.
December 9, 2009
I like this hand soap because of the selection of fragrances that are available. I also love that they come out with seasonal scents for fall and Christmas-it puts me in that holiday spirit! The only downside is that it can be drying, especially in the winter, so I always try to put lotion on my hands after washing them (which is what most of us do anyway!).
December 9, 2009
Only for the oiliest skin
This tea tree oil has its strengths but the main ingredient is alcohol so it can be very drying and irritating. When I caught a pimple early enough and applied this product to it, I did notice a significant reduction in the severity of the zit, and the time it took for it to go away. But along with that was dryness and flaking. So I think this is really only an option for those with very oily skin. If your skin is the least bit dry or sensitive, there are better products out there.
December 9, 2009
This affordable blush comes in a modest selection of gorgeous colors that would compliment almost any skintone. It's sheer but buildable, so how much it shows up on your face is up to you. It also blends wonderfully. The texture is light and spongy and glides on the skin with almost no effort. The reason I didn't give it a 10 is because it's staying power isn't very strong. To make sure it lasts all day, I layer it with a powder blush.
December 1, 2009
Good coverage, but...
I bought this foundation because I need a lot of coverage and it's supposed to stay all day. Well, the coverage is very good, but I was a little disappointed nonetheless. Why? Shine! My skin isn't that oily and after just a couple hours with this makeup on, my face looked like a grease pit! I really liked the way this looked on my skin so I was sad when I returned it. I would only recommend this if you have dry/normal skin and you need a medium/full coverage foundation.
December 1, 2009
Good for combo skin!
This moisturizer is very light so I didn't expect it to give me enough moisture but it did. I have acne, so because of some of the drying products I use, my skin is usually a little irritated. But this helps with that! Also a little goes a long way, which is another thing that surprised me; I thought I would have to use a ton. It can be just a tad greasy under makeup, so I will try the PC matte moisture for that. The really cool thing about the website is that you can order samples to try before buying full size--I wish every site did that! Lastly, I didn't give the product a 10 because of the smell. It's fragrance-free (that's good) so it smells icky. Actually it reminds me of vinegar. But it fades as soon as it sinks in. All in all a great product from an amazing company!
November 24, 2009
This foundation is a little pricey for the drugstore, but will work well for lots of women. It's thick, so using a foundation brush won't work; you have to use a sponge or your fingers. It's super smooth and blendable, and coverage is buildable. I was very impressed by how well it covered redness on my cheeks. It didn't do so well on raised red blemishes however, which disappointed me. It dries to a matte finish and stays well throughout the day. A touch-up might be needed after a few hours, but basically this makeup does a good job of staying mostly matte. Another good quality product from Revlon!
November 20, 2009
Different colors wear differently
This eyeliner is VERY smooth and wears really well on my upper lash line. It's easy to apply because there's no tugging or pulling. It also comes in A LOT of gorgeous shades that work with any eye color and eyeshadow color, so anyone can find a color they like. But here's the kicker--the glittery shades don't have the staying power of the flat matte shades. The black liner, "zero" wears really well on the waterline, and stays for a long time. I usually only need one touch-up, if that. But the glittery shades, like "bourbon" or "graffiti" don't stay on the waterline at all. An hour later I can't even see it anymore! So, I really like this pencil, but I wish the color formulas were more consistent.
November 14, 2009
Gives volume and definition
This mascara always makes my lashes look long and thick and I love that! The bristles are spaced so that they separate the lashes with minimal clumping. The brush is huge though, so you have to get used to using it. I have only worn this over and curling mascara, so I can't say if it holds curl well on it's own, but I haven't had any problems with my lashes getting weighed down so far. Also, it lasts all day with no smudging, but is a little difficult to remove at night. All in all, a great product!
November 13, 2009
A good deal!
Finally an eyeliner specifically for the waterline! I was so excited to try this. And it didn't disappoint (mostly). It applies incredibly smoothly, which minimizes irritation. The wear is impressive too. It can fade into the lashline a little bit, especially if my eyes are really watery. But it doesn't look bad, I just end up with a smudged, smoky lower lashline-which isn't necessarily bad! I usually carry it with me and I only need 1 touch-up (if that). Side note: when I first apply it; my eyes seem to look red. I don't think this is from the liner, it's just the color I have (topaz). For some reason it gives my eyes a red tint! It goes away within a couple minutes anyway, so no worries. :)
November 11, 2009