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- jayboo5 » See my profile
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This powder is ok. I probably wouldn't buy it again though. It just seems a little heavy for what I like in a pressed powder and the color is a little dark for me; the next shade lighter would be too light I think. And it leaves my skin looking more dry initially and then seems to make me oily by the end of the day.
April 30, 2013
This is a fun product because you can layer and create your own combinations of color on your lids. It blends well and looks beautiful on. I haven't paid a lot of attention to the staying power, but suppose it could be touched up if going out at night after wearing all day. It is a bit of pain having to apply with the finger, but it's worth it sometimes. I have also used a liner brush to use this product as an eyeliner - GREAT! I would recommend this product.
April 29, 2013
I bought this product in the shades of pink and what fun to wear! It really brightens my eyes and it's easy to create my own color combinations by layering. It's easy to apply, although somewhat messy using the fingertip. I have also used an eyeliner brush to use the product as a liner, not just a shadow. Lots of fun and looks great!
April 29, 2013
Take it or leave it
The biggest disappointment in this product is that the balm side isn't retractable - it's just all 'out there' and if you don't get the cap back on perfectly straight, you nick the balm. I can't believe it doesn't wind up and down inside the tube. Plus you wouldn't want to work that balm too hard in case you break it off altogether. But the balm feels great on. The stain end is exactly the same as the Cover Girl brand, so if you already carry a balm in your pocket/purse like I do, there's no need to buy this product if you already have the CG version - as I do. The stain does go on a little unevenly, but it's buildable. I was surprised to see another rater say it didn't go on her top lip as well as the bottom because I've had that same experience! Weird. At any rate, this is an OK product. I won't pay $8+ for it again. It doesn't last even until lunch. And if you have any lip imperfections (I pick at my lip a little bit) it 'stains' more heavily there. So maybe stains aren't the best product for me, but I don't hate them!
April 29, 2013
I've been using this shampoo and the coordinating conditioner for about three weeks now, every day. The shampoo feels good while you're washing, but after rinsing leaves my hair feeling thick and straw-like. The conditioner then goes on well and feels good, but after rinsing and towel drying, my hair actually squeaks while I'll comb it out! After blow-drying my straight, fine hair looks frizzy and dull. I won't be purchasing this product again or recommending it to anyone.
March 13, 2013
A Perfect Basic Lotion
I received an unmarked sample of this lotion from Total Beauty. WOW - to find out it's Vaseline is a happy surprise! This is a great every day lotion for normal to dry skin. The scent is light and pretty, not overpowering. The texture of the lotion is light and manageable, not sticky or stiff. I have used this four times, at night after my shower. I still feel and look noticeably moisturized in the morning. I would definitely buy this lotion and recommend this to anyone looking for an every day basic. I haven't used Vaseline lotion in many, many years - it's a great product that I will have to revisit soon!
June 26, 2012
I received a full-size 'sample' of this product with the coordinating shampoo. I've been using it every day, with the shampoo, for a week and a half. I have normal, straight, fine, color-treated long hair. This conditioner conditions OK, but it really doesn't detangle that well. I don't normally have a problem combing out my hair after washing & conditioning, but I always have snarls with this product. I think it's a bit of a lightweight when it comes to detangling. Otherwise, I love the packaging and the fragrance. Maybe it's better for shorter hair. I probably won't be buying this product after this bottle is gone.
March 20, 2012
Job Well Done!
I received a free full-size 'sample' of this product to try out and review. I have never used Aveeno or sulfate free shampoo before and I found this product to work great! I have normal, straight, fine, color-treated long hair. My hair comes out clean and healthy with this product. I love the packaging - simple, can stand upside down when the shampoo is almost gone. And, the fragrance is nice and the shampoo feels good when I'm using it - lots of suds. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a sulfate free shampoo.
March 20, 2012
Redken Argan Oil
I received a free sample from TotalBeauty for this product. Unfortunately, at least half of the product had leaked out during shipment. I've never used an Argan Oil before, so I don't know if I had enough for a fair trial. I used what I had on my somewhat dry ends and it did seem to help. I only got about two small tries out of the package. It seemed to smooth out and shine my hair ends. I might try it again if the price is right. Seems like I would need to use more of the product per time. The directions on this trial package also didn't say how much to use or how often to use it. Maybe the full-size packaging has more helpful information.
November 17, 2011
I was amazed at the length this mascara gave to my lashes and how much more they stood out than with my usual volumizing mascaras. However, this didn't quite deliver the amount of volume I expected based on the ads and product description. The formula is liquidy and smooth, but if I'm not careful it will clump my lashes together giving me the dreadful 'trantantula' look. So I have to be careful to keep that from happening. I like the curved brush and it went on relatively easily. Overall, this is an OK product. Now I have tried the waterproof formula - OMG, it doesn't go anywhere! That's a good thing while you're wearing it, but removing it is a bit of a nightmare. I use the Almay Make-up Remover pads, then wash with cleanser and I'm still left with raccoon eyes. The waterproof formula is also rather wet when applying, so I use a very light touch so I don't get it all over my lids and clump my lashes. I think I might be ready to move on from this product. Bummmer...it has such potential!
June 10, 2011