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Not Suitable for Long Nail Beds
Exactly as the title says, these nails will not work at all for longer, more narrow nail beds. Because of this, I couldn't even manage to apply the nails to my shortest nail. Some pluses are that the price is great, along with the easy tabs that come on each nail which snap off cleanly after you're done. The set does look fairly natural, and the length seems great and manageable for those with shorter nail beds. Overall, I can't say these were a good fit for me, but for others they look nice. I just can't recommend them for women like myself.
February 4, 2013
Not for oily skin
I originally bought this for the natural ingredients and the SPF30. I love the protection and the thick, creamy texture that absorbs well, but it's just a bit oily for us combination and oily types - my T-zone has issues with it. I also worry it's clogging my pores, but I have no proof of that. I don't know about its anti-aging claims, either. My skin seems smoother with using it for several months, but I very much wish they sold an oil-free version. :( It's a bit pricey as well, but you get quite a bit of product; much more than most moisturizers.
September 24, 2011
Some may not like the texture of these pigments, which aren't as fine as others, but they brush on beautifully and all the colors are lovely - they definitely need more! The brush that comes with is a little stiff, but I can usually use it to apply the pigments without much problem. The wear is long, and the product will last you a while... which is good because they're not exactly cheap by drugstore standards. The sifter is great for getting a good amount of product, just be careful not to spill it. These really make for some great eye looks, though, whether you layer them or use one or two by themselves. Very pretty, very intense. Comparable to higher-end pigments, IMO!
February 9, 2011
Still not sold
Just like the conditioner, I can't stand this product. I have fine, wavy, coarse, frizzy hair, and it simply dried it out even more and worsened the frizz. I don't know how it works so well for everyone else, because it made my hair look and feel awful.
June 16, 2010
I can't say I hate many products, but I definitely hate this shampoo and conditioner combination. I would not recommend it to anyone who has hair like mine, which is wavy and coarse. After it dried, my hair was frizzier , drier, and less smooth than it had been in MONTHS, let alone no straighter. I've heard warnings about Pantene before, but should have listened - this stuff was simply terrible for me. I'm throwing it out.
June 16, 2010
I've been using this deep conditioner for several months now, but have seen little improvement for my coarse, dry, frizzy hair (though I thought that was what it was meant to help). I've tried using various amounts and for different lengths of time. While it does condition (and smells amazing!), it either made my hair a little greasy, weighed it down, or did nothing at all but make it a little smoother. Overall, I wouldn't buy it again - the price is good, but why waste any money?
April 23, 2010
Dry, Brittle Lashes
This mascara is awful - it is the same product as CoverGirl Lash Blast, which, while okay at first, also stopped working for me after a while. Aside from not seeing any volumizing effects (but some lengthening), this mascara is VERY drying for lashes due to its high alcohol content. With continued use, I'm too worried my lashes will become brittle. The price is also higher than its CoverGirl counterpart, so this mascara is absolutely not worth the trouble for me. I don't understand why this clone was put on the market in the first place.
April 19, 2009
Great match and coverage!
I love this powder for its great colors, feel, and coverage. It is light as a feather, yet covers my redness and imperfections very easily. The color may not look like a perfect match in the compact, but once you buff it into your skin, it blends so well! I love shade 105; it's perfect for my fair skin. I actually use the sponge the compact comes with because it's so convenient and soft, while others may prefer to use a brush. Either way, the silky-smooth powder goes on nicely. It doesn't feel cakey and helps keep shine down as well - overall a great find, with some great anti-aging ingredients to boot! Sometimes it's a little sheer for my tastes, but other times it's just perfect - add more as needed.
August 9, 2008
Even though I believe this product might be discontinued in favor of the newer version, I still love this. It's a fantastic system for at-home microdermabrasion results. The crystals do remind me of the real kind used in the office procedure, and while the wand doesn't provide the same intensity, over time the results are great! Lines are softened, pores are clean and clear, and skin is baby-soft and smooth. I could feel the difference after just one use, though! The value is also fantastic for what you'd save from skipping the derm or spa. Wonderful kit, and I can't wait to try the new one!
August 8, 2008
Pretty and Pretty Sticky
I liked this gloss, but I can't really love it. It's pretty, the colors are great, and the scents are delicious... but it's quite thick and sticky if you don't apply a thin layer first. They're also quite pigmented, which can either look great or a little clownish on pigmented lips. I really love apricot, which is a gorgeous nude melon with a great scent. I really think Stila should ditch the click pen, because product can get stuck in it and that gets rather frustrating fast. Overall they're nice and very pretty to look at, but $20? Kind of harsh.
August 2, 2008