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MUCH, much better out there!
I received this as a free gift at a new Ulta store opening. I am so glad I didn't have to pay for this! I have such an issue with brands that market a product one way, when it is completely the opposite. This mascara is supposed to create volume and it simply does not. The formula is thin and requires multiple, multiple coats. Even for those natural beauties (I am one on the weekends! :) it required 5 coats. Can you imagine how many coats it would take to get vavoom volume? OMG. I don't have enough time in my day! On top of that, I found the style of the brush to be uncomfortable. However, it does create length (with 5+ coats, but it is still there) but again, Ulta didn't call this a lengthening mascara. This mascara does absolutely nothing special.
May 18, 2012
Say "No" to Hype!
I read all of the great reviews on this product and couldn't wait to go out and try it! I bought it at Target, with a coupon since I am a budget beauty, and am disappointed with this. Yes it smells nice, yes there is a lot of product for the price and yes it is cooling and soothing (especially in the fridge, as other reviewers suggested!) but that's about all. There really are no other benefits for this product. I don't feel like it offers any true moisture or anti-aging protection, or even relief of puffiness. However, as a novelty, fun, "pick me up" type of product, it works just fine. I have tried the Olay eye gel before and Yes to Cucumbers is much better, but it really doesn't do anything beyond this. I will continue to use the pump until empty, but will not purchase again.
May 14, 2012
WOW! Love, love, love.
I purchased this product at Target in a really cute "summer" themed set for only $3! What a steal. The colors were so complimentary together, it looked like it was made just for me. It lasts all day and looks so natural. It is a great quality product and I was pleasantly surprised. I would definitely recommend this product and will be repurchasing. One tip - when applying the bronzer, make sure to blow off the excess and blend really well. The only downfall? There is not much product in the compact, but for a girl that is endlessly changing her mind? It's just perfect. :)
May 13, 2012
Great to use as a "highlighter!"
I was having such a difficult time finding a shimmery highlighter with a fan brush for my cheek bones. I didn't want to spend an arm and a leg for something that I would use only some of the time. Then, I cam across this product! It fit perfectly into my budget and works really well, with just the right amount of shimmer. It is such a versatile product and can be mixed with other products or used by itself, and can be pretty go everywhere and is convenient enough for purse or travel! This is a good product. The only issue I had was that the product tends to separate a bit. Maybe mine was just old, but it didn't seem like it. I just shake it up and it works fine. :)
May 13, 2012
I think some reviewers may be taking the "calming" bit too literally! Yes, the smell is heavenly and divine, and helps me breath in deeply and relax, but I don't think it is guaranteed to calm. A trip to the spa will help that! :) However, this is a steal of a bargain and feels so good to apply and leaves my skin so incredibly soft. It absorbs so well and did not leave my skin sticky.
May 12, 2012
Surprised by the low reviews!
This is a good product. I would even say ingenious. However, I think that it is often used incorrectly. For example, it should not be used weekly for an infinite amount of time - this can cause broken capillaries in the nostril area (see box) and can actually cause more blackheads. What this product is excellent for to initially clean out your pores than use another product to keep them clean! For me, I use the strips as needed along with a 15% glycolic acid moisturizer at night. This is what finally kept the blackheads away. I have struggled with blackheads for almost twenty years and tried a variety of things; everything seemed to dry out my skin and cause flakiness and irritation. It also sometimes created more oil. After trying toners, exfoliators, Retin-A and oodles more products, the glycolic ended up working the best. Make sure the strip is wet enough before pulling; otherwise nothing will come out. The water acts like cement, bonding to the blackhead and allowing it to come out. All in all, this is a great product! Give it a try.
May 12, 2012
Great Idea; Poor Design
I am a self-tanning guru and have used many products. I typically use a gradual tanner all year,until the Summer when I switch to an actual self-tanner. This is not one of the best. My skin is medium so I used the medium/tan version as I always do. I thought the foaming application would be easy to apply, but it wasn't. The "mousse" was drippy and runny and somewhat difficult to get out of the can. It had a TERRIBLE odor during the application; possibly like very strong cocoa butter. (And I normally like cocoa butter!) It was overwhelming and not in a good way! The formula was not as easy to apply as a lotion, cream or spray would be. My skin was sticky for quite awhile after - possibly an hour. In all fairness, I put on a slightly heavier application than I normally do. The color developed and was not that appealing. Out of all of the self-tanners I have used, this one was one of the worst in terms of the "naturalness" of the color. I saw more "orange" undertones in this color than I have in other products I have used. In addition, I have only experienced blending issues around the wrists, elbows, knees etc. with the cheapest self-tanners, and this one was no different. There are many other budget tanners out there that are heads and tails above this product. I don't hate it and will probably use until it is gone, but will not purchase again. It just isn't that good. In addition, there is a mild self-tanner smell after it dries, even though the can states otherwise. I did not experience streaking; however, the color did not appear nearly as blended as other tanners. I would also agree with another reviewer that the color is a bit "patchy" when it fades. There are also no moisturizing properties. Wow - as I type this, I think I may have talked myself out of keeping this can!
May 9, 2012
Excellent Body Wash!
I am so surprised to read some of the reviews where people experienced issues with this product. I have not used a lot of Dove products, but I have used a TON of different body washes and soaps, trying to find "the one." I wouldn't say this is it, but it is very good. At first, I thought the price point was a little high, but the bottle of the Shea Butter version lasted me about 3 months- not bad at all. It is extremely moisturizing. I use a pouf with it and a little goes a long way. I was surprised at just how much it lathers. It is a little thick so a pouf is a must; if any falls out of the bottle, it is almost impossible to rinse off in the shower without having to rub the spot. It's that thick! I don't think it is a bad thing, though. It is a quality wash and does the job, as it claims. It didn't leave my drain clogged at all, and my skin wasn't dry or tight, and no blemishes as another reviewer experienced. I have always tried to pinch pennies with body wash, even trying Suave and others to save money, but surprisingly, I think that this product is a much better value and a tremendously better quality as well. The only thing I would change about the product is to add a little bit more fragrance and drop the price point a little. Overall - pretty good!
May 6, 2012
So, so gentle!
I recently had a procedure done on my face and my dermatologist gave me this product to use, while it was healing. My skin is oily with clogged pores, so I wouldn't suggest this product for that type of skin (it's too gentle to purge pores, etc.), but for what I needed it to do, cleanse without irritating or drying, it absolutely does the job! I imagine if I had sensitive, dry or flaky skin, I would use this as my "go to" cleanser. Additionally, I have also tried Cetaphil and I prefer CeraVe; the texture is nicer and if you flip the bottle over and review the ingredients, CeraVe has a lot less ingredients but still does the job. It does exactly what it was designed to do!
May 5, 2012
Great Budget Buy!
Freeman masks are effective and budget friendly! This mask is of no exception. It left my skin cleaner, smoother and made my pores less noticeable. The only issue I have with this mask is the lemon is intense. Sometimes it makes my eyes water. Just be careful that it doesn't get too close to your eyes. Good buy; good mask! Give it a try.
May 5, 2012