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Total fan of the Empowermint line
I started with the Empowermint scrub, which I loved, so I bought this as part of a set that included the scrub and body butter. It's very refreshing and invigorating while I'm using it, but it won't leave a minty scent on my skin. It has been my experience that Philosophy shower gels do not linger after a shower, so I'm able to use creams, lotions or perfumes afterward that won't clash with the scent of the gel that I used.
February 3, 2010
I regret this purchase.
I totally wasted my money on this product. It did nothing to reduce the appearance of my stretch marks. It did nothing to improve my complexion. In fact, when I used it on my face, it only made it feel warm and greasy, plus it made my face even redder. It had a strong odor to it, and I could always tell when I was near another woman who'd tried the product because I could smell it on her. The texture got watery and weird long before the expiration date, so I just threw it away. What a disappointment.
December 7, 2009
Protects from heat, keeps hair soft
I have fine hair, and this works great! I notice a difference when I don't use this and I hate to blow-dry my hair without it. My only complaint is that my local Target carries Redken products, but not this particular one. I've tried to find a suitable substitute, but so far I have had no luck, so I have to drag myself to Ulta to get it. Good thing it lasts so long! For me, one bottle lasts for a year.
July 23, 2008
Best MAC lipglass I've tried so far
I have a Dazzleglass and a couple of the Tinted Lipglasses, but I think I like my Plushglasses the best. I bought Big Baby and Angel Cream, and I think that the Plushglass is far less sticky than the Dazzleglass, and slightly less sticky than the Tinted Lipglass. As for any lip-plumping claims, well, I think I may be a person who just doesn't get results from any product that claims to plump the lips. My lips got just the right amount of color, as this stuff seems to be more sheer than Tinted Lipglass, and they sure did shine, but they didn't look fuller or plumper. They did seem a bit softer after the product wore off, probably due to the vitamin E formula. I noticed that the vanilla scent was different from Dazzleglass and Tinted Lipglass, but I don't know if it's because the formula is different, or because the scent was altered after having been exposed to heat during shipping. The applicator is a sponge applicator, so if you prefer brushes you would probably rather not use this product. The tube is small (for some reason I wasn't allowed to post the sizes in fluid ounces or milliliters) for the $17.50 price, but I like the way it feels on my lips and I enjoy the colors, so I'll probably purchase again.
June 26, 2008
Better than Great Lash (which probably isn't saying much)
I like the bigger brush, but the formula is just as wet as Great Lash. I don't have to do as much combing with Full N' Soft, though. I noticed that this mascara will flake after awhile. On the plus side, it is easy to remove, good if you are expecting a more natural look, and it costs about $6 or $7 US.
June 3, 2008
My first MAC mascara
I like this stuff. I am a one-coat-of-brown-mascara kind of gal, and this works just fine for me. With mascaras like Great Lash, it is necessary for me to use a comb to get rid of clumps after applying the mascara. That is not the case with MAC Mascara X. I just apply and stand back and marvel at how great my lashes look, and with little effort. It is $12.50US, which is more expensive than drugstore mascaras, but not as expensive as the more popular mascaras like DiorShow. I don't think that this is my holy grail mascara, but it's pretty good.
June 3, 2008
This is a fun, shimmery, tasty little powder. The packaging is cute, and the product lasts a long time. It comes in several flavors, and marshmallow is the one that I chose. It's a fun product to use now and then, but not something that I personally would wear on a daily basis. It's not for people who steer clear of wearing sparkly stuff on their bodies, and while it tastes good, it isn't meant to be eaten out of the container, so definitely keep this out of the reach of children!
June 3, 2008
I just received Russian Red and Florabundance. This gloss is not subtle at all! I was expecting that the colors would be more sheer. I guess when the description says "tinted", I tend to think of tinted moisturizer and I expect it to be sheer. This is not the case with the MAC Tinted Lipglass. You get lots of color. Russian Red is very vampy, very sexy, definitely not a day-to-day color for most! The gloss is quite thick, not as sticky as I'd expected it to be, but still sticky. The gloss is vanilla scented and comes with a sponge-tip applicator. I would be willing to buy this in other colors, mainly because MAC just offers so many great colors.
June 2, 2008
Nice scent, soft skin
I received a sample of this and I plan to purchase soon. I like the scent, and it is awesome at making my skin soft without feeling greasy. My only complaint is that, like with so many Philosophy products, the packaging is annoying. I like Philosophy products, but spare me all the crap about holding the hand of God, will ya? I'm in my bathroom, not church!
June 2, 2008
Great cleanser, but too expensive!
I like it, it smells ok, but it seems to take a lot to remove all of my makeup. I think that better values can be had with Cetaphil or another drugstore cleanser. If you like and can afford more expensive cleansers, you may enjoy Purity Made Simple.
June 2, 2008