Another year of finished products and reviews have kick started!
Skin Care and Body Care
My beloved HG make up remover has just ended. I purchased two 500ML bottles in Europe and have no regrets on the weight it carried in my luggage. I have also gone through a few refills of the mini bottles. Full review can be found here.
Neutrogena Acne Stress Control Wash:
My go face wash for night time. This one is not very harsh or strong and seems to have enough acne fighting ingredients to keep my skin at bay. It may just be here, but I find this product harder and harder to find! The next time I see ANY of these bottles, I am buying the whole shelf!
Any sign of discontentment in your area?
Shu Uemura Deep Sea Facial Mist in Rose:
My 2nd or 3rd? bottle of this. I used to love this, but after this last bottle, the love has been lost. It's just rose scented water, and I just prefer the Thayers Witch hazel with Rose over this. Money saved!
For the actual review, this seems like some kind of very light hydrating mist that comes in numerous scents.
I have always just chosen rose.
Dickinson Witch Hazel:
Ugh not for me. This was the 1st witch hazel product I ever purchased. I saw in the store how huge this was and it's reasonable price and became quite excited but the smell, oh no, very off putting. This was also a bit too stringent for my skin. I think if you have quite a bit of spots, this could help soothe them in a more natural manner, but sensitive skin ladies, I would look for another brand.
Again, be warned of the smell.
Sonia Kashuk Eye make up remover:
My favorite from the drugstore. This is sold out constantly in my Target. Another product where the next time I see it, I am buying the shelf!
Just affordable, non irritating, not too oily, and works on my waterproof mascaras.
Neutrogena Body Care Wash:
I think we all know people, I have gone through a few dozen of these that I am a very loyal customer. I use this every time I go to the gym and it keeps my skin very clear!
Duane Reade Acentone Free Nail Polish Remover:
For years I had been loyal to the Sephora Brand nail polish remover. When I ran out, and saw this in my home I thought to be "economical"
NO, wrong. You get what you pay for. This sucked. It took about 4 cotton pads to get the nail polish off a single nail! Poor performance is not worth the cost savings, because I just lost the money on cotton pads!
I now own two bottles of the Sephora Nail polish remover and do not plan on trying any others any time soon.
Nivea Touch of Happiness Body Wash:
My wash for non gym days. I just love these Nivea ones!
I prefer them to the Olay and other brands offered in the drugstore, the Touch of Orange is my favorite
(again something I no longer see!)
so the apricot flavor will do. I find these more hydrating than other brands.
Clarasonic Delicate Brush Head:
Ok, I am currently using the "Acne" brush head, and can officially state, I have tried all of the different types offered by Clarasonic. Delicate and Deep pore are my favorite.
It's softer than the "Sensitive" and "Acne" brush heads which I prefer, so unless they create another one - which I will also most likely try...
Delicate and the Deep Pore will be the ones I will be repurchasing during the FF sale in bulk!
Purell Anti Bacterial Gel:
No description, just needed and used.
YSL Parisian Hand Cream:
I received this free when I purchased the corresponding perfume. I did not even know YSL made hand creams, but this was beautiful.
Quite hydrating and incredible scent, they could start their own line of hand creams with the recipe they have cooking.
Laura Mercier Oil Free Foundation Primer:
Hands down my favorite primer. Not only my favorite primer from the Laura Mericer brand - she has a few, this for me is #1, but from all other brands I have tried, this reigns supreme.
This is water based, unlike most silicone primers, this doesn't make my skin feel crawly.
It feels light, sinks into the skin effortlessly, and makes my make up last.
I went through several sample tubes before purchasing the full size, but I will be buying this again!
Lancome Hypnose Precious Cells Mascara:
Full review can be found here, but this was my special "high end" mascara for a while. I always keep a nice high end one in my stash. This gave beautiful length and separation but more natural volume which I prefer.
This Precious Cells mascara seems more separating than the normal Hypnose version.
Shiseido Mascara Base:
Another one of these tubes done. They usually last me about six months. This used to be my HG until they changed the formula which is no where near as good, but I have yet to find anything better.
If you have mascara primer favorites, I am all ears!
Until then, I already have a back up tube of this waiting. Le sigh....
Maybelline Colossal Volume Cat Eyes Mascara:
Full review here.
*Since that review* this thing dried up so fast...it started becoming very clumpy one me within three weeks of opening until the point where flakes were just everywhere and this had to be chucked. I don't know if I got a dud, I purchased it when it first came out, so I doubt it was very old, but this will not be a repurchase.
Clinique All About Eyes Serum:
Oops! this was not suppose to be in the make up photo, but since it's there...
I have used this every single day for almost TWO YEARS and it's finally used up.
I received this as a gift, and did not want the person to think I was unappreciative, so I used it daily.
This is suppose to help puffy eyes, but I never have puffy eyes ( I think this is genetic for me)
so I am a terrible reviewer for this product. I just used this as a hydrating base in the morning. I would not repurchase this on the sole reason that I do not have the feature this is marketed for.
Burts Bees Lip Balm:
This tub version seems a tad bit thicker than the one in the stick, despite that, I think the stick version is better. This can sometimes be too thick and look a bit white ish on the lips if not blended out well.
First round of finished products of 2013 done!
What have you used up latley?