Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Stress Control

I've been using two of the products from the new Neutrogena Stress Control line for the past month. I have to say, I haven't adored products like this in a while. I think they're putting crack in it because I *so* look forward to using these twice a day. Usually my adoration wears off after a couple of weeks.

:: Neutrogena Stress Control 3-in-1 Hydrating Treatment ::

Good things:
  1. Gel-like consistency that moisturizes but also leaves you with a matte finish.
  2. BHA helps to clear acne and prevent it, and exfoliate skin.
  3. Has a soothing effect that I can't really describe with words.
  4. The smell is light and refreshing, though I normally detest fragrance in face products.
  5. Recommended by Paula Begoun, who researches products scientifically and ignores marketing.
  6. Comes in a very nice, sanitary squirt-bottle.
  7. Around $7 and available everywhere.
:: Neutrogena Stress Control Power-Clear Scrub ::

Good things:
  1. I *rarely* enjoy a scrub, as most are too harsh for my skin. But this one is fantastic. I use it every morning and sometimes at night too.
  2. Does not irritate or dry out skin, but leaves your skin even-toned and refreshed.
  3. Has a cream base that makes it easy to put on and leave on throughout your shower, so the medicine has a longer time to work into your face.
Bad things:
  1. Something in it is tingly, which feels nice but sometimes those ingredients can be irritating, so be careful.

Friday, August 3, 2007

Hyper. Shine.

LooooOOOOoooOOOooooooOOooOoOOOOve this lip glos. Love. Love. Love. You can find this at most Target stores or online.

:: E.L.F. Hypershine Lip Gloss in Nude ::

Good Things:
  1. It's $1.
  2. Ultra shiny, but not ultra sticky.
  3. Nice scent and taste.
  4. Fairly long lasting and conditioning.
  5. Brush-on applicator is very nice.
  6. Similar to the Stila glosses.

Bad Things:
  1. For $1, nothing is bad about this.

Chick Flick Cherry

A quickie post today. Love this gorgeous red polish from OPI. I have to say, even when I was sweaty, dirty, and mosquito-bitten in Alaska, the fact that my toes looked fabulous kept me going. It didn't chip once, and I was wearing hiking boots almost every day.

:: OPI Nail Lacquer in Chick Flick Cherry ::

I've blogged about these polishes before. They are a tad more expensive than regular drugstore lines, but so worth the few extra bucks. They go on smooth, don't chip, and the bottle lasts a long time. This shade of red is deep but also sort of retro cherry-red at the same time. Brilliant.

You can find them in specialty beauty stores, and even grocery stores, which is where I got this one.