I'm turning 30 soon, and in an effort to stop aging in its tracks, I was on the hunt for a good serum to add to my regimen. I found the little sample bottle of this at walmart and decided to give it a try AND I AM SO GLAD I DID! It's super lightweight, which was surprising, but it definitely packs a punch. I'm combo/slightly dry and was able to use this alone as a moisturizer, though obviously that wouldn't be the case with someone dryer than me, and that isn't really what it's claiming to be able to do anyway. It dried almost immediately with no tacky/sticky feel, and I noticed my skin was softer by the second day. A little went a long way for me, so I was able to get the sample bottle to last about a month, but I just bought the big bottle today. Worth it.
Ok, the thing about this primer is that it is full. Of glitter. I expected a bit of shimmer, maybe, being that it was illuminating, but man, I did not expect the amount of glitter that was in there. Once you put foundation over it, the glitter disappears, which...At that point, what was the point? I didn't feel like it was very "illuminizing", I feel like for a drugstore primer it's fine, wasn't great, wasn't the worst, but at the same time...seriously, going back to the glitter, it's just awful, and it WILL get everywhere, your hands will be covered.
Pros for this: It's 3 bucks, so that's nice, also I like that it comes in a lipstick tube shaped...tube....instead of a little pot like I've seen other scrubs in, I just think it makes it travel friendly. It smells nice, too, I really like that. The thing to keep in mind with this, though, and why I gave it four stars, is that after like, one use, the balm coating the stick disappears and you're left with a very harsh almost pumice stone like grit. On one hand, I actually don't mind that, I just throw a bit of chapstick or vaseline on right before I use it, but on the other hand, it's kind of annoying to have to add that second step in.
Generally we are butter snobs in my house, but I got a coupon for this product for a review, so I decided to get it. It spreads nice after being in the fridge, I'll say that for sure, and in baking and things, it's fine, although obviously not butter, but I would never, ever eat this on something like...toast, something where the flavor of this comes out full force. It's just got a weird flavor and after taste. Will I continue to find uses for it in my house? Yes. Would I buy it again? Ehhh, probably not. Stick with butter.
There are a few things I like about this and a few things I don't. I bought it in the summer because I wanted something moisturizing that wasn't heavy, and this did that job. It smells nice, the gel formula is kind of interesting and refreshing...but also I guess I felt like...it wasn't spectacular? It is VERY lightweight, to the point that there were times I felt I almost needed something else on top of it, even in the middle of summer. if you have extremely oily skun, maybe that will be a pkus for you, but my combination skin sometimes needed a bit extra. Also I hate how it made my skin feel sort of sticky and tacky after applying, which if it was doing amazing things I could get over, but it wasn't. Would I buy it again? Ehhh, it's hard to say. It's cheap, and the times I CAN use it, it's fine, or when I use it as a first step in a larger moisturizing routine, but I just really wish it didn't dry so sticky.
My grandmother has always used this, so I got started with this back when I was very young. I used it to take my makeup off when I was in high school theatre, I use it to take my makeup off now. It's very gentle; I have very sensitive skin and I have never had an issue. It doesn't work as a stand alone cleanser, it leaves a bit of a...film? On my skin, but since I'm double cleansing anyway, this doesn't bother me. Keep that in mind, though, if you were planning on using it that way.
THIS WATER, YOU GUYS! So I've been struggling with kicking a pop drinking habit for a while, and while I haven't succeeded yet, this water, specifically this flavor, has really help me cut down. Normally flavored water is either really strange tasting or the taste is faint, but this packs a flavor punch! Plus it's carbonated, obviously, which is what I really like.
THIS GAME! Really, this whole series is just...amazing. I started playing this the first time when I was just getting into games, and it was great because it was easy, but not too easy, not so hard that I wanted to quit but hard enough that things were challenging. The beginning of the game changes depending on what character you make, WHICH IS AN AMAZING IDEA??? I've started a replay, I'll probably start another one later after I replay through the rest of the games, which is saying something because usually I see no need to replay a video game.
If you like a flavored vodka and you don't want to spend millions of dollars, Smirnoff is a great brand. I never find the flavors too strong or...artificially tasting, even though I mean. I'm sure it's artificially flavored. With some of the cheaper brands, though, the flavor always tastes a bit off, and I think Smirnoff has a pretty great flavor, especially for the price.