I love the Law & Order franchise for the criminal cases in each episode, as well as the fact that you generally did not have to watch the entire series in sequential order to "get" it. For Law & Order SVU, the sole survivor of the L&O franchise, the past few seasons have seen more and more character development. In my opinion, that's not really for the better. For example, in the current season, we have seen Benson, Rollins, and Amaro plunge into a downward spiral in their personal lives. Realistic? Maybe. But please, FOCUS ON THE CASE!!
I used to reserve this product for the rough mornings but have since switched to using it pretty much every morning. The roll-on is nice and cooling, so it provides a refreshing feeling. Although the product works well on de-puffing bags under the eys, I did not notice any significance difference in preventing/reducing dark circles under my eyes. Would purchase again as a pick-me-up in the morning.
-evens out skin tone when on -did not notice an improvement in skin condition overall, even though this (and many other BB creams) claim to -pretty good staying power (lasts into the afternoon at my desk job) -definitely light - not for people wanting to rely on only this product to cover up freckles/acne/scars
I’ve had my eye on these balm sticks for awhile but had refrained from purchasing mainly because I had a whack of other lip products to get through. These were on sale at London Drugs for Boxing Week so I went and picked up in crush to try out. There weren’t any testers in store – based on the exterior of the pencil, I had expected a berry colour with blue undertones. It ended up more of a wine colour with brownish-undertones, which wasn’t great for making my teeth look any whiter. Thankfully, the colour wasn’t too overwhelming. While the colour felt moisturizing as it was being applied, the “balm” part of this product did not last, as I found myself putting on lip balm later on in the morning.
I’ve read some other reviews that swear the colour will last for 6+ hours. However, after a round of morning coffee and sips of water at my desk, the colour had more or less disappeared about 3.5 hours after it was first applied. I actually found myself to be somewhat relieved – if a lip colour actually stained my lips for a full day, I would be concerned about not being able to take it off properly at night.
Although I didn’t particularly like the texture at first – it felt waxy – it grew on me, and here’s why:
- The waxy texture provided protection and moisture,which made it perfect for Calgary winter weather (translation: cold and dry) - When left in my purse to be used when I was out, one container lasted for over 4 months - It contains the benefits of a lip balm container but without the messy (and bacteria-breeding) fingertip application - The round, chubby shape of the container made it a cinch to find in my purse