Monday, January 21, 2013

Love It...or Leave It

I've been going out on a limb and trying a few new products over the last couple months.
They were either recommendations from people (including many of you), presents or I saw an advertisement and thought, "oh what the hell".
Overall, I have to say I liked most of the products, only a couple really let me down.
Check out which products I loved and the ones I'm gonna leave behind.

Maybelline Colossal Volum' Express Cat Eyes
I already have a few of the Maybelline Volum' Express mascaras, but I have to say this one has quickly become my favorite. The key to this mascara is the brush. It is curved in such a way that it really gets all those pesky lashes in the corners so ALL of your lashes get volume and length!
Verdict: Love It

TIGI Rockaholic Dirty Secret Dry Shampoo
The reason I tried this product was because I hated my current dry shampoo which was by Tresemme. I walked into Ulta one day and saw this was on sale for $8 (originally $21). It was a no-brainer. This has a better scent and works so much better than the one I had. Now, will I pay full price for it? I'm not sure yet. Hopefully, I'll have this can for a while.
Verdict: Love It

Tresemme Heat Tamer Spray
I was told by more than one person that I needed a heat protectant spray. It was just something I never used. Since using this spray, I have noticed a difference and so has my hairdresser! It's so quick and simple, I can't imagine not using it. It just does wonders.
Verdict: Love It

Freeman Anti-Stress Dead Sea Minerals Facial Mask
I've heard good things about Freeman masks. My sister actually got 5 of them in a variety pack for Christmas. I use this once a week and it really rejuvenates my skin whether I'm breaking out or my skin is a little dry.
Verdict: Love It

Andrea Eye Q's Eye Make-Up Correctors
I received these as a Christmas gift this year. While they do work, I don't see any difference than dipping a Q-Tip in eye makeup remover. I probably won't pay extra to have this already done for me.
Verdict: Leave It

Sally Hansen Problem Cuticle Remover
I was told my one of my bloggie besties to get Sally Hansen's Instant Cuticle Remover, unfortunately when I went to Target, there was no more to be seen. So I picked this up instead. Although it works for the most part, I'm still holding out to find the instant one. Even after using this lotion as directed, I still have to go over my cuticles with a cuticle trimmer (which I hate to do because I always cut myself).
Verdict: Leave It

Vaseline Cocoa Radiant Vitalizing Body Gel Oil
I was really apprehensive about this product. I was scared it was going to make me break out and to be honest I wasn't really sure what to do with it. Was it in place of a moisturizer? Would it absorb quickly? When I first started to use it, I put it all over my body. That probably wasn't the best idea. It didn't absorb as quick and I felt like I was using tanning oil. I immediately did some research on the internet. I kept using the oil all over, but then immediately followed it with my regular moisturizer. That helped a great deal. Something about my moisturizer (which is Lubriderm Advanced Therapy Lotion) made the oil absorb better into my skin. Now we've had a super cold winter here in PA so far, I have really needed the extra moisture on my skin. I ended up using it consistently enough that I only use the oil on my problem areas: knees, elbows and hips. This product started out as a nightmare and ended up as a godsend. I highly recommend it.
Verdict: Love It

Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes
This was another item I got in my stocking for Christmas. I really didn't think I was going to like them because I already had my face washing routine down. I have to admit, this is the product for lazy nights. Some nights, I really don't feel like washing my face. I know it's bad to sleep in your makeup, but sometimes I just take off my eye makeup and hit the hay (don't judge). Now when I feel my laziness coming on, I just use these towelettes. It's not a deep clean, but it at least gets most of the product off your face, which is better than nothing. Not to sound cheesy or anything, but they really are calming too.
Verdict: Love It

So there you have it.
Do you have any of these products?
Do you love them or have you kicked them to the curb?
What are some products you've loved or hated?
I'd love to know!
Until next time (meaning tomorrow)...

♥ Erin


Sarah S. said...

I have the Tresemme dry shampoo also and sucks! I will have to keep this one in mind for next time.

Mrs. Jones said...

I'm going to have to try the Tresemme heat spray!!!!

tara said...

I swear by tresemme products! They're all I use!

Kristen said...

i love this post idea! i may copy in the future. i started using an oil/gel from johnson's baby line. i loved how moisturizing it was, but it gave me the worst rash ever. when i was using it, i liked to do it at night after a shower and put it on when my skin was still wet.

Niki Caron said...

I just bought the Maybeline Cat Eyes mascara but haven't tried it yet! I'm glad to hear you love it! I love the Rockaholic dry shampoo too! It's amazing!

Amber said...

When I read this title I immediately sang, "Love it, or leave it, you better gain way"...

I need some cuticle removers, so I'm glad you posted about this. I probably would've picked this one up. Not now!

I am gonna have to try the makeup remover wipes. Most ones I try make my eyes burn!

Angela said...

I've got to try that mascara!

Kasey Lynne said...

I didn't like the Tresemme dry shampoo either. My favorite so far is Suave's dry shampoo. I've tried about 6 different kinds and that has worked the best. I also just bought one by Oscar Blandi that comes out clear, which is nice for us brunettes.