Yay!! Got my packages before the postal strike starts *phew*
This time is the Garnier Nutritionist Regenerating Microbead Cream. I bought this because I loved the Garnier green cleansing wipes. Somedays you feel like your cleanser isn’t doing much(its more like you need to exfoliate your face) and thats when I pull out this scrub. Its a white pasty thick cream with tiny green and white bubbles to scrub your face. This scrub is never drying to my face and never irritating. I usually use it once a week or whenever I feel like my usually cleanser needs a kick. I usually use it in the shower while the conditioner is on.
Totally recommend it !
>The Body Shop’s Coconut Body Butter April 30, 2009
As you all know, I have the driest skin on the planet. I received this butter as a bridal shower present from my sister-in-law Sandy(it was part of a gift with the scrub and shower creme). She said she loved the smell of coconut and thought I’ll love it too.. well I do! I have the tendency to order the usually 3 types of gelato, one being Coconut, Green tea and/or durian mango or some southasian exotic fruit.
When I came back totally sunburnt from Mexico I was peeling like a banana and I think I used 5 different lotions and butters one me, this being one of them. I used the Olive body butter on @vancitycanuck and I used the Coconut body butter on myself.
I love this body butter! Its not too greasy(for me) and I smell like I’m vacation 24/7. It feels my elbows and knees moisturized all day. The gift box Sandy gave me came with the Coconut exfoliater and that.. I don’t like so much. It smells good when you open it but as you rub it on your body, it turns into this weird chemical smell. ew. Stick with the body butter! Also it came with a shower creme and its heavenly!
I definitely recommend this body butter and the coconut shower creme, it moisturizes and it smells like vacation!
>Garnier Skin Naturals Fresh Invigorating Toner April 24, 2009
I love using toner before putting on moisturizer, it just makes me feel like the moisturizer is going to stick to my skin better. I decided to try out this bottle because I love the Garnier line, including their Fructis products. I found this toner a bit too watered down. It does smell fresh and soft but it just feels like I’m putting on a watered down toner. I only like using this toner during the summer when I’m feeling a bit oily otherwise.. I haven’t really touched the bottle.
“creates a healthy, summer glow all year long just by moisturizing – Designed for Medium/Tan Skin Tones”
I bought this thinking I’d look dark and luscious like Nicole Sherzinger but of course I didn’t. And the moisturizer had those darn sparkles in it. RANT ALERT! A pet peeve of mine is putting sparkles in cosmetics, this reminds me being in grade 3 buying my first bonnebell lipsmacker with sparkles and glitter in it. I find it childish when cosmetic companies put sparkle and glitter in their moisturizers or other things that you shouldn’t be putting all over you face.
Back to my critic. I just came back from Mexico 2 weeks ago and found this might be a good product to save my beautiful burnt tan. No. The lotion smells bad, it has sparkles in it(which makes you look like a glitter queen) and it just doesn’t absorb nicely. As my skin was peeling off, I found the lotion contains some dark coloring and just absorbs into your skin to create the “tan” look.
Would I buy this product again? No.
Would I recommend it? No.
Will I keep using it? Yes.
I bought this lotion figuring it would be a cheaper alternative from using my usual Shiseido White Lucent lotion(retails for $65 at The Bay 75ml). I believe this moisturizer is a good alternative for people who have oily to combination skin but not dry skin. I have dry skin and I had to use another moisturizer ontop of the Aveeno.
Considering my dry skin, would I buy the Aveeno as an alternative from my Shiseido? No.
If I had oily to combination skin would this be a good alternative? Yes.