Monday, February 15, 2010

Product Review: Neutrogena® Make-up Remover Cleansing Towelettes

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The description at says: Make-up Remover Cleansing Towelettes effectively dissolve all traces of dirt, oil and make-up--even waterproof mascara--for clean, fresh skin in one easy step.

These gentle, ultra soft cloths contain superior cleansing technology so effective it removes even waterproof mascara. With one step, it leaves skin thoroughly clean with no heavy residue, so there's no need to rinse. And it's gentle enough to use around the sensitive eye area, even for contact lens wearers.

Make your skin make-up free the easy way.

My review: I absolutely love this product. I have tried a lot of cleansers but I have never really felt like they have removed my make-up. I don't remember where I first read about this product but after seeing them in the store, I decided to give them a try.

These towelettes do exactly what they claim. They remove all of my make-up including waterproof mascara. I don't wake up the next morning with black circles from the left over mascara.

I also love that they are very gentle. My face used to get very red after washing. This was a problem if I was trying to wash my face in order to change my make-up. With these towelettes, I can reapply make-up immediately. My skin is very sensitive and it has not felt dry and itchy at all with these.

Finally, my skin has been incredibly clear lately. I have been able to wear my liquid foundation (which usually makes me break out). I have been using this product for about a month now (each package contains 25 towelettes) and my skin looks great. I would definitely recommend this product.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Nail Polish Review: Essie's Tart Deco

I decided to buy this polish after seeing reviews on many of my favorite blogs. This is unlike any color I have and I decided to give it a shot. I bought this and another color Saturday night and painted just my pinky with this color to decide which one to use. It went on so nicely and was such a great color that I painted all my nails this color the next day. I used a top coat which apparently was a mistake. When I woke up Monday morning, all my nails (except my pinky) had turned orange. The nice pinkish coral color had transformed into neon orange. I promptly took off the polish (but not before taking a picture). Here is a not-so-great picture:

It is kind of difficult to see but the pinky is more of a pink color and the rest are orange.

I decided to give this color another try this weekend without a top coat. The results were much better this time but I'm still not completely sold. I do like the color. The best way I can describe it is the color of an orange candy heart. I wish it had more of a pink undertone than it does.
(This is a true representation of the color)

(This is what I wanted it to be like)

The formula has also been inconsistent. When I painted my pinky, I was in love. It went on smoothly and only required two coats. When I painted them yesterday, it went on quite streaky and required 3-4 coats in order to look smooth.

I still like the color and will use it again. However, it has not earned the titile of Nail Polish Love. Has anyone else tried this color? What were your results?

No exuse

I don't have any good excuses for not blogging earlier. Well, maybe that isn't true. After I typed that, I remembered that report cards and IEP progress notes were due this week, my husband left to go to a school for a month, and I got sucked in by this book:
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This one was just as good as Sloppy Firsts. I bought this on a Saturday and had it finished by 8:30 Sunday night. I became even more intrigued by these books when I realized that Jessica Darling was the same age as me. I made this connection when she described 9/11 happening in the fall of her senior year. Her story was just like mine. She had decided to go to Columbia University when suddenly our country was attacked. I couldn't believe it as I read this. I was actually scheduled to go visit a college on Long Island the week after 9/11. The trip was obviously cancelled and my world was shaken. Her story continued to parallel my life throughout the book. I can't wait to buy the third book today.

On another note, I have decided to buy a Kindle. After I finished Second Helpings, I found myself wishing that I could instantly download the next book. I think I have convinced Dave that I need one so I think that will be my Valentine's Day present. I did a little research and I think I have decided on the Kindle over other e-readers. If you have a Kindle or another e-reader, let me know how you like it. What are the pros and cons of the one you have?