Monday, May 28, 2012

Night Cream

I have put off doing this review because I have had such a hard time deciding what to say.  Don't love it, don't hate it...but here we go!  I decided that since I didn't have a night cream I should really start the habit of getting a good night cream I like and start using it every night.  I headed out to Target and found Up&Up Night Cream.  It was about $15.  It says compare to Olay Regenerist Night Cream, which is around $20.  I love Olay, but I figured it was $5 cheaper and I could give it a try to see if I liked it or not.

 It says, "Uses natural moisturizers to help give you firmer, younger-looking skin."  I would agree that it does leave my skin much more moisturized, but I don't notice a difference on the firmness of my skin.  I am blessed with younger looking skin so maybe that is why I don't really notice as much...?  Now I do agree my skin is more moisturized BUT it also is oily feeling sometimes in the morning when I wake up too.  It doesn't feel greasy or oily when applying though.
 This night cream is pretty heavy, and I know some people really like this.  I am unsure how I like it.  I feel like it might not absorb as much as a light cream but I am new to using night cream.  I have been using this product for over a month but I LOVE my daily day face lotion so I think it's hard to not compare the two even though they are totally different products.
 Some of the ingredients on the back listed are Vitamin E, Lavender, Green Tea, and tons of big words that I don't know what they mean, haha.  The ingredients I told you are somewhere in the middle of the huge list.  This product also has a little bit of a scent that I think some people may find unpleasant.  I'm not sensitive to scents so it's ok for me, but maybe not for others.
So like I said I don't love it, but I don't hate it.  It's really in the middle for me.  If you like a thick cream, aren't sensitive to smells then you may like this one.  It does moisturize...
If anyone else has tried this, what did you think?  Perhaps you have a more decisive opinion than me!
XO, Heather Honey

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

UPDATE: Olay Professional Pro X

So here is the update I promised:
 I have used this every night since my last blog post YOU CAN FIND HERE.  I have used the exfoliating cleanser that you can see in the picture above, and actually still have a little left that I continue to use.  I purchased this for $25 and here are my findings...
  • It leaves my skin feeling thoroughly clean, even if I'm wearing a lot of make up
  • It leaves my skin so smooth
  • The cleaner goes a long way, so it lasts a long time
  • I have used it every night in the shower-so it's very convenient since it's waterproof
  • It only takes a light brush over on your face-if you leave it on too long you will get dry skin
  • It absorbs my night lotion better
  • Less break-outs
The only negative thing I can find about this product is I left it on my chin for quite some time thinking I was cleaning it "really well".  This is not necessary-it actually dried out my chin.  Your skin will get clean without much effort.  You are not getting any purging or "deep, deep clean" like the more expensive models out there, but for $25 I wouldn't expect that.  I would recommend this, I think it's really fun to use!
 Look out for my giveaway announcement!  XO, Heather Honey

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Cuticle Remover

I have very dry cuticles and decided that I would try an "at home" treatment.  I picked up this Sally Hansen Instant Cuticle Remover.  I don't remember the price but it was under $10.

It is suppose to remove any extra skin that is over your nail.  I also picked up some nail sticks to use with this product.
 This is the first time I have ever tried a product like this before, it claims to only take 15 seconds for it to work.
 This is a picture to show you what my cuticles looked like before I tried it out.  You can see my pinky and pointer finger especially needed to be pushed back.
 You apply the product on your cuticle and let it sit for 15 seconds.  I pushed them back with the nail stick.  You then need to rinse off the product.
 Here are the tools I used to trim off my extra skin. 
 So here are the before and after pictures so you can see the results:

 I would say that this product did help.  It makes the cuticle very soft and come off easier.  I didn't love it though...I still had to cut off and trim the cuticle because it didn't really dissolve.  I would try it again, because this was the first time I used it and it may work best with continued use.  I would say that if you are really interested to try it go for it-otherwise I wouldn't bother.  It wasn't amazing.  Have you ever tried a product like this before?  XO, Heather Honey

Monday, May 7, 2012

Mac Hue

This is my first MAC purchase! Very exciting for me :) I don't have a store near me that sells MAC but on a recent trip I spotted one and thought I would give this nude color a try.

 It's Hue, and it's a very pretty nude color.  It's also a glaze so it has a nice shine to it.  I really like the packaging, I like the detail sparkles on the bottom of the lipstick case.
 It goes on nice and smooth. 
 It has a nice color-it doesn't wash me out like some nudes.
 MAC lipsticks are around $15 which is pricey but I have heard so many good things I am hoping it will prove to be worth it! So far, so good.
 I like the light shimmer you can see when the light hits it!
 I thought I would go with a nice wearable color to start with.  It's really an everyday wearable color.

 Do you have any MAC lipsticks?  What is your favorite shade?  Thanks for reading! XO, Heather Honey