Shampoo -Unlisted Brand - Mill Creek Biotin Shampoo
lisa1 5/6/2013 4:41:00 PM
Im on the fence right now about this shampoo. I like the lather (rich bubbly), i like the minty tingle on my scalp,... and that's about it. It dries out my hair something terrible. And i notice just as much hair fall out. I'll keep using this for a while... will give it a whole month just to see... But so far... NOT impressed!
Hair Color -Garnier - Nutrisse Permanent Creme Hair Color
lisa1 5/6/2013 4:30:00 PM
I really really like this product. It doesn't dry out the hair. Hair comes out soft and very shiny. Easy to use. I really like it. Unfortunately it really didn't lighten my almost black hair but very very slightly. It kind of took the edge off the black. I used Natural Light Brown. On the box, the color of the hair is VERY light. But on me... it didn't lighten .... maybe i need to keep doing it? I don't know. Loreal Performing Preference is a crappy product overall but at least it DOES lighten the hair to what the box color shows. Unfortunately. I will buy this product again maybe for just the shine i get.... Sigh...
This fluid is fantastic! I've been using it for over a week. I wake up every morning with smaller pores and a more plumped up and firmer skin. It's fantastic! Absorbs into the skin instantly... it's actually even cleared my skin. And takes away brown spots slowly. I notice them less and less. I know it's only been a week but i already notice the difference. Comes in a pump that dispenses just one drop which spreads over half my face. Buy this! I got it at Ulta and if you have points you can get it even cheaper than the $20 it costs. This is a great product from Reviva. I use all their products and they're all great. UPDATE 5/6/2013 - Still loving this! I use it twice a day, morning under makeup and night time under or over night cream or by itself. Loving it!
Skincare - Body -Unlisted Brand - Mederma - Skin Care for Scars
lisa1 4/1/2013 11:37:00 AM
DO NOT believe the review that says this is a "placebo effect" and it's no good etc. Complete lies! After reading reviews, i tried Mederma Advanced Scar Gel on an active pimple. It was huge. Put it on 2 nights ago. Woke up and the pimple is gone! NO KIDDING! All i had left was a little smooth flat red mark. So last night, i decided to put the Mederma ALL over my face! Mind you i have a few dark marks so i figured maybe it'll fade them away. Well, i woke up with my face so very soft! When i put on the gel, it tightened on me but i went to bed anyway. I woke up with my face very soft, not a bump in sight and i swear my face seemed less lined and somehow plumper! I kid you not! I'm going to continue this regimen all week at night and will update results to see if it fades old dark marks. So far though, i think i may have discovered a new fade / plumper / wrinkle smoother gel! I'm afraid to put it under my eyes but i may try it tonight just to see what happens! Amazing! You may not want to do this for yourself, but if you want to try it on pimples, it IS a miracle product! Nuf said. Will update at the end of this week! UPDATE May 6, 2013 - Still loving this! EVERY time i put it on my face overnight it flattens whatever bumps are getting ready to pop up. Leaves face plumped and soft. It DOES itch sometimes which is annoying but most of the time, it's bearable. Small price to pay for smooth clear skin. AWESOME product!
Hair Color -Wella - Color Charm Demi-Permanent Hair Color
lisa1 3/9/2013 4:30:00 PM
Wow. Really good hair color. Definitely never going back to the salon or box color. Made my hair so soft while coloring i was able to comb through it with color in my hair. NEVER done that before! Rich color, covers gray REALLY well, brings out highlights in my hair. NO smell. When i rinsed it out, baarely any color ran. Made my hair SO shiny! Wow! Definitely go 2 shades lighter than what you want becuase it does run very dark! Worth Every penny! Will update to see if it fades and how it holds up for the month. LOVE it! UPDATE 5/6/2013 - The colors are just way too blah and monochramatic. No shine to it after about 3 days...and it DOES dry the crap out of my hair.... Back to Garnier Nutrisse box color I go.
Lipstick -Revlon - Color Stay Ultimate Suede Lipstick
lisa1 2/3/2013 10:58:00 AM
I don't know what the other reviewers are talking about. This lipstick is fantastic! I wear the Private Showing shade and it is the best nude lipstick shade i've ever tried. The staying power is the best as well. 8 hours it stays on. Put it on in the morning and at 7 PM i still have most of it on. It is NOT drying at all and it's matte with just a hint of glimmer. Perfect lipstick. Packaging perfect the shade on the tube is the exact shade you will have on your lips. Again, i'm very impressed and this is my new all day every day lipstick! Whoever doesn't like this has issues. LOL. :) Buy it and love it!
Foundations -Cover Girl - Outlast Stay Fabulous 3 in 1 Foundation
lisa1 2/3/2013 10:51:00 AM
First impression of this product? AH MA ZINGGG! Wow! i really don't know where to start. The consistency is very light and liquidy. It dries very fast so work quick in the application girls! Once you put it on and wait a few minutes... something happens and your pores just dissapear! I use powder on top... Maybelline Dream Matte powder. I use powder always regardless. I live in Florida humidity. I've only had it on for an hour and so far it is amazing. my skin looks like a porcelain doll. Flawless and poreless. And somehow younger or tighter... I can't explain it but i'm 43 and i look about 30! i'm serious! The coverage is VERY good. I'd say about a medium to full. And it feels like i have nothing on. The shade selection is just fine. I will say the shades tend to run lighter than the bottle's look. I wear Buff Beige but think Nude Beige will be an exact match. So far so good... i'm going to wear this all day and all week throughout and will update. So far though, this is the best foundation i've EVER tried. And may i say i normally hate Cover Girl. But they ran this out of the park this time. Again, AMAZING!!! BUY IT BUY IT BUY IT!!!!
I cannot say enough bad things about this foundation. 1. Doesn't cover anything. So sheer you might as well just not put anything on. 2. Settled into every single pore... and highlights every other pore and imperfection. 3. Is not matte at all without powder and lets the oil shine right through almost from the moment you put it on. And even setting it with powder ... same thing. Shine Shine Shine! 4. Staying power of this foundation is also horrible. Slides right off your face. 5. The shades are bad too. Too light or too dark... too pink... just awful. 6. Packaging is awful. It comes in a glass bottle and you twist off the cap but when you try to put the cap back on you have to REALLY turn it to close it. Otherwise it just doesn't close properly and the cap sits crooked. Overall, keep your $8+. This is just a waste of time and makes your face look horrible. I can't say enough bad things. Another miss from Revlon! They really need to discontinue it pronto! UPDATE* 5/6/2013 - So i discovered how to use this product to make it work better. I mix it with L'Oreal BB cream (that Face Perfector stuff). When mixed in with that lotion, i find it stays on better, the color matches better and it's not cakey or greasy or too much coverage on my face. On its own it still sucks but combined with the BB cream, much better!
Styling Products -Unlisted Brand - Proclaim Glossing Polish
lisa1 1/16/2013 2:20:00 PM
Trying to find words to describe how amazing this product is...... I am going to Sally's today and going to buy a CASE of this product! It is unbelievably that good. First off, you use VERY little. I have long hair to the middle of my bra strap. It is dry, frizzy, damaged beyond belief from constant flat ironing and coloring and highlighting and I'm 43 (43 years of hair abuse). So you wash your hair, squeeze out the water and use about a dime size and run it through your entire head of hair. I air dry my hair at night. In the morning i flat ironed and OMG. I only had to run the iron over each hair section ONCE! It was straighter than i've ever had it, stick straight and SO soft and SO SO SO shiny and smelled so good. And i live in Florida humidity. My hair looks like those shiny hair commercials. It is unbelievable. I then run a little bit on my palms and smooth over dry flat ironed hair. Perfection! And it stays perfect ALL day! It's $6 at Sally's. If you don't buy this you're absolutely unaware of what you are missing and will be sorry! Enough said! This is the best product out there and BY FAR better than ANY high end product on the market. HOLY HAIR GRAIL! DONE! I'm going to go to every Sally's in my town and clean them out because if this dissapears off the shelves I will kick myself! UPDATE 5/6/2013 - Still loving this. All the above STILL true. I also bought the heat protector serum by this same brand. I like that also, it comes in a red / pink bottle.
Styling Products -TRESemme - Instant Heat Tamer Spray
lisa1 1/14/2013 11:04:00 AM
Bought this because of all the good reviews. So far not impressed. I put it on when my hair's wet. air dry it and the next morning i spray it again before i flat iron. So far it makes my hair CRISPY. Super dry. Don't know yet.... I'm going to not spray it before i flat iron and just spray it when it's wet. See if it makes a difference. Also, it does NOT detangle at all so i don't know why people say it does. The fragrance of it is NOT overpowering nor does it linger so for all of you either loving or complaining about the smell.. ummm.... really not an issue. I'm going to keep giving it a chance for a bit so i will update. So far, it's a huge MEH for me.... **** Update a few days later..... product sucks! Terrible. Tangles my hair and dries it and makes it look DULL and unwashed! And by the next day i can barely run a comb through it. Worst product ever! And i'm sorry to say it because i really do like Tresemme products. This one is BAD!
Skincare - Face -Avon - Avon Anew Ultimate Gold Emulsion Night Treatment
lisa1 12/7/2012 2:32:00 PM
Got this on Amazon for about $17. I used it last night for the first time. First off, i am 43, acne prone skin with no wrinkles but my skin is not as tight as it used to be. I also have combination skin. Oily in the tzone and sometimes cheeks. Anyway, i put it on after washing my face. It stings very little and goes away. There's really no fragrance detectable either. I can't tell if it did anything... although i did look more rested (could be that i got some good sleep too). Anyway, i'll be using this for the next 7 days and will come back and give a real review. One thing i DONT like about this is that it leaves your face feeling sticky tacky. It feels like vaseline and i hate that greasy feeling. I wash it off in the morning but if i miss a spot like under my chin.. i feel the grease all day! And it feels greasy overall even after washing. Dont know if it's because of it moisturizing the skin really well ro what. Anyway, i'll keep using to see if it actually does something good and will update. UPDATE *** AWFUL! Do not buy this product. It makes you feel and look like you have vaseline on your face. And it doesn't do anything to your wrinkles other than clog your pores and make you a grease monkey! Couldn't wait to wash it off my face every morning and the time i did have it on at night, i felt like i dipped my face in grease. AWFUL! It's going straight in the garbage!!
Moisturizers -Neutrogena - Healthy Skin Anti-Wrinkle Cream (Night)
lisa1 11/1/2012 10:17:00 AM
I'm 43. Acne prone even at this age. This cream is amazing. I put it on and it instantly dissapears into my skin. In the morning, i have no pores and my skin looks flawless. No lie! I've done the Retin-A from the doctor including every other glycolic acids and AHAs and everything else. This little cheap tube is a miracle and no one knows about it. Please buy it. You won't regret it! I'm told all the time by people that they can't believe i'm 43. The highest age i've been given was 30. I attribute this to clean living, clean eating, exercise, lots of water.... and most definitely THIS cream! Enough said!
Conditioner -Paul Mitchell - Super Skinny Daily Treatment Conditioner
lisa1 10/10/2012 11:30:00 AM
I must join with everyone here and give this product a ZERO if i could. Horrible product. Leaves a "film" on the hair... disgusting residue that you can FEEL on your hands. Then as it dries, omg, it's so matted and sticky.. felt like i put a wallop of straight wax on my hair. And because it made my hair so matted, it actually broke my hair each time i combed it! WHY would Paul Mitchell do this to us!?!? WHY!?!? It's going straight in the garbage! Thank God i only bought a sample of it and not the full size bottle! Paul Mitchell please discontinue this product . Its horrible!!!!
Not impressed. Shed just as much. Sometimes even more. Gimmick. And i HATE the commercials for this.. that music in the background "the drums.. the drums... ah a a a aah" Freaking annoying! Bottom line, waste of $3.
UPDATE!!!! A week later. Still loving it! The Buff matches my skin perfectly! Definitely run out and buy a bunch of jars of this. Stock up! I have a feeling that now that i found my HG, they'll discontinue. Today is my first day wearing it. I'll go point by point. First the cons. (only 2 of them 1. & 2.) 1 - Color - Hard to tell from the jar and the jar comes sealed in plastic so you can't even open to look. All colors run darker than what you can see through the glass jar. Bought in Sand Beige - should have tried Buff. Will exchange it tonight. Buff i think will be a perfect match for me. 2. Packaging - not crazy about the heavy glass jar. Easy to drop out of your hands, very heavy.. won't travel well since it's so bulky and heavy. Now the good points! Texture - it is NOT a mouse nor does it feel very "whipped". It's very creamy. But light. Once applied it goes on VERY smooth and velvety like. It dries to an almost powder finish. And i don't feel it on my skin. I live in Florida humidity. Went outside and i didn't get that "sweaty get this off my face" feeling i normally get with other foundations. Also, my oiliness did NOT come through with this. I normally have to blot twice a day. I went to blot once out of habit and barely any oil! That's amazing. The foundation also stays put on your face. In order words it doesn't change, settle into pores or become anything other than your skin. And it doesn't transfer that much either. I talked on the phone and at the end of my conversation i didn't have any makeup on my phone at all! Which means it won't transfer to anyone's cheek or shirt if i give a hug! You just look like you have clear smooth poreless flawless skin and like it's yours not out of a jar! That's HUGE! It almost even erases fine lines and imperfections. like it fills them in or something. VERY IMPRESSED! I haven't had to repowder at all with this all day! and THAT"S amazing to me! I wash it off with cleanser soap and water. It does take some work to get it off your face but that's good since that means it'll stay on your face all day! so that's no problem for me. Overall, i honestly really love this makeup. It is a bit pricey at $13.99 but that's fine so long as it works so well. Please Revlon don't change or discontinue this. It's a clear winner and i've tried billions of foundations in my past (I'm 42 and have been wearing makeup since 19!) Overall HIGHLY recommended!!! Will update once i've worn this for a week or so to see if i broke out or anything of the sort. Speaking of, it contains salycylic acid which means it's going to keep my skin clear! Yet another bonus!!!!!! VERY GOOD MAKEUP!!! YES! UPDATE 5/6/2013 - STILL loving it the same way. Mix it with a little L'Oreal BB Face Perfector and it's even better!