Skincare - Body -Unlisted Brand - Fruit of the Earth Aloe Vera Gel
ljoseph29 4/7/2013 5:40:00 PM
This is a great hair gel because it doesn't contain any harmful alcohols that dry out your hair. However, I love using organic and natural products only. I figured it would be just plain 100% Aloe Vera gel with no toxic chemicals and I thought at $4 a bottle? This is definately a steal! Boy was I wrong. It contained at least 4 of the toxic 10 ingredients. Shockingly unbelievable. The 100% claim is soo misleading! But for those women who love to use any product and don't care for the ingredients, this makes a very smooth hair and skin gel.
I love using organic Greek yogurt as a beauty essential! This stuff makes an awesome deep conditioner for your hair and a must have for your face. I love this and its soo affordable and natural. When I deep condition my kinky hair, it literally melts my tangles apart. The only con is that if you don't wash your hair with shampoo after you rinse it out it will smell awful. But I will keep purchasing.
I am very impressed that I finally found a bar of soap that doesn't strip all the moisture from my sensitive skin! Most soaps are full of HARMFUL chemicals but this one happens to be made of three simple ingredients: Saponified Olive Oil, Water and Sodium Chloride(salt). It cleans my skin without the squeaky clean feel. This is officially my staple and I will definately buy in bulk next time.
This mascara has a bad formulated smell. Too me it smells like a mild burnt rubber scent. It didn't give my lashes any volume and it also made them clumpy. The only thing I liked about the product was that it was affordable. It went in the garbage the next week.
Deodorants -Unlisted Brand - Thai Deodorant Crystal
ljoseph29 1/30/2013 9:47:00 AM
This has got to be the most amazing natural deodorant I've ever used! I've tried so many brands (Tom's of Maine, Arm & Hammer, Geo Deo, Kiss My Face) and all of them failed to keep away the body odor. I purchased the spray form because as a busy person you want to use something quick and easy to apply. I had no body odor all day! I was so amazed! I'm never going back to using toxic aluminum deodorants again! I'm glad that my shirts and tanks have no yellow stains or nasty white residue. I have finally found the perfect one and can now rest in peace.
Lip Treatments -eos - Lip Balm Sphere - Lemon Drop SPF 15
ljoseph29 1/13/2013 11:19:00 AM
None of these lip balms work for me. They make my lips extremely chapped and dry. This one just turned out to be the worst one. It doesn't go on smoothly and it takes awhile to at least get a full coating over your lips. As much I'm trying to make the switch to natural and organic products, this doesn't do anything for my lips.
Deodorants -Tom's of Maine - Natural Long Lasting Deodorant in Wild Lavender
ljoseph29 1/13/2013 11:08:00 AM
These deodorants DO NOT live up to their claim. I thought the apricot one was the worst one they made and I was looking for a nice smelling scent that lasts all day. After about an hour, I'm already smelling BO. I don't mind about sweating but the body odor is an issue for me. It also made my armpits very itchy and sticky. The good thing is I don't see stains on my clothes but I stopped using it immediately. I won't ever buy another natural deodorant from this company.
Cleansers -Yes To Carrots - C is for Clean Gentle Exfoliating Facial Cleanser
ljoseph29 1/12/2013 11:48:00 PM
This exfoliating cleanser was gentle enough to be used everyday. It doesn't contain those harsh grains that most scrubs have. The bad thing I have to say about is it broke me out. I had to return it because it made my acne look worse.
I cannot believe Shea Moisture changed the formula to this body wash. The other formula was so much better. My skin would feel clean, moisturized and smelled good. Now that the bottle is a bit bigger, the new name of it is shea moisture foaming coconut milk wash. This product contains sodium olefin sulfonate and its just as toxic as SLS. This new formula leaves my skin feeling itchy and dry after I take a shower. I hope that they don't add this ingredient to anything else. Don't ever buy this body wash and I'm recommending that!
Treatments -Shea Moisture - Thickening Growth Milk
ljoseph29 12/20/2012 10:25:00 PM
Don't like the smell of the product and it never gave my hair volume.
Bronzers -Cover Girl - Queen Collection - Ebony Bronze
ljoseph29 12/16/2012 9:49:00 AM
I didn't like this product as a bronzer because I have a face shape that doesn't need to be contoured. I do however, love it as an all over face powder. It gives my skin a nice, natural glow. I can apply a lot of this stuff and it never looks ashy or cakey. If you have problems with it being cakey you let me know. I love how the shimmeries are not obvious and it looks beautiful in pictures. I hope Covergirl never discontinues this product.
This was a love hate body splash for me. I received more compliments with love spell but this one, the scent wears off so quickly. I won't buy this again.
Mascara -Physicians Formula - Organic Wear Jumbo Lash Mascara
ljoseph29 12/16/2012 8:55:00 AM
I got this mascara for only $2 at CVS! I made sure to open the mascara first so that it wouldn't have that funny smell. I came home and used it first thing and it felt like it had some sort of a thick consistency to it. It smudged by the end of the day and I wanted to throw out this product so bad. But I gave it another chance and it surprisingly worked. I had volume, non irritated eyes and really black lashes. The secret for this to work is to apply it slowly and allow so time for it to dry. I also love that its all organic and contains no parabens whatsoever. Score!
Styling Products -Clairol - Totally Twisted Curl Boosting Mousse
ljoseph29 12/8/2012 12:37:00 PM
The amount of alcohol in this product always makes me wonder why my hair feels soo dry and crunchy after using it? Didn't manage my natural hair at all but made it feel nasty, sticky and dry. Works pretty good on curly hair weave but I won't ever buy this product again.
This shampoo smells absolutely great! But sadly it left my hair with that stripped feeling I hate. Honestly, using this shampoo made my hair feel strong but I just hated that squeaky clean feeling. I no longer relax my hair so I haven't bought it in a while but I do recommend it for anyone who wants an affordable shampoo that smells great and keeps the hair strong.