I have dry, color-treated hair and all this shampoo did was make it feel limp and greasy. Also caused break-outs that cleared up as soon as I switched shampoos. I liked the conditioner slightly better, but wouldn't recommend it if you have acne-prone skin.
I usually like all Aussie products, but not this one. While the conditioner did leave my hair feeling really soft, I started breaking out really bad while I was using it. As soon as I switched conditioners, my skin cleared right up.
This shampoo really did nothing for my fine hair - no added volume! Plus it seemed to dry it out. I have really light blond hilighted hair, which turned more and more brassy as I used this shampoo... would not recommend it for blondes! The brassiness went away as soon as I switched shampoos. I guess the only pros are the cheap price and large bottle (which I am now stuck with!).
Skincare - Body -Banana Boat - After Sun Lotion with Aloe
diana6 5/13/2007 6:42:00 PM
I have really dry skin on my arms and legs, so I have tried many different lotions, but this is my favorite. I use it once or twice a day and it always leaves my skin feeling soft, but not greasy.
Moisturizers -Aveeno - Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer spf15
diana6 5/13/2007 6:36:00 PM
I really wanted to like this since I usually love anything Aveeno... especially b/c it was kind of expensive for a drugstore brand. Good: I liked how "radiant" it really made my skin look and I think it might have evened out the skin tone a little bit too. Bad: It was a pretty thick consistency (harder to apply) and after a couple of days I started to notice more clogged pores and break-outs, even though it claimes to be non-comedogenic. I have acne-prone skin to begin with, so this was definitely bad! I'm using up the rest of the bottle on my arms and legs...
I've tried several different gradual tanners (including Aveeno, Olay, Dove, and Jergens), but I like this one the best. It works more quickly, so you don't need to apply it as often and I think the color is slightly better too (less orange-y?). AND it leaves my skin soft. Plus it's the cheapest of the bunch and doesn't smell nearly as bad as Jergens, although it does have a smell... which is my main complaint with all of these gradual tanners.My other top pick would have to be Aveeno.
Moisturizers -Neutrogena - Oil-Free Moisture Sensitive Skin
diana6 5/13/2007 6:20:00 PM
This is my daily moisturizer. I use it either under foundation or mix it with foundation (Maybelline Pure Make-up) for a tinted moisturizer when I don't want as much coverage. I have acne-prone combination skin and this stuff never makes me break-out! I used to use Murad moisturizer which was a lot more expensive. This is very similar, but much cheaper. My only complaint is that it sometimes feels a little greasy before it dries on your skin, especially on warmer days.
I have tried lots of different foundations, but I like this the best! I have acne-prone skin and some scarring, but it makes my skin look glowy and healthy. While it doesn't have the best coverage, it's natural looking and can be used with a concealer. When I really don't want a lot of coverage, I mix it with moisturizer. I used to always look shiny and/or made-up in photos, but now my skin always looks flawless, even at the end of a long night! And when I've accidentally fallen asleep with it on, it hasn't made me break-out, plus it still looks pretty good! I would definitely recommend this, especially for the cheap price. Somehow it just looks like real skin, not at all like a mask! Also, I wore this all last summer and then everyone at work was shocked to find out I wear makeup - they couldn't tell I had anything on, but thought I had perfect skin! (SO not true)