Conditioner -Acure Organics - Moroccan Argan Oil + Argan Stem Cell Conditioner
Khiandra 4/25/2012 4:50:00 PM
So, i'm a mother of a handsome energetic 5 month old doing my stay at home mother gig for the time being and with just that being said i had been neglecting my damn near waist length curls. Serioulsy, they were like dreading up on me, for REAL! Not a good look especially knowing i was not and are not ever going to cut my hair. I had tried to reduce my spending and opt for something at the local drug store (Organix) and that was a mistake...(i knew better). I like to stick to natural "real" organic products but most are pretty expensive for this day and age but i remembered that the Acure Line had haircare so i said..."what the hell, might as well". You can't beat the price for the incredible ingredients. This stuff basically melted most of the knots right after i smoothed it in. This is saying alot because my hair was so matted up. I didn't even have to use alot during the whole untangling process. It has the cosistency of a thicker lotion and smells strongly of cherry almond. I love it. It detangles and moisturizes like a dream and i also use a little as a leave in conditioner. I highly recommend.
Shampoo -Acure Organics - Moroccan Argan Oil + Argan Stem Cell Shampoo
Khiandra 4/25/2012 4:36:00 PM
This is becoming a fast favorite! I was looking for something natural and organic that would actually clean my hair and scalp without drying my curls out. Usually natural shampoos leave a filmy gunky buildup or strip my hair without cleaning my scalp properly but this shampoo cleanses both hair and scalp without any build up or drying. I'm pretty amazed...especially with the actual suds action...foaming is pretty rare for a natural organic shampoo. I really like the smell, it's a strong cherry almond type scent. Once rinsed out the shampoo leaves an instant moisturized feel to my hair. I need all the moisture i can get and this stuff fits the bill. The ingredients are awsome...packaging is cute...and the price point is amazing for the quality. I highly recommend!
Cleansers -Acure Organics - Facial Cleanser Cleansing Gel
Khiandra 4/19/2012 5:07:00 PM
My man uses this stuff and loves it. I started out not really liking it at first. I didn't and still are not fond of the scent and the packaging is eeehh...not really pretty at all (though Acure's other stuff are visually pretty). Also, if you use this stuff too much you may dry out just a bit. with all that being said...i do really like the clean feeling this leaves. It just works. It keeps my skin in good condition. It's also not chock full of chemicals..so it's safe to use and is afordable.
Cleansers -Unlisted Brand - Tata Harper Regenerating Cleanser
Khiandra 3/27/2012 12:50:00 AM
I really adore this cleanser. I HATE the price point. I mean...really?? It's a bit ridiculous how much this stuff retails for considering how i can almost get the same effect when i mix my ila cleansing milk with my chidoriya azuki bean grains..............or any cleansing milk/cream with azuki bean grains........hmmmm. The scent is super nice...a bit citrus with a slight floral undertone. I love smelling it when i cleanse my face every morning. The texture is also nice. Creamy, not super thick/opaque..just smooth with a bit of gentle grit that helps to keep my skin clean and smooth...and not all dried out. I still hate the price and wish it came in a bigger container but you don't need much per use. Will i continue to buy???..............yeah......who am i kidding. What can i say...if it's good, it's good....and this stuff is kinda great. ::kicking myself::
Yet another incredible product from Dr.Alkaitis! This is fast becoming my favorite skincare line ever!! The stuff just works. DA Soothing Gel keeps my skin in check. It prevents me from getting any blemishes even during that time of the month. I'm so hooked that my skin feels off when i don't apply it before my actual moisturizer. I use it like a serum treatment and not for moisture though i bet it would work great as a moisturizer for super oily skin. Love everything about this product from the texture to the scent. Good stuff!
Cleansers -Dr. Alkaitis - Organic Purifying Facial Cleanser
Khiandra 3/26/2012 6:02:00 PM
Love, love, looove this cleanser. I usually stick with cream/lotion facial cleansers most of the time but when i need something a bit more deep cleaning i use this. I especially love this cleanser when my skin is a bit chaotic/ congested. It's very gentle. Leaves my skin feeling clean and fresh. I adore the scent. Kinda sweet. The consistency is nice. A thick amber colored gel that does foam a bit. I wish that you get more product for the money but oh well. The ingredient list is amazing and most important it's pure and organic!! Doesn't cause me any break outs which is a huge plus. This cleanser is reeeally goooood :) A++++
Lotions/ Creams -Acure Organics - CALMING LAVENDER + LOTUS FLOWER BODY LOTION
Khiandra 3/9/2012 12:34:00 AM
This has been my favorite night time moisturizer to date...mainly because of the scent. A soothing sweet lavender concoction that i wish was a bit stronger. Not the most moisturizing lotion on planet earth but it works if you want something light without residue (and hate sticking to your sheets when you hit the sack). It keeps my skin pretty smooth. Don't even think about purchasing this if you have "chronic" dry skin or anything like that because it just won't cut it for you in the long run. I personally do love it and would never be without it. Cute packaging...organic...smells heavenly...keeps my skin in good shape..and i also use it to slick my hair in a bun at night before bed.....win win situation :)
Treatments -Unlisted Brand - ila - face oil for glowing radiance
Khiandra 3/7/2012 7:02:00 PM
This is my favorite face oil right next to my Dr.Alkaitis. It smells wonderful! Super feminine and rosey. The scent is actually really soothing before bed. The whiff i get when just spreading around my face and decollete helps to elleviate stress and tension. Two or three drops per use is all i really need for my face and two for my neck and chest. You could do less but i'm the indulgent type lol. It makes my skin feel really good, super smooth, moisturized, and i wake up looking re-freshed. Hella expensive.....YES! Most def. an invested luxury product, which for me is totally worth it :) And best of all..it doesn't clog up my pores or cause any blemishes. If i could slather this all over my body i would!!
Moisturizers -Dr. Alkaitis - Nourishing Treatment Oil
Khiandra 3/5/2012 7:04:00 PM
One of my all time favorite face oils ever. It smells amazingly good and keeps my face super supple and moisturized without a shine. I also use it on my hands and hair. If you are looking into trying a face oil, this oil is a great place to start. I use it throughout the day during the winter time to keep my skin from drying out from the heated indoor air. I can't believe how soft it leaves my skin. It's super delicious and doesn't cause me any breakouts. UPDATE: HG!!! A "can't live without" product for me! If you use face oils you must at least try this oil out. It is amazing and has done wonders for my skin :) This stuff will most def. fade out scars or hyperpigmentation over time. My skin is suuuper clear, supple, smooth, glowy and pretty. I use this stuff morning and night and my skin loves it. This whole line has been the best thing i've ever done for my skin.
Hands down my favorite night cream ever (though i use it in the daytime also). I've been using this for a while now and it is wonderful. First off, it smells so good (imo). A very soft almost sweet comforting smell. The texture is kinda thick and doesn't offer much "slip" but to fix that i usually smooth on a couple of drops of the treatment oil first so that when i apply the cream there is no tugging (i don't do the whole patting on moisturizer...i like the whole smoothing and massage bit). Doesn't leave me oily, tacky, sticky ect....skin feels just like velvet. I slather this stuff all over my face and neck..i mean sometimes i lay it on thick and it never breaks me out nor clog pores even though it is potent in moisturizing. My skin just glows in the morning when i wake up wich is amazing considering i have a two month old and don't get much sleep. If it can do that for me now i imagine what it may do for me when i do get a full eight hours! I have no idea how this makes my skin look so good as it does..all i know is that I love love love this cream and don't have any intention on trying another. UPDATE:: HG!!!! Still the best stuff ever :) This line is amazing..
Moisturizers -Unlisted Brand - Tata Harper Hydrating Floral Essence
Khiandra 2/24/2012 7:13:00 PM
I've recently been testing this product out and...it is soooo good! I would have never thought to try it on my own since i'm super happy and content with my ila hydrolat toner but a friend swore by this stuff. I thought i would have a reaction to it since it has witch hazel wich i heard is drying and also willow bark, which i assumed i was allergic to but, no reaction thus far. It smells AMAZING!! Such an aromatheraputic experience everytime i spray it. I love how it is also a bit moisturizing which is a plus. Only thing that gives this the red light is the price point. For real! It is hella expensive for such a tiny amount. It kinda makes me cringe even lol. I don't know if i would splurge on this product myself but i sure would request it as a gift or something :)
For starters this is the only pure Argan Oil product that i own, have tried, and use so, i can not compare to any other brand. With that being said, i love this stuff! It is so silky smooth. It's also light yet really moisturizing. I believe the oil is clear???, and i myself do not detect a scent. The packaging is clean, nice, slick and chic on my vanity. It leaves my skin very smooth and comfortable. When i do use it, my face is left looking a bit radiant. Great simple product to rotate through my regime :)
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Honore des Pres Vamp a NY
Khiandra 2/17/2012 1:55:00 PM
I Love Vamp a NY. I've been wearing this alot lately and it's slowly working it's way into one my all time favorite fragrances :) It makes me feel so happy when i have it on. It's so sweet (think bubble gum) and a bit smokey imo....also registers kinda tropical. To me white florals can be either really good or reeeally bad but this is delicious. I also love the fact that i can use this without any hesitation around my 2 month old son. I usually lay him on my chest and now i know i can cuddle with him without the thought/fear of him breathing in anything that could potentially harm his baby lungs :) ....did i mention...yes, this is a cuddle worthy scent!!
So i got this to build up my Tokyo Milk collection ....but..i'm not impressed. I heard so many good things about the Let Them Eat Cake fragrance but in comparison to the other gourmand "gourmand like" perfumes i own this stuff is childsplay. It smells decent on the intial spray but then falls apart the longer it stays on the skin. It's nothing really special and smells like one of them bobo vanilla body sprays you could pick up from Bath & Body Works or something..and i use those things as room spray. Oh..yeah, and it doesn't smell like cake at all. Epic miss with that Tokyo Milk. With all this being said i still would use it but, just around the house..not for any special occassion or anything. I think this would make a great gift for a young girl :)
I pretty much ordered this fragrance un-sniffed and i would say that i'm only kinda satisfied. Im a huge fan of Tokyo Milk so of course i ordered this fragrance with the cute rose picture on the bottle to build my collection. The notes seemed interesting enough but hmmmmm. This stuff is strong! It has a sharp pungent punch to it. I mean..it really gets up in your nose. I guess it's a bit citrusy also!?!...like...citrus dish detergent or something? lol. It's so not me but i guess alright depending on my mood or the occasion in wich i highly believe i'd reach for something else so this will more than likely be collecting dust on my vanity. It's not totally "bad" though...i have to let it grow on me :)