Treatments -Nexxus - Emergencee Strengthening Polymeric Reconstructor
Sondra3 1/25/2005 11:20:00 AM
Chiming in with the crowd that loves this product! My fine thin hair was damaged by a relaxer, lots of breakage and loss :-( Here's how I use it - wash hair with standard shampoo, then apply. I do have to differ with other gals here, in that I find I need to use a LOT of it... it is slimy, but hard to spread. So I use a lot. Also, I do NOT comb it when it's in... I feel that would stretch the hair. Just use enough to massage in all over your hair. Then, a real key is to shampoo it out - not just rinse it. The package says to do this but I missed it the first time! So, shampoo it out, then deep condition with something like Nature's Therapy Mega Moisture for 10 minutes with heat. Then, rinse finally. Air dry your hair and it will be soft silky and feel new again. My horrid, horrid hair actually looks bouncy and sexy today. Who would have thunk? I do realize it's not protein, so on the advice of others here I may alternate this with a protein treatment of some kind.
Unfortunately this did not work for my very dry hair, although I did like that it has no SLS and isn't tested on animals.
At first, I was skeptical... the smell is not the greatest (which truly, I don't care about if the hair results are good), and as I rinsed, it felt as if it was leaving buildup or coating my hair - plus, it felt drying. HOWEVER - it definitely adds volume. The benefits are not immediately apparent - had to wait til my hair was dry to notice the good effects. My hair was not totally dried out as I had imagined, and it did feel slightly thicker too. Love that it is natural, no SLS, no animal testing. Will alternate it with other shampoos.
The most feminine pink polish I have found. Only for my toes though (never put pink on my fingernails). Really love this because it is slightly shimmery, and the perfect happy pink without being garish at all. (Disagree with the below poster who thinks it is neon, I respectfully disagree!) :)
Another rave for Shop Til I Drop. It is a very cool, chic neutral... sort of 60's-ish. Perfect for office or party. You can go 2 or three coats. Lasts very well too. A Great discovery!
Love the bottle and girlie colors. The sheerness with color makes me think I'll probably have to have a manicurist put it on, it looks like it needs a steady hand. Love it so far though. (But, the brush is way too big for the tiny bottle and is awkward to use.)
Lollipop is a unique sheer polish but still plenty of color. Very feminine and cute, will use it on my toes and maybe hands in a bold moment. Absolutely love the bottle. (But, the brush is way too big for the tiny bottle and is awkward to use.)
The perfect dramatic pale shadow to go with my dark eyeliner. Beautiful and smooth.
I have thin fine hair, and this stuff did wonders for making it feel lush and thicker. I use it before drying with my new Helen of Troy Professional (a hot round brush). Haven't tried naturally drying my hair with it yet, but have a feeling it'll be great that way too. The pump is a pain to get started and it's pretty expensive. Would definitely buy again though for the great results!
I bought this brand/color on the recommendations of several girls on the Beauty Board. What can I say... THANK YOU!!! First of all, I don't understand why people take off a point for it being expensive... I mean, you get what you pay for, and if you love it as much as many of you have said, it is worth it. Especially compared with, say, Chanel prices ($40 for small powder blush!!!!) my only complaint is that the pretty compact is made with a flimsy plastic material. Anyway, I was looking for a cream blush for that 'youthful' effect it supposedly gives, and this color and cream definitely does it. Very pretty. I'd repurchase. (Oh, I had to laugh at the reviewer who mistakenly called this "Lithium." LOL!!!) PS: this product line is waaayyy better than the Stila Pushup blushes, IMO.
Awful. Hard to apply, unflattering effect, sort of greasy. The convertible color product is much better, IMHO! I gave 2 points because of versatility, otherwise would have given 1.
Lip Gloss -Lancome - Juicy Tubes - Tantalizing Lili
Sondra3 8/11/2003 10:35:00 PM
Awesome. I don't usually like the sticky glosses but the color on this one is so great I'm actually using it. Best part is it leaves a stain after the gloss wears off. I don't like the applicator on JT's though... maybe it would be easier to apply carefully with a brush?
LOVE it!! I now have a great collection of neutral lid shades (seems I'm always searching for them - I can stop now). It gives you that ballerina pale lid look, if you know what I mean. And I love the small, cute round case.
This is truly awesome - the neutral, yet pigmented (faint blue/pink/green) color is perfect for bringing out your eye color. With a smoky liner, I get a beautiful look without having to use much else. The only reasons I gave it 4 instead of 5 are: the case is a tad tricky to open (just a tad), and sometimes the shadow leaves a film in my crease, and I sometimes have to re-apply it. But it's gorgeous!
Add me to the list of fans. I agree with another member who said it's great as a wear-alone shadow but with lots of mascara, for a very youthful, natural look.