Self Tanners -Bloom - Gradual Tanning Lotion - medium to dark
rtauschke2 11/11/2010 8:21:00 PM
YUCK. I hate this. The smell of it is absolutely terrible. I think its supposed to be ylang ylang or something, but it just smells like nasty, harsh chemicals to me. It stinks when you're applying it and it hangs around for a day or so afterwards stuck in my skin. I applied this 3 days in a row and didnt seem to develop much of a colour at all. Plus it really dried my skin out - I was starting to get flakes on my legs. Into the bin it goes.
Shampoo -Unlisted Brand - Organic Care Dry Moist shampoo
rtauschke2 11/11/2010 8:15:00 PM
What's not to love? DIRT CHEAP - less than $3AU at the supermarket! NATURAL - virtually no nasty ingredients. IT WORKS - nice smelling, good lather, gentle. I'm left with soft, happy and very shiny hair. Australian made, enviro packaging. BUY THIS. EDIT" I'm almost at the bottom of the bottle now and have found it is starting to build up on my hair so I'm getting a bit lank and greasy. Have downgraded my rating a point.
Treatments -L'Oreal - ELVIVE Re-Nutrition Night Elixir
rtauschke2 7/15/2010 11:45:00 PM
This is pretty darn good. Doesn't go on sticky at all, easy to smooth through my hair. Love the smell of it. Easy pump pack that dispenses the perfect amount of product. And yes, when I wake up in the morning my hair is noticeably smoother, softer and shinier. Def worth a try.
Yet again Natio has delivered another wonderful product. For a natural, everyday look this is the perfect choice for me. The coverage is light but good enough to make my skin look great. Finish is dewy. Staying power is reasonable. Love the plastic squeeze bottle it comes in - so easy to use. Reasonable price. Australian made. What's not to love?!
Mascara -Almay - One Coat Nourishing Mascara Triple Effect
rtauschke2 6/17/2010 10:52:00 PM
Meh, this performs well below average for me. The short stumpy wand comes out clumped in product which invariably ends up clumped on my lashes. It has a tendency to smear, I often find black smears near my eyes where unbenknownst to me the darn stuff has somehow ended up on my face sometime between applying and driving to work. It doesnt hold a curl at all. While yes I like the fact it doesnt dry all crunchy, I think that's part of the reason it doesnt hold the curl and volume. Steer clear I say.
I am so annoyed by this product. I love the natural ingredients and eco friendly packaging. The colour and creamy consistency blends really well and looks really natural and absolutely lovely. It is a very light, sheer cover, so if you're after a made up night time look this is not for you. Overall I like everything about this, BUT I just can't wear it. At about 11am everyday like clockwork it seems to work its way into my eyes and starts stinging like a MOFO. I end up blinded by tears streaming down my face. Very odd as I've never had this problem with a foundation before. Wont repurchase.
Cleansers -Avalon Organics Botanicals - Lavender Cleansing Milk
rtauschke2 6/3/2010 10:53:00 PM
Like the smell. Like the creamy, milky consistency. Feels really gentle. Skin is soft and happy after use. But it doesnt remove my eyemakeup very well at all so I wouldnt repurchase. Worth a try if you don't wear makeup though.
LOVE this, love, love, love it. Gentle, creamy, caring, gorgeous scent, totally natural ingredients, leaves my skin smooth and soft, just the right amount of scrubbiness - not too harsh, australian made and all for a great price. BUY IT!
Conditioner -The Body Shop - Honey moisturizing conditioner [DISCONTINUED]
rtauschke2 5/19/2010 10:24:00 PM
Unfortunately this gave me dandruff. Must be somehting in TBS hair products that don't agree with me - I had an allergic reaction to their banana conditioner too. I love the scent of it. I love the thick creamy texture. And yes immediately after washing my hair came out soft, silky and bouncy. But then came the dandruff. No good for me.
Conditioner -Avalon Organics Botanicals - Biotin B-Complex Thickening
rtauschke2 4/28/2010 11:49:00 PM
I've had very similar experiences to the reviewer 2 below me. Tried almost every natural conditioner under the sun. This was my last attempt before giving up completely (expcet on Moo Goo but I get sick of using the same thing ALL the time!). Well I'm so glad I tried this. My hair is nice and soft and silky. Not weighed down, not dry and crunchy - just light and bouncy and soft and happy - the way hair should be! I love the lemony/woody scent. The consistency is fairly thin which for some reason always makes me dubious about a conditioner's moisturising potential, however I can feel the slip and smoothness straight away as I'm washing it out. I have found I have to be careful not to use too much - only a small squirt is needed, otherwise my hair ends up a bit lank. Highly recommend.
Conditioner -The Body Shop - Banana Nourishing Conditioner
rtauschke2 4/15/2010 1:32:00 AM
I ending up returning this product. Sure it smells absolutely YUMMO - like sweet banana lollies and I love the thick banana puree texture and colour of it. Full marks for product presentation. But in terms of its performance, I'm not blown away. Lets face it, this is extremely expensive - $18 for a piddly 250ml bottle. Even high end salon brands are cheaper than that. So for that I would expect exceptional results. It is good, but not fantastic. But the main problem was that I seemed to have an allergic reaction to it - my scalp went red and would flake like crazy after using it. Never had that reaction to a conditioner before. Back it went.
Oooh I LOVE this! I'm normally not a fan of body washes - natural soap will do. But the smell of this is absolutely divine - like peppermint and lemongrass. It really is invigorating and refreshing. I actually look forward to using it. Leaves my skin soft and clean - doesnt strip or dry at all. Highly recommend.
Sunscreen -Unlisted Brand - Invisible Zinc - Face & Body Sunscreen SPF 30+
rtauschke2 3/15/2010 10:19:00 PM
No I'm not happy with this at all. I wore this everyday for 6 days whilst on holidays and returned covered in freckles and even got burnt one day! The protection factor is very questionable. Also, this is extremely thick, too thick to use on your body. It takes too much work to rub it in which feels damaging to my skin from pulling etc. It leaves a very noticeable white cast. This clogs my pores like a mofo and seems to dry my skin out somewhat. It may be chemical free and non nano, but no its not a good option at all.
Conditioner -Organix - Tahitian Vanilla Silk Conditioner
rtauschke2 3/15/2010 10:12:00 PM
Sure this smells absolutely divine in the bottle, which is what sucked me in. Beyond that it is horrid. After 3 washes it has turned my hair into a lank greasy mess. At $15AU it is ridiculously expensive. Save your money and look elsewhere.
Conditioner -Unlisted Brand - Ulittlebeauty - Head Turner Conditioner
rtauschke2 3/1/2010 11:28:00 PM
No no no! Save your $15AU and do not buy this product. Extremely disappointed. Turned my hair into crunchy, dry, straw. HORRID.