I love this cleanser! I think I love it as much as I love Angels on Bare Skin. I got this as a sample and I think I'm going to buy it soon. It's rather similar to AOBS in texture (AOBS is creamier and oilier though), and it gives similar result: clean, fresh, soft, smooth, glowing skin! It's also good in healing and preventing small pimples that I sometimes have on my chin. I alternate this with Cetaphil and AOBS, and sometimes I use it as a mask.
This cleanser is way too drying for my skin. It does kill the pimples though! I got a generous sample of this cleanser, and at first I used it to wash my entire face and it killed my 2 small pimples along with my skin! So now I just use it on my chin to prevent pimples, after washing my face with my usual cleanser (Cetaphil, AOBS, or Herbalism). I don't think I will buy this, since I rarely have pimples anyway (thanks to those 3 cleansers I mentioned above, I think!)
I got a sample of this cleanser and I've tried it a few times. I think this is an OK cleanser. It cleanses my face well, but that's about it. I like AOBS and Herbalism much more than this, since they really make my skin soft, smooth and glowy, not just clean. I also dislike the smell of this cleanser (too perfumey, and I can smell the seaweed, yuck!) and somehow it's a bit hard to remove. I won't buy this.
At first I didn't even want to try this shower gel since it has coffee and lime juice in it, and I hate the smell of coffee and lime! However, I love love love chocolate, so finally I bought it, hoping that the coffee and lime scent wouldn't be too noticeable. Well, I tried it last night and I was so impressed! I could smell rich, dark, yummy chocolate with a hint of sweet orange. I couldn't really detect the coffee and lime. I think they (and the hemp) are just there to make the scent richer and more complex. Seriously, it smells heavenly! It lathers well and quite moisturising as well, making my skin soft, smooth and smells like chocolate! Yum, yum, yum!!
I bought this conditioner because I love the smell of vanilla. However, this conditioner smells more like spicy perfumey vanilla, and I prefer sweet, creamy and foody vanilla. It also smells a bit weird (like plastic) on application, but fortunately I can only smell the spicy perfumey vanilla smell (which is still a nice scent) after my hair is dry. It moisturises my hair without weighing it down which I like since I have fine, thin hair. However, it contains Sodium Lauryl Sulfate which I believe is a harsh detergent (correct me if I'm wrong), so I think it won't be good for my hair in the long run. I will still use this conditioner from time to time, but I won't repurchase.
Shampoo -Garnier - Fructis Fortifying Shampoo - Fine Hair
kirana 1/12/2006 10:08:00 PM
I don't like this shampoo, it doesn't really add volume, it just makes my hair dry and coarse! It also smells weird, like sour mangoes. I much prefer the anti dandruff shampoo.
I loove this shampoo! I've been using it for years. I used to have dandruff problem but it was gone after using this shampoo a few times. I don't really have dandruff anymore but I keep using this shampoo since it's cheap, smells great (like sweet and creamy mangoes to me), and makes my hair clean, soft and shiny. It doesn't dry out my hair at all.
I use this as a perfume. I'm normally more into foody/gourmand scent, but I love this jasmine scented balm, it smells just like real jasmine, but with something sweet, creamy and slightly spicy added. The scent last for 3 hours or maybe more, so that's alright for a balm. I wouldn't use it as a temple balm though, since I've tried, and I got massive headache! Also, I haven't experienced any mood lifting experience or whatever, but I'm not using it for that, so it's not a problem. Oh, and the price is really good!
I normally don't care about orangey/citrusy scent, since I prefer vanilla/chocolate/caramel/foody scent. However, I love this shower gel since it smells just like real, freshly squeezed grapefruit juice with sugar in it. Perfect to be used on those hot summer days! I really like the thick gel texture, and it lathers very well. It leaves my skin soft and smooth. It's not really moisturising, but I don't care, I always use body lotion after shower anyway.
Brows -Maybelline - Brow Styling Gel [DISCONTINUED]
kirana 1/10/2006 10:17:00 PM
I have this in dark brown and I love it so much! I have rather sparse (but not too sparse) eyebrows, and usually I fill them in with brown eyeshadows and then give them a few coats of this gel. My eyebrows would look neat and well defined but still natural. For a really natural look, I use this gel alone. That way, it just add a bit of colour and define them more. It keeps brows in place from morning until I wash my face at night, and never flakes. It's also very quick and easy to use. The price is not too bad either. I see a HG material...
As a cleanser, AOBS works well. It's very gentle, but it still manages to get my face clean. My skin would be so soft and smooth after using this cleanser. I also love the lavender scent, it's gorgeous! It's not very practical to use though (and I get the same result from my usual cleanser Cetaphil which is much more practical to use). However, as a mask, it's brilliant! I tried it as a mask a few days ago when I was having a Candy Cane bubble bath (yummy, yum yum!) I was already in the tub when I felt like putting on a face mask. Since I didn't have aspirin in the bathroom to make aspirin mask, I just grabbed a little bit of AOBS, mixed it with water, put in on my face and scrubbed a bit, and I left it on until I finished my bath. The result: clean, soft, smooth, glowing skin. I had 3 small pimples on my chin that day, and they were almost gone! I think I'm going to use AOBS only as a mask now, maybe 2 or 3 times a week. UPDATE: I now use it as both cleanser and mask since it gives fantastic result. As a cleanser, I alternate this with Cetaphil and Herbalism.
This stuff is really good! It's a white, thick cream that is used for various skin condition but I mainly use it to clear small pimples that I sometimes get on my chin. I would put a bit of this stuff on the pimples before bed and usually they would be gone in 2 or 3 days. It doesn't dry out my skin at all, and sometimes I would use it in the morning as a concealer to cover pimples. It is white, and my skin is tanned, but if I put just a tiny bit on my pimples and blend, it makes them less noticeable. It's also very cheap! However, I think it's only available in Brasil.
I wanted to like this fragrance so much! I love foody, sweet scent, and Angel sounded promising with all the caramel, fairy floss, toffee, chocolate, vanilla, etc. But, on me, I can't detect those yummy notes at all. It smells sharp on me and it doesn't smell complex or sophisticated at all, I just smell patchouli and something sweet. It's very strong as well, I tried spraying the air and walking through the mist, but it's still too much. Plus, it's soo expensive! The bottle is gorgeous though. I guess it's the only reason I still haven't sold/ swapped my small bottle of Angel.
I love foody and sweet scents, so I thought I would love Pink Sugar. I tried it several times and I did like it. However, I soon got bored with this fragrance. It's yummy and sweet with the caramel, vanilla, fairy floss and strawberries notes, but too simple and not interesting enough.
I don't like this lip balm that much. It's way too greasy for me and it has a weird taste. The scent is amazing though, so sweet, fruity and fresh.