Shampoo -Ojon - Tawaka Rejuvenating Shampoo [DISCONTINUED]
Kristie96 2/27/2007 1:56:00 AM
I was a little skeptical of a shampoo that can be supposedly lathered onto hair, face and body, but this cleanser came through big time. I used this about 4 times so far and styled my hair differently each time in order to truly test it. My hair is long, blonde and desprately in need of a cut. I found this shampoo and conditioner duo truly changed the texture of my hair. I feel my hair has more moisture and was easier to style. I also used this on my face and upper body as a wash each day and found it to be very nice. It does not dry out my sensitive skin that is prone to breakouts and I really think my skin feels softer. Not only does this product work, but it also cuts down on the amount of products I need in the shower each morning, which I love. The packaging is great looking but the bottle can easily slip out of your hand in the shower, but for the other benefits it provides- I dont mind and would certainly buy this again.
I use the lip and cheek gel stain every day. I have tried several different colors and found each to be nice. I use this mostly on my cheeks as a blush and it has great staying power. Just be sure to apply moisturizer/primer before applying to cheeks and it goes on smooth and natural and stays on, which is more than I can say for many of the other "stains" out there. Though I like the colors of Tarte stains and benetint, they do not stay on even half of the day! Great product, great colors, great staying power.
Cleansers -Philosophy - Purity Made Simple (Real Purity Cleanser)
Kristie96 2/22/2007 8:34:00 AM
I really like purity made simple! Although I have tried many other cleansers, this is the one I always go back to. I have sensitive, dry, sometimes acne skin type and it is hard to find something that really cleans off my makeup and doesnt dry out my skin too much. I do think the packaging could be better for what you pay for this product, the cap has a tendency to break off if you are not gentle. All in all I will continue to use this, since it is a cleanser that makes my skin feel good, no matter what season it is.
This is an awesome product for the hair and I have yet to find anything that has had such good results with my fine long blonde hair. It really seems to hydrate and smooth my hair when I use it. Unfortunately the smell is not the best. I would say it is like cigars/expresso/hippie smell. I feel embarassed to use this around my husband, when I apply it he always comments- "oh, you put that stuff on your hair..." I am going to try the new ojon tawaka treatment (which is supposed to smell better) but I would probably still use this again, since I had such good results.
I love this lip color! As with many products, it is something that takes some time to get the hang of applying, but once you get it, you don't have to worry about your lipcolor fading away. Your lips have to be completely dry and bare of all product- no lip balm beforehand or you will wind up with a disaster. I like to apply the color in a thin coat after apply the primer on my face, then I let the color dry while I do the rest of my makeup. I have found the best results by really letting it dry before applying the balm. I love that there are alot of great colors too! Took away one lippie b/c sometimes I think these feel a little dry, but not bad enough to make me stop using them- you can get the balm that goes on top separately with or without gold shimmer- nice to throw in your pocket.
This is hands down my favorite mascara. It gives a natural, no clump look, not dramatic. It is easy to apply, unlike many mascaras that I have tried and spent way to much time applying and perfecting, almost to the point of sweating during my AM makeup routine. Kiss me goes on smoothly, lengthens and seems to hold the curl from lash curling pretty nicely. I have sensitive eyes, and I cant deal with other mascaras flaking into my eyes, and struggling to get other mascaras off every night. I wore this on my wedding day and it really lasts... not to be gross but it was still on when I arrived in Hawaii the next evening (and looked good)! Give me another mascara that can do that!
Lip Treatments -Smith's Rosebud Salve - Smith's Rosebud Salve
Kristie96 2/11/2007 8:23:00 PM
I really like this stuff. I have everyone I know going out to get one after they see mine. People laugh at me b/c I dont use my finger for putting it on, I just rub the whole pot on my lips. This is great mixed with a little sugar for a lip exfoliator. I dont think the smell or taste is bad at all. The different uses are great, you can even use it to tame the eyebrows or highlight areas on the face. the tin gets hard to open sometimes, and don't open it after it has been in a hot car for awhile- disaster.