This is going to be my first review on this. I will make an edit in a few months if I see different results than I am getting now. I received this one month ago from my Dermatologist. The thing is, I have started to get terrible acne on my back, shoulders and chest for no reason. My face is clear and fine, but I got this for my body acne. I started using this every 2 nights, then every other night, then nightly, which is what I am doing now. There has been no improvement in my skin. If anything, it has gotten much worse. My skin is extremely itchy, hurts to touch because there are so many pimples and it looks disgusting. I know they say that your acne has to get worse with this stuff, but this is just terrible. Imagine having to wear shirts up to your neck because you can't show any of your chest or back. Imagine having to buy the same shirt, just like 7 of them and wearing them everyday of the week. That is what I have to do. If I wear anything other than cotton my skin is so itchy I literally have to leave school and come home to take a shower. I have to scrub my skin so hard to get rid of the itch. I see more acne coming in with this stuff. I don't know if it is going to go away soon or what, but so far this product has been terrible for me.
Moisturizers -L'Occitane - Angelica Hydration Cream
emmanelson96 1/8/2012 10:41:00 AM
This product works miracles! I have combination skin and in the winter time the sides of my cheeks get so dry and flaky that nothing I use helps. I use this one night and my skin is totally fixed! It's amazing. My face is so soft right now and it hasn't caused me to break out at all. I use it both morning and night. It doesn't leave a greasy feeling and sinks in right away. I was always hesitant to buy a product from L'Occitane because of the expensive prices, but I am so glad I finally bought something there. This was so worth it. Now the $40 I spent on this seem like nothing because I don't think I would ever be able to live without this product.
Lotions/ Creams -Unlisted Brand - EXTRA VIRGIN Coconut Oil (All brands)
emmanelson96 1/7/2012 5:49:00 PM
I thought this was going to be the 'IT' product for me when I spent tons of time researching, watching youtube videos and finally buying one. But after using it on my face a couple of nights, I started to break out. I never break out, maybe a few pimples here and there, and during that time of the month. I still have them and it has been over a month since I stopped using this. Also, I used to have a lip balm with a high dosage of coconut oil, and realized that this broke me out on the sides of my mouth. I also used this as a deep conditioning treatment on my hair but it made it very greasy and lifeless. I guess this product just isn't for me, but I am glad it is working wonders for others. What is a better alternative it jojoba oil. I use that product for everything.
Eye Makeup Remover -Trader Joe's - Spa 100% Pure Jojoba Oil
emmanelson96 1/7/2012 5:43:00 PM
This oil is amazing! I never thought I could use one product for so many things! I use is as a facial cleanser, moisturizer for my face and body, hair conditioner, and a deep treatment for my hair. It doesn't clog my pores and doesn't make me break out. It leaves me with unbelievably soft skin. The good part is that it isn't greasy at all. It soaks up very fast leaving to residue behind. This is a great product and the best part is that it is so cheap! Only 6-7 bucks! I have already bought a second bottle, with half of my first remaining. Great product all in all.
Primer/ Corrector -Laura Geller - Spackle primer/corrector in Bronze
emmanelson96 10/16/2011 9:10:00 PM
I got this product in my birchbox and was skeptical at first because the color seemed so dark for my paler skin tone. But when I tried it out I found that I really loved it! I wear it alone without foundation, because I hate foundation, and it feels like there is nothing there. It gives my skin the hint of a tiny glow. The thing I love the most about it is that you can't feel it on your skin like with foundation. This is a good product.
This is a good product if used in moderation. If you use it everyday it really weighs down your hair and gives it a stringy, greasy feeling. I use it once a week or so. But it is great for treating damaged hair. Even my out of control frizzy hair looks perfect with this cream.
I love this product! The first time I put it on it was terrible, because I didn't know how much to put on, how long to wait or how to put it on. But after the first time and each time afterwards I got better and better. I put on a medium layer all over my face and wait about 25-30 minutes. My cheeks are always the part that dry last for some reason. I start peeling at the area on the side of my jaw and just go from there. Sometimes I have to start at different parts, but usually the whole thing just peels right off. There are always some little specks of the mask left on my face like around my eyes or the top parts of my forehead, where the mask wasn't so thick, but all you have to do is just wash those parts away with a little bit of warm water. My skin feels great after I peel the mask off, although is does sort of hurt when I peel it off. It feels like a lesser version of the Biore strips. But because it feels that way it leaves my face feeling like my pores were all just cleared out. It really helps with acne also. Keeps the little bumps and spots away. Just be warned that this my make your eyes water like it did mine. There is something really heavy in the scent that makes my eyes water for some reason. I haven't really looked into it. Overall this is an amazing mask that you should really try. It feels great and definitely will make your face much more radiant!
Misc Beauty Tools -Olay - Professional Pro-X Advanced Cleansing System
emmanelson96 9/29/2011 9:16:00 PM
This is a great alternative to the clarisonic at a much lower price. It feels like I am getting a facial daily. It is really good at exfoliating my skin also!
Uggggggggggggggggg! I bought this after I tried the pre styling product in this line and loved that, but I HATE this! It makes my hair so sticky and greasy looking. I don't know why this is such a bad product. I only use a nickel amount on my back length hair and it is still to much.
Cleansers -Yes To Carrots - Yes To Blueberries Brightening Facial Towelettes
emmanelson96 8/26/2011 11:08:00 PM
These are great towlettes but the only reason I wouldn't buy them again is because the cucumber ones do the same thing and they are 2 dollars cheaper.. And yes, I am that cheap. These smell good, like blueberries.
This product has changed my life. I have been searching for years to find a product that would enhance my wavy hair, make it voluminous and soft and shiny. This is that product. It doesn't weight my hair down or make it look at all greasy. It doesn't get all crunchy either. It just dries like hair does naturally, which is why I love this product so much. I can just use two squirts of this and be out the door and my hair is perfect the rest of the day. Even my Mom uses this stuff, which is how I found out about it, by stealing it from her haha. Her hair has never looked better. She has short and curly hair and it works perfectly on her hair also. This is an amazing product and well worth the money. I actually splurged and bought the whole line online today because I love it so much. Don't hesitate to try this. You won't be disappointed.
Styling Products -John Frieda - Frizz-Ease Clearly Defined Style Holding Gel
emmanelson96 8/20/2011 4:00:00 PM
I used to use this on a daily basis and it was great but the only thing is that it makes your hair crunchy. I have wavy hair and this product was great with transforming the waves and making them more curly but I just hate products that make my hair all crunchy. It also didn't do anything to help my damaged hair underneath. If anything it made parts of my hair very frizzy sometimes.
Eye Makeup Remover -Lancome - Bi-Facil Double Action Eye Make-up Remover
emmanelson96 8/20/2011 3:58:00 PM
This stuff works wonders at removing eye makeup. I only use it to get rid of smudges I get after applying makeup though because the bottles are really expensive. I would not purchase this again because of the price. You can probably find some other makeup removers that do the same as this one. This is great though if you can afford so many bottles a year.
This stuff is great! It gives my hair great wave, shine and volume.
I just purchased this after receiving a small sample and I have to say that I love it! I looked up some of the ingredients and lilly of the valley is one, and now I understand why I am so in love with this perfume. Lilly of the valley's are my favorite flower and I am so in love with their smell, so it is no wonder I fell in love with this perfume. It is wonderful!