I use this conditioner along with the Drench Shampoo. My hair is so moisturized, weighless, and shiney when I use this. I have bought Terax Crema in the past which I find fairly similar to this. However, Drench is cheaper and smells much better. This product does contain "cones", which Crema does not have, but it doesn't matter to my hair either way. Thanks to Sebastian for making a truly remarkable product.
Let me first start off my saying I have coarse, thick, dry, damaged, color-treated, heat styled hair. I have tried many MANY different shampoos from drugstore to higher end. Every time I tried a shampoo it was lacking something. Kerastase BS3 is nice, but too expensive. L'anza Healing Moisture is nice, but doesn't lather well for me. Biolage wasn't moisturizing enough...the list could go on. This shampoo has EVERYTHING I'm looking for. It's moisturizing without weighing hair down, smells awesome, and is affordable. The only complaint I can make about this product is the bottle. It's a little thinner at the bottom (which is where the product actually comes out) so it will sometimes fall over easily. I got a shower caddy to put my products in so now the problem is solved.
I was actually very pleasantly surprised by this product. I have thick, coarse, heat styled/color treated hair. I have used MANY masks and this is one of my favorites. It leaves my hair soft and has a nice smell (mango oil). Since this is a weekly treatment, it should last you awhile.
I cannot seem to make this product work. I don't have highly pigmented lips so I don't use it for that purpose. I wanted it so that my lip color would stay on longer, but this does nothing to help that. It was a big waste of money.
Moisturizers -Caudalie - Vinoperfect Day Perfecting Cream SPF 15
Juliet7781 8/11/2009 9:59:00 AM
I received this as a sample ( a generous one) from Sephora. I have oily skin and this did not work for me. It does say it's designed for all skin types but if you're super oily like me then this will probably not be the best choice for you. It's also not the worst that I've used. I will finish this off as a night cream (I hate wasting products). The smell reminds me of furniture polish, but it disappears after a few minutes of application. It is on the expensive side, but if you find this to be your HG then I would think it's worth it.
Hair Removal -Unlisted Brand - Smooth Away hair removing pads
Juliet7781 8/5/2009 12:41:00 PM
Why do I do this to myself? A product that I know doesn't work and yet I still try it. This got off absolutely no hair (I only tried my legs). And as someone stated below it took an hour to do one leg with results. An hour? I'd rather just shave the thing and be done with it. Honestly, shaving isn't THAT bad that I would waste that much time.
Primer/ Corrector -Laura Geller - Welcome Matte Skin Enhancer
Juliet7781 8/4/2009 1:26:00 PM
This reminds me of a product I bought by Bliss years ago, but it works much better. I have oily skin and I use blotting sheets and MAC blot powder but I also like having this. I can use it under or over my makeup and it doesn't smude it at all. A little goes a long way so you only need a dab. Once applied to the skin, it sinks in and feels almost like a powder. I'm shine free for a longer period of time. Will definately repurchase.
Bronzers -Laura Mercier - Illuminating Powder - Moroccan Bronze
Juliet7781 8/4/2009 12:37:00 PM
I've tried several bronzers and have never been happy with any of them. This is truly an exception. No orangey, overdone color. It says it's limited edition, so when it's no longer being sold I'll have to search for a new HG bronzer =(
I'm suprised I like this color on me. I have light/medium skin with yellow undertones. I was afraid this would look too orangey but it's not. It's a gorgeous color for summer that gives a healthy glow. Only thing I dislike is having a separate lid to the container, but I'll live with it.
Moisturizers -Cosmedicine - Medi-Matte Oil Control Lotion
Juliet7781 8/3/2009 12:47:00 PM
I got this as a deluxe sample from Sephora. I have a love/hate relationship with it though. I love that it does indeed mattify and my makeup stays on better, however it's a little too matte touch-wise. When I actually go to put on my primer I have trouble because it does not glide on my face easily. Then when I go to apply my foundation, it's a sticky mess. So unfortunately I will not be purchasing this product in the future.
So I was a little confused at first about this product. First I bought the liner in 01 which is the lighter color and second, I was applying it directly on my lips. I was so disappointed. I decided to exchange it for the darker 02 shade hoping it would be better. As I was looking at the product in Sephora, there was a picture actually showing HOW to use is. You don't line the lips, you line ABOVE the upper lip and BELOW the bottom lip. Then gently wipe some of the product so that it's not visible on the skin. WOW, what a difference. My lips were so defined. I'm glad I actually went to the store to exchange this product or else I wouldn't have learned how to apply it correctly. Maybe they have directions on the box, but obviously I didn't look. Hope this helps anyone in the future.
I received a samples of this from a friend who decided not to use it. I was thinking I would be disappointed, but it turns out I was very pleasantly surprised. My hair is thick, coarse, dry, color-treated, and heat damaged. I've never had my hair feel this good since giving up my virgin hair. I will definately purchase this in the full size and give a try. My only complaint is the price, but if it continues to make my hair look and feel this good and stop me from wasting my money trying every shampoo that promises but doesn't deliver, then it's well worth the price.
Primer/ Corrector -Bare Escentuals - Prime Time Oil Control
Juliet7781 7/20/2009 11:33:00 AM
I usually use the regular Prime Time. However, I had to give this a try because of my super oily skin. Unfortunately it was a disaster. No matter how much or how little I put on my skin, patches of crusty white product would form on my face. I'll stick to the regular formula.
This is an example of how something good doesn't have to be expensive. I love the color this gives to my lips. Smells great too. You can find it at about any drugstore.
Great color. A little bit of red, a little bit of pink. Very flattering on me.