Conditioner -Aveeno - Nourish + Moisturize Conditioner
Ketol 7/6/2009 2:35:00 PM
Used this along with the shampoo that I got as a sample and got three washes/conditions out of the sample. the smell is great, this washes clean, my hair was shiny, well conditioned and soft, soft, soft. will buy full size :)
Loving it so far. I got a sample package which I got three shampoos out of. First thing I noticed upon opening the package was the wonderful smell. I can't put my finger on that exact smell, but it was awesome. This lathered great, it rinsed off well and my hair had good slip, my hair feels great -- soft and shiny and tangle free. Will buy full sized (on sale of course!)
Skincare - Face -Unlisted Brand - Dickinson's Witch Hazel
Ketol 7/3/2009 7:36:00 PM
I have used this for many, many years - Since I was a teen-ager (I'm 42 now...). LOVE it, cleans, refreshes and I LOVE the smell, personally. It's cheap and works. I just squirt some on a cotton round or a cotton ball and swipe over my cleansed skin. Viola! Done :)
Lip Gloss -Wet 'n' Wild - MegaSlicks in #576A Rose Gold
Ketol 7/2/2009 1:42:00 PM
HG for me. The color is absolutely PERFECT. I couldnt' ask for more. Wears ok, considering a) it's a cheapie d/s brand and b) it's a gloss/liquid. It's not gloppy, or thick or anything. Feels just like lipstick, actually, without the dryness. Perfect. But the color? I can't say enough about it. It's perfect on me. Never found a color I love as much as this in all my years. I will continue to buy this just as I have since I first discovered it. I'm probably on my 10th tube of this. If they ever discontinue this color I WILL cry!
Skincare - Body -Vaseline - Cocoa Butter Gel Body Oil
Ketol 7/2/2009 12:14:00 PM
This is great after a shower/bath. (I love all oils, especially spray ones). Yes, as others have noted, it's thick and doesn't sink in quickly. the upside of this is it lasts allllll day. the trick I found, is to use a TiNY amount and rub, rub, rub. My legs feel awesome all day when I use it and has a nice sheen to them. EDIT: Another tip/trick I do with this is to squirt a small amount (quarter sized) into my hand, then add regular body moisturizer and rub my hands together to mix. What is on my hands is enough for me to do both legs too. The upside is that it makes the gel not so greasy. It's adds a great boost to your moisturizer too, leaving you legs gleaming for literally the whole day - and night!
Styling Products -Got 2 Be - Smooth Operator Smoothing Lustre Lotion
Ketol 7/2/2009 12:10:00 PM
Got 2. Bought the large size and a smaller (3oz) was free with it. I use this when my hair is damp and it smells great, and my hair is so soft. It's light and not sticky. Products don't make a huge difference in my hair (unfortunately) but this certainly doesn't have any adverse effects. I'd buy it again because it is so light, doesn't weigh hair down and the scent. Love the little pump applicator too.
Love this, I love the moisturizing properties, I love the foam, and I really like the very sheer shimmer, it's not obnoxious at all. Perfect for summer, it's light. this is getting harder and harder to find, so I'm hoping they are not (or have) discontinued it! A tiny bit goes a long long way, I usually dispense a blob in my hand, rub my hands together and can do both my legs. Whatever is left on my hands I then rub on my arms. Works for me :)
Skincare - Body -Dove - Ultimate Clear Antiperspirant
Ketol 7/1/2009 5:26:00 PM
I got this in Original Clean (scent) and I must say, I normally hate really scented deodorants, but this smells great, and it lasts all day, I know because at the end of the day I can still get whiffs of it lol. Like most *clear* products, there is still residue. Ugh. (The only way I've found around this is to not even use a stick, but a roll on only. ) I do like it,as it smells good, lasts and works well so far.
Foundations -Sally Hansen - Skin Firming Line Minimizing Foundation
Ketol 6/30/2009 7:47:00 PM
Not impressed at all. Someone had given this to me, and though I am a MMU user, I used this off and on, to give it a fair chance. First off, I have the "no color" one. It most definitely DOES have color. quite dark too, for a no color. It's like a nude or medium-ish color foundation. Not good when I was expecting NO color! It goes on ok and blends easily, but it just seems to enhance lines and imperfections...doing the opposite of what it advertises. 2 thumbs down!
Treatments (Eye) -Nivea - Q10 Plus Wrinkle Control Eye Creme (SPF 4)
Ketol 6/30/2009 5:18:00 PM
Just a so-so product for me. Didn't really do anything for fine lines, etc. However, my under-eye area did feel moisturized. the tiny amount of SPF is ok, better than nothing. Because I didn't see any results, it makes it hard to say I'd buy this again. this doesn't make my under-eye area look worse, as others have noted, but it doesn't do anything to make it look better either. (that said, I don't have saggy/wrinkly skin under there either....a very fine line, on my right side, and some dark circles, but for lines, I'm ok. I'm 42 btw). Another thing, it has no odor and it DOES go on smoothly and sinks in easily enough.
Skincare - Face -Avon - Anew Clinical Advanced Retexturizing Peel
Ketol 6/30/2009 3:58:00 PM
Not happy with this product. The two-step, which was discontinued was much better, IMO. I saw no results with this one at all - which did surprise me because I'd read the acid in this one is stronger than in the 2-step? It's certainly simple enough to use and a decent value. However, for me, it doesn't yield any useful results. It just simply made no difference to my skin at all. I'm so disappointed that this replaced the 2-step, since that was HG material for me..
Treatments -Avon - ANEW Clinical 2-Step Facial Peel
Ketol 6/30/2009 3:30:00 PM
this was an amazing product -- simple to use and yielded results. I purchased it back when it first came out to give it a try as my skin was looking dull and such. It worked wonders (for me). My skin was smoother, refined, and just overall had a glow. When I ran out and didn't repurchase right away, my face quickly reverted to what had prompted me to try it in the first place. So I bought it consistently from then on, for all these years... SADLY, Avon has now replaced this great product with the ONE step "retexturizing peel" which in my opinion, sucks. It doesn't yield the results that the two step did, (I know the 2nd step was only the "neutralizer") however, I firmly believe they reformulated it...and I won't buy it now. I've been through one tub of the newer one, and didn't do a thing. Felt like I totally wasted my money on that one....
Gels/Soaps -Caress - Caress Glowing Touch Body Wash
Ketol 6/30/2009 12:37:00 AM
Cleans well, lathers good, smells great, however, I was hoping it would impart a BIT of a shimmer, such as it looks in the bottle. However, it doesn't do any such thing. But it looks nice, works good (lol) and is cheap. Love Caress bath products!
Generally I love Bed Head products, but this one? Not so much. I suppose it cleans well enough, but as everyone else has stated, it doesn't moisturize at all. Its a fine shampoo to just wash your hair with, but don't expect it to do what it states on the label: Moisturize. You will be disappointed. Smells good, but so do plenty of other, much cheaper drugstore shampoos.
Nice color. Pinky with some gold. When I first got it I was a bit concerned because it looks quite shimmery..but it goes on fine, I didn't look like a disco ball. You can layer this to build a deeper color if you are looking for more than a true flush/blush. Works perfectly on my light/med skintone and I normally shy away from pinky shades. I prefer nudes or browner blushes, but this really looks great on me.