Self Tanners -Banana Boat - Summer Color Self-Tanning Mist
luckylauram 7/10/2010 12:21:00 PM
I saw no color on my skin after four consecutive days using this. I am a light to medium toned skinned person for record. The scent is very light, the price very cheap and the mist is very nice. I will save this for the dead of winter and my ghost-like skin in January but for summer, I need something darker.
Styling Products -TRESemme - TRESemmé's Fresh Start Refreshing Mist
luckylauram 6/19/2010 12:09:00 PM
This spray is not a dry shampoo, it's a mist refresher that is supposed to combat smells and "refresh" your hair. Tresemme has dry shampoos but this isn't it. I thought the spray helped with a nice light scent, calmed any frizzies and was ok. I could see using this after the beach or a day outdoors, to re-work your hair.
Styling Products -TRESemme - Waterless Foam Shampoo for Dry/Curly to Normal Hair
luckylauram 6/19/2010 12:06:00 PM
This is a horrible product. Goes on wet so it takes forever to dry, you can't brush it out like normal dry shampoos and rubbing it out with a towel (like they suggest) just doesn't work. My hair feels heavy, greasier and looks horrible after using this. The scent is the only good thing. I do not recommend this at all.
Hair Removal -Unlisted Brand - Shick - Quattro Disposable Razors for Women
luckylauram 6/19/2010 11:34:00 AM
Super close shave, very smooth glide, stay sharp for a very long time. Awesome razors, perhaps a bit more $$$ than I like to spend on them but man they are good!
Mascara -Physicians Formula - Organic Wear 100% Natural Origin Mascara
luckylauram 6/19/2010 11:31:00 AM
This is a fantastic daily mascara. It is NOT an intense look so for a night out, look elsewhere. Even after 3 coats of mascara, my lashes looked and felt soft, didn't clump and there were no flakes anywhere! It is also the easiest mascara ever to remove, washes right off without a hint of rubbing. I like that but I will be aware to not wear it if I'm going to be in a wet environment. No irritation to my eyes, no flaking or clumping and a good look. I'm very happy with this!
Lip Treatments -eos - Lip Balm Sphere - Summer Fruit
luckylauram 6/19/2010 11:27:00 AM
The scent of this is great! I also like the way this feels on my lips. Moisturized, a bit moist, a bit tacky and it lasts a decent amount of time. I'm torn about the packaging. It's a little tough to get into quickly and of course it's not a precise application. But I love the color of the package, the way you twist it open and honestly the ball of lipbalm is just fun! Overall I really like this, it's easy to wear under lipstick, you don't have to touch your fingers to it and the 100% natural ingredients are awesome since you injest so much of your lipbalm anyway.
Top/Base Coats -Unlisted Brand - INM - Out the Door Top Coat
luckylauram 5/26/2010 10:04:00 PM
Truly this does what a top coat should: dries fast, holds the color, adds shine and keeps nails from chipping. I have had zero problems with this and I think it's an awesome product to at least try!
2 coats and I have a perfect, non-bubbly, not smudged awesome bright opaque color! This is so awesome and even after 3 1/2 days I don't need to remove it because of chips and I am OCD about removing polish when I get even a single chip. I am so loving it!
Eyeliner -Revlon - Luxurious Color Eyeliner- Velvet Black
luckylauram 5/26/2010 9:59:00 PM
I like how dark this black is and that it goes on with no smudging until you use the awesome smudger on one end. It does tend to stray and wind up on other parts of my face but it's not too bad. The color lasts really well so I'm cool with using this.
I love the color of this, how easy it is to apply and the smudger on one end. However, the formula seems to find it's way around my eyes and onto other parts of my face even though the color lasts on my eyes. Strange, good color, great application but I hate the smudging and won't buy it again.
Lotions/ Creams -Unlisted Brand - EXTRA VIRGIN Coconut Oil (All brands)
luckylauram 5/23/2010 12:46:00 PM
I left this on my hair for a few hours before showering and it really made a difference to the softness and shine adding a lot of moisture which I need since I live in a very dry climate. It is a grease monster so I wouldn't recommend putting it on and going out into public. I have also been using it as a body moisturizer but it is again kind of greasy. Feels great on my legs and drier areas but has made my chest break out. I am trying to incorporate more natural products into my routine and will continue to use this jar of virgin coconut oil up but I haven't decided if I will repurchase yet. Update: Even though it's greasy on my skin, it doesn't give me enough moisture and my skin really dried out. I do like it a lot as a hair mask so I will continue to use it for that.
Cleansers -Origins - A Perfect World Deep Cleanser
luckylauram 5/23/2010 12:42:00 PM
I use this every morning as a first step of antioxidants on my skin before my spf. The cleanser smells amazing and really perks me and my skin up! It feels like a thorough cleanse and my skin is nice and soft after. A lot of product in the tube and a little really goes a long way so you have to be careful when squeezing it out. I could see it lasting for a year (used only in the am). Only issue is that it takes a bit more effort to really rinse it all off my skin, thus the 4 rating. I am a fan though.
This really does work. It makes loose or tighter buns in a few seconds and feels very secure. $6 for this is a bit pricey but I hate bobby pins so I'm loving this. They do not lose their shape since you just twist in instead of bending a pin. I have brown hair but bought the blond and I think it blends better, anything popping out looks like my natural highlights. Great product!
Deodorants -Unlisted Brand - Thai Deodorant Crystal
luckylauram 5/23/2010 12:32:00 PM
This is incredible!!! I noticed that I get about the same amount of dampness as I do from a really high level aluminum antipersperant. But there is No sticky nasty feeling, No gunk all over my clothing, No staining of my clothing and the best of all.....Seriously NO smell at all! I honestly can't believe it but I don't smell at all. I am a seriously athletic person, sweat a ton when I work out and this is unbelievable at how it eliminates any odor. Because there is no scent to this, I can wear any perfume, shower with any gel and never get a weird masky smell. The only drawback is that because it's like a salt block, it does dry out my underarms a touch. I am done with chemical deodorants after this, I am soo happy with it! Update: I do need to skip a day or two during the week because this has been a bit drying for my skin and caused a little rash. But after a day off, I'm back to good!
This is really fantastic! The lotion has a light citrusy smell and it absorbs well and feels soft instead of tacky. I live in Denver which is a mile above sea level and the sun is super strong here. Although I always try to reapply every few hours, I wasn't able to yesterday but still after 7+ hours in the sun I had no burn. I bought this at Walmart and its very inexpensive. I am going to take the advice of other Denver natives and have one stored in my car, purse, home and always have one ready to use because the sun here is crazy!