i usually HATE toners but this one is the best i have ever tried. i have oily skin and i can feel this deep cleaning my pores. i started using this this week with lush herbalism and dark angels and my face already looks a million times better. i like tea tree products and am so happy to have found a toner with it in it! i wish it wasn't really a spray, and just fluid, but i can just take off the pump for that. the best thing about this product is that it does not leave my face feeling dry at all.
this product works really well for my oily skin. it is easy to use, leaves my skin really soft, and really draws out the impurities. i do not use this every day since it can get a little drying if you do. i am not a huge fan of the scent (licorice) but i can deal with it. i love natural products and this one is fun to use! it does make a mess so i try to put this one while in the shower. i used this a couple of times this week along with herbalism and my face has cleared up dramatically.
this is a really nice soap, if you enjoy the smell of herbs and natural scents.it is a little strong but would be nice for using before you go to bed. i love the color, however it does drip red/purple all over the bathroom, but it doesnt seem to stain, just make sure you rinse it all off. this is the first soap i have tried from them and honestly, i will probably try other ones after this one is gone, only because i want to try all the other scents. all in all, the smell grew on me, but the soap melted SO quickly that it seems to be not really worth the money..
this is the first product i tried from lush. i tried it out of despair- my face was badly broken out, tons of acne, that was not going away for weeks on end. after the first time i used this, my face looked so much better instantly. it IS sort of difficult to use at first, but i use it in the shower, take a bigger than pea size amount, add a little bit of water in my hand, mix it all around and then apply it to my face. it does not lather up. i leave it on for about a minute and then rinse off. it has definately made my face a lot clearer ( i have been using this for a few days only) and less oily as well. i use this in conjunction with dark angels and cannot wait to see how my face is gonna look soon! the packaging is a bit weird, i wish they came with some sort of reusable, more solid container. i do not notice the smell at all, like others have mentioned, and i think it is actually really cute :) i love the colors and texture. if you use this at the sink, be prepared to be cleaning the counters and sink as it does crumble.
I tried this product (and conditioner) for finer hair however it does not compare to Pureology in my opinion. The smell of this product is not pleasant (think banana). Also, it doesn't really do anythign for me volume wise. The best part about it is that it is sulfate free and also protects against color loss. I will not splurge on the Pureology however willl not repurchase this after the product runs out. I still need to find my perfect shampoo and conditioner :(
Cleansers -Alba Botanica - Hawaiian Pineapple Enzyme Facial Cleanser
sarahcurll 9/11/2009 1:54:00 PM
I have oily skin and this made my face feel extremely tight and dry. Also, it made my forehead break out in about 20 tiny whiteheads over the course of a week! I am not sure if it was brining to head everything underneath my skin, but either way, it was too drying for me and I did return this. However, the smell was lovely.
Cleansers -Alba Botanica - Sea Mineral Cleansing Gel
sarahcurll 9/11/2009 1:52:00 PM
I usually purchase the alba sea lettuce cleansing milk but gave this a try since I did not see what I wanted. I am not too fond of this product. My face had previously broken out from another Alba product( ( the pineapple fash wash) so I needed something else. It has been a few weeks and this is not helping it either. I keep on breaking out. It is gentle but I feel like it doesn't really do anything for my skin at all. IT does not feel dirty but not really that clean either.
Styling Products -Redken - Full Frame Protective Volumizing Mousse
sarahcurll 9/11/2009 1:40:00 PM
I have really fine hair, and this product is not a good match. My hair is also really dark and my roots look so oily with this in, even with a small amount. My hair feels like there is a thick film all over it. At first my hair looks good but then it falls flat within 20 mins, and then my hair starts to get real sticky.
this left my face being rejeuvenated, and glowing. very smooth and light. even for my oily acne pourous face.
i got a free sample of this for buying shick razors, and the smell is okay. it lathers up nicely but i can't really tell that it is exfoliating my skin. i would probably not purchase this since i have other items that i like much more. it is not a horrible product at all though, nothing to say, just the scent does not do it for me.
i LOVE natural products but this stuff is horrible. it made my armpits all red and raw, and i still started to sweat and i could actually smell body over. i have never experienced this before with any other product. however, the smell of apricot is amazing when it first goes on.
Powder -L'Oreal - Bare Naturale Powdered Mineral Foundation
sarahcurll 5/8/2009 8:35:00 PM
this stuff covers really well, and i have a lot of acne scars, however 2 minutes after applying it, i feel like my skin cannot breathe at all, like i am wearing a thick mask. i end up showering right after just to get rid of the feeling. too bad, cuzz it does a really good job at covering your skin. when i use this just on certain spots, i can somewhat handle it, however my face gets oily still with this on.
Lotions/ Creams -Archipelago Botanicals - Yuzu Antioxidant Hand and Body Cream
sarahcurll 4/26/2009 9:05:00 PM
smells great, and is not greasy. absorbs quickly into my skin. i use this for my face and sometimes hands.
Eye Shadow -Flirt - Dreamy Eyes Eyeshadow in Golden Lady
sarahcurll 4/3/2009 10:27:00 PM
i love this color. it looks really good on all skin tones. i purchased this color about 3 years ago and still wear it to this day. great for day or night, night or summer.
Eye Shadow -Flirt - Dreamy Eyes Eyeshadow in Glamourazzi
sarahcurll 4/3/2009 10:25:00 PM
this color is really pretty, purpley, and sparkley. i fell in love with it. i like the case, however for my eyeshadow ended up crumbling and i lost most of the product. i did manage to salvage some and put it in a separate container though. the color is a little bit too dramatic for every day wear, however i do get compliments when i wear it. a very unique color :)