Hair -Unlisted Brand - KIRKLAND SULFATE-FREE CONDITIONER
Susee 8/30/2010 10:17:00 AM
I've never given any product that I've reviewed all 5's (for price, packaging quality, etc). However, this one is a winner! I had bought the old Kirkland condish when they had it on clearance, two big bottles for 3.97. But I didn't like it; it did absolutely nothing for my hair. So yesterday, we were at Costco, and since I love the shampoo, I decided to try it. It gave my hair the best slip, and my hair is SO soft and silky. Also, my hair isn't frizzy or flyaway when it's dry. I didn't have to use much, only about one and a half pumps, which is enough for my thick, curly hair. AWESOME!!
Why oh why can't Avon get their colors right? I LOVE the formula of this lip gloss; it's very smooth and silky. It's not the least bit tacky or sticky and it lasted on my lips at least for a couple of hours. (I don't use liner or lipstick underneath) BUT I ordered the plum color, and it looks like a weird, thick pink color. I'm debating on whether to try the rumberry (reddish) and bronze because I love the formula so much! Maybe those colors would look better.
I don't like to spend a lot of money on cosmetics, but I tried this eyeliner probably about 15 years ago and have used it ever since. It is $14.50 and considering the price of some of the better drugstore eyeliners, like Revlon colorstay ($7), I don't consider it overly expensive for how much I like it. It lasts ALL day (even through crying and I wear contacts), but I don't use it on my waterlines, and is super easy to remove at night with the Clinique liquid facial soap I use. I love the dark chocolate, black and new black on my blue eyes. I haven't had the issues of the cap cracking or that it's dry and difficult to apply. I also find that I don't go through it quickly. I alternate between a couple colors at a time and they last me about 6 months.
Like the reviewer before me, I love the quickliners; they last on my eyes all day, are easy to remove, and I love most of the colors. This one, however, I don't like. On my fair, cool skin, it looks reddish and isn't a good color for me.
Eye Makeup Remover -Almay - Non-Oily Eye Makeup Remover Pads
Susee 8/27/2010 8:18:00 PM
I personally love these. I store them upside down so the pads are always wet. I don't use waterproof makeup and I wear contacts, and they don't irritate my eyes at all. It removes my eyeliner, mascara, and shadow (I do have to go over my eye a few times to get all of it) and leaves no greasy residue. I don't think the smell is all that bad; I really don't even notice it that much. Edit: These have started to sting my eyes when I get too close with them:(. The hunt for a new remover begins......
Eye Makeup Remover -Clinique - Rinse-Off Eye Makeup Solvent
Susee 8/10/2010 10:06:00 PM
I am really surprised by all of the bad reviews of this remover. I love it. Any remover that is oily, or feels oily (Neutrogena oil-free, clean & clear oil-free) leaves a film that I don't like, even after I rinse my eyes. I don't wear waterproof liner or mascara, and maybe that makes a difference. A little on a cotton ball takes care of my eye makeup and I have no residue. I do think it's expensive ($16.50), hence the four lippies, but I have not found a cheaper one that works as well for me. I think it would be perfect if it came in a towelette form. Update: I won't buy again simply because I have discovered that since I don't wear waterproof eye makeup, I don't need a separate remover. My mild face wash (Clinique liquid facial soap) takes off ALL of my eye makeup with no irritation.
How fun! My usual summer pedi colors are berries and bright pinks, and occasionally my russian navy. JC penney salon was running a sale, buy 1 get 1 1/2 off, so I picked up this one and "what's with the cattitude" because I wanted something different. I love it! It's a nice opaque med/light purple cream that although is lighter in tone than I usually wear, really shows up nicely! I applied two coats and it's good to go!
I have been coloring my own hair for probably 10 years, mainly to cover gray and lighten a little bit. I'm naturally a dark blonde, probably a level 6. I have used Nice n Easy for most of that time, using the dark and medium neutral blonde, and occasionally dark and medium ash blonde. My hair always turned out very natural looking and wasn't overly damaged. It covered my gray reasonably well and lately I've noticed that it smells better than it used to; they probably have reformulated it. It's also very reasonably priced (I pay about $5 a box, always with a coupon). I absolutely love the conditioner that comes with it. I would buy the whole box for just the conditioner. But I always noticed a few pesky grays poking through here and there. So lately, I have tried other haircolors, including the professional ones from Sally: Miss Clairol and Clairol Premium creme soy complex. I wanted to see if they would cover my gray better. While I did like the premium soy complex, I don't think it covered the gray that much better than Nice n Easy, not enough to make a difference anyway. Plus I had to buy a separate bottle to mix it in, developer, gloves, and it didn't come with conditioner! I really didn't like the MIss Clairol, but this review is not about that. I've found that the darker shades (Nice n Easy) cover my gray the best. When I went lighter, the color didn't cover it as well, which makes sense because darker colors have more pigment that will cover. I think that for the price, Nice n Easy really cannot be beat. Update: Well, I've used the professional brands twice since this review, and Nice n Easy once, and my gray is covered MUCH better with Nice n Easy. I've also switched to a sulfate-free shampoo (Kirkland) and the haircolor does NOT fade fast at all. I love Nice n Easy; I'm sticking with it.
Hair Color -Clairol - Miss Clairol Conditioning Haircolor
Susee 8/5/2010 8:35:00 PM
I used the Clairol Professional soy creme complex the last two times I colored my hair,and before that Nice n Easy for years, and overall I loved it, but I wanted it to cover my gray a little bit better. My hubby and kids said they didn't notice any gray, but I did when I look closely in the mirror. I'm about 25% gray. So I decided to try the Miss Clairol, largely based on all the good reviews on MUA. I used a level 6n gray busters (1/2 oz) and level 7 dusk blonde (1 1/2 oz) mixed with 2 oz 20 creme developer (I had bought a big bottle to mix with the creme haircolor and thought, what's the difference? I probably should not have done that, but at this point I don't notice that it mattered). I read on the Clairol pro website how to mix the graybusters with the other colors. The color turned out really nice; it's a nice dark blonde, but I don't notice that it covered my grays any better than the creme formula. I can still see a few. I much prefer mixing and applying the creme color to this. The smell is much nicer, almost non existent, and I love the thickness. I didn't notice really bad fading with that one, even though other reviewers complained of it. Miss Clairol stunk terribly (as soon as I opened one of the bottles it was very overwhelming, strong and bad) and was really drippy, even with the creme developer. I'll see how long my color lasts without fading, but at this point I'll stick with the soy protein complex, or if I'm in a hurry and it's on sale, Nice n Easy. 24 hours later: I do NOT know why this is called "conditioning hair color." This morning in the shower I wet my hair and applied conditioner; and tonight my hair still feels like STRAW. It's way worse than when I used Nice n Easy (store brand!!). Plus I still smell that nasty chemical smell floating around my head. The color has to stay perfect for at least three weeks for me to use this stuff again. Another note: I thought it faded fast, but all haircolor I use fades fast on me. But, I goofed when I mixed it up. I was mixing colors and only added 1 1/2 oz color instead of the 2 oz I was supposed to, so that didn't help me, I'm sure!
Lip Gloss -Cover Girl - WetSlicks Lip Gloss (general)
Susee 8/2/2010 10:50:00 PM
Yuck! I picked up one of these in a pink color (already returned it so I don't remember which one it was) and my lips felt like they were coated with wax. The color almost looked white on. The only good thing about it, is if you like it, it did stay on a long time for a gloss. I won't be buying this again!
Conditioner -Clairol - Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Moisturizing Conditioner
Susee 7/25/2010 6:00:00 PM
I really, really like this conditioner! I have thick, color treated, naturally curly hair and I use it every day. I wash my hair and work the conditioner through my hair, then wash, shave, etc. so it sits in my hair for a few minutes. I rinse it out and my hair has great slip and when it dries, it is so soft! Not flyaway or frizzy. I have noticed no buildup problems, either. It may be too much conditioning for thin, straight hair. For reference, I checked the ingredients and they are the same as "Totally Twisted," which I also use, whatever fragrance I feel like using for the day. Both of them smell soooo yummy!
Gels/Soaps -Unlisted Brand - Tone Daily Detox Body Wash
Susee 7/24/2010 7:57:00 PM
I don't know about any detox properties or anything, but this body wash gives a nice thick lather without using a whole lot and rinses off really easily. My skin is soft after using it, and it smells absolutely heavenly! I love it!! I actually smelled it in the store b/c I was curious to know what "white clay and jasmine" would smell like, and I bought it on the spot. Great body wash!! I paid about $3.50 for 24 oz.
Great mascara! I was using Clinique high impact b/c I always got GWP, but ran out so I picked it up at Costco; they had a 3-pack for $14.49 with a $2.50 coupon. $12.00 for three of them? Not bad. I think it makes my tiny little lashes stand out as well as, if not better, than high impact. I only use one coat; I don't like to layer on tons of mascara and it really shows up! Plus it doesn't irritate my eyes like Clinique's can. I only gave it 4 lippies because at the end of the day, I do notice some flaking when I take out my contacts, but it's not terrible or anything, maybe because of my light application, I don't know. I would rate it a 4.5. Update: I really do like this, but it does flake terribly for me. My daughter loves it, though.
Never, never, never again! I bought these with a coupon, and even gave them a couple different tries, but like everyone before me wrote, they cut me up terribly! Even when I was very careful and used lots of shaving cream. I can't believe Bic can even sell these things, or that people buy them after the first use! Absolutely the worst razor I've ever used, even worse than the old-fashioned men's razor my mom had when I first shaved 25 years ago!
I picked these up for $9.97 for 12 or 16 (can't remember) of them, on clearance at Costco. I thought, what a great deal! Well, I do not like them. They give a close shave for about three uses before they get dull. The shave is TOO close; I cut myself under my arms one too many times before I decided that was enough. Plus the head itself seems narrow; I have to go over and over my legs and feel like I miss "strips" of hair on my legs :). Cute colors, but that's about it. Back to my Quattro.....