ug...terrible product. This hand salve is so greasy it particularly "sits" on top of your skin and never absorbs. Also it smells horrible like some kind of "cheap wax". Will not buy again.
Treatments -Burt's Bees - Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream
dlamsw 12/14/2009 10:35:00 PM
I love the lemony scent! just can't stop smelling. Because I have really dry skin, the cuticles around my nail tend to be at it's worst state. I rub this on before bed and wakes up with healthier looking cuticles. One thing to keep in mind is, this is a bit "greasy" so wearing a cotton glove will make your life easier.
I've always seen really good rating for Burt's Bee's Beeswax Lip Balm, but this product just doesn't work for me. It doesn't moisturize my lips at all. Besides making my lips drier after each use, it also leaves behind a thin film of wax on my lips. And for $3 a piece, you gotta be joking me.
Skincare - Face -Unlisted Brand - Dickinson's Witch Hazel
dlamsw 12/14/2009 10:19:00 PM
This toner is awesome! Cheap, effective, and huge! At first the smell really puts me off, but after a couple application, I'm used to it. With the help of cotton ball, it wipes off cleanser residue, dirt, and impurities all at once. Even though it contains alcohol, it doesn't dry out my skin. Now my skin is healthy and radiant thanks to the toner.
Toners -Lumene - Radiant Touch with Arctic Cloudberry Moisturizing Toner
dlamsw 12/14/2009 10:06:00 PM
I decided to give this a try because it's 50% off. The color and the packaging was attractive. I normally use toner in the morning to refresh and awaken my skin. After 1 week application, my skin was soft and radiant with a nice glow. Now I'm totally in love with the toner. Will definitely buy again.
Cleansers -Lumene - Radiant Touch Moisturizing Cream Cleanser
dlamsw 12/14/2009 9:51:00 PM
An average cleanser. Not good, not bad. Even though it's labeled as "cream" cleanser, it actually foams up when you rub in your balm. It does cleanse well and leave skin feeling moisturized and soft. But what I don't like about it is, the design is hard to grasp and difficult to squeeze. Might not consider buying again because it's pricey for a cleanser.
Lotions/ Creams -Dove - Cream Oil Nourishing Body Lotion Normal to Dry Skin
dlamsw 12/14/2009 3:48:00 AM
I love this lotion! It smells wonderful and really moisturized my skin. A little bit goes a long way and it can retain the moisturizing effect the whole day.The only complain I have is it's a bit sticky but not much of a problem once I slipped into my pajamas. Too bad it doesn't go on sale too often so I gotta wait to restock my shelves.
I have really bad frizz problem so I thought this would be the solution. I had good experiences with the Dove daily moisture and Intense therapy shampoo so I think this would be just as good. The first bottle worked like a miracle, my hair was frizz-free and smooth. However, now I'm on my second bottle, the result was completely different. Although it does a decent job taming those frizz but it makes my hair feeling like straw and rough. Now I need to find another product to replace Dove.
Masks -Got 2 Be - In Your Face Groovy Peelin Peel Masque - Cucumber Chamomile Mango
dlamsw 12/14/2009 3:31:00 AM
Got this on sale and doesn't expect much out of it because G2B is more of a hair product company. It's a great masque in the summer because of the cooling sensation. However, the gel is rather watery and doesn't dry really well. Peeling off was difficult when it doesn't dry completely. And the most important,I don't see any difference after use so it's pretty useless.
Moisturizers -St. Ives - Collagen-Elastin Essential Moisturizer
dlamsw 12/14/2009 3:22:00 AM
This was my very first "moisturizer". I started to use this when I'm in high school. It moisturized well and has a very pleasing scent back then. Until recently they changed the look and everything was different. I'm not sure if it still had the same formula but this moisturizer now feels heavy and greasy on my face. Not only it takes a long time to absorb and it has a strong scent. The only thing they improved was the packaging. Now I can only use it as body moisturizer or else it will be a waste.
I've been using St.Ives scrubs for a couple years now. When I'm in my teen years, I prefer the "invigorating" apricot scrub because it's gives me the "squeaky clean" feeling. Now in my twenties, I need something less abrasive so I switched to the Renew and Firm scrub. It's softer in texture but still does a wonderful job of removing the dead skin cell and reveal a softer and smoother skin. The scent is also fresh and very pleasing. Can't live without it!
Hair Color -L'Oreal - Superior Preference Hair Colour
dlamsw 12/14/2009 3:00:00 AM
Good hair coloring brand just the smell is awful. I got the medium auburn to cover my light brown hair and the result was excellent. The color looked natural and my hair was shiny and soft after I used the conditioner. It's been nearly 3 weeks now and my color still retains just like the day I colored it. If the smell can be less offensive then it will be perfect.
Scrubs -Got 2 Be - In Your Face Pore Me Deep Scrub
dlamsw 12/14/2009 2:50:00 AM
Found this at Big Lots the other day for $2. I love the scent and the texture. It does a good job exfoliate but seems a bit hard to rinse off. Makes skin smooth and "pore-free".
My very first hair color brand. I decided to get this when I saw the ad 2/$5. I got the Dark Mahogany Brown and light brown to change my black hair. Perhaps this is the first time I colored my hair, I can't really tell the change. Until the second try with light brown, that's when I see the lightening of the hair. Somehow the color came out a little dull. Fortunately, the smell isn't strong nor did it fry my hair. Overall, an acceptable at home coloring if you want a decent job done.
Conditioner -Clairol - Herbal Essences- Hydralicious Reconditioning conditioner
dlamsw 12/14/2009 2:26:00 AM
I usually hate conditioners because either they don't moisturize enough or they don't rinse off too well. I didn't decide to pick this up until I came across the heavenly scent. Besides smells good,it does an excellent job of making my thick, coarse hair soft, smooth and frizz-free. And you just can't beat the price!