Conditioner -L'Oreal - Vive Smooth Intense for Women of Color
lotusfairy 3/3/2006 9:07:00 PM
Not bad. Does seem to smooth hair and make it soft. A nice, cheap alternative to some of the high-end conditioners I have tried. I wasn't a fan of the shampoo, but this is definitely a keeper that I will continue to rotate with my other conditioners.
Cleansers -Phisoderm - pH2O daily replenishing wash
lotusfairy 2/27/2006 11:33:00 AM
This is great. Has a nice, fresh scent and its non-drying. Perfect for my finicky combination skin. Most importantly, a little goes a long way and does a really good job of removing makeup. My face felt clean, and it has vitamins c, a, and e to protect skin from the environment. A product worth trying imo. EDIT: After a while this seemed to irritate the eczema on my face. If you're irritant prone, beware.
beautiful peachy pink color. Blends really well and is affordable. I like to use this on days when my skin needs some livening up.
Hair Color -John Frieda - luminous color glaze in radiant red [DISCONTINUED]
lotusfairy 2/4/2006 10:40:00 PM
Haven't seen much of a difference color-wise, but there's a little shine and my hair looks more smoother. My hair felt a tad dry, but a little leave-in conditioner solved that. The bottle says the color will show up after a couple of uses a week, so I'll have to wait and see. purchased this at walgreens with a discount coupon.
This is gorgeous. Not really a bronzer, but more of a highlighter. Works out great for my blotchy skin. Its also very subtle, so you don't have to worry about over-applying it. Blends into the skin quite well too.
Not for my skin. It smelled really good, but it left me so itchy. I like Honey i washed the kids and rockstar soap better than this.
Treatments -Nexxus - Emergencee Strengthening Polymeric Reconstructor
lotusfairy 2/3/2006 1:38:00 PM
Excellent product for damaged and dry hair. I could feel a definite difference after one use. It has a nice smell and good ingredients. Left my hair soft and shiny, while giving my short hair some needed weight. Worth a shot if you're looking for a good deep conditioner.
I wanted to like this, but it didn't really do too much for my hair. The only thing I liked about it was the smell. Not even sure about protection it provides for heat. I'll stick with my beyond the zone heat protectant.
I love this color on my eyes. Really cool. The name itself gets people talking when they ask me what I'm wearing. I also have thames and will continue to buy other colors. The only gripe I have is that they fade after six hours for me, but still not bad.
Styling Products -Aveda - Light Elements Finishing Solution
lotusfairy 1/26/2006 8:44:00 PM
This works best when I use it on semi-dried hair in small amounts. Does what its supposed to do that way. plus, I just don't like the lavender smell in this. A good thing is that it rinses out clean and doesn't leave my hair gunky.
Conditioner -Aveda - Pure-Fume Brilliant conditioner
lotusfairy 1/26/2006 8:38:00 PM
One of my favorites from Aveda. Has a nice herbal/jasmine scent and has all these amazing ingredients in it. Leaves my hair soft and shiny. I get the best results when i let it sink in for awhile. I was lucky to get the big liters since I go through quite a bit. When I feel like my hair needs something light, yet conditioning, I reach for this.
Treatments -Zapzyt - 10% Benzoyl Peroxide Acne Treatment Gel
lotusfairy 1/26/2006 2:40:00 AM
I'm still wondering about this. It does shrink stubborn pimples, but its a little irritating for my sensitive, combo skin. Not good for applying in large areas, better as a spot treatment. I like to put this on at night, then wash in the morning. It comes off easily and doesn't make you look like you have a bunch of little dots on your face.
One of my favorite scents surprisingly. I have the can form and the bottle version, though I like the can form more better, since I can slip it into my backpack or purse easily. If you like the smell of Mr.bubble, go for the bottle if you can find it. They both have limited lasting power on thier own, but together they last for quite a while. I wear this when I want something light and fun. I found it at my local walgreens.
Adorable packaging and it leaves my lips looking surprisingly sexy and moist with a smooth texture. it also has a nice smell. The unfortunate thing is that the tin gets stuck sometimes. I think I'll get the pineapple one next.
Eye Shadow -Shu Uemura - ME Silver 945 [DISCONTINUED]
lotusfairy 1/24/2006 8:45:00 PM
I can't believe I neglected to write about this. This is one of the most beautiful eyeshadows I have ever owned. It stays on really well on my oily eyelids and it blends like a dream. the packaging could do some work, but not a big deal. I also have the gold one too which is good too.