Conditioner -L'Occitane - Olive Harvest Daily Conditioner
4annabananas 3/1/2007 5:46:00 PM
I love this conditioner!! One of the best conditioners I've ever tried for detangling my fine, somewhat dry hair. It doesn't weight down my hair at all...just leaves it shiny & bouncy. And the smell is wonderful...kind of herbal-y, but elegant.
This is the most amazing oil!! I originally got it to use on my hair (its the prefect blend for hair with jojoba oil, sweet almond oil & essential oils...way better than the Rosemary hair oil Weleda makes!!), but I've gotten so addicted to it I use it all over my body too. On my hair, I use it 2 ways...first, I apply it all over my hair as an overnight treatment & then wash it out in the morning. Second, I use just the tiniest amount after blow drying to smooth dry, frizzy ends. On my body, I use it while still in the shower; I apply it all over my body (including my face!); it moisturizes so well without being at all heavy or greasy. I *always* have one bottle in the shower & a second bottle on my vanity. I highly recommend this!!
When I first tried this mascara base, I really thought it was just OK. But I've since discovered a trick to using this that makes it *AMAZING*...rather than applying my mascara right after the base, I wait a few minutes & let the lash base dry a bit before applying my mascara. This makes all the difference!! My eyelashes have never looked better!! Perfect!
I've had my bottle of this for months, rec'd to me by my stylist for dry scalp relief. Well, it never did much for me until this morning when I woke up with *winter hair*...my roots had that dry, flat, static-y look. Gross & totally unmanageable. Out of sheer desperation, I put a few drops of Scalp Remedy along the part-line & voila! My hair was fixed (with no residue...just nice fluffy roots)!!! I have a newfound respect for this stuff...great for emergency use!
Wow...I can't believe it took me so long to try this!! My all-time favorite dry shampoo...on its way to HG status!! I was initially resistant to trying this because spray-on dry shampoos always seemed to work better for me than sprinkle-on ones. But this one is seriously better than any of the sprays I've used (and I've tried them all). It leaves my hair bouncy without any residue or dullness. And the bottle lasts so much longer than the spray on ones do. I really have nothing bad to say about this product. Love, love, love it!!
Lotions/ Creams -Neutrogena - Body Oil with Sesame
4annabananas 11/29/2006 11:10:00 PM
This stuff is amazing! I remember using this over a decade ago...I just rediscovered it recently (did they change the smell? I somehow remember it smelling different years ago). I load this on while still in the shower & then give a quick rinse with cool water. It moisturizes unlike any body lotion I've tried. And I love that I can apply it in the shower...I hate applying body lotion after showering because I get so chilly! With this, I can snuggle right into my towel or robe right after showering! Ths stuff actually makes me look forward to showering...it makes taking a shower such a LUXURIOUS experience!!
Love the EDP!! I get musk, vanilla and a bit of anise with this one, but its done in a very 'clean skin' sort of way, if that makes any sense! Its a very warm, cozy & classy scent. I actually find myself reaching for this one when I'm not feeling well...it one of the only perfumes I can tolerate when I'm feeling ill.
I used this product years ago & loved it. I recently repurchased...did they change the formula? I seemed to remember it being stronger...maybe it had more salicylic acid or witch hazel back then? Did it used to have alcohol? I remember it used to "sink in" to my skin a lot quicker. Now it just sits there like water. Anyway, back the Aveda this goes...
Self Tanners -Victoria's Secret - Bare Bronze Sheer Self-Tan Mousse
4annabananas 9/14/2006 11:14:00 AM
My new favorite self-tanner!! Used it for the 1st time yesterday & got a beautiful brown color. Used it again today to intensify color. No icky self-tanner smell all day long!! Yay!! Awesome lightweight mousse...easy to blend...no streaking (I used surgical gloves to apply since I hate trying to scrub self-tanner off my hands). I love the bottle too...hot pink & gold!! So pretty!
Gena Callus Off is an exfoliating gel/lotion with 15% salicylic acid. This stuff has done wonders for my feet!! It removes calluses so much better than pumice stones or foot scrubs. And there is no manual labor involved...just apply gel to feet in a thin layer & let it go to work! The only problem with it is that it can be hard to find. Sally Beauty Supply sometimes carries it in their stores...other than that, you have to find it online. But once you find it, you'll never want to be without it!
Styling Products -Aveda - Pure-Fume Brilliant Emolliant Finishing Gloss
4annabananas 9/14/2006 11:13:00 AM
I'm adding myself to a long list of people who love this product! This come in 2 versions...a pump bottle & a spray bottle...my stylist at Aveda said its the same product in both. I use the spray version since I find I like it best when I spray it onto a brush & then run it through my hair (my hair is quite fine & I find it gets more evenly distributed when I use a brush). This stuff defrizzes, softens & smooths without weighing my hair down...what more could I ask for? Remenber, a little goes a long way, so don't overdo it (if you do happen to overdo it & don't feel like rewashing, just spray some dry shampoo in your hair to absorb the excess product).
Other -Unlisted Brand - Marvis toothpaste in Jasmin Mint
4annabananas 9/14/2006 11:11:00 AM
I tried this yesterday...I love it! What a great flavor! Unlike any other toothpaste out there! I'll use this as an alternative to the Marvis Strong Mint.
Other -Unlisted Brand - MARVIS TOOTHPASTE Strong Mint
4annabananas 9/14/2006 11:10:00 AM
A bit pricey for toothpaste, but I really like the packaging (the packaging is what drew me to this in the first place)! The packaging is just beautiful. Its in a silver metal tube with mint green artwork...the prettiest tootpaste I've seen yet! Strong Mint is a nice, natural tasing mint, but their other flavors sound more interesting. I'll have to try their other flavors out of curiosity...meanwhile I am quite happy with the Strong Mint!
This is hands-down THE BEST eye makeup remover I've tried so far. I wear waterproof mascara & lots of dark liner (with She-Laq on top to make it stay)...this stuff gets off every last trace of eye makeup. I have no complaints...every aspect of this product is just wonderful (convenient tube packaging, wonderful gel-texture, fragrance-free). I've never used anything like this before! Love it!!
Fragrances -Guerlain - Aqua Allegoria Ylang & Vanilla
4annabananas 9/14/2006 11:06:00 AM
LOVE the entire Aqua Allegoria line & this is my favorite. Smells like powdery vanilla to me (but much more complex...exactly what you'd expect from Guerlain!). Yum!! If you like sweet scents, try this one!