I cannot stop recommending the Clarisonic to anyone who will listen. This has completely transformed my skin. I used to get occasional blemishes due to hormones and it seemed nothing would get rid of them. After using the Clarison Mia 2 I literally have perfect skin. The product came with the "normal" brush but when I repurchase I will likely by the "sensitive skin" version since the brush feels a bit rough on my skin but I haven't noticed any damage or increased dryness. Also, I use this with a regular Neutrogena cleanser that I used before buying the Mia 2 so I know it's the Clarisonic that did the trick. It's pricey but I would definitely recommend this.
Shampoo -Aqua Glycolic - Shampoo and Body Cleanser
ASilversmith 10/21/2012 10:34:00 PM
My dermatologist recommended this product to help my dry flaky scalp. After using it for a few weeks I do feel like it has helped my scalp and it leaves my hair feeling clean and soft. The smell is pretty strong, but I don't really mind it. It kind of smells like a strong old lady perfume. One of the other benefits of this shampoo is that it is a very good clarifying shampoo. I have bleached blonde hair that seems to absorb everything which dulls the color. This shampoo restores my hair to a bright blonde. I bought this shampoo for about $13 off amazon. I'd buy it again for the price.
Conditioner -Unlisted Brand - One 'n Only - Argan Oil Restorative Mask
ASilversmith 8/1/2012 3:37:00 PM
I actually have the hydrating mask which comes in a little tub and it is wonderful. I have very thick, course hair and this seems to be the only thing that makes it silky and soft. This product leaves my hair feeling amazing. I usually follow up with One 'n Only Argan Oil. My hair is moisturized after I dry and flat iron it but it never feels greesy. Overall a great product.
I decided to try this foundation after viewing multiple reviews on YouTube. I have combination skin and it sounded good for covering up blemishes but also providing a matte finish for my sometimes oily skin. I really love the foundation. It does a great job covering up imperfections, although I do use a concealer sometimes when serious coverage is needed. I've also never had any issues with the foundation clogging my pores. The bottle seems to last forever and I get a lot of compliments on my skin. I will definitely repurchase.
Styling Products -TRESemme - Instant Heat Tamer Spray
ASilversmith 8/1/2012 3:27:00 PM
This product is great. I flat iron my hair almost every day and my hair usually feels dry and smells burnt (yuck!). After using this product my hair feels a lot smoother and does not smell burnt at all. I will definitely purchase this again and recommend to friends.
Masks -Freeman - Feeling Beautiful - Facial CLAY MASK Avocado & Oatmeal
ASilversmith 3/18/2012 9:38:00 PM
This mask is seriously amazing. Normally I don't expect much from drugstore skin products, but this mask has worked wonders for my skin. I have combination skin with a bit of acne on my chin. Because of the acne products I use I also find that my chin gets incredibly dry. I use this mask on my chin to balance out my skin and it does the trick. Immediately after using the mask I find a lot of redness of the acne has gone away and in a few days all the pimples clear up without my skin getting overly dry. Every time I feel a pimple coming on I use this mask and it does the trick. I also think I paid about $3.99 for this at CVS so the price cannot be beat. I do find the smell to be a little strange. It has a bit of a fake avocado scent to it but not overpowering and not so bad that it would keep me from using this mask.
Deodorants -Unlisted Brand - Thai Deodorant Crystal
ASilversmith 3/18/2012 9:29:00 PM
I feel live I've tried almost every deodorant out there looking for one that would keep me feeling fresh all day, and would stop ruining my clothes with those awful yellow stains! Thai Deodorant Crystal is the only product I've tried that really seems to work. Even after a session of sweaty yoga I still smell completely fresh. I love that it keeps me totally odor free rather than a mixture of whatever scent the deodorant is supposed to be plus BO (yuck!). I'm not a particularly sweaty person, but I haven't noticed any more sweating with this product than when I've used antiperspirants. The fact that this product is also better for your health than the drugstore deodorants is fantastic, but I really I just love this because it actually works. The packaging is a little funky. It's easy enough to apply but I do feel like I need to be careful not to drop the crystal or knock it against anything. I also leave the top off for a little while after I use it so the crystal can dry.
I have long, thick, coarse hair and this product just didn't work for me. I normally use Head & Shoulders, but wanted to give this a try since I love the smell of Garnier products. Even though this has the same active ingredient as H&S (Zinc Pyrithione), this shampoo just did not control my itching or flakes. I ended up throwing the bottle out and I would not buy again.
I have shorter eyelashes that require a mascara that gives length and volume. This mascara does the trick, but the emphasis is definitely on volume. The curves brush does wonders for adding volume to my top lashes, and the back side of the scoop is perfect for doing my lower lashes. The end of the brush is also the perfect round shape for getting the lashes in the corner of my eyes so no lashes go uncoated. This mascara also lasts all day and doesn't flake or smear. The mascara formula is very creamy and goes on smoothly. My only complaint is that for some reason (I think because of the creamy formula) a lot of mascara ends up gathering at the opening of the tube when I put the brush back in. I like to keep my mascaras looking very clean no matter how old they are so this bothers me a little bit, and it also seems like a little bit of a waste. Overall though I really love this mascara.
This perfume smells so fresh and wonderful that I can't stop smelling my wrist whenever I wear it. I agree that it smells similar to Elizabeth Arden Sunflowers (also a fav of mine), but Union Square is much more complex and the different elements really come through. I wear this perfume during the day in both summer and winter because the complexity of the scent means it works in any season. The biggest draw back in the price. This is more than most perfumes cost and I'm not sure that it's unique enough to really warrant such a high price tag. I'm very happy to have purchased the bottle once, but I'm not sure I'll by this again.
This mascara is terrible. I bought it wanting to try the ball applicator and it was a terrible waste of even $8. The mascara was thick and gloppy. After applying to my eye lashes I looked as though I had just coated them in black glue. The applicator did nothing to separate the lashes and I ended up with 4 giant lashes stuck together with black glue. Save your money and don't even bother trying this product.