An overpriced shampoo in my opinion! The only difference I have found between this and its cheap high street l'oreal counterpart is that the kerastase version does not leave my hair with the horrible squeaky clean feeling after rinsing the shampoo. This is an ok shampoo but nothing special and certainly does not leave my hair noticeably shinier.
Surprisingly this left my hair quite dry and static. I was expecting it to be a truly conditioning shampoo and was left disappointed. However, it does foam well and a little goes a long way. Wasn't too keen on the floral scent but for the price, I may try the ultra rich range to see if it is more moisturizing.
This is a shampoo that I grown to love. When used in conjunction with the conditioner, it leaves my hair full of volume, light and airy. I didn't like it at first as I found it rather stripping without the conditioner, but when used together it is a perfect combo and adds to the volume (I don't normal conditioner as my hair gets oily quickly). The scent is lemony and non offensive. I will definitely consider buying both the shampoo and the conditioner in litre bottles to save money.
I use this foundation stick as a concealer rather than an all-over-the-face foundation and it does a good job of covering up acne scars. It's pricey but is better value for money than the tiny concealer stick (which I heard was exactly the same product). Bobbi Brown has a great colour selection, especially for Asian skin with its yellow undertones. It has quite a creamy texture and lasts all day. Have used this once as a foundation and found it to be quite oily after application so had to put a bit of powder on top. It gives a lovely dewy finish and is very natural looking and moisturizing.
Moisturizers -L'Occitane - Angelica Hydration Cream
Binky20 6/4/2012 5:53:00 PM
The L'occitane sales lady recommended this to me to replace the discontinued Ultra Comforting Cream, which my dry skin absolutely loved. This gives me instantly smooth skin and is quite light for the summer. Despite the name, I'm not all too sure it is that hydrating or gives my skin added radiance. I still get some dry patches and flakes so this cream is probably more suited to oily-normal skin. *update This made my skin extremely itchy over the first month of use. I never associated it with the cream until I stopped using it. It's too expensive to chuck so now I only use it on acne prone areas since it is non oily and does not aggravate any spots. Definitely not hydrating enough for dry skin. Also, I think it has darkened my skin since I have used it - reported to be one of the side effects of angelica oil. Definitely won't be repurchasing!
Didn't really think much of the Bobbi Brown skincare range until I tried this cleansing oil in a department store and was instantly hooked! I have very dry skin and use this in conjunction with the Bobbi Brown buffing grains, which gives me extremely smooth skin. I use 2 squirts of the oil, add about half a teaspoon of the buffing grains into my palms and start massaging into my face for a couple of minutes. Then I add a bit of water to my face and the oil turns to foam and wash it all off. It doesn't leave any oily residue and has a wonderful gingery smell. At £27 a bottle, it is quite pricey especially if you buy it with the buffing grains which is about the same price- but I haven't found anything that works better for smooth, clear skin so I will stick to this combo for now!
I really loved this shampoo at first- it gave my hair amazing volume and smelt gorgeous (classic Aveda herbal scent). Then after a few weeks of using it, it irritated my scalp and gave me painful acne on my forehead. Also my hair felt grimy and unclean after washing. Might try the Aveda styling products in the same line for the scent alone, but will stay well clear of this shampoo!