Cleansers -Josie Maran Cosmetics - Bear Naked Wipes
DianaV454 8/12/2011 5:44:00 PM
I love these wipes! They don't sting or irritate my skin like some other types that I have tried. I also like that they support a good cause. I will buy them again. (I have combination skin - oily nose, dry cheeks/chin, no break-outs)
I purchased this sunscreen a few months ago because I was looking for something more natural after all the hype about oxybenzoate and retinyl palmitate and their possible link to skin cancer. I am relatively fair, but with olive undertones (I'm Greek). While I do get really dark tans if I'm out in the sun for days/weeks, I can also get some pretty nasty burns as well and do peel at times. I have combination skin (very oily noise, but very dry cheeks/chin). I don't break out, but my skin can be sensitive when using cheaper products (e.g. Cover Girl foundation/powder did make me break out). I found this to be a pretty good sunscreen in that it went on smoothly, and did not look waxy/white/too shiny. I did still wear makeup on top and it went on okay. The smell isn't very strong so I'm not sure what other reviewers meant. It's definintely not like Coppertone or Banana Beach, but it is not unscented either. I used it under my eyes as well but made sure not to get too close to the lash line or anything and I did not find that it stung my eyes or irritated them all. I wore it while walking around in the sun for hours and I did not burn at all, so based on all that I would have to say that I would buy this product again.
Shampoo -Frederic Fekkai - Protein Rx Reparative Shampoo
DianaV454 6/22/2007 11:06:00 PM
I was sad that this shampoo didn't work for me ... it gave me dandruff (I never had it before I started using it, and it went away as soon as I stopped using it... didn't change any other hair products that I was using). I love the smell and the way my hair felt (very soft), but the dandruff was not worth it :P I'll stick to Frederic Fekkai's Apple Cider shampoo, or the Volumizing one (both are great).
Yum!!! Smells great. I have really dry skin so it's not THAT great for moisturizing compared to something like The Body Shop's body butter collection, but for right now in the summer it's perfect!
Love love love it! Smells amazing! I always get compliments when I wear it. On a side note though, it's hard to write a review on perfume because it's so subjective, some people like it, some people may hate it. And it smells differently on different people too.. but yeah... I'd recommend getting a tester of this stuff at least!
Lip Treatments -Smith's Rosebud Salve - Smith's Rosebud Salve
DianaV454 6/22/2007 10:54:00 PM
I really hope they start re-packaging this product, because like someone below me already mentioned, I don't want to be sticking my fingers in this stuff unless they've just been washed. Aside from that, it's great! It's not sticky at all, it smells really nice, and it works!
Cleansers -Alba Botanica - Sea Lettuce Cleansing Cream
DianaV454 6/22/2007 10:23:00 PM
Great product! Good price. All natural, smells good. It didn't irritate my combination/sensitive skin but it left it a bit on the dry side. Rinses off easily.
Cleansers -Murad - Energizing Pomegranate Cleanser
DianaV454 6/22/2007 10:20:00 PM
Good if you're looking for a deep cleanse. I find that it dries out my combination skin if I use it too often (morning and night). I'll use it maybe once a day or every two days. Nice scent, great packaging. A bit pricey.
Pros: - very light scent - non irritating (I have sensitive skin) - left my skin SOOOO soft - all natural ingredients Cons: - price ($21 US) - packaging ... I personally prefer it when stuff is in pump bottles I would definitely buy this again
I just bought this product last night (grand opening of the Sephora store!!). So far I love it! It's not too sticky, the packaging is nice, it's not shimmery, and it doesn't have a strong smell. The colour is nice, it's fairly light so you could wear it over top of lipstick, but even on it's own it has a nice sheen.
Is there a way to give this thing a negative rating? I bought this years ago and discovered from my hairdresser that steam straighteners don't work because they're actually putting water into your hair, which is what makes it frizzy and curly. Real flat irons actually suck all the water out of your hair, leaving it straight. It makes sense if you think about it, if you straighten your hair then sit in a sauna/steam room, it'll get frizzy again. Why would a steam straightener work?? Shame on Conair for selling a product like this.
*Gag* this is the worst smelling lip balm I have ever tried. I seriously don't think it's worth it. The thing I've tried that seems to work the best is putting on just regular lip balm (Blistex, Labello) and then putting on a little bit of Vaseline over top. Keeps my lips soft and smooth, and not sticky.
This blush is awesome! Looks good when I'm pale and when I'm tanned. A little goes a long way too... The slight shimmer is nice.
I think the main reason why I like this product is because of the scent... it smells amazing! It probably doesn't do too much for my hair otherwise. I didn't realize until I read some of the review on here that it contains alcohol which dries out your hair. I might consider discontinuing use of it after I'm done this HUGE bottle that I bought... I also bought Pantene Ice Shine serum, which smells pretty good too.
I've been using this product for over 3 years, actually it's the only skin care product that I've used consistently. I absolutely love it. It leaves my skin feeling soft and smooth, and very clean. I'll admit it's a bit harsh for a facial scrub, but I just don't rub it in as hard. A close second in my opinion would be Clinique's 7-day scrub