So I am an expensive/ natural shampoo & conditioner whore. I was on a really tight budget and picked up the Everpure shampoo (my red fades easy) and the everstrong conditioner (mix and match ladies!) I am impressed. I usually will not touch drugstore shampoo, but this stuff is rockin. My color is still really bright and vibrant, and the everstrong has kept my hair really resillient to the heat styling and is so silky. So if you like Pureology-types of haircare, but don't want to shell out. This stuff is so worth the $7 or so dollars!
Lotions/ Creams -Fresh - Citron de Vigne Body Lotion
EtherealArtistry09 4/17/2010 11:35:00 AM
I love Fresh, I love many of their scents. I was REALLY suprised this became my favorite immediatley. I have always loved their basic lotion consistency, so it was a given i'd like it, but the scent is out of this world. May have to make it my signature if it doesn't get too popular!
One of the best serum/treatments I have ever used. waking up the next morning after applying this, my skin feels so smooth and plumped up. I adore this stuff. One of the only serums I have used that I felt I didn't HAVE to apply a moisturizer after. I often do, but sometimes I use it on its own. The smell is fantastic, I usually don't care about scent in facial products, just effectiveness, but it really does smell nice. The packaging is great, simple, pump form. I think this may be my HG treatment
YUM! Fresh is one of my favorite lines in existence. This stuff rocks. Great hydration, rich, but not heavy or greasy. Makes my skin incredibly soft. I get told I smell amazing constantly when I use my Fresh creams. The scent is definitely not for everyone, I get it. I love it, but if it's not your thing, try the Acai anti aging body cream. Similar consistency, different idea and scent.
The salespeople at Lush are good, real good. Not that the stuff doesn't sell itself, but they make it hard to say no. I went in to get a bunch of gifts, and was totally sold on this product for myself. Great scent, I tend to like clean/fresh/citrusy and this was very appealing. I get pretty dry skin so I bought this to basically use as a lotion. So convienent in the bar form I thought it was neat I will for sure buy this again (all gone!) I'm still highly addicted to my Fresh lotions and they will always be my #1 but I love to use this product and maybe i'll try a different scent sometime. My only complaint was on how to store it. They did have containers for them, they offered me a free one since I bought two, but then they forgot to give it to me! i was keeping the bar in the yellow Lush baggie. Whatever works right?
Ugh. i'm sure there are people that love this product, but it was not working for my hair type. I have tried every shampoo and conditioner under the sun (working in the industry) I am also a lover of natural, SLS free shampoos, but I'm thinking this one was a little TOO natural. I understand the no-lather thing, and how it isn't nessacary. But I need a little lather in my shampoo. My hair was left with no volume and i had that dirty feeling to my hair again quickly. I think this shampoo may be great for someone that washes their hair everyday, or has VERY fragile hair it's super gentle, but I only wash 3 times a week. It also may be wonderful for someone thats got color that washes out very quickly/easily.
I am not sure why I was having a thinning hair issue in my early twenties. It was mostly around my hairline. Possibly stress? This stuff worked wonderfully and quickly. I see mostly bad reviews here for this product. I either got lucky, or it works for everyone differently. I applied it daily, just to the area I needed it, and would comb it through my hair a bit. I saw it had protiens in it, and had heard it would help strengthen my hair as well, and it did. I saw results within four weeks, and because of my specific thinning condition was able to discontinue use after just one bottle.
Moisturizers -Shu Uemura - Phyto-Black Lift Firming Anti-Wrinkle Crea
EtherealArtistry09 4/10/2010 12:25:00 PM
I am kind of suprised i liked this product so much. A friend had me try it, and after one use I was really impresed. I loved the weight of it. I'm on the drier side, but don't like products that don't sink in. This stuff was fantastic! My skin felt great immediatley. I am usually a multi-step skincare person (serum, moisturizer, etc) but i felt that this did a lot and was the only product I needed after cleansing. Even when i did apply an SPF over it in the daytime, it still felt light.
I love this color. Sounds crazy but it's such a drab dull color, it's actually amazing. I wouldn't have thought it would become their most popular color from that collection. I saw it and thought ick. But I kept looking at it, and looking...saw it on someone and was sold. it looks amazing, and it matches everything. People ask about it, because it's an odd color. It matches anything i decide to wear. I really can't stand their pro wide brush, and i think OPI chips incredibly fast compared to essie or zoya, but no one makes a color like this, i love it.
Best relaxing balm/cream since phytorelaxant! a small amount goes a long way. i find people over use these types of products, and they become too heavy. This stuff has a great slip to it for blow drying. But also if i air dry my hair and wear it wavy, put it in towel dried hair and it helps to keep it from getting big or frizzy.
I will never use another sunscreen. I love the ingredients in all alba products. Their body lotion is something i could never be without. This sunscreen is affordable, doesn't make me look pasty, and doesn't feel oily or break me out. I use it on my body as well, makes the product go faster, but it works great. It leave a bit of a shine, it isn't a proclaimed matte sunscreen, so its a given, but not a greasy look, just a glow.
Shampoo -Modern Organic Products (MOP) - Mixed Greens Shampoo
EtherealArtistry09 4/21/2009 2:21:00 AM
This and the lemongrass shampoo...fantastic. You name a shampoo brand, i have tried it. I have a lot of favorites, im partial to a lot of expensive stuff. But this was great, minimal lather, but my hair still felt very clean, doesnt fade my color, smells great, and manages my dryness. Im a sucker for more natural products as well, and this line has great ingredients
I am the ultimate beauty junkie, i have tried everything. This is the most instant gratification product i've ever used. I used it long ago and loved it, then it was out of my budget for quite some time. I re discovered it about a year back, and can't stay away. I am a smoker and my skin can easily look dull :( I am also a little dry which does not help. A bit of this under my moisturizer daytime or night...i usually use it at night because i find when i wake up my skin looks amazingly radiant and smooth. I have never used another product that has had such an amazing effect on my skin. Seems to work just fine with whatever other brand of moisturizer or night cream im using at the time
Tinted Moisturizer -Dermalogica - Sheer Tint Moisture SPF 15
EtherealArtistry09 4/21/2009 2:10:00 AM
Love this stuff. Has the sun protection, the light coverage, without the makeup feel or maintenence. I usually don't do tinted moisturizers only due to lack of coverage. But this works wonderful for me, and i dust some powder on top to mattify a bit. I have fair skin, this matches perfect, and warms and nuetralizes my complexion. Im also dry and i wear this in addition to my regular moisturizer (skin smoothing cream) and it keeps my dry skin in check.
I have to say this is probably the best mascara I have ever used, aside from the smudging. My lashes have never looked longer and fuller. minimal clumping, no irritation, beautiful jet black color, no flaking. It does stay rather wet, which looks awesome, but does cause it to get under the eyes a bit. Personally i think its so great, i dont mind doing a check here and there to make sure i dont have any under my eyes. Wouldnt reccomend for a shoot or a wedding or anything because im assuming it would run like crazy.