Conditioner -Clairol - Herbal Essences Smooth Collection Conditioner
ForestLobster 2/19/2013 10:30:00 PM
I use and love this conditioner along with it's matching shampoo and my hair looks fantastic! I have naturally dry, wavy, frizzy hair that easily gets weighed down, frizzy, and tangled. After shampooing, I work this conditioner through my hair from roots to tips, making sure my hair is well saturated. After a bit, I rinse it out, and my hair smells lovely, (floral scent) is tangle-free and my hair dries shiny, smooth, frizz-free, and not weighed down. I have not had any problems with build-up, and my waves are curlier than they had been as they are not as weighed down to control frizz or provide moisture. This conditioner gives me the moisture and frizz control I need, so that my waves are bouncier and curlier than ever, without leaving my hair oilier. I really hope that they never discontinue this conditioner (and shampoo) ever again!
Hair -Clairol - Herbal Essences Smooth Collection Shampoo
ForestLobster 2/19/2013 10:15:00 PM
I absolutely love this shampoo! My wavy, dry, frizzy hair is cleansed perfectly, without drying out my hair and scalp! The price is perfect, the scent is a beautiful floral, and my waves are bouncier and shinier than any time I can remember. My scalp also does not get as oily as quickly using this shampoo as with others. I will continue buying and I hope that they never discontinue it again (I loved using this many years ago, too), as it performs so much better than other much more expensive products.
Styling Products -Organix - Renewing Moroccan Argan Penetrating Oil
ForestLobster 2/19/2013 9:51:00 PM
I adore this product for my dry, frizzy, wavy hair! While my hair is still wet, I comb in a leave-in conditioner first and then seal the moisture in with this serum. If I want to style my hair straight, I then blow-dry and find my hair is shiny, silky, and full of body. If I want to let my hair go natural, I apply some gel over the serum for beautiful and frizz-free waves. My hair is quite fine in texture, and this does not weigh down my waves and it doesn't make my hair oily. It seals moisture in, blocking out excess moisture that can cause frizz. Definitely try this product if you need frizz control without any heavy residue!
Conditioner -Unlisted Brand - up & up smoothing conditioner soy protein
ForestLobster 5/17/2011 11:26:00 AM
Target has put out a new range of shampoos and conditioners, and I decided to grab this one because the ingredients were so good. Turns out, it is a very good conditioner. It is definitely one of my favorites, as it contains only 1 silicone (which is water soluble) and includes soy protein, in small enough amounts that you can easily use this conditioner daily without fear of protein buildup. Along with those ingredients, it also contains moisturizers that do not build up on the hair. The formula is thicker than most drugstore conditioners and leaves my naturally wavy, dry, and frizzy hair moisturized and bouncy. It is best for those with frizzy, dry hair that also doesn't need heavy oils. The fragrance is a little bit strong for me, but that doesn't matter much when you get such good results from a pretty cheap conditioner (around 3 bucks). I will continue buying this to use in my rotation of favorite conditioners and I hope they never discontinue!
This has been my go-to deep moisture mask for several years. I absolutely adore the transformation of my hair whenever I use this (about 2 times a month, after clarifying and a protein treatment, Joico K Pak Reconstructor). Even when I don't use a protein treatment before, it is both moisturizing and strengthening (as it contains some proteins) and always leaves my hair smooth, shiny, bouncy, and gorgeous. Also, it is very high quality and concentrated, so you don't have to use gobs and gobs of it, you can use a much smaller amount with amazing results. I have tried countless hair masks for my naturally dry, wavy hair, but this one is the absolute best. I highly recommend it!
Shave Products -Unlisted Brand - Barbasol Soothing Aloe shaving cream
ForestLobster 5/7/2011 1:39:00 PM
My husband introduced me to this shaving cream, as it's been what he's used always, so I gave it a try. Wow! This is by far the best shaving cream I've ever used on my sensitive skin! My hair is very coarse on my legs, and paired with sensitive skin, shaving has always given me ugly bumps or the smoothness just goes away so fast. Not so with Barbasol Soothing Aloe shaving cream...it actually has pure Aloe in it's ingredients, not merely the extract. I can get a smooth, perfect shave with this shaving cream, regardless of which razor I use. I get better shaves now with a 2 blade disposable razor paired with this shaving cream than I have with all other more expensive razors and more expensive shaving creams. I highly recommend this!
This is my favorite shower gel for so many reasons. It is gentle yet effective at cleansing your skin, and doesn't dry it out at all. Also, it isn't heavy as many moisturizing body washes can be and it doesn't leave any residue. It is good in the winter and summer, as it gives my skin just the right amount of moisture and I get of the shower feeling fresh and clean. Now, it also has a beautifully fresh and natural smelling scent, of blackberry and a touch of vanilla. It is one of my favorite berry scents as it smells more life-like than many plastic-y perfumed body wash scents. It is not overpowering, and it is more of a light flowy scent as opposed to stronger ones. I love this body wash.
This is a great conditioner, but my favorite way to use it is to leave it in under gel. It moisturizes without weighing down, and gives shine and reduces frizz dramatically. It smells lovely and fresh, and a little goes a long way. I find it very similar to Sally's GVP conditioning balm for reference, but I enjoy using both. Aquage has some kelp extracts in it that I believe have protein-like qualities that help strengthen hair a bit, while the GVP conditioning balm is more of 100% moisture. This conditioner definitely has helped to "heal" my hair.
This is by far my favorite styling product for my wavy hair. It significantly reduces frizz, is light enough to allow my hair to be as bouncy and wavy as possible, and has a natural look when dry. There is never stickiness or crunchiness, just shiny glossy and bouncy hair that looks healthy. I've used so many gels and mousses and this one does not dry out my hair, and it does not give me buildup. It is 1000% perfect and I love it.
Eye Shadow -Prestige - skin loving minerals dramatic minerals MEC-05 Amber
ForestLobster 5/5/2011 12:05:00 PM
I get SO many compliments when I wear this eyeshadow! It is the perfect color to bring out blue eyes and goes swimmingly with my pale, cool toned skin. It is beautiful both day and night and the shimmer is so pretty. I always get compliments like "wow your eyes are so blue!!" whenever I wear it. Also, the pigment is strong and the wear is long lasting, even in heat. I usually have trouble with oily eyelids, but this formula is silky and fantastic for long wear. I highly recommend!
A makeup artist gave this color to me stating it would be a great natural and easily wearable lip color, and boy was she correct! It makes my lips look prettier but I do not look "made up" while wearing it. My skin tone is pale with cool undertones, and after applying a small amount of lip balm, I use this lip color whenever I want to look more pulled together and to have my lips look healthy and radiant. It gives just the perfect amount of color that evokes a youthful aesthetic with my coloring. I highly recommend!
Concealers -Maybelline - Mineral Power Natural Perfecting Concealer
ForestLobster 5/5/2011 11:58:00 AM
This is a fabulous concealer that I use daily for my under eye darkness. It matches my skin and blends well, and dries to a perfectly smooth finish. The reason I can't give it a 5 is because it does have a tendency to crease under my eyes, but it is also by far the best drugstore concealer I have tried. It does a fantastic job at concealing my dark circles, and also helps with redness I experience on the rest of my face (even acne). It doesn't cause acne or clogged pores, and I have a perfect color match. This is a great drugstore concealer!
Conditioner -Suave - Naturals Tropical Coconut Conditioner
ForestLobster 5/5/2011 11:55:00 AM
This is the best Suave conditioner (including the new professional ones), at least for my hair type! It is thicker and richer than the others, and it provides a great amount of moisturizing for a steal. It is so cheap that you can use as much as you want, but luckily, you don't have to use as much as with most drugstore conditioners. My fine textured, dry, frizzy, wavy hair drinks this up and I never thought I could love a Suave conditioner for my frizzy dry wavy hair. It is great for using after a shampoo, and it's also great as a conditioner to use for washing (which I do every few days). It is a multi-purpose conditioner, as some even leave this in their hair and it works great like that, too. I highly recommend...plus, it smells divine!
This is an amazing product at a very low price (you get a huge amount and it lasts forever!). My skin is too sensitive and doesn't really need this all over my face, but I dab a small amount of this treatment to a pimple and it is lessened in size and color quickly, and it helps speed up the process of the acne disappearing. It is also very effective for underground pimples, as I dab and rub in a small amount of the product onto that skin, and it really does a fantastic job of clearing up even the worst pimples. I highly recommend it and you get a very large amount of product for a cheap price!
I adore this moisturizer! It is so light, does not clog my pores, does not cause my skin to become greasy, and definitely absorbs so fast in my skin. It is perfect when the weather is warm and you need just a bit of moisture on your face because it is not heavy. However, it is extremely effective and for a very good price. I highly recommend!