I absolutely LOVE this foundation! I had never found a foundation I liked before this one - they either bring attention to the dry skin on my nose, or make me look like some creepy doll or something... Bleh. Until this one! Compliments received included "radiant" and "effervescent"... This for a girl with constantly pimply/blotchy red skin! You can still see your own skin under it (this is really important to me) but it evened out my color and looked great. I wore it with some bronzer and a powder to set it, and had to add a little powder later in the day because I'd been running around and it was tipping a little too far to oily for my taste, and then it continued to look great. The only problem... It isn't non comedogenic. Bleh. I wasn't planning on using it everyday anyway, but of course I got really excited when I first bought it and wore it several days in a row, and my skin did seem to get a little worse but that could also be explained by the stress, lack of sleep, and the blizzard I trekked through, so it's hard to say. Even if it was the fault of the foundation like I said it's worth it for those days when I want something extra, although I personally don't think great looking skin everyday is worth making your actual skin worse off.
Shampoo -Nature's Gate - Lavender & Aloe Nourishing Shampoo
Fuller159 12/27/2010 6:24:00 AM
I'm worried that it's too drying, but I'm going to give it some more time. I'd definitely buy the accompanying conditioner again, I'm a bit more iffy on this, although I've said yes for now, since my hair is better than I've seen in months.
Conditioner -Nature's Gate - Lavender and Aloe conditioner
Fuller159 12/27/2010 6:19:00 AM
I love it! My hair was all gross and dry from stress and Chicago's winter and water (neither of which my hair agrees with) and it looked beautiful after one go with this stuff! It felt soft and silky, but not heavy, and it looks great! Best conditioner I've had natural or not... Pretty cool.
Deodorants -Unlisted Brand - Arm & Hammer Essentials Natural Deodorant
Fuller159 12/27/2010 6:16:00 AM
This was actually my first experience with natural deodorant, and it definitely did not work out (although I have since found Face Naturals Organic Stick Deodorant, and have been very pleased). I wasn't sure if it was just the deodorant's scent or the fact that it didn't work very well with my body, but after a while of wearing it my armpits would smell really sour. It wasn't what my b.o. usually smells like, but it wasn't that different, and it certainly wasn't good. To be fair it was pretty intense conditions - Chicago in July without a.c. is not something I would necessarily recommend - but I would start smelling sour after a few hours of sprawling in front of a fan, so no go.