Cleansers -Formula 10.0.6 - So Totally Clean Deep Pore Cleanser
KPF760 7/18/2011 5:09:00 PM
This stuff smells great, a sweet floral, and it works pretty well. Does what it says it does. One of the best astringents I've ever used and I would recommend it to anyone with acne and oily skin.
This stuff feels nourishing and I wake up without breakouts and with smooth soft skin, so I guess it's not bad. I like some of the other night creams I've tried better though. It's not bad, it's just not the best.
Treatments (Eye) -H20 - Sea Results Eye Mender Plus
KPF760 7/18/2011 5:04:00 PM
Got this as a deluxe sample and now I want the full size! Price is high, but because it is really nice. I can actually see a difference after a week of use! Prior to this I used an entire full size of Clinique's All About Eyes Rich and while it was nice, did not show the results that this little sample showed. I am impressed!
I read a review once that said this stuff is like putting crisco on your feet, but in a good way... I feel that is a pretty accurate statement. This is not a cream, but an oil-cream and is pretty sticky and oily. I use it but applying it thick and putting on clean cotton socks before bed and after a good foot scrub. It makes my feet SUPER soft and sweet smelling in the morning. It smells like surf wax. Yum!
Cleansers -Burt's Bees - Orange Essence Facial Cleanser
KPF760 7/18/2011 4:58:00 PM
This stuff smells fantastic! The way I like to use it is with a wash cloth. It feels like it cleans without over drying. If oil is a problem for you, I would suggest using a mild toner after using this. I personally like how it feels like it cleans and moisturizes in one step.
Awesome scrub! I love how natural it is. Takes some getting used to how to use it. After the learning curve is over, this stuff is super great! Smells like homemade orange marmalade! Place a small amount in palm and mix with a small amount of water to form a paste, then rub gently in circular motions. Not only is it exfoliating but vitamin C is terrific for your skin! I've repurchased this product several times over many years. Always go back to it. Works well.
Moisturizers -Alba Botanica - Sea Moss Moisturizer with SPF 15
KPF760 7/18/2011 4:50:00 PM
I am a big fan of Alba's sea plus renewal night cream. LOVE it. This smells very much the same as the night cream, but absorbs much quicker. It's a lotion, not a cream, so it's much lighter (expected). Immediately after applying it is still a bit oily, but not a bad oily in my opinion, just nourished. After about 10 minutes its fully absorbed and my face feels really moisturized and comfortable. This seems like a good moisturizer for dryer skin types, oily skin types might not like it. But for me, it's exactly what I wanted.
Treatments -Garnier - Fructis Triple Nutrition Nutrient Spray
KPF760 7/10/2011 4:57:00 PM
I've repurchased this product a few times because it does what it says it does and is very convenient. I can use it on wet or dry hair. It adds shine and softness, plus a bit of nutrients like a leave in conditioner only much lighter. It can make my thin long hair look greasy if I use too much or use it on day old hair. It's not a miracle worker for split ends or anything. I use it as a shine spray mostly. I have been rotating it with Argan oil treatment, the Fructis shine serum and pure jojoba oil, so I can't comment on how effective it is at nourishing my hair because I use so many things for that purpose. I do like it quite a bit, enough to have gone through 3 bottles in a year. I love the low price tag, the scent and the shine it gives.
I alternate using this balm at night before bed with some of my other nourishing balms. I like it. I find it doesn't deposit much product on to my lips with just swiping from the tube so I scrape some off and apply a thick layer before I go to sleep. In the morning my lips are soft and plump. I use something else during the day time so I don't care about the SPF. It has a sweet smell and slightly sweet taste that goes away after a while. I can't say how long it lasts because I am usually sleeping when I use it. Of course I enjoy the packaging, I like balms that come in this type of tube because they are easy to apply and open.
I was skeptical about this balm at first because of the hype surrounding it on YT. A lot of times things that get hyped up by gurus turn out to be underwhelming. I ended up buying it after someone said it makes a good lip primer. This does work well to prime my lips before lipstick. What I do is put it on for a few minutes till it sinks in, pat my lips with a tissue then put on my lip erase then lipstick and gloss (if I'm using a gloss, not really big into it though) My lips feel moisturized and my lipstick lasts quite a while. I also use it just by itself. This balm doesn't feel waxy or sticky at all, it's very smooth. It's kind of soft so it breaks easily in the tube. It's not super thick on the lips, but it doesn't feel like nothing is there. It is soothing and lasts for a long time compared to some balms. It's not the absolute most healing or nourishing balm I've ever used but I like it quite a bit for daily use. I keep one in my purse and at my desk. I use something more nourishing at night before bed.
Moisturizers -Desert Essence - Jojoba Oil - 100% pure
KPF760 6/14/2011 6:51:00 PM
Love this for a facial moisturizer, make up remover, massage oil, body moisturizer, added to conditioner, used as hot oil hair treatment and leave in conditioner/shine enhancer. Works wonderfully. Good for your skin and hair and it's organic and all natural. I've repurchased again and again.
Lip Treatments -eos - Lip Balm Sphere - Summer Fruit
KPF760 6/9/2011 8:00:00 PM
This has been one of the worst lip balms I've ever used. Actually makes my lips drier. Wears off really fast, doesn't moisturize. Burts Bees and Nivea are 100 times better. Won't even consider repurchasing. Waste of money.
Would i buy this product again? Heck YES, and I have quite a few times. The reason is because this is the ONLY top coat that is actually fast drying. It's not a gimmick or false advertising like most "fast dry" top coats. this actually dries ALL of the layers of a manicure in under 20 minutes. It's dry to the touch in less than 2 minutes. This stuff basically changed my manicure world. I used to spend HOURS painting my nails, waiting for them to dry, getting impatient or have to use the restroom, smudging some nails, having to repaint them, wait for them to dry, smudging them again... it was a never ending cycle of painting and smudging. With Seche Vite, you paint it on you wet polish and it's dry within minutes. Freeing you to use the restroom or change a diaper or whatever you may need your hands for. It really works great, so even though I do have some criticisms below, I really really like it and would recommend it to anyone who is frustrated with waiting for their nails to dry. I have a couple complaints/tricks for it: -The brush does not go deep enough into the bottle so you have to tilt it way over to use all of the product. -It does thicken up quickly, some drops of thinner do the trick but it is a tiny bit inconvenient since it thickens up so quickly after you start using it. -it contains questionable ingredients that are not very healthy. So use it in a well ventilated place. A+++ I love this stuff!
I don't like this scent. It is a sharp citrus, but not really a good citrus. there is something in it that my nose doesn't like. I usually like citrus smells, but because of the weird almost musk-like smell in this it's instant dislike. it's described as a blend of citrus, black tea and vanilla. I don't smell any vanilla, this is not a sweet scent. perhaps it is the black tea that I'm not liking. This perfume is an instant headache.
This is a great product. I use it even when I'm not using anything else but mascara. Works like concealer under my eyes, only not as heavy. Brightens and makes me look more awake. disguises dark circles. The roller feels nice on puffy under eyes. Does what it says it does. A+++