Cleansers -Ponds - Evening Soothe Cleansing Towelettes
Labarre 6/12/2012 8:48:00 PM
Meh, they are just there - the smell is artificial and overpowering, but not necessarily unpleasant? They are a bit rough & I still find makeup on my cottonball when I tone?!?! Doesn't seem to work too well, not natural, smell is a bit strong - so won't be buying these again. I'll use them occasionally.
I don't get it... This has Cetearyl Alcohol + Ceteareth 20 which rated highly comedogenic - because of the raves I tried it even with that knowledge and got a breakout which was not surprising...
Treatments -Obagi - ZO Skin Health Offects TE-Pads Acne Pore Treatment
Labarre 2/11/2009 4:08:00 PM
I find it infinitely interesting that all the reviewers for this product (but one reviewer) have ONLY reviewed ZO products. That being said, I have met 1 individual who has had great success with this product and I have to say that it quite nice. But, I would be very leary of the other reviews.
Conditioner -Giovanni - Nutrafix hair reconstructor
Labarre 11/13/2008 4:10:00 PM
Are you kidding me-----this stuff is AMAZING! I still can't get over it----usually I HATE natural shamp/cond. (I generally end up with straw like hair), BUT this stuff can't be beat. I was looking for a product that would moisturize really well, not weigh down my fine hair (but I have a lot of it) and NOT test on animals (because come on---why torture the poor things for beauty products--puhhhhleaze!!!) Anyhooo----BUY it, you won't be bummed out by this purchase (psssst --- it's also wayyy easy to come by--it's at Whole Foods--I already shop there all the time.)
Conditioner -Avalon Organics Botanicals - Biotin B-Complex Thickening
Labarre 11/13/2008 4:05:00 PM
WOW! I was more than pleasantly surprised by this natural conditioner! Traditionally, I believe the natural products to be amazing in theory ----- seemingly in theory ONLY---BUT not this one! My hair is gorgeous, moisturized, but not weighed down and NO ANIMAL TESTING!!!! (Ref: a lot of thin hair, tendency towards frizz due to natural curl.) Go forth and purchase with the knowledge that your hair will look fab & you won't be hurting any animals (just because you want conditioner).
Sadly, this just doesn't work for me --- sigh, I've tried every type of 1:1, .5:1 ratios and they all make my skin horrible. I can't quite define "horrible", but it's something like it makes my skin bumpy/uneven and breakout.
Fab-u-lous!!! I read these reviews and decide - eh, what the heck. Usually sparkly, glowy powder brings out fine lines that I didn't even know I had ---- but, this actually just makes me glow. I mean don't get me wrong, you can see a bit of sparkle stuff, but it's so fine and perfect that it literally just makes my skin look fab! Loves it! Update: I think this may have been contributing to breakouts---not 100% positive though.
Lovely eyeshadows - I have three. I use the two brown ones all the time! They go on smoothly and seem much more moisturizing than traditional "natural" eyeshadows. Feels exceptional in quality and good staying power. I even use the dark brown one for a eyebrow filler! Lovely. Hopefully more people will review----I'd like to try the tinted moisturizer, but I'm afraid it may make me break out.
Lotions/ Creams -Alba Botanica - Hawaiian Papaya Mango Body Cream
Labarre 12/9/2006 9:44:00 PM
Yep, I've purchased this a couple of times. It's HG for me! Amazing scent & perfect ingredients for ultra moisturizing and no clogging. Makes legs glow!
Okay, I originally bought this line because of the great reviews, that seem to have disappeared? Wierd! Anyway, I have been using: Lavendar cleanser normal to dry gel moisture neroli hydrosol rose oil for eyes (not so sure about this one) Bio-exfoliant (amazing exfoliator) Mud mask (only used once--so far so good. I'll update later) For about 1.5 months and my skin is starting to look better and better and my pores...are getting smaller and smaller! Amazing! Anyway, I thought I'd share---so go for it! Reference: combo/dry skin, acne prone, sensitive UPDATE - Sadly this line was wayyy too harsh and drying. I think it may have been contributing to some breakouts.
FA-BU-Lous!!!! I bought this a while ago & was ehhh about it. Well, I've rediscovered it and found that it is the best to use if you're air drying or blow drying. Beautiful smooth waves, shiney/glossy, and beautiful! I highly recommend! Try using it for air drying first to see the fab effects. Reference: I have dry, curlyish-wavy, processed, dark hair.
Okay, I've been using this for a better part of a year and I thought I LOVED it. Well, now because of you MUAers I have to rethink that possible blackhead problem? Well, I've avoided it for a few days now & I think you may be right. I'll use it intermittantly (sp?) until it's gone & then...we'll see.
I really like this---I've been using it for almost a year. I'm not sure if it really helps with alleviating wrinkles, but then again nothing short of pro peels and surgery are going to help that. I only have a few laugh lines...for now anyway. I would buy it again---unless I find a HG. UPDATE: Does nothing, except maybe make my eye area puffy? Um, that's inflammation which will only cause more fine lines, sigh....
Not a fan---can't tell it's doing anything, may even be causing a little breakout? Not a fan---won't buy again.
Fab-u-lous! This works amazingly---I left it on for about 15mins the other night as per MUAer & my skin it soooo soft and even----truly GLOWS!!! Unfortunately, I tried it as a "spot treatment" as per another MUAer & it "burned" the spots where I put it on 2 nights in a row----so beware!!! (However, after one night of just the toner & pumpkin cream---my "burns" are virtually healed---amazing! Best mask/peel & great that it's all natural & no toxins. I'm going to try the fiesta peel next. I'll update. UPDATE: Pumpkin renew cream is too drying overtime (sebum control) and makes me breakout. The Pumpkin Peel is still the BEST----I've been using it every other day for 5 mins and it's truly fab.