I use the GNC Multi-Oil pills after trying various cheaper generic alternatives. The straight fish oil caps gave me a terrible aftertaste even after freezing them - they do thaw, it just delays the aftereffects. It seems really odd to me that taking an oil supplement would help with breakouts and oiliness, but it does. This is that very rare product that makes a noticeable difference in my skin. I don't even have "problem" skin, but I inevitably break out if I run out of this.
Conditioner -Jonathan - Serious Volume Volumizing Conditioner
Mommy22lilones 5/26/2007 7:20:00 PM
Again, like the shampoo, "serious volume" is a serious misnomer. I like the conditioner a bit better than the shampoo, but it still leaves my hair flat in a bad way after a couple of days. Sad to say, this is overpriced and overhyped. Thank goodness I only have a travel bottle.
I got a travel sized bottle of this from Sephora. After about half a bottle, I'm less than impressed. Maybe if you want less volume in your hair, this would be great. I could use a little less myself - but after a couple of days in a row with this, my hair is distressingly flat and limp. This is called "serious volume"?? I've paid less for better shampoos, even sulfate-free ones. Not even the travel pack was worth the money.
Treatments -Clairol - Natural Instincts Shine Happy clear shine treatment
Mommy22lilones 1/30/2007 7:11:00 PM
Woe to me for not heeding the MUA reviews. I had already opened the box by the time I thought to read them, so I couldn't return it. I hoped against hope that because I have light hair I'd be one of the ones who liked this. Nope. It did a fat lot of nothing for my hair. Huge waste of money.
I'm a warm PPP and I adore this color on my tips. It's the perfect neutral shade - you can definitely tell I've painted my nails, but it doesn't scream at you "LOOK!" It looks clean and classy and classic. Lovely, shimmery, rosy-coppery, sort of chocolatey, but much, much prettier!
Conditioner -Burt's Bees - Avocado Butter Conditioner
Mommy22lilones 6/12/2006 11:22:00 AM
I've used this several times as a deep conditioner and also as a leave-in for my dry ends overnight. As a deep conditioner, it is very difficult to get through all my hair, even following the directions to a T. I have to wash my hair twice to get it all out, which probably eliminates the deep conditioning benefits. However - as a leave-in for my dry ends overnight, it's fabulous! I use a tiny, tiny dab and scrunch it in the dry parts of my hair from the middle down at night. You could also use it as a styling aid for piecy ends or just taming frizzies. I'm kind of disappointed at shelling out so much money for Phyto 7 when this seems to work even better for the same (styling) purpose, plus more! By the way - I actually like the scent of this!
No pictures can truly capture the loveliness of this polish. It's a rich red with the finest red microglitter in it - you can't even see it in the bottle, but once it's on your nails you can't take your eyes off it! And don't let "glitter" scare you away either - it's not the slightest bit gritty or chunky and it's very subtle. It just adds depth and interest to the color. Absolutely gorgeous!!
Top/Base Coats -Poshe - Super-Fast Drying Top Coat
Mommy22lilones 5/10/2006 11:06:00 PM
This + Orly Bonder = a long lasting manicure. It dries thoroughly and quickly, leaves a beautiful shine... what more could I ask for? Nada. I have a mini of the also-beloved Seche Vite, but I'm almost afraid to try it because this Poshe is so fantastic!!
I LOVE this stuff!!! Seriously. I was having a terrible time keeping a mani for longer than a day or two. It would chip or peel no matter what polish I used, even with a good topcoat. Someone on the nail board recommended this to me and my manis have been super long lasting ever since. I will keep using this until I stop doing my nails!!!
Awesome clarifying shampoo! This one doesn't dry out my hair like the others I've tried. Like the previous reviewer, I probably wouldn't use it every day, but weekly it is perfect!
Love, love, loooooovvvve this stuff!! It smells a little baby-ish in the shower, but by the time I rinse it out it's gone. It makes my hair so amazingly soft I am hooked! Will definitely re-purchase over and over!
It looked pretty in the bottle... there are some peachy flashes of shimmer there. But once I put it on my nails? Blech. No shimmer, no sparkle or shine, just plain turdy brown. Completely not impressed!
Sorry to drag down the party... I bought this after seeing raves for it in a magazine. It looks like my nails, only more boring. If I'm going to go to the trouble of doing a manicure or pedicure, I'd like to see my polish! It might be good for a French mani, but I don't ever do those.
I had 2 generous samples of this product, so I used it when I ran out of my Arbonne Cleansing Lotion. After several days, I noticed clogged pores along my jawline. Since I hadn't changed anything else about my routine, I placed the blame on this cleanser. Then I pawned it off on my husband!
Treatments -Neutrogena - Instant Nail Enhancer [DISCONTINUED]
Mommy22lilones 4/2/2006 7:15:00 PM
Pretty useless. It was great to apply - no odor and the packaging was very innovative and handy. But I couldn't get it to stay on long enough to see if it was helping my nails at all. The first time I washed my hands after application, the stuff peeled off. I tried everything I could think of to keep it from happening, but I eventually just threw out the bottle.