I thought the peel did something, but I used a different peel tonight and my skin felt like a baby's. My skin didn't feel any different after the Brazilian peel and I used it a number of times.
Conditioner -Carol's Daughter - Monoi repairing conditioner
Petalofarose 8/31/2012 9:36:00 PM
The conditioner smells wonderful and did a great job repairing my hair, along with the mask and the shampoo. The conditioner is not very moisturizing on coarse hair so I had to use another conditioner after I used this one. My hair smells so clean though because of this starter kit. The best product in the kit to me is the SHAMPOO. All together though they produce the results promised, 92% improvement in the condition of the hair.
Treatments -Carol's Daughter - Monoi repairing hair mask
Petalofarose 8/31/2012 9:32:00 PM
This mask clearly is a repairing mask because my hair is in much better condition after using the mask, but the mask is not moisturizing. I had to put some of my moisturizing conditioner on the hair with the mask to make sure it didn't end up too dry. I let my hair dry naturally and it is pretty soft and shiny after using the MONOI starter kit. WOuld I buy again? I don't know. All three products together did a wonderful job, but I don't think this mask is moisturizing enough to repurchase.
Shampoo is the best smelling shampoo I have used at home. It smells clear and sort of like a pecan butter; just delicious. Also, they claim the shampoo is sulfate free but the ingredient list looks like a bunch of sulfates to me, in other wors a lot of "sodium lauryl" like ingredients. Anyway, the shampoo cleans well and I will be using it from now on.
I have learned on beauty product to try the product first and read the reviews later. As a result, I don't have a negative opinion about a product before I test it. Somehow I discovered this product at Sephora. Using this product removes all layers of top skin. Your face literally feels like a new born's skin. Wonderful product!
Skincare - Body -Carol's Daughter - Roses and Honey Tub of Butter
Petalofarose 9/18/2010 9:38:00 PM
I love the ECTASY souffle and I love the consistency of the ROSE and HONEY souffle but the smell of the rose and honey souffle is overbearing. I can't stand to be around myself when I wear it. It does smell like Roses and Honey but it is too much. It is a GREAT moisturizer though--lasts all day. I am, however, going to stick with the ECTASY souffle.
I have a dark spot on my ankle from me rubbing it and using a dermaroller. I always try peels in Sephora to see if they will fade the dark spot. For months I have been doing this to no avail (philosophy, Henriksen, etc). Lo and behold I used the Skyn peel pads on the area and the next day the spot had faded by 80%. Now, I am not saying this fades dark spots. My darkened area was due to skin irritation. All I needed was a product to remove that top layer of skin. This is the ONLY product that did it. I went back and bought the pads. I rated it a 4* because the pads cost $45.00 a jar and they do leave some type of sticky residue. The fact that they due function as a peel is undeniable though.
Lotions/ Creams -Carol's Daughter - Ecstasy Shea Souffle
Petalofarose 4/30/2010 6:49:00 PM
Ture Blue makes a scentless body cream with shea butter. I love it, but it is $16.00 for 8 ounces and it doesn't last long because it has the consistency of a thick lotion. I searched high at low for an equivalent with a creamy consistency with no silicones, beeswax, fragrance, etc.. I happened upon this at SEPHORA. It stinks going on but the scent quickly fades and it becomes exactly what I want, a scentless, greaseless, odorless (or light odor) body cream. It is $30.00 for 16 ounces but it is think and not greasy so it is worth it. It also moisturizes the whole day.
Treatments -Peter Thomas Roth - Pumpkin Enzyme Peel
Petalofarose 3/29/2010 4:41:00 PM
This "peel" makes my skin soft. I had a pumpkin peel at the spa and my face looked a mess because it was too strong. This peel doesn't tingle or do anything like that; it just hydrates the face and it makes the skin look great. If you have sensitive facial skin like I do, I highly recommend this product.
Gels/Soaps -Philosophy - Pure Grace Foaming Bath & Shower Cream
Petalofarose 3/29/2010 4:35:00 PM
Pure grace smells great by itself, but on me when it mixes with lotion or my chemistry it starts to smell like an old dirty mop. When I use it, I have to make sure not to follow it up with lotion. As a result, I just use it to shave and I pre-shampoo my hair with it. As for cleansing of the skin, I find that my goat's milk soap cleanses better than this product. This product is overpriced, but I did repurchase it in the CINNAMON bun flavor for the shaving and pre-shampooing.
Masks -Bliss Labs - Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Mask
Petalofarose 2/9/2010 12:45:00 AM
This product foams like mousse to make you think it is doing something, but for my skin it did absolutely nothing.
Lotions/ Creams -Philosophy - Pure Grace Perfumed Body Lotion
Petalofarose 2/6/2010 10:41:00 PM
Pure grace smells soapy on the top and then smells weird on the bottom. In spite of this, I bought the cleanser, the lotion, and the perfume oil. The cleanser is great because it maintains the clean smell on top. The lotion dries down to that funky smell and then it vanishes. It costs $28.00 a tube and it vanishes, is sticky, and not that moisturizing. I returned the lotion. I kept the cleanser and the perfume oil (which fades quickly).
Gels/Soaps -Philosophy - Old Fashioned Eggnog 3 in 1
Petalofarose 1/25/2010 4:51:00 PM
I love the smell of eggnog and in the bottle this smells just like egg nog. In the shower, however, it smells synthetic. It had a very creamy lather though so I am going to look for a similar Philosphy product in a different scent.
Shampoo -Wen by Chaz Dean - Cleansing Conditioners - All
Petalofarose 5/22/2009 10:23:00 PM
THIS IS A REVIEW OF THE TEA TREE FOR DANDRUFF: I am african american and wanted a product that gave better results than Cream of Nature Shampoo and Conditioner. This product is great if you put it in and wash it out, but as a leave in conditioner it sucks big time. My hair scalp was flaky and the hair wasn't soft. Also, I didn't feel like I was washing my hair just slicking the conditioner through it. Give me a conditioning SHAMPOO anytime over this stuff.
This would be the perfect rose EXCEPT it has the green with it. When I wear it, I have to mix it with another fragrance to get rid of the green. Wearing this fragrance is like being stuck in a rose bush. The roses smell great but the leaves are going to make you itch after a while.