I grew up with a condition that made me sweat…A LOT! It was very embarrassing as I could not control it. I tried many, many different things doctors recommended and researched nonstop for years. It’s a blessing I came across this and got my hands on it. I don’t know where I would be till this day. If you’ve had a problem with sweating you know it is extremely hard to feel confident and sexy while sweating non stop. It is so gross feeling. Honestly, Its a nightmare. This is why I want to share a bit of my story and how I no longer sweat. Yes, I NO LONGER SWEAT!!! :D Please read on… So, I started using this 5 years ago and now I don’t even use deodorant. Please, know that I am not smelly or sweaty anymore. I’ve never had a problem with smell under my arms. I will occasional just use this once every so often just kinda like a idk maybe you would call it a touch up. lol. So 5 years ago I started using this nightly and noticed right away. When I started seeing results I slowly dropped down to using it every other night then every third night, etc. The only pointers I can give where already stated on the box. I never read boxes so I tried this after I shaved…yeah wrong idea. It stings and is very uncomfortable. So take note of that and always read directions…just a friendly reminder! ;) This probably says not to use this anywhere else but the underarm area but maybe I shouldn’t have but I did…:) I used this on my legs and everywhere where I get sweaty and it worked amazing just as it did under the arms!! I really can’t stress how amazing this is. I mean its life changing. I would be wearing black, heavy sweatshirts to try to hide the stains and I’d still get sweat marks through those thick sweatshirts. In the freezing winter I would be sweating like a dang pig. I know so many people out there go through this and this is the answer it’s a miracle!!!!!
Treatments -Beyond Belief - Vita C Antioxidant Serum
RoseJade 2/6/2013 6:42:00 PM
I loved this up until the point I realized this is designed for mature skin. Being a teenager I don't think it is necessary for me to have this apart of my skin-care routine. I use to use this a lot because it did soothe my skin really well and helped with the puffiness around my eyes. Plus I totally thought it brightened up my skin! So for those positive reasons I repurchased for like a year straight. Yeah, I went through a lot of bottles and the newer formula I didn't like as much. So, after the new formula came out I stopped purchasing. I would have gave this a tad higher rating if they didn't change the dang ingredients. I just don't like the scent as much and the texture is to watered down. I will say this - give my skin a good couple or so years (when this is much needed) and I'll retry this but for now I'll pass. (:
Cleansers -Philosophy - Purity Made Simple (Real Purity Cleanser)
RoseJade 2/6/2013 6:23:00 PM
I had been using this in combination with my Clarisonic for over a year. I stopped using purity made simple at the end of 2012 and switched to dermalogicas dermal clay as my daily facial wash. Personally I love dermal clay WAY more than purity. Also dermal clay in conjunction with the clarisonic is utterly amazing. I'd say skip this and check out dermal clay if your on the oily side. Now back on topic…I went through one (8oz) bottle of purity in less than a year. So I ended up my second time around getting the 16oz so it would last me a full year. I would use this 1-2x a day depending on what other facial treatments I had that day. A major pro is you don’t need to tone after. When I tried to tone after it’s a waste of the toner because nothing comes off… So it definitely does what it says. Also takes off makeup really well. Made simple is correct. They get my approval on that! :-) .... I really loved this stuff! (Hint: I said LOVED not LOVE) :( This helped make my skin really clear at a point in my life then my skin got really oily at a point from hormones or lord knows what. I needed something less hydrating so I had to steer away from this and the result of not using this: 1) my skins back to normal 2) less breakouts 3) Less oily Since I did switch I’ve got a massive bottle of it just chilling out. Lol. I must state when I didn’t have an oil mess on my face this worked just fine on me. Didn’t cause breakouts, in fact this helped clear up my skin. Not completely but it helped some. During that time frame I considered my skin type combo. I’m just typing this to help people figure out if this is for ther skin type. I know its a lot of money so you wont the best for your buck. Anyways other things I’d like to take note upon would be that It smells divine, It feels AMAZING, and definitely feels like luxury. Being a hydrating cleanser I think its great for the drier months because it feels like a dream when you need that extra hydrations but when your more on the oily side I think this is a major skip. Depending on your skin type this could be a huge NO-NO or a gigantic YESSSSSSSSS! Do the research and see if this is going to benefit or possibly harm your skin. Last thing I got to say is - this has parabens in it………
Shampoo -Unlisted Brand - One 'n Only - Argan Oil Moisture Repair Shampoo
RoseJade 12/26/2012 5:15:00 PM
This was too moisturizing for my hair and made it look as if I never cleaned it. This completely weighed down my hair. BTW - I used both the S&C together for some time and yeah it was horrible. The smell was the only benefit.
This killed my hair. Dried it out and made it into a messy nest. It didn't even hold my hair like I wished. :-(
Styling Products -Garnier - Sleek and Shine Anti-Humidity Hairspray
RoseJade 12/26/2012 5:06:00 PM
This did absolutely nothing for my hair. Rubbish.
Fresh start? I DON'T THINK SO! This made my hair waaaay more oily. Would have been better off to use nothing. Since I've stopped using this years ago I've been a faithful user of Batistes dry shampoo. I continue to purchase it and that actually does what a dry shampoo should do. I highly recommend checking that one out and skipping on this.
I hate to rain on the parade but this didn't work for my hair. I got this after the rave reviews about 7 or 8 months back and I tried it out once and returned it. I enjoy a mouse by pantene any day over this. This made my hair oily, sticky, crunchy, and the list goes on.. and this didn't add any volume, shine, protection, in other words nothing it said :( I remember thinking I was really onto something great but it turned out to be a major let down.
If you’ve ever dreamt about having big crazy rock-star hair then ima be your best friend and tell you a lil beauty secret so listen up ladies... Spray this in your hair and then tease/backcomb your hair and you will at first look like Beyonces crazy stage hair - if you've got the confidence to rock that look go for it but if not just brush that down a bit/make it to your liking and you have amazing volume its honestly unbelievable something this cheap can have this great of results that actually stay till you brush it out. I was actually turned off by the packaging and walked past it so many times at local markets but finally tried it randomly and I accidentally fell in love. I'm so in love with it! this is deff my HG volume spray. I've talked all my girls into using this and not all of them tease after spray and they still have unbelievable results. I joke about this because its like Cheryl Coles hair in a bottle!!! Love the volume this creates, love the smell, love the price, love the big amount given, love everything and more !
Eye Shadow -L'Oreal - Loreal Wear Infinite Eye Shadow Quad
RoseJade 12/25/2012 9:36:00 PM
This review is based on the color smokey eyes. Its got the blacks and greys and looks super dark and smokey. This has been apart of my e/s collections for years and years but is something I have only wore a few times because its really dark. That being said: its got excellent pigmentation and for people wanting to rock a true dark smokey eye this is your match made in heaven. Its easy enough for anyone to use because of the directions made simple on the back. I sometimes would make it into my own and since each individual color is so beautiful I have wore just two of them together at once instead of the whole 4 and that creates a way nicer look for a daytime. However all 4 look great together for a night out. I just wish I could get more use out of this because thats a major bummer. Another downfall I must state is the two greys in the quad show up the same on my eyes so it makes no difference which one I use. But overall its decently good and I'd recommend it for a smokey eye quad. I'm just never a huge fan of quads but every time I've tried a quad by L'oreal I've for the most part enjoyed it. I just personal prefer making smokey eyes original so since its all plotted out for you it doesn't make me feel all that creative. So personally I go for the singles and mix and match my own to create a nice smokey eye. I'd still think about repurchasing just a different color from the quad line.
I'm review the Intense i-Color for the green eyes. SO here I go: 1) This was my first and last purchase from Almay 2) None of the 3 colors show up on my eyes 3) The packaging is way to bulky for my liking 4) I'm really sad I wasted $ on this 5) PLS DONT GET THIS ...:(...;(...:x
Eye Shadow -Maybelline - Expertwear Eyeshadow duo "Irish Mist"
RoseJade 12/25/2012 9:08:00 PM
I don't think green eyeshadows suit me. AT ALL. Plus I think I'm best to stick with other brands also because maybelline let me down on this. All of maybellines e/s are never pigmented and just so streaky and messy looking. This was something I bought like 5 years ago and I threw it out this year when I did a massive makeup clean up but within the years I had it I only wore it probably lucky if maybe 5 times like it was really THAT bad. I thought green eyes would look cool but no it looked crazy if you can pull it off go for it but try a differnt brands greens because this is just so crappy.
Eye Shadow -Revlon - Colorstay 12-Hour Eyeshadow Quad Stonewash Denim
RoseJade 12/25/2012 8:34:00 PM
This makes me smile :D this was one of my first eyeshadows. Believe it or not this is really pigmented. It was too much for my eyes I think being a beginner and all it was crazy but i still rocked it and would probably do it again....well maybe....but it was a great starter palette with easy to follow directions on the back. It helped me grasp the basics of eyeshadow application. I must sadly admit it does have tons of fallout inside the package and gosh it use to make a mess everywhere and the sponge applicator broke BUT it still stayed on and never creased without primer! I think my only problem is nowadays I feel I've outgrown those darker colors and opt for more of a natural eye but I'll be back to it someday and I'll definitely go down memory lane with this quad
I got the charmed life body butter last year for Christmas and I rarely use it because its a very strong overwhelming smell to me. Too sweet and vanilla for my liking. I'll use it up till its gone because its still feels really nice and creamy on the skin but yeah the smells a little much :-(
Lips -Unlisted Brand - Pucker Ups Lip Balm in Watermelon
RoseJade 12/24/2012 9:29:00 PM
I have just about every flavor in these balms. I really only enjoy the scent of the strawberry one. The rest are alright and some I really can't stand. Lip smackers are way better than this IMO. These aren't really good but I mean when your in drastic needs these still do a little something but I will not repurchase. This is for somebody who doesn't have dry lips and is sort of using it for the scent like I know people who love this and carry it with them and never say a bad thing about it but for someone like me with dry cracked painful bleeding lips this isnt going to do much of anything.