Conditioner -Carol's Daughter - Monoi repairing conditioner
Sabra15 4/9/2013 5:14:00 AM
I've used this conditioner since it came out for my dry, thick, coarse, frizzy, curly, HUGE hair. I'm of Mediterranean ancestry if that helps and this is the perfect conditioner for my hair type. I think the price is fair as I only use salon products and a little goes a long way. I don't shampoo everyday, but I do condition and I think the bottle lasts nearly 2 months and I have a lot of hair! It does have a light gardenia scent that I don't really notice as I've used it for so long. I wear my hair natural and don't have breakage issues, but I've grown my hair past my shoulders now and with conditioners like this, I never get split ends for those who do. It is very heavy and I don't think it would work for non-ethnic hair as it would probably weigh it down--just my thoughts, but all I know is the hot mess I was blessed with. Other reviewers seem to post the opposite, so I'm not quite sure. It isn't oily, if that helps. Also, the bottle is not my favorite as it takes some effort to squeeze the thick conditioner out of the little hole and it's too hard to close it each time (weird top--1/2 way twists off more of less). As a result, if you leave it in a spot where water will hit it, the bottle slowly fills with water. So, keep it hidden in the shower or else! Otherwise, super satisfied. I had a sample of the matching shampoo and didn't like that for some reason I can't recall, so I use another in the line.
I discovered this in Morocco 7 years ago. I was attracted to the bottle (loved the colors), presumed it would be some sticky-sweet thing, and then got hit with the wondrous scent of the exact type of perfume I love. This is a very vegetal/herbal/woodsy--the latter being cedar--fragrance that is not for all. Do you ever wear herbal/woodsy men's cologne? I know I'm not the only one who does this! It's like a feminine version of that and very intriguing. There does seem to be an underlying fig note as many mentioned, but I also smell a bit of hot pepper and tomato and lots of Mediterranean herbs. It's quite complex (any Hermes should be!) and I would suggest testing it before purchasing due to the uniqueness of it. I consider it the thinking woman's fragrance. If you're going for sex appeal, get the diva du jour's perfume for 1/2 the price. I keep comparing it with Un Jardin Sur Le Toit, which smells very similar to me but has a green apple note to it and none of the pepper, so possibly a safer choice for some, yet still very herbal/vegetal. Smells nothing like Un Jardin Sur Le Nil to me, which was very sweet or floral I recall and I have yet to sniff the latest--Un Jardin Apres La Mousson. The name tells me it will be very different. Word of caution: I've tried 3 times to buy a Jardin online with disastrous results. It's so much cheaper, but seems to not be worth it. *Update: successfully purchased online with expedited shipping. I think Hermes prefers to fly to its destination. Worth it!
I'm so happy I read a review on this after Rimmel's Black Gold was discontinued. It's under $10, but I got it on sale so cheap to me and it seems to never need sharpening. I have large, roundish upper lids and olive green eyes. As a result, I just focus on my upper lids or else I look a little clownish. I also have rosacea and am allergic to everything. However, I have no problems with this pencil and it is smooth as silk and goes on great--no tugging at all. It also stays in place... Wow! The color is just beautiful and deep and SO hard to find. I know some people prefer a complimentary liner to their eye color, but that leaves me with the deep purples which do wonders for my dark under eye circles, so I do the match-y thing. If you have the rare olive green eye (and are of Mediterranean ancestry), run and buy this. I think it would look great with a hazel eye too, or anyone with golden undertones in their skin. Btw, due to my large lids that are always visible and my allergic issues with shadows, I grabbed the NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Cucumber--more of a pale leaf--as a base of sorts and they look GREAT together and it also goes on like butter and has a very nice shimmer. My olive eyes have been in a dreamy land o' green for weeks now. Love this brand and my colors better stick around for once! *Update: I edited this as the NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil that I use as a base w/this pencil was labeled as Lime. I grabbed another in case it gets discontinued and saw it had a different name. Cucumber must be the right name and no wonder it didn't look like lime! A bunch were mislabeled so watch out!