By far the best bleach I have ever used. Brought my dirty blonde hair straight up to the pale yellow stage in one bleaching. Also, I left the bleach in for nearly an hour and surprisingly had very little damage. If you have hair past your shoulders, I suggest getting an extra box just in case (You can always return it later) because I nearly ran out. Highly recommended!
Treatments -Unlisted Brand - Homemade Vitamin C Serum
babythequeen 4/26/2012 10:45:00 AM
A must have for your skin care routine. It does amazing things for the skin. I have old acne pigmentation that shows up when I stop using this.. as soon as I use it again, my skin evens out. My only tip is not to make the serum too strong. If it feels overly itchy and burning, you have made it too strong and it will irritate and potentially breakout your skin. A formulation that causes very mild tingling that goes away in a few minutes is what I find works best and offers the greatest benefit. Also, I use a dark colored spray bottle so that I can quickly spray this all over my face, neck, and chest. LOVE!
Treatments -Desert Essence - Tea Tree Oil (100% Pure Australian)
babythequeen 3/9/2012 11:04:00 PM
I am reviewing tea tree oil in it's pure form. I smoothed on a layer of this onto my breakout prone area when I was feeling a breakout coming on. I felt a burning and cooling sensation. Within a day or two my tiny bumps had dried up. You can really feel it working. My only complaint is that I have some peeling skin on the area that I applied it. A warning to anyone trying this though, is that it can cause reactions in some people, so be cautious. If it feels itchy or turns red, you may be having a reaction. Otherwise, it may be a great addition to your skincare regime.
Misc Beauty Tools -Olay - Professional Pro-X Advanced Cleansing System
babythequeen 3/6/2012 4:20:00 PM
I began using this about 3 weeks ago. I bought it as an alternative to the Clarisonic. This tool has made a huge difference in my skin. My skin looks clearer and my pores are much smaller. After using it, my skin feels extremely clean and fresh. Although tempting, I try not to use it everyday because I don't want to strip my skin. I also follow with a rich moisturizer. Highly recommended.
I'm reviewing the cocoa & shea body lotion. I have been using this for the last year on my body. It moisturizes perfectly, smells amazing, and does not irritate. Recently, I tried this cream on my face as a night cream. I have been waking up in the morning with the most healthy, dewy and unblemished skin. This cream works even better that some of the more expensive high end creams i have tried (Nuxe, Lancome, Neostrata, Vichy, Roc, Dermaglow...etc etc). HG product for sure!
I actually really like this conditioner. My hair feels nice and soft after using it. I also find my hair has a lot more body. Smells unusual but I like it. Also love that the product is cruelty free and supports a good cause.
Skincare - Face -Clinique - Acne Solutions Line (all products)
babythequeen 8/3/2011 10:43:00 AM
I bought this kit when I was experiencing breakouts on my chin and jawline. It did not work at all and tended to make my pimples look more red and inflamed after using it. It is very irritating and not effective. The cleanser does not adequately remove makeup or oil. The toner burns when you apply it. It aggravated my skin and actually caused me to break out more. Not recommended.
This is not a very good dye. I tried it out by putting a few streaks throughout my hair. It did not even change the hair color whatsoever.. Not even on my roots that are light dirty blonde. It left me with very dry, brittle hair. Luckily I did not do my whole head. I would rather buy professional bleach, then use a toning shampoo to get that beautiful blonde color. Not recommended!
This shampoo did not tone down the brassiness in my hair. I have dirty blonde hair with highlights. The pigment doesn't stick to hair/skin. Other brands have been much stronger and have had a staining effect, which I prefer because I know that it is working. It does smell nice and is gentle on my hair, but there are better toning shampoos out there. Right now I am trying the Joico color endure violet shampoo.. I will review once I see how well that one works.
Primer/ Corrector -GOSH - Velvet Touch foundation primer
babythequeen 4/16/2011 10:19:00 PM
I haven't tried very many primers, however I was very disappointed with this product. I wanted to smooth out any lines that I have, but this primer seemed to accentuate them and give my skin a dried out look. I much prefer to have dewy skin. It also caused me to break out in cystic acne on face. It seems to clog pores and stop the skin from being able to "breath".
Moisturizers -Peter Thomas Roth - Mega-Rich Anti-Aging Cellular Creme
babythequeen 4/16/2011 10:13:00 PM
I absolutely love this moisturizer. It is very hydrating and calming on the skin. It gives me a dewy, healthy look. It doesn't cause me to break out, which has been a problem for me in the past when using other moisturizers. Definitely an amazing product :) UPDATE: This product began breaking me out and therefore I had to stop using it. Also it doesn't have spf in it, which is a definite draw back in terms of anti-aging.
Treatments -Peter Thomas Roth - Un-Wrinkle Peel Pads
babythequeen 4/16/2011 10:07:00 PM
Since I began using these peel pads 2 months ago, I have noticed a great improvement in my skin's texture, brightness and overall appearance. It tingles slightly when you apply it, but is not overly irritating. I have also noticed a reduction in breakouts since beginning this in combination with the Peter Thomas Roth mega rich cellular cream. Overall this is a great product. I recommend cutting the pads in half, as these are a bit pricy. Highly recommended product to add to skin care regime.