Treatments -Kiehls - Leave-in Conditioner [DISCONTINUED]
caityplum 2/17/2008 2:05:00 AM
I don't know why I've never written a review for this. I have been using for years and love the stuff - I must be on my 5th bottle. It is very moisturizing but not too heavy or coating and can double as a light styling cream. Helps too with those baby hairs that stick up around the hairline, especially when applied to damp hair. Great product!
Moisturizers -Juice Beauty - Green Apple Antioxidant Moisturizer
caityplum 2/17/2008 1:31:00 AM
It's only been a week, but so far so good with this cream. Love the texture, love the smell, and my skin is looking better than it has in months. Sinks right in and has not been a problem for my sensitive/breakout prone skin. My only issue is that it may not be moisturizing enough for this dry, cold CO weather. I use am and pm but usually have to apply an additional moisturizer during the day. I'll see what happens in the spring/summer.
I'm not a fan of the glass jar, but love this cream so much I will tolerate it. I just repurchased this product for the third time - first time in a long time I've liked a face cream enough to do that (besides my old basic staple Oil of Olay which I still use). It is thick and rich (and a bit difficult to spread so I add a bit of OoO or a few drops jojoba oil) but absorbs quickly into the skin without leaving it feeling greasy. Does not irritate my sensitve skin or give me clogged pores (like many other products). Great for warmer and cooler months.
Love this. I have been looking for a good cleanser for ages and have had great difficultly finding one that does not leave my face feeling stripped, or clog my pores, or irritate my sensitive skin. I have been using this in the morning and evening and love how my skin looks and feels. Smells good too - light and fresh. Edit: I did repurchase this product and after a few uses, I found that my face felt sticky after cleansing, and like I needed to rinse. Not sure what happened but it didn't inspire me to keep using it.
This cleansing bar is pretty good. I bought this on a whim, stuck it in my bathroom closet and forgot about it. Then I ran out of my regular cleanser and gave it a try. This bar does the job and leaves me with no redness. My skin is also clearer and smoother than it has been in months. My skin does feel a little dry after washing though, and I have to put an extra layer of moisturizer on. Will have to watch this.
Treatments -Juice Beauty - Liquid Calm Soothing Serum
caityplum 8/9/2006 9:23:00 PM
This seemed to do a good job for the first few days, then it started to irritate my skin making the redness worse. My skin has been out of wack recently and I've been struggling to find something that helps. This Soothing Serum won't be it. Also gave me clogged pores.
Cleansers -Kiehls - Gentle Foaming Facial Cleanser
caityplum 10/30/2005 8:57:00 AM
Besides the fact that there is nothing foamy about this cleanser, I like it. It is gentle and makes my skin feel clean and soft. My skin is sensitive and I have had a hard time finding a good cleanser that is not harsh or drying (so many products now have AHAs and BHAs in them) and one that rinses off clean (since my pores get clogged really easily). This does a decent job and I get neither irritation nor clogged pores. Not an HG, but will do for now till I find something better.
After three days of using this (once a day after cleansing at night), my skin looks like the life has been sucked out of it. The apples of my cheeks look red and irritated and my skin is stripped and dry. It smells like nail polish remover and has the effect I imagine NPR would have if I put it on my face. This is going straight down the drain. Yuck.
Sorry to say, but this shampoo did nothing for my hair except strip it of moisture. I had high hopes after all the raves, but after washing my hair with it and using my regular conditioner, I could not even pull the comb through my hair. It was tangled, dry and felt horrid. I tried twice and will not torture my hair any more with this product.
Treatments (Eye) -Kiehls - Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado
caityplum 7/21/2005 9:38:00 PM
I just finished my first tub and it is the first eye cream in ages I will be repurchasing. My undereye area has improved so much since I started using it. It is creamy and hydrating, also non irritating, although it must be put onto dry skin - it kind of slides off if face is moist. Great stuff.
Cleansers -Neutrogena - Healthy Skin Anti-Wrinkle Anti-Blemish Cleanser
caityplum 7/4/2005 11:43:00 PM
I started using this product about ten days ago and have seen a huge improvement in the clarity of my skin. My pores get clogged easily and I had been finding my skin looking really dull and bumpy in recent months (much more than usual). My skin is pretty sensitive and has not reacted well in the past to AHAs and BHAs, but I thought I'd give this a try anyway - I'm so happy I did. The cleanser doesn't seem to spread well on fingers before applying to face and can be a bit slippery, but once on the face it lathers quite well. It does a good job of cleansing and leaves skin feeling smooth, but not stripped or dry. Most of the little flesh colored bumps I had are gone, and I have seen no sign of new ones. Love this cleanser and will definitely repurchase.
Bought this on a whim the other day while browsing at Trade Secret. I am so glad I did as it is awesome. Most anti frizz serums/creams do nothing for my hair except make it more frizzy, so I was super pleased to use one that left my hair soft and frizz free. I have wavy/curly dry hair that can be pouffy when air dried, and this stuff actually allows me to air dry and go out in public without the fear of looking like Medusa.. Great stuff - I will definitely repurchase. Edit: As luck would have it, this has been d/c. :/
Styling Products -Aubrey Organics - B-5 Design Gel
caityplum 1/29/2005 4:05:00 PM
This is a great natural gel with no artificial ingredients. The texture is a bit funny (not like a regular gel) and it smells like aloe (which I neither like nor dislike), but it has good hold and leaves hair really soft. I have curly/wavy hair that frizzes very easily, and this leaves it nicely defined with little frizz. I have no build up problems with this - products build up really quickly on my sensitive hair - and can use days in a row without washing.
Bought MAC Powerpoint in "Out to Sea" and "Navy Stain". Love them! Easy to apply (goes on so smoothly), rich colors and staying power is amazing. I put on in the morning and is still there in the evening - no smudging or fading - even on inner rims. "Out to Sea" is a beautiful turquoise, which makes my green eyes POP. I'm not too much into bright make-up so was timid about using at first, but I love this color and wear it all the time. Great product.
Not a fan of the glass jar or the smell of this product. I have pouffy, frizzy hair that I really have to coax into curls/waves - normally whatever I use lasts an hour or so (if I'm lucky) then my hair goes into a ponytail. I am constantly on the lookout for a great product that I can use when I airdry my hair - this is ok, better than some but is no HG.