Cleansers -Ole Henriksen - African Red Tea Foaming Cleanser
demmie 2/13/2013 11:38:00 PM
This stuff is amazing! I've gone through a lot of cleansers, and for the most part, many are the same for me. But THIS... I went out to dinner tonight and when I came home, I grabbed this to wash my face. Not even a minute later, ALL of my makeup came off! No scrubbing, no irritation, no second wash. My skin felt clean afterwards, not tight, and even an hour later, it feels soft and smooth. WOW. I am absolutely a new fan and I will definitely get this again.
I read the reviews before using this product, so I knew it wasn't a scrub. I was okay with that. I was even prepared for the whole "stinging eyes" thing (and yes, I didn't wash near my eyes, but it stung to open my eyes anyway). However, even with my normally very decent skin, this dried me out like crazy. I'm going to try it again to be sure, but I didn't feel anything moisturizing at all. And I rarely feel dried out by anything. But yes, disappointed.
Scrubs -Bath and Body Works - Cashmere Glow Golden Sugar Scrub
demmie 12/3/2012 2:46:00 PM
I'm a fan of scrubs. So when I got a coupon advertising a body scrub at BBW, I had to check it out. Cashmere? Not my thing, but truth be told, I did like the packaging. Yaay advertising! "Ever girl deserves cashmere! Our new luxuriously rich formula naturally exfoliates with sugar crystals and conditions with apricot and sweet almond oils. Scrub combines with an enticing blend of golden peach and shimmering vanilla wrapped in soft cashmere musk, now in an easy, convenient no-mess squeezable tube. Skin will look and feel smooth after just one use! Now available in easy-to-use, no-mess squeezable tube! Our exclusive Cashmere Glow fragrance is a warm blend of golden peach and shimmering vanilla wrapped in soft cashmere musk" I'm not a fan of peach, but their mix of peach and vanilla is really slick. Leaves a little oil on your skin, which you may or may not like (since it's winter, it hydrates well for me).. but it's not a lot, and you don't feel oily. The sugar granules ARE very large, but that works for me as well, a once a week sort of thing. I love that the scent stays on even after the shower. I'll definitely buy it again
This isn't bad, actually. I'm very picky when it comes to scents, and I never would look twice at anything Lady Gaga, to be honest. But a friend recommended it, and it came as a sample in my latest Sephora haul, so I figured, why not? I dig it. It's dark, exotic, but still light and subtle, so it's not overpowerng. Slightly floral, so it's still feminine. I found myself sniffing my wrist a few times over the next few hours. My husband even liked it, which says a LOT. I wouldn't buy the full size, but I'm digging the sample..
Like the others, I got this in the three pack of Cake, Red Hot, and Honey. The gold shimmer is VERY complimentary on my skintone, can't speak to the longevity of it, but it's a gorgeous shimmer. It smells like Heaven, and the taste is DELISH. I'm not sure if it's Cake or more of a "cupcake" taste, like you'd smell from Sephora's birthday cupcake, or Philosophy's cupcake. Either way, it tastes delicious, and it gorgeous. I really wish they'd make this widely available again.
Treatments -L'Oreal - EverPure Moisture Leave-In Conditioner
demmie 8/10/2011 11:18:00 AM
I must have gotten an odd bottle or something. I never had this "crunchy" feeling everyone is talking about. I put a dollop in my hand after the shower, ran in through my hair, combed my hair, and went to bed. This morning? My normally frizzy/kinky hair? Is smooth, has texture, and isn't frizzy! But it's nothing amazingly special, it's like a lot of other leave-in conditioners, so I won't repurchase, but just wanted to let everyone know that not EVERYONE gets that whole dry/crunchy thing.
Oh my gods this is HORRIBLE. I'm a skincare junkie but the very smell makes me downright nauseous. I'm never sensitive to smells but this REEKS to the point that unless it was an instant miracle product (its not), its not worth it.
AMAZING AMAZING HG stuff. I have tried a gazillion masks, and keep coming back to this gem. It smooths, cleans, gets rid of blackheads, does everything it claims.It really is a miracle worker. I made the mistake of getting the CVS version, thinking it wouldn't make a difference. Boy, was I ever wrong! Never again!
Styling Products -Organix - Renewing Moroccan Argan Penetrating Oil
demmie 7/31/2011 4:47:00 PM
I see this latest trend of Moroccan oil. Oils are necessary for my hair as I'm bi-racial and have that nappy thing going on. It's so hard to find products that give my thick, brittle, kinky hair enough moisture, but doesn't leave it greasy or oily. THIS is going to be a go-to for me. I am really starting to love Organix products, and I love their Brazilian Keratin Flat Iron Spray. I decided to try this oil based on the reviews here, and I AM IN LOVE. FINALLY, an oil that doesn't leave my hair looking like an oil spill! It's lightweight, smells delicious, and doesn't leave a residue on your hair at all, but instead leaves it soft and manageable. Will buy again!
LOVE IT. Firstly, I didn't go through all 11 pages of reviews, but some of us ladies that are more "well-endowed" have the obnoxious issue of underboob sweat to deal with, like after working out or being out on a hot day. THIS is am amazing solution and the only powder I have found that does not end up like clumps of flour, doesn't irritate, and keeps me dry all day. This is going to work FANTASTICALLY for an upcoming convention I'll be doing, where I'll be in a PVC costume all day in crowds. It'll keep me dry and fresh and THAT makes me happy. Yes, the packaging sucks, but it's a minor price to pay for such a great product. I haven't tried sprinkling it on the bedsheets, but that is certainly something I'm going to try. But this is going to me an HG for me, especially since I live in Florida :)
Treatments -Dove - Nourishing Oil Care Anti-frizz serum
demmie 7/24/2011 3:38:00 PM
AMAZING! It's so hard to find good products for my bi-racial, thick, frizzy, UNMANAGEABLE hair. Friend of mine has been raving about this gem for ages, and she finally brought it over, put it in my hand, and said YOU HAVE TO TRY THIS. I gotta say, she was right. I took a shower, just put a small amount of this oil in my hair and worked it through, and it works even BETTER than a LOT of the high-end products I have tried. Even my husband was shocked! I'm also pleased with the lack of scent. If there is one, it's light and practically unnoticeable despite the fact that it has almond and Coconut oil in it (which is always good. Also, even though it's an "oil", my hair drank it up with no greasy residue like I usually get from oils. Just left my hair soft and shiny, like in one of those commercials. I actually can't keep my hands out of it (OMG I CAN RUN MY HANDS THROUGH MY HAIR!!) Thumbs up!
I have this in Nutmeg, and I am loving it. I'm not much of a lipgloss kinda gal (unless I'm going out), I'm more into lipbalms. It's hard to find something that isn't too Carmex/Chapstick-y or something that isn't just fruity-smelling wax. This is the stuff. Not only does it have the greatest ingredients, but it has just enough of a hint of color/shimmer to double as a lip gloss as well. I also LOVE the cooling feeling as well (I'm a sucker for Buxom's lipglosses). It hydrates my lips without leaving them sticky or waxy, has staying power, and just LOOKS AND FEELS great!
I think I may add this into my routine. I was skeptical about the "generic" Sephora brand (although I am addicted to the store!), and when I received a sample of this in a swap, I thought I'd toss it in as someone's extra. On a whim, I figured since I'm always on the lookout for *the* moisturizer, I figured why not try it. I am sold. It felt thick at first, and didn't sink in right away, so I figured, okay maybe for a night cream. I didn't notice any scent either (but I'm also not sensitive to that). The first few minutes, it seemed greasy on my skin. Giving it a few more minutes, my skin drank it up and left me with a dewy (not but oily) glow. Very interesting. My skin feels plumped and hydrated, and I really like the way it feels. No irritation, either! I may just have to purchase the full size!
I've been using this for a couple of weeks and I love it. It hasn't been miraculous, but all I needed was a day-time light moisturizer with SPF. It's hydrating, no crazy smell, and perfect for a place like Florida. It sinks in easily, and leaves my skin smooth and hydrated. If I had any complaint (which is minor), for some reason when I first put this on, it stings for a few seconds. Borders on unpleasant, but it's not uncomfortable. Does the job quite nicely :) Also quite happy it has Vitamins E & C in it as well :)
I was very curious since everyone raves about this and my friend has been going gaga over it. I wasn't all that impressed. Maybe it's because it's more for oily and acne prone skin? It smoothed my skin a bit, but really nothing more than some drugstore masks. It did nothing for my blackheads, either. The smell? It seemed a plastic-y kind of chocolate, and not the delicious "cupcake" everyone was telling me about. It was okay but not one of their better masks.