Very disappointing. I loved Dream so much I bought this without smelling it at TJ Maxx, but the dry down is fruity bug spray on me. Returning it tomorrow.
Just bought a bottle at Marshall's for $19.99, the Gold Edition, and I adore this. The bottle is so freaking pretty, and the smell is divine! It's perfect for me: clean, fresh, light floral with some fruity undertones. It's slightly crisp at first, but hours later the dry down is fresh and cozy and delicious at the same time. I normally get so sick of fragrances but I can't stop sniffing my wrist! Love it!!!
I tried a squirt of this at Ulta and it is definitely not my thing. It's cloyingly sweet, with musky vanilla undertones that sort of get stuck in my throat. Yuck. The dry down is so heavy and the mix of amber, vanilla and caramel comes together so thickly it literally makes me gag.
Conditioner -Matrix - Biolage Color Care Conditioner
jairae 9/18/2011 6:07:00 PM
I use this with the shampoo, and I love it! I have auburn hair pumped up with some added red, and I could not find a shampoo/conditioner that made my hair look good and preserved the red. This does it beautifully! Red dye fades the fastest, but it's really sticking around with this. My hair is shiny, healthy, smooth and silky. I remember trying this stuff a few years ago and experiencing dryness, but maybe the formula has changed because it moisturizes my hair perfectly now. My hair tends to poof out and frizz, but this takes care of that problem. My favorite shampoo/conditioner by far!!
I have auburn hair I like to get pumped up with more red color, but of course red dye fades like crazy and I didn't think I'd find a shampoo that made my hair look good and kept the red from fading. Then I tried this! My red is sticking around better than ever, and my hair is silky and smooth and fabulous! I use the conditioner too. I don't have the dryness some people have experienced. It gives my hair the perfect amount of moisture and it's so healthy and swingy and shiny, I love it. :)
Cleansers -Unlisted Brand - PanOxyl 10% Foaming Face Wash
jairae 9/18/2011 5:48:00 PM
I bought this after reading all the rave reviews here and I'm so happy I did! I've been using it for 2 weeks with my Clarisonic Mia and this stuff really works. My skin is oily and gets congested, but this has taken care of that problem. It did dry out the skin around my bottom lip pretty badly, but that's because I used it as a spot treatment on a pimple overnight. I put moisturizer on that area now and haven't had any more problems. It's helping to clear my chest acne, too. Used in conjunction with my Mia, my pores are deep cleaned and smaller, and my skin is smooth and glowy. My light acne scars are fading, although I don't know if that's because of this or the Mia--probably a combination of both! Now if this gets discontinued I will be one sad panda!
After reading tons of hype on blogs and everywhere else, I bought a Mia. I got the light pink one and I use it in the morning and evening. When I first used it I felt the vibrations and thought "that's it?" But it's much more effective than you initially think. It tickled like mad when I first used it around my nose, but I've gotten used to it. I've been using it for 2 weeks now and I've noticed a drastic improvement in my skin. My skin is oily and tends to get very congested even though I exfoliate regularly and use deep cleaning masks, but this is the only thing that has cleaned my pores so deeply they appear smaller (I use the deep pore brush). I have a "glow" now, and the tiny little bumps on my forehead are nearly all gone. The light acne scars on my cheeks are fading, the congestion in my cheeks and around my nose is gone, and my skin is smooth and evenly toned. I use PanOxyl Acne Foaming Wash 10% with the Mia and the combination is proving to be the HG for me. DEFINITELY worth the price!
Treatments -Farouk CHI - CHI Organics Olive Nutrient Therapy Silk Oil
jairae 9/18/2011 4:27:00 PM
I bought a bottle of this on a whim at TJ Maxx yesterday and tried it this morning. It looks kind of disgusting in the bottle, but don't let its looks fool you--this stuff is fantastic! It's not surprising it doesn't have more reviews since it sells for anywhere between $27-$75 dollars online for the larger bottle. Very pricy unless you luck out like I did and snag it at TJM for $10 for the biggest size, 8.5 oz. I knocked a lippy off for packaging because it pours out fast, be careful with that. It has a very light lemon scent that I love, and unlike other styling silkers, it doesn't leave a goopy feeling on your hands when you're done. I love that it's good for your skin, I don't have to worry about getting residue on my skin when my hair gets in my face. It sinks right in and leaves your skin feeling soft. As for my hair, it's silky, sleek, shiny and manageable. The bottle will last forever, which is good since I doubt I'll find it for $10 again. Love it love it love it. :)