Treatments -Kiehls - Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution
joshmoe 5/2/2012 10:17:00 PM
This skeptic has been converted. I took a chance at trying to get rid of my one acne scar with 3 months to go before the wedding, and after 2 months of use morning and night, it's pretty much gone! To be fair, it wasn't severe to begin with, but definitely noticeable by others. As it stands now, I can find it, but honestly, I would never have noticed it in the first place had it been this light. I look forward to completely erasing it over the next month or two!
I've been using this stuff for a couple of years - since I went back to school and needed something cheaper. I've generally liked it all along, but it wasn't until I lost my luggage and used Oil of Olay for a couple of weeks that I realized how wonderful this stuff is. Once I was able to replace it, it brought back a healthy glow, and my skin just looked so much younger.
A great product. So far, I've built it over three days, and it is still so natural looking. I keep getting compliments on my 'glowing' skin, but not one person (incuding many who would not hesitate to tell me) has suspected a self-tanner. It also smells nice going on, but I don't smell anything once it dries.
I am very pleased with this product. I can only use it in the winter when my skin is more dry, since it is an intensive moisturizer, but it also made my forehead wrinkles disappear for at least two days (that's how long it's been since I tried it). I'm going to see how long that effect lasts and make it a regular part of my routine. Plus there is the fun bonus of looking like a radioactive purple alien after the product "changes color," as they so nicely put it in the directions.
Lipstick -Avon - beComing Liphoria Lipcolor (lipstick)
joshmoe 10/2/2004 8:30:00 AM
I have more than half of these colors because it is top quality at a great price. The colors are gorgeous and really last. Because, like most long-lasting lipsticks, the colors are pretty intense, I tone most of them down with Lip Delux in Wish (shimmery gold) and they always look beautiful!
Treatments -Avon - ANEW CLINICAL Deep Crease Concentrate
joshmoe 10/2/2004 8:26:00 AM
I have only been using this for four days, and my forehead lines are nearly invisible (I'm 30). I am more impressed than I ever expected - and it smells nice too. :)
I am not a fan of Avon perfumes because they all smell the same to me. "Today" perfume just came out - or will soon, I just have a mini bottle. The stuff is incredible though. It reminds me of Fiori di Capri or the drydown of Fracas without the sickening first five minutes. It's a light floral, and I've gotten a million compliments on it, even from my extremely picky boyfriend and friends with amazing perfume collections. Between that and the rumored $30 full bottle price (I'm not clear on the size), this will be my new daily scent!
Treatments -Redken - Extreme CAT Protein Therapy Treatment [REFORMULATED]
joshmoe 5/2/2004 3:21:00 PM
I think this is the right place - I used the Extreme CAT Protein Treatment. I've used it once a week for three weeks now and really love it! I never use conditioner because my hair is so fine, but this just makes it thick, shiny, and soft without weighing it down. I understand the conflict between previous reviewers about whether you still need conditioner or not. Obviously, it does a lot of the things conditioner is supposed to, but certainly does not give you that slippery, can-comb-it-when-wet hair. For fine hair, that is just perfect! I do agree about the bottle though - very hard to spray with wet hands.
What a surprise! Hated it when I sniffed the bottle (way too sweet!), still too sweet when I put it on, but the drydown is exquisite - so lovely, neither powdery nor too sweet. And now possibly my favorite scent.
I love the smell of this. On other people. Too much powdery scent to really suit me, but other than that one note, it's just gorgeous!
When sniffing the bottle: sickeningly sweet. 30 minutes later: less sickening 1 hour later: less unpleasant, but nothing special. This one is just way too sweet for me. Just as some background though, I almost never like the sweet ones. YMMV.
I've only recently become obsessed with trying different fragrances, but somehow this old standby of mine is still my favorite. I get more compliements with this than anything else, and am very confident wearing something this light to work so as not to offend anyone.
This is a two-part system. The first coat contains nylons fibers and creates a very rough surface. Two coats of the sealant smooths it out though. I used it together with their Scientifique Nail Hardener, so I'm not sure what is working, but my nails have not been splitting at all like they used to do daily. Also doesn't seem to peel off the way my Nailtiques always did. Haven't been wearing it long enough to give long-term results, but so far I love it.
This is my new favorite lipstick - and I don't think there is a high end lipstick I haven't tried. I have it in Peach Party, and it's so sheer and beautiful! I love the minty taste and it feel like Burt's Bees lipbalm. This pairs really well with Stila's gel push up cheek color in Nude Blush for a natural, flushed look. Update: just tried Chocolate Cream - terrific sheer everyday color for warm skin tones.
I've been recommending this shampoo to everyone - and I've been through just about the entire Aveda line. I was worried the shea butter would be heavy on my fine, straight hair, but not at all. I don't use conditioner though, and pair it with Aveda Sap Moss styling spray. My hair is so soft!