Conditioner -Suave - everlasting sunshine conditioner
kgill 11/16/2012 9:24:00 PM
I love this product. I have very kinky, coily shoulder-length hair which I need to keep detangled and moisturized, and this is a great co-wash/detangler. I also keep a few plops of this in a baggie along with a couple ounces of light olive oil. I (generously) apply the mixture to the ends of wet hair and then twist or braid to keep my hair out of the way. The ends stay soft and detangled for days, plus my hair smells faintly of cake. Of course I keep buying it!
Hair -Shea Moisture - Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie
kgill 7/17/2012 5:09:00 PM
My hair is full of tiny kinks, ringlets and coils. Most products that are supposed to moisturize my hair leave it too sticky and curl enhancers leave it too stiff and brittle. Beautiful Curls works, but I find it waaay too smelly. Finally! Shea Moisture keeps my hair from drying out and preserves (but doesn't really enhance) the curl pattern. While the hair is soaking wet, I put some smoothie on my fingers and use the Teri LaFlesh method of smoothing my hair in sections, small chunk by small chunk. The product is only somewhat curl-defining, but the big payoff for me is that my hair doesn't dry out and break off. However, I find that any shea butter product builds up on my hair, and this one is no different. I need to use a clarifying shampoo from time to time, but I really won't complain about that. For me, this is closer to HG than I've ever gotten. I use a lot of it, and there's still a ton left in the jar. Very nice.
I have light brown skin that tends toward yellowness and have never found a makeup that matches as well as this product. My shade is 315, and since my skin tends to be dry, the dewy finish works for me. The coverage is fine and lasts most of the workday for me. Everytime I love a product this much it gets yanked or changed substantially.. So I will be stocking up on this. On the other hand, the Fit Me concealer in the darkest shade is too light and too thin. Oh well, can't win 'em all.
This product basically gives my face an extra-special rinsing. I use it during times when my skin is being really sensitive and easily irritated. It's not very drying, nor, in my opinion, is it very cleansing. It doesn't remove makeup well, but when my skin is acting up I don't wear a lot of cosmetics. There's definitely a place for this bottle on my shelf, but I use it fairly infrequently, so I don't know when I'll need to purchase any more.
Overly spicy. Overly sweet. Overly whelming. This was a gift and I would never have bought it on my own. I was a good sport and tried a few times to wear it all day to get the full effect, but that was no help. I felt like I was being suffocated by a wet towel every time. Gave the whole collection to my mil, who loves it.
Lip Treatments -Unlisted Brand - Cococare-- Cocoa Butter Lip Balm
kgill 2/20/2011 8:24:00 AM
This is a cheap, effective lip balm. They usually have them at the checkout at CVS. It's moisturizing with no bad aftertaste. I also use it to make heavily pigmented lipstick more sheer and shiny. I repurchase often.
Lotions/ Creams -Essence of Beauty - Citrus Coconut Body Lotion
kgill 2/19/2011 7:25:00 PM
Very nice fragrance, not overpowering. Very softening & moisture lasts a good while. Tames my cuticles and elbows.
My favorite fragrances run the gamut from Avon to Dior to Chanel. But they all lose their appeal at some point, and I stop using them, as I need a few weeks without so I can appreciate them again. But I've worn this several times a week for a few months now, and I never, ever get tired of it. It's delicate and green with the tiniest bite to it. Never offensive, never powdery, never little-girl sweet. And I find the oddly-shaped package surprisingly easy to use. Definitely a repurchase.
I love this fragrance. It smells good on me and may be my HG perfume. It does not dry down to a powdery air freshener note like many Avon fragrances. It's bold but not overpowering - feminine but not wispy.