Treatments -Aveda - Smooth Infusion Style-Prep Smoother
kileencheng 9/28/2010 2:49:00 PM
The best part of the smoother is that it tames the frizzies as well as acts as a heat protectant. A little bit goes a long way -- I only need to use a small dime-sized amount every time. Even though the price is a bit higher, this is a multitasking product so in the end you're definitely saving! I use this primarily before flat-ironing my hair and my hair always ends up smooth and silky afterwards.
The conditioner is very moisturizing and helps seal my hair pretty well. It's a medium-weight conditioner as it does weigh down my hair a bit after rinsing out and drying. The smell is again a very fresh herbal scent. My hair is much easier to comb and style when using this conditioner and my hair feels soft and light to the touch. Like the shampoo, the only downside is that it's a bit expensive.
The shampoo cleans really well and doesn't add any build-up to your hair nor does it weight down fine hair (like I have). Even though the product is all-natural, the lather is amazing when combined with a little bit of water. The smell is also really fresh and isn't too "earthy" of a smell like some of their older products -- it is genuinely pleasant and relaxing. The only downside is that it is a bit pricey.
I've been using the MAC Charged Water spray and I can definitely say that this spray works a lot better. The spray delivers a finer mist and doesn't leave me looking like I just got sprayed with a hose. It leaves my skin with a nice glowing sheen and I got compliments from everyone about my nice skin! The price is a bit high, but I think it's definitely worth it. Look for deals online, I've been able to find 20% codes to make this product a bit cheaper.
Skincare - Face -Kinerase - Kinerase C6 Peptide Intensive Treatment
kileencheng 2/26/2007 1:23:00 AM
This is one of the few products that actually did help fade my freckles. I used it consistently every night for the first week and didn't notice a difference until after that week. But then, my freckles are noticeably lighter and my skin does glow. I agree that the price is steep, but I use a light amount everytime and this bottle has lasted me a long time. It's worth every penny!
I swear by this eyelash curler! It's the only thing that'll really mold to my asian eye shape!
I saw this product the other day on sale and decided to try it out. I had previously tried the SKII mask and was very impressed with the results but it was just too expensive for me. First off, this product was hard to put on. The mask is cut in a couple weird places and it took me about 5 minutes to get everything in place and spread out over my face. The mask was also really wide and was hanging off either side of my face, eventually dragging the mask down and making it hard for me to keep it on my face. I didn't notice the sparklies when I put it on, but the cream that was on the mask itself was very runny. I left the mask on for 20 minutes until the majority of it had soaked into my face. I took it off and rubbed the remainder of it into my face. I didn't notice any difference in my face (if anything I had little wrinkles where the mask had wrinkles). Maybe my skin was a little whiter, but that might have been because of the sparkles in the cream. I don't think I'd buy this product again. Good try, L'Oreal, but I will save up my money for the SKII instead.
Treatments (Eye) -DERMAdoctor - Wrinkle Revenge Eye
kileencheng 1/6/2007 4:46:00 PM
This has been the only eye cream to successfully remove the tiny little wrinkle I have that sits right under each of my eyes. I've had that crease under my eyes ever since I remember so I didn't think it was possible for it to go away. But this Wrinnkle Defense Eye Cream did the trick. My dark undereye shadows were lightened a little bit as well, although not quite as good as I had hoped on that end. But the cream is the best wrinkle fighter I know of. Will definitely repurchase again!
When I first used this shampoo, I fell in love with the scent. Then I noticed my hair was incredibly soft and silky, like it's never been. That alone sold me. My hair is also super fine and this shampoo didn't make it limp by the end of the day.
Conditioner -Frederic Fekkai - Glossing Conditioner
kileencheng 1/3/2007 12:39:00 AM
I love the Frederic Fekkai Glossing line. I had initially bought the small travel-size bottles from Sephora on a whim, but I immediately noticed that my hair was soft and silky afterwards. No other shampoo/conditioner combo has been able to do that to my hair. I've been very impressed. These bottles are a little pricey, but worth the extra money. I'd buy again!
Treatments (Eye) -Origins - No Puffery Cooling Mask for Puffy Eyes
kileencheng 1/2/2007 8:38:00 PM
This product didn't do anything for my puffy undereyes. The cooling sensation felt nice and it smelled good, but that's it.
I love this mascara. I have very thin lashes that don't like to hold a curl. I curl my lashes with a heated eyelash curler. Most mascaras will weigh down my lashes so that 30 seconds later my lashes are stick straight again. This masfcara is light and I've never had a problem with my lashes falling limp. Personally, this is the best mascara for people with weak lashes.