Cleansers -Aveeno - Ultra-Calming Foaming Cleanser
krystennicole 9/29/2009 1:58:00 AM
I have very dry skin so finding a drugstore brand cleanser that doesn't strip moisture is hard to find. Bought this after reading a dermatologist recommended it in one of my beauty magazine articles. Cleans well without stripping my face and lasts a long time. One bottle lasted me a little over 5 months. A great find on my new beauty budget. Used to purchase only cleansers sold by dermatologists or aestheticians but cannot afford to do that anymore. This product seems just as good. My skin has been very clear of blemishes and looks hydrated and glowy.
Conditioner -Alterna - Life Volume Restore Conditioner
krystennicole 8/3/2009 11:17:00 PM
Dried out my hair. Didn't notice any volume from using it. Smells great. Pricy. The bottle is annoying. When the product got low, I tipped it upside down so it would dispense out faster but noticed it actually leaked out the sides of the cap. Bottle is made of hard plastic and hard to squeeze out the last bit of product
Dried out my hair. Didn't notice any volume from using it. Smells great. Pricy. The bottle is annoying. When the product got low, I tipped it upside down so it would dispense out faster but noticed it actually leaked out the sides of the cap. Bottle is made of hard plastic and hard to squeeze out the last bit of product.
My hair texture is fine and dry. This conditioner provides plenty of hydration without weighing down my hair. Smells pepperminty which is nice and refreshing in the morning.
Love this hydrating shampoo. Great on my dry, colored hair. Keeps my hair looking hydrated and the color lasts longer. Smell is somewhat of a licorice smell to me, which is not super wonderful but not bad. I live in AZ and a lot of shampoos can be over-drying but this doesn't dry out my hair. Downfall is that it is expensive. Three of my other friends only use this shampoo & conditioner. I haven't had a problem with build-up as some other review stated.
Shampoo -Sexy Hair Concepts - Volumizing Dry Shampoo
krystennicole 8/3/2009 11:04:00 PM
A must have! My hair type is on the dry side so I can't wash it every day otherwise it only gets dryer and itchy but sometimes I need to freshen up my hair so I spray just a small amount of this product on it. Does not make my hair look white or grey that some shampoo sprays leave. I just wet my hair down while showering, blow dry it completely dry, then spray a tiny bit of this in my roots, wait a couple minutes and then brush through my hair. Gives it great volume and works wonderful when I wear my hair up. Fresh clean scent reminds me of a cucumber melon scent but not super strong. I have three other friends hooked on this stuff.
This is great for volume on the back of your hair or crown. You only need a tiny bit. If you spray too much you'll get a rats nest.
Never bought an inexpensive deodorant before but was on a shopping budget and ran out of my deodarant and needed some ASAP. Bought a two pack for $2.94 so I figured it was worth a try. Never going to buy expensive deodorants anymore. This went on clear, glides on smooth, didn't get white residue on clothes, kept me fresh all day and the smell is a nice light smell. Very good product and oh so cheap!
Skincare - Face -Avon - Anew Clinical Advanced Retexturizing Peel
krystennicole 3/30/2009 12:48:00 AM
Great price for such a great product. I can't stress enough how important regular exfoliation is for your skincare routine. Using these pads twice a week will allow your expensive serums & lotions to be more effective. Does a great job! This is a chemical exfoliant so it works on your skin from the inside out. Best used at night and make sure you use an SPF in the morning when using this product and any exfoliant. Some reviewers mentioned they were upset because it didn't get rid of their dark spots. For difficult pigmentation, you should see a dermatologist or aesthetician. No over the counter product will make a huge impact on those dark spots. I discovered this because I had to switch my exfoliation product after becoming pregnant. Glycolic Acid (the active ingredient in the peel pads) is safe during pregnancy.
Other -Unlisted Brand - Listerine Whitening Strips
krystennicole 9/13/2008 10:50:00 AM
I have super sensitive teeth and I'm in so much pain if I do Bright Smile laser treatments and if I use Crest White Strips. So I thought I'd try the Listerine strips after reviewers said it didn't cause sensitivity. I'm so glad I finally found a whitening product that doesn't hurt! These were very convenient for me as I wore them in the shower. They are a bit messy and you have to brush the strip gunk off your teeth when you are done. But its worth it to me to have pearly whites that aren't painful. I also use Go Smile ampoules too but they don't get my teeth as white as the Listerine strips.
Found this at TJ Maxx for $19. This is going to be my evening winter fragrance as it is very strong on me. I don't know what the notes of it are-It just seems like a heavier fragrance for me then most. It lasts a long time on me too. I'll put one spritz on in my closet and come back home and my whole bedroom smells like it. VERY strong! Good idea to do one spritz and walk into it after a second. This was a great find!
Got this as a gift from my two girlfriends. I really like the concept. However the shades aren't pigmented enough for my skin tone. Also, my skin tone is on the yellowish side (olive) and there are too many yellow colored eyeshadows in this pallette that make me look sickly. Not good for my skin tone. The pallette for Green and Blue eyes have way better colors and this one for the Brown eyed gals is a bit boring and too neutral. My one girlfriend has blue eyes and the other green-they bought the pallettes to match their eyes and they look gorgeous using their shadows. I feel a bit left out because this palette is just too boring. :(
Mascara -Rimmel - Magnif'Eyes Eye Magnifier Eye Opening
krystennicole 12/18/2007 1:38:00 AM
Target was out of my usual Cover Girl Mascara so I grabbed this mascara to try it out. Not as wonderful as my CG mascara but a very close 2nd. Easy to apply and seperated and extended my lashes. However, my CG usually does all that plus makes them look thicker. Still a good buy though. update-3/17/08---wand got clumpy after a month of having it. wouldn't buy again. had to change my review.
I love the original noa and for some reason while shopping at marshalls i thought i had smelled noa fleur before and really liked it, so i bought it without re-smelling it because it was only $12. Once I opened it and spritzed some on when I got home i HATED it. Smells like old lady. Not nice like the original noa. I don't think I can find anyone who i can give this to. Its awful.
Notes: Bergamont, Pear Leaves, Iced Accord, Basil, Mint, Cedarwood, Patchouli, Muskroot. Style: Sophisticated. Intriguing. Desirable. Smells SO good on my husband. I never cared for any of the other Hugo Boss fragrances but XY is a must-have for any man's fragrance collection.