Masks -Unlisted Brand - Love & Beauty Rice Moisture Facial Mask
laschnauzer 2/8/2013 2:21:00 AM
Wow! Pleasantly surprised. The mask cost me only 2 bucks at Forever 21. I made sure to wash, cleanse and dry my face before applying it. I opened the pouch, pulled the white mask out and put it on my face. After 15 minutes, I removed it, took a shower about an hour later and my face was hydrated, soft to touch and had an interesting glow. It has been three days since I applied the mask and my face is still hydrated, even at the end of the day, before I wash my face prior to bed, my face feels soft and is hydrated. Totally worth it.
Misc Beauty Tools -Unlisted Brand - Purederm Ultra Repairing Foot Mask
laschnauzer 2/8/2013 2:04:00 AM
It was a steal: only 3 bucks at Forever 21. It reminded me of the famous Baby Foot sock-like masks that removes dead skin from your feet, although I knew it only moisturized. I wash and scrubbed my feet with warm water then opened the package. The sock wouldn't open so I could slip my feet in. I had to cut both socks. Ok, no big deal. I wait 20-30 minutes and remove the sock. No difference. It has been 5 days since I used this and I still don't see or feel any difference. I was expecting it to at least moisturize my feet.
Treatments -Unlisted Brand - Hask Henna n' Placenta Conditioning Treatment
laschnauzer 1/23/2013 1:13:00 AM
*I used the brown square pouch NOT the green one pictured* PROS: My hair is dry and lately it looked like hay. Brown hay. Anyways, I bought this on a whim and I was happy with the results: after 10 minutes with a plastic bag over my head, I washed it off and my hair was shiny and looked moisturized. When it dried, it looked healthy and hydrated. Bonus points for being smooth to touch. CONS: The smell! I disliked it. Can't even define what it was like...it basically smelled like cheap cologne. Ugh. I washed my hair again later with my regular shampoo (B&B Straight) + five drops of peppermint essential oil. My hair smells good now and it still looks hydrated.
Skincare - Face -Sothys - Lift Defense 2 Serum 1oz
laschnauzer 12/30/2012 1:41:00 AM
The product lasts only a month and the pump didn't work properly. I had to press it several times to get a little bit on my finger. This serum is lightweight and absorbs fast. It made my skin soft to touch but there was no noticeable change.
I have bought 2 large bottles this year for I use it every day! Moroccan oil smells sooo good and it makes my hair shine. It helps with frizz but sadly it does nothing to keep volume down. I like to mix it with castor oil to control the volume a little bit.
Styling Products -Bumble & Bumble - Curl Conscious Calming Creme
laschnauzer 12/30/2012 12:53:00 AM
I have had it for 8 months and my conclusion is that it wasn't worth the 30 bucks spent on it. This creme did nothing to control frizz or volume. I have the Bumble & Bumble Straight shampoo and the conditioner and I figured that if I used products from the same brand it would help some, specially because the shampoo and conditioner were sulfate free but - nah. My hair was exactly the same and even after doing 2 keratin treatments this product did nothing on volume. Moroccan oil is a better option.
It is a deceiving product...it seems to moisturize your skin at one use but your skin (or, in this case, MY skin) gets used to it and dries out without it. One week without applying this lotion and my skin was dry and gross. I tested another lotion and didn't have the same drying problem, so I know this lotion isn't as good as it claims to be.
Cleansers -Neutrogena - Wave™ (Power-Cleanser And Deep Clean Foaming Pads)
laschnauzer 12/4/2012 1:35:00 AM
This isn't a miracle for people with oily T-zones, prone to acne (I usually get pimples around my period) and people with open pores and blackheads. First I suggest you cleanse your skin before using this. I like to use an exfoliant and a cleanser then use the Neutrogena wave. That's because this won't really clean deep if there's a layer of oil or whatever else, sitting on your face. My face feels cleaner and sometimes even brighter but Neutrogena Wave never fixed my main problems (oily T-zone, blackheads, open pores). I believe this is should be best used as part of a skin care regimen, not the only product. Oh, I do not use often and my pads usually will last a year.
Treatments -Sally Hansen - Spa Creme Hair Removal Facial Wand
laschnauzer 12/4/2012 1:28:00 AM
If you have just a peach fuzz, it will work for you. If you sadly suffer from a little bit more hair on your upper lip, don't even bother. Costs too much for the little amount and the hair will grow fast.
Hair Removal -Nair - Hair Removal-Face-Sensitive Formula
laschnauzer 12/4/2012 1:26:00 AM
Quit using Nair products on face because they left me with scars for DAYS. Terribly embarrassing.
Misc Beauty Tools -Nair - brazilian spa clay cream reviews
laschnauzer 12/4/2012 1:24:00 AM
Loved it! Waxing the hair off my abs and arms isn't the greatest option since it grows darker. I purchased this because of the convenient sponge and was happy to discover that the smooth side of the sponge is used to apply the lotion and the bumpy side is used to remove the hair. I applied, waited a bit less than 10 minutes and hopped in the shower. I have smooth arms and abs. I usually shave my legs but I plan in trying this on them sometime to see how long will take to need to shave again.
Treatments (Eye) -L'Oreal - Revitalift Complete Eye Cream
laschnauzer 12/2/2012 4:29:00 PM
This eye cream did nothing for my eyes: the dark circles are still there and the puffiness didn't diminish even though I kept this eye cream in my refrigerator. So after months using it and no effect, I decided to apply it on my hands and feet, just to not waste it. My hands and feet are slightly dry and had signs of aging. I scrubbed my feet to get a nicer appearance but it didn't improve it much. After applying a generous amount of this cream for maybe a week or two, I noticed that my hands and feet had that youthful look again. For $20 it's not worth it as a hand/foot cream since it will end quickly. But now only some scrubbing is necessary on my feet and any moisturizer will keep my hands and foot smooth.
I got this with the Boscia kit that comes the black mask, cleanser, hydrating gel and no pores treatment. I didn't notice any difference right away and after I cleanse my face with this everything seems the same except for one thing: my T-zone is less oily. I haven't used my blotting sheets in a month and I have been using this cleanser for the past month and a half. I don't cleanse my face every day, maybe four times a week, and this cleanser warms up nicely in my hands or face. My pores look the same but the icky oiliness decreased in almost 100%.
Lotions/ Creams -Galenic - Elancyl Stretch Mark and reducing cream
laschnauzer 11/8/2012 1:06:00 AM
I have been using it for 2 months. I only use at night and I noticed my white stretch marks fading. It's a slow process or maybe it's because I only use once a day and I have missed a few days here and there. update: I finished my first bottle last week and received today my new bottle (I can only find it at Zitomer). I have had stretch marks for about 11 years and they are fading but since I wasn't consistent (often forgot to apply or only did once a day) I can still see them but they are MUCH less visible. I'll update again in 6 months.
The first time I tried this masque, I didn't know how to peel it off so I washed it off. There was NO difference. The second time, I peeled from my upper lip and figured out how to peel it from my whole face. I have used this mask a total of 4 times and I still have some left. I read some reviews that say to put a lot/a little of it on your face. I put a lot put it dried into a thin layer. My face did look a bit brighter but that was it. It feels and looks exactly the same as before I used the mask. Mind you, I exfoliated and cleansed before using the mask.