Lotions/ Creams -Neutrogena - Norwegian Formula Hand Cream
lcase423 3/14/2012 1:50:00 PM
This is my HG hand cream, and I've tried many! You don't need a lot of product, it soaks in quickly, and leaves a nice, soft feel to your hands. There is a light scent, but I find it pleasant. I have multiple tubes - one a work, home, and in my bag!
Considering both the name and high price of this lotion, I expected it to be a better product. I find that after using it, it becomes almost a "dry" lotion and is not very emollient. Maybe that is what Aveda designed it to do, but for me, I like a thick, emollient lotion, especially when it's called a "replenishing body moisturizer." Not a fan, and will not repurchase. One positive note is that, like all Aveda products, it has a wonderful scent!
I use this product daily and it definitely keeps my cuticles at bay. The scent puts me off - smells like artificial oranges or something. But the product itself works. I found this at both Ulta and Beauty Secrets. Small tube lasts quite a while as you don't need much product for each nail. I typically use a small dab, rub it in, wait a couple of minutes, rub in again, and then take an orange wood stick to push the cuticle back. Many times, dissolved cuticle is removed by the orange wood stick. Then I wash with a scrub type product, and my cuticles look great!
Lotions/ Creams -Unlisted Brand - Yu-Be Moisturizing Skin Cream
lcase423 1/26/2012 3:57:00 PM
I love this skin cream! The only thing I don't like so much is the medicinal scent, but it goes away quickly and isn't really a problem for me. I use this mostly on my hands while I am watching TV, but have also used it on my feet and elbows.
After trying many products claiming to end splitting and peeling, this is the first product that actually works. My middle fingernails split - I have no idea why these two nails, but they do! This product, after using for only a few days (coat in AM, coat in PM), resolved all of my weak nail issues. I now use it as my base coat, so there is always a coat of it on my nails for support. I repurchase this at Sally's over and over again. Great product.
Moisturizers -Philosophy - Hope in a Jar - for all skin types
lcase423 1/26/2012 3:53:00 PM
I like this product because it soaks in right away and comes in a tub (so there's no product lost), but that's about where the love ends. It's overpriced, stings my face when applied, and I don't really see any improvement in my skin after using it regularly for a few weeks. It doesn't seem like much of a moisturizer to me, unfortunately. Occasionally I'll get a sample of it at Sephora, and I am reminded again why I don't repurchase this product.
This is a very easy to apply shade - it's a vampy burgundy/purple with a hint of blue micro shimmer - very pretty in sunlight. I have many vampy colors, and this one is not that different from others, but the formula and pro-wide brush are nice compared to some of my others.
This is a great dark navy creme. I have short nails and it looks great on them. Nice formula, smooth application, too.