Treatments -Sexy Hair Concepts - Big Sexy Hair - Soy Tri-Wheat Leave In Conditioner
maddance713 12/29/2012 10:27:00 PM
MIRACLE PRODUCT!!!!! For years my hair has been dry and frizzy like no other. After I started using this, not only is my hair hydrated and smooth, I've noticed less split ends and less breakage. I am currently using JOICO K-Pak Reconstruct Shampoo and Conditioner, but I think I will switch to the corresponding shampoo and conditioner for this product. So far, I love what I've seen of the Healthy Sexy Hair line! I would recommend this to anyone and everyone. It's made my hair healthier. Compared to the It's a 10 Miracle Leave-In Product, this is very very similar without the added heat protection and much cheaper. Love love love this product!
Shampoo -Joico - K-Pak Reconstruct Shampoo for Dry or Damaged Hair
maddance713 12/29/2012 10:00:00 AM
For starters, I have VERY dry hair. My hair is extremely frizzy and even though I get my hair trimmed every 2-3 months, I have major split ends. I don't use heat on my hair everyday and I use a heat protectant when I do, but my hair still felt dry. These were the conditions of my hair when I was using drugstore hair products such as Pantene or Herbal Essences. I finally broke down and bought this shampoo along with the conditioner. 2 months after using these, my hair is much much less frizzy and even when I let it air dry it's very hydrated and shiny. When actually applying this product, a little goes a long way. It gets very soapy which I like, and it also washes out easily. It leaves my hair feeling clean but hydrated without leaving behind any residue or drying out my scalp. Long story short, this shampoo along with the conditioner and Healthy Sexy Hair Tri-Wheat Soy Leave In Conditioner have left my hair in a much better state.
I first used this when I got a free sample from my Seventeen magazine a few years ago. I had heard a lot about them and was really excited to get rid of all my blackheads, but when time came for me to peel it off, nothing happened. It stung really bad while I pulled it off and I didn't see ANY blackheads on the strip. I thought maybe it was just a first use kind of thing, so I went to the drugstore to pick up a pack. I went through all of them and absolutely no results. They always left my nose red and raw. I would not recommend them to anyone and I don't plan of ever buying them again.
I have never been a foundation person. Like EVER. I have very sensitive skin, which tends to get red and blotchy around my nose, cheeks, and chin. I've used powder foundations such as MAC Studio Fix, but after a while I've noticed they don't make much of a difference on their own. I tried this because of the reviews I found on here, and I'm so glad. I LOVE IT! They have a pretty good color range for drugstore foundations. The actual bottle doesn't have a pump, so if you're not used to pouring out the right amount, it can be easy to get too much. A little goes a long way, so less is more with this. I use my fingers to apply this and I think it works the best. The only thing you have to make sure is that you blend it in everywhere, because it can look cakey if too much is used. I have dry skin but I still use a powder over it just because the color is a little red toned for my skin, but if it was a perfect color match, I wouldn't need to. If you have oilier skin, I would recommend using blotting sheets or something of the kind to soak up initial oil after applying, but I haven't noticed any fading or melting throughout the day. Overall, amazing foundation I would recommend to anyone and everyone who doesn't like foundation :)
Moisturizers -Paula's Choice - Earth Sourced Antioxidant-Enriched Natural Moisturizer
maddance713 12/28/2012 11:56:00 PM
For about a month, my skin was at its best. Now, it feels just as good as a cheap drugstore moisturizer that doesn't last long. It's very thin and leaves an oily residue. This might be a better moisturizer for just nights, but for every day, twice a day, it's not the best.
Cleansers -Paula's Choice - Earth Sourced Perfectly Natural Cleansing Gel
maddance713 12/28/2012 11:53:00 PM
I started using this a little over a month and a half ago along with the other products from the Earth Sourced line, and I loved them. They were gentle, almost completely natural, and left my skin feeling soft and healthy. I used to have very bad acne and went on medication to help. When my skin cleared, I went off the medication and haven't needed it since. Now, after using this cleanser for over a month, I have small bumps on the sides of my cheeks and my skin (especially my nose) is very red and constantly flaky. I think for less sensitive skin, this would be a great skincare system, but after a while I feel as though this cleanser is a very expensive, mostly natural, plain old cleanser. Not bad, but not good, for me at least.
Cleansers -Aveeno - Aveeno Clear Complexion Foaming Cleanser
maddance713 12/28/2012 11:45:00 PM
I live a very active lifestyle so although my skin is naturally dry, I have problems with acne due to dirt and oils clogging my pores. This cleanser helped eliminate my acne without drying out my face! Amazing! If I could, I would've given it a 4.5 or so. It stays very foamy even rubbing it into my face, which is really nice. My only complaint is that sometimes the pump can get kind of messy, but it's not that big of a deal and easy to clean. I highly recommend this to sensitive, acne prone skin.