Other -Unlisted Brand - Phisohex Antibacterial Skin Wash
marytylermoore 3/6/2011 9:09:00 AM
Works well to prevent pimples. From previous reviews it would seem important NOT to stop using it. I find it foams okay and it rinses off well. It may leave my face a bit dry, but that could be because of the acne treatment products I use.
Moisturizers -Neutrogena - Combination Skin Moisture Oil Free
marytylermoore 3/6/2011 9:07:00 AM
Very good basic moisturiser. Doesn't make me break out and provides reasonable moisturisation. Works well with facial self tanners.
I regularly use this product. Good smell, consistency, cleaning ability. Doesn't leave my skin tight like most other soaps.
A good consistency and feel and leaves my hair nice for a few hours, but it doesn't feel the same the next day when compared to shortly after use from the night before.
Really good shampoo - smell, consistency, cleaning ability. A bit expensive. The retail and commercial sizes are inconvenient for the final bits of product.
Sunscreen -Nivea - Light Feel Daily Face Veil SPF 30+
marytylermoore 2/21/2011 7:27:00 AM
This product is one of the sunscreens I can use on my skin that doesn't make me oily. I don't think it causes me to break out.
Polishes -Rimmel - Lasting Finish in Clearly Clear
marytylermoore 11/28/2006 6:15:00 AM
The one I'm talking about is from the Lasting Finish Lycra Wear range. It is very good. I tried it today and it is not overly shiney, it's just right. The brush is very suitable for its task - wide to facilitate application. The polish seems to bond really well to the nail and creates a smooth, flat finish. I would recommend this - I guess it could be used as a top (or perhaps base?) coat, however I have not tried it.
Styling Products -Sebastian - laminates curl polish
marytylermoore 11/25/2006 7:17:00 AM
It can droop out of the pack when opened, but it is a nice gel that leaves my curls curly. I usually mix it with some Phytologie Phytodefrisant. I can also use a diffuser after to make softer curls, but I usually just let it dry naturally.
Styling Products -Sebastian - Shaper Plus Hairspray
marytylermoore 11/25/2006 7:15:00 AM
Although it's a bit stinky initially, it rapidly dissipates. I apply and then brush through after straightening to leave my hair single stranded (not clumped) and straight. It lasts all day, but I wouldn't sleep in it (or any other hairspray for that matter).
Although I don't think it would relax my hair on its own, when I use it with a Kerastase conditioner (ElastoCurl), it works really well. I love the smell and texture. Initially, I thought it was some awful oil that would never rinse, but it's actually a nice, foaming gel that smoothes my hair.
Conditioner -Kerastase - Elasto-Curl rinse out conditioner
marytylermoore 11/25/2006 7:11:00 AM
Although it's a bit expensive, I get 20% off so I'm not complaining. It really leaves my curls as curls - not a straight mop. It will make them go frizzy if you don't use some other product after (like a serum or cream etc.), but it is really nice overall.
The packaging can make it hard to get the last bit out and it will drip if you even slightly depress the tube whilst opening as it is so fluid, but it works nicely when I straighten my hair. I do NOT use it after straightening (as anything that contains water that is used after straightening will simply turn your hair back into a fooze ball), but BEFORE. I let my hair dry most of the way and/or blow dry and then straighten. I use a bunch of other things too as my hair is so stubborn and I am prone to explode after straightening my hair due to the fact that it is so thermodynamically unstable. I also use it by day as it is a nice gel-like product that doesn't leave my hair gross, whilst providing some manageability.
The metal packaging can make getting the last bit out, but the product is nice at leaving my curls defined and reducing (but not eliminating) frizz. It's a nice creamy texture and a little goes a long way.
This is the only brow shaper that leaves my brows as I left them in the morning, whilst not turning them into a solid chunk of hair. I use the clear formula, that I suppose could be used as a clear mascara. The applicator is a lot nicer than other cheaper clear brow gels. Edit: I bought a new one the other day and they changed the packaging. They also changed the applicator. It is now VERY cheap and not like the original one that had two ways of using it and was softer.
Loose Powders -Laura Mercier - translucent loose powder
marytylermoore 11/25/2006 7:03:00 AM
I suppose it's a very standard formula, but it works well to set concealer and remove shine. I am very impressed by the Laura Mercier range.