Picked this up in supermarket and am pleased with it. It has a strong acetone smell. Big fat wide brush which covers the whole nail in one and seems to pick up the right amount of product. Leaves a glossy finish. Dries to touch quickly, though I prefer to cure overnight. Adds a couple of days to my polish, and I'm happy with that as my lifestyle seems to take a toll on my nails and I like to repaint every two to three days.
Treatments (Eye) -Unlisted Brand - Unrefined Shea Butter
missmiracles 12/21/2012 8:15:00 AM
Am experimenting/trialling individual ingredients for facial skincare and it is becoming quite clear that I cant tolerate butters: coconut, cacao and now shea are causing fairly obvious breakouts. I did my research and bought the best I could find in my online market (UK): unrefined, organic, raw cold pressed and fair trade. I was hoping to use as part of a day moisturiser as shea is reputed to have a natural spf. It melted easily in the warmth of my palms and was a bit pungent, but I'm ok with a strong smell if the benefits are there! Next morning; the undisputable evidence: small pink pimples on forehead and cheek and a larger, hard, vocano type which is growing larger even though I have stopped using and has been joined by another. As with another re
Summary :Bad for skin; wicked for hair and my cat's fur! Was quite excited about all the talk around argan oil and bought a 60ml bottle from a reputed supplier here in the UK as part of a batch of lovely plant oils I am trialling on my face. The oil was described as organic, cold pressed and unrefined. I applied a few drops, plain straight from the bottle to freshly cleansed skin , it was evening time. It felt greasy and almost gritty in texture. ALMOST IMMEDIATELY my face started to react, feeling uncomfortable and prickly. Within the hour I had to look in the mirror to see what was happening and I was BREAKING OUT BIG TIME - red pimples forming on my forehead and chin and general blotchiness. I washed it all off with pure castile soap and when it had calmed down applied pre evening primrose oil - which I know to be safe. Fortunately overnight the reaction subsided and am now waiting for the pimples to fade. In a way I am ok about the reaction, it was so instant and obvious. Now am wondering what to do with the oil, suppose I could use it on my hair as a pre-wash treatment, or even add it to a salad as it is designated 'food grade'. UPDATE Use it as pre-shampoo hair treatment: rub a small amount on palms and massage into scalp and through hair, shampoo off after 10-15mins Wow, my hair was so bouncy and glossy, I felt like a hair model! What a wonderful surprise. THEN noticed my cat (7yrs old mixed breed) licking my hands which had oil on and thought I'd add a couple of drops - cautiously to her cat meat. Within a day or two it was miraculous - her fur seems thicker, lustrous and shiny and seems to be lighter in colour; or possibly reflecting more light. Which leads me to think I'll take a spoon a day asa nutritional supplement and see if any benefits come my way. (It is food grade)
Skincare - Body -Unlisted Brand - Pears - The Original Transparent Soap
missmiracles 12/15/2012 8:38:00 AM
I didnt buy this for myself - usually choosing natural and organic products. I have been using it on my body in the shower and am pretty sure it is behind my noticeably dry and 'itchy' skin. I do feel some nostalgia for the brand and had really hoped this would work as it is extremely affordable. I might not throw it outg, use it on my hands as my skin can be more tolerant. Shame but there it is!