Skincare - Face -Peter Thomas Roth - AHA/BHA Face & Body Polish [DISCONTINUED]
okayokay 12/8/2008 10:28:00 AM
This is my favourite product in the whole world and it has been discontinued due to low sales and the launching of their new Blemish Buffing Beads :( I am so gutted! It really helped to clear up my skin. If you can get this anywhere still, stock up while you can!
Treatments -Peter Thomas Roth - Max Complexion Correction Pads
okayokay 4/24/2007 10:12:00 AM
I ordered these by mistake, meaning to order the Gentle ones. The main different between the two is the BHA&AHA content, and the amount of alcohol (the Max pads have 43% alcohol in them!) I was really scared to use these at first, especially after warnings that they would dry my skin out etc. At first, they did dry my skin, and I was left with a decidedly flaky nose and forehead! But, after a few weeks of use, my skin is SO MUCH clearer - my clogged pores are almost gone, and my problem spots on my cheeks have disappeared. I am also no longer getting any dryness. I still worry that these are doing some harm with their incredibly high alcohol content, but the fact that they have cleared my skin so well makes me love them - I think I might try the Gentle pads next time, as they only have half the alcohol content of the Max pads.
I LOVE Chatterbox - the colour is so lovely and bright and bombshell-ish... I have very white blonde hair and extremely pale skin so it does look quite bright, but I LOVE it. The only problem is it dries my lips out a bit, but my lips are chronically chapped, so it's not really the lipstick's fault!
This stuff is amazing - it completely stops you from sweating if you apply it correctly. As other people have said, don't even THINK about applying it after shaving, and if your skin is sensitive only apply a tiny amount, otherwise you'll have stingy/itchy armpits all night! This is amazing stuff.
I love this mixed with Nectarine Blosson and Honey or Pomegranate Noir, but not so much on it's own. For reference, these are the notes in it: Lime, cardamom, red berries, salt, cocoa beans, cinnamon, vanilla, agava flower When you first spray it it smells like chocolate limes, but soon the lime top notes disappear and it's much nicer - creamy and sweet and soft and comforting. This definitely grows on you.
I've had really bad problems with flaky scalp recently, but one application of this seems to have cured it all! I applied a LOT of Scalp Remedy before bedtime, really massaging it in, then tied my hair back and clipped my fringe out of my face, and went to sleep. In the morning I washed it all out thoroughly with Shampure, and the flakes are GONE. OK, so the dropper isn't perfect, but it would be difficult to find a method of application that actually did JUST get the product onto the scalp. I get this 1/4 of the normal price, so it is VERY MUCH worth it in my opinion! even at full price. It's lovely and cooling when you apply it, and it's a much nicer alternative to using drying, stripping anti-dandruff shampoos. Definitely my HG flake-cure!
I absolutely ADORE this when it's sprayed onto the tissue that gets put into the Jo Malone bags. I adore it on some people too... but sadly on me, all I can smell is the cloves after about a minute. I wish the plum and rhubarb would stay longer. Sadly, I could never wear this :(
I don't get how people can say that this isn't good... it made my dry, bleached hair silky and soft and lovely. As long as you leave it on for long enough and massage it into the hair, it makes your hair so shiny and soft and beautiful! I am shocked people didn't like it. The only bad thing I can say is that you do have to use quite a lot to cover all your hair - not the 'dab' it suggests in the instructions. I usually use Kerastase Masquintese but this could certainly be my new favourite. Although your hair doesn't feel as 'slippery' when you rinse it off as some treatments, when it's dry and finished it's so so shiny. I was delighted with it.
I had a sample of this, and unfortunately it just didn't work on my skin... it smelt delicious, of honeysuckle at first (with a tiny bit of jasmine), and also peaches?, but soon started smelling like aniseed very strongly. i much prefer his other fragrances.
Hair Color -Clairol - Nice 'n Easy - Root Touch Up
okayokay 8/28/2006 4:53:00 PM
This product is AWFUL. Do NOT use if you have light blonde hair. my roots actually look darker after using it. it's the biggest rip off ever, for the poxy amount of product that you get. i really hate this, possibly the worst colourant i've ever used, including ones that turned me orange!
This stuff seems to be pretty good if you've got things you really need to conceal. I use it for a vein you can see on my face. It's VERY cakey though, so mixing with a gentle eye cream might be a good idea. I must say though, DO NOT be taken in by the salespeople telling you that you need to buy the SETTING POWDER. The ingredients are: Talc, Methlyparaben. That's it! Talcum powder and a paraben preservative. Seriously, it's the biggest waste of money ever. If they tell you that you NEED the powder, then ask them why, when it's just pure talc? Any talc will do! Any face powder would probably do actually, they have talc in. What a complete load of rubbish this is. It makes me angry that they're trying to get loads of extra money out of people who have serious things they need to cover. It's awful!
Loose Powders -Dermablend - Setting Powder (loose & pressed)
okayokay 8/12/2006 8:11:00 PM
THIS IS TALCUM POWDER. Plus a preservative. That's it. Never buy this in a millon years, it's the worst waste of money I've ever seen.
When I first bought this moisturiser, I was annoyed that I'd spent so much money on it and thought it wasn't that great, and I stopped using it for a bit. Recently, I've been using it every morning and night, and my skin has cleared up completely! It leaves my skin looking lovely and fresh, and doesn't break me out at all. It is very watery, and I agree that the packaging isn't ideal considering this. However, this is the only moisturiser I'll be using from now on - the only one that hasn't made me break out!
This is the single most disgusting fragrance I've ever smelt - it has a really pungent smell to it that gets right up your nose and makes you feel sick. The packaging is awful, the posters advertising it are ridiculous, and it smells vile - I work in a beauty hall and I have to endure people spraying it on themselves right next to me all day. Most people seem to like it though, so I think I'm in the minority.
Shampoo -Modern Organic Products (MOP) - C-system hydrating shampoo
okayokay 6/12/2006 2:31:00 AM
I really don't like this shampoo - I'm not keen on the smell, if you use it in the bath it leaves a really weird scummy film in the water, and it also leaves a residue in your hair that makes it feel and look greasy, dull and lank. I love the Pear Shampoo by MOP, but this one just doesn't work for my hair.