Cleansers -La Roche Posay - Toleriane Dermo-Cleanser
plumduff 4/9/2006 9:24:00 AM
Not irritating, no scent, but quite occlusive. Did remove light makeup fairly well, but left enough of a residue that I developed blackheads if I didn't follow up with a 2nd cleanser. Back to Cetaphil and cleansing oil for me.
Very light detangler, good for fine hair as other reviewers have noted. It has a faint floral scent that doesn't interfere with other scents.
I don't understand how anyone could find this a clarifying shampoo. It's definitely about as much moisture as my fine hair can take. It lathers copiously, and the scent is refreshing: not too sweet, as so many TiGi products are. I'd almost describe the scent as yuzu, rather than grapefuit. I'm not sure it's doing anything to make me a better blonde, but overall I really like it.
Conditioner -Alberto Vo5 - Oasis Jasmine and Aloe Conditioner
plumduff 3/11/2005 9:20:00 PM
Fantastic conditioner at a fantastic price. I was skeptical, but this product leaves my hair soft, bouncy and silky. I'm not stuck on the scent myself, but it's not offensive .
Lip Gloss -Bonne Bell - Lip Frosting in PINK LEMON
plumduff 3/9/2005 4:58:00 PM
I like the lip frostings, and this is my favourite, despite the fact that it does make my lips tingle slightly. I love the colour (the palest pearlescent pink, not as silver-white as some of the other lip frostings) and the scent. I completely agree with the reviewer who said this smells like lemon-creme sandwich cookies. The container is a little hard to manage, but I just squeeze a little out and apply with a finger.
Lotions/ Creams -L'Occitane - Honey Royal Jelly Propolis Body Balm
plumduff 3/9/2005 4:48:00 PM
Lovely, lovely smell. Slightly floral, but sweet as well. The texture is a bit odd, as it goes on a bit stiff but as it warms up becomes slippery. I don't think it absorbs well enough into my skin to wear under clothes, but I love to wear it to bed. My only complaint is the packaging. The product is somewhat goopy, so a bottle with a flip-top cap would make less mess than the jar does.
This is my HG styling product. I have very fine, virgin hair with long layers, and it's hard to find a product that volumizes instead of plastering my hair to my head. I use only a tiny amount (this pump will last me forever) and work it through before blowdrying. Instant body. I'm not thrilled about the scent, but I don't find it obnoxious. It does make me feel 14 again.
This is a standard clarifying shampoo--nothing special, but it did the job, leaving my hair lighter and bouncier. I'm not thrilled with the scent. I wish I got "chocolate mint chip ice cream" from this, but it smells like juniper or eucalyptus to me. Not a bad smell, but not something I'm fond of.
Moisturizers -La Prairie - Skin Caviar Luxe Cream for face
plumduff 3/9/2005 9:36:00 AM
I only tried a sample of this, so maybe this isn't a fair review of the product itself. But I can review the scent and holy sweet moses, what a scent! Horrible cheap cologne. I tried this at night, and I blame the nightmares I had that night to the reek of this cream wafting through the air. 'Nuff said.
The first Aveda hair product that's worked for me. I have baby-fine, unprocessed hair and not much of it, and every other Aveda conditioner I've tried weighed it down. The texture is a bit odd (I guess it's the kaolin) but it leaves my hair noticably fuller. I don't mind the scent, though it's a bit earthy and masculine for my taste. One lippie off for the price.
Moisturizers -Aveeno - Skin Brightening Daily Moisturizer SPF 15
plumduff 3/9/2005 8:39:00 AM
I wanted to like this, as it left a nice silky finish on my skin...you'd never know it had an spf. But it burned (not tingled).
Skincare - Body -Caswell-Massey - Almond Cold cream soap
plumduff 3/2/2005 8:45:00 PM
Lovely texture, very creamy and not drying, but the scent fades very quickly.
Skincare - Body -Johnson & Johnson - Vanilla & Jasmine Baby Powder
plumduff 8/25/2004 8:39:00 AM
My new HG body powder, this replaces Lush Silky Underwear for me. Better scent, better formula (silky cornstarch) and better packaging. As other reviewers have said, there's more jasmine than vanilla here, but that's fine by me.
Gels/Soaps -Philosophy - Strawberry Ice Cream 3-in-1
plumduff 7/9/2004 9:37:00 AM
Another lovely 3-in-1. This doesn't smell like strawberries, but it does smell like strawberry ice cream to me. Perfect summer scent.
I'm another person who buys this because of the smell. I loved it when it came out, and I keep coming back to it. The shampoo is fine, but I have to rinse really well after using the conditioner or my fine hair lays flat (even with the Volumizing line). I think I'd be overwhelmed with the scent if I used it every day, but whenever I do use it, someone says, "you smell nice!"