I really want to like this product. It smells great, applies great, but I sweat right through it. No, seriously - yesterday at work it was a situation. Forget it. Moving on from Dove anti-perspirants. I'm sad!
Ow. Ow. Ow. Ow. Scratchy, almost painfully so, and sheds. I need something softer that this sucker. Ow. Has decent coverage.
On the plus side - it really does what it's supposed to, getting rid of painful ingrown hairs. Which is awesome. On the minus side - it makes my skin peel in sheets. Like plastic wrap. So just as ugly looking, just less painful. Also, smells like vinegar. Also - for the love of all that is holy, do NOT put this on wet skin. It will burn and you will shriek. Until I can find something that works just as well but doesn't cause me to look like I have a skin disorder, I'll use it.
Wow, those scientists are something - they discovered how to make my medium-thick curly hair frizzy. In fact, they discovered how to make it frizzier than if I have nothing in my hair. Gets one lippie for adding shine to the frizz. I'm returning this tomorrow.
The best explanation as to how awesome this is, is the following - I shaved my legs with it this morning. My man brushed his fingers over them and said, "Damn, your legs are smooth." Then he paused, and said, "Damn, your legs are really, REALLY smooth. What razor are you using?" Then he proceeded to interrogate me, since he knows I use men's razors, all the while guessing correctly that it was the Gillette Fusion Razor. With this razor, there's NEVER a nick, despite a panoply of blades, and there's smooth skin that lasts for at least a day, if not more - and I belong to a family of hirsute young ladies. SO worth it. Only thing I would complain about is the excess of tricksy plastic that it comes packaged in - I'm more likely to get cut by that, than by the razor.
Purchased this in America. I wasn't in love with UK version, but I figured hey, cult product, right? Must be something good. I think this is actually European, though, because the label is fully in German. I think it's meant to be fragrance-free and extra-strong hold. (I took French. Sorry) Well, at least, I thought so. But apparently "parfum-frei" means "smells like terrible chemicals". And as for extra-strong hold, well...how about no hold at all? Literally just went over my already super-sprayed hair with my clumping hairspray because the curls were already falling. And I just shut off the iron five minutes ago. You would think the hold is strong, though, the way it makes my workspace all sticky and leaves so much mess on my iron. At least they have one thing right - it's gone with the stroke of a brush. That's because you don't need anything to take it out! Sigh. Now I have to turn my iron back on because the curls have fallen so much. Onward in my search for a good hairspray...
Styling Products -TRESemme - Flawless Curls Curl Definition Jelly
prettypinkkitty 6/16/2009 8:22:00 AM
Oh my God, humid day and there's no frizz? This product does it. The texture of this product is like a less sticky gel - almost like Jello, really. But it's white-opaque, as if there's a conditioner in it. Post-shower, I ran it through my dripping wet thick hair - it's long and covers my shoulder blades. I needed more than the quarter-size that they recommend, but it hasn't left disgusting clumps like most gels do. In fact, my hair is totally touchable and flexible. And there isn't a lick of frizz - normally when I fingercomb product through my hair, I still get frizz. My hair looks perfect - shiny curls! Only drawbacks are price and bottle. For the price and for Tresemme, I expected more product - but I suppose I'm spoiled with Tresemme. And the bottle's got kind of a sports-bottle top, if that makes sense. Because the product is so viscous, it requires a lot of force to get the product out. But I mean, that stuff is easily fixable, and I'm willing to do grip exercises for this sort of hair. The curls look so great! Too soon to say HG, but a definite candidate.
I have three polishes from China Glaze - Liquid Leather (black), China Rouge (red creme), and Seduce Me (darker raspberry). The formula for these are really good - highly pigmented polish that usually takes two coats if I want to be good, but one usually works fine. Chipping is unheard of. I did a pedicure with an Essie polish and it lasted maybe a week. China Glaze has lasted three weeks on me with nary a chip. Amazing! Love the formula and the selection of colors. I will definitely be picking up more!
Lotions/ Creams -Vaseline - Cocoa Butter Deep Conditioning lotion
prettypinkkitty 5/30/2009 7:34:00 PM
I'd been using the Suave Cocoa Butter lotion and I had a coupon for this one, so I decided may as well try. I thought the Suave lotion would have been a nice dupe for the Vaseline, and I would return to Suave. Ohhhh heck no. In fact, I ran out of Suave after finishing one leg, so I got to compare directly. The Vaseline lotion moisturizes my extradry skin so much better. The Vaseline formula seems thicker, but I didn't find it sticky. It lasts longer, too - at the end of the day, Vaseline leg still felt moisturized, while the Suave side felt dry. Plus, when I scratched Suave side, you could see ashy white lines (sorry, gross) - not with Vaseline side. I actually like the scent, too - it's sweet, foody, but it doesn't scream cocoa, and it's not crazy strong. All I know is, I keep petting my skin like I'm a puppy.
Conditioner -L'Oreal - Feria Color Moisturizing Treatment.
prettypinkkitty 4/18/2007 5:09:00 PM
Bought it at Sally's. I used it after my superclarifying shampoo. Oh my Lord. My wretchedly tangled hair that frizzes at the first sign of humidity is now supersoft, detangled, shiny, but not too weighty. Seriously awesome!
Feh. My skin is oilier after consistent use. It doesn't hurt my skin, but it doesn't make it better. (Have oily, acne-prone skin). I do like the scent, and I like the foolproofness. Plus I got it free with purchase, so the price was right. I look oily. Sigh. I'll use it at night, but only until it runs out.
Lip Treatments -Clarins - Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm
prettypinkkitty 3/15/2006 1:07:00 AM
On the plus side - my lips are very, and I mean VERY, chapped, to the point of cracking if I'm not careful. Petroleum jelly and the like did nothing for a deep crack I had on my lips. This product? Fixed it in 24 hours. Decently pleasant smell, and effective. The saleswoman at Douglas warned me in advance that a little went a long way, so that was good. On the minus side - I cannot in all honesty justify spending $26 on a lip balm, especially one that I keep applying. Sigh. I'll finish this one up for economy's sake, and then I'll go back to eating ramen and preventing these sort of cracks.
Treatments -Neutrogena - T Gel Overnight Dandruff Treatment
prettypinkkitty 8/5/2005 9:46:00 PM
Was this discontinued? If it was, it'll be a real shame. This really is a HG product for my difficult scalp - easy to apply with a targeted spray head, crisp-smelling and gentle on my hair, and effective beyond belief. With the T-Gel shampoo, you have to wait in the shower, while with this spray you could multitask while asleep! Plus, I could use it with my Phytojoba shampoo - what could make a girl happier?
Lotions/ Creams -The Body Shop - Mango Body Butter
prettypinkkitty 5/2/2005 4:04:00 PM
Oh...my poor poor skin. I abuse it so. What whips it back into shape? Why, this Mango Body Butter does. It slides right on and makes my ashy flaking skin normal again. Only problem is the strength of scent - it is very strong - but I can deal with that for skin like this!
So, I don't have a bath tub and I have insomnia. I explained my dilemma to the cute Lush man who was in the Bath Ballistics area at the Covent Garden shop, and after a nice discussion about not having bath tubs, he recommended the Ickle Baby Baff in my washbasin. I used a fairly large Tupperware container and stuck my head under and covered it with a towel, like you do with Vicks for bad chest colds. Not only did I love the sweet and subtle scent, but I slept through my neighbor's incredibly loud party. How wonderful!