This product gave me scars along my jawline from regular usage over around a year. I initial;ly thought my shampoo was the problem, the scars kept on coming as I stopped using the shampoos, conditioners ... anything else I could think might be to blame. But no, it's definitely this.
Skincare - Face -Clean & Clear - Exfoliating Daily Wash
rope 2/28/2013 11:42:00 AM
I've been using this every day for years. It is perfection; face feels fresh, clean but not tight/dried out.
Moisturizers -Clinique - Redness Solutions Daily Relief Moisture Cream
rope 2/28/2013 11:06:00 AM
Made my redness worse and broke me out.
Moisturizers -Clinique - Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel
rope 2/28/2013 11:04:00 AM
Vile. Covered my face in a film and caused break outs. I never get break outs! I would really discourage use of this product, it ruined my face.
Conditioner -The Body Shop - Banana Nourishing Conditioner
rope 1/27/2013 2:16:00 PM
I love this stuff. It's not filled with absolute sh!te, but isn't "too hippy" for my dry, curly, styled-to-death hair. It doesn't give that silicone sheen you may be used to, but it's all kinds of good for hair. I've dumped out my Lait Vital.
Well, I keep coming back to this stuff but man it does awful things to my skin. As much as I absolutely love what Kerastase Bain Satin 1 & Lait Vital (and Elixr) stuff do to my massive curly hair (straight and tame! Amazed!), I really never feel as though I can justify such extravagance, plus the smell is God-awful and I've developed ghastly red cheeks ... never had them before Kerastase. But ... yeah. It gives me better results than any other conditioner I've ever used. Nonetheless, I'll keep trying other brands as the smell and the price make for an offensive combination.
Mascara -Maybelline - Volum' Express The Colossal Waterproof
rope 12/10/2012 8:29:00 AM
I'm twenty-six and have red hair; worn mascara all day, every day from age fourteen! Have tried pretty much every drug store mascara going, and a few high-end brands too. I go for waterproof every time because I swim and cry all the time, bahaha. Anyway this is the best I've ever used. Pros: 1 - Biga$$ volume for that wide-eyed, just-been-slapped look. 2 - Super waterproof; I've been swimming in the sea, broken up with about twenty boyfriends in this gear and my eyes still look awesome throughout. 3 - Easy to find. It's bright yellow so even when my room looks like a bomb just went off, I can find my mascara. 4 - Readily stocked. Find it in any old drug store, sometimes even in supermarkets. 5 - Comes in brown. Lots of 'scaras forget about us pale girls and just bang out superblack shades. The brown edition is dark enough to satisfy my need for glamour without making me look like Michael Jackson. 6 - It's hella cheap. I'm in the UK, it's like £7 here when not on offer. Laaavvvllyy!! Now the cons: 1 - Can't get this stuff off without really wanting to. I have to scrub my eyeball half off before showering every morning. I didn't mark down for this because it's a good trade-off for the mascara's durability. 2 - Have to keep it cool, because it will dry out and clump if it sits basking in the sun all day. I buy a new one every couple of months and that keeps the consistency fluid. 3 - Here is my least favourite thing about it - again the side-effect of a benefit. It dries pretty fast, and once it's dried you can't layer it, because it's too thick. So you're against the clock, gotta be swift. I'm fine with that as I've mastered my mascara technique over the years, but some may find it off-putting. However, if you do a bad application job you're screwed because as per con #1, it's hard to remove. Another point I should make is that I can't confirm whether or not it curls your lashes. I have curly hair so my lashes are naturally pretty strongly curved. I'd definitely recommend this product. Started using it about four years ago and have occasionally splurged on other mascaras, only to revert back to this one.
Sucks, smells bad causes breakouts ... ect ect.
Hate Dove, hate this. Builds up and smells nasty.
Conditioner -Dove - Nourishing Oil Care Conditioner
rope 8/22/2012 3:33:00 PM
Update: This stuff gives me beautiful hair, but also an itchy scalp and zits on my hairline/scalp/face. Original post: My hair is fine, curly and dry. If I use the wrong conditioner I end up with either appalling frizz on a bucket-load of grease on my head; both looks are pretty awful. I used to use Kerastase Lait Vital which I got online for about £12 - and just thought I would never get any real results from store-brands. Wrooonnnngggg ... Dove kicks the b*tts of all salon brands (and I've tried heaps). I cannot believe the results ... fantastic. Picked this bottle up for £2, only need a tiny amount and my hair feels, looks and smells a whole world better than it did with the Kerastase. I love you Dove!
Shampoo -Dove - Nutritive Therapy Nourishing Oil Care Shampoo
rope 8/22/2012 3:27:00 PM
Update: This stuff gives me beautiful hair, but also an itchy scalp and zits on my hairline/scalp/face. Original post: I've only just used this stuff so I'll update this review later ... so far, it's looking good! Cheap (£2 or so), only need to use a tiny amount on my enormous mop of super-fine, super-curly hair and the result is a definite reduction in frizz, increase in softness and shine. I usually use Kerastase, which is £15 - I previously thought that stuff was my hair HG product, but I'm amazed to say I think this supercheap Dove stuff beats it hands down in all departments!
Gels/Soaps -Dove - Dove Nourishing Care Shea Butter Beauty Bar
rope 8/22/2012 3:23:00 PM
Humm. Leaves a residue ... maybe that's why it claims to be moisturizing? Horf!
Used to think this was my HG product ... used it now for about a year or so, and have had great results. Then one day I ran out and had to pick up some Dove Oil Nutrition or whatever that stuff is called ... and guess what! It does an as good as, if not a better job than Kerastase ... if you're reading this and wondering whether to go spend £12 on this shampoo, stop! Try Dove first.
Gels/Soaps -St. Ives - Oatmeal and Shea Butter Body Wash
rope 5/9/2012 9:09:00 AM
I love St Ives apricot face scrubs and shea butter smells delicious, so I though I'd try this out. I have fairly dry skin & use Veet on my legs so I never use harsh shower gels and this looked promising. I shower twice a day, every day as I work out most days at the gym. I noticed when I got out of the shower this stuff left my skin feeling super-slippery when wet ... and yes, I washed it off thoroughly (I'm a clean freak, I over-rinse if anything!). When my skin dried it was smooth and I love the smell, and so continued to use it. After a week or so I developed a rash and it's only just starting to go now after 3 days off this product! I'm pretty sure it leaves a heavy residue which irritated my skin allot - I had a rash in my bikini area (niiicceee!) all over my torso, shoulders and the backs of my knees. Really itchy too, ergh! I really wanted to like this stuff - I actually bought three massive bottles of it but I'm definitely going to dump them out because it's really been a pain in the azz. I think the combination of sweating allot at the gym and having my pores blocked by whatever filth they put in this is the problem, but gym bods give it a miss unless you want to look like you've been attacked by a cheese grater.