I used to love this, but would always stray for some reason. The last 6 months of using this, my skin was itchy and dry. I kept getting an irritation/ rash on my cheeks and I never thought it could have been my beloved Ponds....until I stumbled upon the recent reviews. Yes, my last tub had dmdm hydantoin and the rash went away a day after I threw the tub in the trash. Bummer.
I don't get this mascara. It migrates to my skin instead of staying on my lashes. It's really messy when applying and it refuses to coat the tips of my lashes. I feel like I clean more off my skin than actually what stays on my eyelashes.
Mascara -Maybelline - Volum' Express The Mega Plush
serena44 8/10/2012 4:38:00 PM
I'm in a mascara slump right now. I just don't understand all these new brushes on the market. This one would be fine except for the flexible part- it doesn't get all my lashes. In fact, I got it all over my lids. The actual mascara seemed too light in consistency and by the time I got it dark enough, it was 4 coats later and starting to clump. Yes, I like that my eyelashes are not stiff. That's a step in the right direction, but a normal brush would have been much better.
BB Cream -Skin79 - Vital BB Cream SPF50++ Hot Orange Label
serena44 5/9/2012 12:33:00 AM
I can't figure out how to use this. I've tried with and without moisturizer, with and without powder, etc. I've tried a little bit and layering or slathering on.... same result: oily after a few hours and clogged pores. I really want to like this and I really like the idea of BB cream, but it's just not working. It might just be too heavy for my skin.
I extremely dislike Sonya and I have spent time in her "salon." She is awful. I really hate to admit that I come back to this scrub and her Omega oil. I only use this twice a week at the most-- my skin is really sensitive and reactive. But it does the trick and leaves my face glowing. The one for acne and scarring do burn my skin. The maintenance is the best and I'm about to try the new irritation formula. I find the same for her other acne products-- too many harsh oils/ingredients and cause too much redness. This is expensive, but it will last for up to a year. When it dries out, I add some water to each application and it works just fine.
The tub really sucks. It is messy and awkward, but easier than the Kerastase tubs. I have only used this once, but the results are pretty amazing. My day 2 hair is amazing. I have crazy wavy/curly/straight hair... the curl pattern is bipolar. Using this as a conditioner left my hair the closest to having an even curl pattern. My hair looks pretty and even though I slept on it, today the curls aren't freaking out. My hair is soft, not frizzy, and it lays down nicely. For Pantene, it doesn't contain the evil sillicones that end with -xane and cause my hair to frizz and break. For $4, it is worth a try!
Treatments -Kinerase - Instant Radiance Facial Peel
serena44 8/5/2008 7:59:00 PM
I used the pro therapy version. Last night was the 5th consecutive use and today my skin looks really good. It didn't deliver fantastic, jaw dropping results and I'm not sure anything out there could. However, it did help my skin purge some stubborn areas without irritation which is pretty miraculous. I was having a major breakout all over my face right before I started. After the first lollipop, my current zits cleared up. I did continue to break out a bit-- just purging-- but they cleared up pretty quickly too. My skin is pretty clogged, so I will use up the rest of the box over the next few months and see if I want to repurchase. The fact that it didn't cause any irritation whatsoever, is huge for me and as of today, I don't have any active breakouts-- just healing ones.
Thanks, ladies! I bought this based on reviews here and it really does work. I was using Kiehl's leave in and found that it didn't help with frizzies and seemed to make my wave/curl pattern off (straight on bottom, spirally on top). The Garnier leave in really does help with frizz and shine! It seemed like my hair dried a little faster too-- meaning the waves didn't dry all wonky. My hair is really soft, much less frizzy, and super manageable.
Moisturizers -Kinerase - Ultimate Night Moisturizer
serena44 6/17/2008 10:24:00 PM
Love this stuff. It is super moisturizing and my skin needed it. I haven't tried the day version yet as it is getting warmer and might be too much for summertime. It feels like I've tried every moisturizer out there from Cetaphil to La Mer. When it comes down to it, this moisturizer works and that makes the price worth it. SkincareRx has 20% kinerase right now and I actually got some on ebay.
I think the other reviewers may be right. This is a very harsh scrub. I used it a ton when I was younger and had perfect skin. Now, I think it is too abrasive for my face. However, this is great for body-- back, arms, butt.
Ok, so I've only used this a few times... that's my disclaimer. I usually use Kerastase Bain Satin 2, but my poor scalp has a love hate relationship with that one. I kept a bottle of this in the shower and decided to try it this am and my hair looks great. Maybe there is something to be said about using shampoos without 'cones. This stuff does what it is supposed to -- WASH. It is a little drying,so I may use it with a really moisturizing conditioner, but it doesn't leave anything behind on my hair or scalp. No itching, no buildup flakes, nothing. I may try it with Biolage Ultra Hydrating conditioner next. Oh, and $1 for a bottle? Amazing.
Treatments -Unlisted Brand - Nucelle Mandelic Serum 10 percent
serena44 5/31/2008 7:30:00 PM
I've been using this for a few months now. I'd worked up to using every pm, but is too drying to use in am too. My skin has purged, peeled, etc, and up until last week, I liked it. I've stopped using as my face suddenly got soo dry it was red and burning. It never did clear up all my blackheads, but it did feel like my pimples wouldn't last as long. After not using for a week, I still have dry patches on either side of my nose, so maybe this was just too strong. I have sensitive, blotchy skin that borders on dry-combo. It could just be that this isn't for me!
I love this stuff! The coverage is amazing and I really don't need to use all that much... just blend well. I don't use it for underneath my eyes, just for splotches, acne, and redness. The tube is smallish, so it fits perfectly in my purse. I haven't seen it oxidize or change color either. The finish is pretty matte and stays put for hours. Touch ups are really easy and again, I don't need that much. A make up artist on set recommended this. She uses it on all of her clients and I totally understand why!
I just started straightening my hair and my shoulder has been killing me! My old dryer was soo heavy and it would take forever to completely dry my hair (25-30 minutes). I have fine hair, but a ton of it. I bought the Featherweight and it is unbelievably light and quick. My hair is dry within 15 minutes. It is unfortunate that you cannot control the heat temperature, but by the time it starts to get really hot, my hair is dry. And the results? I barely need to use the flat iron afterwards. My hair is super smooth and really shiny. I love this dryer. I used a coupon at Bed Bath and Beyond-- that helped with the price!
Didn't work for me. This cleanser is really moisturizing... more so than Ponds cold cream. It felt like it left a film on my face. It may be better for someone with really dry skin who isn't acne prone. I like the concept of Ren products, so I will pass this on to a friend and hope it works for them.