I love this conditioner. I have tried so many different ones in the past and most leave me with tons of build-up, but not this one. It rinses out easily and doesn't give me lots of tangles to comb out. I love the scent as well. It's not cheap, but the results are worth it!
Love it! For whatever reason my hair is very picky when it comes to shampoo and conditioner. Up until Aveda there has only been one other shampoo that works well with my hair (Goldwell). I love the scent of this shampoo--very natural and "herby". I haven't had a problem with lather like many reviewers...maybe because my hair is not thick at all and it's cut above my shoulders...I don't have to use a lot of shampoo to get a nice thick lather either. My hair feels clean with no build-up and when it's dry it is nice and shiny. It's definitely not the cheapest shampoo, but I love the results so I'm gonna stick with it!
Cleansers -Neutrogena - Visibly Even Foaming Cleanser
shannonmiller 1/13/2010 12:44:00 AM
I don't love it, I don't hate it. It doesn't dry out my skin or cause breakouts, which is great. I wish it had more exfoliating power though. It seemed to do well getting off all my makeup, but I mainly bought it to even out my skin tone, which it didn't. The bottom line is that it's not the worst cleanser I've ever used, but I won't be repurchasing.
Treatments -Neutrogena - Ageless Intensives Tone Correcting Moisture SPF 30
shannonmiller 1/13/2010 12:38:00 AM
I'm just finishing my second bottle of this and I am still on the fence. I love how it is a sunscreen and moisturizer combination. I love that it hasn't clogged my pores or caused breakouts as well. It absorbs well and looks good under make-up too. My biggest issue is that it hasn't helped my hyperpigmentation as much as I had hoped. I'm just not sure if it's worth the money. The other issue I have is the packaging. I can no longer pump any lotion out of the tube, but if I unscrew the top there is still at least a weeks worth left in the bottle. It's not a huge deal, it's just inconvenient.
I like this product! It provides a nice finish over my foundation. It's not quite a matte-finish and it does have a little bit of shimmer, but not enough to make my skin look shiny or greasy. If i put it on in the morning I have to reapply in the afternoon for evening wear, but to me that's not bad at all. It hasn't clogged my pores or caused any breakouts, so that's good. The one big problem I have is the packaging. Maybe it's just me, but I can never seem to get enough powder on the brush by turning it upside down and tapping on the bottom like the instructions say. Instead I unscrew the top and dip the brush in. It's effective, but messy. Overall I'm happy!
Overall this is a great concealer. I have it in Fair Light. Only a small amount is needed for coverage and it blends well, which is great. It covers some hyperpigmentation that I have, but I could use a little more coverage for undereye circles. The concealer is not drying nor does it clog my pores. This is definitely one of the better concealers I have used.
Liquid -Sally Hansen - Natural Beauty Inspired by Carmindy Your Skin Foundation
shannonmiller 1/13/2010 12:10:00 AM
I was really hoping that I would like this and I do!!! It leaves an almost-matte finish, goes on easily and smoothly, does not clog my pores, does not get greasy or dry out my skin...I love it! I use Ecru Beige and it matches really well. I love the pump bottle as well. I think it cost me $13 at Ulta--not bad for a great foundation.
Lotions/ Creams -Neutrogena - Norwegian Formula Hand Cream
shannonmiller 1/8/2010 1:40:00 AM
I have been using this hand cream for years. I honestly don't think my hands would survive winter without it! Only a small amount is needed and it works so well. It takes a little bit of time to rub in and absorb, but it's well worth it! It moisturizes so well that I probably only have to use it once or twice a week. Love it!
Lip Gloss -Revlon - Colorstay Mineral Lipglaze - 535 Eternal Blossom
shannonmiller 1/6/2010 5:27:00 PM
This lip gloss is okay. It definitely doesn't last the 8 hours that it claims to on the box. For some reason it tends to stick on my teeth more than it sticks on my lips! It has slightly longer staying power than regular gloss, but not by much. I do like the color, but not enough to repurchase.
This concealer is okay. The price is low, which is good, but it doesn't conceal all that well. I wanted it mainly for dark under eye circles. It covered them a little bit, but not as much as I'd hoped. I won't be repurchasing.
Wow do I love this haircolor! I've used it twice now and was super happy both times. I used to spend tons of money at the salon for haircolor and just couldn't afford it anymore. I tried this stuff out and was so surprised that my hair didn't look much different from when my stylist colored it. I have to admit that the first time I used it my roots did get slightly brassy, but it faded after about a week. The second time I used it I had zero brassiness. For $15 this product is well worth it. I've had tons of compliments on my color and will continue to repurchase!
This cleanser was good, not great, but good. It was gentle on my skin, not overdrying, and seemed to get all of my makeup off. Still, it didn't seem to improve my skin. I want something to really get into my pores and clean them out and this didn't really deliver. I used up the entire bottle, but I don't think I will go back to it.
Mascara -Cover Girl - Lash Blast Luxe Black Royale
shannonmiller 10/18/2009 7:56:00 PM
I love this mascara! For someone who has short thin eyelashes I need all the help I can get. This mascara truly makes a difference in how my eyes look. After applying it they look twice as long. The color to me look just like any other black mascara, but that's ok. There is minimal clumping and no smudging. I will absolutely be repurchasing!
Lip Treatments -Mary Kay - Timewise Age Fighting Lip Primer
shannonmiller 10/18/2009 7:46:00 PM
I've been wanting to try this product for a long time but never wanted to spend the money on it. I was thrilled when my consultant gave me it for free for messing up my order. I was so disappointed. This did absolutely nothing for me. It didn't moisturize my lips or keep my lipstick from coming off at all. I didn't necessarily use it for wrinkles around my lips, so I cannot comment on the effectiveness of that. I will not be purchasing again and have decided to give up on Mary Kay altogether.
Cleansers -Mary Kay - TimeWise 3-in-1 cleanser C/O
shannonmiller 4/25/2009 11:07:00 AM
I was skeptical when I first bought this cleanser. I'm pretty picky with what I use to clean my face, but my friend is a rep. so I gave it a shot. I'm on my 3rd tube now and I'm really happy with it. It leaves my skin feeling clean but not dry. I rarely use a toner anymore because it does such a good job getting all my makeup off. I think there could be more exfoliating beads, but other than that I really like it. I can't confirm or deny that it does much for wrinkles. I am 32 and have just a few fine lines so we'll see if it does anything for prevention!