Shampoo -L'Oreal - EverPure Sulfate-free Color Care Shampoo
sourika 6/23/2010 2:21:00 AM
This made my hair feel like straw--like after coloring my hair kind of straw. I used deep conditioner after, I didn't think regular conditioner would get the tangles out. Smelled better than I expected. I may try the moisture/hydrating formula, but I wouldn't use this one again.
Bought this for $5.99 at TJ Max. Was worried that as a volumizing conditioner, it wouldn't have enough 'slip'. It does! I think it works really well, nice ocean/marine scent, & it seems to bring out some curls in my hair. I have fine hair, but a lot of it, the kind that definitely needs a good conditioner & this works. Would repurchase.
I'm surprised at the negative reviews! This is not greasy on me at all! The only thing that is a slight negative is the smell. There is a slight chemical (?) smell, but I'm totally fine with it. I like that they say the active ingredients are effective for a long time. For non-greasy face sunscreen try Banana Boat & I just tried Olay & that was ok too (but Banana Boat is even less greasy & less expensive.) Oh yeah, & Burt's Bees was super non greasy, but a slight warm smell of hemp, but it smelled nice to me.
Conditioner -Neutrogena - Clean moisturizing conditioner
sourika 8/21/2008 5:47:00 PM
I used a travel size of this conditioner with a different brand shampoo. It seemed to give my fine hair extra bounce. It's not heavily conditioning, so I think I would need to rotate, but I am interested to try this again. I wonder if it has 'cones?
Conditioner -Trader Joe's - Essential Herbal Conditioner
sourika 8/21/2008 5:44:00 PM
This review is for Trader Joe's Nourish Spa Conditioner. (I am very wary of natural brand shine enhancing shampoos, because usually they don't provide enough slip or conditioners for my fine, tangle prone hair.) A friend of mine had the Nourish Spa Conditioner in her shower & I got to try it on many occasions. It is GREAT! You can't beat the price, no silicones, & it is heavy enough conditioning for my hair, yet doesn't weigh it down. Give it a try!
Foundations -Neutrogena - Skin Clearing Oil Free Compact Foundation
sourika 8/21/2008 5:40:00 PM
The product is not soft/moist enough. I thought maybe I had gotten a dried out one, but the next one was the same. I only use this right after I apply sunscreen, so it's easier to apply. I won't be buying this again.(Almay had a much better one for problem skin, but unfortunately they discontinued it.) This causes you to tug & pull at your skin too much. I would recommend Avon Creme to Powder foundation, it stays pretty matte, even in summer. Covergirl Aquasmooth is also comparable.
Crème -Avon - PERSONAL MATCH Cream-to-Powder Foundation SPF 10
sourika 8/21/2008 5:32:00 PM
This is a really great foundation. More coverage than a powder, but still light feeling on your face. I prefer this type to liquid foundations. I definitely use this in the summer because it stays pretty matte on me.
This is the ONLY thing that keeps my polish from chipping! And it is the product that finally got my soft, peeling nails to grow. Use this as a topcoat & it will keep your manicure for about a week! I use a base coat & 2 thin coats of polish. Let dry between each coat. Then use this. It also dries very quickly, so if you are using to refresh your manicure, you can do it 10 mins before you go to bed & it will be dry.