Shampoo -Alba Botanica - Plumeria Replenishing Hair Wash
sparrowXX 7/16/2007 2:05:00 PM
This product didn't work for me at all. It dried out my hair, even with the Gardenia Conditioner. My hair felt like it was stripped of all natural oils and softness. I was very surprised at how awful this smelled. Not even close to Plumerias. I have colored and highlighted hair on the thick side which gets very frizzy and curly when left to air dry. Sorry, but I give this a big thumbs down.
This is the first and only Retinol product I've used so far. I've had these horrible deep red blemishes on my nose for some time now. They are a bit raised but mostly flat with no head. I've tried everything to blast these suckers away and nothing helped. I applied the RoC as a spot treatment on my nose and in 2 days, one blemish was completely gone , one was barely noticeable and the largest one, that has been there for a year, has greatly faded. I use the RoC several times a week as a spot treatment and for me it's a miracle product :) I don't like how much and how quickly the cream comes squirting out of the tube since I only use a small amount no matter how careful and slowly I squeeze the tube. Other than that, I'm happy :)
I have been using this conditioner now for almost 2 months and I LOVE it. This isn't a deep treatment like the Masquintense. It's meant to be used after you shampoo and like all other conditioners, you need to be careful how much you use. I have colored/highlighted/coarse/wavy/curly/frizzy hair, layered to my shoulders. I have tons left in the jar so I expect that this will last me at least 6 months maybe more. So the high $$ doesn't bother me. I will definitely repurchase.
I'm on my 3rd or 4th pencil of this as it is a staple for me. I wear this with just about every red lipstick I have and I have a lot of reds ;) Many, many times I fill in my lips with this, blot gently, then apply lip balm... PERFECT (for me) I'm of mediterranean decent.
Styling Products -Victoria's Secret - So Sexy Smoothing Shine Serum
sparrowXX 12/27/2006 1:04:00 PM
The trick to using this is to apply VERY LITTLE and build as necessary. Also, for me, this works best on dried hair right before I flat iron. I have colored, dry, frizzy hair and this serum, one drop maybe two, makes my hair look like glass --(after flat ironing)-- even if I don't iron this stuff really smooths out my layers beautifully. Only thing I don't care for is the GLASS bottle. I'm so afraid of breaking it that I keep it in the box at all times.
I have always stayed far, far away from any lipstick that even HINTED at orange. Having said this, I am TOTALLY and pleasantly surprised--SHOCKED-- at how much I love this lipstick on me! And I think "on me" is the key phrase here. It is a beautiful brown-red color with an orange undertone that brings out the olive color in my mediterranean skin and also brings out my brown eyes. The formula is quite moisturizing which is such a plus. I use this lipstick with a Mahagony lipliner from Clinique and I fill my lips with this l/l first, but very, very, very lightly. I have received so many compliments when I wear this lipstick which is the best review always. Funny thing is, no one yet has said I have on a nice lipstick, just that I look "very nice today". I know it's the lipstick that brings out my natural coloring because I don't get all the rave compliments any other times... too funny.
Lip Gloss -Burt's Bees - Burt's Bees Lip Shimmers - Raisin
sparrowXX 8/1/2006 12:54:00 AM
Can you say FUSCHIA LIPS!! Enough said.