Conditioner -Suave - Keratin Infusion Leave-In Conditioner
suemazrn 11/10/2012 6:54:00 AM
I am very happy with this leave-in. I have long, slightly wavy, highlighted hair that is prone to frizz (dry ends). My scalp is oily though so I can't use super heavy conditioners. Anyway, I wash and condition my hair in the shower then towel dry and add a small amount of this leave-in. My hair is tangle-free, soft and much less frizzy during the day. I use it on my kids too to avoid tangles and in place of regular conditioner. As long as I don't overdue, it doesn't make my hair look greasy at all. My hair feels healthy and looks great. The smell is not my favorite but it fades pretty quickly. It's strongly scented and a bit masculine, I think. Not a deal breaker for me though. Great stuff overall.
I have been using CP serum for about 3 years. I started using the serum on my belly for stretch mark removal and then later, used it on my face, neck, and breasts as well. The only negative is that sometimes it can cause my skin to itch terribly but then I ease off for a few days and the problem doesn't reoccur. These peptides, along with acids, have greatly reduced my stretch marks. My marks were very deep and about 7 years old when I started and they are very faint and soft and shallow at this point. I would say I've had a 75% reduction. Now I added needling to my regimen and they are fading more. I have noticed better skin texture and firmness on my face with no negatives at all. I combine this with retin-a which I use twice a week. I will be buying this forever. It has greatly improved my stretch marks and the overall texture/look of my skin.
I was looking forward to sampling this but unfortunately it didn't work with my body chemistry. I believe I sampled the EDT. It started out spicy and warm but not wonderful. Then it dried down to a powdery, odd, soapy scent. My good friend actually thought it smelled like bacon on me!! It's amazing how different perfumes smell on different people. This friend owned and loved Coco and didn't even recognize it on me. That is why I always try before I buy, lol!
Conditioner -Aveeno - Nourish + Condition Leave-In Treatment
suemazrn 8/10/2012 12:11:00 PM
Someone on the hair board recommended this and I have to say, I really like it. I was using a leave-in by Garnier but my hair still looked dry and frizzy. Anti-frizz serums usually leave my hair greasy looking so I use a leave-in to deal with frizz and dryness. This stuff really helps. It has a light fresh smell and it seems as if you can't overdo it. My fine, highlighted hair looks healthy and the frizz is pretty much nil. It''s not heavy or sticky, it leaves my hair soft and pretty. Great stuff! Also, my hair is a little wavy and it doesn't kill the wave like some leave-ins.
Amazing mascara. I am a drugstore girl but this stuff is awesome. No clumps, no smudging, natural looking. Great!
This is not my type of perfume at all in that I tend to go for vanilla based, sweet, non-floral fragrances. I don't usually like powdery scents either. Go figure! This is soft, cozy and very comforting. I don't wear it out much but I love it when I'm in my pajamas and want to feel cozy. Lovely scent, IMO.
I couldn't have used this stuff when my skin was oilier but now that I'm in my 40's and using retin-A, this product has saved my skin. I use this to keep my skin moist and soft and to prevent it drying out from the retin-A. Retin-A can cause terrible dryness and flaking and this is the only I've found to counteract that. Very gentle but it does take getting used to. It doesn't lather so you don't feel "squeaky clean" like you do with other cleansers. But no breakouts (I do still get those!) and my skin does not feel dirty. Never irritates my skin or eyes. Very mild and effective product.
Okay, I have fine, long, color-treated hair with a greasy scalp. If I use clarifying or clear shampoos, my hair gets crunchy and dry feeling. Most shampoos for dry hair leave my hair flat and dirty looking. This one so far has been very good. My hair feels very soft, frizz-free and smells delicious. It doesn't look dirty or flat either. Hopefully, it won't build up over time but right now, I think it's a great shampoo. I need less conditioner now too.
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Lunableu- Spiritueuse Double Vanilla (Type)
suemazrn 12/21/2010 2:42:00 PM
I haven't tried the original in a long time so I can't say if it's an exact dupe or not. But I think this is a wonderful fragrance oil. It doesn't smell inexpensive and is complex to my nose. Lovely vanilla and tobacco and other notes I can't be sure of but I just can't stop smelling my wrist whenever I wear this. It smells like nothing else, IMO, and it's one of my favorites. Very grown up and sexy vanilla.
Skincare - Face -Skin Biology - Trireduction with Retinol
suemazrn 3/29/2010 10:43:00 AM
This stuff is definitely helping remove/fade my stretch marks. I use 35% glycolic acid along with this product. Slowly but surely, they are fading, thank goodness. :) They are old marks too, so I'm grateful to get any improvement at all. I haven't tried this on my face but since I'm 43, I should give it a try considering how effective it's been on my abdomen. The smell is not great but it doesn't linger. Effective product and I definitely recommend trying it.
I'm only using this for a short time, but so far, I really like it. It's light, moisturizings but not greasy. It has SPF and no chemicals, which is great. The smell is nice but a bit strong. Fortunately, it doesn't linger. The pump is great but it's made of glass which makes me nervous (( have three little girls). Otherwise, it's a great container. It doesn't sting my eyes, it absorbs quickly and my skin looks nice and healthy. I don't wear foundation so I can't say how well this works under make-up. I think it's a bit pricy but I like this product so far.
This is a very good leave-in conditioner. I use it on my kids to minimize tangles as well. I like the fruity smell and it doesn't weigh my very fine hair down unless I overdo it. It leaves my hair very soft and helps keep the frizzies away. :) Very inexpensive as well. Definitely worth a try.
I was hoping for a snuggly skin scent but on me, this is a tropical floral scent with a touch of suntan oil and coconut. Nice but not what I was hoping for. Florals tend to give me a headache, unfortunately. I think this is a scent worth try as it does stay close to the skin and I could see most people liking this. It's also very affordable but just not for me.
I think this is a great scent...but not for me. I was hoping for a clean, crisp, green scent that would be great for daily use. But on my skin it's definitely a masculine scent. I love Gendarme so I'm not opposed to wearing a fragrance geared for men, but this didn't work for me. But a great vetiver scent and worth trying.
Lip Treatments -Alba Botanica - Coconut Cream Lip Balm
suemazrn 5/1/2009 5:09:00 PM
I really love this lip balm. Very soothing and moisturizing. Smells and tastes great (coconut with a little pineapple, I think). It's reasonable and easy to find too. I also love that it's all natural. Great stuff!