Lotions/ Creams -Neutrogena - Body Lotion Light Sesame Formula
tobyleota 9/19/2012 9:56:00 PM
I love this stuff. It sinks in quickly, moisturizes well and smells light and fresh. I will need something stronger for winter months, but for the summer this is perfect. Absolutely great for hot, humid climates.
Moisturizers -La Roche Posay - Toleriane Soothing Protective Light Facial Fluid
tobyleota 9/19/2012 9:49:00 PM
I have repurchased this item at least 12 times. It soothes and moisturizes, which is exactly what I need after a salicylic acid peel. I have oily skin with very large pores, and this has never broken me out or left me feeling greasy. It's probably a little pricey for the very simple ingredients, but the fact that it doesn't harm me in any way makes it worth it. It's simple, clean, moisturizing-perferct for me. It even travels well.
I bought this when I purchased C E Ferulic, as it was recommended to use these products together. It's an okay moisturizer. No problems, but nothing fantastic either. It's a bit too filmy for my oily skin, but no break outs or anything horrible.
I really, really wanted to love this product. I'm living in Florida and concerned about sun damage, and this product would have been worth it had it delivered. I tried it for about a week. Greasy skin, enlarged pores and a large zit were the results. So, like with all products I buy that don't work on my face, I tried it on my decolletage. I had high hopes, since pores and break outs aren't really an issue there and I do have some sun damage in that area. OMG-it broke me out there, too. I have three large pimples right between my boobs. I feel like a sci-fi character. To top it all off, it smells like hot dog water. Hot dog water! What!?!
I normally use DHC cleansing oil and love it. But, as I sometimes do, I just wanted to try something new. I'm glad I did, I really like this product. It has a much thinner, lighter feel in comparison to DHC and mixes well with water (DHC does not). I don't think it removes stubborn eye makeup as well as and is bit more expensive than DHC. It smells fresh and light. It does not aggravate my oily skin and large pores. I will repurchase.
Their bras are so cute! But, I'm a 38C/D and find that they just aren't strong enough. Frederick's makes a good bra for my size (just not as cute). Clothes-oy vay. Nothing looks the same as it does in the catalog. The fabric they make their jeans out of is nice and comfy, though. Other than that, everything seems a little cheaply made for the price (not outlandish, just a little overpriced).
I have some wrinkles around my bottom lip (I'm an ex smoker). I tried this in that area, and while it didn't make them disappear, it did lessen their appearance. The product description states that the effects are temporary, but my lip wrinkles seem to be getting better (???). Try the sample first, it looks tiny but a little goes a looooooong way.
It's a bit pricey. That being said, it works very well. I do a lot of carpentry projects and this really keeps me from having "man hands." It's also pretty great on feet.
This is NOT comparable to a professional treatment. It's basically a vacuum that pulls up any loose skin and abrades it against a stone (diamond tip). Imagine a pumice stone inside of a vacuum cleaner hose. It doesn't feel too bad, kind of like a professional treatment. However, it completely aggravated my skin, I even had hicky like marks in a few areas using this on the low setting, and I'm not new to this. It won't pull up any tight skin-skin on nose, top of forehead, hands. Completely useless on nose.
Styling Products -L'Oreal - L'Oreal Elnett Extra StrongHold UV Hair Spray - 11 oz.
tobyleota 9/27/2010 10:24:00 PM
This product works very well in the Florida humidity. In fact, it's one of the most popular hairsprays here. It kept my hair relatively frizz free and it didn't look like I was wearing hairspray. It works better than anything I've tried in Florida. So, given all that, why won't I repurchase? Because it smells awful! As in, you can smell it walking through the door. I've tried masking it! It didn't work! ARGH! Why?! This is so not fair. I still gave it a 4... sigh.
I would give this 10 stars if I could. I have never used a soap that works so well. I tend to be kinda' greasy and just a tad on the smelly side (I spend a lot of time outdoors). This stuff cleans better than safeguard but leaves my skin softer than dove. My backne has disappeared and the husband reports that the kp on his arms is better (I agree). This soap leaves my body very soft, clean and odor free. It works miraculously in hard water (and pretty good in soft).
This is a nice clean product that is very refreshing..and smells like what we used to bathe my childhood dog, Lady. Will not repurchase, but *sniff* I do miss Lady.
Conditioner -L'Oreal - EverStrong Hydrating conditioner
tobyleota 7/23/2010 7:15:00 PM
This stuff works really well-my thick, coarse hair definitely loves it. I have softness with plenty of volume and it doesn't seem to build up like All Soft. BUT-the smell! OMG! The first few times I found myself humming the tagline to the commercial for men's deodorant, "by mennen." My hair smells just like the husband's clean pits! I talked myself into getting over it though, it really does work..by mennen.. UPDATE: Turned my hair into straw after a few weeks and it still smells like men's deodorant.
If only I could give this 4 lippies for skin improvement and a negative 20 lippies for smell...To me, it smells like liquid molten plastic. I had to let my skin air out before dressing so my clothes didn't smell. However, my cellulite looked considerably more toned after using this for a week. But, after a month, my stretch marks (yeah, I know, cellulite and stretch marks, I'm a pretty girl) seemed more fragile and more papery somehow. Normally, they just look like white marks, but this did something to the texture. Anyway, it was reversible. I went back to Dove and all was back to normal after a couple days.
Styling Products -Victoria's Secret - High Gloss Creme
tobyleota 2/7/2009 9:11:00 PM
This is actually the best product in the So Sexy line, but has the least intense scent. It works much better on dry hair than on wet hair. After styling, I rub about a quarter size amount randomly through my hair. It gives a tousled, glossy look.