Lotions/ Creams -Avon - Avon Naturals Red Rose and Peach
tothrive 7/24/2012 2:29:00 PM
I got this product in a set, and let me tell you, both paired with the body wash and body spray, or even just alone, this is AMAZING. It smells so feminine, but it is not overpowering at all. It is a great everyday lotion! I usually don't like lotions that are greasy, and this product is not greasy at all! As a matter of fact, the Skin So soft lotions are greasier than this one is. The lotion stays all day and makes my skin silky smooth! I never experience any irritation when using this product even after shaving because it is very gentle. I will d e f i n i t e l y buy this again and I hope that Avon never discontinues!
Cleansers -Clean & Clear - Morning Burst Detoxifying Facial Cleanser
tothrive 7/24/2012 2:14:00 PM
I LOVE this cleanser! I was not expecting much out of it when I picked it up from Walmart over Neutrogena because of the price. This product was waaaaaay over my expectations. I have only been using this product for about a week now, but I have gotten no blemishes. NONE! This is a very rare occurrence. Usually, cleansers dry out my face a lot. With this Clean and Clear product, I do not feel the need to use my emu oil as a moisturizer after I wash my face, which is amazing! Don't get me wrong, I still use it sometimes, but this cleanser is so gentle. It gets the job done, too! Not only is it gentle, but it smells and feels so amazing! I can't even describe the feeling of it on your skin other than that it is WAY BETTER than the tingly feeling that menthol/minty washes give you. It is a very subtle feeling and smell, but it is relaxing and really does wake up your senses! As for packaging, when I first opened the bottle a bunch of product rushed out, and the bottle I got was slightly hard to open with wet hands, however, it became easier after the second or third time I opened it. The opening gets a little messy if you don't close the cap all the way, and sometimes when you go to get some on your hands a little too much rushes out, but that is perfectly fine with me. I will definitely buy again!
This is the best top coat I have ever used! I love how shiny it makes my polish looks and how long it makes it last-- especially on my pedicures! It dries my polish so quickly as well! I love this so much. Keep in mind that if you DO use this product, you MUST apply it to WET NAIL POLISH, or else your polish will peel off. One of the best things about this product is how it doesn't smudge your wet polish, and it does self even out like it should (but don't purposely try to make it uneven or one side may come out thicker than the other!) before it dries to a beautiful shine. Be sure to keep the bottle shut tightly when you aren't using it, because it dries up quickly!
Cleansers -The Body Shop - Vitamin C Cleansing Face Polish
tothrive 7/23/2012 9:41:00 PM
Even though this may have dried my face out a teeny bit (only because my skin is so sensitive and pretty much every wash does that to me), it made it look so much more radiant than it was before! This was very gentle and did not irritate my skin at all. It also did a brilliant job at gently taking off the pounds upon pounds of foundation and makeup I had caked onto my face for dance performances! I was even able to use this around my eyes (with them shut, of course) and I had no problems! I used this every morning and night and my breakouts were less frequent. I do plan on buying this again, once I come up with enough money! That is pretty much the only downside for me-- the price. Although it is not too expensive at 12-15 bucks, it still is kind of pricey. Anyways, this is a great buy! I paired it with a couple of drops of emu oil for moisturizing afterwards and my face has never looked so glowy and bright.
I love the way this chapstick smells! Sometimes I think my lips end up more dry once it wears off, but it feels so amazing! My lips are so "dewy" and luscious looking after I use it that I don't even care if it may be the culprit of my dry lips after it wears off (as a matter of fact, I think all chapstick does that) because it does one hell of a job moisturizing them once I put it on. I actually like it better than Burt's Bees.
This stuff makes my hair smell amazing! Not to mention soft, however, it doesn't make it as soft as other brands. I am not one to use Suave because of some of the bad ingredients it has in it, but when I need cheap shampoo I like getting this. I mean, it's not like I'm going to get brain cancer from using it after I go through a couple bottles of other shampoos. I love how it doesn't burn my eyes either! I have used the Strawberry and Coconut kind.
Styling Products -Aussie - Sun-Touched Shine hairspray
tothrive 7/23/2012 8:16:00 PM
Aussie Sun-Touched Shine (the name has been changed now, I think) has always been my go-to hairspray. This never leaves my hair looking dull like other hairsprays do. The hold it gives is perfect-- not too sticky, but it holds. I am a color guard girl/dancer/performer and this WORKS to keep my hair up during my performances... I also use it to set my makeup for performances and it doesn't make my face feel sticky either! Oh my goodness, and the best part... it smells A M A Z I N G! Most hairspray I have used smells like poooooooop. Not this one! (:
THIS PRODUCT IS AMAZING. I was using Secret previously and I sweat a lot. My expectations for this product were much lower before I began using. I am not one to use a roll-on anti-perspirant, because I don't like waiting for it to dry... I was able to just roll this on once or twice and not feel uncomfortable letting my arms just go down because it dries fairly quickly and it doesn't feel like it's getting all over the place even if my underarms are down. Now, I get the protection I have dreamed of without the white stains showing up on my clothing! As for the hair minimizing part, my hair seems to be a teeny bit less coarse, however, the difference is barely there and I have been using this for about a month or two now. If you are looking for something for hair minimization, try waxing! Let me tell you though, the protection this deodorant gives is ridiculously amazing. Even more good news, it's less than two bucks and lasts a while! Try it.