Lotions/ Creams -Origins - Shedonism Deeply Hydrating Butter Cream
wendymae 6/19/2007 10:19:00 AM
Love the smell of this! It's flowery, like jasmine or magnolia. The scent is strong but not overpowering, and I'm usually turned off by things this strongly scented. It is very thick at first but then it settles into your skin quite nicely. I put this on last night and when I woke up, I still felt moisturized and could still smell the scent. I might buy this again - when I'm feeling rich, because it is rather pricey.
Sunscreen -Dr. Brandt - Daily UV Protection Face SPF 30 Light Bronze
wendymae 5/1/2006 9:28:00 AM
First of all, the previous reviewer is correct: there is no color to this stuff at all. But I otherwise like this product. I like the smell. It absorbs into my skin really quickly. Leaves no sheen or white cast or anything else that other sunscreens leave. And it works very well. I've been using it on my spring walks for the past two weeks and I really enjoy it. I won this from an Allure magazine contest, along with the matching sunscreen for body, so I cannot testify to the price. But I would probably buy this product again after I run out.
Tinted Moisturizer -Neutrogena - Healthy Skin Enhancer SPF 20
wendymae 1/18/2006 7:58:00 AM
I've been using this tinted moisturizer for one month and I haven't had any cystic acne in that time. Coincidence? I'm not sure. But I'm going to keep using this to find out. Cystic acne has bothered me for years and nothing I tried, including RetinA and all that stuff, kept it away. This product might be doing the trick, though, because my skin has been pretty clear (knock on wood!).
Love these colors. I've been wearing this combo every day. I absolutely love it.
Why do I smell pickles whenever I spray this?
Smells like lemon pudding. I love the scent but it only lasts about 10 minutes. The lotion was moisturizing, I guess. But it's way too expensive ($7.50 for a 2 ounce container). I won't buy it again. Don't believe the hype.
This smelled very strong at first, sorta like Lemon Pledge, and I wasn't sure how I'd like it. But it dried down to a much more subtle scent, more like lemon cupcakes or a similar baked good. It goes on with a lot of lemon scent but seems to settle into a more vanilla-y scent. I like it. Also, I like how moisturizing ET lotions are.
I like the consistency of this lotion. It is very moisturizing and it absorbs well. But I found the scent to be a bit burnt, like toast. Didn't really care for it.
Treatments -L'Oreal - ColorSpa Moisture Actif [DISCONTINUED]
wendymae 12/19/2004 3:20:00 PM
I used this in the palomino shade, which is supposed to be for dark blonde. The thingy you use to apply it was kinda messy, a little tricky. But the color came out absolutely perfect. It is a great dark blonde shade, the same shade I paid $55 at the salon to get. My grays are gone. And the conditioner that came with the color made my hair super soft. This is my new holy grail hair color.
Treatments -Paula's Choice - Blemish Fighting Solution
wendymae 12/19/2004 9:25:00 AM
After two months of using differin, my skin was very broken out with cystic acne. Spots were popping up faster than I could deal with them. It sucked. So I quit differin for Paula's Choice and my face cleared within a week. This stuff has totally saved my skin. I use a small amount all over my face before bed. I use it every other night, since it can be drying. My skin is completely, totally clear. Not one pimple at all. I'm so glad that I finally found something that works for my adult acne. My only complaint is that this stuff is quite runny so it pours out of the bottle very fast if you're not paying close attention. a tube would probably be better than a bottle. and yes, i will buy this stuff again. i will probably buy it for the rest of my life.
I love this, and I don't usually like chocolate scents. Until now, I hadn't been able to find one that wasn't plasticy. This smells like Hershey's cocoa powder. It goes great with Booth's body scrub, which you can get at Target. This also goes on smoothly and sinks in. Like the other reviewers, I also noticed a few little white balls of lotion on my skin a few minutes after applying. But I just wiped them off. They don't bother me.
Skincare - Body -Burt's Bees - herbal insect repellent
wendymae 8/23/2004 7:11:00 PM
I live in Maine. There are bugs EVERYWHERE. Big ones, small ones. Crawling ones, flying ones. This stuff works. It doesn't work miracles but it's good stuff. It has no chemicals, just a mixture of oils. That means you won't get that horrid burning sensation on your skin that more commercial bug sprays cause. I can't use that stuff. It hurts more than the bug bites. This stuff I can definitely use.
Love this stuff. Light for a body butter. Goes on smoothly and is absorbed easily. The smell is stronger at first but dries to a subtle, fresh scent. Smells figgy but a spicy. Love it. And the price is great. I paid $7 for the first tub and $3.50 for the second one because mark was having a sale on the sanctuary line. Good stuff. Next time, I'll try the grapefruit scent.
Styling Products -KMS California - Hair Play - Configure Creme
wendymae 5/6/2004 7:34:00 AM
Nice shine but this made my hair feel thick and dirty. Luckily, I had a sample and didn't buy a whole bottle. Doubt I would spend money on this.
Treatments -Aromaleigh - Acne Spot Treatment [DISCONTINUED]
wendymae 3/20/2004 10:55:00 PM
This stuff rocks! I dabbed it on a nasty pimple that I had two nights in a row and now it's gone. That's amazing! It usually takes me a week or more to see this result. I'm also loving their balance face serum, but that's another review for another day I guess.