Bought this along with Crema from HauteLook. This is supposed to be for damaged hair, but I found it incredibly drying and stripping. Left my hair feeling rough.
Hair Removal -Unlisted Brand - Schick Hydro Silk Razor
xicyx 7/20/2012 7:02:00 PM
I get a lot of use out of my razors. I tend to use each one many times until the razor is so dull, it no longer gives a close shave. With this razor, I found that the moisturizer lasted VERY long. Even past the point that the razor no longer was sharp, the moisturizing gel was still abundant.
So many things wrong with this razor, I don't know where to begin. First of all, it's supposed to have a bar of shaving cream built in, but I found that it didn't lubricate well and I had to use shaving cream anyway. Second, every time I used this razor I cut myself so bad, my shower was like a murder scene. Finally, when using normal pressure, the handle snapped in half while I was shaving. I will not be purchasing this razor.
Styling Products -Bumble & Bumble - does it all styling spray
xicyx 5/26/2012 11:46:00 PM
I normally stay away from any type of hairspray because in the past it has made my hair sticky or crunchy. However, I received a can of this and decided to tried it. After flat ironing my hair, I am still left with frizz and flyaways. I spray this on and then brush through my hair and they are gone! And it doesn't make my hair start to curl again. I am going to try using it before I flat iron too. I will probably purchase this once my can runs out, although it's kind of pricey.
Treatments -Unlisted Brand - Renpure - Brazilian Keratin 14-Day Straight Treatment
xicyx 4/15/2012 11:36:00 PM
I followed the instructions and left it on my hair and then blow dried it. It seemed to take forever to dry with the treatment on. Unfortunately, it didn't straighten or smooth my hair at all. However, the first time I washed my hair after the treatment, my hair was really soft, but that could be due to other products I used.
I was hesitant to purchase this soap because it seemed a little too girly/fruity for me, but I decided to try it anyway. It smelled fine in the store, but as soon as I got into the shower and lathered up, this smell hit me. I thought it was the toilet at first, then I realized it was this soap. It smelled just like toilet cleaner, the stuff that turns the water blue. Maybe even like urinal cakes. After I realized this, I just can't bring myself to use it again. Maybe I got a bad batch, but who knows. I got a big chunk from LUSH and was debating cutting it in half before I used it but didn't have a knife handy, and now I regret it because I could have swapped the other half.
I absolutely love the scent of this product. It doesn't smell like snow to me, but rather chlorine from swimming pools or freshly bleached towels. It brings back memories of swimming as a child. Very clean scent.
Lotions/ Creams -Philosophy - Pure Grace Perfumed Body Lotion
xicyx 6/21/2010 1:22:00 AM
My first impression was that it was a very clean, comforting scent. Then I thought it smelled familiar, and I finally figured out what it was. It smells just like sunscreen. After I realized this, I am just not in love with the scent anymore.
Lotions/ Creams -Olay - Quench Body Lotion Extra Dry Skin
xicyx 12/17/2009 12:43:00 AM
Recently I tried a sample of this. It smelled like vanilla mixed with burnt plastic. I figured my sample had gone bad because I had had it for a while. A few days later I want to purchase a bottle because there was a rebate offer. I decided to go for the "fragrance free" (Advanced Healing) version just in case. However, it had the same burnt plastic smell - only without the sweet vanilla scent. Even if the scent wasn't so unpleasant, there was nothing remarkable about this lotion to make me purchase it again. Also, I did not see any shimmer in this product like other reviews have mentioned.
Treatments -Unlisted Brand - ELON (Avant) Lanolin-Rich Nail Conditioner
xicyx 6/14/2009 5:54:00 PM
Just got some of this from dermstore.com. I have been looking for a cuticle cream that doesn't leave my fingers greasy, so I can type, and this is it. It keeps my nails moisturized, but I haven't been using it long enough to see if it will improve my peeling nails. ELON is the brand I bought, but it is sold as Avant in salons, but it's the same exact product. Their website is ilovemynails.com.
I received a MAC eye shadow in a swap, but I didn't have a compact to put it in, so I bought the e.l.f. one and it fit perfectly!
I bought a sample vial of this and I'm not impressed. It smells cheap and forgettable.
Lips -Unlisted Brand - Beet Root Juice/Food Coloring
xicyx 1/12/2008 7:23:00 AM
I tried applying this with a Q-Tip, but it just soaked up all the color. So I put my finger over the bottle and tipped it and then applied it to my lips. At first I was hopeful because it was a nice bright color, but it soon wore off. It took forever to dry and only left a tiny bit of color. I don't know if it was the water in it, but my lips kind of stung like they were chapped. The color also feathered along the edge of my lips. I am giving it a 2 instead of a 1 because it did provide a bit of color and I like the idea of it being natural. I really wanted this to work because I thought it would be similar to Mark's Kiss Ink but without the chemicals. I wouldn't use this again.
Fragrances -L'Occitane - Honey & Lemon (Miel et Citron) [DISCONTINUED]
xicyx 12/9/2007 9:32:00 PM
I tested this in the store and find this fragrance delicious. It is very sugary sweet with a hint of citrus. It reminds me of Aquolina Chocolovers.
This was B1G1F at Ulta, so I picked up two. It's the first liquid liner I've used. I like to wear my eyeliner as close to my eyes as possible, and this was impossible with this eyeliner. If I got too close to my eyes, it would leak into them. I also had a really hard time getting a straight line with this. It felt very cakey while it was on, and it seemed to plaster my lower lashes down in its cakiness. I would not purchase this again.