So far the oil is working well. The smell is pretty nice, though it somewhat clashes with some of the shampoo/conditioners that I use...The oil is supposed to stimulate hair growth, so it'll take so time to see if that happens - but overall it is a nice heavy oil that I use sparingly after washing and also use in abundance for hot oil treatments.
it works well - however other cheaper clay masks are just as good in my opinion . . .
Treatments (Eye) -Origins - A Perfect World for Eyes
yasmataz 7/1/2004 7:01:00 PM
i wanted to like this because the origins line has worked well for me - unfortunately, it didn't do anything for me but add shine:(
Moisturizers -Origins - Look Alive Vitality Moisture Cream
yasmataz 7/1/2004 6:54:00 PM
I really like this stuff...my skin has a wonderful glow after i use it - and the glow lasts for hours after...it really lives up to its name - you look revived after putting it on:) - - - i took a break ffrom it for a while to try new stuff - - -and i am going to return to it (or maybe the never say dry, i haven't used that and its supposed to be awesome)
while i can't use this all the time because its too drying - it does give a great clean feeling after usage - - -but make sure to moisturize after using (especially those with dry skin like myself)
a good mild cleanser that is not too drying or harsh...i sometimes feel like a need something a bit stronger - but if my skin is just acting normal that day this is a good wash i often use before going to bed.
i get great results with this - -- warning: it does burn and i don't even have sensitive skin. but the next morning the blemish is often gone or significantly reduced in size.
great for zits that need to be zapped - - - i never put it all over my face, only on the blemishes that need to be dried out.
while it wasn't terrible - there are too many other products on the market that are much better...i used like more than half the container in one conditioning mask treatment...but in all fairness i do have a lot of hair.
Hair -John Frieda - Frizz-Ease - Relax - Ripple Effect WaveMaker Spray
yasmataz 7/1/2004 6:39:00 PM
added a bit of wave to my relaxed hair, but nothing more than simply scrunching it would have provided...it wasn't damaging or drying though which was good.
not too great - - i generally used on dry hair and it tended to leave a buildup film on my hair and did't provide too much moisture
I generally like the color - but its not as moisturizing as I prefer and it dulls/fades pretty quickly...I actually prefer drugstores brands more than this one (the moisture whip line)
Conditioner -L'Oreal - Nature's Therapy Mega Moisture Nurturing Creme
yasmataz 6/30/2004 12:24:00 PM
I had really high hopes for this conditioner. I have very very dry chemically relaxed hair and I need to regularly deep condition to keep my hair moisturized. I put this on and put on a self heating cap for about 30 minutes and rinsed. My hair felt very soft after the rinse - but after it dried - my hair felt strong but not so soft...I'll continue to use it but I will probably search for something better and more moisturizing...
Liquid -Maybelline - Smooth Results foundation [DISCONTINUED]
yasmataz 6/30/2004 10:44:00 AM
I truly love this product. It goes on so well over my skin and has a great finish. My skin is dry, so I like the oil in the foundation - it really gives my skin a fresh dewey sort of glow. I have to make sure to was it off in the evening because the oil can lead to acne, even on dry skin - though thankfully my skin is not so acne prone. I can wear this during the day, but I often opt to wear this in the night because of the great dramatic effect I get from it. I also really like that they have a large selection of colors for african american women, and women of color generally. And of course, you can't beat the price!
I must say, I liked this product at first because of the neat tingle, environment friendly background of the company and all - - -however, I believe this is the culprit for a contact dermatitis I got on my lips! I went to the dermatologist and she said it was probably from toothpaste, nickel, mint, cinnamon - anything that can cause sensitivity. Well, through process of elimination - I am pretty certain that this lip balm was the culprit...I must be allergic to beeswax.