Hair -Wen by Chaz Dean - Sweet Almond Mint Cleansing Conditioner
yvy1 6/23/2008 2:52:00 PM
This is the best thing out there for hair! I can't believe how much better my hair looks after just one use. Better after a few uses. In fact, I ran out and had to use my regular shampoo and just once with that I could see dry frazzled hair. As soon as I got my next shipment of Wen, back to soft, healthy looking hair. Granted, it's not going to change your DNA, if you want thick hair but were born with fine hair, you'll have to live with it but....it will make your natural born hair look it's best!
I was VERY impressed with this line. I got a sample from gethairapy.com and tried it...not expecting much. Let me tell you, after I blow dried my hair, it felt shinier, softer, and straighter than ANY other (expensive) straightening line I've used...and I've used a lot. I have fine hair, frizzy and dry. I always blow dry it straight. But with this product, it looks healthier, and it DID get the annoying kinks out! Noticeably straighter and a bit thicker (good for me as it is fine and tends to fly away and get poufy). It only weighs it down a TINY bit, which lets it "fall" easier and makes it less prone to poufing up and curling. The scent was a bit strong at first, but it's good. I have a sensitive nose and allergic to strong perfumes, and this didn't bother me. Again....very impressed. A suggestion for some: you can try a gentle clarifying shampoo about once a week to avoid build up and start again with a clean canvas. Maybe that will help so that your hair doesn't "get used" to it and stop working....or for those whose hair may feel weighed down after a few uses.
I really liked this! I ordered the sample from gethairapy.com and used all three things combined! The shampoo, conditioner, and then before I blow dried, the 24/7 cream. I gotta admit, after trying almost EVERYTHING to make my blowdrying easier, and my hair straighter, this was wonderful! I tried expensive shampoos (Matrix so.sleek which was very good at first, Biolage, etc...), and this one, right at the corner pharmacy, was better than those! I don't know why it didn't work for the other reviewers...maybe they didn't combine the 3 steps...or expecting miracles. This won't make your hair stick straight and resist 90% humidity, BUT....it does that better than anything else I've tried. After standing outside in MIAMI, FL for about an hour...my hair was not as frizzy as it would have been had I used something else. I was very pleasantly surprised by this product. Would definitely buy again. I have fine hair, but with volume. Wavy if I leave it alone, but frizzy and dry in most parts. Heck, after using this product, if I just blowdry my hair normally, without trying to straighten it, my waves are bouncier and healthier!
OK, this product, at first, was good. I really liked it. Good coverage, without the feel of too much makeup on. I thought it was the greatest. Somehow, after a few months of using it I developed an itch right under both my eyes. Then the itch turned into dry patches, flaking, red bumps. I didn't realize it was the makeup. I stopped using all my creams, but it was still there. After a few visits to the dermatologist I realized that I would flare up on Sundays, and I mostly wore Bare Minerals on Saturday nights. Long story short, there's an ingredient in there that's bad for your skin! I did lots of research. Googled "Bare Minerals Allergic Reaction" and found so much information! Women that were going through the same thing. I stopped using it and it was a slow healing, but it didn't flare up again. After 3 months the redness and swelling was gone. I am now in search of any other mineral makeup that does not contain Bismuth Oxychloride.
Eye Primer -Urban Decay - Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Original (UDPP)
yvy1 10/22/2007 3:18:00 PM
Simply put - a great product. Keeps my eyeshadow and even eyeliner in place. When I don't wear it, I notice my eyelids get oilier much faster and the shadow dissappears. This product does what it's supposed to do. Would buy again. :)
Treatments (Eye) -Jason Natural Cosmetics - Ultra-C Eye Lift
yvy1 4/23/2007 9:29:00 AM
Well, I can's say for certain if it's this product or not, but recently after using it, I developed dry, scaly, blotchy skin under one eye. I stopped using it there and continued use on my other eye. Then I noticed those same symptoms appear on the other eye aswell. I've since stopped using it (It's been about a week) but the problem hasn't gone away. I've never had psoriasis or eczema, but that's what it looks like. Today I'm dry, inflamed, itchy, scaly, and red. I'm scared to use this again. UPDATE: Turns out that my problem was an allergic reaction to bare minerals. Not the Ultra-C Eye Lift. I ended up throwing it away and never really got to use it. So, I can't leave a fair review.
I've been using it for years (About 7). Sure I still have some darkness under my eyes, but it's gotten lighter through time. It's not a miracle cream for circles, there aren't any out there, but it's incredibly soothing, moisturizing, and light....and when you mix a dab with your concealer, the concealer goes on smoothly and doesn't cake! (That's worth a lot for me) And for the price, it's a great product!