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Great lotion for everyday use
As a habitual fingernail/hangnail picker, I'm constantly trying different hand and cuticle creams to prevent the dry skin that feeds my bad habit. I just bought this product last week and I love that it is so non-greasy, yet light and very moisturizing. It absorbs quickly, lasts a long time, and doesn't cake up if you apply again for extra protection. It conditions my cuticles almost instantly, so is preventing my usual hangnails and peeling fingertips. While small enough to fit in an everyday purse, it contains a lot of product and because it spreads so easily, it's going to last me a good while. It's also great for taming flyaway hairs and for putting on elbows, knees, heels...wherever is feeling a little dry during the day.
June 10, 2008
Best dry shampoo thus far
I have very fine, limp hair and an oily scalp. As such, for most of my life I have had to wash my hair every day, and during the summer often twice a day, to keep my hair from getting too oily or from getting scalp breakouts. I have tried dry shampoos in the past (namely Psssst and Batiste), but I either hated how they smelled or they left a very noticeable grey/white cast to my medium brown hair. I happened to be browsing through a beauty supply store a couple months ago when a sales clerk came up to me and offered some suggestions. This product was the first she suggested, so I figured I'd give it a go. I love the fact that this product completely disappears in my hair. After toweling out the product, my hair has such body and smells great. All greasiness is gone and it lasts for a day or two with just a light spritz of water and another toweling or blowdry. Truly a lifesaver during the summer and for days when I just don't feel like washing my hair.
June 10, 2008
Awesome for fine/limp hair!
I started using this product after a new hair stylist I saw used it on my hair and suggested it to me. I had never bought any of these salon products, so I resisted for a couple weeks. However, my drugstore mouse+spray combos just weren't working. I have baby hair, and it's so straight and fine that it just won't hold any body or curl at all unless I REALLY glue it up. I hate the feeling of stiff hair, so when my hairstylist used this on me, I couldn't believe it actually worked. The product is amazingly light and flexible, with no sticky feeling whatsoever. And yet, it still does a great job of holding your hair throughout the day. I usually spray it in several little sections at the roots of my layers and then massage it lightly to spread it out a bit. A quick blast with my hairdryer and it's as if I had completely different hair. I love finally being able to get some body in my hair without spending an hour or more on it. Another plus: because it's in a large bottle and has such a light, mouse-like texture, the product can last a long time even with every day use!
June 10, 2008
Performs as expected
This shampoo does exactly what it is meant to: it removes all traces of residue from your hair, be it from styling products, every day buildup, or too heavy of a conditioner. It's a lifesaver for someone like me who has fine, limp, straight hair as even just using the tiniest bit too much of conditioner can mean several days of the greasies. No, it's not going to moisturize your hair, but then, it's not claiming to, is it? I would avoid it if you have very fragile or dry hair as it really does strip everything away. Surprisingly, though, it doesn't seem to be effecting haircolor very much, which is just an extra perk really as I like to tint my hair now and then. I'll certainly be using this at least once a week all summer!
June 10, 2008
I get cold sores every now and then, and for a long time I relied upon Blistex and Abreva to keep them under control. However, the Blistex did not seem to work on the little cracks I get in the corners of my mouth whenever I'm getting another outbreak. While in Europe I tried Carmex and was really surprised: I had always expected it to be really goopy and medicinal smelling, but really it is just the right consistancy to keep my lips protected without my hair sticking to it too badly. It is the only thing so far I have found to heal the cracks I get, and it's also a great multi-purpose balm: dry cuticles, hangnails, rashes, you name it. I definitely like this tube version the best as it more convenient, cleaner, and wastes less. It's also indestructable: my dog tried to eat it one day and even though she knawed on it pretty good, the tube was not punctured and my Carmex was saved! :P
June 10, 2008
I love the smell of this, and most other, Herbal Essences product. However, my pin-straight, fine, flat hair just doesn't seem to get much help from it or any other volumizing product. It does, however, clean well and doesn't leave any sort of residue. It's worth using just for the scent alone, imho.
February 28, 2008
Good gloss, don't like the pearlescent colors
I bought one of these in a nude-pearlescent color awhile back. While I like the texture and the applicator, the pearlescent factor of the color made it come out too metallic for my liking. Might try this in another color at some point.
February 8, 2008
Good gloss, not so much plumper
I tried this product as a sample size. I liked that it was moisturizing, smelled nice, and had fairly good staying power. It was, however, a little too sticky for my liking, and I really didn't notice much plumping action at all. As with all lip plumping products, results will vary from person to person, and I guess this one just isn't for me. Nice gloss, though, but I wouldn't spend that much money on a full sized one.
January 24, 2008
Great gloss but too cheap of packaging
I love the smell, texture, and colors of these glosses! I hate stickiness, so these really work well with that and my budget (I'm a drugstore brand girl who wants department store quality). However, twice now I've had the spout ooze in such a way that the lip gloss seeps out of the cap and all over my bag! The screwing function of the top doesn't seem to really seal, so this could also lead to potential bacterial infections, not to mention messes.
January 22, 2008
Good, fairly non-sticky gloss
I have this in the Strawberry color/flavor. I love the buttery/balm-like texture, the smell and taste, and the color. It's just enough of a bright pinky-red to show up and add color to my face without being all "Hey, I'm wearing red lip gunk!". I saw the other complaints about having to reapply it, but that is going to be true for any non-sticky gloss... non-sticky means it won't stick to your hair/clothes/boyfriend.... but also that it won't stick as well to your lips. Besides, with the fruity flavor and smell, drugstore price, and easy packaging, it's hardly a nuisance to put it on throughout the day.
January 4, 2008