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My hubby is loving this!
My dear, sweet husband is starting to see some thinning of the hair on the top of his head and it's really bothering him. So I thought this new line of Expert products from Pantene might be good for him to try. I just replaced his usual shampoo and conditioner in the shower with it and after his first use he said "OK, what's the new stuff you've got me using? Look how much better my hair looks!" Now that he's been using them and the serum daily for a couple of weeks he's even happier with how it's working and I have to agree that his hair actually looks noticeably healthier and a little thicker! It's tamed the slight frizziness he would get from time to time and it's got some shine back to it. He usually won't use serums because they tend to weigh down his hair. But this serum gives him some instant results by making his hair look fuller but also seems to be working better the more and more he uses it. The instant gratification makes him sure to keep using it every day. So, if my darling, but skeptical and picky hubby is loving this stuff it has to be great! Think I will be buying my own trio of these new products to use since I too am noticing some thinning (we're both only in our early 40's) and I wouldn't dare take his away from him. Think I'll even go as far as buying two more sets so neither of us risk running out. Now if that's not a glowing recommendation alone I don't know what is!
April 25, 2013
Surprised at the length of my lashes!!
I've tried numerous lash conditioners (none of the prescription ones) ranging in price from $100.00 to $25.00 and seen very little results. So I was skeptical about that this one from Olay. But after using for about two weeks I am seeing some real increase in length! I hadn't worn mascara in over a week, so when I applied it I was shocked to see that in such a short time my lashes were longer and I seemed to have more of them. I don't think it grew more lashes in that time, but instead I think it kept more lashes from falling out during these two weeks. There is also a real noticeable difference in the length of my lashes after I apply mascara. My lashes actually come up further towards my eyebrows! What woman doesn't want that? The lash serum is easy to apply - you put it on just like mascara - and I also make sure to apply it to the top of my lashes and make sure I get it down to the base of the lashes. Then there's the eye cream. It's a neat packaging with both products attached to each other. The eye cream is very nice. It gives some instant results, making my eye area look more firm and more open. It has some color or reflective because it makes my eye area look more... the best way I can describe it is more AWAKE. It doesn't take away darkness, but it does seem to brighten! I can't decide if I think these two products should be packaged together like they are or if they should be sold separately. If sold separately I probably wouldn't try the eye cream and wouldn't know what a wonderful product it is. If you're on the fence about it maybe look at it like you are buying the lash serum and the eye cream is a free gift! However you do it, just try these products! I have found very few products that provide any real "instant" results or results in a very short period of time. But this lash serum and eye cream do. Having so much success with these two products might just make me revisit the Olay brand.
April 25, 2013
It's a nice soap - bar lasts!
I was fortunate to try this for Total Beauty. It's a nice soap. The fragrance is light and clean and doesn't linger, so it doesn't compete with your perfume. I don't have real dry skin on my body, so it was hydrating enough for me, but someone with dryer skin would probably need a moisturizer after showering. The clear bar seems to last longer than a lot of bars. It seems to dry faster, therefore it is hard again quicker and doesn't turn mushy. The "massaging design" is OK. When having massaging bumps on a bar of soap you have tom expect that they are not going to last for very long and certainly not going to last the life of the bar of soap. It would be impossible for them to wear down in such a way that they would stay higher than the rest of the bar. So they're nice for a few uses, as long as you use the bar to directly rub onto your skin. It was nice for sore legs. After the first few uses I used the soap with a washcloth or scrubby. It provides a generous amount of rich, creamy lather, however I used it. It rinses cleaner than many bar soaps and doesn't leave film behind on my skin. It also doesn't leave a layer of soap scum in the shower to clean up, which is always a plus! All in all it's soap. Has some nice features, but personally I'll stick to shower gel - I just like it better. But for when I want a bar of soap, this is definitely one I would purchase.
April 3, 2013
I literally just finished using this product for the first time and immediately had to write a review! This product makes my hair look better and thicker than it has in years. I received a 1 and a half ounce travel size of this product in a sampler kit I bought from HSN. I just turned 44 and have always had relatively thin hair. But the older I've gotten, the thinner it's getting, especially a spot in the middle/front of my head that is getting very noticeable without a lot of effort. I used a small amount of the cream and applied it through my hair after towel drying. I didn't notice any real difference in the way my hair felt while it was still damp, but once I started blow drying I immediately felt something. I started to style my hair with a round brush and hair dryer as usual and could tell the cream was doing something - my hair felt like it was a little tacky feeling at first, but as I dried it, the tackiness was replaced with a thicker hair feeling! By the time I was done, my hair looked full, thicker and seemed to be holding a style better. My thinning spot was of course where I was the most hopeful that I would see a difference and I DID!! It was much easier to manipulate my hair the way I wanted to and it looks thick and full! I can't rave enough about this styling cream. The sample kit was actually by Total Beauty, so thank you, thank you, thank you for helping me look younger by making my hair appear thicker. The kit was $19.95 with free shipping for 12 products and all but two are actual travel sized. Even if I end up disliking all the others (which is doubtful), this was twenty bucks EXTREMELY well spent. Now I'm off to order the full size of this!!
March 27, 2013
No irritating BISMUTH. Really nice matte finish
This is one of my latest attempts at finding the perfect powder foundation and I have to say I like it A LOT! It comes in a wide selection of colors, so finding that just right match is esier tahn with brands with only a few color choices. It DOESN'T CONTAIN BISMUTH, which for anyone who has tried mineral makeup and it made your face itch, this is probably the ingredient that makes you want to scratch your face off. It has a lovely matte finish instead of the "dewy" finish that looks awful and weird on me. It provides a surprising amount of buildable coverage. Apply lightly and it lightly tones down redness and shine, apply with a kabuki or foundation brush for a fuller coverage. Use a concealor brush or the included sponge that's hiding in it's own compartment underneath the powder for coverage that hides under eye darkness and redness around the nose, etc.. It wears beautifully all day without needing touch ups (might need if have oily skin) and color stays true without fading or turning into another color - a problem I've encountered with a few brands. This powder offers a very natural look, if you go with light or more full coverage. It's affordable at under $10.00. All around a great foundation! It's a keeper, at least until I discover something else that I just HAVE to try. LOL
March 16, 2013
Lasts & lasts & lasts!!
I have very sparse brows and look ridiculous without them so I fill them in with pencils/powders, etc.. But I live in southwest Florida where it gets very hot and humid. No matter what eyebrow products or techniques I've used, my brows would all disappear on a hot humid day. I don't remember where, but I read something about Model in a Bottle makeup sealer and looked on their site out of curiosity and found they have a brow sealer. For less than ten bucks I figured I would give it a try. It comes in a nail polish type bottle with a nail polish brush (and a spoolie brush is also included). First I apply my skin care, primer, foundation, powder) and then I pencil in my brows (I've used many brands and they all work perfectly with this sealer). Next I apply the sealer using the nail polish type brush, taping off a little of the excess liquid on the edge of the bottle like you would with nail polish. Applying the sealer seems odd at first. It's a liquid, a little thinner than hair spray. In the areas that I have hair, I take the end of the brush and tap the sealer into the hairs so that it gets down to the skin. Where I have no brow hairs, I use more of a swiping motion. You would think that it would disrupt the brow pencil, but magically it doesn't! It dries in seconds and you see NOTHING but brow - no shine or odd texture. I then use a brow wax and powder product on top by getting a small amount of wax on the brush and then tapping the brush lightly on the powder, then swiping it over my brows. It's not necessary, but I feel it gives a little more color, especially where the hairs are missing. The sealer dries clear and matte and doesn't flake. My brows last all day and I no longer even have to think about them, even in the hottest part of summer. But it's easily removed with any cleanser. I used to check all day to make sure my brows were still on, but with this product I no longer have to worry. A bottle lasts for months, so it's extremely affordable. I can't recommend this product enough! It's a must for anyone with sparse brows!
March 6, 2013
Lovely, feminine, not overpowering!
These "Dream Angels" fragrances from Victoria's Secret are so lovely! This Heavenly is my favorite. It's soft, feminine and not strong and harsh. It's sexy and alluring, without being slap you in the face strong. The scent remains true all day and doesn't end up smelling like something all together different a few hours after you apply it. It's lightly floral and really hard to describe. My suggestion would be to visit your local Victoria's Secret and try all the "Dream Angels' - I bet you'll find one to fall in love with. Or you'll be like me and end up with several!
February 26, 2013
Improves hair w/o weighing down
This is my favorite Aussie product and a great deep treatment. My fine, thin hair gets damaged from coloring, blow drying, curling iron and I don't get it cut as often as I should. This product helps put back the moisture in my hair, but doesn't weigh it down like so many products do. I can even use it every day without any problems. I leave it on for longer than three minutes - it's the first thing I do when I get in the shower and the last thing I do is rinse it out. I figure the longer I can leave it on, the even better it will work. The upside down bottle may not seem like a big deal, but it's much easier to use in the shower and is easier to open with wet hands and also assures that every last bit of the product comes out. It's inexpensive and since you only need a small amount, it just adds to the value. It has the signature Aussie product fragrance (has a grape scent to me), but unlike the styling products, the scent of this treatment doesn't linger, which I like because then it doesn't compete with whatever fragrance I'm wearing. It leaves my hair softer, more hydrated, more manageable, more bouncy and in better condition. No need to spend a fortune when Aussie makes this great treatment!
February 16, 2013
I have more lashes because of this curler!
I had no idea how much damage I was doing to my laahes every day when I curled them! I thought it was crazy to spend so much money on an eye lash curler. Especially when I could buy a perfectly good one at the drug store for under $10. But I kept reading all the raves and broke down and ordered a "Shu". WOW! Before I ordered it I was changing the little black rubber thing in another brand of curler and realized there is a slit in the middle of it where the metal piece meets the black thing (sorry I don't know the proper names to the parts) and it was FULL of my eyelashes! I had been curling my lashes for twenty plus years and never noticed this. The first thing I noticed about the Shu is that there is no slit in the black rubber insert, so there's no where to break off and trap lashes. It's a domed hump curve to it so it actually puts a smooth curl to the lashes instead of just putting a sharp bend in them. It makes a big difference in the way my lashes look and makes my eyes look much more open, which is the whole point to curling our lashes! I noticed in the first few days that I wasn't loosing as many lashes, again I think because of the shape of it and that it doesn't break off the lashes when it curls them. After a few months I saw that my lashes were thicker! I actually have more lashes now because I'm not loosing them every time I curl them! So check the slit in your lash curler and see if it's full of lashes and if it is you definately need to switch. Even if it's not, the Shu provides a BETTER curl and that alone is worth the price.
February 13, 2013
Leaves skin deep cleaned, but not stripped
I was lucky and won the large size bottle of this cleanser and fell in love with it after just one use! I took off one star because of the price, it's not in my budget. So I use it sparingly and only once or twice a week so that I can enjoy it for as long as possible. I have really combination skin - my nose is oily, cheeks can get dry and the rest is pretty normal. This cleanser deep cleans my pores and leaves my skin feeling soft and seems to firm my skin, but doesn't leave it feeling stripped of moisture or tight. I love it so much that I've even begun using it as a mask once a week by applying it to damp skin without bringing it to a lather and allowing it to sit for five to ten minutes, than adding some water to bring it to a lather and wash as normal. It works very well with my Clarisonic or with just finger tips and produces a rich and creamy lather. I find that this allows it time to give an even more deep pore cleansing and for my skin some exfoliation. It may sound a little crazy, but I love this expensive cleanser so much and want to get the most out of every use. I don't think it's meant for specifically the eyes, but I use it to remove my eye makeup with great results and no irritation. The pump dispenser is useful to control the amount used and particularly handy if you're like me and want to ration the amount used. One or two pumps at most is ample for the face and neck. The cost is the only draw back. I have watched for sales or deals on auction sites, but unfortunately have not been able to find it at a price I can justify. Perhaps when I completely run out I will feel differently and do better at justifying the cost of this fabulous cleanser. If you can find a way to afford it, it's fantastic!
February 12, 2013