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DARK DARK TAN....
If you want a look that says "I've spent the past week in the Carribean" this is what you want. I've used the spray version and the lotion version, this one's my favorite; you're less likely to streak and it dries fast. I like the smell and so does my bf. This mousse isn't moisturizing at all so if your skin needs moisture apply it and wait a good half hour for it to sink in; St. Tropez makes and exfoliating gel and a lotion that are made specifically to aid the self tanner. Couple of warnings: one, wear gloves because this stains your hand+cuticles like crazy i even got the St. Tropez stain remover and it doesn't get it out of your cuticles, and two: Because this contains a bronzing agent in it for an instant brown look, it can stain your clothes and sheets. If there's a chance you may sweat within two hours of applying keep cool because sweat and water will spot your tan (I dripped water on my legs after washing my hands and ended up with white dots and tan legs lol)
June 11, 2010
You're wondering if it's worth the money?
Ok if you're anything like i was you're looking at these reviews to try and figure out, is it worth spending $200+ bucks on a freakin' brush for my face??? My answer? YES!!!! i've hestitated to buy this thing for over two years now and i finally got it; this has been the best investment i've ever made into my skin. Since i started using it i haven't had a single zit, no breakouts, no clogged pores. My comedones were GONE by the third use. My skin doesn't look or feel congested anymore from excessive oil. I use the Mario Badescu enzyme cleansing gel so i'm not only getting physical exfoliation from the brush but "chemical" exfoliation as well from the cleanser. My skin has never looked so smooth. i bought the Pro set and i enjoy the body brush as well, my skin is smooth and soooo healthy looking, it's even helped with that "chicken skin" look i get on my upper arms.
June 11, 2010
Overall and initially i really liked what i saw. The color came out great, my hair was super conditioned and shiny, not dry. When i washed my hair two days later you could see color in the water in the bottom of the tub, i actually expected that since this isn't a permanent dye. What i didn't expect was for the color to stain my pajamas since my hair was still wet. Having never used a non-permanent dye before i learned something, and it's good advice i pass on to you: use caution around fabrics while your hair is wet. My towel is stained, my pj's and so is my pillow case. Other than that little problem, the color is great, it conditions hair wonderfully. One more thing, the smell of the conditioner it comes with is a bit funky smelling. I'm going to try Clariol Loving Care next and see if that does any better.
June 1, 2010
Sensitive skin beware.
I chose this toner rather than the other glycolic toner mario offers since this one didn't contain alcohol. I was worried it wouldn't be strong enough but IT IS!!! My skin isn't super sensitive anymore like it was in my teenage years but this toner made my skin tingle and slightly sting. It stops once it dries and my face didn't get red. I love how it doesn't dry out my face, my skin looks extra smooth and pores are smaller. I don't use this daily, only when my skin starts to look a bit dull or congested (especially on the blackhead nightmare that is my nose) If you do have sensitive skin I'd be very careful with this and don't even think about trying the stronger one! (I love how glycolic acid makes my skin look and feel super smooth, it even helps with pore size; plus i have some acne scars and glycolic acid is recommended to help fade them)
May 31, 2010
TRY THE PIXELIST SERUM!!!
Ok, sorry i posted this here but totalbeauty doesn't have the pixelist serum up for reviews. I haven't tried this shampoo, (i'm hooked on another color protecting brand) but the pixelist serum needs to be raved about. My hair is super prone to breakage (hair all over me and my floors) i have long hair and the ends always get so damaged and dull it seems impossible to grow it out more. Plus it's super thin, i dye it dark just to add some thickness to it, only trouble is that dying it creates more damage, and therefore more breakage. So i've been looking for non-damaging hair color and my search has led me to semi and demi hair colors which only last between 6 and 28 shampoos. To save my hair from destruction i had to be willing to color my hair every 2 to 4 weeks since the color washes out eventually. So then my search led to me to products that would help keep my color from fading (especially since summer is right around the corner) and I was researching this brand (Kerastase) and came across their little vials that are used in their salons as treatments. They're ridiculously expensive in the salon so i turned to ebay and bought three vials for $23. It says to use them weekly but i only use them right after i rinse out my color. I pour the liquid into my own spray bottle since you usually don't get one on ebay unless you buy the whole box. My hair looks and feels amazing!!! My ends seem so much less damaged, the shine is freakin amazing, my whole head of hair is silky, shiny and healthier. The color lasts at least another two weeks. I haven't tried this with permanent hair colors but I'm sure the results are the same.
May 31, 2010
Super shine, silky locks.
I first tried this at a hotel in vegas, it was in the bathroom in those cute little tiny sizes. My hair was pretty grungy looking and dull from the dry heat and all the smoke (not to mention dancing). I used both the shampoo and conditioner and let my hair dry naturally. I was amazed at how silky and shiny my hair was! It look liked i had blown it dry and straightend it. My bf kept touching it and telling me how good it looked. I bought the large bottles as soon as we got home!
May 12, 2010
I don't think you can find a product on the market with more shine than this. awesome! my only quam is how frekin sticky it is. pray there's no wind or you'll never get your hair off your lips.
May 11, 2010
Breakout prone skin beware!
I got this to use as a light, oil-free moisturizer since most moisturizers just make me break out. I read the ingredients and didn't see any comodegenic ingredients (this was before i knew algae extract was severely pore clogging) so i bought a bottle and started using it twice daily. I didn't get hideously huge, flaming red breakouts, but even a little is too much to me. Other than the little white heads popping up, the rest of my skin felt miosturized and healthy, not greasy at all. this does however leave a bit of a film if you use too much so liquid foundation users will end up with a pilled up product on their face.
April 12, 2010
Refresh, Heal, Moisturize.
I did WEEKS of researching products, searching for a toner that did not contain alcohol, had zero comedogenic ingredients, did not DRY the skin, and lots of skin goodies. Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to introduce: Neaclear Liquid Oxygen Facial Toner. There is some controversy about this product claiming to contain liquid oxygen (which is about -138 degrees), if you read the info on the website, however, they do NOT claim this product to contain liquid oxygen, only that the water used has been oygenated (which it does via hydrogen peroxide) This fabulous product contains Vitamins A D C & E, Aloe,Sage, Calendula, Chamomile, Rosemary and Mint, SDA 40 ( a high grade purified cosmetic alcohol. Evaporates instantly, so it is used as a vehicle to transport important ingredients to the skin's surface and then leave them there; gentler to the skin than ethyl (rubbing) alcoholand may help kill bacteria) Allatoin (useful for dry skin and for healing wounds, burns, and scars) Panthenol (can soothe the skin reducing the effects of sunburn, dry skin, and certain skin disorders.) Sodium PCA (binds water to the skin) It has a refreshing coolness due to the menthol and peppermint, which could be irritating to more sensitive types. I use this as a quick clean me up and pick me up after work and in a spritz bottle to refresh throuout the day. My skin never feels dry, but fresh, clean, moisturized. Plus it helps to heal any zits that happen to pop up here and there.
March 26, 2010
The fourth ingredient listed in this is Isopropyl Palmitate, it's slightly mind-blowing that this product is listed as non-comedogenic when one of it's top ingredients IS in fact comedogenic.
March 25, 2010
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