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Rich, Moisturizing...And Smelly
I am a body-lotion addict and apply it immediately after I step out of the shower, while my skin is still damp. This lotion is thick, creamy and wonderful. My skin can be ashy and itchy but Palmer's makes it feel soft, moisturized and so much more comfortable. When using this, be sure to spend some time just rubbing it in and letting it absorb before dressing ~ I usually just dry my hair and let my skin absorb it in the meantime. Unfortunately, this stuff is very strongly scented with a chocolate-y fragrance. I love the results, but am always dismayed that I'll head out smelling like a candy bar. And yes, if you use this and get dressed immediately, your clothes WILL smell chocolate-y, too. :( I believe they make an unfragranced version, will definitely try it in the future. But this is an excellent product that works without a doubt.
April 1, 2012
I'm very shy and unconfident regarding salon services, as I never grew up being shown the ropes in regard to waxing, coloring, nails, etc. So I've learned to use this product to tame my stray hairs on my brows and upper lip. It doesn't melt the same in all microwaves, so simply adjust the time to yours. If it gets too hot, just let it cool down a bit before using. I simply apply it in the direction of the hair growth, let it harden and then quickly pull off the wax against the hair growth. It quickly gets messy on the sides of the container as you wipe off the excess and the wax hardens, but it simply melts into the pot again when you heat it up. It's very easy to burn yourself with this if it gets too hot, so be careful! Also, if you heat it too long, it creates a strong, "honey" like odor. All in all, I love this product. It's always worked on my fine, slick hair, it's cheap and easy and quick. I would not suggest it for shaping brows or any kind of intricate shape maintenance, though. The application is just too awkward and messy. But for quick clean-ups around and between the brows and the upper lip, I really like it. I have normal skin and experience no irritation, burning or reactions to this product.
April 1, 2012
Pretty & Light, Nothing Special
I've kept going back to this light, powdery/floral scent at various times over the years, simply because it's my "girly" fragrance. I just haven't taken the time to find a new one. I currently have a small "Heavenly" Angel Mist because of a travel engagement ~ it fit the 2oz. liquid requirement. The Angel Mist is very light and DOES NOT last (it is just a fragrance mist) but it gives you a nice, clean, floral fragrance that smells "fluffy" to me. I always think of pink feathers when I wear this. This is most likely due in part to brilliant advertising on the part of VS but also to the stripper who doused herself in this unmistakable scent that I recognized immediately as she began her lap-dance on me. (I'm thinking the Eau De Parfum was probably used in this particular instance as I still smelled it all over me in the morning.) I have nothing against strippers and I have nothing against this fragrance, but it's probably time to move on and find something a bit more original.
April 1, 2012
Just tried this, love it!
I know this product has been out for a while, but I had a small sample of this it a friend gave me and finally decided to try it. I have the Bronzed Beauty shade and it's gorgeous. It has a subtle sparkle and a huge color pay-off (Bronzed Beauty is a sexy gold-flecked crimson color) and my lips looked glossy and flushed after I put this on. The color was impressive. This would be an excellent gloss for those who don't want the intensity or maintenance of wearing a full-on red lipstick....it offers just a kiss of color that isn't overwhelming or too much. I do tend to have dry lips so anything sparkly or glittery wreaks havoc later on, but I just swiped some balm on before applying and it kept things fairly smooth. And, I'm almost embarrassed to say this, but I LOVE the scent and taste of this gloss. It's delicious. :) Excellent product overall. I would definitely buy this for myself or as a little token gift for a friend.
March 30, 2012
Not entirely too bad
Lusciously scented and my boyfriend complimented me on the scent of my hair after I'd put this in and wore it up all day and took it down in the evening. This product is a lightweight oil that sort of melts into your hair if you apply it before a blow-dry. I sometimes use it as both one of my blow-out products (I use a smoothing cream, then apply this) and as a finishing gloss. I simply smooth it over my warm hair after drying. I'm not sure what this product is meant to do, exactly, but it leaves my long, naturally straight black hair smooth, shiny and looking pretty.
February 24, 2012
Satin-I line is perfect.
The colors in the Satin-I collection for brown eyes are simply lovely. Pure and true color pay-off. I also used my old Amethyst liner I bought with my original kit for brown eyes, but it was too light and so I went over it with a black pencil and created a stunning, deep blue-violet liner. Anyway, my brown eyes did look as if they were glowing. Or maybe it was just because I liked the color so much. ;) Great product, but only the Satin-I line, not a fan of the original line.
February 24, 2012
This is glitter, not gloss
Eww. Who wants glitter left on their lips after the glossy shine has worn away? I used to love the older version of this, but now there is simply too much glitter/sparkle in it. I tried #300 in Vital Violet a few times and it's just too glittery. Perhaps it's just this particular shade? The consistency is smooth and light for a gloss, though, not too thick or gloppy. It is also highly fragrant and smells like blueberry muffins. So, all in all, I probably won't be using this again. I'm too old for all the glitter and I'm sure my boyfriend won't appreciate it all over his face either!
January 15, 2012
So not a fan!
This stuff simply DOES NOT work. I have no idea why I even bought it, as my hair is usually pretty smooth and shiny anyway. This product actually made my hair dull and flat looking. It didn't wash out well and left my hair feeling sticky. Didn't notice any shine, no hint of anything the least bit "luminous". And it's kind of smelly. I feel bad that I wasted the money on this and I still have half a bottle left. Into the garbage it goes, I guess.
January 14, 2012
I Suddenly Cannot Find This ANYWHERE!?
Neutrogena Healthy Skin Anti-Wrinkle Cream (daytime) is my MUST-HAVE moisturizer/anti-aging staple. But I suddenly can't find it here in any local drugstores in Connecticut. Please don't tell me that it's been discontinued! I've been using this fantastic product for YEARS and it's been amazing. I'm 40 and look ten+ years younger. Does anyone know if it's been discontinued? Thanks!
January 8, 2012
Second Time Around...A Bit Disappointed, But Still Hopeful
I loved Proactiv when I used it for a year or so back in '06. The whole system worked wonders for my acne ~ I even stopped using it and my skin seemed to be fine for a long time. Just last month, I broke out wildly - big, red deep pimples and was horrified, so I ordered the smaller bottles of the cleanser, toner & cream. But after just four days, my skin became incredibly dry and flakey. I was miserable and had to quit using it for about four days and just used my regular moisturiser. So, as common sense dictates, I decided to use the Proactive system ONCE a day only....to combat the dryness. So far, it's going much better and my skin IS DEFINITELY clearing up. I believe the product does work, but you must be the judge of how much and how often to use it. Also, I'm amazed that some people are complaining about the bleaching of hair and fabrics. The main ingredient is benzoyl PEROXIDE, people. Peroxide is BLEACH. They mention this on the package: may cause bleaching of hair and fabrics. Uh, yeah.
April 19, 2011