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I absolutely love Freeman masks! I am a budget beauty and am always looking for products that work well and are within my budget range - this product is both of those! I recently went to a CVS to purchase the Pineapple Enzyme Freeman Mask, but they didn't have it. I didn't have to worry because they had THIS mask with a rebate coupon from Freeman to get it for free! I literally had nothing to lose. The other two Freeman masks that I have tried were the Lemon Mint and Oatmeal Avocado - both worked really well, but out of the 3, this one takes the cake. Not only did my skin look cleaner and smoother, but I noticed some tiny pimples on my face that came up. This is actually a GOOD thing. It means that the mask is effective at pulling out impurities and purging the skin. It does EXACTLY what it said it would! It is indeed an Anti-Stress, purging mask. I will absolutely buy again! Great job Freeman. Being beautiful doesn't have to be expensive.
May 5, 2012
I have PCOS (Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome) and as a result, have excessive hair. I love the idea of applying a cream and rinsing off, leaving behind clean, soft skin, but there are many issues with this product. First of all, it is not "goof-proof." When I was in my tweens, I used Nair to remove my facial hair and I now have two scars above my lip from a chemical burn. I am in my early thirties and it appears that I have "fine lines" around my mouth, which I don't. Yes, maybe I should not have been "experimenting" with hair removal so young without a parent, but the risk of burn shouldn't exist. Period. Additionally, you can use this product one day, with perfect results and no discomfort, and the next time your skin will tingle, burn or become red and itchy afterwards. It's a bit unpredictable at times. It's also incredibly smelly and runny. I have tried their thicker products (e.g. Brazilian Clay Shower product) and do like these better and have had no issues, but I think that Nair should improve their technology on this basic item that has been around forever. I used to use the Sally Hansen version that was thick, MUCH better smelling and more gently. Believe it or not, it also had a better price point and yummy fragrances. Wish I could still find it!
May 4, 2012
Silky & Shiny!
My mom is the kind of woman that goes through product after product, looking for "THE ONE." Well, naturally she is never satisfied and she gave me this product to try. It does exactly what it claims - my hair is left feeling soft and silky. My hair is also a bit coarse like another reviewer stated, and it did calm it down more than most smoothing products do. The price is really a bargain - my mom bought it at Ulta for $13.50, plus with the $3.50 off coupon, it's only $10! My hair is down to my back and I use about a nickel to a quarter when damp, then I blow dry with a round brush. When I am done, I add a little bit more, about the size of half of a dime. The only thing I thought was off, was the funky smell it has. I am not sure if we got a bad batch or not, but there is a mixture of "clean" along with a hint of "fish." Gross....
April 29, 2012
I have used Aveda products, as well as visiting their salons, for years and years. I liked the smell of the product and the feel of it, rich and creamy, when applying but was unimpressed with the results. It is for "dry and brittle" hair, but I was buying it for some dryness on the ends only. It is a nice spa experience in the shower, but for the small tube and the high price, I would have expected better results. I wanted a deep conditioner that I could tell the difference right away - this wasn't it.
April 22, 2012
NOT just for kids! :)
I bought this by mistake several months ago! The cashier accidentally charged me for it and when I got home, I took a "sniff" and it smelled so yummy I had to keep. My hair is longer and tends to get a bit tangly. I thought this product did exactly what it said it would. It detangled well and smelled divine!
April 20, 2012
My "go-to" product!
I love this dry shampoo for so many reasons! I have been using it for about a year. I have tried the Oscar Blandi version for Brunettes, Tigi Rockaholic and also TreSemme. My hair is brown, long and a but coarse underneath. It's also very thick. This is by far my favorite dry shampoo. I read about it in an article and it was rated #1 - I can see why. I feel bad that the reviews for curly hair were so bad for this product. I think it is a bit unfair because I would not have chosen to use a dry shampoo for curly hair, which tends to be a little dry to begin with. Perhaps the TreSemme waterless foaming shampoo would be best for that hair type. My roots tend to be oily and this product lets me skip a day - sometimes two! Here are a few tips: 1. Spray only in the areas where needed. It's always easier to add more than to take away! 2. Too much of any dry shampoo will leave hair feeling dirty, greasier or just weird. 3. Instead of combing it in, try using your fingers to "shake" and fluff it in - it leaves hair tousled and full of volume. Definitely give it a try!
April 20, 2012
Excellent for the face!
I actually did not use this on my body, but rather the face. I switched from this to the Jergens Healthy Glow Face w/SPF 20, and at first I was in love, but alas, it didn't last long! This one gives COLOR, which is exactly what I wanted. I have used the medium/tan version and it is just perfect. Definitely give it a try! Jergens doesn't make bad gradual tanners at all and there is almost always a coupon. :)
April 14, 2012
Spray VS Lotion (EDIT)
**** 4/14/12: I have changed my rating from 4 to 6. I have gotten used to the application process and the heavier amount of spray that comes out of the nozzle, but the smell is still pretty bad. Typically, I will put on a tanner at night and the smell is gone by morning. This is not the case with this one. It smells all the time. The color is nice, but it tends to fade in patches. Better options out there. **** I have been in love with the BB Summer Color line for just about forever! I was recently out of town and thought it would be easier to take the spray version rather than the lotion. In this case, I was wrong. This is the second spray tanner I have used, so in a way I am comparing it to the Loreal version, which is an okay product but not fantastic in itself. First, I did a test spray into the air then started to apply to my body. The Loreal spray is a very fine mist while the BB spray saturates your skin. You really have to be careful not to overdo it. Now, the worst part about this spray is that it never really feels dry. I put it on at night and was watching an hour long tv show, waiting for it to dry. With the lotion, it is less than 10 minutes. With the spray, it still felt tacky and sticky an hour later. I finally gave up and went to bed. I then woke up a few hours later and went to check in the mirror. I had a few splotches around my neck area. I used a washcloth and was able to remove them quite easily. I was also starting to notice the strong, typical self-tanner smell which is almost non-existant in the BB lotion version. (As a side note, when first applying the spray, I really didn't like the "lime" smell. It was a lot like lime + bug spray, but better than the Loreal smell.) When I woke up in the morning, most of the tan was even. I had a few splotches here and there that I will need to correct, but overall the color is nice. However, the application for me personally, was too difficult. I prefer tanners that work really well and are "idiot-proof." The lotion version is that way - a blind person could put it on with no streaks. I think this product would work better if the mist was finer. Next time I will use I will make sure not to overapply. However, I did read some of the reviews that say they are only getting 3-4 tans out of a can and I am getting more. Maybe I am not overapplying as much as I think. All in all, I do prefer the Loreal version to this, but with Loreal, you really will get only 3-6 cans per bottle but I prefer the color and ease of application to the BB spray. I will definitely be sticking with my "go-to" BB lotion version.
April 14, 2012
I bought this eyeshadow due in Desert Mesa, which ironically, I was buying for the Mesa! Teehe. I recently went on a trip to Arizona and was armed with this shadow, some lotion shimmer and self-tanner and looked every bit the bronze goddess. This eyeshadow was amazing; it stood up in the heat (with NO primer!) and the colors are truer than true, if that is even possible. I would absolutely buy this product again, and I love this Desert Mesa Duo - perfect for the spring and summer months, or a great vacation color. A must have!
April 9, 2012
I have the non-SPF version that comes in a blue bottle - I was not aware it came with a 40 SPF! I bought a small bottle at Ulta to try and I should have bought the larger bottle. This product is just about perfect! The shimmer is exactly how it should be - subtle and beautiful, and not glittery in the least. The only reason I did not give it a 10 is the price point (as the reviewer mentioned), and mine came in Coconut Papaya and I would have liked just a hint more fragrance in it. I would absolutely buy again. I am thrilled with this product!
April 9, 2012