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This product left me amazed! I purchased it after reading the reviews; my skin is on the oilier side and I am doing my best to resist this primer craze! :) (If I spend $30 on foundation, shouldn't it just work, ladies??) I went on the Urban Decay website, still resisting stores from the post-holiday rush, and it was HALF off. I got the larger bottle, 6 oz, for only $18. It's super easy to ease and almost miraculous. After you wash your face and moisturize, spritz 2-4 times before applying foundation than 2-4 more times after all of your makeup is applied. Normally, I am an oil slick by lunchtime, but I was just a little "dewey" instead. I blotted and then I was good for the rest of the day. Some department stores products are just worth it; this is one of those! Plus, think of it this way; all of those tissue blotting papers? I can now go through a packet in 3 months, not 3 weeks. My pores are so grateful. :)
January 21, 2013
Where is the mud?
I pretty much run the gamut of beauty products; from drugstore, department store and everything in between. I always prefer drugstore; if I can get a product that works as well as a department store brand, for a quarter of the price, why not? Unfortunately, this is another hit or miss Tresemme product. My hair is long, and it tends to be a little coarse underneath and the ends a little dry, while my scalp is on the oilier side. I wash my hair 3X a week and rather than using a traditional daily conditioner, I usually use a mask or treatment instead. I really wasn't impressed with this product; I suppose if I had normal hair, or my ends weren't dry at all, maybe it would work better? But if that was the case, would I really be scouting out a heavy duty conditioner at my local Walmart? Probably not. The texture is not what I expected; I guess I thought it would feel more like "mud," hence the name. I washed my hair and then left it on for 45 minutes with a shower cap. Ironically enough, my hair was a bit tangled after I rinsed. I really like the Neutrogena hair mask, I think it is triple oil something or another, but it is fab. I won't be repurchasing this one again. It left me unimpressed (and wondering how many "chemicals" are in mud anyway?)
January 21, 2013
My personal experience with Olay tends to be hit or miss; this one is a "miss." I have been using it for about 6-8 weeks now and have not noticed a thing. No change in tone, pores, pore size, clarity, evenness; nothing. I am 33 with oily skin in the summer and oily/combo in the fall/winter. I have larger pores and some blackheads in the nose/chin area, and my skin tends to be somewhat acne prone. I also have a little bit of unevenness. The moisturizer is okay; the price is nice if you have a coupon. I thought there was not enough product in the bottle to be worth paying for it without a coupon. I will still continue to try Olay products here and there; some of them work really well. However, it is always disappointing when you try a product that has such great reviews and it doesn't seem to work nearly as well as it does with everyone else. I will continue to use it until the bottle is done, but will be looking for another anti-aging moisturizer, possibly another drugstore brand, maybe even Olay! We shall see. :) As far as this girl goes, I will not be purchasing again in the future. Oh, ONE plus. It does tend to hold moisture well on the skin's surface. A great for girls with dryer skin!
January 13, 2013
The 2013 'Must Have' Product!
I received this kit shortly before Christmas and I was over the moon excited. Ladies,it is worth every penny (and if you have a coupon, or it is on sale, it is even LESS pennies) and I highly recommend it. Out of all of the reviews I have done, this is the product that I will remember for years to come. If you are looking for immediate results, this is it. The kit comes with a container of what Olay calls "derma crystals." The crystals remind me of sugar and it has a nice, pleasant almost citrus mixed with floral sent. The second piece is the lactic acid. One of the many features I am pleased about with this product is that it is quick; I don't have a lot of time or a lot of money - who does? I massage the crystals on for a minute, then massage the lactic acid over the crystals for another minute then rinse. Could it be any easier?? I can't believe this item has been out as long as it has and I am just trying it now! I have been missing out. After the first use, the redness was relieved and my skin glowed. My pores looked "tighter" (and I am not even sure that is possible) and my blackheads much less noticeable. I have had professional microdermabrasion done before and they scratched my face quite badly; since then I have been afraid to go anywhere and get it done. I talked to my derm about peels and he said great idea, but I still have to have a retinoid regime; the peels are useless without it. Yaaaay me! Now I can have BOTH for much less money. Here to pretty skin in 2013.... Happy New YOU!
January 5, 2013
I got this cuticle cream in a gift set for an early Christmas present! I was very delighted to get this. I am just getting into more natural beauty products and Burt's Bees is an overall affordable brand and I like that they don't include parabens, sulfates, etc in their product. This cuticle cream smells heavenly; like real lemons. The smell becomes more intense after the first use. Like most cuticle treatments I have used, it is best to use as a treatment at night. It will leave fingers greasy, but not in a bad way. It works really well and I used it when giving myself a manicure or just a special treatment for my nails. I would definitely recommend.
December 25, 2012
Excellent cream; Poor smell
I have to agree with other reviewers. This is an excellent cream, but the smell is not pleasant. I couldn't in good conscience give it a 3 or 4, and base the entire review on the odor alone, but I do want to emphasize that it is certainly not the worst spelling cream, but if you are used to perfumey creams, this one certainly is not it. I was going to take it to work to use, but I won't be doing that. However, the cream is rich, thick and luxurious. It has far more pluses than minuses! A small amount is all you need; maybe the size of 2 peas. What I also really like about this cream is that the moisture lasts; it really binds to the skin and keeps the moisture in. It is perfect for the winter and if you have extremely dry skin prone to chapping from the wind and cold, I would definitely recommend this cream.
December 25, 2012
Not for me!
This is not my favorite lip gloss at all, and certainly not my favorite wet n wild product. I bought this in clear to be apply to apply over any color. It is very difficult to get ample product on the applicator, which results in pumping the applicator in and out. There isnt much product to begin with, and by doing this, it creates a sticky mess around the rim of the opening. In particular, the appearance of the clear is a steange looking gel. I would not buy again.
December 18, 2012
Tea Tree Oil is so good for so many things, and this shampoo did not disapoint. After the first use, my hair was softer and my flakes were gone; this was after I had used many dandruff shampoos fron the inexpensive to the pricey and nothing helped my recent flare up. If you are truly looking for a natural or oeganic product, this isnt it. But if you are looking for a good quality shampoo that will balance your scalp, I would highly recommend. One caveat; it seemed to take about a week before the flakes were gone for good.
December 17, 2012
Love, love, love! (EDIT)
**** 4/14/12: Sadly, I have to edit this posting and change the rating to a 7. I am currently in vacation in Arizona and I find the moisturizing properties are not enough and the color would be great for the winter, but for the summer the medium/tan is not enough color, and I am fair/med in the summer - I should see more color. I think after this bottle is gone, I will stick to a regular moisturizer with a self tanner. The Jergens Express is nice. ***** Ladies, please be advised right off the bat that this is not a self-tanner; however, it WILL provide you with a decent SPF (20) and keep your skin from looking pale or sallow. I tend to have fair skin with an olive undertone and I use the medium/tan version. I actually think that most people could use the medium/tan, with the fair/light reserved for those that are freckled and very light skinned. I originally started using it day and night, thinking of it as more or a self-tanner, and I think it caused a bit of a breakout on my cheeks, and I went back to using it just in the morning and it works perfectly. I still apply a self-tanner at night but I just love this product. It does exactly what it says. The only reason I did not give it a 10 is because typically I don't care for products that have a SPF in them. I usually use a really good SPF like Blue Lizard or something with zinc oxide, even on my face. (I like Coppertone Sensitive w/Zinc Oxide.) My Derm once told me that if you buy a product that has SPF in it, the "molecules" do not interact well which results in a lesser SPF and a lesser foundation, or whatever it is mixed with. All in all, give it a try!
December 14, 2012
I love any budget product that I can use for various things, and this brush is that and then some. It's actually meant for contouring the crease area, but I have also been able to use it to apply concealer in a pinch. The ELF studio set is a really chic looking set of brushes for about $3 a brush, or less if you buy as a set. I also have not had issues with bristles falling out, which is a HUGE plus.
November 27, 2012