Archive for the ‘Neutrogena’ Category
Wow, I actually posted this video semi on-time. I know, I’m just as shocked as you are. So this month I have a lot of skin care products I really love since they’ve managed to clear up my stress related break outs finally. I have some pretty make-up too, so check out the video then see where to get these products below!
Products mentioned in this video:
Neutrogena Rapid Clear Foaming Scrub
Price: $7.49 (I got mine on sale for about $6)
Get it: Neutrogena.com
Acne Free Clear Skin Treatments 1-hour Pimple Patches
Price: $9.97 (I got mine at CVS for waaaay more so I suggest you guys get yours at Walmart!)
Get it: Walmart.com
Skinprep FX Nourishing Foundation Primer and Anti-Aging Serum
Get it: coverfx.com
Eyeprep FX Anti-age Smoothing Primer for eyes
Get it: coverfx.com
NARS Pressed Powder- Desert
Get it: narscosmetics.com, Sephora
MAC Lustreglass – Morning Glory
Get it: MAC stores, maccosmetics.com
MAC Lipstick – Snob
Get it: MAC stores, maccosmetics.com
Wet n’ Wild Megalast Lipstick – N07C (Mauve Outta Here)
Get it: Drugstores
Much to my dismay, my normally shiny, lustrous locks have been a damn nightmare lately. I don’t know if it’s from over processing or this crazy California weather, but my hair has been so dry that I can literally feel it poking me in the back when I sit down. So severe is my issue, that even my go to treatment, Queen Helen Cholesterol couldn’t help.
So I went on a mission to find some products that would bring my hair back to life without me having to cut it all off. Dear God, it hurts just to type those words! *shudders* And after many hours scouring beauty stores, drug stores and my own refrigerator here’s what I came up with:
Mayonnaise: I’ve heard about this one for ages, but was never desperate enough to try it. So I followed the advice of one of my friends, and slathered the sandwich deliciousness upon my head and let it sit for 20 minutes. After washing it out with some regular old shampoo, my hair felt softer than it ever has. And also, it totally smelled like ASS! Like, a lot. And the smell wouldn’t come out. After four shampoos I realized the softness just wasn’t worth smelling like the condiments bar at Subway.
Neutrogena Triple Moisture Deep Recovery Hair Mask: I had high expectations for this stuff since I love Neutrogena products so much, but I was pretty disappointed. The rich, lightly scented crème looked promising and turned out to be a pretty decent conditioner, but nothing more. After following the directions exactly, I saw no deep recovery (that’s what she said) at all, even after leaving the mask in for it’s maximum ’penetration’ time of 5 minutes. (Again, that’s what she said.) So I kinda feel like I wasted $7 that I coulda spent on something more useful, like, say $7 worth of sour straws. Mmm, Sour Straws.
Garnier Fructis Haircare Fortifying Deep Conditioner 3 Minute Masque: I think it would have been effective on hair with a moderate amount of damage, but considering how dry mine was it didn’t stand a chance. I do like the consistency and the scent, but I still prefer the Pantene Restoratives treatment I use when my hair is in it’s normal condition.
John Frieda Luminous Color Glaze: I know this isn’t a moisturizing treatment, but dang it, it totally worked! I tried this at the recommendation of one of my subbies, and so far my hair is looking amazing! I’m using the Radiant Red version (it’s offered in blonde, brunette and clear formulas) and not only is my hair shinier, but it’s helping keep my reddish, burgundy color from fading. You have to have patience with this one though, it takes about 3 uses to see results, but once you do the difference is like night and day. This is a pic from my friends birthday party a few nights ago, and check out that shine!
I’ve used this about 5 times so far, and supposedly it takes 6 -8 uses to see maximum results, so I can’t wait to see how my hair looks and feels next week!
And what have we learned today kids? Hair glaze is the bomb, and mayonnaise only smells good on a sammich.
I feel compelled to write blog about sunscreen because after seeing this on Kim Kardashians twitter feed, even MY face hurts.
Seriously, can we just all pause for a moment to take that in? I mean I’ve only had severe sunburn twice in my whole life, but I remember it hurt like hell. And I know everyone is like oh why didn’t she wear a better sunscreen blah blah blah, but as a fellow mixed kid I can tell you it’s easy to overlook such a thing since we like, NEVER burn.
Don’t get me wrong, I use sunscreen every single day, but it’s mostly to prevent aging. And I’m always on the lookout for new products, so here’s a few gems I’ve come across over the years:
Dermalogica Full Spectrum Wipes SPF 15- This is hands down my favorite sunscreen product ever. This handy little package comes with 15 wipes you can use on face and body. And because it’s re-sealable, it’s much easier to carry in your purse than say, a bottle of sun block. Because I don’t know about you guys, but the eminent danger of a sun block explosion in my Kate Spade bag is not something I find appealing.
Price: $22 for 15 towelettes, www.Dermalogica.com
Philosophy Hope in a Jar SPF 20- Hope in a Jar is most definitely in my top 5 moisturizers of all time, so you can imagine my excitement when I found out they were making a version with SPF in it. This is perfect to use under make-up because it’s not too greasy, but it’s rich enough to make your skin feel refreshed. I know some of you may get scared off by the price, but 2oz really is a decent amount of product and you don’t need a whole lot to do the job. A jar lasts me anywhere from 2-3 months, and I use it pretty much every day. Oh, and it smells pretty too!
Price: $45 for 2 oz, www.sephora.com
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Body Mist SPF 45- This is like, industrial strength sunblock. I could step into a rotisserie and emerge unscathed so long as my skin is coated in this formula of win. And because it sprays on, it’s easy to apply to all those hard to reach areas. Because sometime there just isn’t a chisled, sexy man around to do it for you. Man, I really hate those days.
Price: $10, www.drugstore.com, or your local drugstore
Korres Yoghurt Cooling Gel- When you’ve got a sunburn that hurts like a bitch, this is the stuff to use. It’s super hydrating, and eases some of the pain without the nasty smell of the medicated crap you find at the drugstore. For maximum relief, try putting it in the fridge for an hour before slathering it on. It’ll seriously make you say Aaaaaaaaaaaah!
Price: $23.50, www.sephora.com
Now that all this sunscreen talk has made me long for the beach, I’m gonna get back to work. In my cublicle. Because I’ve got important work to do here people. I mean really, this web copy won’t write itself! Um, kthxbai.
Neutrogena Wave Power Cleanser – ZOMG I freakin’ love this thing!
I made this purchase on a whim during an emergency trip to Rite-Aid a few nights ago. Lemme tell ya, nothing is more alarming to a curly haired girl than realizing she’s out of hair gel at 6:45pm on a Sunday night.
So as I hastily made my way to the register, the Neutrogena display caught my eye, and I remembered the commercial I had seen for this cleansing device earlier in the day. Ah yes, there really is nothing like the lovely Vanessa Hudgens splashing water on her young little face, promising that I too can look fresh and perky. Oh Vanessa, I know I shouldn’t believe you. After all, I’m 28 and the crows feet have already started to invade the space around my eyes, but you are so sincere that I simply cannot say no. Well played Vanessa, well played.
I then picked up the $15 face cleansing apparatus and placed it in my basket. I figure it’s a small price to pay anyway, considering I got the device, the cleansing pads and a battery. BTW – I have to give props to Neutrogena on that one, cuz nothing annoys me more than getting a new product home and realizing I’m out of batteries.
Anywho, upon using the pint sized face blaster looking thing, I was pleasantly surprised by how good it felt on my skin – like a gentle facial massage. And the textured pads get rid of make-up and exfoliate, so by the time I was done my skin was clean and silky smooth. My only issue is the pads are a little small so I need to use two of them, but it’s totally worth it considering a box of 30 is only about $8.00. I also suggest using a seperate eye make-up remover as you don’t want this around your eyes. Even still, I’ve found my new favorite cleanser.
Final Verdict – WIN. Go get it!