April 19th, 2006

Birdy Love

Some recent beauty product purchases

1. Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Deeeeep; Approximately $4 at Target
[click the link, then select "Treatments" from the left menu; this product is the second one from the left in the photo that pops up]
    I used this last night after my regular shampoo and conditioner routine (shampoo: Herbal Essence; conditioner: John Freida Brilliant Brunette), running it through from roots to ends and letting it sit for at least three minutes. My hair is naturally very curly, slightly damaged from color treating it, and frizzy with dryness. Even after just rinsing it, my hair felt amazing. After I got out of the shower and combed my hair, I used my usual styling product (OSIS Magic) and let it air dry. When my boyfriend got home and ran his fingers through my hair, he commented on how soft and silky it felt. I love this product!

2. Dove Energy Glow Facial Cleansing Pillows; Approximately $4 at Target
    I'm still on a quest for a good facial routine. I've been using a Neutrogena face wash when I shower, every other day, and Neutrogena moisturzier every day. To remove make-up, I was using generic baby wipes. I realized I needed something to use in between showers/Neutrogena face wash, and decided to try one of the many facial cleansing wipes now on the market. This is one of the newer ones, so I figured I'd give it a shot.
    I used it Saturday night after removing make-up with a baby wipe, and was surprised to see how much more dirt came off of my face when I used the Dove pillow. One side is soft, the other rougher to help exfoliate. The cleanser is gentle, and didn't leave my face feeling tight or oily, just clean.
    I'm still experiencing horrible dryness, particularly on my forehead, and am home that an appointment with an aesthetician today will help with that.

I'm looking for a new mascara, yet again. I tried the Cover Girl Lash Exact that princessbunny raved about, and while I liked it at first, I've found that it flakes off too quickly for me. So I'm tossing it shortly and replacing it, but don't know what to go to next. There are too many options on the market for the indecisive, like me.