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What hair, makeup, skincare, body care products are you loyal to, have your tried, or do you want to try?

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Greenleaf


Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/13/2017 12:13AM by HonnyBrown.

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I just bought Katy Perry's perfume, it smells like Chanel and cost less. I have bought Kohl's makeup and lipstick.
I also shop Sephora and like their products, especially lipstick. I am looking for a good mascara if anyone knows a brand. I mosturize like mad, and use different products.

When the going gets tough, the tough go shopping....
I am not brand loyal. I change brands often and/or abandon perfectly good products because of sensitive skin. Rosacea and hypothyroid conditions cause frequent changes in my skin. For now, it is affordable to use sunscreen and remember that glamour may happen again in future. Or not. l


My motto is: "Have sunscreen, will travel".

Once again, we come to the Holiday Season, a deeply religious time that each of us observes, in his own way, by going to the mall of his choice. ~Dave Barry, "Christmas Shopping: A Survivor's Guide"


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Very few. I use Dr Sqatch spearmint basil soap. I use whatever deoderant i happen to pick up. I use Arm & Hammer toothpaste. I use no other "products"

Talking tough is easy when it's other people's evil and you're judging what they do and don't believe.
I just started using John Frieda Frizz Ease: shampoo, conditioner and serum. After one use, I bought the entire line. I was that impressed!

"Life is a fight...FIGHT!"
Greenleaf
Irene, what do you want the mascara to do?

Believe it or not, Wet N Wild has a Renegade mascara that does everything on my wish list: lengthens, volumizes, thickens and curls. And it's $6 at Target. It treats my lashes better than MAC Zoom!

@Irene_L.A. wrote:

I just bought Katy Perry's perfume, it smells like Chanel and cost less. I have bought Kohl's makeup and lipstick.
I also shop Sephora and like their products, especially lipstick. I am looking for a good mascara if anyone knows a brand. I moisturize like mad, and use different products.

"Life is a fight...FIGHT!"
Greenleaf
That soap sounds intriguing!

I picked up an artisan soap from TJ Maxx. It's a charcoal and salt soap. I used it this morning, and it was very abrasive. I like my Grandpa's Epson Salt soap much better.

@bgriffin wrote:

Very few. I use Dr Sqatch spearmint basil soap. I use whatever deoderant i happen to pick up. I use Arm & Hammer toothpaste. I use no other "products"

"Life is a fight...FIGHT!"
Greenleaf
honny, I will try it, they also sell wet and wild at rite aid and I have plenti rewards there......I've never bought it. I want it to do everything, make them plush, thick, longer, you name it. My Glacoma eye drops dry out my lashes, it is a problem...smiling smiley

When the going gets tough, the tough go shopping....
Yeah, I love the Aveda styling products such as dry remedy, but not the shampoo and conditioner as much. I have long, thick, and wavy/curly hair, so I have to condition the heck out of it. I sometimes use Schwarzkopf (sp?) Gliss and also Loreal intensive repair, Aussie, etc. conditioners. I switch back and forth. Shampoo is less important brand-wise. I only wash my hair 3x a week but I condition it daily. On my face, I love Garnier BB tinted moisturizer, and I have been a user of Olay moisturizers for a long time. I used to use Clinique and Estee Lauder years ago but found that the Olay works quite well. Oh, and Roc moisturizers are good too. If I wear foundation, it's Chanel. I really love the way it feels on my skin, not heavy at all and it doesn't clog my pores. But I really like to use the tinted moisturizers the majority of the time instead of foundation. It's only when I am dressing up and need a more polished look that I go for the Chanel foundation. With mascara, lipstick, and eye shadow, it doesn't really matter what brand. I have a good length to my lashes but they are very light because I am blonde, so as long as the mascara is dark it works fine no matter what it is. I also did a Merle Norman shop and bought some of their stuff, which I like quite a bit, but not enough to go and buy it on my own dime.
Fun topic. I tend to be brand loyal until something is not working for me. With so many fragrance sensitivities the only perfume I have worn for years is Shalimar. I love Clinique for skincare, Bare Minerals for make up except mascara which is Clinique, and OPI for my all my nail care.

Over the years I have been thoroughly unimpressed by all celebrity products. The last few years there has been an exception to the rule. When it comes to my hair I really have been blessed. It has always been healthy, strong and despite friends my age going or already gray, mine has almost none. The one thing that has always driven me crazy, it is baby fine. Several years ago I saw Living Proof at Ulta. Jennifer Aniston was one of the owners. I found a travel sized "starter" kit with four products designed for fine hair. To my delight the product lived up to the hype.

Equal rights for others does not mean fewer rights for you. It's not pie.
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@HonnyBrown wrote:

That soap sounds intriguing!

@bgriffin wrote:

I use Dr Sqatch spearmint basil soap.

It's pretty fantastic. I'm not much for smelly stuff but I LOVE both mint and basil so it works great for me. Dr Squatch is similar to Harry's or DSC but just soap and body wash and the scents are targeted to men. It's also not exactly cheap as far as soap goes. :/

Talking tough is easy when it's other people's evil and you're judging what they do and don't believe.
I must add, my daughter went to Paris last year and brought back Chanel light makeup with SPF, I totally loved it, also oils to lubricate skin but not buying it on my dime. I found an oil for dry skin at Kohl's and a light tinted makeup with SPF that works. I don't wear much makeup unless going out in the evening, but do recommend it.
When doing tons of Chanel Cosmetics with the now gone MSC, I loved getting all the samples.

When the going gets tough, the tough go shopping....
Makeup and beauty products are my downfall. I try every new one that's advertised and love most of them. The one brand product I love and have stuck with for years is Pria Skin Care. I use their "gold" line which is about the middle of the line, but I would not be without it anymore.
I'm an all natural kinda woman. The less products and chemicals i put on my skin/hair the better for me and the environment. Dr Bronner peppermint soap for my body and hair, Old Spice deodorant, coconut oil as an moisturizer, and Burt's Bees lip tint.
My kryptonite is hair products. I will try an entire line and stay loyal to it. My most recent fail was Pantene Gold. Pantene has always done good by my hair until this line.

@barbage wrote:

Makeup and beauty products are my downfall. I try every new one that's advertised and love most of them. The one brand product I love and have stuck with for years is Pria Skin Care. I use their "gold" line which is about the middle of the line, but I would not be without it anymore.

"Life is a fight...FIGHT!"
Greenleaf
I have thick, coarse hair and am always looking for a great shampoo and conditioner. Have tried them all over the years. My son - who has some thinning - left some of his Nioxin when he stayed over. Ran out of shampoo so I decided to try it on my "non thinning hair". What a surprise! My hair looked like I had just walked out of a salon. Shiny and smooth and actually looked longer?? A little on the pricey side but I just ordered some from Amazon for half the price. Cannot wait to get it in the mail and see if I have the same results.
Maybe I am loyal to a few things. Apple cider vinegar (the kind with the mo-ther) and, separately, rose water with or without glycerin are wonderful toners. A sugar paste patted gently onto the skin (not a scrub on sensitive skin) helps with the grungies, rinses off without disturbing skin, and costs little.

Once again, we come to the Holiday Season, a deeply religious time that each of us observes, in his own way, by going to the mall of his choice. ~Dave Barry, "Christmas Shopping: A Survivor's Guide"


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@HonnyBrown wrote:

My kryptonite is hair products. I will try an entire line and stay loyal to it.

You know there's an easy cure for that. Shave your head. I haven't paid for a hair cut or shampoo in 12 years.

Talking tough is easy when it's other people's evil and you're judging what they do and don't believe.


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"It's a 10" hair care products. Makes hair really smooth. On rainy days my hair had a diameter of 3 feet from the frizziness. This stuff's great.
I've been loyal to Avon Washable Waterproof mascara since I briefly sold the brand back in the late 80s. It's getting harder and harder to find representatives, so now when I buy I get several tubes.

Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product. Eleanor Roosevelt
I seem to get gifted tons of products and even do shops that send them my way. My every day wear is bare. If we're home and I put on mascara I get the "we goin' somewhere special today?" He's associated makeup wear with big events.

I don't even use regular deodorant after painful armpit and breast cyst removal at 15 -- not say that was the cause but it was enough to make me just stop. I have these salt rubs and organic scent cubes now. I do like mascara, a lot. I will use pretty much any cruelty free and organic brand of mascara I can get my hands on. I buy a lot of my soap, toothpaste, shampoo, and conditioner on Etsy from handmade sellers who do a lot of neat vegan and organic items.

My splurge items usually crop up in conditioners and lip/skin balms. When you have over three feet of hair, it's tedious. My skin is porcelain to classic ivory most of the year love balms! This summer, working on the organic farm, I'm actually a biege tone. It's weird 0_o I'll be showering and be like why am I orange like clay!?!??! Oh, never mind, just tanned.

MegglesKat


Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/13/2017 06:59PM by MountainCacher88.
Nope!

@bgriffin wrote:

@HonnyBrown wrote:

My kryptonite is hair products. I will try an entire line and stay loyal to it.

You know there's an easy cure for that. Shave your head. I haven't paid for a hair cut or shampoo in 12 years.

"Life is a fight...FIGHT!"
Greenleaf
Chris, when I was researching John Frieda Frizz Ease, It's A 10 came up in my search! It's good to know that it works. Frizz on humid days is no joke.

@ChrisCooper wrote:

"It's a 10" hair care products. Makes hair really smooth. On rainy days my hair had a diameter of 3 feet from the frizziness. This stuff's great.

"Life is a fight...FIGHT!"
Greenleaf
@HonnyBrown wrote:

Nope!

@bgriffin wrote:

@HonnyBrown wrote:

My kryptonite is hair products. I will try an entire line and stay loyal to it.

You know there's an easy cure for that. Shave your head. I haven't paid for a hair cut or shampoo in 12 years.


Kids these days just have no sense of adventure!

Talking tough is easy when it's other people's evil and you're judging what they do and don't believe.
I avoid anything with a celebrity's name attached to it.

I used Clinique when I was in my 20s. Do they have products for women in their 40s? I was using Olay, and recently switched to Neutrogena Hydro Boost.

@LisaSTL wrote:

Fun topic. I tend to be brand loyal until something is not working for me. With so many fragrance sensitivities the only perfume I have worn for years is Shalimar. I love Clinique for skincare, Bare Minerals for make up except mascara which is Clinique, and OPI for my all my nail care.

Over the years I have been thoroughly unimpressed by all celebrity products. The last few years there has been an exception to the rule. When it comes to my hair I really have been blessed. It has always been healthy, strong and despite friends my age going or already gray, mine has almost none. The one thing that has always driven me crazy, it is baby fine. Several years ago I saw Living Proof at Ulta. Jennifer Aniston was one of the owners. I found a travel sized "starter" kit with four products designed for fine hair. To my delight the product lived up to the hype.

"Life is a fight...FIGHT!"
Greenleaf
I was all Clinique for many, many years then I subscribed to Birchbox only $10 a month and you get high-end beauty samples every month. I love this I have found some new favorites that I would have never heard of nor tried if it weren't for birch boxes. I recommend it to everyone that is interested in beauty products!
@bgriffin wrote:

You know there's an easy cure for that. Shave your head. I haven't paid for a hair cut or shampoo in 12 years.

I can cut off about eight inches of mine and make you a dreadlock wig. That would be interesting. How would you look as a blonde?
@HonnyBrown, I started with Clinique in my 20s then went back. They do make all sorts of products for every decade. I wouldn't have any interest in something like BirchBox. I've found one of the keys to any skincare is they have to be fragrance free, I have to like using them, and like the way they feel on my skin. Clinique offers a lot of products in a gel cream which has become my favorite. They are so weightless and feel great.

Today I got to use one of my favorites for my hair when the weather is warm. After washing it I blew it dry by rolling down the windows in my carsmiling smiley

Equal rights for others does not mean fewer rights for you. It's not pie.
Never try to teach a pig to sing. It's a waste of your time and it really annoys the pig.
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