Friday, October 24, 2008

Clear & Even also Hair stuff

In the past I posted on the Ambi Even & Clear Foaming Cleanser and now I am back to talk about two more items from the Even & Clear line.
Let's start with the 12 oz $8.49 Ambi Soft & Even Creamy Oil moisturizer. This product is supposed to include shea butter which will soften your skin and olive oil which will help to seal in the moisture. Now here is the big claim behind this product- the light weight non greasy formula will help your skin to lock in moisture for 24 hours. I applied this lotion to my arms and legs and it really is a non greasy formula but hold your horses on that 24 hour thing. I was ashy in about 30 minutes. Perhaps I ash up faster than others who knows, but what I do know if that that beautifully light sheen that I had when I first applied the product faded quickly. I would not buy this product even again especially since it includes two parabens.
Next I tried the Even & Clear exfoliating wash which has gentle microbeads that are designed to gently remove dead skin from your face. Vitamins E and C have been included in the formula along with soy extracts to enrich our skin. The facial wash even has salicyclic acid which is supposed to prevent pimples from making a home on your face. I am always a little worried when it comes to products that include salicyclic acid because I know that I have sensitive skin. I must report that I do like the product and the exfoliating beads are very gentle yet not so gentle that it feels as if nothing is happening. For me using this product daily is not an option because it will dry out my skin so I have to be careful. Other with less sensitive skin may be just fine using this $6.99 product daily. I should also note that overall, my skin has been doing really well in recent months because I am drinking so much water so I can't totally attribute my clear skin to this product.
Hair Stuff
Since I am stretching my relaxer until December, someone asked if I could describe / show how I am wearing my hair through this period of time.
I wear different style depending on my mood or when I plan on washing my hair. However I have attached two pictures of the main style that I wear while stretching. Basically I put my hair in a banana clip (I'm wearing a black on in the picture) and then I fold my hair over like a French roll, stick a few bobby pins in it and Im good to go. I ususally leave a little bang out and flip it back and clip it with a bobby pin as well.
The first two pics were shots taken from my flip camera hence the quality. The last pic was taken on another day but it was at the end of the day and messy but hopefully you get the idea of the style.

I also started using BeeMine again and this time I will do my best to remain consistent so I can post that review ASAP.
Have a great weekend everyone.


MakeupByRenRen said...

wow girl ur hair is gorgeous! i need to get my bf on your hair plan lol

TravelDiva said...

THANKS PJD. This is informative since I just got a shipment of the whole line of Ambi products. I got EVERYTHING so I'll let you know how things go with extended use.

By the way, I love this blog!!

brownee said...

Can't tell u how much I luv ur hurr! So thick, so shiny, so healthy.

Product Junkie Diva said...

Aww thanks for the nice comments ladies.
TravelDiva you are welcome. I forgot to mention that I have the fade cream also but I really don't use that often but when i did use it on a scar I thought it worked well. it took a couple of weeks to see results though.

Product Junkie Diva said...

I love your blog too TravelDiva!

The Frugalista Files said...

When was the last time you got a relaxer? My hairstylist gives me texturizers now and won't relax my hair before eight weeks. I've noticed that my hair is a lot thicker now. It never gets "bone straight" and that's a good thing.

Product Junkie Diva said...

My last relaxer was the last week in August and I don't plan on relaxing again until the end of December. What your stylist is doing sounds great and I am glad your hair is much thicker. YAY.

Just_Wondering said...

I have been using Ambi's Exfoliating Wash for quite some time now (3-5 months) and I'm very pleased with the way it keeps my skin clear! As for your hair girl You were definately blessed with thickness lol I wish I could say the same. Thanks for posting those hair styles up.

PS: Have you seen the stretch Mark diminishing body oil by Ambi. I have some stretch marks but they aren't that bad at all. I was really happy about the oils in the bottle and thought I should use it to moisturize my entire body. I think it's pretty good. But I'd like you to try it lol tell me if you get ashy after applying it lol

Anonymous said...

I just got me some more Ambi with my $3 off coupon. Hopefully it will fade some of this hyperpigmentation.

LOL @ ashing up within 30 minutes.

Your hair is super shiny. Even though it's pulled up, it looks like it has body galore!

Calming Corners said...

I have used the Ambi Wash and Moist for a about a year now and I totally love it. My skin is amazing.

Product Junkie Diva said...

@Just Wondering I think I am going to do a stretch mark post soon. I will also try check to see if that product makes me
@Jewells Please let me know how it works on your hyperpigmentation.
@CC I am so glad it is working for you. What do you use as a facial mask?