LOVE this scent! Moisturizer is so luxurious on and smells divine on the drydown on my skin. I call this my sexy scent. I do hate, in general, the pumps for moisturizers b/c you always end up not getting to 25% of the remaining amount. Wish they started selling Jo Malone lotions/moisturizers in tubes so you can squeeze your money's worth out of it b/c this brand is NOT cheap!
Liquid -Mary Kay - Time Wise Matte Wear Liquid Foundation
ericsbaby 4/7/2011 10:34:00 AM
I do love Bare Minerals (my fave overall) but sometimes you need a liquid coverage - so with my oily skin and the fact that I needed great, melt proof coverage for a beach wedding ceremony, I bought this. I will layer this with Bare Minerals mineral veil to ensure non-greasiness. Purposely kept this on all afternoon and lightly worked out in it, just to see- stuff was still matte! That's a friggin' miracle, considering my greasy skin at the end of the day and light elliptical plus yoga workout. Wide variety of colors - a great buy.
Bought this along with new MK weekender lip pencil in coral stone for my beach vow renewal; gorgeous!
I just bought this, and it is a beautiful coral/peach color for my vow renewal on the beach. I have oily skin and I wore it all afternoon yesterday; color really stayed, nice and matte but not chalky. NARS orgasm is still one of my faves but I'm trying to not splurge on beauty products now; I do love the convenience of a MK consultation coming to my home to try products out before I buy. No time to visit department stores these days.
Lovely, clean, fresh smelling, hubby loves this one! So do I, annual fave. And it's fairly earth friendly or green, LOVE even more.
Jo Malone and Pacifica are hands down my absolute favorite fragrance go-tos. This is a Hawaiian vacation in a bottle - I get tons of compliments wearing this and pretty much any other Pacifica fragrances (love, love orange blossom, gardenia, and malibu lemon blossom).
Lipstick -L'Oreal - Colour Riche Anti-Aging Serum in Berry Exciting
ericsbaby 11/9/2010 1:02:00 PM
Hands down, my fave lipstick that doesn't make my lips dry. I've tossed out all my other lipsticks (my lips are really sensitive) and only buy these now! This color is great - stays on and looks great with my skin coloring.
Treatments (Eye) -Olay - Age Defying Revitalizing Eye Gel
ericsbaby 11/9/2010 12:58:00 PM
It's okay, helps concealer go on smoothly (for my dark circles). Not sure it's helping wrinkles diminish but it doesn't clog my pores unless I put too much on. I just wish it came in a squeeze tube, more sanitary that way.
It is supposed to be for oily skin, but yikes, I've got major clogged pores and 2 really bad zits lately from this moisturizer. I gave it a 1 month run, and I will NOT be buying this again.
Moisturizers -Olay - Regenerist Night Recovery Moisturizing Treatment
ericsbaby 3/19/2010 2:12:00 PM
Bought this at Sams Club where you get 2 pots of cream for 1 low price (can't remember what I paid). At first, my skin looked great with this, but then I'm breaking out on my neck and face like I'm 15 again! I checked my diet, exercise, rest, etc. and nothing's changed so it must be this cream. Going in the garbage. Going to try Juice Beauty Green Apple line since I'm also started to get concerned about unnecessary chemicals, animal testing, etc.
Moisturizers -Olay - Regenerist DNA superstructure UV cream SPF 30
ericsbaby 1/25/2010 9:55:00 AM
Okay, this is a good basic daily moisturizer with spf 25 (in Florida and with Filipina skin, a must have because I tend to get lots of brown spots and I'm trying to stave off wrinkles/sun damage the rest of my life!); however, for the price of $26.99 (used coupons but still), not sure it is worth it and it did not exceed my 2 faves, Mary Kay spf and Cindy Crawford's Meaningful Beauty. It was the overpowering fragrance that made me gag, almost throw up! Waaayy too strong a scent for me and sooo not necessary in a daily moisturizer for your face. It was not oily and I have very oily skin but I will not repurchase. I'll just use it up then buy one of my tried and true choices above. UPDATE: I am getting big almost cystic zits from using this stuff so in the trash it goes! Perhaps the lotion is better, not cream, for my very oily skin or I may go back to Mary Kay Timewise SPF for oily skin. Yikes! I feel like I'm 15 years old again!
It has only been 1 week, but so far, so good! I haven't seen my skin glowing in a long time (and I've tried LOTS of products, Mary Kay, Dove, Neutrogena, Cetaphil, Estee Lauder, etc.) The cleanser took some getting used to but I am starting to love how easy it is to use! I haven't tried leaving it on as I have very oily skin but I may in the fall/winter time. I was pretty brutal on my skin this summer swimming, outside in the sun, and even though I religiously wore SPF 20 or 25, my skin did get dry and flaky with oily patches and got very dull. This is waking up and soothing my skin greatly! I do love using it with warm wather and a washcloth as that really gets my skin clean without leaving it tight and dry. Used in harmony with the rest of the products, I think this is a winner so far, I'll update if any changes! Maria
Powder -Bare Escentuals - Mineral Powder Foundation
ericsbaby 5/15/2008 9:53:00 PM
I will wear no other foundation! The only problem is the packaging, man, that powder goes everywhere, swirl, tap and buff - does this stuff come with a maid to clean up afterwards?
I am incredibly picky about fragrance and I love this scent! It's so light and clean - I usually get really sick w/ different fragrances but this one doesn't give me a headache at all. Staying power is not that great though -
Moisturizers -Neutrogena - Healthy Skin Face Lotion with SPF 15
ericsbaby 4/27/2004 12:59:00 PM
Heavy, not for oily skin! Made me breakout in these rashy red bumps which I have never experienced in my life...throwing this out in the garbage can! Think that I may be allergic to the alpha hydroxy though...