Lipstick -Tarte - inside out vitamin lipstick in Zen
pulidobl 1/12/2008 3:15:00 PM
I like this lipstick because it is not drying. So many of them are on me, so I wear a lot of lip glosses. The texture is a lot like a balm, but there is a lot of pigment in here and it has a pleasant pomegranate taste, too. The hype with the Borba ingredients in here are questionable and my lippie came with a single serving of the Borba drink mix (which I like). It is nice to find a lipstick that is not drying. I think this is the best color in the 3 colors that are out - a very wearable brownish plum. I like wearing the gloss Liquid Sunshine over it...
I was hesitant to try a cream or gel blush, but I like this line so far, so I gave this a try. I am pleased to say this does not emphasize my pores or look like I have measles or a rash. The color sticks around awhile, too and though some people that did reviews for this product say it is sticky going on (which is true) on me it dissipates even without using powder. I have dry skin in the winter, so that may be why. The color is a pretty coral and looks like the color is coming within. There is a slight fruity scent and a bit of shimmer to this, but this does not bother me. The shimmer is very subtle. I am neutral to warm toned and NC25. The only other color that may work for me is Doll Face or maybe the bronzer. The other colors seem too dark to me. This stick will last a long time. The $28.00 price tag is okay for the amount of product you get. I hope this does not dry out on me...
This is one of the best foundations I've tried in a while. Light weight and covers well. Has a high spf sunscreen that does not irritate my sensitive skin. Color match is right on (NC 25 and I use Veil). I compare this to my Chanel Teint Innocence (which I also like) and this comes out slightly ahead if anything for the price difference. This has HG potential. I am impressed with everything in this line I've tried so far including this.
This is the fourth attempt of finding a Chanel blush that works for me and this is the best one I've tried so far... I find I have to be careful how I apply Chanel's blushes or they seem to "travel". This one is no exception. I find it is easy to over apply this one because it does not seem to show up well - at first. Use a light hand because it does "morph" into more of a flush later... The effect is a pretty, neutral to cool pink (on me). I have to watch pink blushes because they seem to emphasize the redness in my face, but this one doesn't. Has a light rose scent which some people like and some don't. I happen to like it and it doesn't bother my sensitive skin, either. I am not going to repurchase this or any more Chanel blushes. I have other favorites and for the price, they are not worth it to me. I will keep this one though instead of swapping or giving it away like the others.
I was told by the Lush Associate that this scent is close to HIWTK, and it is with a bit of white chocolate and peppermint thrown it. I use it as a moisturizer all over the body - especially after I shave my legs. It sometimes gets a bit greasy as it warms to your touch, but I think these are an excellent product. I have no Freaking clue how or why they named this what they did but it is a great product...
This is a creamy moisturizing block of intrigue for me - I get different whiffs of it all the time I walk in my bathroom. It is quite a conversation starter when the block was sitting on my sink, too! It is a bit fruity, but smells like potpourri or incense to me at times, too. It has fruit bits fused on top along with what looks like nuts (not so sure if they are real or soap bit that look like nuts). My cat likes to lick the top for some unknown weird reason, too (welcome to his world). I think I am hooked on Lush and their soaps. This one is not as pricey as some, so I probably will repurchase...
A yummy almond y hand cream, but I like it all over the body, too! It does not sink in as well as some hand creams, but it is so moisturizing and make my hands feel super soft. I like this better than L'Occitane's shea butter hand cream.
A divine smelling soothing lightweight moisturizer for sensitive skin. I was using it on the tops of my arms for a rashy flaky allergic reaction and it cleared it up in a few days. I do like using this as a day moisturizer on my face, but in the winter it is not as hydrating as I like. I also use Skin's Shangri La in winter.
If you like cleansing oils, but find them pricey, try this... I like this a lot better than the few cleansing oils I've tried and it is less messy. It is a peanut oil base, and it gets all my make up off whatever I wear including eye makeup. I definitely would recommend using a wash cloth with this or it may leave a greasy residue behind. I don't have to use moisturizer all the time or as much when I use this which is a plus since it it not disturbing the skin's barrier as much as other cleansers. Edited to say that I cannot use this every day because it is just too heavy for my skin. I use it when I wear a lot of long wearing or waterproof makeup, only. Took off a lippie.
a very simple ingredient list - steamed lavender and rose petals with distilled water and a bit of preservative (unfortunately parabens). I like spraying my whole body with this and it does work good on sensitive skin (takes the red out), Pricey, but you get a good sized bottle.
Fragrances -LUSH - Honey I Washed the Kids Solid Perfume
pulidobl 1/11/2008 11:27:00 PM
HG scent - like the soap a honey-toffee-sugar-a tad citrus-warm-comforting. A small tin (cute) but this is lasting forever. I bought back ups of this at the clean sweep sale and a few other Lush scent but haven't tried them yet - I am enjoying this too much!
This is HG soap for me! I swear I purchased a quarter of one of those big wheels at the Lush clean sweep sale. A very comforting scent. Kinda honey-toffee-sugar to me with a tad of some sort of citrus - This type of soap does not last as long as the "french milled" type, but I love it the same. The honeycomb at the top is too cute - LOVE THIS>
I like using this as a night cream. It is more hydrating to my thirsty winter skin than Celestial. It has a distinct "earthy" smell, which I don't mind. I don't get any vanilla scent like some reviewers mention. A little goes a long way, to. Kind of pricey for such a small jar, but I've paid more for creams that perform less. I have mature, sensitive skin. Highly recommend. Will repurchase, especially when Lush has their sales. EDITED: unfortunately, I cannot use this every day, because I get sensitive to something in it (my hunch is the wheatgrass or seaweed) I do think it is a great moisturizer for mature skin to try. I took off a lippie because on the LUSH website it says sensitive skins can use it :(
A pretty, young at heart fragrance. If you like D&G Light Blue, you will like this. The notes are carmel apple with citrus. Other reviewers describe the notes better than I can, but I just love this fragrance. I wish it lasted a bit longer, though. When I first sampled it in the store, it seemed to linger more...I recently purchased a gift set with a 1.7oz EDT, shower gel and body lotion. $54.00 for all three. Nice set for the price. The bottle is beautiful. A reddish pink glass apple shape with silver leaves.
Lip Treatments -Origins - Soothing Lip Balm 97% Certified Organic
pulidobl 11/22/2007 12:36:00 PM
Nice that it is mostly Organic based. Goes on hard, but warms up. No taste that I can detect. Not as moisturizing as Dr. Hauschka lip care stick that is 100% biodynamic (better than organic) ingredients, or Burts Bees - $3 to $4.00 a tube if you don't mind peppermint. This balm is very overpriced for what it is ($15.00).