Lotions/ Creams -Burt's Bees - Milk & Honey Body Lotion
ComplexBeauty09 7/3/2011 5:28:00 PM
Definitely one of my HG body lotions! Especially now that they have improved the formula (99% natural and doesnít leave a waxy residue on the skin anymore). Here are my reasons for the 5 lippies ~the smell is divine ~readily available ~all natural ~and super moisturizing. Now it can seem a bit pricy but you can find it on sale at target and other drugstores!
Itís clean and fresh with a posh mellowness that melts on your skin. A full bodied "feel good" fragrance that makes you wanna say ďahhhhĒ with every sprits. Quite possibly a great year around fragrance but, I think the steamer the better! This frag has just the right amount of herbiness (just a bit) that gives it that superb down to earth quality.
Bronzers -Unlisted Brand - Nvey Organic Compact Bronzer
ComplexBeauty09 6/2/2011 11:46:00 AM
With the right powder brush It's amazing how this pressed bronzer gives such a flattering glow! it's truly gives a perfect sun kissed tint without any shimmer that looks 100% natural. I received this in a swap, so it's hard to say if i will use my own money to purchase this product in the future.
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Kate Walsh - Boyfriend
ComplexBeauty09 2/12/2011 8:45:00 PM
Believe it or not, it does smells exactly how itís described. Itís an incredible warm scent that oozes intimacy. It is very sweet, a sweetness that whispers comfort and to my nose this scent has a dominate rice note. The spicy & salty skin note in this fragrance makes the name, it is boyfriend in a bottle. I was happy to find that itís not generic or boring, it has depth. This is definitely a perfume I was on the lookout for & it is now, happily part of my fragrance wardrobe.
LuckyScentís note description of Aroma M's Geisha Blue perfume oil is blue chamomile, green tea, leafy greens, jasmine, and honey. My nose can pick up each one of those notes in this fragrance. Geisha Blue was one of the first few samples I purchased from luckyscent that opened the world to niche/indie perfumes to me. Very unique was my first impression of Geisha Blue but, wasnít sure how I felt about it. I returned to it after sometime and I found myself pleasantly surprised how easily likable and again unique this fragrance was. Clean and refreshing; I enjoy the freshness that the floral notes offer along with the rich runny (not waxy) honey note that follows behind. This perfume oil can be easily labeled as an uplifting perfume one to wear to make my frown upside down.
The smell and the feel of this oil has me believing that it is the purest oil i have ever used on my skin. My skin drinks this up and looks unbelievably healthy. I admire Kahina Giving Beauty and whole heartily donít mind shelling out the extra $$ for their argan oil as I feel it's the purest and the brand is the most giving when it comes to fair-trade. I have purchased the biggest bottle possible and use the oils as a night treatment at the moment, and with that it should last me while, yrs maybe. I will most likely buy again.
Masks -Dr. Alkaitis - Organic Cellular Repair Mask
ComplexBeauty09 8/12/2010 3:00:00 PM
I want to eat this mask every time I mix it up! I use a combination of aloe vera juice and raw honey for my perfect mask. Have yet to try it with yogurt but I look forward to it. The direction states that you must keep the mask moist the whole 25 mins to keep the mask activated. I mist my face a few times with lavender water which seems to do the job. This will last a while and is worth the price. Face feels clean and smooth after use!
It's not just the marshmallows, no! It's everything that goes into that scrumptious hot drink~ the cocoa, milk and the marshmallows with a little something extra "wink, wink." So yummy it's sure to please. But to share this mouthwatering fragrance you must get cozy!
Treatments (Eye) -Dr. Alkaitis - Organic Eye Cream
ComplexBeauty09 6/30/2010 1:26:00 PM
Love how this eye cream is neither too thick nor too thin but just right. It sinks right in, leaving under eyes moisturized and not at all sticky or greasy! Great product! Highly recommended.
Cleansers -Dr. Alkaitis - Organic Purifying Facial Cleanser
ComplexBeauty09 6/29/2010 1:37:00 PM
This doesnít leave my skin feeling tight or dry. After using, my skin feels clean and refreshed. I love the smell, lavender with a bit of vanilla? This cleanser foams up nicely and removes all makeup. It does burn eyes! So be careful when using it around your eyes. This could defiantly be my everyday cleanser! Itís pretty perfect.
CD/Books/Movies -Unlisted Brand - Do it Gorgeously by Sophie Uliano
ComplexBeauty09 6/28/2010 7:34:00 PM
Oh my goodness I love this book, pack full of great recipes! Now I have yet to read the first book or second book of her's but this one really caught my eye by the idea that we should become craftier and take on making our own products for body and home! Pretty much Sophia has a recipe for everything we usually get at the store that we can easily make ourselves and in return we save money and make healthier products. The first thing I have made from this book was a pillowcase nightgown for the little girl I babysit, it turned out so cute. I am excited to try most if not all the beauty recipes like the cleansing cream and face oils, along with the vanilla body cream.
Gels/Soaps -Nubian Heritage - Goat's Milk & Chai Soap with Rose Extracts
ComplexBeauty09 6/15/2010 12:12:00 PM
I am a big fan of goat milk soap. Goat milk is the first ingredient I look for in a bar of soap as it makes skin unbelievably soft. Nubian does not use fresh milk, they use powder but I had to try this out for the awesome pricing and other wonderful ingredients packed into this soap. I love the creamy and I mean creamy lather this puts off in the shower and the smell is powdery with a hint of spice. After using this, skin feels like silk and the scent lingers!
Very nice! I am a skincare junkie and using oils for my skin is a favorite treatment of mine! I decided to purchase both Care Blends as i'm a fan of aromatherapy in skincare and both oils smell amazing. I plan on playing around with these, coming up with new ways to use them. So far I have tried a few drops of oil in my hand and a sprinkle of loose bronzer. I mix this all up in my palm and use it on the areas on my face where the sun would hit. This makes for a wonderful healthy glow!
So far this is the only natural deodorant that has worked for me. Most natural deodorants are heavy on the baking soda which irritates my skin greatly. With my hunt to find the best healthy deodorant, I have found that you must keep looking until you find the one that works for you because they all seem to work differently for everyone. The feel of this product is creamy but does not leave pits dry or oily. It doesnít cake up under arms but seems to leave a velvet coating behind. The ability to control wetness with the Healthy Deodorant is 60-70% and 100% of odor. I adore the packaging as the applicator, seems to get the product right where it needs to be and it looks great on the dresser! **Has lasted about 5 months** **This is HG now and I found out you can buy money saving packs of 3 online at LaVanila.com**
In general I am not crazy about this cleanser, but it does do some good to my skin. I am young and have no signs of "sun damage" (knock on wood) and I still see a brightening effect after cleansing. I find the Apple Brightening cleanser more effective than fruit enzyme with result seeing, even with makeup removing (not 100% sure on this I need to test out the fruit enzyme again). This does not dry out my normal skin AT ALL. It is thick and foams nicely with a pleasant scent of real apple. Over all, MyChelle is my #1 skincare and I believe they make high quality products for their consumers.