Lip Treatments -Fresh - Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15
MsEmilyPark 11/17/2010 7:10:00 PM
I do not understand the hype with this product. It smells fresh and I think the packaging is decent, but the product itself is nowhere near worth $20 in my opinion. I will not be repurchasing this!
Makeup Brushes -E.L.F. - e.l.f. Studio 11 Piece Brush Collection
MsEmilyPark 11/16/2010 8:15:00 PM
I loved this brush set! The brushes were very soft, did not shed after I washed them (I wash my makeup brushes every week). My favorite brushes were the complexion brush and blush brush, but the other ones were great too. Definitely worth the money ($30 for 11 brushes). E.L.F. describes it as: "The ultra luxe makeup brush case is ideal for any makeup artist at heart! A $38 value for only $30!! Perfect for on-the-go convenience so you can just grab and store without taking up a lot of space. the sleek case is water resistant and holds a full collection of brushes for key protection and quick use. Includes: Case, Eyeshadow "C" Brush, Complexion Brush, Small Angled Brush, Small Smudge Brush, Fan Brush, Powder Brush, Angled Foundation Brush, Concealer Brush, Small Precision Brush, Blush Brush and Contouring Brush. "
Gels/Soaps -C.O. Bigelow - Mentha Body Exfoliating Soap
MsEmilyPark 11/16/2010 7:19:00 PM
$7.50 for one bar 7 oz / 198 G. I love mint smells. This one has a slighter sweeter smelling mint smell. It's a very large bar! I love using it on my feet and underarms :)
$50 for 2.6 oz It has a very powdery consistency (hence, it's very gentle). I did not notice any changes (good or bad) in my skin. For $50 that is not a good thing! I bought this before I joined MUA so I gave it away to a friend. Dermalogica describes it as: "his unique Rice-based enzyme powder microfoliates dulling debris and instantly leaves skin noticeably smoother and brighter. Contains no artificial fragrance or color."
It has a yellow/green color, a creamy consistency, and takes a little work to blend it into your skin. I would NOT suggest using this all over your face. Only work it into scabs. Hence, it's a great product if you are a "picker" of acne. Otherwise, this is not for you.
$4.95 for one 4.4 oz bath bomb/ballistic This bath bomb fizzes longer than Space Girl, but not as long as So White. It smells sweet (Lush describes it as a strawberry ice cream sorbet scent). It's on of my top favorite bath bombs among Fizzbanger and So White (I love fruity scented Lush bath bombs). It's definitely one of the more softening bath bombs (soya milk) and leaves the water very creamy and silky. Lush describes it as: "Mrs. Whippy has powdered soya milk in the middle, so the water becomes extra softened when the Bath Bomb fizzes down to the centre. It's a milk bath like Cleopatra used to have, and it's great for comforting the skin after frolicking outdoors. Jack Constantine created this one for his wife; he wanted a soothing, creamy bath that would relax her and leave her skin as soft as a vegan alternative to silk."
$12 for 2.5 fl oz / 74 mL My 2nd favorite winter hand cream from Bath and Body works (my favorite is glove me tender). My boyfriend works in a hospital and gets really dry hands (because he is constantly washing them). He likes using this hand cream because it doesn't smell too girly and keeps his hands moisturized. "Paraffin helps lock in moisture and protect skin. Oilve, Avocado, and Apricot Oils moisturize hands. Vitamin E helps protect against damaging free radicals."
Although I do not like it as much as my favorite fragrance (Christian Dior's J'adore), it is still a lovely perfume. It is light, sweet, and a bit fruity (I think it reminds me of blackberries). The packing is plain. Also, I do not know why the reviewer below me reviewed it as smelling like "crushed black ants in a sour solution." Seriously? What do crushed black ants smell like...and how in the world did you figure that out??
$13 for 2.5 oz / 70 g I love using this productn on my hands and cuticles during the winter. It smells fresh with hints of citrus. "Light-reflecting pearls and vitamin C brighten skin's appearance. Vitamin E protect against damaging free radicals. Shea butter seals in moisture. SPF15 helps prevent photodamage." Personally, I do not notice any pearly effects. However, it is a very rich, moisturizing hand cream. I find it is less greasy than other rich hand creams (such as Lush's lemony flutter). I repurchase this product every winter.
Polishes -Sephora - Sephora by OPI - Only Gold for Me
MsEmilyPark 11/16/2010 12:40:00 PM
I love this top coat! I put on 2-3 layers for an extremely blingy effect over neutral colors! I would repurchase it!
This product smells horrible to me. I think it's the colloidal sulfur that is the culprit. It does what it's supposed to do, but I still prefer Queen Helene's Mint Julep Mask. "HOW TO USE: Apply a thin layer on clean skin avoiding eye area. Wait 20 minutes and rinse with tepid water. May be used 2-3 times a week all over face or on problem areas only including back and chest. BEAUTY TIP: For excessively oily skin, dust Special Healing Powder on the skin before applying Drying Mask. For acne-erupted skin apply Buffering Lotion before and after mask. For the most balanced regimen alternate with Healing Soothing Mask on different nights. INGREDIENTS: Deionized Water (Aqua), Kaolin,Wheat (Triticum Vulgare) Starch, Calamine,Ichthammol,Propylene Glycol, Colloidal Sulfur, Titanium Dioxide" $18 for 2 oz. I will not repurchase this product.
I've already used up 1 bottle of this product and am not on my 2nd bottle. (I've been using this product for quite some time now). It's best on whiteheads, but isn't effective in treating deep, cystic pimples. $17 for 1 oz. Expensive, but it works. I would repurchase it again.
I found that Mario Badescu's buffering lotion on under the surface acne (meaning NOT on whiteheads or blackheads, but those red, large, painful, inflamed pimples) works best. It helps bring the congestion towards the surface (usually turning it into a white head which you can extract or treat). It helps to heal those cystic types of pimples faster and helps reduce the pimple from scarring (a BIG plus in my book). It doesn't kill the pimple in a day, but it significantly reduces the life of the deep pimple. It costs $17 for 1 oz. I think that this is expensive, but it works. I would repurchase it.
Fragrances -Bath and Body Works - Midnight Pomegranate All Items
MsEmilyPark 11/15/2010 5:58:00 PM
My 2nd favorite scent from Bath and Body works! I especially love this scent in their antibacterial hand soaps - they stay on your skin for the longest time! I also have it in the scentport - it's rich, sweet, and girly!
Makeup Brushes -Everyday Minerals - Long handled Kabuki
MsEmilyPark 11/15/2010 5:54:00 PM
I really like this brush (Hence, I bought another one as a backup). I used it for my Bare Essentials matte foundation. It's soft and neither brush has ever give me any problems. They do not shed, they haven't broken or chipped in anyway. I would buy this brush again.