I did not like this color on me at all. It looked like I slathered a thin layer of clay on my lips-- a muddled taupe next to my skin. However, it did look good on my sister whose skin is a warmer pink complexion compared to my very pale olive. I gave it to her after 1 use. She says she has to wear it with a gloss or else it doesn't look terribly flattering
I have worn this lipstick almost everyday since I purchased it. I love a pink-nude lip as it brightens up my face. I am not a fan of the "Jolie" skintone nude shade as it makes my complexion look washed out. Milan is gorgeous on its own but I like to add a bit of dimension & shine with NYX's "Beige" lipgloss applied to my cupid's bow and the middle of my lower lip.
This is my HG blush, nothing looks more natural on me then this shade of blush. I am NC15 with cool undertones. I will never be without this blush, ever! Also, it compliments Milani's Luminous for the summertime when I get a spray tan. If you want all of your face makeup to stay put, please use a primer. You don't have to spend a lot of $$, try Monistat's Anti-Chafing Gel for $4--- it is comparable to DHC's Velvet Skin Coat.
Save your money and use Elmer's non-toxic glue! Squeeze a pea-size amount on your fingertip and apply to your nose (don't forget to rock your finger back and forth on the side of your nose for maximum coverage). Removes dead skin cells, micro fine hairs and blackheads.
I use this everyday as my eyeliner/eyedefiner. I blend this deep into my eyelashes to make them look instantly fuller and if I want a more dramatic look I make little dashes with an angle taklon eyeliner brush just above the lash line. To keep this from budging I dampen my brush with sterile eye drops! I will never be without this product- definitely HG!!!
I mix this with Aubrey Organics Rose mineral powder to achieve a nice soft pink glow. I cannot use this alone because it looks far too shimmery and peachy orange which is why I rated it 3 stars.
This is a perfect for summer scent. Light, fresh, and not offensive to officemates. It drys down to a true "tea" scent with a bit of a floral-fresh layer on me as opposed to a citrus one.
I love Tom's of Maine toothgels and toothpastes! The cinnamint is my favorite, but sometimes I buy the Apricot for a bit of a taste change - Both are fabulous! Tom's oral products are safe, effective, crulety-free, and gentle on your gums.
This is the perfect fragrance for work. I always get compliments. I like the simplicity of this parfum and that it really smells like an Oriental-Vanillic fragrance (without an overwhelming Amber note). If you want to smell warm and inviting, than this is for you.
Gels/Soaps -Dr. Bronner's - dr bronners assorted scented castille soaps
beatthetime 8/26/2006 3:21:00 AM
This is my go-to soap. My favorites are lavender and the mild unscented baby liquid. I've had great success and no breakouts. You WILL need to moisturize after your bath time, but doesn't everyone? I use Desert Essence Jojoba oil that I put into a spray bottle for fast & easy application. The result = baby soft skin and no blemishes!!!
It seems I'm getting on board with the rest of the globe that thinks this stuff is magic! I don't even have to curl my eyelashes anymore! A Time-saving mascara that delivers sexy, long, plump lashes! I hope the waterproof version is as good as the original - if so, they'd be crazy to ever discontinue this success of a product! BTW: After the first tube was done, I washed the wand and every night I dip it in olive oil to condition my lashes.
Deodorants -Unlisted Brand - Naturally Fresh Deodorant Crystal
beatthetime 5/25/2006 11:47:00 PM
Living in the deep south I sweat whenever I'm outside, but this does a great job keeping odor at bay. I use the roll-on formula and apply it in the morning after my shower. I wait until it dries to get dressed and it never leaves a residue on my clothing. I don't think this works for people who naturally have a strong body odor. However; this works perfectly for me, and has been approved by the Breast Cancer Foundation. One lippie off because on a very hot day I have to reapply.
I use dark brown sugar mixed with Apricot kernel oil, twice a week. First, I dampen my skin with a bit of tepid water in the shower (make sure skin is barely wet or sugar will melt on contact). Second, I apply in a circular motion all over my body. Then I rinse off (be careful because the oil might make the shower floor a bit slick) and lather with soap. The soap will break up some of the oily residue and allow for a better shave. Last, I lightly towel dry and apply jojoba oil to seal in moisture. Works like a charm!
I bought this because it was on sale at Central Market. I had high hopes for it, but I was sorely disappointed. This was no where near my eyes- I applied it to my neck, chest, and back, but once I started to sweat this product caused my eyes to burn. They were burning so badly I had to go home immediately and shower. While in there I continuously flushed my eyes with water, but they remained swollen for several hours afterward.
Skincare - Face -Unlisted Brand - Dickinson's Witch Hazel
beatthetime 5/4/2006 11:51:00 AM
This is my HG toner. I add green tea and evening primrose oil to it in order to off set the alcohol content. It is very refreshing and doesn't freak out my sensitive skin. My mom introduced it to me years ago. Witch hazel has many uses and it is a great item to add to a first aid kit, in place of peroxide or alcohol.