Toners -Nature's Gate - Tone back the Clock Alcohol-Free Soothing Toner
dawnzartandlife 10/4/2012 11:44:00 PM
I found this on the cheap at TJ Maxx, wow this is a great alcohol free toner. I really liked this. It was not too drying, made my skin feel clean and moist. I actually love the glass bottle and the spray method. I like the botanical ingredients like the echineacha. I would definitely buy this again. Why spend more money when you don't have to??
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Auric Blends - Vanilla
dawnzartandlife 9/29/2012 11:51:00 PM
This is one of my favorite products I have found here on MUA. After reading reviews, I picked up this inexpensive little bottle of vanilla yumminess and I tell you I am a big fan! Here is the scoop. Vanilla is always my favorite component to most fragrances. If you buy a vanilla oil like this one, and put it on first...and then spray your fragrance directly on it immediately after...it will make your fragrance last longer. It will also mellow some harsher parts of it and makes the vanilla come out. I tell you...Genius!! It also smells lovely all on it's own of course. Do not hesitate...run out and buy one tomorrow.
I should have written this review long ago, I received a gift from a friend who was selling Arbonne. It was a whole basket of different products. I broke out all over my entire body from these products. My arms, legs, face, back, you name it. I will NEVER try another Arbonne product again. I know many brands claim they are all natural and good for you. Well I am here to say that is not always entirely true. After it happened to me, My Mom told me the same thing happened to her at a Arbonne party at someone's house on her face. Well we do have the same skin, but sheesh...never again.
Lotions/ Creams -Aveeno - Daily Moisturizing Lotion
dawnzartandlife 9/12/2012 11:56:00 AM
This is my favorite body lotion ever. I have tried many over the years and I live in the driest desert, in Arizona. I cannot live without adding some moisture after showering. This is superior and fabulous. It actually does moisturize, smells unscented enough to not conflict with my perfume. It is not greasy, quickly blends in to the skin. My legs are never dry, and I love this. I use it daily as does my husband. I buy it at Costco in the pump and it often comes with a travel size attached, and it is always a good deal. Staple product. Do not hesitate to buy this.
I love the Korres Lip Butters. I have them in Jasmine, Pomegranate, and Quince. All lovely the Jasmine is like clear no color. I think it stays on my lips throughout the day pretty well. I think it is very moisturizing and smells great. One of my favorite lip products topping the list. Nice sheer color and is a great lip product. If this doesn't work for you, try the Hempz Lip Balm, most people prefer the lip gloss type plastic container to the pot. Love this! Awesome product!
Lip Treatments -Unlisted Brand - Hempz Herbal Lip Balm
dawnzartandlife 9/7/2012 11:15:00 PM
Now this is a lip balm. Works great at moisturizing your lips,and it actually works like it says it does. Smells great and even tastes good. Even my Mom is a big fan and she is pretty discriminating on lip products. Do not hesitate to try this! Awesome product.
Lip Treatments -Fresh - Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15
dawnzartandlife 9/7/2012 11:13:00 PM
Well like everyone else, I also got these from Sephora for my birthday, I would never spend the money to rebuy. I think it is just average lip balm. It smells nice, does feel hydrating on your lips, but the packaging is horrible for how buttery the product is. I actually prefer Korres in the Pots or if you like tubes I adore the lip balm by Hempz. It will eventually fall apart and get squishy in the tube, and for just average lip balm that isn't worth it. I can't carry in my purse with this either, I live in Sunny AZ...too hot here to walk around with a butter like lip balm in your purse. Not worth the money!
Blush -Tarte - Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Exposed Tarte Blush
dawnzartandlife 9/2/2012 6:33:00 PM
I see why this blush gets all the love. It is a dusty pink that borders on the brown neutral side. It is matte finish which I adore for blush. The pigmentation is perfect, I also have this blush in another shade. They both last long and are very natural looking. I am quite fair and have a hard time finding a blush that is natural. Oh boy, my blush faves just got another friend. In my top 3 with Lorac Soul at the top of the list still. I was lucky enough to receive a BNIB Exposed Tarte Blush in a swap. Love MUA!
Cleansers -Unlisted Brand - Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
dawnzartandlife 9/1/2012 12:57:00 AM
I have been using EVCO as a mask in the shower and then shampooing it out, it is great for that. Smells great, and adds a lot of healthy moisture to my hair. I just read some reviews and will try it for shaving my legs, had not thought of that before. I bought at Trader Joes for organic EVCO. Will update after the shaving experiment.
BB Cream -Dr. Jart+ - Water Fuse Beauty Balm SPF 25 PA++
dawnzartandlife 9/1/2012 12:31:00 AM
I have been trying at lot of different brands TM and BB Creams. I love how this makes my skin so soft, and feel great. I think it even softened my lines around my eyes. As an added benefit it has a bit more spf than some, and here in Sunny AZ I can use all the help I can get. I would definitely put this above Too Faced and some of the others I have tried. I would purchase again. Great product.
Tinted Moisturizer -Bobbi Brown - Tinted Moisturizer - New Formula 2011
dawnzartandlife 9/1/2012 12:13:00 AM
I have been trying several BB Creams and Tinted Moisturizers, love MUA for the swaps ;) This one in particular is a new fave. It is light, yet provides nice coverage, doesn't make me greasy later on, and did not break me out. I like that there are so many options out there, and this one is higher up on my list. Great and would purchase again.
Gels/Soaps -Cake Beauty - Orange Sorbet Nourishing Body Wash
dawnzartandlife 8/21/2012 1:08:00 PM
I got this on clearance at Marshalls, and looked at the reviews while I was there shopping...love MUA! This is a burst of orangey butter cookie goodness. I saw on Dr Oz the other day that the scent of citrus in the AM can help you wake up. So I thought I would give this a try. I would buy again even at full price, and definitely keep an eye out for Cake beauty line.
I was lucky enough to receive this in a swap. My second DL Polish. It is different than most glitter polishes, I layered over a subtle color on my toes and it is so fun! I like that you can add a little bit of glitter or a lot. I would not hesitate to buy this. It is a party in a bottle. It perks up your nails after a week has gone by since your manicure or adds fun to your toes. I would highly recommend because I have other glitter NP and this one is not so bumpy, the quality of glitter is better, not as hard to remove as others. FYI: I have also seen online photos of the reverse french + you add a thick layer in the grown out section of your nail bed next to your cuticle, and it extends the life of your manicure.
I did not love this, in fact will be swapping it out. I bought a little kit at sephora, because I love some of Josie's other items, and wanted a chemical free sunscreen with higher spf. It does go on white, does melt and blend in after a minute, does have UVA/UVB protection (which is important to me) but it broke my skin out. I haven't had a break out in years and this is the only thing I changed in my regimen. Back to Paulas Choice I go for all skincare and shall remain more devoted than ever. I know it claims to be so chemical free and great ingredients but I have sensitive skin and it broke me out. Too bad, but I do still like Josie's Argan Oil for my hair, and the Cleansing Oil is great too.
This is a blush to rave about. It is the perfect medium pink, highly pigmented, so apply with a light hand. I have fair skin, and I often comment on how hard it is to find a blush that looks natural. I still have a few that are tops for me, but this one is right up there. Move aside, other blushes in my makeup drawer...Down Boy rules! I found another fave.