Skincare - Body -NADS - Hair Removal System - No-Heat Hair Removal Gel
meliadfun 7/31/2009 2:05:00 AM
so, i like this wax...or whatever it is. i use it for underarms and legs. it's not so effective on the fine hairs, but works great on the coarse ones. it takes a bit of work (what wax doesn't?), but once you get the spreading thing figured out, it works as good as any wax. i've found that with the underarms, it works best if you spread the wax thinly and evenly on the cloth strip (not the skin)...rub into the skin in the direction of the hairs...and rip. i like the fact that it cleans off with warm water and that the cloth strips are reusable. it was a bit expensive at the target, but they've updated the packaging, which is nice...less is definitely more.
love this body polish combined with the exfoliating towel. it smells good, and leaves my skin silky smooth. it's a bit pricey for shower gel, but i only use it two or three times a week...so, it's not breaking the bank just yet.
Misc Beauty Tools -The Body Shop - Exfoliating Skin Towel
meliadfun 7/25/2009 2:31:00 AM
love this. use it with the satsuma body polish. its great for exfoliating, leaves my skin silky smooth. the cloth is HUGE. i have cut it into pieces and added it to my travel kit. it's inexpensive, and well worth the purchase.
didn't really do anything for me. i use the aloe day spf and night cream daily/nightly, and love both. this serum just didn't react well with my skin. pores seemed to clog more often when this stuff was added to my daily routine. it's pricey, so make sure you get a sample or two before putting your money on table.
Hair Styling Tools -The Body Shop - wood wide-tooth detangling comb
meliadfun 7/25/2009 2:15:00 AM
i really like this comb. it detangles without pulling. funny, it was broken in my luggage a little while back. so, now the larger half stays at home, and the little end tucks in with my toiletries for travel.
Lotions/ Creams -The Body Shop - Hemp Hand Protector
meliadfun 7/25/2009 2:02:00 AM
love, love, love this!!! a little dab will do, and it lasts through a couple of washes. really helps with the light eczema between my fingers. the metal tube is a bit annoying. it cracks and oozes when bouncing around in my purse for to too long. i solved that problem by using the little sample containers the body shop gives you. i just add a little to the sample pot, and it now bounces around in the bottom of my purse without issue.
Masks -The Body Shop - Aloe Protective Restoring Mask
meliadfun 7/25/2009 1:55:00 AM
there's a lot in there, so mine has lasted for a while. it's not a bad mask, but it's not anything spectacular. it definitely softens when my face is extra dry. i use most of the aloe line, but this is just ho-hum...
Moisturizers -The Body Shop - Aloe Vera soothing rich night cream
meliadfun 7/25/2009 1:36:00 AM
i like this night cream. it doesn't bother my super sensitive skin or clog my pores. leaves my skin super soft, and i often find myself wearing it on the weekends or in the evenings when i'm out of the sun. the container is a bit annoying, i wish it were in a tube.
so, i have really fair skin, painfully pasty. i don't tan, i burn. so, when i need color, i get airbrushed, (no spray booth, please) then use the self-tanners (typically the jergens firming) to help prolong the magic. i've begun adding the l'oreal to the after airbrushing routine. it smells like heaven compared to most of the self-tanners and dries quickly. I make sure to use smaller amounts on already moisturized skin, and work across my body one section at a time to make sure it rubbed in completely. like i said though, i'm using this AFTER airbrushing, and the color is fine. i don't know what the color would be if i was using this on my painfully pale skin to start. ps...i like the glitter it makes me feel like a princess...
Bronzers -Colorescience - Smoothster - Wild to Mild
meliadfun 7/25/2009 12:24:00 AM
recommended by my aesthetician. i love this product. it smoothes over my black hole size pores without clogging them. it's pricey, but well worth it for my sensitive eczema prone skin. my only complaint is the packaging. there's no way to tell how close you are to the end of the pump. i wear my makeup light, so i often combine this with the sunforgettable and am out the door. occasionally, i add the f.a.c.e. for a little extra coverage, but i stress occasionally.
this line was recommended by my aesthetician. she was good enough to give samples (not cheap...you can "buy" them online...seems to defeat the purpose of a "sample" if you ask me) of the sunforgettable and the wild to mild bronzer/primer. i have combo eczema prone skin, so most powders tend to dry. this doesn't dry or clog the pores, plus it has the spf required to keep my 33 yr old skin looking in it's mid 20s. it is on the expensive side, but consider the money i've been spending on clinique, este lauder, bare minerals, etc...having something that doesn't irritate my skin is worth the extra cash. i wear my makeup light, and this seems to be lasting quiet a while.