I have always been a regular mask/scrub person in order to keep my skin well exfoliated. Well, the smell of this is citrus-pineapple and smells so refreshing. This scrub does not dry out my face like some others. It does lightly exfoliate and my face is smooth afterwards. I usually follow this scrub with the Sea Algea Mask from C.O. Bigelow.
I receive this as a free gift w/ purchase. When I smelled this product in the store, it was overbearing. I have used this after a shower and it is very moisturizing. My skin is not greasy afterwards but feels very soft. The texture is a little weird and I feel somewhat like I'm applying honey to my skin. Overall, it is an expensive product but with quality ingredients. I am unsure if I will buy again.
Scrubs -Bath and Body Works - Le Couvent des Minimes Lemon Verbena
shapinup 5/4/2005 1:55:00 AM
This is a salt based scrub with larger salt particles for really dry flaky skin or rough calloused feet. I love the light scent and the smooth feeling of my skin after using it. If you don't like a rougher scrub, then try a sugar scrub instead. My skin is moisturized but not greasy afterwards.
When I first purchashed the smaller tube of this, I was a little leery because of the sweet smell. I am usually a light floral or fruity scent person, but sweet (not so sure). Well, the honey did linger on my hands. I then purchased the new CO Bigelow line hand cream. In comparing the two, the Honey and Shea is awesome in comparison. I returned my CO Bigelow and purchased another larger tube of the Honey and Shea Hand Cream. It absorbs well and really hydrates my dry cracked hands. I have used multitudes of lotions and creams in the past and this is by far the best. If you don't like sweet smelling scent, then I would stay away from this. The Honey and Shea line has grown on me. It is so moisturizing for my very dry sensitive skin.
I have used various scrubs in the past. I haven't cared for the basic BBW sugar or salt scrubs, but this new Honey and Shea scrub is wonderfully soothing for my hands. My hands are in contact with lots of harsh soaps when I work. They're cracked and very dry no matter what I apply on them. Until this new line from BBW came, my hands have improved. I use this scrub on my hands and then coat it with the complementing Honey and Shea Repairing Hand Cream. Yes, I finally found relief for my hands. I can use this daily on my hands if needed.
This new bronzing powder is one of my favorite new MK products. It is multitoned and blends well onto my olive complexion. With a large fluffy powder brush, I am able to get a natural sun kissed glow. I put this in my MK color palette and it is so easy to use. I hope this product is here to stay. Currently it is a limited edition bronzer.
Out of all of MK's current fragrances, this is my favorite. It is mild and doesn't smell like my grandma's perfume. It is very elegant smelling without being too strong. I also love the color of the bottle. It is dk blue/purple in color.
The new medium coverage foundation is much improved over the old liquid version foundation from Mary Kay. It dries very quickly and absorbs onto the skin lightly. It doesn't feel heavy nor looks heavy on your skin. Beige 400 is just right for my light olive compexion.
If you use a kohl like pencil eyeliner, then you will probably like this eyeliner. It is definitely better than the drugstore brands. I no longer use eyeliner in the form of a pencil. I have discovered Paula Dorf's Transformer and mix that with eyeshadow to form eyeliner. I like this technique much better. If I were to use pencil eyeliner, I probably would use MK. I just find the point doesn't stay sharp enough for a fine line.
I wish Mary Kay would make a concealer in a pan (cream) form. This way I could put it in my compact from MK. This is a nice concealer. I use beige and have used both the former Mary Kay version to the new MK version. In the new beige, it tends to have more yellow undertones. It conceals dark circles under the eyes and ruddiness. I have a dark spot that it does not fully conceal though.
Eye Shadow -Mary Kay - MK signature eye color, rose mist
shapinup 8/12/2004 1:08:00 AM
This is a peachy/rose shade used in the crease. It looks fine on me but isn't my favorite color. It is finely milled and does look very natural with a crease brush. I love the packaging of this eyeshadow because I have the color palette. If you don't have a MK compact, you probably would find this eyeshadow a little annoying to use.
I use this eyeliner brush everyday. I simply put a drop or two of the transformer on the brush and swirl into my eyeshadow and apply. It's not too thin nor too thick. It is a great taklon brush.
I purchased this brush 3 years ago and have been using it ever since. I love this brush for giving me that rosy glow right where I smile. Paula's brushes are well made with blue squirrel hair. The hair rarely sheds unlike my other makeup brushes. I love the quality. It's thick and dense but so soft.
Shampoo -Paul Mitchell - Cleanse- Tea Tree Special Shampoo
shapinup 8/10/2004 11:16:00 PM
I purchased this shampoo to help with my itchy flaky scalp. I didn't expect it to feel this good on my scalp. It has peppermint oil in it so it gives me a nice tingle. My husband loves this shampoo. This shampoo does soothe my scalp though it's temporary. I can't use it too often because it isn't moisturizing enough for my dry, coarse thick hair.
I switch my shampoos and conditioners around just to give my hair a change of pace. I like Therappe because it doesn't dry out my hair. The packaging is great because I can buy refills for my Liter bottles. I feel that I'm helping preserve the environment.