First, I want to say that I bought this through the Sephora sale. I doubt I ever would've purchased this for full price. It comes in a tiny little tee shirt shaped clear container, which is very cute. The product itself looks very dark...and I must admit I normally shy away from anything even remotely dark for my lips. I dabbed a little bit of this on with my finger and was surprised...it is a lovely raspberry-plum shade with some frost to it. It is pretty sheer, which I like. This is kind of a more sheer version of Eyeko's Raspberry Fat Balm. It smells like vanilla cake which is a plus, since I normally only used yummy smelling glosses. I doubt I will ever use this up, but if I did, and I happened to find it again (Eyeko is goind OOB) I would rebuy.
Lip Gloss -Maybelline - Shiny-Licious - Coconut Cream
ashleybabes 1/10/2006 12:50:00 PM
This is one of the new (and I believe to be Limited Edition) glosses that were in a display at my Wal-Mart. I couldn't tell you what the other ones were called, because I was immediately drawn to the name "coconut cream." It is a pale peachy, pink shade with shimmer. Very pretty in the tube, and on lips it shows as a pale nudish color. It is very subtle. The best part about this gloss is that it smells just like coconut cream!!! I like the scent that the Shiny-licious glosses normally have and I didn't expect this one to smell any different. I was pleasantly surprised by the sweet coconut scent. I love the texture of these glosses as well. They go on soft and smooth and are not sticky at all. If this one is LE, I will probably buy a few backups. This would be a great summer gloss.
This stuff is horrible. Seriously. The scent is really, really rosey and kind of perfumey too. The tint is kind of pretty, but not as nice as Mark's, which is much less expensive. Also, this stuff dries my lips out horribly! My lips actually peeled when I tried this. I emptied the jar (which is cute) and made my own tinted lip balm.
I like this balm pretty well. The color is flattering and its scent is pleasant. However, I just don't think this moisturizes as well as my regular Blistex. I will rebuy it, because I cannot find a tinted balm that looks as flattering on me.
Lotions/ Creams -Mario Badescu - Apricot super rich body lotion
ashleybabes 12/13/2005 2:49:00 AM
Like all MB products I have tried, this stuff is amazing. It moisturizes so well and smells fantastic! I got a sample of it a while ago, then had to order the full size one. Seriously, I only use this and TBS Olive Body Butter on my body now. My skin has never felt better. Not only is MB making great products for the face, their body line is wonderful as well.
I really cannot believe this got bad reviews! I use it after my Buttermilk Moisturizer in the Winter months, because my skin loses all its moisture in this harsh cold climate. I love the gel-like texture and the fresh scent. I seriously have no complaints about this at all. It doesn't break me out and I only need a little dab on my dry spots.
Moisturizers -Mario Badescu - buttermilk moisturizer
ashleybabes 12/13/2005 2:39:00 AM
I have been using this moisturizer for about a year, and it still works just a well as it did when I first began using it. I live in WV and the weather here in the winter is pretty harsh. I use this after Enzyme Cleansing Gel and Cucumber Cleansing Lotion. I occasionally use some of the Ginseng Moist Cream on extra dry spots. This stuff really works wonders on its own though. The bottle is pretty small, but compared to moisturizers from Kiehls or Clinique it is a pretty decent buy. The bottle is plain with a green and white label. So very no-nonsense, which I adore about MB products. The actual product is blue, but don't let that scare you. It smells slighty fresh, but not heavy or overpowering. Great stuff! Seriously, I will rebuy again and again.
Yet another amazing Mario Badescu product! I bought the Lip Wax in a jar. For starters, the little jar is cute, and in MB fashion, it is plain with a green and white label affixed to the top. (I really love their packaging, it is so no nonsense.) The product itself smells slightly rosey, but I have found that it fades quickly when applied to my lips. This stuff really isn't waxy at all...which is funny since it is called Lip Wax! It goes on very smooth and lasts for a while. Since it has the rosey scent, I don't have the desire to lick it off. I would rebuy this, and I really want to try the one with SPF, since it is scented with Black Currant.
Lotions/ Creams -Mario Badescu - Hydrating Hand Cream
ashleybabes 12/13/2005 2:26:00 AM
This stuff is fab! Really! It absorbs very fast and makes my hands super soft. I used to only be able to use Crabtree & Evelyn Gardener's lotion, but this stuff does the trick too! I paid $10, for a 4 oz bottle, which is less expensive than my C&E stuff. The bottle is cute. It reminds me of Kiehls plain little bottles, which I have always loved. The scent is great too. It smells fresh and clean and doesn't make my nose itch. I am not sure exactly what the scent is, but I really enjoy it. Would rebuy this for sure.
Okay...I am just obsessed with Chapstick. I use the plain one (in the black tube) or Cherry. I really don't care for the Strawberry or Mint ones...maybe it is just my imagination, but they don't seem to moisturize as well. I keep tubes of the black and cherry everywhere...and I like to alternate which one I use. I use up a Cherry, then start on a plain one...and so on, and so on. Honestly, I don't know why I buy expensive balms because I always go back to this stuff.
Lotions/ Creams -Crabtree & Evelyn - Gardeners Hand Therapy
ashleybabes 11/29/2005 12:36:00 AM
My HG hand lotion. It is the only one I keep all around my house. This is the only thing that works on my dry hands in the winter. The smell is fresh and not overpowering at all.
I bought the Pressed Powder in Flesh, which is an exact match for me! I was so happy. The container is large and, as with all NARS products, very chic. I use a large powder brush instead of the dinky little puff they give you. This really absorbs shine and hasn't looked cakey on me yet. Another fab NARS item!
I always said that I would never pay a bunch of money for an eyeliner. I just think that $18 is ridiculous, however, this is a really great pencil! Black Moon is a rich, dark, dense black that really goes on smooth. I haven't had any problem with tugging. I really don't wear eyeliner that much so this will last me for a long time, however I would certainly rebuy it! I have yet to find a NARS product that has really been disappointing to me. Hooorray for NARS!
Blonde Venus is really my perfect lipstick. It is described as a cool beige, however it really warms up my skin and looks a little corally. The texture is smooth and satiny, which makes sense because this is listed as satin formula. Would rebuy!
I finally got my hands on this! After waiting for months and months my friend gave me hers! Xanadu is a pale peach with a little shimmer. I like to put a little clear gloss on top of this. It makes it look less dry. This is a very unusual shade in my opinion. I would rebuy this again, however, I think it might be discontinued.