Lip Gloss -Origins - Once Upon A Shine Lip Gloss- Sheer Cola
mchampion 8/24/2010 9:26:00 AM
I recently discovered Origin products and can not say enough about the Sheer Cola gloss. I love mint and this gives a nice minty tingle and feels fresh. The color is amazing because it my lips but better. It looks brown in the tube but it actually looks more like a dark berry/mauve shimmer when applied. It goes great with MAC Breath of Plum blush. I love this look because it's not over the top but you look polished and fresh. It seems like it would work on many skin tones and if not they have several shades to choose from.
I vaguely remember trying the original DK Gold and I remember it being heavy, cloying and nothing I could ever wear. However, after seeing the reviews for the Sparkling and being that it is so inexpensive I ordered unsniffed. It is sparkling just like it says. I definitely smell lily and it starts off a little peppery/spicy but it is light, airy and I get compliments. It reminds me of Chantecaille Le Jasmin - not the smell but the feel of it. The longer I wear it the better it smells. This is a fragrance that can be worn year round. It smells GORGEOUS.
Styling Products -Sebastian - Trilliant Thermal Protector and Shimmer Complex
mchampion 11/22/2009 8:01:00 PM
Found this by mistake. I was looking for a flat iron spray that would not weigh me hair down or make it look oily. This is the best one I have found. I spray it in my hair wet before blow drying and then again before flat ironing. My hair looks healthy shiny and bouncy. Love it !! Have already repurchased.
Saw this sitting beside of the Palmers Cocoa Butter Soap that I normally purchase and figured I'd give it a shot for $2.00. This stuff is the BOMB. I have combination skin and this works great. My skin looks brighter and feels amazing. I will keep repurchasing. This just goes to show that you don't have to spend a fortune to get some GREAT stuff.
Cuir de Russie is AMAZING. I have searched high and low for the perfect fragrance for years, have ordered hundreds of samples and FINALLY found the perfect one. I have a decant of the EDT which in comparison with the parfum seems to be a little sharp where the parfum is smooth but the EDT definitely has more sillage. The parfum on the other hand is smooth, stays close to the skin and lasts all day on me. It reminds me of an ivory leather purse filled with lipsticks and compacts for some reason. This is a little black dress fragrance if you are dressing up but also goes with jeans and a t-shirt. DH loves it which is a plus. I can honestly say I ordered the parfum several weeks ago and haven't worn any other scent since. Cuir de Russie just feels like "me". I can't believe I waited years to try it.....I could have saved a lot of money had I found this one sooner.
Tried this a year ago and loved the concept but it did not keep the oilies at bay. If you want a GREAT primer that does keep oil under control get Monistat Anti Chafing Gel. This does what Smashbox should do.
I found the perfect blush for me. Lovejoy is a bronzey rose that looks so natural. Lasts all day, doesn't break me out and it gives me that glow (if you know what I mean). I think they got Lovejoy and Orgasm mixed up. HG for me !!
Lotions/ Creams -Palmers - Cocoa Butter Formula Moisturizing Body Oil
mchampion 8/18/2009 4:22:00 PM
I use this every night after my shower. Hubby always comments on how soft my skin is. No breakouts, smells great and it's cheap. Much better than Baby oil.
Skincare - Body -Palmers - Cocoa Butter Formula jar
mchampion 8/18/2009 4:18:00 PM
I would have never believed it had I not tried it. I have searched to the ends of the earth for the perfect facial moisturizer. I paid mega bucks for lotions and potions that failed miserably. I have combination skin and am prone to breakouts so I have to be extra careful when trying something new. I got brave one night and put this all over my face and was almost scared to look in the mirror the next morning. I knew I would be full of those nasty zits. I was shocked. My face looked great. No bumps and even the few that I had seemed to look less noticeable. I have been using it for months and will never look for another moisturizer. I'm 41 and my skin has never looked better. I use at least 4 of Palmers products and love them all.
Love this crayon. This is one of the newest colors and it's perfect for my med/olive skin tone. Honeysuckle is a peach shade and the crayon is used for the liner and color. Looks great under the Nougat Lip gloss. Will definitely repurchase because it's the perfect color.
Wish these glosses had the doe applicator but this color is GORGEOUS. It's a peach color w/ brown undertone that looks great alone or over top of BB Lip Crayon in Honeysuckle. My new favorites. Love the peach shades of lip color that Bobbi has recently added. And they are part of the permanent collection I might add. Will definitely repurchase.
Foundations -Giorgio Armani - Face Fabric Second Skin Nude Makeup
mchampion 8/11/2009 5:45:00 PM
Went around Nordstoms getting samples of foundations one day because in the summer absolutely NOTHING matches my skin. Tried Face Fabric on my hand and loved the smooth, silky, powdery feeling and the color blended well too. It covers well, feels like I'm wearing nothing and still looks natural. No mask here.Long story short..... ended up buying it. It is expensive but my makeup has never looked better. I apply Monistat Anti Chafing Gel to Powder as a primer then apply my Face Fabric and set with the powder compact #7. Ideally you would eliminate the primer and setting powder and I probably could but love the way it looks together. This is the ONLY foundation I have tried that keeps the oil at bay. My complexion has improved after using this even. Less breakouts and my skin looks smooth. I seldom have to retouch the entire day where I used to 2 to 3 X in the morning alone. I keep wanting to find a reason to return it because of the high price but can't bring myself to do it. I will continue to try more GA products in the future. EDIT: This foundation amazes me. I look in the mirror and still can't believe it can look so good especially after trying everything out there. 95 degree heat and NO touch ups and it still looks great eight hours later. WooHoo !!
Finally a bronzer that is not orange. Very expensive but oh so worth it. It looks amazing over top of the Face Fabric foundation. Will definitely repurchase.
Cleansers -100 Percent Pure - Organic Eucalyptus Seafoam Facial Cleanser
mchampion 8/8/2009 12:22:00 PM
LOVE this stuff and the company. I was using the Cranberry wash and ran out. Bought LUSH Dark Angels and Tea Tree spray and broke out TERRIBLE. It had to have been from the LUSH products because nothing else changed. Ordered from 100 percent pure but this time got the Eucalyptus Cleanser and it has totally cleared my face. I love the minty tingle and I use the Peppermint Toner too. I have never been disappointed in anything I bought from 100% pure.
Would have NEVER picked this out for me. I was complaining to the SA about every blush I use turns to brown. Even Bobbi Brown Slopes as pink as it is - I don't understand. She suggested Orgasm since it was made to work for everyone. I don't like heavy blushes and don't care to look like Tammy Faye so this one works great. I am medium/olive skintone and it looks very natural. As much as I love brown, I don't want my cheeks to be brown. EDIT: I like this alot but it doesn't show up on my med/olive skin enough for me. I wish it were a little more peach too. Removing 2 lippies.