For the price, it better be NARS! I love this bronzer on my NC20-25 skin, although I think there are comparable bronzers for cheaper.. like the summer bronzer carmindy makes.... I wouldn't repurchase but prob because this will take my lifetime to hit pan! I pair it with sin blush usually at it looks amazing.
This NARS shadow is absolutely fantastic. I don't think the other NARS e/s are worth the price, but this one does. It is a less shimmery version of satin taupe by mac, but yet it is slightly shimmery with a lighter brownish taupey purple. I love it. It is a great daytime color, and paired with darker e/s I bet it would look lovely at night. I will repurchase if I ever get through the cute pan!
I have a ginormous bottle of this stuff from years ago and I am still only 1/4 way through the bottle. I have medium/long hair, and I use a dime size, rub it b/t my hands, then run it down the ends while my hair is wet after getting out of the shower. Leaves me hair soft, silky, and manageable...... love this stuff.
This is everything everyone else has been saying about this blush! It is a peachy bronzy tone....on my NC 20-25 skin. I love it. I would wait for a sale on cherryculture... not that it's not worth the cost.. but the blush is awesome!!
I initially bought this with the heat protectant spray in a bundle looking to try out some Chi products. I am really underwhelmed with this product, and actually use the heat spray more than this. I am glad I got a small bottle with it because it doesn't do anything for my hair. I much prefer biosilks serum for soft silky hair....
Cleansers -Origins - A Perfect World Deep Cleanser
DrMAC 10/4/2010 11:02:00 PM
I initially bought this cleanser over a year ago due to the anti-aging effects of white tea. I ended up switching to another cleanser mid way through using it, and then rediscovered it recently. I still don't like how it cleans (or lack of cleaning!). It just smells nice, but doesn't do much else. I will try to finish it because I hate throwing expensive stuff away but will definately not repurchase!!!
Lotions/ Creams -Bath and Body Works - True Blue Spa Shea Cashmere Hand Cream
DrMAC 10/4/2010 7:32:00 PM
This shea cashmere hand cream smells like vanilla.. light vanilla. The other one they have -- the shea cashmere and silk is a very potent vanilla scent that I'm wondering if people are confusing this with..... I haven't had it long enough to comment on the moisturizing quality, but overall, it is a lovely scent.
Lotions/ Creams -Bath and Body Works - lavender vanilla hand cream
DrMAC 10/4/2010 7:25:00 PM
Rich. Creamy. Lavender and vanilla. Amazing. I love it.. I own most of the lavender vanilla line...Will repurchase for life.
Lotions/ Creams -Bath and Body Works - Dark Kiss- Lotion
DrMAC 10/4/2010 7:22:00 PM
This smell is a nice berry smell after it settles, but there is an overwhelming stank of musk when you first apply it that I can't get over. I had to return this lotion! Gross. If you don't care for most of the newer floral-y scents at BBW and think working there would give you a headache, then you won't like this either!
The perfect mid toned pink to wear daily. I love it... just wish MAC lipglasses were less sticky.....
Beautiful peach color...great for work... goes well with my NC 20 skin.
Glittery mess. Not my style. Definately can't use as an all over the lid color, maybe as a high light color. I love my MAC naked lunch much better.
This was my first NYX lipgloss. I figured since everyone raves about this brand, I should try some lip products. The color is a beautiful MLBB, but when I initially bought it, I couldn't get over the nasty fake fruity scent that smells like kids cough syrup. I have learnt to look over it, since it is cheaper than say MAC, but if they took the scent out or made it say a vanilla scent, I would repurchase! The consistency is not sticky, and it is somewhat transparent. Easy to apply without a mirror.
Treatments -Kiehls - Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate
DrMAC 9/27/2010 10:26:00 PM
I've been doing some reading on the benefits of vitamin C on aging and thought since my skin is getting older, and I've been taking it for granted for many years now, that I should actually have a skin care regimen, and try to prevent more wrinkles from popping up! I don't know how often I'm supposed to use this on my face, but I have a feeling I overdid it, and it gave me a large cystic acne spot on my chin that I haven't had in over 10 years. I was using this 1-2x/day for a week prior to that happening, and then cut down to once a day, and I since have avoided putting it on my acne prone areas. I don't know if it was coincidence, but I don't want to have that again! This was definately more of a preventative purchase rather than treatment, so I don't really know if it lessens smile lines and all, but it feels good, and vitamin C definately is beneficial to skin for anti-aging purposes.
Treatments -Kiehls - Midnight Recovery Concentrate
DrMAC 9/27/2010 10:19:00 PM
I bought this after a sample I got that lasted a month!! I am a Kiehls fan in general, but I am getting older and don't sleep a lot due to my job, and am worried about my fine lines turning into wrinkles. Hydration is key to keeping your fine lines at bay. I will take maybe 3 drops, and dab on my face.. it says to avoid the eye area, but if you are careful, you can put it on your soon-to-be crows feet, and under the eye and your eyes look well rested the next morning. I sometimes put a drop in with my ultra facial cream during the day. I've noticed I use less makeup, and except for my superficial capillaries on my cheeks, I don't really need much coverage anymore with my foundation/powder. I don't think I will ever get through this bottle, which is awesome. It is beautiful on my counter. I've started dabbing this on my lips as well...