I use this all year long when I shower. My skin doesn't react well to soap and so it's either this or Dove. I don't like dove which doesn't do anything for my itchy dry skin in winter. This doesn't cause my eczema to flare up and when I do have flare up its very soothing.
I use this in the winter when my skin gets unbearably dry and itchy. The menthol soothes my skin and relieves the itchiness while the lotion works its way into my skin. it doesn't leave me greasy and I like it being a bit thick for winter. I'm a big fan of Aveeno products and this doesn't disappoint. In fact I love most of the skin relief line of products. A life saver in the dead of winter.
Lotions/ Creams -Johnson & Johnson - Soothing Naturals Nourishing Lotion
blatantdream 4/18/2010 2:12:00 AM
Very nice body lotion. It absorbs into my skin very nicely abd leaves me feeling soft and smooth. I love the smell. It doesn't leave me feeling greasy. The price is perfect. What is there not to like about this?
Very bright frosty pink. Pigmentation is very good. The smell is not offensive. The price can't be beat. It is a bit drying. I always have to use lip balm under and lip gloss over or you start seeing flakes on my lips.
Makeup Brushes -Bare Escentuals - Maximum Coverage Concealer Brush
blatantdream 4/17/2010 5:42:00 PM
I think this is about the only decent brush from BE. It works very well at applying concealer. it isn't scratchy and rough. Why couldn't they get the other brushes right?
I've very disappointed in the Bare Escentials brushes. They all seem to be very scratchy and rough. This one included. I actually have the Tapered Blush Brush. I would not recommend buying this. Save your money and get a different brand.
Makeup Brushes -Bare Escentuals - Full Flawless Application Face Brush
blatantdream 4/17/2010 5:26:00 PM
This brush just like the smaller flawless face brush is scratchy and rough on my face. It has a fuller head with denser bristles, but the quality of the bristles is the same. i would not repurchase this. It hurts and isn't worth the price.
Makeup Brushes -Bare Escentuals - Flawless Application Face Brush
blatantdream 4/17/2010 5:24:00 PM
This brush is very rough on my face. It came with the starter kit and I would never buy it. The bristles hurt and are kinda stiff. ELF brushes are so much better than this brush and the price can't be beat. This is an overpriced brush with terrible quality.
I love these copper/bronze colored eyeshadows. They look really great on my skin and bit on the redish colored side completes the look. The colors blended together look really nice and isn't overpowering or "strange" in color. I find the look to be very wearable and I use this color often.
This is a pretty awesome all around multiuse blush. I use it as a blush and bronzer. It's perfect for contouring or for making me just "glow". The darker half works very nicely on me for contouring. The shimmer is minimal and barely shows up. I was hesitant to get this at first. But I'm pretty glad i got it in a swap. It was really worth it for me and one of my most used items. Too bad it's limited edition or I would buy more when I run out. The compact is huge though so I won't be running out for quite a long time.
Skincare - Body -The Body Shop - Deep Sleep Dreamy Pillow & Body Mist
blatantdream 4/17/2010 1:27:00 PM
I'm not sure if this made me sleep better. But it sure made everything smell a little better. I got this in a swap and it's sitting at my bedside and I decide to use it when I feel I just need something relaxing while I fall asleep.
As a moisturizer with high spf this gets the job done. But I took off one lippy because the sunscreen is a chemical sunscreen and might not agree with everyone's skin. I personally like physical sunscreens with titanium dioxide and zinc oxide better. I have to reapply this often as I feel the sunscreen breaking down after 2-3 hours. The smell is neither like blueberries or chocolate. It smells like sunscreen to me. Good thing is the scent fades pretty quickly. The packaging is a cute pump on top of the jar and it keeps the product fresh. It dispenses the product with one push and it keeps the rest from being exposed to air.
Eyeliner -MAC - Fluidline Eye-Liner Gel in Blacktrack
blatantdream 4/17/2010 1:19:00 PM
This is a good eyeliner but dries out quickly. After about 4 months it started getting hard on me with everyday use. At first it was creamy and so easy to apply. Later on it got rock hard, crumbly, and was barely getting any product on my brush.
Perfect solution for those days when you're just running a little late. It's a moisturizer, primer, sunscreen, concealer, and foundation in one. I find the color selection lacking but it seems to adapt to my skin. I have used both shades #21 and #23 and they are fairly different shades but both work for my skin. It's quite odd if you ask me. I usually just put it on with my fingers, the pump makes it easy to dispense. Then I put a dusting of powder over it. Usually my mac mineral skinfinish natural in medium. If I want more coverage I will use a quick dusting of mineral foundation.
This cleanser cleans my face well. It removed every trace of makeup and leaves me feeling clean. However it did not manage to get off my Shiseido sunscreen. I'm not shocked because nothing seems to get that stuff off. This does clean off mascara and eyeliner and other stubborn eye makeup. It doesn't stip my skin of moisture and it has a pleasant smell. My only gripe is the price. At $20 a tube for a fairly small tibe it's quite expensive and I would stick with my regular H20 cleanser.