This is lush's answer to cold cream and it really is a very versatile product. It can even be used as lip balm! This product can really beat through thick eye makeup. I have used it as a cleanser before and I use it for facial massage. I feel it is best removed with ocean salt. When I finish my tub, I probably won't buy it again.
I LOVE the scent of this soap! I want to smell like this all the time! It has a wonderful honey/toffee scent. For a bar soap, it is non-drying and has a good lather. I like that I can purchase as much or as little of this soap as I want. I will forever repurchase this soap as long as its made!
Cleansers -Philosophy - Purity Made Simple (Real Purity Cleanser)
dizzied 10/20/2008 5:02:00 PM
My mom and my aunts are all about philosophy, so it wasn't long before a sample bottle of this heavenly cleanser fell into my hands. I wear lots of eye makeup, and like the label claims, it melts it right off! This is not a foamy cleanser. This is not a super duper fancy cleanser. It almost feels like a thick oil in consistency, without actually being an oil (if that makes any sense). It has an herbally, lavender scent that I do not find offensive. This product does its job without drying or irritating my skin. When I tone after, I have no residue left over and my skin feels clean, not tight. I feel that it is suitable for any skin type, as it is a gentle cleanser without harsh foaming agents or acids to dry and irritate skin.
Another impulse lip balm buy. I purchased the light blue one because I forgot my regular lip balm at home. This stuff sat on top of my lips, and I actually felt like it dried them out. The texture is super thin and does not last long. I will not repurchase this product.
Meh. This balm is too thin for my liking. It kind of just sits on the top of my lips. I bought the carrot flavor, and it has a pleasant, orangey scent/flavor. IMO, there are better tube lip balms out there.
Lip Treatments -Alba Botanica - Passion Fruit Nectar Lip Balm
dizzied 10/20/2008 4:39:00 PM
I love the consistency and texture of this lip balm, and I'm really particular. My tube isn't chunky or bumpy like its sister, Coconut Cream. I have this in my vest pocket at work and apply it religiously. I am a big fan of Alba's lip balms!
Lip Treatments -Alba Botanica - Coconut Cream Lip Balm
dizzied 10/20/2008 4:36:00 PM
As a seasoned lip balm junkie, I think my favorite part of this product is the texture when worn on the lips. It is not too waxy or too thin. I think it has great staying power. I took a lipstick off because it does have a somewhat chunky consistency, but the chunks melt and don't cause me any bother. It smells and tastes good too. This was an impulse buy that I don't regret!
I have to review this product, because everywhere you read about how great it is. I hate great lash. I have weirdo lashes that are stick straight, and this does nothing for them. It doesn't help hold the curl from the curler, it doesn't even make them look longer, or fuller or anything. Another issue I have is the consistency. Either I get a clumpy tube, or a dry tube. For a cheapie mascaras, I use other brands. I don't get the hype about great lash.
Eye Primer -Urban Decay - Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Original (UDPP)
dizzied 10/20/2008 1:58:00 AM
I was blessed with huge eyelids that have a deep crease. This product has been an awesome addition to my eye makeup arsenal! I had some serious issues with shadow creasing in the past. Alas, primer potion has saved the day! Even in the summer, when eye makeup creasing is inevitable, primer potion DOESN'T QUIT! I don't know whats in it, but I'm true testament to the fact that this stuff is awesome.
Highlighters -BeneFit Cosmetics - Hollywood Glo [DISCONTINUED]
dizzied 10/20/2008 1:53:00 AM
I like this product, I LOVE its packaging! It looks fab on my dressing table. I wish it was easier to get out of the bottle. As far as shimmer goes, its great for me. It isn't too frosty, and can be mixed with moisturizer. It also makes a great spot highlighter too. Really hard to get out of the bottle though.
This color was made for me! I love the consistency of this product, as it gives a nice glow to my face without being too "bronzer-y." I think the packaging is cute. Dallas lives on the top of my vanity but I would like this product to be more toteable. I hate the brushes that come with these products.
The color of this product is not for me. It looks too pinky on my skin tone and looks redic on my lips. I really only can wear it in the summer. It applies spotty, and you have to be careful to apply it so it does not stain some areas more than others. A trick I use, is to apply the product with the included brush and "paint" it in a curly-q line on the apple of my cheek toward my ear. I then use a makeup sponge moistened with a little tinted moisturizer and blend, blend, blend away. I don't believe in the hype of this product because it just doesn't work for me.
Skincare - Body -L'Occitane - Amande Supple Skin Oil
dizzied 10/20/2008 1:38:00 AM
Mmmmmmm! I love this product! It smells uh-maz-ing! The benefits of using this are great. This moisturizes like a dream and improves skin texture. I like to use it right out of the shower or bath. The moisture on my skin helps it spread easier...so I don't have to use a ton. I wish this product was less expensive, but I believe it is well worth it. The scent lingers, and I even put it on the ends of my hair and use it to control frizz. Love.
Eyeliner -Laura Mercier - Caviar Eye Liner - Black
dizzied 10/20/2008 1:12:00 AM
I. Love. This. Eyeliner! I got it applied on me at a Nordstrom beauty event, and immediately fell in love. I live on black eyeliner, and this product has given me the versatility and quality I have been looking for in a cake eyeliner. Personally, I think this is a much better product than Stila's smudgepot and the H.I.P. eyeliner pots. It has a harder texture, so its easier to use it how you need. This is an eyeliner addicts product. This can be used wet or dry. I use a wet eyeliner brush to apply it thickly for night and smudge with a qtip, or LM's flat eyeliner brush. I also use the LM flat eyeliner brush dry on this product to line just my lashline for day. It gives a rich, sooty black color and is one of the most versatile products I own. I will for sure purchase this product forever.