NC30, blonde & blue eyes-- very natural looking. Great for workplace. No shimmer, so there are no distracting particles all over the face which can look terribly unprofessional. This can double as a bronzer as well.
Treatments -Paula's Choice - RESIST Weekly Resurfacing Treatment
sassykzt 9/18/2011 5:39:00 AM
Love,love,love! This is the first AHA that doesn't irritate my skin. Been using this for almost two years. I receive 2-3 chemical (TCA) peels per year-- makes them more effective. I use this 3 x's /week. If you use this product you MUST use a daily sunscreen everyday or all the great benefits will be gone.
My HG for toner. Doesn't have any alcohol, fragrance, or witch hazel-- all these irritate my skin.Can't find a toner w/out these ingredients anywhere-- dept. store/ drug store. On my 6th bottle! Leaves skin soft and ready for makeup or other products.
Moisturizers -Paula's Choice - RESIST Cellular Defense Daily Moisturizer SPF 25
sassykzt 9/18/2011 5:30:00 AM
My HG for sunscreen. Been using this for 2 months. Not greasy, slightly moist. Is great under my foundation-- Armani silk creme or LM moisturizing foundation. Been using Paula's products for 11 years-- finally someone who understands skincare and doesn't include alcohol, fragrance, and ridiculous claims. This product and others are very well priced-- can return anything w/in 60 days. I'm amazed at how much $$ some women spend on skincare at dept. stores. There are plenty of well formulated products at her web site or at the pharmacy. Save your $$ and then spend it on injectibles/fillers, etc-- this is where you will actually see results!
Polishes -Unlisted Brand - Hand and Nail Harmony Gelish Gel Polish
sassykzt 9/18/2011 5:12:00 AM
I'm a physician so I don't normally wear polish at work since my hands are constantly in water. Chipped polish is so unprofessional! I first had Gelish put on my nails professionally about a year ago. It stayed on for 11 days w/ no chips. Even after scrubbing for surgery the polish would not chip. I was impressed! I decided to order the top coat, base and a few colors from Amazon. Sally charges the same price for half the amount and has only 12 colors while Amazon has most of the 72 colors available. I also bought the LED light instead of UV-- much faster. Didn't bother w/ the pH bond or cleanser -- it's just isopropyl alcohol ( use 90 % concentration). Love queen of hearts (dk. red w/ shimmer-- think holiday), plum & done, hot rod red ( a true creme red), gossip girl( creme hot med. pink, nice not barbie like!),black cherry (creme dark red-brown),and tiger blossom (dupe for OPI's big hair big nails). Soaking off is easy as long as you use 100% acetone and a little patience! I usually soak my nails for 12-15 mins. I love the fact I can do this at home where I'm much more comfortable than any salon and have better wine!
The perfect texture & moisture for fall & winter. I found the sheen supreme lipsticks too moist for hot, humid weather. This is gorgeous plum color w/ some slight iridescence(no glitter) that wears for a couple of hours. Won't dry your lips like some long wear/ matte lipsticks. Makes my blue eyes pop-- have been stopped by several women asking what was on my lips. Looks very dark in the tube but goes on moist & sheer. Many other gorgeous colors that are great to blend w/ this color
Awful! This shampoo (& conditioner) was OK both times I used them, Then I noticed My hair was really greasy, flat, and my scalp was severely irritated. Now looking @ the ingredients I see that oil & fragrance are in the top ingredients. The fragrance is OK, but I wish it wasn't included-- does NOTHING for hair-- only the nose and is potentially irritating!! Promptly returned both shampoo & conditioner to Ulta. The manager said they have had a lot of returns due to irritation. BTW, my hair is somewhat fine, highlighted every 10 -12 wks. and in good condition. This would probably be a good shampoo for someone w/ thick, dry, coarse hair if they could tolerate the fragrance.
My HG when it comes to the tuberose! Crisply cool slightly mentholated ,wintergreen opening - described accurately by many - like the inside of a florist's fridge .Fresh green dewy stems and then the tuberose opens up , lush and realistic - just like the tuberose flowers in my garden. Keep in mind it's all about the chemistry. Am on my third bottle. Two/ three spritz last all day. An interesting note: I work w/ man who wears this for special evenings-- smells great on him (more "green" than on me) and his girlfriend adores it.
Have been searching for the perfect red lipstick that is not drying or greasy or so saturated w/ color that the lips and nothing else. I 've bought and returned about a dozen lipsticks ranging from 14.50 - 43.00 due to bad dept. store lighting. I did end up keeping Lady Bug from MAC but it's not as warm. Found this on sale @ Rite Aid for 3.99! The texture is light & moisturizing moderately creamy lipstick that feels comfortable without being too slick or greasy. This is a warm red-- a yellow red as opposed to a blue red. Have received many compliments-- make me blue eyes pop.
Great coral color! Great all year round color for blonde hair & blue eyes. The texture is light & moisturizing moderately creamy lipstick that feels comfortable without being too slick or greasy. So nice to finally find a great color & formula for under $8.00! Those w/ lines around the mouth will have to use a liner to keep this from traveling.
Cleansers -Olay - Sensitive Skin Foaming Face Wash
sassykzt 3/23/2010 3:53:00 AM
Been using this for 2 yrs. now. Takes off all my makeup. On occasion when I wear heavy eye makeup I use an makeup remover first. You really need to dissolve eye makeup first then wash it away( I stay away from harsh cleaners that dry out my skin). Love that it is fragrance free! My Sis, a dermatologist recommended this!