Shea butter is the best thing I have found to treat the ultra-dry sensitive skin on my legs. It also calms itchy skin like nothing I have tried. I highly recommend the processed butter (looks white and creamy). I tried the unprocessed butter once (looked grey and "grainy") and the smell made me want to heave. I thought I got a bad batch until I heard others comment about it's "disinctive" odor. I'm not squeamish but it was awful! The processed butter has no odor and it is a wondeful heaven-sent product. I am never without it. especially in the Winter. It works wonders on my dry cracked feet too. Very soothing. Be advised, it does take a few minutes to fully absorb into the skin. *NOTE* Recently several e-tailers have begun selling shea butter by the pound or by the jar. You can also find it in some health food stores where they stock cocoa butter. Just make sure the label says 100% shea butter, or at least lists it as the 1st ingredient. I have seen several d/s brands market a "shea butter cream" that only contains a small amount of butter.
Cosmo is a great YLBB shade for people with not-so-pigmented lips like me. It's subdued enough to wear to work, but polished enough to pair with a strong eye on a night out. I like MAC's Amplified Creme formula. Very creamy, moisturizing and pigmented with decent staying power.
My holy grail for acne treatment/control. Makes an excellent spot treatment. It can be used all over in a thin layer nightly to deter breakouts. The tube is small but very cheap so you can buy lots. This product works better than any of the other BP products I have tried, including higher end ones. Buy it!
This is a fairly sheer brown gloss with bronze shimmer. I see a little pink in the brown. It is a flattering gloss on my pale lips because it does have some color (not totally sheer). I prefer glosses with a wand application and some scent, otherwise I would wear this a lot more often.
L'Oreal finally came out with a pigmented CJ! All the others I have tried were deceptively colored from the outside, but basically looked like a clear gloss on. This is definitely not the case with Chilli Pop. The shade is a cherry popsicle red (cool pinky red) with subtle silver shimmer. It is vibrant but not garish and can be sheered out. Scent is cherry too.
Lovely. Sensual woods hiding under a blanket of sweet flowers. Guerlain remains my favorite house.
There is something so sexy and animalistic about Mitsouko. To me it is like pheromones and I can't stop sniffing myself! I am a die-hard Sandalwood lover, and this scent really delivers. I have the edp which lasts quite well on my skin. A timeless, sensual classic fragrance I would repurchase again and again.
I love this product. It's really the best looking eye liner I have ever used. And it's fairly mistake-proof unlike most of other liquid liners because it's smudgeable and blendable for the first minute after applying. Then it dries and lasts forever. You can actually do a smokey eye with just this product!
Like the conditioner...nothing special.
I have frizzy, color-treated hair and this product did nothing special. I was hopeful because the ingredients are fairly unique for a d/s conditioner. It didn't tame the frizz at all or help my color or anything special.
Styling Products -Dove - Smooth & Soft Anti-Frizz Cream
Muartsy 3/30/2005 4:29:00 AM
This is an excellent product. I just bought my second bottle and I rarely use up anything I buy. I apply this like a leave-in conditioner...about 4-5 pumps on my long, thick hair. It doesn't weigh my hair down in the slightest, which is why it is quickly outpacing my previous favorite (Phytodefrisant). Frizz is nearly non-existant. I even like the scent which is rare for a d/s product. Everyone who gets close comments on how good my hair smells :) Buy this stuff!
Lotions/ Creams -Avon - Moisture Therapy Hand Cream
Muartsy 2/18/2005 8:20:00 PM
A great hand cream and even a body cream for extremely dry skin. Very gentle on sensitive skin too. Very thick and soothing but not greasy at all.
Holy Grail miracle cream!!! I have tried everything from doctor prescribed meds to many products recommended on this site for my sensitive/acne prone skin. Nothing has given me results like this stuff. It soothes my skin and makes it clearer, smoother & glowing. It is fairly affordable compared to many brands. There are no fragrances added to the cream. It doesn't interfere with my foundation either. In fact, I am wearing less face makeup since my skin has been looking so great! I can't say enough good stuff about this product. I am off to Mariobadescu.com to order 2 more jars so I never run out. **Update 11-06** 2 years later, I'm still using this cream & now my mother and my sister are hooked on it too. They can never remember the name Mario Badescu (I have heard the worst attempts at prouncing this LOL)...now they just ask me to please order them more of "the cream". Not only does this product work wonders on facial skin, but I have used it for all kinds of skin irritations. From rashes to bug-bites to razor burn. I will continue to purchase jar after jar. It is literally a HEALING cream.