Huge, fluffy brush great for highlighting, applying bronzer and finishing powder. It doesn't do much more than that, so the price is a little steep for a brush that only does three things. It is a very nice addition to my brush collection, though!
Gels/Soaps -Philosophy - Vanilla Birthday Cake 3-in-1
richellealexis 7/22/2012 6:49:00 PM
Received this as my birthday present from Sephora last year. I too am glad it was just a gift - it smells great in the shower but quicky disappears once you leave your shower experience. I think I'll stick to my Dove soap.
Smells incredible! Price? Bank account draining. Not worth it for the price, I tend to as for samples instead. Smells quite mysterious and heavy. Great fall and winter scent.
Self Tanners -St.Tropez - Everyday Daily Moisturiser
richellealexis 7/22/2012 6:43:00 PM
The original St. Tropez tanning lotion is much better. This stuff is horribly sticky and transfers to your clothes and bedsheets big time. If you have the time to walk around the house and dry yourself, the color does look very nice.
This mousse is great for those who want a super light glow to their skin. The mousse is not as effective as the lotion though, unfortunately. Doesn't last nearly as long, and is a little harder to apply IMO. With St. Tropez, always use gloves!! Unless you like the brown hands look then go for it.
Self Tanners -Lancome - Flash Bronzer Transfer-Resistant Self-Tanner
richellealexis 7/22/2012 6:35:00 PM
Hello, streak city!!! If you want orange, uneven distribution of product well here you have it. Oh, and you'll be paying a ridiculous amount for it too. Smells like classic self tanner and does nothing more than that. I gave it two lippies because when you do get some even color, it does look natural, and it does dry fast. There are no other benefits to this product! Major cons to this product: *Transfer-resistant? I don't think so. I'll let my bedsheets tell you if it's transfer resisitant or not. *Smell *Streaks *uneven tone *Orange *Settles into your dry spots and creases Unless you're a professional self-tanner applier, go for it. If you're in a hurry? No.
This is the perfect eyeshadow kit for someone who is just learning how to experiment with color. So much fun and so many choices, this palette will show you what to do with the colors too! Comes with a smudge stick eyeliner which is a gorgeous hue of purple. Makes your eyes pop! Highly recommend this product with an eye shadow primer, a flat eyeshadow brush and a crease brush in order to achieve the best benefits of the colors in the kit.
Although it is most likely discontinued, this blush is fantastic! For more fair skin tones, this combination will give you a subtle pink flush perfect for spring. The compact itself is huge, I don't think it will be running out any time soon!
It's a very nice powder. Not over-drying and certainly does what you need it to. I have the Illuminating Powder and with a little dusting under your eyes, it instantly brightens your look. A little goes a long way - this stuff will last you!
Moisturizers -Comfort Zone - Renight Recover Cream
richellealexis 7/22/2012 6:11:00 PM
Used this cream throughout the drier winter months a few years back, and boy was it ever a treat to use on my face! My skin literally drank it, and the smell is heavenly. Only recommend this for night, during the day it would be far to heavy.
Unlike the cleanser, I did like this toner. It made your skin feel alive and hydrated. I actually used this toner with the Pearl gel cleanser from Carita when I was using it. The two together worked great, but because of the horrific price I won't be buying it again.
Pretty packaging, awful product. Makes your skin feel great but only for about two weeks before drowning it in awful over-hydration. It literally felt like the stuff was oozing out of my pores. I like to feel clean after washing my face, not feeling like I need to re-wash. Definite no. Just, no.
Used to work at a spa that sold this product, not my favorite. I did like how clean my face felt after using it, but I didn't find it to be amazing. I bought it because the Lagoon Gelee was way too heavy for my skin, so it really did clean my skin out from that. Won't buy again, it's just average.
D2O... It's amazing. Ultra refreshing on the skin especially in the winter months. Your skin literally wakes up and says, "Hi I'm amazing!" and it looks that way too. Apply to your entire face after you've done your makeup routine, and you won't be sorry.
Coming from a big Jane Iredale fan... I must say this is an absolute no!!! Under your foundation this looks like a bruise. The fuzzy applicator gets very dirty and I think it is quite unsanitary. Nor worth it for the price.