Ummmmmmmmm no! I got this as a free sample and was excited since I love "foody" scents. It smells like plende..ew
best ever! I use this for so many things.. Face scrub: Uncoated Aspirin A few drops of witch Hazel Aloe Glycerin Tea Tree Add the liquid to just dissolved the aspirin. I put about 7 aspiring in a plastic bowl that I bought at Sally's Beauty (the ones to mix hair color in).. Than slowly add the aloe and glycerin, tea tree, to get a mask like consistency (maybe a squirt or drop of each.) Apply to face and leave on for 30 minutes. The Gylcerin and Aloe prevent flakies and the skin from drying out. I used honey before but it was SO messy and drippy and gross........Anyways, I than spray Avene thermal water to add some wetness and use it as a scrub. My face looks awesome. I use Taz so this really helps with the Flakies and makes my mineral MU look awesome. Every so often I use something that congest my skin. I mean every pore will be clogged. I use this and they are cleared out. I also use the same "recipe" on a larger scale, to make a shower scrub. I scrub this all over -I mean everywhere including legs, stomach, arms-in the shower. As I go to shave I will rinse a leg when ready....I leave on the scrub the entire shower and than rinse....at the very end I use this with my Swedish clover foot file. Bye Bye hard skin or cracked heel...you will have feet that as soft as a baby's bottom...
Oh my. I am usually the person who breaks out from something or leaves a horrible review....But I love this stuff. I did use concealer on a few marks before hand. But than buffed this in. It is so light. It evens everything out. It didnt cake and make my pores look huge. It just evened out my skin and looked so natural. I spritzed Avene Thermal water after the application and I was good to go. OH! and bonus. No breakouts. This is coming from someone who breaks out from everything. I think if you are not into looking heavily made up and don't have flaky skin, this would be good for you. You have do moisturize well, but I think it looks better as the day goes on. Also, I had to get a shade darker than I normally would. It goes on very light. did not turn orange on me at all!....I used my own BIG all over the face brush....I just love it.
Treatments -Unlisted Brand - MaMa Lotion [DISCONTINUED]
617cara 5/22/2007 6:57:00 PM
I have to disagree with the people who say this does not have a lot of exfoliation abilities if you are used to it. My skin: sensitive to some things, scars easily, some melasma, scar from acne, no wrinkles, I USED to have larger pores and black head, occasional cystic and active acne...always had one or two eruptions whether they were active or healing there would be something on my face, extremely congested in EVERY pore, and breakout easily from new products especially 'cones!!!.....I always have exfoliated, have had laser and microderm, TCA peels. Mama is one of the strongest things I have used on my face to force exfoliation. I was using it every other day and worked my way up to every night. Slowly. it stings at first but only for a minute. It not only makes extractions easier, but i have had two bumps where my cheek bones is on each cheeks. I couldn't extract the, I couldn't make them go down. NOTHING. After using MaMa, it brought them to a head. Now I didn't purge big time, but problem spots I always had, just extracted easier and responded better to treatments. it de-clogged AND worked on active acne. Before, I would always have at least one on my face. I would use this, wake up and it would be down so much. So that was a bonus! I would just exfoliate in the morning and treat the pimple and in a day or two it would kind of just peel away. Mama has also peeled away pigmentation from old acne and marks from melasma. I had IPL (five treatments) and it brings up old spots and future spots from sun damage you would have when you turn 40 or 50....Well, MaMa attacked them. If I had a spot, it would almost turn darker at first, than it would easily "peel" off or come off in exfoliation. I switched to Avene Micellar cleanser while using Mama as it makes a huge difference not to have your skin dried out from a cleanser. I introduced Taz into the Mix. At first rotating them. I woke up each morning with constant peeling. I loved it, because i knew the soon my skin would be clear. Slowly everything dried up, peeled off. Once night i applied the Mama and it burnt my cheek. Literally like a chemical burn. I knew to cut back, so my skin could build up again. Melasma and scars are so deep that you to get rid of them with ex foliation, manual or chemical it can take a year or two, per my derm. So I knew the taz would clear the pores and push everything to the top. So I started using Mama once or twice a week, to peel away all the skin that the Taz was working on. I can say my skin has not looked this good in SO long. I am almost clear, but not expecting to be completely clear for another few months. My marks are about 90% gone. I used to be able to extract something from ANY pore on ooccasional white head sprout but I know it is part of the process. To get rid of it, it has to come out. During the day I use 2%BHA Neutrogenia Anti Acne Stress, than I use BB Sunwear 50. Normally during my TOM, I suffer from serious hormonal breakout. This time around i had maybe one small pimple that surfaced and than kind of just went away in a day or two. Before it would take weeks and by the time the active would go away, it would be that TOM, so I would have a scar from my last breakout and new ones coming. I couldn't be happier with Mama-but you have to use a BHA to keep the pore itself clear, retinoid to push it all out and regenerate and AHA (MAMA) to get rid of it all! Now i get compliments on my skin, and I don't have to wear makeup! I am so happy and can not wait to see where my skin will go, with this regimen!
This looks GREAT on at FIRST. Than by the end of the day it was a disgusting blotchy mess. Not recommended for oily skin gals at all. Good coverage for about 20 mins
Eye Makeup Remover -Mary Kay - Oil Free Eye Makeup Remover
617cara 3/9/2007 12:03:00 AM
This is excellent. Gentle enough that you are not pulling your eye area. I feel like it actually moisturizes it. Get all traces of makeup off and the price is on point.
Moisturizers -La Roche Posay - Toleriane Soothing Protective Light Facial Fluid
617cara 3/9/2007 12:02:00 AM
Excellent! So far so good. I am nervous about the Squalene but I needed a light moisturizer asap, until I get some other products. I am thinking I may just keep this pending I do not break out!EDITL: broke out massively from the squalene!
Conditioner -Bumble & Bumble - Super Rich Conditioner
617cara 3/9/2007 12:01:00 AM
This stuff is excellent BUT the price tag is hefty. Wish I could find a less expensive alternative
Extremely relaxing. can be overwhelming if you are sensitive to scents
Fragrances -Elizabeth Arden - With Love by Hilary Duff
617cara 2/4/2007 6:10:00 PM
Love this scent!!!! reminds me of another of my favs Burberry Brit Red,minus the citrus-definitely has the patchouli'sh fruity, woody floral with a milk, maplely coco nutty base....LOL Does that make sense? WonderfuL! I don't care who the juice is associated with. A+ for ME!
Treatments (Eye) -DDF - Protective Eye Cream SPF 15
617cara 1/22/2007 11:40:00 PM
Woah! I couldn't understand all the horrible reviews below until the one right under mine that said the formula has changed. I loved this stuff. It brightened my eye area (almost looks like I put a shimmery lotion under it-but NOT shimmery-just unexplainable) It is completely moisturizing and I look so refreshed. Conceals any under eye circles. just awesome awesome stuff!!!!!
So far so good! I have been using this for two weeks now for its lightening and anti acne ingredients. I love this stuff. I use this and mix it in with moisturizes and my LRP Retinol 60...I don't really use this stuff as a toner. I use this as a liquid treatment as that is how I was advised to use it. I mix it with my moisturizer that has ss in it (the ss used to clog my pores). Not only does it keep my skin, clear and seems to be lightening my dark spots, it is a very dark solution, so it looks like i used bronzer which is awesome!!! I also use this with the LRP 60 Retinol, because it was starting to clog my pores.....I feel like if I use this first it gets into my pores and stop the clogging process...which I was correct......I am siked to find this stuff...my skin is still peeling and stuff from the retinal but once I get to my "new" skin, I can not wait to keep it up! edit: stopped using this. No results.
I loved this scent when I first bought it. It was warm, creamy, spicy and initially had great sillage. But after about an hour it dried down to a powdery nothing....I guess the lasting power on me isn't so great.
I bought this today at VS and youc an tell they are phasing it out. Once again another great scent will be GONE. I bought the oil and the EDP and lotion (both for $49 on sale) I originally bought VS for her and left the store. I had sprayed Succulent on my wrist though. I couldn't stop smelling it.....I turned around an did an exchange. I also have sweet craving but succulent is more mature.....I am goin to transfer to another bottle because the atomizer stinks. I did with sweet craving and from that point on got compliments galore on it........Thumbs up while it last..To me it smells more like a berry vanilla milshake with spice....LOL
This smelled like pickles when it was wet on my skin. Than as it dried I smelled the cherry tobacco.....But it was gone as soon is I began to like it ...not too strong on me....It must be my body chemistry...How can something so beloved to others, be "pickles" on me. I am still going to use my whole decant and see where it takes me......EDIT: It has been a few days and I am now in love. it grew on me. I love love love it. But I am afraid it doesn't last too long on me ;(