Powder -Lily Lolo - Mineral Cosmetics Porcelain Foundation
AimeeSJM 12/8/2010 6:39:00 PM
I've been using this shade religiously for three years, it's perfect for my very fair, slightly cool toned skin and has fantastic staying power. It feels weightless and looks incredibly natural as it's so easy to vary the level of coverage. It doesn't look great in photos as it's extremely matte, but that's the only negative I can think of. It's a better fair colour than the lightest shades in bare minerals and bella pierre which are a little orange and much, much cheaper!
90% sparkle? It's way too glittery for everyday use and lighter than my natural blush through foundation, but it's nice over a darker blusher or as a blush/highlighter/glitter combo on a night out.
I bought this as it's pleasant, cheap and inoffensive. It's a fairly grown up, almost unisex scent which is much better than the other, largely overly girly, Ralph Lauren perfumes but it's not exactly exciting or worth the RRP and I doubt I'll buy it again. I use this as an everyday perfume when I'm sprinting out the door, it's easy to wear and suits most of my moods, it's nice in autumn and for times when you don't want something too strong, summery or sexy. It also makes a good air freshener! It's the vanilla of scents, a bit blah and will spend the rest of its existence on a permanent half price offer but it's an easy to wear scent that makes a good gift.
Treatments -MD Skincare by Dr. Dennis Gross - Alpha Beta Daily Face Peel
AimeeSJM 12/8/2010 6:01:00 PM
I absolutely love these! I first bought a 30 day supply on a bit of a whim when they were 50% off on a sale site. The RRP is steep but they're fairly easy to find on sale. I have very pale skin and slight blemishes are really obvious and hard to conceal, but within a few days of using these every morning I noticed a big difference in the tone of my skin and could go without concealer. BUT they started to make my skin burn and I cut down to using them every 2-3 days and still had great results; smoother, glowing skin with lightened blemishes. The pads are a little harsh on sensitive skin with daily use, but I now use them once a week to keep up the "glow" without any problems. These peel pads are a life saver after a break out, well worth the money and good just to give your skin a glow after a rough night! I've read that they dry out in the tub, but if you leave the foil on they're fine.