Moisturizers -Caudalie - Vinoperfect Day Perfecting Cream SPF 15
Begina 3/24/2013 6:41:00 PM
Very strong orange/citrus scent that I could not abide by. Horrible. I had a sample packet and instead of putting it in my face, I smoothed it into my feet. Farthest body part so I wouldn't smell it but didn't want to waste it. I will say I liked the thick creamy texture. I have dry facial skin & love to slather on thick creams but this fragrance was overwhelming to me.
This product has an amazing rose scent! The creme itself is sufficiently moisturizing for my dry skin. The only special thing about this outrageously priced face creme is the scent. I suppose if I had different priorities I could afford/buy this. I don't see that happening anytime soon.
Lips -Revlon - Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain - Adore
Begina 1/2/2013 9:54:00 AM
I'm Asian NC25/30 with yellow undertones. The color upon initial application is gorgeous on me! The product DID last a long time however it morphed into an ugly orange/reddish color. It did not look good.
Lotions/ Creams -Chagrin Valley - Hemp Mango Mint Lotion Bar
Begina 12/6/2012 9:28:00 AM
Oh definitely will repurchase! I absolutely LOVE the fresh minty scent and the packaging is cute and very portable. The bar is semi-soft and you jsut warm it up in your hands for a bit. I find lotion bars best for elbows, knees, feet, hands rather than all-over moisturising. Love that you can buy refills plus they are a cheaper : )
Gels/Soaps -Chagrin Valley - Calendula Castile soap
Begina 12/6/2012 9:22:00 AM
One of my favorite CV bars! It does have an herbal scent which I love. The bar itself if very moisturising. It does not leave the skin tight feeling at all. These soap bars really have been life changing for me : ) I also love the recyclable paper packaging rather than nasty plastic.
Lotions/ Creams -Chagrin Valley - Primrose & Lavender Lotion Bar
Begina 12/6/2012 9:19:00 AM
I love CV products & I love lavender but this scent was too medicinial for me. The product itself is marvelous - very moisturising and healing - and the packaging is adorables : ) The only reason I won't repurchase is because of the scent. I'll be using this on the lower half of my body LOL
I received this as a gift and I love the scent! Lavender lovers should definitely give this a sniff. I doubt I would purchase this myself as its quite expensive : (
Treatments -Chagrin Valley - Whipped Squalane Face & Eye Mousse
Begina 11/11/2012 7:54:00 PM
I'm a CV soap addict but this product has really sealed the deal for me. I am nearly 40 & my skin is super dry with dry, flaky patches around my mouth and nose. I apply this cream to my entire face moring & night in the winter. Only at night in the summer. It is a *bit* greasy but for a dry-skinned person this stuff sinks in very well. The jar is small but will most likey last the entire winter season. Love this product and the icing on the cake is that it's natural : )
Pam makes an awesome tart! Hers are the strongest I've found. In fact, sometimes I cut them in half or quarters depending on the scent. They are a decent price, shipping is $6.50, free shipping at the $60 mark and usually throws in several full size samples. Her bakery scents are beyond excellent. I also LOVE her fruity, coffee and some of her "cleaner" scents. I do find that her florals are a bit too strong for me. Her packaging is adorable and Pam is a great etailer to deal with. She is wonderful to her customers! I highly recommend this seller : )
Lipstick -Revlon - Colorburst Lip Butter in Fig Jam
Begina 10/5/2012 8:34:00 AM
I love this Lip Butter color the best. I am a warm-skinned Asian, NC25-30, and this looks great on me. I wear it most days. Lasting power is decent. I do reapply every so often & after eating. I have heard people say it is a dupe for Clinique's Black Honey. While they are similar I would not agree. Fig Jam is more brownish red and Black Honey is more deep berry, at least on me. I like, own & wear both : )
Oh my! This stuff smells AMAZING! It's kinda warm & cozy...I think too heavy for summer heat but perfect for cooler weather. It's just gorgeous : ) The lotion itself is wonderful. Very luxuriously smooth & creamy feeling. Sinks in very well without being greasy. I do love the pump. Target.com has $2 off coupon for this so I printed up two and bought the lotion and the body wash/shampoo. I would still purchse at full price : )
Treatments -Paula's Choice - RESIST Weekly Resurfacing Treatment
Begina 8/23/2012 5:22:00 AM
Whoa. This product rocks my socks!!! I bought several PC samples including this one. I applied last night and am so thrilled with the results I plan on buying a full bottle today. The best thing I noticed this morning is that the two milia I had on my cheek just below my eye are almost completely gone. I think one more application of this product would completely knock them out!! I also had several mystery bumps along my hairline that are flat out gone. Yes, it's expensive but man, so worth it to me. Liquid gold, people. Liquid GOLD!
Treatments -Paula's Choice - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Gel Exfoliant
Begina 8/23/2012 5:18:00 AM
I purchased several samples of PC products including this one, the lotion and liquid versions. I don't have a problem with the gel texture at all : ) I quite like it. I don't find it that tacky/sticky. This product works! I noticed a big difference after one application - smoother skin and *slightly* more even skin tone. I think regular application would improve skin tone further. I experienced no stingin/discomfort. I plan to use this daily and PC Weekly Resurfacing Treatment once or twice a week. I am purchasing full size bottles of both products today as they are 20% off right now.
Skincare - Body -The Body Shop - Sweet Lemon Beautifying Oil
Begina 6/28/2012 10:07:00 AM
I love their Sweet Lemon scent & this oil is very similar though not quite the same. Still, if you like lemon scents this is very nice. The scent does not last all day which is fine for me. The oil sinks into the skin nicely although it does take a few minutes. I bought this online so I was suprised at how small the bottle is. Still, it's a nice product & I will probably purchase again if they have a sale : )
Skincare - Body -The Body Shop - Olive Beautifying Oil
Begina 6/28/2012 10:04:00 AM
I LOVE body oils & so I had to try this new product. The Olive scent is light, fresh & natural, almost herbally smelling. I quite like it! The oil can be used on body, hair & face. I use this straight out of the shower without toweling off first. You really need the water to help the oil sink into the skiin. Then slather this oil all over body and let it sink it. It does not feel greasy however as with other body oils, it does take a minute or two to sink in. The scent does not last all day, on me at least which is fine. I also have used this on the dry ends of my hair and it is very nice.