I got this last winter and used it every night. It has a very unique, but "cozy" scent, and made my hands feel so soft in the morning! I noticed a definite difference in my skin. I also got it on super sale at B&BW. I will be keeping this one around for sure!
I am not a big buyer of blush products, but I had found a staple bronzer and wanted something to use for the rest of the year, when I needed something pinkier. This shade gives me a perfect natural glow, and a bit of shimmer without being obnoxious. It has a smooth formula and lasts all day. I am a huge MAC fan, and this is definitely a staple for me!
I have been using this every day when I get out of the shower, and have really noticed a difference in my skin. I'm tempted to get rid of all my other body lotions and just use this. It soaks right in, providing REAL moisture, and the smell is very pleasant and mild. Plus- a little bit goes a long way! I do wish it had different packaging so I could travel with it etc. But overall, I will be buying this again!
Conditioner -Frederic Fekkai - Glossing Conditioner
CloudsInMyCoffee 3/28/2008 7:16:00 PM
I bought the small bottle of this and the shampoo on a whim when I was in Sephora one time recently. I decided to just splurge and see what the hype was all about, figuring I wouldn't like it so it wouldn't matter. My hair is very soft and fine and all the "glossing" products I've tried have made it look greasy and weighed down but I figured I'd give this one shot for kicks. Seeing as it's over $20 for a bottle of just shampoo or conditioner, I was almost disappointed to find out it made my hair look FABULOUS!!! I use it with the shampoo and blowdry my hair and it looks healthy and full. Usually there's a little frizz, so I quickly run a straightener through it and it looks like I just came from the salon. I definitely get the hype now and sadly, will probably bite the bullet and buy a full bottle after my minis run out (and I use up all the other hair products in my shower.... so it will be a while!)
I bought the small bottle of this and the conditioner on a whim when I was in Sephora one time recently. I decided to just splurge and see what the hype was all about, figuring I wouldn't like it so it wouldn't matter. My hair is very soft and fine and all the "glossing" products I've tried have made it look greasy and weighed down but I figured I'd give this one shot for kicks. Seeing as it's over $20 for a bottle of just shampoo, I was almost disappointed to find out it made my hair look FABULOUS!!! I use it with the conditioner and blowdry my hair and it looks healthy and full. Usually there's a little frizz, so I quickly run a straightener through it and it looks like I just came from the salon. I definitely get the hype now and sadly, will probably bite the bullet and buy a full bottle after my minis run out (and I use up all the other hair products in my shower.... so it will be a while!)
I've used a lot of eyeliners, everything from Avon to MAC (blacktrack fluidline is my HG) But I bought this a couple years ago for a show I was in and I think I'm going to get another one, because it truly is one of the best I've used. Fluidline is awesome, but I discovered I need to apply it before I put my contacts in, and sometimes if I want to touch up or put makeup on mid-day, this isn't always possible so I just want a pencil. This is self-sharpening which is awesome, especially when you're on the go, and it lasts all day without smudging. With most pencils I find that by the end of the night I have such dark circles of eyeliner under my eyes it's not even worth it. That doesn't happen with this one! Plus the price is unbeatable and you can find it anywhere. Definitely a good find!
Eye Makeup Remover -Sephora - Soothing eye makeup remover
CloudsInMyCoffee 3/2/2008 9:20:00 PM
I just bought this in a pinch, when I was away on business and ran out of makeup remover. I got the smaller size for $5. The bottle is super cute and you only need a teensy bit each time. It didn't burn or sting my eyes like other people mentioned and it took off all my makeup. Usually when I rinse my face after using eye makeup remover there is still mascara on the towel I use to dry my face but not with this stuff! I'm glad I didn't shell out more for Lancome or Clinique. This gets the job done. I will definitely repurchase!
Eye Shadow -mark - I-Mark Custom Shadow - Fairy Dust
CloudsInMyCoffee 2/11/2008 11:29:00 PM
This color is absolute love for me. Every day I wear a shimmery neutral, either as a highlighter, or as a simple shade to go out but not look like I just rolled out of bed. I use Urban Decay Sin as well, but this is the exact same thing with more subtle shimmer and less than half the price. The color lasts all day too and applies like a dream, which is more than I can say for Avon brand powder shadows. My only gripe is the packaging. If you don't buy the palette (which- I've gotten the smaller one- and the products fit really awkwardly...and it's a pain) you have to keep it in the plastic container, which is obviously pretty cheap. But other than that, this eyeshadow is perfection and I totally plan to buy more!
Fragrances -Bath and Body Works - Japanese Cherry Blossom body splash
CloudsInMyCoffee 2/11/2008 11:10:00 PM
This is one of my current all time favorite scents from BBW. It's very sexy, but classic and subtle at the same time. I love this for going out!
Eyeliner -MAC - Fluidline Eye-Liner Gel in Blacktrack
CloudsInMyCoffee 2/11/2008 11:03:00 PM
Ok. So after years of hunting, this has been the pot of gold at my eyeliner rainbow!!!! It is absolutely perfect. It applies smoothly with a brush and you can apply it absolutely any way you want. Once it's on it lasts all day and into the night and does not smudge AT ALL!!!! It does wear off the waterline a little by the end of the day but on lids it lasts for ages. My only itty bitty complaints are. 1) The price. But a pot lasts forever, so it's easy to overlook. 2) I have to line my waterline/bottom lid before I put my contacts in or I get black smudges on my lenses which makes it look like I have black smudges on my eye whites! Ew.
Lotions/ Creams -Unlisted Brand - Coconut Hut - Aloe-Ha Rich Body Lotion
CloudsInMyCoffee 9/25/2007 7:46:00 PM
Excellent lotion. Very moisturizing, but not greasy, sort of like a yogurt texture. Holds scent well for a long time!
Kind of thin but lathers well and scent lingers after shower. One of my favorites from e-tailers!
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Coconut Hut - Sea Spray Body and Hair Mist
CloudsInMyCoffee 9/25/2007 7:44:00 PM
This a great mist! Very fine spray that can indeed be used on hair. Holds scent really well, but isn't super long lasting on me. Might just be the scent though, cause the formula is awesome!
I finally got a sample of this after hearing about it for years. I just used it on my hands and feet, and while it does moisturize really well it smells like plasticky cinnamon to me. No buttercream or frosting resemblance at all. I'd buy it for the moisturizing properties, but for the price I can get something that smells good too. Sooooo no thanks.
I just received this as a free gift from Sephora from my birthday, and it's wayyyy better than I anticipated. It's unscented, which means I can use it all the time without having a strong scent linger on my hands, and it's super moisturizing without leaving me greasy, even for a few minutes. This is great for my dry feet and hands and will definitely be a staple this summer! Good for a splurge!