Cleansers -Korres - Wild Rose Daily Brightening & Refining Buff Cleanser
ComplexBeauty09 3/31/2013 8:38:00 PM
I found this in the sale section at my local JCpenneys sephora for around 8 dollars and I thought I'd give it ago even though I have never found a loved (or even that much liked) product from Korres. I am very pleased with the performance of this creamy cleanser. The amount of granules in this is just right for a low to medium exfoliation. I use this cleanser all over my face even on my eyelids and under eyes and it works wonders at getting my eye makeup off. The scent (which is very important to me) is a comforting, almond rose that i much enjoy. Skin is soft, moisturized, and glowing after use. I like this enough to purchase it at full price, but maybe I'll get lucky and come across a sale and stock up!
Gels/Soaps -Unlisted Brand - DayBreak Lavender Farm (soaps)
ComplexBeauty09 1/10/2013 6:45:00 PM
Daybreak Lavender Farm's soaps come in big hunks of bliss! I finally purchased 3 big bars of soap each 10 oz. L'Elegance royal, jasmine flower, and monoi di Tahiti are three that I have sampled before and fell in love with! A lot of their soaps are made with luxurious ingredients like floral waxes! The hunks soaps purchased are meant to be cut into smaller pieces to enjoy in the shower or bath. I'm quite pleased with how long each chunk I cut off lasts- bars are hard and VERY fragrant!
If you enjoy Ava Luxe Honey, you'll enjoy this one! The vanilla in this scent is amazing! It shows through more at the end along with a lot of cinnamon... maybe a tad bit too much spice at the end but it is still a great comfort scent that’s a pleasure to put on.
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - CJ Scents - Gingerbread Amber
ComplexBeauty09 7/15/2012 4:21:00 PM
Everything you are looking for in a gingerbread inspired scent! To my nose, the scent stays pretty close to the all around goodness of the gourmand bread part even at the dry down~ with all that yummy vanilla & amber darkness.
Lip Treatments -Smith's Rosebud Salve - Mocha Rose Lip Balm
ComplexBeauty09 7/9/2012 10:11:00 PM
I love the smell of this! Vanilla, chocolate, rose! How can you go wrong with that combo? The scent is not artificial smelling. I like the original rose bud salve, but I think mocha rose because of its shea butter is more moisturizing. The tin is absolutely delightful!
Cleansers -Boots - Botanics Organic Face Nourishing Cleanser
ComplexBeauty09 5/5/2012 12:48:00 AM
A simple cream cleanser for my morning routine which is exactly what I was looking for! This cleanser is lightly scented, so I can customize the scent with essential oils (I like adding a few drops of rose) and also a great cleanser for adding in some kind of granules for exfoliation. Will most likely purchase this cleanser again as it’s easy to get at my local target, the price is right, and I am very satisfied with the ingredient list. * I use cream cleansers as part of my morning routine when my face is free of makeup.
Purchased the nano eyeliner in pure white for the purpose of using it on my water line. The price was right and from what I have seen, most of the nano eyeliners have a decent ingredients list. This irritated my eyes too much to be used on my water line and the staying power was poor.
Lotions/ Creams -Carol's Daughter - Roses and Honey Shea Soufflé
ComplexBeauty09 12/16/2011 1:53:00 PM
Yum! To my nose I get creamy raspberry, rose and a hit of honey. It wasn’t exactly what I was expecting in smell but it doesn’t disappoint. It takes me back to my childhood, there's something that reminds me of being a little girl, and it’s comforting. The body butter is amazingly moisturizing. A great product for those who love wonderfully scented body products! I may buy again if the price is right.
Eyeliner -Vapour Organic Beauty - Mesmerize Eyeliner/Smoky Eye Tool
ComplexBeauty09 11/25/2011 3:46:00 PM
Now just to clarify, I’m not much of an "eyeliner girl" before this product i hardly used it and when I did it was with a black eyeshadow. Throwing that out there, I haven’t tried many. I hadnt had much luck with eyeliners; either they gave an unnatural, harsh line or by the middle of the day I would have raccoon eyes. But, this one has proven it's self worthy of an HG for me. The pigment is great and the product goes on smooth, not too hard nor soft. The smudging tool is absolutely perfect and works like a dream. I will buy again.
I got a full size of this mascara in the sephora's favorite mascaras kit and i am not impressed. It's too thick, making my eyelashes stick together (feel the brush and formula plays a role in this). I have to take the brush through my eyelashes countless of times to get out the glumps out and then end up applying too much and eyelashes are weighed down! I’m not happy with this mascara. I usually I don’t have much problem with mascaras, most but not all are just so so and I am okay with that.. But this one, ugh, no good. **update** 1 star to 2 stars~ once the mascara dried out a bit it got a little better.
Fragrances -Lavanila - Vanilla Coconut Roll-On Oil
ComplexBeauty09 10/30/2011 5:16:00 PM
I have had my eye on this scent since it came out and planed to purchase it in the future and I am happy I waited to purchase it in the oil. I am a fan of perfume oil, especially in the cooler months. With most perfume oils I like applying them to my wrist, inside of my elbows, neck and most importantly at the ends of my hair wear I find the scent last the best. This oil is labeled as long lasting fragrance and I wouldn't disagree! It’s a pleasure to apply and it travel friendly!
Lotions/ Creams -Desert Essence - Vanilla Chai Hand and Body Lotion
ComplexBeauty09 9/20/2011 5:13:00 PM
One word, YUM! Yes it does smell like its name. I am a huge fan of delicious smelling body lotions and this one is defiantly in my top 5! All around a great lotion, natural, moisturizing (not oily or waxy) and smells good enough to eat! When I say it smells good enough to eat I mean it, it doesn’t have that sickening artificial scent but smells like the real deal! SIDE NOTE~ Doing some research on this product i have found out it has been reformulated and the new name of this product is Spicy Chai Hand and Body Lotion with a new ingredients list. My review is done on the original product. New ingredient list. Aloe Barbadensis Leaf (Aloe Vera) Juice*, Camellia Sinensis (Black Tea) Leaf Extract*, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*, SD Alcohol 38-B*, Glycerin (Palm), Hydrolyzed Jojoba Esters, Jojoba Esters, Stearic Acid (Coconut), Cetyl Alcohol (Coconut), Leuconostoc Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Natural Fragrance/Flavor (Parfum/Aroma), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract*, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Eugenia Caryophyllata (Clovebud) Oil, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Phytate, Water (Aqua) * Certified Organic
Skincare - Face -Dr. Bronner's - Dr.Bronners Tea Tree Soap
ComplexBeauty09 9/18/2011 9:26:00 PM
The best makeup brush cleanser I have ever used. I love and use the rose and almond soap but I have a bottle of this for my brush cleansing as tea tree essential oil has antibacterial properties. Just need a bit to get all my makeup brushes clean and soft!
Ugh, love the ingredients list ~short sweet~ but what is with the peachy tint!? I got the lightest shade, fair, and so disappointed! like others have stated, it really doesnt last either. I really wanted it to be that "special powder".. but atlas… I’ll need to return it to sephora.
I was not a fan of is lip balm when I first tried it years ago! It was gritty and hard. I recently had the chance to try it again and I was very pleasantly surprised at how much better the balm was the second time around. Before using the love your lips I was using a few different natural lip balms that were not healing my never ending peeling lips! But MyChelle’s love your lips finally put an end to the constant peeling. I’m using Peach Mint and I love the smell! The balm goes on smooth and isn’t an oily mess but more of a thick mate lip balm that last on the lips and in the tube! **I really recommend giving this a second try. i honestly feel that is a safe investment to try all mychelle products again if you weren't thrilled with them the first time. They have skillfully updated their line of products and each product gets better every time i use it.