I can't believe I declined to even think about giving this product a try in the past. I hate the fake shimmery, glitter look some girls have. I find it so damn tacky and because of that I didn't give this a try until 2 days ago. Wow though!!!!! This is sooooo natural looking, you can't tell you applied anything artificial it just looks like you have healthy, glowing skin. Tip: Don't apply too much and don't blend back and forth, blend it by lightly tapping it in with your fingers. I absolutely love this! Edit: I forgot to mention this lasts ALLLLLLLLL day! Edit#2: wanted to use this for a while before I made my verdit on whether or not it would break me out. It hasn't broken me out AT ALL and I've used it daily. (I have hyper sensitive, acne prone skin)
My faavourite lipstick of alllllllllllllll time!!!! Syrup looks so naturally stunning, like so many people have said already it looks like my lip colour but a million times better and more enhanced. The color is a gorgeous plum pink that is neither too light nor too bright. Your lips end up looking like theyre naturally brighter and become more defined. It doesnt look cakey not glittery/shiny (which i haaate). Lips look and feel moisturized and look like youre not wearing anything at all. Does NOT feel sticky. The colour is noticable as my lips turn a beautiful blush-like pink that makes my whole face brighter and yet like I said before it looks like you're not wearing anything at all because its such a beautifully natural shade. My boyfriend described it as an "after orgasm" shade. For those of you who want a naturally looking colour that makes your lips pop I would hiiiighly recommend this one!
Lotions/ Creams -Alba Botanica - Un-petroleum Multi-Purpose Jelly
Cottoncandyandlollipops 3/29/2009 7:37:00 PM
Amazing product. I always wonder why people don't mind using products overflowing with chemicals. I was reading through the vaseline reviews on here and was surprised how many people stillllllllllllll use petroleum based products. This is a product completely free of petroleum but has the same consistency. Like vaseline it provides a strong protective, moisturizing layer for your skin but is all natural. Amazing in keeping wrinkles at bay. Not too heavy. Doesnt break out my acne prone skin. Amazing under the eyes. Leaves skin super soft and moisturized. This is one of the best anti aging products out there au natural style.
Blush -MAC - Mineralize Blush Duo - Moon River (Grand Duos Coll.)
Cottoncandyandlollipops 3/26/2009 6:35:00 PM
Gorgeous! I have NW15 skin tone and this is my favourite grand duo blush. The love rock is pretty but I find Moon River looks sooo much more natural, it leaves my cheeks with the prittiest light pink flush and the Moon River Highlighter has to be the best of all the grand duos. The highlighter leaves such a beautiful natural glow without being too shimmery. I find unlike love rock I can apply this without worrying I will end up looking like a clown if I get more than a tiny bit on the brush. It's my abosulte favourtie blush.
Blush -MAC - Mineralize Blush Duo - Love Rock (Grand Duos Coll.)
Cottoncandyandlollipops 3/25/2009 5:34:00 PM
I'm NW15 and this is really really difficult to apply without the right brush. Don't get me wrong the colour itself is just gorgeous but if you are fair skinned be warned that even the smallest amount on the brush can lead to overly pigmented cheeks. I personally prefer the naturally flushed look. What I love about this grand duo blushes is that they leave your cheeks highlighted WITHOUT having that fake glittery look. It has the perfect blend of shimmer that still looks natural just enhances your skin. Edit: different brush = beauuuuutiful results. Upgrading from 4 stars to 5
Lips -Cover Girl - Outlast Lipstain - 420 Sassy Mauve
Cottoncandyandlollipops 2/23/2009 3:20:00 PM
I don't like this at all. It dries out my lips, I can taste the chemicals on my tongue without even touching my lips. My lips feel dry and dehydrated after I wear this. On the plus side it looks like you have naturally bright coloured lips. On the downside if you dont make sure you apply it very carefully half of your lips may be darker than the other half. The dehydration and chemical feel and taste ruins the product for me.
I personally adore mineral makeup but the Pur mineral brand just didn't do it for me. It applies almost creamy, if built up in an attempt to cover acne or red spots it ends up looking cakey and uneven over time. The first time I applied this I thought I looked airbrushed. Then I took the mirror in front of a window, in the sunshine I saw that the makeup just looked caked on. I tried having my friend who is a makeup artist apply it on me and the same thing happened. The bismuth in this product also makes my skin itch slightly. Overall I founf this product to be really poor for skin that needs a lot of coverage, it just didnt end up looking natural. If you have very clear smooth skin this may work for you, if you dont it just ends up looking like a cakey mess in the right light.
I have very, very sensitive acne prone skin. It's hard for me to find any moisturizer that does not irritate my skin, clog my pores and cause me to breakout. This moisturizer is incredible, INCREDIBLE! It strangely calms my skin and elimnates redness over weeks of use. It hydrates my skin deeeeeep down so I feel like my skin is stronger and supple from the inside out. It alsodoes not cause any breakouts. I normally use the Avene cream for intolerant skin but the winter is so harsh this year it wasn't cutting it for me as far as moisture went. This cream is thicker but not heavy and I like it sooooo much more. It sinks into my skin within moments and doesnt leave any oily residue. My skin looks supple, hydrated and just overall healthy. I LOVE it. Edit: been some time using this moisturizer and Im more impressed with it than ever, zero breakouts, smooth baby soft skin, my HG
So this works, Im surprised. I tried this because I really needed to exfoliate my skin. Tip: SKIP honey the first time you try this because the honey not the aspirin may irritate your skin. I know from trying a honey mask in the past that my skin turned red and broke out. The aspirin does a great job in scrubbing the skin, that really really surprised me. After I washed off the aspirin my skin turned amazingly soft. Great cheap way to effectively exfoliate, will be using this once a week. UPDATE: I woke up today with soooooooft glowing skin. Applying my EM mineral foudnation was a dream. My skin has not one dry patch. Another positive but odd thing is that the blemish I had for a week now dried up over night after using the aspirin. So impressed!
This is pricey but it is worth EVERY single penny. I have been using organic essential oils on my face during the summer but found that during a cold Canadian winter they just weren't doing the job. My skin started to flake and I became very worried as every single cream I've ever tried ranging up to the very extreme of prices broke me out. I have VERY acne prone skin and this is the only cream that does not cause me to break out. A strange benefit of this cream is that in combination with the Avene thermal water it evens out my skin tone and calms my skin. I'm left with super soft even toned and hydrated skin. The best cream I have ever used. Edit: I got a free kit of samples full of Dr Hauschka products, knowing they're all natural I gave them a try and put this cream aside for awhile. I came running back to it within 3 days, it took just one day of using Avene to bring my skin back to normal again. Nothing Ive ever tried works better than this cream, Im a fan for life
I adore sweet and warm scents but this one just doesn't do it for me. The smell of licorice is prominent and overpowering. I'm really confused by those who say they primarily smell vanilla. There was no hint of vanilla that I could pick up. The price is standard but the bottle is unimpressive, It has a red coating as opposed to being made out of red glass. The packaging looks really low quality I was imaging it to be made like Nina Ricci's beautifully made bottle but it's far from it. If you like the smell of licorice then this will work for you as its sweet and warm.
Where to start...I guess I'll start by saying that this is more than just water. A good friend of mine suffered from severe eczema since she was a teenager. It got so bad her whole arms and one cheek were covered completely. She got sent to the Avene treatment spa, spent 3 weeks there getting treatment with the water and came back with her eczema under control. She uses this spray and other Avene products only and her skin is under control to this day. Now my story: I have hypersensitive skin. I break out from pretty much 98% of products. This thermal water calms my skin, evens it out and moisturizes. I can't really explain what happens to my skn when I put this on other than it feels like it breathes a sigh of relief. This along with the repair cream from Avene has saved my once blotchy uneven skin tone. Pure brilliance
Loose Powders -Unlisted Brand - Joppa-Simple Radiance Finishing Silk
Cottoncandyandlollipops 10/31/2008 5:26:00 PM
Amazing finsihing powder, absorbs oil and leaves my skin looking airbrushed. Looooove it and cant live without it
I'm all about more natural products and this is one of them. Originally I moisturized my face with the sweet almond oil by the same brand. Loved it and still do but apricot kernel oil works even better. It is so great at smoothing away fine lines and nurishing the skin. My skin is left amazingly smooth, supple and hydrated but I primarily use this as a facial cleanser. Tip: Instead of using a cleanser with added chemicals you can use this product or sweet almond oil as a cleanser in the shower. "OIl dissolves oil" so it cleans out all the junk out of your pores and leaves NO trace of meakeup. I use sweet almond oil as an in the shower facial cleanser and apricot kernel oil as a moisturizer. (My skin is super sensitive and acne prone. This oil has never caused me to break out). Edit: Still using this oil as a facial cleanser as nothing else compares. For best results as a last step after you rinse off the apricot oil use a clean wet cotton face cloth, it's natural and works great for exfoliation
Skincare - Body -Aura Cacia - Sweet Almond Natural Skin Care Oil
Cottoncandyandlollipops 2/5/2008 10:39:00 PM
WOW! I'm so so happy I've found this. I have super super sensitive skin and blemishes from the majority of moisturizers out there. This works like a charm. Here are some things I like about it: 1. Natural!!! so important 2. No smell 3. My skin drinks it in is left feeling hydrated and looking healthy 4. Works great on my face, under my eyes, eyelids, neck 5. Amazing for hair treatment and all over body moisturizer especially after you shave your legs 6. Speeds up healing of red marks I may have on my face How I use it: I take the bottle into the bath/shower with me, I apply a few drops into my palms and onto my wet face and gently massage. I then rinse off oil and pat dry. This cleans out my pores. After getting out of the shower and drying my skin, I take a cotton ball, put some sweet almond oil in that and gently massage it all over my face.