Moisturizers -Boscia - Vital Daily Moisture SPF 15
Elixir 5/8/2006 9:31:00 PM
I am on my second tube of this moisturizer, I never in my life finish any skincare products, let along re-purchasing.. it really say alot for this moisturizer! I am combo with dry patches, and thanks to stress and some harsh products I used when I was younger, I developed mild rosacea, it flares up whenever I am stressed out. With this moisturizer, it really minimize the flakies and redness. It is great for colder months, but I think it might be too much for the hot humid summer. Tube is pretty small for the price, but I will definetely repurchase again.
Primer/ Corrector -Clarins - Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch
Elixir 4/30/2006 12:36:00 PM
I've tried so many primer, this is definetely the best one so far. At first I was put off at how small the jar is, but you really only need a tiny bit for the whole face. Eventhough they give you a little spatula thingie in the box, I still feel that a tube would be more sanitary than a jar. Great stuff though!
Foundations -Clarins - True Comfort Foundation [DISCONTINUED]
Elixir 4/30/2006 12:32:00 PM
OMG, LOVE! I think I might of found my HG foundation!! It goes on smooth, covers discolorations well(I only have very little) and looks completely natural. Don't let the little tube fool you, little goes a long way. I am so in love, it isn't even funny! I've never felt this strongly about a foundation. Thanks for the rec ladies!! :) (I use it with the Instant Smooth primer, goes on like a dream!)
Liquid -Prescriptives - Flawless Skin Total Protection Makeup SPF 15
Elixir 4/14/2006 10:09:00 AM
I am really liking this foundation, the finish is really flawless, yet not greasy looking. I am used to tinted moisturizers, but I use this on the days that I want to look more polished. The packaging is very clunky, since I travel quite often for work, I wish they would have this in a plastic tube. Overall pretty happy with it, will purchase again, if I ever run out of it.
I have this in the sweet almond & cotton seed oil one, and it is heavenly. I love lip balms that's slippery, this is perfect. It also have a very faint vanilla smell which is part of the reason why I love it. My all time favorite is Kiehl's baby lip balm, but this is a very close second. Will definetely repurchase again.
Skincare - Face -Korres - Wild Mango Butter Weatherproof Face and Lips Protection
Elixir 2/22/2006 9:40:00 PM
Heavenly is the word that comes to mind when I smooth this on my face. It has a light fluffy marshmellow like consistancy, super moisturizing, yet not greasy feeling, and the scent is just awesome. This is one must have skin saver for the brutal NY winter we are having. Will absolutely purchase again, if I ever run out of it, a little goes a long way!
Lotions/ Creams -Aveeno - Baby Soothing Relief Moisture Cream
Elixir 3/20/2005 4:58:00 PM
What a find! I already love the daily moisture lotion, saw this next to it on the shelf and bought it. This is the BEST hand cream I've ever used, I use it on my elbows as well. Absolutly none greasy, absorbs instantly, leaves my hands super smooth. Will most definetely buy this again, when I run out!
Think of orange creamcicle mousse, that's what this cleanser reminds me of with its light whipped consistancy.. heavenly! It removes light to moderate makeup, so heavy makeup wearers might need an separate cleanser. I feel squeeky clean after using it, but it also doesn't dry out my combo/dry skin. Will purchase again (the bigger bottle!) when I run out if I don't find anything else new and exciting. Mario Badescu has some really wonderful products and the price is very reasonable!
Treatments (Eye) -Chanel - Precision Age Delay Eye [DISCONTINUED]
Elixir 3/12/2005 12:35:00 PM
Upon turning 26, my fear of aging started to creep up on me, so I went to Nordie's and bought the whole Chanel Age Delay line lol I was skeptical about this GEL in the begining, reason being that I need moisture for my under eye area and usually go for a cream, but I have to say I am pleasantly surprised by this eye treatment. One tiny pump is enough for the whole day in this cruel NY weather, this gel is not sticky at all and my sensitive contact lense wearer eyes have experience no irritations. Love the packaging, compare the amount of the product you get for the amount you actually need each time, this will last a life time! lol Will by again.
Nice day moisturizer with SPF, like other Chanel skincare products this one smells great. My skin is often parched in the winter time, so I pair this with the Hydramax + serum and my skin is glowing (in a good way lol) all day, it would be perfect by itself for the summer. Packaging is OK, I wish it has something to lock the pump so it would be more travel friendly.
Moisturizers -Chanel - Age Delay Nuit [DISCONTINUED]
Elixir 3/12/2005 12:25:00 PM
One of the best night creams I've ever used! Chanel Age Delay Nuit is very creamy yet not oily at all, I wake up with happy glowing skin, not to mention the cream just smells great! I do wish they would change the packaging, the tub design isn't so user friendly or hygenic, and it's pretty clunky when traveling. Overall an awsome product, would buy again if this tub ever runs out, because a little goes a long way!
Lotions/ Creams -Aveeno - Baby Daily Moisture Lotion
Elixir 1/6/2005 9:43:00 PM
I also bought this because reading the reviews here, and so glad I did!! This is dirt cheap, leaves my skin baby smooth and keeps it moisturized. My skin has been so partched lately and this is really awsome. Has a very light funky scent, but it disappears when you apply on the body. I also really like the tube packaging. Will buy this again!!
Powder -Bare Escentuals - Bare Minerals Foundation #2
Elixir 1/1/2005 7:36:00 PM
Tried this many years ago, not sure why but I didnt keep it. Few months ago I saw their infomercial on TV and decided to give this another try, I am so glad I did! I have pretty clear skin to begin with, and can go out without makeup at times. However, this foundation has given me that extra something to my skinfor it to look amazing! I get compliments ALL THE TIME! I love the way it covers really well when I have some inperfections and it still looks like I have nothing on. Will never wear liquid foundations again! #2 is a pretty good color for me, sometimes I mix it with 2.3 or 3 to get a little more color into me.
Not sure why, but about 3 yrs ago, my skin went from perfection to disaster, started to get really sensitive, it was just a mess. So now, I am all about gentleness and the less is more moto. I think Mario Badescu has some wonderful products, and this cream soap is one of them. With my winter parched skin, I was desperately searching for something to soothe it but gives me a squeeky clean feeling at the same time, "cream soap" sounds just like what I needed. This cleanser indeed is very creamy, feels awsome on the skin, very gentle, has a light pleasant scent, gives me a squeeky clean feeling but never dry, my face is baby soft after cleasing. I dont think this is intended for makeup removal, so I only use it in the morning. Would love to try another MB cleaser, but you bet I will buy this one again!
My hair looks *amazing* after using this shampoo (I use it with Angelique conditioner), gives is glistering shine and I get compliments all the time! Love it, will absolutely repurchase!