Mascara -Physicians Formula - Organic Wear 100% Natural Origin Mascara
EllieVanilla 7/21/2011 10:31:00 PM
I recently purchased this at CVS, I paid about $11.99 USD for it. I am all for natural ingredients and natural looking mascara. I love how my lashes look when I use this. This mascara does NOT clump, racoon eyes. I never gotten a weird smell from this. I have yet cried or had any eye burning problem as of yet. I definitely recommend trying it. This is now my HG mascara.
Yes it can! Physicians Formula Concealer Rx in "Fair Light" is the one I use and it is really amazing. This stuff can cover any thing you want. It is a thick concealer that has to be applied lightly and your done! I have oily - acne prone skin and this covers my scarring and my under eye circles. I don't know where I have been with out this stuff. Yes it dries quickly and it is heavy but the key is application. DON'T put too much. This stuff works better than some high end ones I have tried. I love this stuff. I will re-purchase over and over.
Tinted Moisturizer -Physicians Formula - Organic Wear - Light to Natural
EllieVanilla 7/16/2011 8:29:00 PM
I love this tinted moisturiser. My holy grail of holy grails. I love the natural look and the feeling of using natural ingredients. This stuff works as well as a lightweight foundation and gives the perfect dewy look. PROs: -provides a dewy look that is not greasy. -lightweight coverage. -natural ingredients. -easily available. -not a cake-y or greasy look. CONs: -no pump. -bit watery. Overall I recommend this. I wear this basically all year round. I love this stuff. I went through 3 bottles already of this stuff.
Lotions/ Creams -Bath and Body Works - Snow Kissed Berry
EllieVanilla 7/16/2011 2:57:00 AM
I have to admit. This scent is pretty amazing. It has the perfect Holiday appeal. Packaging and a nice deep berry scent for winter time. When I first smelled it - it was out of the bottle. It smells so berryish. After I applied it and it didn't smell so nice when it is first applied. The scent is really weird at first but after 5 minutes it develops into this deep berry scent with a touch of frosty-ness. I hope to see this again. I recommend it. I love this product.
Shocked by this scent. I purchased this scent a month or so before I find out it was going to be exiting at the SAS in June 2011. The scent is a nice sweet cherry, almost candied scented, with a nice hint of vanilla. I recommend this. I really love this scent. Very unique.
I purchased the B&BW Coconut Mango in the fragrance mist, body lotion, and shower gel (all full sizes). So, if you are not familiar with B&BW to much.. The Coconut Mango was part of their new "Signature Coconuts" line. This line was released in mid 2011. The other scents included Coconut Pineapple and Coconut Passionfruit. All 3 are limited edition. Coconut Mango was released in 5 forms; body scrub, shower gel, body lotion, fragrance mist, and cooling mist with spf 50. (Only one of the coconuts that had a body scrub and a cooling mist). Coconut Mango smelled like, well, coconuts and mango. I thought it was more of a really ripe juicy mango scent, with a hint of coconut milk. It lasts pretty long on my skin and it smelled really delicious. I would recommend trying to get one before it is gone.
Perfect summer beachy scent. The scent is very tropical smelling. It definitely smells like the name, no mystery there. To me it is coconut, pinapple, vanilla type of scent. It is light and lasts forever on my skin. Unfortunately all the "Summer/Signature Vanillas" have been discontinued from B&BW. Overall, I say if you can get your hands on this scent, do it.
Cleansers -Alba Botanica - Hawaiian Pineapple Enzyme Facial Cleanser
EllieVanilla 7/9/2011 12:28:00 AM
My holy-grail cleanser. I have acne-prone, oily, sensitive skin and although this stuff does not contain acne preventing ingredients, IT cleared up my skin. I tried many "acne" types of cleansers and they all either did nothing or broke me out. This cleanser smells fresh and pineapple-y. It lathers up pretty well. I love natural ingredient oriented products. It can be pretty pricey for a drugstore product, but it is worth it. This can also be find out organic stores and health food stores. I recommend this.
Treatments (Eye) -Burt's Bees - Radiance Eye Cream with Royal Jelly
EllieVanilla 7/8/2011 9:51:00 PM
This stuff is so amazing. It smells ok and works wonders. I have light dark circles and a bit of puffiness under my eyes.. and this helps just enough where I don't need any concealer. It comes in a very small container and it is a bit pricey for a drugstore item, but HEY! it works, so why not. I really recommend this b/c who doesn't want a product that works and something that is widely available. Make sure you have a coupon or it is on sale because I paid $18.99USD and IT COSTS TOO MUCH for a drugstore brand.
Styling Products -Organix - Brazilian Keratin Therapy Flat Iron Spray
EllieVanilla 7/8/2011 8:15:00 PM
I like this product. I use it for when I straighten my hair and I love the result it gives. My hair: all natural - not coloured. wavy-curly, thick, healthy. The smell of this product is amazing and it helps prevent frizz. I recommend it and I never experienced any negative reactions to this.
Fragrances -Bath and Body Works - Summer Vanillas - Apricot Vanilla mist
EllieVanilla 7/8/2011 8:01:00 PM
I must say I tried this scent very late when I find out it was getting discontinued. I always wanted to try it but my local B&BW never had any of it in stock. Scent: it is a creamy-dried apricot with a vanilla scent. Very simple and sweet. Lasting power: it lasts pretty long, definitely can detect it hours later. Body lotion/Body cream version of AV: smoothing and makes your skin soft with this beautiful scent. AV shower gel: It makes my shower smells like creamy apricots. Doesn't stay on your skin when you are drying off, but excellent for layering. AV spray: Can't have enough of this spray. It smells good not fake. Last forever. I have 5 bottles of it since I found out it was being discontinued. I recommend it, if you can find it - GET IT! You won't regret it. It also smells wonderful combined with Forever Sunshine.
Fragrances -Bath and Body Works - Forever Sunshine
EllieVanilla 7/8/2011 7:56:00 PM
I wish I can rate this a higher number! This scent I think is not promoted well enough by Bath and Body Works. I love this scent with a passion and I always overlooked this one when I went to Bath and Body Works. The scent smells like apricot, peaches, oranges, vanilla to me. It has a very slight powder scent. Staying power is out-rageous it lasts until you wash it off. The EDT Bottle is ULTRA feminine and gorgeous. The scent smells good in all forms - Shower gel, body lotion, body cream, EDT, fragrance mists. I 100% recommend this to anyone who loves those happy and bright scents.
These are a miracle in a twist. I purchased a pack of these in brunette colour at CVS, I didn't have high hopes for these because I thought they would get caught in my wavy-curly thick hair, BUT THEY DIDN'T! They go in so easily and come out so easily. I was so impressed and I ran out to buy 4 packs of these. I always keep a pair in my purse and it makes the perfect bun. The price value is excellent. I want to purchase more and I definitely recommend this, especially if you have medium-long hair.
Such bad ratings on my HG product? I am stunned. I think that this product is so wonderful, matter of fact I love the whole Organix line. This product smells yummy and it is very smoothing, HOWEVER, the shampoo of the Shea Butter, is a bit drying when it is rinsed clean, but after applying the conditioner, my hair gets really soft and silky.
Why such bad reviews on this? This is my HG Conditioner. I love every product from the Organix line. This conditioner is smoothing and smells so yummy. My hair feels smoother after I use it. Information about my hair: Not dyed - all natural, Wavy-curly, Thick, and Healthy. I recommend atleast giving this product a try, regardless of the mix of reviews.