Moisturizers -Philosophy - Miracle Worker Miraculous Anti-Aging Moisturizer
FlaLadyB 11/9/2012 7:27:00 PM
I LOVE THIS! I started using it to see what it does. My skin was SO soft after using it I couldnt believe. I have dry aging skin with sun damage so I know I needed something. Well, I am picking up more and adding to the line. My face looks so much better now! I also put it on my neck and upper chest, sometimes even the tops of my hands. Yes, it seems nobody ever told us that we NEED to apply help there too. Some of the others talk about the smell, but honestly I don't find anything wrong with it and it doesn't stay. Yes, the moisturizer is a bit too heavy for daytime wear especially if you plan to put makeup on immediately, so go very easy on the amount or switch to Hope is not enough! :)
Liquid -Maybelline - Instant Age Rewind foundation
FlaLadyB 9/21/2009 5:49:00 PM
I am weaning myself off of .....MACNW25 because of price and economy. So, this actually matches my skin color better. I had it on the side for emergencies and then went and used it with my MAC 109 brush for a test drive. MY GOD....it looked awesome! I was totally taken back. It does not cover as much as I might like as I have a ruddy complexion and ..let's face it.. I'm not 25 anymore, or even 45 anymore..but I went out an bought another and am using it every day now. I am outside in the heat of Florida all the time in my business and I have no regrets. I will say that using the MAC 109 brush and stippling it on DID make all the difference in the world!!
I purchased this brush for contours....as it was made for. It sat there unused. I almost put it up for swap but then looked at the the product reviews here. Well heck! Try it for my makeup. I did and I AM AMAZED at what a difference it made! I am lovvvvvin it. Yes, I hate the fallout big time and subtracted a lippy for it, but the way it made my face look far outdoes the pulling off of stray brush hairs. I also understand that when I wash it it will bleed..humm... well.. I DONT CARE! I have never had my makeup look so great! I stipled it on - it took less time and less makeup and looks awesome! Forget the contours ... use if for makeup!!! LOVE IT!
One of my always GO TO fragrances! I only have 2 ..maybe 3 that I wear and this is one of my "regulars" that I wear every day. I always get ..gee, you smell good!" responses and that in itself makes me keep on wearing it. I am in and out of the heat all day with my job so I like smelling good..even when I swea..ah..perspir..ah..glisten! LOL! It has been mentioned that it has masculine undertones, but I don't smell that. Then again, my skin takes on perfumes differently than a lot of people so what smells good on me doesn't on others. Definitely a keeper for me! Took off one lippy for the packaging since it's hard to handle, and it seems that my 2 bottles have different colors (blue/clear) of the perfume inside.. smells the same but?
I LOVE MY SPANX! I wear them all the time till I wear them out!! RIGHT NOW - JULY- THEY ARE ON SALE AT NORDSTROM ONLY! which never happens any place else. I stock up for the year on these now. I wear them with jeans or business and love how they smooth out everything. I have no problem wearing them ALL the time. I have the All The Way Super Control and the Footless super control. Been a Spanx lover for years and they are my HG for batteling the "bulge"!
I LOVE what this does for my skin! I had tried samples of it for a bit and it DOES work wonders overnight! Then I ran out....forgot about it and one day looked at my blotchy face and ran to order full size jars! I'm back to using it and once again ...overnight....my skin is better already! Wish it was a pump in stead of a jar....
MY HG of finishing powder. I wisk it over my MAC foundation with a huge fluffy brush and it gives me that soft finished look. I'm not looking for color or sparkle of any kind so it does the trick! Will continue to buy!
Conditioner -Neutrogena - triple moisture deep recovery hair mask
FlaLadyB 11/7/2007 3:24:00 PM
This has now become my Holy Grail of conditioners! After going through all kinds of high end conditioners including Bumble and Bumble, Fredrick, Redken... you name it... I tried this and ..IT"S A MIRACLE! My then dry and breaking off ends were saved! My hair comes out of the shower feeling soft and silky and NOT dry at all! I am amazed at only $6-7 price. Comes in a tub so you can use all of the product. Found in Walgreens and CVS. I color my hair, wash it frequently and use a blow dryer. This is a savior! I stock up!
Cleansers -Eucerin - Redness Relief Soothing Cleanser
FlaLadyB 10/3/2006 10:15:00 AM
Being a redhead with very fair skin also prone to reddness, I gave this a shot. I love it! I use it every day and every evening. It has licorice in it that is supposed to help with the reddness of the skin. I can feel it doing something when I use it and carry it down my neck and chest area as well. Any place the sun hits. Takes makeup off very well and doesn't sting eyes. No it doesn't foam like a soap, but that's not a bad thing...just feel all the other ingredients working for you instead of soap! I'ts my keeper!
Update from when I first purchased Pure Turquoise early this year. I wear this ALL THE TIME now and get compliments from everyone! Gee you smell good! from both MEN and women. It's fresh and femimine smell and stays with me. Constant compliments mean...yes, keep it! I'm very picky when it comes to fragrances and wear very few, but if anybody doesn't love theirs, send it my way!
Whenever I get "gee you smell good!" remarks from both men and women, it's a winner! This is a light, slightly sweet, soft, feminine scent that is a new one for me, but definately a keeper! Will continute to use and purchase again!
One of my staples as a base and for a blender with a darker color. I use this and vanilla all the time. Loveeee the color!
After reading a local newspaper article that was about this specific foundation and how everyone liked it, I tried it. It works! Covers wonderfully and doesn't move all day. I do use a moisturizer (dry skin) and then Smashboxs Primer first. I DO use a MAKEUP BRUSH (Paul Dorf)and it does make one heck of a difference! I can put the foundation on quickly and smoothly (it does say on the bottle to Blend Quickly. I also do one half of my face at a time. I then use my MAC concealer and it blends in beautifully. I have been wearing it for 2 weeks now, looking for something bad to say about it! Nothing really.. I see other reviews have talked about it cakeing up, but I have not had that problem. I can say it's hard to clean it off my makeup brush, but I'll trade that for a nice finish on my face any time! Will buy again!
It's a learning curve, but well worth the time to learn to achieve a flawless complexion! I used to use ONLY liquid foundations and won't leave the house without my makeup on- and this mineral foundation works! It DOES make a difference what brush you use it with- to be sure. Many of us that now use BE swear by the Bobbi Brown Face Brush. It works wonders with BE! Makes all the difference in the world on how it covers large pores and the final finish. I will never go back to liquid foundations again! :)
I recently got Select Cover up in color NW20--and LOVE IT! They DO come in different colors ladies!! If yours is too pink or too yellow, possibly you got the wrong shade?! I was using Laura Mercier concealer, but that is out of the question now- this rocks! It blends in with my skintone and looks great under my BE foundation. I will definately purchase again!