Makeup Brushes -Bare Escentuals - Flawless Application Face Brush
Kates81 12/1/2003 6:54:00 AM
I'm used to using brushes with long handles, but ever since I received this to use with my mineral veil, I can't seem to get enough of it. I like to get extremely close to the mirror when applying my makeup (yeah Im strange, lol) and this is so convenient, a definite keeper! It is a bit tapered at the end, and I adore that. This brush is a signature in my collection, very high quality. I have now branched out and love using it with my face colors as well as my mineral veil.
Cleansers -Olay - Daily Facials for Sensitive Skin
Kates81 12/1/2003 6:45:00 AM
I started off really enjoying the moisturizing benefits of this product. I'm not too crazy about how fast the cloths seem to dissapear and also, it left my skin feeling a little greasy at night before I went to bed. It's refreshing in the morning, but at night, I like a cleanser to leave my skin squeaky clean!! Not a bad product, but not one of my faves.
Gels/Soaps -Philosophy - guru (inspiring shampoo, bath and shower gel)
Kates81 11/3/2003 3:08:00 PM
Mmm, here I go again with the Philosophy shower gels!! I can't get enough of these products. I love Guru, it has that orange creamsicle scent to it, with a bit of a vanilla undertone, IMO. It's great creamy texture is wonderful especially if you are in a hurry and can't put on a moisturizer right after your shower!! It isn't that bad in my hair either, it leaves it with just enough moisture where I can use my leave in conditioner right after and my scalp feels fine. I don't know about inspirational, but it is a great shower gel!
Gels/Soaps -Philosophy - Amazing Grace Bath, Shampoo & Shower Gel
Kates81 11/3/2003 3:03:00 PM
Anything that has to do with the Amazing Grace scent, I'm there!! Anyone who knows Philosophy, knows that they go all out with their shower gels which comes complete with moisture, cleansing, and richness all around. Iron clad bubbles, is what you get!! The scent of this is very pleasing, and leaves my skin with that glow I go for! I can't say enough about what it does to my body and it also gives me a pick me up in the morning. Although it's a spectacular shower gel, I do not care for it in my hair. It is too drying and leaves my scalp wanting to be moisturized! eh, you can't have it all, I guess. But I will never give this stuff up, it's fabulous!
I don't know about this stuff, it gives a nice "wet look" like it says it's going to do, but the coverage is a little iffy. I have "I Scream Ivory", which is a light pinkish look. I covered my nails twice with it, which was a process, seeing as I'm spoiled and used to the flawless look of OPI, it took awhile. All in all, Im not too impressed with this product, it seems a little too watery and there is not enough oomph or staying power. While I will use it for my french manicures, I might have to try a darker color to get that richness that I've been wanting! I like a full bodied nail color with no CHIPPING...mmm, I won't be purchasing again.
Yes Ma'am!! I'm loving this conditioner. It smells great, detangles, makes my hair shiny, and isn't heavy. Im in heaven with this. I have tried a lot of conditioners out there and well, I haven't been pleased at all. I have thick, wavy hair, and it is great for it. Loving how it rinses clean as well!!
This product is great. Sometimes my brows can be rather unruly, and this really tames them down. It comes with a pigmented powder on one side, and wax on the other. It also comes with a great brush with stiff bristles that really makes application a snap! Try it out, you won't be dissapointed!
I never thought I'd be able to pull off a green eyeshadow, but alas, I have found *the one* lol. This is a great light glimmery green that goes on sheer and isn't too bold. I adore it, and sometimes use it as an eyeliner. I just have to say that Bare Escentuals has the best color selection I've ever seen, and I get so excited when I see new colors. I love the staying power and the coverage is fabulous!!
Concealers -Almay - Amazing Lasting [DISCONTINUED]
Kates81 10/13/2003 9:22:00 AM
Alrighty, this is my concealer of the moment. I'm a PPP and the color *fair* works great for me. It does have great lasting power (lasts throughout the day). I dust a bit of my mineral veil powder over it, and it gives it a great matte finish. It does have a rather thick consistency, but I like to use a bit of an eye moisturizer beforehand as it is. I love this stuff.
Skincare - Body -L'Occitane - Softening Hand Scrub
Kates81 10/21/2003 1:00:00 AM
I use this before my Creme Mains (hand cream). It's somewhat like a mudmask/purifier scrub. I love this, it helps to remove dead, dry skin, and helps with nourishing the cuticles and nails. When through, it gives my hands somewhat of a glow, which is nice, because sometimes I neglect my hands. I've also noticed that it improves circulation a bit. A very nice spa like treatment that should be used as like a *girl's night in* PAMPER YOURSELF ;-)
Lotions/ Creams -L'Occitane - CREME MAINS Hand Cream
Kates81 10/21/2003 12:52:00 AM
Woo-Hoo!! I'm loving this hand cream. L'occitane really knows how to make lotions and creams. I enjoy the thickness and penetration of it. Usually, I will put the cream on at night, then put some socks on my hands and head to bed. In the morning I am loving the feeling of my hands, they literally sucked in all of the moisture and benefits from the thick cream. I usually do not wear it during the day due to the fact that it is a very rich product, and is like a treatment for the hands. The smell is just beyond words...it's gorgeous. L'occitane has got scents down to a science, try any of their products, and IMHO, you will not be let down, such luxury!!
Skincare - Body -Bath and Body Works - Sweet Pea products
Kates81 10/21/2003 12:40:00 AM
Although one of my friends absolutely swears by this stuff, Im not a big fan. Smells a little cheap to me, I don't know. I sneeze a little when I smell this stuff. It's a sweet sugary base, with floral undertones. I do like the shampoo and conditioner set, but not too crazy about the splash or body wash.
I liked this product. I used to use it all of the time when I was in highschool, but now I only go back to it when Im having an oil problem with my t-zone. The product has a white base and a nice scent, not harsh at all. I liked the way it didn't just sit there, I could actually feel it working and tingling a little. My skin feels refreshed, cleansed, hydrated in my cheek area, and in my opinion that's what a mask is supposed to do!
Although I do not care for the consistency of this (too sticky for my taste, but creamy all the same). I do absolutely love the colors and the staying power, very rich. The sheen is such a wake-me-up! I would use it again, but perhaps I won't apply so generously next time. I am all in all impressed with this, I just wish the consistency would be a little less sticky! Smashbox doesn't fool around with their lip products, they probably have some of the best in the market. The formula of the Lip Brilliance is nourishing and leaves my lips soft. *Bonus...if you don't like to taste your lipglosses, this is such a good option, it really doesn't have much of any flavor at all, and doesn't smell.
Scrubs -Philosophy - Amazing Grace Perfumed Hot Salt Scrub
Kates81 10/21/2003 12:13:00 AM
I just used this today and was so impressed (like I always am with the Philosophy line). Right when I opened the container there it was, the beautiful and clean scent of Amazing Grace...ahhh. Okay, back to reality, I put it on and it was very warming and felt so wonderful on my skin...not too harsh like most scrubs. It is a thick scrub, with sea salt and sugars that gets rid of the dry top layer of dead skin so well. I like to use scrubs in winter to let my true glow shine through, so I think that I will use this about twice a week. Although for some, that might be too much. The scent stayed with me most of the day, just from the scrub! I love that. After rinsing, I just had such a calming feeling. I'm sticking with this product, it might become my *HG*!