Skincare - Face -Unlisted Brand - Lucy Minerals - Sweet Dreams Ambrosia
KingTaco 11/18/2012 11:12:00 PM
I have oily skin and I've noticed that using oil as a moisturizer at night really helps keep my skin more balanced. It smells lovely and sinks into my skin overnight so I wake up to soft skin. A tiny drop rubbed through my palms is a great hair smoother, too. I've been using this on and off since the first of the year, and almost every night under my eyes, and I've just now finished the bottle. This stuff really lasts.
Juicy Peach is a sheer peachy color with a hint of sparkle. It can be layered for more intensity. I was surprised how long the color lasted on my oily face. A sample jar is $2.50 and I can imagine that it will last a long, long time.
Great color, have to use at least two coats to get full color saturation but it's really pretty. I love Avon's squared bottles - so easy to hold.
Nice buildable coverage, smooth application, good oil control. Probably my favorite of all the Lumiere formulas, although I really like Flawless Face and Cashmere too.
This is probably the best indie mineral foundation I've tried (and I think I've probably tried them all). It gives me the coverage and lasting power when I need a little bit more opacity. I haven't found that the Flawless Face is too much lighter than the Veena Velvet or Cashmere formulas.
I'm very oily, but this foundation still brushed on smoothly and evenly. No streaking or fading or pooling, even without primer. I didn't look made-up at all. This is a good foundation if you're looking for something that will make you look natural and pretty.
Fragrances -Viktor & Rolf - Viktor and Rolf Flowerbomb
KingTaco 7/25/2012 9:55:00 PM
Gorgeous, unusual scent. Unfortunately it has no staying power for me, so I won't re-purchase.
It neither peeled nor whitened my skin but it was a nice moisturizer with a lovely scent.
Lotions/ Creams -Garnier - Skin Naturals Bodylight Whitening Hydrating UV Lotion
KingTaco 6/17/2012 8:40:00 PM
Good moisturizing and a fantastic clean, citrus-y smell. I didn't notice any whitening though.
Loving this - I was just in Mexico and my face and neck did not tan (much) or get burned at all. I squirt a bit of Lucy's Sweet Dreams Ambrosia in it to make it a moisturizer and slather it over. It absorbs very nicely and does not clog my pores. I also like that it's in a tube that I can squeeze rather than a jar like most of Avon's other moisturizers.
Blush -E.L.F. - Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder
KingTaco 4/28/2012 2:07:00 AM
I use this duo when I travel - the blush blends well and the contour/bronzer is perfect as eye shadow. It's sleek and sturdy and the big mirror is very handy. For $3 this was a steal!
Conditioner -Suave - Professionals Rosemary Mint Conditioner
KingTaco 4/21/2012 9:56:00 PM
I've been using this to wash my hair and it's incredible. I have a lot of thin hair that tangles easily so it usually falls out when I comb it, but not with this stuff. I have a super-duper oily scalp, but this conditioner really works to clean my scalp without making me greasy. It smells nice, costs $3, and rinses clean. HG product for sure.
Edit - I just looked at myself in the mirror two hours after application - this stuff sunk into the wrinkles around my eyes that I didn't even know I had. I looked terrible. This did lighten up my dark circles a bit, but the cooling effect felt like ice and took forever to dry. My eyes watered a bit too. Overpriced for nothing terribly effective.
Edit - two hours after application I looked in the mirror and the foundation had completely faded off except in some gross globs in my oiliest parts. This took FOREVER to dry on my oily skin, and it doesn't look any better than a light dusting of mineral powder. Pass.
I have a tube of SoftLips in every pocket and purse. It's not too waxy, not overly scented, and it seems to really work to keep my lips from getting chapped. Definitely an HG item for me.