Super expensive...but super awesome. This is probably my favorite mascara. I tend to switch between this, Bobbi Brown Extreme Party and Diorshow. This doesn't give a ton of volume but it does not clump or flake at all.
I have tried many masques...Moroccanoil, Bumble & Bumble, and several Kerastase...and this one is the best! The 100% review rate speaks for itself. Get this masque now if you want your hair to look the best it has ever looked! It's expensive (as with all Kerastase products) but so worth it. It will last a while.
Lipstick -Yves Saint Laurent - Volupte Sheer Candy Lush Coconut
LHartford 1/21/2013 10:36:00 AM
I have wanted this for quite some time but didn't want to spend the $ on a tinted lip balm. When I got a gift card for Sephora I figured it would be a good time to splurge...and I am so glad I finally did! This is beautiful. A beige/gold slight shimmer...moisturizing! I love the packaging...so elegant. It just looks expensive. I will probably buy this when I run out...better start saving now!
I LOVE the smell of Moroccanoil hair products so I couldn't wait to get my hands on the body line. Much to my surprise, this is the only product in the line that truly smells like the hair products...and it's amazing! One big drawback - this stuff is wicked expensive! $52 for lotion/cream is absolutely insane but I splurged and bought it for myself for my upcoming birthday (need to justify it somehow, right ladies?!). I will use this tub sparingly and see if I need to buy a new one when it is out. I was also surprised to find that it is not as thick as most tub body creams...it went on easily and sunk right in to the skin. So far I am loving it...but mostly for the awesome scent! Oh and this looks awesome sitting on my vanity - beautiful packaging.
Polishes -Sally Hansen - Complete Salon Manicure - Polar Bare
LHartford 9/19/2012 4:06:00 PM
I bought this when Target didn't have my usual Essie Marshmallow in stock. This is almost identical. Great formula - looks great after about 3 coats. Sheer, jelly white and lasts for a week + with Seche Vite top coat over it. Every time I wear this people assume it is a gel manicure. Perfection!
My every day blush - perfect for work. Gives a nice glow and just enough color. It's just beautiful. And it smells awesome!! I love everything NARS but I think that this blush is even better than the iconic NARS blushes (gasp!)
I bought this for my boyfriend on a whim...I wear Ralph Lauren Blue for Women so I thought I would get this one for him (got them at the RL outlet store). It smells amazing on him and he likes it too. Clean, crisp, manly scent!
This is the only fragrance I have worn in years. Actually, I purchased this when it first came out and I have worn it ever since. They discontinued it for a while but fortunately I was able to find it at the Ralph Lauren outlet stores. I have noticed it back on the shelves in stores (ex. Ulta) - thank goodness! I get compliments constantly and men are always asking what I am wearing so they can buy it for their wife/girlfriend. Very clean and pure scent!!
Pressed Powders -MAC - Mineralize Skin Finish Natural - Medium Plus
LHartford 6/12/2012 2:04:00 PM
My everyday foundation. I use only this and concealer. This provides just enough coverage without looking the slightest bit cakey. Makes your skin luminous without too much shine. I put this on with the EcoTools Bamboo Bronzer Brush - the best brush I have found (and cheap) to apply mineral foundation without a hefty price tag.
Eyeliner -Estee Lauder - Automatic Pencil for Eyes in Walnut Brown 09
LHartford 4/6/2012 12:09:00 PM
This is my everyday eyeliner...I have used it for many years and will continue to for as long as it is around. Perfect natural looking liner with great ease of use. STAPLE!
This cream blush is beautiful! I was hesitant to buy because I wasn't sure which brush I could use to apply a cream blush and I didn't want to use my fingers. I found the best brush at Target - Sonia Kashuk Flat Top Multipurpose brush (http://soniakashuk.com/sk-MTA_prod.php?sk=141). It is fabulous for applying this and any cream blushes. If you are fair to medium skin tone, you will love this blush for a dewy, natural flush.
Blush -MAC - Mineralize Blush - Pressed Amber (Semi-Precious)
LHartford 7/18/2011 4:34:00 PM
This blush is beautiful - could also be used as a matte bronzer. There is a very slight shimmer but barely noticeable. This reminds me a bit of NARS Zen but with a touch more brown. If you are a fan of browner blushes, give this a shot - it's gorgeous and probably LE.
There is a reason this is on all of the top lists lately...it is versatile, trendy and gorgeous! I am constantly complimented on this and told by many (and I agree) that this is what they wanted OPI You Don't Know Jacques to look like. It is lighter and greyer than Jacques...and simply more versatile in that you can wear it anytime and with anything. It is a favorite for sure.
Next to Chanel's Nude lipliner, this is the most beautiful lipliner I have ever seen. If you like a nude or pale lip, this is perfect. This even looks great alone for a gorgeous nude matte lip. Never discontinue...this is a staple in my arsenal.
Styling Products -John Frieda - Full Repair Touch-up Flyaway Tamer
LHartford 4/11/2011 9:56:00 PM
I saw ads for this and read some reviews on retailer websites (which were all glowing) so I decided that I had to try this. I have horrible flyaways and hairsprays just do not work for me. This stuff is AMAZING! It is neat, smells ok, and gets the job done. If you have any stray flyaways, this is the cure. Doesn't dry stiff or greasy...not sure how they did it! Try it...you won't be disappointed. Oh...and it only cost $8!