not sure where to buy this in my local area, but I ordred it from Amazon based on the rave reviews here on MUA. the reviews did not let me down. This is an awesome nail treatment. It helps to strengthen my nails, which is needed since I stopped wearing acrylic nails. I love how shiny and healthy this treatment makes my nails look. It's a little pricey but worth it. I wish I could find this at the local pharmacies and grocery stores, but so far I have only found it on Amazon.
I tried it and it just didn't work for me. I have combination/ oily skin (and a really oily T-zone) and a had suffered with bad adult Acne for years. this just did not work clear up my skin. I ended up seeing a Derm Dr. and getting put on prescriptions that cured my skin problems.
Lotions/ Creams -Unlisted Brand - EXTRA VIRGIN Coconut Oil (All brands)
Meaninc 5/1/2013 7:30:00 AM
normally because of my oily skin I swear away all oils from my skin, but this is an awesome light oil that helps my complexion. I use it in the evening as a supplement to my Bare Escentuals moisturizer and I wake up with a glowing face. It has only been a week, but no breakouts so far. I also combine the organic Coconut oil with baking soda and use the paste as a cheap and effective facial scrub in conjunction with my clarisonic. I also use it as a hair conditioner and hair treatment on the cheap. who knew that this product could be as effective as a beauty product as it is a cooking product. This product is a definite clutter buster! Less priducts to clutter my closet with, LOL!
over the weekend a paste out of both baking soda and organic coconut oil. I was desperate because I had a bad reaction to a new moisturizer I tried out. Well, not only did this slough off all of the dead skin, but it also brightened my complexion. most importantly, it kept my oily skin at bay. no kind of prescription product or expensive moisturizer could do that for me. I have normal skin, but an oily T-zone. Toward the end of the day my face was a confused mess. my cheeks were dry but my T-zone was oily. Makeup would just wipe off of my face like an oil slick. I have used this paste 4 times with my Clarisonic brush and I love the outcome. my skin has never been as balanced as it is now. I also put a little organic coconut oil on my face in the evening just to help with my complexion.
Lip Treatments -Nivea - A Kiss of Intense Moisture
Meaninc 4/25/2013 9:37:00 AM
I was in a pinch because I ran out of my favorite lip balm. I saw this while waiting in line at CVS. It was more than I wanted to spend but I needed lip balm....so I purchased it. the texture is not a thick as I would like. I think Vasoline and Aquaphor is thicker. I liked that it is medicated and has a cooling effect on my lips. it worked well in the cold months for me, however I think it's just too expensive for the small amount of product you get. I will not purchase again.
Lip Treatments -Blistex - Raspberry Lemonade Blast with SPF 15
Meaninc 4/25/2013 9:33:00 AM
I saw this in the checkout lane at the gocery store. It smells and tastes good, but doesn't do the job of moisturizing my lips. I like the thicker lip balms with either beeswax or lanolin in it. this just did not do the job. Especially not in the winter months.
I like this scent. at first I thought it smelled like a stripper or a hooker (LOL!), but after putting it on and letting it settle into my skin it smells really good on me. It's very sultry yet a very personal scent. I used this allot when on a Cruise vacation. It was much easier to travel with solid perfume than with a liquid. I would purchase again.
this is a nice scent, but when I first put it on I think it smells like a combination of PineSol and citronella candles. after a few minutes it calms down and smells like a nice clean scent. I keep it in my purse just in case I forget to put on perfume before leaving the house. it also works great for traveling. No 3-1-1 baggies needed for this product!
this is the best little lip balm for pennies on the dollar. works great in the cold winter months to prevent chapping and splitting lips. it also works good to moisturize the eye area when in a pinch, and also good for cuticles. you can usually get them on sale for $0.69 about 4 times a year. I usually stock up around during time.
Treatments -The Body Shop - Rainforest Radiance Hair Butter
Meaninc 4/25/2013 9:00:00 AM
This is a pretty good hair treatment. My hair is very thick and I relax it about every 3 weeks. I also workout allot so I am always washing and styling my hair. I need to keep good conditioners in my house because of all of the srtess I put my hair through. I think this keeps my hair soft and moisturized, but it will never beat the Honey conditioner that TBS used to make. I wish they would bring that product back. This product gets the job done though. It's better than anything I could buy at Walgreens or Sally's.
Lotions/ Creams -The Body Shop - Chocomania Body Butter
Meaninc 4/25/2013 8:54:00 AM
I expected this to smell like a Hershey bar, but I was plesantly surprised. It smelled almost like how the Brazil Nut BB smells, maybe a little sweeter. I liked it, but I would not purchase again. It's really nothing to write home about. I will stick to Mango, Satsuma, and Shea butter.
I love the scent of vanilla, but some perfumes just take it too far. I don't like smelling like a car freshener or like a cookie. That's where Lavanilla comes in. All of their scents are natural, clean, and very intimate. I love the vanilla grapefruit. It is my favorite Lavanilla scent. it is sweet with just the right amount of citrus. It smells very clean rather than a foody scent. It's all natural so I don't have to worry about allergic reactions. It's a little pricey, but IMHO it's totally worth it.
this is my absolute favorite fragrance to wear. I cannot explain it, but it smells clean and fresh without being cloying at all. It smells like those french soaps that come in beautiful floral wrapping. It lasts all day long and really acts as a "pick- me- up" for me throughout the day. it is pricey, but you only need about 2 sprays of it and it will last all day. they key is to spray it on when your pores are open (either fresh out of the shower or just after applying lotion).
I love this foundation. I wear this in the Matte formulation everyday using the Golden Dark Matte foundation as a highlighter in the winter months. I love BE and I am so glad to have found a SA at the BE store who was able correctly match me to a foundation after another SA matched me incorrectly. At first I thought it would be too light for me, but it is perfect. In the summer months I have to switch over to the Golden Dark Matte. I will keep buying this as long as BE continues to make it. it makes me look effortlessly polished and natural.
Highlighters -NARS - Highlighting Blush Powder in Albatross
Meaninc 4/25/2013 8:29:00 AM
This is the most wonderful hightlighter that I have ever tried. As usual with NARS bulshes I was intimidated at how the color looked in the pot, but after the Sephora SA tried it on my face I fell in love with it....then she told me it was out of stock. Bummer! So I ordered it from Amazon and have been in love ever since. I am a DDD and I wear BE foundation in Golden Dark Matte and Warm Tan Matte. this looks wonderufl on my skin and helps me to get that Hollywood look. A little goes a long way with this, and all other NARS blushes so it will be a while before I replenish....but I definitely will be when I run out!