This is my favorite purfume ever!!!! I love it so much! My sister was in love with it too,so being the nice sister that i am I snuck my much loved bottle in her bag as a little surprise for her. Little did I know that I wouldn't be able to buy it again!! So,so sad! This smells amazing!I love Escada perfume and this is the best!Not many perfumes have Blackberry in them,but this one does. I adore Blackberry scents. This perfume rocks! I wish that they still sold it! :(
Liquid -Neutrogena - Skin Clearing Oil-Free Makeup
PINKBIRD 12/27/2004 10:22:00 PM
This is amazing! My new favorite foundation!!!It works great for my skin. It never makes my skin break out. (I have sensitive skin that reacts to some make-up,which is why I bought this foundation in the first place.) The classic porcelain shade blends into my skin perfectly. It always looks natural and fresh. It is not heavy,yet it manages to cover any imperfections I might have. This is very high quality. Love it! :)
This is a great product. I had been meaning to buy it forever! It gives a healthy,slightly bronzed,natural glow. It doesn't feel heavy or greasy and doesn't make me break out(like EVERY other blush stick that I have ever tried!) I use it along my cheek bone,in the crease of my eyelid,alone as a blush,as a lipstick and anywhere the sun would naturally hit on my face. This was worth the money. :)
I love the packaging!!The blue & white flat oval push-up tube is different and very cute!! This is my favorite of all the Mustela products. I don't have any kids of my own yet so I don't know if this works for babies or not,but it really works good on my lips. Sophia Coppola is a big fan. She says that she has one in every pocket. :) These are made in France and I buy them either at Sephora or at upscale children's stores.
Lotions/ Creams -Johnson & Johnson - Softlotion 24 Hour Moisture
PINKBIRD 11/6/2004 12:23:00 PM
This makes my skin feel silky smooth and very hydrated. I don't know that it really work for ALL of the 24 hours,but I don't care because it is works great,smells great and is really cheap! I read in Allure magazine '140 Best of Beauty winners' that they loved this lotion. They said that they "tested lotions that cost as much as a four-ply cashmere sweater and this is the only lotion that actually made our skin feel like one." LOL! Try it! It is really good :)
This smells sooo good! It is my favorite scent from Victoria Secret! Everyone I know is in love with this! And despite the fact that a lot of people wear this and it is a strong scent(which I normally hate)I never get tired of smelling it. :D I think it smells better in the lotion than in the spray. I also bought this scent in the shimmer lotion. It added a nice glow. Love spell smells fabulous :D
Rimmel mascara is great and this is my favorite of them all. It works really well and can you beat the price?! It makes so much more sense to buy a cheap mascara than an expensive mascara, because it is a lot easier to throw away a mascara if you only paid a $1.97! Mascara should not be kept for very long as it breeds germs and can dry out and cause eye irritation. I have used and recommended this mascara for years.I love it!
Lip Treatments -Smith's Rosebud Salve - Smith's Mentholated Salve
PINKBIRD 10/17/2004 8:15:00 PM
This gloss is a lot like the rosebud salve,but with a menthol scent.I am addicted to this! It works great around the nose(it helps clear sinuses) and it is good rubbed on the chest. Also, it works awesome as a gloss for lips.It makes them smooth and soft. It is not like rubbing Vick's vapor rub or something on them. This is a mild,pleasant menthol scent. This salve is great rubbed on insect bites. The salve helps heal them and I just read in a magazine that putting a mentholated product on bites helps them not to itch. It said that the menthol cools the skin and the skin can only feel one thing at once so it feels cool instead of itchy. I can't swear if this is true or not, but it works great!
Treatments -Infusium 23 - leave-in treatment for damaged/unmanageable hair
PINKBIRD 10/9/2004 6:28:00 PM
This light weight, non-greasy spray-on treatment is loaded with emollients that soften and detangle hair making combing out tangles that much easier. It is great on wet or dry hair. It leaves hair free of build up.This is a quick fix for dry,damaged hair by adding moisture and shine. It works especially well on curly hair. I usually wear my naturally wavy hair straight, but when I want curls I spray this on all over my hair(bending my head to reach the underside) and pin it with a clip to dry. When I take my hair down, I shake it and It has amazing volume and curl. It makes my hair look great. Madonna's hairstylist Luigi Murenu loves Infusium 23. He even uses it on himself. He says that it has a "protein formula that really prepares the hair to be blowdried".This is cheap, easy to find, light, smells really good and works great.(I usually buy it in the bigger bulk bottles and pour it into the smaller spray bottles because I tend to go through it fast!)
Good 'ol Vaseline. It truly is a good standby product. It has so many uses! I mist my hands with water(optional, but it ensures that skin is hydrated)apply lotion then some jojoba oil and finally smooth on vaseline before pulling on cotton gloves and going to sleep.Nothing softens like this! It also works on feet with socks. I have a friend who's lips looked fabulous. Very shiny and pretty. I begged her to tell me what product she used and she admitted it was just vaseline. They looked great! The late-great make-up guru Kevyn Aucqoin used to apply a layer of vaseline on eyelids to add shine and interest to eyes. He used this trick on Cher. Vaseline can also be used as an eyecream or to remove eye make-up. I hear that Tyra Bank's Mom uses it on her eyes and her skin still looked really good. (I have heard that it can cause puffiness if used around eyes, but I have never noticed that.)Applying vaseline to eyelashes can help to strengthen and elongate them. Use it at night or in the day in place of regular mascara. Try applying it with a clean old mascara wand.Make-up artists often smooth vaseline over face to add a gleam and shine(not a great idea unless you have VERY dry skin) Model Alec Wek uses vaseline all over her body,even in her hair.(She has very short hair, I recommend using a minimal amount on longer hair. Too much can look greasy.) A cheap and useful product!
This smells so great! It works best if you apply it to feet at night and then cover with cotton socks. The cream can be greasy, but who really notices that when you are asleep? I hear that they use it for pedicures at the famous Rescue nail salon in New York City. One of my favorite Burt's Bees products.
O.K. Who out there didn't have a hundred of these growing up?They made you feel grown up and yet kid like at the same time. I think I had every flavor ever made.I lived for their packaged sets at Christmas,Easter ect. They made my holiday. :) They have great flavors and cute names. Dr.Pepper is still a favorite. It tastes great and adds a subtle color to lips. Brittany Murphy is a fan too. My niece Asia has followed in my footsteps and is the proud owner of many flavors, which she layers on her lips like a sort of lip cocktail or something. :) Lip Smackers rock!
Styling Products -Murray's - Murray's Superior Hair Dressing Pomade
PINKBIRD 10/4/2004 5:54:00 PM
This is a great pomade/styling product and who can beat the price? I love the cool retro tin and the pomade lasts literaly forever! I hear that Leo Dicaprio also uses this. :)Unfortunatly, I have long, all one length hair so I don't use this as much as I used to when I had a shorter layered hair do. This is a great drug store find.
This perfume smells great. I have to confess, I don't really wear it myself that often. I first noticed it on my friend Stephanie and then bought some for my Mom. It is her favorite perfume now. I really like the scent. I don't know how to discribe it(I just spritzed some on and I still don't know!) It kind of reminds me of 'Exclamation' that perfume that was big in the '80's. (But better of course)Smells great! :)
This stuff is so harsh. I knew a Dermatolagist once who said that people often mistake their faces for their floors. :) Who needs a rough scrub that could irritate your skin and cause even more problems then you had before? I will say that this scrub is cheap and it can be used on the body. It is wonderful used on feet before a pedicure. I have had a major beauty breakthrough when it comes to facial scrubs. The only thing I use (and will ever use from now on) is simply a packet of fine granulated table sugar. It is beyond amazing!!(Sugar in the raw is cute, but can be too harsh for use on the face) It has given me new skin! It is smooth and clear.I love it! I tear open a packet, pour half of the sugar into the palm of my hand,dip my damp fingers in the sugar and gently rub using small circular motions. I then leave it on for a few seconds and rinse. It is amazing on lips too! I never have chapped lips and it tastes great! You can also use a drop or two of baby shampoo with the sugar for the scrub, but I don't rec. it for the lips. You can also use brown sugar, it contains molasses which is good for the skin. Sugarbrasion is a very popular treatment in spas. It is the best(and cheapest) scrub I have found. Try it! :) *Update... I saw in the store the other day that St. Ives has a whole line of products based on the Apricot scrub. A gentle version,one with acne fighting medicine ect. I haven't tried any of those,but I think it is a great idea to try and help all the skin types. If this doesn't work you could try one of those. :)