Powder -MAC - Mineralize Foundation / Loose - Light Medium
anne56 11/24/2008 12:33:00 AM
I have just starting using this powder and it is wonderful. Previously I have always worn a fluid foundation, but this is so easy to apply. I don't think much of the packaging and I must admit that the sponge is not the best applicator for the product. I use a kabuki brush which works brilliantly. The first couple of times I wore it I had to be convinced that I really was wearing foundation, but the look was great. I do apply MAC primer first and use the Studio Fix after. It seems to work all day and the colour is great for my skin. The bottle is a bit on the small side for the price, but I would definitely purchase it again. This foundation feels like you are wearing no foundation, it is so comfortable and particularly good in warmer weather. I find it best to shake the jar before I apply it to mix the powder properly. I like the sheen it give me. My skin glows and looks healthy, not shiny or wan. A definite must for me.
I just love this fragrance, it makes me feel so feminine. It is soft, gentle and luxurious. I even wear it to bed, I am sure it helps me have lovely dreams. I love the magnolia and floral notes that come through. I wouldn't rate this as a seductive scent, more a self indulgent fragrance.
Treatments -MD Skincare by Dr. Dennis Gross - Alpha Beta Daily Face Peel
anne56 11/16/2008 11:02:00 PM
This is the ultimate skin peel. It is so easy to use. Just wipe on the peel, Step 1 and leave for 2 minutes then wipe on the neutralizer, Step 2. It does absolute wonders for my skin. I use it every day as part of my skincare routine and it has made such a difference. No more dull, lifeless looking skin. Start with your cleansing routine then toner and then this. Then follow up with moisturiser and any treatments you may use. It is pricey, but certainly worth it for the results. I buy the sets of 30 wipes. Although it would work out cheaper to purchase the set of 60 I do worry about the fact that they may dry out. I have never had this problem with the set of 30. Just make sure that you immediately seal the jar once you have removed the wipe. I am now on my 3rd jar of this peel. It did make my skin feel a bit tingly to begin with, but it was quite a pleasant feeling, very fresh and cool. The neutralizer feels gorgeous too. I can't recommend it highly enough.
Masks -Borghese - Fango Active Deep Hydration Facial Peel-Off Mask
anne56 11/16/2008 10:48:00 PM
I love this mask. I agree that it can be a bit messy to apply but I have found that if I use a small spatula I can apply it more evenly and smoothly. I have found that if I leave it on for a bit longer than recommended it is easier to remove. Don't be tempted to start peeling it off when it begins to flake, because usually not all the mask has dried. Make sure it is completely dry and then peel it off slowly and carefully. If you are still left with a bit of residue from the mask you can gently rinse it off with water. The results are amazing. I have never had such glowing, smooth and soft skin. A good idea is not to use it when your DH is around, it is a very lurid green and does not seem to appeal to men! I have already re-purchased this mask, this one would be one of my HGs.
I love this product. It is a fabulous primer for makeup. It evens out your skin and holds makeup perfectly. Used on its own, it leaves a lovely sheen on your face. Some may find Beauty Flash Balm too drying, however if you combine it with moisturiser it still works beautifully. It is also terrific as a quick pick-me-up for tired, stressed skin. I have been using this product for years and it is definitely one of my HGs.
Lip Treatments -MD Skincare by Dr. Dennis Gross - Serious Lip Treatment
anne56 10/18/2008 2:59:00 AM
I have found this product to be useless. It is messy to use and tastes revolting. The cream barely penetrates the lips. I would prefer to use greasy Blistex than this one. I am surprised that this treatment is so poor. I have had other good results with MD Skincare products.