EVOO + Sugar I combine the two, and add more EVOO if I don't want it to be as harsh. I rub this mixture on my dry face very gently (including lips). I then splash water on my face to dissolve away the sugar. Next I use a cleanser to remove some of the excess oil, which results in ultra moisturized and smooth skin. I only do this once or twice a week!
tried this at sephora. smells like old ladies. it's so strong. something my grandma would wear.
I bought this for my Mom two years ago for Christmas, then I got it for myself the following summer. I love the smell. It's floral, yet clean and fresh, and it makes me feel so clean and delicious! I would definitely rebuy this if I ever ran out! It's pretty expensive. At Sephora, $82 for 3.2 oz. But I promise you, unless you use it every day, it will last forever! I've had it a year and a half and used only a quarter of the bottle!
Lotions/ Creams -Bath and Body Works - Velvet Tuberose
biancagrowl 11/17/2008 1:09:00 AM
I really love this smell. It's perfect for a fancy night out. I had the body wash and lotion but those are gone now! They last SUCH a long time. My boyfriend actually used the body wash all the time =). It's a powerful smell but I personally like it. My mom bought these for me for Christmas last year! I still have the cream, which I think will be great for this winter. The lotion isn't that moisturizing, but I honestly don't expect it, or need it, to be.
Fragrances -Victoria's Secret - Vanilla Lace Silkening Body Splash
biancagrowl 11/17/2008 12:50:00 AM
This smells so delicious. I love it. I just started using VS products, but have only bought the vanilla lace and amber romance. The vanilla lace is great because it's so subtle, sweet, but not overpoweringly so (although I do enjoy powerfully sweet scents) and it truly does feel cozy. I have the vanilla bean noel from BBW, but this smells really not much like it in my opinion. VBN has caramel to it, this does not! Some have mentioned the alcohol smell, and it is strong at first, but it evaporates within 1 minute so it doesn't bother me at all. Lasting power is great! I bought it as 3 for 11.99 from an outlet! Great deal!!!
Color: taupish teal with blue glitter Application: must do very thin layers, otherwise you have clumping and bubbling Streaking: no Opaque: yes Drying: when you do thin layers it dries fairly quickly Lasting power: 4 days until first, minor chip, 7 days until 5 fingers chipped Base/top coat used: sally hansen hard as nails as base coat; no top coat Price: $1.99 Where: walgreens Buy again: yes, but probably won't run out :) Overall: i was a little skeptical at first because i haven't worn anything besides red/pink polishes for the longest time, but this has really grown on me. i have yellow undertones, so if i wear warm clothing, this polish looks terrible. i think it would be wonderful for those with cool undertones!
Lotions/ Creams -J. R. Watkins - Lavender Hand & Body Lotion
biancagrowl 11/9/2008 1:51:00 PM
This lotion is delicious. I love the smell of lavender, and this lotion delivers in that sense. It also has a great texture, very smooth and easy to spread. It quickly absorbs into the skin, leaving it moisturized and smooth to the touch. I bought this as Target for around 4 dollars, which is a great price. It comes with 11 oz. I was originally going to buy the lemon cream version, and I might actually pick it up one of these days. It was sold out. But I am extremely satisfied with this lavender version. Go get it!!!!! =)
Fragrances -Bath and Body Works - Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin
biancagrowl 11/8/2008 3:11:00 AM
I love this. It seems like so many people hate it, but I honestly don't know why. I think it smells sooo delicious. Just like fall should smell. Lasting power is great.
Fragrances -Bath and Body Works - Winter Candy Apple
biancagrowl 11/8/2008 3:09:00 AM
I like this scent. At first, I was a little put off by it, but it's growing on me. I'm not used to wearing scents like this. However, I wanted something for fall/winter, and I think this works nicely. The scent lasts a while, and even though it contains alcohol, it doesn't smell particularly strong, so that's good.
Skincare - Body -Bath and Body Works - Winter Candy Apple Body Lotion
biancagrowl 11/8/2008 3:06:00 AM
This lotion smells like candy apples, I don't know how else to describe it! At first I was a little put off by it, since it's not something I would normally wear, but I was trying to buy some wintery scents, so this fit the bill. The lotion is a little sticky when first applied, but absorbs after several minutes so it's not too bad. It moisturizes my skin well, but I must say my skin is only slightly dry. I could see this being a little to light for those with vey dry winter skin. I suggest the cream for that. =) Overall, I enjoy the scent, I think it's great for winter!
Fragrances -Bath and Body Works - Vanilla Bean Noel Body Splash
biancagrowl 11/7/2008 5:29:00 PM
It smells nothing like the tasty goodness of the lotion. I only smell caramel and something else strange. It's sweet from caramel, but I smell no vanilla, so it's harsh smelling at the same time. I'm not sure how else to describe it, but seriously do not assume that this smells like the lotion. i'm not sure how long it lasts, but I'm sure it's good in that way.
Lotions/ Creams -Bath and Body Works - Vanilla Bean Noel Body Lotion
biancagrowl 11/5/2008 4:25:00 PM
I love the smell, I think it's deliciously sweet. The lasting power is actually great, I can smell it on my skin hours after application (I put it on at around 11am, and now its 3pm). The formula to me is not watery like some people describe it, I think it's fairly wholesome for a lotion from BBW. I think it moisturizes better than their signature collection lotions. I have slightly dry skin, and I think it works well to keep it moisturized. The issue I have is that I do experience some stickiness for about 10 minutes after application (hence the 4 stars), but eventually it absorbs completely and is nice and smooth on my skin. To me the price was reasonable, only because I had that coupon to buy 10 dollars worth, get something free for up to 13 dollars. Would I spend the full 11 dollars? No way. Oh, I also would normally buy the cream version, but I'm trying to be economical here and the lotion comes with way more than the cream for the same price!
I have seen no reviews for this, but I had to add the product. It is the soap and lotion caddy that is wrapped up like a gift, but it's an amazing product to use for yourself! It comes with two 12 oz containers of both lotion and hand soap. I used the "hand" soap as a body wash, and it smells wonderful and does not dry out my skin! I use the lotion as a body lotion, and again, it smells amazing, and moisturizes well (I have normal skin, may not be ideal for those with dry skin). This is such a great deal, because for 15 dollars, you are getting a total of 24 oz of product, while the individuals come with like 8 oz and cost 10 dollars! The reason I gave this 4 stars is because the body wash scent does not last past the shower, and the lotion scent also fades fairly quickly. It does leave a soft scent, but nothing overly dramatic. LOVE IT. Will buy again next season, unless I find something more delicious! OH before I forget, with this you also get the amazing pump dispensers, which I love, so 5 stars for packaging!
Polishes -Sally Hansen - Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear in Brick Wall
biancagrowl 11/4/2008 4:27:00 PM
Color: matte deep red, shiny (my boyfriend described it as "blood") Application: easy, 2 coats Streaking: no Opaque: yes Drying: put it on the night before, was still not dry the morning after Lasting power: 1 week on fingers Base/top coat used: sally hansen hard as nails, clear Price: around $2.50, bought it in a combo deal with clear sally hansen hard as nails Where: walgreens Buy again: no, b/c of the drying factor, and i never run out of a nail polish color Overall: beautiful color, great deal for the price, but i don't like the fact that it takes forever to dry. it is the longest lasting polish i've ever used, so it has renewed my desire to paint my finger nails.
I have strawberry banana and it tastes delicious. When my lips are chapped/crackly, I put this on, and only a day later, my lips are nice and smooth again. I have always used medicated stuff, and this works so much better than those. LOVE IT, but I wish they had some fall/winter flavors to get into the holiday mood.