Lip Treatments -Unlisted Brand - the lip scrub by sara happ
bonita1 3/23/2006 10:06:00 AM
The packaging first attracted me to this product. Found it in LA at Beauty Bar Apoth... it looks like a little gourmet chocolate box! It's a yummy brown box with the cutest little bow. Then you use the lip scrub, and it WORKS SO WELL!!! It made my lips instantly pink and felt sooo refreshing. I bought the peppermint, the cocoa and the vanilla bean, then I went back and bouhgt 4 more to give away as birthday/christmas presents-- and I didn't have to wrap them, because they already look giftwrapped!!
OK- I worked for Lancome for a year, and it's like blasphemy to say this, but W&W eyeliner pencils are totally fabulous. I used to tell women who came to my counter to buy these instead of Lancome's! They cost $1, so I keep one in every place possible (work, travel bag, home, makeup bag, car) just to always have one on hand. The color is great and the consistency is as good as the dept. store brands. The style steal of the century.
These are the best for when you travel and need to look like you're not jet-lagged. Plus, they're soo cute, it just puts me in a good mood to use them! They're totally effective and de-puffing, and makes me feel destressed every time.
I'm so scared of using the wrong shampoo on my blonde/highlighted hair, but I trust b&b gentle implicitly. It lathers like a charm, but never strips my hair or its color. My hairdresser swears by it for all of her color clients, and so do I.
Conditioner -Bumble & Bumble - Super Rich Conditioner
bonita1 3/23/2006 9:54:00 AM
No conditioner has ever, ever smelled better than this. It gives you that "i just came from the salon" smell that always puts me in a good mood. And my highlighted/processed hair just soaks it up like a sponge. I can never not have this in my arsenal. It's the best.
OK- This one is a classic. The scent is sooo clean and soft. I keep a bar in my closet just to give my clothes that purely clean smell. Whenever I travel, this comes with me, because I can use it to remove makeup as well as bathe. Fabulous.
Tinted Moisturizer -Laura Mercier - Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20
bonita1 3/23/2006 9:48:00 AM
This product is great because you don't have to match it perfectly to your skin color~ it just blends in and gives you this lovely glow-- it's your skin, but better! I keep it in my makeup bag for quick fixes when I look tired at the end of the day and just need a boost. Or on "no-makeup days," a little dab of LM Tinted moisturizer and some lip gloss makes me feel totally put together.
Conditioner -Frederic Fekkai - Moisturizing Conditioner with Shea Butter
bonita1 3/23/2006 9:46:00 AM
My hair tends to be dry- so I love a rich, thick conditioner. This one smells like heaven and never fails to make my hair soft and silky. Once a week I'll pile it on, wrap my hair in a hot towel, and let it soak in while I take a bath. And viola! Soft hair that feels like it's never been chemically processed.
If I were stranded on a desert island and could only take one body lotion with me, this would be it. I can't ever get sick of the delightful, classic Nivea scent, and it makes my skin so smooth and soft. Nivea is genius... and ridiculously inexpensive!
Oh my goodness. If I could, I'd make my whole life smell like this! The conditioner smells amazing, too... I have a bit of the ginger body lotion left, too- but it's almost gone and I've heard they discontinued it. Anyway, if they made a back to basics ginger fragrance, I'd bathe in it!!!
Lotions/ Creams -Phytomer - Moisturizing Body Cream
bonita1 3/22/2006 5:56:00 PM
This stuff is great. It smells like the ocean, and makes your skin so, so smooth. I love all things Phytomer, but this one is my favorite- especially in summer months when I want something light & water-like.
Lotions/ Creams -La Prairie - Skin Caviar Luxe Body Cream
bonita1 3/22/2006 5:55:00 PM
I must say, it's a little hard to justify the price, but every time I use this I feel like I'm J-Lo. So that's reason enough! Luxe is the word- rich and thick, very emoliant. Delicious and decadent. Such a treat.
Lotions/ Creams -Dr. Brandt - Vitamin "C" body lotion
bonita1 3/22/2006 5:53:00 PM
Amazing Amazing! I use this and his wrinkle-free eye cream, and they both deliver serious results. This one is great- soo non-greasy but really effective. I think he's a genius.
I love gardenia, and diptyque got their version so, so right. This smells like a really lovely, understated gardenia and is so light. Puts me in a good mood and makes my living room smell incredible.
Lotions/ Creams -Biotherm - Aqua Relax Relaxing Gel-Cream
bonita1 3/22/2006 5:49:00 PM
Spa-like and very soothing. Great for my sensitive skin.