This is definitely my favorite blush right now! I have mata hari, orgasm, and dolce vita but I reach for this one the most. It looks very pretty and natural and the perfect peachy pink. I'm an NC25 with dark hair and it looks great with my coloring. Definitely a staple in my stash!
Cleansers -Bliss Labs - Fabulous Foaming Face Wash
bumblebeezer 2/18/2010 2:55:00 PM
I love this cleanser! I usually just use gentle cleanser morning and night and don't really expect it to do much for me except just clean my skin without irritating. This does more for me than just that, in fact it has shrunk the pores on my nose which I thought was IMPOSSIBLE. I've tried a lot of salicylic acid and glycolic acid products to make my pores less obvious and they usually just ended up irritating my skin. This with a combination of Garden of Wisdom's mandelic acid has done wonders for me!
I so wanted to love this but it just did not work for my combination skin. I usually have to blot with any foundation but this one was the worst, I felt like I had to blot every half hour. This also made me break out which I am very unhappy about since my skin was looking really good before I tried this...and not small, barely noticeable zits but several under the skin bumps that are probably gonna take forever to go away =( Overall this would probably be great for someone with much drier skin and that isn't prone to breaking out.
This product made my lashes clump together in little brittle spikes. I gave it a two because it did hold curl and didn't budge, but that ended up being a problem when I wanted to take it off because it looked so unnatural. After rubbing my eyelashes with straight oil for about ten minutes it finally came off. I definitely wouldn't even try applying this much less buying it again.
Treatments -Garden of Wisdom - Mandelic Acid Serum
bumblebeezer 1/2/2010 3:36:00 PM
(This is for the 10% no alcohol and no seaweed) I had some issues with breakouts popping up around my mouth and I tried adding Neutrogena Rapid Clear pads and later on DDF glycolic toner without having much luck. I have been using Duac for a years but that also seemed to irritate the skin around my mouth more than it was helping. After hearing good things about mandelic acid I tried this and after about three weeks it has definitely replaced my Duac. This much less irritating/drying but much more effective than my other treatments. It also helps to fade the marks be previous breakouts have left behind. I would definitely repurchase this!
When used in conjunction with shiseido lash base, usually most mascaras look pretty good, however this product made my lashes look clumpy and stiff. With or without the lash base, this mascara took the curl out of my lashes and managed to make them have that spidery look at the ends. Definitely would not buy this again.
Lip Gloss -Bobbi Brown - Brightening Lip Gloss - Peach
bumblebeezer 3/20/2008 6:46:00 PM
This was a pretty meh gloss for me. It does have a great pearly shine but its a little too sticky for me and pretty expensive for what you get.
i love this matte bronzer! I have light/med. skin that tans pretty easily and this looks like a real tan on me. One problem I had with previous bronzers was that if I wanted to build up the color I would get way too sparkly. I could see how this might make certain skintones look muddy, but on my yellow undertones, all I need is a little blending and it looks great. I reccomend using a different brush, the one that comes with it isn't ideal for good, even application.
This one looks gorgeous in the pan, but when its actually on my skin, its so so. I have a light/med skintone and this one hardly shows up on me. I think the ratio of pigment to shimmer isn't very good because it seems like if I want to build up the color I get way too much shimmer. This only really looks good if I put it on top of another peachy/pink blush. I'll use it up but I definitely won't be repurchasing this one.
Hair Color -Garnier - Nutrisse Permanent Creme Hair Color
bumblebeezer 3/15/2008 11:50:00 AM
I love this hair color! I previously used L'oreal natural match and ended up with way darker hair than the medium brown I was supposed to get, and it damaged my hair. I thought maybe drugstore colors were all just like that so I went professional and the results were better but I still wasn't impressed and it got really expensive. So on a whim I was looking at MUA for box color reviews and decided on this one in Dark Chocolate (40) and I love the results! It actually looks like the color is shows you on the box and my hair feels amazing after coloring! I never thought my hair could actually be softer and shinier after using hair color! On top of that its very inexpensive especially considering what I was paying at the salon. Great buy!
This is a really nice cleanser with a great scent and nice lather. The only drawback for me is that it makes my skin a little tight but its also winter and I live in Denver, CO so I can't really blame the cleanser. This will be perfect during the summer months. No breakouts either!
This mascara gives me great length and volume but some applications it doesn't look good. I would say about 75 percent of the time my lashes look awesome with it on and the other 25 percent of the time, they look clumpy and spidery. But I gave it four stars because it has awesome staying power and doesn't flake which is a huge plus in my book. Also pretty inexpensive and can actually hold a curl w/o the help of shiseido mascara base. Update: I decided to throw this one out. Taking off this mascara is way too difficult and thats a problem when the first application looks clumpy. Usually my Neutrogena makeup removing wipes take of my mascara just fine but with this one, I tried a separate eye makeup remover afterwards and it still wouldnt come off! Also it just clumps way too easily.
I can't decide whether i like the lotion or the mousse better but i love both. Great color and doesnt get splotchy or streaky. I havent noticed any staining on my sheets or clothes which is good since the best application is right before bed and letting it develop overnight.
Self Tanners -St.Tropez - Tinted Self-Tanning Lotion
bumblebeezer 2/4/2008 7:03:00 PM
I love this stuff! ive been very happy with all of my st. tropez purchases and this is no exception. its smelly and looks dark and streaky at first but thats not the actual color, once you rinse off in the morning, you will have a nice even natural looking tan.
This product would have been really nice had it not broken me out. It has a nice creamy consistency and makes my skin soft but I notice some whiteheads/clogged pores after I use it.