Lip Treatments -Unlisted Brand - The Lip Slip- Sara Happ
c4ward 2/26/2012 3:35:00 PM
I came across this product online and thought I'd try it. I'm so glad I did. I have the gloss and the regular Lip Slip and no longer have dry lips. I use the regular before bed and the gloss during the day. As a skincare junkie, I finally have found something I'm going to stick with in this product. I wake up with moist lips which I absolutely love. I love it so much, I've starting giving it as a gift. I read other reviews that say they feel it's waxy, but I find it no where more than say La Mer or 3 Lab. This product has staying power! It works!
Treatments -Nailtiques - Formula 2 PLUS Nail Protein
c4ward 10/6/2011 2:41:00 PM
My nails crack and always have. After starting to use this a few years ago, the cracking has stopped. It really is amazing and I highly recommend it. For pedicures, I use it as a base coat and for manicures I just use two coats. I only have to get my nails done every other week, so it has staying power.
Powder -Bobbi Brown - Skin Foundation Mineral Makeup SPF 15
c4ward 10/6/2011 2:34:00 PM
This mineral foundation has a very nice, light coverage and stays on well.I had used Jane Iredale(also really good)and this is very comparable. I love all Bobbi Brown and this is no exception. As a make up junkie, this has become a favorite. When I want a little more coverage, my favorite is Giorgio Armani Foundation.
I'm so excited to find this light blush that lasts all day long. Perfect for my fair skin and dark hair! I've purchased it for a few family members because it works so well!
This is one of my long time standards. It works really well with my fair skin and dark hair. Truthfully, I first purchased it because I'm a Beatles fan (I know, geek), but then I found I loved it!!!
Others have done very good thorough reviews of their experience with this peel. I noticed decrease in discolorization and plan on doing it again. Unlike others, I had no peeling. I went to Joanie at the Skin Care Shop in Monrovia, California when I got a Living Social deal for $99. I would be apprehensive to spend much more. Anyways, I was so happy with the results that I went to the SkinMedica web page and found a nearby doctor who does the even stronger Rejuvenize Peel mentioned in someone's post here. I'll be sure to check back with my results.
I do believe this product helped with my skin elasticity. My only gripe is that the bottle stopped dispensing the orange serum after only two weeks. Did I get a faulty batch? Is this common? I tried resting it upside down, as one of the other reviewers did, but it didn't help. Yes, it has a funny odor, but goes away quickly. I am going to repurchase and see if the next one lasts longer. Also, just wondering outloud, maybe I'll try the regular TNS Serum if I have another problem with the dispenser. I will update after my next bottle.
First, the negative, the cost really is outrageous. Is it worth it? I have yet to find anything that makes my skin so soft. I really love La Mer and did just buy my first concentrate. I wonder how long it will last? I got some generous samples from Nordstroms before taking the plunge. On the very positive side is the result of silky smooth skin that lasts. The little lines around my eyes are less noticable. My extremely dry hands that don't respond to anything, are looking more hydrated. For the eye and hand result alone, I do believe I'll repurchase. Also, as with all things La Mer, I love the smell. I'm going to a La Mer Event this weekend at Nordstroms and look forward to what the representative has to say. I'll update soon. 09/15/11- I repurchased. I had a rash on my neck from a facial and this cleared it right up. I'm going to try and make this next bottle last longer. More & more, I'm starting to believe this is my HG. Of course, I'll keep updating:)
Lip Gloss -Smashbox - Reflection High Shine Lip Gloss
c4ward 7/12/2011 8:06:00 PM
I saw this gloss on a beauty consultant for a different line at the store and loved it. It's fabulous because it can go over any color or stand alone. Our 22 year old office fashionista even complimented me and ended up buying it too. Good for any age and nice shimmer.
I really like this eyeliner and it stays on well. It lasts all day and is a nice basic color recommended by the professional at Nordstoms. For an eyeliner, it's what I want. But.....I don't think it's anything special and you probably could find others just as nice which is why I rated it 4.
Personally, I love the light rose smell when I first put this on. It wears off quickly, so don't let that keep you from trying it. Sheer coverage and Trench 1 matches my skin exactly. My favorite foundation is Armani but this runs a close second. I really like that you can click it shut after every use.
Mascara -Giorgio Armani - Eyes to Kill - Excess Mascara
c4ward 7/12/2011 7:38:00 PM
This is my new favorite mascara. It was recommended by a make up artist and I really like it. One coat and I'm good to go!
Treatments -Olay - Regenerist Thermal Contour and Lift System
c4ward 5/3/2009 5:32:00 PM
I bought this from the MUA reviews and, unfortunately, disagree with the majority. It was just okay. Nothing spectacular like everything else from the Regenerist line. I won't buy it again and truthfully, won't even finish what I've got.
Scrubs -Cosmedicine - Medi-morphosis Self Adjusting Exfoliator
c4ward 5/3/2009 5:27:00 PM
I'm doing Obagi Nu Derm and am constatly flaking, thus, becoming quite an expert on mild exfoliants. I've been using Cosmedicine Medimorphsis at lunch hour, to make myself more presentable for the afternoon. This is mild enough that I can use it with the Nu Derm every other day and strong enough to rid me of my flakes. My skin looks very smooth and hydrated after, no lotion needed. It seems that one tube will last quite a long time, so a great value for the price. I've been using it regularly for a month and will update.
Loose Powders -La Mer - Skincolor De La Mer - The Powder - Poudre de La Mer
c4ward 5/2/2009 4:11:00 AM
I'm a product junkie and found La Mer Loose Powder three years ago. You literally can't see it after a couple minutes on the skin, yet look clearer and firmer. I don't use foundation and love how this evens out the tone without putting on a lot of make up. I wish the bottle wasn't so clunky, but you do get a lot of product for the price. One bottle lasts me at least a year. I've tried most of the high end department store and fine make up lines, and this is the best in my opinion. I just wish they'd come out with a travel size. Highly, highly recommend.