Moisturizers -Clinique - Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief
celesteakabeaddict 4/9/2011 2:07:00 PM
Great moisturizer! The non-greasy formula glides on easily and absorbs quickly. A little goes a long way, so even though it is a bit pricey - it lasts. Smells great too! Also makes a great moisturizing mask!
Loose Powders -Laura Mercier - translucent loose powder
celesteakabeaddict 3/4/2011 6:22:00 PM
Typically, I am a Laura Mercier fan, but the talc in this powder clogged my pores and caused my skin to break out. If only they made a talc-free version!
Moisturizers -Desert Essence - Jojoba Oil - 100% pure
celesteakabeaddict 4/13/2010 9:10:00 PM
I used to use an oil cleanser (at night) made from Olive and Castor Oils. I replaced 1/2 the Olive Oil with Jajoba Oil and I think it works better than the old mixture. I started using Jojoba Oil because I had read that the chemical makeup of this oil is very close to skin's natural sebum. It rinses better than the OO/C oil mixture. I also use Jojoba Oil in my homemade face cream and lotion recipes. Works really well, but I can't compare it to another oil as I have only used Jojoba Oil for making my homemade creams and lotions.
I love this product!! I have been using it for about a year and have no complaints. You only use a little bit, the powder applies easily, lasts all day, and looks more natural than any other brow product that I have used. If you make a mistake, you just swipe the powder off with a Q-tip. I follow up by brushing a sheer film of butter yellow powder above the brow - really makes the brows POP!! I use Zest of One Lemon from The She Space.
Love it!! Great product!! Goes on easily, wears well, lasts all day!
Eyeliner -L'Oreal - HiP Kohl Eyeliner in Brown Kohl 803
celesteakabeaddict 10/10/2009 5:24:00 PM
I love the HiP Kohl eyeliners. I bought it because one of the girls at work wore it and I loved the way it looked on her. I was a little put off when I saw that it was a loose powder, but figured, "I bought it, so I'll try it." I love the way it goes on. I had no trouble applying it. The applicator didn't tug like pencils do and the liner stayed on all day. Will definitely buy this product again!
Lotions/ Creams -Burt's Bees - Peppermint Foot Lotion
celesteakabeaddict 10/10/2009 11:56:00 AM
Great foot lotion!! The peppermint oil makes my feet tingle and the super rich lotion helps soothe my dry heels. Also helps to eliminate my husband's and son's foot odor.
This is a great cleansing product. Gentle on your skin, contains fewer chemicals and foaming agents than most brands. It was my favorite until I decided to go with an all-natural skincare routine.
Treatments -Burt's Bees - Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream
celesteakabeaddict 9/30/2009 9:16:00 PM
Wonderful product! Heals and conditions cuticles, made with all natural ingredients, and smells nice too! I love this stuff!!
I wouldn't exactly call this a miracle product. It moisturizes and conditions as well as any other. The smell is nice.
Lotions/ Creams -Bath and Body Works - Body Lotion - P.S. I Love You
celesteakabeaddict 9/13/2009 7:24:00 PM
Like all Bath & Body Works lotions, it is creamy, non-greasy, and absorbs well. As far as the smell, I like it! Reminds me of The Body Shop's Dewberry perfume.
I have Energy (grapefruit and lemongrass) and I love it. It works well, does not leave a white strip on my clothes, and I really like the smell. I also like that they make a matching body spray so you can coordinate scents.
I have tried liquid, cream, mousse, pancake, and other powder foundations (with talc), blushes, etc. and I absolutely love the mineral powders! They go on smoothly and wear all day! It doesn't even feel like you have any foundation on at all!! I have deep facial scarring from a car accident and the mineral foundation is the only foundation that does not gather in the crevices made by the scars. On a side note, the minerals have helped to improve my skin - redness from rosacea is all but gone and I have fewer break outs. Using a makeup primer with the mineral foundation helps to minimize pore size. The mineral veil is a miracle in a jar - it is like airbrushing your complexion. Hard to describe the effect - it softens and blends... just try it and you'll love it! Some folks are allergic to bismuth, which can cause itching. I have no troubles with that.
I loved this cleanser so much that I decided to try making my own and I am happy to say that it works just as well. The LUSH store is three hours away, I don't like to buy something online that has such a short shelf life, and I awlays end up spending more on their great products than I'd like to. I would have continued to buy it has my own almond, clay, and lavender cleanser experiment failed.
Lip Treatments -Smith's Rosebud Salve - Smith's Rosebud Salve
celesteakabeaddict 9/11/2009 4:41:00 PM
Great product with many uses! Used on my lips, hands, feet, and as a cuticle treatment. I like the smell and the texture - really works well! Would definitely buy this again.