I went to Sephora and told the salesgirl I wanted a fragrance that would at least make me feel "clean" as I have a 2 month old and a 2 year old and between running after my 2 year old and getting spit up on I never feel fresh no matter how often I make it to the showers! This spray is light, refreshing and is a great mood booster for a tired new mom! :)
I have this in mocha. My challenge is that I feel like I'm painting it on and it does not blend or look natural at all! I'm going to practice a few more times but am so far not thrilled with this product at all!
Great gel but the pump that comes with it can be a real pain and sometimes it never works and I end up taking it off and just dumping the product in my hand. The gel give my fine hair a ton of volume and texture.
Sometimes I like the smell of his product and sometimes I think it smells like a household cleaning product. It also seems to really irritate my skin I think it's the lemon oil.
Pressed Powders -Physicians Formula - Mineral Wear Mineral Face Powder
cepasqua 2/17/2008 10:34:00 PM
I like this powder allot. It evens out my skin without making it look or feel cakey. My only negative is the brush that it comes with. It's course and rough and feels awful on your face. I think this is one of the more expensive drugstore powders so you would think they could upgrade the brush a bit.
I love this stuff! It's so gentle, yet it takes off all of my makeup without drying my skin.
Cleansers -L'Oreal - Visibly Clean Foaming Cream Scrub Cleanser
cepasqua 2/17/2008 10:28:00 PM
This was on sale so I bough it and really regret it. The granules feel scratchy against my skin, It doesn't rinse off that easily and I end up using a ton of toner to get the remainder of my makeup off. Will not re-purchase.
I loved this perfume but gave it up due to how horribly the bottle is constructed. I ended up returning 3 different bottles as they kept falling apart and being hard to use. It's a shame.
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Azzaro AZZURA Edt/Edp
cepasqua 8/21/2006 12:05:00 AM
I bough this perfume after sniffing the sample strip in a magazine when I was getting over a cold. That was my big mistake! I ordered it and hated it as on me it smelled like apricots and gave me a whopper of a headache! My mom now owns it but I don't think she likes it either. Very strong sweet scent!
I'm very glad I just paid $10 for this on ebay. I'm going through a bronze phase so I snapped this up in Topaze when I saw it. It is a very pretty color but not as versitile as I'd hoped. It didn't blend easily on me as a blush which made it hard to not look like I had painted a line on my cheeks. As a lipstick it was very drying and on the eyes it just looked too shiny. I'm just using it up on my lips by putting some lip balm on first and then a clear gloss on top. Definately doesn't make my beauty regime easier using 2 other products to make it so I can tolerate this one.
Shampoo -ARTec - Color Depositing Shampoo [DISCONTINUED]
cepasqua 5/11/2006 2:41:00 AM
I bought this in marigold and it made my hair so tangled, and dry but so far every color depositing shampoo I've tried has done the same thing. Going to switch to color depositing conditioners, hopefully they will work for me.
For some reason this stuff creates the opposite of volume in my hair! I spray my roots and my hair takes an eternity to dry. I have very fine color treated hair and this stuff doesn't work in my hair when I blow it straight, and lacks the hold for me to scruch with it. I'm glad I bought the small travel size to test it out. Not the right product for me.
This compact is very pretty to look at but the colors just don't show up much on me as I have pretty light skin. Being so shimmery they don't work well for me as highlighters either. $40 wasted for me ;(
Powder -American Beauty - Super Plush Powder Foundation
cepasqua 5/9/2006 12:30:00 AM
The color I chose was a perfect match Light/warm but Talc the first ingredient! I started to break out almost immediately with this product which was a shame as it is so hard to find a perfect match for my skin. I'm still using it but am making sure to be extra careful to make sure I remove every trace of this and then use a toner afterwards. The container's hinge is not very good. I've never taken this out of my bathroom/cosmetic bag and it is already starting to have problems opening the container.