Styling Products -Modern Organic Products (MOP) - Lemongrass Lift Volume Spray
cete 5/5/2012 7:14:00 AM
This stuff is amazing. I've been using it for a few years now. It really does give your hair a lift, and it makes it shiny, and it keeps it lifted during the day. I have lots of fine, flyaway hair and generally no product manages to keep it styled unless it is something where it then looks like I have product in my hair. LL is not like that. You'd never know it is there. I wouldn't be without it.
I've been using Jungle for about 2 years now. I like the fact that it now comes as shaped bars that fit in the aluminium travel tin, instead of slab chunks as it used to. I've been trying to eradicate plastic bottles from my bathroom and was pleased to find that the Lush shampoo and conditioner bars generally have worked out well for me. I use the Seanik shampoo bar, still, and find this conditioner a good complement for glossy, manageable hair. I'm giving it a 4 because my hair does go a bit limp at the end of the day, and I find I don't need to use it every day because it is pretty rich.
I love this product very much. You only need a tiny bit for a rich, top-up moisturiser that successfully saw my skin through the depths of winter. I haven't used facial oils before. I may start experimenting with making my own up now, as this product is quite expensive but I'm going to be really honest and say that I think the rose essential oils in it make it such a pleasant experience that I don't mind the fact the base oil is pretty cheap and I don't think I could make it any cheaper myself. I think the price tag is because of the rose essential oils. Also, I've been using it for 6 months now. It states a 3-month shelf life on the packaging but I haven't noted any derioration in quality and as I am only half way through the bottle will continue to use it.
Moisturizers -Neal's Yard - Rehydrating Rose Daily Moisture
cete 5/5/2012 6:50:00 AM
I've had to change my skin routine from Clarins based products since having a baby, as my skin has dried out somewhat and am also now finding my skin is a bit more sensitive in my mid 30's. So I decided to try the Neal's Yard rose range because it is an all-natural product line without any aggravating ingredients that I could see. I've been really happy with this moisturiser as a base layer, it's light, easily absorbed and my skin gets on well with it. I'm giving it a 4 because I have to partner it with the Rose Facial Oil for sufficient richness but the two products together give me exactly what I need. I haven't experienced any breakout or clogging with it. I also love the scent. From that point of view, it's possibly my favourite product line ever.
My skin has changed since I had a baby and I've needed to change my routine from Clarins based products. I decided to try Neal's Yard because of the fact it is an all-natural range and my skin is becoming a bit sensitive now I am in my mid 30's, plus it's better for the planet with its glass packaging. The product itself has proved very successful for me, I've been using it for 6 months now and just repurchased. I find it does cleanse thoroughly without leaving me feeling stripped. I also use other products in the rose range and won't be moving from them at present. I'd been using it before I checked it out on MUA and so was a bit surprised to find that others have not found it a good product, because it's worked so well for me.
I am a repeat purchaser of Sea Vegetable. My husband really hates it but I am a die hard LUSH fan, so what can I do? I just like the way it smells, and the fact that unlike a number of other LUSH soaps (Rock Star being the worst culprit) it doesn't dry my skin out. Goes great with Seanik shampoo. Visit the seaside in your shower every day!
I am a repeat purchaser of this product. It has no plastic bottle, which for me is just the best thing about it. One bar lasts me 4 months (but I do have a crop haircut). My hair looks, feels, and smells great. Brilliant. EDIT: 2012. I don't have a crop any more, and I had to give up on Squeaky Green. It makes my hair really LANK. This is odd for a product meant for oily hair. To me, it just makes it worse. So now, I just use Seanik. I hope they don't stop making it.
I am a repeat purchaser of LUSH shampoo bars. Been trying to eradicate plastic packaging from my bathroom, and decided to try them out a while ago. Seanik and Squeaky Green are absolutely great, I was so pleased I made the switch. When I travel I put them in the little tin you can buy. They last forever. I have cropped hair, and one bar will last me 4 months. My hair feels and smells great. Try them; if they suit your hair, you won't regret it.
Eye Primer -Urban Decay - Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Original (UDPP)
cete 9/23/2011 8:10:00 AM
Everyone has said it all already. I'm just adding my 5 stars into the mix. I've converted 2 other people to this product as well. Thanks Urban Decay for bringing an end to creasey eyes.
The shadow itself is great, I generally love MAC shadows and they overrun my handbag and make up storage, but I must say, the blue undertones and frosty pink of this shade would be better on a blonde. Not one for a brown haired Summer person.
Fragrances -LUSH - Olive Branch Solid Perfume [DISCONTINUED]
cete 9/23/2011 8:06:00 AM
Sadly this, along with all the other solid perfumes, is being discontinued as the Gorilla fragrances have come out. Apparently the wax base interfered with the true nature of the scents. I am distressed. It's buttery, chocolatey, spicy, citrussy...the smell is not quite like anything else I've worn, lasts a few hours, and is discreet and not overpowering. RIP Olive Branch. Nothing in the new range has your personality. Fortunately there's plenty left in my tin.
I love that these bath bombs come in a paper bag, LUSH are environmentally conscious after all. The bomb smells of girly candy and has little confetti hearts inside it. The bath goes bright pink. What more can you ask for from a LUSH bath? Love it.
For years I used pretty invisible mascaras that only give the barest indication you put them on at all. Then I tried Bad Gal and now I can't go back to the other kind. It smudges like hell by the end of the day, but because its plum, you don't really notice that much. It is a bit clumpy, for which I have knocked off another star, because even with very careful application, I've never managed to get it to go on smoothly. But, I've got to say, regardless of its bad points, I absolutely love this product. Thanks Benefit.
It's been a while since I posted an MUA review but I feel so positively about this palette, which I've had for about a year, so I decided to post. The packaging is sturdy and gorgeous with its peacock foil. The shadows are my first UD ones, usually I am a loyal MAC shopper. What a great combination these 6 shadows make. The rest of my make up bag is quite neglected. I lived in Africa for 3 months and this was the only cosmetic I took with me, along with Bad Gal in plum. My only complaint is that at 35 years old I feel a bit of an idiot wearing snatch with its giant chunks of glitter, which is tragic because the base colour is gorgeous, almost more loved than my treasured Jest (sorry MAC). Buy it now. The primer potion is, as everyone has said, an epic product and I've converted 2 other people to it.
I had a sample of this really charming product. I did totally adore it; it is a beautiful, blue flower fragrance with violet, it is warm, springlike, and an excellent summer fragrance. However; its lasting power was really terrible on my skin. About an hour, and it was gone. It is also quite expensive, so would have been used up in a jiffy at great expense. If not for that, this could have become a staple for me. I love elegant florals, and this is one really did it for me. Shame that it is quite hard to get hold of. The bottle.... I love the box. I am not sure about the bottle. I think it is meant to appear posh and retro. But I think it looks a bit cheap, and I'm not very keen on the cartoon. Sorry, Lulu. I would be pretty keen to try the dusting powder. I think it could be a great way of capturing this scent.