Misc Beauty Tools -Laura Mercier - Folding Eyelash Curler
desertvixen 3/24/2013 2:00:00 PM
When this product works, it works well. But, I have had two of these and each time the product broke before one year.
Lotions/ Creams -Unlisted Brand - Andalou Naturals - Passionfruit Body Butter
desertvixen 7/27/2011 11:36:00 PM
I was a little reluctant to try this product because my experience with body butter hasn't been the best. I hate anything greasy and most body butters I have tried leave you feeling greasy after application. This product is absorbed and doesn't leave you feeling greasy at all. The fragrance is divine. The only disadvantage is the small size and the price.
Palettes -Chantecaille - Syvlie Personal Palette (2009)
desertvixen 7/27/2011 11:32:00 PM
I own almost every Chantecaille eye palette and eye shadow. The Sylvie Personal Palette has such wearable colors that I reach for it all the time. I really love the Chantecaille line but it is so expensive.
Gels/Soaps -Mrs Meyer's Clean Day - Aromatherapeutic Hand Soap
desertvixen 7/27/2011 11:29:00 PM
I have known about this line for a long time but finally tried the Honeysuckle Hand Soap. I love the fragrance and I am now using everything Mrs. Meyers makes in that fragrance. I am hoping they continue to add to this line. I am very sensitive to cleaners and many products can cause me to get asthma. Mrs. Meyers products in honeysuckle smell wonderful, clean effectively, and are reasonably priced.
Deodorants -Origins - No Offense Alcohol-Free Deodorant
desertvixen 7/27/2011 11:27:00 PM
This has been the very best deodorant for me and my family. We are all very sensitive and most products cause itching, redness, and general irritation. Sadly, Origins has discontinued this product.
My first cleansing oil was DHC which was a staple for me until Origins came out with their version. I switched to the Origins and much prefer it to the DHC. It effectively removes all my makeup including my mascara. As a contact lens wearer, it doesn't irritate my eyes.
Lotions/ Creams -Unlisted Brand - Shikai All Natural Hand and Body Lotion
desertvixen 7/27/2011 10:07:00 PM
My favorite Shikai fragrances are honeysuckle and gardenia. This is a great all purpose body lotion that moisturizes but is not greasy. The only issue I have with the produce is the packaging. I don't like the tube and would prefer this be in a bottle with a pump.
I tried LM foundations in the past and found them to be just OK, not great. This foundation, however, is amazing! I just set it with T. LeClerc powder and it lasts all day. I am very picky about foundation and price doesn't matter if I find something that works. I had been using La Prairie Caviar Foundation for years...not anymore! I have found a better foundation at a fraction of the cost.
This is a clear gloss to apply over Lip Ink to give a wet shine that lasts. I really like this product, it really lasts a long time and gives the lips a fuller glossier appearance. I purchased the bottle and the one complaint I have is how difficult it is to squeeze a few drops from the bottle.
I have used all the A Pefect World products and this is my favorite. It really preps the eye area for concealer and shadow, almost has the same feel as Smashbox Photofinish Foundation primer. It is not greasy at all and I am hopeful this will minimize those fine lines around my eye area.
This product works for me like the YSL product was supposed to at a fraction of the price. I purchased both the yellow and pink to use as a highlighter and concealer. It goes on dry, doesn't cake, and does an excellent job of minimizing blemishes.
These is the best hand cream and I have tried almost all of them. It moisturizes but isn't greasy has a light scent that is pleasant. I tried L'Occitane because everyone raved about this but it wasn't as effective and I just didn't like the perfumey scent.
I was apprehensive thinking this would just be an expensive clay mask product. I was wrong...it cleans my face very well and has a great eucalyptus scent.
This is a newer product in the Dr. Hauschka line and it is as good as all their products. After using this mask just 1x I noticed fine lines were much less noticeable and my face had a healthy glow.
I had heard great reviews about this and after 3 weeks was very disappointed. It started drying my face out and making my wrinkles appear much more noticeable.