Blush -Chanel - Joues Contraste - In Love (US version)
exotikittenx 5/31/2012 10:29:00 PM
My very favorite blush ever! It's the perfect vibrant coral shade with some slight gold shimmer. It really awakens the face. The staying power is excellent for me, and can apple a little for subtle color or more for a pop of deep coral.
I'm disappointed in this one. It looked so cool in the ads, but then first off, the packaging is the cheapest I've ever used. I think Wet 'n' Wild even has better packaging. This is super flimsy, but looks cute from a distance. I got it in peppermint and it's clear. It doesn't taste like anything much. I wish it had a nicer and more natural, stronger peppermint flavor. It does make lips soft, but not sure it lives up to its promises.
Conditioner -Bumble & Bumble - Creme de Coco conditioner
exotikittenx 11/2/2011 8:50:00 PM
Hands down the best conditioner I have ever used. My hair LOVES this conditioner. It is so expensive, but I try not to use too much, and it has done wonders for my hair. It's always super soft when I use it. Note: My hair is curly, and can get dry. If your hair texture is not leaning toward the dry side, then this may not be for you since it's super rich. It makes my hair really soft and smooth. It's the best!
I was very impressed with this product, especially being from a celebrity line. It is evident that Salma has made sure she has put out great products to her name using good ingredients, and chic packaging. The walnut body scrub is probably one of the most enjoyable scrubs I've used for body. Its fragrance is just beautiful (as are most of the scents from her line), and is a pleasure to use in the shower. The walnut powder is not harsh at all, and is very fine and smooth, yet still exfoliates well. The color is a soft, pretty light brown shade, and it adds just a small bit of later. This is also a rich and creamy exfoliator, and spreads out very smoothly when you use it. Somehow it's just the perfect consistency. I will definitely continue to try other products from her line, and will repurchase this one, as well.
Lip Treatments -Jouer - Lip Enhancer - Conditioning Lip Treatment
exotikittenx 9/17/2011 12:27:00 PM
I'm not sure if it works. I didn't notice any difference on my lips as far as "enhancing" action. However, this product tasted terrible to me and I didn't even lick my lips! It's just part of the taste that naturally seeps in which tastes very much like perfume chemicals or something to the like. It feels nice on lips and the color looks very sheer and pretty on, so I like it for that reason, but I just can't get past the taste.
Hair -Josie Maran Cosmetics - Argan Oil Hair Serum
exotikittenx 9/10/2011 12:23:00 PM
I love this product. It's very luxurious, and love that it uses natural and organic ingredients, and this is one company with a conscience! The smell is divine, and scented by natural essential oils, so much better than the synthetic fragrance of its competitors. I also like how it's in a glass bottle with a nice pump and beautiful packaging. My heart remains soft and shiny when using, and not weighed down. The trick is to use only the minimum amount you can get away with (which also helps conserve product!). My hair is curly and color processed. This makes it look fabulous, especially when combined with my hair gel that I use for definition. I will be continuing to purchase this product. So glad I found Josie Maran products!
One of my favorite eyeliners ever! This color is perfect and really brings out my blue eyes. There is a little amount of iridescence/shimmer to it which is gorgeous, but still shows up a solid marine blue shade and dark enough that it's not too "out there." This color would also be great with eyes in the brown tones. It lasts all day, goes on smoothly, and I love wearing it alone with some mascara, too. I will continue to repurchase this eyeliner.
Beautiful color. Very chic and classic pale shade. This lipstick is somewhat sheer but still offers some color. It would work great with a smokey eye, or a nice natural look, as well. It can be great for year round, but I also envision it as a summer color. The packaging is nice, it goes on smoothly, and it does not smell perfumey which I hate in a lipstick. Overall I am very happy with this Rouge Coco Shine lipstick.
I am just really bummed out. I wanted to love this foundation and would have purchased it a thousand times over. However, alcohol is high on the ingredients list (they shouldn't even have it in there from the beginning), and it's not the moisturizing type of alcohol. Unfortunately, my skin does not do well with alcohol, and just as well, considering it is damaging to skin. I am really surprised that Chanel would include such a cheap and poor ingredient to one of its products.
I love this as a leave-in conditioner. I also really love the scent of it and its fun blue color. My mother first bought it for me years ago. I go back to it every now and then. It works well for my curly hair so that I can avoid tangles and it also reduces frizz. The price is also great for a salon product.
LOVE this sunscreen! I hope they always keep making it. It's a great everyday sunscreen (not strong enough for the beach since it's just SPF 30). It blends in nicely and dries invisible. It works well under my makeup. I like that it contains physical sunscreens, too.
Moisturizers -Chanel - Hydramax+ Active Moisture Cream
exotikittenx 4/3/2011 9:30:00 PM
This is one of the best moisturizers I have ever used as far as actually moisturizing the face. It sinks in wonderfully and is not too greasy. You only need a tiny amount to fully moisturizer your entire face. I don't normally go for scented moisturizers, but I really like this one and so far it is not irritating to my skin. My face feels incredibly soft after using it, and it also works well under makeup. I will definitely repurchase.
I tried this out a few times from sampling it. I love this cream, its moisturizing capabilities, and the smell is divine. However, I do not want to buy it as it contains parabens. I'm pretty surprised Lush would have such an additive, as I do not trust parabens and think they could find something else. There are plenty of moisturizers on the market that do not contain parabens. I'm disappointed in you, Lush! I'd totally buy a huge stock of it if it weren'ty for the Parabens.
This is a really fun product, and very effective at exfoliating and moisturizing. It saves a step as it deposits a layer of moisturizer to your skin, thus you are able to skip moisturizer after the shower. I really enjoy its natural scent, and using it in the shower feels like a massage with those nice grains it has in it. I wish they made a bigger tin for the larger size!
I use this product as a body scrub in the shower. It is the epitome of luxury! The smell is absolutely amazing, and I'm in love with the color, texture, and rich scrub it creates. I feel like I'm at a spa every time I step in the shower. I love this stuff.