I had never tried a cream blush before and when the girl at the counter tried this on me I was a bit apprehensive. However I loved the color and the product last all day. I love this for a fresh dewy look. Just the right amount of mauve for my NW20 skin.
Bath Treatments -Unlisted Brand - Anthropologie - Barr-Co Bubble Bath
jhoggan 9/13/2012 11:35:00 AM
Yet another product I can't live without and use regularly! Just plain fabulous and really helps the scent linger when used with the lotion. Pour two or three tablespoons of this sudsy elixir into your bath to cleanse and rejuvenate your skin with plant extracts, soothing botanicals, oatmeal extract and a clean scent. Packaged in an apothecary-inspired reusable glass bottle, this vegan product contains no parabens, sulfates or petrochemicals and is handcrafted in small batches in St. Louis, Missouri. Key ingredients: purified water, aloe, coconut soap, glycerin, oat extract, vitamin E, cucumber extract, green tea extract, fragrance Original Scent: milk, oatmeal, vanilla and vetiver
Lotions/ Creams -Unlisted Brand - Anthropologie - Barr-Co Fine Shea Butter Lotion
jhoggan 9/13/2012 11:32:00 AM
I love Anthropologie in general so when I saw & smelled this lotion I was hooked. It left a soft, wonderful, clean scent all day and it didn't irritate my super sensitive skin. I will definitely re-purchase! Formulated with aloe, shea butter, cucumber and colloidal oatmeal, this therapeutic emulsion soothes irritated and itchy skin while helping maintain moisture. It sinks in, feels silky and leaves behind a fresh, clean scent that calms the senses. Packaged in an apothecary-inspired reusable glass bottle, this vegan product contains no parabens or petrochemicals and is handcrafted in small batches in St. Louis, Missouri. Key ingredients: aloe, purified water, glycerin, safflower oil, oat kernel flour, shea butter, jojoba seed oil, avocado oil, vitamin E Original Scent: milk, oatmeal, vanilla and vetiver
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Jessica Simpson - Vintage Bloom
jhoggan 9/13/2012 11:28:00 AM
I really like the Jessica Simpson frangrance line and this is no exception. It just plain works with my chemistry. Will definitely repurchase. Vintage Bloom, the new fragrance from Jessica Simpson, is a soft, sheer romantic floral, a subtle harmony of garden flowers wafting by on a summer breeze. Crisp vibrant citrus notes open up Vintage Bloom to raspberry blossom, a light fresh floral accord and a burst of stardust peony. It then blossoms into warm sensuality, inviting notes of crisp cotton musk and Indian sandalwood.
Eyes -Unlisted Brand - Careprost~Generic Brand Latisse
jhoggan 9/12/2012 7:13:00 PM
I have used Latisse in th epast and had great results but I couldn't justify the price. I found the reviews on MUA for the Careprost and I am glad I took the chance. The results are the same as Latisse and it's waaaaay cheaper. I will definitely keep reordering!
Misc Beauty Tools -Unlisted Brand - PMD - Personal Microdermabrasion
jhoggan 9/10/2012 7:23:00 PM
The PMD Personal Microderm is an at-home microdermabrasion device that uses Aluminum Oxide Crystals and a vacuum suction to smooth away dead skin cells and literally uncover younger skin. When used just once a week, the PMD will minimize the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, hyperpigmentation and blemishes for a vibrant, youthful complexion. I purchased this last weekend and after one use I noticed a difference. Considereing how expensive professional treatments are, this device fits the bill for my budget. I will deinitely use once a week and ungrade from the blue tip to the green ones here shortly!
Moisturizers -Repechage - hydra 4 day protection cream
jhoggan 9/10/2012 7:19:00 PM
SO my girlfriend was using this while we were out of town and I tried it. I am so hooked. It left my skin hydrated yet not tacky at all.The smell is very clean and light and a little goes a long way. All throughout the day my skin was supper soft and it made a difference in my make-up application. WIll definitely repurchase!!! This lightly whipped formula is the ideal soothing and calming moisture cream. Combining Olive Oil and Olive Leaf extracts and 4 select Seaweeds, this formula helps protect skin against environmental aggressors and other free radical damage. Maintains daily essential moisture.
Moisturizers -Unlisted Brand - Phyris - Hyaluron Sensation Serum
jhoggan 9/10/2012 7:12:00 PM
Simply put...this stuff rocks!!! It is a fast-absorbing moisture concentrate HYALURON SENSATION SERUM with 2-fold hyaluronic soaked immediately and reduces fine lines and wrinkles in a flash. In addition, the concentrate scores with a time-release effect and emits moisture plump in carefully measured portions over several hours on the skin. I bought this to help my foundation look smooth so I mix a few drops in with my base and blend. Provides a simple dewy (not oily/greasy finish).
Moisturizers -Unlisted Brand - Dr. Grandel - Elements of Nature Regeneration
jhoggan 9/10/2012 6:46:00 PM
Not only does this stuff smell amazing it has really helped my combo/de-hdrayted skin. I love the way my skin looks after I use this. I will neer skimp on skin care and this is awesome for the price point. I only wish this came with a pump. "A firming face cream with vitamin E and bioflavones to improve the structure and elasticity of matures skin. Assists the natural regeneration process, protects against moisture loss and uses valuable wheat germ and argan oils to add vitality and a well cared for look to the skin."
Skincare - Face -Unlisted Brand - Dr. Grandel - Elements of Nature Epigran
jhoggan 9/10/2012 6:44:00 PM
At the recommendation of my facialist I purchased to help calm and hydrate my skin before I moisturize. Just a few drops and I press this into my skin right after I get out of the shower and follow with my moisturizer. THis has really helped take the redness out of my cheeks and is amazing when I get a little too much sun.
I love this color! I alternate between this and Lincoln Park After Dark and I even layer this with some gold glitter over it. This is just such a fun alternative to pinks and reds and not quite as dramatic as black. Will definitely keep using!
So I bought this based off the reviews on MUA. They counter sales person matched me to Fresco and in the daylight it was a perfect match. This is a heavier formula than I normally wear but it did provide that photo finish I had hoped for. I will definitely go to MAC and purchase a pump to make this easier to use. Like other reviewers this did take some effort to remove at the end of the day but I expected that since it's such a full coverage item. I am a MAC N5...
I purchased at the recommendation of my stylist and I am really glad I did. I personally like the grapefruit scent and it really worked to protect my hair from the heat. My only gripe is the price, but since you only need a small amount I would say it's worth the expense. You get what you pay for.
So while I was in Nordstrom I approached the MAC counter and asked for something to even out my skin tone. When the artist applied this makeup (normally I'm more of a tinted moisturizer/pressed powder girl) I was amazed at the finish this provided. Not sure if I'd wear this everyday (especially while it's super hot here in CA) but will definitely use it for going out with the girls... **UPDATE** So I have been wearing this everyday and I have been receiving so many compliments on my skin. I mix a few drops of my Phyris Hydrating serum in with the foundation and apply with my hands. The coverage is awesome and this doesn't break me out.
Lip Gloss -Cover Girl - Natureluxe lip balm Hibiscus
jhoggan 8/5/2012 2:10:00 PM
So I was browsing my local Ulta store and saw this color and thought I'd give it a chance. I am very happy with my purchase. It gives a light rasberry tint with a hint of creamy texture. As with most balms it doesn't last long, but for the price I will repurchase.