I really like this for summer. It's a little much when first sprayed, but after it's been on the skin a little while, it warms up a tad and ends up being very nice.
After using mineral foundations for a few years, I decided I wanted to try liquid again. After reading some reviews I decided to try Colorstay. It was priced right and actually had a color light enough to match my skin (110 Ivory). It applies wonderfully for me, but I use a Beauty Blender and stipple it on. It also does a pretty good job of covering my dark circles which is a huge plus for me. Most foundations, liquid and mineral, are almost completely gone from my super oily nose within a couple of hours. Not Colorstay. It lasts and lasts. I love this stuff. I rarely repurchase any beauty product as I am always looking for something better, but I will continue to repurchase this.
Love this! I have purchased a ton of lotions, looking for the perfect one. I think my search is over. This really keeps me feeling soft and moisturized all day long, where others left me needing to reapply throughout the day. Yes, it's expensive, but if I'm not purchasing several others, too, then I'm okay with that. Applying while you are still damp from the shower or bath really makes all the difference in the world. It sinks in well, and leaves me nice and soft. I didn't do that the first couple times I used it and it left me sticky, with a heavy layer on my skin. I will definitely purchase this again and again, but I hope that my 16 ounce bottle lasts a while seeing as I only apply it once a day.
Love this! Received as a sample with an order, and fell in love immediately. Someone below described it as fresh laundry with rose. That is exactly what I thought when I tried it. I plan on ordering a bottle of this very soon.
Lipstick -Clinique - Almost Lipstick - Black Honey
lavenderfleur 5/4/2011 11:47:00 AM
Perfect! I'm not a fan of bold lipstick colors (not on me anyway) and this is just what I've been looking for. It adds just enough color without being really obvious. I can see myself using this pretty much daily. Will definitely buy again.
Moisturizers -Kiehls - Ultra Facial Moisturizer with SPF 15
lavenderfleur 4/29/2011 4:16:00 PM
I received a sample of this with an order, and was not all that impressed with it when I first used it. It was fine, but didn't seem like anything special or like it was worth the price. During the day, however, it has kept me totally shine free. I usually have oil showing up on my nose within an hour regardless of what product I've used. Very impressed. That alone will make me repurchase. Not having to use blotting sheets or powder all day will be a nice change! Added: I've used this for a couple weeks now and still loving it. It keeps my skin velvety soft all day, and my makeup looks wonderful over it.
Loose Powders -E.L.F. - Studio High Definition Powder
lavenderfleur 8/6/2010 6:49:00 PM
Awesome powder! I had been thinking about getting the MUFE HD powder, and then read about this and thought it was certainly worth a shot. It really does give a nice airbrushed look. It really diminished to look of my pores. All in all, wonderful product that I will purchase as long as they have it available.
I really, really like this about 5-10 minutes after putting it on. The cherry has settled, and it blends well with the almond and honey. Unfortunately, I cannot get this scent to last more than an hour on me. I mean it's gone at that point. For the price, I expect more. If it lasted longer, I would probably shell out the money for a full bottle...I like it that much. Too bad. I'm off to try dupes to see if I can find something similar.
Fragrances -I Profumi di Firenze - Ambra del Nepal
lavenderfleur 7/26/2010 5:28:00 PM
I really like this scent. Straight amber is too...medicinal for me to enjoy completely, but this is creamy. I do wish it were just a tad less sweet, but I can get past that. It lasts a reasonable amount of time. I can smell it on myself without having to bring my wrist to my nose, but is not overly strong either. Someone would have to be very close to smell it. I just have a sample right now, but I imagine when it gets closer to Fall that I will want to have my own full bottle. I think it's funny to see at least one other person mention their cat liking it. My cat loves this stuff. Maybe they need to start making Ambra del Nepal scented kitty toys. :)
Great stuff. I have quite a few lip products and go back and forth between them, but I can really tell a difference when I use this. I don't mind the little pot of product, but I wish they'd at least make it more flat so you can get to the product more easily when it gets low. I scoop a bit out on the back of my fingernail so it doesn't get underneath them (ew). As mentioned before, I have tried many different lip products, but this is one of the best. And heck, for the price, you can't beat it. I have a few of these little jars for my desk, beside the bed, one at work, etc. I have and will continue to repurchase.
I love this stuff! I've bought and used many different lip treatments, chapsticks, lip balms, etc. and this one is one of my favorite! The consistency is just right; not to thin, not too thick, and not sticky. It smooths nicely onto my lips. The light vanilla scent and flavor are nice too. I put it on before bed and can still feel a bit left when I wake up and my lips are nice and smooth. I keep my hands clean and use hand sanitizer regularly, so I'm not overly worried about having to use my finger to get to the product. I like that the pot was designed to be wide instead of deep. Easy to get to the good stuff. This will last a while, too, so I don't mind that it's a little pricey. Worth the cost to me. I will definitely buy again!
Primer/ Corrector -Unlisted Brand - Monistat - Chafing Relief Powder-Gel
lavenderfleur 4/19/2010 11:43:00 PM
I used this a while back, and liked it, and then tried other things and this got pushed to the back and forgotten. Well, I pulled it out and used it today and it really does do a wonderful job as a primer. I usually have an oil slick for a nose an hour or so after I get to work, and I got a few hours in today without having to blot. Even then, it wasn't nearly as oily as it usually is. It really makes my mineral makeup apply and well and look nice all day. I'm definitely going to be using this on a regular basis from now on! Can sometimes be hard to find, but I order from drugstore.com.
I love this stuff! It's perfect for work, weekends, and even a night out. It's subtle and sophisticated without seeming overly mature. I have a lot (40+) perfumes and I find myself reaching for this one quite a bit...at least 4-5 days a week. I will most certainly buy another bottle when I run out of this.
Wow! I'm sad I just discovered this shade. It is a red that I can actually pull off. Great color for fall and winter. It even looks good with my pale skin and auburn hair. Would definitely buy again!
My nose gets very shiney throughout the day. These work just as well as the Clean & Clear brand. They're very inexpensive which is nice too. I plan to repurchase.