Lotions/ Creams -Kiehls - Creme de corps soy milk and honey whipped body butter
madamlasher 4/21/2012 11:54:00 PM
I read previous reviews complaining about the smell of this product, and I would have to say either they got a bad batch/ expired/ fake or contaminated product as the smell is delicious! It's a sweet/ coconut/ with almost a hint of mango, it smells gorgeous! This is a very luxurious product and my skin looks so soft and smooth after putting it on. I just hit 30 and my décolletage is one of the areas that concerns me, having fair skin and that area being exposed to UV it's showing age. But when I use this body butter it makes it look smoother and less sun damaged. It's brilliant all over the body and absorbs into the skin well. A bit on the expensive side, but if your skin is a bit on the dry side and needs some TLC I would say spend the extra clams and indulge yourself, you deserve it :)
Colour: Brown Purchased: Syd Aus I really love this brow pencil as it's build-able and natural looking. It really enhances my eye brows and makes them look well manicured. The colour is perfect for my brows, it's a rather neutral cool brown. The brush on the end is handy and helps soften the lines. But it's rather expensive $50AUD for a small amount so I really only use it for special occasions and use something cheaper for everyday. It would be ideal if you could get the pencil without the brush for a cheaper price.
Moisturizers -Neutrogena - Oil-Free Moisture Sensitive Skin
madamlasher 3/5/2012 7:15:00 PM
I picked this up on a whim because I thought it being 'oil free' and for sensitive skin it would be a no brainer. I wish I read the reviews, at least I have learnt a lesson. This moisturiser leaves my skin looking shiny and oily looking, it kind of tingles, and feels itchy on my skin which is an indicator that the ingredients aren't good for sensitive skin. As the beauty industry isn't regulated then the companies can say whatever they want on their products, I can only recommend that you do your research and invest in companies that actually do what they claim.
This is definitely a HG (holy grail) product for me. I think I may use it in the colder months so my skin doesn't get used to it. I love that I only have to apply one drop and it covers under my eyes and some light acne scarring on my cheeks. Straight away my skin gets plumper looking and fine lines under my eyes clear up. I use it at night only and allow at least 10 mins for it to sink in. Will definitely buy again & being an organic natural product is a definite plus for me. Would recommend to anyone (:
Before I purchased this product, I did a bit of research and came across this brand Dr. Hauschka. It seemed to fit all my requirements; being all natural and quality. I approached a SA at the Dr Hauschka counter and gave a brief description of what my skin was like (dry combination) and she suggested I try the quince cream. I must admit the product that I wanted to try was the Rejuvenating mask which I heard raved about. (Luckily for me a free sample of that product came with the Quince day cream). I started to use it and for me this is not a rave product, but my skin has probably benefited from using it in some ways; even though it doesn't feel nice on. It has kind of sticky film feeling, however it was a very good base to my mineral make up and so far hasn't given much of an oily t-zone during wear- which I despise. My skin quality has improved since wearing it though, it appears less stressed and blotchy when I have clean bare skin. So to sum it up in pro and con form: Cons Value; very small packaging it has lasted me a couple of months so far but is running out now. A bit sticky feeling whilst wearing. Not a holy grail product for me. Pros It is meant to be natural so I have experienced overall calmer less blotchy skin. A little bit goes a long way; I think I maybe using a bit too much so the next purchase hopefully will last longer. Would I recommend? Hmm maybe not unless the person wants to get away from nasty chemical and into natural skin care. This is not a brand you should frivolously try; it's more a brand you approach when you a making a change of lifestyle.
This is a good shampoo for my hair. I have colour treated hair that is fine and a bit damaged. It doesn't dry out my hair and is very gentle. The packaging isn't that great though.
Treatments -Davines - Nounou Pak - nourishing repairing mask
madamlasher 12/17/2009 4:58:00 AM
This is a great conditioner/treatment. Ever since I started using it I only have to condition once or twice a week. The result is amazingly soft and silky hair without any greasiness. The smell is lovely and I am very happy with the package size. Will purchase again =)
Makeup Brushes -Unlisted Brand - Kabuki makeup brush
madamlasher 10/13/2009 6:58:00 PM
I got a: Faux hair Kabuki Brush Vegan SUPER SOFT! ANTI BACTERIAL from ebay for $22.95AUD. This is amazing brush it feels so soft and luxurious on my skin and provides even coverage. very very happy will buy again =)
The absolute HG of hair straighteners! I luckily have it in purple. swoon!
This is a great color for my skin. I like that it isn't too powerful and brightens up my skin. Very natural and a good everyday blush. Will purchase again.
Treatments -Dermalogica - Concealing Spot Treatment
madamlasher 8/4/2009 8:13:00 AM
I love this product! It is simply the best pimple treatment I've come across thus far. I get the occasional spot and I found this to be a great overnight treatment; it just dries the pimple up real fast and speeds the healing progress. When I use it under make-up I simply drop a tiny bit on the area, allow to dry then dab of the excess with cotton wool. I find a bit of the treatment covers the head of the pimple and that's all you really need. Please don't get misled by the name of this product: concealer; I would say it is way more on the treatment side than a concealer. Overall 5/5 will buy again. UPDATE October 2011: Bravo Dermalogica for improving the packaging and the formula! It's now in a plastic squeeze tube & the product is less watery. This works even better than before; I have now updated the packaging quality to 5.
Moisturizers -The Body Shop - Seaweed mattifying moisture lotion SPF 15
madamlasher 8/3/2009 9:00:00 AM
I bought this product hoping that it would reduce my oily t zone; and it did reduce it so I was fairly happy with it. It also smells nice. Only down side is the small quantity and the fact it is fairly exy for the size. I will consider buying again if i don't find a better mattifying daytime lotion.
This was my choice out of a few new quad limited edition available. I was attracted to the cooler shades and after having a play around I am really pleased with the quality and versatility of these shades. The pink and white shades are quite shimmery and I love the shade of blue.
This was the first mineral make-up purchase ever for me. The reason I was lured to buying this product was due to the special limited offer discount in which I got: Mineral Make-up in fair 2 brushes, mineral and concealer and a bronzer. This was good value for 100AUD, however I wouldn't be repurchasing the mineral make up again. I think the biggest draw back is the packaging. Not only does it seem a little of the stingy side, it's a bit of a annoyance to get out. Now that it is running out I will be looking for another brand. Also it came with a free make-up base, which is a cute extra although I don't think it does its job that well. It smells pretty though (Lavender). The quality of the mineral make up is okay, it looks very nice when it has just been applied, but as soon as you get a bit hot or sweaty it gets an unattractive sheen. Overall 3/5 for me.
To me this mascara works well. It doesn't clump and I've had this product for 4 months. The wand is good and it's great value for money. Since you should be replacing your mascara every 6 months I won't hesitate to pick this up again. The only gripe I have is that I have to now as it has aged a bit I have to wipe the excess off with a tissue before applying otherwise it will clump a little.