Other -Unlisted Brand - Philips Sonicare Toothbrush
makeupjunkie5349 3/2/2008 12:07:00 PM
Like the previous reviewer, I also got the Flexcare Toothbrush with the attached UV Cleaner. I absolutely love it. My teeth have never felt so clean from any other toothbrush. I decided to spring for this toothbrush because I love my Clarisonic face brush so much (and I believe they are made by the same company). Just like the Clarisonic, it has a T-timer that tells you when to move to another part of your mouth for brushing. And I really like the fact that it has a UV Cleaner. Wonderful toothbrush and well worth the investment!
Shampoo -Kenra - Platinum Color Care Fine/Thin Hair
makeupjunkie5349 3/2/2008 11:52:00 AM
I like this shampoo. My stylist suggest this, so I purchased it along with the Mango Butter conditioner for normal hair (I'll review that later). I love the smell of this shampoo and it doesn't seem to leave my hair oily like most do. Plus, it's for fine/thin hair, which is right up my alley! I will definitely repurchase, especially since it's easier to find than Pureology.
Moisturizers -Kate Somerville - Deep Tissue Repair with Peptide K8
makeupjunkie5349 2/6/2008 5:12:00 PM
This is a great product all around! I was a little leery of it at first since I have combination skin (oily/normal), but I haven't had any breakouts so far. The other reviews are right, just a little does go a long way. I also love the fact that you pump out just the right amount that you need. I use my Clarisonic brush at night, and then this cream. My skin looks wonderful! This is a high dollar cream, but well worth it and I will definitely repurchase.
Misc Beauty Tools -Clarisonic - Pro Skincare Brush
makeupjunkie5349 2/6/2008 5:06:00 PM
I absolutely love this brush! I first saw it on QVC and they sold out, so I had to order it from Sephora.com. My skin has looked so good and much smoother since I've started using it. I love that it beeps when it's time for you to cleanse another part of your face. I use mine with my Philosophy Purity Made Simple and have had great results. It's expensive, but well worth it!
I am SO on the fence about this shampoo, but I absolutely LOVE the lemon custard smell, and how great and moisturizing the conditioner is. The conditioner is definitely going to be a repurchase for me. It leaves my hair very soft, and the smell is to die for!
I got this in a QVC "A Few Good Men" holiday gift set along with The Gingerbread Man and The Milkman. This one smells very similar to the Shear Splendor shampoo/conditioner set -- a lemon custard scent. Very nice. I absolutely love the poem that Cristina wrote on this one and wanted to share it here: "I love the muffin man because he loves me just the way I am. It all started on the day he baked me delicious lemon custard muffins. He bakes! I ate one and thought I'd died and gone to heaven, but what really got to me was when he insisted on hand feeding me a second muffin. I said, "I worry about my weight," he said "I worry about your happiness." "Enjoy yourself darling."
Just like they claimed on QVC, this does smell EXACTLY like chocolate milk. If you are a fan of chocolate B&B scents, you'll love this one. It's not a strong chocolate scent like their "Hot Cocoa" 3 in 1. I got this in a 3 piece holiday gift set along with The Gingerbread Man and The Muffin Man (including the adorable gift bags with the Philosophy poem on the back). I am removing a lippie because I am not a super big fan of chocolate scents, but this one is good because it's not overpowering.
This hardly has any gingerbread smell at all, and I'm honestly wondering why it was on Oprah's Favorite Things show. It doesn't stink, but it doesn't smell as good as I had hoped. It is just like all the other Philosophy 3 in 1's.....very foamy and a good cleanser, though. I think my favorite thing about it is the Philosophy poem on the back of the bottle. It's very cute! UPDATE: Since I've started using this, it smells much better in the shower than it does in the bottle, and I have learned to like it. It smells a lot like Origins Ginger Souffle.
AMAZING! This will make your skin so soft and velvety to the touch. I only use it once every 1 - 2 weeks. Great results and definitely recommend!
Moisturizers -Philosophy - Hope in a Jar - for all skin types
makeupjunkie5349 12/2/2007 12:28:00 PM
I am a little surprised that this didn't get a higher rating than it did. This is my HG moisturizer. I only have to use a TINY bit of this product on my skin. I purchased it while it was still hot outside, and I almost found it to be too moisturizing, even though it's 99% oil free. Now that the winter months are here, it's been perfect. I've been using it along with Purity Made Simple cleanser, and my face looks wonderful and has cleared up so much. Will definitely repurchase!
Cleansers -Philosophy - Purity Made Simple (Real Purity Cleanser)
makeupjunkie5349 12/2/2007 12:22:00 PM
This has become my new HG cleanser. My skin has become so much clearer since using this cleanser along with Hope In A Jar moisturizer. One note for anybody considering this: on the demos on QVC, they say it removes ALL eye makeup. I have found that isn't the case with me. It does give a good head start to removing mascara - and it does remove all eye shadow - but I still have to use a little bit of eye makeup remover to get the rest of my mascara off. Still, the benefits are definitely worth it and I highly recommend this!!!
Gels/Soaps -Philosophy - Amazing Grace Bath, Shampoo & Shower Gel
makeupjunkie5349 11/21/2007 3:09:00 PM
One of my favorite shower gels of all time! Ultra feminine scent that you can actually still smell on your skin even after you get out of the shower. I love this one so much, I'm buying it for my mother for Christmas. A must-have for anybody who likes soft scents!
This is one of the best scents I have ever smelled. However, like another reviewer said, you have to spritz throughout the day. The scent is not long lasting, but it is very pretty and feminine. Will definitely repurchase and highly recommend -- especially for those who can't wear strong scents.
Eye Primer -Bare Escentuals - bareVitamins Prime Time Eyelid Primer
makeupjunkie5349 11/21/2007 2:02:00 PM
This is by far the BEST shadow primer I've ever used. I have tried many others in the past, but this is the only one that has completely kept my lids oil-free and kept my shadow from creasing (which I've always had a problem with). I apply the primer, then BE Well-Rested for Eyes, then my BE glimmer and/or glimpse. Works like a dream and the color lasts ALL day! Will definitely repurchase and HIGHLY recommend!
Powder -Bare Escentuals - Bare Minerals in 1.2, fairly light
makeupjunkie5349 10/13/2007 1:39:00 AM
This is my new HG makeup! I purchased the starter kit from Sephora and since I've been using it (less than 1 month), my skin has looked so much better -- it gives me a flawless complexion. My pores do seem smaller and, best of all, hardly any T-zone shine at all and less breakouts. I have never used ANY foundation that stayed completely matte throughout the day, but this is the closest I've found. I also love fact that I can put on my foundation/powder in only about 2 minutes and it looks great! This is definitely a must-have for anybody with oily or combination skin. I am so glad I decided to purchase this kit. Now I want to try more of the Bare Escentuals products!