Misc Beauty Tools -Clarisonic - Pro Skincare Brush
miss_fliss 7/17/2008 3:31:00 PM
I have been using the Clarisonic brush for about a month, and I am definitely seeing some improvements in my skin tone and general texture. It took me a while to figure out which setting was best for me, so now I use it twice a day for 1 minute with the low power setting. Prior to using this brush I had some small red pimples in my t-zone, and also my enitre nose and the sides where full of blackheads. I was also prone to some hyperpigmentation around my mouth that had been annoying me for years. I use the Clarisonic brush with Dr. Hauschka Cleansing Milk (I only use organic skincare and makeup) and after every use it leaves my skin very smooth and hydrated. Recentl I have started to see results; a more even skintone, a reduce in pimples and hyperpigmentation, and my blackheads are completely gone. I am really glad this has worked for me, I have started using less makeup and some days I don't feel like wearing any :) So it is a great beauty tool, although I think that some of the claims are a bit over the top (but anything to sell a product, eh?) but I will nonetheless continue to use it, and most likely buy a new one if this one stops working.
Concealers -Unlisted Brand - Nvey Eco Erase Corrective Make-up
miss_fliss 2/11/2008 11:22:00 AM
Finally an organic concealer that gives great coverage, stays put all day, doesn't make my skin greasy and that doesn't bog my skin down! When I wear this concealer it feels as if there is nothing on my skin at all, but still the coverage is there! I need quite some coverage aswell for underneath my eyes and some hyperpigmentation around my mouth, and this does uch an excellent job at keeping me fresh looking all day. I will continue to use this for ages and ages, right now I don't think I will find anything better! The packaging is great too, it has a mirror so you could have it in your purse for touch ups. I usually put some more on after 6 hours, which is ages compared to the 40 minutes my previous concealer lasted. I absolutely love this! =D
To everyone who frowns at the size of this product: you are supposed to use this once a day! :) ALso, all you will need is one pump. I have done this for the past 4 months and I am just passing the halfway mark with my first bottle. I use this in the morning, and it is a great way to start off your day! It is like the Cleansing Milk but with jojoba beads that feel soo good on my skin. It is perfect to use in the mornings to get rid of dead skin cells and excess sebum. You don't have to scrub really hard either, just gently massage all over to get the lymph working. It gives my skin a nice glow, and if there are any dry flaky places that would be enhanced by my makeup, this cleanser takes care of them! They say it will brighten, and by this they mean that they freshly exposed of new skin cells will radiate to give you a bright look, it does NOT mean that you become paler/whiter or whatever :) I really reccomend this product :)
Cleansers -Juice Beauty - JUICE BEAUTY CLEANSING MILK
miss_fliss 8/18/2007 7:50:00 AM
First off; if someone told me that this was a moisturizer and I would try it on the back of my hand, I would have believed them! Thats how creamy it is. When you massage it it onto a wet face you immediatley feel how deeply it moisturizes. It smells really good, removes all makeup (I go over my face with a cloth to dry it, and the cloth stays clean) and afterwards makes the skin feel super soft. I started using this cleanser in conjunction with the Exfoliating Cleanser from JB as well, and in a matter of days my skin was velvety smooth. I use this is the evenings to take off my makeup, and since I don't use any creams at night (going the Dr. Hauschka way there!) I don't feel the need for any further moisturization. I actively chose this brand because I am an organic gal, but what makes this brand so different is that they don't use water as their base, but fruit juices. This is really rare in todays beauty industry, where usually they distill the active ingredients to a minute percentage so you end up with zero benefits. Visually the packaging is fresh and stylish. I have tried many, many cleansers and this has not made me break out or irritate my skin. On the contrary, it actually does what it says! Highly recommended, especially if you are prone to sensitivity and also wear makeup! Good luck! :)
This mask is in a glass or clay jar, for sure some heavy material. I agree with the previous reveiwer, they should provide a small spoon to guide us in how much we need and make usage that much easier. As for the results, well, I couldn't be without it! It is a great treat for yourself, and if you have oily skin with blackheads that just won't go away no matter how much you squeeze, (which is the worst thing you can do ladies!) this mask will take care of it. At least it did for me, and I have those annoying blackheads that are level with the skin around my nose, and if I try to squeeze them out they won't budge and the area will just get inflamed! You can really feel the mask pulling out the impurities, and after a while you can see that the clay has these oily spots on it, which indicates that the blackhead/oiliness has been extracted and absorbed into the clay. It gave my family a fright when I first used it due to the colour! I excused it by saying it is totally natural, and they replied that "Well it looks like something else totally natural!" So you might wanna take some time for yourself when you use this mask ;) I use it once a week max, it has lasted me 3 months and I am not more than halfway yet! I really like the fact that they have a refill, makes it much cheaper and better for the environment!
This must be the smoooothest mascara on the market!! My lashes are super hard to deal with and one twitch and I have to do it all again! Before I didn't like the way mascara looked on me, it was too fake, too clumpy and it somehow did not make my eyes look my best! In good faith I tried Dr. Hauschka because I mean, it's Dr. Hauschka, and also cause of the MUA reveiws :) It goes on very easily, looks totally natural and smells wonderful! No clumps in sight! It also gives the lashes a slight sheen instead of that matt look that comes with conventional mascaras. I think it is due to all of the protecting and moisturizing ingredients :) I also noticed that the redness I used to have in the inner corners of my eyes was greatly reduced, and I have no doubt that it was my previous mascara that caused it! This is my HG mascara, it will take A LOT to make me sway from it and switch to something else =)
I really like this deodorant! The name really sums it up; Fresh! The smell is unmistakibly Dr. Hauschka, it's a mix of florals but also that je-ne-sais-quoi extra that makes the smell very uplifting! And it works! =D One day I forgot to use it and within hours I noticed moist armpits and all the nasties that come along with it! So it definitely keeps my armpits clean, dry and FRESH (no pun intended!)
This is a great eyeliner! I have it in brown and I just dot it slightly on the lower lashes and draw along the natural curve at the far corners of my eyes; it makes my eyes pop and just look more alive! It does not smudge or travel, and it doesn't smell all stale either like most eyeliners tend do do :)
Because this product has natural alcohol as its second ingredient (this is not drying to the skin, it is good for skin in this case) it was enough to make me tipsy the first three times, but after that I don't notice it anymore. You have to use this in the way that the product says it should be used, and you will begin to see amazing results! At first I had a couple of breakouts, as the Cleansing Cream really lets the skin cleanse itself and not mask zits and makes them surface so that they are out of your system. It leaves a film after you have used it, but since I preceding this use some cleansing wipes and then a toner all that is left is moisturized skin. I use this is the evenings and after I don't have to moisturize. (You should NEVER apply moisturizer to your skin at night, night creams are a waste of money. I can say from experience that my skin is much softer and in better condition when it is left to breathe for those 8 hours. See the Dr. Hauschka website for details, trust me this does wonders for your skin!) So all in all, I would not be without this product, and it is really gentle on the skin, whilst still delivering the exfoliation that I am after. Will definitley repurchase!
Before I used to touch up my skin every two hours, now after switching to the BE foundation and using the Mineral Veil I can go from 7 - 17 without worrying about makeup sliding! Oil is the reason why people have the need to touch up, because it basically makes the makeup go away to the slightest touch. MV counteracts this. I use MV on my nose, forehead and chin first, then I sweep lightly over my eyelid (this really works, the eyeshadow stays PUT!) and then on my cheeks to settle my cream blushes. Love this product, wouldn't be without it. You only need the tiniest bit, very economical! =)
Lipstick -Guerlain - KissKiss - 570 Rose Impudique
miss_fliss 1/3/2007 3:43:00 PM
Oh man I love this lipstick so much! I was always afraid to wear lipsticks, in fact this is my first one and I absolutely LOVE IT! The colour really complements my fair skin tone and brown hair, and it can also be used as a cream blush if applied on dewy skin =) You can also easily use it with Rosebud for a more everyday look. The smell is absolutley divine, a raspberry floral smell, and the packaging is pure luxury! Will definatley repurchase, allthough a little goes a LONG way! And as a bonus my fave modell is the face of the liptsick - Doutzen Kroes :D
Great product, allthough not pinkish enough for me, so I wont buy it again, I'm rather going for the Rose Radiance (I have very fair skin). But I still love it though, it har replaced my bronzer in these winter months! =) Good if you have warm undertones :)
So I LOVE everything else BE, but this brush just really let me down. The reason was that it sheds. Like crazy. The coverage it gives is excellent, thats the only reason why I use it, but its just really annoying that I have to pick bristles off my face. I am currently on the search for a better Kabuki brush, and I guess I'll use this until all the hairs have come out (lol)! Luckily I got it on eBay so I didn't break the bank, but still that doesn't make up for the crazy shedding. *UPDATE* After the fifth application it stopped shedding and now its the only thing that can guarantee flawless skin throughout the day! Recommended ladies!! =)
Skincare - Face -Decleor - Harmonie Jour Day Cream
miss_fliss 12/10/2006 8:25:00 AM
This is a review for the Harmonie Gentle Soothing Cream. Before purchasing this cream, I had secretly tried some of my mothers, and I can remember allready then that I was amazed. My skin just looked so even, and there was some natural blush appearing in my cheeks, and I got a healthy glow. What was in this cream? I thought to myself and for the next couple of weeks I "borrowed" some from my mothers jar, but I used other moisturisers in between. I finally bought this cream and after just two days of using it day and night I wake up to smooth, sily soft skin which is happy! So if you want the best results you should use the cream by itself. I love the smell of it, the texture, and the fact that it is only pure and natural ingredients. This is perfect for my mixed sensitive skin, it seems to balance it out as now the oiliness from my T-zone and roughness of my cheeks has disapeared! I have bought 10 x 5ml samples over eBay, and not even is it more hygenic but also practical. I gave the packaging quality for the full 50 ml jar 4/5 because it is very heavy (made of glass) and the lid usually cracks if you drop it on the floor. Other than that, this is a SUPERB cream and definatley my HG!
Moisturizers -Clarins - Moisture Quenching Hydra-Balance Lotion SPF 15
miss_fliss 11/16/2006 3:46:00 PM
I started off with a sample from this product, and I instantly loved it! It had everything I need from a moisturizer; SPF + UVA protection and an anti-pollution complex, as well as feeling divine on my skin. Now I have bought the full size bottle and will come with an update if this suddendly makes my skin even better or worse, but right now this is brill!