My current favorite. It is a good replacement for my beloved YSL Babydoll which is discontinued. As others mentioned, it is a rose note with some fruit notes underneath. Light but sophisticated, sexy. I get lots of compliments from both men and women alike whenever I wear this.
Everyone has different hair. For ME this product works well for everyday. I still put in argan oil on after my shower, so the frizz isn't an issue for me. I like that this doesnt totally weigh my hair or make it greasy.
Its a medium grey-brown-taupe with a microfine shimmer in an undiscript metallic. The shade leans too brown for my golden skintone. On my pink-based roommate it looks a lot better. Also, its semi-sheer. Took 4 coats to reach bottle color.
Cleansers -Philosophy - Purity Made Simple High Foaming daily cleanser
mmm12 4/6/2012 9:57:00 PM
I prefer the creamy texture of the original. But I will say this foam did get into my crevasses (like nose/cheek crease) and it took my eye make up off faster then the original. Non irritating. Non drying. No weird smell. Cleans effectively.
Styling Products -Organix - Renewing Moroccan Argan Penetrating Oil
mmm12 1/19/2012 11:03:00 PM
Hair is so soft. I applied to towel dried damp hair, mostly to the tips, a little all over though. Blew dried my hair and it looked great. Not 100% frizz free, but after running a flat iron over it, my hair looked so good. All day people asked if I had just gotten a haircut, which is good since I have very dry color treated hair. Tons of split ends were smoothed right out. I paid $7 at Harris Teeter & it looks like a million bucks.
This is a knockoff of Yves st. Laurent faux cils mascara. It acts a lot like it. Clumpy brush & clumpy application. BUT, it does a great job if you have a little time and a good eyelash comb. (just like ysl). So if you have the right tools (like a metal lash separator) then this will out perform many of the drugstore mascaras on the market right now. Especially if you are looking for volume. Color note: the "blackest black" isn't the darkest thing out there.
Treatments -Bare Escentuals - Rare Minerals Blemish Therapy
mmm12 11/9/2011 10:58:00 PM
I didn't love this when I first tried it. As others mentioned, it has a strong medicinal smell. And you put this on your face, by your nose. For that reason, I use at night, when I will sleep and not notice. I used this on my zits and nothing really noticeable happened. Blemishes were still there. I am a picker, yeah, I said it. And they didn't go away much faster then my normal "notice-pop-proceed" method. HOWEVER, after a weird breakout, I was desperate and used this product again. I definitely noticed that this product totally "healed" the blemish, meaning it was not sore, not inflamed, and not red when I woke up. Ever since then I have been using this on any blemish that seems to be sore/red/inflamed. Just pat a little on before bed and in the morning its starting to heal and/or i can get the gunk out. Gross, but this is a blemish product. I should also mention, I wouldn't wear this over foundation, its light/translucent, but I like to pack it on for effectiveness, and in that case it's way too light to wear around. Not cheap, but lasts forever and ever.
Shampoo -Suave - Professionals Almond & Shea Butter
mmm12 8/27/2011 12:07:00 PM
Everything has pretty much been said. I'd be happy with this product if it were $20, so for the value, its AMAZEBALLS. It makes my hair soft, but not fluffy, if that makes sense. I can't tell you about the frizz-factor because I use so many other products, i can't attribute anything to the shampoo. Try it, you will love it.
I have been on a serious foundation hunt. This is a great product for me. About me: normal skin with some dryness, especially in the winter. large pores, some blemish control issues, no acne or acne scaring. This foundation is great coverage (buildable, easy to apply a light layer or more if needed). Great realistic, non-cakey, non splotchy coverage. Good glow with out being too matte or too shiny. Feels good. Doesn't clog pores. Doesn't irritate my sensitive skin. Stays true to color throughout the day. Doesn't sweat off easily. Doesn't settle in my pores. Its good. I don't like the "pump" style bottle it is packaged in, but can't win them all. I also think $50 USD for foundation is a bit much (it retails for $45 but with tax its nearly 50).
OVERALL: Cute palette. Includes Shadow Quad, Liquid Liner Pen, Duo Gloss, and Loose Shimmer Powder. Timber (national artist) said Smashbox did all the make up for the movie and this is their promo kit for that. This is a small version, released everywhere. Nordstrom is selling a deluxe exclusive kit that includes these items PLUS an eyeliner palette, a blush, o-glow, and mascara. COLOR: Shadow Quad - leans cool- Eggplant purple (no shimmer), light pink with shimmer, flesh/nude shimmer, and a slate blue cream liner/shadow. Very wearable colors. Lip Gloss Duo- soft light pink (almost sheer) & bright wine (looks darker in bottle, goes on lips as fusia, but deep). Liner Pen- true black. Shimmer Powder- gold/pinky/frosty color, very similar to BE Cupcake. PROS: This kit is on trend, and quality. If someone is looking to update with a few products, get this. CONS: Limited Edition. Though, most colors seem to have pretty close matches in their regular line. PRICE: $35 USD
Alright, I dont know what all the hate is about. Does this stuff stink like nothing else? yes. like sh~t. it is bad. real bad. does it strip your hair of a little color? sure, but what did you expect, it is a straightening process. it totally helped keep my hair straight. after shampooing again (after the initial treatment) it really helped keep it smooth and straight. it did what it claimed. i still ran a flat iron threw my hair to smooth out the frazzled ends, but not really to straighten it. would i buy again? no. it gave me comparable results to a good blow out with out process, but the bonus is my future at home blowouts will be a snap.
OVERALL: As far as at home color, this is the *best* I have ever used. And I have tried them all. It also is better then some salon color I have had. COLOR: I used 4N (Dark Brown). It is a very very dark rich brown, almost black. Neutral tone. PROS: Radiant Shine! I can't get over how nicely this treated my hair. The color is true and has not faded. It covered all my gray, its been a few weeks now and the gray is a *tiny* bit lighter then the rest, but the color has held and better then all other at home coloring kits. CONS: Only available at Sephora as far as I know. It also uses a brush application, which is difficult to take care of the back of your own head if self-dying. PRICE: $30 USD
Works better, faster, stronger then any other topcoat i have ever found. The price tag is a bit much since you should be using it generously.
OVERALL: This liquid foundation combines all the great things about foundations that I love! PROS: Realistic finish, a touch dewy texture, great coverage, long lasting, feels comfortable! CONS: The bottle is a bit bulky, and I suspect it will be hard to get out the last of the product, but I am not there yet. PRICE: $38.00 USD
OVERALL: My new HG lipstick. Mainly because the shade is perfect for my NC35, brunette coloring... but still there is so much more to this lipstick! COLOR: A nude with a kick... has some ultra fine shimmer and is a bit deeper flesh toned with strong warm tones coming through- on warm skin this may traslate to peach if you have pigmented lips. Medium coverage. Not sheer, but not opaque. PROS: Beautiful! Unique shade, universal color, LOVE the packaging, long lasting, soft on the lips. CONS: Price and it is a tiny bit drying on my lips (as all sticks are imo). PRICE: $32.00 USD