I love this mask. I am used to using the drying, cracking masks of yester-year. This bio-fresh mask is amazing. I love the way it feels going on my face. Right out of the fridge it is so cool and refreshing! The smell is fresh and lovely. I leave the mask on for about a half hour. There's no reasoning behind that, that's just typically how long I leave it on. It starts to get a little crusty after that amount of time, but I don't care because when I wash it off my skin is moisterized and alive. I glow and my pores shrink. I cannot wait to put this mask on my skin. I actually use it every other day. I get about 15 applications out of the little jar.
Styling Products -John Frieda - Frizz-Ease Hair Serum
pittprincess3 8/25/2008 3:08:00 PM
I do not like this product. The serum is so oily. If my hair touches my face at all, I will break out! When I was using this product I would shower in the morning, put on the serum, then have to shower and wash my hair again before I went to bed because if I went to bed with this on my hair (even if my hair was pulled up in a bun) it would break me out in the morning. The serum is greasy on your hands... it does get rid of some frizz, but you are better off with another product!
Scrubs -Bath and Body Works - Aromatherapy Vanilla and Jasmine Sugar Scrub
pittprincess3 8/25/2008 1:15:00 PM
I am quite obsessed with this scrub! I love the smell. It does stay around for quite a long time, but I love it, so it doesn't bother me! I use this scrub on my legs before applying moisterizer or self tanner, so I get an even color. Also, I use this on my elbows and the bottom of my feet with a little foot scraper. It makes my skin so soft and lovely. The oil and the sugar do separate in the jar. Sometimes I like to drip the oil on my legs and leave it on for extra hydration! I live in Arizona. We need it here. It feels so silky and lovely. I stay away from salt scrubs because I tend to kill my legs when I shave them. They burn!!! I love the sweet, sugar scrub! I am on my 2nd jar in about a month. I really do use a ton of it!
This is a good self- tanner. I am extremely fair. I use this lotion on my legs. It does not turn my skin orange or yellow, like most self-tanners do. The color is slightly brown. I did notice a difference after the first use. The color will build well as you continue use. It goes on smooth and silky. It also makes my skin feel soft. On the overall, this product does it's job better than most. I came to the conclusion that I am not a big fan of being tan at all, so I probably would not purchase another self- tanner. If I did, however, decide to attempt a tan... I would buy Dove Summer Glow.
Cleansers -Bare Escentuals - RareMinerals Renew & Reveal Facial Cleanser
pittprincess3 8/25/2008 2:16:00 AM
I use this cleanser as a mask. The woman at the BE store showed me how to put the powder in my hand, add a little bit of water and create a mask. The consistency should be a little bit like a water oatmeal. The ratios are a little difficult to figure out. I don't use this as a cleanser, because honestly, it would be too annoying to use everyday! I use it about 3 times a week as an exfoliating mask. The cleanser hardens to make a very nice (not itchy at all) mask. I love the way my skin feels after I wash it off. It's gentle and quite lovely. The powder seems to last forever. I swear, I lose half of it just closing the bottle and it never seems to run out (which is a very good thing). It can make a mess, but I think I'm pretty much used to it with all of my Bare Escential powders.
Treatments -Bare Escentuals - Rare Minerals Blemish Therapy
pittprincess3 8/25/2008 2:12:00 AM
Honestly, I don't love this Blemish Therapy. I use it on pimples that pop up around my time of the month. I will typically use it under my Bare Escentuals makeup, but sometimes I use it at night. I have not noticed any difference in one pimple that I have put this stuff on. I have been using it on problem areas for the past 3 months or so. I don't notice a change in redness, irritation, size... anything. I will continue to use it until I get rid of my little container, but that's just because I don't want to waste it. It doesn't break me out worse. It honestly doesn't do anything. I feel like I am putting flour or cornstarch on my face. It's just, blah!
Eyeliner -Maybelline - Define-A-Line in Rich Raisin
pittprincess3 8/25/2008 2:09:00 AM
This is my go-to liner. I have fair skin and blue eyes, so the Rich Raisin color does not overwhelm. I use it as my day liner, and if I use it at night, I just pump up my eyeshadow! I love the creamy texture of this liner. I read the reviews, and I did not have any issue with smudging, melting, etc.. which is pretty good considering I live in Arizona and wear this liner all summer!!! My eye beds are not oily in the least, so this may be why I do not have any issues with staying power. I love, love, love this liner :-)
I could not love a nail color more than I love Infatuation. It is a beautiful creamy, pinky peach. I am a fair girl. By fair, I mean pretty much pale. This color does not jump off of my hand, but it looks elegant and ladylike. I am quite obsessed. I use two coats. 1 coat is too sheer for my skintone. If it were up to me (which I guess it is), I would never put another nail color on for as long as I live. This is my go- to. I hope that they never discontinue.
Aussie's Sprunch Spray has been my go to hairspray for years. I have very long, thick, curly hair. I spray this all over my hair and it keeps its shape. It does not feel heavy, sticky, or dry my scalp. I will continue to use Aussie's Sprunch Spray as my go to hairspray!
Styling Products -Sexy Hair Concepts - Curly Sexy Hair Curl Reactivator
pittprincess3 8/25/2008 1:53:00 AM
I love, love this spray! If I spray it on my hair in the afternoon when my curls begin to get a little limp or even frizzy, it brings me back to my bouncy morning look. This Reactivator really does its job.
I like Uptight. I use it on my long, curly hair. Honestly, I use it as a bit of a hairspray to hold curls that have already been treated to Bedhead Curls Rock Curl Amplifier. I don't use a hairdryer with it. I live in Arizona and it is summertime, so maybe that's why it still works out well for me!! Nothing like 110 degree heat! I did use it with a diffuser when I was living on the East Coast. It made my curls even more bouncy. I like this spray.
Styling Products -TiGi - Catwalk Curls Rock Curl Amplifier
pittprincess3 8/25/2008 1:47:00 AM
I like this product a lot. I have very long, full, curly hair. My longest layer is way down to the middle of my back. I use Catwalk Curls Rock Curl Amplifer after I get out of the shower. I use about 1 1/2 pumps. I notice a bit of crunchiness if I use 2 pumps. If your curly hair is not long, I would suggest using 1/2 or 1 pump (even better than the recommended 1 to 2! It will last longer :-) I let my hair airdry. Add some Bedhead Uptight or Aussie Scrunch Spray and leave the house with bouncy, healthy curls. Love it!
Lip Gloss -Bare Escentuals - Buxom Lips Lip Gloss in Krystal
pittprincess3 8/24/2008 11:51:00 AM
I love Buxom gloss in Krystal. I am super picky about lipgloss because of my tendency to break out on my chin when lipsticks, glosses, or chapsticks are too greasy (or--- just exist, I actually have NO clue what breaks me out... I just know it's just about ANYTHING on my lips). None of the BUXOM Lipglosses cause this reaction. They are tingly and yummy on the lips. My lips look full, shiny and slightly bee stung. I love it! It stays on very well. I use it on top of lip color (100% Natural in Rose Crepe). My boyfriend loves getting the slight tingle on his lips when he kisses me :-) I don't find it to be sticky, and honetly... I wouldn't care if it was a bit sticky because it doesn't make me break out!
Lipstick -Bare Escentuals - 100% natural lipcolor in Rose Crepe
pittprincess3 8/24/2008 11:44:00 AM
I love Bare Escentials and I REALLY love the Natural Lipcolor in rose crepe. My skin tone is fair with slightly pink undertones. The color is subtle but extremely sexy. It looks like I just bit my lips or got done with a lot of kissing ;-) The texture is creamy. I am prone to breakouts on my chin, especially when I use certain lipglosses, chapsticks, or lipsticks. I use this lipstick with Bare Escentials BUXOM in Krystal. I like to add the BUXOM because I like a glossy look. Also, I have yet to find one lipstick that isn't drying. The BUXOM seems to keep the lipstick color on longer and battle the dryness. Using BUXOM along with the lipstick obviously makes the price point go up. I think it's worth it. I love love love the color of this lipstick. I recently made my mother buy a stick. She bought the color Gingerbread which is subtle and no too orange. She has a similar fair skin tone. Overall, I'm a big fan!