Lotions/ Creams -Burt's Bees - Milk & Honey Body Lotion
rubycat2 2/15/2007 4:25:00 PM
I bought this to use on my daughters and am very happy that it has no parabens or other nasty chemicals/preservatives in it. It smells great and the scent is long-lasting. I will keep buying this for them.
I bought a bottle of this and it was so thick it wouldn't come out of the cap. I called BB and they told me that they re-formulated so that it was thinner and offered to send me a replacement bottle at no charge. I am very impressed w/the customer service at BB. I love the smell of this lotion and it is fairly hydrating. It takes a while to sink in and for the greasy feeling to go away, but overall I like it alot and will re-purchase.
Cleansers -Kiss My Face - Clean for a Day Creamy Face Cleanser
rubycat2 2/10/2007 5:18:00 PM
I like this cleanser alot and am very glad that it is free of many of the really bad cosmetic chemicals. It works well and doesn't dry my skin out and it smells wonderful! Will definitely continue to purchase this.
Lumiere's mineral foundations are truly HG material! I have both the Veena and Flawless formulas and they are of very high quality. They are finely milled, creamy and make your skin look gorgeous. There are many colors to choose from so people should have no trouble finding a match and the colors are also forgiving/flexible. I wear the Lt-Med Golden in both formulas. For reference I am a MAC NC/C 30 and can wear J Lynne 1.5, Lauress Radiant Gold, Valerie CD Y2 and Monave Hyeyeon. I tried EDM Light Warm and it was too pink for me. Kim has the best customer service and she is so helpful. THe other Lumiere products are also outstanding-blush, ES, silk powder, etc. Her prices are very fair and they include shipping. You simply CANNOT go wrong w/Lumiere and I highly recommend it.
very purply and light. barely showed up on my light yellow toned skin. would not repurchase.
I just got some of the shampoo/body wash, swimmer's defense conditioner, spray in conditioner in this line and I like it very much. I love that it doesn't have the nasty chemicals found in so many off the shelf brands. I use this on my daughters and it lathere us nicely and has a clean, fresh scent. I will definitely continue to use these products.
After sammpling several colors I finally found a perfect match! I am Asian and wear Radiant Gold, a beautiful light golden color. It is finely milled and rather creamy, and it goes on very easily w/a great soft finish. It has a matte finish, but not a dull, lifeless matte. Your skin still looks "alive". I find this brand a little better for those w/dryer skins, as mine tends to be during the winter months. I also use the Kick Start Primer, which is formulated for dryer skins, the two work very well together! I also have to say that the customer service at Lauress is excellent. Lauren, the owner is very available to her customers and answers the phone herself when you call. She gives great advice and her shipping is very fast. Even though her prices are slightly higher than other companies, I find her products well worth it and I highly recommend this company!
Moisturizers -Olay - Moisture Therapy Cream- Sensitive Skin [DISCONTINUED]
rubycat2 11/16/2006 1:54:00 PM
This is a wonderful moisturizer! I have tried all the big name brands out there (Clinique, Lancome, Bobbie Brown, Prescriptives, etc) and this one beats them all, hands down. It's smooth, non-greasy, non-sticky and it really works. I also just found this in a lotion form-the box said "new" so they must have had requests for a lighter version. The only place I have found it is at my local grocery store (Wegmans).
I just received samples of this lip gloss and it is wondeful! The chocolate smell is great, but not overpowering at all. I sampled several colors and my favorites are Sassy-matte nude YLBB color and Treasure, a shimmery pink-ish. io love the packaging-they are perfect for a very small evening bag. Will purchase full sizes soon!
Powder -Unlisted Brand - J.Lynne Mineral Foundation
rubycat2 10/9/2006 11:10:00 AM
I recently received a large order of samples and I have to say this is a very high quality line of mineral makeup. They have a wide range of foundation colors, and excellent priming and finishing powders. I am Asian (MAC NC/C 30)and found that both 1.5 and 1.9 blend seamlessly into my skin. I didn't see the "pebbles" that the previous reviewer mentioned at all. I also really like the luminous mineral glow powders. They do just as the name says-your skin will look so healthy and glowing if you wear this! I like the natural alot, but they are all lovely colors, very subtle and very low shimmer. I like the translucent and golden finishing/multi purpose powders also and will be ordering full sizes of these products when the samples run out. Jess, the owner is wonderful too! Her customer service is outstanding and she offers very generous samples and packages them so cutely! Shipping is fast-I live in NY and I get her stuff in 2 days, from Arizona. I highly recommend this company!
I ordered some samples of foundation and found that they didn't provide much coverage. I am not new to MMU, and have gotten better results w/other brands. However, I have to say that the customer service is great! Kate is quick w/shipping and always tosses in some extra free samples. It's too bad this didn't work for me. For those that are interested in trying other brands I have had very good luck with Everyday Minerals and J. Lynne. Both have excellent customer service as well, but J. Lynne offers more foundation colors to choose from I think. I am Asian and the Light Winged Butter from EDM matches me almost perfectly, as does the 2.5 in J. Lynne (but I'm still testing samples).
Samples -Everyday Minerals - Free Sample Makeup Kit [DISCONTINUED/REPLACED]
rubycat2 9/4/2006 6:50:00 PM
As a very satisfied EM customer I have to vehemently disagree w/the previous poster who said that the free sample kits were not free. I have ordered 2 sample kits and all you pay for is shipping. You do not need to order a brush or anything else in order to get the sample kit, but they do charge a very nominal shipping fee. I think EM is the only company that offers free samples. Most of the others charge $2-3 per sample. I have tried 2 other mineral make-ups (Alima and Larenim) and while both are ok, EM is far superior in my opinion. The quality of their products is outstanding, as well as their customer service. I have emailed several times with questions and always gotten a response within 24 hrs. I highly recommend Everyday Minerals!
This is also a gorgeous matte color! It leaves you with a very healthy glow to your skin. I highly recommend this blush.
This color is beautiful! It's a soft, muted, neutral pink that should look good on most skin tones. You need very little to create a natural flushed look on your cheeks. Color lasts all day too.
LOVE this scent! It's my all time favorite fragrance ie: HG-the pear smell is subtle, and fresh. I just wish it had better staying power-even the eau de parfum does not last that long.