This color is great on my skin (Giorgio Armani foundation #7). I find it gets mucky around the opening of the tube but other than that, this is my favorite, go-to gloss. Love the scent and the applicator too.
Lotions/ Creams -Lavanila - The Healthy Body Butter - Pure Vanilla
sharmaa12 1/15/2009 6:28:00 PM
I love the Pure Vanilla b.b. b/c it has no parabens, chemicals. I didn't think I'd appreciate a vanilla scent but this one is different...very elegant formulation (did not like the Vanilla Grapefruit body butter though).
Moisturizers -Origins - Dr Weil Plantidote Mega Mushroom Face Cream
sharmaa12 12/22/2008 10:55:00 AM
I tried this last night with the Deep Clean cleanser. For the first time 20 years I woke up with swollen, itchy eyes. I don't know if it was the cleanser or the cream, but this reaction, coupled with the strong scent is a no-no for me. I noticed some other reviewers here also had the same reaction. Anyway, I'm going to try Nature's Gate moisturizer which gets rave reviews on this site and doesn't cost $70.00. Fingers crossed...
Had this on my dresser for a year. Finally started wearing it. Very nice, pure rose scent. Great drydown that stays with me for more than 8 hours. However, I think I prefer L.A.M.B.'s rose perfume (I wear the body lotion).
A salesperson gave me the lotion for free - wow! I love this. It's not too sweet or musky: Just right. I've been searching for a great rose scent - this just fell into my lap. Will try layering it with my Jo Malone Rose cologne (that's a mild disappointment). Oh, and guys looove this scent. Put some on while at a concert and my date went nuts!
I use fresh lemon juice 3x a week, at night, after I cleanse with olive oil (too harsh to use every night). It takes away the mild residue left behind by the oil and exfoliates at the same time. I try to leave it on for 10 minutes then wash off with a cotton pad. My brother, who doesn't notice much, complimented my skin tone the other day - I was shocked! My skin is much smoother now.
Excellent multi-purpose product, as noted below in Spanish, and inexpensive (at Indian stores). After adding some essential lavender oil in the bottle, I use it as follows: (1) Twice/week, massage into scalp for five minutes, then shampoo/condition to prevent hair from drying out (2) Every night, use on face to remove all makeup, followed by mild gel cleanser to remove excess residue - no need for moisturizer afterwards (3) Use on damp body after shower. Many more uses, incl. overnight treatment for hair - have fun!
Makeup Brushes -Sephora - Professional Natural Smudge Brush #11
sharmaa12 9/25/2007 7:42:00 PM
This is an excellent smudge brush because its bristles are short, dense and soft. It creates a perfect smokey eye. Will never be without it!
Lipstick -Estee Lauder - Pure Color Crystal Lipstick in Tiramisu
sharmaa12 9/25/2007 9:45:00 AM
I've been looking for a warm nude that compliments my skin tone (NC42, GA8) and because of the great reviews here, I bought this (got a bonus too). It's a great, subtle wash of color, and very moisturizing for my dry lips.
This blush looks sensational on tanned skin too. I'm an NC42, GA8, and this blush gives me a gorgeous glow when paired with NARS Casino bronzer. I use it lightly though, so I don't foresee re-purchasing this anytime soon!
Very nice fragrance, with linden being the strongest note I can detect on my skin. However, I can't justify spending this kind of money on a "cologne" . I'll savor what's left of my little 30ml spray. Favorite scent: Bulgari's Parfumee Au The Blanc (and much cheaper too).
Excellent product! Perfect for my long, wavy hair. It IS expensive (esp. in Cda) but a little goes a long way. I make sure I get every bit out of the tube by cutting the top off - lasts another month for me. Want to try the companion shampoo/conditioner too, for the full impact of the wonderful scent (the hair spray is awesome).
Skincare - Body -LUSH - amazonian massage bar [DISCONTINUED]
sharmaa12 8/5/2007 12:27:00 PM
This is a great body moisturizer. I rub it all over my body before I towel off. This way, I use way less product and it sinks into my skin, leaving it smooth and soft! The scent is soothing, too. I keep it in a soap dish. Try it.
This is my go-to fragrance! It's light, fresh and summery. I first tried it at the Ritz Carlton in South Beach and have been wearing it for over a year now. It's a neutral scent (which explains why it's a staple at the hotel). I found a gift set with the lotion - wasn't expensive (compared to other dept. store brands). Also like Jo Malone's French Lime Blossom but this beats JM in price and fragrance!
LOVE THIS COLOR! I knew it was perfect for me the moment I saw it in a salon. It's gorgeous with my skin tone (East Indian, medium tan nc42). This will totally enhance the bronzed goddess look! EDIT: This has been discontinued :-(