I purchased this blush after reading the reviews on MUA. I was a little skeptical, because the color looks awfully bright and pink in the pan, but it is so flattering on my NC30 skin. It's just a tad darker than my natural flush, and has just a bit of shimmer. This will become a staple in my makeup bag.
Styling Products -Living Proof - (Spray) Straight Making No Frizz Styling Spray
slb74 7/24/2009 4:40:00 PM
I don't really know what to say about this product. It works great, especially in the Southern heat and humidity. But, like the other reviewers said, it is drying and left me with an itchy scalp. I received this as a sample, but do not think I would actually purchase. There are other products out there that work just as good if not better...such as Oscar Blandi's Silk Polishing Cream (my fave!).
Skincare - Face -Philosophy - Make-Up Optional 4-piece Kit
slb74 6/12/2009 10:27:00 AM
I started using the kit for congested skin about 4 weeks ago, and for the first time in probably 20 years, I did not have a monthly breakout! I use the cleanser every night, along with the moisturizer and Hope In a Tube. I only use the serum a couple times a week. This stuff works wonders!!!
Powders -Smashbox - Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder
slb74 3/27/2009 4:40:00 PM
I've been using this for about a week, and I love it. Even better than my Bare Minerals that I've been wearing for years. I am NC30, (medium beige in BM) and got this in Medium. It looks much darker in the compact than it does when you put it on. I love that it is buildable and blends in so nicely. I have combo/oily skin and only have to reapply once...and that's after hitting the gym at lunch. A little on the expensive side, but I really feel like you get what you pay for. (And it's not messy like BM - yay!)
Great scent for fall/winter. I always get lots of compliments when I wear this. I think it smells classy and a little sexy, but not so much that it is inappropriate for the office.
Powder -Christian Dior - Diorskin Nude Fresh Glow Makeup
slb74 2/13/2009 1:23:00 PM
For all you gals that can wear this alone - you must have some nice skin. For me, it does not provide that great of coverage, compared to Bare Minerals. I've been wearing this for about a week now, some days with primer, some days without, but not yet with foundation under it. It feels great going on - that hydrating effect is really nice, but by lunchtime, I have to reapply. I'm giving this three lippies for now, but I'll try it with foundation under and update after. I will say that my pores do look smaller with this than with Bare Minerals...so that's a plus!
I think this is a great everyday perfume. It's feminie, light and well...sheer! Unlike other reviewers, it lasts a very long time on me. I sprayed it on one afternoon and woke up the next morning to find I could still smell it on my wrist. This is just a very pretty scent.
This is a fun scent. It seems a little sweet when first sprayed on, but the finish is really nice. I think this is a great fragrance for Spring and Summer.
My favorite! It's young, but sophisticated. Sexy, but subtle. Absolutely love this fragrance. A bit pricey, but soooo worth it to me.
Eye Shadow -Smashbox - Eye Shadow Trio - Centerstage
slb74 10/22/2008 8:28:00 AM
I LOVE this trio. The colors are a great neutral for everyday wear, and they work really well with my brown eyes. Definitely a keeper.
Oh my - this stuff is fabulous. I have medium/olive skin, and the Terracotta 1 leaves a very fresh, healthy, sunkissed glow. A little pricey, but I feel like it's worth it. I use it with the Terracotta brush, which deposits just the right amount of color. Will repurchase.
This really is a great eye cream. It's a good consistency, and you only need a tiny dab. When I wake up in the mornings, the area under my eyes is so soft, and I've noticed that my under-eye concealer goes on much smoother now. I definitely recommend this!
Styling Products -Oscar Blandi - Seta Silk Polishing Cream
slb74 5/2/2008 10:07:00 AM
This stuff works wonders on my wavy, frizzy hair. I use this on my damp hair before styling, and I also use a little as a polish for the finish. It really makes my hair so shiny, without weighing it down. A small amount goes a long way, so like the previous reviewer said, the bottle will last a while. And it smells great, too!
Let me say first that I normally love Mario Badescu products. The skincare line rocks and is all I use. This product, however, was just okay for me. The shampoo left me with an itchy scalp and didn't really do much for my hair. I use Aveda haircare products, and this does not compare. Would not purchase again.
My hands feel so soft after using this. And you really do only need a small amount. It's not greasy at all, and the smell is nice and clean.