I have been a devotee to QH's Mint Julep mask since I was a pre-teen. I'm going on 26 now and wondering... How the heck did I NEVER try the mud pack mask? I got it in a swap as a swap evener.... And I will never buy Mint Julep again... Mud pack made my face smooth and tight (as in firm, not dry) and I was having a stress break-out on my chin, and this helped diminish it. Great product, and hell yes I will buy this again!
Skincare - Face -St. Ives - Scrub Free Exfoliating Pads
tan0h0lic 4/14/2012 1:46:00 AM
Holy mother! Got this in a swap... So happy I did. Ive been using a combo of either Bliss Peeling Groovy serum and Dr Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Peel Pads, and the St Ives did MUCH more for my complexion in one use that any of those did for a month of use! The pads are thinner but its not a big deal. They are very saturated and I was able to use the pad on both my upper arms where I have K.P. I will def repurchase!
Conditioner -Palmers - Olive Oil Formula Replenishing Conditioner
tan0h0lic 4/14/2012 1:42:00 AM
PALMER'S OLIVE OIL SHAMPOO/CONDITONER, WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ALL MY LIFE! I need to add the disclaimer that I just quit working at Sephora and had been there almost a year, and been accustomed to using Bumble and Carol's Daughter for cleansing /conditioning. I was on my rare trip to Wal-Mart (target was closed) and I spotted this stuff on the middle of a big main aisle. The green color drew me in, as well as the fact that I love palmer's coco butter. I got a HUGE bottle of the shampoo and conditioner for under 5 bucks a piece... Used it today... Love the scent... The conditioner was thick and I had to use less than I normally do...I love the conditioner more than the shampoo but they are both awesome. For reference, I don't have ethnic hair, I'm as pale and scandanavian as they come but somehow managed to get a moderately thick, wavy yet dry-coarse mane. I even decided to blow out and straighten my hair and I am super impressed. A drug-store gem.
Shampoo -Palmers - Olive Oil Formula Smoothing Shampoo
tan0h0lic 4/14/2012 1:41:00 AM
PALMER'S OLIVE OIL SHAMPOO/CONDITONER, WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ALL MY LIFE! I need to add the disclaimer that I just quit working at Sephora and had been there almost a year, and been accustomed to using Bumble and Carol's Daughter for cleansing /conditioning. I was on my rare trip to Wal-Mart (target was closed) and I spotted this stuff on the middle of a big main aisle. The green color drew me in, as well as the fact that I love palmer's coco butter. I got a HUGE bottle of the shampoo and conditioner for under 5 bucks a piece... Used it today... Love the scent... Lathered well and I felt like my thick mane lost less hair than normal when 'poo-ing. For reference, I don't have ethnic hair, I'm as pale and scandanavian as they come but somehow managed to get a moderately thick, wavy yet dry-coarse mane. I even decided to blow out and straighten my hair and I am super impressed. A drug-store gem.
Amazing, refreshing, enlivening, REJUVINATING! Such a great pick-me up and from all the masks i've tried, HE to DS, this is one I go back to. Easy on the pocketbook. Always come back to this mask!
2 simple coats and my lashes look false and wonderful. cant beat the price. I could put this on in the dark and it would still look amazing. I would def rebuy!
Of all things that are holy in the Makeup World, this might be at the top of the list. I paid a ridiculous price for this on e-bay, and after getting and using it this week, I am not regretting it one bit. It's AMAZING! Ive been using it as a blush, I will say that it is a bit more work to use as I am very fair and pink toned (Makeup Forever HD 115), but the amount i need is scant.. I will probably never run out. Gorgeous as a shadow too. I am very pleased I got this, it is a unique color and a little goes a long way. If this was available again I would repurchase to have a backup, but I doubt Id ever get to it!
Treatments -Peter Thomas Roth - AHA/BHA Acne Clearing Gel
tan0h0lic 12/20/2011 2:52:00 AM
OMG.. so, this is expensive, but.... I love that you can layer it under serums and moisturizers and it still does the job. I only use it when I feel like my skin is acting up but this tames it. It brings clogs to the surface that I feel like i've been looking at under the surface for ages. It might *seem* to make pimples appear but thats because the aha bha clears out the pores, so its a good purge. one lippie off because it made my skin really dry with everyday use.
Adorable packaging as with all of the balm's products. This blush is very pigmented with just a touch of shimmer, blends easy and looks gorgeous on. It's a raspberry shade which I never would have picked for myself with my fair complexion, but im glad I did.. I get the most compliments on this blush!
So lucky to have gotten my hands on this scent as it is LTD edition. I am a devotee to the regular Chloe, but rosebud is a subtle but welcome change. It has a softer, more rounded edge but retains most of the notes from the (newer) regular Chloe. I feel powerful and beautiful when I wear this. And I love the PINK bow. Must have in any woman's arsenal.
Best lid primer I have EVER used, and I feel like i've used practically all of them. Everytime I opt for SDS, which I use as a 360 primer (so under my eyes too) i get told I look fresh and wide-eyed. Shadow does not crease, and it has a great consistency that is not oily. I also use this on red pimples as a primer and i love how it neutralizes them. I will continue to buy this.. I just wish this was a squeeze tube, it is hard to judge how much is left. But I love it either way. If you love UDPP eden, switch to this. :)
Masks -Bliss Labs - Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Mask
tan0h0lic 10/11/2011 12:23:00 AM
This mask is such a treat! It's fun and refreshing to feel the foam actively working on your face. It's a fast mask, and it is not messy. It feels different at first and you might want to try it when you are home alone for the first time (my BF said I looked like I was from the exorcist or some monster movie with all the rising foam on my face, lol.) Once I rinse off the mask, my skin has a glow about it, and feels supple. The two cons I have to say are the price, and also that you can't see how much is left in here. Otherwise, this is LOVE!
Cleansers -Bliss Labs - Fabulous Foaming Face Wash
tan0h0lic 10/11/2011 12:19:00 AM
Good, basic cleanser with someone who has normal to slightly oily skin with no major concerns. Smells LOVELY and yummy, and the blue color is soothing. I have a bit of trouble lathering, it seems you need just the right amount of water to work it into a foam. The exfoliating bits are very fine and gentle. This removes makeup which I love. I think this would be great for any one young or old. I have a big bottle and Im not sure if I will return to it once I'm finished or just stick with it as like I said, it's pretty basic.
Eye Makeup Remover -Bliss Labs - Eye Makeup Remover
tan0h0lic 10/11/2011 12:16:00 AM
I love that this is a fraction of the price versus other waterproof eye creme-gel MU removers at sephora (i'm talking to you, MUFE sens eyes, Dior, and UD meltdown!) I get no irritation and my waterproof gunk is easily washed off. I like that it is not greasy so I don't worry about it clogging any pores if I get over zealous while removing. Will come back to this one!
Tinted Moisturizer -Josie Maran Cosmetics - Tinted Moisturizer
tan0h0lic 10/11/2011 12:11:00 AM
When I first applied this product, I really loved the creamy thickness and overall coverage. However, after using this for two days, my chin and nose became VERY congested, my nose became covered in whiteheads (hardly ever happens) and my chin had visible whiteheads and pimples. I was very disappointed because I hear about all this goodness that argan oil does. All it did was aggravate my skin (I have been off prescription acne gel for 6 months and had no major problems with just a pimple here and there during my monthly time) and I actually had to go back to my prescription acne treatment gel to clear my skin. If you are oily/combo or have any tendency to break out, I would absolutely skip this. Awful product. Same goes for the JM Matchmaker foundation. Shame, because I really liked these upon application. :( Save your money.