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I can't think of a single thing I dislike about this body scrub! When this jar is within my sights, I have to tell myself that I already know what it smells like and I don't need to open it... again. I love it's creamy base mixed with the grainy texture and it's a perfect alternative to anyone who doesn't really care for salt scrubs.
August 28, 2009
A perfectly flushed blush for Fall
As the upcoming season is calling for either a bold lip or eye-- we have to tone down the cheeks, or risk looking quite tragic! Neutrals are the way to go and are extremely versatile, which is why I'm currently loving Suki's Pure Cream Stain in "Nectar". The color is perfect for my pale skin and allows my lips to take center stage while giving my cheeks a subtle flush that looks perfectly balanced with a more dramatic eye as well. I find the formula effortlessly buildable, allowing me to alter the color intensity depending on what I'm going for and it's so easy to use. This creamy stain is enriched with several naturals oils, along with 100% natural crushed mineral pigments. It didn't leave my skin feeling greasy or settle into my pores which is a road block I often hit with cream blushes. The texture in the pot is firm, but warms up to the touch quite easily! The staying power for this stain wasn't as long as a liquid stain, but that kind of goes along with the cream stain territory. Don't be fooled by the depth of the color in the pot, it will apply with a subtle shine (no shimmer), and is a perfect happy-medium if you just can't give in to matte-- another huge Fall trend. This one will will help you fake it! A few of the other colors available (7 total) do have shimmer however, so if you prefer a softer shimmer or pearl finish check those out. I'll be keeping this one close and handy in my makeup arsenal this Fall!
August 26, 2009
pretty and sophisticated
Never taken a whiff of Daisy? Here's the best way I can describe her: at first spritz, I think of coy sophistication with a fun and whimsical side. It's a very feminine fragrance with floral notes of both jasmine and violet petals, juicy strawberries, fresh ruby red grapefruit, and gardenia. As it starts to dry down I pick up just a little creamy musk and a touch of vanilla. Since this edition is an eau de parfum-- less is really more! There's a higher concentration of fragrance oils in an EDP versus an eau de toilette, so take it one spritz at a time until you determine how many you need to determine your preferred fragrance aura.
August 25, 2009
one of my "go-to" products when all else fails!
This is one of my "go to" spray self-tanning products if I'm purchasing in a drugstore or a place like Target! It's easy to use, it develops evenly for me, and I get quick results. It does have that yucky DHA odor to it, so it may not be for you if you are sensitive to that, but because I am so pale, sometimes I'll tolerate the scent if it means I'll a have believable glow! I can usually find this for about $1 less than other leading brand self-tanners on the mass market, so I think it's a good value.
August 24, 2009
I absolutely love Clean Slate! It works well under every type of foundation I've tried it with, mineral powder, liquid, pressed, and cream foundations. My skin doesn't get irritated by it, it doesn't clog my pores, and it leaves such a nice finish on my face. I recommend this one!
August 24, 2009
From the first swipe, it was super glossy without the slightest bit of tackiness. When wearing my Youngblood Lip Gloss, I had no problems with stickiness at all. Also, I think this may be a great choice for people who are sensitive to flavors and scents as this had none that I could distinguish. It has the staying power of the average gloss, feels very hydrating, and is good for the lip with ingredients like Vitamin E, sunflower seed oil, and honeysuckle flower extract.
August 12, 2009
For several weeks Iâ€™ve been using CosMedix Purity Clean Exfoliating Cleanser and my skin craves it now. Itâ€™s a hydrating cleanser thatâ€™s very refreshing with just enough peppermint oil to make you say â€œahhâ€ and enough lactic acid to act as a booster shot to your skincare treatment products. I donâ€™t think it will take the place of a peel in any way, but it is a perfect partner to peels and exfoliating products. One pump in the morning, one pump in the evening after Iâ€™ve removed my makeupâ€“ that bottle seems like itâ€™s going to last forever. This is one of the few cleansers Iâ€™ve used with lactic acid, I have no idea why Iâ€™ve waited so long. If you think itâ€™s time to take your skincare to the next level because what youâ€™ve been using isnâ€™t quite cutting it anymore and you think your skin needs a little anti-aging boost, Iâ€™m all for AHAâ€™s. This cleanser is a good place to start. Purity Clean starts out almost as a gel, but will slightly lather. Itâ€™s not one of those foamy-bubbly jobbies, but I think it works as if it were.
August 10, 2009
Enzymes, enzymes. You are amazing! Like lactic acid, cranberry enzymes dissolve dead skin cells and soften the skin as well. The Pure Enzymes Exfoliating Mask is loaded with them, AND has lactic acid. Talk about a 1-2 punch! This is an exfoliating treatment mask that you can use 2-3 times a week unless your skin tells you otherwise, once a week should also be beneficial if you feel like itâ€™s sufficient. A little bit of tingling might occur the first few times you use enzymes like this, itâ€™s pretty normal and to be expected but should never feel uncomfortable. If youâ€™re ever in doubt of course, use your best judgementâ€“ but this one can stay on from 3-10 minutes depending on your skinâ€™s needs. Since Iâ€™ve been using enzymes and lactic acids for so long, I rarely if ever cannot tolerate the maximum time and can use the Pure Enzymes mask 3 times a week without incident. When I rinse it off, my skin is a little pink, yet glowy and fresh looking. That makes me a happy camper! It also smells amazing, like cranberry pureeâ€“ yum! If your skin is aging and needs a boost, oily, or just looks lifelessâ€“ you might consider incorporating something like this into your skincare routine pronto.
August 10, 2009
didn't dry out my lashes
The brush is certainly voluminous. It's actually 50% bigger than the classic L'OrÃ©al volumizing brush and it has a little bit of an hourglass shape to it at certain angles. The formula itself has hyaluronic and collagen spheres which is pretty impressive considering those ingredients are usually saved for skincare products. For a waterproof, I did not find that it dried out my lashes at all which was a huge relief. When I say this will not budge, I am dead serious. It did not smear or flake, even during one of my famous cat naps. You definitely must use a waterproof mascara remover to take this formula off. The thing I would watch out for (and seems to be a common complaint), the brush does leave a little bit of clumping on the tips of the lashes. It's not horrible, I've had worse! It is easy to pick the little pieces off the ends of the lashes once they're completely dry which doesn't take long. This one is totally quick on the dry-down. If you like waterproof but don't want the dried-out and crispy lashes that are often the result of wearing it, this is an alternative to consider.
August 7, 2009
Easy enough, right?
If legs are the issue, then check this one out. It works quickly, the price is fair, and the smell isnâ€™t as bad as some others Iâ€™ve tried. (Iâ€™m talking to you, Nair) Put this on with the included sponge, wait a few minutes, and shower it away by gently wiping the hair with the opposite side of the sponge. Sounds easy enough, right?
August 7, 2009