Friday, January 30, 2009


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Loving this for my severely dry skin. The lightly scented oil is great for after the shower. I use it all over including my face. Use it for the many ailments you have i.e. scars, uneven skin tone. Wish there was a pump for better application but we can't have it all, can we?
P.S. The website has some really cool tools, clinical data and testimonials.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Better Late Than Never...

Sorry, I am in slacker mode.
What can I say, it is freezing here!
You've been patiently waiting, but here it is:
It's all neat & stuff.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Befine Eye Blossom

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I've been using this for a few weeks and although it promises to erase dark circles, sooth, hydrate and whatever else, it didn't do a thing for me. I see no difference in my permanently purple under eye skin. Too bad because the website is so cool with recipes and videos.

Monday, January 12, 2009


We'd like to thank everyone for helping us start out in '08!
2009 will bring some changes, some stream-lining, and a whole lot more reviews!
Stick with us, you'll be glad you did!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Candle: Chesapeake Bay Candle

Cedarwood Sweet Tobacco
Signature Collection
Smells lovely!
Sweet, yet masculine.
Cedar, pipe tobacco (not lit), and greenery.

Bobbi Brown Creamy Lip Color

Rose Brown (28)
Good consistency, almost no scent (tres neutral), square tube that won't roll up on its own in your purse/pocket, nice size--streamlined.
Excellent every-day color, lasts, feels nice on--not goopy, but balm-y.
I'm loving the slighty brown-ish rose!
This is from the brights collection, but is the least scary color you can imagine.
I don't know if it's just me, but Bobbi Brown products seem ideal!

Dionis Extra Rich Hand Cream

Ginger Mint (Limited Edition)
It's that time of year again--between the forced heat & the bitter cold, my hands are chapped.
As always, I am questing for the ideal hand lotion.
The Dionis Hand Cream is nice & thick.
It absorbs well, leaves skin feeling protected but not greasy.
It is excellent for moderately dry skin (i.e., the backs of my hands), but does not seem to make a difference on my cuticles & the super-dry spot between my thumb & fingers. Maybe if I was not a thorough hand washer (some would say "obsessive-compulsive", but I prefer to think "borderline").
This scent is kind of fun-- more old-school pink bubble gum with a dash of ginger than full-on GINGER MINT, but in the nicest possible way.
I recommend it--all but the dryest skin will be smooth:)

It's Like Buttah....Shea Butter

I have a new love and it's name is L'Occitane Shea Butter Hand Creme. It is totally non-greasy, absorbs quickly and is a very effective moisturizer and skin softener. Lasts through a few handwashings. Speedily transforms my parched and scratchy hands into baby's bottom soft and smooth. HIGHLY recommend. (And don't let the price tag deter you - it lasts a good long while.)

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Luster Weekend Tooth Whitening System

Luster's 2-step system is easy enough: Rinse & paint on gel, twice a day for three days.
The rinse doesn't taste so great, but it did not make me gag--and you don't drink it, just swish for 10 seconds.
The gel is pretty standard, nothing weird there.

My teeth were noticeably whiter, and they did not have that gross, chalky look!
I kept thinking of that I Enjoy Being A Girl song from Flower Drum Song (When men say I'm cute and funny, And my teeth aren't teeth, but pearls...).

My one dislike is the whiteness scale they give you. It looks more like drops of foundation.

Get this for Pearly Whites! Dump the scale--you'll be too busy admiring your dazzling smile to check the chart anyway;)

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

The Evolution of Smooth Shave Cream

This shave lotion is quite luxurious. It's a lotion that does not lather so if you're one of those ladies that gets satisfaction out of a good lather, sorry. The vanilla bliss scent is warm and light-not at all overpowering or too vanilla-y. I didn't have to use much either which means the streamlined recyclable bottle will last me for a while. The natural ingredients of aloe, oat, and shea butter among others moisturized my skin like mad. Loving this product!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Honey and Shea Lip Balm from Miel and Karite

First off, the packaging, a substantial 5 oz. glass jar, is very French countryside apothecary-loved it right away. It's less waxy and more glossy but it's thick enough to feel like it's healing my winter lips. It has a sweet warm smell and barely any taste. It's on my desk at work. Heart it!

Friday, January 2, 2009

Pureology Pure Volume Thickening Mist

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This pleasant fruit-scented spray was slightly tacky once in my hair. After blow-drying and styling as usual I did see somewhat of a new fullness and bulk to my coif.