Thursday, February 26, 2009
This is a nice blow dryer-not too big-not too small. Gets the job done. The AirWave system is interesting. After putting on the attachment, you slide sections of hair into the attachment, turn it on and the air whips and spins your hair into almost faux dreads. Odd but kind of cool. It would be time consuming if you had a bunch of hair. It's best for straight, fine haired gals.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Floss picks can be very harsh- hard plastic & cheap floss.
- The Face Wash is awesome (especially when I use with my Clarisonic brush), cleans & cools without making my skin dry. It smells like soil and the ocean, which sounds weird but is oddly calming.
- The Lotion is good, cooling, & doesn't make me break out. It is not super-hydrating if you have serious dry or winter skin, but works well for us oily girls, & I bet it will be my go-to in the summer.
- The Eye Cream is lovely. It is like gelationized heavy cream, smooth & gentle. Does not burn my eyes or cause those oh-so-lovely lower lid bumps. I look more alert, and I think the dark circles have lightened!
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Bobbi Brights Eye Palette
This is the most fun I have had with eye shadows in a LONG time. Every day I try new colors and a new combination. There are 35 different eye shadows to try. All are infused with rich, bright, matte color. These colors are all new and exclusive to the palette. It is all neatly arranged in a slick, compact fold-out case with a full size mirror. Bobbi Brown continues to amaze me!
Hair Culture Collection
You definitely do not need a lot of this serum to notice the shine. Just a dab will do. Adds a nice, subtle, non-greasy shine to your hair. Also keeps "fly aways" in check and protects from damage. My co-workers noticed the difference the first day I used it. Be careful not to use too much.
Twice-Daily Face Regimen
The Somme Institute has been creating and testing what works best for your face for over six years. They created and patented a skin technology they call MDT5 which they use in their products to produce amazing results. They have come up with six amazing products to help improve, rejuvenate, restore and nourish your face. The first step is a nourishing cleanser. This cleanser is gentle, non-foaming, and does not dry out your skin after use. Next, use the non-abrasive Transport pads. They exfoliate without being harsh. The first time I used it, my skin burned a little in certain spots. That feeling did not last long, and did not happen more than a few times. It unclogs pores and re hydrates the skin at the same time. After the Transport pads, you must apply the thick and rich serum. This lovely little bottle contains lots of vitamin C to boost collagen levels, eliminate brown spots and redness, and smooth fine lines. My face felt better after the first three steps, but of course there is more. The A-Bomb is a very lightweight, lemony smelling cream that I looked forward to putting on my face every day. It is fortified with vitamins to target problem areas of your face and neck. After nourishing, cleaning, and re hydrating your skin, it is time for defense. The next step is a Double Defense Day Moisturizer. This face lotion is waterproof and provides protection against the sun (SPF 30+). It can be used alone throughout the day if needed. Finally, there is EYE. EYE is a moisturizing cream designed to reduce dark circles, puffiness, and wrinkles around the eye. I can honestly say that after using these products for a couple of weeks, my skin looks and feels better. The redness and puffiness has been minimalized. I know it seems like a lot to do, but once you start using it, you won't want to stop. I can't believe how clear and fresh my skin looks. My suggestion would be to get the "mobile" kit. Great packaging makes it convenient to take along with you on vacation or to the gym.
Blue Chamomile & Lavender
Ever have a stressful day and just want to go to sleep, but know that your mind will be reeling? Try a foamy bath in EO's Nighty Nite Bubble Bath. I am not even joking when I say the calming smell will make you ready for bed. Not too long ago, I had a pretty stressful week and just needed to relax and get a good night's sleep. I decided to fill my bathtub with the blue chamomile & lavender smell of EO. The aroma filled my bathroom in the best way possible. After soaking in the bathtub for a bit, I got out and instantly fell into the most wonderful slumber. I have used it a couple if times since then, and every time it seems to have the same calming, relaxing effect on me. The other great part is that my skin felt smooth and soft after using this product. Try it and I promise you'll feel better in an instant.
Curl Sculpting Cream Gel
Bouncy Curls/Frizz Control
I usually use foams for my curly hair because some gels tend to make my curly hair "crunchy." The Curl Sculpting Cream Gel is definitely creamy and not like a gel at all. Smells like apples the instant you open the cap and the fruity smell makes my hair smell great. Goes on thick and smooth. I have been able to put some in and let my hair air dry without any problems. I have also used this gel when I straightened my hair and loved it. It takes away the frizziness of my normally curly hair. No crunchiness, plenty of curls, and no frizz. This is a great product to invest in.
Coarse Salt Scrub
Cranberry Moro Orange
This scrub has the most WONDERFUL cranberry orange smell! It isn't harsh, but exfoliates well. My feet, knees and elbows felt softer and smoother after just a few uses. Exfoliates, nourishes, moisturizes, and smells great. What more could you want in a shower scrub?
Thursday, February 12, 2009
All Shea Butter!
Monday, February 9, 2009
St. Valentine's Day is Saturday.
Flowers & candy? Not so much for us. Dinner reservations will be next to impossible. What would we really love? Something beautiful, of course! Whether a gift from a sig-ot, secret admirer, or yourself, here are a few recommendations for a lil'something-something to enhance your beauty & your rosy outlook:
the Clarisonic skin care system- like an electric toothbrush for your face! So good for your complexion.
Now in Pink!
Goddess Lights Parisian Nights: Face and
Body Shimmer Powder- subtle shimmer for a hint of come-hither!
Valentine's Slant Tweezers by Tweezerman- the best tweezers, cute new pattern! Sidenote: Michelle Obama's makeup artist, Ingrid Grimes-Myles, uses Tweezerman products. Yeah, they are that awesome.
Il Bacio - Borghese calls it "a fragrance that celebrates the joy of love with a fruity, floral, sensual essence."
For Valentine's Day, Borghese has a special gift set in a little red purse!
CONTEST: the first four commenters who tell us what they love will recieve Borghese's Il Bacio (The Kiss) Perfume!!!
Post your comment & send your contact info to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Much love to Dynelle at Borghese for this opportunity.
Monday, February 2, 2009
The color is a purple-brown. Glides on smooth and stays creamy for a just a bit then dries and totally stays put. I usually get that line on my eyelid mimicking the liner but NEVER when I wear this. This is a great eye pencil. And it's waterproof. So lovely!
I agree! Glides on smoothly without a lot of effort. Ransom is a lovely shade of purple. Dark enough not to be too obvious. Love the fact that it is waterproof!