So, on a whim I decided to give Estee Lauder Bath Oil a try last night. Let's just say, the fiance wasn't a massive fan, but I was pleasantly surprised! It is the scent that my grandmother does use, and at a whiff, I do get his point that it smells old lady-ish, but it is also very complex. If you don't stick around to deconstruct the notes it isn't nearly as enjoyable! I was getting hints of rose, woods, and incense with a hint of tuberose. I am quite happy, maybe not an everyday scent, but I like it! The only problem with these complex scents is it's also very easy to overdo it, you know, the "drop a drop a drop of glue, any more is too much glue" poem definitely goes hand in hand with perfume. Admittedly, I did overdo it a smidge last night lol!
I'm starting up my own channel. I honestly don't know where to begin. lol I spend countless hours doing my own researching and experimenting with products for myself so why not share my findings with everyone else? I have a good amount of background experience having previously working for sephora and clinique. Currently I'm in cosmetology school and once I finish plan to go back into the industry to make it as my career.
I'm heading to NYC for the weekend and want to check out New London Pharmacy since I hear they are more similar to French pharmacy with the quality of products they have and the brands (including Bioderma!). I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for brands I should check out outside of the usual suspects (e.g. La Roche-Posay, Nuxe, Lumene, etc.).
Hello Everyone! I was just wondering if anyone has ever heard of this brand , specifically the Bioelements Stress Solution? Just wondering b/c I have never heard of it. I bought a serum type lotion from FAB (FAB Anti-Redness) a/b a month + or so (haven't tried it), & have since read some new reviews and so on that make me think it's not gonna work out. So, I'm looking for a replacement here (maybe the 3 Little Wonders Set or the PTR Set, idk which would be best) & this just caught my eye while checking my E-mails. Any thoughts or experience w/ Bioelements? Thanks in advance!
I absolutely love the brown color in this pallet for contouring(sultry) The only problem is that I used it up so quickly(just the one color).....does anyone know what product I can buy that would be just the brown color similar to the one in this pallet? I've searched quite a bit but just am not sure what to buy! I am using the Sultry pallet http://www.sephora.com/microsmooth-baked-sculpting -contour-trio-P378685?skuId=1483619&icid2=Contouri ...
Okay so basically I need new.... well everything! I would love to save as much money as possible but I'd rather spend for something really worth it then get a crummy cheap product. I've found that products with a pH of 5- 6.5 work best for me. The lowest I'll go is 4.5 I would like to know the actual pH and not that it's "balanced" I'm not even sure what that means normally that would mean a oH of 7 and and I've heard your skin is between 4.5-6.5 it's just a tad acidic. Secondly I don't want anything that soaps foams has coco butter or mineral oil natural oils are okay though again depending on pH level also nothing with a lot of alcohol in it I would prefer no alcohol but if it's a very small amount (one of the last ingredients) then it's okay My skin is acne prone and quite sensitive i would want a very gentle cleanser that won't strip skin of oil but I don't want any products that treat acne just ones that won't cause it. Thank you if you can give me suggestions that meet all these needs I need - cleanser - toner - moisturizer - make up remover - primer (preferably that makes skin glow) - translucent powder(talc free) - Foundation or bb or cc that's sheer to medium looks like skin and gives you glowy radiant skin - concealer for blemishes (must be matte very important that it won't break me out more - liquid undereye concealer that brightens - undereye primer (umm tell me what they do) - matte bronzer (talc free, bronzer breaks me out and I think it's the talc maybe) - blush (talc free) - highlighter Very important that they won't break me out and that they are the right pH and everything else on my list above. Thank you thank you thank you! I know it's a lot.
Hey Girls, Just wanted to do a quick review on the new tanning lotion Vita Liberata's just come out with. Although I prefer the mousse to the lotion I found that the lotion was a little harder to apply than the mousse. I had to use a moisturizer to apply the lotion easily but after I showered the tan was even with no streaks. If you prefer a lotion compared to a mousse this would be a great choice. Look to Vita Liberata for all you tanning needs.
Just an FYI... Dermstore is having their F&F sale right now. 20% off purchases with code SPRINGSAVINGS through 3/26 That DHC Cleansing Oil that keeps popping up on the threads is sold at dermstore. Of course it has some exclusions, but not Skinceuticals (hint, hint!) " The following brands will not be participating in the Friends and Family sale: 3Lab, Butter London, Bond No. 9, Chella, DevaCurl, EltaMD, Eminence, Essie, all gift cards, Harry Josh Pro Tools, Jane Iredale, Jan Marini, Julien Farel, Leonor Greyl, Malin+Goetz, mybody, Paul and Joe Beaute, PCA Skin, Pevonia Botanica, Rene Furterer, Rodin, Societe Clinical Skincare, Skin&co Roma and Zaggora "
Hey guys, I subscribe to Ipsy and received a Pop Beauty lip gloss in my February box. The color was beautiful but it smelled off, like burnt plastic of some sort. Regardless, I tried it on my lips just to review the color and it tasted terrible. I thought that the product was supposed to be that way, so I put it aside and decided not to use it. Then I saw someone post on BeautyTalk that they manufacture the mini samples in Asia and the full size in the US. I figured the company was outsourcing but I didn't really care since I am not really of fan of Pop Beauty to begin with. Pop Beauty finally posted this on their Facebook: "Dear Ipsters, Unfortunately some of you received a POP Plump Pout Mini with an “off” taste or smell as part of the IPSY send-out in February. We want to address this issue and explain exactly what we have been doing about it. First and foremost we want to assure you that all of the ingredients used in the Plump Pout Mini, which are listed on the shrink wrap on the product packaging, are FDA approved and 100% safe for use. The reason for the disparity between the ingredients listed on the product packaging and the website is that the full size version of the Plump Pout Mini is manufactured in the USA, while the Mini is manufactured in Taiwan. We recently reformulated the product, and our factory in Taiwan used the new formula to make the Mini. We apologise if you have had a negative experience with this gloss. We have never encountered a problem of this nature with our products, and we assure you that we are taking this very seriously. If you feel that you have received a defective Plump Pout Mini, please do not hesitate to e-mail POP’s customer service at the e-mail address below. We guarantee that every e-mail will receive a response. Yours sincerely, POP beauty firstname.lastname@example.org" I've read several posts about people complaining to POP and Ipsy and were able to receive replacements, so I just wanted to spread the info!
La Roche Posay moisturizer SMASHBOX under-eye moisturizer/primer MAKEUP FOREVER HD primer Maybelline under eye concealer DERMABLEND setting powder Kat Von D liquid foundation MAC NW15 studiofix liquid concealer Anastasia Beverly Hills eyebrow shadow kit Anastasia Beverly Hills dark brown brow pomade Anastasia Beverly Hills highlighter pencil Ardell clear brow gel MAKEUP FOREVER HD setting powder MAC NW20 pressed powder SEPHORA bronzer, contour, and highlight trio MAC powder blush Urban Decay eyeshadow primer potion Mac paint pot painterly Urban Decay Naked 2 palette Maybelline Lash Stiletto liquid eyeliner black Urban Decay 24 hour waterproof eyeliner pencil black NYX mascara babydoll black EZ false eyelashes MAC lip liner Rimell dark red lipstick Maybelline 12 hour color stay lip stain Urban Decay Chill Makeup Setting Spray
Hello. I am looking for help finding a concealer shade. I currently use Urban Decay brand and I find it doesn't really cover my acne marks. I wear a 2.0 shade in UD or the Deauville in Nars (though I probably could go lighter). What would be a good match in the "Amazing Cosmetics" line? Anyone have experience with this line? Thanks!
Hi ladies, I don't use a lot of PTR but I see the Un-Wrinkle Serum is on sale like 70% off at one of my fav places. So I am trying to decide if I should get it -- I don't have much in the way of lines on my face - forehead only, but I am looking for line reducers for my neck/decollete. I'm looking for a product for some long-term moderate line-reducing results, not something that works only on the days I use it, or the effects wear off immediately when I stop using it. What do you think? Has anyone used this? It got really good reviews.
I love the fabulous foaming face wash. I use it in the morning. I is very gentle on my really sensitive skin. I cleans well too, unlike some of the face washes that are "gentle". It really refreshes and wakes up my face in the morning. I smells pretty good to. Go check it out. You can buy it at Bliss, Sephora, and Rickys. It's is one of the best face products I've used.
I heard from a Sephora skincare expert that Boscia is expanding their Tsubaki line. Came home and noticed a couple new products on the website... http://www.sephora.com/tsubaki-cleansing-oil-gel-P 384108?skuId=1565118 http://www.sephora.com/tsubaki-deep-hydration-slee ping-mask-P384109?skuId=1565126
Today I was thinking about products I had never heard of, or didn't expect to find, and then loved. Recently I went by Victoria's Secret (which I don't usually shop for a whole list of reasons), because I had a $10 promo gift card with no minimum purchase... so I figured, free stocking stuffer. But of course I got something for MYSELF haha! I am picky about beauty (and other) products, and normally only use high-end, stuff I've tested, and stuff that's highly recommended. I honestly don't even have any drugstore products in my house, I'm that picky. But I tried their Lip Primer on a whim and I LOVE IT. It's $12, so a reasonable price. It has this velvety not quite matte finish that makes my chapped or irritated lips look smooth and soft with soft edges. I was totally shocked by this sleeper that I have never heard of! It also has the slightest light peachy tint, so it looks great blurred outside my lip line as a smoother and soft of highlighter. It's also not too squishy and not TOO stiff and waxy. I like lip primer on the slightly waxy side. Do you have a favorite find that you weren't expecting, never heard of, or was kind of obscure or surprising? EDIT: In doing a search for this post I found out this product is being discontinued! So sad. I am going to pick another one up this week if they still have them, as a back up. Seriously, this is so sad for me I rarely find a product I love!
Is anyone else excited for Benefit's new products coming soon? Benefit Lollitint: a Candy-Orchid Cheek and Lip Stain and Porefessional Agent Zero Shine: Shine-Vanishing Pro Powder Swatches and more info can be found on Imabeautygeek blog. P.S. Lollitint is available now on Benefit's website.