Those who are on the no buy have just 4 days left of being good! Congrats to you all for being so strong, I was not
After the points promo and summer sales I think we all have a little enibbler in us now.... So what are you loving & what are you regretting?
~ Clarins One-Step Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser: It's uber gentle, but my face feels so smooth & soft after using it. Seriously where has this been all my life?
~ YSL glossy stains- obviously
~ Carol's Daughter Monoi Repairing Ant-Breakage Spray- Doesn't have as many proteins as the cream so it won't dry hair out. It has the right balance of protein & moisture!
~ Ouidad Moisture Lock Leave-in-Conditioner- I put a tiny bit on my ends while still in the shower
~ Too Faced 3way lash lining tool- So easy to use! Gives a perfect tight line every time & even though it's not advertised as waterproof I haven't had any issues with it during summer activities
~ Alterna Bamboo Dry Oil Mist- The PERFECT finishing spray! It's lighter than argan oil, so it won't weigh down & grease up my hair. I love the shine & softness it adds to my hair.
~ Tarte Brow Mousse- Quik & easy. The shade Taupe matches me perfectly.
~ Eve Lom Muslin Cloths- I bought them before Sephora started to carry Eve Lom. I use them to take off masks (like the stubborn glamglow), or thicker cleansers (Ren Clear Calm Clay).
~ Ole Henriksen Loofa Body Scrub- BEST BODY SCRUB EVER! It comes in a bottle, so no messy jars that get filled with water I like to turn the water off in the shower, apply my conditioner, pin my hair up & then I take my time massaging in the scrub. My legs & arms are soooo smooth after I use it.
~ At home Gel Manicures- They last 2 weeks, I can do it in the comfort of my home while watching TV & no worry about smudging or chipping.
On The Fence:
~ PTR Oilless Oil 100% Purified Squalane- I like that it's oil free but still packs hydration. My dry areas disappear, but it leaves me shiny & greasy. I'm trying to mix 1/2 a drop with my moisturizer & see how things go. It also seams a bit heavy on the skin.
~ Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation- It's easy to apply, doesn't oxidize, don't need to set it. I just don't know if it's better than Dior Airflash which is also a liquid to powder
~ Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara- one coat gives great volume, but if you missed any stray lashes & go for a second coat then the mascara really clumps up. It's also never seamed to dry and I kept seeing smudges on my brow bone. It might be a good mascara to pair with false lashes.
~ Soap & Glory The Righteous Butter Body Lotion- I keep the pump on my nightstand and slather myself every night before crawling into bed. I love the scent & I wake up feeling moisturized. I don't think it will be heavy enough for winter, I might need to alternate with Perricone Cold Plasma Body, but it's perfect for Summer.
~ Dior Brow Styler- The unversal shade was too dark for me & even with a light hand it made my full brows look too done.
~ Marc Jacobs Highliner- It's soft so it transfers easily when applying to the upper lash line. It works well for tight lining, but it's a pain to take off. There are better eyeliners out there
~ Bobbi Brown gel liner- It's a cream, not a gel... they need to change the name. It's too thin & not pigmented enough. I bought it at a department store, & waited too long to return it
~ Hourglass Illusion TM- I normally do not get a shiny T-zone, but I did with this TM. I tried applying setting powder to counteract the shine/sparkle... but it didn't work out too well. It is very long lasting borderline waterproof, I just couldn't get over the shine.
~ Perricone Blue Plasma- If you're new to serums, or really sensitive, then this might be good for you. After 4 months I saw no results, no benefits, no exfoliation
Anyone watch Futurama? There's a character named Nibbler...
I have been very bad since BI week - still going through the haul but will report back probably tomorrow
Anyone try the Clarins Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch? http://www.sephora.com/instant-smooth-perfecting-touch-P130909?skuId=1029859
I love the Beauty Flash Balm & keep it in my travel makeup bag for those hungover, dehydrated, lack of sleep mornings.
I love the hourglass primer, so I really don't know why I'm looking at others....
I love the Clarins Perfecting Touch! I have a few spots where my pores feel particularly crater-ish sometimes, so I put on my Hourglass primer, smooth the Clarins Perfecting touch over the spots I want to fill, and apply my foundation. It's mattifying and helps with oiliness through the day as well, bonus!
....because you are a Sephora Addict, always trying to find better things. Oh, I actually have that (one of my 5 choice of primer for the wedding/conference last week). I'm not too good at comparing non-skincare things. What properties are you most concerned with?
For reference Porefessional is more mattifying than Mineral Veil, but MV makes makeup last longer than Porefessional. I think MV dries out my cheek very slightly, but Porefessional doesn't. I'll wear Clarins tomorrow and let you know. =X
For myself, maybe if I don't leave long enough between moisturizing and applying the porefessional, it sometimes doesn't stick well to my skin and later wants to roll off and take my makeup with it.
Have you had this happen? I'm not sure why it does this, but it means I don't want to use my porefessional anymore!