Philosophy Hope in a Jar Wednesday, Apr 21 2010 

 

Famed by philosophy fanatics everywhere, HIAJ is said to be a miracle moisturizer, it is said to hydrate, exfoliate and protect the skin. I can see how it would hydrate and it certainly does hydrate very gently, but exfoliate? How? As far as i can tell there are no beads in this product to slough off dead skin, this leads me to believe it is some type of chemical exfoliante. Now this scares me because doesn’t it seem like there is a limit to how many times a day this can be applied? And there is no SPF in the regular HIAJ, so how does it protect? Sephora says it protects by using anti-oxidants. And how do anti-oxidants protect the skin? 2 stars, too much medical mystery going on! This product is also expensive but sephora came out with a little travel/trial size for 15 dollars.

http://sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P4633&categoryId=B70

The Body Shop Lemon Body Scrub Sunday, Apr 18 2010 

This scrub has granules of sugar along with natural oils like Lemon and Sunflower seed oil to moisturize. It really sloughs off dead skin. I love how it smells nice and lathers a nice amount as well. I use this scrub before I shave to get the dead skin off. This step makes shaving easier because the razor doesn’t have to take off the dead skin because that is already taken care off. So the razor can do what it’s designed to do.

Vera Wang Rock Princess Sunday, Apr 18 2010 

                This fragrance has noted of vanilla and musk little but of coconut I think? It is very warm and I completely recommend it. Really cute bottle too. Lasts forever on the skin especially over the lotion. I also recommend layering the fragrance if you want it to stay on 8 plus hours. 5 stars.

Sally Hansen:Natural Butter Lip Shine Wednesday, Apr 14 2010 

Ahh… lip gloss, shiny as a mirror and hopefully moisturizing. Sally Hansen offers a nice alternative for those who don’t want to shell out big bucks for something that goes bad in a year. Sally Hansen lip shines are shiny, and reasonably shiny. They aren’t crazy drying but the moisture isn’t reasonably noticeable.  They don’t have a waxy feel to them and they just glide on the lips really nicely. I have Wildflower (peachy pink with shimmer) and Nosegay(fuchsia). Nose gay is really pigmented but tends to settle around the mouth. They aren’t my favorite but they are not awful. I recommend a look-see next time you are at CVS. 3 stars.

Philosophy:Falling in Love Tuesday, Apr 13 2010 

I have the spray cologne (body spray) which is not sold anymore, and I can’t comment on the lasting power but I can comment on the scent. The scent is a light floral with a fresh clean twist. It has notes of vanilla and musk with some lily of the valley. 4 stars.

Pacifica Malibu Lemon Blossom and Hawaiian Ruby Guava Perfume Tuesday, Apr 13 2010 

“Pacifica is a breath of fresh, ocean air in the world of fragrance. Heralded from the beginning for the unique nuance and *complexity of their blends, Pacifica fragrances are authentic expressions of the couple’s belief in beautiful scents to experiment with *and wear every day. Most of all, Pacifica is an expression of the pure joy of being alive” Pacifica.com

Pacifica is available at Whole Foods and Sephora. Their fragrance does not last long unless layered with Vaseline. Lemon Blossom smells like lemon and citrus with a hint of sweetness. Ruby guava smells like a guava fruit punch. 4 stars.

Marc Jacobs:Daisy Monday, Apr 12 2010 

 

“Enter the world of Daisy: fresh and feminine, with a playful innocence. At the heart of Daisy is a floral with vintage edge: violet. Sophisticated, with a touch of whimsy, violet captures the eclectic, vintage flavor of Marc Jacobs’ feminine, edgy designs. Always elegant, always enchanting – but not too serious – Daisy is a sparkling floral bouquet, spirited and fresh, wrapped in comfort and warmth.”

My perfume came in a set with a baby rollerball and a coinpurse so that is what that is.

This fragrance is floral and light, almost like just waltzing through a meadow of flowers and then scent stuck to your skin. Although this perfume is abit too girly flowery perfume-y for me, I definitely see the appeal. 4 stars.

http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P191858&categoryId=B70

L’oreal True Match Super Blendable Blushes Sunday, Apr 11 2010 

           

(swatch order:Baby blossom, rosy outlook, precious peach, innocent flush)

     I have four. If that shows how much I like them. They are pigmented, soft, blendable, and are matched to your skin-tone (just check the number on the back!)

Innocent Flush- An orangey-coral with no shimmer

Baby Blosson-light baby pink with shimmer

Precious Peach-light true peach, little shimmer

Rosy Outlook-midtone rosy pink with shimmer

5 stars from me! Love these things!

Juicy Couture:Juicy Couture Sunday, Apr 11 2010 

                Floral with a little citrus, this perfume embodies girls around the world. It does have a hint of green apple and a very slight earthiness to it. It has overtones  of watermelon and marigold and pink passion fruit. Lotion does not prolong scent wear. Last by itself 5 hours, with lotion 5.5 hours. So it prolongs the life a little bit. 4 stars.

http://sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P249337&categoryId=C15620

Healthy Hair 101: Reconstruct! Thursday, Apr 8 2010 

This product has been overly hyped so much that I won’t even bother talking too long about it. CHI silk Infusion does not work as a serum for me. Uh-huh my hair is too thick and curly for it too work. But, it does a create job of smoothing split ends and helping make the hair above the split end healthy so the end does not split anymore up the shaft. How it does this? Not a clue. But it works, and that is what counts. 5 stars.

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