Monthly Archives: September 2005

A Solid Shampoo?

Lushgodiva This is the Godiva Shampoo & Conditioner Bar. It’s an amazing product. It leaves your hair feeling wonderfully soft and smelling great. To me, what I love best about this product is how convenient it is. If you travel a lot, you can just stick it in it’s tin and you’re off. No need to worry about a bottle of shampoo spilling in your suitcase. This one happens to be my favorite bar but there are others you can choose from, bars that stimulate your scalp and even bars that help with flakiness.

Cleanse with Lush

Coalface This is the Coalface Cleansing Soap Bar. It may seem weird to wash your face with a black piece of soap and even as it lathers up, it may seem weird to see your face look that way but it’s great. Every time I use it, I feel it tightening my face. It has liquorice and other oils that help soothe and calm skin but best of all, it has charcoal which actually absorbs oil. That’s a big plus for us oily skin folks. When used with Sweet Japanese Girl, you almost got yourself a skincare routine.

It's Like a Brazillian Without the Wax

Sandstonesoap Okay, so it doesn’t involve waxing or any private parts but Brazillian women do this. This is Lush’s Sandstone Soap bar. Although it’s not my favorite soap bar, it’s still great because it’s got a dual purpose. It smells wonderful but what’s really awesome about this soap is that it can also exfoliate your skin. Their site says it was inspired by the women of Brazil, who use sand and suntan oil to exfoliate their skin. Just reading that inspired me to try it. It works pretty well, you just need to be careful with the sand portion so it doesn’t break apart on you. Otherwise, you’re good to go.

Perfume with a Brush

sephora fragrance brush We’ve all seen solid perfume what about perfume you can apply with a brush? Sephora has it’s Fleur de Sephora fragranced brush. I already have lipgloss with the same format but perfume? I thought this was a pretty cool and handy way to apply just the right amount of perfume. With Sephora’s other scents out there, there’s plenty to choose from. I didn’t smell all of them only because there weren’t any testers available but I bought rose and it smells great (not really like a rose, but still good).

It Must Be Good if it Has Chocolate in It

Chocolatewhipstick This is the Chocolate Whipstick Lip Balm. Something that’s made with chocolate can’t be bad, right? At least that’s what I though. Their website jokes that you could wear this instead of eating chocolate and you could even lose weight. With me, the chocolate scent just makes me want more chocolate but seriously, it’s a great thick lip balm that moisturizes your lips really well. I have a couple of these and keep one in my purse and one on my desk so that I’m never without it.

Honey & Shea Goodness

lip balm I might as well include my lip balm of the moment, Bath & Body Works Le Couvent des Minimes Honey & Shea Nutritive Lip Balm. Yeah, I know it’s a long name but it’s so good. It’s so soothing, not too greasy and it’s just the right thickness to make you feel like you’re really doing something good for your lips.

Bonus: it’s got that honey and shea goodness, I even fell for the matching soap and shower gel. If I could only find that scent in a perfume, I’d be so happy.

Lovely Lips

stila lip rouge I’m not sure who I have to thank for this, maybe it was Allure or Marie Claire but either way, thank you! Stila Lip Rouge rocks my world! I don’t really like having to re-apply lipstick all the time so I’m always looking for products that will last and this is one of them. Unlike my beloved M.A.C.’s Pro Longwear Lipcolour, using any kind of lip balm on top does not eat away at your color. This product is more like a stain than a lipstick, it’s perfectly ok to wear this with some sort of lip balm. It’s got a felt pen tip so it’s a little odd but it works like a dream. Just one thing to look out for, make sure your cap is on tight.

It's All About the Hair: Pt. 2

bumble and bumble hair powder Yesterday I told you about the products my stylist used on me recently. Inspired by it’s appearance in Real Simple magazine, I picked up Bumble & Bumble Hair Powder and tried it out. There are a few schools of thought on this idea but some people believe you shouldn’t wash your hair everyday, that doing so strips essential oils from your hair. So being a girl who likes her hair, I thought I’d try this but what’s girl with oily hair to do? Try this product. With it’s color variety, it’s suitable for any haircolor, in fact, this could give your hair a bit of a temporary color kick. Only problem I have with this product is it’s price tag as well, at $28 a pop, I returned it to the salon and went the eBay route instead.

It's All About the Hair: Pt. 1

kerastase shampoo While I was getting my hair cut last week at Gene Juarez, my stylist used the most amazing products on my hair. She used Kerastase Bain Satin Shampoo and Kerastase Lait Vital Conditioner. The whole time she was cutting and styling my hair, all I could smell was that wonderful smell from the products. It smelled like Chanel N°5 so I asked her if I was right, and I was. Apparently Kerastase was inspired by the perfume when creating their products. I thought that was really cool but the price tag was not. At $30 each bottle, I think I’ll just stick smelling the products when I get my hair cut. It would make a great present for my mom though, she loves that smell… I’ll have to keep it in mind.