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What are some of the brands/products that you use and recommend?

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Olay Original Active Hydrating Cream

When people stop me on the street and ask how I manage to stay so young and vibrant looking I usually tell them to fuck off and slash their face with a box cutter, but since we're friends I'll let you in on my secret: Many years ago I wrote a letter to All the Pretty Horses member Tiffany Tieche in which I complemented her stage make-up and asked if she had any tips. In her lengthy reply she emphasized the importance of a good moisturizer and named Olay as one of her top choices. I generally don't use any type of moisturizer durring the summer months but in the winter it's a must.


Wed Jul 04, 2007 11:51 am
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Easy favorite, <a href="http://www.burtsbees.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10751&storeId=10101&productId=14959&langId=-1&categoryId=&showSubCategory=yes">Burt's Bees lip shimmers</a>.

These two products are kind of a bitch to get in the twin cities, but I do love them:

<a href="http://www.stilacosmetics.com/shop/product/77">Stila's smudgepot</a>, a gel eyeliner and shadow. Got this one as a tip from one of the makeup artists working on the last film project I was a part of. It has a great range before it sets, and once it has set stays very very well. Hard to sweat off. Won't run down your face.

<a href="http://www.kiehls.com/_us/_en/face/concealing-stick.htm">Kiehl's concealing stick</a> very pale in color, covers well, heals skin, natural ingredients, and smells like lapsang souchong tea.

And finally, before I jumped in to become co-owner for SaraCura, I bought essential oils there. We've increased the line recently as well. I like the Nag Champa and Angel scents best. The Red Egyptian Musk is probably our best seller.


Wed Jul 04, 2007 12:27 pm
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I highly suggest Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab's fragrance oils. All of them are made individually and by hand. They have some of the most creative and somewhat ethereal scents I've come across. Wait time for shipping can range to 4-6 weeks unfortunately, due to popularity and the fact that each order is made separately.

My favorites: Regan and Titania. There is also a Mad Hatter's liine as well as the Shakespear and many other "goth-type" yummy fragrance lines.

Anyhow www.blackphoenixalchemylab.com
Also, they are extremely reasonably priced and their site is amazing, worth a checkout.

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Wed Jul 04, 2007 1:41 pm
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I don't use any kind of beauty product aside from Dial soap and Head and Shoulders shampoo. That's it. I don't moisturize, I don't exfoliate. I'm hard, coarse and rough. I'm no pansy.

A product I'd recommend is <a href="http://www.cottonelle.com/products/default.asp">Cottonelle toilet paper</a>. It's tough and durable so your fingers won't poke through in mid-wipe. And for you pansy types, they make a kind that apparently has Aloe and Vitamin E, which I guess is supposed to soothe your anus. Or something.

I also strongly recommend <a href="http://www.pfizerch.com/product.aspx?id=457">Tucks medicated pads</a>. Really helps with the 'rrhoids. And it has Witch Hazel! I have no idea what the hell that is but those damn witches seem to be on to something. This also works as a handy blemish remover, but I wouldn't recommend going from ass to face with any one pad.


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yeah, BPAL has some really lovely advertising, too. however I have to admit that I prefer to be able to actually *smell* what I'm buying if it's perfume. I have a half-dozen of their "imps" that I got from descriptions, and about half are things I actually like. the whole limited edition buying and trading for rarities is a little too much like collectible card games and Hummel figurines in my opinion. that said, I sent them a letter of inquiry about wholesale.


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devil wrote:
I don't use any kind of beauty product aside from Dial soap and Head and Shoulders shampoo. That's it. I don't moisturize, I don't exfoliate. I'm hard, course and rough. I'm no pansy.

A product I'd recommend is <a href="http://www.cottonelle.com/products/default.asp">Cottonelle toilet paper</a>. It's tough and durable so your fingers won't poke through in mid-wipe. And for you pansy types, they make a kind that apparently has Aloe and Vitamin E, which I guess is supposed to soothe your anus. Or something.

I also strongly recommend <a href="http://www.pfizerch.com/product.aspx?id=457">Tucks medicated pads</a>. Really helps with the 'rrhoids. And it has Witch Hazel! I have no idea what the hell that is but those damn witches seem to be on to something. This also works as a handy blemish remover, but I wouldn't recommend going from ass to face with any one pad.


heh. I was waiting for you to say something like that... I predicted it would be deoderant and toothpaste though.


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I use those too. Though I don't swear by any one brand.


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all of my favorite brand names hail from kentucky.

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yeah, BPAL has some really lovely advertising, too. however I have to admit that I prefer to be able to actually *smell* what I'm buying if it's perfume. I have a half-dozen of their "imps" that I got from descriptions, and about half are things I actually like. the whole limited edition buying and trading for rarities is a little too much like collectible card games and Hummel figurines in my opinion. that said, I sent them a letter of inquiry about wholesale.


Though, to their credit, the rarities and limited edition scents can be some of the best ones. I have about 20 bottles and imps of their stuff. My girlfriend has a couple hundred. BPAL was at the New Orleans Convergence, and the limited editions from that one certainly went up in value quickly. And the people who run it are very nice.


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some of my favorite products:

Lou Lou by Cacharel is my all-time favorite scent.

for skincare, I use Lancome. i tried some natural stuff from the wedge, but i am allergic to a lot of different plants, etc. Lancome is the first skincare system i have used that actually works. Their Renergie Microlift face cream is the only thing that keeps my skin from being too dry in the winter, but at the same time it doesn't make it excessively oily. It also doesn't have some overpowering scent.

for toothpaste, i'm an avid user of Toms of Maine. i refuse to use a toothpaste that has saccarin in it. why would i want to smear saccarin all over my teeth when i am trying to clean them? when i get my teeth cleaned at the dentist office, they use the laboratory pumice for any polishing.

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i too highly reccommend any Oil of Olay products.

i recently discovered <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Bumble-bumble-Powder-Black-Aerosol/dp/B000GDVZW8">Bumble & Bumble Black Hair Powder</a>, i'm sure it will become a life long staple in my life. i try to avoid washing my hair whenever i can. just spray it in, let it dry and all the greasy shine is gone.


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moisturizer: maui rose. made in maui, sold in their flea markets. especially great in winter or after a late night.
face: rimmel stay matte foundation & powder.
fragrance: l'occitane solid perfume-vanilla.

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Chap Stik. But not just for lips. In the winter, it's great on fingertips to avoid dry-skin hangnails, and also on dry cracked elbow skin. And it doesn't stink like lotion.

If you can find it at military surplus outfits, it's "LIPSTICK, ANTI-CHAP" in a white tube with black lettering. Same stuff for about 1/5th the price.


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mzmelissa wrote:
i too highly reccommend any Oil of Olay products.

i recently discovered <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Bumble-bumble-Powder-Black-Aerosol/dp/B000GDVZW8">Bumble & Bumble Black Hair Powder</a>, i'm sure it will become a life long staple in my life. i try to avoid washing my hair whenever i can. just spray it in, let it dry and all the greasy shine is gone.


does it rub off on lighter colored fabrics? i'm intrigued.

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eiregirl wrote:
mzmelissa wrote:
i too highly reccommend any Oil of Olay products.

i recently discovered <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Bumble-bumble-Powder-Black-Aerosol/dp/B000GDVZW8">Bumble & Bumble Black Hair Powder</a>, i'm sure it will become a life long staple in my life. i try to avoid washing my hair whenever i can. just spray it in, let it dry and all the greasy shine is gone.


does it rub off on lighter colored fabrics? i'm intrigued.


prob, im not sure though... i sleep with it in and it doesnt come off on a dark red. it does come off abit on my fingernails if i run my fingers thru my hair, but not really bad. its $30, but alittle goes a long way.


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mzmelissa wrote:
..and all the greasy shine is gone.

Why you gotta put a negative spin on everything?
I always refer to that as "a <i>healthy</i> shine"! =D

eiregirl wrote:
does it rub off on lighter colored fabrics?

*pause*

I think there needs to be a special, custom emoticon that goes in any reply when a question like that is directed at mzmel... *snicker*

So, does it fade in the sun? LOLz


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i swear by mac to put my face on and i use philosophy to take it all off.


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