June 21, 2011

Products I am lovin’

Ever get some new products and you just fall in love? 
My Chi flat iron died last week and I had to replace it. I wasn’t sure what to get so I looked online and then went to Sephora and ended up with the T3. I already had a T3 hair dryer and I loved it. And if I am letting all my crazy out, I like for things to match and this matched my hair dryer. It’s a single pass flat iron and has a temperature control. Also, there is no way for the on/off button to break off. 
One thing I love, is that it doesn’t leave creases in my hair like my Chi did. And I don’t have to clamp down super hard either.
All in all, I think it’s money well spent.. you just have to decide for yourself if you are willing to pay the price, because this thing is NOT cheap. It’s $160. But, my Chi lasted me 4 years. So I think it’s a good investment. 
After staying with mom for a week and getting to use her expensive face wash and moisturizer, I decided my Wal-mart brand wasn’t cutting it anymore. I went into Ulta and looked around, talked to sales person and decided to try this Philosophy brand. I’ve heard great things, and it wasn’t TOO pricey. I loved my Nars cleaner and moisturizer, but I couldn’t handle to price tag that went with it. 
It was $30 for this kit and I got the face wash, moisturizer, and a Retinol night cream. At first, I wasn’t sure what to think about the face wash- it does an awesome job removing make up, but it’s not as thick or foamy as I like a face wash. But the more I use it, the more I love it. It makes me want to wash my face at night. I am using Help Me at night, and although, I haven’t seen a MAJOR difference in wrinkles, my face feels better than it has in a while. 
The Hope in a Jar is the moisturizer.. and MAN OH MAN. You’ve got to get some of this stuff! It’s fantastic! It’s so creamy and buttery without feeling heavy on your skin at all. If that’s not enough for you, Oprah swears by it. I have been getting this super dry patches of skin around my nose, and since using this, I haven’t been. My face never feels dry and I think my makeup has been going on smoother. 
I definitely want to try the around the eye treatment that Philosophy has because I am pretty much in love with this brand now. 

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  1. I love it when you do posts like this. But I hate it when you're right and I end up spending all my money on new products. One day I will try your T3 products then spend the rest of my life trying to convince my husband "it's a good investment" :) I can't wait for my Philosophy products to get here tomorrow. Just the small amount of face wash you gave me has turned into a true love! I'll let you know if I love the moisturizer as much as you say I will…the retinol cream will have to wait until I deliver!!

  2. I'm with you Becca on the Money, Money for the flat iron. I'm a cheap-O when it comes to tools. But, I never wash my hair so who needs um! ha.
    However, you have peeked my interest in the Hope in a Jar. I was not a big fan of the face wash b/c of the lack of lather, but the moisturizer sounds super! If Oprah likes it… it's got to be good!

  3. I've always wanted to try the Philosophy products but the price stopped me. Now, with your ringing endorsement I guess I'll have to FORCE myself to go to Ulta to try it out! :0)

  4. I've heard great stuff about the Philosophy products, and for $30 that kit isn't bad at all! I may have to try it!

  5. Thanks so much for this! I have been needing some new cleanser but hate spending money on stuff I end up not liking. I will definitely give this a shot!

  6. I bought that Philosophy set a year or so ago and loved the moisturizer and retinol. I couldn't handle the face wash though – it smelled like mayo! Don't you just love getting new frou frou girly stuff:-)

  7. I have been meaning to try Hope in a Jar. Thanks for reminding me!

  8. Loved the Philosphy cleanser. I used a line from Rodan & Fields & fell in love. But it's $200 for roughly 3 months of stuff.

    My go to line of everything is Mary Kay. I get a great discount AND it works. Win/Win

  9. Umm, I LOOOOVE hope in a jar! It is amazing!!!!

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