Thursday, July 28, 2005

My Current Top Ten

The products I'm obsessing over at the moment:

1) J.F. Lazartigue Deep Cleaning Shampoo With Fruit Acids: excellent for "clogged scalps" (who knew there was such a thing?) like mine, plus smells good in a grandmotherly way
2) IS Clinical Active Serum and Pro-Heal Serum: Pro-Heal for day (full of next-big-thing antioxidants like olive-leaf extract); Active (with all-important glycolic acid) for night
3) Regis Olive Oil Hair Masque: I have an intensive conditioner obsession, and not only does this stuff leave my hair silky, but it smells fantastic and slightly fruity
4) Patricia Wexler M.D. Exfoliating Glycolic Peel System: So we've already established that I love things with glycolic acid, and these pads just seem better than a lot of the other, similar versions. My skin doesn't get too red from using them, but feels super-soft and looks clear the next day
5) Bare Escentuals foundation and Clear Radiance: Do I even need to go there? I'm obsessed. Get on it
6) OC 8: Ditto. This stuff zaps up oil all-day long; it's amazing
7) Clean and Clear Invisible Shine Control Powder: I borrowed this stuff from my roommate to use when doing TV appearances. (Cue pretentious laughter.) In conjunction with the OC8, it makes my skin a force to be reckoned with—for use only on special occasions. (I'm still waiting for my roommate to notice it's gone. Once she does, I will sadly be forced to buy my own.)
8) Appearex vitamins: They claim to make your hair and nails grow, and after taking these for about three months, I've never gone in for so many trims and manicures in my life. My hairguy (the incomparable Ted Gibson) even demanded to know what I was using so he could recommend it to other clients
9) NARS Orgasm: Still the best blush around
10) Bumble and Bumble Hair Powder: If you are lazy in the slightest, this stuff—which makes it possible to go a few days between shampoos—will change your life

24 Comments:

Blogger shelleykaye said...

Who makes OC 8? I hate to admit that I've never heard of it, but I need some shine control...

7/28/2005 8:16 PM  
Blogger Jolie said...

Go to OC8.com. It's made by a company called Ferndale.

7/28/2005 8:17 PM  
Blogger Jax said...

well well well. Yasmine where are you? sorry you didn't hear from me. I had to do this thing called work today, maybe you've heard of it. But I just update my site it's got a story with Jeremy Shockey on it...nothing sensational..my parents raised me better than that. Regarding this lady Nadine, who knew a girl with a pixie cut could be so evil and disloyal to her employer, or former employer. Bet they never saw it coming.

7/28/2005 8:27 PM  
Blogger *Yasmine* said...

Stella,
I am right HERE!!!
Work ... Been there done that!! ...Honey, some of us gals are fortunate enough to have husbands that can keep us home.

Much power to all the working women out there, who knows maybe I'll be one again. For now I’m loving my life!!!

Cheers!

xoxo

P.S. Her Pixie haircut is actually pretty darn Cute!!!!

7/28/2005 9:07 PM  
Blogger LiLmissNOiTaLL said...

Stella should we have Jollie dedicate an area just for your nagging? Glad you have a job sorry you have nothing to do after though. Why don't you take up a hobby like... picking your nose. I am sure that will do a better justice for our community! LMAO!

7/28/2005 9:25 PM  
Blogger *Yasmine* said...

Jolie.....

Where can I get these Appearex vitamins......GNC????

7/28/2005 9:33 PM  
Blogger beckham7 said...

when can I get the Patricia Wexler product? thanks

7/29/2005 8:13 AM  
Blogger mikaling said...

I NEEED to know where I can find this: J.F. Lazartigue Deep Cleaning Shampoo With Fruit Acids. Um, my husband has scalp problems.....

7/29/2005 12:32 PM  
Blogger Jolie said...

Here's the link to buy Appearex, and here's the link to buy J.F. Lazartigue. I don't think the Pat Wexler products are available until September, however. When I find out more, I'll let you know!

7/29/2005 12:44 PM  
Blogger Jax said...

Nadine's hair is too short. How can she give hair advice when she barely has any????

Yasmine if you already worked and are married that means you're old which makes it lame you're even posting stuff. Cheers old lady!

7/29/2005 1:09 PM  
Blogger Erica said...

I wanted to try the bare escentuals but I didn't know anyone that had used it and had presentable skin. Unfortunately as I age "gracefully" I have little splotches on my skin. I regularly use the Chanel compact and it works but in the sun looks a little cakey. I wanted something natural and I guess in all my rambling, will it cover and look natural?

7/29/2005 1:21 PM  
Blogger Jax said...

ERICA,

Bare escentuals doesn't work too well. You're better off with Jane Iredale. The product covers better and lasts through out the day with an SPF of like 20. You can buy Jane Iredale Amazing Base (it's a loose powder/total coverage/complete concealer) at dermotology offices and upscale beauty supply. It's all mineral based. It is the best stuff ever made. Don't even messed with that Bare Escentuals shit...it doesn't give even coverage. When I use Jane Iredale...my skin looks airbrushed!

7/29/2005 1:59 PM  
Blogger Brooks said...

Do you all know what a "troll" is in regards to blog commentors? It's someone that is best ignored because their only function in life is to try to start flame wars in someone's comments. I can tell that some of you here already know the proper procedure, but I'm just putting the word out to those who don't.
Brooks Blog

7/29/2005 2:46 PM  
Blogger *blair* said...

Nadine you have raved so much about Bare Escentuals that I am heading over to Sephora this weekend! I do have a STRANGE question though? Have you ever tried any of the "Johnathon Product" from Johnathon Anton..I was watching his show & am dieing to try it, wonder if it is any good!
P.S. Congrats on all the success!!

7/29/2005 2:54 PM  
Blogger Jolie said...

I haven't tried any of the Jonathan Antin products, unfortunately! If I'm able to get my hands on them, I'll definitely let you know. I do love my Bare Escentuals, though - depending on how much you apply, it gives sheer or opaque coverage, it won't make your skin break out, it has SPF 15 and it looks natural. (Have somebody at Sephora show you how to use it.) If you dip a concealer brush in it, it also covers up more pigmented or splotchy areas very well.

7/29/2005 4:51 PM  
Blogger Mike V said...

Appearex is also found in the nail care aisles of CVS, Walgreens, and Eckerd, as well as www.appearex.com

7/29/2005 5:28 PM  
Blogger Jenny V said...

Brooks - very well put...hopefully it works!

7/29/2005 9:09 PM  
Blogger *Yasmine* said...

Sorry Stella,

That’s MILF too you.
I am not an Old lady, YET. This gal is a 24 year woman that met her dream man, and was able to get married and start a family at a young age. (Career on Hold) I’m too much in love with being a new mommy…..and wifey………
As far as You giving advice, GET YOUR OWN BLOG and Leave this one alone….
ERICA- Go ahead and try bare escentuals. Jolie is the beauty Expert Not Stella. LMAo!!!

Cheers!! ~~~~

Xoxo

Ps if you weren’t interested in Nadine you wouldn’t be coming back to her Blog….. Nadine your hair is perfect!!!! Luv ya

7/29/2005 10:02 PM  
Blogger Anonymom said...

So glad you mentioned Bare Minerals. My skin has been so clear since I've started using it!

7/30/2005 1:58 PM  
Blogger Anne said...

Hey, I really like the Appearex too. I also use another AHA product from the same company called Aqua Glycolic. Sometimes, I have trouble finding it... but it works really well on reducing those signs of aging.. plus it helps with my dry skin.

8/01/2005 2:15 PM  
Blogger Marigot said...

To Jolie, Anne and other Appearex users,

Did you notice a marked improvement in hair growth and appearance? I've been blessed with my mom's 'good nails' dna. The hair is another issue. My hair grows out at a decent rate, but nothing to wow about. I don't want to waste cabinet space or money on something that gives just marginal results. I'd appreciate your input.

8/02/2005 1:44 AM  
Blogger Jolie said...

I have definitely noticed a very significant difference since I've starting using the Appearex vitamins. Not only is my hair growing at a much faster rate, but I have to cut my nails every few days, and that definitely wasn't always the case.

8/02/2005 9:57 PM  
Blogger rlgirl said...

I can't wait to try the http://www.appearex.com/ vitamins! I will have to report on the results...

8/10/2005 9:04 AM  
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