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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Borghese Body Scrubs & Lipgloss

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I had the opportunity to try out a few Borghese products, their B Gloss lipgloss in "Red Lustro" (shimmer), ($18.50, .21oz.) and two of their body scrubs;  Salt Scrub, ($38, 16 oz.) and a their Cura-C scrub, ($49, 15.75 oz).  I REALLY love their lipglosses, they are very pigmented and they come in 12 shades. They also lasted a pretty long time on my lips. However, they are a bit sticky, not an annoying sticky (at least not to me), but you can tell they are a tad bit thicker than say a MAC lipgloss; but because of this, I believe it helps it last longer on your lips. I just recommend not wearing it on a windy day to avoid your hair sticking to your lips, LOL! I plan on getting a couple more shades of their gloss.
  • Long-wearing formula.
  • Vitamins A and E deliver moisture.
  • Avocado Oil, Jojoba Oil and Aloe Vera soothe lips.
I loved the shade I received- "Red Lustro", it's such a pretty shimmery red- perfect for the holidays! It's much darker than these pictures depict, (for comparison purposes think MAC Cult of Cherry lipglass which is LE (limited edition) and no longer available; so if you are looking for a good dupe, Borghese's "Red Lustro" fits the bill!). "Cult of Cherry" is a bit more on the cool side, a brighter pink, whereas "Red Lustro" is a nice deep red, but they both have shimmer. Borghese lipglosses also have a little bit more product (.21 oz. versus .17 oz MAC). Just look at these comparison pics!

And here it is on the lips by itself, it's really pigmented eh? And look at my lashes from my last post using the Clinique Primer and Shiseido Mascara, that's without using an eyelash curler!
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I love the Christmas season, but the one thing I hate is how drying it is on my skin. Scrubs come to the rescue because they slough off dry/dead skin leaving your skin soft and smooth right after. What sets the Borghese scrubs apart from other drugstore brands, is how moisturizing it is even after you rinse it off. Each scrub comes in huge airtight glass jars (which you could also reuse for something else even after it's all gone such as bubble bath balls), and they contain A LOT of product to last you awhile. The consistency is nice and thick, like those lotion souffles, and has visible scrubbing beads. The Cura-C Scrub is great for those with dry skin or to focus on the driest parts of your body.

From their website:
(Salt Scrub) This creamy salt scrub exfoliates and moisturizes with botanical extracts and minerals from Tuscany while helping to purify and brighten skin. The mixture of gentle exfoliation with natural oils leaves skin feeling smooth, soft and supple.
What it does
  • Olive and Grape Seed Oils - Leave skin conditioned and revitalized.
  • Avocado, Mango and Shea Butters - Moisturize and soothe skin.
  • Sea Salt and Pumice - Sloughs off flaky skin, revealing a healthy glow.
How to Use
  • Generously apply to wet skin.
  • Lightly massage using circular motions and shower off.
  • Great pre-self tanning treatment.
Cura-C Scrub
A luxurious water-free body scrub formulated to eliminate dull surface cells while delivering Vitamin C to your skin, leaving it revitalized and moisturized. Formulated with Vitamin C, A and E plus CoQ10 and Beta-Carotene for anti-oxidant and nourishing benefits plus Shea Butter, Squalane, Sunflower Oil and Carrot Oil to soften and smooth skin.
What it does
  • Gently hydrates and exfoliates to maintain skin’s balance.
  • Vitamin C - to replenish and correct damaged skin
  • Shea Butter - to revitalize and nourish the skin
  • Multi Vitamin CoQ10 Complex - to provide anti-oxidant protection from free radicals
How to Use
  • Apply a thin layer to wet or dry skin and massage gently in a circular motion, concentrating on the driest areas. Rinse with warm water.

5 comments

Hollywood said...

The scub looks Yummy !!!

Mara said...

That lipgloss is so pretty and pigmented. That shade of red really suits you, Vanessa! :)

Jacquelyn said...

The lipgloss is so pretty and pigmented! The scrub looks amazing!! I'm a body scrub lover and I do want to try that one!

Camilla said...

Looks great.

Chomsiri Katelyn K. said...

I believe they make nail polish too, right? I didn't know they make lip gloss! I better go check that out!

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