Sunday, March 6, 2016

The Lipstick League - Week of 2.29.16

The Lipstick League Question of the Week

Which shower gels/body washes/soaps are currently in your shower? 

G's answer: My shower is always quite the scene, since I'm obsessed with bath & body products and I love having tons of options on hand. I just went and took a look and can confirm that all of the following body cleansing products are taking up prime real estate in my shower right now:

Bath & Body Works shower gels (all are discontinued/limited edition/no longer available):
Strawberry Sparkles
Bourbon & Strawberry Vanilla
Snowkissed Sugar
Frosted Wonderland

Other body washes:
Suave Almond Verbena
Dove Pistachio Cream with Magnolia
Caress Emerald Rush
Carol's Daughter Almond Cookie
Dr. Bronner's liquid soap in Citrus
Fresh Sugar Lychee Body Wash (a splurge that I make about once a year; I've been a fan of this body wash for close to 15 years now)
Biore Body Deli Peach & Rose Dense Foam Body Wash (this is a Japanese product. I bought it locally for less than what it costs on Amazon. I love Biore body washes and I don't know why they don't sell them in US drugstores--I really feel like they'd be a hit here.)

Bar soaps:
Herbivore Pink Clay Cleansing Bar Soap (I use this for face only; see my review here)
Dove Sensitive Skin Bar Soap 

Mr. G's stuff:
Jack Black Turbo Body Bar Scrubbing Soap (I bought this on a whim for Mr. G a while back and it has become his holy grail bar soap. He LOVES this soap. Before this, he was an "I'll use whatever you put in front of me" kind of guy. But there's something about this soap that makes him crazy; it does smell pretty amazing and I love the lather, but he's oddly fanatical about it. On a purely selfish note, I kind of love that he "needs" it in his life because, when he runs out, it gives me an excuse to place another Sephora order. Sad but true.)

The Lipstick League Links of the Week

Prime Beauty - is amazed at the quality and performance of the Covergirl truNaked Shadow Palettes, not to mention the Oh Sugar Lip Balms!

we heart this - To quote him on Project Runway, the MAC Zac Posen collection makes Stef say "Brava!"

Beautygeeks -loves how a wash of fun liner kicks neutral makeup into Spring. Also: whaddya think of Maybelline’s new millennial-friendly tagline?

Beauty Junkies Unite - You don't need an Instagram filter to glow! See how well Laura Geller's new Filter Finish Baked Setting Powder performs for Amber.

Blushing Noir - Making sparse eyebrows look fabulous is no easy task! Check out the tips & products Brooke uses to make her brows WOW!

Clumps of Mascara - I finally found a mascara that has rocked my world. It’s far from cheap but it’s woooonderful!

EauMG - wants to introduce you to indie perfume brands. This month she focusses on a brand with a cult-following located in the rolling hills of California’s wine country.

Gouldylox - This week, Makeup Wars determines the best highlighters for right now. Did your favorite make the list or should you update to something less shiny? We've got the answers!

My Beauty Bunny - We are already dreaming of summer and the beach after getting a look at the latest from tarte! Check out our Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Tutorial and Review for all the details!

My Newest Addiction - Laura shares how she stays Feeling Beautiphil with staples from Cetaphil! There is also a pretty fabulous giveaway for a $100 visa gift card!

Nouveau Cheap - I’m all about affordable beauty hacks, so I put these silicone kitchenware products from the dollar store to the test (for cleaning makeup brushes).

Olive & Ivy - How stunning is this makeup look featuring Charlotte Tilbury’s The Vintage Vamp eyeshadow palette?! I’m in absolute love!

Phyrra - Looking for ways to make your blue eyes pop or do you love wearing orange based eyeshadows? Then you need to see the Too Faced Peanut Butter and Jelly Palette!

(Wondering what the Lipstick League is? Find out here.)

Prime Beauty is Currently Craving: the new Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation. I need a little magic in my life!


  1. Yardley English Lavender and 2 from The Body Shop in Peach and Shea Butter

    1. I loooove Yardley bar soaps! Your comment just reminded me to use some that I've had in my stash for a few months. Thank you! :D

  2. Amazing Grace and Fresh Cream by Philosophy.

    1. I looooove Philosophy Fresh Cream. I have it in the perfume but I'm sad that it's so fleeting on me (30 min after I apply it, it's gone). How is it in body wash? Is it a light scent or can you get a nice whiff of it when you're using it in the shower? Thanks! :D

  3. I'm not a body wash kinda gal, my wife is and currently has the disgusting red body wash from caress in the shower. It scares me when it comes out of the bottle. I prefer good old fashioned dial soap. I don't like using body wash on "ladytown". LOL.

    1. Awww, I like that Caress body wash! lol. ANYWAY, yeah, I never, ever use body wash "down there." I don't know if you were a reader when I did a Wednesday Question about which cleansers readers use for "ladytown" but it was a great discussion. I use Dove sensitive bar soap and always have. It works for me and I never waiver. I was even going to specify that in my list above, but I thought it might TMI since we already had the discussion a while back. lol!

    2. No, I was not a reader back then. Do you remember the date because I'd love the read the responses. To clarify, that caress wash smells nice, but the red color is scary. I also do not find it reactivates the scent thru the day.

  4. Right now I have Bath and Body Twisted Peppermint and is there year round. Frosted Winter Wood, Softsoap Luminous Oil in Macadamia Nut and Peony which is a real disappointment. Also Vitabath Wild Red Cherry! Yum!

  5. Looks like Twilight woods for me.

  6. Right now I'm using a bar of Sappo Hill Soapworks unscented soap. I can't use anything scented on my skin unless I want to be itch city. I do use the BBW shower gels as bubble bath, since I always shower after taking a hot, relaxing epsom salt bath. My skin doesn't get irritated that way. I really miss when I could use scented bodywash. I used to LOVE DHC Mild Body Shampoo, it had such a light, fresh scent and never left me feeling dry. I don't know if the formula is the same after all these years though.

  7. I'm using the Nivea serenity body wash right now, but the jury is still out as to whether I like it or not


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