i love Clinique. as for bodycare, i use Bliss products - it's a bit expensive, but oh so good. my fav is the vanilla + bergamot line: the body butter is pure heaven! i could smell it all day. the body scrub and bath/shower gel are awesome too.
Lush & Body Shop. I cannot remember the name, but Lush do a white powdery bath bomb soap bar thingy with a dried rose on top, it smells diviiiiiiiiiine!! My bf bought their honey massage bar for me too which is gorgeous.
I hate Bodyshop with a passion. Its all traded on this natural ethos yet the products are crammed with chemicals. And after making millions by campaigning against animal testing she sold out to Loreal - the biggest animal tester going.
I use lots of dead sea salt products: Shower lotion, Shampoo, face cream, night face cream, body loathing, peeling... It does not smell that fancy (it's neutral after you used it), but it's very natural and makes my skin very soft and clean. Plus I never had a shampoo that felt that good on my head skin! It's mixed with green tea and leaves a fresh feeling. And no animal testing or products of animals.
First I was skeptical, cause I had dyed hair, but it worked great and I see no difference to the chemical hair colour. It has no ammoniac or hydrogen peroxide.
And recently I had a little shopping accident in L'occitane and it seems like I will smell like Lavender for the rest of the year. ;D I love the smell and the quality of the products, tho it is too expensive for me to buy all my stuff there. Maybe later, when I earn more money. It's worth it.
For the rest, my make up: Just bad bad bad brands of evil evil evil companies. I try to find different brands right now, but it is not that easy. Like my mascaras: I am using it for almost 2 years now. But when they are used up I will change.
Any advices for good face powder or mascara of a nice brand?
I am a mascara freak, If I wear it, it has to be the best. And since I found out this one last year, I stick to it. I don't wear it daily cos I decided (2 years ago I think) that I'll give my lashes a break ;D But when you wear this you can really tell the difference. Just go to a store and try it on.
As for foundation, I only use the one from Collistar.
For my face I use only Dermalogica products. It's expensive but I found a website that sells it for less money and I ordered and I had my products for 5 months now and there's already almost half of it in the bottles so ... worth the money! I suggest you people try it!
For the body I use whatever I get in the store that smells nice, no particular brand. Just for my hair I only use Dove cos I got used to it and I don't like to change it cos my hair hates experiments ...
Basicly, I don't experience much cos I did it all my teenage years and I saw it's no good ...
Sometimes you put walls up not to keep people out, but to see who cares enough to break them down.
I absolutely adore Lush & The Body Shop - when I lived in NYC there was a Lush near my school and I had to seriously talk myself out of buying stuff there every time I walked by. Especially when the doors were open, the smell of the place is intoxicating. I also use Origins cosmetics when I have the money, they are kind of expensive. I love their lipstick pencils.
P.S.: I hate Lush! (The philosophy behind it is cool of course.) Everytime I pass that shop in Vienna the smell that comes out makes me wanna puke. You really like that? Interesting.
Oooh but you really need to get pass the scent tho. I don't use any soaps they do, 'cos I don't like using soaps full stop. But the facial masks and shampoos/conditioners are AMAZING. The scent is not overwhelming at all.
As for make-up, I really want to find something animal/nature friendly, but it's hard to find something decent. I hope L'Occitane will do something one day. *crosses fingers*
Pfff, yeah. Maybe I should just but a clipper on my nose and enter it. I don't know, it smells so disgusting for my taste (the soap), that it hurts in my teeth (weird body reaction I get from scents I can't stand).
Yeah, I do lots of research about animal friendly make-up right now for an article. If I find something good (tested on the animal Julia) I will tell you.