Masks -Elizabeth Arden -Superstart Probiotic Boost Mask

on 9/23/2018 5:54:00 AM

This is one of those sheet masks that costs a fortune and pretty much does nothing.

I had high hopes for it, after all it is so expensive and looking at the ingredients (hyaluronic acid, caffeine, lactic acid, extracts etc.) it was supposed to be magical. Alas, I have noticed zero improvement in my skin's look/texture.

I am not sure who will really like this formula, because it is not particularly hydrating and for the same price I can get a much better selection of products that give immediate results. No one says you should eliminate your serums or creams, when using sheet masks, but even with their temporary results - they should make skin feel, look much better. I would not recommend.

To read more about this and other Elizabeth Arden bestsellers, check out my separate review here ( Hope it helps!

Mascara -Elizabeth Arden -Grand Entrance

on 9/23/2018 5:49:00 AM


If you are into intentionally thick, doll-like lashes - then you might really like this one.

It does add volume, length, but doesn't separate lashes all that much. I have naturally sparse-ish lashes and do love a bit of volume, but still in a feathery way. This mascara gives me color, it gives me dimension, but it doesn't separate lashes all that much.

I am not a fan of the applicator by the way. It is quite spiky and I poked myself badly in the eye with it; could feel the pain a day after the incident, so be very careful with it. Lasted all day on my lashes and did flake a bit. I think there are plenty of drugstore mascaras that work better than this one.

To read more about this and other Elizabeth Arden bestsellers, check out my separate review here ( Hope it helps!

Lipstick -Elizabeth Arden -lipstick

on 9/23/2018 5:46:00 AM

I am reviewing the brand's Beautiful Color Moisturizing Lipstick.

As far as I know it comes in two finishes only (creamy, matte) and having tried both, I must say that these are quite nice lipsticks. They smell like MAC, that lovely vanilla scent and are easy to work with. Shade range is rather "humble", but that is Elizabeth Arden after all - one of the most classic beauty brands out there, so I get why they don't make any crazy colors.

Packaging looks quite vintage here, feels heavy and if you are collecting unique lipsticks - this could be a nice addition. Mattes here feel more like satin, having a bit of sheen to them. Both versions are very hydrating and comfortable. Plus for 26 USD, this is a good option!

To read more about this and other Elizabeth Arden bestsellers, check out my separate review here ( Hope it helps!

Treatments (Face) -Elizabeth Arden -Eight Hour Cream

on 9/23/2018 5:42:00 AM


I didn't know I needed this ointment in my life, but I am glad that I own it now!

Think of this cream as your classic lanolin-based type of a product, one you would use for pretty much any (annoying) skin concern. Whether it is dryness, flakiness, chapped lips, peeling cuticles, cuts, burns, bites etc. - this is stuff that will soothe and calm your skin down. It is pretty much your classic Vitamin E with a bit of Salicylic Acid added to it.

One tube is quite huge and will last you ages. Price is quite reasonable and I would recommend unscented version! To read more about this and other Elizabeth Arden bestsellers, check out my separate review here ( Hope it helps!

Blush -Elizabeth Arden -Ceramide Cream Blush

on 9/22/2018 5:41:00 PM


Everyone seems to love this blush but me. I found it glides on beautifully but frankly Revlon’s cream blusher for 1/3 price is the same. I did not find this stayed on very well and just disapperaed even when I was just at home. For me it was not worth the price. I will not buy again.

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Treatments (Face) -Elizabeth Arden -Eight Hour Cream

on 9/22/2018 12:13:00 AM


I’ve only ever bought one tube which has lasted me ages (2+ years). It seems pretty expensive when you see the packaging and what you get but a little bit goes a long way. Useful for: face, body, lips, eyelashes, brows, burns, cuts, cuticles... I have very dry skin and this moisturises super quickly. I wear lipstick most days too which dries my lips out so I use this and scrub with a toothbrush which really helps before applying anything. I know the scent isn’t for everyone but I like it - there is also a scent-free option too. The texture is pretty much like a thicker Vaseline which can be a bit off putting as it’s quite sticky. It doesn’t need to be used all over though and can just be applied to problem areas of the skin. I can’t say what it would be like for oily/combination skin but I’d definitely recommend it for dry!

Lotions/ Creams -Elizabeth Arden -Red Door Revealed - Perfumed Body Lotion

on 9/19/2018 2:27:00 PM


Not really sure what to say for this review, other than this is my favorite cosmetic product that I've ever owned. Spent the entire day at Sephora sampling and recording perfumes on the test strips to see if I could find something better and none were able to match this. Can't speak for the quality of the lotion because I mostly use this for the scent but it does go on nicely and spreads evenly, I really like the texture. If it's ever discontinued, I will cry. I don't even need any right now, but I might buy it to support the company. The scent lasts all day.

Fragrances -Elizabeth Arden -Green Tea

on 9/13/2018 4:38:00 AM


I think this would make for a great first fragrance for a young girl/woman. It's very light, clean and inoffensive. On me, however, this smells more like a car air freshener.

Fragrances -Elizabeth Arden -Britney Spears - Curious

on 9/10/2018 3:01:00 PM


GORGEOUS & CLEAN! I just discovered this perfume and it’s smells like a beautiful floral shampoo. I’m not a fan of hers really but this perfume is seriously gorgeous if you like clean sweet florals. On me this is mostly an aquatic sweet floral from the magnolia and pear and I appreciate that it isn’t heavy on the vanilla. I have been looking for a fragrance that has that fresh shampoo scent and this is it. I get at least 5 hours out of this and the drydown remains floral with a slightly woody vanilla. Overall this is simply amazing and I purchased a 3.4 oz for $13. My only complaint is the bottle in that it take up so much rooms since it’s so wide.

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Treatments (Face) -Elizabeth Arden -Retinol Ceramide Capsules Line Erasing Night Serum

on 9/10/2018 3:22:00 AM


This is one of the very first Retinol containing treatments that a luxury cosmetic company launches in the last twenty years. (Professional brands like Skinceuticals and La Roche-Posay have had Retinol containing product in their ranges for years.)
This most effective non-prescription active is again back in the warmth and found a way again into cosmetic products.
It is an extremely potent form of vitamin A that is converted to fully available vitamin A in the skin.
It regulates cell proliferation, cell growth and has some milder side-effects.
It has outstanding ability to treat sun induced skin damage, lines and wrinkles, acne and hyper-pigmentation with documented effect.
It is an expensive active and it is great news that cosmetic companies have turned to it again after so many years being left out in the dark.

The product E. Arden chose to incorporate Retinol is a silicone-oil based fluid that is thickened by silicone crosspolymer. It contains ceramides (natural components of the lipid barrier) that will counteract irritation caused by retinol. It also contains some peptides that might be beneficial for lines and wrinkles and support the activity of Retinol in this area.
The product is encapsulated in capsules that will keep the Retinol fresh. It is fragrance free and colourant free too. Contains no water and the formula will ensure that it will stay on the skin's surface rather than be immediately delivered to the Epiermis. Hence, delivery of the active is slower (and longer) thus minimizing irritation and will have a longer lasting effect.

I find the product elegant, easy to spread even in a very small amount. Since it is a mixture of silicone oils and silicone crosspolymers, it will leave an elegant finish that is non-drying, non-oily and absorbed immediately.

I've found that one capsule is enough for three applications. I would also recommend to use the product sparingly especially in the first months while the skin gets accustomed to the irritation potential of retinol.

It should only be used at night accompanied by an SPF 15 (or higher) during daytime.

Ingredients: Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, BHT, C18-36 Acid Triglyceride, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Ceramide NP, Ceramide NS, Cyclohexasiloxane, Dimethiconol, Ethylhexyl Cocoate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Laurylmethacrylate/Glycol Dimethacrylate Crosspolymer, Lecithin, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Phytosphingosine, Phytosterols, Polysorbate 20, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Retinol, Sorbitan Laurate, Tetrahydrodiferuloylmethane,Phenoxyethanol

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Skincare - Body -Elizabeth Arden -8 hour cream Skin Protector


It performs as advertised. It will certainly help with dry skin, itching, etc. My problem was I needed to use this as an eczema hand cream so at some point during the day touched my face and spent my winter with the worst chin acne ever. No thank you. Not revisiting that scenario again.

Lip Treatments -Elizabeth Arden -Eight Hour Cream Lip Protectant Stick Sheer Tint SPF 15 - Plum

on 9/5/2018 11:18:00 AM


I impulse bought this, being in the mood for an end-of-summer sheer dark red lip. 20 minutes after application, my lips began to burn. The culprit? Lanolin, which got me before, in the form of Bite Beauty’s Agave Lip Mask. Managed to take it back. Lesson learned. The good news: saved 29 clams and discovered that a slick of Clinique’s Angel Red over a good balm (I like Hurraw) achieves the same effect, in terms of colour.

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Fragrances -Elizabeth Arden -Britney Spears - Hidden Fantasy


I love all kinds of scents, from gourmands to fruity florals to strong hard-to-peg scents( Iike the sadly discontinued Tom Ford Black Orchid Voile de Fleur). My skin has a way of taking some fragrances with certain notes (jasmine, musks and some gourmands) into Johnson’s baby powder territory. Which I dislike (looking at you Chanel #5). And there are others that do surprisingly well that on paper(literally) would tell me to run the other way... Like Britney Spears Hidden Fantasy. On first spray , Hidden Fantasy comes off like an orange cream soda/orange poppy seed cake with a touch of spice. As my skin continued to heat it up,the orange note stayed steady and the “imitation” vanilla note gave way to the faint spicy note from earlier. Which somehow makes the orange note stronger/crisp without either being/becoming cloying. I passed over the original Fantasy and the much liked Midnight Fantasy as they did not do well on my skin (both going flat quickly with a strange, harsh twinge of vanilla). Hidden Fantasy on the other hand held up very well- especially the citrus note. I’m looking forward to layering this with Commodity Bergamot (my favorite stand alone/layering) perfume or even their Mimosa or Gold fragrances.

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Fragrances -Elizabeth Arden -5th Avenue Style


Notes from Fragrantica:
Raspberry, marigold, bergamot, pink pepper, peony, plum, peach, apple blossom, white chocolate truffle. vanilla, moss and white musk.

Hmmm warm vanilla, white chocolate, plum and a hint of peony on my skin. This is not overly heavy but it smells great and I've already received compliments today. I love the bottle, very classy and substantial. I don't get much peach, it's there in the background, so this one rides the line between fruity floral and floral gourmand because the fruits are not really prominent. The drydown is white chocolate and musk and I really am not upset about that.
There is a tiny bit of hairspray sharpness that lingers in the first 10 minutes or so, honestly I think this is the marigold accord sparking up because that is really what comes to mind.
All in all, for a cheapie blind buy, I'd say this one was successful.

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Treatments (Face) -Elizabeth Arden -Eight Hour Cream - Skin Protectant

on 8/21/2018 3:03:00 AM


Save your money. Head over to Wal-Mart and buy yourself some A & D Ointment from the baby isle. 1/3 of the price for a good dose of “Stink”....

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