Normally to shell out this much for a mask is a no-no for me but after been presented a sample of this luxurious mask i am a serious converter.
The mask is a smooth rich creme mask that spreads on well and just a thin layer is needed. I use the Nanolotion first to prep the skin and after about 15 min, i removed this and my skin just GLOWED! It is smooth and radiant, looks so rested and fresh. The fine lines on the cheeks have all but gone! I am so amazed by this. I do not have very dry skin to start so I am not sure how this will feel on drier skins but the absolute lift and radiant results means i may buy this but use sparingly for special occassions!
Contrary to the review below, I have got a bottle of Cristalle Au Verte in 100ml EDT Concentree. I am a follower of the original Cristalle and was really excited to see an undated version of this classic scent. I must say that C.a.V smells more tangy and high on the nose initially due to the lemon and bergamot top notes. Very different from Cristalle that is a citrus fresh with a fruity sweetness to this. As this dries down, I catch the whiff of magnolia which i do not really fancy. But the base smells of a nice Iris which is a bit musky and after smelling this when on my skin for about 3 hours now it has the feminine touch of jasmine. As this is an EDT still, the lasting powers is about 6 hours tops. I will love to occasionally change to C.a.V but mostly will still stay with the original edition nonetheless.
Conditioner -Clairol - Herbal Essences Dangerously Straight Conditioner
beauticonnexion 3/28/2009 10:14:00 AM
I love the idea of having the bottle invert in storage, with the opening at the bottom. It means the product comes out easily with effort. Overall average product, smells lovely though. If your hair is fine it may weight down too much as it does deposits on the hair. Mine is med texture hair and i can feel a slight residue on my hair after using a small 80ml bottle on my trip. Prefer the shampoo for the smell and skip this conditioner.
A regular shampoo. I used a small travel size on my trip and it cleans and lathers up well with a nice lingering scent of sweet florals to the hair. Did not see any straightening effects at all. Have to use conditioner together to detangle me waist long hair. Overall average. Maybe will use it for the nice smell more than other factors.
Fragrances -Bath and Body Works - sea island cotton
beauticonnexion 3/28/2009 10:05:00 AM
I have this in the body spray. I used to love Cotton Blossom and this is kind of like the new replacement for the DC scent. Clean fresh and with a powdery note, this revives me during a hot day. Feels so clean and cool after a couple a spritzes of this. The noticable diff btw this and the old Cotton Blossom is that this has a slight tinge of "saltishness" sea notes to it. Not really marine fresh style... I can't really place my fingers on it.
Fresh, Crisp and Light. These are the main comments from friends and family. This is a Men's fragrance but I use this too! In my climate it is so humid that heavy florals do not work well in the daytime. This treasure works well, maintaining an air of freshness with just a touch of depth in the woody base notes. Suitable if you and SO like to use this together as I feel it is quite unisex. Keep reaching for this, onto my 3rd bottle already and still going strong!
Lipstick -MAC - MAC Pro Longwear Lipcolour Perennial Rose
beauticonnexion 3/28/2009 9:31:00 AM
The colour of this is def not a rose IMHO. It is a deep shade of wine, like a burgundy when you apply full coverage. Pretty intense colour but with a seperate lip brush able to paint a light coating it is a more rose wine colour. Very long lasting, the most important thing is not to use any lip balm or moisturizers underneath or the colour will slip off. On clean dry lips, paint on the lip colour, wait for about 1 minute and very important do not press the lips together, it will end up splotchy. Keep the gloss handy, you need touch ups during the day. This lasts and lasts thru meals and coffee breaks it is amazing! And for the price, frequency of applications, i see this will last a long time. If the gloss runs out refills are available.
I have been very lucky to receive this in a swap from a generous lady. The pencil does not have the shade on it but after checking the website I reckon it is in Buff. The colour is a pinkish brown nude in the pencil but on me shows up more as a opaque pinky-brown. The texture is very smooth and you can colour the whole lip with this pencil. Pigmented and easy to apply, pity though it does not have any plumping effect to this. I use the LipFusion Plumpers and have better results than the pencil. Maybe will try them together and do an update!
First, The bottle is longish and the opening is on top, so when squeezing the lotion out I had a bit of a problem when i hit below mid bottle, I have to shake the lotion down to express it out and when the hands are slippery with lotion it is a hassle... Much prefer a tube packaging. The lotion is pretty lightweight but kinds of sit on the skin and gives a filmy feeling. The smell is rather pleasant if compared to the normal smell of self-tan products. Kind of like a fruity floral scent to it... summery scent. The colour works very well on my skin (hence the 4 lippies) as it is natural, I do not need special care for aread like wrists, ankles and patchy areas. The build-up is gradual, with a soft browny tan look on the 3 day of consistent application. It does not show up patchy and the colour faded very evenly for me, no weird "discolouration". Overall a well enough product, the lotion may work better in a drier climate than mine (99% humidity hahaha) and it does what is is claimed to do well enough thus 4 lippies.
I am one of the minority to really love this product. I do have full lips but wanted it to look plumper, more juicy and luscious. This is XL which is like a nightime treatment, with both sea-collagen as well as Hyaluronic acid to help to draw moisture to the lips for a fuller, plumper look. -As this has HA in this, the results are more permanent on me. I will use LipFusion Clear in the day and followed by XL as a nightly lip treatment. It is minty and a slight tingle on the lips when first applied but i feel with all lip plumpers, the tingle/burning/uncomfortable sensations will diminish with use, also maybe due to been "immune" to it. - I tried this for about 2 weeks, my lips though dry felt much more moisturized (due to the HA) and also fuller even without using plumpers in the day. Once i stopped, the fullness prevails for about 2-3 days but when down to normal. Thus i can concude to keep it going on looking full, XL will be a longtime, daily treatment used at night. -Can be quite painful on the pocket as this is very pricey. $50 bucks a pop. But if you really want full lips without the injections, this has given me the best results from all the plumpers i tried.
On the fence: Love/Hate this item. I gave it all 5 lippies cause the love is more than the hate... LOVE: 1.) It does what it is to plump up the lips. Using irritants, it "swells" the lips to give the lips a pinker, fuller pout. 2.) Super lasting powers, does not make produce lips "gunky" opaque residues. 3.) It looks good both on top of l/s or alone. There are some lip plumpers that do not work when interacted with other products. HATE: 1.) Initally very painful to use. The outer outline of the lips swelled and was red and irritated but strangely this syndrome actually dimished with regular usage eg after 8-10 times. If you can survive the painful and hot tingling for 8-10 times and continue to use it (like me haha) 2.) For the price, very little bit of product. US$17.50 for 4.5ml only. Overall it is still thumbs up though as it does have the Big Fat duck lips look, beauty maybe really does come at a pain.... opps, price!
I wanted so much to love this. I have been a follower of Dandelion and wanted to up the ante on the colour as summer is coming and i wanted something i can use with tanned skin (aka more color payoff). Thrrrob goes on a sheer blue pink with glittery silver bits that is a tab too big for my preference. This disappointed me as it did not show up much when apply with my blusher brush and to make the colour show, i used Posietint underneath it. Looks much much better, a cool pink blush but wanted it to work on its own instead to be used with another base. Also gripes on the chunky glitter migrating around.
I love Hello Kitty! <3.<3.<3 ! This hot pink lippie looks pretty intense in the tube but do not be put off! The packaging is printed on with the HK motif, very na-rak (cute). There is a HK face imprinted on the lippie too! The lipstick quality is very smooth and moist even on my dry lips. This is a sheer formula and you can build up the intensity with more layers of L/S. The colour when swiped sheer is a hot pink with liliac metallic reflects. When layered on, the colour is an intense pinkish purple metallic, tad too bright for the day but will be lovely for the night. If you like more colour without it been OTT, swipe on 1 layer of Big Bow and top off with Nice kitty Lipglass to get a visible but soft look for the day.
I do love Hello Kitty much! <3..... This is a raspberry shade of lipglass with multi-reflect pearls in it. As usual lipglass tend to migrate on me as it has a slightly heavier texture. But it is smooth to apply and with colour intensity variable if you apply more ( but applying more means more migration). The colour ends up sheer and very healthy. Beware of lipgloss "gunk" on the lips as this tends to coagulate the skin on the lips together into a "gunk".
I was fortunate to get this in a swap as i would not pay full price for this. When i got it, the soft texture has already crumbled in transit and i am kinda left to "press" it before use. #10 is a pale pink with silver glitter. The chunks kind of migrated easily, did not stay in place. I would much prefer the AOS liquid which gives better hold. IMO this is simply drugstore quality. You do get a nice big mirror in compact and the shape is neat and slim. But regards to the product it is simply mediocre.