Sorry to sound so melodramatic but WAILLL!!!! At least I have 2 other girls to sympathize with me: ok, here's the story. My 2 other asian friends and I have what they call "virgin" asian hair- hair that has been untouched by hair dye, treatments, etc. We finally decided to do something crazy and bought the L'Oreal Hi Lift Brown in "Underground Brown" and "Downtown Brown" which was described as a cool brown. I used DB since I read the reviews here, and my friends used Underground Brown. We all flocked at my house when my parents were out, and spent the afternoon dyeing our hairs.
At least we had a fun time doing it.
But the results? Oh... my... god...
The box says "avoids brassiness", but ALL THREE OF US GOT NOTING but pure orange brassiness!! We started from ends, and lastly put the mixture on our roots only for a few minutes, as directed. Orange, orange, orange, orange, with a hint of brown!!!
If it weren't for my sense of humor at this situation, I would probably have been very depressed, haha! I dyed my hair black with a semipermanent color the next day and I am back to my same old self. My other friend Rachel dyed her hair AGAIN with the Hi Lift color to see if it would improve, but it just got a little bit lighter, and more brassy. I guess we'd have to invest in a hair salon to get COOL brown hair.
After hearing all the raves and seeing the inflated prices, I was so shocked to see this at a fine boutique in Los Angeles. I was shocked even more by the smell.
Perhaps the most Expensive BABY powder I have ever sniffed in my life.
Tons of baby powder mixed with roses... not very delicate in my opinion. A few hours later I smelled a hint of something heavy, molasses-like, the honey note, I guess.
Not worth the $80 or so it is, for a baby powder fragrance.
Chrissykins below me said it the best: "Tons of baby powder alternated with a smell I can only describe as reminiscent of my father's old burn ointments in the medicine cabinet. "
Lotions/ Creams -Cottage Shoppe - Sugar Cookie Body Butter
minako 6/15/2003 11:15:00 PM
NEW SUGAR COOKIE SCENT FORMULA. (not the old one.) Kind MUAer Judifruit, down below, scent me this. This is the sweetest, most perfect smell I have ever smelled in my life. It smells of sweetened milk with buttery undertones, like a rich, sweet, milky Danish cookie. To die for. I will be ordering the perfume oil roll-on!
Lip Treatments -The Body Shop - Honey lipbalm with SPF 15
minako 5/22/2003 10:30:00 PM
BOOOO! Why did they have to discontinue this? I am so mad at that- I tried my cousin's and I sooo badly wanted it. it's a unique, true honey flavor and it moisturizes very excellently. love the beautiful honey-packaging design. I would do anything if they could bring this back.
Attention to all "natural"-look girls!
I bought this due to raves on makeupalley. My mother has many blushes, so I used to use hers, but I am very glad my eyes finally opened to the world of just-pinched cheeks blushes.
When I went to Wal-Mart, this blush happened to be already open and appeared to be a tester, so I was lucky enough to try it before buying. But, I tell you, even if I couldn't try it, I would have loved it after I bought it.
The Raspberry blush is identical, like the other reviewers mentioned, to a cross between BeneFit BeneTint and Nars Orgasm. It smells just like CANDY, and the soft brush included works wonders.
My cheeks are somewhat fair, and this gives me a natural flush of color, like I was just caught staring at a crush. The lovely gold shimmer is just... glamorous and I recommend it if you girls love Nars Orgasm.
This blush lasted ALL day, too! A true winner!
Attention to all "natural-look" loving girls!
My friends compliment me always on wearing very little makeup, or having that "natural" flushy look.
I tried this at Stila to see the rave, and even when I applied this lightly, it looked like my eye was somewhat bruised.
The Stila artist even brushed it on my eye, and she oozed, "It looks beautiful," while my friends later whispered in my ear that it was "so-so".
Still, because I was moved by the Kitten Lemming, I bought the duplicate/knock off, Jane's Eyezing in Sungloss and thought it was funny/exciting that they were identical.
Still, I can't bring myself to like this color, it doesn't look very natural. But if you really enjoy it, save yourself 15 dollars and buy Sungloss instead.
I am sorry to be so harsh, but I am being honest. Blushes have to be purchased for EASY APPLICATION, not something that's insanely-condensed, and you have to have a 7-step method to apply for perfection.
If you have the time and dedication to spend many steps in applying blush, you can achieve the same cult status that this Exhibit A blush has gotten.
Just hit the drugstore and pick the ugliest, brightest, strongest blush color, and apply that 7-step method and you have Nars Exhibit A.
I have very fair skin, and the makeup-artist at Sephora tried this on me. Yes, it did look like I was blushing, but so did a million other drugstore blushes. The "glow"-iest, "flush"-iest, prettiest blush of all has to be L'Oreal's Shine Delice Blush in Raspberry.
Blush -Maybelline - Cool Effects Blush- FROZEN DAQUIRI
minako 2/14/2003 10:56:00 PM
What a dream blush! If you are on the search for an uncostly replica of NARS blush in ORGASM, youshould be gentle on your wallet AND smart by investing in this. This is a sheer, see-through shade of peach, with tons of gold shimmer that is just glamorous.
I have very fair skin, and this blush turned gawdy and "false" looking on my skin. I agree the shimmer is a nice part of the blush, but it's a shade more suited for those with more natural color in your skin. Otherwise, those girls with fair skin might have to put out their Blushing GLow blushes for swaps or another friend who has medium skin.
I wish this scent would last longer, but it is a nice, gentle one. It does moisturize, but it's honestly just mediocre. Otherwise, it wouldn't be too bad of an investment if you have $ to use.
This dries out my lips and makes them wrinkled! I would prefer Lipsmackers over these. The scents after a while might make you sick, although I am very tolerant to scents in these types of products.
This dries out my lips and makes them wrinkled! I would prefer Lipsmackers over these.
I love the high-end quality of this lip gloss. There are colors that would suit anyone, and even a Lychee Luxe knock-off. I keep forgetting the names, but I have a dark wine color that actually goes on almost clearish, like a flush of lip color.
This is such a classy, womanly, beautiful fragrance. It's for ladies, and it definitely will set your sophistication very high.
uhh....... this is exactly the same as my Cherry Chapstick, or my Dr. Pepper Lipsmacker... but 17 dollars more expensive. I just don't see how it can compute!