I thought I hated this based on past experiences. Recently, I loved a woman's perfume and asked her what it was. When she said Happy, I was surprised. I had a sample and gave it another try, and I really like it. It is light and feminine. Not my usual type, but I find myself wearing this often.
I did this too and hated all three of them. I also threw them away, but not beofre they had leaked out all over my closet. I did not even consider getting a full size, they smelled cheap. Absolutely nothing special.
There is much hype surrounding this fragrance, and after purchasing it, I don't know why. It is very floral, but in a cloying way. Someone below mentioned air freshener, and I couldn't agree more. Now it just sits in my drawer, and I have found things I like much better. Try before you buy.
I love this fragrance. It is different from what I usually wear (light, clean scents), but there is something about this one that grabs me. It is soft and warm, but lasts all day. It's hard to describe - it's sweet, but not sickiningly so. Very smooth and feminine. EDIT: something about this gets to me now, so I had to lower my rating
Lip Treatments -Clinique - Superbalm Lip Treatment
michkal 1/5/2003 12:51:00 AM
This is a great lip balm. It's very thick, so it looks glossy and stays on for a long time. It makes my very dry lips so much smoother. I have had one tube for a long time, so even though it is expensive, it lasts.
I love this product. It is a very pigmented gloss. I find that it wears well, and leaves a nice stain when it wears off. I have it in suspense berry, and was happy with this after the SA had put all the sheer lipsticks on me. They looked terrible, but this product was nice. Not too litte, but not too much either.
I like fragrances in the clean category, but for some reason, this one really bothers me. I hate smelling it on everyone around me! It's pretty strong, and I think it smells cheap. My roommate thought it wasn't that bad though.
Fragrances -Giorgio Armani - Acqua di Gio (for women)
michkal 11/19/2002 6:55:00 PM
This is a light, fresh, but still feminine, fragrance. I tend to not like oceany fragrances because they smell masculine to me. This is fresh but sexy. The bottle is pretty ugly, but don't let that turn you off. EDIT: this smells dated to be now, and I have found other fragrances that I wear. It is not subtle and I can see this bothering others around the wearer.
Mascara -L'Oreal - Lash Architect Mascara [DISCONTINUED]
michkal 11/18/2002 6:49:00 PM
thick, gloppy, looked gross. Will not use or buy again. This is going in the trash.
Hate this perfume. It even bothers me when i smell it on other people. When i went to return it, the SA at Sephora told me it made her sick too.
I have been using this for about 3 weeks now, and I do see an improvement. My skin is not perfect, but it is better. I also find that my breakouts clear up faster than when I am not on it. I like this more than any prescription stuff i have used because it doesn't dry my skin out. It is worth a try if your acne isn't responding to other meds. I also use the oil free spf, which I love.*********** EDIT: It has now been about two months, and I love this system. My skin has never looked better, and it is so smooth. I even get compliments now, which would have never happened before proactiv.
Sunscreen -Pro Activ - New and Improved Oil Free Moisture w/ spf 15
michkal 10/8/2002 6:05:00 PM
This is the best sunscreen I have tried for my oily break out prone skin. I use this over my proavtive 3 step system, and I stay non shiny for most of the day. This doesn't happen with any other sunscreen. No breakouts either, but I have been using it with the proactiv.
Way too expensive for what it is. Too much comes out onto the brush, and then it is difficult to apply neatly. The color is nice, a sheer berry. Ok, but nothing exciting. Try Delux beauty glosses instead.
Lip Gloss -Delux Beauty - Lip Gloss [DISCONTINUED]
michkal 10/7/2002 3:39:00 PM
This is my favorite lipgloss. I have Asher, a pink neutral color, and Denton, an almost clear shimmery color. I live the consistency and the fact that there is no taste or smell. They wear really well too. I find MAC lipglass to be too thick and goopy. If you think so too, try these.
Liquid -Chanel - Double Perfection Fluide [DISCONTINUED]
michkal 9/30/2002 2:07:00 PM
I try so many foundations for my oily skin. I was using BB oil free and liking it, but thought I could do better oil-control wise. I heard good reviews of this, and I have to say I agree. This is a thin liquid that covers well. The best thing is that it stays matte for the longest of any foundation I have tried. You must moisturize first if you have dry spots, as this product will emphasize them. Give this a try if you need coverage and oil control.