Fragrances -Comptoir Sud Pacifique - Vanille Abricot
1badcat 2/1/2007 10:30:00 PM
Unfortunately, this isn't the original scent. A few years back they relaunched this scent and changed the sweetness of it. I just finished the last of what I had left and was so sad to see the original version gone. But if you go to b-glowing.com you will find a great selection of CSP fragrances. Not only will you find your favorites but the site itself has many other fragrances to choose from. I will definitely be buying a new favorite just in time for Valentines Day.
I got Holy Water as a free gift for some purchase I made. So upon just smelling the bottle w/out even sparying it I thought "Is this going to burn?" Well, to my surprise I LOVED IT =) I have NEVER smelled anything like it. Although, I have been to church I don't remember it smelling anything like Holy Water but nonetheless I really do love this scent. I usually don't like anything floral or that even resembles a floral but for some reason this one is addicting. I love how the scent lasts on me. I love the slight musk it has mmmmm...I'm just glad I can be a bad girl and still be able to spray Holy Water on myslef tee hee...
Fragrances -Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab - Perfume Oils
1badcat 1/20/2007 4:38:00 PM
I got 4 samples none of which I liked and made the mistake of buying a full sized bottle (Carnival Diabolique) which is very tiny for $20. I fell for some of the reviews and I really don't think the reviews are honest. I couldn't quite figure out what I don't like about these scents and then it finally hit me! They smell like toilet paper-just like Charmin. They all have this weird scent to them at first but once they dry down they have this toilet paper powdery scent-YUCK! I really wanted to like these scents because they seem so unique but they really aren't. I got a sample of Snake Oil, O, Somnus, and Athens none of which I liked. I love scents that have a lemon smell to it which the reviews claimed Carnival Diabolique has-well I don't smell lemon at all and it ended up just smelling like Charmin and baby powder at the end. I had written to BPAL and all of the responses were short and of no help at all. I just got "everyone's nose is different" even after repeatedly explaining the type of scent I was looking for. If anyone knows of scents that are truly unique and don't all end up having the same powdery dry down please let us know. Thanks =)
I'm on board now with everyone else-This product sucks. I unfortunately read the reviews after I had ordered it and it was too late to go back =( They actually charged me not only the S&H but the whole $99!! I NEVER agreed to that. Anyway, this product is thick and it dries so quickly you barely have enough time to spread it out. I sprayed the mist before and after and it ended up irritating my eyes. The colors they send are not real looking colors! Neither shade matched me (I got medium) and mixed it looked really orange. Please if anyone else reads these reviews I beg you to listen. This is not a good product. It didn't cover anything up and it dries to a dry cakey finish. Even though they claim it looks natural it does not. It accentuated every pore and fine line on my face. I still haven't found what I'm looking for and this was another BIG disappointment.
Treatments (Eye) -Skyn Iceland - Icelandic Relief Eye Cream with Biospheric Complex
1badcat 12/22/2006 9:42:00 PM
Out of all the Skyn Iceland products this probably isn't my favorite. I totally love the entire line and highly recommend it but unfortunately the eye cream just falls short of my expectations. I have been using it for a couple of months now and it took me that long to get used to it. My eyes would sting and burn from using it-so I layed off it for a while and tried it again recently with no reactions. I am not sure exactly what it does? I like the texture and that it isn't too greasy or too oily to use with concealer but that's about it. I actually love an eye cream by Kimberly Sayer of London. So I would recommend getting a sample first before buying the full size. Maybe you may like it better than I do.
Skincare - Face -Skyn Iceland - 5 Day Detox Kit for stressed skin
1badcat 12/22/2006 9:38:00 PM
I started off with this kit and thought THIS IS IT!!! I have finally found the products my skin needs to be on it's way to recovery :) I was having a mild blemish problem that began to become a bit more than mild-Cystic acne OUCH! At the advice of my buddy Lisa over at b-glowing.com (fantastic place to shop by the way) I ordered the kit. I do NOT for one second regret this purchase. The small bottles definitely last for more than 5 days I'd say about a month depending on how many pumps you use. The cleanser is my favorite cleanser of all times. The Antidote lotion is a bit light for my skin type Combo/dry-but the coolness that's felt is definitley NOT a burning. There are days when I hardly notice the cooling. It just feels cool NOT stinging or burning. I have become such of fan of this line that I own every single item they produce. I am currently using the brand new Stress Defense Cream and love that it really brightens my skin. It is expensive though at $100 a pop-just goes to show how much I LOVE this line. I get many compliments on my skin and have been told that my skin "just glows". I use nothing but Skyn Iceland at this point and can say YES I have seen the benefits of using this line. My face is clear, healthy, and radiant.
Treatments -Skyn Iceland - Bio-Intense Healing Serum
1badcat 12/22/2006 9:26:00 PM
I really love anything Skyn Iceland. I use this serum on top of the Nordic Peel and it really helps. I have had no negative reactions and it helps keep my skin smooth and healthy looking. It smells really nice and the gel texture makes it easy to use and it's easily absorbed.
Treatments -Skyn Iceland - Oxygen Infusion Night Cream
1badcat 12/22/2006 9:22:00 PM
I had doubts about this product at first but with continued use my skin began to love it. I really love the scent, texture, and quick absorption of this product. I use it every single night and would never cheat on this night cream. I layers perfectly over the Nordic Peel. I also use it during the day at times when my skin needs a bit more hydration.
I really love this product!! I was having a mild break out problem for a few months and this peel cleared it all up within days. I have very reactive skin and was totally surprised and blown away that this product did not cause me to have any negative reactions. It leaves my skin soft and healthy looking. I am a total fan of this product.