Blush -Jane Iredale - Pure Pressed Blush in Whisper
Yay 10/16/2009 6:27:00 AM
I'd buy this again, but I give it a "1" for packaging since it crumbles in the pot with everyone, me included. So you end up rescuing pigment from crumbs for months, trying not to spill. The trade off is, you really can sleep in JI makeup and wake up with better skin, if it's the odd party night and you take good care of your skin any way. Looks sparkly in the pot, not in person that I've seen. Looks beautiful on everyone I've seen it on, no matter the skin tone. Was my favorite blush hands down for years. Bet a nutural bristle fan shaped brush for expensive blushes like these. Makes it last for ages.
Oh how I love JI Moonglow bronzer. Just apply it with a light hand, and a light brush that is clean so the product lasts.
Two previous reviewers, you're great! I've been sledding down memory lane too since spritzing some Navy on me. I gotta say, I don't recall this fragrance's exact smell, just that it was very sweet and I likely would not like it now. I just remember the Debbie Gibson song "Electric Youth" and the bottle and my sister and me being so excited about owning it that we hardly ever sprayed it. Ha. At that time I was in elementary school. I think it's good to have some sort of organized fragrance archive as scent is so near to our emotions and memories regarding the brain. Maybe we'd borrow fragrance swatches to help us remember people or situations and heal!
I'd love to smell this scent again to help jog my memories of junior high. I recall it smelling very artifcial, like if Saved By The Bell had a smell. If you've never smelled this before - whereas Chanel no. 5 smells like either the 1930s or your great grandmother's vanity top - Tribe smells of 1992- 1993 and Teen Magazine ads.
Ha. This fragrance actually mixes with my skin very well. I believe the chemists made this scent to be very long lasting and they hit the mark for good or bad. I remember this bottle sitting on my sister's vanity next to Debbie Gibson's Electric Youth and Tribe (remember that! I gotta write a review) etc. I'm appreciating the way peoples' own chemistry mixes with scents to hang on to certain notes or whatnot. So don't be surprised if some reviewers describe the scent as "fresh and crisp". It is neither on me. For me it's yes a little bit powdery but very spicy and actually quite expensive and complicated smelling once the top notes fall off, not sweet or powdery. Thought it was like that on every one but no. For some reason cheaper frangrances often smell pricier and great on me, whereas if I fall in love with a sniff of say, Bvlgari green tea, it just doesn't mix so well on me, in my evaluation. My feedback? No compliments for the two years that I wore a spritz of B. green tea. That smells amazing in the bottle. Pricy too. But there is a reason why some scents endure, retail wise. They do smell good on a number of people and so they stay in demand. Bottom line: If you don't have bad associations with this scent, this drug store fragrance is well worth giving a chance.
One of the best things I ever put on my face. I'm acne prone but this doesn't give me any kind of blemishes. It even balances my skin tone.
I really love this stuff. I'd give it all 5 "stars" but I like rx retin a for keeping pore cean a bit more. But comedogel worked perfectly on me and a little goes a long way. A tube lasts for months.
Moisturizers -La Mer - Creme de la mer moisturizer
Yay 10/13/2009 10:25:00 PM
The creme healed the blemishes I had quickly - and gave me new ones. It did seem to even out my skin tone and make the skin radiant. There is something to it I think, but maybe I'll try it again when I'm older and not acne prone. Finished up the pot as an eye balm. Yeah it gave me blemishes but I can't diss this brand or product too hard - it introduced me to ingredients which my skin loves and that I can find in other brands (Nivea, Phytomer).