Lip Gloss -Christian Dior - Diorkiss Frozen Paradise 348
chvatal 7/19/2006 4:34:00 PM
a dior sales rep at sephora in paris helped me find this. i'm in love. it's a wild color in the package but looks luscious on. the sparkles are a little big but i don't mind in the least! good flavor and lasts a long time. quite sticky, so beware if that's not your thing.
Hands down the best shampoo I've ever used. My hair is luscious and healthy when I shampoo with this!! I don't mind the scent- it's sort of like limes- but I'm not a fan of the packaging. It's sort of hard to use in the shower. I transferred it to a different squeeze bottle. If you're going go France, stock up there-- it's about half the price as in the USA.
Fragrances -Jo Malone - Nectarine Blossom and Honey
chvatal 6/5/2006 5:25:00 PM
Not a fan. This smells wonderful right out the bottle-- like a fresh picked nectarine! I was hooked until about 5 minutes later. Too cloying, overly sweet and cheap smelling. It gave me a serious headache. I returned it!
Lime Blossom is another name for linden. I prefer L'Occitane's linden to this one. French Lime Blossom does not change at all once it's on me. What you smell in the bottle is what you get-- there don't seem to be any interesting base notes. It smells more like a place than a perfume.
I read an article in "The New Yorker" about how this perfume was made and I was hooked. Lucky for me, I liked the scent, too. It's very green and has a sharpness and edge that I like-- but perfume is so personal. The top notes are green and grapefruity-- the dry down is like a lush musk that works well with my body chemistry. Definitely a summer perfume.
The full name of this is Non-Foaming Cream Cleanser. I really, really like it but it seems that they've discontinued it. Too bad. I bought a bunch of bottles at Big Lots because it makes my skin feel so clean and smooth. It's definitely strange getting used to the fact that it's a cream cleanser-- it sometimes feels like there's a little residue on my face, but that never makes me feel oily after washing nor does it make me break out. I use toner and lotion and can apply my makeup no problem.
I received this as a gift in brown. The packaging is really swell and the mascara lasts all day. Occasionally it will smudge but only if I rub my eyes really hard. It's a little on the spendy side-- I could get almost two Clinique mascaras, which is what I'll probably do next time.
I was a little skeptical at first because I've used Naturally Glossy mascara for years and am fiercely loyal. But I got this as a gift in black/brown and am a convert! It really makes my lashes longer, doesn't clump up, lasts all day (it seems to last longer than Naturally Glossy) and isn't hard to wash off.
I really hated this lipgloss in every way. I purchased it in tangerine. The compact is cute but the lipgloss separates and melts out of it, making a big mess. The color didn't show up at all and the scent and flavor were sicky sweet. It was too sticky on and clumped up on my lips, no matter how much or little I applied. I scraped it out and just use the compact now as a little mirror for my purse.
My first MAC lipglass and I really love it. It's a nice sheer pink shade-- not too sparkly or shimmery. An excellent everyday gloss. It has a kind of marshmallow scent and flavor that's not overpowering. UPDATE: I finally gave this away-- it's too gold on me and it separated in the tube.
I was shocked at how good this looked on me (PPP), because it looked so dark and chocolately brown in the tube. But it looks super vampy and dark plum and is perfect for the evening.
I love the way this smells-- herbal and cinnamon-- and it tastes lovely-- like peppermint. Gives a nice ruby, shiny hue. Will definitely repurchase. *update* i recently threw this away because it started to separate, became discolored and developed a funky smell.
Brows -Anastasia Of Beverly Hills - Anastasia Brow Gel
chvatal 1/20/2005 11:04:00 AM
This has quickly become a staple in my makeup bag-- I use it every day. It's excellent-- not too gloppy, no scent and it lasts all day. Absolutely worth it!
I think it's really hard to choose a perfume if you haven't smelled it-- each scent is different on each person. But I will say that to me, this is very sophisticated and classy and not too granny-like. The jasmine and rose combination is divine.
I'm a sucker for packaging-- and this is too cute. The colors are very sweet-- the light pink is just a nice sheer gloss, the beige one gives a great gold shimmer and the red is super ruby-like. I open each packet just halfway in order to use it more than once-- each packet contains more than one application, which is cool. And the price is fabulous!!