Eyeliner -Clinique - eye shading pencil charcoal brown #22
k8thgr8 4/2/2005 12:16:00 AM
This is my absolute favorite color eyeliner, I just wish it were waterproof. When I first put it on it looks fantastic, the perfect compliment to my pale skin and green eyes, it defines and enhances without looking obvious. Wow, does it make my eye color just pop! The trouble is that it simply will not stay put, always ends up smeared under my eyes. Mmmm, charming. So I give up, but you know eventually I give it another shot - can't help myself, it looks that good. Which is why I admit that yes, sadly, I will purchase again. Perhaps I should start a campaign to convince Clinique to create a waterproof version. Ha, as if. OK, I guess it's not meant to be a liner per se, really an eyeshadow stick, but come on! For now, my consolation eyeliner is Revlon colorstay in Taupe. Not as great, but looks very nice and it stays put!
Good lord, the smell...I realize the product is meant for old lady hair but must it smell of old lady? Anyway, it worked for me - I did some home highlights (stooooopid!)which were super orange and I was freaking out. Got this stuff and it mellowed them out to a caramel blond. At first I used it every day (5 days) and now just once a week. Would use more often if the smell were not so heinous. My hair looks really shiny when I use it, so much so that I get comments. For this reason I will repurchase. But as I sit writing this, I can still smell my hair 8+ hours after washing. I wish they would make unscented version. BTW - tried the conditioner, very very bad, makes my hair tangly and angry.
Moisturizers -Origins - Never Say Dry [DISCONTINUED]
k8thgr8 4/6/2004 2:13:00 PM
I've been using this cream for 3 weeks and my usually dry skin looks and feels wonderful. To me, the scent is faintly pine-like, rather than fruity. The price is a bit high, but after using the sample for a week I was sure this was "the one." The packaging is misleading i.e. the container that holds the actual product is held by a larger container. What's with the padding? I hate that. Regardless of price and packaging, this stuff works for my dehydrated skin and I will buy it again. For now I use it morning and night, come summer it may be too heavy and will switch to evening only. The other day someone commented on my luminous skin. Yes, luminous!! I really hope it keeps working for me, this is exactly what I've been looking for.
Self Tanners -Lancome - FLASH BRONZER Self-Tanning Face Gel
k8thgr8 2/26/2004 10:32:00 PM
Love the smell and the feel of it on my face - but it did not produce anything even remotely resembling a tan. NADA, nothing, no color what-so-ever! I would not buy this again and I cannot in good conscience recommend it to anyone. I have an Elizabeth Arden bronzer/tanner I found at Marshalls super cheap, it works wonderfully but literally smells like dirty coins. arrghh, must all self-tanners smell heinous to be effective?!
I received a sample and tried it on a whim after a late night. Works for me. It's now my secret weapon when on the road. Flying, drinking, smoking and late nights really shows on my face now that I'm in my 30's. But if I wash my face and put this on before bed, I wake up soft and pretty. As if I've had lots of wholesome sleep! Nice scent, like delicate rose petals. I don't use it at home, so I don't know the every day benefits. It's a bit pricey, $90ish at duty-free.
Conditioner -L'Oreal - Feria Color Moisturizing Treatment.
k8thgr8 1/10/2004 8:59:00 PM
Makes my thick, coarse, color-treated hair silky and gorgeous. Recommended to me by the beauty supply ladies for use after coloring. I've used it every day since. Good price and a little goes a long way.