I love this colour and have been using it for a long time. Not sure whether Essie has changed the formula over time. My current bottle there appears to be less blue iridescence. If you like sheer colours I think it is a very flexible colour. Looks good with pale skin highlighted by the beige/ pink tones but also great with a tan highlighted by the blue/white shimmer. A good all rounder in my opinion.
This is a disappointing purchase. It works better as a primer but will not enhance the fullness of your lips. I personally would not buy again.
This product works well. It is light and easily absorbed and I definitely feel and notice a difference in my skin texture and tone in the morning. I tend to use this if I'm feeling really tired and want an extra boost. However, bizzarely for Clarins products I find the scent quite sickly and overpowering so although I have said I would buy again - the real answer is I'm not sure. The product works, results are there, but the odour is irksome enough to put me off repurchasing. UPDATE: I eventually gave this product away because I just couldn't bear the smell. So I wouldn't repurchase.
Lotions/ Creams -Clarins - Hand and Nail Treatment Cream
SuperNude 12/1/2006 5:15:00 PM
This hand cream works very well for me. If I burn my hands whilst cooking (which because I'm clumsy I frequently do!) I slap some of this on just before going to bed and find that I often wake up and this cream has completely calmed my hands down. I definitely detect bergamot which gives this product its zesty scent.
Skincare - Body -Clarins - Huile *Relax*Body Treatment Oil
SuperNude 12/1/2006 5:04:00 PM
This is a great massage oil and the aroma is just divine. I had an hours body treatment at my local Clarins Studio with this oil yesterday and I really did feel this oil working on a sensory and physical level. The intensity of the aromatherapy oils are pitched just right - not too overpowering. I was so impressed I bought a bottle!
Gels/Soaps -Liz Earle - Liz Earle Orange Flower Botanical Body Wash
SuperNude 9/1/2006 10:58:00 AM
A great product and up there with Ren Rose Otto Bath/Shower Gel. The smell is divine and lathers beautifully for a non soap based cleanser. Packaging is well thought out in a leak preventative dispenser. At £7/£8 cheaper than Ren Bath/Shower Gels it is also excellent value for money.
I love this product. The rose scent is delicate and not overpowering and more importantly leaves my skin fresh and not taut like a lot of shower/bath products do. It lathers well for a non soap based poduct. It is a staple in my bathroom.
I was given a full size of this product as a freebie when I purchased some makeup from the Versace line. I have to say it works very well and lifts even heavy eye makeup without rubbing (it is an oil based remover) and I had no adverse affects, ie red eyes, stinging etc. The packaging is very snazzy - if that's your thing but at £20 a bottle I feel other brands can offer a similar product (Lancome, Gatineau) at a more competitive price point.
I absolutely go with everything that UGLYPUG in the review below on this product, right down to the cheap packaging! It moves really well across the skin which is what you want from a cleanser(you should be able to massage without it sinking into the skin) and it lifts/ rinses off easily. I find it is great to combine with the Mild Scrub for a more gentle daily exfoliation. Ultimately you buy for the results and packaging and price aside, for me this delivers.
I have to say I was very sceptical about this product when I first felt it and tried it to the touch. I thought it would be way too harsh as you can definitely feel those marble granules. Assured by the blurb that they are perfectly spherical and cannot tear or damage the skin, I found the trick was to dilute with water or even better the KH cleansing cream and just use the smallest amount. I went to my facialist a few weeks later and she said my skin was in fantastic condition. I have always had oily/combination skin and been spot prone and I have to say the results speak for themselves. It is an incredibly expensive range for the basics - cleanser / toner/ scrub etc and the packaging I feel doesn't match the pricing. But I would and have bought again purely for the results.
I too was looking forward to this one. I tried the KH range and it did wonders for me. During winter my skin got flaky dry patches and I thought I would try this as a night cream. I just found it too heavy and rich for me. I think its a good quality product so I think it would be unfair to mark it down any lower than an overall 3. I have much better success with the combination of the Vita Kombi Oil and Vita Kombi 2.
I have this in LIDO. A vibrant purple violet with a shimmer and looks divine in the compact. Only problem is the minute it touches my skin it turns to a very gray mauve sludge and makes me look like I've got a black eye. I've tried this over primer / under powder / over powder, it creases really badly and like others have said has no staying power. I initially gave this 2 lipsticks but considering its price point its an expensive white elephant so I'm taking it down to 1. A real disappointment.
Im oily/combination and I find Lotus Oil great for balancing the skin. You may initially come out in spots in the area to be treated but I'm told by a trusted source and trained beauty therapist, my cousin (she was one of the first people to sell C products nearly 20 years ago in the UK at a famous department store in Oxford Street)that this is all part of the regulating process of the oil and the trick is to perservere. She now lives in France has long since departed from C and beauty therapy (after running her own salon in Avignon) is now a full time Mum to 3 fab little ones - still raves about C products for their quality and ethos. A miracle to a complete cosmetic junkie like me. I come back to Lotus Oil when I need to. The only downside is that it doesn't keep for long I'd say 4 - 6 months tops (it fades from a deep golden colour to a pale straw hew) I'm about to throw away a third of a jar which feels such a waste. My cousin says there's no point using it as all the active essences have faded, a bit like vitamins in old fruit and veg I suppose.
Yuck. This is what I call a concept perfume built around the marketing idea and not much else. Its monolithic has no depth. Call me an olfactory snob but loo freshner is what comes to mind.