The jury's still out for me on this fragrance, although I'm pretty sure I don't like it. It's just enh to me, and something about it smells a little sickening. I guess I'm not usually a fan of pear scents. Maybe it's my chemistry ... not sure ... especially since others like it so well. Don't really smell much chocolate in here or much of anything else besides a little bit of floral - the pear is rather overwhelming to me. Definitely like the Temperare 03 a lot more.
I received this in a swap and just tried it today (in conjunction with my usual Redken All Soft Shampoo/Conditioner). Seems to work really well - my hair feels much more soft, relaxed, and straighter than usual. Also seems a bit shinier (I have heard that beer does that for hair ... so maybe that's what it's from). I knocked off one lippie because I don't like the smell at all (smells like patchouli or something to me), but I'm kind of particular about fragrance. Anyway, I'll try again and update my review if I change my mind.
Treatments -Redken - All Soft Addictive Hair Transformer [DISCONTINUED]
amhirst 7/13/2005 11:27:00 PM
I LOVE THIS STUFF!!!! The best hair product I have ever purchased. I love the smell (kind of like honey), I love what it does for my hair. I have highlighted, thick, slightly coarse shoulder-length hair that has a natural wave/curl. It frizzes up at the first hint of humidity and is also kind of dry/damaged from all the abuse I've given it (I blowdry it almost every day & flatiron maybe every week or two). I have tried just about every treatment under the sun, from d/s brands to high-end and have found this one to work the best for me (at least so far). This line is moderately priced in comparison to the Kerastase products I was using, but works better for me than those did. I use the Addictive Hair Transformer in combination with the All Soft Shampoo and Conditioner, which makes my hair soft, manageable, and flat (which to me is a good thing).
This stuff is AMAZING. I love the smell (kind of like honey), I love what it does for my hair. I have highlighted, thick, slightly coarse shoulder-length hair that has a natural wave/curl. I have tried just about every shampoo/conditioner combo under the sun, from d/s brands to high-end and have found this one to work the best for me (at least so far). It's moderately priced in comparison to the Kerastase products I was using, but works at least as well for me as those did. I find it to be very moisturizing. After using the shampoo, I barely seem to need conditioner. Makes my hair soft, manageable, and flat (which to me is a good thing) when I use this in combination with the All Soft Conditioner and the All Soft Addictive Hair Transformer (which I *highly, highly* recommend)!
This stuff is AWESOME. I love the smell (kind of like honey), I love what it does for my hair. I have highlighted, thick, slightly coarse shoulder-length hair that has a natural wave/curl. It frizzes up at the first hint of humidity and most conditioners just don't seem to weigh it down enough or be moisturizing enough or something. I have tried just about every shampoo/conditioner combo under the sun, from d/s brands to high-end and have found this one to work the best for me (at least so far). It's moderately priced in comparison to the Kerastase products I was using, but works at least as well for me as those did. Makes my hair soft, manageable, and flat (which to me is a good thing) when I use this in combination with the All Soft Shampoo and the All Soft Addictive Hair Transformer (which I *highly, highly* recommend)!
A beautiful creamy orange color (sounds weird, but is just gorgeous). I got a manicure done using the color and then decided I had to have it, so went to PureBeauty and got it the other day. It's very durable as well. I am a PPP, but I think it would complement a wide range of skin tones. Has good lasting power as well!
Tinted Moisturizer -Neutrogena - Healthy Skin Enhancer SPF 20
amhirst 7/13/2005 2:20:00 AM
I had high hopes for this, but unfortunately, it did not meet them. This made me break out all over my face (allergic reaction, I'm assuming, since it also made my face really itchy). It is quite thick and looks really unnatural on my face because of that and also because none of the colors are quite right for me. Definitely would not repurchase. Obviously some people have had better results, so put it up for swap!
I absolutely LOVE this nail polish. I bought a bottle of this at Sephora about three or four years ago, and don't see the brand there anymore - although Pretty Pretty does still have an internet site. The polish is a gorgeous deep, almost irridescent fuschia - I use it quite often on my toes. It's a very flattering color and the polish itself seems to hold up really really well - lasts for a few weeks! I normally have to remove it all with polish remover - just doesn't chip off at all!! Also, even though I've had it so long, it hasn't gone bad on me - still using that same bottle that I bought a few years ago.
Fortunately I only got this as a sample from the L'Occitane store. After using it, my skin felt kind of itchy and not any more hydrated than it had before (maybe I'm imagining things, but it seemed to feel even less so). My skin is sensitive - esp to some kinds of fragrance, and I could clearly smell the (sort of soapy) fragrance in this when I applied it, so maybe I just had a bad reaction. I tried to rinse it off of my face and it left my skin with that coated feeling that you get when you wash your face with a bar of soap. Would definitely not invest in the full size of this.
So I'm going to live dangerously and write a review based solely on the color and a very recent application of this (so I can't say that much about the longevity). Basically I can't stop myself since I like the color soooooooo much!!!! It's a beautiful salmony pink with very subtle sparkles (not at all like chunks of glitter). It was very easy to apply. The consistency was a little thinner than what I'm used to (I usually use d/s polishes), so it looks fairly sheer with the first coat, but much less so with the second. So am a tiny bit concerned about whether it's going to chip a lot on me, but I applied two top coats of Orly Won't Chip, which I usually find does a great job. Will update if I change my mind about this, but for now, I love it!!
Chips almost immediately and looks bad by the end of the day. Love Sonia Kashuk nail colors in the bottle (and usually use d/s brands for nails anyway), but the quality of these is way too low.
No way would I ever waste my money on this again. Although it's a nice light nude shade in the bottle and looks really nice when you first put it on, it starts chipping almost immediately and looks horrible by the end of the day. I'm used to using cheap d/s brands, but this is the worst one I've tried.
Sonia Kashuk is easily the lowest-quality nail polish I've ever used (and I generally use cheap d/s brands). Although the colors look really nice in the bottle and beautiful when you first put them on (like this one), they start chipping within a few hours. Even though they don't cost a lot, they're not worth it at all.
Love the concept of a concealer in pencil form. I was hoping that I would just be able to draw it on and not have to blend it or anything ... guess I'm not that artistic. :) Overall though, a very nice product, although it's not the most versatile - it's not good for undereye concealing - better for blemishes and such.
A good concealer for the relatively low (I think it's $9USD) price tag. I find that it's the best thing at covering up under my eyes & covering blemishes. It provides a lot of coverage (that also lasts a long time), but it doesn't feel cakey or heavy to me. A bit on the dry side though.