Delectable, warm, woody and sweet - great for winter.
I swapped for this while going through my vanilla phase, and while I'm no longer into vanilla, particularly foody vanilla, this is a more sophisticated vanilla that is not really foody - one of the few vanillas I now wear.
Palettes -Bobbi Brown - Nude on Nude Shimmerwash Palette
ljanelle 12/27/2008 1:03:00 AM
Another beautiful nude look palette from Bobbi Brown. Versatile and gorgeous.
Loose Powders -La Mer - Skincolor De La Mer - The Powder - Poudre de La Mer
ljanelle 12/27/2008 12:57:00 AM
Ooooooh what a luxurious powder! I have it in cream after sampling cream and translucent. Both are lovely but this gave a hint of coverage but is still light as a feather - does not emphasize flakes at all but goes on like a dream and looks so soft and pretty on. I also purchased the loose powder brush which I love too, though the puff it comes with is excellent as well.
Palettes -Bobbi Brown - Stonewashed Nudes [DISCONTINUED]
ljanelle 12/27/2008 12:51:00 AM
Actually I did purchase this again! I swapped it away and had major swapper's remorse and bought it again! I won't make that mistake again - this is the greatest cool/neutral l shadows ever made.
Very feminine and, well, alluring. . . . =) Before I really started getting into perfume, about ten years ago, this was my favorite. I used most of the bottle (actually I think it was the only bottle I had then!) then eventually got tired of it and gave the rest to my mom. As I've added to my collection, I've revisited it and remembered how lovely it is, and have swapped for a generous decant.
Foundations -Giorgio Armani - Face Fabric Second Skin Nude Makeup
ljanelle 12/27/2008 12:39:00 AM
Goes on like a dream - feels wonderful, but doesn't last - melts away and looks horrible by the end of the day - make that the middle. The lightest color is really light but too peachy. Not great for oily skin.
One of my favorite mascaras. I love the way the brush gets every lash easily, and it stays put and lengthens. Nothing stays on like the waterproof version of this. I usually have one or the other.
One of the most beautiful orientals, best used on special occasions. I love it, but like the reviewer before me, I don't wear it as an every day fragrance. I was fortunate enough to swap for the parfum version, and I was very excited to get it and wore just a drop while I was running errands, and kept noticing how strong it was. Gorgeous, of course, but a bit overpowering. =) To answer another reviewer's question, I looked up the history of Chanel Coco, and found it was launched in 1984. It was actually created by her perfumers for her personal use, and released after her death in her honor.
Lotions/ Creams -Eucerin - Aquaphor Healing Ointment
ljanelle 12/26/2008 10:26:00 PM
We could not do without this stuff! When my son got a scabby looking chapped lip in the winter, around his lips like dark lip liner as well as under his lip, the doctor recommended this, and it got better immediately and cleared up completely in a couple of days! Same with my daughter. Now when they begin to show signs of being chapped, we just put this on and it takes care of it. Vaseline is good too, but this works the best for chapped lips. I tried vaseline for a couple of days on their chapped lips recently, and they weren't getting worse but not that much better, so I went and bought another tube a few days ago - fabulous stuff!
It feels refreshing and smooth going on, but it didn't blend into my skin well, and the lightest shade is too light, second lightest not quite right either. It lasted on my skin about 5 minutes. Okay, maybe an hour.
Fragrances -Lolita Lempicka - L de Lolita Lempicka
ljanelle 12/26/2008 9:42:00 PM
This smells beautiful, and I use it occasionally and my 8 year old daughter loves it. . . . . but it is tooth-achingly sweet. . . . a bit much for me. *Update* I just lowered the rating because this is the ONLY perfume I've ever had that turned colors - it has darkened to an amber color. It is stored in a dark cupboard like all my other fragrances. I think it still smells the same, though - sickeningly sweet. Yuck.
Lotions/ Creams -Clinique - Aromatics Elixir Body Smoother
ljanelle 12/26/2008 9:31:00 PM
I swapped for this after reading the reviews, since I find the scent intriguing but too strong. I agree with all the reviews - lovely scent, and wonderful creamy lotion! Update: Took a lippy off. Though it's a great lotion, the scent is still too strong for me. Everyone in my family thought I smelled bad when I wore this - thought it was a very strong, soapy smell, even when I only put it on my legs. I'll probably finish it but dilute it with unscented lotion when I wear it so it won't be so strong.
A beautiful rosy pink-red shade that goes on so soft and pretty.
A beautiful cool red that I'm reaching for a lot this winter - a very wearable red even for ppp's, but it would probably look great on eveery skintone!