This has a beautiful holographic shimmer which not only makes it more interesting than regular shimmer, but makes the black look less "dead." I'm not sure how much wear I will get out of this, but it is a beautiful color and I would buy again. I do wish the holographic finnish was a little more obvious.
Fragrances -Estee Lauder - Azuree Soleil Skinscent Atomizer
piratequeen 5/11/2007 11:25:00 PM
I love this fragrance! I have a bottle of the oil from last year, and was hoping EL would make this into a fragrance. Smells like a Tahitian paradise! The lasting power isn't great though, and I wish it came in a higher concentration.
This color is beautiful! I don't usually like pinks, but this one is so wearable and has so much dimmension. A definite winner!
I definitely will be saving this one for the fall. This is such a gorgeous and neutral-toned red. It is so refined and elegant looking. Just perfect!
I love this shade. On my skin, it looks like a warm red rather than the gold shimmer that shows up in the bottle. I love the foil texture. This will be a great shade to wear this fall!
I got this is the beauty test tube, and it seems like a fine product. I am 28, and have no fine lines(do not sunbathe or smoke), and so this really did not do a great deal for me. I did notice that my pore size seemed to be reduced, and the my skin tone seemed a tiny bit more even. This seems like an excellant product, but after going through a half-ounce bottle, I did not really notice many results.
This hand cream is nice(better than drugstore hand creams), but just doesn't do it for my dry hands. I like something a little more nourishing and rich. This isn't a very luxurious product, and seems like something you would get as hospital patient alongside a bottle of Keri. I am giving the rest of mine to my boyfriend.
This is great summer red! It's fresh, bright, and metallic with a great orange cast to it. I have only tried it on my toes, but will consider using it on my fingernails. I am not remotely tan, but I imagine this would look amazing on someone with a tan.
As someone who used to work for Lauder, I have noticed that virtually every scent they have smells like the decade it was released during. In my mind, this makes all of their scents more retro than classic. Youth Dew smells like the '50s. It is heavy, resinous and sticky, smelling much like a suburban spice cabinet. While it was chic during its day, it would take a very special person to wear this scent today. Take my advice and don't "dew" it.
I have had this product for a long time, and have only used about half of it. My main complaint with this product is the metal tube which is impossible to transport. I noticed at Sephora that the company has replaced the old packaging with a plastic tube. This product does plump, but it is also very drying and must be used at 2-3 times a day to really work. I think it is a great lipstick base as well, and will try to remember to use it!
Sunscreen -Perricone - Solar Protection for Face with DMAE SPF 26
piratequeen 4/12/2007 3:49:00 PM
This a really fantastic sunscreen. I am sensitive and experienced no sensitivity or break outs using this. It also has enough moisture, that I don't use a separate moisturizer with this on my normal/oily skin. The price is ridiculous though.
I agree that this is no better than something you would buy at a drugstore. Also, people should be seeking medical advice if they need to use hydrocortisone on their faces on a consistent basis! This is a serious drug, and can thin the skin as the other reviewer noted.
This is a very bright pink. I used it on my tips, but will probably reserve it for toe use in the future. This would definitely look great on someone tan(definitely not this PPP someone). Eros is a nice color and I love the name. The color looks more interesting in the bottle(pink with goldish frost) than it does on my nails though. It seems to lose some dimmesion on the nail.
Cleansers -Philosophy - Purity Made Simple (Real Purity Cleanser)
piratequeen 4/1/2007 10:24:00 PM
This a good cleanser, but nothing too spectcular. It's great because it's non-drying and dissolves eye make-up, but this doesn't do anything that Cetaphil doesn't. I would only buy this again in a Make-up Optional kit.
Shampoo -Philosophy - Shear Splendor Anti-Aging Bio Peptide Shampoo
piratequeen 3/29/2007 1:59:00 PM
I have used the entire system, and I especially hate this shampoo. It is sooo drying, especially on the lower half of my long hair. I gave it to my mother who is not very particular about what she uses in her hair, and she also couldn't stand it. The only nice thing about this product is the scent.