Initially I liked the fragrance when I smelled it in the bottle. Before leaving Bloomingdales I tried some on........BIG MISTAKE!!! Truly AWFUL. I got back to work and my boss started sneezing and asked what that horrible smell was!!!! It reminded me of an extreme version of Sea Breeze--that awful blue-colored astringent that was a cross between Listerine and Old Spice. It took TWO showers to rid myself of the "scent". I don't know why I keep trying Jo Malone......I am always disappointed.
Promises alot and doesn't deliver in my opinion. Also, irritated my skin--samll breakout. Didn't seem to hydrate my skin like it promised or help even out skin tone. Not impressed.
WOW! I wanted to hate these products because the company sounds so horrible!! Sonya Dakar should be ashamed to lead a company in the manner that she does, treating her clients and customers with such blatant disrespect. BUT, I have to say that this oil, along with the Hydralotion for irritated skin has done wonders for my skin. For the past 8 mos. I've had that awful combination of dehydrated, rough skin with moderate acne. This left me with crepey skin and lots fo red acne marks. About 2 weeks ago I had a facial and they used SD products on my face. My aestetician swore by SD products (although she also admitted that Sonya is an absolute WRECH). So, I begrudgingly bought the Omega Oil and Hydralotion. My skin has been soooooo soft, hydrated, and moisturized--without being greasy. This is the first time in almost a year that my skin doesn't feel eternally parched. Also, I have had NO breakouts whatsoever. I'm hoping the red marks will start to fade. So far, so good. I'm keeping my fingers crossed, but at this point I am ecstatic with the results! Finally, soft, healthy balanced skin!! And I have to say, I've tried many other oils--jojoba, olive, neroli...but the Omega oil has been the most impactful BY FAR with my skin.
Moisturizers -Burt's Bees - Carrot Nutritive Day Creme
sydneysue 1/12/2005 2:04:00 PM
I agree with KelseyP. This product has a weird consistency and slightly off smell but it really is amazing at how it moisturizes my sensitive combination skin! It totally hydrates all day long and my complexion has a fantastic healthy glow, which I'm sure has to do with the carrot oils.
Treatments -Joey New York - Pures Pores Blackhead Remover Gel
sydneysue 10/5/2004 3:04:00 PM
This product works on my skin. No, it doesn't smell that great, but who cares? I put in on my nose and throughout my t-zone for 2 or 3 minutes. It's not perfume. I don't put it on and go out. It's a treatment and if it works, then frankly I don't care that it has a strong medicinal fragrance. Let's face it folks--it dissolves blackheads. Nothing too pretty about that. AND it works. I use it two or three times a week and my pores are kept nice and clean and unclogged.
I am really happy with this lotion. The scent doesn't bother me and it doesn't last anyway. it moisturizes surprisingly well and makes my skin really soft. I actually like it better than Aveeno.
Mascara -Yves Saint Laurent - Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils
sydneysue 3/19/2004 3:34:00 PM
Makes my eyes look amazing.....the color is so glossy and rich. Lenthens and plumps my lashes and smells great. Truly the best mascara and closest thing to false eyelashes! The ONLY complaint I have is that it dries out quickly. The reps at the counter even said that after using a little over half of it, I would need to replace it. When you fist use it, the formula is very fluid and glossy...after a month or so it starts to thicken up and get clumpy. I don't know why they wouldn't just make smaller sizes so there wouldn't be so much waste....it seems ridiculous that they make them full size, knowing that ppl. will need to buy new ones after half used. **UPDATE** I am not as in love with this as I originally was. It really doesn't last. And for the $$$$price, it just isn't worth it. I've gone back to L'oreal Voluminous which doesn't smell as nice or look as glossy, but it's affordable and gives me nice plump loooong lashes.
Love this fragrance. It's different and wears really well. Not floral or fruity...hard to put my finger on it, but I really like the fragrance.
Uhhhh! A total waste of money. I couldn't believe my eyes when I read all of the positive reviews. It's really not a very good mascara. The color is dry and VERY flat looking, as opposed to glossy and rich black. In terms of lenthening, it was ok, but it did absolutely nothing in terms of "plumping" my lashes. I was very disappointed.....if you ladies think your lashes look good after using this product, you would die after seeing your lashes if you used YSL Faux Cils in Black. People have actually stopped me in my tracks to comment on my long lashes. It makes wimpy lashes, long, thick, rich and sooo glossy! The two aren't even in the same ballpark. Oh....and I forgot to mention the flaking. Yuck.
Lotions/ Creams -Aveeno - Intense Relief Hand Cream
sydneysue 2/20/2004 9:41:00 AM
This product works really well. I think the true test is always after a few hand-washings and I can report that my hands feel super soft! They almost get softer as the day goes on. This should be a staple for anyone who lives in New England or constantly has their hands exposed to rough elements.
Generally I like Burt's Bees products but this one was disappointing. It seemed to dry out my lips, which was surprising. They actually stung. I didn't like the waxy feel either.
This product baffles me. Makeup artists always seem to recommend it and it's terrible. Terrible.
Lotions/ Creams -Alterna - Hemp Seed Extreme Moisture Hand Treatment
sydneysue 11/28/2003 4:11:00 PM
This product is amazing! Makes skin sooo soft and hands really feel hydrated and nourished.
Smells nice--that typical summery/citrus scent. I wouldn't buy this product again, mainly because the results aren't that overwhelming. It makes skin fairly soft, but again, it's just not that impressive...especially for the price. It's not all that hydrating and it didn't leave my skin super soft, which I'm always hoping for. Not a bad pick, but not the best either.
I am a fragrance "addict" always in search of "the one". I have to say, though, the fragrance I continually get compliments on is Issey! It's great in the summer and the winter and people always compliment me on it. Staying power, too! I did try the perfume which I feel is totally different...sweet and very heavy smelling...not a fan at all!