Highlighters -Lancome - Touche Liberte in Rainbow Star
Crusty 4/28/2002 11:23:00 PM
This is a great product for adding a dusting of shine to your face. It does have the white/pearlescent pink cast to it, so be careful to use a light hand or risk looking dead. My skin had no adverse reactions to this product. There are likely less expensive alternatives elsewhere, but unfortunately, I can never pass up a Lancome counter :)
Heavy, greasy, and does not smell good. I only used a touch, and my hair was flat and dull for the day. Avoid. >:(
Treatments -Philosophy - Save the Nails [DISCONTINUED]
Crusty 4/27/2002 3:15:00 PM
I never realized the importance of a good cuticle cream until I tried this product. It helps to soften and moisturize the cuticle area, and makes my manicures so much prettier. The steep price may dissuade some, but one has lasted me over five months. The texture is not greasy and the smell is pleasant and not at all medicinal.
I've found that my SO likes to use my Philosophy products and purchased this for him as a gift. The scent is clean, and it's a great manual exfoliator - perfect to use before self tanning! It rinses off cleanly and the smell lingers a bit longer than other shower gels and scrubs I've used.
Gels/Soaps -Philosophy - guru (inspiring shampoo, bath and shower gel)
Crusty 4/27/2002 3:09:00 PM
I'm not a big fan of "fruit stand" fragrances, but there was just enough warmth added to this orange scent to make it absolutely delicious. I don't use it on my hair, but it's a super shower gel and builds up a great lather.
After the initial disapointment of Benetint's fuschia stain, I was pleased to find this as an adequate substitution. Though the color is still somewhat pink on me, the stain lasts and the gloss that comes with the product is like an added bonus, though it's a bit too sticky for me to use on a regular basis. My only complaint is that application of this product takes a bit of extra effort, as it's in "drop bottle" packaging.
...and it's actually a normal color! It's not fuschia, and it keeps my lips soft and adds a hint of color for those days around the house when there's no need for lipstick. The smell is clean and citrus like, and fades quickly.
I like the clean, unique scent of this product, and can share it with my SO. However, the glass bottle posed a bit of a functional hazard. I ended up transferring the product to an easy to use palstic bottle and left the original out for decor. A repeat purchase. No. A bi-yearly splurge? Yes. The bottle transfer issue was a bit too much effort.
Self Tanners -Clinique - self-tanning lotion, dark
Crusty 4/27/2002 2:56:00 PM
I'm not sure if it's ME or Clinique, but every tiome I use a self tanner from clinique, it appears that I'm jaundiced. Oddly enough, this strange yellow/phenomena does not occur with Clinique's sister cosmetic lines. There are better options elsewhere!
I agree with the review below - there is something very essential missing from this product: shimmer. The lotion portion itself isn't very noteworthy, either.
Treatments -Queen Helene - Cholesterol Hot Oil Treatment
Crusty 4/27/2002 2:50:00 PM
I'm a loyal V05 user but will use this occasionally as well for an all over treatment on or near the day my hair is cut. It helps to make my hair more manageable and leaves it very soft.
Treatments -Unlisted Brand - Infusium Leave-In - Original
Crusty 4/27/2002 2:48:00 PM
I've been using this over the years, and I always seem to go back to this brand. It's not expensive and it leaves your hair soft and shiny - a big plus for heat damage and product overload. The original leave in isn't heavy, and I've found that it doesn't weigh my fine hair down like many other leave in products. I use this on my ends every other day.
So....what? It smells nice, but it's not memorable or unique enough for me to consider wearing on a day to day basis.
Great product inside of great packaging! I'm never ashamed to flash my Dior lippies in the ladies' room. I have Rose Mirage, a neutral pink. Applied with a lip liner, this lipstick offers great wear and the texture is very smooth.
Lip Gloss -Christian Dior - Sparkling Coral - Hydrating Lip Gloss
Crusty 4/25/2002 11:52:00 PM
I agree with the review below - the smell is horrid. However, I just may be one of those fair, warm people who can pull off the color :) Dior products have incredible pigment - even in glosses - that make your makeup last and look great throughout the day. This gloss is also not sticky, not greasy, not glittery, and of course, comes beautifully packaged. For those leery of the smell, it does tend to fade after application.