I give this a "two" simply because of what it was to me when I was a little girl.This scent evokes memories of Christmases and Easter Sundays, where there was always an "Avon" gift or two from my grandmother in my stocking or basket. The little Sweet Honesty solid perfume compacts, and the "decorative" decanters filled with the cologne were pretty hot back in the 70s. I thought it was one of the greatest scents on earth...when I was five and six years old. I'm sure I drove my mother nuts with it, considering she was always a fine fragrance freak. One of my mother's friends recently became a widower, and his wife wore nothing but "Sweet Honesty". He gave my mother the three bottles she left behind. It still smells the same to me, although I can't say my opinion of it is nearly as high as it was when I was a kid. I spritzed my wrist with it a few minutes ago and immediately got a stuffy nose and I'm feeling a sick headache brewing up. For some reason I don't think you are actually supposed to wear this fragrance.
Jazzing! Wow. I used to use this A LOT in the 80s and early 90s. Although I can't imagine using this in "clear", I have medium/dark blonde hair, and used to use the "Spiced Cognac" color when I felt like being "red" for a few weeks.When I finally permanently died my hair red, I used to use the "Red Hot" and the "Cherry Cola" colors (depending on what shade of red I was at the time) to intensify and freshen my color. I also used to mix some Jazzing in with my shampoo and used it a couple of times a week to help prevent the color from fading. You absolutely must use this product with heat if you want any kind of lasting result. Just follow the directions on the bottle--it's easy stuff!
This is one case where you truly get what you pay for. I have two of these pencils: One in "Sable", which is a nice color, and one in "Chocolate", which is more a muddy olive color than a brown. I got two pencils for $3 US.These pencils apply very smoothly. I didn't notice any of the tugging or dryness with the brown shades that some of the other reviewers noted with other shades. Unfortunately, smooth application is the only + with this liner. This liner cakes up and creases under your eyes after an hour or so, and if you try to smudge or blend it, it just wipes off. These pencils are perfect to buy for your young daughters or nieces who like to play with makeup.
This purchase was a disappointment. I rather like Voluminous mascara, but this formulation not only managed to straighten my long, naturally curly lashes...it also made them appear a couple of millimeters shorter! This was true even after using an eyelash curler.If you are willing to sacrifice length and curl for excessive volume, this mascara is for you. Otherwise, stick with the regular formula.
Rush rush, give me llello!This secret ingredients of this fragrance are: Amber, patchouli, moss, Hawaiian print wraparound shorts, acetate culottes, Cherokee wedge platform sandals, and the blue dress Michelle Pfeiffer wore in the movie "Scarface". With one whiff of Halston--you are magically transported back to nineteen-seventy something. I just grabbed the bottle off the vanity for a sniff; I will be whistling Hot Child in the City for the next week. Not disappointed in the least, MyBuddy. I was born in 1970, and although not of clubbing age when discotheques were actually "cool", I was plenty old enough to remember the hot perfumes of the time; my mother wore them all.
I wore this back in '93-'94 and really loved it...then it turned on me. This scent attached itself to unpleasant memories--and I was never quite able to dissociate the fragrance from the memories.This is a real grapefruity scent, so if you're looking for grapefruit--give this one a try.
Sucko Amendo. This mascara is on par with Great Lash, another product I dislike. What's wrong with this product?A.) The brush is way too fat--you could clean shot glasses with it B.) The formula is too watery C.) Brownish Black is BLACKish BLACK I used this once and knew it was a lost cause. L'Oréal Lash Out is way better for an everyday mascara.
Fragrances -Nicole Miller Cosmetics - Nicole Miller
FeatherHen 3/7/2004 12:27:00 AM
Smells like Lou Lou, mixed with Ferre and Galore. This is a happy springtime scent for floriental lovers. It's safe to wear this from mid-March to mid-May.
Eye Shadow -Revlon - Illuminance Creme Shadow Quad - Not Just Nudes
FeatherHen 3/7/2004 12:08:00 AM
I love these colors! This quad is perfect for a natural look. The colors blend very well, and they are easy to apply. They do fade rather quickly, but no big deal: Touching up with this cream shadow is no more complicated than powdering your nose!EDIT: This stuff really does sink into the creases. Used today over shadow base & powder, and only after six hours did I notice it needed a little freshening...and it was 95º today!
Make it stop! A boyfriend gave me a gift set of this back in the early 90s with a 3.4 oz EDP, a bar soap, a 1 oz EDP purse spray, and a tube of body lotion. I could never stand this stuff, no matter how hard I tried. The fragrance is so strong it is literally like someone knocked you upside the head with a lead crystal vase filled with three dozen roses, then dropped a 20lb fruit basket on your head for good measure. The ensuing headache is consistent with a strong blow to the head as well.This is a very saccharine fragrance; an artificial, melony, peachy, rosy, bad-day-at-the-beach scent. It is tolerable about seven hours after application. I have never tried the EDT--perhaps it is lightened up enough for actual wear. I have received nothing but complaints from others the 10-or-so times I wore this stuff. Those 10 times, I wore only ONE (1) spray! A definite loser in my book.
Fun. That's actually a good description. I got this at a Sav-On pharmacy back in '95 for around $20. I had some good times wearing it, and when I smell it I remember those times.However: This fragrance is very sharp, and very strong. It dries down to almost a pure vanilla on me. Also, the (spray) bottle leaked in my purse, and stunk up my favorite wallet. I was never quite able to shake that stale, perfumed-money/spearmint gum/tobacco smell. Now, I spray a little on once in a great while when I'm at home and feeling nostalgic.
Conditioner -Goldwell - Kerasilk Conditioning Treatment
FeatherHen 2/18/2004 1:22:00 AM
I am in the minority, as I *loved* the original scent of Kerasilk. I actually liked the scent of it more than I liked the way it worked for my hair. So sad to learn they've changed the fragrance. :(I used this a couple of times a week when I used to color treat my hair, and it worked wonders. Now that my hair is completely virgin, this conditioner leaves my hair very limp.
Skincare - Body -Vaseline - Intensive Care Aloe & Naturals
FeatherHen 2/18/2004 1:04:00 AM
I buy this stuff for the lotion dispenser I keep on my desk because it's cheap, nongreasy, and smells like cucumbers. This doesn't leave my documents looking like I've been eating potato chips.Good as a hand lotion only; as a body lotion this burned my skin and gave me hives.
Mascara -L'Oreal - Lash Architect Mascara [DISCONTINUED]
FeatherHen 2/16/2004 10:06:00 PM
This is the drugstore equivalent to Lancôme Amplicils. Similar formula, similar brush, same results.This lengthens, volumizes and clumps, like most volumizing mascaras. It dries quickly, leaving little time to separate your lashes--so you have to get it right the first time. You get pretty dramatic results with this mascara. If that type of look is appropriate for your work--I don't see why you can't use this as an everyday mascara. The price is certainly right! You can get this on sale for $5. Save your $22 on the Lancôme Amplicils and use $7 Lash Architect instead.
Perfect daytime mascara. In black brown, this gives my lashes a nice, natural look. The "teddy bear" brush separates wonderfully! I started using a needle to separate my lashes when I was 13, and do to this day. Needless to say, I didn't need the needle with this.Unfortunately, this does not add any volume. If I could find a mascara that applied like this, that added a little volume--my search would be over! To correct the previous reviewer--Lancôme is a subdivision of L'Oréal, not the other way around. So is Maybelline, Ralph Lauren (fragrances), Giorgio Armani (fragrances and cosmetics), Shu Uemura, Biotherm, Matrix, Redken, Garnier, etc., etc., etc. L'Oréal is absolutely huge.