Lip Treatments -Evian - Affinity Soin Hydratant Lissant Levres
ashsmash 1/28/2004 8:30:00 PM
I received this from a wonderful swapper. I'm a total lipbalm addict. Let me tell you, I've tried them all. I really like this one! Description: Texture: rich and creamy Color: milk white Appearance on lips: Looks like you have nothing on your lips. Not white once you rub it in. No glossy look. Packaging: Squeeze tube with rounded tip like MAC lip conditioner or Lancome vinefit Price: Heard it's $4.00 but RIS so I'm not sure. Availability: Not great. I searched everywhere - no kidding! I couldn't find it in three different countries or online. Comparison: Less oily than Kiels # 1 or MAC Less waxy than Prada or blistex Less sticky and goopy than Lancome vinefit or clinque superbalm More moisturizing than clinque all about lips or lancome primordiale nuit Very similar to Benefit smoooch except without the globs. Overall it is a great product and will become a staple as long as I can find it.
I love the smell of this perfume. It smells very very sweet so be warned those of you who don't like sweet fragrances. It has a lot of mango but the dry down is both crisp and sweet. I don't detect much citrus but maybe a bit of grapefruit. I like that it is one of the few "very" sweet perfumes that aren't overpowered by vanilla. I liked that the smell didn't change drastically from initial spray to dry down. I find that a lot of perfumes turn horrible on me like YSL baby doll and a couple other Escada fragrances. Overall I love the smell of this. It is perfect for summer or for people like me who just wish it was summer all year round! It is worth trying if you're looking for something sweet and fruity. EDIT: Took off 3 lippies because over the past 24 hours I've gone from loving to hating this perfume. As you can see, I loved this at first but after wearing it all day I had to come home and have a shower to get rid of the headache and nausea. This is the most cloying fragrance I’ve ever smelled. Try it for AT LEAST 24 hours before purchasing.
Lotions/ Creams -Crabtree & Evelyn - Summer Hill Hand Therapy
ashsmash 1/13/2004 11:06:00 PM
Wonderful product. Best hand cream I've ever tried. Love the smell, love the feel, love the packaging. What can I say, I love it!
Concealers -Almay - Skin-Smoothing Concealer with Kinetin SPF 10
ashsmash 1/7/2004 9:06:00 PM
Average coverage. Don't like the wand style but it's better than a stick or pot. Decent texture but made me break out. Still looking for my perfect concealer.
Lip Treatments -Terra Tints - Natural Tinted Lip Balm
ashsmash 1/4/2004 2:58:00 AM
Minty scent. Not much colour. Shimmer but not in a good way. Doesn't go on very even. Feels great at first but after a while it dries out your lips but the shimmer lasts in a dry uneven cakey way. Not great.
I REALLY wanted to love this product but sadly I didn't find it to be anything special. I purchased it and tried it once and it did nothing. Average texture, slight tingle, no colour...To me it was just an average clear gloss which made my lips tingle. Also, the bottle is tiny for $23.00 CND! I have it up for swap if anyone wants to try if for themself.
This stuff is okay but nothing special. A bit waxy for me. Better to just get the real pure shea butter if that's what you want.
Lip Treatments -BeneFit Cosmetics - Smoooch [DISCONTINUED]
ashsmash 1/4/2004 2:46:00 AM
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this product. It feels like nothing at first but give smooch a chance. You have to load it on and then rub it in for at least 30 seconds. It really does a great job of moisturizing your lips and with long term use they get better and better. I'm a TOTAL lip balm snob and lip balm slut but at the moment this is my HG.
Lip Treatments -SoftLips - Cherry Lip Protectant/Sunscreen SPF20
ashsmash 1/4/2004 2:42:00 AM
Overall this is one of the worst lip balms out there imo. It last for about one min and tastes terrible. It gets one lippie because of the cute skinny stick. Good price and good packaging but overall, not impressed.
Misc Beauty Tools -Clean & Clear - Oil Absorbing Sheets
ashsmash 11/5/2003 1:22:00 AM
These are wonderful. For the price, they're as good as it gets. I will purchase them for life (or until I get old and my skin dries out)!
This product is very average for the price. It's okay but really nothing special. It is very fine milled and does feel silky on the skin but really it looks quite average. A lovely gal on MUA send me a sample of both gypsy and princess and I'm sure glad I didn't order them off the website. I have seen the same thing for much much cheaper and I'm usually willing to spend a lot on cosmetics. Really they're both just fine pink powder with some gold in it. It doesn't really shimmer much either. Nothing like MAC pigments if that's the kind of thing you're looking for. A cheap drugstore brand called annabelle makes something VERY similar - I'd check that out first before spending the money and it's rare that I'd suggest a drugstore brand!
BEWARE - this product began my search for the perfect lipbalm. My lips never used to be dry but then in high school I started using this stuff and the more I used it the more I needed it until my lips were a dry mess. I then switched lip balms but it was too late. From that day forward my lips can not survive on their own. They peel unless they are coated with something. I have yet to find the perfect lip balm but I blame labello for the thousands of dollars I have spent trying to cure my problem.
Lip Treatments -Clinique - Superbalm Lip Treatment
ashsmash 10/14/2003 11:48:00 PM
I would tend to call this a gloss not a lip treatment. It is a nice gloss which doesn't dry your lips out, however, I wouldn't say it really makes them feel great or moist either. I find it similar to a juicy tube really, but overall a nice product for a little moisture and shine. Smells like animal crackers.
Tastes TERRIBLE but it does work. I use this stuff when my lips need major help, like after a day of snowboarding if my lips actually begin to crack. However, I have to be in really bad shape to reach for this one as the smell and taste make me gag.
Save your money and put hand cream on your lips because that's what this feels like. Lips feel soft for about 2 seconds then it's back to normal. Had no longterm results with continued use. Basically, this product did nothing - literally.