I LOVE the bottle!! In fact, the round multi-coloured rainbow glass is what attracted me to this fragrance. I adore the smell as well, a light, flowery scent and is very tropical and smells gorgeous if you walk by anyone. I received the 100ml bottle for my birthday and use it whenever I can.
Bottle looks like it's made of plastic, and smells like some home-made stuff you can buy from the market for £5. Hate the creator, hate her fragrance. How cheap is it trying to make you feel?!
I have No38 (Zaza N - glittery silver one). I didn't plan to buy it until I saw it at the Lancome counter at Boots. I tried a bit on and immediately wanted to buy it! It gives my lips a silver shimmer which is absolutely gorgeous, PLUS, it tastes great and I've unfortunately gotten into the habit of licking my lips after every application. The only downside to this is that since I have really sensitive lips, I can't apply it directly and I have to apply it over a moisturising lip balm. But I don't mind, the result is brilliant either way. At £11.50, it's not cheap, certainly not for a non-moisturising gloss; but for that price you get a generous 15ml of the stuff so I'd say I am quite pleased with my purchase. Whether I will buy this again... I really don't know.
Lip Treatments -Clinique - Superbalm Lip Treatment
fphoenix2k 9/28/2003 4:22:00 AM
Yup, I STILL love this balm ever since my mother bought me my first one 6 years ago as I had very dry lips. I've always loved lip balms/glosses and have bought almost every single brand over the years, but I've always made sure I had a tube of Superbalm as it really is that good! It moisturises brilliantly, is shiny, has no nasty plastic smell/taste, unlike some glosses/ I've tried. And over time it really does actually improve the condition of your lips; it makes them more cushioned and plumper as it infuses your lips with moisture. I stopped using this for a while and my lips became somewhat flakey, but I've since started again and they're back to the way they used to be - soft and luscious. At £9 for 7ml this isn't the cheapest lip product, but it certainly is worth the money. I have been using this for 6 years, and I will certainly continue to buy and use it as long as it's still available!
This is simply wonderful. I apply it at night under Clinique's Superbalm and when I wake up my lips are smooth, soft and conditioned. I sometimes apply this by itself and it makes my lips smooth to the touch, very soft and comfortable. The packaging is quite cute, too. It cost £15 but I will definitely re-purchase after it runs out.
I love Benetint Lip Balm's rosy scent and natural pink colour. The pot itself is cute and small enough to carry everywhere. The balm also has a SPF which is great when I'm out doing whatever. It cost me £14.50 but I'll definitely buy another one because this lip balm is so mosturising and gives my lips a natural, red colour. And, it also lasts ages.
I...hate...this...lipgloss!! Admittedly, Wild Strawberry does smell nice, but this lipgloss somehow always make my lips feel tight and uncomfortable after mere minutes. I could wear lip balm underneath, but I hate doing so because it means I'll have to spend more time applying and I'll have to carry an extra pot of lip balm with me, which is never handy if you're mostly in a hurry or can't be bothered.
Skincare - Face -L'Oreal - Pure Zone Anti Regreasing Moisturiser
fphoenix2k 8/25/2003 1:24:00 PM
I've been using this moisturiser for about three months and it really does give my skin a silky, matte feel after every application. The smell's quite nice too. However, because the moisturiser is light green, if I cleanse my face with cotton wool a few hours after applying it, the cotton wool will always be green. So I'm guessing this slightly greenifies your complexion, but hey, it works and no one has noticed so I'll keep using it until I find a better alternative. It doesn't stay on for that long and does not have sun protection either.
Lip Treatments -L'Oreal - Pastel Repair - Shimmering Lip Cream
fphoenix2k 8/25/2003 1:17:00 PM
This lip shimmer is awesome!! It gave my lips a subtle, healthy glow and a gorgeous strawberry smell (I have Strawberry Shake). The only slight downside of this is it does not stay on for very long, 40 minutes at the very most; but then again, Pastel Repair is not exactly a lip gloss so it doesn't need to stay on for ages. At £5.99 for 10ml (buy from Boots stores), it is slightly expensive than traditional lip balms, but its gorgeous fruity smell and subtle shimmer makes this more than a worthy purchase!
Primer/ Corrector -BeneFit Cosmetics - Dr Feelgood
fphoenix2k 5/12/2003 2:10:00 PM
BeneFit is one of my preferred brands, and Dr. Feelgood certainly has not let me down. I use Dr. Feelgood once a day on my nose and chin only, because I do not oil breakouts anywhere else. This product helps to control shine, make pores smaller as well as giving my skin a silky, matte feel and I quite like the smell as well. At £19, you get 24g of the stuff which lasts for a while. It also comes in a super-cute tin, which is an added bonus. All you need is to lightly pat a bit on to your skin with the accompanying sponge. However, if you have combination skin (like me), you might notice that some areas of your skin tend to become a bit flaky as Dr. Feelgood does not moisturise.
Lip Treatments -BeneFit Cosmetics - Smoooch [DISCONTINUED]
fphoenix2k 4/22/2003 2:44:00 AM
I used to get really chapped and flaky lips and have tried pratically every lip care product in existence, most of which were either useless or I was allergic to them. Then I saw Smoooch advertised somewhere and decided to give it a try. At £13.50, it certainly wasn't cheap, but I can safely say that after each application at night before I go to bed, my lips feel soft and smooth in the morning and they certainly do not flake or chap anymore! I'm on my second one and will definitely buy another when this runs out (btw it lasts ages even if you use it twice a day as recommended).