Fragrances -Kenzo - Kenzo Amour Indian Holi (Limited Edition)
cleo777 7/17/2012 6:07:00 PM
I have Amour and Holi as well, the Holi does have a mysterious something to it along with the spices and fruits. I find it quite strong so I use just a tiny bit, more suitable I think for the cooler months. I love it though. I recognized it on a lady in passing and drew a deep breath, "That's Holi!" I don't care for Flower, I find it too sweet. This is a great scent for a mature woman, not for teenagers.
Lip Treatments -Smith's Rosebud Salve - Smith's Rosebud Salve
cleo777 7/17/2012 2:32:00 PM
Well, it's not THAT great. Vaseline-like texture, which is great if you're into that, not for me personally. The scent is a honey-rose, which is nice, but I don't really care for the texture. The strawberry one is better, that's the only other one I've tried so far. Yummy flavor and not so gooey. I agree, it's not up to the hype. I'd been dying to try it for years considering it's been touted in every magazine forever, and we only just got a couple of Sephora stores in our city in the last year, and there it was! I actually prefer the lip butters from the Body Shop.
Deodorants -Unlisted Brand - Lady Speed Stick- Fresh Infusions
cleo777 7/11/2012 2:51:00 PM
The strawberry is my favorite!!! Strawberry scents have come a long way over the years, I thought I wouldn't like it but it's super. Works well, no residue. I have a problem with dry, itchy armpits and I think it's from overuse of deodorant. It works well and doesn't irritate my skin. I also have the coconut and I usually love that scent, but this one isn't that great. Go for the strawberry or raspberry, that's my advice.
I love this! It's a little edgy without being too crazy. Good formula. I can't help but think it should have been called Steel HIS Heart though LOL! Great with silver glitter on top also.
I have a shade called Fall Mood (funny since it's summer!) and today is Tuesday and I've had it on since Saturday, work a lot with my hands and very little wear compared to other polishes. This shade is a metallic-coppery gold which is very nice and neutral, some might say "vintage" but it's good for days when you don't feel like wearing a bright and/or trendy color, just something basic.
Treatments -Unlisted Brand - Onyx Professional Nail Polish remover
cleo777 7/10/2012 1:01:00 PM
I use the pure acetone version of this, and let me tell you as a fan of glitter and sparkle on nails, NOTHING I have ever used removes glitter from your nails better than this. Phenomenal. I just soak a cotton ball with it and press to my nail for a few seconds, and swipe, off it all comes. No scrubbing required! I always wash my hands and nails and moisturize both after use. I think it's a good idea to let your nails "rest" for a day or so after removing polish. Great stuff, I will absolutely re-buy when I run out. Which won't be for a while, since the bottle is huge!
Moisturizers -The Body Shop - Tea Tree Skin Clearing Lotion
cleo777 7/3/2012 2:59:00 PM
I use this occasionally along with the Tea Tree Face Wash when my skin feels oilier. Unless you are uber-oily, I wouldn't use it daily because it does seem a little drying. Not too bad though, and does seem to help keep my skin clear. Great in the summertime.
Moisturizers -Caudalie - Vinosource Quenching Sorbet Creme
cleo777 7/3/2012 12:42:00 PM
I was looking to try some new skin care having been disenchanted with Clinique lately for changing my beloved Repairwear to a rubbery, sticky mess. Anyway, I liked the Caudalie samples I got at Sephora. I used the cleansing water and the serum and moisturizer. But after applying my makeup I still felt dry, and noticed a few flakes of skin. I have used it a few times now and same result. I think this would work better on normal/combination skin, it's not enough moisture for me. Nice product though, smells pleasant and applies nicely... just not for me.
Love this one! What a great fresh, herbal scent. At our local fair in the summer there used to be a lady who sold fresh lavender by bulk, in sachets, etc. My Mom and I would have a field day buying up this stuff and making our own sachets for our own drawers or gifts. I could roll in it! LOL! It's a really nice little soap with a great scent. Yum! *sigh*
Fragrances -Bath and Body Works - sea island cotton
cleo777 6/28/2012 2:59:00 PM
Just didn't like it. Exchanged it. Horrid!
Gels/Soaps -The Body Shop - Coconut Bath and Shower Cream
cleo777 6/26/2012 5:21:00 PM
I'm with Noboho on this one. Terrific shower cream, wonderful scent of coconut and it smells natural, not artificial. More creamy than lathery, but so what. It's awesome. You need to buy some today! And the coconut body butter is to die for also, such a sexy scent. It makes me happy! Yum! :)
VERY dry and difficult to apply--I had to dig in so deeply into my eyebrows, the skin turned red! WTH??? From Estee Lauder, I expected better quality. Of course you don't want the pencil to be too soft so it breaks off but come ON. Brutal. Shouldn't have to hurt myself putting on makeup, FFS.
Bath Treatments -LUSH - Sex in the Shower Emotibomb
cleo777 6/26/2012 4:53:00 PM
Total waste of money, absolutely no scent..wth???? In Lush, something with no scent??? Which is supposed to be the point of the product??? God.
Lipstick -Maybelline - Color Sensational High Shine Fruit Punch
cleo777 6/26/2012 4:33:00 PM
Loved the color at first---then (of course) it morphed into a really obnoxious pink (instead of the lovely watermellony shade it was originally) and dried into flakes on my lips! Strange! And ugly! So, yuck, out it went. No go. Too bad, I wanted to like it :/
Lotions/ Creams -Curel - Curel Continous Comfort Lotion Fragrance Free
cleo777 6/25/2012 2:46:00 PM
Oh boy, do I like this one. Hand lotion extraordinaire. I've always had the yocks when looking at anything with "vaseline" in the name, not interested in smearing petroleum by-products on my skin. So this does have a very faint lotiony scent, if that makes any sense but it doesn't last. But it's very creamy and moisturizing, not greasy, great to use before bed and doesn't gross out the partner with its heavy perfume. Win!