Fragrances -Comptoir Sud Pacifique - Vanilla Cerise
jamiefox 7/6/2003 6:43:00 AM
Smells like sweet, cheap pipe tobacco. I do not like this at all! I bought a 2 oz. tin bottle from Ebay before I had ever smelled it and I wish I hadn't! Some of these 'vanille' fragrances from CSP smell too cheap for their exhorbitant price and they do not last more than and hour on the skin.
Fragrances -Comptoir Sud Pacifique - Vanilla Framboise
jamiefox 7/6/2003 6:38:00 AM
This is too sickeningly sweet. Some of the 'vanille' fragrances from CSP remind me of cheap pipe tobacco. They smell too inexpensive for their exhorbitant price and they don't last on the skin. I bought it from Ebay before I had ever smelled it and I am sorry that I did. Thank goodness I only bought a very little decanted bottle!
Conditioner -Thermasilk - Leave-In Conditioner [DISCONTINUED]
jamiefox 7/3/2003 3:32:00 AM
Didn't do a thing for me! I realize that I'm in the minority on this one. What's the big deal about this stuff?! I even got it on sale as buy one get one free and I still returned it! I wouldn't use it even it if were free! It didn't do a thing for my thick, naturally wavy/curly hi-lighted hair that I blow dry straight. I'd rather pay a bit more and use a quality product.
I am in the minority on this one. I don't like it on my PPP skin especially during the day. I think that it accentuates the pores and any wrinkles due to it's gold shimmer. And my skin isn't all that bad. If you have poreless, youthful, tanned skin it may be more for you. This blush didn't do it for me. So, it's back to Sephora to return it.
Misc Beauty Tools -BeneFit Cosmetics - Eyelash Curler
jamiefox 6/12/2003 7:05:00 AM
I like this lash curler a lot! I had used Shu's curler for many years which tended to pinch. This curler does not pinch me and gives me a nice curl. I have smallish eyes and this curler is a good fit for me. I recommend it.
Liquid -Sonia Kashuk - Hydro-Tint SPF 15 [DISCONTINUED]
jamiefox 5/28/2003 4:44:00 AM
FABULOUS! All I can say is that the raves about this TM are true. I have tried almost all the TM's out there and this is by far my favorite. The price I paid at Target was $11.99. Thanks MUA members for your fantastic recommendations about this!
I made a special trip into Crabtree and Evelyn store to smell Tom Kitten, (made for a baby), after reading positive reviews on the fragrance board. I didn't find it to be a comforting scent at all. It did not remind me of how a baby smells. No powdery scent to it. It smelled a bit sharp. It's a barely there fragrance that I didn't like. I really wanted to like it, since I adore the bottle with the kitten on it. It smelled cheap and had no nice notes at all. Fragrance is a very personal thing and this one didn't do a thing for me. I MUCH prefer Philosophy's Baby Grace any day! Baby Grace is a comfort fragrance that makes me feel all cuddly inside. It smells like a clean little bundle of joy!
OUCHIE! I bought it and could only use it twice because it hurt so much to remove the strip.
LOVELY! I bought the tiny sample size on www.whosthefairest.com for $2.50 It looks like a very different color in the tube than what shows up on your cheeks. Which is a good thing! It looks fleshy in the tube, but more pink on the cheeks.This blush is simply gorgeous! This cream blush in a tube creates a soft, pink matte glow. It goes on very smoothly and has great staying power. My cheeks have never looked so flawless. I will buy the full size when my tiny sample runs out. Use very sparingly. A little does go a long way. *UPDATE* I swam laps as exercise for over 30 minutes and this blush still was on my face as perfect as when I first put it on! Wow!
I made a special trip to Sephora to buy this blush after reading the reviews posted on this web site! I even called first to have Sephora hold this blush behind the counter for me. I drove 17 miles to get it. What a fool I am. The SA said that they don't sell much of this color. Is it me or is this blush ridiculously bright?! I felt like a clown with fuschia cheeks. It may be good if you use a VERY VERY light touch with your brush. But be prepared to blend it down quite a bit. Certainly not a natural blush color! Unless you like hot pink cheeks. Give me Illuminaire Florentine Fair Blush anyday of the week!
I bought the Olive Oil and Honey soap. It makes me skin very soft. My whole bathroom smells so nice from this soap. I will buy it again. It doesn't lather much, but who cares?! Lather is just mainly from strong detergents that can dry your skin. Nice soap for a low price.
BABY GRACE! Oh yummy! I went to test Philosophy Amazing Grace, as I had heard it described as being clean and sort of soapy. I never even knew that there was a Baby Grace. I smelled Baby Grace and I was hooked from the moment that I first smelled it. It was LOVE at first sniff! Forget Amazing Grace! I usually don't buy colognes on the spot. I almost always think about it for a few days and I usually try it on a few times before I buy it. Not with Baby Grace! I HAD to have it! Baby Grace smells clean, soft and cuddly. I like smelling like a freshly bathed baby. (my husband tells me Baby Grace doesn't smell like a baby to him) Ahhh...innocence in a bottle. My husband smelled my neck and said Baby Grace smells warm, feminine, sexy and romantic. I love and it and so does he! Plus it does stay on me for hours! *UPDATE* I just bought, (almost one year later), the new Baby Grace that contains alcohol and that stays on even better than the non-alcohol version. Pure heaven! I bought the Baby Grace lotion too. It's wonderful! Silky, not sticky. I also bought the shower gel. Very nice scent. Kind of runny. Not a thick gel. Not extremely moisturizing to the skin, but not drying either. The description below is copied directly from Philosophy's website _ ----------------------------------- Philosophy is happy to welcome the newest addition to our philosophy fragrance franchise, baby grace. baby grace is a non-alcohol perfumed spray that was created for women who love the smell of babies. baby grace fragrance is best described as a light, clean, slightly sweet and positively lovely! the fragrance was formulated without alcohol, so it is non-drying and can be worn and applied near a baby. if you love the smell of clean baby skin, you will love our new fragrance, baby grace. - you like light, clean fragrances - you wouldn’t consider yourself a “fragrance” person - you are looking for a fragrance that can be worn anywhere at anytime - you don’t like the smell of baby powder but love the smell of clean baby skin - you are looking for all all-over body hydrator with a delicious fragrance - note: not intended for use on babies or children
I like this. Kind of pricey, but luckily a little goes a long way. I like that it doesn't foam. I also like that it rinses easily and doesn't leave my skin feeling dry or tight at all. I can feel the toner part of the product, which is nice. It must be the witch hazel inside. Removes all of my makeup (eye makeup too!) and doesn't burn my eyes. I just wish it weren't the 'snot green' color, but I just try to tune that out of my head and enjoy the product despite it's color. I love the pump bottle too!
Treatments -MD Skincare by Dr. Dennis Gross - Alpha Beta Daily Face Peel
jamiefox 5/3/2003 7:15:00 AM
My HOLY GRAIL product! I will NEVER be able to live without this! I have tried just about every product on the market to control my adult acne. I've tried prescription only topical products (so drying!), antibiotics, 30% glycolic peels, microdermabrasion (10 in a row!), blood pressure meds that are supposed to lower hormones that cause acne. You name it, I tried it and I am not kidding! I have spend hundreds of dollars trying to cure my adult acne for over 13 years. I am DONE with dermatologists! Finally! I have found these pads and I am SAVED! I feel like crying. I am so happy. My skin is gorgeous! I cut the pads in half. This really makes it much more economical. Thanks MUA members for this tip!.. I cannot believe how well this product works for me! I keep waiting for all hell to break loose again. My skin has just kept improving from day one. If I do get a zit it is absolutely TINY, (I was cystic before) and it goes away almost immediately with the use of these pads. I cannot rave enough! *UPDATE* After months of use I found that the neutralizer pads really aren't very necessary. But, for newcomers to the product it does help with the stinging. But, the stinging goes away once you've used the acid peel pads for a month.
I kinda like it! I didn't like it when it was first launched and I smelled it from the bottle. But after I had read what MUA members said about it on the fragrance message board about it being 'soapy' I wanted to try it again, this time on my skin. I like the 'soapy', clean fragrance. Good for daytime or hot days.I wouldn't call it a sexy, seductive, night fragrance. It's more of a 'just stepped out of the shower' fragrance. I also won't say that it smells elegant or expensive. I did smell it on a woman in the supermarket and I liked it enough to stop to ask her what she was wearing. I don't even like J.LO or care whose name is on the bottle. I like this fragrance.