Moisturizers -La Mer - Creme de la mer moisturizer
mc716 4/16/2004 3:54:00 AM
First of all, I purchased this for use around my eyes at night. I would repurchase because (1) this lightened my dark circles, (2) will last a long time, so well worth the $, since I only use around eyes, (3) I can "feel" the areas around my eyes tingling pleasantly, (4) I happen to like the smell, and (5) I am acne-prone and this does not break me out. Don't necessarily like the packaging... it's a really heavy 1-oz. jar, not great for traveling.
Lotions/ Creams -Barielle - Rejuvenating Foot Treatment
mc716 4/16/2004 3:47:00 AM
I would certainly purchase this foot cream again. Got a sample from Sephora and liked it so much I bought the full-sized tube. I like that it is light (I dislike the feel of greasy feet), makes my feet slightly tingly, smells good, and over time, softens my feet.
I'm a bit conflicted about this item. It does seem to de-flake my lips sometime, but on its own it is not moisturing. Then again, I'm not sure that's its meant to moisturize. I do use this twice daily, once in the morning underneath Benefit's Benetint and Kiehl's #1 lip balm and once before bedtime, with only Kiehl's lip balm. I've found that the Benetint goes on much smoother after applying the all about lips. When I wake up in the mornings, my lips are softer if I've used the all about lips than if I had just used the lip balm only. I also have to admit that I buy this because of gifts with purchase. This one product always surpasses the minimum. Without the GWP, I wouldn't purchase, because I don't think it's worth $20. But since there's always some sort of cute GWP, I always end up buying it.
It does a good job of exfoliating and it can be used for face/body. I used this product in the shower. However, about halfway through the bottle, my skin started having allergic reactions to it AND the exfoliation began to exacerbate my acne.
Fragrances -Shiseido - relaxing fragrance [DISCONTINUED]
mc716 4/14/2004 5:24:00 PM
Though I would eventually buy this again, not for a while. I like to try new things and I collect perfume bottles, so the more the better! I like the smell of this and the price is reasonable. I have been wearing this as my everyday scent since I bought it summer 2003. I have to admit I mostly bought it for the pretty green bottle.
I think I would buy this product again, just because it is so easy to travel with. There is one light color and one darker color on each end. Right now, the lighter color matches my skin perfectly. When I get tanner, I imagine it wouldn't be too difficult to blend in some of the darker shade. I wouldn't recommend this for dark undereye circles; it's too dry, as one reviewer noted. I do find that it does a good job of covering my dark acne scars. After dabbing the dark spot with the crayon, I then gently tap with my finger to blend. No more dark spot... This crayon concealer should last me a long time. I didn't give it more than 3 lippies because (1) it's limited to just covering up my dark spots, (2) the color selection is non-existent (the lighter color just happens to match my skin tone perfectly, at the moment), and (3) I had to specially purchase a Shu Uemura pencil sharpener to sharpen this product (which is a FAT crayon), which adds to the overall cost of the whole thing.
I like the feel of this on my lips (I know not everyone agrees on this - my BF hates it; though he has no problems with kissing me while it's on ;-). On a typical day, I put this over Benefit's Benetint, the combo looks fantastic on me. I also put this on at night over my Clinique all about lips and I wake up with super soft lips. I purchased the 1 oz. bottle for $8.50; it's a pretty good value for such a large lip balm. I will have to use this a long time before I run out. I did not give the highest rating because you do have to reapply frequently during the day.
This did not do what it purports to do - dry out pimples. Maybe, MAYBE they dried up a little, tiny bit faster, but not noticeably so. Just not worth the price for a product that doesn't work. Plus, the glass bottle is easily breakable.
I really like this product. The color is perfect on my face as blush. It's me but much better! I also love the brush, very nice quality. Also, the smell is fantastic! I've never had a fragrant blush and I like the whole concept: a product that is visually engaging (cute dandelion graphic on box) and stimulates our other senses. I didn't give this product 5 lippies because this gem of a blush just does not travel well. The lid isn't secure and the box gets dented easily - after all, the box is made out of paperboard/cardboard. If Benefit could improve on the packaging, I would not hesitate to give this product the highest rating.
I have the slant tweezer in granite. I like how these tweezers come in different colors. They are much better than any other tweezers I've ever used. The company will also sharpen for free! Well worth the initial $20. However, they don't get to the tiniest bits of hair that sometimes appear on the brow. That's why I'm not giving the product 5 lippies. My hair is black and my complexion is very fair, so even the teeniest, tiniest eyebrow hairs show. Maybe if I tried the pointed tweezers they would be able to remove even these tiny, stubborn ones... If I ever get around to purchasing them, I'll post another review.
I love this smell! I want it at my (very hypothetical) wedding. I bought the candle at Henri Bendel's on a whim and am so glad I did! (I can't say that with a lot of my impulse purchases.) The candle burns evenly and infuses the whole room and beyond. Perfect as a hostess present. You don't even have to wrap it; the packaging is THAT nice. Sure, pricey - but SO worth it.
This works for my acne-prone skin. I've tried to stop using it and the acne comes back everytime. I don't think it's necessary to do the entire 3-step program that ProActiv recommends. I only use the repairing lotion once a day, under my foundation primer and foundation. I might use it at nights if my skin is particularly broken out. In the shower, I'll use the ProActiv cleanser. I usually don't bother with the ProActiv toner. Try this product - it just might work! Since this product works on my skin, I think the price is very reasonable.
The color looks great on me (Asian, fair skin) - lips and cheeks. I do put clear lip balm over the tint, otherwise it's too dry. The color lasts a long time. Also, it's a good value for your money - I've had this bottle for over 2 years, use it every other day on my lips (not that often on my cheeks - but that's just because I don't normally wear blush because my cheeks tend to be naturally pinkish) and there's still about 2/3 left. Needless to say, a little goes a long way.
Gently curls my lashes instead of crimping them to death at a sharp and unnatural angle. I have been using this for a while and like what it does. The only reason I didn't give it 5 lippies is because Shu Uemura doesn't sell the pads when you run out (you get 2). You have to buy the whole thing again instead of just the replacements. I hope the metal can be recycled at least (I stick it in the recycling bin hoping it does...)
This doesn't work! So far, none of the Joey NY products I have tried work!! Erg. I think I have learned my lesson and will avoid this brand, despite the unwarranted hype it sometimes gets in fashion magazines. Plus, the stuff looks and smells gross.