Cleansers -Clarins - Cleansing Milk for oily to normal
whataworld 11/13/2006 11:41:00 PM
I don't love this as much as other thicker cleansing emulsions (Dauphin) but it does do a neat trick when used as directed. The viscosity that develops when you palm it makes a fabulous sucking action that pulls the gunk out of my pores. It gets all my makeup off, and if I give it a nice freshen-up with toner on cotton, not a trace remains. I always come out the other end rosy and refreshed.
A little goes a long way with the violette one. It is the best color corrector for nightime. I am a very yellow olive medium complexion. This is the only way I can do victorian pale or my version of it. Also, it is wonderful on the decolletage where I am a bit too sunkissed. Really evens things out, splotchys and freckle-wise.
I don't really know what to do with this. I can't imagine it showing up on even the palest skin. I have other lavender color corrector items that work better (Anna Sui). For now, I will use this purely for the shimmery, not sparkly, effect which is sweet for nights out. Sometimes they discontinue products with good reason.
The product is worthless and will destroy your hair if used too frequently. I use it to clean my boar-bristle hair brushes, the smell is fantastic. I'd probably use it on a first date, it is the only sweet smell you can count on still being stuck to your person after a three-day drinking binge in Tijuana. That counts for something, one lippie at least.
I wear mineral powder foundation, which if you aren't careful, can leave the juciest young skin looking crepey and powdery. I've been setting it with a mister to get it to look like skin, but this is much nicer. If you have a problem with crepey makeup or want to set your foundation without the powdery fuzzed out look. I much prefer dewy.
Stinky, loud, migrane inducing. It had an interesting beginning but now it is boring and nasty. What flowers are these? If my garden smelled like this, I would give it a mow.
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Jean-Charles Brosseau Ombre Rose
whataworld 11/10/2006 4:29:00 PM
It is the weirdest thing, I don't smell rose at all. It smells like sweet almond extract, plasticky, and a hint of baby tushie. I will stick to Nahema which is still my favorite rose in all the garden.
Yum yum yum. Thick vanilla, plummy, oriental. I can't stop sniffing myself.
I have five of these thingies, when they first came out I wanted them all. The sponge applicator disintigrated right away. I use the tiny angle brush applicator now. The silver is rubbing off the case and I can't read the clever names of the colors. The dark sparkle purple color goes on wet as a smokey eye-liner. The irridescent is a browbone highlighter, the gold is on the lid, and the mauvey purple is lower lid eyeliner. Then I look like an escapee from the Cirque du Solei but I love it. I'm a brunette with olive skin and purple is just amazing.
Fragrances -Yves Saint Laurent - Yvresse (Champagne)
whataworld 11/3/2006 2:26:00 PM
I found a bunch of these (Champagne) at the dollar stores just as YSL was transitioning it to Yvresse. Bought all I could afford at that time, I was but a wee lass. I've used it on and off since college. Still smells like champagne and oddly, cucumbers on me. Carries quite a bit, isn't too fruity or nauseatingly sweet, and I always get compliments.
Hey, for what it claims to be, this stuff is awesome. My hair is very fine and on humid days it sticks to my head like a teepee. On dry days, the static on my head is enough to cause unsupervised electroshock therapy. I just want something to make my hair behave enough so I can run a brush through it pleasantly. I like the smell too, mallow, as in marshmallows.
All the different brands of curlers have a bit of a different shape to them. The cheap ones used to pinch my eyelids. This one seems to have a wider arc or something. Not a pinch. The rounded cushion doesn't get my lashes stuck to it or leave a sharp bend in them either. To have a heater curler, just blow it with a hairdryer for a second or two.
Pedro the Pedi-file is my new best friend. I like him best when I'm fresh out of the shower but I've towel dried my feet a bit. That way, I can watch the gross peelings of flesh fall into the wastebasket and feel like all my hard work is doing some good. I wish my beau would stop using it, ew gross.
I love the MATTE Envy. Matte nails are so cool, definately a change of pace from the glossy talons everyone else has.
Mmmmm, lovely stuff. The oatmeal is a great addition, very soothing. I have the Gardenia which smells heavenly.