Treatments -Skinceuticals - Refining Night Cream With 1 % Pure Retinol
Gimferrer 1/29/2008 7:10:00 PM
UPDATE: since this experince I have used Diacenal (Avene) much stronger than this and didn't have any reaction or watsoever, and moved to Prescription retinoids such as Retin A and Tazorac and have been a blessing compared to this highly irritating thing. So if you have bad experience with this doesn't mean you can't use Rx Retinoids at all. ........................................ Orginal Post - I bought this after I used Retinol 0.5% and felt nothing at all, so I bought this one and after two nights my skin has become red and sore and feel very very sensitive, only Jojoba Oil could help the irritation. I am very sad because I wanted this to work so much but it wasn't meant to be for my skin. Maybe I am going to try Avene Ysthreal Creme or Eluage from Avene that deals with Sensitive Skins when my skin and I feel better. Also I WOUD RECOMEND that before you use this if it's your first Retinoid experience or you are upgrading from Retinol 0.5% like I did to just use a part on your neck or face where you can test the product and you can conceal later before you use it all over the face and see how the skin reacts, like they do at the Hairdressers before you dye your hair. DO A TEST. They said this is the mildest Retinoid over the counter..I am just thinking ...Bloody hell how the others must be !! or maybe I reacted to one ingredient and I have no idea which one it is !
Conditioner -Frederic Fekkai - Glossing Conditioner
Gimferrer 1/12/2008 4:22:00 PM
Hair Type: Dry, Thin, Frizzy and Shoulder Length. Brown and Dyed. Love Love Love Love ! I had high expectation with this Conditioner because the Glossing Olive Oil Cream singled handed my hair and put my hair what it supposed to be like !, I guess I bought this because of it like most of us ! So anyway I also bought the Shampoo that I reviwed b4. Not cheap but soo expensive it's almost insulting at £18.00 the Bottle ! This Conditioner it's stunning ! with a previously washed hair with the same range I used the Conditioner but applied before to the ends and work the way up and then massage , COMB carefully so it gets well spread and leave in for 15 minutes. and RINSE WITH COLD WATER to lock in the Condt. Result: STUNNING ! Not only left my hair Glossy but FRIZZ FREE , Frizz free ! YAY !!... what I wanted Kerstase to be this is what it is ! Gorgeous!, it's not mean to be Nourishing or Tetangling but Glossing ! I will buy it again and again !! And also after using this I have no need to wash my hair daily , keeps the hair clean for ever ! I love it !! . . . . and obviusly the Glossing Cream afterwards as a finishing cream that I just can't leave my house w/o this ! Conditioners I previoulsy used: Kerastase Mask Oleo Relax, Philip B White Trouffle, Bumble & Bumble Creme, Aussie for Dry Hair, Paul Mitchel for Dry Hair Conditioner, Kerastase Satin, Tressemme for Dry Hair, Tresemme for Frizzy Hair, Tressemme for Coloured Hair, Pantene, John Frieda, Charles Worthington for Dry Hair and more I can't remember)
Hair Type: Dry, Thin and Frizzy. Shoulder length and Dyed Brown . I had very high expectations with this range after the amazing Glossing Cream with Olive Oil and I am very very very pleased with it. I agree that the Shampoo smells of Apple but it's not overwhelming like Aveda range smells, it's gentle. Anyway this Shampoo needs to be applied directly to the roots to be more effective and I put some in the top and in the sides to have a better coverage, so if you do that there is no need for a second shampooing. It's very gentle and as long as you don't wash the hair like your are cutting grass this is a fantstic product. Also needs to be rinsed very very well ! When you think you finished then rinse some more ! But needs to be used along with a Conditioner because it's not supposed to be Clarifying or Nourishing but to add gloss and shine and above all what it did to my hair was leave it FREAZZE FREE as well and clean and shiny!! .What Kerastase could not do with Oleo Relax Range , Mister Fekkai did it ! I am over the moon and I will buy this again above Kerastase. Previous Shampos I used before ( Aveda Sahporee, Bumble and Buble Codo de Mer, Kerastase Oleo Relax, Philip B. Avocado Clarifying Shampoo, Kerastase Bain Satin, Aussie Volumme, TressEmme Claryfing Shampo, Tressemme for Frizzy Hair, l'Oreal for Damage Hair, Pantene, and Sunsilk for Brunettes and many more I forgot )
I asked the SA in SpaceNK for a cream that would help my eyes: This product claims the following: " with EGF, antioxidants and firming agents to help reverse epidermal sagging and alleviate lines and wrinkles around the eye." Well, I had samples that lasted me 4 weeks, I have been using this cream for over a month religiously every night and every morning, I must say that this has done absolutely nothing for my wrinkles and the sagging I have. For the ammount of money that this costs I am just delighted I didn't spend any single penny on this ! Having said that it did one thing so I gave 2 lipsticks !! I am generous !! : It didn't irritate my eyes ! But c'mmon for that price (£90.00) it's just embarrassing !)
This is the nicest "Nude" colour Lipstick I own, since discovering Chantecaille through MUA (Specailly Campari Gloss and Eclipse Lipsheer) I only buy this house. I use this everytime I want a natural Make Up that looks flawless and *Natural* this is perfect, evens out my lips (looks like I am not wearing Lipstick at all) You try to achieve this and see how hard it is ! I tryed Clinique, Chanels and the lot and this is exactly what I have been looking for all my life, a true Natural Nude Lipstick. That aslo moistures and Nourishes my lips like a dream ! Awesome ! I intend to but a few more everytime I visit Chantecaille. After discovering them I am just not going back to Clinique or YSL or Chanel .anytime soon. (MAC NC35, Laura Mercier TM Sand, Chanel Beige, Chantecaille TM Tan, By Terry Vanilla Light, Sisheido Beige PP.)
UPDATE: After a month using this, I haven't had any break outs, love the fact that I use it like a Primer as well, has a similar texture that Primers I have used before and it's so lovely. I have been told that the PPD is 8.5 so it's perfect for winter times as usually the PPD needs to be higher in the Summer for better protection. I will re-purcahse again if I can get hold of it as it's hard to find it in UK. .......................................................................... I bought this because I started using Retinol in my skin care routine and it's my first Sunscreen product I have bought so I can't realy compare it with any other product. It comes in a small pot (30 ml. 1FL.OZ ) that needs to be shaken in order to get it mixed. I noticed that as the firt time I used it the product came out in a funny liquid and it wasn't white but transparent. So anyway staright to the point, it feels fantastic, not gresy and a little bit covers well the whole face and leaves it nice before any make up aplication afterwards. To take it off at night it was also really easy and didn't need any extra work with my Cleanser and Toner, in fact I forgot I had it on ! It felt light and very smooth -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ACTIVE INGREDIENTS: - Octinoxate ( Ethylhexyl methoxycinnate ) .7.5 % - Titanium Dioxide 3.65 % - Oxybenzone (Benzophenone -3 ) 3% - Octocrylene 2 % ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- INGREDIENTS: Aqua (Water), Cyclopenasiloxane C12-15 Alkyl Benzonate, Ethylene/Aclylic Acid Copolymer, Butylene Glycol, Lauryl PEG/PPG-18-18 Methicone, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, C177891 (Titanium Dioxide), Mica, Glycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Silica, Methylparaben, Chlorphenesin, Disodium Edta, Parfum (Fragance), Tocopheryl Acetate, Faex (Yeast Extrat), Sodium Myristoyl Glutamate, Niacinamide, Aesculus hippocastanum (Horse Chesnut) Extract, Aminoethanesulfinic Acid, Stearyl Glycyrrhetinate, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Ammonium Glycyrrhzate, Helianthus Annus (Sunflower) Seed Extract, Propylparabenm Isobutyparaben, Aluminum Hydroxide, Leontopodium Alpinum Extract, Panthenol, Propylene Glycol, Zinc Gluconate, BHT Caffeine, CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), Citronellol, Alpha- Isomethyl Ionone, Biotin, Sodium DNA.
Truly hated this curler, espensive and just didn't deliver anything that a cheap band would do..actually a cheap brand from any shop would do better. Next time I am off to Shu Uemura !
Misc Beauty Tools -Unlisted Brand - Eyecurl Heated Eyelash Curler
Gimferrer 12/18/2007 4:18:00 PM
I love it . I use it all the time, I thought it would be a hassle but feels very confortable on my leashes as well as performing beautifully.
Styling Products -John Frieda - Frizz-Ease Hair Serum
Gimferrer 12/17/2007 5:22:00 AM
I have frizzy hair and I was recomended to get this ! what a lot of rubbish, did notthing except make my hair worse.
Foundations -Chanel - Pro Lumiere Professional Finish Make-Up ] [DISCONTINUED]
Gimferrer 12/16/2007 4:04:00 PM
I bought Beige. When they say " It leaves a glowy feeling that the light comes from within"...in my skin this equals to cakey, shiny and Mask feeling all over ! Made feel soo old and so shiny, I truly disliked this ! (and I tryed it a few times as well !!) Waaaaay too Orange for my skin ! then again there are very few Cosmetic houses that know how to make a good foundation or TM w/o that awful Orangy colour finish! Shame because I like the bottle , it's hygenic and nothing gets wasted and it's transarent too. I am back to By Terry & Chantecaille TM again ! ( REF- MAC: NC35 / Chantecaille: Tan / By Terry :Vanilla Light number 5 / SKII: OP-4 / YSL Oil Free : num. 7, Laura Mercier : Sand / Clarins Beige )
Other -Rembrandt - Rembrandt Plus Toothpaste with peroxide
Gimferrer 12/15/2007 8:32:00 AM
I have been using this for years and I love it. Keeps my teeth clean, fresh and white. I have not found another toothpaste better than this. Expensive but worth every penny .
DRY SKIN here !! I wanted a foundation that was kind to my skin and also that gave me a glow instead of a mask feeling, I dislike heavy foundations so I was torn between Chantecaille Tinted Moisturizer or By Terry . as they both seem to stay away from that awful Orangy colour that I really dislike. So just for that I buy this foundation. as usually SA's tend to pick a very dark foundation because of my Mediterranean skin tone. I recomed that if you are MAC NC30 you try Vanilla Light number 4. It's spot on ! The tube is like a Jumbo Touche Eclat ! But it's great to have on your handbag for touch ups if needed !, I was a bit bothered about the brush but this is no YSL twist and mega brush this is very useful acually! But If I want a perfect finish I use SKII Air Touch afterwards. ( Ref: MAC NC 30 / Chanel *Beige* / Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer: *Sand* / Chantecaille Tinted Moisturizer: *Tan* and Future Skin *Vanilla* . / By Terry *Vanilla Light* # 5 ./ SKII OP-4 )
I should have read the reviwes before buying this ! That will teach me ! Total crap ! LEFT MY EYES IN A MESS ! Awful ! Zoom Lash ? they must be kidding... Never tryed a worse Mascara in my life !
UPDATE: I haven't bought anything else other than this babies since I discovered them !! They are just out of this world! the staying power it's great, the texture like no other and the colours are ALL gorgeous!! Just love them and everytime I pass through a Make-Up shop I look at the glosses and Lipsticks and I remember how lovely these are so I smile and pass :-) ....................................................................... II have gone mad ! It's oficial !! I am in love with this glosses!!! I am Mediterranean so I tend to go for medium to darker shades. TAFFY = as a nude gloss , not nude transparent but a hint of colour ( it's a mixture of Pink and Pale brown and it feels like a Lipsheer and stays a lot lot longer than a Gloss. very flatering for almost any skin tone. CAMPARI = when I want to wear red, but it's a Red that you can wear day and night and it's sexy. I just wanted to try a Red Lipstick and this was the perfect one to get familiar with red. NOUGAT = for a more bown finish , has maybe a 50& warm brown and 25 % berry and 25% deep pink. a good Lip gloss for more colour and suitable for mediterranean skin tones These babys are Lushious & Luxurious they must be one of the most expensive and righly so, but this are more like a lipsheer than a gloss imho. ... so why they don't put a LIS BRUSH o them ? That annoyed me ! Grrr ! - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - MAC NC 35 / Chanel Beige / Laura Mercier Sand / Chantecaille Tan . / By Terry Vanilla Light Number 5 ./ SKII OP-4
In the shop I tryed them all... I just could not help it ! I found that FIG and ECLIPSE were the nicest of testure and colour to my Mediterranean Yellow Based MAC NC35 Skin tone... very flatering and both would suit almost everyone (I am a MAC NC35) . ECLIPSE It's kind of 60 % red and 40 % berry with sheer maybe the one that carries more sheer of the Lipsheers therefore is not matte and not buildable colour it states in the box that is Super Transparent (also has a purple sticker in the tube which I think inicates the Transparency of it), so the colour you see in the tube has nothing to do with the colour that will be on your lips !!, on the lips looks a lot more brighter and like a balm with a deep tint , this is my signature lipstick day and night (I have one in the house and one in the bag, that is how much I love it !!) . PLUTO: is what Nougat is in Chante Lipsgloss w/o the gloss. It's buildable colour and more matte than the rest of the sheer Lipsheers I tryed , aslo it feels like has more texture as well. It's a deep bown (on the pink side) but as all Lipsheers they tend to look more bright and transparent on the lips than in the tube. I am planing to buy a couple more next time on the Red side scale. -------------------------------------------------------------------------- INGREDIENTS (ECLIPSE): Ricinus, Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Isopropyl Myristate, Candelilla Wax (Euphorbia Cerifera), Petrolatum Octyldodecanol, Ozokerite, Lanolin, Beeswax (Cera Alba), Propylparaben, Fragance (Perfum), BHT (Hydroxycitronellal, Linaldol, Geraniol, Cinnamyl, Alcohol, Amyl Cinammal. Mica Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Red 7 Lake, Red 30, Yellow 5 Lake, Blue 1 Lake, Red 28 Lake, Red 21, Red 27, Carmine, Bismuth Oxycloride, Yellow 6 Lake.