Shampoo -Aquage - Sea Extend Strengthening Shampoo
VioletBick 10/11/2009 10:15:00 AM
I got suckered into purchasing this. While I think it's a decent shampoo, it definately doesn't justify the hefty price tag. By the end of the bottle my hair was LIMP and felt dirty. I even would clarify here and there but it didn't help. I have dry hair w/ highlights and it was gentle but my hair never felt effectively cleansed. IMHO you can find much better products out there WAY cheaper than $26 for a small bottle. would not repurchase.
I have burned this in different sized candles & tarts and all have been consistently strong! I prefer this over YC Buttercream as it's more of a gooey yellow cake batter scent. Not quite as good as AZW Pink cupcake (that one is to die for) but this is the closest I have found. I burn this all year round and have no complaints about it being artificial smelling whatsoever. Love it.
I purchased this tart as a replacement for Farmhouse Apple which is d/c. I was always hesitant to purchase this before as I was worried it would smell too fresh. No worries - smells just as you would imagine Autumn to be - The colorful leaves, cinnamon, apples, the weather. It's warm & comforting, not overly fresh or foody. If you didn't care for Harvest then give this one a try as it's stronger on the apple-cinnamon scent and less on the clove. Overall great throw and I will now purchase this every fall to burn. 2 thumbs up!
I am a sucker for YC. I am a regular customer come fall/winter as I prefer their fall & winter/holiday scents over any of their fresh ones. As another reviewer mentioned - Most of the scents are hit and miss and I have found that to be true as well. For other times of the year I much prefer to order online from AZW or swancreek candle for their soy candles & tarts. It's always fun to browse a YC store just wait for the sales!
DISCONTINUED! I am so sad because I can't wait to burn this scent every fall. it was spicy & sweet and really captured the essance of fall - the leaves, weather, baking. I am now burning Autumn Wreath by YC and it's a good substitute and a great scent in it's own right but Farmhouse Apple was special. EDIT 7/23/10 - I picked up a bunch of tarts from the YC store but they must be old and have no scent. Beware!
GWP too. This looked like such a gorgeous nude in the tube but on my pigmented lips just looked too orangy & warm. I am a fair blonde that likes cooler, pinker colors. Gave it away.
Moisturizers -L'Oreal - Advanced Revitalift Complete cream spf 18
VioletBick 8/21/2009 9:22:00 AM
I tried substituting this for Revitalift UV which appears to be d/c. This sux. Hate the packaging, can't stand putting my fingers in the jar. I can't imagine all their ingredients remaining stable after being exposed to air and germs. Scent is slighly perfumy - not horrible but I am used to fragrence free products. Minimially moisterizes and just feels tacky on my skin. UGH. $13 wasted on poor drug store quality crap. After having a great experience w/ Revitalift UV I was expecting more out of this product but unfortunately really disappointed. i won't even finish the product and Target won't take it back. 2 thumbs DOWN!
Moisturizers -L'Oreal - Revitalift UV [DISCONTINUED]
VioletBick 8/17/2009 9:34:00 PM
Love it but fear it's been discontinued. I can't find it anywhere! I never felt it was drugstore quality and would pay dept store prices if I had to for it. It's the perfect moisterizer for normal - slightly dry skin. It actually moisturizes and sunscreen is very effective. My skin always looked & felt supple when using it and my make-up looked great over it. Wasn't tacky. The first day I ran out of it, I slighly burned when mowing the lawn!! I never realized the sun protection it offered and my skin always looked great while using it. 2 thumbs up!
Candles -A Zaftig Woman - cream cheese frosting tart
VioletBick 4/21/2009 5:24:00 PM
Why I wanted my home to smell like cream cheese is beyond me. This tart burning is a mix of vomit and sour milk. It was really disgusting. If you are looking for a bakery smell go straight to the pink cupcake by AZW.
Moisturizers -Clinique - Super Rescue Antioxidant Night Moisturizer
VioletBick 4/10/2009 5:17:00 PM
Amazing! This stuff makes my dry, aging skin look so smooth & clear. I use it in PM sometimes alone & sometimes over anti-aging serum and it works equally as well either way. Little pricey but results are worth it. Definately HG!
Gorgeous! I have tried numerous times for a nude lip but since mine are so pigmented, it never worked - until now. I didn't like the color looking at the tube so you must try it on. This is also the shinest of all MAC glosses I have tried and it's a long lasting shine. I can't believe it. Love the vanilla scent, the tingle is subtle. Does not give Lisa Rinna lips but I notice a slight difference. This one is already HG!
Concealers -Revlon - Beyond Natural Concealer and Highlighters [DISCONTINUED]
VioletBick 3/26/2009 10:44:00 PM
If your skin is dry, aging & you don't have alot to cover, want something natural this one is for you! I have used this product lots of time with no other make-up except maybe lip balm and it looks perfectly natural. The product is VERY creamy. I do love it, it's natural & doesn't cake or settle into lines, but unfortunatley it does NOT have any staying power whatsoever. I adore the highlighter! I apply a little over the concealer, browbone and helps from my aging skin looking too matte and flat. Even though I will have to repurchase something longer lasting for certain days, I still do recommend this product!
Skincare - Face -Peter Thomas Roth - AHA/BHA Face & Body Polish [DISCONTINUED]
VioletBick 3/23/2009 5:29:00 PM
Awesome, gentle & effective exfoliator. Unfortunately it's been discontinued and Now I am in a scrub funk - don't know what to buy to replace it with! I am so upset! It was one of my staples - I used it on my body, heels, cuticles & face and my skin just glowed. Did think it was pricey but it seemed like the bottle lasted forever! If they bring it back, i will definately repurchase.
Gels/Soaps -Eucerin - Calming Body Wash Daily Shower Oil
VioletBick 3/19/2009 11:48:00 AM
I purchased this as a cheap alternative to Loctaine Amande Cleansing and Soothing Shower Oil. I am just OK with it. Mind you It's not as luxe as Loctaine, consistency not as heavy & doesn't smell as good, but it's LOTS cheaper and easier to find. Left my norm/dry skin feeling moisterized (not greasy) and I was able to use it for shaving. Actually because it's lighter, think it would make more sense to use this in summertime but I for sure will spend the money and switch back to LOctaine in winter. Just wish this came in a scented vanilla or almond version and also wish it came in a pump.
Was quite disappointed considering how expensive it is! During the time I used this product, it gave me itchy scalp, hair felt dry & was falling out more than normal. Not impressed with the Purelogy line. Have had way better results with ABBA.