Liquid -Neutrogena - Skin Clearing Oil-Free Makeup
diorcherie 6/18/2003 11:27:00 PM
This is really nice for a drugstore brand. It has sheer to medium coverage and stays put. Blends well and doesnt cause breakouts or irritation either. I use this in the summer since thats when I tend to breakout the most, works great and keeps my skin clear.
I tried this on for the first time from a magazine ad. It smelled absolutely sour, bitter, and horrid! Then, after a few minutes, I started to smell something really good, to my surprise, it was this stuff! I guess it dried down and it begain to smell sooo pretty. I've sampled this a few other times to make sure it's worth the price which I think it will be. This is very long lasting and smells sexy and romantic (but it still stinks in the begining).
Self Tanners -St.Tropez - St.Tropez Tinted Self Tanning Mousse/Whipped Bronze
diorcherie 6/15/2003 12:55:00 AM
I just bought this as a replacement for the St. Tropez tanning lotion...just to try something different. I definitely think that this is superior to the lotion, the mousse is easier to spread and it's a much lighter texture so it doesnt rub off as easily. The color is great, totally natural and I pretty much never get any streaks. My tan from this hasn't started fading yet, but my experiences w/the lotion were awful, it would just come off and look really horrible, it didnt fade naturally at all. Hopefully I wont have the same problem with this. The price is pretty expensive, but I do think that this is probably the best tanner out there.
This stuff is ok, don't buy it if you want a nice moisturizing product though b/c it doesnt do that. I have this in Peony which is an absolutely adorable color and the reason why I gave this product a 3. It goes on pretty sheer but definitely tints your lips, the shimmer is there too, but I wish it had more of a "finished" look, my chapstick is glossier than this and the glitter flecks can make it look kinda lumpy. This is indeed quite gritty, but it doesnt bother me too much, just think of it as lip exfoliation if that helps. I'd reccommend you wear this over normal chapstick because it has dried out my lips and the glitter has made them kind of sore too. Overall, product isn't very good, but the color is really great.
i have this in JUICY MELON and this is probably my fave nail color out there!it's a bright, but not so bright it makes you squint, coral/melon color that looks so hot on you finger/toe nails. the wet shine factor is there but it doesnt seem to last long so i use ravlon color sealant which makes it REALLY shiny! decent lasting power too. great for summer!
Treatments (Eye) -Neutrogena - Radiance Boost Eye Cream
diorcherie 6/5/2003 3:54:00 PM
My beloved allergies to nearly everything leave me with dark puffy circles that won't go away, but this stuff has definitely helped. I've been using this for about a month now and have noticed quite a change, although it's not dramatic and my eyes look nothing like the girl's in the ad for this stuff (but I wasn't expecting that either). In fact, I've even almost forgotten my daily ritual of putting concealer under my eyes a few times (not becuase I simply forgot, but because it looked as if I didnt need any). While this stuff isn't a miracle, it's well worth a try, moistureizes nicely but I've found that it doesn't absorb too well.
Ooooooooooh!!!! My skin is soooooo soft!!! This stuff smells great and moisturizes practically ALL DAY! This is some seriously good lotion! It totally helps my "tan" (achieved from St.Tropez Whipped Bronze) stay longer too, stops it from drying out my skin and cracking. The price can't be beat for the quality of this product either!!!
Fragrances -Victoria's Secret - Dream Angels Heavenly
diorcherie 6/5/2003 3:32:00 PM
I have this in the lotion, body spray and perfume and it's definitely one of my favorites. The smell can be sort of heavy but it softens up quickly. I don't know how to describe the fragrance, I guess my best description would actually be tht it smells heavenly. Overall, very nice, can be worn day or night and isn't too expensive, plus, VS always has promotions going on with this stuff and the minitures you get are great. The only downside is that it doesnt last very long.
This stuff stayed put pretty well along my upper lashes but I found it to slide down my face as the day went on when applied under my lower lashes. It wouldnt be as bad if it just wore off, but it doesnt, it slides and leaves you with dark stuff all under your eyes making you look sick. This is also quite overpriced in my opinion.
This left my fine hair nice and light, not weighed down at all. The smell is great and it just leaves my hair feeling and looking simply clean.
I just bought this in candlelight, I usually use Dior concealers but I decided to give this one a try. Unfortunately, this is the lightest color and is still a bit too dark for me (very orange compared to my other concealers) but it blends in very nicely so that it really doesnt matter. I use this under my eyes and it does an above average job of hiding circles. This gives a TOTALLY NATURAL look and I have had absolutely no caking. Lasting power is good and it hardly creases, of course, it's Chanel, so it's quite expensive (around $33) but the tube is rather large (the size of a lip gloss) so I expect it to last a while. I think that while Dior brightens the eye area more than this, this hides circles a bit better, in the end, I think I'll stick with this but hopefully they will come out with a lighter color!
Foundations -Prescriptives - Custom Blend [DISCONTINUED]
diorcherie 5/25/2003 12:24:00 AM
What really stinks about this stuff is that you pretty much have to buy it after they mix it for you. It's neat that they customize it and you can choose your coverage and add shimmer, oil control, or moisturizer to it, but you can get that from other foundations. The bottles they give you are cheap and I don't think this is worth the price at all. My skin is slightly pale and I like having a foundation that's a pinch darker to give me color, but they made me a foundation that is practically white, it makes me look washed out and dead, blah.
I have a little sample of this and I just think it's nice. I'm not good at picking out notes or describing why I like a fragrance, but this smells so pretty, clean and sophisticated. However, I have smelled better.