Cleansers -L'Oreal - De-maq expert Absolute Eye & Lip Make-Up Remover
Gimferrer 12/12/2007 3:27:00 PM
My eyes are very sensitive and most Make-Up eye removers left my skin very red, I used Clarins and Clinique previosly. I bought this after I read reviews on a magazine and I love it... You have to shake the bottle so the remover & moisturizer mix well before hand...I didn't like the lid though , a bit annoying to open and use. It does what it says, revomed all my eye make-up very easy without any hassle (I use mascara but not waterproff and eye liner ) and I was left with a very smooth skin all over the area, although a bit greasy due to the moisturizer but after a few minutes it was gone and the eyes were clean 100% w/o any redness or bad reaction so just for that I am very pleased . I will re-purchase again.
Styling Products -Frederic Fekkai - Glossing Cream with Olive Oil
Gimferrer 12/11/2007 5:38:00 PM
I have a very nasty hair , it flat on top, frizzy all over and very hard to style with the hair dryer, so much I ended up having short hair. I used it after I towel dry my hair and before the Blow dry with a Pure Boar Bristle brush , using only a tiny bit at the ends and then a bit in between and makes me feel like a million dollars!! Good bye pony tail I am growing up my hair again !! now I am very tempted to get the Shampoo and Conditioner as well !! It might be expensive but this lasts and last ! I read negative comments about the smell but tbh at such a tiny amount of cream I didn't smell anything odd , bad or overwhelming at all...this is not Aveda full on perfume and little delivery, this is Top Notch product at its best! I would recomend this to anyone not only for glossy mirror hair but as Styling cream before blow dry ! It defentelly has put my hair to what Hair is supposed to be like ! I am over the moon. Thanks to all the rewiers that made me discover this sooo called Holy Grail !
I am mediterranean so I like medium to dark colours for my lips. This is the best you can get! The rest of the Lipsticks just try to be good , Chantecaille is actaully achieving it like many have said...I can't describe the colors very well they all are a masterpiece in their own right and imho the most underrated brand in Make-Up and in a way it's beter this way . So maybe if I feel low I will keep buying them in colours that I fancy the name...till I have them all... Oooooooh !! Many thanks to all of you for such great reviews that made me discover the best of the best !
This is maybe the best lipgloss I have ever seen ! It is out of this world ! I have tryed soo many over 43 years than I care to remember and this is Top Noch ! I am not too keen on Glosses anyway make me think of Lancome Juicys, Paris Hilton and Posh Beckham ,...nothing wrong with that but not for me... But this is another class apart! This is pure luxury and made me feel like a million dollars ! I am a person who sometimes can't be bother with make up but I never skip my lipstick/lipgloss (I am just lazy!!) . It feels like a lipstick with shine but we are talking shine here, smooth shine..no Glossy Glossy Tart Shine that smells of parfume on your lips o banana or god knows what ! and disappear in a sec....this one stays and when it goes leaves the lips with a lovely stain (there is a big difference!) Campari is a red shade. A (deep pink) Red and I was terrified of Red before but this is such a wearable Red for day and night and I would love another red lipstick now from this house! Truly sheer class ! I have also bought Nougat and Taffy but Campari is like the drink colour...like a Martini drink shade on your lips. Personally I can't smell anything here other than feel the luxurious creamy balm on my lips. The package is a bit tricky...I like the mirror and the design but is a bit inconvenient to use and if I am out and about I use my fingers, I can't be bother with a Lip Brush and it's just fine ! After this I doubt very much that I will go back to Shiseido, Cliniqe or Chanel....they last me forever so I rather spend it wisely with what makes me feel special that a crappy middle of the road gloss. GLORIOUS !
This came as a sample from Space NK and before I tryed the labes says : "Use Deep Exfoliating Mask to maintain the balance of the skin making it appear brighter and more radiant - ideal as a pre-party treatment! Contains azelaic, glycolic and lactic acid. Suitable for most skin types including Middle-Eastern, Asian and acne-prone skin but not suitable for sensitve skin." I have tried it and it's so different from all the exfoliators I am used to, this is Orange and the texture is rather sticky and not creamy at all like a little film over my face ! the smell it's ok by me, (I am not too fussy)...so anyway after 10 minutes I rinse it with water I was left with a great glowing skin as promissed and more than that, my pores seem to have gone down to 50 per cent and my skin feels maybe ( I am no exerating here) the softest I have ever seen and felt. It's wonderful wonderful and I am going to buy a jar...Many times I have been for facials and my skin has never felt this good, I swear !...But be aware like it says on the label, if you have sensitive skin skip this product.
I have been using the whole bottle of this along with the Shampoo and finished them (the big sizes actually) . It didn't do much for my hair but having said that maybe it was the best brand I have tried in the Cheap range in Supermarkets. I usually use the product for a while and see if I like it but this didn't do anything for my very very dry and nasty hair it was left just as bad and at the end I was just tired of trying to stly a hair that felt like a mop ....and switch off to a more expensive products and I can tell straight away the difference of doing something right . I won't be buying again this or Aussie products I am off to Kerastatse and Frederik Fekkai or Bumble & Bumble I want my hair to lokk at the least neat, nourished and clean.
Since I discovered this Eau de Toilette I ask this for a christmas pressie every year ! Usually the Gift Set that comes along with the Gel/ Soap and a full size 100 ml. of Eau de Toilette...I have been buying this everywhere I see it in different packages and deals all over the Airports and Countries...Is such a terriffic Smell, Unisex and sooo sexy it's just makes me feel good no matter where I am !...I am in love with this and this love has never died I also love the fact that it's not a best seller either which is fantastic !! I have bought soo many bottles and deals and I will continue to do so ! I also bought the Concentrate version beacuse it was realised after this one didn't last as long but I am just in love with the old version and I wish I could find something just as good...the closest one was maybe Eau Sauvage by Christian Dior. Glorious !
Treatments (Eye) -Estee Lauder - Advanced Night Repair Eye Recovery Complex
Gimferrer 12/7/2007 2:42:00 PM
After loving Estee Lauder Recovery Night Treatment I bought this as I have very dry eyes and I wanted to do something about it not to make them perfect put to stop making them worse I used it 2 or 4 nights but the skin around my eyes got red, not really bad but didn't feel right, I have never had any reaction to anything before at all, not in Make -Up not in Skin care either, but this was a surprise I don't understand, my skin just does not agree with this Jar as much as I use Night Repair Serum is a Staple in my Night Routine. The texture is very heavy for an eye cream and the smell is rather strong for such a sensitive area. I will stick with more friendly and light texture Eye creams from now on like the ones that are around which are more creamy and lighter ;-)
I agree with the previous reviewer, this brand it's awesome, like a Mini MAC store at half price. I bought a Lipstick in Nude but a tiny bit Orangy Nude ( Number 122, VELVET TOUCH) and a Lip Liner a ridicolous price and top notch performance. Loved it ! Kicks ass compared to Rimmels and Cheap brands ! I will def. buy again this lipsticks !
Foundations -SKII - Air Touch Foundation [DISCONTINUED]
Gimferrer 12/7/2007 6:36:00 AM
I have gone officialy insane !! I have never spend this kind of money before on a Foundation but it's woth it. It's very easy to use as long as you have your eyes close and you spray it all over the face at 10 cms. or else it will cake !! (I bought OP-4) Usually the foundationes I used before t were orangy and felt a bit greasy , cakey and Orange, this one is just FLAWLESS (Laura Mercier needs 5 or 6 products to acheive this finish !!) . I didn't have the need to touch up anything during the whole day and if I want a perfect finish I use it on top of a By Terry Foundation and Viola it does not get better than this ! ! I What a difference ! It feels perfect. almost like I had plastic surgery !! It freaked me out !! I am not used to this kind of High Tech Foundations,... this is a Rolls Royce and the future although I felt I didn't have the control over it as much as I did while using Liquid Foundations It is expensive but you get for what you pay and in this case I swear it's incredible,... This one does not compare to anything , it feels fantastic on the skin, I previouly used the Concealer and the Blush for a spray on look and it blends beautifully and left the Mascara and the Lipstick for the final touch,,,,Oh and it's true, you can use it wearing a white shirt and it won't go near it, or the hair, it goes just on the skin (marvelous!!) in UK this is what is available: 0P1 - Light Golden Tone (Light) 0P3 - Golden Tone (Medium) BP4 - Rosy Tone (Medium) BR6 - Neutral (Dark). .................................................................................... (RE: MAC NC 35 / Chanel Beige / Laura Mercier Sand / Chantecaille Tan . / By Terry Vanilla Light Number 5 ./ SKII OP-4
In one of my haunting missions to buy a GOOD hair Shampoo + Conditioner I bought this two, I finished the bottles as I think you only see the resuts not only in the short term but in the long term as well...The quality of my hair after those two were simply the same ... Not only they are expensive but imho highly overrated !...Well the hair was left after a month or so like I used a cheap brand like many around that I use to use before . I won't Aveda again !
I found my new Cheap Make -Up brand in GOSH ! Lovely packaging, great colours at half price and the quality it's great considering the price ! I bought a few colours and like some have stated are very much like MAC !... I will be going back there to check a lot more what they have as I saw all the Blushes and I bought lots of Make-Up brushes that have nothing to envy from MAC !...I also saw beatiful Lipsticks as well... It really is a CANDY STORE for my eyes !! Too Bad!!
I adore his Nail products. I was bored of using cheap little bottles for my nails and I wanted to look after my nails and as they tend to last a long time I bought the Base Coat to the Top Coat (note this is fantastic and leaves the nails as protected as you can get and the shine is kept to a minimum, nothing glossy or tacky just sheer Class! and when it dries you can feel the cold from it which means that is locking all the colour) It really made my nails protected . The true Rolls Royce of a Great manicure and check out his CRYSTAL NAIL FILES that are the best thing to grace my nails! if you buy one thing make it this one it comes in a little stylish box that it's great for the handbag and on the go and they are hygenic, practical and make your nails TOP NOCH !...(I need to but a couple of Nail Colours as well... but I rather see them in a shop than on the net...too expensive to make a mistake!!)
Released in 1970. Concept : Chypre BASE - Amber, Musk, Oakmoss, MIDDLE - Carnation, Coriander, Jasmin, Patchouli, Sandal, TOP - Basil oil, Bergamot oil, Fruit Notes, Lemon, Mandarin, It's true that is a very popular Eau de Toliette in Spain, many many girls wear it and it's just so refreshing yet sexy and you feel like you never have enough of it. I love it. A true classic , a staple for the Summer or any time you feel low. Maybe the coolest smell that ROCHAS has ever produced.
Lipstick -Shiseido - Sheer Gloss Lipstick in Honey Tea [DISCONTINUED]
Gimferrer 12/3/2007 5:51:00 PM
Absolutely gorgeous ! It's not a lipstick but more a balm with sheer and the color that looks between brown and deep berry certanly it's not the colour that stays on my lips. It looks almost scary, but Oh Boy! thanks to the lady in the Shiseido store I used it and it looks and makes my lips fuller and delivers evrything I wanted , I tried Chanels, Diors, Guerlains and Lancome and THIS IS THE ONE ! Not a full on Lip Gloss, not a Matte Lipstick but emfazised the colour of the Lip and evens them out with a pumped up everyday balm texture that I haven't seen yet anywhere. I will buy it again and again and again! UPDATE: I have discovered another brand, Chantecaille in PLUTO Lipsheer , very similar colour but better quality. therefore I take a lippy out