This fragrance smells too soapy to me. Not quite soapy, but greeny/floral. The packaging in the golden bottle is beautiful though, along with the ad campaign.
This fragrance is very very sweet smelling. Love the almond scent. Like the apply looking bottle, but wish it were prettier. It's a little bit strong and easy to overdo, so please use a light hand.
Cheap perfume that isn't worth the money. This fragrance turns on me and after awhile smells like urine. It was the new exclamation in a pink bottle.
When I need a cheap shampoo, I go with finesse. It's easy to find that purple bottle and you can usually get a deal on the large size. The volumizing shampoo leaves my hair soft and light.
Styling Products -L'anza - CTRL fractals mega hold gel
curiouslilannie 12/25/2003 3:30:00 AM
This stuff is not for general everyday use, unless you have a hairstyle that requires gravity-defying hold, like a mohawk or long spikes. I got F12, highest strength for most hold, and in bright white, this one glows under blacklight! A rave favorite. It's very gooey, but if you're used to putting Elmer's glue in your hair (like i've known some to do) this isn't bad. Even the packaging looks so high-tech, designed like an iMac mouse!
Why did they call this "high dimension?" I think it's very natural looking on with a tiny, tiny glint of shine that forces it to have a watery formula. A thicker coating mascara would cover any sort of glitter. False advertising as usual, so don't expect it to do what it's supposed to do, but instead it's a nice natural mascara.
Mascara -Revlon - High Definition Mascara in Black Garnet
curiouslilannie 12/25/2003 2:35:00 AM
Why did they call this "high dimension?" I think it's very natural looking on with a tiny, tiny glint of shine that forces it to have a watery formula. A thicker coating mascara would cover any sort of glitter. False advertising as usual, so don't expect it to do what it's supposed to do, but instead it's a nice natural mascara. Black garnet has micro particles of reddish glitter if you look closely.
I have this in coffee, and I love the color but I hate self-sharpening pencils that are cheaply made. They never swivel up right. Coffee is a natural light brown color, goes well with most of my lipsticks.
I have this in gold. It really looks terrible on. Dries up to a cakey finish, dries out my lips.
My dad swears by this stuff. He instructed me to apply every hour and my lips would be healed. It does remind me of carmex, only not as gooey. Personally I don't like lip products with menthol in them.
Lipstick -Revlon - Absolutely Fabulous Lipcream- Coy
curiouslilannie 12/24/2003 10:39:00 PM
I don't know why I keep buying these, but I figured I might have more luck with a better color. Coy is a pink that is close to the natural color of my pigmented lips, with somehow a tint of fuschia when I step outside. A nice everyday color, but Revlon's AbFab lipcreams aren't quite as creamy as I would like.
Lipstick -Revlon - Absolutely Fabulous Lipcream- Boast
curiouslilannie 12/24/2003 10:37:00 PM
This lipstick is very unflattering and kind of chalky in texture IMO. Boast comes off looking old-lady orangey-coral-peach on me. Lasts long tho, so I gave it an extra lippy. I had a hard time getting it off, so I layered another color on top and felt better. Felt a bit dry. I like the red packaging.
Shampoo -Unlisted Brand - Hayashi System 911 shampoo
curiouslilannie 12/22/2003 6:43:00 PM
I love this shampoo. Has this great pina colada scent. If you don't like the smell of coconut/pineapple, this is not for you. Makes my hair nice and clean with no drying damage.
Lip Treatments -Neutrogena - Lip Nutrition - Vanilla Replenish Balm
curiouslilannie 12/22/2003 6:41:00 PM
It's described as a replenishing balm for nighttime, so I was expecting this to be more moisturizing. It's not very creamy, nor does it moisturize for very long. Not worth the money; it certainly is expensive for a drugstore balm. Only plus is it smells great.
Moisturizers -Elizabeth Arden - visible difference matte moisture lotion
curiouslilannie 12/22/2003 8:01:00 AM
I love to this lotion because it keeps my skin from looking like an oil slick. I think it's great for sleeping over @ my bf's house and waking up without morning shine. My only problem with it is that it doesn't moisturize enough for my combo skin. It's a bit thin in consistency too. The biggest difference I noticed between the sample and the full size is it's more heavily fragranced.