Mascara -Helena Rubinstein - Long Lash waterproof mascara
ldylushess 7/23/2003 11:39:00 PM
I love This Mascara!!!! I orderd it online at first, trying the blue because that was all that they had. But the blue was more navy.. almost black.. which suited me just fine!! It separates and lengthens my lashes, no clumps and it held my curl!!! Very important, cuz i have those south facing stubby lashes. The packaging is adorable, it is thin like a pen, a coppery gold color, and it has no brush.. just a coil on the wand! terrific... nothing else like it.. I knew after i saw this in Bazaar I had to have it. And now that i found if at my local DFS, for $20 and no tax, I will be there often.. but for now i bought 2 !!
I tried this and i wasn't so sure at first.. but when i tried it again i loved it. it holds my curl very well and seems to lengthen them and darken them wonderfully!! and its not too clumpy and is a little hard to come off ...i use the waterproof one but... it is worth it. i think helena r. makes awesome mascaras and i can even buy it here in hawaii... at the DFS and no tax!!
I thought this was going to be the one for me... holy grail.. and thats it! But unfortunatly I was wrong... again! First this didn't cover the way i'd liked it too... what a shame because the packaging is so beautiful!! A pretty silver case, with its own pouch. But the biggest problem i had with it was the colors... I got the color SHell, because it was the one closest to my skin tone, but when i wore it i looked like i was dead... well i kinda always look like i'm dead but so much more worse with this on!!!! If they expanded their color range it would be a far better product! and the MUA who sold this to me ,kept going on and on about the "special" sponge it comes with and how durable it is and how you can keep it forever and just throw it in the washing machine... ummm yah.
Who doesn't love tweezerman tweezers?! they are the best.. they get every little hair... and they come in great colors and different sizes and shapes. Plus you can have it sharpened for FREE!! Awesome!!
Lotions/ Creams -Heavy Duty - Heavy Duty Hand Cream
ldylushess 7/23/2003 11:20:00 PM
I love this hand cream ... it makes my hands so smooth and refreshed!!! and to me this smells like Fruity Pebbles Cereal...YUM! funny how so many of the hand creams now ..smell orangey. I thisnk this is my holy grail hand cream because aftr this thing sinks in it isn't greasy or sticky, just moisterized... and for $15 for a good sized tube... i'm sold!
Highlighters -Bobbi Brown - Shimmerbrick Shimmer Brick Compact (All colors)
ldylushess 7/23/2003 11:15:00 PM
I liked this product.. even though it is a little shimmery, it is a great multipurpose product... and i love to use it as eye shadow... i just have to remember to use a light hand or else i will look like a shiny bronzed freak.
Powder -Anna Sui - Anna Sui Compact Powdery Foundation
ldylushess 7/23/2003 11:12:00 PM
I like this powder... it isn't holy grail for me.. but it does provide a medium coverage i like, and they do have the yellow toned colors i need. Plus i love the container it comes in and the fact that it is refillable, with an adorable purple puff and it is has a the sweet smell of roses!
Styling Products -Alterna - Hemp Seed Straightening Balm
ldylushess 7/23/2003 11:09:00 PM
this one is kind of like a gel, it smells really good... and it does keep your hair straight butit is definately made for someone who blow drys their hair... and since i don't , i only use a flat iron, this is too firm for me.
I say this was an average conditioner, whether or not it helped maintain my color i couldn't really tell... so i gave it an average rating.
I don't know... I like Aveda... but this shampoo was ok... it was supposed to make my hair softer and less dry, but i couldn't really tell. Plus it didn't have the typical Aveda smell.. it smells more like wood. Sorry Aveda, but i wouldn't get this again.
I didn't like this at all....it smelled way to strong....and although the consistancy was ok.. not sticky or greasy,i still pefer the Sally Hansen or the Heavy Duty one.
Awesome stuff.... a little more liquid than some others i have tried but i ;like this the best!! I have course asian hair. and combined with my flat iron..it makes it soft and stick straight... couldn't ask for more... it even smells good too!
i seriously don't know about this Fresh line... it seemed so cute but i tried three of their products and what a let down!! this is no exception... it basically is a clay brick that you are supposed to rub on your face... are they off their nut or what?! if they think that this actually works they are crazy!! stay away..... I haTEd This!!
Lip Treatments -Prada - Tinted Shielding Balm spf 15
ldylushess 7/21/2003 12:41:00 AM
I totally love this lip balm.... probably the best i have ever Ever tried!!!! and i have soooo many... considering i have these large, but dry lips. And this is so emollient, it stays on for hours... i only reapply it once a day, compared to the million times i have to put on other lip balms. it is super thick, but i need it... a little sticky... but i can deal with that. The packaging is absolutely FAB.... i love the little tubes... plus the lady at the counter gave me a whole bunch of samples and a free gift with purchase, and the little packages are just so appealing.. I hope the other products are just as good as this... then i'll be hooked!
I love these... Kevyn's products are always so beautiful...i love the red sleek tube... gorgeous lipstick .. sheer but opaque varying on the pressure.. i dunno I can't explain it .. you have to try it... I love the smell of roses that it has...I bought, Kawanatura, Danique, and Leahria. Loved it!