Treatments -Clinique - Acne Solutions Post Blemish Treatment
iris1037 3/7/2005 3:34:00 AM
I was desperate to find a product to get rid of the reddish marks from previous breakouts. I'd stopped at the Clinique counter to poke around because it was GWP, and decided to buy this. What a WASTE OF MONEY. I've used it for 4 weeks and there is absolutely no change in my skin whatsoever. I shouldn't have bought it without checking here first, every other review is correct. There is a delay between clicking and actual dispensing of product, there is very little in the tube, and oh yeah, it doesn't work. At least it didn't make my skin worse. But don't waste your time. I'm holding out for the Neutrogena Acne Mark Fading Peel (not available yet here).
Tinted Moisturizer -Laura Mercier - Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20
iris1037 2/15/2005 6:39:00 PM
This is fantastic - - great for days when you have good skin and just want a tiny bit of coverage and some sunscreen. Your skin but better! Smooths on easily and blends perfectly. Great product.
Liquid -Laura Mercier - Laura Mercier Oil Free Foundation
iris1037 2/15/2005 6:37:00 PM
Best foundation I've ever tried, and I've gone through a lot. Most foundations tend to turn orange on me after an hour or two, and this one doesn't. The consistency is great, covers well without looking like a mask, and stays on all day without streaking. It also doesn't get shiny. The pump is great so you don't get dirt from your hands into the jar, and you only need a tiny bit to do your face. Love love love. I would reccomend this to anyone. Definitely worth the money!
Two words: holy grail. I asked at the counter for a nude daytime lipcolor, and got this reccomended to me. I've bought 4 of them since. No fail, always looks good, lasts all day (a gloss! all day!) and I always get asked what lipcolor I'm wearing. Great texture, and beautiful packaging. For the record, I cried when I realized I had lost an almost new tube of Giggle. *cried*. Over a lipgloss. Think about it. That's how good it is.
Treatments -L'Oreal - Dermo-Expertise ReFinish Micro-Dermabrasion
iris1037 2/13/2005 9:51:00 PM
I absolutely love this. It does seem expensive for a drugstore product, but you do get a scrub AND a moisturizer, and you don't need a whole lot, so the two tubes should last a long time. I first bought it because I have break outs every now and then, which left me with uneven patches, flakes from various pimple creams that were too strong, and some reddish spots along with rough areas. I've used it twice a week for three weeks so far, and I can see a huge difference. My skin has a glow to it that's never been there, it's much smoother, and the color is much more even. I can only hope that it will keep getting more and more dramatic - - the ultimate goal is to not need foundation! I will update if that happens! The scrub is great because you only need a tiny bit. Be sure to have some water on your face first! Set and timer for the two minutes, or else you might end up a bit red. I have combination skin, and have even used the moisturizer on my forehead - - it's that light. Loving this product.
My mom just brought this fragrance back from Paris for me. Let me tell you first off, this is no Femme or Madame Rochas - - it is a very young, sweet fragrance (unlike many other Rochas scents). The first thing that I noticed is that it is extremely sweet; the pink bottle is not lying. By the way, the bottle is exceptionally gorgeous, and so is the box. It looks great on my dresser. The scent is very sugary when first sprayed on, but it dries down quickly. I noticed the orange blossom and pineapple within the first few hours, but later in the day the tuberose is more noticeable. This leads me to my most important point - - it lasts all day. I mean ALL day. This is an EDT, and it stayed on for a good twelve hours with only one spritz. It's a delicious scent, and I keep smelling my wrists. My dad told me I smelled great, and my boyfriend told me I smelled wonderful but different, which is fantastic for someone who wants to have a signature scent that isn't the same as the one everyone else in their office wears. It's definitely not a common perfume, seeing as how it's difficult to obtain in the US (check online), but it's now one of my favorites. I love it! Fragrance Notes: Orange blossom, Pineapple, Gardenia, Green Jasmine, Hazelnut, Tuberose, Sandalwood, Benzoin, Amber, Balms.
I have several Essie nailpolishes, all of which I love with the exception of Ballet Slippers because it becomes a streaky mess on me. I'd picked out another pink at the salon today, but the manicurist asked if I'd ever tried Mademoiselle, I said no, so I tried it. It's really gorgeous - - it just makes your nails look prettier than they already are without the "Hello I'm wearing nailpolish" vibe. If you're looking for something with more color, try Allure, but otherwise, it's great! Especially good for low-maintanance girls or for subtlety at work etc.
Treatments -Burt's Bees - Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream
iris1037 8/16/2003 3:21:00 PM
I can't believe that I ever survived without my cuticle cream. I LOVE it. Used daily, it makes my nails and fingers look absolutely flawless, which is amazing because I used to get hangnails and dry skin around my nails, plus the fact that I play the piano. I like the fresh smell, and I've never had a hard time opening the tin (maybe I got a good one). Not only will I buy this again, I'll keep buying it for the rest of my life!!!
I bought this out of curiousity (and out of desire to have pretty feet) and was pleasantly surprised. I like the tropical smell, and I like the fact that it is reallyl thick (although it's not so much creamy as it is greasy). I use it every 4 or 5 days with a pair of socks before I go to sleep, and I wake up with supersoft feet. I also put the leftovers on my hands, which works great.
This is a really wonderful lipgloss. I can wear it during the day or out at night, it's very versatile. The color is a pretty berry color and is not overpowering at all, looks great with my lightbrown/darkblonde hair and blue eyes. Good amount of shine and the color lasts throughout the day. I'll definitely buy this again!
Oh . . . pure heaven in a perfume bottle. I got this as a birthday gift from my mom after begging for months (and sampling it every time I went in a department store), and I LOVE it. Very warm and elegent, very ladylike but not stuffy or too sweet or musky. Next birthday: want the lotion.
I normally do not like Chanel perfumes (too grandma-ish for me) and I'm a diehard Givenchy addict, but after falling in love with Coco Mademoiselle I had to try this one as well. I think that ::gasp:: I might like it even more. It wears well, has great notes to it, simple and pretty bottle, could be worn night or day. Wonderful!
Hands down, the world's best mascara. I first started using it in junior high and I'm a junior in college now. I won't go anywhere without wearing it: perfect color of black, goes on in one sweep, no clumping, just the right amount of color (no weird fibers that get in your eye), and it washes off when you wash your face! No raccoon eyes! It really is the absolute best mascara money can buy.