BB Cream -L'Oreal - Youth Code BB Cream Illuminator
greenreed 10/13/2012 1:57:00 PM
A nice tm with a strong fragrance, andi I agree this is really not a Bb cream. It looked and felt good in terms of texture and glow, but I found the light sample too light and the medium too dark. I am not buying 2 bottles of this to get the right shade for me. I will stick with the Olay 7 cream with foundation added, because of the antiaging benefits and better shade match for me. The Olay has a light but pleasant texture. The Loreal has a richer creamier fee, which thought I found this to be the bast part of the product, it might be too rich for daily use for my acne prone skin.
I caught a grape note that pleased me, then this dried down to a soft vanilla. I like it, but don't love it.
I have so many perfumes already it seems unfair of me to put "no" just because something is not distinctive enough for me to purchase. This a nice slightly burnt caramel with floral musk. Something sharp in it does not mix well with my skin, though.
Lotions/ Creams -Bath and Body Works - Body Veil - Japanese Cherry Blossom
greenreed 9/8/2012 4:19:00 PM
The scent of this mixes well with humidity, actually. I am dragging this out for rainy fall days, though it also worked well in spring. I am glad I grabbed this when I had the chance.
I got told I smelled good by a guy younger than me while I was testing both this and Lady Gaga. This one has more staying power so I am guessing that's what mr 30-ish smelled on me. My DH took a whiff of each arm and also liked both. This is light and fresh without sharp or cloying notes. The bottle is adorable. Oh why not, I've certainly done dumber things than buy a perfume because it smelled nice. It's not special but seems easy to wear, which is a plus.
On me the dry down smells like SPJ Covet. not bad, because Covet is no longer available and it is nice to know there is something similar. The top notes are also more fruity in Fame.I do love the bottle, but would only buy it for the bottle and if I ran out of Covet. I guess I expected something more unusual, but I guess fame can be disappointing itself.
Treatments -Unlisted Brand - clindamycin phosphate topical gel 1%
greenreed 8/25/2012 10:03:00 AM
UNBELIEVABLE....I had tried every over the counter item. I loved proactive for years, but frankly as I got older the 3 steps and the taste and the resulting film on my face from applying the cream were too much for my skin. I had dry spots combined with acne and overall my skin looked terrible. I broke down and finally saw a derm when my allergies kicked in the spring on top of my acne and a newer issue....rosacea! I looked unkempt and swollen even with makeup on. My derm prescribed this stuff and now 4 months in I look almost like I never had skin issues. It delivers and I will not do without it! I noticed it did the most difference on my chin, first then forehead and nose. Most stubborn was the sides of my face, lots of scarring. Now if I do get more blemishes they are very shallow and heal up quicker like when I was young. Overall my skin looks more even toned, even textured and, balanced in terms of oiliness. As a side effect my skin appears younger to me! It took time, but even the stubborn areas on the sides of my face are evening out. SO grateful! I am considering aiming for going without foundation by Christmas!
Love the scent of this, but I have yet to master not losing chunks of this when I break it off and try to make lather on my washcloth. I do not use shower poofs because it is hard to track how long you have used one for. I will keep trying. I did drop this in the tub, yuk...now I want to use this up simply so it does not harbor bacteria. I should store it in the fridge.
Fragrances -Elizabeth Arden - Taylor Swift Wonderstruck
greenreed 8/17/2012 6:48:00 PM
Not distinctive enough for me to buy when I have so many already. I do love the bottle, and if I was young with a smaller collection, I might have bought a bottle for winter.
Fragrances -Viktor & Rolf - Viktor and Rolf Flowerbomb
greenreed 8/17/2012 6:43:00 PM
Light rose and, yes, cinnamon too like the reviewer below mentioned below. Not for me, sorry...
BB Cream -L'Oreal - Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream
greenreed 8/8/2012 5:38:00 PM
Thanks goodness for samples...I tried the light shade on my lightly tanned hands. This product looked matte and appeared to smooth imperfrections. I liked they way it changed color...reminded me of an old EL moisturizer I used to love. However, I noticed as I drove home that it continued to turn darker and darker on my hand, until the line where I had applied the product was pretty obvious. A no buy for me because I have a feeling the orange tone is present in all the shades. If you sunless tan, this might be a match for you though.
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Meow EDP by Katy Perry
greenreed 8/7/2012 7:22:00 PM
A strong sweet vanilla and fruit. I have too many like this but I am putting buy again because it is nice, and if you do not already have something like this, you might as well get it.
Liquid -Tarte - Maracuja Miracle 12-Hour Foundation- Medium
greenreed 8/7/2012 7:20:00 PM
I tested this and am considering buying. I tired medium light or light medium, but it actually was a great color match in the sun. This seems like heavy coverage to me after a summer of TM's. I need to try with a primer and see how it fares with pores and my minimal 11 lines. Coverage is great and I will see how it wears. I think it might be too heavy for some people.
I am using the magazine sample which actually is a decent match for me. The matte finish is not dry, and the coverage looks very natural. I did not blend it much into my neck and it actually looks way less masky than the other things I have. I had zero issues with this transferring, and actually found this to be better than other things I have. It feels like I am reading reviews for a totally different product when I see the negative reviews. I not touched up my dark circles at the end of the day. This lasted super well on me. I have acne but see a derm. I'd say my face is well balanced in terms of oil. UPDATE: I have a sample of this and on a sunny day I can see very pore in my face and my skin appears very crepey. On the plus side, the coverage and wear is still great. I am going to try to get this in a closer color match then judge from there. I used this over a Revlon primer. I will be sad if I am simply too old for a matte foundation at this stage of my life.
Lotions/ Creams -Bath and Body Works - Cherry Blossom Body Lotion
greenreed 7/28/2012 9:00:00 PM
Strong but I like catching wifts of it thru the day. Nice as the summer winds down and things just start to get cooler. would be too much in hot weather, but I love it now. I loved it last year, too, because to bottle is almost gone. I bet it will be hard to find another since it has been d/cd :(