This is criminal stuff, I cannot believe people are actually raving about this scrub. You could also scrub your face with floor brush and rave about the pain?! I like many Lush products and am mad about their masks, but this is bad, overpriced, not so natural if you read the ingredients and is actually damaging on the skin. You are not scrubbing your skin with those coarse salt particles, but actually scratching and causing inflammation. My specialist warned me that I should only use synthetic finely rolled particles or microdermabrasion and never ever coarse sugar or salt. She even showed me magnified pictures of different skins after exfoliation with different products and believe me they look like deep cat scratchings. In the long term people who use harsh products like this actually laying the basis for a badly damaged, scarred skin.
This is THE foundation to go for if you already have a good healthy skin tone and just looking for something to give an extra glow. This is the only foundation I use at the moment. It, as the name suggests is real skin, therefore adds no coverage but a very subtle healthy glow. It never sits into your pores, never induces shine and never smudges. It is a great base to build up with bronzer, blusher and so on as the skin underneath looks completely natural and does not change whatever is applied on top. I find that it settles even better as hours go by. I switched to Chantecaille for all complexion makeup, as I found nothing performs better for daytime. In the evening however, this would be inadequate and I would use Chanel.
I always had an aversion to stick foundations and blushers, until I used this one. I received a generous GWP sample of Aquablush in Radiance and was absolutely taken aback with the absolute perfectness of it. I immediately rushed out and bought Aquablush in Charming, Daring and Radiance. This is the best performing and most natural looking stick blush you can find. It goes like a dream on your skin, very sheer and cooling. I was expecting breakouts like other cream blushers tend to give. None. It is very easy to apply as you can either dot on your cheeks or draw a line and then blend in with your fingers. I tried it both and it works either way. You can by all means apply it on powder foundations, too as it does not smudge or drag the base. I highlight this with Radiance on top of my cheekbones, eye orbital bone and nose. It will be great to use on tanned skin. I love Chantecaille.
I would not wash my carpets with this, let me put it this way. I was hoping for soft, clean, curly hair and ended up with a piece of broom on my head. I should have read MUA as I normally do, before buying a 500ml bottle. Silly me...
Hair Removal -Unlisted Brand - Veet In-Shower Hair Removal Cream
serrabird 3/2/2009 5:05:00 PM
OK. Read the instructions carefully. Spent about 3 minutes applying this stinking gunk on my legs, first right, then left. Then brushed my teeth and jumped into the shower. Scrub with the little sponge. My left leg, which had about 2 minutes less contact with the cream has no hairs whereas my right leg still looks like a pine tree. AND the instructions say I couldn't reapply before 72 hours. What the ....? 3 days! Must have gone wrong somewhere, can anyone explain where?
Don't go near this even with a barge pole. I made the huge mistake of being lazy and rather than going out to have my upper lip threaded, I waxed it with this. Would be better if I'd used caustic soda. OMG, it must have stripped my entire outer skin that I ended up with extremely angry and sore red patches which turned into scarring the next morning. I was so freaked out I cried, I mean it's my face and I pay £245 for a goddamn cream! I had to apply Moa's Green Balm with the desperation to avoid any permanent scarring. You know what, a chunk of my skin was gone but the hairs were still there! If there was any permanent scarring, I would sue Benckiser. Serious.
Great nude colour that can be used on its own or as a base. I love using flush colours during the day, but when I feel like a smoky-eye, I lay the base with this. It never dusts onto your cheeks or cakes up.
Nothing special. There are much, much better products out there for cheaper. Rather overpriced like all Kiehls products for what they really are. Tends to weigh down my curly hair and makes it look slightly oily. I also noticed it gives me dandruff.
The concealer is creamy and conceals the dark circles fairly well. When you use the powder to fix it however, it becomes very drying and you end up with crepey under-eye, which is actually quite damaging to the fragile skin.
Although I think Mavala needs to introduce a new and more hygienic packaging to this product, it is a great one to revive your eyelashes after mascara abuse. I started using Double Lash 5-6 years ago when the Lancome mascara I was using at the time destroyed my long, thick healthy lashes. I applied it religiously every night. In 2 days the lash loss stopped, in 3 weeks the lashes were growing back. In about 6 weeks, I had full long lashes. I use this occasionally to strengthen my lashes. There is also a tiny bald patch on my right under-eye that I've never been able to remove, new lashes spring out whenever I start using DL. It does not irritate my eyes or blur my contact lenses like Talika does the next morning and starts working much faster.
I never liked this cleanser as it is nothing 'special', if anything quite sub-mediocre. It does not remove makeup properly at all, caused rough, dry patches on my combination skin and I really found it hard to rinse off, although I used a tiny amount. One of those Dermalogica products that they need to revise the formulation for, in my view.
Misc Beauty Tools -Unlisted Brand - Schick Intuition razor
serrabird 3/2/2009 6:35:00 AM
I love, love this shaver. I really hate all sorts of shaving gels and mousses and was always on the lookout for something like this. It is sold as Wilkinson's in the UK. I love the sheer practicality and the quality of the razors. You simply shave in the shower, that's all. It does not dry out the skin, does not cause nicks or irritation. I have gone through boxes and boxes of this and cannot recommend it enough. Absolute HG.
BLAH! I have an extreme aversion to most of Kenzo's fragrances and this is definitely on top of the list. I cannot stand the sickly smell, it makes me literally queasy. Smells very cheap and ordinary.
I love this as a summer fragrance. It has a very clean, sophisticated scent and stays on very nicely. It is one of the very high quality fragrances that does not change horribly into pesticide on my skin but stays true. I also love the fact that not everyone can wear it, so it stays as a unique personal scent.
Eye Makeup Remover -Juvena - Quick And Easy Makeup Remover
serrabird 3/2/2009 5:44:00 AM
This used to be my HG eye make-up remover a few years ago when I could still get Juvena products. I am gutted that you cannot get Juvena in the UK, because I would use nothing but this eye makeup remover. I never use waterproof mascara as it is harmful to the eyelashes and cornea, therefore I just use products designed to remove basic eye makeup. This is simply excellent in removing the entire makeup in one move, as the SA had promised. You don't need to rub and rub. I massaged a good blob of this on my eyes, compressed for 10 seconds with two cotton discs soaked in rosewater then just smoothed the discs down. All makeup, including mascara is gone. It keeps the eye area soft, soothed and decongested. I may look into swapping to get one of these...