Moisturizers -La Mer - Creme de la mer moisturizer
Anda 5/25/2003 1:29:00 PM
I just repurchased (small pot lasted almost a year) and got the big pot as well as the spf18 fluid. FANTASTIC. I'm 22, but I agree with some reviewers that it's a worthwhile investment. At least if it works for you. This totally works for me. It's really hot where I am, and I never had a problem with this because you can control how much you pat on. For me, it made my skin glow and acne scars fade out faster. It's never broken my combi-skin out and my skin's gradually normalized with usage. It took me about 1-2 weeks to really see results, but I've totally loved it ever since. I threw all my other creams out and use this every day. Considering how long one small jar lasted for me, I think it's in fact cheaper than a lot of other comparable creams out there. I also find that when it's melted down, it's not heavy like other rich creams at all. I DO use vaseline on my face sometimes, and it's a good product (how glorious if such a cheap product could replace my precious Creme!) but it doesn't quite come close. CDLM has effectively relegated all my expensive repair serums to the back of the drawer since it works just as well as them and includes moisture at the same time. It also works as soothing cream when my skin is irritated, and I even pat a tiny bit on my feet when I get blisters from new shoes. Heals them up super quick, altho I take care not to use too much!! For the 1st time in years, I'm actually considered by those around me as having flawless skin! If this doesn't get me sold, nothing will!
Fragrances -MAC - Creations Fragrance Blend Variation Parfumee MV3 [DISCONTINUED]
Anda 5/21/2003 3:32:00 AM
I'd say this smells like a harem if I but knew what a harem should smell like! haha. But I do get the leathery-smoky-sex note. It's very interesting that the vanilla in this scent is not the usual ice-cream candy kind. It's hardly sweet. Maybe what vanilla vodka is like. It has the aroma and warmth without the sugar. It does smell slightly androgynous to me, but I find that more sexy and intriguing than a more predictable sweet version. To me, this smells more like the woman after a tryst with a man, than the man himself. It also reminds me a little of a more updated and "lite" version of Shalimar. The vanilla-leather-spice combination, but less sweet. Of course, it's a little too "atypical" to expect a majority of people to like it, but that could be a valid reason to like it! I give it 3 cos I mostly only spritz it on alone at home. IT's not my "social" mood scent.
I've been intrigued by it since it 1st came out. It does last rather well. However, the heady heart gives me a migraine now so I have to spray really far from my nose, which is a drag since I love taking in big whiffs of my scents from my wrists through the day. I love how Rush isn't one of those wussy airy-light scents, but the heart note spoils this for me, as it seems to get sweeter and sharper as the minutes go by and all the spicyness and creaminess gets wiped out. Still, its a great sexy fragrance all-round and I'm one of those who loves the casette. I'm not sure I would repurchase but I give it a 3 for the lovely top and base notes and the general concept and execution of the scent. I DID love it at 1st, and my gal pals go nuts over this everytime they smell it. Not so much of a reaction on this one from the guys though.
I love this sweet, fresh scent! The top notes are Mandarin, gardenia, middle notes: sweet pea, Orchid, sugared white almonds... and base notes Sandalwood, Musk. It doesn't smell heavy at all despite the musk and sandalwood. In fact, all they do is spice up the floral body and make it slightly sexier. I don't know how to describe it but the final combination is just so arresting and unexpected! I'm a Hypnotic Poison, Angel kinda gal, but this is one of the few "fresh" scents that I like. It's a soft, white floral but isn't the 'typical' Gap/Pleasures kinda scent to me. Must be the orchid. I've got the EDP and it's gorgeous, so I'm sticking with it. Don't know about the EDT though.