I cannot recommend this product highly enough. It is the HG of illuminators as it gives you such a fresh glow and a gorgeous sheen. It is so versatile--can be used on its own, mixed with foundation, as a primer, etc. LOVE!!
I am continually on the hunt for the perfect shimmery grey-->this is not it! Everything the other reviewers have said is true. Gorgeous in the pan, but the it;s fallout like nobody's business. So disappointed because it's very beguiling. Now I see why MAs recommend Electra rather than this...
This seems to be such an overlooked gem--a perfect shimmery neutral.
Lotions/ Creams -Garden Botanika - Olive Soy Body Lotion
Belle_de_Jour 11/27/2006 10:50:00 PM
The smell is heavenly, very 'Un Jardin sur le Nil' by Hermès...I agree that it sinks in well and is a year 'round product. I've used GB since the early 90s and love their bath and body products especially!!
I agree with the YLBB assessment, it's very natural looking. I'm also glad to hear other reviewers complain about the smell, I was worried that mine had gone bad! But I love the versatility of the color!
This is my new HG scent--initially it has a strong citrus punch but then the dry down is very green, similar to Bulgari Eau de thé vert. I love it, it's not overpowering and gives me a lift whenever I smell my wrist.
This is one of my HGs--I've gone from having really crappy, bitten and trashed short nails to having long, beautiful nails. Several friends have even commented that "they love my acrylics"! This product strengthens your nails, and beielve me my nailbeds were demo'ed from acrylics. It took several months, but I credit Nailtiques #2 my transformation.I now have the kind of nails that you can tap on the desk of your cubicle and coworkers several cubicles away can hear you;)
Fragrance -Cacharel - Cacharel for Men (fragrance)
Belle_de_Jour 2/2/2006 10:21:00 PM
I have a massively sentimental attachment to this as it was the first scent I ever smelled on someone in France in the early '80s (God I feel old). To me this scent is clean, uncomplicated and can be worn by either man or woman. Cacahrel pour homme=sex in a bottle!!
Sheesh do I wish I would've remembered to consult these reviews before getting suckered into this one. My love for all things Japanese clouded my judgement and I impulse purchased this...I would say that it's a very confused scent. It is cloying and artificially sweet, but not in a good way (such as Clinique Happy). This is just...confused. A total dud from a normally impeccable line of fragrances. Avoid.
Look--I love Fresh fragrances alot, I really appreciate the fact that their products are unique and unusual. I so wanted this to work. It's a lovely lemony scent...But I agree with others who point out that this darn fragrance doesn't last AT ALL. Literally 5 minutes after applying it, it's gone. GONE. Caveat Emptor!
Lipstick -NARS - Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Sex Machine
Belle_de_Jour 5/11/2005 12:32:00 PM
Totally beautiful, mauvy-rose color. Very creamy and easy to use. LOVE IT!!
I agree with the reviewer who said that these are like the discontinued CK eye washes. The Gold Glimmer gives a shear, transulcent and totally buildable color. I am very happy with it, it's surprisingly versatile for being gold.
Oh how I wanted to love this...but it made me break out and now my face itches like crazy!!!
Lip Liners -Clinique - Sheer Shaper for Lips "Bare Buff"
Belle_de_Jour 4/2/2004 6:50:00 AM
An improvement in the lip liner dept. for Clinique. VERY moist and sheer and doesn't scream.
I agree with the reviewer tyhat said that this is a YLBB product. I am somewhat phobic about lip liner as i think it can be easy to mishandle...but this is a perennial fave.