Liquid -Lancome - Teint Idole ULTRA [DISCONTINUED]
CYNcat 1/24/2006 10:51:00 AM
Good foundation, perfect for oily girls in the summer. It's thick and pigmented and dries quickly. Medium coverage can be layered to full. Sticks to dry patches, lotion sheers it. Stays put and does not budge. Satin finish, not chalky like some mattes. My biggest caution is there is alcohol in the ingredients and it is drying, and the colors run a bit on the orange spectrum, so really watch the jawline.
I know most don't like this, but when I was pregnant with my daughter I picked this up at about 6 months and continued wearing it everyday through the rest of my term. I just cannot rave enough for the "clean" feeling it did give me. I mean at this point I was slacking on shaving and all the extra girly pampering (beyond showering) due to the size of my belly and my inability to see my feet. I mean I had always been fit, and well maintained hygeinically, and this was a semi depressing point in history for me as far as feeling beautiful, but I'd spray Clean, and my spirits lifted. A lot of other scents would make me physically ill especially anything vanilla based, but this was absolutely perfect. Nowadays I rarely revisit this bottle, as my chemistry has changed and it smells harsh, but at the time it was absolutely perfect. For what it is I probably should have put the money in my daughter's college fund, I mean Christ $80...right? but I bought it and I enjoyed it a whole lot. It deserves a little credit.
This is a great foundation. It stays the entire day, gives medium coverage. Looks natural, it doesn't settle into lines/pores. Mattifies. With a powder on it (I lightly dust L'oreal true match with a brush) I never have to blot, I'm not normally super oily, just T-zone and most foundations I've used in the past just accentuate the shine. This just works. To top it all off it's light and I never notice it. It's not perfect. The packaging, eh...and I hate how my face tends to look white in photos. I try to stray, but I always come back to this foundation.
I love it. The tube is best. I'm an addict.
I used this in chocolate cherry and the starry night. The burgundy was purple for a week, then faded to bright cherry, then a dull ugly red within 3 weeks, so I then used the black. The black was blue for a week, and faded completely out in two months. Leaving me with amber deposits in my normally brown hair till it grew out. I've used many others brands since. This just happened to be the worst. It comes out strange in the beginning has decent color a week after, and fades incredibly quick. Good thing I was in high school during this experimentation. The one good point is the awesome conditioner. It's my HG after my weekly clarifying. You can get that on it's own at Sally's.
Eye Makeup Remover -L'Oreal - Refreshing Eye Make Up Remover
CYNcat 9/29/2005 7:26:00 PM
I've been using this for as long as I can remember. It does what it's supposed to do, and it's leaves no oily mess to clean thereafter. Works fine with waterproof mascaras, it just takes a few more swipes with the cotton ball.
Hair Styling Tools -Sedu - Ionic Ceramic Professional Flat Iron (Original)
CYNcat 9/29/2005 6:39:00 PM
My first nice flat iron. Nothing to compare it to except conair... I've been using it for nearly a year, and it rocks. It straightens AND manages to leave a little body to my hair. My hair looks beautiful healthy and shiny with the sally beauty supply flat iron spray used beforehand. The results last in the Florida summer super humid heat (all day in it)! If it ever broke, I'd get another in a heartbeat.
Concealers -L'Oreal - Feel Naturale [DISCONTINUED]
CYNcat 9/29/2005 6:28:00 PM
I bought this a long time ago, it sucked. It was orange, and too watery, it just slipped away. I thought I'd share, so people on a budget can avoid buying such a crap product. And for drugstore, it's expensive on top of it's uselessness.
I don't use it to cover acne issues or anything like that. I've never bothered with that, most chicks just look terrible when they try. I just use it to brighten tired eyes. It blends very well for me over a little bit of moisturizer and cancels out the darkness. The stick is no mess for me, just spot it on where I need it and blend with a sponge. I'm 24 so I don't have much for wrinkles, but the few I do have, it doesn't accentuate them. Undoubtedly it's not the best on the market, but it serves my needs and is very cheap. So until my eyes get super wrinkly and I need a moisturizing concealer, I'll continue to buy this.
It smells like suntan oil with a little more depth. Perfect for wearing out and about during the warm summer nights. Unless of course you're trying to be unique smelling, because I think a lot of fellow females will be wearing it, if not Miami Glow specifically, there is bound to be remnants of the daytime's suntan oils. But there is nothing wrong with that smell, it rocks. Dare to be the same. Just kidding. It really does smell nice.
Gucci bottled an intelligent, sophisticated, and money enhanced Wall Street gorgeous WOMAN CEO during a morning business power meeting. I agree so completely with the name...I always think Angelina Jolie at a UN meeting for some reason. Day time wear for work when you're in a comandeering no nonsense type of mood. Go lightly! Edit-It turns incredibly quick, I had mine about 4 months, in a drawer in a cool room. And still it turned sour leaving a cat pee smell. For lack of a better description.
The price can't be beat. The fragrance is great for everyday wear when you're looking for something incredibly light and refreshing. I used to wear it to work for an unobtrusive pick me up. However it's kinda one dimensional and boring and fades really quick.
I love this bottle, but I wish I could say the same about the scent. It tries to be pretty, I get the idea behind it, but it ends up smelling incredibly synthetic on me. It's just not right somewhere, and I think all Estee fragrances share this trait. I believe it's a gardenia scent and I would suggest trying Marc Jacobs instead. It smells fresher and dewier.
Moisturizers -Clean & Clear - Oil-Free Dual Action Moisturizer
CYNcat 4/16/2005 1:59:00 PM
I use this every day, I have combo skin. It's very light, I get smooth skin without excess lotion grease. Nice smell that fades when it dries. It's cheap. The acid keeps me fairly clear, I never have monster breakouts anymore, but it doesn't seem to do anything for my blackheads. It works well with makeup. Other than it's lack of sunscreen this stuff rocks. *Beware sensitive skin people* it tingles the first few times you use it, but with daily wear your skin adjusts.
When I first sprayed this I was sickened by the peppery smell. It was a total turn off, but I left it on my wrist and as I was driving home...I just smelled so damn good. The spice fades and allows the sweetness to creep in. It's pretty. It's subtle, I don't think it would be offensive to bystanders. Lasts forever. Cute bottle concept, but it's really not that functional. I bought it. --I sample a ton of fragrances, but am always short on cash-- so that says a lot for this one.