Fragrances -Thymes Limited - Gold Leaf eau de Parfum
CarrieLynnJ 5/28/2011 10:55:00 PM
I got this today on clearance at TS for $10 and they had 4 more. I plan on going back tomorrow because not only is it good on open and drydown but the sillage is AWESOME! The lovely reviewer below me did a great job listing the elements to this lovely frag but its one you really have to experience to appreciate. Not only is the frag lovely but the bottle will look nice on the dresser:) I will rebuy all they have :)
i got a great deal on this and ended up with 4 of them. my first one i have had for months and its just fine. it does the best job on my nails and it hasnt broken or chipped and i am notoriously rough on my stuff. this makes short work of my snags, usually one pass and they are gone. also i dont clip my nails i use this to file them down if they get too long. love this AND love the lifetime replacement. i have the one with the crystals and the gold case, retail was 20 bucks at trade secret. i paid full price for one and when they started to purge their nail care stuff i got b1g2f and took advantage. i recommend this a lot.
Fragrances -Prada - Infusion de Fleur d'Oranger Eau de Pafum Spray
CarrieLynnJ 4/2/2011 12:46:00 AM
Notes for Prada Infusion de Fleur d'Oranger: neroli*, mandarin, jasmine, orange blossom absolute*, tuberose, and Serendoline (sic, per Neiman Marcus' site ~but that's a typo perpetuated into infinity; in fact it is Serenolide, a synthetic musk by Givaudan, which accounts for the "clean" base) I got this tonight off craigslist and i have to say this is among the best i have (herme, lutens, matins, YSL), i LOVE this scent its both clean and sultry. its a unique blend for me. i like the opening heavy flowery opening that melts down to a lovely clean flower scent. for me, lovely.
Mascara -L'Oreal - Double Extend Eye Illuminator Mascara
CarrieLynnJ 3/28/2011 5:46:00 PM
*Sad Sigh* another product that I got as a BzzAgent, this is the 3rd thing I got to try as a BzzAgent, I love that program. I really wanted to try this because as others said, I was kinda liking the theory of the glittah tips to your lashes. My question is, where is the glittahhhh??? The mascara is good old L'Oreal and I do like their mascaras but all in all I dont normally choose this formulation. And if it all came down to the glittah component I would not buy this at all. I saw nothing all day, even right after application. Again, L'Oreal this product as hyped for me was a fail. I love most of your stuff but this son, was disappoint.
Highlighters -Hard Candy - Glow All The Way in Glamazon Bronze
CarrieLynnJ 3/25/2011 2:58:00 PM
I like to use this for targeted highlighting but I always follow it either with my cream foundation or powder to buff it out. If I dont do that I look like a huge disco ball. However, once you diffuse it there is this sparkly glow to your face that is just so pretty. I have a couple of the MAC highlighters and this puts both of them to shame. For the price and how much you get this is a steal.
I love this stuff. On its own it can be a little TOO glitzy leaving a lot of glittah on my face but when I mix it in with my cream foundation its PERFECT! I either mix it right in with the foundation or put a little on my face where I want specific highlighting and then apply my foundation right away in those spots and buff it out. For the price and how much you get? This is a steal.
I think my skin likes this product. it acts like a concealer on my skin and i love it. im pretty sure i would buy this again.
Concealers -Physicians Formula - Concealer 101 Perfecting Concealer Duo
CarrieLynnJ 1/28/2011 5:10:00 PM
i dont use this as a typical concealer. i put moisturizer on my face, then primer, then a tinted luminizer and i use this to just even everything out. i use my sonia kashuk flatop and pick up both the yellow and the flesh color and put it under my eyes and nose area and around my mouth and then just brush to blend over the rest of my face and its a beautiful finish. i dont have to top with powder just blush and bronzer if i want. i got this on clearance but if i found it again i would buy it.
i have bought 4 backup bottles of this. what more can you say? one application full coverage, major shine! others have reported it chips and peels and i havent seen any of that maybe the formulation has changed? i seldom wear it alone, i have it layerd now under milani gems and 2 coats of sv and i have done the dishes and taken a shower and no problems. looks great! ive layered it under the sh DVD and under a couple of my nfu ohs and i dont get chipping. for 99 cents, yeah i will keep buying and it makes GREAT frankens.
i bought this as part of a pack with one of the burlesque glitters which is really the one i wanted. turns out of hte two this is my favorite! i need a back up of this its just gorgeous! there are so many different color sparklys that just play off each other. even in low light its spectacular but take it outside and wear sunglasses if you look at it:)
i gave this a 5/5 but if i could give this a 50/50 i would! this is a bricky plum with a very strong electric blue-teal shimmer color shift. i already ordered this in the full size and might even get one or 2 for back ups, thats how much i love this. this looks great on my blue eyes and looks great on green eyes as well. even if you just blow 2 bucks on a sample you have to see this in person, its truly unique and i am an eye shadow hoor. this is one color i havent seen before.
Liquid -Boots - No7 Intelligent Balance Foundation Mousse
CarrieLynnJ 11/12/2010 1:26:00 PM
My new HG foundation. I feel so fickle:) I have been wearing Chanel TI but I heard its discontinuing so I wanted to start feeling out other brands/products. I got samples of other Chanel fdns and nothing really felt as good as the TI. A friend at work who works for Target part time recommended this, she said the Boots line usually sells out quickly at her store and women come in constantly looking for this particular product. Luckily I went to the Target near me and they had my shade in stock. I apply this by using the spatula you get with the product and putting some on the back of my hand. Then I use a stipple or a flat top brush to apply and my foundation looks flawless. No lines of demarkation or flaking. I have normal skin, no dry flaky areas or oiliness so this looks wonderful on me. It applies like a mousse and dries to a lovely powder finish. This even looks better than the Chanel TI I have been using and the Dior/Lancome'/Chanel/LM samples I had been trying. Oh I do use a primer with this (Monistat) but I do not follow up with a setting powder and this sticks to my face for a good 10 hours a day. Great value, great product, makes me look like a million bucks!
ok i got this as a swap and at first i was like wtf.....until the first drydown and it morphed into this lovely honeyish herby clean bouquet that was no longer the harsh smell of the original spray. 4 hours later i can still smell it on my skin but now its more honeysuckle jasmine without the herbyness. while i wouldnt buy this personally i am glad for the experience and i do see myself using the bottle up. if you like green scents it might be worth it to trial this but the initial spray and first 20 minutes or so of wear should be discounted. also, it was very different on my skin than on my clothing, its not a very good frag to spray on clothing imo, its more a skin scent.
I do like the brush with this, it allowed me to very evenly coat my lashes. The formula as well was not too thick that it clumped a lot but I did notice some balls on the ends of my lashes. That wasn't hot. However, with a quick comb out they looked great and 5 hours later I have no flaking or raccoony eyes. I would rebuy this unless I found something better.
This looks like a gold with green tints in the jar but when you put it on it turns into a greenishgolden goodness that i dont think you really find in a lot of green eyeshadows. I have blue eyes with some green around my iris' and this makes my blue eyes look an even darker blue and makes that green really stand out. i bought the full size and while i dont forsee myself ever using this up, if i accidentally bumped this and spilled it i would repurchase!