I got this not too long ago and I really love this scent. The first initial scent is light, fresh, floral and the long term scent is warm. I am not good on describing details of the scent and what to compare it to, but all I can say if you like a lighter scent, this is nice. I think the true test would be in the summer, to know how strong the scent is, but it is still cold here. I would buy this again.
Skincare - Body -Clarins - Huile Tonic - Body Treatment Oil
ElegantStyle 2/9/2013 10:05:00 AM
I really like this oil. I like it a lot better than Neutrogena body oil because of the scent and the oil and it doesn't go milky. This Huile Tonic Oil is so perfect to add on to your favourite body lotion. You apply the oil on to wet skin and you are supposed to shower it off once applied, but instead, I towel dry. There is no oily residue, so there is no worries that it would ruin your blouse if you put that on right after. I usually put it on at night and apply Clarins body lotion during the day. This instantly cured my severe dry patches of skin on my body thanks to dry, cold winter. The scent is not too offensive and I can apply on my favourite perfume on top with no issues. As for the bottom of my feet, they are so dry with a bit of pain on one part of it where there is a deep wrinkle that feels so dry and tight. After one use, the skin does not look dry and my skin feels more comfortable. The good news is that it is not greasy or drying like dry oil can be. I really love this and would by another to prepare for next winter. If I have any left from this bottle, I would use it up in the summer for the bottom of my feet, knees and elbows. I am so tempted to try the other body oil from Clarins that promise to help keep your skin firm.
Treatments (Eye) -La Prairie - Cellular Eye Contour Cream
ElegantStyle 11/15/2012 6:50:00 PM
I am so surprised how many have this eye cream a low rating. I have this and my husband I both use it. I find that the cream stay on and does not affect my makeup. This medium texture cream soak in very well, but I don't put on a lot. I tap it on and it simply melts in. I don't wait for it to dry up. I continue with my routine, including makeup. I don't have wrinkles, but this cream does hydrate the area. As for my husband, his skin look less dry, dewy and after a week of daily use, his dark circles started to fade. I don't think this cream promise anything for dark circles, but this does show the benefits and what it can do.
Lotions/ Creams -L'Occitane - Extra-Gentle Lotion for Hands & Body
ElegantStyle 10/14/2012 11:14:00 AM
I bought this because I wanted a nice bottle sitting by my kitchen sink. I found it frustrating that after I wash some dishes, my skin get very dry and using gloves doesn't help me feel any bumbs of food that I can't see with all the soap suds and to wash them off. This milky, light lotion seem to replenish the moisture that was stripped away from dishwashing detergent. It does leave a very light sheen on my skin and the scent is milky and light. I was looking for a hand cream bottle with a pump, but I find that with one pump, you get a lot of lotion. I try to pump less then half way, but the pump is a little bit too stiff to do that. I will keep searching for nice looking hand cream bottles of other brands to keep by my kitchen sink, but since this is my first time having one there, I would repurchase this one. I also want to add that I am very pleased to see that this French company use braille on their labels. How thoughtful!
Skincare - Body -Clarins - Bust Beauty Extra-Lift Gel
ElegantStyle 10/14/2012 11:00:00 AM
I got this last winter and since then, I lost some weight. I really can't say that this gel did anything for me, but the fact that after each shower, I take the time to rub this in, or my hubby lol, is not such a bad thing. I don't think too many women care for that area. This gel is nonsticky, nondrying, doesn't feel like a cooling gel. This is a gel formulation and that does feel firming and doesn't clog my pores in that area. This is stored in a glass bottle, which is a nice change from all thos plastic packaging. I will repurchase this and hope as years to come, this buste gel will help maintain my perky buste! :D
Loose Powders -La Prairie - Cellular Treatment Loose Powder
ElegantStyle 10/14/2012 10:35:00 AM
I am very impressed with the packaging. The control over having loose powder go everywhere is really good. Under the jar cap is a cute little spoon you can use to help scoop up loose powder under the "door/gate" so that it creates less mess. I got the lightest shade and I wish it could be sold in a lighter shade then what is available. The powder blends in very well and majority of the time, I don't need foundation and this even out any blochiness I may have gotten. The coverage is sheer, and it does not cover your bel/cream blush that I use, but you can build it up and it will stay on. Touch-ups are needed, depending how oily you get. I absolutely love, love, love, love the cute extra jar that you can carry in your purse or keep at work. There is a mirror, just like a compact and very little mess when using it. I have this jar since last April and it is now fall season (6 months). I used it on daily basis, heavily during the summer and in the large jar, I have 65 to 70% full.
Lotions/ Creams -Clarins - Eau Dynamisante Moisturising Body Lotion
ElegantStyle 10/14/2012 10:22:00 AM
I base my reviews on the following basis: This plastic red cap, white bottle has a nice small hole opening to help control the flow of the lotion coming out. The lotion itself is watery and sheer white fluid. I can't describe the scent very well, buy my husband said is smells like floral & soap. As for the intensity of the scent, he said that if it was any stronger, it would not smell very good. This lotion does not soften dry crack skin or very dry skin. It spreads very well, slight thicker then water and doesn't leave any sheen on the skin when it dries. It fact, it penetrates really good, with exception of severe dry, cracked skin. I couldn't smell the scent afterwards, unless your body heat warms up and you may get a wiff of the perfume. I found that my skin felt silky and comfortable and even though I put some on the bottom of my feet, that looked a little bit smoother, but did not tackle the very dry parts when I applied this lotion liberally. It is fall season now, so having colder weather conditions, may fade the scent better, so I can't tell you what it is like to wear this on a hot humid day. I got a feeling that if you find perfume is still too strong to wear on those days, this is a nice alternative. For other skin issues, you would have to buy sepearate creams to address those problems. I will buy this lotion again :)
Sunscreen -Shiseido - Ultra Sun Protection Cream Spf 50
ElegantStyle 6/24/2012 10:37:00 AM
I am basing this review from one application. I went to the beach and no tanning at all! But parts of my body got lobster red where I missed application and I can tell that this works! I can't comment on how this is under makeup and over my lotion. I can't comment if this will break me out, but I think it won't becuase this had an opportunity to melt into my skin under extreme heat & sun and nothing happened. $30 for 1oz. This tube does not last very long for what you pay for.
AMAZING!!!! This is in a lotion form and it doesn't take long to dry on the skin and does not dry out your skin after long term use. My cellulite is really bad and this took a long time to notice the difference and what a huge difference! HUGE!!! I've applied it twice a day and I would have to say that this may be better then Elancyl Paris. Certainly better then the latest release which has a thick cream texture. The scent is strong botanical and hard to miss. The scent lingers in the room, but I promise you can't smell it after awhile and you don't have to worry that your personal preference of fragrance would be affected. This is my HG!
I really love this scent. It smell fresh, clean, citrus, elegant and you really can't go wrong. I find that the scent is not overwhelming and blends well with my body heat. The spray tube is long enough so that you can get every last drop of this fragrance. My husband love it also!
Blush -La Prairie - Cellular Raidance Cream Blush in Peach Glow
ElegantStyle 5/15/2012 8:50:00 PM
I saw La Prairie peach cream blush and I had to give a try. I will come back and update my review and let you know if I get clogged pores or not. The texture is really light and I don't feel that it is on my skin. Color peach is so flattering on my pale freckled skin. There is shimmer, but unlike other ones I have tried, this looks very natural soft peach if you apply it on lightly. May 19, 2012: You have no idea how much I am loving this. I really love the packaging. Originally I thought it was odd that it has it's own case, but now I see that this is all that you need to carry in your purse. You can touch up and apply some on your lips. I read below that this blush does not last long. I disagree. If you put on greasy sun protection, I do notice that the Cellular Radiance Cream Blush doesn't last as long. I put loose powder over the blush and it doesn't distort the look that this blush provides. I will come back to let you know if this blush broke me out. So far so good!
This has been discontinued, but SA gave me a sample when I bought the replacement. I cannot give you a good review on the quality of the cream for cellulite, because I only had sample. I can say that this cream glide on very well, but felt greasy. It took very long time for it to soak in, but amazingly once it dried up, this cream worked! My legs looked a lot smoother. I gave 4 lippie because the cream took a long time to soak in and I can't purchase since it has been discontinued.
This promises to smooth and tone your skin. All I can say is that this is a very good moisturizer that I hope will help prevent any sagging on my upper arms, stomach, derriere and legs. I prefer to use this in the winter because it is a thick lotion and I would say that it is more like a cream that is packaged in a clean white tube with the Clarins signature red label. I can't describe the scent, but it is not floral. The thick lotion, if you apply a lot on will take awhile to penetrate the skin. I think the whole point is to apply a sheer amount and it does spread nicely. I have been using this for the past 6 months and I will repurchase in the fall season. For the summer, I prefer Chanel and cellulite creams from Sisley Phyto-Svelt Global and Elancyl Cellu Slim. UPDATE: It is now fall season. I didn't buy another tube, but I do plan to. I just wanted to come back and say that I was very happy with it. This cream is very thick and it is hard to use in the summer. I found out that Chanel discontinued their body line (so disappointed!!!) I was very sick and lost 10 pounds within 24 hours. I used this cream to help my skin bounce back. I never saw my skin ever sag on my legs before, and I know this cream help restore some bounce in my skin and I hope with whatever ingredient claims to have, it did help firm the skin by bouncing it back.
Treatments (Eye) -La Prairie - Cellular Radiance Eye Cream
ElegantStyle 5/5/2012 9:03:00 PM
I got a sample of this because I was hesitant to buy it right away. SA was a bit pushy and that got me wondering how good is this product? Anyway, SA gave me a sample. I was very disappointed because this is a cream with makeup in it. It has shimmer! When I shop for an eye cream, I expect it to address delicate skin around the eye, not applying shimmer where it can show fine lines and wrinkles. The cream is moisturizing, but the shimmer does not make sense.
Deodorants -Sisley - Eau de Campagne Perfumed Deodorant
ElegantStyle 5/5/2012 3:21:00 PM
This is my first purchase of a spray form of deodorant. It is almost like a body spray and the scent is strong, but fades so that it isn't overpowering. It smells fresh, and in a very good way, it smells like a bathroom scent. I don't think I would wear this in the winter, but it is perfect to wear during the hot season. The packaging is nice. I was caught off gaurd that the color of the packaging is silver and green. I have sensitive underarm and some deodorant can give me a very nasty rash. You don't have to spray much on and this is certainly a nice luxury deodorant you have to try at least once! I will repurchase.