Fragrances -Lolita Lempicka - L de Lolita Lempicka
FeatherHen 12/20/2009 12:48:00 PM
I'm really liking this one right now. It's a nice spicy, vanilla, chocolatey, dry fragrance without any nasty patchouli to wreck it.
Other than the design of the bottle, I don't get this aquatic/marine thing so many people are talking about here. Being from So Cal, I've got plenty of experience in the "breathing ocean air" department and this ain't it. When marine notes are mentioned, most think of the watermelon ketone fragrances like "New West", "CK Escape", "Acqua Di Gio", etc. Now, I always felt those fragrances smelled less like the beach and more like, well, melons; either way, this has NONE of that.
This is a very wintry, cold-weather fragrance to me. There's nothing beachy about it -- unless you're talking Owls Head Harbor in January!
Gee -- I'm not sure how to rate this. I bought it, and have been using it for about two months. I mix about 2/3 or so of a scoop with my "WHINE" serum in the mornings (because the package recommends it be used in the AM rather than PM); however I'm not sure if it's really doing anything. It stings a little when I apply it, but then it goes away. Basically what I notice is that my skin and hands smell like I've been working out in the yard after I use it. You know the smell -- like after you get out of a tanning bed, or your boyfriend/husband after he finishes doing heavy work out in the heat. You can smell it on your hands immediately. Kind of a metallic smell. This bottle will last me a while. I'm not sure why I'd repurchase it because I'm not sure if anything is happening here.
I can't believe I fell for it. That's $20 I'll never see again. This product is horrible: Chalky, ugly pink. It's very harsh looking; I bet it'd even glow under a black light. I think I'll donate mine to the local funeral parlor. Save your dough!
I really like this version of BE. The original version made me look like the Tin Man and it also made me ITCH like crazy. It wasn't until reading here that I learned about the bismuth. I used to use the "fairly light" in the original formula but I like "light" in the matte better. I'm not noticing it turning orange on me; however I don't look in the mirror much during the day. I don't need a lot of coverage, but do have some sun damage and uneven skin tone. This works great. Oh yeah, and the new packaging is fabulous! Four lippies.
Misc Beauty Tools -Unlisted Brand - Swedish Clover Foot File
FeatherHen 8/19/2009 9:45:00 PM
All I can say is "WOW! I was turned on to this by a review for the Ped Egg. This "Fot Fil" smokes the Ped Egg and flicks its butt out the window. My feet are as soft as a baby's arse thanks to this implement coupled with regular use of the miracle that is Flexitol Heel Balm (FHB). Once upon a time I had dry cracked heels that would sometimes become so painful I'd actually filled the fissures with Krazy Glue!
I've used it both when my feet are bone dry and after they've softened in the shower and it seems to work better after the shower. On first use the dead skin was blizzarding off my heels and I knew I'd finally found "thee tool". It's sanitizable, has two different grits, and guaranteed for five years.
Pick one up at Sally's for around $7 with the club card, then swing by Target or Walmart and pick up a tube of FHB. In one week you'll have new feet. HG all the way!!!♥♥♥♥♥
Am I the only detractor? This device is *clearly* designed for Asian eyelids. The arc of the curler is subtle and doesn't curve around my eye enough to get at the lashes in the outside corners all the way down to the base of the lash, so those very important hairs just end up kind of "half crimped". Oh, and that's some racket they've come up with in not selling replacement pads. It comes with one spare battery and then you have to replace the entire unit? Miss me with the BS. My old Maybelline curler does a far superior job than does this and I've had it for decades.
This is my favorite jasmine perfume and is a great casual, daytime scent for warmer weather. I remember when it came out in '84. My mom saw it in a magazine and had to have it.
At the advice of my Sicilian neighbor, we were pronouncing the fragrance as "fur-rare"; however the snooty ladies at the perfume counter just stared at us like we were nuts. "Oooooooh, you mean Fur-ray. Yeeesss, we carry that one. There are three left." Whatever you call it, I want one.
A couple months later a (male) friend of Mom's told her it smelled like Raid, so I inherited that bottle pretty quickly. I still love it to this day and have consistently had a bottle of it in my stash ever since.
I'd heard that it was discontinued, so I bought a backup recently. Of course then I checked Gianfranco Ferre's Web site and found it's still listed as a current fragrance. Sometimes you can find this at your Marshalls and Ross type stores.
It's not for everyone, but I really like it!
This was way too glittery for me to wear as an eyeshadow. It looked great in the jar, but I had to apply a lot for it to actually produce any color on my eyelid and once it did -- it just looked like glitter and dirt. The glitter flakes are very large, very obvious and they wind up all over your face. After keeping this for years in my makeup drawer, I finally ended up just using it as body shimmer.
Moisturizers -Philosophy - Hope in a Jar - for all skin types
FeatherHen 1/7/2009 11:31:00 PM
Worms and rainwater. That’s the scent. This stuff had better work miracles because I’ve had it on my face for over an hour and it smells just foul as it did when first applied. The fumes are making my eyes burn, making it unsuitable for daytime use. It's making my face burn a little as well, but I don't detect any redness. Time will tell how well this product performs; however tolerating the odor long enough to find out will be a challenge.
Lip Gloss -Rachel Perry - Lip Lovers Chocolate Lip Balm
FeatherHen 1/3/2009 3:00:00 PM
This is nothing like it used to be "back in the days" before they started adding sunscreen to everything from cuticle remover to toothpaste. Lip Lovers used to be a wonderful product with a fabulous scent, flavor, and a medium-stiff balm-like consistency. Now it both smells and tastes of sunscreen and is the consistency of warm Vaseline. It only moisturizes about as well as Vaseline. I don't remember shea butter as having been an original ingredient, which could easily intensify the product's smelling and tasting a bit "off". My favorite "flavors" were always Cantaloupe, Chocolate Bliss, Very Vanilla, and Grape Juice. I was unable to locate a cantaloupe or a chocolate, but quickly swooped up the vanilla and grape as soon as I saw the display. What a disappointment. The vanilla is barely tolerable and the grape was relegated to the trash bin. If I find a cantaloupe or chocolate, of course I'll pick it up for the nostalgia factor; however I doubt if either would be any better than the two I already bought.
Yeah, wow this stuff totally sucks. This is one of the worst mascaras I've ever tried. Three weeks after purchase (and having used the product only twice) the mascara was dried out. The wand design is absurd. I've been applying mascara to my eyelashes quite successfully for over 25 years, and this product isn't promising enough for me to undertake "re-learning" how to apply it so that I can validate their crummy brush design. I have long eyelashes, but they're basically blonde and as I grow older they grow straighter and thinner. This mascara did not lengthen one iota, but it did add a little volume -- which promptly flaked off into my eyes and onto my cheeks. I should've known better and spent the $6 on my usual L'Oreal "Lash Out". I'll never again waste my money on Revlon mascara.
Love it love it love it! This contraption works better than anything I've ever tried. Rasps, pumice stones, pumice sponges, those callus shaver things with the razor blade in them -- you name it, nothing ever gave me the results I get from the PedEgg.
One gripe about the design is that sometimes it's difficult to remove the egg part that holds the shavings from the file part. If I wore artificial fingernails I'm sure I'd have lost a few to it.
It's almost hard to call the skin that is removed from your feet "shavings" as mine ends up more the texture of a powder than a shaving. Yes, this powder does fall out of the holes in the file when held at certain angles, but frankly this thing works so well I wouldn't care if there was nothing to collect the shavings.
I'm so happy to learn that they sell replacement blades as I was ready to bite the bullet and buy a whole new egg!
I concur with Punk_Rock_Grrrl; Flexitol cream used in conjunction with the PedEgg has worked miracles on my feet. My heels get very dry and cracked, especially in the winter. I've actually had to resort to Krazy Glue a few times in the past when the cracks got too deep and painful (this works great, by the way). Flexitol cream is 25% urea and should only be used on the feet or maybe on the elbows or knees in cases of extreme dryness. This high urea-content is likely to cause irritation when applied to more sensitive areas of the skin. This isn't the kind of cream that feels "good" and silky. It's definitely a therapeutic treatment. Use this morning and night for a week and experience the miracle. After that you can get away with using it only a couple of times a week. I was amazed to find that my stockpiles of regular lotions and creams actually worked like they're supposed to once my feet were healed! Cost = $4.00 for 2 oz (can sometimes find tubes with 25% more free)
Gels/Soaps -Dove - Dove Calming Night Body Wash [DISCONTINUED]
FeatherHen 2/24/2008 4:19:00 PM
This is my favorite of Dove's lines, however all of my local grocery and big-box stores stopped carrying it months ago. The only places I can find it these days are online outfits like "drugstore.com" and "americarx.com", which kill you on shipping unless you spend big bucks. Too bad!
Shampoo -Sexy Hair Concepts - healthy sexy hair soy milk shampoo
FeatherHen 5/20/2007 2:52:00 PM
I have the Chocolate Sulfate Free formula, which I am reviewing here because it doesn't have its own category. This shampoo produces a thick, rich lather, with a light chocolate scent that fades quite quickly leaving just clean hair.
I don't care for the scent of the regular Soy Milk shampoo, but the Chocolate version is nice. The disgusting scents they are perfuming shampoos with these days have become so disappointing I was one step away from switching to fragrance free; but this shampoo saved me.I have long, fine, naturally curly/wavy hair that is not as shiny as I would like. This shampoo actually makes my hair kind of shiny, which is nice. This is a great everyday shampoo, and the scent blends quite well with the Soy Milk Conditioner, that smells nothing like the regular Soy Milk Shampoo. Hopefully someday they'll come out with a Chocolate Soy Milk Conditioner too.