This is simply the best red polish I have found. Excellent if you have warm undertones. One coat is all I need. I have found my perfect red nail polish and I will repurchase again and again!
Shampoo -Garnier - Fortifying Shampoo for Fine Hair
Jupee 11/4/2008 8:35:00 PM
This shampoo is really drying. I bought it for my dad, who is bald, has fine hair and loves the Garnier scent. I decided to try it on my short curly hair. Terrible! It dried it out terribly. I could feel the squeaky clean dryness after I rinsed. I'm leaving this to my dad, who has no complaints.
I like Brit except for a note that offsets my nose, and this is why I won't purchase it. This review is for the EDP. I sampled this fragrance more than once because I found it warm and sensual. I am no expert in notes, but on me it opens up with a hint of citrus, which is quite pleasant. This is leads up to what I can only describe as smelling a little like Gucci Rush, which I like (though it doesn't suit me). The scent mellows to a creamy base, and this is when I get subtle whiffs of a slightly acrid sour citrus-metallic note that I can't quite place. The drydown is vanillic and quite pleasant and comforting. Overall, I give it four lippies, I recommend it to sample, but I won't purchase.
I have the Classique EDT, and am sadly realizing is not for me. I decided to retry the EDP to see if it smelled better than the EDT. This review is for the woman-shaped bottle in the lacy corset appliqué.I had smelled it before, and it came across as too sweet. This time, I spritzed modestly and was quickly saturated by a sharp smell of soap. And not just any soap: triple-milled luxiurious French soap. It's a nice scent to have in my shower, but not on my arm. Classique EDT has a similar initial sharp note, but it is all I could smell from the EDP. No boozy rum, no flowers, no vannilla like i the EDT version, just soap. Naturally, it gave me a headache, so I washed it off. I smelled a few notes later on (the staying of this frangrance amazing, if you end up liking it), but those were not enough to justify my liking or purchasing this. I'm ready to say goodbye to the Jean Paul Gaultier line. I still think Le Male is one of the best, if not the best, scent I've encountered. Perhaps I'll get to sample Fragile again, but I can't find a tester anywhere. Bye bye, Jean Paul. Two lippies for the bottle design and for the staying power.
This is terrible. It's not moisturizing at all, it dried out my hair, even with a small amount. I didn't want to let the last bit go to waste, so I used it as bodywash. I won't repurchase, and I am sure not to try other Dove haircare products again.
I was enthusiastic to hear that Jean Paul Gaultier was releasing a new fragrance. I expected it to top Classique and Fragile, as well as generate another beautiful ad. However, I was sorely dissappointed in many aspects. First, the name Ma Dame evoqued a certain boudoir feel and grown up sophistication. I viewed the ad featurring Aggy D. (as nicknamed bya reviewer below), and it screamed carefree androgyny. The ad was fun though, so I went out to sample the fragrance. I found the bottle a tad unnattractive and un-innovative. Why make a new fragrance and keep referencing Classique? The scent, described as "a fresh, smooth and floral scent" was just that, at first. Instead of breathing in "orange zest, fresh rose sparkling with a flash of grenadine," I was hit by the aforementioned bathroom spray odor that would not quit. It's only after quite sometime that the notes peaked through a bit. Overall, Ma Dame is too girlish for me. It deserve a more youthful name, as mentioned. It also doesn't please my nose.Please sample before you buy, and think twice about bestowing this as a gift. The link to the video is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38G5F_QApa0 Here is another review: http://nowsmellthis.blogharbor.com/blog/_archives/2008/8/25/3828542.html
Gels/Soaps -Dove - Moisturizing Body Wash - Sensitive Skin
Jupee 7/7/2007 4:01:00 PM
Did they change the formula? They changed the packaging. I have a feeling this smells stronger than the last one I bought. I will keep repurchasing this. It's good to my wointer dry skin, but it still leaves it a bit dry sometimes (legs). I don't like putting lotion, and I don't like too rich bodywhashes. This is the best of its kind I have found. I don't like the scent, it's a bit much, but it's better than most others. It's a decent price. Will keep using until I find something better. Oh, I can shave with it, not bad! Recommended.
Vaseline, the one the only. Every household needs it. Do yourself a favor and avoid the jar, get a tube (more hygenic and practical). It's cheap and it works: chapped lips and skin, wounds, raw hands, dry feet. Don't use on your hair, ever. This can be used as an emergency face or body moisturizer. It won't irritate. However, I recommend shea butter for moisture purposes.
Skincare - Body -Totally Juicy - Totally Nutty Cocoa Mint Foot Lotion
Jupee 7/7/2007 3:44:00 PM
I had high hopes for this after the Burt Bees foot creme disaster. It smelled great! Was loaded with good ingredients. Did I mention it smelled great? The price was low (Ulta). However, the lotion was too thin and left my legs feeling dull, powdery and a bit tacky. It is way to light for the feet. It makes my feel slip all over the place. I don't do foot creams anymore. I won't repurchase. Please try shea butter at night to heal your feet.
Cleansers -Shiseido - The Skincare Extra Gentle Cleansing Foam
Jupee 7/7/2007 3:39:00 PM
I was trying too hard to be a Japanista. I went all Shisedo crazy and bought this after the other cleansers parched my skin. Well, the packaging is nice, pretty tube. The scent was nice too, but I can't handle fragrances anymore, especially the Shisedo. Actually, it was a bit too scented. The foam was creamy and rich. What happened? It left my skin filmy, dull, dry and pimply. Do sample. if your skin is normal to dry, this is a no no. This was quite expensive, I definitely won't repurchase. I don't do Shiseido anymore.
One of the greatest disappointments in my product experience. I bought the tiny soap in Milk for my hands. It smelled great, nice and subtle and didn't dry. So I went to buy the big $8 bar for body. Oyoyoy. Never again. I was going all L'occitane crazy, now I'm cured. This stuff dried out my skin to no end. It used up quickly, especially for a soap. I thought it was in my head, no the soap was stripping my skin. I was the middle of winter, that's still no excuse. I was shocked, yes and dismayed. I will never rebuy, and my esteem for L'Occitane is considerably lower.
I guess I wanted to be just like Rebecca Gayheart. My mom would push this on me. She bought the drugstore brand, the most offensive kind out there. Yes I have acne, but this? No, no, no. First, get away from the jar. It's a menthol cream that leaves your skin feeling dull and filmy and unclean. Packaging: hard to travel with, big bulky. A jar? Impractical and unhygenic. Second, don't put menthol on your face. Don't do it. Menthol is synonymous with bad teenage acne products and a flawed notion of facial "hygene." Third, you will likely get breakouts or see no improvement . Return that product, it's not in your head, it's really not working.
Cetaphil. I remember when everyone went Cetaphil crazy? Was this caused by another Allure endorsement? I think so. Yes, Cetaphil is gentle, scent-free, and all that good stuff. The price is ok, a bit pricey for drugstore. I tried it on my face: left a film, and didn't feel clean. Tried to remove eye makeup: bad idea, folks. I won't use this on my face, but it's the only cleanser i use for sensitive private areas. It's good to have on hand, in case your skin gets chapped and you can't tolerate soap. It's a staple, like vaseline. Will buy and buy and buy.
Did I see that correctly, there's an Envy Me 2? I wouldn't by this for myself. I smells like lemonade and sugar. I wanted to buy it for my sis, because I liked it better than her Lucky You. It's a pink scent. Love the packaging, not the price. Won't buy. However, if you are into those light citrus candy scents, I think this is the best of the bunch.
I love the bottle. I don't love the scent. Yes, I'm a sucker for Charlize Theron ads. The bottle reminds me of the East African tribes that wear many metal necklaces around their neck, the bottle looks just like that. I have a long neck, etc, I found a bunch of reasons to buy this. Why did I do that? I had already smelled this on a roomate, and I didn't like her of the fragrance that much. It smelled nice, but restrained, proper. It's a nice light floral. I like it on others, but I don't do florals. It's definately worth checking out if you're a floral gal, or need something office appropriate. It's terribly expensive. It wasn't for me, but it's not a bad scent. Won't repurchase, don't know what to do with the bottle.