Don't freak out - this is really not that hard to find. I bought a bottle at Ulta today and it's also at Nordstrom (in a new bottle, as part of the Mythiques line). Folks are still paying an arm and a leg on ebay but I paid the usual price at Ulta. They had several bottles. Anywhoo, I really really love this one. I have also adored Boucheron Initial and in general l love orientals. I can't stand anything fruity or too sweet. Indecence is the scent I'd have created if given the opportunity. I love it from top note to dry down. It reminds me of a "gentler" Chaos by Donn Karan.
I've been using BE which I love but I am so tired of the mess it makes. I picked up a bottle of the TLC on a whim because it was Almay and I remembered using an Almay Fdn in the past which didn't break me out (like all REvlon Fdn's do). Anyhow, I am really surprised with how much I love this. It doens't have the texture of other long wearing foundations which go "cakey" on me. This stays really dewy and the finish is very pretty. I do have really dry skin so this may be too much for oily skinned gals. After a couple of days I realized the Beige shade was a tad light for me so I bough Sand and mix them - perfect! (I'm and NC30).
Treatments -Unlisted Brand - Extra Strength Hair Color Remover - Color Oops
KauaiShan 7/23/2007 4:45:00 PM
Wow - I am seriously blown away at how well this worked. I am so freaked about frying my hair after years of color and highlighting gone wrong and this was awesome. IMPORTANT: I did a bunch of online research about this before using it and it's critical to know that if you have lightened hair, this is not going to work as well as if you just darken your hair. If you have lightened your hair, then you've removed pigment and you are going to get orange/white color as a result. I have only darkened my medium/dark brown hair to black and it removed all the black color perfectly (I've been coloring it dark fo years). I was always told that black was impossible to get out and really wanted to go back to my natural color. This did it in one application. Regarding the smell, I just kept the fan on my bathroom on and it was fine.
Just saw this today and bought it. It has a chisel tip and is fantastic - line went on with no skipping or dripping (my pet peeve is liquid liner that is so liquidy is smears all over!) I got it in black and I just can't get over how smooth it went on. I only paid $5.47 for it at WalMart.
I am so in love with this that I am going to go buy a few more in case I can't find it again. It was at Costco in a 2 pack for $10. Gorgeous color - a medium to deep berry shade; reminds me of a less brown MAC Del Rio. I have very dark hair and green/blue eyes and it works great with my coloring. A great "swipe on and head to work" color.
Lipstick -Guerlain - KissKiss 525 - Folie de Grenat
KauaiShan 9/26/2006 1:36:00 PM
I really, really love this lipstick. The case is stunning but the color is even more amazing. I can wear it daily (although I blot it) and it is just always right. Doesn't look too dark on me - more like a perfect deep red. The description of it as ripe cherries below is dead on. This is what I hoped Kevyn Aucoin Bloodroses would be. Just perfect....
Mascara -Maybelline - Lash Stylist Mascara ] [DISCONTINUED]
KauaiShan 9/25/2006 5:07:00 PM
This has got to bet the worst mascara I've ever bought. I tried several times to get it right and it made a huge mess everytime. Instead of nice seperated lashed, I got huge stuck together masses. The ink is really dark so I was initially excited but then I just couldn't get it to apply properly
Powder -Neutrogena - neutrogena mineral sheers medium to tan
KauaiShan 4/28/2006 6:30:00 PM
I can't believe how bad this was. Thank goodness I got it for 40% off. I couldn't get the powder in the blush unless I shook really hard. The brush is so scratchy and felt awful on my face. The powder ended up all over the place. Nice idea, awful execution
Tinted Moisturizer -Sonia Kashuk - Radiant Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15
KauaiShan 4/5/2006 5:37:00 PM
I really love this product. It's really my HG foundation and I haven't found anything close to it except maybe Bourjois Happy Light which is $20 and it's half the size of the Sonia Kasuk. I have freckles and can't wear "masky" foundation. This is really perfect for my skin - it evens out the color and brightens it. I loved the earlier verion (hydro-tint) but this is even better because it's a tad less sparkly. On really hot days I set it with a bit of MAC Blot but otherwise it's perfect on it's own
love love love this! Perfect HG shade. I am always looking for an allover lid shade that is a bit pinky and a bit gold but with no orange in it. This is lighter than Stila's Jezebel and Bobbi Brown Rose Gold but both those go orange on me. This is close to Urban Decay Sin but not as sparkley. Actually, it is exactly the same as the middle shade in the Stila Sun Showers palette
Liquid -Revlon - Age Defying Makeup with Botafirm SPF 15 for Dry Skin
KauaiShan 11/4/2005 11:35:00 AM
WOw - I am so impressed with this. My skin gets really dry in the winter and this not only tones down the dry pathces, but it makes my face lok so fresh. The color Natrual Beige is perfect for my NC30 skin and it hasn't broken me out. Very impressed with this one. Updated - broke me out, I just can't win with Revlon foundations
I have very dark hair and fair skin so I need some color or I look dead. Usually I wear red/wine lipstick but on days when I want to look more relaxed, I live in this gloss. It really is perfect. I have spent hundreds of $ trying to find the perfect muted red gloss at high-end counters and then found this at Rite Aid. Go figure... Anyway, you can't go wrong with this one.
What a fantastic surprise this was! It looked so-so on my hand and in the tube but for $2.00. I figured I'd try it. It is so gorgeous!!!!!! I am always looking for deep red lipsticks and this is stunning. I am going back to stock up.
Mascara -L'Oreal - Volume Shocking Mascara [DISCONTINUED]
KauaiShan 9/16/2005 12:16:00 AM
what the heck was I thinking here? I can't believe this cost $12 and was so awful. The white side actually wasn't so bad but the mascara with the comb brush was beyond awful. I have never had such hideous looking lashes as I did with this. Maybe I can try a different mascara over the white side. On second thought, it is already way too big to carry around so I don't want to have to carry another one too.
This really is my perfect everyday deep red. Perfect for the office - very sophisticated but not glaring. Very moisturizing (almost too much so b/c it wears off quickly). Defintely will buy this over and over