Fragrances -Elizabeth Arden - Fantasy Britney spears
KrisSC2000 12/14/2006 5:20:00 PM
I must admit, I was more than hesitant to even smell this perfume, let alone try it. I must say that I am in love with it! I have gotten more compliments this week by far thna any other perfume I have ever worn. Everyone from my grandma to my friends love it. My hubby has been following me around the house in the morning! And it is so inexpensive compared to most fragrances, so I bought a few bottles for Christmas presents for girls in my family that loved it :-)
Skincare - Face -Arbonne - NutriminC RE9 Entire line [DISCONTINUED]
KrisSC2000 10/26/2006 2:06:00 PM
First, I want to say that I really wanted to love this line!! Several of my friends use this so I made the big purchase with great hopes that I would love it and I used it for 6 weeks and noticed no changes in my skin at all. I have T-zone oily skin and my skin looks greasy midway through the day with my normal makeup. The SPF 15 is useless and every other sunscreen I tried using over the product would not absorb well. In addition, three of the pumps did not work so I couldn't get the product out so I had to unsrew the bottles to get it out (it wasn't just me who couldn't get them to work- my husband, dad, and mom tried too). I was told there was a 45 day return policy but was not told that the 45 days started from the date you order-and it took about 10 days to get the product after I ordered it. After giving it a try and was not impressed whatsoever. I decided that I should return it and was told that I was 10 days late :-( I wish I would have known that you can get free samples before buying it, because then I wouldn't have wasted about $400 for the entire system. I suggest that anyone who wants to try it, to find a rep with free samples and use them first before buying as it could save lots of money!
I have tried so many bronzers and this is my favorite of all despite the hefty price tag. After trying five different brands (BeneFit, Lancome, Chanel, MAC),I had almost given up. This doesn't make me look orange and it doesn't have a sparkle or shimmer that looks so fake on me. The only drawback is the packaging. Although it is very pretty, it is not very durable as I have already accidently dropped and broken two compacts on my tile floor.
Self Tanners -SUN Laboratories - Ultra Dark Lotion
KrisSC2000 10/22/2006 10:11:00 PM
I love this product and I use Level 3 for my pale olive/white complexion. I put it on after showering wearing my gloves and the bronzing color allows me to see if my application is even. This gives me the most golden and natural tan I have ever gotten from a self tanner. This is my HG self tanner!! The only issue that I have for it is the same problem I have with every self tanner- the smell. It isn't nearly as stinky as others, but it does have an odor that is apparent until after you shower.
Treatments -Unlisted Brand - MaMa Lotion [DISCONTINUED]
KrisSC2000 10/22/2006 10:04:00 PM
For the first two weeks, I only used the product every other day as directed. However, over the last month that I have beenusing it every evening followed by my moisturizer 30 minutes later, I am in love with MaMa Lotion!!! when used as directed, my skin never got flaky. I noticed that it is helping with pink marks from old blemishes. Moreover, it has been especially effective for hyperpigmentation from sun damage!! I started getting sun sports below my eyes and around the top of my upper lip and it is fading dramatically! And, it has made my skin so smooth and soft after just a short time of use. I am in love with Mama Lotion!!
After trying over 20 mascaras (from BeneFit, Lancome, Clinique, MAC, Chanel, etc.), this is still my HG mascara!! In fact, it is my HG of all cosmetics!! I can't understand why they are discontinuing the product. I started using at 20 and used it faitfully until about a year and a half ago when I was unable to find it anymore. I am soooooo sad that they are discontinuing it as it made my lashes look longer and just best ever! I have no resorted to searching on Ebay. I just hope and pray that Loreal comes to their senses and puts it back on the market!!
I absolutley love this shadow! This golden nude shimmer brushes on so smoothly and feels luxurious. Of the forty MAC shadows I have, this is by far the best! I think it is even better than MAC's Shroom for a base. Unfortunatley, it will only be offered for a limited time, so I need to stock up. I have blonde hair and brown eyes and it works perfecty with my complexion, and I think this would be a great nuetral shade for anyone.
Lip Treatments -Fusion Beauty - LipFusion Lip Plumping Gloss
KrisSC2000 5/20/2005 5:20:00 PM
I have been using this product for two months now and I love the scent, the texture and smoothness of the gloss, but it did not plump my lips at all. I was really hoping this would work and with many good reviews, I used it three to four times a day consistently to no avail. It looks nice on and can easily be worn under another gloss. I actually like it as a regular gloss but I can't see myself paying $36 for a gloss that doesn't plump my lips.
Unfortunately, I was not impressed by this product. It sounded great and I thought I was making a smart choice by trying a ‘well-known’ name brand heated eyelash curler. Not only did it not look well when used as the curl fell out quickly, but it was also too short to reach across all of my eyelashes. I bought it online directly through the company’s website because Sephora was sold out and I was so excited when I received it. But the curler had a “short” and it would not stay heated for more than five seconds and I had to keep consistent pressure on the knob just to try it out. Now it just sits in my “waste of money” drawer.
Year after year and through dozens of colors, I return to "underage." The light pink color works extremely well on my pink lips as many glosses seem to have too much bright pink pigment. This is my favorite gloss and it is very versatile, as the color changes well with each color lip liner I choose to wear. Although the MAC LipGlass is a little sticky, it is well worth it for the color and an affordable price as it will last me six months per container. For me, "underage" is the best color ever!
Lip Treatments -Unlisted Brand - City Lips Collagen Lip Plumping Treatment
KrisSC2000 4/1/2005 2:22:00 PM
I have been using City Lips daily for one year now and have used it in Clear (Night Treatment), Los Angelips, Lush Vegas and BRRlin. I patiently waited one month and did the “kiss test where I put on gloss and kissed a paper a few times before use and then did it again after thirty days to compare the results. Originally, I applied the product throughout the day and at night before bed , although I am currently only using City Lips at night. BRRlin is my favorite as it is an opalescent/iridescent gloss and it can be worn under another gloss or color to brighten it up, making it very versatile. However, I dislike the Clear Treatment because it has no fragrance and begins to have a ‘unique’ smell towards the bottom of the tube. So, I now I just buy BRRlin for night use. In addition, the container is somewhat wasteful because about fifteen to twenty percent of the gloss is unreachable. However, with all of this said, I still continue to use it at night because I think it does make my lips look a little fuller with continuous use. UPDATE: When I took a week off from not having any (I ordered it a little late), it was back to normal in no time. What I have learned is that this is a very expensive habit. I have to say that the little difference it makes is not worth the cost involved.