I've worn this scent for 9 years. I love going to the perfume section of department stores and smelling everything but I have never found a fragrance I love except for escada rocking rio besides this so pink. The great thing about it is how happy it makes me feel and how I never tire of it and it's always uplifting and new. The top notes, middle, and bottom are all very lovely. I used to wear Gap dream from the age of 14 to 18 but I feel like I grew out of it. I like the smell of their other scents too but this one is my signature one. I hope they never discontinue it. I'm thinking of going to a perfumer in France and getting them to make me a copy and maybe I can duplicate it for future use. Sidenote: i'm a redhead so I find fragrances do not last long on my skin so I perfumer told me once to spray it on my hair.
Gels/Soaps -Aveeno - Skin Relief Body Wash Fragrance Free
Missa5 7/4/2009 3:07:00 AM
I have used this product for about 10 years. I have sensitive dry skin. Keeps the moisture in by gently cleansing. I can even use this to clean my more private areas without it causing irritation or itch. A little pricey, but worth it.
Hair Color -L'Oreal - Natural Match haircolor [DISCONTINUED]
Missa5 1/14/2008 9:30:00 PM
My hair is between dark auburn blonde and light auburn brown naturally. I have used natural match once a while ago to go tone down red in my hair ( LIGHT ASH BROWN 6C) . This colour did go darker than expected: more of a medium darkish brown. Most recently I use LIGHT GOLDEN BLONDE 9W on a regular basis to lighten my hair. It creates a nice light copper blonde exactly like the model's hair on the box of Feria's Blush Blonde. It goes copper because i'm a natural redhead. I think it would go yellow for someone who is not. I love that there is no ammonia, so no strong smell/ no burning of scalp and my hair has definitely felt way stronger than when I was using feria to go lighter or when I have bleached. The long applicator tip is also very useful for roots. Considering I've tried every single brand of drugstore hair color, Natural Match totally wins for going lighter but is not as accurate when going darker. I suggest going at least one shade lighter than what you want to achieve if you are going darker, but if going lighter make sure it's only 2 levels away from your natural hair or it won't lighten to the colour on the box.
I make a conditioner with 2 squirts of light copper colour and 1 of gold. This works really well on my hair. For years I've been lightening my auburn hair to a medium copper blonde and now I'm growing out the roots. I put this on my dry roots for 20 min to an hour and it gives it a beautiful copper colour. Be careful because this stuff adds a lot of colour and can grab at porus hair. The conditioning benefits are not so great, but I use this as a colour. The scent I put in it is rose.
Hi I'm updating my review. I've been using this product for about 4 months. I touch up my roots every 20 days or so without spreading it to the ends. I love the colour Blush blonde which is a very blondey copper. It doesn't damage my hair at all. Infact, this is the best condition my hair has been in for years. I used to use garnier 100% colour in Deep Copper Blonde and it made my hair dry. This is the best. Love it. UPDATE My hair is so dried out and damaged now, even with deep conditioning and oil treatments. I switched to Revlon Colorsilk in Strawberry blonde and it has no ammonia or harmful ingredients. Try Colorsilk, it makes your hair so soft. I never thought I could have such soft hair and get this colour at the same time. New UPDATE The colorsilk has been making my hair darker for some reason, and I switched back to Feria. SO far i've used lots of different brands and this one is the best. IT has more pro's than cons.
Cleansers -Cetaphil - Daily Facial Cleanser (Normal to Oily Skin)
Missa5 6/24/2005 3:31:00 PM
I've been using this since 2005 with great results. When I started my face broke out alot more since I was in my early 20's and now that i'm closer to 30 yrs old my skin's gotten dryer and less prone to breakouts. I cleanse morning and evening followed with oil of Olay sensitive skin moisture cream. If I wash just once for the day i'll get blackheads around my nose after a couple weeks, but twice a day keeps my pores small and prevents deep pimples as well as dries up existing blocked pores. It's good at removing my daily sunscreen. I use alot of sunscreen SPF 60 to 70 so it builds up and this cleanser washes it all away. I've tried other cleansers over the years but this is a holy grail product.
People please use a powder BRUSH!!!!! This product is perfect. I used to be addicted to foundation because I'm really pale and I have alot of redness and blue veins around my eyes. I apply ombrelle spf60 cream sunblock and then this powder with a big powder brush. It does not turn my skin blue!! Now I never use foundation anymore because my skin looks so good.
I've been using this product for about 2 yrs now, and I go to the beach all the time. I've never burnt with this sunblock on and never broke out or had a rash. My skin is superpale and very sensitive. I wear this on my face everyday of the year with some clean and clear blue invisible powder applied with a powder brush on top. It is wonderful, and the only product I know of that has Mexorylsx and Parsol and Titanium dioxide. The Mexoryl stops the rays that cause wrinkles.
I used to use Garnier 100% colour in Deep Copper Blonde and it turned my naturally light brownish red hair a nice copper. I just used Feria Blush Blonde which is a shade lighter copper and I fell in love. It turned my hair the perfect strawberry blonde. (Like Nicole Kidman's daughter Inman in the movie Cold Mountain). I've been searching for a hair colour that would achive this result for years. It seems red colours go either a pinky colour or a cherry colour or a dark orange. It did damage my hair slightly, but I use John Frieda anti frizz serum which protects it from breakage. Overall this haircolour makes my hair shimmer. Great product. I use the Radiant Red line from John Frieda which keeps it from fading.
Conditioner -John Frieda - Radiant Red Color Last Conditioner
Missa5 5/26/2005 3:01:00 PM
This conditioner is the best I've used for coloured red hair. I use the one for lighter red (copper to scarlet) and it has kept my light copper hair from fading to a dull blonde/brown. I love how shiny my hair is. I use Feria Blush Blonde and it can damage the hair follicle, but this conditioner keeps my hair from breaking. I love it. I also use the shampoo and the anti frizz serum from John Frieda.
Shampoo -John Frieda - Radiant Red Anti-Fade Shampoo
Missa5 5/26/2005 2:58:00 PM
This shampoo is the best product out there for redheads. Finally it seems that redheads are being recognized as a target market. It has kept my light copper hair from fading to a dull brownish blonde which usually happens a couple weeks after I colour. This product has kept my hair very shiny and soft. I love it.
This is the only mascara I have ever found that is perfect for redheads. I have copper red hair and my eyelashes are naturally light, so this is perfect. It is a coppery colour and does not flake, smudge, or clump. The price is so good. I've tried a similar colour mascara from Anna Sui, but it was too expensive and made my lashes very hard. NYX is the best.