Fragrances -Elizabeth Arden - With Love by Hilary Duff
MsEKNY 10/5/2006 4:41:00 PM
I wore this today and although I got some nice compliments, I keep thinking that I really stink every time I have this on. I'm not sure what is in this fragrance that is not agreeing with me, but I don't feel feminine when I wear this. To me, it smells like a huge cloud of spice and little bit of baby powder and nothing else. Too bad...I really wanted to like this because of the bottle.
Love the bottle just as much as I love the juice. :) I'm so glad that they made this a permanent collection of their line. I agree with the previous reviewer - once it dries down, it smells like freshly washed hair. I feel just-showered every time I wear this. I took a lippie off however, because it doesn't last that long on my skin. It helps if you spray some on your clothes, for the scent to linger a bit longer.
I absolutely LOVE the eyeshadows and the eyeliner. :) I think the shadows are so versatile, you can mix and match however different ways you like. And there are so many combos you can come up with. The shadows are pretty well-pigmented IMO and the case is adorable. The only reason why I give this palette 3 lippies instead of the full 5, is because of the lipglosses alone. I really don't like these, since they have absolutely no shine and NO lasting power whatsoever. I don't expect lipglosses to have much lasting power, but these glosses remind me of lip balm. I usually carry my MAC glosses with me for touch-ups, since I was very disappointed in Tarte's mini-glosses. Cute concept though.
Fragrances -Elizabeth Arden - Fantasy Britney spears
MsEKNY 6/17/2006 11:55:00 AM
The bottle was too cute so I caved in and bought the smaller size. I also thought it smelled nice on my skin. But once it started to really settle in, I began to think that it smelled kinda cheap, overly done and way too teeny-bopper like. I advise anyone to use this with a light hand...and even so, it still screams "I'm wearing perfume!", at least to me. So after I'm done using up this bottle, I will NOT repurchase. This would be a nice scent for a girl who is just experimenting with perfume. Just not for me. :(
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Mara Fox Original Love Potion
MsEKNY 6/14/2006 9:40:00 PM
I absolutely LOVE this perfume. In my opinion, it smells like honey and vanilla...just yummy! This fragrance has gotten me the most compliments from men - a couple of my male coworkers have told me that I smelled nice 3-4 times during the first day I wore this scent. Mara was such a sweetheart and has even included a nice little gift along with my order. And the product itself is only $20 with free shipping...will definitely re-purchase! :)
I LOVE this fragrance, but then again...I've always liked Chanel No. 5. It reminds me of my grandmother and it is probably one of the very few fragrances that I actually wear ONLY because I personally feel comfort in wearing it. The Sensual Elixir gives me that comfort feeling and I also love how it's so subtle. So subtle in fact, that I don't think that others can actually smell it on me. I subtracted one lippie because of that, since it doesn't have much sillage and is not very long-lasting. I'd have to re-apply it during the day and with the hefty price tag, I think it should be made to last longer.
I'm still on the fence about this one...but I really like the sweet dry down that most reviewers here dislike. I do smell the cotton candy in this one, but I think that's what makes this fragrance appealing. In my opinion, it smells young, sweet and subtle. I definitely wouldn't mind smelling this on someone else as they walked by. *UPDATE*: This really is a nice, sweet scent. And the compliments I get from my male coworkers definitely help. :) It's not a very complicated fragrance, but I can't imagine anyone being offended by this.
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Pink Manhattan Purrfume
MsEKNY 3/5/2006 8:34:00 AM
I absolutely LOVE Pink Manhattan. :) I keep switching fragrances and trying new things from time to time, but I always come back to this one. Luckily, I always carry this in my pocket or my work bag and it's so easy to re-apply. It's the perfect blend of sweetness and fruity-ness without the detectable gardenia. Sometimes I can't stand perfumes like Michael Kors because of that darn gardenia note, which tends to give me a headache. Thank you so much Sali, for making such a flirty, girly, sexy...absolutely PERFECT scent! :)
Fragrances -Giorgio Armani - Acqua di Gio (for women)
MsEKNY 7/4/2005 10:17:00 AM
Every time I wear this fragrance, it never fails to get me compliments from both men and women. Overall, it smells fresh, floral and reminds me of just laying on the beach. Subtracted one lippie because it simply doesn't last long enough on me. :( But it's a great summer fragrance.
Sunscreen -Neutrogena - Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF45
MsEKNY 3/26/2005 12:28:00 PM
I'm not going to try and reiterate what others have said about this product, but I must say that it is truly AMAZING. This is by FAR the best sunscreen I have ever tried and I have very very oily skin. I truly hope that this product doesn't get discontinued. The only bad thing is that I can't find it in stores so I have to purchase this on-line. :(
No different from the women who had already mentioned, I also use this to fill in my brows. It's a very basic matte brown shadow...nothing too special. But it does last long as do most MAC shadows. I know this will last me a while since I don't use it as shadow or liner...so overall, I'm very happy with my purchase. :)
I absolutely LOVE this color. It's a warm sheer pink and it gives your lips that really glossy, pouty look when topped over with a clear lip glass. I highly recommend this to anyone...don't be scared with the color in the tube. It actually goes on sheer. :)
Eyes -BeneFit Cosmetics - She Laq ] [DISCONTINUED]
MsEKNY 4/21/2004 3:33:00 PM
I'm not sure why a lot of people are against this product. For my eyeliner purposes, I LOVE this. I put on MAC Electric Eel and this stuff happens to smudge all the time. However, when I put Shelaq over it, it stays put forever. I have absolutely no complaints here. I haven't tried it on my lips, but I guess that'll be my next step. Outlining it around the lips doesn't seem like such a bad idea - gotta try that! :)
Primer/ Corrector -BeneFit Cosmetics - Dr Feelgood
MsEKNY 4/21/2004 3:19:00 PM
Wow, with all the previous reviews, I had to stick up for this product. On me, it leaves a very matte finish without any of the flakiness or fine lines as it promises. I have to admit, the packaging is a bit annoying but other than that, I can tolerate it. I would also like a mirror in this tin too...I would think that would help a LOT. And why not make it a compact instead of just a tin? Right now, I just carry a separate mirror with me when I apply this. Anyway, aside from the re-packaging, I really like this product a lot since I never wear any foundation...it's perfect for those touch-ups. :) Would highly recommend.
I love the scent of these body splashes! I'm not going to repeat the scent description of this product since previous reviewers have done such a great job at that. However on the downside, I hate how they don't last long at all!! It doesn't nearly last as long as the Pear Glace splash. After about an hour, this scent just evaporates! :( I think I'll need to get an EDT version of this fragrance. One lippie less for the lack of staying power.