I hate it when B&BW either discontinues my favorites or else changes the recipe. I adored the Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin and stocked up on it every year and got all kinds of compliments from men (the smell of pumpkin is rumored to be an aphrodisiac for men). I bought this new version and it doesn't smell like pumpkin IMO, it just smells like spices. My (male) boss told me no offense but he thought it smelled like something an elderly woman would wear (yikes!). If you are looking for the old sweeter pumpkin smell like the old B&BW Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin I suggest you try Ulta's pumpkin pie lotion if you have an Ulta in your area.
This has a nasty taste and did not make my lips feel moisturized. After applying it, I had a white film on my lips and they felt very dry and rough.
Skincare - Face -Neutrogena - Neutrogena Advanced Solutions Acne Therapy System
Pradachica 10/30/2004 10:11:00 AM
I bought this 3 product system hoping it would help with my hormonal cystic acne. I never ever get the little white pimples just big red cystic zits. Well now that I've been using this system, in additional to the red cystic ones I've got the little white ones too, plus lots of other little bumps. Lovely! I'm assuming it's the salicylic acid. I actually kind of liked the day lotion's texture and that it has spf. I decided to try just using the cleanser to see if I was "overloading" my skin and that hasn't cleared anything up it keeps getting worse and worse so I assume it's the salicylic acid in the cleanser. I've used AHA, BHAs and glycolic acid products in the past w/no problem. I'm discontinuing use of this system and going back to SSC Glycolic Cleanser.
I just used this product for the second time and the brush totally reeks like mothballs. The colors are extremely sheer. Cute packaging but nothing I would buy again.
Eye Shadow -Laura Mercier - Eye Colour in Lemongrass
Pradachica 4/3/2003 11:47:00 AM
I've recently gotten into LM e/s and I love them. This is a soft green not too pigmented but not too sheer. You can wear this without it shouting "I'm wearing green eyeshadow!" Looks great with green eyes.
This is such a beautiful shade. The shadow is not too pigmented yet not too sheer. You can get a beautiful spring highlight to your eyes without it shouting "Look at me I'm wearing blue eyeshadow!" I'm going to start buying more LM eyeshadows because I love these.
Eye Shadow -Laura Mercier - Eye Colour- American Coffee
Pradachica 1/27/2003 5:53:00 PM
This is a very dull brown. A MA at NM recommended this to go with St. Germain. I think she came up with the combo off the top of her head but I really like the suggestion by the other reviewer of using as a brow powder. Now I may get some use out of this.
Scrubs -Totally Juicy - Hot Apple Sugar Body Scrub
Pradachica 1/21/2003 7:31:00 PM
This smelled pretty good and it made my skin very soft.
This didn't sting when I put it on but it sure hurt when I took it off. It really did not peel off easily, I was afraid I was going to give myself wrinkles trying to pull it off. If you have a blemish then be afraid, be very afraid. Unless you are into pain. I also couldn't tell that it did anything for my skin.
This works great. Much better than Benefit FYEye and did not cause any irritation to my sensitive eyes. Figures that this wouldn't be a permanent addition to their line. I am stingy with my Decrease lest I run out.
I thought this was a pretty combos and I didn't own any grey shadows so I got this. It looks really nice. My complaint about Stila shadows has always been they fade by noontime. This time after laying L'Oreal Decrease and MAC Untitled paint underneath this did go the extra mile.
I finally caved and bought a lipglaze. I have not complaints other than I don't know if it is worth $24. If I find a decent lookalike for less I would certainly not repurchase. This is a bit on the sheer side.
So far so good. This is the first mascara in a while that lengthens and thickens my lashes, doesn't smear too bad and looks natural while accenting my eyes.
I didn't think this was as bad as Maybelline Great Lash but it wasn't great either. I see from some of the other reviews that there is a technique to learn but I need something simple and easy.
I bought this after reading it voted best foundation in Allure or Instyle or something and this seems to be the best foundation if you need the sheerest possible coverage. It was like putting moisturizer on. I almost returned this (I should have actually) and I NEVER return makeup.